(This week’s collage — double-click for fullscreen + scroll)
A scene-by-scene recap of this week’s episode by DJ Visitation Rites:
Scene 1, Off Air
In which DJs Ivy Meadows and Visitation Rites arrive at the Newtown Radio studio ready to set up but are hypnotized by a 25-minute bongo-laden siren dirge — Dreamcolour’s “Spiritual Celebration” — at the tail end of Sunday Brunch with Chocolate Bobka. Unbeknownst to them, the song spills fifteen minutes into the beginning of their set.
Scene 2, Aside
Meanwhile, Peter Pearson, Derek Muro, and Lorna Krier of Brooklyn’s Love Like Deloreans steal away from their home base — a renovated closet space in Bushwick containing some 20 synthesizers — load half of them into a Volvo station wagon, and appear at the station door, successfully breaking the spell that has been cast over Ivy Meadows and Visitation Rites.
Scene 1, On Air
Still haunted by the specter of the siren from Act 1, Ivy Meadows and Visitation Rites attempt to reproduce their experience by layering ambient musics from lands as far and wide as ‘70s Germany, early 21st Century Northampton, and present-day Canada into a single organic continuum.
Scene 2, Aside
In which Love Like Deloreans set up all seven of the synthesizers they brought in the drowsy blink of a Sunday afternoon eye, causing Ivy Meadows and Visitation Rites to suspect that that they too possess supernatural powers. Love Like Deloreans do their best to assuage their fears, suggesting that they are simply “putting the punk back in punctuality.” Exeunt Chocolate Bobka.
Scene 1, On Air
Love Like Deloreans perform the first half of their in-studio. Dancing, Ivy Meadows and Visitation Rites attempt to document the event through Blackberry photos, Tweets, and a FlipCam.
Scene 2, On Air
Love Like Deloreans pause to participate in and informal Q&A with Visitation Rites, touching upon their origins as a group, their cohabitation of the classical world and Brooklyn DIY, their roots in New York minimalism and ‘70s Kosmische, and why the best way to listen to music is while traveling cross-country.
Scene 3, On Air,
Love Like Deloreans perform the second half of their in-studio. Dancing resumes. Ivy Meadows films an excerpt of their set through the anamorphic lens of an oddly shaped water bottle, the results of which can be seen below.
Download: Arthur Radio Transmission #11 with Love Like Deloreans 3-28-2010
This week’s playlist…
Idea Fire Company – Heroes
Magic Beach – Twilight Waterfall
Peaking Lights – Owls Barning / Black Joker – Side A
Harmonia – Walky-Talky / Roedelius – Schoener Abend
Faust – The Faust Tapes – Side A
Popol Vuh – Aguirre III
Brachiosaurus – Earthband Animal
Fripp & Eno – Swastika Girls
Duane Pitre – Study for “The Carpenter”
Esprit Frappeur – Infini
La Big Vic – Heyo
Explorers – Side B
Fripp & Eno – The Heavenly Music Corporation / “Eagle Has Landed” – Man’s Journey to the Moon
LOVE LIKE DELOREANS – -==LIVE IN STUDIO==- – PART A
—–====INTERVIEW w/ DJ VISITATION RITES=====—-
LOVE LIKE DELOREANS – -==LIVE IN STUDIO==– – PART B
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Game