Conjuror interview on Tone

Posted in Uncategorized on 24/01/2015 by Ian Earbleed

I talked with Scott Gordon of Tone Madison a while back about the new Conjuror album, you can read the interview on their website, which has been doing the best arts coverage in town for a while now.

Speaking of which, I’ll be playing a Conjuror show next month with Kyle Landstra and Gardener. Stop by if you’re in Madison, it’ll be a fun one.

Conjuror- Black Velvet, Dead Flowers

Posted in Wisconsin Sounds with tags on 11/12/2014 by Ian Earbleed


Happy to announce that the second Conjuror album is out on Golden Cloud Tapes! “Black Velvet, Dead Flowers” contains four deep synthesizer drone baths recorded January-February 2014 on my battered Korg Mono/Poly and features cover art by Kjersti Lande. I have a few copies available, $6 +3 s&h via paypal to (ask first about foreign shipping).

You can listen to the first side via soundcloud, but of course they sound better on tape:

In One End 5/18

Posted in In One End on 19/05/2014 by Ian Earbleed


Had a lot of listeners last night for some odd reason, and luckily it was a really great program of sounds, with focus on Fripp & Eno’s respective birthdays last week, Philip Glass and Steve Reich’s reconciliation for Nonesuch’s 50th anniversary celebration in September and some early 70s synth mulch from respectable composers (the Budd piece especially is a real surprise in his catalog). As always, you can listen to the archived show for the next 2 weeks on WORT’s website by clicking here. Last week’s show was an all Acid Mothers Temple related show in preparation for their show in Madison which of course did not disappoint. More In One End playlists are available via spinitron if you wanna peruse.


Auscultation- Ash- Auscultation

Fripp & Eno- The Heavenly Music Corporation- No Pussyfooting

Robert Fripp- Atmosphere- Radiophonics

Brian Eno- Lux 3- Lux

Brian Eno- Shadow- Ambient 4: On Land

Fripp & Eno- Terebellum- The Equatorial Stars

Philip Glass- Ik-Ook- North Star

Ulrich Krieger- Reed Phase- Early American Minimalism- Walls of Sound II

Steve Reich- Come Out- Early Works

Ingram Marshall- Solitary- Alcatraz

Zaimph- The Enormous Space- The Enormous Space

Alastair Galbraith- A View To Endless Black- The Enormous Space

Warner Jepson- Totentanz- Totentanz and Other Electronic Works

Harold Budd- The Oak of the Golden Dreams- The Oak of the Golden Dreams

David Behrman- Pools of Phase Locked Loops

Transmissions from Japan

Posted in Uncategorized on 11/03/2014 by Ian Earbleed

There’s lots of amazing underground activity going on in Japan, and it’s always been near-impossible to figure out what the hell is actually going on, but with the internet we can catch live sets from some amazing performers and combos. One of the most mind-boggling is Guy Unit‘s recent set with Jojo Hiroshige of Hijo Kaidan notoriety. First of all, there’s eleven people playing on stage (including Kawabata Makoto). Second, it’s really fucking tight for an improv set of eleven people playing all at once. Eleven, for fuck’s sake!

Next up is a combo that I’ve wanted to hear for a while but never got the chance, Tangerine Dream Syndicate, which is pretty straight-forward in how it’s going to sound. Heavy line-up, though: Fukuoka Rinji of Overhang Party with heavyweight noise cats Fumio Kosakai & Ryuichi Nagakubo (of C.C.C.C. and all them other harsh combos) making minimal psychedelic earth drones… also on the bill that night was Urabe Masayoshi playing solo alto sax, and it’s hard to find words for how utterly breathtaking this set is. It’s like he boiled all the toxins out of Kaoru Abe‘s discography and distilled all the transcendent elements you can find in a free improv sax solo.

Finally, here’s a classic volatile Hijo Kaidan set from 1989. Not for the faint of heart.

In One End 2/24

Posted in In One End on 06/03/2014 by Ian Earbleed

Pledge drive show #1.

