New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, Final Episode

My final show for the World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio aired last Thursday (10/10). The podcast is now online.

For a full playlist, please visit Spinitron.

It was a lot of fun to do this show for a year, but as my own musical work expands and other responsibilities continue, it is no longer sustainable. I hope to start a more modest podcast series next year, though, and don’t rule out returning the SF Community Radio in the future. Please visit SFCR’s website to find out more about the work they are doing and the great shows that will be continuing.

New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth April 11, 2013

The latest podcast is up! You can check it out via the player below or by following this link.

The World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, April 11, 2013


10:00AM-10:05AM (4:27) Ata “Sote” Ebtakar “Dastgaah (Part 2)” from Dastgaah (Part 2) (MP3, Single)

10:05AM-10:08AM (3:46) Bobby Womack “Across 110th Street” from Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Story (CD, 1993)

10:08AM-10:25AM (16:59) Horaflora “Live @ Weirdstock Three, Boston MA 2011” from Live @ Weirdstock Three, Boston MA 2011 (Single, 2013)

10:25AM-10:29AM (3:49) Mehrpouya “Soul Raga” from Persian Funk (CD, 2011)

10:29AM-10:36AM (6:58) Spezza Roto “Mille Desideri” from Tredici Canzoni

10:36AM-10:50AM (14:13) Music For Hard Times (Tom Nunn & Paul Winstanley) “Besplat” from 8:30:11 (CD)

10:50AM-11:01AM (10:51) Sonny Memorial Quartet Clark with Ray Drummond, Wayne Horvit “Voodoo – Sonny Memorial Quartet Clark with Ray Drummond, Way” from Voodoo (CD, 1986)

11:02AM-11:10AM (8:01) Eji Oyewole “Unity Of Africa” from Nigeria 70 – Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 19 (MP3, 2011)

11:10AM-11:21AM (10:41) Harry Partch “Exordium: The Beginning Of A Web” from Delusion Of The Fury (MP3, 1999)

11:21AM-11:29AM (8:20) Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble “Quiet Emperor” from Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble I (CD, Classical, 2008) on De Stijl Music

11:30AM-11:34AM (3:58) Fred Frith “Absent Friends” from Cheap At Half the Price (CD, 2004) on RER Megacorp

11:34AM-11:42AM (8:16) Richard Devine “Oxin2lin” from Risp LP (2012) on Detroit Underground

11:42AM-11:48AM (6:27) Mitchell Akiyama “Alt Then Felt” from Small Explosions That Are Your’s to Keep (2005) on Sub Rosa (Belgium)

11:48AM-11:56AM (8:10) Jurica Jelic “Seaside Sketches” from Distant Memories (2012) on Alrealon Music

11:56AM-11:59AM (2:49) Colleen “Goodbye Sunshine” from Everyone Alive Wants Answers (CD, 2003) on The Leaf Label

New Podcast: World of Wonder, Cat Edition

My latest podcast is up. This is an episode I have wanted to do for a while for my show The World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile). It features tracks by several friends, and a special guest appearance by “DJ Luna.” Please check it out.

World of Wonder, Cat Edition, March 14, 2013

With DJ CatSynth and guest appearance by DJ Luna

10:00AM-10:04AM (3:44) Ubiquity “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)” from Rewind! 5 (2006)

10:04AM-10:10AM (5:58) Cujo “Cat People” from Trip Hop & Jazz 4 (1998)

10:10AM-10:14AM (4:13) Protea “Mau Bast (feat. Retribution Body)” from Going Forth By Night (Rock, 2011) on Protea

10:14AM-10:18AM (4:08) Pram “Track of the Cat” from Dark Island (2003) on Merge Records

10:18AM-10:24AM (6:06) Psychic TV “BLACK CAT” from Trip Reset (Rock, 1995) on Genesis P-Orridge

10:24AM-10:31AM (6:40) cEvin Key “Wind On Small Paws” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:32AM-10:42AM (10:18) cEvin Key “Meteorite” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:42AM-10:44AM (1:30) cEvin Key “Musik fur Cats” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:44AM-10:48AM (4:35) The Lions “Jungle Struttin’” from Jungle Struttin’ (CD, Album, Reggae, 2008) on Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. (USA)

10:48AM-10:50AM (1:39) Joseph Keckler “Cat Names” from Cat Names – Single (2011) on Joseph Keckler

10:50AM-10:55AM (4:47) Amar Chaudhary “Octave Cat Improvisation 24 April 2007” from Octave Cat Improvisation 24 April 2007 (Single, 2007)

10:55AM-10:57AM (1:58) The Felines “Daddy Walk” from Daddy Walk – EP (2012) on Dirty Water Records

10:57AM-10:59AM (2:21) The Felines “BOOTS” from Daddy Walk – EP (2012) on Dirty Water Records

