anonradio: the next generation

Background Noise: Tony Barrell tribute and Thomas Koner feature

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on May 6, 2011

The link is here

this morning’s program is dedicated to the memory of Tony Barrell, a beautiful human being and a wonderful radio producer, program maker and broadcaster. He was a pioneer of the groundbreaking and possibly greatest ever radio station 2 JJ which went to air in 1975 on the ABC. Who can forget him playing San Francisco avant-gardeists the residents on the breakfast show. Since then he has created some of the finest radiophonic feature programs for the ABC radio National such as the real Far East. He passed away suddenly and peacefully on Wednesday night March 30 at the age of 70. This morning’s program is full of music which could really be a soundtrack for his life. And to accompany quiet contemplation of him who was larger than life. He was a great inspiration for myself and many others who have followed his journey in radio. He was the living embodiment of radio. And will be sorely missed as he is being already. We will never forget, his legacy will live forever. Thank you Tony. This is for you. Constantinople by the residents from 1978 from the duck stab EP.


A couple of passings in the world of experimental music in the early part of this year. Milton Babbit was a pioneering electroacoustic and music concrete composer. He worked at the Columbia Princeton university’s electronic music studios  in Manhattan (America’s first electronic music studio). And was also a teacher and theorist . He passed away at the age of 94 on January 31 . His meticulously constructed electronic music assemblages were fine and detailed as exemplified by this piece Philomel from 1964.

Early gurus of electronic music, CD 1 track 15. (4′ 57″)

Rolf Julius was a visual and sound artist from Germany . He passed away aged 72 on January 21

Here Is a sound piece called Black (inside) released on a flexi disk in the April issue of the wire magazine. (3′ 30″).

This morning minimal electronic soundscapes that we can immerse ourselves in by the German electronic sound artist Thomas Koner. From the reissue of his first three releases remastered and released as a beautiful triple CD in 2010   on type recordings. Slow, dark electronic music compositions for alien worlds almost with no human life.

CD1  first release Numatak Gongamur 1990


3, untitled,4′ 29″

6,”,3′ 30″

7,”,4′ 58″

CD 2 Teimo 1992

2, Andenes, 10′ 06″

3, Teimo,5′ 14″

CD 3 Permafrost 1993

4, permafrost, 10′ 09″

5, meta incognita,7′ 03″

Background Noise: 2007 in review

Posted in Background Noise by Ellard on January 21, 2008

Here is the Stream.

Good Morning, Richard Fielding and myself John Blades , Happy New Year and welcome to the 10th year of background noise, this morning our review of music and the arts and releases in 2007.  And That the End is an RIP list of those who have gone during the year.  We will intersperse the lists with tracks from my CD releases of the year of the ones I have played you on background noise. CDs,compilations and a re-issue.

CD1 Can’t Stop It Il, Australian post punk music from 1979 to 1981 on chapter music1,Systematics,International Voltage                       12.,Brr Cold                                                          Mothers at War                                                  CD2, sudpol (South Pole) by Reuber, on the Staubgold label from Berlin.2,Amundsen                                                         CD3 Throbbing Gristle, Part Two: The Endless Not  Released on the mute US label10,After the Fall              LISTS 1:CD4 Alva-Noto (Carsten Nicolai) from Berlin, Xerox, on  raster noton2,Haliod Xerox Copy 4                                                                                                                    CD 5 DIY, compilation CD of English post punk groups, on Soul Jazz label. Comp of yr
7,Patrick Fitzgerald,Babysitter,Small Wonder (London) ,78                                                             
17        The Frantic Elevators Every Day I Die,TJ M.Records (Manchester) 79   CD 6 The Splinter Orchestra, the first and self titled CD on the splitrec label.Track two, the first four minutesLISTS 2:CD 7 Jim Denley, Through Fire,Crevice and The Hidden Valley on the splitrec label
5 Fom Mt Haughton       
 CD 8 Piano Music released by editions RZ from Germany 4,variations1 1958 — John Cage piano and David Tudor piano                                                          CD 9 Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 – 1973 on shame file music1,Jack Ellit Journey #1,early 1930s                      LISTS 3:CD 10 Messthetics #103 (Messthetics label), D. I.  Y and Indie post punk from the Midlands in England 1978 — 1981 on the Messthetics label 12,the shapes,I saw Batman in the Launderette,’ 7817,Lester and the brew,Eyesight bad,’ 80~2′               CD 11 Fennesz and Sakamoto,Cendre on the touch label8,cendre     CD 12 Smegma, Naybobs of Negativity released on Harbinger sound. reissue of 20075,Turn Me Loose                                                                                                                            8,Innermost Cravings                                                                                                                     LISTS: RIP  


Tagged with: , ,

Wednesday Night is Garbage Night : Tuesday Afternoon

Posted in Garbage Night by Ellard on December 31, 2006

garbageSome measure culture by conquest, I measure it by the weekly council pickup. Ladies and Gentlemen – the third fun packed edition of WNIGN covers a lot of ground. Magazine, Swell Maps, Fire Engines, Tactics, Primitive Calculators, Mars, The Beatles, The Four Plugs, Flying Lizards, Telex, Snr. Coconut, The Monkees, The Reels, The Residents, The Moody Blues, Sparks, The 13th Floor Elevators, Pyrolator, David Bowie, Harry Hosono, Monolake… look the list just goes on. You just have to trust me.

Stream that list! Stream it! I present you with this fine certificate! You can show it to all your friends.

Tagged with: , , ,