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KUCI's Premiere Instrumental Radio Program

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Hey all! We had another great show last week, 10/8/14, where we kicked off the Fall quarter strong. I hope you were there to enjoy it, but if not, here’s the playlist from that night for you to hunt down some of those grand tracks. My personal favorites were the ones by Suffering Astrid (black metal-y, dark and depressing), Selfkill (energetic post-rock), and organic stereo (chillout stuff). Thanks for listening!

The Velocity Raptors - Slow Ghost - Slow Ghost

Suffering Astrid - Silent Epiphany of Omnipresent Sadness - Naturologia

thehappymask - Fading beauty - Ruines

North Bend - Ballite - North Bend

Other Mountains - Slaves - Mare’s Nest

One Hour Before the Trip - money cannot be eaten - #3

Selfkill - 太空號列車 - 雨停了之后

People is Afraid - Πάτρα - Eloviivat

Dream Youth - Genetics - Thus Restoring It

Hiki - I Will Remember These Days - I Will Remember These Days

organic stereo - She has a Rainbow - The Stories Linger in My Mind

nihiling - holworld - m[e]iosis

Rafael Anton Irisarri - Hopes and Past Desires - Hopes and Past Desires

Porter Robinson - Flicker - Worlds

Mt. Eden - Flipmode - Walking On Air EP

Pawa Up First - Teru Teru Bozu - Missing Time

Lu_shush - Ignored - In Person (EP)

Ruined Machines - Wandering Mechanics - Mars

Opeth - For Absent Friends - Deliverance

Saxon Shore - Side by Side In This Gentle Descent - Four Months of Darkness

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Finally, the 10/1/14 playlist. Alpha Male Tea Party, Alcest, and… FLUX PAVILION?? Yes, you read that right. We had some fun with this week’s show, and I hope it showed. Started off with crazy stuff from Behold… The Arctopus I used to listen to back at the end of high school (a while ago for me haha). Ended with a neat medley of Final Fantasy VII themes from the Voices of the Lifestream project I featured a lot back during our ABC’s of Post-Whatever Stuff segments throughout the summer. Hope you enjoyed and we’ll catch you tonight for our first Summer show!

Other stand-out tracks by Becoming the Lion (GET THIS BAND), IRREVERSIBLE, Alcest, and Curacy.

alpha male tea party -  My Ship Is Shipshaped - AMTP

*** IRREVERSIBLE - Degloving Injury - Surface

Behold… The Arctopus - Sensory Amusia - Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning

Becoming the Lion - Fighting Through Cognizance - Automa

From the Petrified Forest - Make Beautiful Things, Nothing Else - Mostly Mort

Cloudkicker - He would be riding on the subway or writing formulas on the blackboard or having a meal or (as now) sitting and talking to someone across a table, and it would envelop him like a soundless tsunami - Subsume

Mogwai - Hexon Bogon - Rave Tapes

Civil Protection - From the Parish to the Pavement - Stolen Fire

Alcest - La Nuit Marche Avec Moi - Shelter

The Anatomy of Melancholy - Last Hope-Lost Hope (Entering uncertainty Zone) - ovissa

Fire Walk With Us - motion in swarms - Carriers

Kalouv - Boa Sorte, Santiago - Pluvero

Kontakte - The Owls Won’t See Us In Here - We Move Through Negative Spaces

Last Builders of Empire - Hibakusha - Without Remains

Curacy - Longer - Meridian EP

Flux Pavilion - I Still Can’t Stop - Blow the Roof

The Digital Connection - This Is For You - A Clean Slate

Alexander DeLarge - Disorder - Selected Works 1.1 EP

Adolf Plays the Jazz - nameless - Stealth EP

Bladiator - The Golden Ivories of Gaia (Various Themes) - Final Fantasy VII Voices of the Lifestream

Chaz Knapp - Celebration - Finger

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A lot of great names we’ve never before featured on the program in this 9/24 playlist, as well as a bunch of British post-rock and math-rock bands from a compilation project you can find online called “A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters”. I think they have 6 releases thus far, though all of what I’ve listened to has been quality. Highly recommended! Not to mention FINALLY new Tunturia. My excitement/enjoyment knows no bounds. Other standout tracks by The Sinking Longboat, Krobak, and IRREVERSIBLE. Don’t miss them!

