MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – EP 12

June 29, 2010  

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Murderous intentions from Tiger Bones, melodic Chicago punk, a custom song about D.I.Y. electronics, a sample of Auricular freebie downloads and more!

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On this show:

– ‘Kill Them’ by Tiger Bones
Catchy and ominous indie rock from the Chicago band’s upcoming Go Over Here E.P. More Tiger Bones.

– ‘We’re the Opening Band’ by Lynyrd’s Innards
Chicago punk-pop band (which includes regular Mozomedia contributor Karl Eifrig on vocals and guitar) with their take on life on tour. Lynyrd’s Innards on MySpace.

– ‘Grab Your Solder’ by The High Country Low Lifes
A fulfilled custom song request for John Bork, who asked for a song about soldering electronics that included accordion accompaniment. Submit your own custom song request! Hear more High Country Low Lifes stuff.

– Greg Whitney (aka Tom Merritt) of SuBBrilliant News gives a shocking report.

– ‘New Toy’ by Karl Eifrig
Karl’s new solo song throbs with twangy guitar energy and spacey atmospherics, surveying gadget-y lust.

– ‘Dancing Chic to Chic’ by Andrez Bergen
Bergen’s gleeful syncopated electronic thrashing invades the old classic in a highly entertaining way. From his album Hackneyed Record Crate.

– ‘Lines on the Island of Utopia (excerpt)’ by Nux Vomica
Auricular Records has re-released this 1991 album of ambient explorations as a free download, get it here.

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – EP 11

May 27, 2010  

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An alt-country tale of romantic redemption, a requested song about a plucky dog and possessed play-do, an intricate piano-cello-viola improv by a mystery trio, SuBBrilliant News from Tom Merritt and more!

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On this show:

- We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to music@mozomedia.com. For each podcast, we’ll pick some of the requests to turn into real songs that’ll be featured on show. Read more about song requests.

- Custom song made for Joanne Fong. Joanne sent us this photo and challenged us to make a song about it. The New Old Men decided it was the first scene of a story about a dog and some dark magicks at the local corner store, naming the song ‘Dog Saves the Day’.

- ‘The Ballad of Johnny Ray Pierre’ is wistful lo-fi alt-country from Pookie.

- The mystery members of the piano-cello-viola Trio Elusive perform the improvisation ‘The Broken Bough’

- Greg Whitney (aka Tom Merritt) of SuBBrilliant News gives a shocking report.

- ‘Baste Beast’, a tasty yet deranged bit of off-kilter splunking from Kitchen Sink.

- Nux Vomica & Voice of Eye collaborate on ‘Sixty Four Hexagrams’ from their CD Invivo.

- Avijit improvises an indie rock instrumental tribute to John Hughes nostalgia with ‘Molly Grows Up’.

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – EPISODE 10

April 7, 2010  

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Hear a Devo cover by Mexican Cheerleader, a custom song about a fish, a new collaboration between Nux Vomica and Voice of Eye, SuBBrilliant News from Tom Merritt and more!

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On this show:

- Indie rock shysters The New Old Men toss and turn on ‘The Fuzzy Couch’

- Malaysian band Space Gambus Experiment visits the intersection of anthemic instrumental world music and outer space in ‘Pulang Kakanda Bulan’, which is available on the compilation Auricular Audio Magazine 15, as well as the band’s first CD.

- We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to music@mozomedia.com. For each podcast, we’ll pick some of the requests to turn into real songs that’ll be featured on show. Read more about song requests.

- Custom song made for Breanne Kato. She requested a reggae song about Pete, her ‘algae-eating aquarium fish’ who ‘couldn’t care less that Skeletor the goldfish [his previous aquarium roommate] is dead.’ Karl Eifrig obliged with ‘Pete, the Algae-Eating Aquarium Fish’.

- Chicago band Mexican Cheerleader kick spud boy ass all over the place with their rocking cover of Devo’s ‘Wiggly World’.

- SuBBrilliant News from Greg Whitney (aka Tom Merritt), giving us the lowdown on iPad delusions and LOST producers.

- ‘Made of Margarine’ is some melodic lo-fi shoe-gazing from Pookie.

