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.

Winter Time Blooz Outta the Bleak

Posted in EBR updates, Wisconsin Sounds on 21/01/2014 by Ian Earbleed

It’s cold and dark in Madison, but Wisconsinites refuse to let SAD get to them, so there’s still some live music happening around town, though not so many touring folks… Played a fun New Year’s Day improv set with Kathleen Baird of Spires That In the Sunset Rise, Joel Shanahan of Golden Donna and harpist Jeff Stanek. While a challenging one to control at the time (balancing synthesizers and amplified acoustic instruments in a living room on the fly ain’t easy) the end result was very cosmic and a perfect way to start off the year. Hope it can get released one of these days… Also on the bill was local jazzbos Brendan Connors & Stray Passage and former local bassist Ben Willis, who I’ve always enjoyed seeing in his combos the WeatherDuo and The Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, but his solo upright bass work was a true testament of his chops- simple yet physically intense and utterly riveting minimalist exercises that hit you like a perfect 2 minute punk song. He’s currently located in Ann Arbor, so if you’re in that neck of the woods keep an eye out for him if you’re into talented progressive jazz folks.

Also got to see what will probably be one of my top shows of the year this month: Carter Tucci Play Chris & Cosey. I probably could have given them a pass even if it wasn’t good, but they did a long set of reworked classic 80s material that was nowhere close to a nostalgia show. Pretty sure every gal in the place started screaming when they did “October Love Song”, and with good reason; C&C are still the cutest couple in industrial music. John Elliot’s new project Outer Space opened, and was way more minimal dance than I expected, but they also took advantage of the Metro’s giant-ass PA to make the audience’s internal organs wiggle. Some deep competition for that top shows of 2014 coming up though; Charlemagne Palestine is playing a free gig in Chicago on March 14th… not an event to miss!

In other upcoming gig action news, I’m helping to host the very impressive Rene Hell at Good Style Shop February 1st alongside locals Circulation of Light, Noxroy and Victor Portsmouth. Should be a killer night of wide-ranging experimental solo acts, and if you’re a local I’d advise you to not miss this one. Some more good live things in the works too, but we can’t go spoil the surprise, now can we?



Posted in Uncategorized with tags on 26/12/2013 by Ian Earbleed

The Left Hand of the Conjuror got named as one of Art Extract’s top 20 Madison releases of the year, alongside some great records by Aquarelle, Tar Pet, Panther, Julian Lynch, Lens and Spiral Joy Band. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, it’s available on bandcamp as a digital download.

Lots more to come in 2014, see ya next year…