Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ambient Signal - 9/7/10 - The Lost Ambient Signal...

Well I just happened to be in town to particpate in a performance at EMPAC and I figured I'd swing by and do a show for fun. Tonight I'm basically playing a bunch of cuts off of albums that I've loved since I left back in June. I hope you enjoy...won't be too many of these..if any after this

Sigur Ros - Untitled 4
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Menomena - Pretty Boy, You're such a big boy
School of Seven Bells - Windstorm
Starfucker - Julius
Stars - Fixed
The Books - I didn't know that
Amiina - Over and Again
Beach House - White Moon
Young Galaxy - Oh Sister
Kyle Andrews - Lov3r
Pearly Gate Music - Daddy Wrote
Revolver - Balulalow
Of Montreal - Coquet Coquette
Wolf Parade - Palm Road
Perfume Genius - Mr Peterson
Revolver - Balulalow
Of Montreal - Coquet Coquette
Wolf Parade - Palm Road
Perfume Genius - Mr. Peterson
Mountain Man - Buffalo
Cotton Jones - Sail of the silver Morning
Andrea Triana - Draw the stars
Ceo - Illuminata
The Books - Thirty Incoming
Best Coast - Our Deal
Arcade Fire - We used to Wait
Azure Ray - Don't leave my mind
Land of talk - Quarry hymns
The Books - All you need is a wall
Menomena - Tithe

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Dan's 4th Show

hey guys!!!!

So I have been taking over blair's 6-8 pm show on tuesdays! I know some listeners have been asking for my playlists so I am going to start posting them here! Along with other stuff I feel like posting! So here is the playlist for July 6th, 2010.

♥ - Baths
The Neighbors - St. Vincent
News - Tune-Yards
Bad Things Will Happen - Dan Sartain
Motorlicker - Tobacco
She Comes Walking Down Slowly - Lights On
Cry! Baby! - Bibio
Bitter Heart - Zee Avi
Cloud Shadow on the Mountain - Wolf Parade
Where Are You - William Ingrid
Ruby Carol - Dan Sartain
Indoorsy - Baths
Apologetic Shoulder Blades - Baths
Track 05 - Cartola
Solitude Is Bliss - Tame Impala
Hall - Baths
Saanko jäädä yöksi - Regina
These Lines - Clara Luzia
Doesn't Shake Me - The Goodnight Loving
Lalibela - Caribou
I got bored and left - Me


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Final Ambient Signal 6/22/2010

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Well folks...this is it, the last one. I've been doing shows on WRPI since October of 2004 when I was a freshman here at RPI and now I've graduated with a masters in electronic arts. After going through and counting up every single printed playlist I have..I've found that I've broadcast around 200 shows (literally somewhere like 198 playlists in my stuffed cd folder). It's been an adventure for sure.

I feel honored to be able to expose the area to my favorite music over the years. A lot of my tastes have changed but so much of them have stayed the same at the core I think...I'm ending the show with the very first song I ever played on WRPI, Gunner by Denali, a band from my hometown Richmond , VA. I've always considered this song to be my sort of awakening to good bands and more unusual music..and definitely one of the first songs I obsessed over, listening to it on loop for the first day I heard it back in high school.

I really appreciate the nice calls from people thanking me for the great music over the years. I hope I provided an outlet for people interested in finding something a little different for themselves. I know this show kind of feels selfish in that I'm only playing my favorite songs, but it feels like the most natural ending for me. There's a part of me in each one of these and you could probably learn a lot about me just by taking bits and pieces from each one. I hope to continue finding new bands and playing them for people after this. The important advice I can offer is to like what you like because you like it, not because someone told you it was good...

Doves - The Last Broadcast
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Radiohead - Let Down
Battles - SZ2
Colour Revolt - Mattresses underwater
Bright Eyes - Train under water
Margot and the Nuclear so and so's - Talking in Code
Midlake - Roscoe (acoustic)
Brand New - Play Crack the Sky
Bibio - Haikuesque (When She Laughs)
The Album Leaf - Streamside
Bon Iver - Woods
Camera Obscura - Books Written for Girls
Ramona Falls - Bellyfulla
Feist - I feel it all
Menomena - Air Aid
Broken Social Scene - Hotel
Mew - Introducing Palace Players
Phantogram - Let me go
The Velvet Teen - Noi Boi
Sigur Ros - Untitled 8
Gayngs - The Gaudy Side of Town
Bright Eyes - Tourist Trap
Beach House - Walk in the park
Freelance Whales - Broken Horse
Radical Face - Welcome Home
Animal Collective - Fireworks
Land of Talk - A Series of Small Flames
Why? - Gemini (Birthday Song)
Typhoon - CPR/Claws pt. 2
Son Lux - Stand
The Helio Sequence - Back to this
The Album leaf - Twenty-two fourteen
Bright Eyes - Lime Tree
Cat Power - Metal heart
Neva Dinova - On/Off
Hammock - The Air Between us
Amiina - Fjarkanistan
Sigur Ros - Svefn g-englar
The Velvet Teen - Forlorn
The Get Up Kids - Walking on a wire
Bright Eyes/The Album Leaf - Hungry for a holiday
Denali - Gunner

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ambient Signal - 6/15/10

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Well...2nd to last show ever. The final Ambient Signal will be next week and will be extended! It will be either 4-8 or 6-10 once I work out the details. Hopefully a new show will be taking over my slot after me and it will be very similar! Keep an eye on this space to find out more.

