Inside No. 9, Episode #9: I tell you everything, just not out loud. 1969-2020

Inside No. 9, Episode #9: I tell you everything, just not out loud. 1969-2020 With an ever-polished sound to the current underground music output, I found myself returning to DIY and experimental recordings that itch a long-dormant lo-fi scratch. This came about after going through old tapes and CDs, where I fell back in love with records from Fifty Foot Women, early Grouper, and Christina … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #9: I tell you everything, just not out loud. 1969-2020

Inside No. 9, Episode #8: Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922

Inside No. 9, Episode #9 Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922 This has been a joy to put together. Spurned on by some recent reissues of crucial records from the avant-garde. This mix is almost 3 hours of some of the most eclectic, far-out, full-on, and subtle experimental music you’ll ever hear. From classic improv sessions to intricate modern compositions, each and every piece of music … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #8: Nine Tons for Free 1975-2922

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (part two): My Cat is an Alien – Branches soaked with memory 2004-2015

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (part two): My Cat is an Alien – Branches soaked with memory 2004-2015 I discovered My Cat is an Alien (MCIAA) via an issue of The Wire magazine back in the mid-00s. I was drawn to the stories of their Western Alps studio and homemade toy instruments. My love for them grew as I saw them live (at ATP in … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (part two): My Cat is an Alien – Branches soaked with memory 2004-2015

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022 I have been a fan of Andrew Chalk and his label Faraway Press since discovering his record Goldfall back in 2006. To this day, Goldfall is very high in my greatest records of all time and is one of the most transformative ambient records ever made; it’s truly breathtaking. … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #7 (Part 1): Andrew Chalk – Everything, in a moment, and then forever gone again 2006-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022 This month I entered a realm of rich ambient soundscapes traversing 43 years. Ambient music is one of my go-to genres. As an artistic expression it is often littered with soulless drones and new age trite, but beyond this is a world of transcendental wonder. It can offer a rich and expansive sonic world, … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #6: Streams of Sound 1979 – 2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance – a collection of pieces to accompany the book by Irene Solà Here are a collection of songs I put together to accompany my reading of the book ‘When I Sing Mountains Dance’ by Irene Solà. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. She rights with a deft hand and godly imagination; voicing the flora and fauna, as … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #5: When I Sing, Mountains Dance

Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022

Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022 And so we enter part two of our Black Truffle feast… I open part two with a piece of incredible music. Behrman is a wonder and his compositions scratch an itch with me that rarely gets a going over. It’s timeless music that feels like it transcends all around it, yet floats in a fixed position – … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 2) 2016-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022

Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022 I have been a fan of the musical works of Oren Ambarchi for a long time. I discovered his work through releases on Touch Records and his collaborations with both Sunn O))) and Jim O’Rourke. I got heavily into his Black Truffle label about 5 years ago and I’ve amassed quite a collection over the years. It’s … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #4: Black Truffle Recipes (part 1) 2016-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022

Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022 I returned to my shelves of cassettes for this mix after a determination to pick up more tapes this year after a brief hiatus, and because I’m running out of room for vinyl in my apartment. This mix features several old favourites of mine, including Fennesz and Klara Lewis, but it also features artists new to me such as … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #3: Selected Audio Tapes 2011-2022

Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021

Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021 Over the last two years I have found myself, more often than not, returning to musique concrète, noise, and drone. It has been a conduit to escape the prison of lockdown and working from home. I find electroacoustic music and its many genre variations inspiring. It helps me to focus my often unquiet mind. Episode No. 2 of Inside No. 9 opens … Continue reading Inside No. 9, Episode #2: Electroacoustic Works 1964-2021