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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options June 7, 2018

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Artist Track Album
James last  Mr. Giant Man   Options Voodoo Party 
Presocratics  Radio Esplanade   Options Works and Days 
sachiko  Untitled (#1)   Options Loka in the Black Ship 
Jacques Beloeil/Michael Anacker  30 (excerpt)   Options 30 
Sonic Catering Band/Gregory Kurcewicz & Daniel Hayhurst  Composition No. 1   Options Artificial Additives 
 
Giancinto Scelsi  Anahit   Options Giancinto Scelsi 
Kumo  Night (Excerpt)   Options Day/Night 
Prima Materia  Roma, January 17, 1976   Options The Tail of the Tiger 
Henning Christiansen  Durand's Flute   Options Den Rode Skov (The Red Forest) OST 
Henning Christiansen  the End (Glass Music)   Options Den Rode Skov (The Red Forest) OST 
 
Xela  A Corpse hangs in the House of the Lord (excerpt)   Options The Divine 
Miki Yui  Dial Moon   Options Mills 
Natalia Beylis  They Eat Them Head Fucking First (excerpt)   Options Schhh...phh 
Guro Moe & Lasse Marhaug  La Región Salvaje (excerpt)   Options La Región Salvaje 
John Godbert  Fog Sculpture (excerpt)   Options The Sealed Container 
Sarin Smoke  Single Stepping the Death Trail   Options Smokescreen 
 
Christopher Hobbs And Gavin Byars  McCrimmon will Never Return   Options Ensemble Pieces 
Jean-Philippe Antoine  Republique   Options oui 
james Tenney  First Koan (a Gentler Beast)   Options Harmonium 
 
Oren Ambarchi  Sagittarian Domain (excerpt)   Options Sagittarian Domain 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:14pm Michael 98145:

ah. on with failure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:14pm George of Troy:

Hi, Fabio and gang
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 3:16pm chocolate monk:

gurps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:16pm uuee:

Ahh, Mr. Giant man saves the day! Gotta mute the tRump show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:17pm Chris from DC:

I like this. Just the crickets and failure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Ravioli with failure sauce!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:24pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

GREETINGS, lamen & gentledies...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:29pm Michael 98145:

strength thru raga
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:32pm northguineahills:

I need a raga ragga.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:38pm coelacanth∅:

Fabio's a headbanger
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Friends don't let friends do serial composition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:41pm northguineahills:

Don't forget Scelsi hated to be photographed and preferred his name to be a Zen-like circle (predating even Prince's pictograph.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:41pm Michael 98145:

cereal intervention
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:41pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

th'SCELSI!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

anti-serialism seems like it was the "DISCO SUCKS!" of its day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:43pm northguineahills:

Rev, you are now obligated to compose a serialist disco piece. Have on Ken's desk by Labor Day!
  Thu. 6/7/18 3:44pm William Main:

I love Scelci's music and have read a fair amount about him. Would like to know the title & author of the article you mentioned and if it is available on line,
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:45pm Michael 98145:

if serialism is outlawed, only outlaws will have serials
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 3:45pm MacGuffin:

Can someone give me a 10-word-or-less definition of 'serial music'? Otherwise I shall head off to Wikipedia and that's just wrong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:47pm Michael 98145:

text: www.therestisnoise.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:49pm northguineahills:

Would that make Nicolas Ruwet an attempted serial (composition) killer?

/yes, I'm getting rather obscure here....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:50pm northguineahills:

(Maybe Cage would have been a better well known anti-serialist)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:52pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

It's all Schoenberg's fault, I think. The 12-tone technique, basically composing by algorithm & arbitrary numeric rules. I think it was the fad of the moment there, even Stravinsky dabbled in it & promptly washed his hands & got back to work...... or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:52pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: that Scelsi was the bee's god-damned KNEES.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:53pm Chris from DC:

Lost in Discogs. Do you have a label or any other info for that Scelsi record? Amazing stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:54pm northguineahills:

TBH, I love Schoenberg's work.

