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soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #23

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #23This week we have an incredible lineup with the Bay Area duo Felidae featuring Beast Nest and The Creatrix, followed by returning PONNIARDs Sharkiface and Raven Chacon. This is a sultry hot stew with aperitif provided by DJ Headboggle - gorgeous, raw, and truly experimental. Enjoy.pre-show music (DJ Headboggle) 0:00:00 - 0:14:40
Felidae: Beast Nest <+> The Creatrix0:14:40 - 0:49:36 interlude 1 (DJ Headboggle) 0:49:36 - 0:57:11
Sharkiface <+> Raven Chacon 0:57:11 - 1:29:12
interlude 2 (DJ Headboggle) 1:29:12 - 1:38:45
PONIIA #23 4tet 1:38:45 - 2:00:34
post-show music (DJ Headboggle) 2:00:34 - 2:40:59

have a great week and check in on yr caterpillar pals!

total running time 2hr41min

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #22

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #22We have a real Chicago PONIIA smørgåsbord this week with RyanDunn + j.soliday, and Solt, which is comprised of Neil Jendon, Mike Hartman, and Paul Giallorenzo. Dunn+Soliday start the evening off with a smashy-smash fantastic etch-a-stretch-and-scratch yr noises set. Solt follows next with a very nice alien pulse and some kinda haunted closet groove. And the final 5tet is a masterful blend of these different approaches.  Our fave DJ Fly-Faced Necronomicones Served by Marziveined Vampires puts us all in the right space to go watch your new favorite giallo (Paul helps a bit too!).pre-show music (DJ Fly-Faced) 0:00:00 - 0:14:21
Ryan⊥Dunn <+> J.Soliday 0:14:21 - 0:49:32 interlude 1 (DJ Fly-Faced) 0:49:32 - 1:00:26
Solt (Neil Jendon <+> Mike Hartman <+> Paul Giallorenzo) 1:00:26 - 1:32:21
interlude 2 (DJ Fly-Faced) 1:32:21 - 1:44:27
PONIIA #22 5tet 1:44:27 - 2:13:43
post-show music (DJ Fly-Faced) 2:13:43 - 2:33:39

have a great week and bre…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #21

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #212 heavy-hitter bands from the Midwest, or as Soliday put it, "the best of the Midwest". Whisker from Chicago, IL and Moth Cock from Kent, OH. Whisker is made up of Ben Billington and Andrew Scott Young. Moth Cock is Doug Gent and Pat Modugno. Two incredibly intense sets and then an unbelievable 4tet combining both bands. DJ LUCY is as close to a PONIIA house DJ as we get, and she delivers tonight with a lot of upbeat quirky tunes to offset the dread. One of the strongest PONIIA's to date for sure. Get ready.pre-show music (DJ LUCY) 0:00:00 - 0:16:30
Whisker 0:16:30 - 0:47:57
interlude 1 (DJ LUCY) 0:47:57 - 1:00:43
Moth Cock 1:00:43 - 1:27:59
interlude 2 (DJ LUCY) 1:27:59 - 1:42:50
Whisker + Moth Cock 1:42:50 - 2:14:29
post-show music (DJ LUCY) 2:14:29 - 2:42:16

have a great week and enjoy the fresh air if you got some!

total running time 2hr42min

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #20

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #20Dark orange mornings in California are the new new in 2020 and why not just add it to the growing list of nonsense we have to deal with. At least you have some seriously toxic sounds to go with your toxic air and political environment. This week's show features returning PONIIA all-star Norman Long (Chicago, IL) along with new recruits TanukiSpiderCat (SF, CA), and the longtime duo EKG comprised of Ernst Karel (West Marin, CA) and Kyle Bruckmann (Oakland, CA). Killer live sets from these four, robustly glued together by our good pal Jungle Junk spinning the interludes from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
pre-show music (Jungle Junk) 0:00:00 - 0:13:49
Norman Long <+> TanukiSpiderCat 0:13:49 - 0:46:13
interlude 1 (Jungle Junk) 0:46:13 - 1:00:01
EKG: Ernst Karel <+> Kyle Bruckmann 1:00:01 - 1:31:15
interlude 2 (Jungle Junk) 1:31:15 - 1:45:58
PONIIA #20 4tet 1:45:58 - 2:18:38
post-show music (Jungle Junk) 2:18:38 - 2:35:47

