rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 43!

April 7, 2021 at 8:41 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | 2 Comments
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 43

Hello comrades!

Well, I have to say I was touched by the messages of support welcoming back this little project, so heartfelt thanks for all that.  In response I am committing to continuing the show, even if the schedule has to be erratic.  This episode features scouring punk, feet confounding bass and skitter, furious noise, twanging gurglecore, skeletal meta-pop and the kind of all-encompassing magnificence that makes my day.  All packed into an efficient 28 minutes – so short that even those working from home can listen on their commute.

Tracks played, please support the artists:

DEATH GOALS – GENDER TRAITOR

https://deathgoals.bandcamp.com/album/gender-traitor

YERBA TERPS – PIANO SQUEEZIN’

https://yerbaterps.bandcamp.com/track/piano-squeezin

:M:1:9: – SHEEP DEIFY THEIR BUTCHERS (CONTEMPT PROVIDER)

https://m19anarchonoise.bandcamp.com/album/contempt-provider

(PETE COWARD – DISTANCE)


CHIK WHITE – SOLO11 (NEW MOODS FOR ANTIQUE IRON JAW HARP)

https://chikwhite.bandcamp.com/album/new-moods-for-antique-iron-jaw-harp

IGNATZ HÖCH & HANNAH MOUSE – A WISH TO BE WRITING POP SONGS FOR HANIF ABDURRAQIB

https://ignatzhoch.bandcamp.com/track/a-wish-to-be-writing-pop-songs-for-hanif-abdurraqib

KELLY JAYNE JONES – A FIRE THAT HAD TO BURN FOREVER

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/kelly-jayne-jones-the-reed-flute-is-fire/

Cheers for listening, as ever.  These shows can be heard via the embedded player below, downloaded as podcasts from a variety of providers and streamed on Mixcloud, where you will also find links to the music played.  Any plugging that you might wish to do on that social media is always much appreciated.

With love,

Rob

Episode 43 on Mixcloud

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 42!

March 29, 2021 at 4:29 pm | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | 2 Comments
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 42

Hello comrades!  Long time, no see, eh?  We all know the reasons why, so I won’t get into it here.  Suffice to say that I hope – wholeheartedly – that your year has been as painless as could be hoped for in the circumstances.  If you’ve been struggling, then I’m very sorry to hear it.  You’re not alone, friend, and I hope this modest podcast provides a moment of relief or distraction.

Some housekeeping: I do intend to produce these again on a semi-regular basis, but I am not sure what the schedule will be.  I recommend being pleasantly surprised whenever one of these drops and not thumbing ‘refresh’ on your podcast app.  I’m also keeping the floodgate marked ‘submissions requested’ firmly closed.  I am amazed and grateful for the generosity people show – providing download codes and the like – but if you send stuff, I’ll likely put it to one side until I have the mental strength not to get burnt out by obligation.  Everyone in any DIY scene knows how that goes…

OK, that’s the business end dealt with.  Let’s have a little dance, shall we?  Tracks played, please support the artists:

CONVERSION – AFFIRMATION (BLOOD)

https://conversionnh.bandcamp.com/album/blood

HELICOPTER QUARTET – FOUR (RUNES)

https://helicopterquartet.bandcamp.com/album/runes

SOPHIE COOPER – A CHANCE (A CHANCE / STRUCK)

https://sophiecooper.bandcamp.com/album/a-chance-struck

(PETE COWARD – CLOSE TO YOU)

HUMAN HEADS – YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE MET (IN THE AFTERNOON)

https://fractalmeat.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-afternoon

A/C REPAIR SCHOOL – Lá Vem (Órfãs)

https://acrepairschool.bandcamp.com/album/rf-s

JOINED BY WIRE – DISSOLVFTSEQUENCE29 (DISSOLVED SEQUENCE)

https://joinedbywire.bandcamp.com/album/dissolved-sequence

Thank you very much for listening.  These shows can be heard via the embedded player below, downloaded as podcasts from a variety of providers and streamed on Mixcloud, where you will also find links to the music played.  As I’ve been away for ages, would you mind spreading the word via Twitter etc.? Cheers!

With love,

Rob

Episode 42 on Mixcloud

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on helicopter quartet and where i’ve been at

June 29, 2020 at 11:38 am | Posted in no audience underground | 5 Comments
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Helicopter Quartet – Runes

This is where I saw the ambulance.  Family stood at odd angles and distances from one another – in the doorway, on the front lawn, by the gate – as an elderly lady was shuffled into the back by two patient paramedics, the hard green of their uniform offset by the pastel blue of their face masks.  I crossed the road and walked past quickly, holding my breath.

