CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 28, 2017

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Hi radio,

Not much to report here this week — we’re nearing the end of the semester and many of our student volunteers are deep in final papers and exam prep, so it’s been pretty quiet around the station. This lull in the usual craziness gives us a nice chance to work on some big-picture ideas. It’s CKUT’s 30th birthday in the fall, and we’re cooking up some exciting plans to celebrate. Stay tuned… :)

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to catch a show featuring live debuts from three great acts, including sundogs (above), L’Ordre de l’Infiniment Nada, and dmr. I always find it inspiring to see acts hit the stage for the first time and totally crush it; it’s a good reminder of the creative and gutsy artists we are fortunate to have in abundance here in Montreal.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’re very excited to welcome Iranian-born, Montreal-based sound artists MP | vH+as our curators for our monthly experimental radio residency, If You Got Ears. Here’s what to expect, in their own words:

We are “MP | vH+”, and we invite you to take a trip with us to the farthest territories of computational sound art. We will point at aspects, approaches, questions and meditations on the different areas of “La music informatique”.

Most important, we will listen to music, some of them are composed and performed by ourselves, and the others are masterworks of contemporary music composed by others, only performed by us, using diverse methods, divergent techniques and different systems.

Welcome to our lab.

MP & vH+

Catch this very special program every Wednesday in April from noon – 2pm, or download the archive via ckut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – march 28, 2017

1. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
2. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl
3. the painters/carla sagan – supermoon lunar eclipse – egg
paper factory CC *
4. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
5. anjou – epithymia – kranky 
6. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
7. second woman – s/w – spectrum spools
8. ondatropica – baile bucanero – soundway
9. avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche – pas pire pop (i love you so much) – constellation CC *
10. the necks – unfold – ideologic organ
11. austra – future politics – domino CC
12. dickey/maneri/shipp – vessel in orbit – aum fidelity
13. pink saliva – tropical fun & general lightness – sono sordo CC *
14. mi’ens – challenger – kingfisher bluez CC
15. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy
16. philippe lauzier – a pond in my living room – sofa CC *
17. snakehole – interludes of insanity – wharf cat
18. mozart’s sister – field of love – arbutus CC *
19. lea betrucci – all that is solid melts into air – nna tapes
20. hurray for the riff raff – the navigator – ato
21. pavel – [sic] – self-released CC
22. beyries – landing – bonsound CC *
23. mid pines – IIVIXIXXX – circuit song recordings CC
24. jacques greene – feel infinite – arts & crafts CC *
25. moor mother – fetish bones – don giovanni
26. idle bloom – little deaths – fraternity as vanity
27. r. stevie moore – make it be – bar/none
28. king woman – created in the image of suffering – relapse
29. julie byrne – not even happiness – ba da bing!
30. holy motors – sleepryder – wharf cat

ckut jazz – march 28, 2017
1. dickey/maneri/shipp – vessel in orbit – aum fidelity
2. trio3 (cyrille/workman/lake) – visiting texture – intakt
3. mostly other people do the killing – loafer’s hollow – hot cup
4. isabelle duthoit/george graewe – parlance – nuscope
5. microscopic septet – been up so long… – cuneiform
6. led bib – umbrella weather – rare noise
7. craig taborn – daylight ghosts – ecm
8. harris eisenstadt canada day quartet – on parade in parede
– clean feed CC
9. fred hove chamber ensemble – polygon – self-released CC *
10. andrew cyrille quartet – the declaration of musical independence – ecm

ckut global – march 28, 2017
1. ondatropica – baile bucanero – soundway
2. ibibio sound machine – uyai – merge
3. tinariwen – elwan – anti
4. janka nabay & the bubu gang – build music – luaka bop
5. daymé arocena – cubafonia – brownswood
6. hanitra – songs from madagascar: lasa – arc music
7. orquesta el macabeo – la maldicion del timbal – peace & rhythm
8. jungle fire – jambu – nacional
9. lido pimiento – la papessa – self-released CC
10. awa poulo – poulo warali – awesome tapes from africa

ckut rpm – march 28, 2017
1. sci fi sol – experimental drawingboard ep – detroit underground
2. octo octa – where are we going? – honey soundsystem
3. sarah davachi – all my circles run – students of decay CC
4. v/a – be as happy as possible – phinery
5. strategy – the infinity file – geographic north
6. racine – des milliers de fenêtres – archipel CC
7. lena wilikens – phantom delia – cómeme
8. skinnybones – SKB01 – self-released CC
9. citofono – EP1 – self-released CC
10. james n murray – a vancouver – jacktone

ckut beatbox – march 28, 2017
1. karriem riggins – head nod suite – stones throw
2. holy rolling – astral travelling – sovereign music movement CC *
3. run the jewels – run the jewels 3 – self-released
4. denzel curry – imperial – loma vista
5. chance the rapper – coloring book – self-released
6. p.o.s. – chill, dummy – rhymesayers
7. cold cut – only heaven ep – ahead of our time
8. haviah mighty – flower city – self-released CC
9. nilla – valkyrie – droppin’ science CC
10. thundercat – drunk – brainfeeder

CC indicates Canadian content
* indicates local content