solipsistic NATION No. 290: Raoul Sinier, Live

You and I need to talk. I’ve been gone for two months and I owe you an explanation about where I’ve been. The last week of August I took my first vacation in something like seven or eight years. It’s been the first time in ages that I’ve been able to unwind and completely relax. But something unexpected happened: I found I couldn’t get back on the saddle. Let me explain it this way. I’ve been producing an episode of solipsistic NATION nearly... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 281: Undiscovered Country

I have spent over 12 hours producing today’s show. This last surge of nervous energy is only going to last so long so let me give you the low down on today’s show before I collapse into a quivering heap of exhaustion. First off, I want to say goodbye to Adam Yauch, or as we know him, MCA of the Beastie Boys. I wasn’t a fan of their Licensed to Ill album because I could never get past their douchebag posturing. But there was no ignoring their Paul’s Boutique... 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. 271: Futuresequence

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to select tracks from Futuresequence and talk with the labels founder, Michael Waring. Futuresequence is based out of the UK and began as a blog but has slowly been mutating into a music label that explores the possibilities and boundaries of textures, patterns and sounds and, hopefully, pushes past those boundaries. I’ve known about Futuresequence since their first Sequence compilation album. I recently read about... 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

solipsistic NATION No. 268: Secret Archives of the Vatican

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to reveal the hidden truths behind the Secret Archives of the Vatican… podcast. I don’t listen to many electronic music podcasts because: I simply don’t have the time, and; Most electronic music podcasts bore me, even good ones. For example, I love dubstep, but after listening to three or four episodes of a dubstep podcast, I begin to lose interest. I need variety. Some of the podcasts I do enjoy are Both Sides... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 262: Immigrant Breast Nest

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to select tracks from Immigrant Breast Nest, a wonderful netlabel that was founded to present NYC’s best in weird, mostly electronic, underground music. Bit of background on today’s show. Dan Abatemarco and fellow musician and partner in crime, David B. Applegate, are the agent provocateurs of Immigrant Brest Nest and they join us today to tell us more about their label. I first met Dan back in 2010 when I was putting together... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 258: Earful

Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll talk with Charles Smith, the co-founder and COO of exfm, an online musical service that I’m very excited about. As you browse the web exfm gathers every MP3 file that you come across and builds a music library for you that you can share with your friends. I don’t get to listen to much music that way because I’m already up to my neck with music that is constantly being sent my way. I do, however, love the idea and I spend... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 255: David Starfire

Today’s show went out late. By listener request I was planning to showcase the Moment Sound record label, but due to scheduling conflicts and a blackout that took out half of the west coast, I was left in the lurch without a show. By happy coincidence, David Starfire was already putting together a mix for an upcoming edition of solipsistic NATION. Presto! Instant show! A little late, granted, but trust me, it will be so worth the wait. I’ve only just heard the first... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 250: Speak Onion, Live

Speak Onion is Dan Abatemarco and Dan was our guest on last year’s show about music made with iPods, iPhones and iPads. Dan’s back again with a live set recorded at the Charleston in Brooklyn for Immigrant Breast Nest‘s record release party. Dan’s music has elements of breakcore and drum and bass in it but what Dan is really about is unleashing gnarly chunks of noise at his audience. It’s rare that a recording of a performance can capture that energy... Read More