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A live vinyl radio show that airs weekly on 91.7 FM WMWM Salem featuring an eclectic mix of experimental sounds, worldly folk, extreme metal, old Americana, and non-music strangeness.

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A live vinyl radio show that airs weekly on 91.7 FM WMWM Salem featuring an eclectic mix of experimental sounds, worldly folk, extreme metal, old Americana, and non-music strangeness.

    Episode 127 – Nu Metal Special

    Episode 127 – Nu Metal Special


    I love nu metal. There was a short period of my life where I was a little ashamed by it, but that’s long gone. There is some really good stuff in the genre that I think most people ignored because of garbage like Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’.” There’s more to nu metal than that and if you can’t share my love of the genre as a whole, maybe you can at least find a song or two for the next time you feel the need to mosh.


    Background music: Static-X – December (from Wisconsin Death Trip)

    00:00:00 Talk break

    00:05:38 Taproot – I (from Gift)

    00:09:59 Godhead – The Reckoning (from 2000 Years Of Human Error)

    00:13:59 Fear Factory – Shock (from Obsolete)

    00:18:57 Kittie – Spit (from Spit)

    00:21:16 Nonpoint – What A Day (from Statement)

    00:24:31 Talk break

    00:28:21 Static-X – Bled For Days (from Wisconsin Death Trip)

    00:32:07 Spineshank – Detached (from Strictly Diesel)

    00:35:26 Relative Ash – Sperm (from Our Time With You)

    00:38:56 Sevendust – Black (from Sevendust)

    00:43:04 [minus] – Father’s Eyes (from Structure Of Simplicity)

    00:46:31 Talk break

    00:48:14 Flaw – Whole (from Through The Eyes)

    00:52:02 Snot – Snot (from Get Some)

    00:55:23 Ultraspank – Crumble (from Progress)

    00:59:09 Cold – Just Got Wicked (from 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage)

    01:03:09 40 Below Summer – We The People (from Invitation To The Dance)

    01:06:50 Shinedown – Fly From The Inside (from Leave A Whisper)

    01:10:42 Talk break

    01:15:09 Chevelle – Send The Pain Below (from Wonder What’s Next)

    01:19:18 Ill Niño – What Comes Around (from Revolution Revolución)

    01:23:03 Reveille – Permanent (Take A Look Around) (from Laced)

    01:27:08 Skrape – What You Say (from New Killer America)

    01:30:28 Soulfly – Eye For An Eye (from Soulfly)

    01:34:01 Systematic – Deep Colors Bleed (from Somewhere In Between)

    01:38:07 Otep – Blood Pigs (from Sevas Tra)

    01:42:09 Talk break

    01:45:42 Korn – Ball Tongue (from Korn)

    01:50:07 Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It) (from Around The Fur)

    01:53:43 Limp Bizkit – Pollution (from Three Dollar Bill, Y’all)

    01:57:36 Fear Factory – Resurrection (from Obsolete)

    02:04:11 SlipKnot – Surfacing (from Slipknot)

    02:07:49 Talk break

    02:13:25 System Of A Down – Spiders (from System Of A Down)

    02:17:00 Static-X – I Am (from Wisconsin Death Trip)

    02:19:48 Mudvayne – Death Blooms (from L.D. 50)

    02:24:40 Taproot – Smile (from Gift)

    02:28:12 Flaw – Payback (from Through The Eyes)

    02:32:11 Talk break

    • 2 hr 35 min
    Episode 126

    Episode 126


    This is the first episode in a long time with no black metal. The only metal is some massive doom. But there’s also some wind harp drone, weirdo Japanese disco, the Inanga queen, the new solo acoustic master Yasmin Williams, and some snapshots of the civil rights movement.


