CKUT TOP 30 FOR April 24, 2018

1. yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. submissives – pining for a boy – egg paper factory
3. dr. octagon – moosebumps – bulk
4. r.flex – in & out – self released CC
5. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
6. spinning star kick – s/t – self released
7. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
8. jerico – walls – new CC*
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. wye oak – the louder i call, the faster it runs – merge
11. holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15.brother jt – tornado juice – thrill jockey
16. endlings – s/t – sssk
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. the real kids -nov. 74 demos/live at the rat/spring 77 demos – crypt
19. entourage – ceremony of dreams – tompkins square  
20. drew mcdowall + hiro kone – the ghost of georges bataille – bank records
21. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
22. various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
23. france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
24. spectral wound – terra nullus – self released CC*  
25. eric chenaux – slowly paradise – constellation CC
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. morbid angel – disdained kingdom –
28. sons kemet – your queen is a reptile – impulse
29. seth graham – gasp – orange milk
30. profane order – tightened noose of sanctimony – self CC*

ckut rpm – april 24, 2018

1.hunter lombard – eris ep – jack dept
2.burnet207 – forever – jacktone
3.debby friday – bitchpunk – bandcamp CC
4.jerico – walls – new CC
5.lacedetail – define this mood – summer isle CC
6.kohl – learned ethics / imposed ethics – umor rex
7.various – aht100 – always human tapes
8.pursuit grooves – felt armour – bandcamp CC
9.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
10.citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
 

ckut jazz – april 17, 2018

1.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
2.dan weiss – starebaby – pi recordings
3.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
4.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
5.satoko fujii ork. berlin – ninety-nine years – libra
6.angelika niescier – the berlin concert – intakt
7.samuel blaser / gerry hemingway – oostum – nobusiness
8.mary halvorson – code girl – firehouse 12 / bandcamp
9.beaudoin-de la sabonnière / normand / hamel – brûlez les meubles – tour de bras / circum-disc ©
10. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©

ckut global – april 17, 2018

1.various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5 2MB – propension – self
6.la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7.brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – april 24, 2018

1.dr. octagon – moosbumps – bulk
2. 2mb – pro pension – self
3.saukratese – season 2 –  CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5.moodie black – lucas acid – fake four inc.
6.cut chemist – die cut – a stable sound
7.eytreg – one’s hidden agenda – urbnet
8.elaquent – celebrate life! – urbnet
9. del & amp live- gate 13 – plug research
10.factor chandalier – wisdom teeth – side road

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: APRIL 17, 2018

CKUT TOP 30 FOR April 17, 2018

1. yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
3. dr. octagon – moosbumps – bulk
4. r.flex – in & out – self released CC
5. submissives – pining for a boy – egg paper factory
6. spinning star kick – s/t – self released
7. brother jt – tornado juice – thrill jockey
8. jerico – walls – new CC*
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
11.holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
16. endlings – s/t – sssk
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. the real kids -nov. 74 demos/live at the rat/spring 77 demos – crypt
19. entourage – ceremony of dreams – tompkins square  
20. drew mcdowall + hiro kone – the ghost of georges bataille – bank records
21. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
22. various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
23. france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
24. spectral wound – terra nullus – self released CC*  
25. rivers of nihil – where owls know my name – metal blade
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. morbid angel – disdained kingdom –
28. sons kemet – your queen is a reptile – impulse
29. seth graham – gasp – orange milk
30. profane order – tightened noose of sanctimony – self CC*

ckut rpm – april 17, 2018

1.pursuit grooves – felt armour – bandcamp CC
2.debby friday – bitchpunk – bandcamp CC
3.lacedetail – define this mood – summer isle CC
4.rezzett – rezzett – trilogy tapes
5.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
6.hunter lombard – eris ep – jack dept
7.burnet207 – forever – jacktone
8.jerico – walls – new CC
9.citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
10.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC

 

ckut jazz – april 17, 2018

1.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
2.dan weiss – starebaby – pi recordings
3.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
4.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
5.satoko fujii ork. berlin – ninety-nine years – libra
6.angelika niescier – the berlin concert – intakt
7.samuel blaser / gerry hemingway – oostum – nobusiness
8.mary halvorson – code girl – firehouse 12 / bandcamp
9.beaudoin-de la sabonnière / normand / hamel – brûlez les meubles – tour de bras / circum-disc ©
10. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©

ckut global – april 17, 2018

1.various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5 2MB – propension – self
6.la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7.brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – april 17, 2018

1.dr. octagon – moosbumps – bulk
2. 2mb – pro pension – self
3.saukratese – season 2 –  CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5.moodie black – lucas acid – fake four inc.
6.cut chemist – die cut – a stable sound
7.eytreg – one’s hidden agenda – urbnet
8.elaquent – celebrate life! – urbnet
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.factor chandalier – wisdom teeth – side road

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: APRIL 10, 2018

CKUT TOP 30 FOR April 10, 2018

1.yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
3. holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC
4. r.flex – in & out – self released CC
5. barbara dane – hot jazz, cool blues & hard hitting songs – smithsonian folkways
6. endlings – s/t – sssk
7.brother jt – tornado juice – thrill jockey
8. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
11. suuns – felt – secret city CC*
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
16. cadence weapon – s/t – eone CC
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. the real kids -nov. 74 demos/live at the rat/spring 77 demos – crypt
19. entourage – ceremony of dreams – tompkins square  
20. drew mcdowall + hiro kone – the ghost of georges bataille – bank records
21. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
22. various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
23. france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
24. spectral wound – terra nullus – self released CC*  
25. rivers of nihil – where owls know my name – metal blade
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. morbid angel – disdained kingdom –
28. sons kemet – your queen is a reptile – impulse
29.seth graham – gasp – orange milk
30.profane order – tightened noose of sanctimony – self CC*

ckut rpm – april 3, 2018
1.rezzett – rezzett – trilogy tapes
2.burnet207 – forever – jacktone
3.citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
4.pursuit grooves – felt armour – bandcamp CC
5.lacedetail – define this mood – summer isle CC
6.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
7.drew mcdowall + hiro kone – the ghost of georges bataille – bank records
8.debby friday – bitchpunk – bandcamp CC
9.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
10. caltrop – in retrospect – perfect location

ckut jazz – april 10, 2018

1.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
2.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
3.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
4.dan weiss – starebaby – pi recordings
5.satoko fujii ork. berlin – ninety-nine years – libra
6.mary halvorson – code girl – firehouse 12 / bandcamp
7.beaudoin-de la sabonnière / normand / hamel – brûlez les meubles – tour de bras / circum-disc ©
8.samuel blaser / gerry hemingway – oostum – nobusiness
9.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©
10. district five – decoy – intakt

ckut global – april 3, 2018

1.various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6.la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7.brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – april 10, 2018

1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.dr. octagon – moosbumps – bulk
3.saukratese – season 2 –  CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. moodie black – lucas acid – fake four inc.
6.cut chemist – die cut – a stable sound
7.eytreg – one’s hidden agenda – urbnet
8. elaquent – celebrate life! – urbnet
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.factor chandalier – wisdom teeth – side road

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Concert Review: The Marias @ L’Astral

It isn’t often that an opening act warrants attention apart from who they are supporting, but this was certainly the case when The Marías took the stage before Albert Hammond Jr. this past Monday, April 2nd. Nostalgia is one of the immediate reactions to the band’s music and image: the cover photo for their debut EP Superclean, Vol. I is front-woman María’s legs, highlighted by flash as they rest upon red velvet-upholstered theatre seats faded with the dim haze of Hollywood’s golden years. Their music draws from old-school funk, soul and psychedelia, but instead of wallowing in all this 60’s/70’s reminiscence as they easily could, the group coats their tunes in a distinctly modern sheen with María’s sometimes-Spanish lyrics and drummer Josh Conway’s sleek production.

Lead vocalist María does indeed have a last name, but leaves it offstage as many icons have before her. Any aloofness this move might imply, however, was immediately eliminated by her humble stage presence and an outfit that could have been as much her everyday style as performance-ready getup. Matching the colours of the EP album artwork, the flowing white fabric of satin palazzo pants breezily followed María’s rhythmic swaying, paired with a matching bandeau concealed by a scarlet matador-inspired jacket. The rest of the band loosely coordinated their outfits to match this palette, with tones of red, black, and white tying up their aesthetic into one clean, focused package.