Life has narrowed.  At the beginning of lockdown I had grand designs – read, create, collaborate, diversify – but the situation became stultifying within a couple of weeks.  What with working from home plus schooling and caring for the boy, my wife and I found ourselves with far less free time and mental space than previously.  I flipped through the news in an increasing state of helpless despair.

Sensing a downturn in my mental health (longtime readers will know the score) and conscious of my responsibilities, I made some decisions.  I cut my exposure to the news and social media, mainly Twitter, to almost nothing and focussed on three things: our household (the wellbeing of my son, my wife and me), my job (I am a university clerk) and, bizarrely, the mobile phone game Pokemon Go.  The latter has provided an easy means of bonding with the boy, an accompaniment to exercise (the game mechanics demand walking) and an excuse stare at my phone with, arguably, no detrimental effect on my sanity.  The catching and cataloguing of cartoon monsters has proved enormously therapeutic.

Unfortunately, there were a clutch of babies bobbing in the bathwater that I threw out.  The radiofreemidwich show stretched out into a double length ramble, sporadically issued until the impetus crusted over.  My exposure to new music atrophied.  My side of correspondence, never particularly reliable, stopped entirely.  Promises made to write, to create, to collaborate were quietly dismantled or forgotten.

More than just not having the time or the energy to engage, I’ve recoiled from the ‘scene’ I am so steeped in for reasons I don’t properly understand.  Maybe I don’t want to associate what is a source of life-saving joy for me with the knee-deep slurry we are wading through?  Possibly, but I’m still ashamed of myself for ‘deserting’ during this difficult time, for letting my friends down, for selfishly attending to my own needs.  I guess this is the depression talking, and I don’t really think anyone will be tutting but… y’know… feels real right now.

Anyway, some things just can’t be ignored.  A new album by Helicopter Quartet, my favourite band and so underrated that it gives me chest pain to think about it, is such an event.  Reviewing their first album, years ago, I described the sound as “…thick with beauty.  Not anodyne prettiness, not superficial attractiveness but beauty as awe-inspiring force of nature.”  This quality remains but has matured into something more seasoned.  Their latest, Runes, is magnificent – the human heart impressionistically described with electric violin, synth and guitar.

On first listen, I used to think that a Helicopter Quartet release becomes more ‘difficult’ from track to track.  However, now I realise that what actually happens is that the atmosphere, there throughout, is simply made ever more present and unmistakeable as the album unfolds.  On the surface is a clear and unsentimental melancholy, an acknowledgement that ‘things’ are sad and complicated.  This is simple – the feeling of being alone whilst in a crowd – and expressed so perfectly that it can reduce me to tears in the street.  But this isn’t just gothy nihilism.  What makes this band so interesting, so engrossing, is that underneath the surface there is hope.  Hope thwarted, yet hope somehow retained.

This is what ‘beauty as force of nature’ has become: the necessity of retaining hope, no matter how painful.  That the music carries this notion, for me at least, makes it as wonderful as it is devastating.  We understand what it can be like, Chrissie and Mike say to me, but please don’t give up.

As I got to the park I thought about the elderly lady.  She was walking, I thought, even if she needed help.  She was dressed.  The paramedics were being careful and caring.  The family looked shaken but were attempting to social distance at least.  Maybe they’ll be OK?

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https://helicopterquartet.bandcamp.com/album/runes

rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 41!

April 16, 2020 at 8:33 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | Leave a comment
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the radiofreemidwich episode 41

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Hello Comrades!  I hope all remains well with you and yours.  Here’s another mazey walk through the estate to smell the blossom.  This time I am accompanied by my son Thomas, affectionately known on twitter as ‘the boy’, who is helping with the links.  It’s a CHARM OFFENSIVE (and stay tuned for the post credits scene).  Tracks played:

S.H.A.M.E. – CHICK BAND (WE’RE NOT A) (S.H.A.M.E. LP)

https://muthafuckinshame.bandcamp.com/album/s-h-a-m-e-lp

TERRITORIAL GOBBING – DEODORANT BATH (VALOUR THEFT FOR DUMMIES)

https://basematerialism.bandcamp.com/album/valour-theft-for-dummies

RAISING HOLY SPARKS – IN PRAISE OF MONKEYWRENCHING II (IN PRAISE OF MONKEYWRENCHING, IN MEMORY OF EDWARD ABBEY)

https://muteantsoundsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/in-praise-of-monkeywrenching-in-memory-of-edward-abbey

