Monday, August 30, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: of Slit Skeptics and Still Born Spectres

Bongripper - Hippie Killer Part 9
J. Graf - Perspectrum
Right-Eye Rita - Excerpt from "THE WTCH ON THE WZRD"
Camis - Track 4 from Cats Kils CDR
Oblong Box - The Knife That Cuts The Handler
Pharmakon / Work/Death - Excerpt from "True Criminals" CS

Face Place - Side from Split 7 inch with Ryan Jewell
Human Hairs - Excerpt from Side A of S/T cassette on YDLMIER
Pod Blotz - Excerpt from "radar and nest"
Leticia Castaneda - Cut Doep

Hierchiss - Excerpt from Side B of "Infantia Somnium"
Fatale - Les Berceaux
Dave Phillips - Excerpt from "Zetetic"

PussyGutt/WolvSerpent - Gathering Strengths / Silence Within

Burial Hex - Excerpt from "Fantasma Di Perarolo"

Diaphragm - The Red Blindfold

From The Depths of Hell's Ocean - Excerpt from Knife in the Toaster 2008 Cassette
Dog Lady Regression - Lathe CD on AA Records
Coarsebangor - "Untitled" side B
Nate Young - Half Full
Richard Kamerman - Excerpt from "And She Sat Up In The Street In The Sun"

Sewer Election - Excerpt from "Bristning" LP
branf. - excerpt from "insilpnye"

Pusdrainer - excerpt from "Worms Beneath Thy Cold Flesh"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

September 15th show update (Lechuguillas added! Radio Promo Up)


"Lechuguillas aim to peel skin from faces, not entrance with psychedelics. Informed by classic 1980′s noise-rock — Butthole Surfers, Jesus Lizard, God Bullies, etc. — in that era, they might have been signed to Amphetamine Reptile or Touch & Go. In this day and age, the band can find a measure of like-mindedness with bands such as Sightings, CaCaw, and XBXRX. The trio’s scabrous guitar skree and choked vocals play like an acid bath or a sandpaper rubdown. They are the blunt instruments serving a mind-over-matter approach. Explosive and aggressive, these guys rip rhythm patterns out of a music style that is not accustomed to such delicacies. Hard smashing beats overdrive the breaking teeth and flying spit usually only felt in hand to hand combat. Chaos is easy to create but hard to control, however, Lechuguillas do both. Their live show will leave you disorientated and satisfied."


ONO (Avant/Industrial/Gospel)
Cock E.S.P. (MPLS)
Ammunition (militant, grim burlesque performer and circus member)
Joe Grimm (composition for circuit bent 16mm projector)

Arvo Fingers end of the night dj set
DJ Omar Padrón

WLUW's Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show 3rd Anniversary Event
September 15th, 2010

Darkroom Bar
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL

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throbbing gristle - maggot death
boyd rice & frank tovey - extraction 7
Dome - Say Again
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Talk About the Weather
The Associates - Q Quarters
Bene Gesserit - La Brabançonne
Agent Side Grinder - Ricocheting Memories
Chrome - Eyes in the Center
Derniere Volonte - Douce Hirondelle
Gorilla Aktiv - Das Gesicht
Cabaret Voltaire - Taxi Music Dub
Fatal Microbes - Violence Grows
Legendary Pink Dots - The Hill
Dsor Dne - Registrato
Circus Mort - Swallow You
Silent Scream - Handstands
Kosmonautentraum - Stolze Menschen
The Grumpus - Sad Sack
Kitchen & The Plastic Spoons - Ice Cream to God
Chris & Cosey - Take Control
A.C. Marias - Some Thing
Alien Soundtracks - Cannibal Dub
Lemon Kittens - In Wooden Brackets
Alien Sex Fiend - Satisfaction
White Car - No Better (Gatekeeper Freundschaft Edit)
Gatekeeper - Slow Walk
Valis - Black Carbon
Absolute Body Control - Pictures on the Wall
Xeno & Oaklander - Céleste
The Neon Judgement - T.V. Treated
Soft Metals - The Cold World Melts
Frische Farbe - Oh, Oh... Boys
Section 25 - Looking From a Hilltop
Rolan Vega - Miracle Song
Martial Canteral - Sister Age
Trop Tard - les anges d'aujourd'hui
Rude 66 - Horrified
Det Glyne Triangel - Maskindans
Asylum Party - Pigs Are Still Alive
UV Pop - Sleep Don't Talk
Autonervous - Lovesick
Front - Polaroid
Colin Newman - Life on Deck
Rainbow Arabia - Tiny Tiny Man
Iron Curtain - Legalize Heroin
Mary Goes Round - Clouds and Clouds
A Blaze Colour - An Addict of Time
SS-Say - Care Time
Cyberaktif - Paradiessiets
Somnambulist - The Heat
Lolita Sträp - Video Screen
Bérurier Noir - Ampute

