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Options January 22, 2013: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Anode (PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.)

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Artist Track Album Label Year
THE IN-THEME  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
ANODE  "Kinetic Experiments" cassette, side A   Options      
ANODE  "Kinetic Experiments" cassette, side B   Options      
ANODE  "Minimal Spirits" cassette, side A   Options      
ANODE  "Minimal Spirits" cassette, side B   Options      
ANODE  Evening Thoughts   Options V.A.: Another Climate [cassette]  Palace of Lights  1980 
THE OUT-THEME  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

  Mon. 1/21/13 7:31pm tonyc:

This week's show is devoted to the music of Anode, who were from Seattle and were associated with the Palace of Lights label. Active from the mid-'70s to the early '80s, they mostly only "released" privately circulated cassettes, two of which we'll hear today. Anode's lineup included: Robert Carlberg (synths, tapes, percussion), James Keller (piano, guitar), Dave Keller (bass & percussion), and Chas. D. Bronson III (drums).
  Tue. 1/22/13 11:59am Sir Lancelot Pratt:

Hello Tony and everyone,
I am looking forward to the next episode of Tape Hiss with baited breath!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:00pm Carmichael:

Present and accounted for, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Sir Lancelot and Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

crazy with work but will be listening happily! glad to hear the hiss!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:04pm Alf from Upstate:

Welcome back Tape Hiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:05pm BSI:

Haven't managed to split for food.
Thus, present yet growing restlessly gnaw-ish.
This could get weird. But yay for the hiss!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:06pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

I think the last TH show was prior to the marathon/storm (marathon), and after that everything was knocked for six!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Listener J, Alf, and BSI!!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:09pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

do these original cassettes have proper copyright warnings printed on them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:10pm BSI:

oh this is gonna be fun.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:10pm Tony Coulter:

@ Sir Lancelot Pratt: Nope -- they don't.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:10pm Doug S.:

Hooray for the Hiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:10pm northguineahills:

Howd E's & O's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:11pm Rich in Washington:

Greetings, Tony! This sounds exciting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:12pm Ike:

BSI, re: Tyler Cowen's dining guide, I don't always agree w/him but it's useful for ideas & fun to read. I didn't like Bang Ga Nae in Alexandria as much as he did (I guess black goat stew is not my thing), but I've found some great Indian, Thai, and Burmese from that guide.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:16pm Tony Coulter:

Hey All, I'm having wacky problems with the playlist feature today -- some kind of mega-long delay that's messing me up. Apologies!

Greetings NGH, Doug, Rich, & Ike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:21pm northguineahills:

I'd be a happy man if there were any Burmese restaurants in my hood.
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:22pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

I wonder whether it all the extra profile stuff (which is new like from a week ago) that is slowing the system down!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:23pm Robert Carlberg:

Too bad the firewall I'm behind doesn't allow streaming. I'd sorta like to hear the program!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:24pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

this track sounds like Black Sabbath's first album slowed down.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:24pm Rich in Washington:

@Robert Carlberg: Are you at a network that's blocked it, or something?
Wonder if there's a work-around for you.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:25pm Tony Coulter:

Robert!! So glad to have you here, even if you can't listen. I will send you the show later. Folks: Robert is the main man of Anode.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:27pm Tony Coulter:

@ Sir Lancelot: You might be right about the reasons for the delay. I've never experienced this before: a lag of at least a minute or two, which makes listing short tracks hard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:30pm Ike:

Hey, Doug mentioned this GtDR Flash player on Friday. It works now! www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:30pm Lewis:

Trouble was complaining about the computers being slow as well...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:30pm Tony Coulter:

@ Robert: Scrambled post above now unscrambled!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:31pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

well whatever - I am certainly into the tracks you've played so far, sounds like a minimalist Faust!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:33pm Tony Coulter:

Since I'm having trouble listing the track titles in real time, I'll just list 'em all in one go here:

