Monday, November 30, 2009

You never come around anymore.

Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch - Son of Stink
Duchesses - The Pit Bulimia
Adam Ant - Prince Charming
Laurie Anderson - The Day The Devil
Pankow - In Heaven

Controlled Bleeding - The Hills Inside
Controlled Bleeding - Hymn No. 1
Ennio Morricone - Teorema
Angelblood - Angelblood
Third Ear Band - Druid One
Maybe Mental - In Search of Big Humor
Genevieve Pasquier - Order of Thoughts
Kom-Intern - Subliminal Propaganda
Esplendor Geometrico - Aplicacion Insospechada
Zola Jesus - Lady In The Radiator

Cold Cave - Roman Skirts
Soft Cell - Cleansing Fanatic
Satanismo Calibro 9 - The Well
Hula - A1 from Shadowland
Crime & The City Solution - The Dolphins & The Sharks
Miranda Sex Garden - In Heaven
Scorpion Wind - There Is No More Sleep

Daniel Higgs - Living In The Kingdom of Death
Walter Schumann - The Heavens
Gnaw - Vacant

Turmoil In The Toybox - Reality In Fragments
Polly Shang Kuan Band - Track 1 from "For The Blood"
Bauhaus - In Heaven

Robert Turman - Untitled Track from Split c30 w/Aaron Dilloway
Laurie Anderson - Ouija Board
Subliminal - Play Dead
Progetto Morte - Dissekt Mind
Nurse with Wound - Excerpt from Space Music

The radiator lady song looped for 30 minutes.

Beyond the Wall of Sleep with David Lynch

Monday, November 23, 2009

Der blaue gemusterte Junge, geopfert als Kind, kleidet sich zur Uhr der Knochen der Toten für geheime Energienältere; Im Deliriumschlafkorb entsteht

The Human League - Only After Dark
Soft Cell - Frustration
Thorax Wach - Die Geheimme Macht
Missing Persons - The Blue Eyed Boy Addresses Himself to The Matter at Hand
Sun City Girls - Spook
Fielded - You Got The World, You Got The Country
Zola Jesus - Devil Take You
Kangaroo Kourt - Invocations of The Undead

Vlor - Guided
Cosey Fanni Tutti & Philippe Petit - Untitled
Colin Potter & Phil Mouldycliff - Part 5
Zoviet France - Low Creeper
En Halvkokt I Folie - Boffo Hard-Ons (In The Woods)
J. Spaceman - Panama

Ensemble Unicorn - A Madre Do Que A Bestia
Popol Vuh - Ah!
SSAB Songs - SSAB Song (Excerpt)

Maria Zerfall - Der Schnitter
Hybryds - The Willing Victim
Die Form - Suicide Party
Controlled Bleeding & Art Barbeque - Untitled

Enema Syringe - En Krulig Mongoloid
Plopp - Blod & Ruttet Kott
Vulgar Disease - Mictecacihuatl

Junko & Mattin - Pinknoise

Brutal Truth - Prey

Chateaux - Reference Man
Sun City Girls - CCC
Lucrate Milk - Magic Mushrooms
Lawrence Welk - Boogie Woogie
Soft Cell - Babes In Consumerland
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa
Thorax Wach - Die Heimlichen Senioren

OTR - Escape - The Vessel of Wrath - 05/10/50

Friday, November 20, 2009

Arvo Guest DJ Set on WZRD

This DJ set was done with almost entirely vinyl and cassettes (2 CDs) from WZRD's library, after a live collaborative performance under Death Factory's project. The recording of the DJ Set did not work on the very old CD Burner.

Zeni Geva - Desire For Agony
WinterKalte - Rebound Effect Vs. Sustainability
Thorax-Wach - Tanzaul Loschkalk
Attrition - The Redoubt of Light
Ono - Danger
Christine 23 Onna - Space Hippie
Maurizio Bianchi - Sterile Regles (Excerpt)
Panicsville - Turn Me On
Burden of Friendship - Manic Depression (Live at Exit 12/15/85)

