Sunday, August 30, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! September 3 & 5, 2020 (WRFI) and September 6, 2020 (WBDY-LP)

Gaudi - Dub Out Of Theremin (w-Adrian Sherwood) - 100 Years of Theremin(The Dub Chapter) (

The Johnny Lewis Trio - Cissy Strut - Wheedle's Groove (Light In The Attic)
David Byrne-Brian Eno - I Feel My Stuff - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Opal)

The Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane/Free Form Freakout - Parable of Arable Land (Charly)
Mu (Merrell Fankhauser) - Eternal Thirst - Best of Mu (Reckless)

Frank Zappa - A Pound For A Brown - Hammersmith Odeon (

Fuzz - II - Fuzz II (In The Red)

Tangerine Dream - Journey Through A Burning Brain - Electronic Meditation (Relativity)

David Borden- Easter - The Electric Sound: Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers

Powers-Rolin Duo - 7-29-18 - Side A (excerpt)

Monday, August 24, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! Thursday, August 27 and Saturday, August 29, 2020 on WRFI, Ithaca/Watkins Glen, and Sunday, August 30, 2020 on WBDY-LP, Binghamton

Double Dee & Steinski - The Craps Game - The Craps Game EP
Annakonda - Wheedle's Groove - Wheedle's Groove (Light In The Attic)

Herbie Hancock - Chameleon - Head Hunters (Legacy)

Hardfloor - Dubdope - Da Damn Phreak Noise Phunk (Harthouse America)
Josh Oxford - Skrts 'N' Flats - The Electric Sound:Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers
Ofra Haza - Im Nin' Alu - Yemenite Songs (Globe Style)

Jimi Hendrix - Red House - Woodstock (MCA)
Hapshash & The Coloured Coat - New Messiah Coming 1985 - Hapshash & The Coloured Coat (Repertoire)

Philip Glass - Act IV Scene III (Spaceship) > Knee Play V - Einstein On The Beach (CBS Masterworks)

Happy The Man - Don't Look To The Running Sun - Beginnings (Wayside Archive)

The Nice - Rondo 69 - Nice (Immediate)
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations - Hot Rats (remix) (Ryko)

Moby Grape - Omaha (single version) - Vintage (Legacy)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Capsule reviews of a recent ElectroZone show, Spasmodic Obsessions, August 22, 2020


Spasmodic Obsessions!
August 22, 2020


Electronic dance music stylings which do a great job of holding one's attention! Ghost_Slut makes good use of their tablet and their pair of PDJs to keep the beats, tunes and samples going. There's a video screen in the background showing anime.

Bent Noise

Is that "bent" as in circuit-bent? I see a see-and-say that a toaster, chockablock with dials and switches? I spot a few of what look to me like home-brew synthesizers too. And is that an ancient portable computer with an acoustic dial-up modem on it? Now on top of classic synth riffs I hear what sounds like the kind of shortwave noises we stopped hearing over shortwave radio years ago! Classic ambient technoise!

Pallid Mask

Solo project of Al Baldwin. A lot more melodic and dreamy than the previous acts if somewhat darker and more mysterious. You travel through an abstract, black-and-white world on the screen as his droney, rhythmic music reaches your ears. Reminiscent of old-school electronica. I think Klaus Schulze would approve!

Josh Oxford

"I’ll be messing with ASU’s Roland Modular [analog synth] and the Aceto Ribbon Synth. The school’s DX7 doesn’t really seem the right vibe, but that can be added too." - Josh Oxford

Josh gets off to a quick and decisive start with a wild synthesizer break, followed by his musical partner, Derek Judge's electronic flute stylings and old, old school oscillator sweeps and bleeps, straight out of 1967. Now Derek is "playing" a stainless steel mixing bowl as Josh serves up tasty synth chords. The second piece is also old-school analog synth work, with Derek chiming in through a vocoder. The third piece, played on the school's DX-7, is much more conventionally musical. His final piece, "American", is space-age twitters, bleeps and breaks while Derek accompanies him on harmonica and selected vocal samples, or is that blue plastic box in his hand a radio? (Wait a that Martin Luther King's voice?)

Modular Moose

The tangle of wires and flashing lights behind him are no doubt what inspired his performer name. His set starts with what sounds like a space vehicle cranking up its warp engines, then going to cruising speed. Eventually, the performance progresses to free-form old-school electronica with trippy drones and scattered notes with occasional heavily-processed vocals.


Off to the performer's left in the video is a light show of the kind you might have seen during a concert at the Fillmore East during the sixties. The music consists primarily of rhythmic, sequencer driven melody lines. Rhythmic space or rhythmic ambient music is what I might call it. Early Mother Mallard springs to mind.