Anode: “Kinetic Experiments” cassette, side A

01. 25 in. High (6/74)
02. Cacopheno I (w/ K. Leimer) (10/74)
03. The Fish-Milk Syndrome (7/75)
04. Hopeless Vendetta (8/75)
05. (excerpt from) A 30-Split of Meat (4/76)
06. (excerpt from) Hagstrom Reacts to a 30-Split of Meat (5/76)
07. (excerpt from) Harold Spills the Beans: Abreaction (6/76)
08. If It Rains in Seattle (1/77)
09. Little Deaths (2/77)
10. Trouble/Sleeping (4/77)
11. (excerpt from) Collapse of a System of Details Part 1 (3/76)
12. Admiram Plateche (w/ Marc Barreca) (6/77)
13. Goteborg (7/77)
14. Thesis/Antithesis (8/77)
15. Obsessive Music (w/ K. Leimer) (10/77)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:34pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

loving this show so far!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:40pm Tony Coulter:

Glad to hear it, James!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:42pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

was the palace of lights label a local Seattle label that put out lots of experimental rock music in the 70s?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:43pm Carmichael:

Pink Floyd-ish helicopter sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:43pm northguineahills:

It's a moogey wonderland!
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:45pm Sir Lancelot Pratt:

a certain Orb Peel session comes to mind whenever I hear stoned helicopter sounds!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:46pm Tony Coulter:

@ Sir Lancelot Pratt: Yes, Palace of Lights was a very fine Seattle label, that has actually been reborn and is both reissuing old stuff and releasing new things.
  Tue. 1/22/13 12:52pm MrFab:

Howdy, y'all. What's with people's pics on the comments?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:52pm Van in DC:

Greetings Tony and peoples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 12:55pm Rich in Washington:

Hey, Senor Fab! You can now log in to WFMU with an identity.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 12:58pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, Van and Mr. Fab. Those pic are part of a new rating/social-networking feature recently added to station playlists. I'm all for it, but it's messing up my accu-playlist -- the page is loading so damn slowly!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:01pm Tony Coulter:

Here's the tracklist for side B:

Anode: “Kinetic Experiments” cassette, side B

01. Luxus (2/78)
02. Something Terribly Wrong (2/78)
03. Spider on Glass (4/78)
04. Small Events and Delicate Sadnesses (9/78)
05. Drama of Sleeping (9/78)
06. Technical Aphasia (2/79)
07. Faces of Memory (9/78)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:01pm Snortley:

Maybe a different browser would work better.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:04pm Tony Coulter:

Hi Snortley! You could be right -- also, I suppose I could try scrubbing the browser I'm using.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:08pm glenn:

what detergent does one use for browser scrubbing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:09pm Snortley:

I hope you're not using IE, especially v.8, it's pretty hopeless with a lot of things. V.9 has problems, too.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:13pm Tony Coulter:

Hello, I'm back after a bit of house-cleaning (threw out a couple of weeks worth of cookies). I'm using Safari, which has always done the trick until this week and the new playlist features. I might experiment with using a new browser, but don't want to switch browsers in mid-stream.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:13pm Tony Coulter:

Hiya, Glenn!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:15pm glenn:

hi tony. i like safari, but most people seem to hate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:16pm Snortley:

Welcome to beta testing.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:16pm Tony Coulter:

The page is loading a bit faster now, post–cookie purge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:18pm BSI:

I usually move a bit faster after a good cookie purge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:21pm Snortley:

Could be some useless browser "helpers" getting in the way. not to mention a dozen or so other possibilities.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:21pm Tony Coulter:

At least the music is chugging along without any mishaps....
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:21pm glenn:

anybody still hungry? www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:25pm Van in DC:

Viggo looks to be one popular name in those parts
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:27pm BSI:

What an awesome headline. I want to name all of my non-existent children "Norway Goat Cheese Fire."
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:30pm glenn:

there's your next album title, bsi.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Norway Goat Cheese Fire harkens memory of another food-borne calamity, the great Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919: bit.ly...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:32pm glenn:

by the way, i'd like to belatedly / publicly thank doug for putting up the link to all the king crimson stuff. theforbiddenfiles.blogspot.ca
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:33pm glenn:

holy sticky fuck, that's a lot of molasses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:35pm BSI:

I'll get to the Norway Goat Cheese Fire. ... before that, I still need to do something with Don't Eat the Organ Bag.
.....sensing a trend here, maybe.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:37pm Van in DC:

Those horses died happy
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:40pm MrFab:

Ah, now I see the 'sign in/register' thing up top.

re this music: "Hello, 'Discreet Music,' we salute you!
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:41pm Robert Carlberg:

Yeah I'm behind a big industrial firewall that is locked down to the "T". Too many people were streaming Pandora! :)

Interesting (and more than a little weird) to see track titles of stuff I did more than 30 years ago. "Small Events and Delicate Silences" is a phrase I picked out of Anais Nin's writings, whom I loved at the time. Ever read "Under A Glass Bell"?