11:00PM-11:04PM (3:38) The Cure “The Love Cats” from Staring At The Sea: The Singles 1979-1985 (1983)

11:04PM-11:13PM (9:12) Nommo Ogo “A Call to Cats On the MMoon” from Across Time and Space (2009) on Record Label RecordsLocal

11:13PM-11:18PM (4:52) ISAN “Kittenplan A” from Lucky Cat (2001) on morr music

11:18PM-11:25PM (7:06) ISAN “Caddis” from Lucky Cat (2001) on morr music

11:25PM-11:29PM (3:59) Dale Hoyt “Transgenic Hairshirt” from Transgenic Hairshirt (Single)

11:29PM-11:30PM (1:26) Kristin Miltner “Space Shooter: Girl Avatar” from Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Dreaming and Playing(2010) on Asthmatic Kitty (US)

11:30PM-11:32PM (1:24) Kristin Miltner “Leapster WordChasers (like Pac Man, with kitties)” from Leapfrog Leapster

11:33PM-11:38PM (4:44) Mindaugas Piecaitis with Nora the Piano Playing Cat “CATcerto” from CATcerto (Single, 2009)

11:38PM-11:42PM (3:59) No No Nancy “Metal Squirrel Space Adventure HQ” from Metal Squirrel Space Adventure HQ (Single, 2004)

11:42PM-11:44PM (2:44) Kodek “The Tin Foil Cat Groove” from Offline Synthwave (2012) on UNIVERSAL FUNK RECORDS

11:44PM-11:49PM (4:57) Protea “Sa Sekhem Sahu (feat. tara ntula)” from Going Forth By Night (Rock, 2011) on Protea

11:49PM-11:50PM (0:40) Theresa Wong “Feline Pantomime” from The Unlearning (2011) on Tzadik

11:50PM-11:53PM (3:20) Kitten On the Keys “Mister Deep Blue Sea” from Salty Meat Girl (2007) on Rug Burn SF

11:53PM-11:59PM (5:38) Cat Power “ENOUGH” from Myra Lee (1996) on Smells Like Records


World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, February 28, 2013

The podcast of my most recent World of Wonder radio show is up!

Follow this link if the embedded version does not work for you.

A noisy electronic edition of the World of Wonder for February 28, 2013

0:00:00) Opening Chimes / Announcements
0:00:43) TaTE, Matador, Ph: 0439544574
0:08:50) Wildflowers, David Dunn, Four Electroacoustic Compositions (2002)
0:23:08) Sleepwalking, Pas/Hati Present: P.H.A.S.T.I., The Stage Of Sleep: A Metaphor For Torun (2011)
0:30:14) Announcements
0:31:10) Craterellus Cornucopioides, Horaflora, Craterellus Cornucopioides (2010)
0:49:50) epirex motor, Signal, robotron (2007)
0:54:07) Concert For Excalators Part 1, Thom Poe, Project>Soundwave (2004)
1:01:04) Station ID / Announcements
1:01:42) Ciat Demo As Rhapsodized SIDE A, Headboggle, Ciat Demo As Rhapsodized (2010)
1:18:16) Scene 21, Jurica Jelic, Jurica Jelic – Distant Memories (2012)
1:23:23) Universal, Kosma, Trip Hop & Jazz 4 (1998)
1:30:01) Sakae, Xinlisupreme, Murder Licence (2002)
1:32:43) Announcements
1:33:06) Night Town, Dewanatron, Irregular Hours, Vol. 1 (Live at Pierogi) (2010)
1:46:14) Okay Okay, Damero, Happy In Grey (2007)
1:51:13) Delta 6 (Hydrophonic), Experimental Audio Research, Phenomena 256 (1996)
1:59:36) Closing announcements

New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, January 30, 2013

Better late than never, here is the podcast for my January 30, show.

World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, January 30, 2013

12:00AM-12:10AM (10:00) Richard Devine “York Capacitor” from Risp LP (2012) on Detroit Underground

12:10AM-12:17AM (6:55) Signal “Wismut” from Robotron (2007) on Raster-Noton

12:17AM-12:25AM (7:52) Brigit Uhler & Gino Robair “Capacitance Blubber” from Capacitance Blubber (Single)

12:26AM-12:35AM (8:38) Dewanatron “Cooling Period” from Irregular Hours, Vol. 1 (2006) on Obedience School Music

12:35AM-12:40AM (5:36) Mitchell Akiyama “Strategies for Combating Invisibility” from Small Explosions That Are Your’s to Keep (2005) on Sub Rosa (Belgium)

12:40AM-12:59AM (18:12) TaTE “El toque de silencio (The call for silence)” from Ph: 0439544574 (2003)

01:00AM-01:05AM (5:00) Amar Chaudhary “Under the Weather (analog modular improvisation)” from Under the Weather (analog modular improvisation) (Single, 2013)

