Ear Conditioning 37 – Boreal Speaker Spazm

Gracias a todos Borealitos, we all made it happen.  What is takes to put on a festival is an unknown entity to the majority that attend, it’s not really their concern. “just make sure there’s plenty of beer alright?!”

For awhile it seemed that after all our work, especially that of Juanjo y Evelin – a year of planning, meetings, emails, phone calls, more meetings, up and down the autopista, from one end of the island and back again countless times in an effort to secure funding – was going to be all in vain, a big fat zero.  The cut-backs in sponsorship and financing that saw many of the long established  festivals like Eolica, Aguaviva, Mueca, Costa de Musica take an enforced break this summer.

Last year Boreal was a free festival.  The motor behind the festival, Juanjo of Birding Canarias, took a hit of well over 14,000€. This year we had to charge a little entrance fee, 8€ for a full day of various activities, workshops, stalls with everything from handmade crafts, photos, massage, ecological building materials, self-designed T-shirts, community radio stations, adventure activities.  Events like this is areas such as this, far from the metropolitan centre, don’t get many events of this nature happening, so it was even more necessary for it to happen.  Boreal 2009 ran out of beer, and so to did the whole town, same with Buenavista, you see, benefits for the local economy eh!

A big thanks to all involved, all that came, took part and supported.  People like the ‘Sauzaleros and  Teo, my  bass-making friend who made mad efforts to get there after a full day working in a bar then hoping on a bus to get to the furthest part of the island to be part of the night.  Sorry my set was a bit short, you know how it can be at festivals.

See you at Boreal 2011.

As for info for tonights set, I’m come back to it later to put in links, for now, the tracklisting:

Tune in via Sunhole dot net at 22h00 London/Tenerife time, that’s GMT+1

Ear Conditioning – Boreal Speaker Spazm

This Heat / Horizontal Hold
Flying Lotus / Kill Your Co-Workers (Warp)
1 Speed Bike / Taliban Horton Overnight Price Doubling
Anti-Pop Consortium / Volcano – Four Tet Remix (Ninja Tune)
Santigold + Diplo / Guns of Brooklyn  (Mad Decent)
Heatwave  featuring Kelis, Beenie Man, Unknown Artists
Mr. OK feat. Larose / Yaya
J*Star / Whoostar  (J*Star)
Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi / When I’m In Awe (Brainfeeder)
Barry Adamson / Snowball Effect (Mute)
DJ Shadow / Def Surround Us
DJ Vadim / Terrorist – Gaslamp Computer Remix (Ninja Tune)
The Bug feat. FlowDan & Killa P / Skeng – Autechre Remix (Ninja Tune)
Martyn / Brilliant Orange – Illum Sphere No.14 mix  (3024)

Ear Conditioning Transmission 16 – Air Particles

Now sports….

I finally got my mitts around Leila’s album, Blood, Looms and Blooms.  It’s all in there, such detail to sound, incredible.  It’s like Autechre, DeBussy, Sarte.

Gilles Peterson is back with the next chapter in the Havana Cultura series – a compilation of  remixes transporting original Cuban grooves on ‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound’ to the club domain. Louie Vega4heroMJ ColePhilippe Cohen-Solal from Gotan ProjectRainer TruebyCarl Cox, and homegrown Cuban producers Edgaro and Wichy de Vedado all contribute. There’s a lavish 12″ featuring reworks by Michel Cleis and Seiji. Did someone say Seiji?

Kevin (The Bug/’King Midas Sound) Martin hit me on the head  with a new Black Chow track.  Black Chow is K-Mart and Hitomi, two-thirds of King Midas.  Black Chow’s Air will surface on Soul Jazz I believe somewhat soonish.  Black Chow has found space to operate between the two aforementioned projects in a manner that goes down well in this neighbourhood.

Also on the ‘air’ tip is Dabrye, and man introduced to me via K-Mart.  This time Dabrye gets Doom involved and this track is riding on a Madlib remix.  How cool is that?

One other major thing this week, Jneiro Jarel, drops in from Viberia to lay on the Android Love Mayhem  EP courtesy of  his Label Who imprint.

Rub those mittens.

Ear Conditioning – Transmission 16 / Air Particles – broadcasted via Sunhole dot net tonight at 22h00.

  • Cuentacuentos Intro
  • Leila / Mollie, Mollie  (XL)
  • Leila / Little Acorns  (XL)
  • Stacey Pullen / 40thstreetblack  (Science/Virgin)
  • LD / King of the Kong (Dub Police)
  • Bebel Du Guetto / Beijo Na Boca
  • Gilles Peterson Presents….Chekere son /Seiji Refix  (Brownswood)
  • Black Chow – Air (Soul Jazz)
  • Jneiro Jarel / Gosohaurd (Label Who)
  • Dabrye / Air featuring Doom – Madlib Remix
  • Martyn / Brilliant Orange – Illum Sphere Remix  (3024)
  • Fulgeance / Haggis (Beat Dimensions)
  • Oh No / Excalibur (Stones Throw)
  • Moody Boyz / Nasty Rockers (Studio Rockers)
  • 1 Speed Bike / Kandahar Porn Merchant Moustache Twitch
  • Flying Lotus / Heat Wave 2
  • Onra / Last Tango in Saigon
After that, or before, Flying Lotus is celebrating 4/20 with a good chuck of his Brainfeeder crew via  http://flying-lotus.com/radio

1 Speed Bike – Pashto Translator Required

I saw a 7″ on the Broklyn Beats label several years ago, with the name 1 Speed Bike, I think it was Manjeev that put it in front of my eyes, yeah, it was Manjeev when he was dealing over the counter at  Rough Trade Portobello Road.  “This is by the drummer for Godspeed You! Black Emperor, it’s fucked up, noisy, glitchy..”

Bought it.

Caught up with 1 Speed through a bounce over to Maga Bo’s site yesterday.

1 Speed Man (aka Aiden Girt) has an album reflecting Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan.

What is this war? They claim it’s to liberate woman and to fight drugs and terrorism but woman are worse off then under the Taliban and opium is triple and you can’t win a fight against a tactic. Anyways Osama Bin Laden used to work for them, like Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein, who will be next? Maybe its just to punish Afghanistan for being a mess because its been fucked over by other countries? So lets fuck them over too? People do fucked up things in Afghanistan, they hate woman and aren’t tolerant of other religions. We hate woman and anyone who isn’t christian so let’s bomb ourselves? Why do we only hear about Canadian soldiers dying? Why doesn’t the CBC report on how many Afghanis we kill every day? Do we ever kill any? Are we not very good soldiers? Does killing people get in the way of trying to save them? We don’t give a fuck about Afghanistan or Somalia or Haiti or Yemen or Ethiopia or Colombia or any Native Reserve in this country, of course not, no one in charge of this country cares about anything except making money and keeping power. And most people not in charge don’t care about anything beyond getting laid, making money, buying stupid shit they don’t need and pulling weird power trips on those closest to them. So fuck you too. Oh by the way, fuck your yellow ribbons, it’s a volunteer army, you take your chances, those bumper stickers are just a distraction. But what the fuck is wrong with us? Why do we let this go unopposed? Why aren’t we out there in the small town high schools talking to kids, the ones that the Canadian Army is out there recruiting? Why aren’t we out on the streets and malls about this?

Download the album , Pashto Translator Needed by pressing on this