The pulsing beat of “I Like It,” the first song of the set, helped introduced the crowd to the band’s polished sound. María traded and shared vocals with Conway, their soothing croons blending for an effect reminiscent of a Serge Gainsbourg duet. After this warm-up, María’s vocals came into focus, bringing in the chilled-out groove of “Only in My Dreams.” The synchronized strums of (Canadian-born) Josh Conway’s bass foundation and Jesse Perlman’s glossy guitar overcoat combined to access the space between wakefulness and dreaming, a strange balance which could be the band’s brand.

The synth squiggles in the background of “Superclean,” contributed by Edward James, were followed by an affectionate version of J-Lo’s “Cariño” and an unreleased song: “Ruthless.” The second of these was accompanied by a surprise appearance from Busty & the Bass trumpeter Scott Bevins, who added a crowd-pleasing jazzy texture that would return later during “Basta Ya.” Before his reappearance, the band kept up the brass-fueled energy by playing personal favourite “I Don’t Know You.” Conway propelled the tune forward with a funky bass-line tempered by straightforward chords from Perlman to again achieve the group’s soporific-yet-snappy signature. Before their closing song, The Marías paid tribute to their influences with another cover, this time of Teena Marie’s “Lovergirl,” keeping all the soul of the original while replacing some of its 80’s glare with their own sound.

After kindly giving Albert Hammond Jr. a second shoutout, María referenced her Puerto-Rican roots one last time with “Déjate Llevar” for a more up-tempo finish. Though The Marías make great use of guitar, they are not initially an intuitive complement to Albert Hammond Jr.’s frenetic riff-laden energy. Watching their set, however, it became clear that their appeal is a subtler and no less remarkable kind of gravity, sizzling just below the surface like their deceptively catchy music.

While addressing the audience at one point during the set, María confessed to the audience that it was the band’s first time in Canada. It might already be clear by virtue of their role supporting a former Stroke, but something about the Marías’ quiet confidence and refined image tells me that it won’t be their last.

~review by Dylan Lai

Concert Review: Hanna Benn, Sinkane & Son Lux @ Theatre Fairmount

Paradoxically, one of the best ways to characterize the music of Son Lux is that it’s difficult to do so. The genre-resistant group was originally the solo project of Ryan Lott until 2015, and his proclivity for out-of-the-box musical exploration has drawn comparison to (and a collaborative project with) Sufjan Stevens. Personally, his unique vocal timbre is reminiscent of James Blake. This affinity for the unusual also apparently extends to Son Lux’s choice of touring partners, as openers Sinkane and Hanna Benn blended their own selection of sounds to give audience members a taste of what was to come. As I entered the Fairmount this past Monday to catch the end of Hanna Benn, the already substantial crowd was a clear indicator of the magnetic power and intrigue of ambiguity.

Benn’s crystalline vocals, which also made an appearance on Son Lux’s 2016 EP Stranger Forms, floated over compositions influenced by her eclectic classical and gospel training. Sinkane, up next, mixed the music of his Sudanese roots with jazz and funk elements for an energizing set that showcased the talents of the group’s members. The guitarist got a few improvisational solos in, and the harmonies of keyboardist/vocalist Elenna Canlas backing up frontman Ahmed Gallab’s soothing tenor transformed to lead vocals for the majority of the band’s final two songs.

Before long, Lott’s faux-hawk appeared under the dim stage lights. He was joined by guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, and the trio introduced themselves with the first few chilling verses of “Forty Screams,” then the opening song from their latest album Brighter Wounds. The project is the second to include Bhatia and Chang as official band members after 2015’s Bones, though the group has been performing together since 2013. Though the most recent album is sonically more accessible than the last, Lott hasn’t lightened his hand lyrically. It’s an intimate reflection on his alternating hope and uncertainty for the future spurred by the recent birth of his son. His trembling falsetto, sounding always as if he might be moments away from tears, lends itself to expressing the raw content of the music. Varyingly passed through filters and paired with his eclectic production, full of instrumental samples and effects with a distorted yet organic feel, it can be hard to be sure he’s emitting the sounds you’re hearing or if they originate from some otherworldly source.