    Background music: Jack Rose – Calais To Dover (from Kensington Blues)

    00:00:00 Talk break

    00:01:52 Pantheist – Don’t Mourn (from O Solitude)

    00:15:51 Yasmin Williams – After the Storm (from Urban Driftwood)

    00:16:17 Indian Bottom Association – The Meaning of Singing (Spoken) (from Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody From Southeastern Kentucky)

    00:21:24 M. Caye Castagnetto – Mi Mentira (from Leap Second)

    00:25:52 Heather Leigh – Death Switch (from Glory Days)

    00:28:39 Talk break

    00:31:57 Hellvete – Voor Harmonium III (from Voor Harmonium)

    00:32:03 Daphne Oram & Frederick Bradnum – Private Dreams And Public Nightmares (from Private Dreams And Public Nightmares)

    00:51:10 Perfect Mother – Dark-Disco-Da-Da-Da-Run (from Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds Of Japan 1980–1988)

    00:54:!7 The Montgomery Express – Gotta Make a Comeback (from The Montgomery Movement)

    00:58:25 Sophie Nzayisenga – Story of Nyangezi (from Queen Of Inanga: Music From Rwanda)

    01:06:14 Talk break

    01:08:30 Gavilán Rayna Russom – A Place For Us Among The Ruins (For Alyson) (from Secret Passage)

    01:09:36 Etta & Cora Baker – Jaybird March (from Black Banjo Songsters Of North Carolina And Virginia)

    01:14:30 Ralph Abernathy – Ralph Abernathy speaking (from Lest We Forget, Vol. 2: Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 – Mass Meeting)

    01:22:19 Cassandra Jenkins – The Ramble (from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature)

    01:29:21 Talk break

    01:31:33 Samothrace – A Horse of Our Own (from Reverence To Stone)

    01:51:58 Sverre Larssen – Nordavinden I (from Wind Harp Recordings (1976-1977))

    01:52:55 The Moving Star Hall Singers – Lay Down Body (from Been In The Storm So Long – Spirituals & Shouts, Children’s Game Songs, And Folktales)

    01:56:38 Demonstrators At March – Freedom Now Chant (from Freedom Songs: Selma, Alabama)

    01:59:46 The Nashville Quartet – Your Dog Loves My Dog (from Sing For Freedom: The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs)

    01:05:09 Two Gospel Keys – I Don’t Want To Go Down There – Part 2 (from Country Gospel: The Post War Years (1946-1953))

    02:08:03 Talk break

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 125

    Episode 125


    Watch out. That third set with Johanna Hedva, The Besnard Lakes, and Divide And Dissolve is f****n monstrous.


    Background music: Dylan Golden Aycock – Scratch The Chisel (from Church Of Level Track)

    00:00:00 Talk break

    00:01:41 Eyeless In Gaza – The Protagonist (from Act I: The Protagonist)

    00:22:03 Brethren Of The Free Spirit – The Wolf Also Shall Dwell With The Lamb (from The Wolf Also Shall Dwell With The Lamb)

    00:30:43 Talk break

    00:32:13 The Body – A Lament (from I’ve Seen All I Need To See)

    00:38:10 Jon Mueller – Welcome (from Family Secret)

    00:41:08 Indricothere & Geryon – One Hundred Thousand Years (from Timelined Exterior)

    00:45:27 Walantaka Village, Java – Debus (from Funeral Dance In The Mountains: Rural Percussion (& Vocal) Ethnographic Recordings From Southeast Asia)

    01:01:49 Jackie McDowell – Throat (from Color + Sound)

    01:06:13 Talk break

    01:09:27 Johanna Hedva – 2 Coins (Tears Are What God Uses To Lubricate Its Big Machine Of Nothing) (from Black Moon Lilith In Pisces In The 4th House)

    01:18:32 The Besnard Lakes – Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again (from The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings)

    01:24:59 Divide And Dissolve – Denial (from Gas Lit)

    01:32:36 Talk break

    01:35:01 Of Thread & Mist – Grace And Truth Perish (from Static Hymns To No One)

    01:37:05 Margaret Walker – Epitaph for My Father (from The Poetry Of Margaret Walker)

    01:53:22 J.P. Nyangira – Hongo Owiti (from Bellyachers, Listen: Songs From East Africa, 1938-46)

    01:56:44 Talk break

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 124

    Episode 124


    Keep an eye on Gates Of Doom, that record is year end list material. I end the episode with an interview with someone who was incarcerated for a long time and just in case I didn’t say it enough during the show, f**k the prison system and everything about it. Forgive everyone.


