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Papers for the Border Episode 2.2
April 19, 2016 02:21 PM PDT
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See https://pftbpodcast.com/2016/04/20/papers-for-the-border-episode-2-2/ for tracklist and notes.

Papers for the Border Episode 2.1
April 09, 2016 10:09 AM PDT
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Some Voices (00:00)
Waudang 1 (00:26)
“Howdy Doody” Theme (07:17)
“Charlie Brown” Theme (07:45)
“Vertigo” / “Psycho” Theme Medley (09:11)
Fucshia (13:06)
Triologue (17:28)
Duologue (19:05)
Solologue (19:49)
Belem (20:36)
Painted Desert (36:00)
Live at the Metz’ Arsenal Part 2 (39:29)
Quiet Money (46:26)
The introductory chaos comes from R. Stevie Moore's second album, Delicate Tension. Recorded in 1978, but re-released at least twice and peppered with extra tracks over the decades.

The first proper track, at about 00:25, is sacred flute music from New Guinea, recorded by Ragnar Johnson and assisted by Jessica Mayer. Wonderful folks, I'm sure. Robert Wyatt and his wife Alfreda Benge had some clout in getting these recordings released on Rounder in 1999. Digital mastering was done in July, 2015 and the revamped version of these recordings -- Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea-- will be out in mid-April on the Ideologic Organ label.

Switching up rather radically, the following three tracks are from guitarist Gary Lucas, who has played with such wide-ranging artists as Captain Beefheart, Peter Hammill, and Jeff Buckley, as well as amassing an impressive body of solo work. These oddball takes on movie themes are from Lucas's album Cinefantastique.

Next comes the track "Fuchsia" from the album Amaranth, by the trio who goes by the name Icepick -- Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano, and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten. Wooley plays trumpet, Corsano is on drums, and Haker-Flaten plays double-bass. Monofonous, 2016.

The following three tracks also feature Nate Wooley, as well as Zeena Parkins and Vera Westera. The music and texts on this album are inspired by Charles Baudelaire and are the brainchild of composer Bojan Vuletic, who gave the trio of musicians ideas to work with and then reworked their playing into the final product. Partly composed, partly improvised. See here for more details regarding this fascinating record, fugitive beauté.

The next two tracks are performances by the MMM Quartet - Fred Frith, Joelle Leandre, Alvin Curran and Urs Leimgruber, on guitar, double bass, piano, and sax, respectively. The first MMM track is titled "Belem" and is from the album Oakland/Lisboa. The second track, "Part 2" is the tail end of a concert given by the quartet from the album Live at Metz Arena.

These tracks are separated by an intermission: "Painted Desert" is from the album The Pharaoh's Bee by ex-Pere Ubu member Allen Ravenstine. Ravenstine was the Ubu member responsible for upping the chaos ante by adding analog synthesizer noise to the proceedings. Quite unlike his contributions to Ubu, this album is full of gentle, meditative sounds, albeit not without a certain edge. More info here.

Finally, "Quiet Money" by The Remote Viewers, from their latest album, November Sky. More info on The RVs here.

I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed compiling it!

Papers for the Border Podcast #21: October, 2015
October 23, 2015 01:34 PM PDT
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1. The Strait ~ Geoff Leigh and Yumi Hara, from the album Upstream
2. Mud ~ Claudio Milano's Nicholodeon / InSonar project, from the album UKIYOE
3. Pure Intentions ~ Mountain Goats, from the album Protein Soure of the Future... Now!
4. Allurement 2 ~ Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M., & others, from the album Allurements of the Ellipsoid
5. Happy After Party Dance ~ Slugfield, from the album Slime Zone
6. Two Thousand Seasons ~ Mountain Goats, from the album Bitter Melon Farm
7. Election Day ~ Eugene Chadbourne, from the Various Artists album Music Made with Balloon and/or Needle

See blog post at http://pftbpodcast.com for more details

Papers for the Border #20
August 18, 2015 11:11 AM PDT
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Hello! I didn't know if I was going to do another PFTB podcast or not, but in the midst of nights of thunder and days of rain, at the end of the summer, I found myself entranced by the musician Ghédalia Tazartès, and wanted to share. So here's a sampling of his music. I won't talk about him (yet) -- I think it's better to just jump into his sonic world with both feet.


