Friday, 30 October 2015

MuhMur Radio SoundArt Radio Broadcast 29/10/2015 :

Dark nights at the studio, Glowing orange lights floating outside the window. Last nights programme was a selection of sounds from my collection. The old cassette machine has been replaced with a new Denon model. Excellent - more cassette plays to come.
The next programme is on November 12 and will feature exclusive material from Kazuya Ishigami.
Please take a listen, comments always welcomed : (Copy & Paste) :

01: Artificial Memory Trace : "Scene 13 - Daytime Rainbirds" (Monochrome Vision) 2011.
02: Stephen Cornford : "Migration #2" (Rumpsti Pumsti Edition) 2015.
03: Andrea Borghi : "Vetrale #2" (Observatoire) 2013.
04: Resgestae : "Technoscience, Whither Do We Go?" (Force Majeure) 2015.
05: Splintered : "Outpost" (Pitsbull Records) 1994.
06: John Foxx : "Miles Away" (Metal Beat/Virgin Records) 1980.
07: Family Fodder : "Dazomo" (Fresh Records) 1981.
08: BBBlood : "Xinbad Rapid" (Not On Label) 2015.
09: No Intention : "Good Intentions" (I Dischi Del Barone) 2014.
10: Grey Park : "Juri Gasolin" (Not On Label) 2003.
11: Shining Vril : "Of Coin & Ruin" (Old Europa Cafe) 2008.
12: Ultravox! : "I Want To Be A Machine" (Island Records) 1977.
13: Shine On Me : "The Sea Cannot Be Seen From Here" (Neus-318) 2011.
14: Stephen Cornford : "Migration #3" (Rumpsti Pumsti Edition) 2015.
15: Stephen Cornford : "Migration #4" (Rumpsti Pumsti Edition) 2015.
16: Emaciator : "Ruined (Side B)" (Morbid Tapes) 2007.

01: Broadcasting.
02: Playlist.
03: Orange light.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

MuhMur Radio SoundArt Radio Broadcast 15/10/2015 :

Tonights programme features a twenty minute piece from Swedish Occultist / Author / Sound Artist Michael Idehall. I have been listening to Michael since he released the "Sol" cassette on Belaten in 2012. I am quite honoured that he recorded a piece and entitled it "MuhMur" especially for the programme. More on Michael's work can be found here : (copy & paste).
I ended the broadcast with a couple of pieces that involve the recently departed John Murphy.
Please take a listen :
Also in the mix is a track by Kazuya Ishigami. November 12 programme will feature an exclusive piece from Kazuya.
Next programme will be on October 29.

Playlist : 
01: Tibetan Red : "Kalahari Frire Birth" (Gràcia Territori Sonor) 2000.
02: Kazuya Ishigami : "The Great Hermit" (Neus-318) 2011.
03: Clock DVA : "Psychoactive Magnetic Fields" (Vinyl On Demand) 2015.
04: Erdlicht : "Erstes Licht" (Licht Und Stahl) 2009.
05: The Cure : "All Cats Are Grey" (Fiction Records) 1981.
06: Current 93 : "LashTal" (L.A.Y.L.A.H AntiRecord) 1984.
07: Aqua Dentata : "Untitled" (Not On Label) 2015.
08: Michael Idehall : "MuhMur" (Not On Label) 2015.
     (piece exclusively recorded for MuhMur Radio).
09: Clock DVA : "Subliminal Suggestion" (Vinyl On Demand) 2015.
10: Current 93 : "The Mystical Body Of Christ In Chorazaim (The Great In The Small)"
                             (Durtro) 1992.
11: John Murphy (Shining Vril) : "Rose Garden" (Edizioni Passarotto) 2013.

Monday, 12 October 2015

John Murphy 1959 - 2015

I was kind of knocked for six today when I read about the death of John Murphy. I am saddened. I knew John, not too well, but I knew him and we laughed and chatted and drank beer whenever we met.

