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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 16, 2017

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Hello radio,

I was in upstate NY over the weekend visiting some friends who live in Saratoga Springs. Getting out of the city is nice! On Friday night it was even warm enough to have a bonfire outside — a real treat after the spell of weirdly chilly weather last week in Montreal.

Check out those charts below: local favourites Le fruit vert (ft. legendary former CKUT music coordinator AJ Cornell) take the #1 spot. Their record is a real gem, definitely worthy a listen for those with open ears.

xo
joni

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ckut top 30 – may 16, 2017

1. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
2. those who walk away – the infected mass – constellation CC
3. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
4. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
5. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 9, 2017

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Hello friends,
Allergy season is HERE — despite the fact that it snowed (?!) yesterday and today in Montreal, the pollen is in full blast right now. It feels very weird to be biking around, still bundled up in winter gear, and be all sneezy and itchy-eyed at the same time. If we chat on the phone for tracking this week please don’t mind my sniffles and sneezing in the background. And maybe share any magical hayfever remedies you know of? I’m already rocking the local honey & allergy meds, but am open to pretty much any suggestions at this point — except maybe the freaky-sounding carbolic smoke ball advertised above.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Dominique Alexander (Urlapsebuffalo MRI) will be gripping the wheels at CKUT and playing selector every Wednesday in May from 12:00-14:00h for that chimeric transmission called If You Got Ears. Through deep recon, rake and rummage through her personal gatherum, she’ll be serving up rare cartridges, banging circles, and info stick for your afternoon listening pleasure. Plotting a survey course into concrète jungle, tune in for some coincidence control, hush and scatter, assorted echoes and toyings.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 9, 2017

1. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
4. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
5. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: May 2, 2017

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Hi folks,
I’m a bit under the weather this week and on some heavy-duty cold meds right now, so I’m gonna keep this short for today. Charts are below!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::    
During the month of May, CKUT turns the Montreal Sessions over to the good folks at Distorsion Psych Fest. The collective will venture in all things psychedelic and subversive, bringing along a selection of guests from our vibrant local psych scene. Catch it live or download the full audio archives via ckut.ca every Tuesday from 3-5pm.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – may 2, 2017

1. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
2. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC
3. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
4. milk music – mystic 100 – dom america
5. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 25, 2017

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Greetings radio,
Montreal was given a real treat last week when the legendary Michael Hurley made a stop here along with opener Glenn Jones; that, combined with Wolf Eyes a few days earlier, made for a pretty inspiring week of music. You seen anything especially good lately?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Taken a spin by the CKUT music blog lately? No? Let us catch you up: not only do we have some excellent album reviews of local favourites Mozart’s Sister  and the Painters, but we’ve also been out & about chatting with Carla Sagan and covering PJ HarveyBing & Ruth, and Dinosaur Jramong othersCheck it out!

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ckut top 30 – april 25, 2017

1. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
2. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
3. joni void – selfless – constellation CC *
4. lydia ainsworth – darling of the afterglow – arbutus CC
5. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 18th, 2017

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Hi friends,
Hope you had a great long weekend. I managed to check a lot of things off the spring to-do list with that magical extra day off (feels so good, doesn’t it?): took my bike in for a tune-up, planted a whole bunch of seedlings, and purged a ton of old junk that was collecting dust in my apartment. Somehow I managed to go the entire weekend without seeing any live music, but that’s all gonna change with the Wolf Eyes/Drainolith/Gashrat show tonight — been looking forward to this one for a while, should be a doozy.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local DIY publisher L’Oie de Cravan is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a stacked celebration, and CKUT is thrilled to be both covering and supporting the festivities. Tune into Montreal Sound Ark this Friday from 3-5pm for a special episode featuring live readings by legendary music critic & poet Byron Coley, and possibly a couple other surprise appearances from artists gracing this fine weekend-long bill. Highly recommended!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 18, 2017

1. lydia ainsworth – darling of the afterglow – arbutus CC
2. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
3. the luyas – human voicing – paper bag CC *
4. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
5. anjou – epithymia – kranky  Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 11, 2017

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Hi folks,
Over the weekend I managed to score a very nice little record player/cassette deck combo which I promptly set up in my kitchen in place of a much-hated, rarely-used microwave — it was definitely a good (and overdue) improvement. Highly recommended!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
We’ve got a ton of amazing content up on the ol’ music dept blog these days — check out recent reviews of Mozart’s Sister, Dinosaur Jr., SunnO))), and plenty more. CKUT’s kickass content ain’t just for the airwaves!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – april 11, 2017

1. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC
3. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
4. jon mckiel – memorial ten count – you’ve changed CC
5. second woman – s/w – spectrum spools Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: April 4, 2017

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Greetings friends,
Last week I was lucky enough to catch a sold-out Leonard Cohen tribute where a whole crew of Montreal artists played renditions of their fave Cohen tracks. It was a pretty special experience, perhaps even more so given that the whole night was a fundraiser to buy a piano for local youth centre Dans La Rue. Many of our programmers, including Li’l Andy (above) and Katie Moore, participated in the event; what a great reminder of the talent we are lucky to have in the city – not to mention right here at CKUT.
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
During the month April Jean Cousin, aka Joni Void, will be hosting The Montréal Sessions on CKUT every Tuesday from 3-5pm, leading up to the release of his forthcoming album Selfless on Constellation Records. For this special residency, Jean is presenting a series entitled Scapes: a “series of conceptual musical selection experiences.” We’ve been promised immersive mixes that aim to transcend genres and traditional radioplay, instead sounding more like a lucid dream broadcast. Intrigued? You should be.

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ckut top 30 – april 4, 2017

1. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. high plains – cinderland – kranky CC
4. philippe lauzier – a pond in my living room – sofa CC *
5. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy Continue reading

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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.

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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  Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 21, 2017

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Hi friends,
Well, we survived last week’s crazy winter storm… most things around Montreal closed down for the day (a rarity in this land of perpetual winter) but it was business as usual here at CKUT, because we are hardcore like that. We did, however, spend a good chunk of the afternoon sliding down the mountain of snow that had accumulated in the station’s backyard…  gotta make the most of those blizzard conditions while they last, right?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Local arts publication Cult MTL is having its annual best-of poll, and CKUT has a long history of sitting pretty at the top of the radio category. Wanna show us some love? Vote here, and don’t forget to nominate your fave CKUT programmers while you’re at it.

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ckut top 30 – march 21, 2017

1. the painters/carla sagan – supermoon lunar eclipse – egg paper factory CC *
2. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
3. tonstartssbandht – sorcerer – mexican summer
4. xiu xiu – forget – polyvinyl
5. mozart’s sister – field of love – arbutus CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: March 14, 2017

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Hello friends,

As you probably know, we’re in the midst of an epic winter blast with plenty of snow and frigid temperatures in this part of the world… After a brief glimpse of spring, we’re back in the sub-zero zone here in Montreal. I opted to stay in and hibernate for most of the weekend, but I did venture out for a very excellent album launch from our friends (& CJLO superstars) Aim Low and Echo Beach, pictured above. Well worth braving that -30 windchill.
xo
joni

PS – no SXSW for us this year, we’re having too much fun digging ourselves out of this massive snowstorm to enjoy that Texas sunshine. 😉

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ckut top 30 – march 14, 2017

1. homeshake – fresh air – sinderlyn CC *
2. tim darcy – saturday night – jagjaguwar CC *
3. saltland – a common truth – constellation CC *
4. novella – change of state – sinderlyn
5. philippe lauzier – a pond in my living room – sofa CC * Continue reading