Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Terry Collins on Delirious Insomniac May 18th, Arvo doing a DJ set at Burlington

On The Evening of MAY 17th, Terry Collins of WLUW's Echo Beach and Phonograph Phanatic and will be guest host on The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show/Delirious Sunrise. Anyone who follows that Phonograph Phanatic link will see why I am particularly excited to see what this man does with 6 hours of freeform time.

I will be doing a DJ set at Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Avenue, along with a man who will be playing records he found while in Haiti for the relief effort. More to be released as necessary.

My tape is now available

MP3 Samples:

(crop of insert)\

The material on "333" is made up of free association compositions that incorporate rhythmic noise, pseudo-classical mannerisms, watery electronic sounds, and spastic, fluttering drum machines with wild time-signature juxtapositions. First partially written in 2003, in a 2nd floor closet, squatting in a rat-infested house that only had power in the flooded basement, Clayton Counts mastered the final product in a stretch of about 5 8 hour long days, while we meticulously went over every detail. The 60 minutes of material amalgamates a series of cohesive works made specifically for live performance, in manic, alcohol soaked, dark and solitary sittings of 15-25 hours, then obsessively expanded/refined until 2009. It is composed entirely with a Yamaha RM1x sequencer, incorporating various carefully crafted haywire anamolies that were featured in Dead Tech/Circuit Bending type of art gallery events, and much experience from performing with live bands or working with a wide variety of artists.

The cassette is limited to an edition of 99, across 3 different colored cassettes (solid orange, solid purple, black), with 3 different label designs, a 3 panel, two sided, full color insert, and a color transparency.

Shipping Included

(sample of one of the 6 label designs)

People that can get past their potential assumptions about the name won't likely be disappointed. The transparencies cost a lot but it has to be that way. Here is a scan of the transparencies that will go over the inserts (please pardon my dirty scanner bed, I was scanning piles of nails the other day):

I have also just found 10 more copies of the MF & Company C93 that I put with my box of empty norelcos for some reason. $6 ppd, $3 w/ the purchase of the "333" CS.

Delirious Sunrise March 30 curated by Qbot

mikrosopht - broken faces: FACE A.

Mikrosopht (born Benjamin Raymond Kelley 1981 in Corvallis, OR) is an American electronic musician residing in Medford, MA. He is also the creator and writer of the e-zine Enooze and the founder of the net label Godxiliary, which has featured collaborative releases with Yoshi, Serocell, Michl Britsch, Nullsleep, Plasticflesh, Minusbaby, Futureboots, and Scanner among others. Mikrosopht has been writing and performing since 1999. His discography features dozens of releases, with styles ranging from cut & paste, glitch, ambient, and Drum and Bass. Mikrosopht tends to rely heavily on sampling and audio collaging in his work. Many of his songs also feature field recordings.

DJ Stephen Hawking - Episode 1: Thermodynamics

Since retirement from University of Cambridge in 2009, Dr Stephen Hawking has filled him time by giving lectures in theoretical physics, gardening, and making eclectic podcasts for radio stations.

Delirious Insomniac: Mesmerizing Mr. Vankirk

with guest DJ Qbot

Pandora's Black Book: Lullabye
White Noise: Your Hidden Dreams
Proem: A Skin That Burns
Koen Daigaku: Phosphorescence 03
Peaking Lights: Silver Tongues, Soft Whispers
Lab Report: Sad and Somewhat Intoxicated
Caethua Slow In A Sleeping Wind

Young Marble Giants: Credit In The Straight World
City Center: Heat Isn't The Word
Bruges-la-Morte de Georges Rodenbach lu pour Librivox par Ezwa.
Pleq: Don't Cry My Dear
Stendeck: The Woman Who Burnt On Her Bed
Julee Cruise: Falling

Nightmare Lodge: Awakening
Loveliescrushing: Wallflower
Strom Noir: Who Loves The Sun
Roisin Murphy: Dear Miami
Strydwolf: Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius
Munruthel: Darker Than Black
Burnkane: You Know

Cindergarden: Has Arrived
To Kill A Pretty Bourgeoisie: You've Gone Too Far
Alone by Edgar Allen Poe read by Marianne Faithfull
Bohren & der Club of Gore: Urgelblut
Terror On The Ski Run
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: From Her To Eternity
Sun City Girls: Mr Lonely Viola
Willie Dixon: Insane Asylum

