10/22/18 Broadcasts

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Frosty w/guest Eli Keszler – Celsius Drop

    Each week dublab co-founder Frosty guides you through an exploration of the vast Future Roots music spectrum on Celsius Drop. Tune-in to reach those outer realms.

    This week Frosty welcomes Eli Keszler onto the program in the 11am hour to share sounds as well as insight into his creative process.

    New York-based artist Eli Keszler is at the apex of his career. This year alone he’s had a four-month-long solo exhibition (“Blue Skies” at Fuse Arts, Bradford, UK), performed internationally in a duo with Laurel Halo, collaborated with noted Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai, taught experimental composition and performance at Camp in the Pyrenees mountains, composed music for Turner Prize–winning visual artist Laure Prouvost, and most recently embarked on a world tour with Oneohtrix Point Never.

    Stadium is Eli’s new album for Shelter Press. As his ninth solo record, Stadium reflects his move from South Brooklyn to Manhattan, where he produced the album. The constant blurry motion and ever-changing landscapes of the fast-paced island helped him modify and shape his sound into a new kind of film noir. “After we moved into our East Village apartment,” Keszler explains, “we found a guitar pick on the floor that read ‘Stadium’. We looked at each other at the same time and had the same thought. It could have gone any number of ways.” Indeed, there is a startling amount of expression at play on each track, where intersections of melody, restraint and rhythm are used to challenge the idea of memory, impression and space.

    Keszler is often mistaken for an electronic musician, but in fact his sounds are raw and natural, produced by hand live in-situ. His performance with the drumset and acoustic percussion are central to his work. He produces almost impossible textures through self-realized methodologies: cascading melodies, a shadow of voices, and a unique pointillistic materiality. Although playing with the intensity of digitally-created music, his communications are done live with no processing. These haptics are what give Stadium its depth and its warmth. In a recent interview for Dazed, collaborator Oneohtrix Point Never comments, “I’ve always described his playing as bacterial. He’s able to parallax into very small, very acute, very specific relationships between percussive textures. It’s beyond just being a drummer—he’s a world-building percussionist.”

    In Stadium, Keszler uses lived experience to realize the most wide-ranging sound he’s created to date. Stadium draws out textures from overlapping geographies (from Shinjuku arcades to city streets and Brutalist architecture) and transforms these travelogue field recordings into starting points for composition. He then builds on these environments to create subliminal spaces for his percussion, keyboards and acoustic instruments. His “world-building” techniques are pushed to new levels with mesmerizing string and brass arrangements. Throughout the album, Keszler’s writing, keyboard playing and scoring operate like a sonic channel that transports the listener into a quaking web.

    Perhaps this is the “stadium” referred to in the title: a larger network of sound and bodies moving continually, oscillating and turning in on itself. Keszler has explored these ideas before both in his visual work and sound installations—especially notable on projects such as his massive Manhattan Bridge installation ‘Archway’ or his Boston City Hall work “Northern Stair Projection.” Stadium takes these long-running ideas to new depths. “My installations work with massive city spaces for a complex of individuals,” Keszler states. “The recordings on Stadium are inverted. They are landscapes scaled for the singular. Like a mass collecting in one arena, this music compresses city spaces, genre and instrumentalism into an amorphous form. On the record, there are ruptures of information and happenstance. Like a game, it could go any number of ways.”

    Photo by Brendan-Burdzinski

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm Jimmy Tamborello – Dying Songs


    “Dying Songs” focuses on melancholic electronic music but isn’t limited to that. Sometimes it gets dark, sometimes I try to mix techno awkwardly, sometimes i get nostalgic… I like stuff that’s dreamy, ghostly, pretty and sad. I’ll try out new productions of my own, as well. I’m keeping it pretty open and we’ll see how it evolves.” – Jimmy

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm r.r barbadas – Crushing With…

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    On their monthly Dublab show “Crushing”, Rona & Robbee deliver their own brand of monthly musical crushes, old and new, as well as sharing their zone with guest crushes, live or in the mix.

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Nanny Cantaloupe – Perplexagon


    Nanny Cantaloupe is known for turning unsuspecting sounds on their sides and tickling them until they’re on the verge of explosion.

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm Heavy Hymns w/guest Ryan and Yosuke from Light in the Attic Records- Quietudes


    Out of the mutual appreciation for the gentle sounds from 1980’s ECM records, yacht rock, marimbas, fourth world music but also the easy folk-rock music you hear while taking a drive after partying till the morning and wanting to watch the sun come up, the Quietdudes want to soundtrack those moments for you.

  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm Induce – Dancing, Thinking, Loving, Listening


    It all started with these words from Induce, “Bout to get on and play some weird stuff @dublab till about 4. Tune in!” Then the lightning split the sky and all the sounds from the dublab studio on this oblate spheroid called Planet Earth were pulled into the cosmos in a single beam of high lumen energy. From this newly elevated point they hit the universal prism of memory reflection and were split throughout the wide universe. We’re happy you got your radio attuned to Induce’s transmission. Whether you’re hearing this 2 billion years from now or simply right now we know you’ll enjoy the “weird stuff” being offered.

  • 10:00pm – 11:59pm Remy Marc – VSSL Radio

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    Welcome to VSSL RADIO, our air- & wire-borne extension of the VSSL warehouse series. VSSL Radio is helmed by Remy Marc, with regular guests, each fourth Thursday.