Karen Novotny X- Free Radio (Nothing Here Now But the Recordings)

Karen Novotny X- Horror Partner (Nothing Here Now But the Recordings)

Robert Wyatt- Alliance (Old Rottenhat)

Günter Schickert- Hollentanz (Kinder in der Wildnis)

Clara Mondshine- Lange Melodie für den Countdown (Luna Africa)

Nine Circles- Twinkling Stars (Nine Circles)

Tsutsui Yasutaka & Yamashita Yosuke- Ie (Ie)

Faust- Jennifer (Faust IV)

Laurie Spiegel- Passage (Unseen Worlds)

Stuart Dempster- Conch Calling (Overlays from the Cistern Chapel)

Mike Shiflet- Sufferers (Sufferers)

Tim Hecker- Pluie 3 (Pluie)

Prima Materia- Roma, January 17, 1976 (La Coda Della Tigre)

Tonto’s Expanding Head Band- Riversongs (Zero Time)

Anla Courtis- Reducido a Hemorragia de Merluzas (Tape Works)

White/Lichens- Amdusia, or Amdukias (White/Lichens)

Phill Niblock- Early Winter (Music By Phill Niblock)

Stuart Dempster- Morning Light (Overlays from the Cistern Chapel)

In One End 3/3

Posted in In One End on 06/03/2014 by Ian Earbleed

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Pledge drive show #2, featuring lots of begging for money from myself and some pretty great sounds. You can listen to the archived show by clicking here until 3/17/14.

Robert Turman- Clean Living (Way Down)

Detroit Escalator Co.- The Inverted Man Falling (Excerpts)

The Shadow Ring- Start Repeating (I’m Some Songs)

Graham Lambkin- Glinkamix (Salmon Run)

Greg Kelley & Jason Lescalleet- Man On the Outside (Forlorn Green)

Jason Lescalleet- Morphology (Electronic Music)

Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings with Drew Gladstone- Rainbow Light (Tibetan Bells)

Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings with Drew Gladstone- A Choir of Bells (Tibetan Bells)

Keith Fullerton Whitman- 2 (Variations for Oud & Synthesizer)

David Bowie- Warszawa (Low)

Cluster & Eno- Mit Simaen (Cluster & Eno)

Eno Moebius Roedelius- The Belldog (After the Heat)

Brian Eno- By This River (Before and After Science)

Bitchin’ Bajas- Krausened (Krausened)

Holger Czukay- Boat Woman Song (Canaxis)

The Scratch Orchestra- Paragraph 1 (The Great Learning)

Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano- Church Music (Full Bottle)

Patrick Breiner as Vartan Mamigonian- Motion Sickness (Robinwood)

Kevin Drumm- Guillotine Licker/Present Tense Returning/Smelling in Stereo (Horror of Birth)

Gavin Bryars- The Sinking of the Titanic (excerpt) (The Sinking of the Titanic)

Cavernous Tavern Vibes

Posted in EBR updates, Wisconsin Sounds with tags on 06/03/2014 by Ian Earbleed


Yep, playing in another hot little combo, this time with me and Beau Deveraux (Samantha Glass, Victor Portsmouth, etc) on synths and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In the Sunset Rise) providing flute and vocals. Opening for the immer kosmische Bitchin’ Bajas and psych rockers Watch Out! on tour from Chile. Also, it’s free because it’s at the lovely local musical hot-spot, Mickey’s Tavern.

I’m also the creep behind the curtain setting up a couple of shows featuring fabulous lady-type chanteuses at Good Style Shop: Mary Ocher bringing her oddness on March 29th alongside Spires That In the Sunset Rise and one-man-band-and-son Trin-Tran, who has a new record out on Castle Face which you should probably snag, and Julianna Barwick, who will be gracing our presence April 11th.

Still doing the old radio show gig, and might start putting some playlists up on here because Spinitron is a bit of a pain in the ass. Recent themes include the noise couples Valentine’s Day edition, Pandit Pran Nath and students and an AACM Black History Month set.


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