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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Edge2.128 Random Radio

or is it just freeform, radio programming without a theme or clue what to play next. Anyway, a great discovery this week: “Das Original Oberkreuzberger Nasenfl├Âtenorchester – der Grindchor” really wonderful stuff. Contemporary bagpipe music from David Watson (album “Skirl”), electronic music from Iran, Wim T. Schippers’ Billen Om Op Te Zitten, the always amazing […]

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Edge2.127: Old Love.

Music that ticked us over from the mainstream. Nurse with Wound, Laibach, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Frank Zappa, John Zorn & Naked City, David J., Mahavishnu Orchestra. Those were the days..

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Edge2.126: Way up North

This week we decided to go and see if we could find some gems from the Scandinavian experimental music subcultures. And yes did we find some great material, some familiar (M.A. Numminen, Rune Lindblad, Arne Nordheim, Maja Ratkje), some new (some Rune Grammofon artists and great folk music from Lapland, courtesy of the great Smithsonian […]

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Edge2.125: Isn’t it ironic…?

In the early 1980’s the infamous and critically acclaimed comic duo Van Kooten en De Bie introduced the TegenPartij (the ContraParty). It was meant to criticise the upcoming conservative rightwing political parties in The Netherlands, but instead gained followers of their own who really believed the TegenPartij was to take part in the upcoming elections. […]

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Edge2.124 “Termen ne mreT” or “Theremin does not die.”

Leon Theremin, inventor of the mystical instrument the Theremin that could be played by just waving one’s hand in the air. A sensation when invented around 1930, where Theremin travelled the world and became a spy, relaying technological information from the US to the SU. Theremists: Lydia Kavina, Clara Rockmore, Lucie Rosen, Dr Samuel J. […]

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