RatholeRadio 67 – 11th Dec 2011

Posted on December 14, 2011

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Welcome to Rathole Radio 67. Another collection of eclectic music I present for your listening pleasure. I also did an acoustic performance of a 20lb Sounds track.

  • 00:00 – The Happy Problem – Curvature - License Unknown – I heard about this band via The DarkCompass Podcast and fellow AMPer Rowley Cutler. The Happy Problem have dive-bombed NYC’s sleepy indie music scene. Their album Head Case can be found on iTunes and CDBaby.
  • 06:44 – The Ink Project – Araldite Tears – License Unknown – This track was submitted to AMPed from the Made in the UK Show and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share. I can’t tell you a massive amount about it or the artist but follow the link to read more.
  • 11:00 – Laura K – SaboteurCC BY-NC-ND Licensed – I found this one via Jonny Dobson and the Edinburgh Man Podcast. I’m a sucker for a girl with a ukelele what can I say. This is a great song though and Laura K has a beautiful voice too. This is available for free download from the Eardums Pop netlabel. Check out their good work.
  • 19:01 – Kellee Maize - Healing Tones - CC BY-SA Licensed – An interesting US rapper from Jamendo. Kellee hails from Pittsburgh. This track is the intro to the album and I wanted to play it for you first. I will play another song later once this sets you up. From the album Integration.
  • 20:45 – Kellee Maize - Shadows - CC BY-SA Licensed – One of my favourite tracks of her album Integration. You can find it on Jamendo. Nice guest rap too.

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  • 29:44 – The Dark Clan(Man With A) Clockwork HeartCC BY-NC-ND Licensed - Good friend @JonTheNiceGuy tipped me off to this group. They lived up to their name on the track he sent, it was incredibly dark and slightly disturbing. So I opted for this quirky tune from their free tracks collection on Bandcamp.
  • 33:37 – 8in8Twelve Line Song - CC BY-NC Licensed – Another track from CC supergroup 8in8 which features Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Damien Kulash and Neil Gaiman. I’ve played tracks off their EP Nighty Night before but not this one.
  • 40:30 – LibraMorning TrafficCC BY-NC-ND Licensed – An interesting bit of Polish drum & bass. Not every day I get to say that sentence. I found this via Pete Cogle and the PC Podcast. You can find the band on Jamendo and there’s loads of stuff to be downloaded. This is the opening track from the album Drum Your Life.

45:50 - LIVE TRACK: 20lb Sounds – Teardrop – CC BY-SA Licensed. An acoustic rendition of one of the songs we’ve been doing with the band. It’s a track I originally wrote when I was 16 but the words have improved a lot since. (Sorry for the poor sound quality at times during the live song)

  • 49:21 – Rachel Brown – Diamond In The Rough – License Unknown – I’ve played New York singer songwriter Rachel Brown before but I thought I’d treat you to another track. I can highly recommend her single Bumblebee to you all, you can get it on Itunes, Amazon or CDBaby.
  • 61:33 – Alex Hulme – There Was A Boy – License Unknown – I heard Alex via Graham Holland and Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight. Then I went down to their Christmas do and got to see Alex live, it was amazing. His use of live loops and his voice are excellent, plus he’s a really nice lad. Check him out and buy some of his music.

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Next show: Monday December 26th 2011 at 9pm UK time

Thanks for listening, I hope you enjoyed the show. Thanks also to everyone who turned up in our IRC channel at irc.freenode.net the channel name is #ratholeradio. I don’t expect much to happen there in the weeks between shows, I probably won’t be around much, but if people want to hang around in there and chat you’re more than welcome. Don’t forget you can access the channel from a web browser by going to webchat.freenode.net and entering #ratholeradio in the channel text box. Take care till next time folks.

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Music Sources and Licensing: A few of the tracks in this show are from the artists own personal websites and don’t contain licensing information. That’s why they are listed as unknown. The individual licenses are listed next to each track, where known. If there is no license listed you must assume all rights are reserved on that song.

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  • 15:41 – Partition 36The Optic NerveCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – I played a track called “I Love Penguins” by this artist some time ago and this is a great follow up. Lovely slice of industrial sounding electro. Thanks to GamerChick02 for the tip.
  • 21:38 – Derelict EarthThe Darkest SerenityCC BY-NC-SA Licensed – A French metal band (from Grenoble), you don’t see many of those. They’ve obviously been listening to some early Metallica I think, and that’s no bad thing.
  • 43:14 – LIVE TUNE – Medicine Man by Dan Lynch – A tune I wrote some years ago and I have a feeling I might have played it live on the show before. I only realised after I’d done it. Well never mind, people seemed to enjoy it anyway. I’m hoping to soon record an album of tunes like this that have gotten away over the years.
  • 48:49 – ‘Til Dusk – One By One – License Unknown – Emailed to me by Chris from the band. They’re based in Southampton in the UK. This track is taken from their debut album Cold Lust which is released May 16th and you can find out more at www.tildusk.co.uk

Guest next time! Wayne Mayers AKA Fit & The Conniptions.

  • 57:59 – Dual CoreMagnificent Seven (feat Nerdcore)All Rights Reserved- A big thanks to Mark Horsley for emailing this track to me. I’ve heard Dual Core a few times but not this track. It’s from the 2009 album Next Level which you can get on Bandcamp and other places and it features almost everyone in Nerdcore it seems. Beefy, MC Frontalot and more.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Ken Fallon December 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Dan,

    Another great show. Have 20lb sound recorded Teardrop ?

    Ken.

  2. admin December 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Ken,

    Thanks for the kind words. Teardrop is one of the songs we’ve been working on from our recent studio sessions. I need to redo the vocals on it and then Gary can mix the finished thing. Hopefully we’ll get more time over Christmas to finish that :)

    Have a great Christmas,

    Dan

  3. maloki January 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

    That “dark” song was great to work out to. :)

    Thanks for the company! :)

  4. admin January 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    @maloki – Glad it helped, it’s a great tune!

  5. Stephen January 31, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    528 and 639 Hz aren’t notes on the equal tempered scale.

    440 is an A. 880 is the A one octave above. The ratio between half steps is 2^(1/12).

    So 528 is a bit over middle C.
    And 638 is between D# and E.

  6. admin January 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    @Stephen – Interesting, I haven’t looked into it but I bow to your superior knowledge.

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