Kreng: Het Wordt Ouder
Dickens: Genese
Laurie Anderson: Born, Never Asked
Xela: I Drowned Her In A Dreamless Sleep
Les Maledictus Sound: Kriminal Theme
Owen Gilbride: Radiation Generation
Labradford: S
Schattenspiel: The Tell-Tale Heart

Nine Inch Nails: 15 Ghosts
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation: Deadly Rehearsals
Yoga: Dreamcast
British Murder Boys: Court of Conscience
Cristine Carter & Pocahaunted: Dreams
Jeff Alexander & Bonnie Bleacher: Come Wander With Me
Pelican: Drought

Gnomenclast: Mesmeric Revelation
Oomph: Fragment
Ah Cama Sotz: When The Devil Comes To You
Recoil: Incubus
David Lynch: Ghost of Love

Janus: Klotz am Bein
Bathory: Sacrifice
St Joseph The Worker Catholic Church Bells
Fad Gadget: For Whom The Bells Toll
Meg Lee Chin: Scarecrow
Ahab Rex: Dope Sick
Clint Mansell: Memories (Someone We'll Never Know)
Faith & The Muse: Caesura

Interlude to Delirious Sunrise:
Foetus: Mortgage
AFCGT: Wish You Was Here Dream*

*Qbot's note: I do not condone this sort of poor grammar.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On Delirious Insomniac April 20: Dave Phillips Guest Podcast

Active since 1984, Swiss artist Dave Phillips has not only worked along the lines of metal, punk, hardcore, and classical by way of many separate projects, but he's also produced extensive solo compositions dealing with voice, body sounds, musique concrète, and field recordings. In the 90s, he was a participant in "Psychic Rally", a radio show in Zurich, and between 1999 and 2002, he had a radio show called Zeitgenossen on K/Aarau. His extensive biography inlcudes touring much of the world (either solo, as a member of the bands fear of god, OHNE (with Tom Smith), Schimpfluch Gruppe, and many others, or as a soundperson) working at independent record labels for as long as 6 years, and doing genre defiant turntablism under the name "eva d.". The primitive, yet well refined work of Dave Phillips often heightens the senses and draws attention to, therefore appreciation of, subtle details, while also at times provoking the listener to an introspective, perhaps almost animalistic state. Initiated before the incarnation of Delirious Sunrise, dp will share a deeply engaging hour of music from his personal library on the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, April 20th at Midnight Central time, streaming in real time from WLUW, and archived at .

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Delirious Sunrise in April

"Delirious Sunrise" is a weekly radio program for the early hours of the morning, between 4 and 6 AM CST on An extension of the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, and curated by Arvo Fingers, DS sets out to showcase people with a pronounced enthusiasm and outstanding perspective on things. The program will feature syndications from around the world for 2 hours each week. Rebroadcasts of this show are on the horizon.

April 6th:

Larry Grogan from the enormous and long standing Funky 16 Corners blog will be playing dusty soul 45s to aid you en route upon arrival or departure of the blues.

April 13th:

Zeid from Radio23 will be operating out of a computer-equipped utility van, he describes his work as such:

This has been going on for over a year and episodes have ranged in
format and demeanor from your standard.. perhaps not tame, but
relatively stable and coherent song by song DJ playlisting, to a
rather mind-numbing example of complete and utter structural breakdown within your mash-up/mixing technique; from simply odd homemade jingles
and occasional sci-fi radio dramas, to live, in-van noise performance
an occasional scant cast of quite equally maniacal comrades.

Content varies through most of the spectrum, but recurring motifs
are emphasis on transition and contrast, near constant reminders of
the increasingly atrophied state of nature of in particular the human
mind and societal edifice, and a striving toward time constriction,
dilation, and dispersal.

