Sonic Landscapes

An Online, Independent Radio Show from Cornell University

Month: February, 2013

Episode LVIX: Wintry Mix

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Sonic Landscapes presents a one-hour mix to get you through this grim weather. Beginning with a seething remix of R.Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt” by Cyril Hahn, the mix moves into some bass-heavy house and tech-house to get the circulation going, then transitions to the twisted rave-scapes of DJ Stingray 313, Marcel Dettman, Kassem Mosse. Finally, we  let you down easy with a jazzy “walk in the park” track by Kerri Chandler to remind you of greener pastures.

To listen to this episode, simply click on the link below to hear streaming or right click and choose “download linked file” to add to your iTunes…

SL Episode LVIX: Wintry Mix

The Playlist:

1. I’m a Flirt Trap [Cyril Hahn Remix] -R. Kelly

2. So Will Be Now feat. Pional – John Talabot

3. No Government [Makossa & Megablast Remake] – Nicolette

4. What They Say – Maya Jane Coles

5. Reckless [With Your Love] [Tensnake Remix] – Azari & Ill

6. Au Seve – Julio Bashmore

7. Remote Viewing – DJ Stingray 313

8. Deluge – Marcel Dettmann

9. Broken Patterns – Kassem Mosse

10. Kerri Bacharach – Kerri Chandler

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Episode LVIII: Japanese Psychedelia [Guest Mix by Comrade Aaron]

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Comrade Aaron is a radical dude. Based on his last two mixes for Sonic Landscapes it’s clear that he thrives on a musical diet consisting of distorted experimentation constructed by pensive long-hairs and revolutionary leftists. His last mix explored the incredible sounds of Krautrock, which arose from the oppressive post-war divisions pervading West German culture. On this mix, Comrade Aaron has curated a selection of his favorite Japanese Psych Rock songs spanning from the late 1960s with Velvet-Underground-esque bands like Jacks to recent years, with the metal-infused jams of Boris. Much as Krautrock was associated with the German youth awakening of the late 1960’s–a movement associated with revolutionary movements such as the Red Army Faction–so is Japanese Psych Rock tied to militant youth culture, as rock musicians mingled with leftist terrorists associated with groups such as the Japanese Red Army [the group responsible for the 1972 Lod Airport massacre]. The sounds found on this mix push the boundaries in every way, resulting in a heady mixture of disillusionment and transcendentalism.

Aaron writes of this mix:

“In 1965, the Ventures unleashed their alien music onto an audience in Tokyo, unaware that they were in the midst of a miniature cultural revolution. Soon to follow was the explosion of the ‘Group Sounds’ scene, which made sensations out of bands with names like The Tigers and The Mops and caused Japanese instrument manufacturers to churn out ice-white Mosrite-knockoff guitars by the thousand. GS was massive. But dissent lay at the periphery of this meticulously stylized, tightly controlled, and entirely commercialized scene. A handful of disgruntled musicians, most bedecked entirely in black and with hair longer than was permitted by the record labels, rejected the widespread Beatle-worship and refused to bow to the west. Out of this refusal sprung the intense desolation of Jacks’s Vacant World (banned from the airwaves for nihilistic lyrical content), the ‘Total Sensory Assault’ wrought by militant Rallizes Denudés, and the dizzying jazz-rock mash-up of Masahiko Satoh’s Amalgamation, to name just a few of the countless seminal works which defined this epoch. English-language homages to Western rock gods saturated the psychedelic scene in Japan, but this mix is devoted [almost] entirely to those who sang in Japanese, who married distorted guitars to Buddhist chanting, who went beyond the Western rock paradigm and made something far richer, weirder and, in many cases, better.”

To listen to the mix, simply right click the link below and choose “download linked file,” or click to listen streaming online.