Portion Control - Strapped Down
Art Zoyd - Trio Lettre D'Automne (manually warped on the turntable)
Bene Gesserit - Wash Your Ideas
Renaldo & The Loaf - Is Guava a Donut?
Earwig Spectre - Neo Pagan Deity *with* W. Loose - At The Gravesite/Flight (from Night of The Living Dead) *with* Diamanda Galas - Tragoutha Apo Aima Exoun Fonos
Sleep Chamber - His Satanic Majesties
Art Fiction - Twilight
bran (...) pos - Eye of Horus
Henry Flynt - Marines Hymn
End Result - Devil Dog

Asmus Tietchens - excerpts from "Ptomaine" *with* selections from RRR-500

Monday, November 16, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Exhaustive Tribune Range, Intoxication War Worker


ohGr - Eyecandy
Genevieve Pasquier - Warm Leatherette
Esplendor Geometrico - Trybuna Robotnicza II
Beau Wanzer - F. U. Klaxons
Zyx - Hey You

Sparks - Tryouts for the Human Race
The Vanishing - Still Lifes are Failng
Tik & Tok - Soulless Sympathetic Heartsteps of Unconcerned Androids
The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis (Minimal)
Crash Course In Science - Mechanical Breakdown
Gerry & The Holograms - Gerry & The Holograms

Panicsville - Horseman's Club (excerpt)
White Car - S.S.S.
Black Devil Disco Club - The Devil In Us
Rosemary's Baby - See Woman See Human
Zilmrah - Flies Away

Stock, Hausen, & Walkman - Theme for Gas My Monkey
Otto Von Schirach - Swollen Gutteral Exlax
Haus Arafna - Last Dream of Jesus
Subliminal - Play Dead
P16.D4 - External Symbols
Grunt - Sota Ilman Pelisääntöjä
Sewer Goddess - No Shame
Burial Hex - A Murder of Dead Crows
Content Nullity - GRIEF



Illusion of Safety - Discipline
Bruce Lamont - Disgruntled Employer
Redrot - Deviant
Rancid Hell Spawn - Android Pup
Katharsis - Ascent from Ghoulgotha
Pyha - Song of The Elderly
Winters In Osaka - Caligula In Fragments
Death Factory - Incidental (tape warped)

Panicsville + Prurient - The Rubber Baron
Frankie & The S.E.M.M. - I Just Want Peace (excerpt)
Yakuza - The Blinding (Justin Broadrick Remix)
Bone Parade - Mandragora, Death and the maiden
Nurse with Wound - The Musty Odour Of Pierced Rectums (excerpt)
Handicapper Horns - Side B excerpt from tape on Hanson (HN154)

Locrian - Side B from Greyfield Shrines LP (side ending in a locked groove)
ILTH's MUSICK MACHINE - midnight dog, talk talk, ballet motorcycle, grandma, seagull mushroom cloud
Rob Michalchuk - excerpt from "Labyrinths"
Tarantism - Love Song Of The Hymenoptera
Leticia Castaneda - The Careful Steppin' Daisy
Schnüffler - Rauschbereich 1 (excerpt)

OTR - The Fred Allen Show - Charlie McCarthy Sues Fred for Slander - 10/28/45

Bull of Heaven - The Chosen Priest & Apostle of Infinite Space (excerpt)

white car

Behind DJ throughout: John Cage - Williams Mix
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention: Lumpy Gravy Part Two
Pyha - Appulyi
Juan Torres y su Organo Melodico - La Bikina
Esplendor Geometrico - Mecanica Luminica
Burial Hex - Nightstalking the Unsilent Boneyard


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Delirious Insomniac first to be featured in WLUW's DJ Spotlight Series

The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights for over 2 years. Taking the concept of Freeform and directing it more into the realms of an art form, host Arvo Fingers uses his lengthy experience as a sleepless madman to wield surrealistic songs and sounds into a slithering swath for 4 hours a week. He's guested many times at WZRD-Chicago, cohosted a soul radio show with Eric Lab Rat, booked numbers of otherworldly bands, and sustained long stints of freeform DJ nights at daring bars or clubs, there's definitely a passion for abstruse, difficult music here; what college radio is born from. Presently, "Delirious Insomniac" is now syndicated on RadioKL.Hr in Croatia, with regular international guest contributions from foreign music enthusiasts on the horizon. Arvo also writes music-oriented articles as well as making music alongside some of Chicago's experimental luminaries. For the inauguration of WLUW's DJ Spotlight Series, he dusted off the crate in the attic to bring you selections from the unseen. The request line is 773-508-WLUW or IM to AIM using "wluwonairdj".