    Background music: Temple Volant Spirit Ritual (from Daydream Drawings)

    00:00:00 Talk break

    00:01:50 Gates Of Doom – I, The Eagle, The Strength, The Power (from Aquileia Mater Aeterna)

    00:10:26 Collapse Culture – Total Clarity (from Collapse Culture)

    00:12:14 Rev. Crenshaw & congregation – I Wonder Will We Meet Again? (from Southern Journey, Volume 1: Voices From The American South)

    00:20:02 Tristan Perich – Drift Multiply: Section 9 (from Drift Multiply)

    00:20:40 The North Sea – Blood Exchange (from Remembering The Romance)

    00:32:31 Talk break

    00:35:22 More Eaze & Claire Rousay – Drunk (from If I Don’t Let Myself Be Happy Now Then When?)

    00:36:23 Robbie Basho – Harakiri, Kali Style (from Song Of The Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes)

    00:52:34 Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn – The Roving Cowboy / Avarguli (阿瓦尔古丽) (from Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn)

    01:00:34 Duma – Kill Yourself Before They Kill You (from Duma)

    01:04:22 Talk break

    01:06:43 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers – Weeping Mary (from Southern Journey, Volume 9: Harp Of A Thousand Strings)

    01:09:24 Respire – Lost Virtue (from Black Line)

    01:15:49 Mark Fell & WIll Guthrie – Infoldings 2 (from Infoldings)

    01:17:25 Robert Turman – Lower World (from Chapter Eleven)

    01:18:33 Park Booyong – Shin-Gosahn Taryong (Korea) (from Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History Of The World’s Music)

    01:22:24 Chimudon, Mashibato, & Togus Ziguradan – The Venerable Genghis Khan (Mongolia) (from Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History Of The World’s Music)

    01:26:27 Gavino De Lunas – Cantu Pastorale (Sardinia) (from Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History Of The World’s Music)

    01:30:30 Tom Clough – The Keel Row (Northumberland, United Kingdom) (from Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History Of The World’s Music)

    01:34:26 Talk break

    01:37:40 Laveya – Senility, Pt. Ii: End Cognition (from Thereof One Must Be Silent)

    01:48:49 Ed Lewis & Prisoners – I’ll Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down (from I’ll Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down: Field Recordings From Alan Lomax’s “Southern Journey” 1959-1960)

    01:53:46 Carlos Casas – Avesta (from Pyramid Of Skulls)

    01:57:11 James Carr – Life In The Prison System (from The View From The End Of The World: Live Interviews Of Life In Prison With James Carr)

    02:09:32 Talk break

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 123

    Episode 123

    I didn’t intend to make a comeback on inauguration day but here we are. First normal episode in 5 months. And because this isn’t being broadcast on a radio station, I could play all 47 minutes of the Ali Akbar Khan piece without any problems. There’s also some Harry Potter black metal, Fidel Castro alongside Phurpa, a Midwife & Amulets collaboration, and plenty more.


    Background music: Zania Morgan – Nyx Ambrosia (from Argyropoeia)

    00:00:00 Talk break

    00:01:36 Mrs. Piss – To Crawl Inside (from Self-Surgery)

    00:02:16 Arkheron Thodol – A Glimpse Of Woven Light (from Rituals Of The Sovereign Heart)

    00:18:13 Hilary Woods – Isolation Tank 1 (from Isolation Tank)

    00:19:18 TALsounds – No Restoring (from Acquiesce)

    00:30:11 Kelly Lee Owens – Night (from Inner Song)

    00:35:16 Talk break

    00:38:17 Ali Akbar Khan – Zila Kafi (from That Which Colors The Mind)

    00:41:25 Antonina Nowacka – Part 5 (from Lamunan)

    00:41:49 Boron – VII (from VII)

    00:52:30 Alix Lambert – Side B (from The African Toy)