01:05AM-01:09AM (4:15) Pierre Schaeffer “Cinq Cinq études de bruits /1948 – Etude noire” from Schaeffer : L’Œuvre musicale (CD)

01:09AM-01:30AM (21:33) Iannis Xenakis “Bohor” from Electronic Music (1962)

01:31AM-01:49AM (18:27) Karlheinz Stockhausen “Stockhausen: Kontakte – Part 2” from Stockhausen: Kontakte (CD, 1992) on Wergo

01:49AM-01:57AM (8:06) Richard Devine “Reneanalogueseq” from Risp LP (2012) on Detroit Underground

01:57AM-01:58AM (0:56) Ilkae “Camai” from Pistachio Island (2001) on Merck Records

Tune in tonight at midnight PST on KUSF in Exile (San Francisco Community Radio) to hear co-host Matt Davignon’s program, or look for the podcast here.

World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, January 2, 2013

Here is the podcast from my World of Wonder show that aired at midnight on San Francisco Community Radio.

12:00AM-12:00AM (0:48) Opening Chimes / Announcements

12:00AM-12:03AM (2:22) Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” from 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of (MP3, 2000)

12:03AM-12:05AM (2:46) Chris Cutler & Thomas DiMuzio “When Cracks Appear: Reappearance Of Birds” from Quake (CD, 1999)

12:05AM-12:15AM (9:35) Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics “Anglo Ethio Suit” from Inspiration Information 3 (CD, Album, Reggae, 2009) on Strut (UK)

12:15AM-12:26AM (10:47) C.O.M.A “Verdical” from Verdical (MP3, Single)

12:26AM-12:26AM Announcements

12:26AM-12:36AM (9:26) Nico “(The End)” from Classic Years (CD, 1998)

12:36AM-12:43AM (7:38) Cobblestone Jazz “Change Your Apesuit” from 23 Seconds (2007) on !K7 Records (UK)

12:43AM-12:46AM (2:16) The Work “Scream Circle” from Woof 7 Inches (Rock, 2006) on Ad Hoc Records

12:46AM-12:52AM (6:34) Fred Frith “Heart Bares” from Cheap At Half the Price (CD, 2004)

12:52AM-12:58AM (6:08) Solcircle “Uncle Bob” from Solcircle (CD, 2002)

12:58AM-1:00AM Station ID / Announcements

01:00AM-01:08AM (8:34) Bark Psychosis “The Black Meat” from Codename: Dustsucker (Rock, 2004) on Fire Records

01:08AM-01:14AM (6:05) Myrmyr “Fire Serpents Lull” from Fire Star (CD, 2012)

01:14AM-01:22AM (7:20) Oval “Textuell” from Systemisch (1996) on Thrill Jockey (USA)

01:22AM-01:32AM (10:22) Yuji Takahashi “Mimi No Ho” from Finger Light (1995) on Tzadik

01:32AM-01:39AM (7:13) Deletists “The Lure Or War And Boredom” from The Deletist (CD, 2003)

01:39AM-01:40AM Announcements

01:40AM-01:42AM (2:33) Cardiacs “The Obvious Identity” from The Special Garage Concerts Vol II (2005) on The Alphabet Business Concern (UK)

01:42AM-01:46AM (4:00) Various Artists – Buda / Ethiopiques “Ene Negn Bay Manesh – Girma Beyene” from Ethiopiques Volume 8: Swinging Addis (2000)

01:46AM-01:52AM (5:31) Duboniks “Fi Don’ Givit” from Trip Hop & Jazz 4 (1998)

01:52AM-01:57AM (5:23) Polygon Window “Polygon Window” from Surfing On Sine Waves (1992) on Warp Records

01:57AM-01:59AM (1:27) Ilkae “Push Pop Nil” from Pistachio Island (2001) on Merck Records

01:59AM-02:00AM Announcements / Closing Chimes

DJ CatSynth on The World of Wonder (KUSF in Exile)

I am now an official host for The World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile), alternating weeks with Matt Davignon, and my first show is tonight at midnight PDT. You can listen live online here and find an archive via podcast after the fact.

Each week we will be presenting a variety of music that most people don’t hear everyday, a mixture of esoteric, avant-garde, idiosyncratic and many other kinds of music. I do encourage readers of this site to tune in.

DJ CatSynth on The World of Wonder (KUSF in Exile)

Tonight at midnight PST, I will be guest-hosting Matt Davignon’s program The World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile). You can listen live here at midnight, or find an archived edition at the same location afterwards for those who aren’t awake at that time (it’s 3AM EDT in the US, for example).

The program will feature a variety of unusual music, including several friends from here in the Bay Area and New York, as well as some classics of modern electro-acoustic music. If you enjoy the musical offerings of this site, I invite you to tune in!