Archive for February, 2011

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Stargazing From The Space Capsule

February 25, 2011

 

Music for Stargazing tonight on the Space Capsule!

The mix will be filled with warm drones. Compositions by Demdike Stare, Cypher 7 and DJ Frane mingle in the night air with a musical trip through Detroit techno,  trip-hop from Bristol, England and then settling into some Swiss jazz.

It’s a nice, laid back set for these warmer temperatures.

 

 



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This week’s Space Capsule… ultra-spacey!

February 16, 2011

On this Friday’s Space Capsule, Matt will be playing a group called “LightDreams” … here’s more information about the group from their website…

http://www.islandsinspace.com/

Islands in Space is a rare album released in 1981 by Paul Marcano’s band LightDreams featuring music exploring the potential for space colonization or rather space habitats, that is, space travel and the High Frontier as popularized by Gerrard O’Neil. Space travel and the eventual colonization of other worlds or habitat building in outer space will create an evolution in humankind’s inner awareness of our spacial and galactic place in the Universe as a home where we will eventual discover near- infinite resources from mining astroids to establishing cities on other planets, their moons and beyond. Once we find ways to travel faster and perfect landing on and taking off from other worlds the magnitude of newdiscovery and potential for scientic exploration will open up incredible new arenas for exploring the potential for further SPACE and Shuttle endeavours from the International Space Station where cultures world-wide are currently reaching for the high frontier, often referred to as the final frontier and then on to the moon, Mars and perhaps even the stars where meteors and comets may yet become the taxis to the cosmos. It is all very cosmic from earth orbit and Virgin Galactic to satellite telescopes to cities and islands in space.

He also will be mixing in some new music from innovative ambient composer Tim Hecker…

http://pitchfork.com/news/41245-take-cover-tim-hecker-iravedeath-1972i/

I will be playing from a “new” Miles Davis album called Bitches Brew Live, which contains rare live performances of music from the classic album recorded at the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival.

Also,  included in the ultra-spacey set will be a selection from Sun Ra’s funky 1978 album “Lanquidity”

http://www.last.fm/music/Sun+Ra/Lanquidity

Tune in this Friday from 11pm-Midnight for a new episode of the Space Capsule on 91.3 KVLU!

streaming at kvlu.org


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Tonight’s Misc. Cap

February 11, 2011

On the Space Capsule tonight,  Matthew brings the Haack!

He will be mixing in several selections from the innovative composer, musician and electronic pioneer… Bruce Haack. He is a guru of the vocoder and took the gadget to another level entirely.

Bruce Haack information

Electronic bleeps will dominate, however, Do Make Say Think and Tuatara will make appearances before vanishing into the ether.

Tune into the Space Capsule tonight at 11pm central on 91.3 KVLU.

Stream live at  kvlu online

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I Guess The Revolution … is Televised! lol

February 11, 2011

Greetings,

There were several reporters yesterday referencing poet Gil Scott- Heron’s legendary spoken word rap, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1971) , in regard to the protests in Egypt.

The comment “I guess the revolution is being televised” or something similar to that was made in regard to the  Egyptian events.

These comments were possibly  made without much knowledge of the original song, artist, or the work’s significance in the era in which it was written.

This got me thinking that maybe revisiting the artist and song would be appropriate, and also it’d be fun to check out what Gil Scott-Heron has been working on lately.

So, here is a video of the original single version of the song from 1971…

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Also, Mr. Scott-Heron being interviewed in the 1990s about the significance of the title…

Check out the two cool recent songs in which Gil Scott-Heron collaborates with Jamie xx from “The xx”.

Gil Scott-Heron\’s official site

We will work on producing a Gil Scott-Heron mix for an upcoming Space Capsule

Stay Tuned!