April 20th:

In 1978, Tom Smith created dub versions of albums by Ramones, Television, PiL,
Giorgio Moroder, Richard Hell, and Japan. He's produced albums for Scissor Girls, Duotron, Electric Eels’ Brian McMahon, and Silver Apples, and he's written for a number of publications including Forced Exposure and Bananafish. He's published "Naturally Occurring Black Metal", many other recordings/sound collages, and he will also publish a collection of essays soon. Collaborative performances include To Live and Shave In L.A. (a project that he spearheaded for 20 years), Ohne (with Dave Phillips), Sightings, Pussy Galore, and many others. Although now residing in Germany, Tom's had more than a fair share of time on the radio, whether it was on WFMU or "taking over the production studio at WVVS-FM" in 1976. His tagline would easily be "Genre is Obsolete" if he needed one, and on April 20th, Tom Smith will share 2 hours of quality time with the listeners of WLUW.

April 27th:

The sound of "The Voodoo Organist", a one man band headed by Scott Voodoo, has been described as "songs of love, lust, murder, and rivers of whiskey set against a backdrop of the Mojave Desert". Scott started playing the organ when he was 10 years old, and got into synthesizers in his teens. He has a radio show dedicated to organ and synthesizer music, and he's made a unique set for this episode of Delirious Sunrise.

Delirious Insomniac: Under The Volcano

(riddled with technical difficulties, good times either nonetheless. DJ QBOT will guest host next week)

Kevin Coyne - Banzai
No More - Suicide Commando
No Authorized - Suicidez-Moi Pas!
No Balls - Greasy Hair Greasy Mind, - 1000 Needles
Stock, Hausen, & Walkman - 5 short untitled tracks from "Hairballs"

Homopolice - Fisting
Allerseelen - Kastanienlied
To Live & Shave In L.A. - Blandina Oberwielding '77
Frank Zappa - Sleeping In A Jar

Sudden Infant - Down the Lane
Manorexia - Ice on The Equator (Live)
Philip Glass - Subject: Lynette Fromme

Bela Babai & His Gypsy Orchestra - Jaj De Magas
Ammer/Einheit - Canto XI
Ennio Morricone - Contamination
Rita Abadzi - Manes Karip Hetzas
Unknown Russian Record (NECHU??)

Ferrante & Tiecher - Man From Mars
Tornados - Indian Brave
Ananda Shankar - Light My Fire
Nobody's Children - Don'tcha Feel Like Cryin'
Beagles - Indian Love Dance
Indian Puddin' & Pipe - Hashish
Blonde on Blonde - Spinning Wheel

Caetano Veloso - Alegria, Alegria
The Sandpipers - Guantanamera
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Drifting & Dreaming
Francoise Hardy - Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles
Mercy - Aquarius
Gal Costa - Pais Tropical

Inca Ore - Everlasting Fountain
Juan Torres Y Su Organo Melodico - Guadalajara
Art Shryer's Yiddish Orchestra - Zapfenstreich (Revery Dream)
Inflatable Alterboys - Superior Twelve Inch Finger excerpt
16 Bitch Pile Up - Track 5 from "Bury Me Deep"

The Tear Garden - You and Me and Rainbows
Tod Dockstader - Song and Lament
Brian Eno - Everything Merges with the Night
Ultra - Clusterfuck (family version)
The Wind Harp - Cycle One: Seasons: Spring Songs

Ungl'Unl'Rrlh,Chchch - Chthulhu Fhtagn
Rene Hell - Nightlife '73
No Festival of Light - Metsamarja

Genocide Organ - The Mighty Slaughter
Noctis - Silence

Noble Sissle & Euble Blake - Love Will Find A Way
Yeast Culture - IYS0 Side A (excerpt)

Delirious Sunrise V. 7: The Top Dollar Hour/The Weird Worm Podcast

The TopDollar Hour w/ reverendflint Episodesw 1 and 2

Weird Worm Podcast
Bizzarre Rockstar Deaths
Weird Wills
10 Bizzarre Train Accidents
5 Mythical Creatures That Could Exist
7 Weird Alcoholic Beverages
5 Insane Marriage Rituals From Around The World
6 Amazing Facts about Breasts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: Formless With Age, Swollen With Rusty Cans

Lee Hazlewood - The Nights
U.S. Maple - Lay Lady Lay
Henry Flynt - Uncle Sam Do
Gong of Balaluan (1929) - Ding I Kebyar (From "The Roots of Gamelan")
Ennio Morricone - Memento, 1970
Igor Wakhevitch - Materia Prima

