solipsistic NATION No. 310: Mutamassik, Live

Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll hear a live set from Giulia Loli from Mutamassik, which was originally recorded for Fari Bradley‘s Six Pillars radio show on Resonance FM to promote Giulia’s 2012 release, Rekkez, out on Ini.itu Records. In fact, there are quite a few tracks from Rekkez on today’s live set. We’ll also talk to Giulia about balancing artistry with industry, and her growth as an artist, musician and as a DJ. Today’s show is eight... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 309: Khafru, Live

Great show for you today! We’re going to hear a live, in-studio performance from Khafru. But first, I’ve got some sad news to announce. Cheb i Sabbah died last week of stomach cancer. For those of you who didn’t know him, Chebi was a musician and composer from San Francisco. If there’s a genre that would describe his music I guess it would be worldbeat, but that doesn’t adequately describe the richness, complexity and the beauty of Chebi’s artistry. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 306: wAgAwAgA, Live

Summer vacation is over and I’m back! I’ve been away for the last few months recharging my batteries. It takes a lot of work producing a show like solipsistic NATION and, quite frankly, I had hit the wall. Constantly listening to new music, reading music blogs, posting on social media—I just don’t think it was healthy for me to be doing that nearly every free moment of each and every day. Let me expand on that a little bit. It’s not just that I was... 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. 296: Tokee, Live

On today’s show we’re going to hear a recording of Tokee performing live in Moscow. It’s bracing stuff and I just know you’re gonna love it! I’m actually new to Tokee’s music. I found out about him when I read a blog post about Dope Records. I thought the label’s name sounded cool and downloaded a few tracks from their website expecting to hear some hip hop jams. Instead what I got was everything from IDM to dubstep to metal. Tokee is... Read More

Song of the Day: “Shell Shock” by SNM

“Shell Shock” from SNM‘s CRL Studios Presents: While You Were Out compilation album. Lots of great tracks on this album but this one may be the best. Shell Shock by SNM “Shell Shock” from SNM‘s CRL Studios Presents: While You Were Out compilation album. Lots of great tracks on this album but this one may be the best. Shell Shock by... Read More

Song of the Day: “Fly Like A Beagle” by Transient

“Fly Like A Beagle” from Transient’s A Sudden Soft Implosion of Noiselessness EP. Free mp3 download! “Fly Like A Beagle” from Transient’s A Sudden Soft Implosion of Noiselessness EP. Free mp3 download! Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 273: A Different Drum

I keep meaning to write up today’s show notes but instead I’ve got caught up in a discussion with friend of the show, _tlr_, about the movie, John Carter. Sorry, _tlr_, I have duties I must attend to! Last week I failed to mention how much I’ve been blown away by Tympanik Audio‘s recent releases from the likes of Access To Arasaka, Known Rebel, C.Db.Sn and Tapage. Tympanik Audio always releases great stuff but they’ve really outdone themselves with... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 270: Velapene Screen, Live

Can I share something with you that is simultaneously mind blowing and utterly mundane? I get anywhere from 50 to 250 tracks emailed my way every week. Let me repeat that: every week. And I’ve made a pact with myself that if musicians or music labels are generous enough to send music my way to play on the show then I feel obligated to every single song. As you can imagine, that takes a lot of time. My strategy to deal with this constant geyser of music is to listen to a... Read More