Monday, 15 December 2014

The Ladies of MidnightRadio Compilation

Shout out to the ladies of MidnightRadio Compilation Music! These avant-garde artistes hold their own in the global experimental underground music scene as they bring their individual sense of style and creative soundscapes to the MRC series and to the world.  By lending their professional voice and talents, they shine the light on women in experimental music by demonstrating their diverse and creative feminine self-expression.  Show da’ love by visiting their sites, listening to, downloading and sharing their musical works.

Anastasia Vronski (Russia)

Ars Sonor (Sweden)

Clara di Asis (France)

Dark Matter (Germany)

Elizabeth Veldon (Scotland)

Ina van Itas (Germany)

Miss Jenevieve Van Veda (Britain, UK)
Julia Z. (Germany)

Naimi (Sweden)

Sabrina Pena Young (USA)

Sandy H (France)

Thalie Némésis (France)

Una Lee (Republic of Korea)

vaerna (USA)

Vava Vol (Canada)

A special nod to Julia Z. for her beautiful cover art photos

Julia Z.  (Germany)
with permission from Glasklinge Zeitenlicht (Eisenlager) 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Midnight Radio Compilation - Album Covert Art - December 2014

Here's a few of the latest Midnight Radio Compilation artists' album cover art.  Très cool indeed!

Filip Szyszkowski - Unnatural

Sven Meyer- The Pouch

Bleak Fiction - Death Written as Forgotten Eyes

Experiments in Silence - Hidden Harmonic

Ishtar - Aqua

Magnuscanty - More to Reality

Nobodizsounds - ba.lunes

Of Ambient - Insomnia

Phrozenlight - Circling Through Empty Glasses

Ullapul - SOI

Wolf Asylum - Red Hot Stickshift

witih permission from Glasklinge Zeitenlicht (Eisenlager)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A Blast from the Past

As I watched the Sonos Wireless Hi-fi System commercial and heard the soundtrack “Nous Etions Deux” by “La Femme”, it brought me back in time to the long nights when we used to dance ourselves silly to French yéyé, new wave, punk and rock music in the Montreal nightclubs.  Here are but a few of my many favourites.  Play loud!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

l.v. MARTINEZ aka experiMENTALien

l.v. MARTINEZ aka experiMENTALien is an experiMENTAL MUSICk producer.  His projects are TOTAL E.T., T.R.l.v.M. and mutanT.R.I.  He is also a member of the anti-all dada experiMENTAL industrial noise project TOTALITNY REZIM (with Couchniere, Jagelsson and Johanny), XENOUND (with Walter Lapchynski) and SS project (with Cesar Naves) and has collaborated with Jack Hertz, Dave Fuglewicz, AcidTrasH and many more.

His solo projects, TOTAL ET., T.R.l.v.M and mutanT.R.I. are devoted to exploring new territories in noiseland and based on alien origins.

All videos except "Contact" were created by Cesar Naves.  "Contact" was created by Artismo Couchniere.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Intouch's "Twisted Head" from Russia

Deep pounding drums, intense guitar, cutting synth and silvery, seductive vocals are all good reasons to listen to Intouch's alternative track "Twisted Head".  Visit Intouch on their page for more amazing songs!

Monday, 20 October 2014

From Sweden Elektroklånge's "Mekanischen Tanz"

In the true spirit of minimalistic technopop, Electroklänge's "Mekanischen Tanz" is up-beat and catchy.  I love the one-note piano intro and the synth play as it follows suit throughout the song.  The subtle use of a vocoder as lead and back vocals is very cool and is definitely refreshing in today's over-compressed, over-produced music world.  Electroklänge keeps it short, sweet and simple. Let's hear more from this group!

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Vava Vol from 1980 to now

Montréal 1984 © Paul Antoniadese

Montréal (1984)

Berlin (1985)

New York (1987)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

日本で深夜 - Midnight in Japan - By Kreativephasen

Mixed and compiled by Kreativephasen, “Midnight in Japan” is an eclectic mix of cool sound beats and bytes, Japanese advertising narrative, bustling noises and conversations.  He cleverly uses street noise and voices as a canvas to his contemporary, jazzy, dub, rap and traditional oriental music mixes. Sit back, relax and let Kreativephasen transport you directly to midnight in the heart of Japan’s Tokio.  You will most certainly enjoy the many surprising musical twists and turns along the way!  Kreativephasen’s black and white photos of the brightly-lit night street photos will definitely enhance your midnight journey!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

"SmoothStresseScherzo" now on YouTube

While performing in Berlin in the mid-80s, I recorded a series of short wave radio sounds as a library bank for future purposes.  I had access to an apartment rooftop and would sit up there for hours during the night and record cassettes on my boom box, catching waves from Amsterdam to Moscow and then some.  Many of these recordings were used on "MetalArbeitenSchlinge - Berlin" and "Compositions/Decompositions" and I still reference sounds from my library today.  "SmoothStresseScherzo" is one of my favorite archives from that time.  Enjoy!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Galerie Station 16 - Zilon The Godfather of Quebec Street Art

"Le vieux punk en moi ne meurt pas, il va juste se coucher
plus de bonne heure"

From the early 1980s' "cocktail Graffitis" and the popular installation "Zilon means bu$ine$$", fast-forward to 2014 to his recent festival MURAL, an up-and-coming exhibition at Toronto's Spoke Club and a project in Paris this fall.  Zilon ever old-school and avant-gardiste does not stop and still finds time to DJ and create original music.  He is a force to be reckoned with, oh yes!

Copyright Zilon Lazer 2014

Other links:

with permission from the artist Zilon Lazer 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Eisenlager's "Wanderweg" on Petroglyph Music

Download, listen and share the new Eisenlager album "Wanderweg" on the net label Petroglyph Music.  This 49 minute 5 track album is a must listen!  The first track, "Himmelholzsteg", features Philippe Gerber (John 3:16) (Wings of an Angel) and Kostas Staikos Substak on drones.  Cover artwork and photography by Julia Zucker Knopf and Glasklinge Zeitenlicht.

Step into the worlds of John 3:16 and Kostas Staikos!

Petroglyph Music, a new Norwegian net label created by Rune Martinsen and  Øystein Jørgensen, focuses on ambient/experimental music and the subgenres/fusion genres of ambient music.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

MidnightRadio Compilations - Album Cover Art

In addition to producing quality experimental music, the MidnightRadio Compilation musicians excel at creating striking and unique LP cover art.  Here are just some of my favorite artworks.

Der Domesterzierte Mensch - Schlaffen kan ich wich wenn ich tot bin

Sylphides - Silent

44 - Passing Lights

Almark - 32 Bit

Do I Do - Strictly Roots

Drust IV & Ullapul - As I Lay Dying

Emerge - Efflux

In Mitra Medusa Inri - Deep Inside

Kevin Lyons - The Sentinel

Lefterna - Before Hope Has Already Died

Matsui Kazuto - Past

Sonologyst - When The Gods Came Down

T.R.I.v.M. - God Save the Queen

Unsample - Cyberklang

The Tinopener's Art - Misutepo
with permission from Glasklinge Zeitenlicht (Eisenlager)