SHIT CREEK – THIS IS THE TRAP (THE LAND OF THE REMEMBER)

https://crowversuscrow.bandcamp.com/album/the-land-of-the-remember

YAKUI – GLOWYWURMS (SOULTEK)

https://hrrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/soultek

F U R I O S A AA – BACKBONE (OXXYDE DE FER)

https://furiosaaa.bandcamp.com/album/oxxyde-de-fer

DELPHINE DORA – ELEGIE (MYSTERES (NON) REVELES)

https://delphinedora.bandcamp.com/album/myst-res-non-r-v-l-s

MIRA MARTIN-GRAY – THE DOLL – A3 (ELECTROLARYNX)

https://steepgloss.bandcamp.com/album/electrolarynx

LEITMOTIV LIMBO – MINIMAL_SPHERE (MINIMAL SPHERE)

http://www.servataguse.com/

BEACHERS – SPECTRUM AND THE LAW (FM/AM)

https://beachers.bandcamp.com/album/fm-am

SINGLE USE PLASTIC – LASGNE (STAY SAFE)

https://liquidlibrary.bandcamp.com/album/stay-safe

CAROLINE MCKENZIE – FOR THE DAYS TO COME (EXCERPT) (FOR THE DAYS TO COME)

https://carolinemckenzie.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-days-to-come

Thanks, as ever, for your kindness and attention.  I hope this is of use to you.  Please support the artists featured if you can.

With love, Rob x

Episode 41 on Mixcloud

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misunderstanding the discussion: thoughts on the wire

April 12, 2020 at 8:56 pm | Posted in musings, no audience underground | 9 Comments
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On 10th April 2020, in the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, Derek Walmsley of The Wire magazine posted the following tweet:

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Equating promos drying up with a lack of activity is a familiar complaint from music journos and would usually only evoke eye-rolling.  However, Derek’s references to ‘waiting’ and the ‘current moment’ mean he is obviously referring to the situation now, under the pandemic.  This tweet garnered exactly the response anyone paying attention might expect: the DIY underground people pointed out that there is actually a vast amount of activity going on at the moment, more than anyone can keep up with, and the biz people pointed out that businesses were closed and revenue uncertain and as such any delays were unfortunate but simply explained as a result of the pandemic.  It also got a bunch of likes and a load of ‘pick me!’ tweets from those with warez to punt (no shade on them, by the way, gotta take yr chances).

I pushed back in this exchange (you may note that the times are a little screwy due to whether I was replying to a tweet in reply to me or in reply to Daniel Gregory who was also early into this discussion):

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Derek clarified/doubled down with a response I thought was, at best, tone deaf:

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…and I somewhat lost my rag:

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I was going to leave it there but when I noticed Derek’s jaunty one-line sign off this morning I couldn’t help but further express my exasperation.  Mea culpa:

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Fiery stuff. So why do I care?

The first issue of The Wire I bought was #121, March 1994, Elvis Costello on the cover.  I was a third year undergraduate philosophy student looking to ‘upgrade’ from the weekly inkies, by then in terminal decline (and if it sounds like I was insufferable, that’s because I was).  Rarely has a product so neatly fit the requirements of its consumer.  Each issue would be closely read and I would carefully note the publication date of the next.  Eventually I subscribed and, all told, didn’t miss or throw away an issue for more than a decade.  I lugged the pile – IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER – with me through several house moves.

Then I got sick of it.  For years my sub was renewed on the strength of the music it covered.  There was nowhere else I could get the skinny on the stuff I was excited by. Also, coming from philosophy (BA, MA, two years of a part time PhD in philosophy of language before I jacked it in) I had a very high tolerance for the hackademic tone.  Increasingly, though, I had confidence in my own taste and knowledge and had friends who also shared both.  At this point I was able to step back and see the medium was actually clouding the message.  The white space and angular design that, ironically, makes it feel cramped and claustrophobic.  The dry house style that vacuumed joy and colour out of even the most thrilling subject matter.  The unchanging reliance on established formats.  And so on.

At a time when the blogosphere was rapidly expanding and starting to suggest strategies for dealing with the phenomenon of limitless availability The Wire was still recommending which album we should spend our pocket money on.  I called Oxfam and asked them to bring the van ’round.

