Inter-Dimensional Music will once again waft through the air of the Big Bend this Sunday, May 3, 2015. If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CST) on the first Sunday of each month at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon. You can also stream the show live at marfapublicradio.org. Streaming archives on Soundcloud.
The May broadcast is shaping up to be a murky one, with Sun Araw, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and The Healing Music of Rana seeing heavy airplay here at the home studio. The metal hour is looking grim, with funereal long-form funeral doom from Bell Witch and some Morriconne-era Earth on deck.
Minor updates to the South Plateau Adobe Ruin (SPAR), our squat gallery here in Marfa, are underway. Some old and new work on the walls, along with native ferns recommended by botanist Michael Eason now installed in the kitchen sink. We also added a Westport Chair built by Sam Winks to further enable quiet contemplation. An untitled work in concrete and bone from Tyler Spurgin is also on view. For more information on visiting the SPAR or about the work contained inside its crumbling walls, drop us a line. SPAR is an abandoned house: Enter at your own risk, and please don’t disturb the neighbors.
Our Lichens show also remains on view at Etherington Art in Marfa. In addition to the full size installations, individual rolls of wallpaper (pictured above), suitable for customizing your personal plant-mind communication chamber, are also available. Contact Mary Etherington for more information.
$3.33, August 8, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks for Ballroom Marfa.
If you’re in Los Angeles, consider stopping by Various Small Fires to experience new work from friend of the show Celia Hollander. Longtime listeners of ID Music will recognize Celia’s $3.33 moniker from past broadcasts, the Backcountry Chillout mixtape and her guest host session. $3.33 (Celia Hollander): Live Streams will run through May 16, 2015. You can buy her music, including the helpful I need some good rap music for my car.? at Bandcamp.
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Mexican Summer & Ballroom Marfa Present
March 13-15th in Marfa, Texas
Featuring Grouper, Iceage, Dev Hynes, Connan Mockasin, Tamaryn, Steve Gunn, Weyes Blood, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Suicideyear and more
Residents of Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties may purchase tickets at a discount in-person at Freda and the Ballroom Marfa gallery.
Marfa Myths is a cultural program taking place March 13 – 15, 2015 in Marfa, Texas. Curated by New York based music label Mexican Summer and co-presented with Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Myths features artists from within and outside of the Mexican Summer and Software Recording Co. rosters working creatively and collaboratively across music, cinema and visual arts contexts.
2015 programming includes a recording residency with Dev Hynes and Connan Mockasin, a sound bath created by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, a semi-permanent outdoor mural by Liz Harris (Grouper), a presentation of Gregg Kowalsky’s live installation Tape Chants, and a screening of short documentaries and Holy Cow Swami at the Crowley Theater presented by Cinemarfa and Anthology Recordings. Furthermore, live programming throughout the weekend will include sets from Iceage, Grouper, Tamaryn, Steve Gunn, Weyes Blood, GABI, Thug Entrancer, Co La, Bitchin Bajas, LBS. and Suicideyear.
Additionally, there will be an exclusive, limited edition 12″ documenting the Dev Hynes and Connan Mockasin collaboration alongside a journal featuring contributions from local Marfa artists and participating festival artists.
Inter-Dimensional Music – the top-rated “New Age Talk” broadcast in the Big Bend since 2010! – returns to the airwaves tonight, Sunday March 1, 2015 from 9-11pm on Marfa Public Radio. Also always streaming live at marfapublicradio.org, and *rarely* archived at interdimensionalmusic.com.
We’ll be joined in studio tonight by itinerant Root Stratan Maxwell August Croy, who’s returned to Far West Texas for self-imposed exile/residency. We hope to hear more of the music he’s been working on, including a soon-coming collaboration with another friend of the show, cosmic harpist Mary Lattimore. We’ll also be talking high desert mind expansion strategies while cycling through psychedelic folk music (watch for the obligatory Dead jam), and maybe some downpressing folk metal so as to make sure our silver linings have more than a touch of grey.
We’ll also get into some music from the Marfa Myths festival, which arrives in these high desert grasslands on March 13 for a weekend of sound bathing, tape chanting and other irie activities featuring New Age-allies well known to ID Music listeners, such as Bitchin Bajas, Grouper and Jefre-Cantu Ledesma. Keep an eye on Marfa Public Radio and Ballroom Marfa for more coverage.
Prepping for tonight’s show, getting in the zone …
Inter-Dimensional Music returns with the Big Bend’s Number One broadcast of white magic and black metal tonight, February 1, 2015. If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CST) on the first Sunday of each month at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon. You can also stream the show live at marfapublicradio.org, and find archived sets on Soundcloud.
In the first hour we’re going to relive our late ’90s turn as a Los Angeles rave reporter for techno/hip-hop magazineURB by sifting through the trove of tracks that Aphex Twin released earlier this week. The deluge of new music triggered a massive serotonin rush in listeners of a certain age, for whom AFX represents a kind of ideal synthesis of hip-hop’s low-end thump, slinky earworms, Eno-esque ambient glide, and Throbbing Gristle-worthy transgression.
A quick summary of why some people are very excited: Richard D. James hadn’t released any new music since 2001’sDrukqs. He emerged with three new things in the past year: A single copy of a mostly unheard 1994 album of spastic breakbeat, Caustic Window, sold at auction for $46,300 to the guy who created Minecraft; an immediately beloved new album called Syro; and then a trickier EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. Arrival of said music was heralded, in part, by the appearance of an Aphex Twin blimp in the skies over London.
Last week the ever-vigilant AFX superfans who scour the internet for any sign of the wily musician discovered aSoundcloud user who was uploading songs that sounded a lot like classic Aphex Twin. Word spread, obsessive fans debated their authenticity on message boards, and as the user48736353001 account posted more and more music aconsensus emerged that these were the real deal. Those listeners of a certain age began to rejoice as the catalog of new-old music grew to 110 songs. For some perspective, imagine if D’Angelo followed up on Black Messiah by giving away eight albums of top-shelf unheard material from his decade of silence.
The prankish nature of the release made it seem even more intimate, as the user now assumed to be the man himself cracked wise and offered inebriated philosophy in the comments … Continue reading “ID Music for February 1, 2015: AFX, Zeit, Urzeit”
ID Music is back again tonight, November 2, 2014, on Marfa Public Radio!
Cosmic Metal commences at 10pm with much autumnal melancholy and songs about cold dirt plus a brief glimpse of the Far West Texas black metal underground via Unfathomed of Abyss!
As the Darkness creeps over the Northern mountains of Marfa
and the silence reach the woods, I awake and rise…
Into the night I wander, like many nights before,
and like in my dreams, but centuries ago.
THIS SUNDAY ON MARFA PUBLIC RADIO
Tune in October 5, 2014 from 9-11pm (CST)
In the New Age hour (9-10p) we’ll be playing new music from Aphex Twin, old music from Aphex Twin, and some cassette-tape Earth psych that pairs well with Aphex Twin.
For the Cosmic Metal portion of the broadcast (10-11p), we’ll be listening to some sensual pagan grooves from Windhand along with back-to-the-land “prepper” metal favorites from Panopticon, Winterfylleth and Woods of Desolation.
If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CT) this Sunday – and on the first Sunday of every month – at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon. We’re streaming live worldwide at marfapublicradio.org.