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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options May 29, 2019: Liquids

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A program of works both fluid and seeking, with concert recordings
by Portuguese composer Rafael Toral, mystic producer Raz Mesinai,
and a swirling duo by Mette Rasmussen & Nate Wooley.
Immersion recommended.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Brenda I. Hutchinson, Clive Smith  Liquid Sky Trailer   Options Liquid Sky  Z Films  1982  Directed by Slava Tsukerman, underground sci-fi cult classic in which aliens invade the earth looking for heroin and find a gender-fluid community. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Soaking   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2019  Breathing under water 
Rafael Toral  Wave Field (concert recording)   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Archive  2 Nov 1995  Portuguese composer, electric guitar with tape and electronics (correction: DW mistakenly announces this as a duo with Manuel Mota, but it is a solo called Wave Field, also released on Drag City). 
Mette Rasmussen & Nate Wooley  Concert Recording   Options Fire Over Heaven Series  Outpost Artists Resources  16 May 2019  Rasmussen is a Danish saxophone player based in Norway. Wooley is a trumpet player blowing up New York. 
Raz Mesinai  Seth Speaks (concert recording)   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Archive  21 May 2006  From the composer’s larger work entitled Incantation for 2 voices. Inspired by the enigmatic book in which author Jane Roberts converses with a disembodied spirit. Featuring vocalists Jessika Kenney and Haleh Abghari. 
Yoko Ono  Mind Train   Options Fly  Apple Records  1971  From the album produced by Ono and John Lennon, featuring the Plastic Ono Band, and subject to some controversy and even censorship regarding language of female empowerment. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 2:59pm listener james from westwood:

Splish splash, y'all!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:00pm david w:

james!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:01pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth and the OAR hivemind, and LJfW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:02pm Stanley:

Help!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:02pm northguineahills:

This part of the sndrk has been sampled many times, and by many Liquid Sky Recs artists (like, Dj SoulSlinger.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:03pm Stanley:

Lay it on me, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:05pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes, shout out a hi to Brenda!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:06pm northguineahills:

(Liquid Sky Recs was most a dancefloor friend record label that supported D&B and illbient acts. They also so spun off Jungle Sky Recs. One of my best friends was on said label).
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:07pm northguineahills:

Rafael Toral, nice guy! I actually know Manuel Mota.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:08pm david w:

OK gang. Hello Sem! and help is on its way, Stanley. ngh always makes me wiser... as does WebHen!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:09pm coelacanth∅:

greetings David; ridgies
  Wed. 5/29/19 3:09pm chresti:

Hi ridgewood! Spotty internet on my way home
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:11pm david w:

coel and chresti, welcome... we've got big thunderstorms coming that sometimes give the Internet hiccups here.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:15pm northguineahills:

whoops, I've met Manual Mota. a Portuguese gf of a an artist friend of mine introduced us (I'm getting confused in my dotage).
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:18pm david w:

@ngh: I must have met Toral along the way somewhere, so many collaborators in the bio are colleagues. But I just can't... remember...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:23pm Webhamster Henry:

I trust you all had a nice International Drone Day last Saturday.
droneday.org
I made my apps Srutibox and Droneo free for the weekend. People like apps when they are free!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:24pm david w:

I'm secretly conspiring to add a Brooklyn venue for the next drone day. Shhhhhh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:30pm Ike:

This is good.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:33pm coelacanth∅:

every day is drone day
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:35pm Stanley:

I very much enjoyed that drone business, just played.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:35pm david w:

Hello, Ike, good is you.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:36pm david w:

Thanks, Stanley. I think it was in the air this week (shout out to coel and Henry).
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:40pm coelacanth∅:

i was in the kitchen and i heard whales!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:41pm chresti:

Hello, home
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:42pm david w:

@coel, if you are not near the ocean beware whalenado!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:44pm coelacanth∅:

"there's a whale of a tornado headin' your way!"
...(not too close to the ocean)
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:45pm coelacanth∅:

...now i just wonder if i can make recordings of whales sound like saxophone and trumpet...?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:48pm david w:

I wonder if anybody ever autotuned a whale song?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:50pm northguineahills:

@coel: No, that was just spoken Welsh....
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:53pm coelacanth∅:

("welsh" being the local dialect pronunciation of "whalish", of course)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 3:56pm Webhamster Henry:

A siren just passed my window, it fit in well!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:57pm david w:

I'm still doing duets with a damn fly in the studio.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 3:59pm coelacanth∅:

not too many things gross me out. flies do.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:15pm northguineahills:

I met Raz the first week I moved to NYC. I made the faux pas of making constructive criticism of a tzadik work he was working on, and asking about his heritage (I was from the South, there's not much diversity). I did become friends w/ his accomplish sound artist, wife, Marina Rosenfeld.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:17pm david w:

Ah, ngh, you stepped in it. Well, there's a power couple!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:18pm northguineahills:

Raz also put out a few 12"s on Liquid /Jungle Sky Recs w/ John Ward as Sub Dub, so, the set comes full circle...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:20pm Webhamster Henry:

Can we get that fly on the air during the back announce break?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:21pm david w:

Sub Dub, Badawi, illbient... all associated or birthed by Messinai.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:22pm david w:

oops, Mesinai. One S. Now I stepped in it.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:23pm coelacanth∅:

it's everywhere!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:24pm david w:

@Henry, the thing is LOUD! and I thought it might come across the mic specially when it comes at my head. Ugh.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:25pm northguineahills:

To this date, Dj Olive is one of my mates. I went to see him my first week in NYC, and he was out of town, so, there was a fill in. The next week I met him, and he introduced me to pretty much everyone. (he's in the mountains of British Columbia right now producing music and looking after his daughter).
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:27pm Sem:

Otherworldly. Where can I buy a ticket?
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:27pm david w:

For the record, Olive is widely credited with coining the term illbient.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:31pm david w:

@Sem. Mesinai helped me whip this (old-ish) track into radio-worthiness and sent me links to newer stuff like this, called Death Watch: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:33pm david w:

Oh this damn fly is distracting. The piece is called Death Notes, not Watch, oy.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:34pm northguineahills:

Olive gifted me a cdr of his recording w/ Luc Ferrari at the Kitchen. Unfortunately, I can't reproduce it and it only plays in my car.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:35pm northguineahills:

ha, david!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:35pm david w:

If you park your car outside my studio maybe we can run a cable and play it here.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:37pm Sem:

Much obliged, David!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:46pm david w:

I'm infected! Now I've got a fruit fly and a baby moth.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:51pm northguineahills:

I never heard that Raz! Thanks!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:52pm Sem:

All new to me, for which I am grateful. Next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:52pm Stanley:

I found that last piece a bit too much for me. But it didn't do me any harm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:53pm Stanley:

That said.... here comes Yoko!!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:53pm coelacanth∅:

(@4.46 at least it's not a brute fly and a flabby moth)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:53pm Webhamster Henry:

hahahaha! FLY!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:53pm david w:

No harm. no foul!
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:54pm Sem:

Haha, Stanley. Your nemesis.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:55pm david w:

Thanks, everybody! The fly has left the building.
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:55pm northguineahills:

Yoko! apropos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:55pm Stanley:

True dat Sem
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:59pm chresti:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/29/19 4:59pm Stanley:

Thanks
Avatar Wed. 5/29/19 4:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks David!
...time for Black Ops?!
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