solipsistic NATION No. 295: Palenke Soultribe

2012 has been a fantastic year for solipsistic NATION! In 2012 began streaming on taintradio. At first glance it seems like an off fit—taintradio is primarily a jazz station, but that also include jazz on the fringes like Naked City and Last Exit. If you kind of squint your eyes you can see how solipsistic NATION might fit into taintradio’s overall format. Whatever, I don’t care. I’m just thrilled and honored to be included on taintradio’s roster.... Read More

Song of the Day: “Crunkalicious” by PANTyRAiD

“Crunkalicious” from PANTyRAiD‘s The Sauce album. Love the album cover. Reminds me of those old funk albums like the Ohio Players. “Crunkalicious” from PANTyRAiD‘s The Sauce album. Love the album cover. Reminds me of those old funk albums like the Ohio Players. Read More

Song of the Day: “Pandora” by Swarms

“Pandora” by Swarms from the Electronic Explorations compilation album album. Swarms say that “Pandora is our attempt at writing that Blade Runner sci-fi sound. We love the film and after seeing it on TV we tried to capture that vibe… Don’t know if we really managed it but that’s where the original idea was born.” I was thinking more Fifth Element but it still works for me. Pandora by Swarms “Pandora” by Swarms from the Electronic... Read More

Song of the Day: “Legal Weapon” by Kaiserdisco

“Legal Weapon” from Kaiserdisco‘s from In No One’s Shadow album. This track would have been perfect on the Ghost in the Shell PlayStation video game. “Legal Weapon” from Kaiserdisco‘s from In No One’s Shadow album. This track would have been perfect on the Ghost in the Shell PlayStation video game. Read More

Song of the Day: “Spider Toupet” by Port-Royal

“Spider Toupet” by Port-Royal from Tympanik Audio‘s Emerging Organisms vol. 4 compilation album. I’ve been thinking about this video for days. It felt like something lifted out of a fairy tale but really, this idea is so rich and so true that it’s been told again and again. I can’t help but think it has a special relevance for us as we enter the post-scarcity economy, at least n the digital sense. There is so much free media (music, literature,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 285: Song of the Day

There’s an old saying that 99% of everything is crap. Theater, movies, literature, etc. And in our case, electronic music. 99% of it is crap. Mediocre. Uninspired. Trite. Cliche. Gutless. Excrement. But here’s the good part—there are so many human beings that statistically there’s an astounding amount of great electronic music in the 1%! So much so, in fact, that I can’t possibly play all of it even on a weekly one hour program. There’s just... Read More

Song of the Day: “Tropical Space Race” by Spoonbill

“Tropical Space Race” from Spoonbill from his Astro Archipelago album. Just when I think I’ve got Jim Moynihan figured out he takes Spoonbill in entirely unexpected directions! “Tropical Space Race” from Spoonbill from his Astro Archipelago album. Just when I think I’ve got Jim Moynihan figured out he takes Spoonbill in entirely unexpected directions! 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

Song of the Day: “Before You Think” by Take

“Before You Think” from Take‘s Only Mountain album. Always felt that this album was kind of slept on because I expected it to blow up more than it did. “Before You Think” from Take‘s Only Mountain album. Always felt that this album was kind of slept on because I expected it to blow up more than it did. Read More

Song of the Day: “Adrift In Hilbert Space” by Ott

Adrift In Hilbert Space by Ott “Adrift In Hilbert Space” from Ott‘s Mir album. Check out my interview with Ott here. Adrift In Hilbert Space by Ott “Adrift In Hilbert Space” from Ott‘s Mir album. Check out my interview with Ott here. Read More