Author: Ricardo Wang

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LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’s SHOW HERE!   Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album Giovanni Verga – “Invisible visible” – Sylphic; Igor Stravinsky – “Rondes printanieres” – The Rite of Spring; Nurse With Wound – “Space Music (edit)” – Space Music; Grouper – “Clearing” – Ruins; Flying Saucer Attack – “Standing Stone” – Distance; The Hafler Trio – “A […]

HEAR THE SHOW HERE! Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album or Other Source: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – “The Water Rises / Our Street Is a Black River” – Landfall; Flying Lotus – “Do the Astral Plane” – Cosmogramma; Thurston Moore – “Aphrodite” – Rock ‘n Roll Consciousness; Dolphin Midwives – “(((astralknott)))” – Orchid Milk; Wolf Wrams – “mÖl” – 2018 […]

Immediate full disclosure: I am not able to write a preview for Thurston Moore’s set Sunday night at Lola’s Room in The Crystal Ballroom headlining the Sabertooth Music Fest without getting ridiculously personal. If you find that type of thing distasteful, run away while you can. I first saw Thurston Moore play in Sonic Youth […]

Unfurling the foil flag. HEAR THE PROGRAM HERE! Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Sound/Track” – Album or You Know… Vexed – “Memories of Things We Never Had” – The Good Fight; Porter Ricks – “Exposed” – Porter Ricks; Sonologyst – “Purgatorium” – Heresy; The Silverman – “The Side of the Door (edit)” – Music For Personality Disorder; Four Dimensional Nightmare – […]

We came in the room and overpowered the house music beats and handed the station over to the What’s This Called? listeners who picked Two Hours of the Best Experimental Music of 2017! HEAR THE FIRST HOUR HERE! HEAR THE SECOND HOUR HERE! Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece” – Album Jute Gyte – “Monadanom” – The […]

We do it for the participating affiliates. HEAR IT HERE. Playlist  – “Song/Piece/Track/Sound” – Album/Thang: Poison Dwarfs – ‘Don’t fear the Reaper” – Wohin? Cabaret Voltaire – “Yashar (John Robie Remix)” – Tonal Evidence 1991; Acid Mothers Temple – “Interplanetary Love” – Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky ? Off World – “Scrubdown” […]

Experimental, noise, drone, post-punk, offbeat and weird music from artists of a goatly persuasion. Your host Ricardo Wang was born on the same day as highly successful radio personalities Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern, which ought to be enough to make him disclaim all astrological notions. However, he has instead chosen to atone rather than deny, presenting […]

Have yourself a WEIRD little Christmas Special! Two hours of strange, noisy, droney, and experimental Christmas carols and anti-carols selected by What’s This Called?listeners! LISTEN to the 1st Hour Here! LISTEN to the 2nd Hour Here! Playlist : Artist – “Song/Piece/Carol/Sound” – Album or Stocking Kate Bush – “December Will Be Magic Again (bongo version)” – Single; The Residents – “Fire” […]

When we make mistakes, it’s for the betterment of the arts. LISTEN HERE! Playlist: Artist – “Song/Piece/Sound/Track” – Album/Source Goner – “YS 2 (edit)” – The Wire Tapper 45; Badaseck – “Nguewel’ – Streets of Dakar; Soundwalk Collective – “Nadqan” – Transmission; Mytrip – “She Didn’t Drown, She Loved the Sea” – Ocean of Sound – the […]

I went to this show mostly familiar with Flying Lotus‘ remarkable 2010 album of spiritual and experimental post-hip hop instrumentals Cosmograma. He’s done plenty of great work since that album, but that was my touchstone. I knew that he is Alice Coltrane’s nephew and equally fluent in free jazz, electro, and spiritual meditations, often all in […]


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