Since that cathartic bowel movement (it’s true about the van) I’ve bought The Wire once or twice a year for long train journeys (remember them?) and remain largely underwhelmed.  You may ask why I still bother.  I think I approach it in the same spirit that Charlie Brown approaches a football being held by Lucy.  I live in hope that despite my experience telling me otherwise, things will change for the better.

Here’s an example of me hoping for the best.  Aside from getting arsey with each other in the twitter exchange above my limited personal interactions with Derek have been perfectly lovely.  I also have it on trusted authority that the magazine has noticeably improved under his stewardship so fair play.  We met face to face following his interview with Mariam Rezai at TUSK 2019 and, via email afterwards, he commissioned me to write a short piece on ‘hobbyism’ for the last end of year issue (#431).  I was sceptical at first but I thought that if anyone was going to do it then I was a pretty decent advocate.  I also thought it would be churlish of me to refuse given that I’ve always banged on about the paper needing more voices from the no-audience underground.

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And so the curtain was drawn back.  I was given a deadline, a word limit, beats I was requested to hit and the term ‘hobbyism’ (or ‘hobbyist’) which Derek suggested and isn’t really part of my usual critical vocab.  I submitted a draft then a surreal, breakneck editing process began.  Small changes made or suggested which seemed to me to reduce the fluidity and vividness of the piece.  The word ‘bollocks’ was removed (yes, The Wire emasculated my writing).  Clarifications and additions were requested and then mostly not used.  At the last minute the alleged final draft had to be re-edited as they’d managed to somehow duplicate a passage in the text.  When published I was pleased at its reception but, as a writer, it isn’t an experience I wish to repeat.

In-between submission and publication I spoke to a comrade at a gig who’d had a similar experience. “It’s infuriating isn’t it?  If they didn’t want me then why did they ask me?” They said, summing it up precisely.  “Bollocks” thinks Charlie Brown, falling on his back as Lucy pulls the ball away again.

To raise concerns over The Wire, though, is a lonely business.  The gigantic majority of people obviously don’t give a monkey’s, which is the objectively correct response of course, but those with skin in the game are guarded.  At gigs, and in my DMs, people are willing to express exasperation but actual criticism is vanishingly rare, weirdly taboo, in public spaces like this.

I’ve puzzled over this before.  There is no reason not to be polite (well, usually) but are people really so desperate to keep in The Wire’s good books?  For the exposure?  A friend in the actual music business once laughingly told me that ‘no one plans campaigns based on coverage in The Wire’ and I know from eye-witnesses that a play to the hundred-odd people who listen to the radiofreemidwich show can lead to more downloads than a positive mention from Byron Coley.  I’m not judging though, if I had anything to lose I’d hesitate to burn bridges I suppose.

Is it because The Wire is ‘ours’?  Because it covers ‘our’ music?  I can’t find the exact quote but I remember the comedian Josie Long saying that it hurt to be criticised by The Guardian because that is like being told off by your parents (though, as an aside, if my folks were war-mongering, neo-liberal, Corbyn-hating, TERF publishers spending all day pissing on their legacy I wouldn’t care what they said, even if their cultural coverage was occasionally interesting).  I get this.  Who doesn’t want the validation of being mentioned in a magazine sold in railway station newsagents?  But the idea that The Wire is somehow… Daddy is, er…, no, I wish I’d never started that thought.

Anyway, seeing as I’m being frank let’s have it.  The Wire’s ‘journal of record’ demeanor is becoming increasingly absurd as barriers to access shrink and available content may as well be infinite.  Likewise the formats and approaches to criticism used are, to be charitable, extremely well suited to the monolithic distribution systems of the late 20th Century.  However, real questions need be asked as to the fitness of The Wire to account for this unprecedented moment in music.  Especially given the cloth eared tweets of its editor.

Speaking of whom – yes, we’d forgotten Derek hadn’t we?  My final tweet was, shall we say, ‘heartfelt and boldly expressed’ impertinently suggesting that he and his publication need to up their game.  How will he respond?  A blocking might be in order – I couldn’t complain, I suppose.  A positive acknowledgement of some kind would make him the bigger man.  As long as he doesn’t lean on that cliche of professional journalism: the weary dismissal of the pleb, as if the simpleton had just got the wrong end of the stick.  We’ve all seen it a million times but it never gets less disappointing as a tactic.  I mean that would be embarrassi…

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 40!