@Chris: I have a lot of his stuff, But I'd have to check when I get home. I blindly snatch Scelsi recs/discs and have never been disappointed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 3:58pm Chris from DC:

NGH, I would probably just pick them up unheard too based on that, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 3:59pm coelacanth∅:

i don't know AT ALL but always guessed that "serial music" was formulaic ...but not formulaic as red hot chilli peppers, or Taylor Swift or whatever; but more like some Stockhausen or occasionally Miles Davis.
am i way off?
(& i like the Schoenberg i've heard as well)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:02pm Rich in Bay Ridge:

It's impossible to tell if this is really a test.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:03pm northguineahills:

@coel: if formulaic means 12-toned algorithmic composition techniques, then yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:04pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

yerps. I've got a few Schoenbergs that are pretty hip. I think it was just a technique that caught fire & got a bit over-used. Sounds like lots of composers got into it, felt they hit a wall & said, screw this, bruh, I'm going with tone-clusters...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:04pm diciassette:

I'll bet if they put the emergency alert test on the playlist someone would clicky-star it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:05pm Rich in Bay Ridge:

Good point @diciassette
  Thu. 6/7/18 4:05pm Berndo411:

I agree, if they just didn't notify the public that it was a test people would like it as a song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:05pm Chris from DC:

Only one way to find out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:10pm Carmichael:

Prima Materia pre-clicked!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:12pm northguineahills:

@Carmichael: Same here.
  Thu. 6/7/18 4:13pm Brendan:

That was a vigorous alert! Subtly nuanced also. I appreciate the extra touch Fábio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:28pm Guido from Cologne:

Jono Podmore is the son of law of Irmin Schmidt
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:29pm Guido from Cologne:

... son in law i mean ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:30pm Devin B.:

Oh wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:32pm coelacanth∅:

ngh (@4.03) yeah i guess that's the thing i'd heard about it that gave me the idea of formulaic. but "serial" music doesn't HAVE to be 12-toned algorhythmic, does it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:34pm The Oscar:

Been busy working, but I wanted to chime in to say that Rasputin the Mad Monk is SO GREAT. The whole thing is just Christopher Lee in a fake beard drinking and yelling and punching people and having sex. Quite possibly my favorite performance of his.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:34pm Fredericks:

One composer who knew Scelsi, Dary John Mizelle, has opined that Scelsi’s illness was brought on by the composing of too much serial music
  Thu. 6/7/18 4:37pm wfmu listener phillip:

LOVE all the hammer films.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:40pm Joe McG:

According to the original movie poster, people who went to see "Rasputin the Mad Monk" would get a free beard upon entry: "Given to Guys and Gals Alike!" I hope the Quad is giving out free beards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:44pm The Oscar:

@Joe I didn't know that, but that makes me love it even more!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:45pm Chris from DC:

Those later Xela records are really good.
  Thu. 6/7/18 4:47pm Grubbus:

going out for drinks here in Dallas at the Iron Cactus...I'll be the one wearing an Wfmu shirt and cowboy hat(pants too;)...great show Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:49pm Chris from DC:

Giving this a clicky show star and coming back later for the archive of the last hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Imagine the havoc if Mr. Giant Man had a twin and Ma Giant was pushing them around in a double-wide stroller.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:56pm northguineahills:

@coel: Serialism doesn't have to be 12-tone, but when most people think of it, that's the example (at least for me) that comes to my brain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:57pm Michael 98145:

( looks like i liked that Xela some time in the past, too ... )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 4:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks ngh. (good timing too; i just walked back in)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 4:58pm peapod (frmly tadpole):

great title
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:00pm coelacanth∅:

reminds me of the Daniel Menche piece "unholy cricket fuck"
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:03pm David in London:

Stupendous set today.
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 5:05pm Honeybear:

@david yup - it hits the spot somehow
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:05pm northguineahills:

I saw Xela live a few years back (Trans-Pecos?) They were great! (still got a 12" and a cassette).
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:06pm P-90:

Yes, Fabio, stupendous set today. Again.
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:06pm David in London:

Sorry, bit late to the Rasputin debate I know, but Tom Baker as Rasputin in the 1971 film 'Nicholas and Alexandra' is even better than Christopher Lee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:07pm Fabio:

Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:07pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Seconding the stupendous.
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:08pm David in London:

@Honeybear - Nice avatar. God bless The Res.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:11pm steveo:

hi fabio. fantastic and lovely things in ears
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 5:14pm chocolate monk:

you know it, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:16pm chresti:

Hello! Nice show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:18pm chresti:

Don't get me started on the double wide strollers...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:18pm peapod (frmly tadpole):

millennials who slowly exit the subway staring at their phones.

discuss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:19pm northguineahills:

I've seen triple-wide strollers in the burbs.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:19pm coelacanth∅:

just push
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:19pm dale:

i wish he could get sandy duncan instead of duncan hannah - just saying....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:20pm Guido from Cologne:

Well said :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:25pm northguineahills:

My mother would use the double-wide to cart my younger twin brothers when shopping etc (in the burbs), but when we went on vacation or to amusement parks, it was two individual strollers, or the back-to-back one since space may be at a premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:26pm Michael 98145:

@ngh, now they all need MANY cup holders
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 5:28pm Honeybear:

many gold stars for fabio today
Avatar Thu. 6/7/18 5:28pm chocolate monk:

people who get on escalators and just stand there... move that ass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:30pm northguineahills:

All clicky-stars so far for me, very rare, even for Fabio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:34pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

People standing at the end of escalators? In DC we get around that by having the metro system on fire constantly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:35pm TDK60:

Just arriving to notice peapod talking about my latest peeve. comment: Aagghh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:38pm northguineahills:

Man, I love James Tenney!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah! This is the bed music I like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:40pm Kat in Chicago:

Oren Ambarchi, yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:42pm coelacanth∅:

i awoke today with some wfmu bedmusic in my head and i got distracted and never figured out what it was. i still want to but all i remember now is it is kind of funky-jazzy and has a repeating either descending or ascending bassline.
frustrating!
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:43pm brainiac:

Tuned in late today and walked away from my computer. When I came back it sounded like a very quiet ambient piece. I logged in to say how much I liked it but suddenly realized I had failed to press play on iTunes. The window was open and I had been listening to the breeze.

Great show, Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:43pm chresti:

I've seen guys running into trees while looking at their phone
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:44pm Rory:

Why move when you could have stairs that move for you! USA! USA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:44pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

VERY DIG.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

totally getting the chemistry with Heldon on this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:47pm Michael 98145:

yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:47pm northguineahills:

Such dug, much wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:49pm Michael 98145:

well, okay : orenambarchiemego.bandcamp.com...
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:49pm Rory:

Damn!
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:49pm brainiac:

@ coelacanth∅
Is this your card? https://youtu.be/DzjRDfUq4v8
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:50pm Michael 98145:

"like Faust covering a 70’s cop show theme"

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:53pm TDK60:

Do the bump!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:54pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

also another fine mastering job by Rashad Becker on this numba.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:55pm dale:

poppy doyle was in this one, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:57pm Michael 98145:

hard to stop when you start a track like that
  Thu. 6/7/18 5:58pm brainiac:

I wish this closed every show. Not just STF, but EVERY show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:58pm TDK60:

"Comrades, you nitpick." -Paris graffiti, 1968. [off topic]
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 5:59pm Michael 98145:

whew, thanks again, Fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 5:59pm northguineahills:

Thanks Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 6/7/18 6:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 6:00pm chresti:

Thanks, glad I tuned in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 6/7/18 6:00pm chris:

thanks for serving up the cream, Fabio!
  Thu. 6/7/18 6:10pm leylou:

Thank you for that last sound
  Thu. 6/7/18 6:59pm kevin:

We luv u
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 6/10/18 11:27am Bas NL:

Thanks Fabio! Great show!
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