have a great week and keep …

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #19

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #19Another "ensemble" night where we diverge from our usual format of 4 improvisers split into 2 duos and then a 4tet. Well, we do have 2 exquisite duos this week with Akosuen <+> Cinchel (both from Chicago), followed by Pamela Z <+> Wobbly (both from San Francisco), but our 3rd act is an 11-person ensemble conducted by Moe Staiano on Zoom. Our previous attempt at bringing folks together on Zoom for 0th's Scream Opera turned into a predictably fun but completely chaotic mess of Zoom artifacts and feedback (not unlike my 4 year-old's first Kindergarten Spanish class this morning). This time, we tried to prepare the Zoom meeting for better audio, and our musicians were more prepared, and I think the results are pretty fantastic. Bravo to Moe and his group for really bringing it. Akosuen and Cinchel blend their respective strings and keys into a gorgeous floaty dreamworld with edges. Pamela Z brings her chopped OP(era) to…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #18

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #18Crazy high octane show this week with new UK pals Mariam Rezaei, Kenosist, and Petronn Sphene, alongside old Bay Area pals Midmight and Horaflora. Soliday is the mastermind of this show and things gel like a molten cigarette bucket burning on yr patio. There is a perfect edgy fidget to both Midmight and Horaflora that clicks just right in their duo. Mariam, Mark and Gretchen next kill a rapidfire skronky beat-oriented brain shiatsu that hurts just in the right way. And then, this 5tet of all 5 of these fookers is something to witness--serious embers floating in the air afterwards, and i'm not talking about Cali-fire-nia. The whole show is seared together by an incredible Mariam Rezaei DJ set, with a tasty Bay Area via UK tribute by Kenosist after the Bay duo plays.
pre-show music (Mariam Rezaei) 0:00:00 - 0:15:47
Midmight <+> Horaflora 0:15:47 - 0:47:40
interlude 1 (Kenosist) 0:47:40 - 1:02:54
Mariam Rezaei <+> Kenosist <+> Pet…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #17

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #17Terrific show this week with Kim Nucci, Ezra Teboul, LeggLake, and Eric Leonardson. All set up and served by Bobby Ganush (Discos Extraños). We lost BobbyG right at the top of the evening due to some tech difficulties, so he doesn't join the first DJ set until the last song. Luckily we had some tunes ready to rock just in case. But this musical fiend makes up for it by providing killer "themed" sets throughout the rest of the evening, plus an extended 77-minute afterparty to get yr haunted groove on. 
The duo sets, starting with Kim + Ezra are particularly strong this week. Really nice interplay from these two. Followed up by another really superb duo from Albert and Eric. Eric's rich deep tones from his custom built electroacoustic instruments blend incredibly well with LeggLake's synth tones. As a 4tet, the whole thing deepens and broadens. Put this one on for your fish friends.
pre-show music (JR/Bobby Ganush) 0:00:00 - 0:…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #16

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #16
Hey! Another International PONIIA this week matching upMichael Zelnerfrom Oakland, CA;Luerfrom Fargo, ND;Pablo Perez from Los Angeles, CA; andTerence Fuller from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada; with DJ LUCY in San Francisco filling us up with dread. Great show all around and particularly happy to have Luer back for a 2nd round along with a rare live appearance by Michael Zelner. Terrific duo they make. Big thanks to Albert Ortega for hooking us up with Pablo Perez -- his fast cut rhythm and noise interweaves beautifully with the dirty kkrakkling of Terence Fuller. We take one week off and return in 2. Enjoy your summer break.
pre-show music (DJ LUCY) 0:00:00 - 0:15:37
Michael Zelner <+> Luer 0:15:37 - 0:44:29
interlude 1 (DJ LUCY) 0:44:29 - 0:55:40
Pablo Perez <+> Terence Fuller 0:55:40 - 1:18:32
interlude 2 (DJ LUCY) 1:18:32 - 1:36:07
PONIIA #16 4tet 1:36:07 - 1:59:56
post-show music (DJ LUCY) 1:59:56 - 2:37:03

have a great week - try and lea…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #15

