Monthly Archives: August 2012

Richard Greenan (When I’m Walking) Takes Over the Airwaves

I couldn’t be there on Sunday but Alien Jams was in good hands! Richard Greenan took over the airwaves, playing fantastically weird jams and lots of Dutch tape music! Here is the playlist for 26/8/12-

Hans Cox – Three Pieces for Electronic Organ
Harry Breuer – Saturn Ski Jump

Ton de Leeuw – Study

Mort Garson – Son of Blob

Jan Boerman – Musique Concrete

Jim Cuomo – Earthshine

Jaap Spek – Impulses

Bruce Haack – Party Machine

Tom Dissevelt – Gamelan

Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – Sonik Re-entry

Axel Meijer – Werkstuk

Walter Sear – Circuit Breaker

Robert Jan de Neeve – A.F.

Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – Song of the Second Moon

Klaus Gorter – K45

Richard Greenan (When I’m Walking)

Richard Pinhas

Richard Pinhas, East/West (1980)
I just picked up this LP and I’m really enjoying it! This album was Richard Pinhas’ fourth solo effort, released in 1980 on Pulse Records and later re-released on Cuneiform.
Most of the tracks from this album are named after various cities (London, New York, Kyoto…),  and Richard Pinhas wanted to capture the spirit of these places through his music.  The album vacillates between slower, more ambient work to heavier tracks more reminiscent of the music he made with the band Heldon.  This album might not be the best introduction to Pinhas’ work, but definitely worth a good old listen nonetheless! 

 “Richard Pinhas,…the astonishingly talented French pioneer…it’s no exaggeration to state he’s managed to cross the philosophies of J.G Ballard and Jean Giraud with the guitar sound of Robert Fripp, and thereby arrived at a cosmos-shattering glimps into the infinite.”  – The Sound Projector

August 18th

Raymond Scott- Electronic Audio Logos
Pond- Seidenstrasse
Moebius & Plank- News
Serge Blenner- Phrase II
Tangerine Dream- Cloudburst Flight
Richard Pinhas- Houston 69: “The Crash Landing”
Rene Hell- Perfume Part II
Richard Pinhas/ David Bowie- Sense of Doubt
Bernard Fevre- Dangerous Mixture
Georges Vert- An Electric Mind
The Advisory Circle- Wildspot
Majeure- Atlantis Purge
Outer Space- The Fifth Column

Louis and Bebe Barron

Louis and Bebe Barron were American electronic music pioneers best known for writing the first electronic music for magnetic tape and the soundtrack for Forbidden Planet (1956), the first entirely electronic film score.
The Barrons married in 1948 and started a life in New York.  The couple received their first tape recorder as a wedding present from Louis’s cousin, starting a lifelong dedication to electronic music. Louis and Bebe Barron’s work was greatly influenced by Norbert Weiner’s 1948 book on Cybernetics, which he defined as “the scientific study of control and communication in the animal and the machine.”
Soon after moving to New York the Barrons opened a recording studio in Greenwich Village where they recorded many artists and musicians work including readings from Henry Miller, Tennessee Williams, Aldous Huxley and Anais Nin.  
The last Alien Jams show featured a track by Louis and Bebe Barron from the film Bells of Atlantis (1952), featuring Anais Nin reading from her book, House of Incest. 
“(Barrons’ music sounds like) a molecule that has stubbed its toes.” – From the Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 7 (1966-1974).
Anais Nin

August Fifth

Kona Triangle- Long Mountain
Belbury Poly- A Thin Place
Keaver & Brause- Cleff Rechard
Logic System- Clash
Padded Cell- Signal Failure
Todd Terje- Ragysh
Zombie Zombie- Driving This Road
Driphouse- Chompers World
Louis & Bebe Barron- Bells of Atlantis (with Anais Nin)
Else Marie Pade – 4 Illustrations: Himmelrummet (The Firmament)
Roedelius- (from Selbstportrait- Vol. II)