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K7 Archive on Venus Radio (Thursday 29 August 2019)

IMG_3484K7 Archive – Venus Radio – Thursday 29 August 2019 12:00-14:00

Start Length Artist – Album – Title
12:02 1:20 Alexis O’Hara – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – that’s nice
12:04 4:14 Lisa Gamble – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Fat Chance
12:08 3:13 Marni Levitt – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Magic
12:12 5:25 Annabelle Chvostek – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Empty
12:17 2:35 Becky Foon – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Structures
12:20 4:50 Assembly Required – S/T – Decisions (In The Shower)
12:25 1:46 The Comes – No Side – Panic
12:27 3:15 Dead Beat Poet Society – Induction – Coming Of The Age
12:30 5:54 Death Among Friends – Heaven – Roman Holiday
12:36 5:32 The Edible Pumpkins – Pumpk Rock – Deep Shores
12:41 3:44 Ginger Snaps – S/T – Living For The Tim
12:46 2:03 The Hammertones – Fetal’s Gizz – Wannabe
12:48 1:54 The Hammertones – Fetal’s Gizz – Bad Luck
12:50 2:46 The Hammertones – Fetal’s Gizz – Decay
12:53 3:40 Hazel Motes – S/T – Toonland
12:56 0:45 Anna-Louise Crago – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Mile End Grrl Gang
12:57 3:17 Heathers – S/T – The Hunger
13:00 4:27 Hey Mother Death – S/T – You Left Me
13:05 3:50 Inland Island – Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly – Bran (Germ)
13:09 4:00 Inner Sanctum – We Who Are – The Underground
13:14 4:12 Jordi, Grayson & Bruce – La Beaujolaise – Love, Love, Love
13:18 3:01 Jordi, Grayson & Bruce – La Beaujolaise – Russian Boom Boom
13:21 1:29 C.D. – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Irreconcilable Distances
13:23 0:34 Ad
13:24 3:02 JP5 – 3 Day Bender – Curse
13:27 2:31 JP5 – 3 Day Bender – Angelslug
13:30 4:44 Karyn Ellis – Talking Back – Point of Resistance
13:35 1:40 Dayna McLeod – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Jack Kerouac
13:38 6:59 Kinnie Starr <3’s B.K. Lounge – Learning 2 Cook – Handsome Like A Man
13:45 4:38 Kinnie Starr <3’s B.K. Lounge – Learning 2 Cook – Devilsclaw
13:50 5:03
Transister III – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Recipe For Making A Household Revolt
13:56 7:25 Parade – Anathemata – Crush

Check out the program archive at http://ckut.ca/en/content/venus (scroll to the bottom for old shows).

If you’d like to help with the cassette digitization project, email archivist@ckut.ca.

K7 Archive on If You Got Ears (Wednesday 28 August 2019)

IMG_3484K7 Archive – If You Got Ears – Wednesday 28 August 2019 12:00-14:00


Start Length Artist – Album – Title
12:01 4:01 Hoi Polloi – Demo – Red & Gold
12:07 4:55 Adrenalin – Cause and Effect – Forced Consent
12:13 3:19 Assembly Required – S/T – Night On The Town
12:17 3:24 The Affected – S/T – Merciless Pigs
12:21 6:08 Attack Squad – Carcinogenic – Close To You
12:28 6:55 Ballad Mongers – S/T – Rosensfole
12:33 3:22 Baron Von Fokker – S/T – Fascist Alert
12:36 4:02 Bathroom Orkestraw – S/T – (Smells of)… Black Bones
12:41 3:21 Beautiful – Flowers (Hello, Goodbye) – (Hello, Goodbye)
12:46 4:01 Bliss – No Saints, No Clowns, No Targets – Saviour
12:50 3:28 The Brute Creation – The Time Is Now – Segregation / Racist
12:54 3:53 Blow Seeds – Dobroesque – Breath
12:59 6:32 Le Complot Venitien – S/T – Tarantelle
13:03 6:26 Death Among Friends – Heaven – Heaven
13:11 4:20 Def. Threat – Just Chill – Just Chill
13:16 1:33 E.Q. – They Can’t Cope! – Let Loose In the Mix
13:18 4:44 Fishtales – Rash – Melancholy Grind
13:23 6:18 Howard North – Demo 1994 – Toreador
13:30 7:05 Human Aspect – Fatal Judgment – Modern Death
13:35 3:41 Infra Dig – Broken Promises – Target Outside
13:39 4:02 The Heterophobes – Greed & Creed – Not Funny
13:44 3:02 JP5 – 3 Day Bender – Curse
13:47 2:22 Karnij – Demo ’93 – Beware of God
13:51 5:08 Kitten With A Whip – Eros! Bastard! – How So Cruel?
13:58 2:14 Zoe Whittall – Ain’t She A Beautiful Sight – Wundergirl