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #15
On July 6, 2020 prolific composer extraordinaire, Ennio Morricone, passed away, leaving a massive legacy of amazing film music, composition, and sonic experimentation that will stretch and bend genres and minds until the end of time. For this week's PONIIA, we are blessed to have a return visit by DJ Fly-Faced Necronomicones Served by Marziveined Vampires, who happens to be a huge Morricone aficionado. We asked Fly-Faced if she would do a tribute to il Maestro, and she got back to us with "i've, um, pulled 7 hours of music". She cut that 7 hours down some, but we still have a marathon presentation for you this week. The entire show with the live sets totals close to 6 hours. Not a second wasted or filler, and as Fly-Faced mentioned many times, she had to cut out A LOT.
Speaking of the live acts--this week we have visits by Cruel Work engineered by Angela Roberts on cello and Scott Goff on electronics, James Goode, who may or may…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #14

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #14
We attempt a sort of 'band' night with PONIIA #14 with 3 ensembles instead of our standard 4 improvisers split into duos and 4tet. The whole thing ends up as kind of a gorgeous clusterfuck. The evening starts with Charm & Strange which is normally comprised of Sharkiface (connecting remotely from Yucca Valley) and Julia Mazawa (SF), but sometime between sound check and showtime, Sharki's gear takes a dump, and we spend the entire set trying (and failing) to solve the problem. So what you hear here is a robust solo Charm & Strange provided by the stupendous Julia Mazawa. Let's call it Strange. She brings it. After that we have a record release performance by RIPONE, a new project made up of Tyler Harwood (New Orleans, LA) + Peter Stopschinski (Austin, TX). This is some killer synth grooviness and you should go grab a stripper pole and get yr moves in. Top notch fun by these two longtime collaborators. Then, we have the 0th…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #13

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #13
International PONIIA this week matching upNorman Longfrom Chicago, IL;Michael Bullockfrom Florence, MA;Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman)from Huddersfield in the UK; andYasi Perrera (Syrnx)from Richmond, CA; withDJ Jon Satrom in Chicago making us feel all right. 
An excellent matchup of voices some of which were previously unheard by me. Norman is a master of his field recordings and other manipulations and the duet here with Michael on the contrabass is really remarkable. Yasi Perrera was having technical trouble with his laptop and was unable to hear anyone else before we got started, and backstage he and Jorge were discussing the option of neither listening to one another at all. I cannot tell you what ended up transpiring, but it sounds like they are in the same room even if across a big freakin pond. A super pleasure for me to hear Jorge again, here on guitar and synths and voice, who left the Bay Area and the U.S. maybe 12 years ago, an…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #12

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #12
Ok we took a couple weeks off and the world got sicker, or at least the US did, so we had to come back with a wallop. Today's all-star lineup features Victoria Shen, Aaron Dilloway, Zachary James Watkins, and Raven Chacon, with DJ Sue Problema feeding the synapses. I'm gonna leave the sonic descriptors on the floor because, well, you just have to listen. Loud. Rattle those rafters.
pre-show music (DJ Sue Problema) 0:00:00 - 0:15:58
Victoria Shen <+> Aaron Dilloway 0:15:58 - 0:42:30
interlude 1 (DJ Sue Problema) 0:42:30 - 0:55:51
Zachary James Watkins <+> Raven Chacon 0:55:51 - 1:24:17
interlude 2 (DJ Sue Problema) 1:24:17 - 1:38:02
PONIIA 4tet 1:38:02 - 2:07:00
post-show music (DJ Sue Problema) 2:07:00 - 2:25:13

stay safe and keep making noise!

total running time 2hr25min

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #11

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #11
We continue to raise funds this week for some great organizations helping black communities, in particular surrounding the racist state-enabled police violence enacted against them. This week we have a serious roster featuring the machines of Ezra Teboul from Troy, NY; avant-ambient guitarforms from Cinchel, the incredible soundscapes of David MolinaTransient, and Ratskin Records head honcho and all around amazing artist and advocate Malocculsion. The whole evening is really well strung-together in solidarity by DJ Jon Satrom
This show took place on the birthday of JSUN McCarty who would absolutely have been a participant in this series and is incredibly missed by his friends family and community. JSUN we love you. 
If you are enjoying the noises, please consider a donation to these organizations or similar BLACK LIVES MATTER adjacent organizations. This week we support Black Trans Travel Fund, The Okra Project, My Block My Hood My City, and

