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Friday, November 7, 2014

hey there everybody,
big day to celebrate today: let's give a big HELL YES & HAPPY BIRTHDAY to WXYC's LIVE STREAM! today marks the 20th anniversary for WXYC's live stream, widely known and recognized as the first online radio broadcast. XYC's online stream represents one of our greatest categories of listenership and should be celebrated today (if not every day). what better way to do that than to listen to WXYC's specialty programming? no better way. let's have a look:
 
This week we bring you a killer Inside Track, Friday night at 9 PM. Tune in for the new one from Steven Gunn, a longtime WXYC favorite. His new release, Way Out Weather,comes from local label Paradise of Bachelor’s and it is no doubt a hit. Steve’s signature pastoral crooning and grooving reaches new heights with backing band contributions from other WXYC’s sweethearts Nathan Bowles and Marry Lattimore (an WXYC DJ herself!). This folky rock tunes will dig into your ear and never leave. Tune in and enjoy!
 
Tonight's NEW SCIENCE EXPERIENCE will feature local dj/producer and NSE regular ARCHAELI. Tune in from ten to midnight to catch his 'Get Your Back Up Off The Wall" mix - two solid hours of techno boogie jam on it goodness and original productions!
 
As the politics of North Carolina continue to sprint away from democratic ideals and towards oppressing its people, this week Hell or High Water will feature Freedom songs from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Tune in from 1-2pm to tether past to present!
 
Tune in to Broken Music this Sunday from 2-3pm for an hour-long overview of the prolific and talented Massachusetts-based noise manipulator John Hudak. After graduating from the Naropa Institute of the Arts in 1979, Hudak has been steadily recording and performing, including collaborative works with, among others, Merzbow, Jeph Jerman, Stephan Mathieu, Jason Lescalleet, Daniel Menche and If, Bwana. While obviously not possible to address everything he's recorded over the past three decades, we will listen to a sample of recordings spanning his career to date.
 
We've got another groovy episode of Sports Rap coming at you this week. The consequences of the Wainstein Report aren't done, but we're going to talk more on-the-court stuff this week. First up, we'll discuss Football's game against Pitt and what we think the rest of the season will look like. Then we'll delve into wild and premature speculation about the quality of the basketball team based on two meaningless exhibitions (like Justin Jackson = next Kevin Durant). Finally, we'll talk the beginning of the NBA season. Are the Cavs bad? Are the Kings good? Will refs please ease up with the whistles on blind James Harden drives? All that and more Sunday night at 9 pm!
 
Monday night brings the Outside Track at 9 PM. This week we’ve got a special one from the Finnish archives. Tune in and catch the Jone Takamäki Trio with some true spiritual jazz scorchers on the LP masterpiece Universal Mind. Previous Arthur Russell reissuers Arc Light dug this one out of the Finnish avant-garde vaults to bring back a nearly forgotten piece of moody enlightenment. The trio indulges in bells and chimes to generate an almost new-age atmosphere which is gentled pierced by melodic explorations based on traditional Indian love songs. Well thought out, executed and enjoyed. Tune in!  

this week on WXYC
Friday, October 24, 2014

well well well,
days keep getting shorter which only means one thing: trick or treat! it's the week leading up to halloween. if you find yourself feeling very scared please turn to the nurturing sounds of your favorite college radio station's specialty programming:
 
It's Friday night which means it's Inside Track on WXYC starting at 9 PM. This week we are really going to lead into the New Science Experience with a release I'm calling the moody techno full-length of the year. I'm talking about Tin Man's new release Ode. Tin Man is Johannes Auvinen of California, although I think he currently resides in Vienna. Tin Man makes his mark with signature lonely-synths, restrained dub rhythms, a working man’s kick drum and some understated vocal tracks. Stand-out feature of this full-length is the demure flatness of the tracks; these aren’t really engineered as club bangers, but as almost depressive, morose mood music. I mean, there’s a track called “Depleted Serotonin.” The music seems to come from empty space. Check it out and get in the mood!
 
On tonight's New Science Experience Dublin DJ Alex Milne-Turner will be spinning some hot tunes. Check it out from ten to midnight!!
 
This week on Hell or High Water, we'll pay special tribute to an instrument near and dear to everyone's heart, the hammered dulcimer! It's tough to say why the hammered dulcimer is so resonant in Appalachian music, for it is unknown why the instrument appeared in Appalachia, but it is a sound that helps define the region. Tune in for some true shredding on the dulcimer from 1pm-2pm.
 
On Broken Music this Sunday, we feature second generation composer Tashi Wada. Tashi Wada brief recorded catalog examines the intricate tonal clusters produced when pairing multiple bowed string instruments. His work is influenced largely by the experiments in the just intonation tuning system of La Monte Young, James Tenney, and his father, Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada. His most recent work, Duets, pairs cellists Judith Hamann and Charles Curtis in four exercises in playing in unison, resulting in a sparkling array of harmonics and difference tones as the two players dare to achieve the impossible. Our show begins at 2pm.
 
This week on Sports Rap: So, the Wainstein report came out. It was very thorough and revealing. It has implications for a lot of different sports at UNC. Ol' Roy's behavior is just the slightest bit suspicious. Butch Davis appears to have been totally aware of everything. Anson Dorrance might have used the idea of easy paper classes to recruit players for our Women's Soccer team. Mike Fox also probably knew about them. We'll talk about all of it, including whether the report danced around the NCAA-sized elephant in the room.

But, in cheerier news, basketball season is upon us! We'll break down UNC basketball's preseason game from Friday. We'll also probably spend a little time on UNC football's game against Virginia. Tune in at 9 p.m. Sunday night!
 
Monday night brings us the Outside Track at 9 PM. We've got some newly unearthed and extremely hot Turkish psych hits from Cem Karaca. Here we go, the bad boy of Turkish psych. Cem Karaca is a flamboyant radical leftist punk embroiled in Turkish political turmoil and its expression in the Istanbul scene. Here’s a collection of singles from the 60s and 70s - originally released in 1975 - entitled Nem Caldi? Karaca’s voice is grandiose as any Turkish psych track may demand, but he manages to blend his snarling, politically charged, radical-bad boy vibe into his vocal style, which is probably the standout feature of these tracks. Well, maybe it's the KILLER keyboards and synths that dominate these songs that truly stand out. It’s pure prog keyboard indulgence and I want more.