As of this writing, the videos of these performances can be seen at

Donations, which go to all of the musicians, can be made at and

Sunday, August 16, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 20th and 22nd (WRFI, Watkins Glen/Ithaca) and August 23rd (WBDY-LP, Binghamton)

 Van Morrison - TB Sheets - Payin' Dues (Charly)

Clear Light - She's Ready To Be Free - Clear Light (Leemoon)
The Lunachicks - Pretty Ugly - Go Kart vs The Corporate Giant (Go-Kart)
Television (with Richard Hell) - Blank Generation - Spurts (Sire)
The Units - Cannibals - History of the Units-The Early Years 1977-83 (Community Library)

Ramones - Judy Is a Punk (40th Anniversary Mono Mix) - Ramones (40th Anniversary Reissue) (Sire)
Ill Chemist - Feel Alright - BreakBeatles
Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun - Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks)

Ann Magnuson - Art Professor - Rock For Choice (Piece of Mind)
Fugazi - Give Me The Cure - 13 Songs (Dischord)
Lonnie Johnson - Toothache Blues Pts 1 & 2 (1928) - Steppin' On The Blues (Columbia)

Frank Zappa - Cruising For Burgers (NYC 12/29/76) - Lather Era Outtakes


The Electric Sound: Music by Ithaca Electroacoustic Composers

Bubba Crumrine- Impending Acres
Elijah Joseph Weber-Han- Nefertum

Groovy - IDOL - Groovy (Extreme)
Photek - 104 - Modus Operandi (Astralwerks)

Klaus Schultze - Mindphaser - Moondawn (SPV)

Monday, August 10, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 13 & 15 (WRFI) and 16 (WBDY-LP), 2020

Fapardokly (Merrell Fankhauser & Co.) - Lila - Fapardokly (Gear Fab)

Pizzicato 5 - Magic Carpet Ride - Made In USA (Matador)
Tipsy - Mr Excitement - Trip Tease-The Seductive Sounds of Tipsy (Asphodel)
Shirley Bassey - Where Do I Begin (awayTEAM remix) - The Remix Album-Diamonds Are Forever (Nettwerk)

Parliament - Bop Gun - Funkentelechy & The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
Tim Hardin - Soft Summer Breeze - Bird On A Wire (Columbia)
CSN&Y - Almost Cut My Hair - Deja Vu (Atlantic)

Amon Duul II - Phallus Dei - Phallus Dei (Gammarock)

From Wave~Seed:

Elijah Weber-Han - Quisolation
Josh OXford - Curves for Synth
Kenya Kanazawa - Untitled 1
Peter Fonda - Lightsaber (non-canon mix)
Tender Cruncher - you and your sister (Chris Bell)
Bubba Crumrine - Coin


The Mississippi Sheiks - The New Stop & Listen - The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records Vol 2 (Third Man)
Cream - Train Time - Wheels of Fire (Polydor)
PHEW w/Holger Czukay & Jaki Liebzeit & Conny Plank - Signal - Phew (Pass Records)

Naked Noise 10, CSMA, April 2019, set 2, EXCERPT

Monday, August 03, 2020

BARTLEMANIA! August 6th and 8th (WRFI, Ithaca & Watkins Glen) and 9th (WBDY-LP, Binghamton), 2020

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (take 9) - Abbey Road (2019 remix)(Apple)

Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action - Shake Some Action (Sire)
Butthole Surfers - Bong Song - Widowermaker EP (Touch & Go)
Punch Drunk Monkeys - Donuts - Cruel & Unusual (MPress)

Buzzcocks - Friends of Mine - Spiral Scratch EP (Document)
Arthur Brown - Time-Confusion - Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Esoteric)
Samuel Prody - Hallucination - Signed & Sealed  (Acid Nightmare Records)

Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) - Totalitarian State - Cash Cow (ESD)
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business (Deerhoof's Remix) - Singles and Sessions 1979-81 (
Frank Zappa - Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy - El Paso Texas May 23 1975

Flying Luttenbachers - The Void Part 5 - The Void (ugEXPLODE)

The Fugs - Leprechaun - It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest! (Reprise)

Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel - The BBC Sessions (RCA)
Ike Yard - Night After Night - 1980-82 Collected (Acute)
Randy California - I Don't Want Nobody - Kapt Kopter & His Fabulous Twirlybirds (Edsel)

James Brown - The Payback - The Payback (Polydor)
DJ 4am w Sleepover Disaster - Sorry Wrong Number - Sex, Darwinism & The Jungles of Hades (Nightmare Soul)

Ron Geesin - Hiding Haul Of Voices Hail - Right Through (Headscope)
Ron Geesin & Roger Waters - Mrs Throat Goes Walking - Music From The Body (Restless Retro)
Suzanne Ciani - Token Spokes Part One - Flowers Of Evil (
Mount Shrine - Earth Bridge - Shortwave Ruins (Cryochamber)

High Places - Von Cramm Hall, Cornell, Mar 10 2007 (excerpt)
Suns of Arqua - 83 Struggle - Suns of Arqa Live With Prince Far-I (Arka Sound)

Ken Nordine - Maroon - Colors (Asphodel)