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #10

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #10
We continue to raise funds this week for some great organizations helping black communities, in particular surrounding the racist state-enabled police violence enacted against them. This week we have an incredible lineup of Hans Grüsel, Loachfillet, Bob Bellerue, and a revisit from one of our favorite vocalists, Danishta Rivero
This Grüsel/Loachfillet duet is some of the most unexpected music i've heard recently, and certainly an enjoyably mind-blowing composed and conceived piece for this evening, combining comedy, drama and horror--you pick your favorite flavor. I love this piece. Rivero/Bellerue come at this evening hard and cathartic-- and in maybe my favorite blip of the night--Rivero in the height of intensity hops onto the Twitch (where we are broadcasting) chat to say, "just taking a break for a second to say FUCK THE POLICE". Great use of this weird medium to heighten the moment. The 4tet takes one leg of the horror sound…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #9

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #9
In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao we present this week's PONIIA as a benefit to protests and actions against the Minneapolis police and throughout the United States. Did I say "united" states? Well, shit the people ARE united against police brutality and the systemically racist system that allows these atrocities to occur over and over again. We are witnessing protests all around the world right now and that feels like the only thing that's right lately and needs to keep happening to radically change this system. If you are enjoying this music, please consider a donation to these organizations or similar BLACK LIVES MATTER adjacent organizations.
Reclaim the Block https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2
Black Visions Collective https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
North Star Health Collective https://w…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #8

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #8
Some nautical themes this week, which is fantastic cause the heat is really getting to us.
First up this week we have a top-notch duo with Neil Jendon and Stephan Moore, both from Chicago. I have seen Neil play modular synth in Chicago before, but Stephan is new to me, and the two of them match very nicely in a long-form cut and twist. At this point in the live broadcast, things are rolling smooth as silk. Up next is some serious anchor weight with Suki O'Kane and Jorge Bachman. When I asked Suki to play our series, she suggested a duo with Jorge with whom she had a previously scheduled and then cancelled performance due to closures-19. Happy to provide a home for this duo as it cooks. And at this point in the live broadcast, my laptop (and video machine and broadcast host) is starting to cook too! I notice the video getting choppy, but the audio is still pristine. After another well-curated break by WOBBLY who is providing the earglue this ev…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #7

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #7
It's no secret I stan Headboggle, but this week's pairing of the heady one (still stationed in the Tenderloin/SF) with Michael Sugarman, aka Sug (finishing some degree in Cambridge, MA) is the brainchild of Soliday who has been clamoring for this duo from the beginning. It does not disappoint. They squeeze together like a couple of hairy fleshballs healing and melting into one another. Headboggle exits the set prematurely with an internet disconnect which is the live streamer's version of the noise table dump. Alexandra Buschman/Demonsleeper (Oakland, CA), one half of the brujería rhythm and noise duo Las Sucias, and one of my favorite vocalist-noisers around, requested a duo with her pal Rafael Vargas-Bernard, aka Calnepuelco, who is currently in Miami, FL. They deliver a harsh-strong wall of vocal-synth noise. Maybe the purest noise set we've had in this series. Intense and earth-quaking. The 4tet, slow to start, ends up making …

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #6

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #6
This group, new to me, consisting of Anna Friz (Santa Cruz, CA), Jeff Kolar (CHI, IL), Stephen Germana (WPB, FL), Peter Speer (AVL, NC), Jonny Farrow (Vermont) perform as NRRF B and are a group of bona fide RADIO artists. That's exciting to me and they really deliver an ongoing pastiche of thought transmissions to push and pull you into and out of focus. Inspired! and well-supported by our local fave DJ LUCY.
pre-show music (DJ LUCY) 0:00:00 - 0:14:08
Anna Friz <+> Jeff Kolar 0:14:08 - 0:42:43
interlude 1 (DJ LUCY) 0:42:43 - 0:56:38
Stephen Germana <+> Peter Speer <+> Jonny Farrow 0:56:38 - 1:31:11
interlude 2 (DJ LUCY) 1:31:11 - 1:42:35
NRRF B 1:42:35 - 2:15:22
post-show music (DJ LUCY) 2:15:22 - 2:40:36

stay safe and don't forget to back up yr hard drives!

