Thursday, May 31, 2012

on the behavior of radio waves

Shortwave radio signals spread across the planet, the signal fades in & out, washes of static mix with music & voice, creating an eerie mashup of music & electronics. 

This is the latest mix in a series, going back years, that utilizes shortwave broadcasts & music that already has a noisy, grainy tone. That combination of sounds creates a strange, other-worldly feel, transporting the listener around the globe and back again. 

As with the other shortwave mixes, this one makes use of source material from Myke Dodge Weiskopf & his website of shortwave recordings found here... http://www.myke.me/wordpress/

Enjoy.




T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    The Humble Bee - Titles
  • 00:46    William Basinski - Particle Showers
  • 02:40    BSKSA Saudia Arabia 11785 kHz, 8_14_10 (1610UTC)
  • 04:10    Andrew Chalk - Violin by Night
  • 07:00    Andrew Pekler - Nocturne 3
  • 09:00    Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier - Main Jungle
  • 10:50    The Caretaker - The Quilter Standard
  • 11:55    Markus Mehr - Komo
  • 13:50    Ran Slavin - Wayward Initial
  • 14:24    Call to Prayer at Dawn, Sultanahmet Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  •                playing under the Ran Slavin cut
  • 16:48    Depatterning - Instow, SK. Bone Creek No. 108
  • 18:50    Pawn - untitled(from Islet)
  • 24:05    Maps and Diagrams - Looks Simple Enough
  • 26:23    unknown time & frequency (2002)
  • 27:10    The Humble Bee - The Collecting Plate
  • 28:00    WEWN:Radio Catolica Mundial 5810kHz
  • 28:40    Mokira - Harold Dubb
  • 33:05    Radio Bulgaria 5800kHz
  • 34:04    Stephan Mathieu - Gabriel
  • 37:55    Gultskra Artikler - Vsegda Krasni Cvetok
  • 39:30    Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Reverso
  • 45:15    Kane Ikin - short wave fade
  • 47:12    Quinn Walker - The Quiet Passage
  • 50:40    Melton - Northern Fields
  • 53:05    I've Lost - A Study in Departure
  • 54:27    end







3 comments:

Anonymous said...

new shortwave mix? always a reason to celebrate...this will sound great at midnight in the back yard!

sylvester

Dave said...

Ron,

You're right, the shortwave mixes do work very well late at night. I remember listening to the Conet Project recordings in the dark & being a little freaked out by them but in a good way.

Any plans for a new mix from you?

Interstellar Radio Station said...

Fabulous concept and fabulous execution!