Check out the program archive at http://ckut.ca/en/content/if-you-got-ears (scroll to the bottom for old shows).

If you’d like to help with the cassette digitization project, email archivist@ckut.ca.


From The Vault: Odds – Diesel You Could Benenena (1990, cassette)

Diesel244The CKUT Music department has been reorganizing the Music Library’s Canadian cassette section, and with this task has come many little joys and oddities previously lost to the ages. Over the next few weeks, I will be profiling some of the library’s deepest cuts, focusing on local and Canadian tapes. When I can, I’ll be contacting the artists to get their perspective on their dustier releases, and to give them a chance to publicly reflect on their work, whatever they might be doing now.

Odds – Diesel You Could Benenena (Self-Released, 1990)

Composed of Montreal natives Martin Dumais and Daniel Langlois, Odds is a noise project from the early days of the Montreal electronic avant-garde underground. Mixing fractured beats with samples that seem to collapse in on themselves with a heavy dose of industrial, the tape freewheels through synthetic ambience, heavy ground percussive whirrs, and even a stray congo beat or two. The tape overflows with excitement; the sounds seem to be novel to both the audience and performers. The full tape (including secret track!) is streaming on Soundcloud.

Dumais has become somewhat of a fixture in the Montreal and European doom-drone-black-metal-ambient community (which is larger than you might imagine); he has released nine records under the name AUN, and has played locally at almost every venue and festival in the city, from MUTEK to Suoni, Piknik Electronique to Cagibi, Cafe Campus to Katacombes. Internationally, he’s toured Europe (avant-metal’s spiritual home), and has performed at SXSW, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, and quite a few more.

Dumais seemed surprised (or, at least, what I took for surprise via email) that I asked about this tape–he doesn’t have a copy anymore. He started putting out these noise tapes as a series in 1986, and remembers this as his favourite. It sold through the long-defunct Bunker Records’ St-Denis storefront, which was, at the time, Montreal’s hot spot for industrial and experimental tapes. (Bunker Records’ releasing arm put out some truly bizarre music, notably the scuzz-industrial band “…Of Tanz Victims”, whose second tape Holiday In Siberia I will be diving into eagerly in coming weeks).

At the time, Dumais was listening to a mix of industrial, early techno, and post-punk, whose combined influence paved the way for his later work: he cites Sonic Youth, Ministry, Front 242, and Coil as defining acts. The tape was a collaboration with best friend Daniel Langlois. The pair were a self-described “community of two”, making art and music at St-Catherine’s Foufounes Electrique, which back then was a “real refuge for outsiders of all sorts”.

Montreal’s avant-garde community was, and remains today, small, with an audience of mostly musicians, and Dumais found early on that CKUT and Francophone community station CIBL were the only avenues for broadcasting this kind of music.To this day, Dumais is more popular in Europe, despite a string of successes in Montreal’s local community. (CKUT remains critical to the Montreal avant scene; AUN’s recent release was in the CKUT charts just the other week.)

Dumais plots a clear path from these early, experimental recordings (recorded straight to cassette) and his more developed work in AUN. The line is clear: both AUN and Odds share a commitment to space and patience, as well as broad and inventive sounds that straddle industrial and ambient aesthetics. The Odds tape, from a younger artist, is more unsettled, jumping between sounds and styles freely, excitedly, while AUN’s darker releases are content to steep in long tones for minutes at a time. This release is enigmatic and inventive, and CKUT is happy that we could unearth this small piece of Montreal’s weird history.