solipsistic NATION No. 281: Undiscovered Country

Undiscovered CountryI have spent over 12 hours producing today’s show. This last surge of nervous energy is only going to last so long so let me give you the low down on today’s show before I collapse into a quivering heap of exhaustion.

First off, I want to say goodbye to Adam Yauch, or as we know him, MCA of the Beastie Boys.

I wasn’t a fan of their Licensed to Ill album because I could never get past their douchebag posturing. But there was no ignoring their Paul’s Boutique album and Check Your Head was virtually my soundtrack for 1992. As I was growing and maturing, the Beastie Boys were always a couple steps ahead of me, blazing the trail.

Adam passed away last week. I’ll miss his wit, his compassion and his humanity. The world is a little colder place with one less Beastie. Namaste, Adam.

Life is for the living, so let’s get on with it.

This year’s Glade Festival is less than a month away and we’re going to bring it in with Benji Vaughan, who will be performing along with Raja Ram and Simon Posford on the Origin Stage Twisted Sound System. Between them, they are responsible for such ground-breaking music including, but not only, Shpongle, Hallucinogen, Younger Brother and Prometheus.

The MUTEK Festival is also around the corner, taking place in Montreal May 30th to June 3rd. Last year we spoke with MUTEK founder, Alain Mongeau. This year we have the pleasure of talking with Patti Schmidt, the curator, programmer and web editor for MUTEK. Patti also has the distinction of being the voice for the CBC‘s Brave New Waves, a music program that features music and culture from the “fringes and the future.”

We’ll also talk with‘s founder, Brian O’Toole. is the Pandora of electronic music and Brian will explain how it all works, us how works. Want to have a little fun? Enter any of the other artists featured on today’s show at and see what comes up. I heard some lovely music from Kuedo, Teebs and Byetone.

Last but not least, we’ll chat with Craig Colorusso about his Sun Boxes. What are Sun Boxes? Sun Boxes are twenty speakers powered by solar panels. Each speaker has a different guitar note that loops. Once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time. Oh, and be sure to check out Craig’s mobile Sun Boxes apps!

Today’s show is free. But if you enjoyed yourself, learned something new or heard something you liked, tell a friend about the show. Want to go the extra mile? Write up a quick review on our iTunes page. The more people who know about solipsistic NATION the more shows like today’s I can produce.

Join us again next week for a special mix featuring select tracks from the Audio Aashram Music catalog lovingly curated by Praketh, from the blueOrb podcast.

See you then!

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  1. D-Sisive “Adam” [FREE DOWNLOAD]
  2. Younger Brother “Train”
  3. Solar Fields “Perception”
  4. Interview with Benji Vaughan
  5. Apparat “Black Water”
  6. Apparat “A Bang In The Void”
  7. Interview with Patti Schmidt, curator, programmer and web editor for MUTEK
  8. Shlohmo “Tomato Squeeze”
  9. Salva “Weeeird Science”
  10. Clark “The Pining pt1″
  11. Interview with Brian O’Toole, founder of
  12. Clark “The Pining pt2″
  13. Craig Colorusso “Grassy Field”
  14. Interview with Craig Colorusso, Sun Box creator
  15. Craig Colorusso “Frozen Pond”

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