Last Builders of Empire - Our Gods Are Made On Earth - Without Remorse

OMSQ - Relapse - Thrust/Parry LP

Our Friend, Surrender - Wrap the Sun Around Your Wounds - N/A

Maybeshewill - Co-Conspirators - Live At the Y Theatre

The Sinking Longboat - Northern Lights - Forgotten Songs

*** Tunturia - Halls of Sky - Halls of Sky

Krobak - And there by the River I lost my Glasses - Little Victories

Degree of Arc - Death of a Cosmonaut - Halls in Hospitals

IRREVERSIBLE - Side Effects of Living - Surface

Polymath - Vertex - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Constant Waves - Dr. Rumack - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Alright The Captain - Snake Tits - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Wicket - Know Your Roots - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Cheap Jazz - Dankish Clack-Dish - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Degree of Arc - …And I Called For Revolution - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Those Amongst Us Are Wolves - And So You Thought, “The Sky’s the Limit” - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Cathodes - Bergerac - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Fox in the City - [One] - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

The Winchester Club - The End of History - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

Karhide - Strings-Start - A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters (Vol. 5)

if thousands - six - for

Arms and Sleepers - In Memorium - A Man, A Plan, A Canal: Panama

Robot - Rain at 3AM - Between Earth and the Sky

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9/17/14: I’ll be honest, I really enjoyed this playlist because I played around with the second half a decent amount. The Flashbulb is one of my long-time favorite electronica artists, and on the Kirlian Selections album, he was at his peak (not to say some of his newer albums haven’t been superb too). Brought up the rear with a fun track by Elephant Revival that reminded me a lot of the show Firefly, which hopefully everyone and their mother has seen by this point. If you haven’t, you have no excuse. Netflix exists.

Hope you enjoyed!

The Angelic Process - Dying in A-Minor - Weighing Souls With Sand

Cosmonaut’s Day - The Last Watchman - Paths of the Restless

Fura - Omeira - Fura

Arroway - I’m Not Yours to Save - We Should Have Known Better

Dorena - We’ll Never Meet This Young Again - About Everything and More

Okkur - Sparkles of White Light - Sparkles of White Light

Goonies Never Say Die - I Know, I Know, I Know - In a Forest Without Trees

Form and Fate - It Will Come To Us - The Form and Fate of Lakes

MinionTV - When Skyways Are Highways - MinionTV

God Is An Astronaut - Shining Through - Age Of The Fifth Sun

Glacier - Eventually All Becomes Routine - Concave

Mono - Pure As Snow (Trails Of the Winter Storm) - Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Civil Protection - From The Parish to the Pavement - Stolen Fire

The Flashbulb - Autumn Insomnia Session - Kirlian Selections

Meon - Nothing Changes but Clock Hands That Move Implacably from Twelve to One - When Each At Least Unto Himself Shall Waken

Expanding Sponge - Save Often - Along Songs And

An Ant and An Atom - Metallergies - You Are No One.

Fabio Orsi - Full Metal Flat - Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul

Force of Nature - Traderoute - III

Get The Blessing - Between Fear and Sex - OC DC

The Flashbulb - Kirlian Choices - Kirlian Selections

Maps + Diagrams - Lost Mechanics - Polytuft-Tech

Darkfoot - a silence - A Silence

Elephant Revival - The Pasture - These Changing Skies

Andrei Machado - Sereno - Catarse

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s been SO long since I last updated! My humblest apologies for that. We’ll alleviate that right away.

We’ll start off with the playlist from 9/7, which was where I touched on some classics by Pelican and Coma Cloud, some video game music by Nobuo Uematsu (Blue Fields hnnngg <3), and wrapped up with my adoration of Porter Robinson. Lots of heavier post-metal-y stuff this week, so if you dig that stuff, go check out the first half of the playlist particularly.

