ID Music for February 1, 2015: AFX, Zeit, Urzeit

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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”

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ID Music for February 1, 2015: AFX, Zeit, Urzeit

Inter-Dimensional Music for June 1, 2014

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Inter-Dimensional Music returns to the shimmering Far West Texas airwaves tonight, bringing heat stroke-averse visions from across the kosmiche spectrum.

Our summer doom mantra mix includes some heavy contemplative music from Ben Frost, Sunn O))) & Ulver, and Leyland Kirby. A high altitude chill descends as the sun fades and bats swoop through the twilight: Look for XYR, M. Geddes Gengras and Laraaji in the second hour.
Tune in from 9-11pm (cst) at 93.5 FM here in the Big Bend, or worldwide at marfapublicradio.org.
Inter-Dimensional Music for June 1, 2014

ID Music Playlist for January 5, 2014

Thanks to everyone for joining us for the first ID Music of 2014. Here’s what we played, with links to streams and Bandcampsites where you can find more of the same. Peace and blessings to Microphones in the Trees, Honest Bag, Resident Advisor, Sounds of the Dawn, dublab, The Quietus, Crystal Vibrations, Root Blog, $3.33, Stones Throw/Duppy Gun/Leaving, Arthur Magazine and Weed Temple for all the uplifting New Age tips and tricks.

9-10pm:

Forming – Chances Wander – Variations of the One Essence 
Void Redux – Barn Owl – V
Yuba Source Part II – Date Palms – The Dusted Sessions
The Oracle – Plankton Wat – Expo ’70/Plankton Wat
Eagles -> Needmore – MV & EE with The Golden Road – Shade Grown
Imago – Stag Hare – Angel Tech
Clear Path – Grumbling Fur – Glynnaestra
welcome light – Kaliska – dark river / welcome light

10-11p

Blackpool Late Eighties – James Holden – The Inheritors
Positive Motion – Pulse Emitter – Outdoor Session
It Waits, Peacefully – Former Selves – Sunyata
Sleeping Conches – Michael Stearns – Sustaining Cylinders

ID Music Playlist for January 5, 2014

Inter-Dimensional Music presents a new Arthur mixtape — “BACKCOUNTRY CHILLOUT VOL. 1”

New ID Music mixtape from Arthur Magazine!

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Inter-Dimensional Music presents BACKCOUNTRY CHILLOUT VOL. 1
A $3.00 Arthur mixtape compiled by Daniel Chamberlin

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Daniel Chamberlin writes:

There’s a good reason that Inter-Dimensional Music is the number one New Age radio broadcast in the Big Bend region of Far West Texas: Since we first started transmitting on Marfa Public Radio back in the spring of 2010, each song we’ve played has been selected with the goal of offering all the souls passing through the Chihuahuan Desert a soundtrack worthy of our luminescent high country vistas.

So whether you’re waiting in line at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol checkpoint; watching the lights of Boquillas from the South Rim of the Chisos; channeling the spirit of curandera Jewel Babb deep in the Quitman Mountains; decoding starlight vibrations at the McDonald Observatory; vibing on the sky island rhythms of the Davis Mountains…

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Inter-Dimensional Music presents a new Arthur mixtape — “BACKCOUNTRY CHILLOUT VOL. 1”

$3.33 on ID Music This Sunday

$3.33, August 8, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.
$3.33 at Marfa’s Highland Annex. Photo: Alex Marks

Tune in to KRTS, Marfa Public Radio this Sunday night from 9-11p (CST) for a very special Inter-Dimensional Music featuring an hour of fresh tunes from Marfa-based electronic musician Celia Hollander, aka $3.33.

Plenty of Texas heads are still ringing from her recent psychedelic desert R&B AV collages in Marfa and Austin, opening for William Tyler and Demdike Stare, respectively; regular ID Music listeners will recognize some of her more ethereal compositions from past shows.

Celia will be joining ID Music host Daniel Chamberlin from 9-10pm. Chamberlin plugs his computer into the soundboard from 10-11p, delivering the usual mellow set of kosmiche slop, maybe some Terry Riley or something from the Holter/Barwick-dominated genre of angelic slow jams.

Listen at 93.5FM if you’re out here in the Big Bend, otherwise point your computer at marfapublicradio.org for the live stream.

$3.33 on ID Music This Sunday

Inter-Dimensional Music for 6 January 2013

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An ID Music scout searches the frozen wastes of the Davis Mountains for fresh snowflake jams (image by Robert McCall, via endthymes)


Chambo, Hollander and the rest of the ID Music team broadcast the first transmission of the post-Mayan Apocalypse epoch last night from the KRTS studios here in Marfa, Texas. Hollander got things off to a mellow start with in-demand Arica tunes and some welcome guided-meditation.

Here’s what Chambo played, with links to downloads or streams of the tunes.


Unoffical video for “Thaw” by Laurel Halo, featuring footage from Philippe Garrel‘s 1968 film, Le Révélateur.

Vital – Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
Thaw – Laurel Halo – Quarantine
Night Work – M. Geddes Gengras – Test Leads
Open Up The Gate – Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras, RAW POWER BAND, The Congos – Icon Give Life
Hellion Earth – Blanck Mass
Slow Motion Katrina – Robert Hood – Motor: Nighttime World 3
Seven Present Tenses – Shackleton – The Drawbar Organ EPs
Rough Sleeper – Burial – Truant

Inter-Dimensional Music for 6 January 2013

LAST ID MUSIC OF 2012

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The ID Music team consults oracles for top end-of-time jams. (productlaneevol via r-u-ins).

The last Inter-Dimensional Music broadcast of 2012 — and thus perhaps the last ID Music broadcast of this human epoch (keywords: Mayan calendar, Daniel “I am friends with Sting” Pinchbeck, “what should I hoard,” etc etc ) — happens tonight (SUNDAY DECEMBER 2) on KRTS from 9-11p (CST).

Hollander brings mystery tunes. I have new music from Indian Jewelry, Emeralds and Eternal Tapestry among other chill gems/decorative weavings.

Tune in via antennae at 93.5FM out here in the Big Bend of Far West Texas. It’s marfapublicradio.org for the rest of you.

UPDATE: Chambo’s playlist after the jump. Continue reading “LAST ID MUSIC OF 2012”

LAST ID MUSIC OF 2012