April 9, 2020 at 8:17 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | 1 Comment
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 40

Episode 40

Hello comrades!  Ready for the longest radiofreemidwich show yet?  Despite one of these nine tracks lasting a mere 75 seconds (brace yourself – it will loosen your teeth) the programme totals 82 minutes.  This is the same running time as ‘Vaccines and Guillotines’, the schlocky B-movie currently playing in my head.  Details of the music below, please support the artists.

KLITORES KAOS – FEMINICIDA (KLITORES KAOS EP)

https://klitoreskaos.bandcamp.com/album/klitores-kaos-ep

CLAIRE GUERIN & EAMON IVRI – BLACK MOON TAR PIT (EXTRACT) (BLACK MOON WAXING)

https://sofiarecords.bandcamp.com/album/black-moon-waxing

R WEIS – SHATTERING LIGHT (CASSETTE ASSEMBLED SCORES FOR DANCE 1991-1993)

https://tqzine.bandcamp.com/album/cassette-assembled-scores-for-dance-1991-1993

REYNOLS – PICOLI ZVRMO (HOME TAPES VOL 1)

https://tqzine.bandcamp.com/album/home-tapes-vol-1

ABSOLUTE DEMON – MASHED ON THE MOON (DEMONIC REGGAE)

https://outletarchival.bandcamp.com/album/demonic-reggae

DRISS HACHIM – DISTENCE (AFRICAN SPACE COMMAND)

https://newyorkhaunted.bandcamp.com/album/nyh186-driss-hachim-african-space-command

LA BREA PULPIT – UNTITLED (TRACK 1) (LA BREA PULPIT)

https://labreapulpit.bandcamp.com/album/la-brea-pulpit

SEVERAL WIVES – SIDE ONE (EXCERPT) (SULKING NOW)

https://invisiblecityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sulking-now

SOPHIE COOPER – INTACT (INTACT)

https://sophiecooper.bandcamp.com/album/intact

Thank you for listening and be kind to each other folks.  Nothing but love.

Rob x

Episode 40 on Mixcloud

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 39!

April 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | Leave a comment
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 39

Episode 39

Hello comrades!  I hope you and your loved ones remain safe and well.  Looks like I’ve ditched the regular format for the time being as here’s another 73 minutes of sprawl and prattle.  Carefully pre-isolated to accompany both frantic activity and forlorn staring.  Full details of tracks played and artists featured below – please support them if you can.

ARMLESS DENTIST – CRADLE OF FILTH (SPHENOPALATINE GANGLIONEURALGIA)

https://armlessdentist.bandcamp.com/album/sphenopalatine-ganglioneuralgia

PSYCHONIC IMAGING – READ BACKWARDS FIRST (NOTHING IS OFTEN IGNORED)

https://steepgloss.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-is-often-ignored

SIMON KLEE – A MEMORY LOST (A MEMORY LOST EP)

https://simonklee.bandcamp.com/album/a-memory-lost-e-p

QUINTON BARNES – FEMMEDOMME (AARUPA)

https://grimalkinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/aarupa

WAVE CORNERS – CHRISS (HEAL THE PEOPLE, HEAL THE LAND)

https://abeautifulidea.bandcamp.com/album/heal-the-people-heal-the-land

PRESSURE COOKER RELIEF VALVE – ADEL CRAG (TOWARDS A NEW ARCHITECTURE)

https://pressurecookerreliefvalve.bandcamp.com/album/towards-a-new-architecture

DAPHNE X – B_AMBESA (MEE)

https://sisterstriangla.bandcamp.com/album/mee

PRODUCTION UNIT – YOU ARE PEACEFUL SLEEPERS (EXARCHEIA)

https://store.broken20.com/album/exarcheia

GIDOUILLE – 平和公園長田や (PEACE PARK NAGATA YA) (MASSIVE SENSORY OVERLOAD)

https://steepgloss.bandcamp.com/album/massive-sensory-overload

Thanks as ever for listening, I love you all dearly.

Rob x

Episode 39 on Mixcloud

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 38!

March 26, 2020 at 10:22 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | Leave a comment
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 38

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Hello comrades!  I hope you and your families are safe and well.  This instalment of the radiofreemidwich show is a departure from the usual tightly edited half hour.  Instead, given the bizarre times we are living in, I’m adopting a more sprawling, conversational style and seeing where it takes us.  Would you believe I’m playing twelve tracks, double the usual number, over a lackadaisical 76 minutes?  Something to engage you whilst you pretend to work from home.

