solipsistic NATION No. 268: Secret Archives of the Vatican

Secret Archives of the VaticanToday on solipsistic NATION we’re going to reveal the hidden truths behind the Secret Archives of the Vatican… podcast.

I don’t listen to many electronic music podcasts because:

  1. I simply don’t have the time, and;
  2. Most electronic music podcasts bore me, even good ones.

For example, I love dubstep, but after listening to three or four episodes of a dubstep podcast, I begin to lose interest. I need variety.

Some of the podcasts I do enjoy are Both Sides of the Surface and Most People Are DJs. Those shows are thoughtful, well planned out and offer a lot of variety. I never feel like I’ve heard the same show twice.

Recently, through Twitter, I’ve discovered the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast. It’s an excellent show featuring excellent music and I never know what to expect from episode to episode.

The other reason I’m such a fan of the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast is because the music is reminiscent of the kind of music Bill Laswell was pumping out in the 90s: which is to say that the music featured on the Secret Archives of the Vatican is often mystical and tinged with Philip K. Dickian paranoia. Which is not to say that the music is not fun or playful, because it often is.

Speaking of Bill Laswell, be sure to check out the marvelous Sacred Dub podcast. The shows are infrequent but deliver depth-charge explosions when released.

Vince Millett is the man behind both the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast and band, and he’s also the founder of Broken Drum Records, a netlabel dedicated to creating and promoting excellent, globally-influenced bass-driven music.

Vince is also our guest on today’s show and he’s lovingly hand-picked tracks that have been featured the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast. I suspect Vince and I share an ironic romanticized and eroticized fascination with Orientalism in the tradition of William S. Burroughs‘ heroin-fueled hallucinations, Paul Bowles‘ Moroccan savage hedonism and Hakim Bey‘s magical temporary autonomous zones.

Join us again next week when out guests will be Bob Rogers from TaintRadio, Raziel Panic from YouShriek and Brian Botkiller and Mad EP!

  1. Secret Archives of the Vatican “Budayeen 3am”
  2. Interview with Vince Millett, host of the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast
  3. Intention and Rare Dynamic “Syrian Falcon”
  4. Fun-Da-Mental “5 Prayers of Afghan Women”
  5. Runge Kutta and D-Theory “God Complex”
  6. Orange Blossom “Habibi”
  7. Zyon Base “1000 Paper Cranes”
  8. Interview with Vince Millett, host of the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast
  9. Turrent Error “Ephixa”
  10. Secret Archives of the Vatican “Battleship al Qahira”
  11. Eat Static “Dune Rider”
  12. Dr Zoidberg “Eastern Whisper”
  13. Interview with Vince Millett, host of the Secret Archives of the Vatican podcast
  14. Onra “The Third Sword”

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