Today's show is sort of a two parter with next week being the second part. This week I went through and culled my iTunes for my favorite songs of the past few years based on play counts and sort of cherry-picked from those. It's unbelievably hard to make a compendium of your favorite songs and decide which ones are better than others..but there are those few special ones that really stand out. Filling 4 hours next week will be a challenge but fun at the same time. In between song sets I'll be talking about how some of these bands stood out for me over the years and how I first got into them. I hope you enjoy.

Bright Eyes - Neely O' Hara (Live)
Margot and the Nuclear so and so's - Quiet as a Mouse
Forget Cassettes - Quiero, Quieres
Annuals - Brother
A Northern Chorus - Subjects and matter
Neva Dinova - Tripped
Bon Iver - Flume
Swan Lake - All Fires
Son Lux - Stay
School of Seven Bells - Half Asleep
Animal Collective - My Girls
Slow Six - These Rivers Between Us
Hammock - Starlight in your eyes
Gayngs - Cry
Light Pollution - Good Feelings
Here we go magic - Collector
Active Child - When your love is safe
Olafur Arnalds - Pu ert solin
Feist - My Moon My Man
Mew - Sometimes Life Isn't easy
Anathallo - The River
Efterklang - Bright
The Album leaf - Brennivin
Sigur Ros - Med Sud i Eyrum
Talkdemonic - White Gymnasium
Carissa's Wierd - Farewell to all these rotten teeth
Menomena - E is Stable
Stars - Your Ex Lover is Dead
Sufjan Stevens - The predatory wasp of the palisades

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ambient Signal - 6/1/10

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Thus begins the last month on WRPI. No set date for the final show yet, but probably something like June 22nd or so. Slightly extended show today! 6pm-9ish

Hammock - The Backward Step
Conor Oberst - Cape Canaveral
Alaska in Winter -
The Homeless and the Hummingbird
Woodbine - Mound of Venus
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
Club 8 - Back to A
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
Daylights for the Birds - To No One
The Velvet Teen - We Were Bound (to bend the rules)
Hammock - Starlight in your eyes
Broken Social Scene - All To All
Gayngs - Faded High
Sara Jackson-Holman - My thorny Romance
Consulate General - Lonesome Sunday
Jamie Lidell - She needs me
Wintersleep - Experience the jewel
New Pornographers - Your hands
Typhoon - White Liars
FM Belfast - Underwear
Cocorosie - Lemonade
Get Up Kids - Tommy gentle
Depreciation Guild - Crucify you
Delorean - Endless Sunset
Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms
Sleepy Sun - Wild Machines
Hammock - The Whole Catastrophe
Sigur Ros - Milano
Dntel - Last songs
Cornelius - Point of View Point
Damiak - Tall Hat Greeting
Daedalus - Astroboy
Sigur Ros -Ba Ba
The Dead Science - Last Return
Menomena - Five Little Rooms
Fanfarlo - The walls are coming down
Bibio - Lover's Carvings
Son Lux - Weapons VII

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ambient Signal - 5/25/10

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Bleh...sad to see Plan B over with...always top quality playlists...I'm staying as long as i can..but unfortunately, including this show I'll only be around for maybe 3 more. I'm sprinkling in some of my favorite songs now so I have time for everything on my last show...

Camera Obscura - Lloyd I'm Ready to be heartbroken
Brendan Cannings - Hit the wall
Why? - Fatalist Palmistry
Beck - E-Pro
Audrye Sessions - Turn me off
Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked his own shot
Son Lux - Raise
The Album Leaf - MP
Gayngs - Walker
Hammock - Tristia
FM Belfast - Frequency
Broken Social Scene - Sweetest Kill
Sara Jackson-Holman - Cellophane
Depreciation Guild - My Chariot
Sara Jackson-Holman - Come back to me (played double by accident..but it was good..so oh well!)
Band Of Horses - Factory
Crystal Castles - Celestica
Cocorosie - Celestica
Consulate general - What time is it now?
Azeda Booth - In Red
Grizzly Bear - While you wait for the others
Animal Collective - Graze
Asobi Seksu - Layers
Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I and II)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Plan B, 5/24/10

Probably my last radio show ever :'( -- unless I want to fight to get into the not-nearly-as-laid-back Rutgers radio station down in No Funswick, New Jersey. This week is basically my personal best-of of my last four years here, so I hope you'll like it. If you happen to be a loyal listener, A) Why? What's wrong with you? and B) Thanks for sticking with me. I really appreciate it.

Have a good one.

Bug Eyes - Dredg
Division St. - Thursday
Chaos - Mute Math
Special - Mew
Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater - The World/Inferno Friendship Society
Blind - Silver Starling
Of Dust And Nations - Thrice
Living The Dream - Million Dead
Inside a Boy - My Brightest Diamond
Plan B - Mute Math
This Time Is The Last Time - Mae
Snow Brigade - Mew
When I'm Small - Phantogram
Let Go - Frou Frou
Empire - Kaddisfly
Repeaterbeater - Mew
Lights & Shapes - Moving Mountains
South Col - The Appleseed Cast
Beleriand - The Middle East
Happiness By The Kilowatt - City and Colour
To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
Beggar's Prayer - Emilíana Torrini
Without It - Mute Math