Los Iniciados - La Marca De Anubis (DRO)

"La Marca De Anubis" is a 1982 "minimal wave" concept album having something to do with Ancient Egypt. What's interesting is that while they had a more than competent female singer (see track 11), they usually chose to have men sing on this album in a way that most people must assume is just plain goofy. It's hard to tell if this album is satirical or dead serious with song names like "The Man With No Name" and "I Am The Void". Regardless of the aforementioned, there are some pretty eloquent moments, and a fair amount of instrumental interludes that will bring the Residents to mind. Like the Residents, Los Iniciados were a masked performance art band who rotated members frequently and never identified themselves. However, it is assumed that they were mainly comprised as a side project of "El Aviador Dro" a synth punk band that more or less flourished in Spain from 1978-2006.

Best: 8, 11, 12

Profanity: None

1. Obertura
2. La Marca De Anubis
3. La Comitiva Celeste
4. Meritatón y el Nilo
5: Isis y Osiris
6: Resurrección
7. Atlas
8. Mantis Religiosa
9. Ella es intangible (The Man With No Name)
10. El Hombre Sin Nombre
11. Peter Pan
12. Soy El Vacío (I Am The Emptiness/The Void)

Gandalf - S/T (Sundazed)

This album was originally released by Capitol Records, who made the band change their name from "the Rahgoos" to Gandalf in 1967, and then packed the wrong record in their sleeve for the first pressing in 1968. This damaged the outfit's career and, to add insult to injury, they were hardly promoted at all once that botched batch saw recall. While many reviews talk about baroque and classical, I don't get much of that imagery when I listen to this record. There are harpsichords and organs in there but I think of more of a serious, depressing Addams Family character more than some stuffy guy in a powdered wig. What I hear is a delicately reverb-laden mood album that is both melancholy and epic in its reach. There are a few original songs here, but most of this album is made up of covers that all seem to be internalized and made personal, placed in a sequence that is flawless from beginning to end. They cover more than a few songs that were at least 20-25 years old at the time, but give them all a feel which is still timeless to my ears. The beauty of it is that I can't tell which are covers and which are not half the time - a testament to their style and talent.

Best: 1, 6, 10

Profanity: None

Golden Earrings 2:49
Hang On To A Dream 4:17
Never Too Far 1:52
Scarlet Ribbons 3:04
You Upset The Grace Of Living 2:24
Can You Travel In The Dark Alone 3:04
Nature Boy 3:07
Tiffany Rings 1:49
Me About You 4:42
I Watch The Moon

Rancid Hell Spawn - Chainsaw Masochist (Wrench Records)

Here we have an exceptional example of basement mud, 4 track sound-- casio/feedback/guitar fuzz/tape hiss/ upbeat lo-fi drum machine punk, shredded to a degree that baffled pressing plants. Clever keyboard melodies are crammed into hi speed minute long songs about love and ooze. Rancid Hell Spawn is headed by Charlie Chainsaw, who started "Chainsaw" magazine in 1977 with a typewriter that had a broken "N" button. Therein he would publish interviews with unknown punk bands, draw sick cartoons, and reproduce images out of medical books from the '20s. All of Rancid Hell Spawn's records have cut/paste text with incredibly bizarre images, and they are still available through Charlie's imprint, Wrench Records, in existence for more than 20 years. I am under the suspicion that all of the recordings themselves were done by Charlie alone, although the "band" is rumored to be getting back together. "Chainsaw Masochist" is their "personal favorite"... ..."now with more distortion"! I've also included a favorite rare track called "Born Without A Head".Align Center

Best: 2, 4, 7

Profanity: None that I'm aware of

1 Chainsaw Masochist 1:43
2 Android Pup 2:21
3 Cirrhotic Neurotic 1:30
4 Excess Is Never Enough 1:57
5 Dead Today, Hip Hip Hooray 0:54
6 Zombie Girl 1:39
7 My Pet Corpse 1:54
8 Hippie Fat 1:22
9 Stomach Pump Rock 1:17
10 Gobbling Foul 1:08
11 Eat My Cigar 0:49
12 Notting Hill Carnivore 1:46
13 Assassin Bug 1:07
14 Pigsty Of Love 1:43
15 Croydonian Institute Blues 1:51
16 Dripping Off The Wall 1:19
17 Listerine Pissup 1:15
18. Born Without A Head (from "Nothing To Believe In!" comp) 2:10