- Nux Vomica & Voice of Eye collaborate on ‘Golden Elixir of Immortality’ from their new CD Fire of the Unitive Path, released by Auricular Records / Conundrum Unlimited.

- Improvising in pop song mode, Avijit unleashes some ‘Tender Mackin” on us.

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – EPISODE 9

March 3, 2010  

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We’re back with a custom-made song about what zombies like (brrrrraaaains!), another custom-request done Bollywood-Bhangra style, new music from Auricular Records and the always-amusing SuBBrilliant News report from Tom Merritt.

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On this show:

- We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to music@mozomedia.com. For each podcast, we’ll pick some of the requests to turn into real songs that’ll be featured on show. Read more about song requests.

- Song request fulfilled for Craig Denniston from Omaha. He requested ‘Brrraaaaaaaiiiinnnnsssss’ so the New Old Men zombied it up.

- Song request fulfilled for Vinita Chhahira. She requested a song done in a Bollywood / Bhangra style that would include the dentist-visit-related lyrics ‘I wore cool shades”, “There’s protein in my saliva” & “My teeth were media-blasted”. ‘Sanjay’s Dentist Appointment’ is JJ Sonick’s attempt to fulfill this.

- ‘Monkey Tree Jam’ by Rhed Cerulean, from an album due out this month from Auricular Records

- ‘Bitchin’ Candy’ is some lo-fi crazed indie something from Pookie.

- SuBBrilliant News from Greg Whitney (aka Tom Merritt), reporting on the Ryan Seacrest monopoly and some sort of international game.

- Experimental laptop musician My Boyfriend the Pilot creates a hypnotic groove with ‘Malibu Stacy (vs. DJ Dizazter)’

- Andrez Bergen gets his sci-fi sound collage apocalypse on with ‘A Zed and Two Rorts’ from the album Hackneyed Record Crate, releasing this month from Auricular Records..

- Charlie Naked creates a cosmic ambient sweep with ‘Chimes and Accordions’ from his album Upil.

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TWO SONG SHOT – Ep 27: Mochipet & Jane Siberry

February 18, 2010  

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Hear Mochipet’s take on a giant, sci-fi dog-thing, and a lyrical mini-epic from Jane Siberry.

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On this show:

Petdestroyer by Mochipet off the Peppermill Records compilation 2999. And see the illustration that inspired this track.

The Bird in the Gravel by Jane Siberry off her 1987 album The Walking. Download this album and many others by Siberry at her website.

– You can request your own custom-made song! Listen to other custom songs we’ve made for listeners so far.

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Two Song Shot Ep 27 Jane Siberry

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – EP 8

December 4, 2009  

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We bring you two fulfilled custom song requests, tales of the Land of Poh and lost Pooks, fresh Auricular music, and a SuBBrilliant News report!

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On this show:

- We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to music@mozomedia.com. Each month we’ll pick some of the requests to turn into real songs that’ll be featured on the next podcast. Read more about song requests.

- Song request fulfilled for Mighty_Meh (aka xoes) from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She said she “would like a bluesballad named What about the Daisies“. The New Old Men have provided such a blues ballad, even drifting it into space at parts. Hope you enjoy it, Mighty_Meh!

- The lore behind the lo-fi 4-track instrumental ‘The Land of Poh’ by the band Pookie is explored.

- The a capella do-wop of ‘The Lost Pook’, also by Pookie, and the story behind it.

- Song request fulfilled for Panchitah from Los Angeles, California — ‘Unknown Errors Are Happening‘ by JJ Sonick. Panchitah asked for a song with this title in tribute to the ‘unknown errors are happening’ error message that occasionally can be seen on the fun social communication site plurk.com. The music was produced with an 8-bit Apple II computer.

- Ambient bands Nux Vomica and Voice of Eye in their first time playing together in fifteen years – this is an excerpt from their ethereal improv.

- SuBBrilliant News from Greg Whitney (aka Tom Merritt), reporting on werewolves pissed off at the new Twilight Saga movie and more.

- ‘The Wilds of East Nebraska’ by the crazed and acoustic-guitar wielding Food and Drug Administration Orchestra

- ‘Triangulum’ by Drew Dobbs off the new album Music from the Center of Nowhere, from Auricular Records.

