Pop Talk


Pop Talk

Hey friends,
Had a super busy but great weekend – CKUT celebrated its 25th anniversary on the FM dial with a party for the ages (complete with a community orcHERstra playing a percussion-heavy, punked-out version of a cult fave Italian opera jam), had a great visit with a lovely former CKUT intern from Germany + her bff as they cruised through Montreal, and was wowed by the tales of a few colleagues at a real nice short story reading/performance series on Friday evening. The whole while I’ve been trying to amp up my immune system as I fend off a wicked cold and prepping for a show tonight with CKUT pals AJ Cornell & Eyle of Pine (y’all remember AJ, right?) – both excited and nervous to share a stage with those two.

Gonna be in NYC over the weekend so if you’re around and wanna hang, give me a shout.


ckut top 30 – may 14, 2013
highest order – if it’s real – idee fixe CC
colin stetson – new history warfare volume 3: to see more light – constellation CC
ubt – ego orientation – psychic handshake CC
valleys – are you going to stand there and talk weird all night? – kanine CC
saltland – i thought it was us but it was all of us – constellation CC
kurt vile – wakin on a pretty daze – matador
choeur maha – songs from silence – self-released CC
black bug – reflecting the light – hozac
richard pinhas – desolation row – cuneiform
charles bradley – victim of love – daptone
no joy – wait to pleasure – mexican summer
chelsea light moving – chelsea light moving – matador
tonitix – bm-mf – red arc CC
wolf eyes – no answer-lower floor – de stijl
corona ferox – logique cosmologique – red arc CC
bill baird – spring break of the soul – pau wau
pan-american – cloud room, glass room – kranky
a tribe called red – nation II nation – pirates blend CC
implodes – recurring dream – kranky
the mandates – mammoth cave CC
porn persons – disturbed persons – self-released CC
michael feuerstack – tambourine death bed – forward music group CC
black host – life in the sugar candle mines – northern spy
the burning hell – people – headless owl CC
.zs – grain – northern spy
black angels – indigo meadow – blue horizon
life coach – alphawaves – thrill jockey
chrissy zebby tembo & the ngozi family – my ancestors – normal
max eilbacher – ar-room – self-released
cold warps – don’t haunt me, ok? b/w stuck on an island – noyes CC

ckut jazz  – may 14, 2013
black host – life in the sugar candle mines – northern spy
nick fraser – towns and villages – barnyard CC
kidd jordan – on fire 2 – engine studios
roscoe mitchell – roscoe mitchell – wide hive
rudresh mahanthappa – gamak – act
aki takase – my ellington – intakt
little women – lung – aum fidelity
martin/lozano/lewis/wiens/duncan – at canterbury – barnyard CC
carrier/lambert/edwards/beresford  – overground to the vortex – not two CC
benoît delbecq & fred hersch double trio – fun house – songlines

ckut global – may 14, 2013
chrissy zebby tembo & the ngozi family – my ancestors – normal
bomba estero – elegancia tropical – soundway
ilaiyaraaja – ilectro! – finders keepers
bombino – nomad – nonesuch
v/a – tisheh oh risheh – pharaway sounds
orchestre poly-rythmo de cotonou – the skeletal essences of voodoo funk – analog africa
oy – kokokyinaka – creaked
la yegros – viene d mi – waxploitation
bassekou koyate & ngoni ba – jama ko – out here
chico mann – magical thinking – soundway

ckut rpm – may 14, 2013
the haxan cloak ˆ excavation ˆ tri-angle
various ˆ skweee in a dancehall ˆ ancient robot CC
ceephax acid crew ˆ cro magnox – wémè records
rp boo ˆ legacy ˆ planet mu
pete swanson ˆ punk authority ˆ software recording co.
yor ˆ sublimation ep ˆ purple maze
pursuit grooves ˆ broadcasting a sensory sequence ˆ what rules
shawn rudiman ˆ monolithic soul ˆ detroit techno militia
deadbeat ˆ infinity dubs vol 1 ˆ blkrtz CC
basic soul unit – motional response ˆ still music CC

ckut beatbox – may 14, 2013
dl incognito – someday is less than a second away – urbnet CC
the extremities – re:fresh – droppin’ science CC
didjak munya – oxygene – bambou
matt shadetek – the empire never ended – dutty artz
apos rock – demo – self-released CC
k-os – black on blonde – crown loyalist CC
mc june – le reflet – self-released CC
esta – gradient – soulection
notes to self – target market – decon CC
young fathers – tape one – anticon

ckut loud – may 14, 2013
uncle acid and the deadbeats – mind control – rise above
iceage – you’re nothing – matador
ghost – infestissumam – loma vista
akitsa / ash pool –  ripped from death, forced to live and die again – tour de garde CC
darkthrone – underground resistance – peaceville
ov hollowness – the world ends – aural CC
uncle acid and the deadbeats – bloodlust! – rise above
rotting christ – kata ton damaona eaytoy – season of mist
death – spiritual healing – relapse
destruction – spiritual genocide – nuclear blast