Song of the Day: “Old Blue” by Kingbastard

I’ve had this amazing track by Kingbastard on repeat on my phone for what must be hours by now. Listen to and hear why! Lost Property by KINGBASTARD I’ve had this amazing track by Kingbastard on repeat on my phone for what must be hours by now. Listen to and hear why! Lost Property by KINGBASTARD Read More

Song of the Day: “Pelicano a cores em dia cinzento” by Himalayha

Not really electronic music, I’ll grant you, but the track is so beautiful that I can’t resist. Go get the album, Melancolia em Dia menor and thank me later. Melancolia em Dia menor by Himalayha Not really electronic music, I’ll grant you, but the track is so beautiful that I can’t resist. Go get the album, Melancolia em Dia menor and thank me later. Melancolia... Read More

Song of the Day: “Elva” by Alpturer

Special thanks to the lads from Somatic Responses for turning me on to Alpturer’s track, “Elva,” from their Subtractive Warfare compilation album. Subtractive Warfare by Alpturer Special thanks to the lads from Somatic Responses for turning me on to Alpturer’s track, “Elva,” from their Subtractive Warfare compilation album. Subtractive Warfare by Alpturer Read More

Song of the Day: “Industry of Man” by Khafru

I can’t say enough good things about Khafru‘s Mirrors Becomes Doors at Night EP. It’s a great album from start to finish. Khafru will be performing live on solipsistic NATION next month! I can’t say enough good things about Khafru‘s Mirrors Becomes Doors at Night EP. It’s a great album from start to finish. Khafru will be performing live on solipsistic NATION... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 304: Naboa Music

Stop me if I’ve said this before. Or skip ahead a few paragraphs. Whatever. After spending the last six years or so producing edition after edition of solipsistic NATION I finally figured out one of the important reasons I love electronic music so much and that reason is surprise and delight. I’m surprised it took me so long to work that out because it’s blindingly obvious—one of the first things they teach you in art—in fact, is surprise. It’s... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 299: The Best Electronic Music of 2012

In the six years of producing solipsistic NATION I’ve never done a “best of show.” There are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is because there are already enough record stores, magazines and blogs doing a much better job of curating music from the last year than I am. Hell, the Headphone Commute blog dedicates an entire month looking back at the last year alone. But honestly, I could never care enough to get my act together to do this kind of show. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 293: Michael Maricle, Live

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to live in-studio performance recorded by Michael Maricle! Michael has been recording and performing his music for a while now but I only just discovered him when a promotional copy of his recently released The Heart Found You album was sent my way for review. Michael’s music was instantly familiar and seems to come from the same tradition that The Orb and Tripswitch others do. I don’t quite know what that tradition... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 292: Even Drones Can Fly Away

Today’s show we’ll been listening to noise and sound. Some of it, like Boyd Rice‘s Sick Tour, is blistering and could reduce a cinder block to dust in mere seconds. Some of it, like Kingbastard‘s “Danlan Speaks” could lull you to a deep, luxurious sleep. Some sounds like the sound of a 56K modem are fast disappearing. Boyd’s experimentation with sound opened my head up to what music could be. In fact, you can hear his influence in the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 291: Dope Records

Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a label that’s putting out such amazing releases that I feel it’s my duty as host of this show to turn you on to that label. On today’s show we’re going to listen to select tracks from Dope Records and talk to the label’s founder, Fariz Suleiman. I wish I could tell you how I came across Dope Records. I mean, I know I came across them through Zite on my iPad. I’ve created a section that focuses on... Read More

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