00:00: (I) ~ Repas Froid (2009)
18:45: Soul 3 ~ Hystérie Off Music (2007)
21:45: Merci Stephane ~ Tazartes (1987, reissued 2015)
28:30: Soul 2 ~ Hystérie Off Music (2007)
32:40: Elle Eut Des Étouffements Aux Premières Chaleurs Quand Les Poiriers Fleurirent ~ Tazartes (1987, reissued 2015)
41:15: Soul 1 ~ Hystérie Off Music (2007)
44:00: Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil I ~ Une Éclipse Totale De Soleil (1984, reissued 2015)

PFTB 19: Reboot ~ A Sideways Glance at 2014
December 29, 2014 08:35 PM PST
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It's been a little over nine months since the last Papers for the Border podcast, but the end of the year is as good a reason as any to get back into the groove. All releases featured in this podcast are from albums released in 2014, but only a few of the tracks are actually from that year. PFTB is all about old wine in new bottles.

For the tracklist and info please visit http://pftbpodcast.com

Papers for the Border 18.1: The 2nd Poetry Epsiode Bonus EP
May 15, 2014 08:16 AM PDT
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Hello again! At the outset of putting together the 18th episode, I knew I couldn’t reasonably expect listeners to sit through almost three hours of this business, but there was too much good stuff left on the cutting room floor, so I knew fairly early on that there would be a “bonus EP” of sorts. In the spirit of the other Haines-inspired title, I’m calling this one: What This Was Going to Supposed to Mean Here’s the tracklist, following the format of Episode 18, it’s just bare bones, with credits and other info directly following it. Please take a look at the previous blog post for more info on all the albums from which these tracks are culled. I won’t rehash info at the album level, only what’s unique and pertinent at the level of each individual track. Episode 18.1 Playlist (00:00) “Testing Testing” (03:00) “In a Landscape X” (06:16) “Art in Heaven” (08:50) “What Is Free to a Good Home (For Robert Wyatt)” (13:55) “Live on the Internet: A Diary (April 7)” (17:51) “Cellular Phone” (21:04) “In a Landscape XL” (23:47) “Third World Two Medley: She Was Showing Me / Boint Liver” (26:15) “Vocalise (For Jeanne Lee)” (45:23) “Paint Me!” (50:48) “Toy Epigrams” (53:42) “Today” (57:05) “In a Landscape XXXVI” (59:17) “What this Was Going to Supposed to Mean” (1:01:27) “This Dedication” Tracks 1, 3, 8, 14 and 15 are from the Darn It! album. Tracks 2, 7 and 13 were recorded by John Gallaher. Tracks 4, 10 and 12 are from Curlew’s A Beautiful Western Saddle album. Track 5 was recorded by Becca Klaver. Track 6 was from Karen Alkalay-Gut’s album Thin Lips. Track 9 was from the Joelle Leandre / Steve Dalachinsky album The Bill Has Been Paid. Track 11 was from the Bernadette Mayer reading captured on the Rattle up a Deer CD. All information given in the previous blog post applies here as well except for the following: Track 1 features the voices of Paul Haines’s sons, and the latter part of the track features guitar and bass from ex-”No Wave” pioneer and DNA member Tim Wright. Track 3 finds Derek Bailey playing guitar and reciting Haines’s poem. Track 8 features vocals by Mary Margaret O’Hara, Fernando Saunders on bass, and Gary Lucas on guitar. Gary also wrote the music. On track 14 you’ll hear saxophone from Evan Parker and vocals by Carmen Lundy. Finally, track 15 was written by, and features tenor sax from, John Tchicai, bass by Andy Gonzalez, and drums by Marvin Smith. Enjoy, and let Papers for the Border know what you think!
Papers for the Border 18: The 2nd Poetry Episode
May 03, 2014 06:27 PM PDT

Poetry spoken and sung by writers and interpreters, and amazing music woven throughout.