I don’t think I’ll have space in the Mixcloud description for all the details so I’ll put ’em here:

CATFACE MEOWMERS – I SWEAR DOWN (GOOD CHRIST, I HOPE NOT)

https://catfacemeowmers.bandcamp.com/album/good-christ-i-hope-not

ELENTRIC – LA NOCHE DE LAS RANAS (COMPILAME’STA)

https://hibridasyquimeras.bandcamp.com/album/compilamesta

SOL REZZA – LOOP VI (POOL)

https://sol-rezza.bandcamp.com/album/pool

C. REIDER – 0806+07 ACESO (MOUNT INWARDS)

https://c-reider.bandcamp.com/album/mount-inwards

CARNIVOROUS PLANTS – FIDDLER CRAB DRUMMING (MICROBEADS)

https://liquidlibrary.bandcamp.com/album/microbeads

TIM SHAW – ANTS WALK ALONG WIRE – SERRINHA DO ALAMBARI, BRAZIL (IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC)

https://timshaw.bandcamp.com/album/impossible-music

TIME BINDING ENSEMBLE – BE STILL AND KNOW (EXCERPT) (BE STILL AND KNOW)

https://outletarchival.bandcamp.com/album/be-still-and-know

GREY FREQUENCY – LOST FERRIC SOULS (WEIRD HARVEST – A WEIRD GARDEN COLLECTION)

https://weirdgarden.bandcamp.com/album/weird-harvest-a-weird-garden-collection

IGNATZ HOCH – SPARROWS SOMEHOW FINDING A WAY TO SURVIVE UNDER THIS CONSERVATIVE DEATH CULT (E-35) (RIPPLE POSE; A FAN ART MONOGRAM (ECLAT-II))

https://ignatzhoch.bandcamp.com/album/ripple-pose-a-fan-art-monogram-clat-ii

FORDELL RESEARCH UNIT – THE DARK SUN (BORDERLAND)

https://fordellresearchunit.bandcamp.com/album/borderland

DANIEL J. GREGORY – A BUTTERFLY LANDS ON HER SHOULDER (COLOUR OF AUGUST)

https://danieljgregory.bandcamp.com/album/colour-of-august

KAJSA LINDGREN – MELODIES (EVERYONE IS HERE)

https://kajsalindgren.bandcamp.com/album/everyone-is-here

Thanks for listening, now more than ever, and hope this lands with you.  The idea that anyone is connecting is a deeply heartening thought and I wish you all the best in the coming weeks.  With lots of love, Rob x

Episode 38 on Mixcloud

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 37!

March 12, 2020 at 10:08 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | Leave a comment
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 37

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Hello comrades! I hope this episode finds you well, despite the troubling times. It was edited whilst I was off work sick with a heavy cold (don’t worry, not the one that is in the news) so there is plenty of croakiness in the links and, unintentionally, a fair amount of wooziness in the music. I must have unconsciously picked stuff to mirror my physical state. I’m well pleased with the selection, though, so take this mix twice a day with food. Doctor’s orders.

Featuring music from CADY, Gary Wilkinson, tujuh kuda, ollijohanna, Star Turbine and caroline mckenzie

Thanks you very much for listening and please ‘like, comment and subscribe’ as the kidz say on that YouTube. These shows can be heard via the embedded player below, downloaded as podcasts from a variety of providers and streamed on Mixcloud, where you will also find links to the music played so you can support the artists.

With love, Rob

Episode 37 on Mixcloud

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rob presents the radiofreemidwich show episode 36!

March 5, 2020 at 8:58 am | Posted in no audience underground, the radiofreemidwich show | Leave a comment
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the radiofreemidwich show episode 36

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Hello comrades! I hope this finds you well or, if not, I hope you can get one ear to this whilst the other is on your pillow. Why not stare at the ice patterns on the attic window, or contemplate shapes in the yellow wallpaper, as you convalesce and listen to this?

Featuring music from Fit to Work, Corazón de Robota, Posset, breather, Singapore Police Background and Binky. Clinically proven to reduce symptoms of the dropsy.

Thanks again for listening, always appreciated. These shows can be heard via the embedded player below, downloaded as podcasts from a variety of providers and streamed on Mixcloud, where you will also find links to the music played so you can support the artists.

With love, Rob

Episode 36 on Mixcloud

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