Though Son Lux is Lott’s brainchild, the group’s writing process is reportedly highly collaborative. Accordingly, the musicianship of the of the other members was given ample time to shine, with the band adapting their recordings for the stage to highlight their skill. Bhatia had a few solos and covered string parts by adjusting his tone, and for “Stolen,” Chang broke into an extended drum break to finish off the song. Building off this energy, Lott later showcased his usually restrained voice by belting out the resplendent chorus of “Dream State.” Digging into the keyboard unconventionally angled away from him, it seemed like he was holding on against a musical fervor that would otherwise sweep him away.

As he approached the end of the set, Lott joked with the audience, playing on the traditional faux exit and encore by telling the audience, “the song after this is our last…but not really. Just pretend it is.” The crowd happily obeyed, keeping energy levels high. When the band got to their “last song,” they requested that the people in the venue participate, instructing the crowd and cueing them in to sing a melody adapted from one of the string parts in the song. The tune in question, “All Directions,” was befitting of the impromptu choir, since a similar effect is applied in the final refrain of the recording. The lyrics, “And weren’t we the beautiful ones/I promise we were,” also stir up a collective impression of loss and redemption that was easy to feel part of.

As promised, Son Lux exited the stage before re-entering and delivering a smoldering performance of “Aquatic.” To spark things up again for their (actual) last song, they treated everyone to their most popular tune, “Lost it to Trying,” getting the audience to join in once again – this time without any request needed.

~ review by Dylan Lai

CKUT’S TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS APRIL 3, 2018

Welcome to this week’s charts. Some great new titles in there this week including the amazing R.Flex record that showed up as a usb connectable bracelet. Hope your week is good.

xo
Alex

ps: Our pic this week is a Wesley Willis marker illustration of the Chicago skyline.

CKUT TOP 30 FOR APRIL 3, 2018

1.yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
3. holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC4. brother jt – tornado juice – thrill jockey
5. barbara dane – hot jazz, cool blues & hard hitting songs – smithsonian folkways
6. endlings – s/t – sssk
7. youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
8. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
11. suuns – felt – secret city CC*
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15. lea bertucci – metal aether – NNA
16. cadence weapon – s/t – eone CC
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. r.flex – in & out – self released CC
19. petra glint – the trip – vibe over method CC*
20. efrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC*
21. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
22. various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
23. france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
24. spectral wound – terra nullus – self released CC*
25. rivers of nihil – where owls know my name – metal blade
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. ought – room inside the world – royal mountain *
28. wetware – automatic drawing – dais
29.seth graham – gasp – orange milk
30.profane order – tightened noose of sanctimony – self CC*

ckut rpm – april 3, 2018

1.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
2.pursuit grooves – felt armour – bandcamp CC
3.rezzett – rezzett – trilogy tapes
4.citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
5.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
6.burnet207 – forever – jacktone
7.various – physically sick 2 – discwoman and allergy season
8.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
9.caltrop – in retrospect – perfect location
10.drew mcdowall + hiro kone – the ghost of georges bataille – bank records

ckut jazz – april 3, 2018

1.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
2.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
3.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
4.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©
5.eave – eave – bandcamp ©=
6.kaze – atody man – circum–libra
7.samuel blaser / gerry hemingway – oostum – nobusiness
8.ensemble super musique – les porteuse d’ô – ambiances magnétiques ©
9.mary halvorson – code girl – firehouse 12 / bandcamp
10. peripheral vision – more sings about errors and shame – _self_ ©

ckut global – april 3, 2018

1.various – listen all around: the golden age of central and e. african music – dust to digital
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6.la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7.brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – march 27th, 2018

1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.the recipe – funerals and purgatory – therecipedxb
3.saukratese – season 2 – CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. swamp thing + ghettosocks – the octagon – droppin science CC
6.cut chemist – die cut – a stable sound
7.eytreg – one’s hidden agenda – urbnet
8. elaquent – celebrate life! – urbnet
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.factor chandalier – wisdom teeth – side road

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: MARCH 27th, 2018

Pictured is one of my fave guitarists ever. Nokie Edwards’ playing was so expressive, always changlin’.