Bruce Lamont - Live on WZRD October 16, 2008 (Excerpt)
Gii - Greatness
De Selby - Listen To Slayer
The Universal Indians - Untitled Track 1 from Sound of One Brain Dying Vol. 1

*From various NECKTAR entries*
Criad Crias - I'm Dirt
Jacques Christian - 101 Last Days Wave
BeNe GeSSeRiT - Les Fraises
Headphoner and The Nurse - Betamorphose
Angelo Badalamenti - Mysteries of Love (from Blue Velvet)
Robert Vincs - Avatar

P.I.L. - Flowers of Romance
Pigface - War Ich Nicht
Chu Ishikawa - Megatron
Nightbringer - Feast of The Manes
Ed Sunspot - Flooded Nest
Indian Jewelry - Swans

Big City Orchestra - Excerpt from Arph Arph Arph
Psychic Steel - Live at Empty Bottle 02/01/10
*Another BCO excerpt
Three Legged Race - Track 5 from "Scattered Duels Thawing" CDR

Johanna Went - Excerpt from "Live on Broadway 08/21/82"
Val Denham - Lost and Found
Bastard Noise - Untitled
Ofra Haza - Im Nin' Alu

Mac Blackout - Babyface Killer
Leonard Cohen - There Are No More Diamonds in The Mine
Chicago Transit Authority - Free Form Guitar

Astroal - Memories
Renaldo & The Loaf - Haul On The Bowline
King Crimson - The Night Watch, Trio

Snog - Make The Little Flowers Grow
Einsturzende Neubauten - Open Fire, Anrufe In Abwesebnheit

Pere Ubu - Cloud 149

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: Wet Deserts

Carla Kihlstedt - Flinch
Albert Ayler - Our Prayer
Daniel Higgs - Universal Salutation
Biblioteka Prospero - Heartworms
Stereotaxic Device - Do They Feel
Ferox Head - I Am Going To Do The Two Step

Coil - Red Queen
Club Nisei - Tokyo Serenade, Tokyo Boogie, Wakare No Isochidori

Jeff Rehnlund - Slein - Live (Wounded Nurse Ensemble in Portland)

Mister Fuckhead Ensemble - Live at Ronny's 03/18/09
Albero Rovesciato - Ancient Shining Drums of the Covered City Side A

Smegma - 1980 A.R.
The Godz - White Cat Heat

Komissar Hjuler & Mama Bar - De Nye Rigspolitichefen

Mako Sica - Red River
London Concrete - In Anima Vili
Music From The Film - Preparing The Vista For Clearing, Theme From World War Tree

Bessie Smith - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Charles Powne - Indian Field Recordings
The Conet Project (Shortwave Recordings) - Magnetic Fields
Charles Wilp - Red Indian Sirene
The Holy Modal Rounders - Indian War Whoop

Caroliner - Fiddle With The Heart Stack In It
Otto Muehl - Kaiser Obersdorf
Tape To Grandma '68
Human Skab - Plan with Piano
Einstein's Creation - Are You BLIND?!!, The Beautiful Birds (Come Here BIRD!)

Hal McGee - Magnetic Personality 01

Delirious Sunrise v. 5: Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required features work by a variety of artists who work with bits and pieces of their media environments, giving something back to the cultural landscape from which they so enthusiastically appropriate.

The genre is young, despite examples dating as far back as 1961, when James Tenney constructed a tape collage borrowing heavily from cut-up fragments of a recording by Elvis Presley. Both provocative and surreal, this style continues to evolve and to challenge.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I thought I would inform anybody who might be interested about my solo project:

I wrote the first beginning from this album in 2003, while I was living in a 2nd floor closet, squatting in a rat-infested house that only had power in one outlet, all the way in the flooded basement. This was for my first performance at a public venue. I have reworked these tracks over and over again, spending 15-25 hours at a time drinking fake absinthe doused with wormwood oil and plugging away, to make individual pieces for each performance up until 2007. It took me some time to be completely happy with the whole album as a cohesive, organic entity that takes on a life of its own, and with the incredible patience and ceaseless resources of Clayton Counts, we mastered it in a stretch of about 5 8 hour long days, while we meticulously went over every detail. The 60 minutes of material culminates a series of compositions I made specifically for live performance, then spent a lot of time fine tuning or expanding afterwards. It is composed entirely with a Yamaha RM1x sequencer, incorporating various carefully crafted haywire anamolies that were featured in Dead Tech/Circuit Bending type of art gallery events, and much experience from performing with live bands or working with various drug addled beat industrial/hip hop artists, among other things.