total running time 2hr40min

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #5

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #5

Dreamy fantasy lineup for this PONIIA with duos of Albert Ortega <+> Todd A. Carter followed by Zachary James Watkins <+> Thomas Dimuzio and then the full PONIIA 4tet. Tasty pre/post/inter-show morsels provided by DJ Fly-Faced Necronomicones Served by Marziveined Vampires
I've known Albert for years and seen him play under his own name as well as Legg Lake and Dirty Branchez. He never disappoints and is always moving in non-linear paths forward with synths and shakers and gourds. Todd is part of TV POW in Chicago and for this gig he stuck a microphone out his window and broadcast the sounds of Ashland Ave amongst some heavy 'other' sounds. Zach is from the venerable Black Spirituals and brought his axe to PLAY with Thomas and his wall of Buchla. This is a HEAVY PONIIA nicely supported by Fly-Faced's nod to the best of horror scores and demented electronics.

pre-show music (DJ FLY-FACED) 0:00:00 - 0:14:17
Albert Ortega &…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #4

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #4

Interesting twists for this week's PONIIA: First off, this is a quartet that has played together before, more than once. I saw them at SF's Canessa Gallery--a great venue/series run by Bryan Day. I've been a fan of Greg Kelley's lips since booking Nmperign (his duo with Bhob Rainey) at the Clit Stop around 20 years ago. The flatulence he coaxes out of the trumpet is utterly industrial in its scope. Jacob Felix Heule is one of my favorite free improv percussionists in the Bay Area or anywhere for that matter--he has incredible posture and manages to exude some kinda zen calm before unleashing a blistering storm. Danishta Rivero does tricks on voice and electronics that i know not how she does. She has a way channelling beauty and ugly in her sound and transcends both ends of the spectrum. Chris Cooper's noise-guitar work as Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase as well as out-rock outfit Fat Worm of Error is always working at you from a mul…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #3

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #3

Seriously cut-up and ridiculous PONIIA this week. Wobbly and Shatter Pattern are friends and I'm deeply familiar with both of their aural output, but I've never seen/heard them in duo form before, so an exciting combo for me personally. I have one MUKQS tape that I enjoy quite a bit, but have never met Max or seen/heard him live, so definitely less familiar to me, and Soliday brought in another Chicagoan, Jen Hill (performing here as Gin Hell) to fill the quartet. I had not heard Jen's music at all before this. Turns out to be immensely enjoyable and cohesive evening of music. Really impressed with the first duo of Gin Hell <+> MUKQS. they hit the ground running and have a really fraktasticly call-and-response approach to this weird tech we are using. Shatter Pattern <+> Wobbly next make some impossible music together, complete with vocals and beautiful song-like forms emerging from the nebulae, as well as smarmy commenta…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #2

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #2

So we've all been suddenly launched into this space where we're trying to achieve everything socially and publicly through the internet and that comes along with some god-damned technical challenges. And we had some god-damned technical challenges this week! Starting with the fact that I FORGOT TO HIT RECORD for the first 10 minutes of the show (really more of an old-school god-damned technical challenge). So I missed the pre-show music from our lobby curator du jour d-j soliday and approximately the first 5 minutes of the opening duo. But you still get the best of the best of the rest that's pretty freaking great.

A fantastic group of 4 this week with Sharkiface from Oakland, Marlo Eggplant from all over but currently in LA, Bill Hsu from San Francisco, and Peter J Woods from Milwaukee. The opening duo of Sharki+Marlo hits it's stride a few minutes in and does not relent with it's thump and gloom. Seriously potent.

Bill + P…

soundcrack.net:::::roaming radio/////PONIIA #1

PRINCIPLES OF NON-ISOLATION IN AUDIO #1

well, it's been 2 years since I've fired up this particular mode of working, i.e., broadcasting some form of internet radio live to the world and then archiving it so it can be podd'd up for post-consumption. I can't claim any particular hinderance to my regularity of posting these apart from a general lack of focus and enthusiasm that comes in sharp waves and wanes, but here we now are: in a fucked-up landscape of disease and shaky truths and a lot of us are being tested. hard. and there is time, and i believe, a need for us to reach out to each other is some form even through scaly tentacles.

my old pal and music partner Jason Soliday of Crank Satori in Chicago posted something on Twatter about the desire to collaborate online in realtime and mentioned Ninjam, which I hadn't previously heard about. I got to looking into the software and managed to set up a server and sent Soliday a message "hey i've got a ninjam se…