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Friday, April 21, 2017

Hi all,
 
Here’s what we have coming up this week:
 
Tonight's Inside Track is a reissue of the 1986 collaboration between Mexico-based musicians Jorge Reyes and Antonio Zepeda, A La Izquierda Del Colibrí. Drawing on contemporary electronics and pre-Hispanic musical traditions, this record features the constant murmurings of el idioma otomí (indigenous language to Mexico), trance percussion, flutes, and natural sounds of insects and water. It's a prophetic, mysterious, and unrelenting record that's easy to get lost in.
 
Monday's Outside Track will be the self-titled debut from Israeli skronk-rockers Sall Hardali. Featuring noisy, punky, improvisation, the five musicians on the album deliver a fusion of sounds and ideas that should appeal to fans of Guerrilla Toss and Fire! Orchestra alike.

This Week on WXYC
Friday, April 14, 2017

Hi everyone,
 
Here is what we have planned this week:
 
Tonight's Inside Track is Just Dust, the latest cassette release from Appalacian techno producer Bary Center. Although he's know for noisy, maximalist techno, this takes him a more nuanced, dynamic direction. There's still frenetic breakbeats and torrential bursts of tape hiss and feedback, but there are quieter moments too, like the Suzanne Ciani-esque synths on "Leech Therapy." All in all its another stellar release from NC label New Body Takes.
 
Monday's Outside Track will be Wadada Leo Smith's latest album, an ode to America's National Parks. In an interview he said, “Our national-parks system contains a beautiful idea about preserving common spaces for everybody.” Over the span of this sprawling dedication, he transmits that perceived beauty. His usual quartet, piano, double bass (amazing playing from John Lindberg here), drums, plus cello from Ashley Walters drifts attentively between jazz and classical dynamic music, always reinventing itself unexpectedly. Smith has a long view for these compositions; they cast wide to catch and account for every floating sentiment.