Here’s the charts.

XO

A

CKUT TOP 30 for March 27th, 2018

1.yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
3. holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC
4. profane order – tightened noose of sanctimony – self CC*
5. barbara dane – hot jazz, cool blues & hard hitting songs – smithsonian folkways
6. endlings – s/t – sssk
7. youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
8. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
11. suuns – felt – secret city CC*
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15. lea bertucci – metal aether – NNA
16. cadence weapon – s/t – eone CC
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. efrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC*
19. petra glint – the trip – vibe over method CC*
20. profligate – somewhere else – wharf cat
21. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
22. keiji haino & sumac – american dollar bill – thrill jockey
23. france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
24. langley school music project – innocence & despair – bar/none
25. rivers of nihil – where owls know my name – metal blade
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. ought – room inside the world – royal mountain *
28. wetware – automatic drawing – dais
29.seth graham – gasp – orange milk
30. skull defekts – s/t – thrill jockey

ckut rpm – march 27th, 2018

citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
various – physically sick 2 – discwoman and allergy season
dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
pursuit grooves – felt armour – bandcamp CC
various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
burnet207 – forever – jacktone
various – silk to dry the tears – 100% silk
canhota – ss01 – safe and sound CC
clint house – wantaway ep – low noise productions CC

ckut global – march 27th, 2018

1.hector guerra – desde el infierno – kasba
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6. la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7. brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphon
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – march 27th
(CKUT’s jazz director is on holiday. The charts will return next week)

1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.the recipe – funerals and purgatory – therecipedxb
3.saukratese – season 2 – CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. swamp thing + ghettosocks – the octagon – droppin science CC
6.cut chemist – die cut – a stable sound
7.eytreg – one’s hidden agenda – urbnet
8. elaquent – celebrate life! – urbnet
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.factor chandalier – wisdom teeth – side road

ckut jazz – march 5th, 2018
(ckut’s jazz director is on holiday. The charts will return next week)

1.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
2.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
3.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©
4.kaze – atody man – circum–libra
5.kate gentile – mannequins – skirl
6.eave – eave – bandcamp ©
7.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
8.sylvie courvoisier trio– d’agala – intakt
9.togetherness! – togetherness! – self cc
10.bobby previte – rhapsody – rare noise

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: MARCH 20, 2018

1.yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag CC
2. various – physically sick 2- physical therapy/discowoman
3.cadence weapon – s/t – eone CC
4.holzkopf – house of sun – self released CC
5. barbara dane – hot jazz, cool blues & hard hitting songs – smithsonian folkways
6. endlings – s/t – sssk
7. youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
8. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. essaie pas – new path – dfa CC*
11. suuns – felt – secret city CC*
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. evidence – weather or not – rhymesayer
14. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
15. lea bertucci – metal aether – NNA
16. dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
17. hawthonn – red goddess – ba da bing!
18. efrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC
19. petra glint – the trip – vibe over method CC*
20. profligate – somewhere else – wharf cat
21. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
22. saukratese – season 2 – CC
23. persuasion – quatermass ep – opal tapes
24. langley school music project – innocence & despair – bar/none
25. skull defekts – s/t – thrill jockey
26. various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. ought – room inside the world – royal mountain *
28. wetware – automatic drawing – dais
29.bobby previte -rhapsody – rare noise
30. Keiji haino & sumac – american dollar bill – thrill jockey

ckut rpm – march 20th, 2018

1.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
2.various – silk to dry the tears – 100% silk
3.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
4.canhota – ss01 – safe and sound CC
5.experimental housewife – ecodance – perfect location
6.various – physically sick 2 – discwoman and allergy season
7.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
8.citofono – s/t – citifono.bandcamp.com CC
9.robert t – destination – robot hunter CC
10. clint house – wantaway ep – low noise productions CC

ckut jazz – march 13th, 2018

1.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
2.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network nuscope
3.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©
4.kaze – atody man – circum–libra
5.kate gentile – mannequins – skirl
6.eave – eave – bandcamp ©
7.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
8.sylvie courvoisier trio– d’agala – intakt
9.togetherness! – togetherness! – self cc
10.bobby previte – rhapsody – rare noise

ckut global – march 13th, 2018

1.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – bendigedig
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6. la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7. brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8. benji kaplan – chorando – big apple batucada
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – march 20th

