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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: August 29, 2017

Hi friends,

Princess Nokia rolled through Montreal last night and it was a doozy of a show — sold out room, crazy energy, and an all-around great performance. Forgive me, I’m still cobbling my brain and senses back together over here.

Other than that, we’re about to dive into frosh week and campus is abuzz with new students. Anyone else feeling especially old this time of year? Please reassure me that I’m not the only one.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Did you catch CKUT’s live broadcast from the Montreal International Reggae Festival? No? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered — check out the full archives of the two-day broadcast on our website. They’re chock full of interviews, live footage, and special guests that you won’t hear anywhere else… this is truly exceptional content reflective of the amazing community of reggae artists & supporters here in the 514. Stream or download the full audio here and crank it loud for max listening enjoyment.

PS!!! Reggae fans, take note of our upcoming 30th birthday party with the legendary Mighty Diamonds, presented alongside our friends at POP Montreal. Do not miss!

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – august 29, 2017

1. sontag shogun – patterns for resonant space – youngbloods
2. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
3. we r dying 2 kill u – buy your city/pay the rent – self-released CC *
4. sam shalabi & stefan christoff – s/t – small scale music CC *
5. david nance – negative boogie – ba da bing!  Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: August 22, 2017

Hi folks,

Keeping this short today — I’m catching up from a whirlwind weekend trip to Toronto, a real nice gig with total sweethearts Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, and the usual back-to-school prep madness. MUTEK also kicks off today so it ain’t getting any quieter around here, either. Wanna stay in the loop about all this goodness and more? You know what to do.

xo
joni

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – august 22, 2017

1. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
2. faith healer – try 😉 – mint records CC
3. yoo doo right – ep2 – second best records CC *
4. sontag shogun – patterns for resonant space – youngbloods
5. slight – the hustle is a many splendoured thing – second best records C * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: August 15, 2017

 

Hi folks,
We’re gearing up for back-to-school, Reggae Fest, and MUTEK — I swear, there never a dull moment in this city… I also got to catch excellent local sound-benders Urlapse the other night, highly recommended for those with brave ears! Tell me what you’re listening to these days?
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Throughout the month of August, we’re continuing to highlight performers from this year’s edition of MUTEK on our residency program The Montreal Sessions. Tune inevery Tuesday from 3-pm for a wide range of performers and curators from this true heavyweight of the electronic festival scene. Can’t catch the shows live? Find the full audio for stream or download here.

:::CHARTS:::

ckut top 30 – august 15, 2017
1. sound of the mountain – amplified clarinet & trumpet – mystery and wonder CC *
2. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
3. tiny vipers – laughter – ba da bing!
4. markus floats – first album – self-released CC *
5. yoo doo right – ep2 – second best records CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: August 8, 2017

Hello everyone,

I went sailing for the first time over the weekend and learned some important things, like why you shouldn’t always take the bait when your friends dare you to jump in a very cold river first thing in the morning. Life lessons aside, it was a really excellent trip and it felt great to get out of the city for a bit. It’s tough to come back to reality after that kind of voyage!
xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tune in to Gotsoul Sessions on Saturday, August 12th from 2-4pm to hear Miss Benn & the rest of the crew live from Under Pressure. We’ll be broadcasting from the Fresh Paint Gallery and talking to the artists involved in the Queens Creation & Out For Fame exhibits and some of the amazing folks who have been making this kickass music & arts extravaganza happen for the last 22 years. If you miss the live broadcast, don’t sweat it — you can find full audio on our website right here.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – august 8, 2017

1. foonyap – apropos – self-released CC
2. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
3. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC
4. the pink noise – subtext – not unlike CC *
5. yoo doo right – ep2 – second best records CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: August 1, 2017

Hi folks,

I’m back in the office after a nice trip out west to visit family — spent a lot of time kayaking, biking, and hanging at the beach. Managed to avoid the forest fires, thankfully, and only had a couple smoky days during my stay… feeling very lucky about that. Now I’m back in the office, struggling through jetlag and some weird internet sketchiness thanks to system upgrades at McGill. These updates are impacting our internet connections and also our phone lines, so if you try to reach me and don’t get through please try again later this week.

Charts below reflect the past couple weeks of programming here, and there’s only a top 30 because it’s hard to compile genre charts when all your databases are down due to the aforementioned internet issues. :(
Apologies! Things should be back to normal next week.

Hope you’re all having a great summer!

