12.02.2012

New in Classical

Recent additions of note to the WOBC classical collection:

JAKOB KULLBERG W/ SZYMON BYWALEC, NEW MUSIC ORCHESTRA: Momentum: Nordic Cello Concertos (Aurora) — includes Amers, a lush piece for cello, orchestra, and electronics by the never-disappointing Kaija Saariaho.

JONNY GREENWOOD: The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Nonesuch) — Radiohead guitarist once again demonstrates his composing chops with his work on a P.T. Anderson movie. Warm, organic compositional voice, sometimes mixing in just the right amount of paint thinner.

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: American Mavericks: Cowell, Harrison, Varèse (SFS Media) — iconoclastic American music, feat. Oberlin alum Jeremy Denk on the Henry Cowell Piano Concerto. [soundcloud]

SONAR QUARTETT: Walter Zimmermann, Songs of Innocence and Experience (mode) — works for string quartet and solo strings, sometimes with drones, tape, or voice. Folk melodies and children songs, seen through an avant-garde lens.

EDDY VANOOSTHUYSE W/ PAUL MEYER, BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC: John Corigliano, Elliott Carter, American Clarinet Concertos (aeon) — rewarding Belgian take on two engaging late-20th century American clarinet concertos.

THE KING’S SINGERS: Royal Rhymes and Rounds (signum) — crisply sung a capella vocal works centered around British monarchs, released for the Diamond Jubilee. Includes some works by Henry VIII — perfect Bring Up the Bodies reading music.

11.29.2012

TOP 30 11/27

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The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!

1 CAN The Lost Tapes
2 DIRTY PROJECTORS About To Die
3 TODD EDWARDS Searching [EP]
4 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man
5 HOME BLITZ Frozen Track [EP]
6 SCOTT AND CHARLENE’S WEDDING Para Vista Social Club
7 SIC ALPS Sic Alps
8 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
9 TENNISCOATS All Aboard!
10 CHARLES GAYLE TRIO Streets
11 EVENS The Odds
12 MOUNT EERIE Ocean Roar
13 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
14 JOSEPHINE FOSTER Blood Rushing
15 DEERHOOF Breakup Song
16 TIM HECKER AND DANIEL LOPATIN Instrumental Tourist
17 CLINIC Free Reign
18 RANGDA Formerly Extinct
19 PUFFY AREOLAS 1982: Dishonorable Discharge
20 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes
21 IO ECHO IO Echo Iamsound
22 PAINTED PALMS Canopy [EP]
23 DEEP SEA DIVER History Speaks
24 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold
25 OF MONTREAL Daughter Of Cloud
26 IAN DRENNAN The Wonderful World
27 LEE GAMBLE Dutch Tvashar Plumes
28 SOCIAL STUDIES Developer
29 EGG, EGGS The Cleansing Power Of Fruit
30 SHADOW RING Remains Unchanged

11.28.2012

THIS WEEK IN OBERLIN

OBERLIN COLLEGE CONCERT BOARD PRESENTS:

Thursday, November 29

Zs and Nagual @ the Sco.

Sam Hillmer’s experimental project Zs returns to Oberlin to perform at the Sco along with Oberlin duo Nagual (Ian McColm ’13 & David Shapiro ’12). The show is FREE and starts at 10 PM. There’s sure to be some crazy stuff go down. Rumor has it drum-powerhouse Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy, Guardian Alien) will be joining Zs this time around, which makes prospects of the show even more exciting.

+++ Zs will be giving a masterclass on Friday, 11/30, in the Kohl Building (room #106) in the Conservatory. The masterclass will happen at 2 PM.
+++++ Zs will be playing a house show FRIDAY NIGHT at 107 E. College St starting at 8:30 PM.

