Song of the Day: “Mini Culcha” by Mo Kolours

Mini Culcha by Mo Kolours “Mini Culcha” from Mo Kolours EP2: Banana Wine album. Mini Culcha by Mo Kolours “Mini Culcha” from Mo Kolours EP2: Banana Wine album. Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 253: Summertime Rolls

Since I don’t have any guests on this week’s show so I guess I’ll take this opportunity to ramble. Today my friend Sandi and I were out driving to go grab a bite to eat. While we were waiting at a stop light a SUV pulled up next to us and playing some bass thumpingly track. It’s not the sort of thing I ordinarily enjoy but I liked it. I think I said those very words to Sandi. “Who do you think it is?” she asked. I pulled out my phone, flicked... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 251: Ember Music

One of the things that thrills me most about the label showcase on solipsistic NATION is that it gives me the opportunity to discover even more new music with a mix that is is lovingly handpicked by the labels founders. In today’s case that would be Kurt Lorenz and Bill Bendrot of Ember Music. Ember Music is an artist-run label and I think that’s the other reason I’m excited in particular about today’s show. Not only are there more and more labels releasing... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 249: Beautiful Hallucination

Today’s show was originally going to have interviews with Amon Tobin and Dr. Toast about their new albums; an interview with the folks from the Norbergfestival, which is taking place in Sweden this weekend; and an interview with Geeta Dayal about her book about Brian Eno‘s album, Another Green World. That would have been a great show, right? But shows like that take a lot of time. I have to schedule the interviews, come up with some hopefully thought provoking questions,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 245: Epiphyte

Today’s edition of solipsistic NATION is epic but it fought me every step of the way in it’s creation! Arranging and preparing for four interviews, waking up in the wee hours of the night to call Pitch Black‘s Michael Hodgson, endless hours of editing and mixing, two essential applications crashing constantly, etc. It is by sheer will alone that I was able to pipe today’s show into your tender and wanting ears. And what a show it is! I’ve spent the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 243: Waveform Records

On today’s show we’re going to hear select tracks from artists on Waveform Records. We’ll also talk with Forest, who is the label’s co-founder. Today’s show is kind of a big deal for me. Back in the early 90s there were a clutch of albums that came out at roughly the same time I was falling in love with electronic music. Beyond Records Ambient Dub, Astralwerks Excursions in Ambience and Waveform Records A.D. compilation albums were on heavy rotation... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 242: alka, merohedra, Alexei Borisov and 80(sun), Live

It’s such a beautiful day here in San Diego that I decided to get out of the studio and record today’s introduction with you from my roof deck. There’s a light breeze and from where I’m standing I can see the Pacific Ocean. I wish you were here to see it with me. After living in Boston, San Diego feels like a slice of paradise. Today’s show is going to be a bit different. Instead of featuring one or two live performances and an interview, I present... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 241: Mutek

If you’re going to this year’s Mutek Festival in Montreal I’m envious. Sadly, I won’t be going but I’ve decided to bring the Mutek Festival to me by having Mutek’s founder, Alain Mongeau, chat with us about this year’s festival. Mutek is an annual five-day event in Montreal which kicks of this year June 1st. Each year, more than 100 artists, panelists, and industry professionals participate in what has become a leading event of its kind... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 240: blueOrb

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to bring in the Rapture with a mix put together for us by Praketh, who is also the host of the blueOrb podcast. Praketh has only released a handful of shows on blueOrb but when he does, well, they’re just breath taking! I first came across Praketh’s blueOrb podcast back in 2006 when he released his Down The Rabbit Hole (Electronic Chillout Mix). I still remember the first time I listened to it. It was an early morning in... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 236: Tangerine

Whew, just barely got this week’s show out and I owe it all to Potion Factory‘s Tangerine! software. Tangerine lets you easily create playlists by analyzing the beats per minute and the beat intensity of your music. Between work and interviewing people for next weeks big show featuring the likes of Skinny Puppy‘s Ogre, Marilyn Manson‘s Tim Skold, Hoodoo Engine and Karsh Kale I just never had time to put together a mix for today’s show. But I did have... Read More