Damascus - Interference - Of Whom I Always Think

Pelican - Red Ran Amber - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw

Conifer - Troy - Conifer

The Dandelion War - De Humo - We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes

PUZZLE - Piece VI - Nothing But The Rain

Cyclopian - The Dark Rift - Cyclopian

Gamardah Fungus - Opium - Night Walk With Me

Coma Cloud - Going Under - Sleep Issue

Nothing Important Happened Today - Il giorno della tempesta - Il Giorno Della Tempesta

Somnium - Fortunale - Gelida Vampa

Darshan Ambient - The Long Rain - A Day Within Days

the picturesque episodes - Collapsing Towers - Other Ghosts

Cloudkicker - It’s inside me, and I’m inside it - Let Yourself Be Huge

Rabbit Hole Revelations - Go Gather Bones - LP

My Own True Desire - Battle of a Day - What Better Time Than Now

Nobuo Uematsu - Blue Fields - Final Fantasy VIII Orchestra

Nobuo Uematsu - Vamo’ alla Flamenco - Final Fantasy IX Piano Collection

Reflexer - The Time Pirates - The Vanishing Lake

Porter Robinson - Natural Light - Worlds

Porter Robinson - Goodbye To a World - Worlds

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We had to skip the show on 8/27, unfortunately, but we’ve got our playlist from 9/3 for your listening enjoyment/review! I absolutely adored this playlist because I got to play some of the best new music I’ve come across. In this is brand-new Mono coming off of the announcement of their new double-LP album “The Last Dawn/Rays of Darkness”, where they are seeking to return to their roots, cutting out the sweeping strings of the full orchestra they had grown accustomed to using in the past two albums.

Additionally, I finally got around to listening to the album “Worlds” by the brilliant mind of Porter Robinson, and I was nothing short of blown away. While not technically instrumental, I couldn’t possibly keep away from playing this stuff. Do your ears a favor and listen to this album on Spotify or whatever service you use. It’s worth it.

I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I did and I’ll catch you soon!

Jupiters - Coming To Terms With The Inevitable And Uncontrollable - North Sea

Hannibal Montana - Fantasy Elbow Ride - Hannibal Montana

Morgue of Saints - Black Smoke Cathedral - Monolith

Miasme - advance.vapour - perpetual.terminal

Hadean - Ataraxia Pt. II - Ataraxia

9M Lied - Dead Dust - 9M Lied

No Respect for Beauty - I Am a Shadow - post-rock instrumental mixtape

Wang Wen - Seasons - 0.7

Baulta - Syncope - post-rock instrumental mixtape

Syahmi Rawl - The Odyssey - The Odyssey

Mono - Kanata - Kanata

*** Mono - Where We Begin - The Last Dawn

Behzad Mehmoosh - Klippstrander - Himlavalvet

gates - In The Morning - The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home

Arbor Lights - Silhouettes - Hatherton Lake

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Moya - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

Zora - An Eerie Silence - Dusty

TREY FREY - Critical - Trey Frey II

*** Porter Robinson - Sad Machine - Worlds

Robot - Rain At 3AM - Between Earth and The Sky

Pretty Lights - Solamente - Filling Up the City Skies (Disc 1)

Jungle - Busy Earnin’ - Jungle

Krooked Drivers - All Time High - Right Beneath Your Feet

Of The Trees - Hyperflux - Vacationland

Nathanial Noton-Freeman - And There Was LIGHT! - Whorl

Blurry Lights - Cold Night Before the Dawn Part 2 - Cold Night Before the Dawn

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You know what time it is! Time to play some catch up with our playlists haha. This playlist comes to you from the date 8/20/14, where we played host to our second intern, the wonderful DJ Tina. She brought some really pretty tracks, some of which were old favorites of the show and others were totally new from bands we had never heard of. I hope you enjoyed!