- ‘Alva’s Porch’ by Avijit, featuring guest Bliss Blood on violin.

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST EP 7

October 29, 2009  

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We are finally back, with three fulfilled song requests, a new format, lots of new music, and a fresh SuBBrilliant News report!

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On this show:

- A new format for the podcast: a live conversation between Craig Higdon and Josh Lawrence (aka JJ Sonick). Harris the lonely astronaut won’t be DJing anymore, but we’ll be hearing more from him in the future, in a different medium.

- We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to mysongidea@mozomedia.com. Each month we’ll pick one or more of the song requests to turn into a real song that’ll be featured on the next podcast. You can read more about song requests here.

- Song request fulfilled for Kai Balbin from Orange County, California. She asked for a song called ‘Diwata’ (a Filipino word for ‘goddess’ or ‘fairy’) that would sound like “maybe sigur ros meet radiohead meet the album leaf/roots of orchis”. Request fulfilled by by JJ Sonick.

- Song request fulfilled for Steve Dobkins from Fort Worth, Texas — ‘Dragging My Rope Through the Cow Pasture‘ by The New Old Men. Steve said we could ‘feel free to improvise’, and we couldn’t resist countryin’ it up. We did screw up the verb conjugation, though, as Steve originally requested ‘I drug my rope through the cow pasture.’ Hope you still like it despite our screw up, Steve!

- ‘In Memoriam Karlheinz Stockhausen‘ by Eldad Tsabary. Tsabary crafted this tribute to the late 20th-century avant-garde composer by translating a scan of a photo of Stockhausen into musical notes.

- ‘I’ll Kick Your Ass’ by the often ornery and amusing acoustic-guitar-wielding Food and Drug Administration Orchestra

- Song request fulfilled for Mr San from New Zealand: ‘On my next holiday I will travel to Atiu where I will eat succulent beche de mer and corned beef’ by JJ Sonick. San asked for this monstrously titled song to be done as a “smooth jazz / country fusion”. You’ve been warned!

- SuBBrilliant News from Tom Merritt, reporting on God’s jealousy over the recent Nobel Peace Prize given to U.S. President Obama and more.

- ‘Solarine’ by Drew Dobbs off the new album Music from the Middle of Nowhere, from Auricular Records.

- ‘Boxy’s Lament’ by J.J. Sonick, a new Apple II composition.

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See you next month!

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – Ep 6

July 30, 2009  

Our July podcast serves up a beautiful pop song about a jerk’s car alarm, an instrumental made on an Apple II computer, new Kitchen Sink music, a SuBBrilliant News report from Tom Merritt, an invitation to have us custom-make songs for you, and much more.

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On this show:

- An Annoucement: We’ll make a song for you! Send a song title and a description of how you’d like the song to sound (you can be as vague or specific as you please) to mysongidea@mozomedia.com. Each month we’ll pick one submitted suggestion to turn into a real song that’ll be featured on the next podcast. So start bossing us around already and send those suggestions in!

- Karl Eifrig reveals part one of his Chronicles of Suburban Ennui in the form of almost Simon-and-Garfunkley acoustic pop song ‘No One Gives a Shit About Your Car Alarm’

- D.J. Saunter cooks up some banjo and southern-fried rock laced with spacey shimmers and just a dash of riffing moog in the instrumental ‘Interstellar Trucking’

- Giligadi develops a dark cavernous landscape for multi-tracked trumpets to explore a beautiful and somber ‘Eclipse’, off the album Fissures in the Faithful

- Kitchen Sink brings on the heavy thump drums, grooving guitar riffs and space-y e-bow of ‘Psychedelicized Insane Quintet’

- Pookie mixes lo-fi punky-pop with lo-fi salsa rock in the culinary delight ‘Baby Wanted Pie’

- J.J. Sonick gets semi-medieval on your ass with the bucolic instrumental ‘Tears of the Blacksmith’ from the soundtrack of Come On, Scientists!.

- SuBBrilliant News reports on Harry Potter fans disappointed that the movies aren’t documentaries and more.

- J.J. Sonick goes 8-bit with ‘The Green Sheen’ – an instrumental made with an Apple II computer.

