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AGB Radio (June 20, 2016)

belarisk - moments in shapeshifting album cover

Super rare episode where no song even hits 10 minutes, so I got to cram this full of awesomeness, including a new Mamiffer song on the bonus disc from the Japanese edition of The World Unseen.

AGB Radio 2016/06/20

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Background music: The Double – Dawn Of The Double (from Dawn Of The Double)

00:00:00 German Army – Pixel Palace (from Gone In Luxury)
00:06:24 Talk break
00:08:33 Fox/Soper Duo – N\xB2 (from Magenta Line)
00:18:27 Mamiffer – We Are United In Spirit, We Will Be Happy Forever (from The World Unseen)
00:23:07 Susan Alcorn – Circular Ruins (from Evening Tales)
00:29:57 Talk break
00:31:02 Tashi Dorji – They Are Already Ruins (from VDSQ: Solo Acoustic Vol. 13)
00:32:52 B/B/S/ – Navel Oil (from Palace)
00:39:33 Ela Stiles – Black Metal (from Black Metal)
00:49:28 Jozef Van Wissem – If There’s Nothing Left Where Will You Go (from It Is Time For You To Return)
00:51:56 Solo Andata – Canvas (from In The Lens)
00:56:57 Neutral – Gaze (from Neutral)
01:00:05 Talk break
01:01:38 Beyond Sensory Experience – Ends And Histories (from The End Of It All)
01:10:06 No Data – Data Corrupter (from Uniform Groove With A Chisel)
01:12:50 Ryan Huber – Saladin (from Comoros)
01:17:00 Bracken – Ravenser Odd II (from High Passes)
01:25:50 Space Dimension Controller – Multicoloured Evolving Sky (from Orange Melamine)
01:31:01 Talk break
01:32:07 Ian William Craig – The Nearness (from Centres)
01:39:45 Miserable – Stay Cold (from Uncontrollable)
01:42:43 Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Crustaceans Rise From Salt Water For Vengeance (from Green Graves)
01:48:04 Raime – Coax (from Tooth)
01:52:10 Belarisk – The Hand The Bit Itself {Geist} (from Moments In Shapeshifting)
01:58:14 Talk break


Questions For The Holy Circle

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What started out as a married duo with Erica Burgner-Hannum (of Unlucky Atlas and vocalist on many Locrian songs) and Terence Hannum (core member of Locrian, has a number of solo records, creates 2D art with cassette tape, and as of a few weeks ago became a published author) but has now expanded to trio status to include Nathan Jurgenson (Silo Halo, Teething Veils, Washerwoman). These guys make a wonderfully lush & dreamy gloompop (gloomy dreampop?) and have a new tape coming out in July on Accidental Guest Recordings as well as recently released 7″ square lathe, super limited to 30 copies (only 7 left), on Terence’s Anathemata Editions.

I was able to get ahold of Erica & Terence to take part in my Q&A series. I’m very thankful for their participation and their responses are exceptional. You might notice a slight variation on the standard set of questions. I decided to reword one and replace another. Always changing. Always improving.


What is an ideal death?
Erica: Dying in my sleep after a long life.

Terence: Being cryogenically frozen so I can be revived centuries later.

What makes you happy?
Erica: Spending time with my kids and writing music.

Terence: Being with my family, making stuff in my studio be it visual art, music or writing.

How can you die happy?
Erica: Avoid negative people and negative situations and take some risks. Try not to always play it safe.

Terence: Knowing my kids are kind and compassionate and to know that something I made meant something to someone.

How close have you come to death?
Erica: I was in very bad car accident as a sophomore in college. Somehow, I walked away unharmed but my car was totaled.

Terence: I don’t recall any of this but when I was an infant I had a disease that was killing babies and the elderly with extreme dehydration and I supposedly barely made it.

How can you make your life better?
Erica: Let go of things that are doing harm to you, physically and emotionally. Take some risks every once in a while.

Terence: Be more organized. Seriously.

What does kindness mean to you?
Erica: Having empathy, being supportive, generosity.

Terence: Listening, I have a hard time listening because my head is always going but to me the kindest thing you can do is listen.

Where do you find love?
Erica: Terence is my soulmate, if such a thing exists. During a break-up early in our relationship, I quickly realized that I couldn’t imagine my future without him. Then I got to a place where I was content with myself and just wanted him to be happy. Shortly after, we got back together. That’s true love. I can’t live without you but if I have to I want your happiness.

Terence: With Erica and our kids. With old friends.

When were you most afraid?
Erica: I was told repeatedly that I would loose my pregnancy with my daughter. I didn’t sleep well while pregnant with her because of that.

Terence: Having kids, not just like when they were born, but almost daily.

How do you listen to music?
Erica: In the car on the commute to work or records and Bluetooth at home. We also stream a lot of music on YouTube because we really like the music videos.

Terence: At home a lot of LPs and on Bandcamp and YouTube. I listen mainly to cassettes in my car.

CONTEST WINNER: Terence Hannum’s Beneath The Remains


There were some excellent entries to last week’s Beneath The Remains contest, but only one victor. The winning haiku by Laura Ruth Beattie is below. To everyone else besides the author: head over to Anathemata Editions and snag a copy of one of the best best place to buy generic cialis online forum books you’ll read all year. It’s a steal at $10 even more so because it includes a digital download with the physical copy.


