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Transmusic Airwaves (Episode #275) - July 6, 2018 - with Paul Ciminero (host)
July 05, 2018 06:59 AM PDT
Psychedelic, folky, jazzy, new wavy, ...yeah this weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #275) is all that and more (with plenty of NEW releases to boot)!
Each set evolves in a completely different manner as today's third set typifies. I'll start that one with the KRONOS QUARTET'S latest, then move towards acid folk with the LOW ANTHEM, THE GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER, and SAMANDTHEPLANTS before emerging with psychedelic stalwarts ULTIMATE SPINACH. What follows is a CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN instrumental and a SYD BARRETT melody before finishing it all off with RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK'S 'Serenade to a Cuckoo.'
NEW songs are heard from ARTHUR BUCK, WOODEN SHJIPS, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION, JON HASSELL, PARQUET COURTS, and GARY NUMAN. You'll also get older tracks from R. CRUMB & HIS CHEAP SUIT SERENADERS, PETER HAMMILL, KLAATU, STEELEYE SPAN, THE DANDY WARHOLS, and LITTLE FEAT.
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June 28, 2018 06:02 AM PDT
As the Independence Day holiday approaches, I'll incorporate several songs on this weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #274) that strike the appropriate tone but won't overwhelm the shows flow. You'll hear THE RESIDENTS unusual version of 'Stars & Stripes Forever,' WILCO'S 'Ashes of American Flags,' NEIL YOUNG'S rendition of 'This Land Is Your Land,' and another standard from JOE BYRD'S 'Yankee Transcendoodle' album during the first half of the program.
There's plenty of other regular selections played including several from the latest offerings by GARY NUMAN , STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, TONY ALLEN, WOODEN SHJIPS, RY COODER, and ARTHUR BUCK (Joseph Arthur & Peter Buck). I'll also spin music from THE CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND, HARRY PARTCH, AMY RIGBY, VANGELIS, DEVO, TRANQUILITY BASS, and the late GEOFFREY ORYEMA.
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June 21, 2018 06:14 AM PDT
This weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #273) represents some of my best work in blending the diverse musical styles that give the freeform radio format it's name. I'm extremely proud of how each set unfolds, its flow, and the programs unique overall sound.
During the second set there's Indian based melodies that emerge from ANANDA SHANKAR, TRAFFIC, and HIERONYMUS FIREBRAIN which then evolve into early synthesizer inspired pieces from DER PLAN and SILVER APPLES before the tempo shifts to guitar based rhythm's from SNAKEFINGER, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, and THE CLASH.
NEW album cuts are played from THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, MORCHEEBA, DAVE HOLLAND, THE BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO, PAUL SIMON'S 'Graceland Remixes,' and THOMAS BARTLETT & NICO MUHLY'S 'Balinese Ceremonial Music' release. As usual, there's plenty of selections from the musical 'vault' including those from KING CRIMSON, JIMMY SMITH, T. REX, SALVATION, ART ZOYD, JOHN ENTWHISTLE, and HAWKLORDS.
From Psychedelic to Latin, Middle Eastern, Ragtime and beyond, this shows breadth make it one to listen to over and over.
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June 14, 2018 06:33 AM PDT
Another week brings yet another new episode of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #272). What could possibly be different from the last one, you ask? Well, nothing...and everything. Akron artist JOSH STONE has a NEW song ('Bubbles In Space – the Magic Mix') and I've added it to a set with a few other space themed songs from DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR, BE BOP DELUXE, and DEERHOOF. There's NEW music from RY COODER, JACK WHITE, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, and a couple of cuts from ALEXANDRE DESPLAT'S 'Isle of Dogs' soundtrack.
There's a set based loosely around the recent summit that includes music from OSAMU KITAJIMA, Korean space metal band JAMBINAI, dialogue from the movie 'Dr. Strangelove, and songs from MINISTRY and the JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. JOHN PRINE sings 'Caravan of Fools' from his latest, and the set finishes with jazz sax master OLIVER LAKE and Finnish guitarist JUKKA TOLONEN who both make appearances from the music 'vault.'