How in the world did you get a copy of "Kinetic Experiments"? I think only about 5 copies were ever made....
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:43pm Robert Carlberg:

Tony Coulter said: Hello, I'm back after a bit of house-cleaning (threw out a couple of weeks worth of cookies).

What, were they getting stale? You should keep them in a Ziploc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:45pm BSI:

Robert: Lovely sounds, maestro. I have no hat, so head's off...
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:45pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

  Tue. 1/22/13 1:49pm Robert Carlberg:

Sir Lancelot Pratt wrote: do these original cassettes have proper copyright warnings printed on them?

Be serious. I couldn't GIVE the stuff away at the time.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:49pm Tony Coulter:

@ Robert: I bought both cassettes I'm playing today from Archie Patterson of Eurock, who lives here in Portland, where I moved 3 years ago. (Thanks, Archie!)
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:50pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

so if they appeared on You tube you would'nt care!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:51pm Doug Schulkind:

@Sir Lancelot Prass
That is definitely your most photogenic side. Congrats!
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:52pm Robert Carlberg:

Incidentally, in the "News Weirder Than Shit" category, all of the other members of Anode continue to perform, to this day -- as a Country & Western band!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:52pm northguineahills:

Need to slip out, hope to be back by three EST.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 1:53pm Ike:

Robert, I also tip my whole head to you. Nice sounds.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:53pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

I can't find my Bar Mitzvah photos (fat dopey kid in a badly fitting trilby) so this will have to do!
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:55pm Robert Carlberg:

Say hello to Archie for me. I haven't been down to see him since my sister passed away, which was my only reason for visiting Portland. Well, that and Music Millennium.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:56pm Tony Coulter:

@ Robert: I will!
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:56pm valkoinen kukkaruukku:

lovely show Tony, thanks. And happy new year to everybody.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 1:56pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

probably the last thing I thought you would do!
are you more Johnny Cash than Townes Van Zandt?
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:57pm Robert Carlberg:

Sir Lancelot Pratt wrote: so if they appeared on You tube you would'nt care!

Knock yourself out. Don't expect it to help you find a girlfriend though. :)
  Tue. 1/22/13 1:59pm Robert Carlberg:

I don't do CW. The Kellers do. I can't stand the stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:00pm BSI:

Some great Soweisoso-era Cluster type sounds in this. Heavily diggin.'
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:00pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, valkoinen kukkaruukku! And greetings....
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:00pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

more likely to end a relationship - would like to try Kinetic experiments my dear?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:03pm Tony Coulter:

Here's the tracklist for the cassette side we've been listening to:

Anode: “Minimal Spirits” cassette, side A [rec. 2/78–3/78]

01. International Musical A
02. Luxus
03. Obsessive Music
04. Something Terribly Wrong
05. Conversation Chart
06. Like Trains Passing in the Night
07. Body Valentine
08. Hopeless Vendetta
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:04pm Robert Carlberg:

Ike wrote: Robert, I also tip my whole head to you. Nice sounds.

I appreciate the sentiment, but Kerry Leimer's stuff from the same period is 1000x better. He's been slowly assembling new CDs from the old cassettes -- go visit PalaceOfLights.com and encourage him to finish them.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:06pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

oh Robert,
your so self deprecating!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:06pm Tony Coulter:

You're too modest, Robert! This stuff is great.
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:07pm Robert Carlberg:

The subtitle to "Something Terribly Wrong" is "Water in your Oil, Blood in your Urine" -- something my car & I shared at the time.
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:08pm Robert Carlberg:

What was it Mike Oldfield said about "cloth-eared nincompoops"?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:11pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

he said:-
"the bells, the bells, those tubular bell!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:14pm glenn:

i'd like to be more self deprecating, but i'm not very good at it.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:15pm Van in DC:

I've always loved Mike Oldfield, and Sally for that matter. Mostly though his tunes featuring Maggie Reilly on vocals. Magical voice, she has, *I* think.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:19pm still b/p:

