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宇宙 – 佛陀... 0

宇宙 (Uchu = Space)
Acid Mothers Temple AMCD-011 CDr, 1999

01. Buddha (9:53)
02. Hitoribocchi Ichiman Konen (9:28)
03. Ai (10:24)
04. Shamusun (8:39)

“No synthesizer, no sampler, no programming… only guitars!!”


Jim O’Rourke Sings Enka 1

…and gets schooled.

Thanks Greg!

(It should be noted that Jim’s Japanese has vastly improved over the last few years. – Thanks Scott)

Tokyo Suicide 1

Tokyo Suicide
La Musica LA-120
Cassette, 1996

01. Untitled
02. Untitled
03. Untitled

I believe tracks 1 and 2 are Sida A, track 3 Side B but I don’t have the original cassette so can’t confirm. Rip is not accurate to the Discogs entry. Enjoy more Kudo psych-skronk!


I, II, III 5

Eliane Radigue
Adnos I-III
Table Of The Elements x3 CD, 2002

1. Adnos I (71:26)
2. Adnos II (72:44)
3. Adnos III (72:40)

zip I
zip II
zip III

Really nice artwork / text scans can be found over at Discogs.


The news.

From our good buddy Irwin:

Dear friends,

As you know by now, KUSF is off the airwaves and is reportedly being moved to an online only format in a shady deal where USF sold the station’s license for $3.75 million to a classic radio station. Station volunteers and community members are outraged as we we were lied to about what was going on with KUSF and not included in any of the conversation of this sale. We would like to prevent the FCC’s approval/ finalization of this sale.

Tonight (Wednesday January 19) we are meeting on campus at Phelan Hall around 6:30pm, then we’ll proceed to Fromm Hall at 7pm in demonstration to what we feel is a major disservice to San Francisco, the arts community, college radio and a blow to the local music scene we are all a part of.

Please don’t let 34 years of non-profit, non-commercial radio go without a
fight. If you listen to KUSF, have been involved in KUSF, we need your help and support now. If you can’t join us tomorrow, I have some key names, numbers and email addresses that should be contacted of people involved in this bogus decision. Let them know that you want KUSF to stay on the dial and to remain an important and valued pillar of SF’s diverse culture and community.

Please contacts these names below and express your outrage on their actions that were all done behind closed doors. Let them know why KUSF is important to you.

USF President- Father Stephen Privett 415-422-6762
USF VP/ director of business and finance- Charlie Cross 415-422-6522
USF spokesperson- Gary McDonald 415-422-2699

and please come out tonight and show your support of kusf!

More info here.

Snickers 5

La Musica LA-119
Cassette, 1996

01. Side A
02. Side B

Early Kudo Tori project recorded (in ’82, released ’96) live by Asahito Nanjo.


Trish’s Mind Bending Motorway Mix 16

Trish’s Mind Bending Motorway Mix

1) Emerald Web – “Flight of the Raven”
2) Harumi – “What a Day For Me”
4) Mandy More – “If Not By Fire”
5) Tages – “You’re Too Incomprehensible”
6) Twice as Much – “The Spinning Wheel”
7) Tangerine Peel – “Trapped”
8) Twice as Much – “Playing with Fire”
9) Catharsis – “Masq”
10) Victor Jara – “El Aparecido”
11) Natty Bumpo – “Theme from the Valley of Dolls”
12) Koji Ueno – “Professor Parsec”
13) Fuat Saka – “Atladm Girdim Baa”
15) The Vampires of Dartmoore – “Tanz der Vampire”
16) Rock Revival – “Venus 2038″
17) Mark Charron – “The Girls and the Boys”


From the Broadcast message board :

“Before she went to Australia Trish sent me a mix CD of bonkers pop music she compiled, I never thanked her. Its called Mind Bending Motorway Mix and I want to share it with you, please pass the link on, share it far and wide, its a little tribute to a (as a friend referred to her today) exhilarating woman, we’re all thinking about you James.”

Common Eider King Eider – Tonight – Hemlock Tavern 0

Colin L. Orchestra (ex-USAISAMONSTER)
CSC Funkband
Common Eider, King Eider
Hemlock Tavern

Goodbye Trish 4

From the Warp site
“It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care.”

The Music of Richard Maxfield 21

Richard Maxfield
The Music of Richard Maxfield

01 Structures
02 Pastoral Symphony
03 For Sonny Wilson
04 Variations for String Quartet
05 Amazing Grace
06 Bacchanale
07 Perspectives II for Lamonte Young
08 Sine Music (A Swarm of Butterflies Encountered Over the Ocean)
09 Fermentation
10 Piano Concert for David Tudor
11 Cough Music
12 Night Music
13 Piano Sonata #2

+ a KPFA Interview from 1960

+ Richard Maxfield ‘ESSAYS’ PDF from An Anthology of Chance Operations

compiled by Greg Davis (January 2011)

Audio zip
Interview & PDF

Thanks a lot Greg!

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