Saturday, January 27, 2007

Episode #1 - Countdown to Armageddon

1. Song: - , Artist: End. , Album: The Sounds of Disaster (Ipecac)
  • Untitled last track off of The Sounds of Disaster.
2. Song: Prologue , Artist: John Carpenter , Album: The Fog (Varese Sarabande)
3. Song: Theme from "The Fog" , Artist: John Carpenter , Album: The Fog (Varese Sarabande)
  • John Carpenter scores his own music for all his films, which also include the Halloween movies, Escape from New York (1981), and The Thing (1982). Tracks 2 and 3 are from the soundtrack to his 1980 film The Fog. Narration is provided by John Houseman.

4. Song: Seule , Artist: Mike Patton / John Erik Kaada , Album: Romances (Ipecac)

  • Founder of Ipecac Recordings, Mike Patton has also recorded as Tomahawk and Peeping Tom, has done work with Dillinger Escape Plan, collaborated with Merzbow (as Maldoror) and the X-ecutioners, and has been in bands Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Fantômas.

5. Song: The Game , Artist: John Murphy & Dave Hughes , Album: Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (Island)
6. Song: Grant Me the Strength , Artist: Dear Lover , Album: 4 Track Demo Recordings

  • Dear Lover is the side project of Jacob Bannon, the lead singer for Converge.

7. Song: Blood Thirsty Lust (Monotonos Remix) , Artist: The Crimson Curse , Album: Blood Thirsty Lust (Coalition)

  • This album also features remixes by Travis Ryan (lead singer of Cattle Decapitation), John Wiese, and Spacewürm, as well as the original version of "Blood Thirst Lust" by The Crimson Curse.

8. Song: Left in the Desert , Artist: Earth , Album: Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method (Southern Lord)
9. Song: Homotopy to Marie , Artist: Nurse with Wound , Album: Homotopy to Marie (United Diaries)

  • My first experience listening to Homotopy to Marie was alone at night; needless to say it scared the crap out of me.

10. Song: Jack the Ripper , Artist: Univers Zero , Album: Heresie (Cuneiform)
11. Song: Always Crashing in the Same Car , Artist: David Bowie , Album: Low (Virgin)
12. Song: All the Pretty Little Horses , Artist: Current 93 , Album: Judas as Black Moth (Castle Music UK)
13. Song: L' Uccello con le Piume di Cristallo/L'Uccelo Con Le Piume Di Cristallo (Titoli) , Artist: Ennio Morricone , Album: Crime And Dissonance (Ipecac)
14. Song: Batman Dracula , Artist: John Wiese , Album: Songs of the Dead II: Idle Hands (And Here My Troubles Began)

LINK: Sounds of the Apocalypse Episode #1 2007-1-27

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007


Broadcast live on WELH 88.1 FM in Providence, Rhode Island from 1 AM - 2AM on Saturdays, Sounds of the Apocalypse is also available as a weekly podcast.

I chose songs and/or samples not necessarily based on their lyrical content or aim (i.e. they don't specifically have to be about the end of the world), but rather based on their overall sound or musical transitions of evoking feelings in the listener that this is what they would hear as a soundtrack for the day the world ends. In this respect, I value track transitions, spacing, and pacing over anything else. In the past, I've also done shows for WERW 1570 AM in Syracuse, New York, and when I'm not programming for WELH I do web development for an alarm monitoring company.

I also welcome posts for musical and/or audio suggestions or requests for future episodes.