solipsistic NATION No. 305: Pepe Deluxé, Live

Got a great show for you today! We’re going to rock out to Pepe Deluxé, live from the Tavastia Club in Helsinki. We’ll also chat with Pepe Deluxé co-founder, Jari Salo. Before we talk with Jari, let’s address the elephant in the living room. Where the hell have I been for the last three months!?! I wish I could tell you that I was on a tour around the globe, or that I was on a river boat, writing the great American novel, or something equally grandiose... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 303: Elastic Bond, Live

What makes today’s such a special show—aside from the music, which is great, by the way—is that today’s show comes to you from Ty, who is both a listener and a friend of solipsistic NATION. Ty emailed me a few months ago and suggested that I might consider doing shows featuring Calima Shatiday and Elastic Bond. After checking out their music on iTunes I knew Ty was absolutely right, I had to have them on the show. Calima will appear on solipsistic NATION... 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

solipsistic NATION No. 284: Metal Postcard Records

Last weekend I headed up to LA with my friend. No particular reason, we both just needed to get out of San Diego. Don’t get me wrong, San Diego is a slice of paradise but it is lacking in some of the cultural amenities. I wanted to see Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman perform their Hollywood Babble-On podcast at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal City Walk. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Kevin Smith because he was on the road promoting his new book, Tough Shit:... Read More

Song of the Day: “Tiny Things” by Leaving Richmond

tiny things by leaving richmond “Tiny Things” from Leaving Richmond‘s The Bird and the Submarine album. Perfect song to play the next time you plan to conquer the universe. Leaving Richmond was also featured on last week’s #twittermix. tiny things by leaving richmond “Tiny Things” from Leaving Richmond‘s The Bird and the Submarine album. Perfect song to play the next time you plan to conquer the universe. Leaving... Read More

Song of the Day: “Taste” by Signal Path

Taste by Signal Path “Taste” from Signal Path‘s Minds Make Lights album. I’ve got to get these guys on the show. Taste by Signal Path “Taste” from Signal Path‘s Minds Make Lights album. I’ve got to get these guys on the show. Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 265: Artoffact Records

Artoffact Records is a Canadian label based in Toronto that has released over 100 industrial, synthpop, rock, and metal albums since the label was founded in 1999. I listen to a lot of music but when it’s a release from Artoffact, I take notice because it’s bound to be great. Some of my personal faves have been Alice in Videoland, Massiv in Mensch, and, more recently, Saltillo. Artoffact consistently releases such great music that it’s a crime I have showcased... Read More