    01:24:18 Talk break

    01:27:41 Slytherin – Forbidden Forest (from When The Darkness Comes)

    01:33:42 Midwife & Amulets – Heaven (from In / Heaven)

    01:43:22 Phurpa – 01(3) (from Hymns Of Gyer)

    01:50:59 Fidel Castro – Part 3 (excerpt) (from The Historic Second Declaration Of Havana: Feb. 4, 1962)

    01:52:21 Victoria Keddie – Vates (60.1699° N, 24.9384° E) (from Apsides)

    02:05:54 Talk break

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 122 – Halloween Special

    Episode 122 – Halloween Special


    Even though this show hasn’t been very active since the pandemic, I couldn’t let Halloween go by without doing a special episode. I have so much fun putting these together.

    This one has field recordings of an autopsy, a rotting corpse, and an electric chair execution, as well as cult leader monologs, trance babblings, lots of deep dark ambient, and a truly memorable ending.


    00:00:00 Stan Gilliam – Lullabies (excerpt) (from Art Of Field Recording: Volume 2)

    00:00:15 Alexandros Drymonitis – Larynx 1 (from In Tongues)

    00:01:27 Vincent Gallo – Was (from When)

    00:03:44 Walter Ruttman – Wochende (1930) (from An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / First A-Chronology 1921-2001)

    00:08:27 Unknown artists – Okeh Crying Record (from A Better Cure: A Brief History Of The Okeh Laughing Record & Its Progeny, 1906-1946)

    00:12:04 Unknown artists – “Banta” Trance Speech (1948) (from Okkulte Stimmen – Mediale Musik: Recordings Of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007)

    00:12:57 No artist – Walking On Ice (from …I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces)

    00:16:16 No artist – John Eldon Smith (from The Georgia Execution Tapes)

    00:16:54 Unknown artists – Slit-Log Talking Drum (from African And Afro-American Drums)

    00:18:12 Unknown artists – Fragment 1 (from Blind c/w Fragment)

    00:22:59 Bleaching Agent – Yellow Corduroy Wall (from Feral Grind)

    00:24:06 Xerophonics – Panasonic FP-7742 (ID# 7895) (from Copying Machine Music)

    00:30:14 No artist – Canadian Geese (from …I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces)

    00:32:48 Xela – Black Scripture (from The Illuminated)

    00:33:15 Rahmi Oruc Güvenc And His Group “Tümata” – Zikir From The Rufai Tradition (1980) – (from Okkulte Stimmen – Mediale Musik: Recordings Of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007)

    00:39:24 ᚾᛟᚢ II & ᚦᛟᚦ ᚷᛁᚷ – Besvärjelse II: Dekokt A Naglar, Blod Och Galla (from Alpha Ænigma)

    00:52:08 Sarah Gunning – Dreadful Memories (from Come All You Coal Miners)

    00:54:00 Jacob Kirkegaard – Opus Autopsia – Side C / Opus Putesco – Side H (from Opus Mors)

    01:10:41 The Icarus Descent – The Melting Pot Of Raw Human Emotion (from In Tongues)

    01:11:47 White/Lichens – Bael (from White/Lichens)

    01:17:48 The Vomit Arsonist – Homewrecker (from Psychological Abortions)

    01:26:42 Zbigniew Karkowski & Brian O’Reilly – The Difficulty Of Being (from The Difficulty Of Being)

    01:27:41 Marshall Applewhite – Heaven’s Gate Initiation Tape (excerpt)

    01:28:00 Pumice – Starts (from I Don’t Think The Dirt Belongs To The Grass)

    01:29:20 Tucker Martine – Particle Swarm Intelligence (from Broken Hearted Dragonflies: Insect Electronica From Southeast Asia)

    01:42:12 Wrekmeister Harmonies – A 300 Year Old Slit Throat (from The Alone Rush)

    01:52:02 Gulaggh – CNN (excerpt) (from Vorkuta)

    01:58:46 Wraiths – Oriflamme II (excerpt) (from Oriflamme)

    • 2 hr 9 min

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