Friday, February 29, 2008

Ryder Cooley in the Metroland

Metroland Article on Ryder Cooley

Check out her MFA Thesis Performance

Mar 2 2008 5:00PM
Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus
A multi-media inter-species fairytale inspired by the performative behavior of animals and insects.

I highly recommend this performance!




Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ambient Signal 2/13/08 - Post rock edition

WRPI 91.5fm! for webcast

Post rock show...woo

*guitar feedbaaack*

Explosions in the sky - The Birth and death of the day
This will destroy you- Quiet
Joy wants eternity- From embrace to embrace
Slow Six- Echolalic transitions (live at GZ)
Hammock- The air between us
The Album Leaf- Story Board
The Mercury program- The Secret to quiet
Pacific UV- Need
No Kids-Dancing in the stacks
65daysofstatic- Another code against the gone
Mason proper- Bone Men
Jim White- Jailbird
The Felice Brothers- Frankie's Gun
Dirtbombs- Sherlock holmes
God is an astronaut- Radau
Scraps of tape- Hands in the air
pg.lost- Kardusen
Giants- The palace stands in its proper space
Sigur Ros- Gong
A Northern Chorus- Subjects and matter

pinkie swear.

artist - song - remix artist (if any)

voyager one - ocean grey
delta 5 - mind your own business
(special request for average white band - pick up the pieces)
bonde de role - marina gasolina - peaches remix
torpedo boyz - i can't make it on time feat. returner
ghostland observatory - dancing on my grave
busy p - rainbow man
ssion - clown
hot chip - like a child - carl craig remix
crystal castles - untrust us
hot chip - shake a fist
goldfrapp - A&E - gui boratto remix
ursula 1000 - boop - skeewiff remix
benny benassi - get loose
the knife - silent shout
goldfrapp - caravan girl
mahjongg - track 2
aphex twin - digeridoo (by request)
pu22l3 - wedding march - bloodysnowman remix
chairs in the arno - i never loved you anyway
65daysofstatic - i swallowed hard, like i understood
neutral milk hotel - oh comely

If you like electronic music and dancing (or watching others dance?) check out the Troy Night Out afterparty! It's this Friday at Daisy Bakers in downtown Troy. Visit for more information! I'll see you there!- Emelie [ 7823 ]

Neva Dinova's upcoming album - "You May Already Be Dreaming"

I was just checking one of my favorite record labels (Saddle Creek) today to see if the announced Neva Dinova album had been setup for pre-order yet, and it had..with a sampler track!

Neva Dinova is one of my favorite alt country/rock bands. I heard about them after becoming obsessed with the One jug of wine, Two Vessels split they did with Bright Eyes (one of my favorite EP's of all time). Jake Bellows has an amazing voice and some great lyrics to back it up. I'm super exited for this new release entitled "You may already be dreaming" (coming out April 8th!)

Here is the blurb from the website..and a link to the sample track "Clouds" (which I won't be playing on the show because its bitrate is too low..sadface)

Bellows began composing songs for You May Already Be Dreaming two years ago, but he and the band (including Good Life drummer Roger Lewis) were fated to overcome a number of obstacles before the recording process would even begin. First, Bellows realized that he wanted to re-work a number of song ideas on his own following that arduous but exciting process, the band experienced a flood that destroyed portions of their equipment. If that wasn't enough, Bellows unfortunately found himself in a self-described 'barroom tussle' that resulted in the complete and tragic blowout of his left eardrum. Fortunately, he and his ear recovered fully, and Neva Dinova was able to resume recording.

From the spacious guitar washes of "A Man and His Dream" to the sweeping, dusty strength of "Clouds", this is the band's most fluid and realized effort to date. You May Already Be Dreaming was self-recorded in the corner of a friend's warehouse space in Omaha, NE, and later mixed with the help of Ian Aiello at Presto!, Mike Mogis' recording studio, in the fall of 2007.

Neva Dinova - CLOUDS

Monday, February 25, 2008

Crazy Funk {2/25 Fill In}

So Trent & Gino were MIA today and I got to cover! Here's the playlist:

[artist] - [track]
  • Spoon - My Mathematical Mind
  • Giraffes? Giraffes! - I Am S/H(im)e[r] As You Am S/H(im)e[r] As You Are Me And We Am I And I Are All Our Together
  • The Most Serence Republic - Why So Looking Back
  • Clinic - The Witch
  • Thunderbirds Are Now! - Open Us Up
  • The Heliocentrics - Second Chance (K2's Prayer)
  • Amusement Parks On Fire - Venosa
  • Holy Fuck - The Pulse
  • We Vs. Death - (Yes,) We Went to Novgorod
  • Tera Melos & By The End Of Tonight - Last Smile For Jaron
  • Junior Senior - Can I Get Get Get
  • LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
  • The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble
  • EF - Hello Scotland
  • Foals - Mathletics
  • Beck - Devils Haircut (Remix by Noel Gallagher)
  • LITE - Eveything In It's Right Place
  • Radiohead - Cuttooth
  • Contriva - Before
  • Guther - No Need to Mention
  • Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (w/ Billy Corgan) - Lokicat
  • Giraffes? Giraffes! - A Quick One, While She's Away
Of course, tune in next Sunday at midnight for "A Moveable Dance" !!