GA'AN - S/T (From Self-Released Cassette)

Call me quick to categorize, but I'd say that this stuff is heavily influenced by 70s prog rock. I've dabbled in trying to find the goods within that "genre", and I've come up with a lot of lengthy solos on the fringes of disco, among other perfectly fine things. Being that "progressive" is a difficult umbrella to swim under, I wonder if there is some kind of contemporary neo-prog movement flourishing under my radar. Anyhow, GA'AN (featuring members of Oakeater, Fielded, and Panicsville) has distilled what it is that I was looking for, it's not a deductive carrion of derivatives; As far as I'm concerned, they have the market cornered. The tape is like a geiser of complex incantations spewed forth straight from out of the earth. There's no guitar to be found, only a bass and a healthy amount of shimmering synthesizers, sometimes sounding like Tibetan monks or an alien Celesta. Seth Sher traded in the oil drum and the pots and pans of his former band, Coughs, for a conventional drum kit to bang away on, at elaborate time signatures that I will never understand. Lindsay Powell bellows out non-words or muffled cryptology as if she were a one woman choir performing an aria. The whole thing has a battle-worn triumphant vibe to it, like the soundtrack to some lost foreign film set in the desert. Note: "I of Infinite Forms" part one and two only seems to be cut for continuity on their tape release. Part one leaves the listener hanging by itself in my opinion. According to their demo CDR, I'd guess that it is intended to be played in its entirety.

Best: 5, 1, 2

Profanity: None

1. Chasmaeon
2. Living Tribunal
3. I of Infinite Forms Part 1
4. I of Infinite Forms Part II (side B)
5. Servant Eye
6. Vultures of The Horn

Diatric Puds & The Blobettes - Mutant Dinner Party

Diatric Puds & The Blobettes wear buggly-eyed monster masks and zombie make up while they do Franken-fried 60's type shooby dooby horror songs, complete with screams of fright, pitch bent vocals, scary sound effects, and giddy, wiggly synth bass lines. Headed by Count Loachfillet, a well known composer in the globular goblin guts gobbledy gook genre, Puds have become the hip new thing on the mutant scene while maintaining an aura of mystery and intrigue. Their discography is sparse, scattered throughout limited cassette compilations and short-run lathe cut records or CDRs. Everything I've heard thus far is absolutely top-shelf, and with my DJ spotlight entry I asked them to put together a nice delicacy for the listeners of WLUW. All of this is pretty much out of print or as yet unreleased. A soundtrack to your cannibal feast! Note: Track 8 is a cover of Vernon Green & The Phantoms.

Best: 3, 4, 8

Profanity: None

1. Cutting Room Floor Capers Part 1
2. In Moom's New Lull (w/ Herb Diamante)
3. Ghoul Tide Carols a)the count's invisible powder b) crawlin' right along c) itching powder lip gloss
4. Party of Two (Dinner For One)
5. Asphalt Hymnal
6. Curse of the Haunted Jukebox
7. Cutting Room Floor Capers Part 2
8. Sweet Breeze (featuring Elmer D.)
9. The Weird Watusi Variations

Monday, November 9, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Somewhere Over the Hairballs


At present time there is an error with the recording of this show that I will see if I can fix later. But you can listen to shards of Collage Radio on the media player below

Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Jumped Up, Little Start
People Like Us/Irene Moon/Evolution Control Committee - ABC Radio National, Sydney, Australia
Stock, Hausen & Walkman - Untitled from "Hairballs"
Value Village People - Somewhere Over The River

Tape-Beatles - Education of The Will
Buchanan & Goodman - Flying Saucer Pts 1 & 2
Tape-Beatles - I Can't Help You At All, Sorry
Negativland - 180-G, A Big 10-8 Place Pt 2
Wayne Butane - Six Flags Over Auschwitz
Tape-Beatles - Man of To-Morrow
Orchid Spangiafora - Mondo Stupid

Cassetteboy - Joliver
Daniel Steven Crafts - Snake Oil Symphony Pt 1
Value Village People - The Gentle Art of Verbal Abuse
Broken Penis Orchestra - Timothy Leary Dreams In His Death Bed


