solipsistic NATION No. 248: Excursions in Ambience

Today’s show is very special for me and I imagine it will be a very special show for a lot of people, because today we’ll be talking with Brian Long and showcasing music from the Excursions in Ambience compilation album series. Back in the early 1990s when I was first falling deeply in love with electronic music, Caroline Distribution released Excursions in Ambience, which captured my imagination and expanded my horizons of what electronic music, and ambient music,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 247: Katabatik Records

Today’s mind bendingly fantastic show is all thanks to you! Well, not you specifically, obviously, but those of you on Twitter and Facebook who suggested that I feature Katabatik Records on the next label showcase. I’ve been doing this show long enough to know that people like you who listen to this show have good taste in music so when you said give Katabatik Records a listen, well, I listened. And I loved what I heard! That’s really fortunate because over the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 246: Zion Train, Live

This week’s show came together so quickly my head is still spinning! Once a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a live performance from an electronic musician. I usually try to have a bank of live sets so I don’t have to scramble at the last minute to get a show out. I say “usually” because lately I’ve been so very busy that my bank of live sets had dwindled away and today’s show was fast approaching and I had absolutely nothing! And then,... 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. 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. 239: Herb Recordings

Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a record label that is putting out such amazing releases that I am compelled to share them with you. I like to think of it as a form of public service. On today’s show we’re going to hear select tracks from Herb Recordings. We’ll also chat with Craig Murphy, the man behind Herb Recordings. Herb Recordings is is an independent record label based in Scotland and while they’re not an electronic record label per... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 238: Matta, Live

Looks like we picked up a lot of new listeners thanks to last week’s show featuring Karsh Kale, Tim Sköld, Ogre and Hoodoo Engine. If that’s you, welcome aboard! The first weekend of each and every month I feature a live performance with a quick interview with the artist. Recent shows have included concerts from Igorrr, :papercutz and Atari Teenage Riot. On today’s show we’re going to listen to a live set from James and Andy of Matta. I think you’re... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 237: Hecate

I’m still astonished how quickly this week’s show came together. And what a great show it is! Hey, I’m like you. I’ve got a job, I’ve got a life. I’m a busy guy. But I’ve got a to-do list as long as my arm and every day I chip away at it. A quick email here, a phone call here, and slowly but surely things get done. But when I’m in this mode I don’t often see the forest for the trees. Or is it the trees for the forest? I can... Read More