Song of the Day: “Stay” by Planet Boelex & Lisa’s antenna

I think I could fall in love with this track. Check out my interview with Planet Boelex and his live set here. Exist by Planet Boelex & Lisa's antenna I think I could fall in love with this track. Check out my interview with Planet Boelex and his live set here. Exist by Planet Boelex & Lisa's antenna Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 302: Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land

If James Joyce was a DJ from America living in the 21st century then Ulysses just might have sounded like Mister Wi$E‘s Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land. That explains everything, right? No? Brett Wise is Mister Wi$E and Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land is his epic, sonic, surrealistic, psychedelic tale of our protagonist, making his way in the world using a vocabulary of a staggering amount of samples, songs and found sounds. Tell you what, why don’t I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 299: The Best Electronic Music of 2012

In the six years of producing solipsistic NATION I’ve never done a “best of show.” There are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is because there are already enough record stores, magazines and blogs doing a much better job of curating music from the last year than I am. Hell, the Headphone Commute blog dedicates an entire month looking back at the last year alone. But honestly, I could never care enough to get my act together to do this kind of show. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 298: Acroyear

Good grief! I had a four-day weekend and it took all four of them to produce today’s show, never mind the hours spent arranging and preparing for the interviews featured on today’s show! That’s the problem with the star-studded-ultra-mega-cool editions of solipsistic NATION, they’re totally worth it but that still doesn’t make producing the show any less backbreaking. Okay, I’m working on a computer—it doesn’t make producing the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 297: CRL Studios

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to select tracks from CRL Studios and talk with the label’s founder, James Church. You may be more familiar with him as Lucidstatic. If you’re new to solipsistic NATION you might be under the impression from last week’s and today’s show that all I play is IDM and industrial, and you’d be wrong. I play the best from all genres of electronic music. It just so happens that a few months ago I had... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 294: …And Darkness Came (Slight Return)

Each edition of solipsistic NATION is evergreen because they rarely make any mention of current events. There’s no talk about the latest tragedy, the latest scandal or the latest war because solipsistic NATION is place for at least an hour every week where you can get away from all of that, where it just about the music. When you listen to solipsistic NATION you join a temporary nation of solipsists. Don’t worry, all those worldly matters will still be waiting for... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 293: Michael Maricle, Live

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to live in-studio performance recorded by Michael Maricle! Michael has been recording and performing his music for a while now but I only just discovered him when a promotional copy of his recently released The Heart Found You album was sent my way for review. Michael’s music was instantly familiar and seems to come from the same tradition that The Orb and Tripswitch others do. I don’t quite know what that tradition... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 292: Even Drones Can Fly Away

Today’s show we’ll been listening to noise and sound. Some of it, like Boyd Rice‘s Sick Tour, is blistering and could reduce a cinder block to dust in mere seconds. Some of it, like Kingbastard‘s “Danlan Speaks” could lull you to a deep, luxurious sleep. Some sounds like the sound of a 56K modem are fast disappearing. Boyd’s experimentation with sound opened my head up to what music could be. In fact, you can hear his influence in the... Read More

Song of the Day: “Approach” by Hobo

“Approach” from Hobo’s ENTER.GROOVES album. Nice bit of minimal dark ambience to wind down your weekend. “Approach” from Hobo’s ENTER.GROOVES album. Nice bit of minimal dark ambience to wind down your weekend. Read More

Song of the Day: “Golden Clouds” by The Orb featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry

“Golden Clouds” from The Orb featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry‘s The Orbserver In The Star House album. The Orb and Lee “Scratch” Perry on one album? That may be too much of a good thing. Check out The Orb, live, on solipsistic NATION. Bonus: interview with The Orb’s Alex Paterson. “Golden Clouds” from The Orb featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry‘s The Orbserver In The Star House album. The Orb and Lee “Scratch”... Read More