If you don’t get your Zs fix this week, you’re messing up…
more info here

then,

Friday, November 30

SLAVA and BEGGARS IN A NEW LAND @ the SCO

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Brooklyn electronic producer Slava will bring his fast-paced juke dance act to the Sco this Friday. He will be joined by NJ electronic duo Beggars in a New Land, who will equally be sure to drop some awesome trap/house beats on the unsuspecting minds of Oberlin students.

This one is not to be missed. It will be DOPE.
It’s FREE and starts at 10 PM.

more info here

11.25.2012

From the Vault: Cosmic Psychos

 

The Cosmic Psycho’s album Blokes You Can Trust is sheer gold from deep in the WOBC vault-mine.  The Australian punk band is hanging by their threads to keep playing.  Their ’91 album, off of Amphetamine Reptile Records was the first with guitarist Robbie ‘Rocket’ Watts, who died in 2006.

This one’s Angst with a capital A for sure. There’s a lot of easy, definitely relatable lyrics here. But these hard-drinking vulgarians from Melbourne are closet poets. In “Elle”, the last track on the album, we get ’I see you standing on the boat, shedding your clothes to stay afloat’, while the back vocalist groans, ‘Break my arm, break heart, tear my shirt’.

The rest is a little less romantic.  ’Back at School’ is nice, moshy and grimey.  Jump up and down for ‘Just good to be back at school’.  Tons of shredding.  ’Loser’ and ‘Nightshift’ follow suit.  Come into WOBC’s vault for a listen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-v7nRiUMoU

 

11.20.2012

Office Hours Picks – 11/20

Kissing the Pink – Never Too Late to Love You

Yamashita Tatsuro – Merry-Go-Round

Silver Pozzoli – Around My Dream

Ricchi e Poveri – Acapulco

Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down (Live)

Mutant Beat Dance – Sketch III

-Your Station Manager

11.20.2012

TOP 30 11/20

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The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!

1 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
2 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
3 STEVE HAUSCHILDT Sequitur
4 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man
5 BRIAN ENO Lux
6 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Cobra Juicy
7 FLUME Flume Future Classic
8 CAIRO GANG The Corner Man
9 WHY? Mumps, Etc
10 SIC ALPS Sic Alps
11 TAMARYN Tender New Signs
12 ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Mature Themes
13 TIM HECKER AND DANIEL LOPATIN Instrumental Tourist
14 JON MUELLER AND JAMES PLOTKIN Terminal Velocity
15 KING TUFF “Screaming Skull” [Single]
16 ZS Zs Box
17 EMERALDS Just To Feel Anything
18 TITUS ANDRONICUS Local Business
19 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields
20 PINK REASON “Ache For You B/w Darke Mexican Summern Daze”
21 JOSEPHINE FOSTER Blood Rushing
22 CAN The Lost Tapes
23 NON/BOYD RICE Back To Mono
24 LAUREL HALO Quarantine
25 AUTRE NE VEUT Anxiety Software
26 WILD NOTHING Nocturne
27 STARS The North
28 CHILD ACTOR Victory
29 ANGEL HAZE Classick
30 SIX FEET UNDER Undead

11.19.2012

Pop Picks 11/19

Here are songs that WE INDIVIDUALLY OF POP GROUP have been listening to. They are all new and we like and recommend them to you dagnabbit!

Alison:

James Ferraro – SO N2U

Check out SUSHI — gooey caprisun mixed with gatorade powder — snort it.

Asher:

Dinosaur Jr. – Watch the Corners

Old dogs new tricks.

Sally:

Railbird – Mirrors

High energy it’ll get you out the door feelin right.

Fiz:

TRUST – Dressed For Space

Perfect for those who just wanna dance to the sound of the imminent apocalypse.

Jackie:

The Lumineers – Ho Hey

One of those upbeat folk-y bands: simple, but still great.

Ivan:

Liars – No. 1 Against the Rush

A standout for me off of Liars’ latest album WIXIW. Tight, clean electronic production with a motorik beat.

Adrian: 

Dan Melchior – The Night Comes In

Refreshingly able songwriting for a new old Future.