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

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. 259: Mobthrow, Live

On today’s show we’re going to hear Mobthrow rocking it live at the Riddim Collision Festival in Lyon to celebrate Ad Noiseam‘s 10 year anniversary! I’ve been a fan of Ad Noiseam for quite a while and for good reason. Ad Noiseam consistently releases great music. It’s that simple. And while Ad Noiseam obvioulsy has a love for breakbeat and dubstep with releases from the likes of Enduser and Bong-Ra it also embraces ambient and experimental music... 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. 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

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. 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. 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. 233: Igorrr, Live

I’m going to talk gear for a bit so please indulge me. I relaunched solipsistic NATION in 2006 because I had just purchased a Mac Mini and it came with GarageBand pre-installed. GarageBand changed everything because suddenly I could create shows easily and quickly. It’s safe to say that if I hadn’t picked up my Mac Mini that solipsistic NATION would never have happened. I loved my Mac Mini. It was a speedy little machine that got stuff done quietly. I often petted... Read More