Monday, August 16, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: Neon Marshmallow Primer

Sounds by artists featured on this week's upcoming Neon Marshmallow Fest in Chicago.

Carlos Giffoni - There Are Other Gates
Illusion of Safety - Fade-N-Die
Dog Lady - Excerpt from "In The Commonwealth of Outermost Bodies"
Fossils - Squall

Burial Hex - A Murder of Dead Crows
Nmperign - Prey
Jason Crumer - Lost Dog
Leticia Castaneda - Untitled track from On The Verge of Redundance

Dead Machines - Futures Pt. 1
SIXES - Sluthunter

Dave Phillips - They Live Side 2
C Spencer Yeh - "Violin Excerpt"
Sunken Landscapes - Soul Recessitation
TV Pow - Travelling Without Reservations
Telecult Powers - Witchcraft 1972
Wasteland Jazz Unit - Termite Prayer

Grasshopper - Death Compass

Peter J. Woods - Inanimate Portraits
Cornucopia - High
Skin Graft - Beyond Repair Excerpt
Pedestrian Deposit - Strife/Meridian Excerpt
J. Soliday - "I" from "Again" CDR
Government Alpha - Unmanned Fireworks

Sigulda - Suddenly... ...Goodbyes
Pod Blotz - Collider

Noveller - Brilliant Colors
Raglani - Washed Ashore
Emeralds - Magic
Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan - Fizzy Attacks

The Haters - The Facts On Polywave (excerpt)

September 15th Event Update

The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show has haunted the airwaves of WLUW into the wee hours of dreary Monday Nights for nearly 3 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 clandestinely guested overnight many at WZRD-Chicago, cohosted a soul radio show with Eric Lab Rat, booked numbers of otherworldly bands, and sustained long stints of freeform band/DJ nights at daring bars or clubs, often covering two floors of activity. Presently, "Delirious Insomniac" is now syndicated on RadioKL.Hr in Croatia, with regular international guest contributions from foreign music enthusiasts. Arvo also writes music-oriented articles as well as making music alongside some of Chicago's experimental luminaries.

For this 3rd Anniversary event, challenging the freeform medium will extend into the physical/visual realm. You might be alarmed, but you won't be disappointed.

ONO (Avant/Industrial/Gospel)
Cock E.S.P. (MPLS)
Ammunition (militant, grim burlesque performer and circus member)
Joe Grimm (composition for circuit bent 16mm projector)

Arvo Fingers end of the night dj set
DJ Omar Padrón

WLUW's Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show 3rd Anniversary Event
September 15th, 2010