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Sylvain Bouthilette, renowned visual artist and bass player for the legendary hardcore band Bliss, hosts If You Got Ears every Wednesday in August from noon till 2pm. As a break from our usual sound-art extravaganza during the Ears timeslot, we’re taking a left turn and venturing into the world of dub: drawing surprising lines between dub and minimalist composition, this residency will stretch your eardrums and minds into new & unexpected territory. Dub is spiritual, dub is cosmic, dub is political, dub is introspection, dub is action, dub is on the barricades and is a voice of resistance. From the Jamaican mothership, the British Stepper style and the international scene, Sylvain will be exploring all of its aspects and wants to bring you along for the ride. Dig it Wednesdays at noon, only on ckut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – august 1, 2017

1. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC
2. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
3. white hills – stop mute defeat – thrill jockey
4. not you – misty – fundog CC
5. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: July 18, 2017

Hi friends,

I was lucky enough to catch fantastic Montreal expats Steve Jr (above) last week — they don’t make it up here very often and they totally killed it, as per usual. The night afterwards I also got to see Vancouver punks Cloaca rip it up with locals Rivalled Envy and Total Bliss… trying to get my fix of live music before I head out west to hang in the country with family for a bit. And that bring us to, yep, you guess it, VACATION ALERT: I will not be in the office from July 20th – 31st inclusive. Email if you like, but I will have limited internet access out on Anarchist Mountain. Charts and tracking will resume when I’m back in town. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping me and my inbox get a bit of chill time this summer.

Peace
xo
joni

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

1. united waters – the narrows – drawing room records
2. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idee fixe CC
3. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
4. guerilla toss – gt ultra – dfa
5. aim low – scratched out – amplitude ambitions CC * Continue reading

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

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Hello friends,

Montreal was lucky enough to get a repeat appearance from Les Filles de Illighadad last week, joined by a special guest drummer from Mdou Moctar’s band. Gig of the year? It definitely set the bar pretty high…

xo
joni

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – july 4, 2017

1. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
2. the pink noise – subtext – not unlike CC *
3. not you – misty – fundog CC
4. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
5. forest swords – compassion – ninja tune  Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: June 27, 2017

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Hi folks,

Had a busy weekend of friend hangs, a wedding reception, and a truly excellent afternoon noise show on Sunday featuring a great set by CKUT’s own Tamara Filyavich (above). I’m also gearing up for Les Filles de Illighadad to make a second appearance in Montreal tomorrow night — their show last week was really special, so it’s exciting to have the opportunity to see them again. If you’re in town, don’t miss it!

xo
joni

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – june 27, 2017

1. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC *
2. couleur dessin – s/t – fixture records CC *
3. she-devils – s/t – secretly canadian CC *
4. house and land – s/t – thrill jockey
5. best fern – covers ep – self-released CC * Continue reading

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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: June 13, 2017

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Hi folks,

Keeping this short as it’s a really busy week here at the station – we are still eyeballs-deep in Suoni goodness, and there’s a ton going on in terms of our coverage, special programming, and remote broadcasts. Over the past week I got to check out local free-jazz-gone-noise upstarts Nyon (above) open for Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh, Montreal/Berlin duo Pelada, improv heavyweights Nace/Flaherty/Meginsky, and so much more… Gimme a shout during tracking hours on Thursday if you wanna hear about my personal faves thus far.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tune into Jazz Euphorium tomorrow night from 8-10pm EST and hear us broadcast live from Casa del Popolo as jazz trio Icepick (Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten/Chris Corsano/Nate Wooley) take over the airwaves. We’re lucky to broadcast this special performance to the masses, and if you can’t be there for the show then tune in and catch our feed straight from the soundboard. Essential listening! Stream it all viackut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – june 13, 2017

1. do make say think – stubborn persistent illusions – constellation CC *
2. le fruit vert – paon perdu – three:four CC *
3. jessica moss – pools of light – constellation CC *
4. dixie’s death pool – twilight, sound mountain – leisure thief CC
5. katie moore & andrew horton – six more miles – self-released CC * Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: June 6, 2017

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Hi folks,

We’re in the midst of Suoni Per Il Popolo right now and there’s soooo much live music to take in — over the past few days I’ve managed to catch Nailbiter, Group A, Un Blonde, Dorothea Paas, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Steve Hauschildt, and more that I am currently forgetting. Tonight I’m gearing up for the sonic onslaught of Peter Brotzmann & Heather Leigh; check in with me tomorrow and see if my eardrums are still intact.

xo
joni

:::WHAT’S UP AT CKUT:::
Tune into the Montreal Sessions today from 3-5pm EST for a recap of Suoni highlights thus far and a look ahead at what’s in store for the coming week. Special guest hosts Tristan & Alex Giardini give the inside scoop, tipping you lucky listeners off to the true gems of this excellent festival. Our Suoni extravaganza continuestomorrow as stunning local duo Sound Of The Mountain host our residency program If You Got Ears, honing in on the free jazz and experimental highlights of Suoni’s programming. Stream that one live from 12-2pm on Wednesday, or download the full archives of both shows via ckut.ca.

:::CHARTS:::
ckut top 30 – june 6, 2017

1. fiver – audible songs from rockwood – idée fixe CC
2. couleur dessin – s/t – fixture records CC *
3. katie moore & andrew horton – six more miles – self
released CC *
4. arto lindsay – cuidado madame – northern spy
5. hooded fang – dynasty house – daps records CC Continue reading