- Avjit unfolds some atmospheric free-jazz in ‘Now I Know It’s Raining’

- Finally, Charlie Naked combines a haunting little melody with ambient atmospherics in ‘Two Thoughts’ off his album Oceans of Shattered Glass.

Hope you liked what you heard, please leave comments here and rate us on iTunes!  See you next month!

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – Ep 5

June 30, 2009  

Episode no. 5 brings you the epic Sword and Laser rock song, new music from Karl Eifrig and Auricular Records, a scintillating SuBBrilliant News report, and much more.

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We start with ‘Younger’ by The New Old Men, a sketch of two old friends sitting together on a train, surrounded by shimmering ambiances.

Next is the charming rustic calm of the almost entirely acoustic instrumental ‘Cansada’ by Kitchen Sink.  You can also watch the video on YouTube.

This is followed by the epic rock of The Sword and the Laser’ by The Clive Royal Project and The New Old Men.  Clive Royal, inspired by the online science fiction and fantasy bookclub Sword and Laser, wrote his Sword and Laser song and then basically open-sourced it on his website – inviting others to download it, remix it, and add to it.  So The New Old Men did just that, adding guitar, drum loops, and keyboards around Clive’s vocals to create their own version of this mini-epic.

Next is a solo piece by Karl Eifrig called  ‘The Evening Bite’, an ambient instrumental that shifts through various beguiling sounds.  Karl is also known as ‘Eddie P.’, the collaborator with J.J. Sonick in the bands The New Old Men and Kitchen Sink.

Then we stomp along with ‘Fine as Wine’ by the lo-fi indie rock band Pookie.

‘She Brings the Rain’ by Giligadi off the Fissures in the Faithful album follows – a cover of the mellow, jazzy song of the same title by the legendary krautrock band Can.

Then we pause for a News report from SuBBrilliant News, covering Iranian protesters interaction with Twitter, the United States use of torture (against metaphors), and more.

Next we hear the fiery instrumental ‘Holes in Your Paper Stomach’ off the album The Noise Under the Eyelid by The Cat’s Orchestra, which is the project of Ukrainian composer/performer Nicolay Sirov.

Then we hear the grooving intergalactic improv of Avjit in their saxophone-trombone-bass instrumental ‘Solar Sail’.

And we finish with the ambient instrumental ‘The Bowls’ which finds Charlie Naked exploring a variety of resonant sounds made with Tibetan singing bowls.

Hope you enjoyed podcast number five, and see you next month!

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MOZOMEDIA MUSIC PODCAST – Ep 4

May 27, 2009  

For May our DJ-in-orbit serves you a new song from J.J. Sonick, rocking consumerism from The New Old Men, languorous lust from White Mahatma and much more, as well as late-breaking stories from SubBrilliant News.

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First we hear ‘Never Get Clean’ by J.J. Sonick, an indie rock confessional with just a pinch of gospel in the chorus.

Next up is ‘The Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit of Negativity’ by G:Nome – piano and ambient atmospherics surrounding samples of David Lynch talking about his experiences with transcendental meditation.

Then we hear ‘I’m Going Shopping’, a rocking and absurd taunt made by The New Old Men.

This is followed by ‘Heat Alpert’, an appropriately toe-tapping Herb Alpert-esque instrumental by J.J. Sonick, for the skit Heat by the comedy group Come On, Scientists!.

Next is the smoldering, post-coital, off-kilter acoustic indie pop of ‘Wreckage of the Hudson’ by White Mahatma.

Then we hear the slightly psychedelicized gypsy instrumental ‘A Trip to Romany’, complete with rainstorm sounds, from The High Country Low Lifes.

SuBBrilliant News reports on GM’s hybrid car with horse and more.

The Food and Drug Administration Orchestra gives us an important lesson in the acoustic ditty ‘Dig a Little Hole’.

Biota is a band beloved by J.J. Sonick and Eddie P. for combining ambient and experimental sounds with beguiling song structures, so in the Kitchen Sink instrumental ‘Political Song for Biota to Sing’ they pay tribute to Biota with the music, and give a bonus fond nod to the Minutemen with the title.

Finally, we survey a portion of the epic, constantly shifting ambient instrumental ‘Oceans of Shattered Glass’ by Charlie Naked, off the album of the same name.

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