shows // Bob Gnarley
Bob Gnarley compiles mixtapes of all things heavy and dirty, the embryonic ambient, black metal, beats, the curious and heady. The distorted and serene mixture cuts any inane chatter with slow paced forecasts and interviews with people more interesting than Bob.
episode 4 // eric la casa & jean-luc gionnet
Two of Europe's leading field recordists, Eric La Casa and the deftly ferocious instrumentalist Jean-Luc Guionnet, recently collaborated producing un-edited, one-shot subjective sonic portraits of four Glaswegian houses, their inhabitants and their relationship through sound. By creating a series of blurry audio networks, that questioned cause and effect between residents and musicians blurring any idea of who the author of a recordings is, by investigating how sound interacts with, represents and is part of space, time and everyday life. The installation was part of Uninstal festival at the Tramway, the festival provided baffling experimental metal, unlistenable silence, language games, sound poetry, anti-understandability, urban organising, bare knuckle improvisation, uncreativity, everyday sound, anti-gentrification, radical field recording, conceptual writing, organised listening and absurd humour…it was intense. More of the recordings from the festival will be available via Subcity, but this episode focuses on these two deep-thinkers of field recording.
Posted at 23:12, 24th May 2010
episode 3 // wounded knee & rm hubbert
We opened up the back garden, turned the leccie off and invited Wounded Knee and RM Hubbert to perform. The recording is thick with bird song, cars, planes, drain gurggles, its a collaboration that brings together Wounded Knee's postmodern Hebridean waulking song ethic and that signature subtle, intense guitar technique that Hubby fuses with flamenco and taiko.
Ahead of Subcity Soundclash #2 I'm joined by Shaun Fae Solar with the B-Side to Purple Brain Juice, aural/tonal assaults from Divorce's spilt tape with Ultimate Thrush, experimental vocal ensembles and satanic verses.
The new Burzum's LP, which after his time served for murder and church burning is finally opened, its named Belus after one of Odin's sons. Its grim, cold and primitive.
Posted at 13:49, 27th April 2010
episode 2 // hudson mohawke
"Subcity's a totally integral part of me"
The big chill dog of hip-hop Hudson Mohawke (aka DJ Itchy, aka DJ Mayhem, aka Culture City Kid, aka...you know who i mean) has been involved with Subcity since 1996, his no-niche, turntable virtuosity pushes hip-hop and club like no one has before. Ahead of a series of nights in Austin, Texas he chatters about his days with Pro Vinylist Karim, making hardcore choons (sic) with Cloudo, his first appearance on the station, LuckyMe and making more Hudson´s Heaters.
The show also features some of 1991´s finest breakbeat hardcore from a set of Shaun fae Solar´s newly digitized vinyl. Although the show is heavy on the beats, expect some beatless aural violence from Felix Kubin and a newly interpreted piece of Erik Satie´s work.
Posted at 12:17, 23rd March 2010
episode 1 // streets of rage
Streets of Rage has some new tracks, ahead of his spilt tape with Squirrels, the very same one-man thrash outfit comes in with some fresh tunes from Post Present Medium records and a homage to his BFF Alan. So swatch away for some new tracks, chatter and some news on the relocation of Methodist Leisure Inc. The show is smattered with beatless ambience, bay area scuzz and beats.
Posted at 17:37, 22nd March 2010