I first met John in 1983 when he was touring as part of S.P.K. The "Metal Dance" tour of the UK. Manchester Hacienda. I kind of followed S.P.K. around on the tour and ended up being some kind of unpaid "roadie". Unfortunately when they played towns and cities where I had nowhere to stay (a friend's floor etc) I stayed in the same hotel room as John and the S.P.K. bassist Derek. I don't think either liked the arrangement. I slept on the floor, the uninvited guest. The first time this happened, just as I was settling down for some sleep, John holding a tube of toothpaste, told me that when I closed my eyes he was going to "shove this tube of toothpaste up my arse", which kind of "broke the ice". It was a great tour with John and Derek and Dave Kenny on the mixing desk.
The next time I met John I reminded him of the "toothpaste" incident and he laughed and apologised. On that occasion (February 2001), Dieter Müh were supporting John's latest project Knifeladder. We supported Knifeladder a couple of more times and it was always a pleasure to see John. After one gig we went back to Lloyd James's house and spent the night chatting away.  I questioned John about his time with Shriekback. John had played with them all … Whitehouse, The Associates, Current 93, Nurse With Wound, Death In June. Fascinating tales of London in the early 1980's.
Recently I met John in Berlin, at the NK Gallery. He was drumming with Jordi Vall's Vagina Dentata Organ. We caught up,  and as ever John was talking about a variety of projects he was involved with … and he was instrumental in getting Dieter Müh a gig at the NK in 2013.
And now I shall never see John again.

The picture above is taken from the 1983 tour (not by me), I don't know which venue but it is as I always remember him, this is how John was when we first met.
A sad loss.

Friday, 2 October 2015

MuhMur Radio SoundArt Radio Broadcast : 01/10/2015.

Tonights programme was built around the 70 minute mix "En To Pan" by Thomas Ekelund, and features only Swedish projects. I asked Thomas to provide "something" for the radio programme and he kindly provided "En To Pan" a mix of ritualistic, occult, dark ambient magickal mastery. I have tried to playlist the programme to the best of my abilities but a lot of what Thomas played I remain blissfully ignorant!
Copy & Paste :

01: Arkhe : "Softets Hus" (Cipher Productions) 2015.
02: Ättestupa : "Vattnet Drog Sig Tillbaka, Stenarna Blev Synliga (Side B)" (Järtecknet) 2015.

      Thomas Ekelund "En To Pan"
03: Unknown Artist.
04: Herman Kropp : "Umbilical Cord Strangulation"
05: Metgumbnerbone : "Death" (Nekrophile Records) 1985.
06: Unknown Artist : "Chung-Võ-Diēm Parts 1 & 2.
07: Alone In The Hollow Garden : "Dharmata" (Red Cavity Records) 2015.
08: Unknown Artist : "Shiva Full Moon Ritual".
09: Dernière Volontė : "Der Kinder Nacht" (Hau Ruck!) 2000.
10: Normand Edmons : "Kingdom Come".
11: Huun-Hur-Tu : "Oske Cherde" (Shanachie) 1993.
12: Halo Manash : "Feast On The Bitter Fluid-Flowing Through The Lips Of Her Vulgar Womb-
                                 Ingest Inebriate Initiate" (Aural Hypnox) 2008.
13: Unknown Artist : "Seto Gompa".
14: Arnica : "Una Bestia Astada" (Percht/Soliferro) 2014.
15: Trial Of the Bow : "The Promise" (Release Entertainment) 1997.
16: Kara Ool : "Chant. Rec. Kysyi" (Supposé) 2007.
17: Tvlpa : "Schechiriron Sabbath" (Belzebez) 2015.
18: Current 93 : "Fields Of Rape" (L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntiRecords) 1984.
19: Wardruna : "Fehu" (Indie Recordings) 2015.
20: Teeraal Räum Pheynix : "En To Pvan".
21: Les Joyaux De La Princesse : "Adieu Chèrie" (Les Joyaux De La Princesse) 2006.

22: Karmanjakan Intonarumori : "Pseudocircular Downer (Parts 1&2)" (KI Produkt).
23: Altar Of Flies : "Texel And Oxford Donn Part Two" (777 Was 666) 2015.