ROGC: Under a Dim Crescent Moon – vol. 2

Posted on January 22nd, 2006 by s&S.
Categories: *Royal Oakland Gramophone Co., field recordings, live-mix, Xinjiang.

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ROGC: “Under a Dim Crescent Moon” – part 2
live-mixed webcast of field recordings: January 22nd, 2006

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

this is # 2 of a 2-show series (part 1 is located HERE)

For most of 2003, I lived in the northwestern-most region of China…
officially known as:Xinjiang : Uyghur Autonomous Region
and sometimes referred to by some as China’s “other, lesser known Tibet” for situational parallels.
I’d recieved a generous grant to document the folk music (as opposed to the classical muqam music) of the Turkic muslim cultures traditionally native to the region… focusing mainly on the largest group: the Uyghurs , but also including examples of Kazakh and Kyrgyz songs.

For this show, I live-mixed many of those field recordings, which while mostly consist of music, also include ambiences, pop & traditional music on cassettes & cd’s I picked up…and recordings of shortwave radio.
The field recorded music you hear was, with only a few exceptions, strictly performed by common folk (farmers, carpenters, (incl. mystics and beggars)) demonstrating something that’s very much a cultural part of everyday life. With east China’s ever accellerating blitzkrieg development of it’s west though, these cultural traditions are going up in smoke fast.

The recordings were done with head-worn binaural microphones – in yurts, homes, under grape trellises, in mud brick courtyards, orchards and in the streets of oasis towns in areas surrounding the expansive Taklamakan desert

Several of these recordings – in purer, more carefully curated form – will be released later this year on the fantastic Sublime Frequencies label. (!!!)
**photos of these recordings and more can be found HERE. / ** more info on Uyghur music can be found HERE.

-Fausto Caceres (s of s&S)

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

running time: 2 hours

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ROGC: Under a Dim Crescent Moon – vol. 1

Posted on January 15th, 2006 by s&S.
Categories: *Royal Oakland Gramophone Co., field recordings, Xinjiang.

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ROGC: “Under a Dim Crescent Moon” – part 1
live-mixed webcast of field recordings: January 15th, 2006

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

this is # 1 of a 2-show series (part 2 is located HERE)

For most of 2003, I lived in the northwestern-most region of China…
officially known as:Xinjiang : Uyghur Autonomous Region
and sometimes referred to by some as China’s “other, lesser known Tibet” for situational parallels.
I’d recieved a generous grant to document the folk music (as opposed to the classical muqam music) of the Turkic muslim cultures traditionally native to the region… focusing mainly on the largest group: the Uyghurs , but also including examples of Kazakh and Kyrgyz songs.

For this show, I live-mixed many of those field recordings, which while mostly consist of music, also include ambiences, pop & traditional music on cassettes & cd’s I picked up…and recordings of shortwave radio.
The field recorded music you hear was, with only a few exceptions, strictly performed by common folk (farmers, carpenters, (incl. mystics and beggars)) demonstrating something that’s very much a cultural part of everyday life. With east China’s ever accellerating blitzkrieg development of it’s west though, these cultural traditions are going up in smoke fast.

The recordings were done with head-worn binaural microphones – in yurts, homes, under grape trellises, in mud brick courtyards, orchards and in the streets of oasis towns in areas surrounding the expansive Taklamakan desert

Several of these recordings – in purer, more carefully curated form – will be released later this year on the fantastic Sublime Frequencies label. (!!!)
**photos of these recordings and more can be found HERE. / ** more info on Uyghur music can be found HERE.

-Fausto Caceres (s of s&S)

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

running time: 2 hours

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ROGC: The Great Rain Drain

Posted on January 8th, 2006 by s&S.
Categories: *Royal Oakland Gramophone Co., collage, electronic, experimental, field recordings, live-mix, spoken.

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ROGC: The Great Rain Drain
LIVE-mixed webcast: January 8th, 2006

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

So the sun has returned to us here in Oakistan… for now. But why let the waters just come and go without a ceremonial seasonal “sayonara”?

Unlike other stations that obsess on day to day weather forecasting, we here at s&S only need to do this once for the entire year.
So, I hope you tuned in to ride the weather front – down, out and away – with a LIVE-mixed wet sound journey with the Royal Oakland Gramophone Company.

PLAYLIST & INFO PAGE HERE!

running time: 2 hours

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Headphoner & the Nurse: “Night”….. (and more…)

Posted on November 20th, 2005 by s&S.
Categories: *Headphoner & the Nurse, *Royal Oakland Gramophone Co., collage, electronic, exotic, experimental, field recordings, found / thriftstore, live-mix, spoken.

November 20th 2005

Dreamy! Fantastique! Lie down, draw the covers up and watch shadows, swirls and headlight fairies dance around the room til you drift away.

…a new 3/4 hour show from our friends in Nantes, France!

**H&N’s source list HERE

THEN….

after relishing those first 40 minutes of twinkly bliss….

get up, grab your suitcase, catch that plane to Outer Stratistan for another little vacation in sound – right here with

The ROGC

**playlist (for everything EXCEPT “Night”) HERE

running time: 3 hours

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Radio Obadia: Rainbow Makers …(and more…)

Posted on November 13th, 2005 by s&S.
Categories: *Radio Obadia, *Some Damn Intern, collage, exotic, field recordings, live-mix.

Radio Obadia: Rainbow Makers (& more)
November 13th 2005 8-11pm

The first hour consisted of a 60 minute linear mix sent in by Radio Obadia of African recordings – thumb pianos, plucked gear, songs and water splashing- additional audio was plopped into the mix live by the studio staff on hand.

then, it all kind of rolled into various material. just look at the playlist when i post it.

**playlist here (incomplete) : PART 1

running time: 3 hours

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