SL Episode LVIII: Japanese Psych Rock

The Playlist:

1. Naki Kyoku – Boris

2. Gatha – People

3. ジャックス – 追放の歌〜第五氷河期(ヤングタウン)

4. Lost Mother Land, Pt. 2 – Apryl Fool

5. Face 2 – Masahiko Sato and the Soundbreakers

6. Don’t Say No – Speed, Glue & Shinki

7. Strung Out Deeper Than The Night – Les Rallizes Denudes

8. In the Broken Mirror – Jacks

9. Satori Pt. III – Flower Travellin’ Band

10. Second Shomyo – People

11. Sorrow – Blues Creation

12. Vacant World – Jacks

Episode LVII: Saturday to Sunday [Guest Mix by Phosphene]

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This week’s episode of Sonic Landscapes is brought to us by Phosphene, known to his comrades in Ithaca as Gabe Salvatierra. Phosphene, a talented DJ who I first heard spinning records a few weeks ago at a party, has curated a solid mix of some of his favorite tracks to share with us all. With this mix, Phosphene has created a soundtrack to a typical weekend night–full of energy, excitement, and the inevitable crash.

He writes of this mix:

“During the course of a typical Saturday night out, your mood and state of mind can fluctuate wildly. Your soundtrack to these different stages of the evening should follow appropriately. This mix seeks to take the listener from the start of the pregame all the way through to the wee hours of Sunday morning (and through my range of tastes at the moment as well). There’s some slower beat-driven jams from the West Coast to get you going, hip-hop infused bangers for when things really pick up, bouncier house when you just wanna dance, deeper grooves for after hours, and a few slow burners at the end when things are winding down and you’re on the pull.”

To listen to the mix, simply right click the link below and choose “download linked file,” or click to listen streaming online.

Episode LVII: Phosphene [Guest Mix]

The Playlist:

1. Losing You (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) – Mike Din
2. Yellobone (Shlohmo & 2KWTVR Remix) – Salva
3. Lock Lock Key Key – JETS
4. Hood Fantasy – Flosstradamus
5. Fumando – Clicks & Whistles
6. Drinkin & Smokin (Sinjin Hawke & Grandtheft Bootleg) – Waka Flocka
7. Twerk It – LDFD
8. Rush – Natan H
9. Be Without You – Zora Jones
10. Plush – Tiga
11. Rolling 84’s – Chaos in the CBD
12. Grand Central, Pt. 1 (Deep Into the Bowel of House) (MCDE Bassline Dub) – DJ Sprinkles
13. The Vibes (Chicago Damn Remix) – 6th Borough Project
14. Can’t See What Is Burning There – Nicolas Jaar

Phosphene: A ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

Episode LVI: Guest Mix by HARIM

This week’s episode of Sonic Landscapes is brought to us by DJ HARIM. This is a collection of songs meant to be listened to on either excellent headphones to fully experience the depth of sound and fascinating mixing or on a speakers system in an echoey subterranean dance club.

HARIM is an undergraduate at Cornell University, and Sonic Landscapes is excited to present his first mix for the show. With an inclination for more underground varietals, he enjoys playing music ranging from rhythmic yet soulful techno, all the way to festive, bass driven grooves. With the recent EDM explosion that has swept over America, commercial dance music has pushed techno, one of Dance’s earliest genres, into oblivion. HARIM makes it his quest and musical mission to spread techno, minimal, and deep house to the local Ithaca community and prove that it can provide great energy for a party.

On this mix you will find some of HARIM’s current favorite tracks, which includes percussive & tribal minimal techno and deep & heavy tech-house. He is currently a regular DJ at The Gates in Collegetown, and you can see him live this Saturday at Cornell Fashion Collective’s NY Fashion Week party this Saturday as well as next Thursday for Valentines Night, both at The Gates. He also frequently DJ’s at Lotus Seed Yoga Studio, where he plays smooth deep house, where he redefines both the relationship with sound and body as well as expands upon the utility of electronic music.

To hear more from HARIM and keep track of his performances [and believe us, you’re going to want to] point your browser to Harim’s facebook page or mixcloud.

To listen to the mix, simply right click the link below and choose “download linked file,” or click to listen streaming online.

Episode LVI: HARIM x Sonic Landscapes

The Playlist:

1. Hustling Peoples – Frank Roger, Terrence Terry

2. Is – Barem

3. Labbit – Glimpse

4. Overture – Shlomi Aber

5. Twenty [Clio Remix] – Thomas Schumacher

6. Brain Stew [Baby Ford Remix] – Tom Ellis

7. Empty Feet – Stephen Donaldson

8. Golly Moses – Shlomi Aber

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