This week Max Eilbacher and Ben Kudler came into WKCR on a stop of their summer tour. Max plays solo under his own name, and Ben is Luminous in Nummer. Both played excellent electronic sets, then spoke briefly about their music and tour. We then listened to excerpts from their tour split, "Taylor Mayde," which is entirely composed of processed Taylor Swift a cappella jams.
I aired a Horse Lords live set and brief guest DJ set recorded at WKCR. Horse Lords is the Baltimore-based quartet of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner, and Sam Haberman. They were in town playing two New York shows at the start of their Spring 2012 Horse Tour. Described as "Baltimore's psych-rock alternative jam experimental pop band of the future," Horse Lords freely moves between genres and styles, with their guitar, bass, sax, and percussion-driven pieces. At WKCR, the group played, both live and then recorded, material featured on their new excellent cassette.
Tune in to "Live Constructions" this Sunday night to catch Brooklyn-based trio OPPONENTS live at WKCR. OPPONENTS is Joshua Slusher, Aaron Feinstein, and Joshua Greco. Their sound is characterized by vicious synths, heavy rhythms, and intricately dense textural noise. OPPONENTS will be in to play a live set and discuss about releases and projects, including an upcoming show at the DIY experimental noise and arts festival, Ende Tymes, taking place May 18-20.
Live Set on April 3rd 2012 featuring Giancarlo Schiaffini and Steve Swell (trombones), Anthony Coleman (piano), Andrea Centazzo (percussion), at The Stone (corner of 2nd St. and Ave. C). The set was part of a two-week series curated by Andrea Centazzo to honour his label Ietus Recrods. The shows will continue at 8pm and 10pm every night until April 15th.
This week I aired a set recorded last weekend by one of our lovely New Music department heads with Andrew Bernstein.
The set Andrew performed in studio was a very beautiful 20 minute solo sax and sine wave piece. Zoe went on to discuss the piece with Andrew, as well as his other projects and work. Andrew was in town from Baltimore for the Ehse Records series of shows down at the Stone. Andrew played with his group Horse Lords as well as solo and with other collaborators at the Stone.
Andy Hayleck came in studio and played a few pieces for banjo and computer and field recordings. He was in town for the Ehse Festival series. One of Andy's recordings is available at www.ehserecords.com.
Andy played a set at the Stone with his group Trockeneis Tuesday 3/27 and a solo electronics set 3/28.
I played a recording I did with C. Spencer Yeh, back from November 2009. Solo violin piece clocking in ~30 minutes, followed by a sick solo voice piece. Sounds as excellent in 2012 as it did the day he played it. Sweet.
Check out www.dronedisco.com for more of Spencer's music and news about upcoming shows, etc.