1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.the recipe – funerals and purgatory – therecipedxb
3.saukratese – season 2 – CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. swamp thing + ghettosocks – the octagon – droppin science CC
6.fredy v – #ittakesavillage – self-released CC *
7.amp fiddler – amp dog knights – mahogani
8.v/a – cosmic melanin – 88 days of fortune CC
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.tachichi – chico’s 90s project (hand’solo) CC

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: MARCH 13th, 2018

I remember when Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear” dropped. Tom Green played it on the Midnight Caller on CHUO and then ran the instro on repeat underneath the whole show. That was a hit and I guarantee it played a thousand times here that summer too. Rest in peace. 46 years is waaaay too young for a person’s heart to just give out. Especially after selling a million copies of a fantastic 10/10 tune.

Anyway, here’s the charts. The Yamantaka//Sonic Titan record is utterly masterful, if I can offer my opinion on a zone this rare time.

Best wishes

Alex

CKUT TOP 30 FOR March 3th, 2018

1.yamantaka//sonic titan – dirt – paper bag
2.ought – room inside the world – royal mountain *
3.cadence weapon – s/t – eone
4. holzkopf – hause of sun – self released
5. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
6. evidence – weather or not – rhymesayer
7. youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
8. wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
9. political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10. essaie pas – new path – dfa
11. suuns – felt – secret city CC*
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. wooing – daydream b/w time machine – ba da bing
14. the bridge – overdrive – rock/jazz – party – guersson
15. lea bertucci – metal aether – NNA
16. dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
17. effrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC*
18. various – the b music of jean rollin 1968-1973 – finders keepers
19. petra glint – the trip – vibe over method
20. profligate – somewhere else – wharf cat
21. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
22. saukratese – season 2 – CC
23. persuasion – quatermass ep – opal tapes
24. langley school music project – innocence & despair – bar/none
25. skull defekts – s/t – thrill jockey
26. Various – musique experimental – cacophonic
27. steff chura – messes – sadle creek
28. wetware – automatic drawing – dais
29.bobby previte -rhapsody – rare noise
30. steve reich – pulse/quartet – nonsuch

ckut rpm – march 13th, 2018

1.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
2.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
3.ramzi – pèze-piton – 12th isle CC
4.various – physically sick 2 – discwoman and allergy season
5.canhota – ss01 – safe and sound CC
6.various – silk to dry the tears – 100% silk
7.wiklow – green dragon, black tortoise – abandoned audio CC
8.robert t – destination – robot hunter CC
9.clint house – wantaway ep – low noise productions CC
10.experimental housewife – ecodance – perfect location

ckut jazz – march 13th, 2018

1.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
2.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
3.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques ©
4.kaze – atody man – circum–libra
5.kate gentile – mannequins – skirl
6.eave – eave – bandcamp ©
7.myra melford trio – alive in the house of saints, part 2 – hat hut
8.sylvie courvoisier trio– d’agala – intakt
9.togetherness! – togetherness! – self cc
10.bobby previte – rhapsody – rare noise

ckut global – march 13th, 2018

1.cartin finch & seckou keita – soar – Bendigedig
2.sidi touré – toubalbero – thrill jockey
3.youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6. la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7. brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8. benji kaplan – chorando – big apple batucada
9.lee dodou and the polyversal souls – basa basa – philaphone
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – march 13th

1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.evidence – weather or not – rhymesayer
3.saukratese – season 2 – CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. swamp thing + ghettosocks – the octagon – droppin science CC
6.fredy v – #ittakesavillage – self-released CC *
7.amp fiddler – amp dog knights – mahogani
8.v/a – cosmic melanin – 88 days of fortune CC
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.tachichi – chico’s 90s project (hand’solo) CC

