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A selection of new and old: raw, grooving, electronic, experimental, dance music. Club and home listening.

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Options March 20, 2013: 3-hour special: day breaks, night heals

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Goldie  Timeless (Inner City Life, Pressure, Jah)   Options Timeless  FFRR    0:00:00 ()
Incogdo   Simply Just A Ventage   Options Simply Just A Ventage  Not On Label   Carl Craig, Derrick May  0:21:32 ()
George FitzGerald  Thinking Of You   Options Thinking Of You  Hotflush    0:28:28 ()
Theo Parrish  Doomless Stomp   Options Original Versions  Sound Signature     0:33:14 ()
Pearson Sound  Quivver   Options Think and Change  Nonplus    0:57:03 ()
Iannis Xenakis  Concrèt PH (1958)   Options GRM Works 1957-1962  Editions Mego    1:02:10 ()
Iannis Xenakis  Orient-Occidnet   Options GRM Works 1957-1962  Editions Mego    1:04:43 ()
Endian  Straight Intention   Options Think and Change  Nonplus    1:14:36 ()
Drexciya  Cascading Celestial Giants   Options Grava 4  Clone    1:20:46 ()
Jeff Mills  Glen21   Options Preview  Tomorrow    1:28:02 ()
Kevin Drumm  Turning Point   Options Sheer Hellish Miasma  Editions Mego    1:39:46 ()
Ali Farka Toure  Beto   Options Savane  World Circuit    1:43:03 ()
Inga Copeland  Sa Far, So Clean / A&E   Options Don't Look Back, That's Not Where You're Going  World Music    1:49:32 ()
Instra:Mental & dBridge  White Snares   Options Think and Change  Nonplus    1:58:27 ()
Justin Timberlake  Suit & Tie (Four Tet remix)   Options Suit & Tie (Remixes)  RCA    2:04:55 ()
Shake  Dreamlights   Options Techno Soul: Deep Detroit Vol.1  Tresor    2:10:16 ()
Incogdo  Ventage   Options Simply Just A Ventage  Not On Label    2:15:33 ()
The D.O.C.  The Formula   Options No One Can Do It Better  Ruthless Records    2:22:37 ()
Benjamin Damage  010x   Options Heliosphere  50 Weapons    2:27:46 ()
Akio Suzuki and Lawrence English  Manorina Melanophrys   Options Boombana Echoes  Winds Measure    2:33:30 ()
Ghédalia Tazartès  Ascolto / Novita   Options Coda Lunga  Von    2:38:03 ()
Mdou Moctar  Anar   Options Music From Saharan Cellphones Vol. 2  Sahel Sounds    2:46:12 ()
Harmonic 313  Lion   Options Lion  Warp     2:50:17 ()
Pete Swanson  Punk Authority   Options Punk Authority  Software    2:55:03 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:02pm northguineahills:

Sweeeeet! 3 hours of Lamin! Ah, I have this Goldie on 12" old times, man....
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:06pm George of Troy:

Indeed! Three hours of Lamin sounds great.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:07pm Cecile:

lamin, I can catch you live for a few minutes. I have been loving the heck out of your show on archives.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:11pm George of Troy:

The Goldie is a blast from the past, for sure. In a good way.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:11pm Parq:

What a cool thing to be catching a feature-length Lamin show.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:13pm Kat in Chicago:

3-hour special is special indeed!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:14pm Parq:

Cat in Windy, luv your icon.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:18pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Schweet! Great that we have three hours. Nice start.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:19pm Kat in Chicago:

Thanks Parq, I stole it from one of Ken's playlists!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:25pm Cecile:

this is beautiful old techno.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:25pm Kat in Chicago:

Derrick May couldn't spell "rhythm" correctly either but we all love Strings of Life anyway :)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:26pm anne:

happy spring equinox everybody!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:27pm Kat in Chicago:

Yeah right Anne, how'd you like that 16-degree morning we had?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:27pm anne:

ha haven't left the apt!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:27pm Kat in Chicago:

Well played.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:29pm anne:

bad me. i'll get my due though, working tomorrow night in the semi-outdoors.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:29pm Cecile:

Well, see all yall later. Off to the bus.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:29pm Lewis:

@Kat and @anne - single digits here in the Twin Cities... but the light is spectacular
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:31pm anne:

spring must feel so far for you as well then, Lewis! speaking of lights, did anyone catch the northern lights that were supposed to have been visible in upper midwest, new england, and mid-atlantic the past wknd or so?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:31pm Kat in Chicago:

ooh George FitzGerald
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:31pm Kat in Chicago:

bye Cecile!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:33pm Cecile:

it's freeeezing. Dammit, lamin you pulled me back in.
bye this time!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:34pm northguineahills:

(must not turn to espresso)... Ah Lamin! dropping it!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:43pm northguineahills:

