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: “Radio Crack” by Sim On Kor Funkle

“Radio Crack” by Sim On Kor Funkle from the ROMBANKA SOUNDSYSTEM 5th Anniversary 2007-2012 compilation album. This track will put hair on your chest. “Radio Crack” by Sim On Kor Funkle from the ROMBANKA SOUNDSYSTEM 5th Anniversary 2007-2012 compilation album. This track will put hair on your chest. Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 283: Tapage, Live

Tapage is Tijs Ham and he’s our guest on today’s show. While I’ve always enjoyed his music, I think he’s really matured as an artist and as a musician with the release of Overgrown, his latest album on Tympanik Audio. All the elements that Tijs has worked with the last couple of years—the soundscapes, breakcore and IDM—are all there, but his use of all those styles of music is more precise. They’re there more to support what he wants to... Read More

Song of the Day: “Hiding the Light” by Underhill

Hiding The Light by Underhill “Hiding the Light” from Underhill‘s Silent Siren album. Hiding The Light by Underhill “Hiding the Light” from Underhill‘s Silent Siren album. 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. 233: Igorrr, Live

I’m going to talk gear for a bit so please indulge me. I relaunched solipsistic NATION in 2006 because I had just purchased a Mac Mini and it came with GarageBand pre-installed. GarageBand changed everything because suddenly I could create shows easily and quickly. It’s safe to say that if I hadn’t picked up my Mac Mini that solipsistic NATION would never have happened. I loved my Mac Mini. It was a speedy little machine that got stuff done quietly. I often petted... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 206: Enduser, Live

The first Friday of each month I feature a live set from an electronic artist. Yes, I know this is a Monday and not a Friday. solipsistic NATION is a labor of love that keeps me sane but it’s not a paying gig, so real life often gets in the way. Putting food on my table, I’m sad to day, trumps putting music in your ears. So from time to time solipsistic NATION will go out a week late. And I could have easily pushed today’s show back a week, too, but since this... Read More