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next on air Monday, 29 February 2016 - 12:00am to 2:00am
Although I enjoy practically all forms of music, I have always had a love of electronic music. I can remember in around 1974, hearing Kraftwerk's Autobahn on the radio when I was about 8 or 9, and even at that young age thinking it was unlike anything I had heard before. As a result my schoolbooks were soon adorned with pictures of Volkswagens and the words "Autobarn" and "Kraftwork" (sic). I was also introduced to electronic music listening to many "MOOG plays..." records that my parents subjected me to. It wasn't until I bought my first record, Replicas by Tubeway Army (Gary Numan's first band), that I discovered music I could identify with - even if most of my KISS loving school friends couldn't!
Although I still love the retro days, I like to dabble in all aspects of the electronic palate and that's what I try to do on The Art of BLEEP! Expect to hear old, new, nasty, serene, ambient, dark, noisy, poppy, avant, and experimental, bent, trippy, chilled, obscure, eccentric, offbeat, psychotic, outsider, hidden, chaotic or just plain weird electronic or electro-acoustic sounds.
Some of the artists you're likely to hear are: The Art of noise, Squarepusher, The Residents, Severed Heads, Cornelius, Liabach, John Foxx, Amon Tobin, Messer Chups, Tomita, Music vs. Physics, Test Dept, YMO, OMD, This Mortal Coil, Fennesz, Rupert Hine, Tipsy, Murcof, Mr Bungle, The Human League, Holger Hiller, Future Sound of London, clouDEAD, Pierre Henry, Wendy Carlos, Laurie Anderson, Dj Shadow, Thomas Dolby, Fear Factory, Stockhausen, Ultravox, Throbbing Gristle, Scanner, Luke Vibert, SPK, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Psychic TV, Bill Nelson, Bill Laswell, Jean Jacques Perrey, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Plaid, Boom Bip, Einsturzende Neubauten, John Cage, Ennio Morreconi, Felix Kubin, Raymond Scott, People Like Us, Bisk and many many more...
Another keen interest of mine is Australian electronic Music, especially local and independent/unrepresented artists. So if you dabble in electronic sounds and think that your efforts are too obscure and offbeat to get any radio support, chances are that The Art of BLEEP! is just what you've been looking for.
So tune in, relax and be prepared to experience the most diverse sampling of electronic heaven (or hell) in Melbourne - The Art of BLEEP!