Archive for July, 2009
Museum of Techno on Resonance 104.4FM
Tuesdays – 22:30BST, 16:30EST, 14:30 US Pacific
Saturdays – 15:30BST, 09:30EST, 07:30 US Pacific
Back! Caught you looking for the same thing. And this week’s show does, admittedly, cover broadly similar topics in a not wildly inconsistent format. This week, we have a fascinating interview with North London analog electronics engineer Theo Argiriadis; we apply Theo’s advice about valves to improve the sound of our listeners’ early techno tracks, and the Museum’s toilets. Along the way, the Technicians learn some important truths about motorway service stations.
Previously on Museum of Techno Radio
Here’s last week’s episode, Hip Hop and Skin Conditions:
In the final instalment of our current round of Sherry Sessions videos, Mr Braidy relates the harrowing tale of the circumstances in which he lost his job at Manchester’s Museum of Hard House.
Shibbidy-bop. On July 21st at 22:30 UK time (18:30 Eastern US, 15:30 US Pacific), we broadcast the third instalment of Museum of Techno on Resonance 104.4FM.
Our topic was an in-depth discussion in two strands, relating to hip hop and common dermatological complaints. So engrossed in the discussion were we that we forgot to interview anyone this week. Our apologies go out to anyone.
Thanks for your hotly glowing feedback about the show so far: we hear that you have been “laughing like a mentalist, ” and judging our work “amazing”. Because we are useless at self-promotion, we would encourage you to tell all your friends – and, in fact, anyone within a 1-mile radius of your current geographical location – about us.
Here you may listen to and even download the episode, Hip Hop and Dermatology. We hope you enjoy it. Obviously you will: it rocks the hut.
Set audio-enabled browsers to maximum bass: on Tuesday 14 July at 22:30 UK time, Museum of Techno – series 1 kicked off on Resonance FM.
Joining us for lunch in the Museum Cafe was writer, researcher and activist Jeremy Gilbert, with whom we assessed the power of the Rave as a political force and its run-in with the Criminal Justice Act 1994.
And the Technicians continued their re-categorisation of the Museum’s kick drum collection, offering their opinions and expertise on such topics as how ravers would perform in an actual civil war situation, dance music’s evolution to mainstream acceptability, and where to purchase post-club cornish pasties.
Here is an MP3 for your listening pleasure: on Soundcloud, and on the MoT website itself:
Yes in actual deed: in May we broadcast a pilot episode of our forthcoming radio series on Resonance FM. It rocked the hut, Resonance rewound and reloaded several times, the world screamed with love.
But all this adulation hasn’t yet resulted in any attention for us from those lovely lady clubbers, so we have decided to release the show in MP3 “podcast” format for your delectation and education.
The show features Museum Administrator, Diane Waymire, demonstrating our new audio tour system; the Technicians begin a major recategorisation of the Sir James Soame Collection of Booming Kickdrums; and we smash the sonic atom with Phil Durrant, who tells us about his history in piano house and hardcore rave production, and his subsequent journey into the minimal world of micro-improvisation.
It’s an awesome audio accomplishment, and we hope it rocks your world.
Technician, Museum of Techno
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