2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thomas Klepper w/guest Jill Fraser and Peter Grenader of zZyzx Society – Library of Sounds Past Present and Future Directions
Thomas is part founder and resident of Music For Dancers, a Los Angeles staple in the underground dance community. His other projects include, but are not limited to, Open Spaces (live electronic music for listening), Association of Masks (cassette/vinyl label with limited releases), New Age Heroes (a blog of interviews that expose local unknown electronic music talent), Music by Romeo, Rinpoche Boys.
Tomorrow on Library of Sounds: Past, Present, and Future Directions – from 2 to 4 PST we will have Jill Fraser and Peter Grenader of zZyzx Society in studio, premiering their new release and discussing the zeitgeist where music intersects sculpture
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Chris Ziegler w/guest WHY? – One Reporter's Opinion
One Reporter’s Opinion—named after Chris Ziegler’s L.A. RECORD review column—is part lesson in lost history and part celebration of the new and the now in the city of Los Angeles, California, where everything happened at least once and anything could happen tomorrow. From demos to dead stock to new releases and the never-released—all genres and generations of musicians from the greater L.A. area are welcome.
Chris Ziegler is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of L.A. RECORD, Los Angeles’ only dedicated music magazine. L.A. RECORD was founded in 2005 on Ziegler’s bedroom floor and has grown into a colossal bimonthly print magazine dedicated to documenting music—in any form—across the greater Los Angeles area. Each issue is a smash-cut collection of famously in-depth interviews with music-makers of all kinds—from Kendrick Lamar to Cherry Glazerr, or Flying Lotus to Foxygen to Les McCann—put together by a team of local writers, illustrators and photographers, with guest contributors like Ty Segall, Kutmah, Tim Presley of White Fence and Nick Waterhouse. Ziegler is also a contributor to MOJO magazine and the local OC and LA Weeklys, as well as a resident DJ at the Ace Hotel’s The Times of L.A. every Friday with dublab’s Frosty and more.
This week Chris is joined by WHY?:
While WHY? fans will certainly encounter familiar sounds on Moh Lhean – Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, deadpan poet’s drawl, and ear for stunningly fluid arrangements with obsessive attention to detail – the album also reveals that a transformation has taken place. The singer’s self-depricating swagger and cynical squint is replaced by a sense of peace in the unknowing; his wry smirk traded in for a holy shrug. This cosmic sense of calm and acceptance woven throughout the album is due in part to Wolf’s circumstances during the writing process: he suffered a severe health scare far from home, but rather than let it drive him to depression, he gained a stronger connection to the living. Album track “Proactive Evolution,” which features mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss, even samples Wolf’s doctors — the very voices that helped shape his new outlook.
Movement is a key theme of Moh Lhean — it’s a breakup album without a romantic interest. “Easy” plays like a ward against the old ghost who haunts “January February March,” while “George Washington” finds Wolf on a tiny watercraft, paddling away as that malevolent force stays ashore. “The Water” morphs a moody folk tune into some strange new form of full-band dub, while “Consequence of Nonaction” wavers between a quiet meditation for guitar, clarinet, and voice, and wild, sax-strewn art-funk. Psychedelic album closer “The Barely Blur” — which features Son Lux — explores the nature of existence, focusing on the infinite instead of leaving listeners with the macabre chill of death.
There’s something about the album that’s both ephemeral and distinctive, like something the Wolf Brothers might’ve heard on a praise album in their father’s synagogue as kids, or on some ’60s hippie LP they thrifted in their teens, or, perhaps, on the other side of the records they’ve been making their entire adult lives. While the meaning of the words “Moh Lhean” remain a mystery, they most likely have something to do with letting go, rebirth, coming home to a familiar feeling…or venturing out to discover a new one.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Andres Renteria – Shining Spirit Sound
Andres Renteria is a percussionist/drummer from Los Angeles. He has been playing and recording with Mia Doi Todd since 2005 and has toured with a wide range of artists including Domingo Siete, Jose Gonzalez, Flying Lotus, and Build An Ark. He is also a member of Blank Blue and Triangle Method and will be releasing a solo album under the name Eyas in 2012. He also has a dj night called Staycation. It’s fun.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Butchy Fuego – Hollergram
4th Tuesdays 2-4pm PST / Butchy Fuego “Hollergram”
Listen with caution. It’s likely that the space-time fabric will be altered on a monthly basis with each dissemination. Massive vibrations likely to ramify the cosmic flux will be in operation. Also be prepared for trail reports, weather conditions, interviews with notable rangers and aural skullduggery. – Butchy Fuego
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Hoseh – Version Sounds
“Version Sounds is my interpretation of radio communication, my version. At its roots, the show credits reggae dub for adding so much to the music we listen to today. From there the branches continue to sprout via a myriad of genres and time spans. Colombian cumbias meet Germanic techno dub meets British twee pop. Stereolab and Sun Ra lounge around as Stars of the Lid jam with Prince Jammy. You never know what to expect but you are guaranteed that the now sounds of 2013 will have a toast with the happening sonics of 1968 and beyond!” love, Hoseh
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Low Limit – Thank You
Low Limit’s THANK YOU show focuses primarily on the more left-leaning mutations of house and techno, but as often is the case, there are no set rules at hand here. Expect surprises.
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Echo Park Film Center – Optical Track
Optical Track is a weekly show presented by members of the Echo Park Film Center Co-op, a group of artists who collectively staff EPFC as volunteers for the cinematic revolution. Each week we will bring you a sonic slideshow as we turn off the projector bulbs and turn up the sound. Tuesdays 8 – 10pm pacific time on KFEP.
Find Echo Park Film Center online at echoparkfilmcenter.org.