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: March 6th, 2018

Hello Radio Friends,

I’ll be back in the office Thrusday ready to blast. Next week we’ll go back to the non-austere charts since I won’t be sending them from the rest stops on the autobahn on a clumsy ass ipad.  Thanks to Paige and Louise for having my back and making my time away possible-

xo

A

CKUT TOP 30 FOR March 5th, 2018

1.  ought – room inside the world – royal mountain *
2.. petra glint – the trip – vibe over method
3.  cadence weapon – s/t – eone
4.  holzkopf – hause of sun – self released
5. dominique fils-aimé – nameless – ensoul CC*
6.  evidence – weather or not – rhymesayer
7. youmna saba – arb’en – tunefork
8.  wake – misery rites – translation loss CC
9.  political ritual – s/t – ambiance magnétique CC*
10.  nightmares on wax – shape the future – warp
11.  saukratese – season 2 –  CC
12. divide and dissolve – abomination – dero arcade
13. wooing – daydream b/w time machine – ba da bing
14. the bridge – overdrive – rock/jazz – party – guersson
15. lea bertucci – metal aether – NNA
16. dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
17. effrim menuck – pissing stars – constellation CC*
18. various – the b music of jean rollin 1968-1973 – finders keepers
19. fischerspooner – sir – ultra
20. profligate – somewhere else – wharf cat
21. the extract – dream song – self CC
22. station 17 – blick – bureau b
23. persuasion – quatermass ep – opal tapes
24. langley school music project – innocence & despair – bar/none
25. skull defekts – s/t – thrill jockey
26. us girls – a poem unlimited – 4AD
27. steff chura – messes – sadle creek
28. wetware – automatic drawing – dais
29.bobby previte -rhapsody – rare noise
30. steve reich – pulse/quartet – nonsuch

ckut rpm – march 5th, 2018

1.various artists – forth vol. 1 – forth CC
2.canhota – ss01 – safe and sound CC
3.various – silk to dry the tears – 100% silk
4.ramzi – pèze-piton – 12th isle CC
5.persuasion – quatermass ep – opal tapes
6.wiklow – green dragon, black tortoise – abandoned audio CC
7.france jobin – intrication – no-ware CC
8.experimental housewife – ecodance – perfect location
9.clint house – wantaway ep – low noise productions CC
10.robert t – destination – robot hunter CC

ckut jazz – march 5th, 2018

1.jason robinson’s janus ensemble – resonant geographies – pfmentum
2.togetherness! – togetherness! – self cc
3.jean derome – resistances – ambiances magnétiques cc
4.irabagon / fielder / neufeld – in formation network – nuscope
5.bobby previte  – rhapsody – rare noise
6.kaze – atody man – circum–libra
7.kate gentile – mannequins – skirl
8.eave  – eave – bandcamp ©
9.sylvie courvoisier trio– d’agala – intakt
10.lina allemano titanium riot – squish it! – lumo ©

ckut global – march 5th, 2018

1.afrika mamas – iphupho: a cappella from south africa – arcmusic
2.souljazz orchestra – under burning skies – strut CC
3.brooklyn raga massive – terry riley in c – northern spy
4.leila gobi – 2017 – clermont music
5.lemon bucket orchestra – if i had the strength – indoor recess
6. la misa negra – s/t – nam entertainment
7. brenda navarrete – mi mundo – alma
8. benji kaplan – chorando – big apple batucada
9.les filles de illighadad – eghass malan – sahel sounds
10. pasteur lappe – we, the people – africa seven

ckut beatbox – february 27th
1. cadence weapon – s/t – one CC*
2.evidence – weather or not – rhymesayer
3.saukratese – season 2 –  CC
4.dabrye – three/three – ghostly international
5. swamp thing + ghettosocks – the octagon – droppin science  CC
6.fredy v – #ittakesavillage – self-released CC *
7.amp fiddler – amp dog knights – mahogani
8.v/a – cosmic melanin – 88 days of fortune CC
9.tshizimba – zero – self-released CC *
10.tachichi – chico’s 90s project (hand’solo) CC