Nurse With Wound - You Walrus Hurt The One You Love
Evil Moisture - Danseuses Etoiles
Mixed Band Philanthropist - Those Who Kissed Now Wept, Those Who Wept Now Sang
The Negative Beatles - Onion Strings (cut short)

Wobbly - Yyyoooooo, Yyooooohhh, Yoooooh, Yyyyyyyyyooooh,Property, Yyyyy, Aaaaaaaahhhh, Yoyoyo C'mon / Ha Ha, Yho Yo, Man Hand In It.
Thant Tessman - Super James (from WFMU's The Sixty Second Song Remix Contest)
Plunderphonic - Black -/- Brown
The Beachles (Clayton Counts) - Don't Talk (Get Better)

Amphibious Gestures - Cataclismic -/- Arachnid Arcade - Hairloom Gang (from Triskaidekaphobia)
Burden of Friendship - Excerpt from Now Blood Now Water!
Illusion of Safety - Fade 'N Die
Different Dentist - Spoiler* -/- Beta Cloud - Wind Blown* -/- To Live and Shave In LA - Ratteschrett (from Triskaidekaphobia)
Étant Donnés - Transparent Nature
Iannis Xenakis - Kraanerg Section 17
Dave Phillips - Dogs (Schimpfluch Commune Int.)
Brion Gysin, W.S.Burroughs*, Stilluppsteypa, Aalfang Mit Pferdekopf - Archive
Illusion of Safety - Haydn and the Jets

Tentatively, A Convenience - Sequences Sampled #01
The Books - The Word God
Henry Jacobs - Sound For Radio -/- Failures -/- Hello
Fatty Jubbo - C'Mon Marianne
TODRA Productions - No Commercial Potential in 60 Seconds (from WFMU's The Sixty Second Song Remix Contest)
Dave Phillips - Bea (from IIIII)
Valerio Cosi - Saxomoog In A Weird Mood -/- SoftServe - SquealBeat (from Triskaidekaphobia)

Merzbow - Mortegage Inc. Batztoutai
Gary Kail & Zurich 1916 - Media Saturation
Étant Donnés - La Vue A

Christian Marclay - Louis Armstrong
John Cage - Williams Mix
The Bran Flakes - Can't You Dig The Sunshine
Dame Darcy and the Helpless Suckling Whelps - Little Red Riding Hood
PDQ Bach - New Horizons in Music Appreciation

Monday, November 2, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: New Dimensions in Audio-Archaeology


Shirley and Spinoza - These Guys
Satanic Church Radio - "Moon River" 2/22/06 Broadcast Through a Kester Phone-X Filter
Spider Compass Good Crime Band - The Melting Pelecanoididae Sweat Gland Organ Plays "The Book Of Hours Benign Tumor"

Twig Harper - Track 03 from "Music for Higher Dimensional Consciousness"

Ennio Morricone - Stress Infinito (from Spasmo)

Dave Phillips - Side 2 from "They Live"

Sound Collage featuring Dave Phillips' Locked groove, AMK - Hi Fi, RRR-100, Yokomono 3, Buy Me Sue Me, NON - Solitude 7", Loops from John Lennon's "God" and "Medley" from Plastic Ono Band Studio Outtakes, Home Recordings etc.


Yoko Ono - Mind Train
Circuit Rider - Limousine Ride
Doris Norton - Erosraptus

Ga'an - I of Infinite Forms
Fabio Frizzi - A Cat In The Brain Sequence 1
Emeralds - Magic

Chthonic - 1947, Forty Nine Theurgy Chains
Hans Grüsel’s Krankenkabinet - (from Another Miserable Day LP) Day 1

GiancarloToniutti - Paroksi Eksta
Toll - Out2
Ramleh - Ramleh
(from Broken Flag: A Retrospective 1982 - 1985)

Wraiths - Driflamme(?) Oriflamme(?) Side II

Michael Esposito & FM Einheit - excerpt from "The Sallie House"
Working extensively with EVP's relationship to experimental music, Michael combines EVP with field recording and related frequency tones of research sites to provide an audio-archeological picture of both sides of the veil.

Ugo Toppo - The Man and The Snake