Man this set is taking me back! Need to call that one guy ;)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:45pm steve:

this is good... I'm stuck home on the couch with the flu and can barely move... Lamin and efd will keep me entertained until I regain the strength to hit the MPC pads again...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:45pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

I got a foot soak and foot massage, nail trim..I guess they call that a pedicure..from my lady. I hear this Theo Parrish track like it says "soak your feet!"
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:46pm steve:

that sounds awesome gmmm
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:48pm Carmichael:

Stomping along, Lamin!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:48pm northguineahills:

Everyone got the flu this season but me (even my gf). It helps that I haven't been taking public transport often and don't have to go to an office full of sick people.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:49pm northguineahills:

(or any transport that isn't my bike or feet).
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:49pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

soak your feet!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:51pm cosmic matrix:

wow this is a fun one to sing along with!! dig those cymbals!! and what's that, some tambourines??
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:51pm cosmic matrix:

the synth's back!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:52pm cosmic matrix:

can anybody identify that synth by its sound?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:52pm northguineahills:

Man, that acid squiggle flash just bosses the whole track!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:52pm cosmic matrix:

it's not a TB-303...is it?
  Wed. 3/20/13 6:52pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

whut? Damn, I've just spent ten minutes smoking my feet... A totally different lift, I'll say that much...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:54pm cosmic matrix:

where's my damn heart
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:54pm Parq:

{a la Looney Tunes} Monotonous -- isn't it? (no complaint intended)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:55pm cosmic matrix:

ya gotta listen for the subtlety
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:55pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

As humans we have two feet, two arms, two lungs, two nipples, two testicle/ovaries...two of a lot of things, two halves of a brain. And a few things we only have one of.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:55pm cosmic matrix:

somebody just stepped on the tambourine
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:56pm steve:

smoke your feet! haha
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:57pm Parq:

Like I said, Cosmic, I'm not knocking it.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:57pm cosmic matrix:

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:58pm cosmic matrix:

parq, when i say "ya gotta" i don't mean specifically you. i know ya like it!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:58pm Kat in Chicago:

@steve sorry about your flu, but if you've got to be stuck home on the couch, it might as well be Wednesday night with WFMU for company. @cosmicmatrix I assumed 303 but I am not an expert on these matters...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 6:58pm cosmic matrix:

kat--could be--squelch to the max!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:00pm steve:

i actually don't take the subway or go to an office either... But then, I think being in those two germ infested petri dishes of humanity can actually help build up your immune system a little bit.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:00pm Parq:

It would be really cool to have that Parrish track for a late-night highway drive.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:01pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

We have one nose, but yet that is divided into two part with two nostrils and two nasal cavities.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:02pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

We have two kidneys.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:03pm cosmic matrix:

mark, u in vt? i am.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:03pm steve:

thanks kat, my thoughts exactly. All I can do is listen to the radio, pet the cats, and type on my iPad. It's kinda meditative.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:03pm northguineahills:

This is the first winter since I moved to NYC 13 years that I hadn't got the flu (knock on fiber board), even w/ the flu shot. I attribute it my aforementioned lack of activity in said scenarios.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:04pm cosmic matrix:

whoah crispy!
  Wed. 3/20/13 7:04pm Ryan:

Don't forget the immune boosting properties of a steady dose of Lamin
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:06pm cosmic matrix:

Metastasis or Metastaseis ("dialectic transformations"), is an orchestral work by Iannis Xenakis, a Greek composer-architect and a major figure in the postwar development of musical modernism worldwide. He is particularly remembered for the pioneering use of stochastic mathematical techniques in his compositions, including probability (Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases, aleatory distribution of points on a plane, minimal constraints, Gaussian distribution, Markov chains), game theory, group theory, Boolean algebra and Brownian motion.

Metastasis was inspired by Einstein's view of time (a function of matter & energy) and structured on mathematical ideas by Xenakis's colleague Le Corbusier. The 1st and 3rd movements don't have a melodic theme to hold them together, but rather depend on the strength of this conceptualization of time. The 2nd movement does have some sort of melodic element. A fragment of a 12-tone row is used, with durations based on the Fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34...)

The preliminary sketch for Metastasis was in graphic notation looking more like a blueprint than a musical score, showing graphs of mass motion and glissandi like structural beams of the piece, with sound frequencies on one axis and time on the other. In this video I tried to display this by presenting the frequency spectrum (0-20.000Hz) of the piece and how Xenakis actually "drew" music.