There is music from RALPH CARNEY, TALL DWARFS, THE ART OF NOISE, IMOGEN HEAP, MAYO THOMPSON, and HECTOR ZAZOU included on today's show as well. It works for me so hopefully it'll work for you.
June 07, 2018 06:58 AM PDT
This weeks TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #271) offers another eclectic mix of music beginning with the latest from JOHN PRINE and ending with a score by fabled Italian spaghetti western composer ENNIO MORRICONE. In between it all THE RESIDENTS cover Hank Williams' 'Six More Miles (To The Graveyard),' the BRYAN FERRY JAZZ ORCHESTRA does 'Love is the Drug' as a 1920's Ragtime piece, GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD & THE POP UPS interpret David Bowie's 'Space Oddity,' and the OMNIBUS WINE ENSEMBLE plays Zappa's 'Be-Bop Tango.'
NEW cuts are heard from CHRIS BUTLER ('Summer Money'), JACK WHITE, THE NELS CLINE 4, jazz sax-man ROMAN FILIU, THE FLAMING LIPS, CHROME, and ROSANNE CASH adds music to a JOHNNY CASH lyric from the 'Forever Words' collection.
There's other music from HELDON, SIGUR ROS, NICK CAVE, PETER GABRIEL, TIM BUCKLEY, STEVE HILLAGE, SONIC YOUTH, and GEORGE MARTIN'S 'March of the Meanies' from THE BEATLES Yellow Submarine soundtrack).
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May 31, 2018 06:52 AM PDT
Strange sounds emulate from several unusual instruments on today's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #270). BASSEKOU KOUYATE& NGONI BA performs on a three stringed lute (Ngoni) to start the second set (pictured here), JUDEH CAMARA joins guitarist JUSTIN ADAMS and rocks out on goje (two stringed Gambian fiddle) and later on Korean sensation LUNA plays Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing' on a gayaguem (an Asian zither). There's also songs performed on a sitar, kora, and didgeridoo during the course of the program.
The festivities begin with a song from CHROME'S latest, then a tonal piece from TOM WAIT'S 'The Black Rider' album (vocals by Wm. Burroughs), a chamber quartet performance of Disney's 'Heigh Ho' followed by SLAPP HAPPY, DEVO, and another NEIL YOUNG cut from the 'Roxy Tonight's The Night Live' CD. All that is followed by AL DIMEOLA covering 'I Am The Walrus' (Spanish Flamenco style), a ukulele driven composition from MICACHU AND THE SHAPES, before finishing with a cut from contemporary composer MISSY MAZZOLI. (there might be a couple of odd percussive instruments on that one).
Also included today are THE NUMBERS BAND (15-60-75), PINK FLOYD, FAUST, MILES DAVIS, PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS, and BERNARD HERMANN. (you know, a slight variation on my normal weekly selection).
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May 24, 2018 12:29 PM PDT
I love certain musical 'anthems' that have always evoked memories for me and today on TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #269) you'll hear several beginning with two covers of 'Eight Miles High' done by ROXY MUSIC and LEO KOTTKE. Later on in the program I'll play 'El Doomo' by ELLIS and 'Maggot Brain' by FUNKADELIC back to back as well.
There's plenty of other goodies on today's schedule including 'Right Now, Betty White' by TIN HUEY and songs by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (from 'Clear Spot'), KEVIN AYERS (from The Unfairground'), JADE WARRIOR (from 'Floating World'), and CARAVAN (from 'Waterloo Lily'). As usual I've added more NEW release selections from GINA FORSYTH, SHUGGIE OTIS, THE NELS CLINE 4, DAVID BYRNE, and MGMT, and a variety of cuts from KRONOS QUARTET, THE BLACK KEYS, KHAC CHI ENSEMBLE, JAMIE CULLUM, DICK DALE & THE DELTONES, TOMITA, ANNETTE PEACOCK, and the PIXIES.