Darkroom Bar
2210 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL

ONO ( Avant/Gospel/Punk/Industrial since 1980, formerly on Thermidor Records,

ONO was founded in 1980 and originally rehearsed weekly in a basement on the South Side near the "PILL HILL" area. ONO shared the space with End Result. Their first show was at the original EXIT on Wells with Special Affect( Frankie Fun & Al Jorgenson) and Naked Raygun (Jeff and Mark-O, Santiago, Camillo and Jim). The original line-up of the band in 1980 was Hallene Kathy Brooks: Vocals ,Percussion and Recitations; travis: Vocals, Dobro, Steel Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Keyboards Marc Berrand-Vocals and Guitar P. Michael Grego-Vocals and Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Keyboards. In early 1981 is was travis: Vocals, Dobro/Steel guitar, Bass, Percussion and Keyboards; Ric Graham: Vocals and Guitar, Bass, Sax-Trumpet and Synthesizer/Computers; Shannon Rose Riley: Sax-Bass, Percussion and Keyboards; P. Michael: Vocals and Guitar, Bass, Percussion and Keyboards. A pair of albums were released on the THERMIDOR record label out of San Fransisco: 1982's "MACHINES THAT KILL PEOPLE," and 1986's, "ENNUI." travis and P.Michael are still involved in live performance as ONO, however Ric Graham maintains the sound and visual archives and is retired from live performance. Current ONO line-up is travis, P. Michael, Rebecca Pavlatos, and Jesse Thomas. They have now released a cassette along with Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan (2010) and perform all over the Chicago area.

Cock E.S.P. ( an experimental music and performance art ensemble founded by Emil Hagstrom in Minneapolis in 1993. The group draws on the most transgressive and absurdist elements of both popular and experimental Twentieth Century music and performance art, realizing a diverse and energetic palette of abstract electronic music influenced by such styles as Japanese Noise, free jazz, punk rock, black metal and hardcore industrial. Rare among the group’s boundary-pushing peers, Cock E.S.P.'s canon includes a high degree of self-effacing humor, satire and unfiltered emotion; this not only makes the group more accessible to a general audience, but also directly challenges the antisocial "shock value" norms and elitist conformism common in underground music..

Cock E.S.P. concerts are short, chaotic vignettes which push their absurdist concept to an extreme level. Concentrating more on the performance aspect itself than on the sound, the group walks the path paved by such arts movements as Fluxus and Futurism by causing the audience to question the basic expectation of live recital itself. Whearas a modern experimental composer might explore a certain set of atonal sounds over the course of an hour-long work -- or as a punk band might play a dozen standard three-chord songs before ending their set by knocking over their equipment in a frenzy of feedback -- Cock E.S.P. condenses this action into cathartic five-minute long episodes, which are simultaniously confusing, amusing and intellectually confrontational.

Ammunition (militant, grim burlesque performer and circus member, )
Ammunition is the co-founder and performance specialist for the pervettes of SS-Triple X. She has been gracing the stages of Chicago since 2006. She harnesses such talents onstage such as grinder acts, fire eating and breathing and body modification performance art. Merging unconventional with sexual magnetism, Ammunition leaves the audience hot in their seats! She holds monthly residencies performing for "Post Apocalyptic Burlesque" and 1901 Gallery's "In the Dark: Grim Burlesque". When offstage, you can find Ammunition at your local Army Surplus purchasing grenades, gas masks, and shiny weapons.

Nookleptia Experimental/Noise Industrial Musick. Started in 1993.

...DJ Omar Padrón , (residency at NEO, Cohost on Nova Feedback Radio Show at SAIC, past guest on Delirious Insomniac)

Joe Grimm (composition for circuit bent 16mm projector,
Joseph Grimm (a.k.a. The Wind-Up Bird) is a "peace noise" composer/performer based in Providence, RI. Drawing inspiration from 60's composers such as Alvin Lucier, Terry Riley, and Charlemagne Palestine, Grimm makes music that reveals acoustic and psychoacoustic phenomena. His performances frequently take the form of meditations: resonance, repetition, friction, and disintegration become the hypnotic focal points in an attempt to reach a state of inner tranquility, balance, and heightened attention to sonic minutiae. Grimm has collaborated live or on record with artists such as Lucky Dragons, Pleasurehorse, Glenn Branca, Alvin Lucier, The One AM Radio, Black Forest/Black Sea, and others.