Go to http://wp.me/p20IIj-3H for full playlist information.
Episode 18 Playlist

(00:00) "Just When I Thought" / "Kitchen (Intro)" / "Just When I Thought"
(01:08) "Let's Sit Right Down / The Passing"
(05:09) "In a Landscape V"
(07:46) "Route Doubt"
(08:51) "Live on the Internet: A Diary (April 16)"
(12:18) "TV"
(15:31) "In a Landscape VI"
(18:36) "Today"
(20:52) "In a Landscape IV"
(23:41) "Poem for Gretchen Ruth"
(27:30) "Comes Through in the Call Hold"
(40:27) "On the Way to Elsewhere and Here"
(43:56) "Try to Remember"
(47:17) "In a Landscape XII"
(51:19) "Sweet and Low (the bill has been paid)"
(56:35) "Martyrs"
(61:21) "Ask Me If You Know"
(64:26) "Human Weather Words"
(69:00) "From 'Decade Zero'"
(71:32) "Laundry, Food, and School Epigrams"
(74:24) "Just When I Thought"
(74:31) "On Stage"
(79:18) "In a Landscape XIII"

Papers for the Border #17
December 07, 2012 08:59 AM PST

From Dick Higgins to R. Stevie Moore and back again!

Click here for for program information.

Papers for the Border: Episode 16 - Four Women
September 07, 2012 02:42 PM PDT
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Featuring music by Horsebladder (Elaine Kahn); Emily Hay; Audrey Chen; Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (Jasmine Dreame Weaver)...

1. Pioneer ~ Horsebladder ~ Not I'll Not (00:00)
2. Lashe ~ Horsebladder ~ Not I'll Not (04:20)
3. Five Golden Rings ~ Horsebladder ~ Not I'll Not (09:25)
4. Liturgy of Sound ~ Emily Hay ~ Like Minds (11:40)
5. Call to Unarm ~ Emily Hay ~ Like Minds (17:21)
6. Glacial ~ Audrey Chen ~ Glacial (26:20)
7. Glass ~ Cabinet of Natural Curiosities ~ Searchlight Needles (48:55)
8. Fabulist Decay ~ Cabinet of Natural Curiosities ~ Searchlight Needles (1:00:20)

Not I'll Not was released on the Ecstatic Peace label in Sept 2011; Like Minds was released on the pfMENTUM label in 2005; Glacial was self-released in (or at least recorded in) 2007; Searchlight Needles was released on the For Arbors / For Satellites label in 2011.

Papers for the Border #15: The Long Form
August 17, 2012 11:19 AM PDT
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Four tracks clocking in at over 66 minutes! Podcast available in iTunes or by clicking here.

  1. (00:00) “Doo Rain” ~ Aki Onda, Michael Snow, Alan Licht ~ Five A’s, Two C’s, One D, One E, Two H’s, Three I’s, One K, Three L’s, One M, Two N’s, Two O’s, One S, One T, One W (Victo, 2008)
  2. (14:33) “Hwang Chin-Ee” ~ John Zorn* ~ New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands (Tzadik, 1997)
  3. (30:59) “Sixteen Waltzes in Seventeen Seconds” ~ Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, C. Spenser Yeh ~ A Rock in the Snow (Important, 2006)
  4. (43:38) “The Crackle of Forests” ~ Tim Hodgkinson ~  Sang (RER, 2000)


*Though credited to John Zorn, it should be noted that the text was written by Korean-American poet Myung Mi Kim, and narrated in Korean by Jung Hee Shin. Improvisational drumming by Joey Baron and Samm Bennett.

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