The cassette is limited to an edition of 99, across 3 different color cassettes (solid orange, solid purple, black), with 3 different label designs, a 3 panel, two sided, full color insert, and a color transparency. The cost is $9 USA, $12 elsewhere, postage paid. The release date is 03/30/2010, and will ship within 3 days of that date. You can send paypal to . If you would like my mailing address just let me know. If anybody who does reviews for publications or blogs would like to give a thorough review based on the content, I will refund their money after purchase. Wholesale rates are available, distros are welcome and encouraged to get in touch. The cassettes are duplicated and the printing is almost ready to be done.

(sample of one of the 6 label designs)

Excerpt 1
Excerpt 2
Excerpt 3

(These samples can be heard streaming HERE )

Monday, March 1, 2010

Delirious Insomniac Super Twosday: THE UNIVERSE DOESN'T CARE AT ALL!

Johnny Cash - Sam Hall
Albert DeSalvo - Strangler In The Night
Alex Bartha's Hotel Traymore Orchestra - It Must Be Swell To Be Laying Out Dead
Anita Kerr Singers - Two Can Live On Love Alone
Unknown - ???

The Residents - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Trax - Trax Co Mix 1
Ceramic Hello - Ringing In The Same
Christian Lunch - Animal Life
Xeno and Oaklander - Two Eyes

Eva Johanna Riechstag & Die Form - Valium
Patrick D. Martin - I Like 'Lectric Motors
Smersh - Cute Stuff
The Centimeters - If Only My Dog Would Barely Like Me
Gary Numan - Down In The Park

Bruce Lamont - Deconstruct Self Destruct
Dissecting Table - Dark Side of Life
Nailbomb - Sum of Your Achievements
Blatz - Lullabye
Crass - What The Fuck
Futurism VS. Passeism - Union of Two Sets

The Grim Reepers - Two Souls
Coven - Pact With Lucifer
Janis Martin - Two Long Years
Jeannette Hicks - Two Timin'
Promenade Orch. & Chorus - Hound Dog
Johnny Legend - House of Frankenstein (at 33 RPM)
Roy Orbison - Heartache (at 33RPM)

Lawrence Welk - Tea for Two
Mahna Mahna & The Two Snowths - Mahna Mahna
Michel Magne - Two Silhouettes
Dylan Nyoukis - Excerpt From ‘Dead Pharaoh Vs Smeared On Monkey's Eyeball

The Haters - Crocidura Dsi Nezumi
Aaron Dilloway - Infinite Lucifer
Tetsuo Furudate/Zbigniew Karkowski - Mix White

Älgarnas Trädgård - Two Hours Over Two Blue Mountains With A Cuckoo On Each Side, Of The Hours... That Is
Faust & Nurse With Wound - Disconnected
Danzig - Unendlich

Albinoni, Vivaldi, Purcell, Bach - Adagio From Organ Concerto, J.S. Bach
Fats Waller - Stompin' The Bug
Basil Kirchin - Two And Two Are One (Part 1)
Henry Mancini - Driftwood and Dreams
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - Clean In Two

Patsy Elshire - Two Can Play That Game
Tex Ritter - You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often
Adrian Roland - Two Of Us Sorry
Frankie Miller & Dottie Sills - Two Lips Away
Betty Hutton - My Cutey's Due at Two-to-Two Today
The Cool Ghoul - Ten Foot Two Eyes of Glue
The Four Sonics - It Takes Two
Spike Jones - This Is Your Death/Two Heads Are Better Than One

Rune Lindblad - Nocturne
Depeche Mode - Jazz Thieves
The Moments - Love On A Two Way Street
Ptose - Waiting For My Soul
Laurie Anderson - From The Air
Vera Lynn - Goodnight Children Everywhere

Delirious Sunrise v. 4: Subgenius