Lost my vinyl copy of Ommadawn years ago, to a thief, I think. Angry...so angry and bereft.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:20pm Rich in Washington:

This is great stuff. Enjoying this show immensely.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:20pm Tony Coulter:

Here's the tracklist for what's on now:

Anode: “Minimal Spirits” cassette, side B [collaborations w/ K. Leimer; rec. 6/77–12/78]

01. The Fear of Electricity
02. Agfa Nomad
03. God Rest
04. Reflective Calm
05. The Good Part of Something Larger
06. Variation on a Rhythm Track
07. Beautiful Edge Snail Fin
08. Afayed S’Fbutnz
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:22pm Tony Coulter:

Please humor me while I test the playlist feature (I've been consulting with Kenzo).
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:33pm Robert Carlberg:

In case anyone's interested. John Gore took a bunch of my environmental recordings and mixed 'em together into one big gooey mess. It's endlessly entertaining!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:35pm Tony Coulter:

OK -- done testing. Sorry for today's snafus.
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:36pm Robert Carlberg:

Tracks 7 & 8 are looped & processed recordings of Kerry when he was really really sick with a sinus infection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:38pm Rich in Washington:

It probably seems more problematic on your end, Tony. The show sounds splendid.
@Robert Carlberg: this is amazing stuff. What are you up to these days?
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:42pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: Thanks. But you wouldn't notice, 'cause I gave up trying to list the individual tracks as they play. Luckily, I'm playing whole cassette sides, so I can get away with not listing tracks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:43pm Rich in Washington:

I am on the prowl for a decent cassette deck for the first time in years. It's surprisingly hard to find one that isn't auto-reverse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:47pm Rich in Washington:

You're not the only one dealing with delayed response of website. My last comment took several minutes to land here (11:47 PST)
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:47pm The Beaver:

Has Larry Mondello band made it on Tape hiss? Beware the blog loves lost R.I.O. music.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:48pm Tony Coulter:

@ Robert: Echoing Rich's question: What are you up to these days?
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:48pm Robert Carlberg:

What am I up to? About 5'11".

Not doing much recording anymore. The world is too full of bad music already. I still have lots and lots of ideas, but never enough time or money to carry them out. I just play them in my head...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:49pm BSI:

@Rich: interesting dilemma. I still have my old cassette deck, but had to replace my receiver/amp recently, and of course, finding one nowadays with a decent PHONO pre-amp was a gut-wrenching time.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Don't you just love it when Tony throws a Hiss fit! Here's to the next treasures unearthed! Speaking of treasures, two more radio shows are coming up, live, here on Give the Drummer Radio:

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Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:51pm Tony Coulter:

@ The Beaver: I've played lots of LMB on my regular shows, but not yet on Tape Hiss. Good idea, though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:53pm Rich in Washington:

@BSI: I actually need the whole kit n' kaboodle, as my amp is proving problematic, as is my old cheap cassette deck. I always hated autoreverse for playing back or trying to rip them to computer files. It just makes it confusing.
The cassette player I have in my setup is actually an old Sony Walkman, which is simple and easy to cue, etc, but I'd like a conventional deck now, more fully integrated into my setup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:54pm Rich in Washington:

What about Lumpy Rutherford?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:56pm BSI:

...definitely need to replace my kaboodle. soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:56pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, tony!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 2:58pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks for listening everybody! And Robert, for making the music!! See you all next week....
  Tue. 1/22/13 2:58pm ?:

nad makes pretty good pre amps, but i think you can get good ones from peachtree that also have usb interfacy things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/22/13 2:58pm Rich in Washington:

Great show, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 3:01pm SIR LANCELOT PRATT:

well done TONY,
GREAT FIND and show.
Great Robert, you were so ahead of time, Boards of Canada, With G-dspeed you black emporor etc owe you a massive debt.
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 3:04pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, Rich and Listener James!
Avatar Tue. 1/22/13 3:06pm Tony Coulter:

And thanks Sir Lancelot, too (damn this delay!)
  Mon. 5/9/16 1:03pm Samuel Cammegh:

Hi, I realise that this was a really really long time ago, but I'm very interested in listening to the Anode tapes. Any chance some way of doing so could be organised?
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