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. 301: Spiritech Records

A few years ago I showcased Bak$hish Music, a collective of like-minded artists modeled after Hakim Bey‘s Temporary Autonomous Zone. Bak$hish Music was also indebted to the musical stylings of Bill Laswell, although they were a thing unto themselves with a roster of artists that included the likes of Lingua Lustra and Mauxuam. Some time afterwards I started seeing releases by a label called Spiritech Records. The label’s name raised an eyebrow and when I looked further... Read More

Song of the Day: “Blacklights” by Dark Passenger

“Blacklights” from Dark Passenger‘s Dreamforce album. Is it me or is there a tip of the hat to Godflesh on this track? Blacklights by Dark Passenger “Blacklights” from Dark Passenger‘s Dreamforce album. Is it me or is there a tip of the hat to Godflesh on this track? Blacklights by Dark Passenger Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 1: Relaunch!

I had always intended to bring solipsistic NATION out of retirement but there was always some sort of technical problem that prevented me from relaunching the podcast. Originally I was going to use Macromedia‘s SoundEdit which came bundled with Director. Unfortunately, when I mixed down a set the track would be in mono and distorted. I tried doing the show using DJ-1800 and recording the set with WireTap Pro or Audio Hijack Pro but there was a touch of distortion in the... Read More