Arvo Fingers end of the night performance/dj set (

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: Night of the White Terror!

alice cohen (these are screen shots from animated collage)

Marissa Nadler - Loner
Broken Deer - White Woman
Fielded - The Watcher
LA Vampires & Zola Jesus - Looking In
Human Flesh - Angel With Fragile Face
Severed Heads - Oscar's Grind

Rotting Christ - Orders From The Dead
Bodychoke - Suffer
Wm. Berger - Rollin'
Pyha - Message From Heaven

Altar of Flies - The Sounds of Mental Illness
Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat - Excerpt from "Valkoinen Terrori"
Aelter - Beloved (Excerpt)

Sunny & The Sunliners - Please Mr. Sandman
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
Lonesome Drifter - Honey Do You Think of Me
Nash The Slash - 19th Nervous Breakdown
Corpus Dilecti - Twilight
Andrew Liles - The Auto Spirit and Familiar Phantoms


Emulsion VS Nookleptia - Disquiet, Disjointed And Tom Asunder
Cementimental - Commandment One
Universal Indians - Track 2 from Sound of One Brain Dying Vol 1.

Kiyoshi Mizutani - Incineration
*with* Einsturzende Neubauten - Der Tod Ist Ein Dandy
*with* Naj - Track 2 from "Resituation Smile"
*with* G. X. Jupiter Larsen + Allan Zane - Banjax III (excerpt)
*with* Vertonen + PCRV - III (from "deep time")
*with* Zero Centigrade - Respiro
*with* Maurizio Bianchi - Violaerm (excerpt, from Side B of "Violichte")
*with* Le Syndicat - Corrumpate
*with Syd Barrett - Terrapin

Pussygutt & Story of Rats - Pavour Nocturnus (from Sea of Sand)

Nadja - Untitled track from Skin Turns To Glass (rerecorded version)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Delirious Insomniac: 120 Minutes of Bodiless and Banjaxed, Apophatic Fīlāmentum

Dave Phillips - Track 2 from The Hermeneutics of Fear of God
Izanami's Labour Pains - Bakumatsu
Cock E.S.P. & Panicsville - She
Appliancide - Attack of the Electric Ants
Bruce Haack - Program Me
Ike Yard - Half A God
Dead Trout - The Arab
Dolores Dewberry - Paragraph 64

Bone Parade - Excerpt from "Vollmondlieder"
Dotåbåtå - Hide
Aleph Naught - Bleeding of the Sun
Tangerine Dream - Excerpt from Side Two of NEAR DARK OST

Loto Ball - Ain't Your Mother Callin' You?
Blank Verse - The Cloud Machine
Residents - Boy In Love
EaViL - Living My Life
Hjorten - Track 1 from "Electricity"
John Carpenter & ALan Howarth - The Alley & Here Come The Storms (from Big TRouble In Little China OST)
Bernard Hermann - Nightmare/Dawn (from Vertigo)
Organhouse - Sumerian Charm Against Daemons That Assail In The Night

Todd Rundgren - Worldwide Epiphany/No World Order
Marc Almond & Foetus (Flesh Volcano) - A Million Manias
Malcolm McLaren - About Her
Massive Attack ft. Portishead - Teardrop
How To Destroy Angels - The Space In Between
Crazy Bitch In A Cave - Far From Sleep
TRicky - Excerpt from Maxinquaye

The Cure - The Final Sound
Chemlab - Filament
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11
Welle:Erdball - Starfighter F-104G
Cat Rapes Dog - Unreal Reality
Silicon Teens - You Really Got Me
Sid Bass - Ritual Fire Dance
Cromagnon - Caledonia
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Eternity's Breath Part I
Big Man and the Night People - Night Creeper

B-52s - Legal Tender
Colin Potter - I Am Your Shadow
Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Destroying Angels
Jack Beaver - Police Car Chase
Bill Murray - Que Sera Sera (from Ed Wood)

Jerry Goldsmith - Excerpt from the score to "Gremlins"
Umberto - Dream Sequence
Lucia Pamela - Walking On The Moon
Lulu - Boom Bang A Bang
Bruno Nicolai/Edda Dell'Orso - Allor
Satan Panonski - Trpi Kurvo
Flux of Pink Indians - ???
Salò - track 2 from "120 Days of Sodom"
*with* G.X. Jupiter-Larsen/Allan Zane - Excerpt from track 2 on "Banjax"
*with* Excerpt from 612 Noise Comp Cassette
*with* Excerpt from "Dry Lungs" comp

Nihilistics - After Death