Neon headphones peek
Through the waxy iris bed:
World will let her be.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (June 13, 2016)

ISORINNE - No Strength of Sun (web1500)

Lots of guitars in this episode, but then there’s the black metal & black spiritual insanity from Zeal And Ardor and the warm harmonium drone from Accident Du Travail, so A+ all around I’d say.


AGB Radio 2016/06/13

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Background music: Baccille – Howl, Youth Pigs (from Guerin Et Medecin)

00:00:00 Zeal And Ardor – In Ashes (from Devil Is Fine)
00:02:29 Talk break
00:03:49 William Ryan Fritch – Our Strange Progression (from Clean War)
00:08:48 Psychic Ills – Ra Wah Wah (from Inner Journey Out)
00:17:55 Isorinne – Gate Of Sleep order cialis 20 mg (from No Strength Of Sun)
00:29:15 Talk break
00:30:06 Kikagaku Moyo – Silver Owl (from House In The Tall Grass)
00:40:09 Rhys Chatham – Part One (from Pythagorean Dream)
00:59:12 Talk break
01:00:05 Sleepyhead – D. (from D.)
01:19:04 Accident Du Travail – Marriage (from Très Précieux Sang)
01:27:15 Talk break
01:28:05 Landing – Morning Sun (from Third Sight)
01:42:27 William Tyler – Kingdom Of Jones (from Modern Country)
01:45:48 Western Skies Motel – Transformation (from Settlers)
01:50:42 Morgen Wurde – Dachte Immer (from Brach Auf)
01:58:33 Talk break

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AGB Radio (June 6, 2016) – Best Of 2016 So Far

homler and moshier - breadwoman album cover

I could have easily done two or three episodes filled with my favorite stuff that’s come out this year, there’s already so goddamn much. Mamiffer & Troller though you guys. BFF4L


AGB Radio 2016/06/06

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Background music: The Field – Pink Sun (from The Follower)

00:00:00 Troller – Nothing (from Graphic)
00:06:28 Talk break
00:07:43 Nested – “What A Beautiful World This Will Be.” (from Nested 3)
00:14:10 Paul Jebanasam – eidolons beginning p = (m²A ² am to (rho-z)-y ∂t+(ᵨ see to wait dz/dt = it xy that I -beta* do not z countless (from Continuum)
00:24:01 Braeyden Jae – Vanishing Procession (from Fog Mirror)
00:30:19 Talk break
00:31:15 Matt Carlson, Michael Stirling, & Doug Theriault – Mishra Bhairavi (from Aakash)
00:49:35 Andrew Tuttle – Registration (from Fantasy League)
00:52:06 Anna Homler & Steve cheap real cialis Moshier – Gu She’ Na’ Di (from Breadwoman & Other Tales)
00:57:34 Ash Koosha – In Line (from I AKA I)
00:59:56 Talk break
01:00:58 La Tène – Marche De Fahy (from Vouerca/Fahy)
01:20:45 Roly Porter – High Places (from Third Law)
01:25:47 Nekrasov – Your Are Not Bliss, You Are Not Free (from Negative Temple)
01:29:41 Talk break
01:30:31 Mamiffer – Flower Of The Field II (from The World Unseen)
01:34:15 Lake Of Violet – Please Stay Longer (from The Startling Testimony Of Plumb Lines)
01:37:48 Architeuthis Rex – Fallen (from Stilbon Is Dead)
01:43:10 Surachai – Exhale Death (from Instinct And Memory)
01:47:07 Andy Stott – Selfish (from Too Many Voices)
01:51:39 Tim Hecker – Collapse Sonata (from Love Streams)
01:55:51 Julianna Barwick – Wist (from Will)
01:58:31 Talk break

CONTEST: Win Terence Hannum’s Beneath The Remains

beneath the remains


AGB is venturing into new territory here you guys. Well, sort of, or maybe getting back to my roots depending on how far back you look into AGB’s history. This giveaway is for a copy of Terence Hannum’s debut novella, Beneath The Remains. You should all know Hannum already: his solo music is unfuckwithable and he’s a member of the legendary Locrian as well as The Holy Circle. He’s also an incredible visual artist who works primarily with cassette tape as a 2D medium. For real this guy is like #1 jack of all trades, master of all of them.

I just finished reading this book last week. I have, like, negative time for reading, but this was good enough (and short enough, roughly 75 pages) that I blasted through it in just a few days. It’s so fucking can you buy cialis online good. The short synopsis is two young brothers are forced to move to Florida with their mom and new step-dad. The older brother, who hates almost everything except death metal and literature, goes missing. This is teeming with 80s/90s youth culture living alongside the depths of human malice and strangeness. I loved it and I’m pretty sure you will too.

The book is published by Hannum’s newly minted Anathemata Editions and the winner will receive a PDF of the book as well as a physical copy. All of you have to do is write a haiku about your childhood, Florida, death metal, evil, Shakespeare, or whatever, and send it to beneaththehaiku [at] antigravitybunny [dot] com by the end of the week (Friday, June 10th).