SWF Symphony Orchestra
Hans Rosbaud, conductor
October 1955
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:06pm Carmichael:

@ngh: Did you hear back from the gubmint on your pending hire?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:07pm cosmic matrix:

oops, sorry, correct artist, wrong work. ya got the point tho.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:07pm northguineahills:

Wooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Editions Mego reissued Concret PH! I just have the Nonesuch vinyl edition. Straight dope!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:07pm northguineahills:

I'm still waiting, Carmichael, thanks! (I'll probably waiting for awhile longer).
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:08pm Parq:

Endless Stomp is still going through my head.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:08pm cosmic matrix:

and i did say i'll be quiet.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:09pm northguineahills:

Xenakis was technically Greek-Romanian. After getting injured fighting for the Greek partisans, he spent most of the rest of his life in Paris.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:11pm George of Troy:

All of the Recollection-GRM reissues (from Editions Mego) have been pretty phenomenal thus far. I've been grabbing them all as they get released.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:11pm Green Mountain Man Mark:

@cosmic matrix-yes I am in VT
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:12pm Carmichael:

@ngh: They sure string you out a ways, don't they?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:15pm northguineahills:

Yes, they do. They even said they let me one way or another by last Friday, and, I still have yet to hear a peep.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:16pm steve:

tape is the best
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:20pm anne:

@ngh, what gov't agency are you waiting for word on?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:20pm anne:

fabulous show, Lamin, i'm lovin it!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:28pm other david:

*briefly slips above the parapet*

This is sublime - more 3 hour Lamin shows, thankoo
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:37pm northguineahills:

@anne: I"m waiting on the NYC Office of Emergency Management. It's only been 3 months since the first interview, and 8 days since the last teleconference.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:37pm steve:

other david - if you like a new dj on fmu I'd highly recommend emailing Ken and saying as much... he seems to value the feedback from listeners.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:43pm northguineahills:

Yeah, allowing Lamin to stretch his legs really works wonders, nice balance of interesting pieces for the head and club bangers. Such mixes are hard to come by in his party sets.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:46pm northguineahills:

I love the Editions Mego rerelease of Sheer Hellish Miasma. After a shitty or stressful, I'll come home, put it on, put the volume up to 10.5 (I want to save my hearing), and my brain is cleaned out, along whatever other viscera is in my cranium.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:51pm Kat in Chicago:

I keep forgetting to keep an eye out for Kevin Drumm when I'm out running errands, as he apparently lives within a mile of me. Would be funny to see him in the frozen foods aisle or something.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:52pm anne:

@ngh, wow that has been a long time! i'm waiting on word from NPS, an app process of 3 months, moved to the first stage of qualifying and then the sequester hit, most probably defunding the positions.
  Wed. 3/20/13 7:55pm joe mulligan:

likey this Inga track
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:56pm steve:

Kat, if you see him at the supermarket, try humming Hitting the Pavement and see if he notices
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 7:58pm Kat in Chicago:

  Wed. 3/20/13 7:59pm joe mulligan:

if you can't get enough Inga, check out this vid clip I recorded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjQ5e8t51D4
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:00pm joe mulligan:

It's Hype Williams live at LPR in NYC last year
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:02pm steve:

holy shit thanks! i missed this show but heard all about it. will definitely watch this.
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:04pm joe mulligan:

sure thing - it was a great show. so good that Actress was boring afterwards.. not kidding. I have the whole set in 10min pieces if you go to my you tube page
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:05pm joe mulligan:

great show Lamin!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:07pm Kat in Chicago:

errybody playing this one
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:09pm r i s k y:

GO LAMIN! Love the show! Your fan risky
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:32pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

Lamin, you're running it today! So glad to see a 3-hour special come your way.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:35pm northguineahills:

This is so awesome! Can you imagine Andy doing 2 hours by himself, lol!?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:38pm northguineahills:

Suzuki/English, always a pleasure!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:38pm Kat in Chicago:

@ngh I think I'd lose the will to live about 5 minutes in.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:43pm northguineahills:

@Kat: So would Andy.
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:44pm r i s k y:

Pizza beer party in the car. Great soundtrack!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:50pm RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- Hello - !
- Where are we? Saharan Vocodor?...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:53pm RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Oh - now your gettin' the bass speakers in my Living Room goin'...
  Wed. 3/20/13 8:55pm meowdle:

Thank you for an AMAZING show, Lamin! Once again you have turned me PROPERLY upside down!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:55pm RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Good first Night of Spring thing here...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:55pm northguineahills:

Lamin, superb listening experience. Hopefully, you'll get another 3 hour set soon!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:57pm Bas NL:

Thanks for the three wonderful hours Lamin! What a treat!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:58pm northguineahills:

Pete Swanson! Yaye!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:58pm northguineahills:

(throws arms like Kermit the Frog)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 8:59pm RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Kewl : )
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:00pm George of Troy:

Killer show, Lamin . . . Thanks!
Avatar Thu. 3/21/13 2:29pm Cecile:

Superb show, Lamin!
Avatar Fri. 3/22/13 11:56am Ike:

Fantastic show -- was listening to some of it on an FM device while walking to the library, riding light rail, etc.
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