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May 17, 2018 05:42 AM PDT
There's a slew of reissues and previously unreleased offerings, humor, spoken word, jazz, world music, folk, and early synthesizer selections all blended together on this edition of TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (Episode #268).
Some notables include a cut from the latest release by THE FLAMING LIPS (from their earliest recordings), an unreleased song from PETE TOWNSEND'S 45th anniversary edition of “Who Came First,' and a NEIL YOUNG 'live' version of 'Albuquerque' from the NEW 'Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live' album.
There's also humor from NATIONAL LAMPOON, HOMER & JETHRO, and FIRESIGN THEATRE, early synthesizer tracks from LOTHAR & THE HAND PEOPLE, KRAFTWERK, and DENNIS DEFRANGE, jazz from RAHSAAN ROLAND, KIRK and THE NELS CLINE 4, world music from RAVI SHANKAR and MOREY KANTE, folk from GINA FORSYTH and JOHN MARTYN, and spoken word pieces from KEN NORDINE and MATERIAL (with William Burroughs).
Other tracks include songs from ROBERT WYATT, JAH WOBBLE, GENESIS (from Nursery Cryme), and unusual covers of 'Sunshine of Your Love' by the HAMPTON STRING QUARTET and 'Rosemary's Baby' by BRAVE COMBO.
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May 10, 2018 05:14 AM PDT
This week's TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#267) has plenty of obscurities from the 'vault' to keep even the most finicky music lover happy. JONATHAN RICHMAN (and the MODERN LOVERS), THE PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY, German jazz man VOLKER KRIEGEL, GONG synthesist TIM BLAKE, acid folkie MARK FRY, and the psychedelic bands GRINGO, and PEACEPIPE are all heard. There's even a previously unreleased cut from LOVE'S 50th Anniversary edition of 'Forever Changes' and early PINK FLOYD on the menu.
As usual, there are several NEW items of note including selections from THE NELS CLINE 4, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, CHRIS BUTLER, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, and DEREK SMALLS (you know, the bassist from SPINAL TAP). Other music is heard from LOUIS PRIMA (with KEELIE SMITH), MODEST MOUSE, ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN, BERT JANSCH, BRIAN ENO, Tuvan band HUUN-HUUR-TU, DEERHOOF, and JOHN CALE & LOU REED.
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May 03, 2018 05:33 AM PDT
An 'alternative mix' of the song 'You Set the Scene' from the 50th Anniversary Edition of LOVE'S psychedelic classic, 'Forever Changes' gets today’s TRANSMUSIC AIRWAVES (#266) rolling on a program that’ll feature several obscurities out of the 'vault' including pieces by RAINBOW FFOLLY, SIDDHARTHA, GURU GURU, THE MUFFINS, and SKY.
During the second set today we've got adult musicians acting like children (RALPH CARNEY, SALLY TIMMS & JOHN LANGFORD come to mind) and others (like LOL COXHILL, HAYES GREENFIELD, and VIVIAN STANSHALL) that actually use children in a song. There's more NEW releases including pieces by THE DECEMBERISTS, LONG TALL DEB & COLIN JOHN, EELS, CHRIS BUTLER, and YO LA TENGO.
I honor the memory of May 4th with DEVO'S cover of Neil Young's 'Ohio' in a set that will also feature relatable songs from MORGAN DELT, THE BREEDERS, DAEVID ALLEN, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, and DAVID BYRNE.
A journey beyond conventional radio boundaries with host Paul Ciminero.
Each week I'll blend various styles of music, (psychedelic, electronica, progressive, jazz, rock, alternative, old fashioned, folk, blues, classical, experimental, ect.) into seamless segues and cohesive sets.
Throughout the program you will hear a selection of new releases coupled with choice rarities from the "musical vault." All of these elements will be mixed occasionally with spoken word, comedy, and movie and TV dialogue into a set with a particular theme or left alone on their own merits.
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