Second Square To None

FYODOR delves into experimental electronic music with this week's show. Check it out!

Square Waves 2.10: Sound and Rhythm by SquareWaves
Artist: Seefeel
From: England and Japan
Track: Dead Guitars
Album: Seefeel
Label: Warp
From: Sheffield
Year: 2011
Notes: formed in the early 90s and stopped the project in 1997, reforming in 2008 with Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock being joined by Shigeru Ishihara (Dj Scotch Egg) and former Boredoms drummer Iida Kazuhisa (E-Da) on bass and drums respectively.

Artist: Martin Tétreault, Dianne Labrosse
From: Quebec City, and Montréal, Canada
Track: Track 5
Album: Mottomo Otomo
Label: Trost
From: Austria
Year: 2000
Notes: Martin Tétreault (turntables) musician and visual artist. Often using the turntable as the basis for his experimental music, he has released many collaborative records with people such as Kevin Drumm and Otomo Yoshihide, as well as his own solo work. Diane Labrosse (Samplers) has been making improvised and avant-garde music with digital sampling for the last fifteen years, and is currently involved in a number of music projects including a trio with Martin Tétreault and Ikue Mori.
Artist: Oscar McClure
From: the US
Track: Grass Cuttings
Album: Compost
Label: Leaving Records
From: Los Angeles
Year: 2010
Notes: on this release is to take organically sourced recordings and squish the resultant sound matter into kick and snare-shaped pockets “Oscar McClure is a sonic eco-system of post-jazz, contemporary hip hop drumsters on a camping trip” Leaving Records.
Artist: Pan Sonic
From: Finland
Track: Radio Qurghonteppa
Album: Gravitoni
Label: Blast First Petite
From: The UK, run by Paul Smith, and puts out the titles that Mute/EMI choose not to release.
Year: 2010
Notes: Pan Sonic (formally known as Panasonic) are Mika Vainio and Ilpo Vaisanen, they started out in the finnish techno scene in 1993 and have around 15 full length albums and have also collaborated with Merzbow, Charlemagne Palestine, John Duncan and Suicide’s Alan Vega…
Artist: Autechre
From: Manchester
Track: Rew1
Album: Move of Ten
Label: Warp
From: Sheffield
Year: 2010
Notes: Duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth formed in 1987, Move of Ten is an ep that could be seen as a companion piece to their tenth album Oversteps, also released in 2010.
Artist: Alva Noto
From: East Germany
Track: u_08
Album: Unitxt
Label: Raster Noton
From: Germany
Year: 2008
Notes: Alva Noto is a stage name of sound artist Carsten Nicolai who uses art and music as complementary tools to create microscopic views of creative processes. Another alias he uses is Noto. He is a member of the music groups Signal (with Frank Bretschneider, AKA Komet and Olaf Bender, AKA Byetone) who run the Raster Noton Label with Carsten Nicolai and Cyclo. (with Ryoji Ikeda).
Artist: NHK
From: Japan
Track: Scatterbrain
Album: Special Paris 26th april 09
Label: Important Records
From: Massachusetts
Year: 2010
Notes: NHK is Kouhei Matsunaga and Toshio Munehiro,
Artist: NHK
From: Japan
Track: Entire Set
Album: Unununium
Label: Raster Noton
From: Germany
Year: 2008
Notes: Kouhei Matsunaga and Toshio Munehiro, a name derived from the series of greek atomic numbers of the chemical elements 111-119. Kouhei has previously worked with Sean Booth of Autechre, Merzbow, Asmus Tietchens and Mika Vainio
Artist: Kangding Ray aka David Letellier
From: France, Based in Berlin
Track: Pruitt Igoe (Ben Frost Demolition)
Album: Pruitt Igoe
Label: Raster Noton
From: Germany
Year: 2010
Notes: The EPʼs title Pruitt Igoe is taken from a gigantic social housing project, completed in 1955 in the U.S. City of St Louis, Missouri, and often regarded as a symbol of the modernist architecture failure. Designed according to the principles of modernism, and by the same architect who would later build the World Trade Center, the project saw a disastrous and violent decline after only a few years, plagued with vandalism and massive criminality, leading to its complete destruction from 1972 onwards. Pruitt Igoe is more than a post-modern icon, it represents an ancestral movement of hope and disillusion, of perfectly planned models and evaporated dreams. It serves as a judicious metaphor for our era, where the feeling of imbalance and doubt has replaced the certainity of eternal progress and endless economical growth. Ben Frost and Kangding Ray undertake the demolition process - slicing beats, destroying structures and emphasising the beauty of collapse.
Artist: Radian
From: Austria
Track: Subcolours
Album: Chimeric
Label: Thrill Jockey
From: Chicago
Year: 2009
Notes: Martin Brandlmayr drums, vibraphone, sampler & sequencers Stefan Németh guitars, synthesizers John Norman bass, Chimeric is their 5th full length album. The band members are also involved in a host of sother projects such as Autistic Daughters, Trapist and Kapital Band 1.
Artist: Keith Fullerton Whitman
From: Massachusetts
Track: Disingenuousness
Album: Disingenuity/Disingenuousness
Label: Pan (3)
From: Berlin
Year: 2010
Notes: Whitman has been particularly prolific of late, with seven releases in 2010, the majority of which are limited cassettes. Keith Fullerton Whitman is a composer/performer Currently working towards implementing a complete system for live performance of improvised electronic music that incorporates elements from nearly every era: a reel-to-reel tape machine, a selection of small "jerry-rigged" / "circuit-bent" battery-powered sound-producing boxes, an analog modular synthesizer, an early "consumer" home-computer, and at the core; a contemporary computer running a custom-built Max-MSP based modular system that both controls these elements and acts as a central conduit into which their sounds are captured/collected, processed, then diffused to up to eight separate channels/speakers/amplifiers.
Artist: Emeralds
From: Cleveland Ohio USA
Track: Shade
Album: Does it look like I’m here
Label: Editions Mego
From: Austria/Germany
Year: 2010
Notes: Trio of John Elliot, Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt, currently based in Cleveland, Ohio whose music is of an improvisational nature and is synthesizer and guitar-centric; however vocals, electronics and field recordings are often utilized. This is their 16th full length release.
Artist: The Fun Years
From: The US
Track: Breech on the bowstring
Album: God was like, no
Label: Barge Recordings
From: Boston/NYC
Year: 2010
Notes: Are Ben Recht and Isaac Sparks, ben plays Baritone guitar Isaac plays turntable.

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