Another semester of 24/7 programming begins today with Bach in Black at 7 PM! Make sure to tune into 91.5 on the FM dial, or simply listen online. Updated schedule will be posted shortly!
Applications for Spring Semester are due Sunday, February 10 at 11:59 PM. No experience necessary!
Apply at wobc.org/apply
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, books 1-4 // Ronald Brautigam, Mendelssohn // BIS — Sensitive performances of early Romantic-era miniatures for solo piano, played on a historical instrument.
Norwegian Woods OST // Jonny Greenwood // Nonesuch — Radiohead guitarist would be doing pretty well for himself even if he just wrote movie soundtracks.
Johannes Brahms: The Complete Trios // Smetana Trio (w/ Premysl Vojta, Ludmila Peterkova) // Supraphon — This Czech trio brings it.
Where [we] Live // Sō Percussion // Cantaloupe — Album realization of a Kickstarter-backed, collaborative, multi-media performance exploring concept of ‘home’: toy percussion instruments, spoken word, singing, electronics — the works. Based on this trailer, looks like ambitious stuff. Performance has already premiered at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, with future performance during the BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, December 19-22. [soundcloud]
Heavy// ETHEL // Innova — Adventurous, rock-solid contemporary string quartet playing. Includes Don Byron’s ‘Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye’ and works by Julia Wolfe and David Lang. [streaming on ETHEL website]
This week’s installment of Show of the Week takes our attention to killer stud, long time WOBC enthusiast, and station Engineer during the semester, Ryan Caruso.
His show, Thrash Planet Ⓐ Part II: Call of the Wintermoon airs all this Winter Term on Wednesday nights from 8-10 PM. It’s one not to be missed. It’s two hours of black metal. Come on.
Here’s what Ryan had to say
1. What is your show?
Thrash Planet Ⓐ Part II: Call of the Wintermoon
2. How would you describe the show?
Its two hours of pure Norwegian/Scandinavian Black Metal: the darkest, coldest, most evil music ever created (with some other stuff mixed in when the mood strikes)
3. How would you describe yourself?
I like to chill, watch The X-Files, etc.
4. What inspires you to do your show?
5. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Don Carlos – Alone
6. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
Chameleon Radio (saturdays noon-2pm)
7. Favorite foods?
8. Favorite holidays?
9. Final thoughts?
Ladies and Gentlemen,
WINTER TERM 2013 PROGRAMMING HAS BEGUN!
!! Tune in right here at www.wobc.org or (if you’re in Oberlin) on the airwaves at 91.5 FM !!
Broadcasting happens live from Wilder 319 all throughout Winter Term:
M-F, 10 AM – 10 PM
Sat, 12 PM – 10 PM
Sun, 12 PM – 5 PM
Be sure to check out our awesome program to know what shows are happening and listen in to support freeform radio!
2012 saw an influx in exposure to electronic music, from sources both domestic and abroad. Good beats abound in the States for sure yet I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out. This is entirely because over the last few years, electronic music has been graced by some really creative citizens of the U.K. Here’s a playlist of a bunch of them and the incredible new sounds they’ve made.
Both in and out of the limelight, acts such as James Blake, Rustie, and Actress have released tracks that set the standard for post-dubstep, experimental house, and maximalists genres, among others. This British surge isn’t simply dance music, nor is it only for listening, but rather a balance between the two: both experimental and reliable. A lot of the artists featured here toe the line quite expertly. Actress’ song “The Lord’s Graffiti” off his new Honest Jon’s release R.I.P., is simply the idea of the house, the absolute basics, but totally revisited. The track is fun and danceable but totally perplexing as well, as if there is too much material for contemplation to get up and jump around. In a similarly eclectic fashion, James Blake coos soft love ballads, satiates the cravings of bass-addicts, and experiments endlessly, all while sounding true to his own personal sound and style.
There’s more electronic music from more parts of the world than ever but admist the overload, there are some standouts worth clearing your head for. These are some of the British ones.
We Might Feel Unsound – James Blake
Wait – Airhead
Fog (Jamie xx Remix) – Nosaj Thing
Before I Move Off – Mount Kimbie
4D – Koreless
You – Gold Panda
NYC – Burial
The Bells Sketch – James Blake
Harrier Attk – Actress
NY Is Killing Me – Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx
Ordinary Things – XXXY
This Is It – Addison Groove
The Lord’s Graffiti – Actress