A Moveable Dance {2/24}

And so goes another Sunday evening. Here's the playlist. Enjoy!

[artist] - [track]

  • Richard Pryor - Chinese Food
  • Wu Tang Clan - Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nothing to Fuck Wit
  • Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (A-ux Remix)
  • Premia Feeder - Do You Think I'm Sexy
  • Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Tomas Andersson Remake)
  • Beastie Boys - An Open Letter to NYC (Chew Fu Remix)
  • Remi Nicole - Go Mr. Sunshine (Punks Jump Up Remix)
  • Lunatic Calm - Basement Level
  • Yo Majesty - Club Action (Chris Bagraiders Sailing to Baltimore Edit)
  • The Whip - Sister Siam
  • Daft Punk - Harder Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 Edit)
  • Spice Girls - Wannabe (The Touch Remix)
  • Bangers and Cash (feat. Santo Gold) - B.O.O.T.A.Y. (Vin Sol Remix)
  • DJ Mehdi - Signatune (Dave Dresden Edit)
  • The Ting Tings - Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
  • Kylie Minogue - Boombox (JBAG Remix)
  • Bjork - Earth Intruders (Spank Rock Remix)
  • Helio Sequence - Don't Look Away
  • Larry Tee - Charleston
  • Pase Rock - Lindsay Lohan's Revenge (ESTAW's Koochy Lips Fix)
  • Kid Sister - Pro Nails (Chico Love Remix)
  • Blaqstarr & Rye Rye - Shake It To The Ground (Air Jared Remix)
  • Ladytron - Discotraxxxx (Poligono Remix)
  • Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Toy Selectah Raverton Remix)
Tune in next week for more! If you'd like to email me, you can catch me at

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gold Sounds: Why?'s new album Alopecia reviewed!

Preface: I've been wanting to try my hand in reviewing albums for awhile now, and since I'm not currently on your radio dial once a week, I figure this is a good way for me to contribute to the blog. Hope you like it! More reviews should be coming in the (hopefully) near future.


The album starts off with Yoni Wolf telling us straight up: "I'm not a ladies' man."

That much is obvious from listening to the lyrics of every song on the album. Hell, one song is solely about Wolf stalking some chick that either didn't give him the time of day or decided to break up with him after they went out for a couple weeks ("Simeon's Dilemma," one of the album's many highlights). The album chronicles all of Wolf's missteps (not just those that are related to his love life), telling the story of a nice, honest guy who's just down on his luck. It's hard not to feel bad for him, between getting sick and throwing up all over his shoes after lunch and, while in Berlin, losing "50 euros to a guy with the walnut shells and the marble" ("The Hollows"). Dude has bad luck no matter where he goes, it seems. It's certainly hard to feel that your life is worthy of a badass soundtrack when you're sucking dick at your cousin's bat mitzvah for free drinks (perhaps there's a little fabrication in some songs, but you can't always be sure!).

This brings us to the music, which isn't really the epitome of cool either. Why? has been pegged as indie rock meets hip hop, and certainly most of these beats would not sit well with most listeners of your local hip hop station. Songs like "By Torpedo or Crohn's" possess beats that are catchy, but in a happy, "I dream about cotton candy and ice cream with sprinkles" kind of way, as opposed to a "get on the dance floor and grind with the girl wearing that short skirt" kind of way. Again, not very badass.

However, the goofy music paired with the goofy, self-deprecating lyrics is what makes the album work so well. Listening to Wolf rhyme over Timbaland-produced beats would create, at the very least, confusion in the listener. However, when paired with awkward-yet-catchy beats, everything just clicks perfectly. Lyrics about palm reading and various methods of sleep serve as metaphors for female frustration and confusion ("Maybe she knows something I don't know"), and when paired with guitar that makes the listener bob their head and want to grin from ear to ear ("Fatalisy Palmistry"), the result is three or four minutes of pure listening bliss.

The albums's not without its weak points; I personally find a couple songs, such as "The Fall of Mr. Fifths,"grating, and the album's final song, "Exegesis," seems rushed and doesn't really work as an album closer at all. Besides these couple missteps, the album is immensely enjoyable! Pick it up if you're into cool hybrids and/or hip hop that deviates from the mean. Projects from the Anticon scene are not to be missed.

Key tracks: Simeon's Dilemma, Fatalisty Palmistry, By Torpedo or Crohn's

Listen: Why's myspace has the whole album up for streaming

Rating? I'll give it an 11/14. Do the math; after all, your computer doubles as a calculator!