Marriages - White Shape - Kitsune

Les Discrets - Song For Mountains - Septembre Et Ses Dernieres Pensees

Benton Falls - Like Portraits On Walls - Guilt Beats Hate

Man Mountain - Lucerna - To Call Each Thing By It’s Right Name

Stavanger - Our Last Day In the Future - Far From Silence, Close To Violence

Solkyri - Court-A - No House

Solkyri - This Can’t Wait! - No House

My Captain My Sea - Marathon (Within us, Strength) - Grow Up or Die Alone

Royal Oak - Side A - let’s not try that again…

Starship Amazing - Can I Lift A Bird? Am I That Strong? - Ultra-Modern Rhythms

Random Forest - The Best of Us - Random Forest

Crooked Colors - Come Down - Sweat It Out

A Light in the Dark - Sunshine - From One Day to Another

Long Distance Calling - Nucleus -The Flood Inside

Maybeshewill - He Films the Clouds Pt 2 - Not for Want of Trying

We - With the Stars as an Audience - With the Stars as an Audience

Signal Hill - Luna Park - More After We’re Gone

Out of Sight - Breathless - Silence Speaks with Words Unspoken

Mogwai - Wizard Motor - Les Revenants

Lowercase Noises - Rushes - Seafront

The End of the Ocean - All that is Will Cease - In Excelsis

Sleepmakeswaves - Something Like Avalanches - And so We Destroyed Everything

Message to Bears - Daylight Goodbye - Folding Leaves

Decoder Ring - Snowflake - Somersault

Mooncake - More Oxygen, I said… - Single

EF - Bells Bleed and Bloom - Ceremonies

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And now we’ve also got the playlist from last week, 8/13/14, where we PREMIERED the new single “Bullet” by LA-based outing Beware of Safety. In an effort to showcase their new stuff (and new direction?) of their next album, “Lotusville”, I’ve been honored by the band to play their releases before they were even available online. As a result, now a week later, you can download this amazing new track for FREE on Bandcamp at the link provided. HIGHLY recommended, it’s really something neat and different from them.

Additionally, we hosted intern New-Wave Dave who played for us some old classics and some enjoyable new tracks too. Hope you enjoyed and catch you soon for more great instrumental tunes.

*** Becoming the Lion - Defiance - Automa

Bear Baiting - The Overlook - Bear Baiting E.P.

Town Portal - Rosini - Vacuum Horror

*** Wess Meets West - Deadlock Arms Live - Live At Riverworks

100 Onces - Cannibals as Leader - 100 One Says

Exilym - Man never went to the moon - B-sides

From Monuments to Masses - Old Robes - The Impossible Leap in One Hundred Simple Steps

Krobak - And there by the River I lost my Glasses - Little Victories

Caves of Glass - Mariana - Caves of Glass

Ever Forthright - Reflections - Ever Forthright

F.E.L. - Azure Complex - Leben

Charlie Clouser - Don’t Forget the Rules - Saw II Soundtrack

Charlie Clouser - Just Begun - Saw IV Soundtrack

Huey Walker - Reflected Dreams of Blue Travels - Dreamsleaves

*** Beware of Safety - Bullet - Lotusville

Animals As Leaders - Physical Education -  The Joy of Motion

Caspian - Crawlspace - The Four Trees

Allen Baltzer - Miles From Europa - Soundcloud

Pidgeman - Solitude - Soundcloud

Tortoise - Jetty - TNT

God Is An Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright - All Is Violent, All Is Bright

Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

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Alright, catch up time! Here’s the playlist from our show on 8/6/14. Plenty of new stuff, both to the program and to the world. Check out the asterisk-marked titles particularly and devour these delicious tunes. Also, the Labrinto and Grace Cathedral Park tracks are GIGANTIC at over 20 minutes each, but worth all of your attention.

Sunken - Patterns of Despondence - Recoil

The Death Tremors - Teledildonics - Death Is Sweeter With You

Goonies Never Say Die - The Scene Where Everyone Dies - In A Forest Without Trees

I am waiting for you last summer - Dreamers’ shelter - Edge Party

Glacier - For the Hour to Reap Has Come - Concave

Labirinto - Masao - Masao

I Hear Sirens - Deception Has a Way With Words - Beyond the Sea, Beneath the Sky

*** Glories - An Unquiet Mind - Put the Beast Out of Mind

Hugar - Uti - Hugar

*** Bird Sounds - A Mild Dragon - The Engineers of Alma

*** Anoice - The Three-Day Blow - From The Studio

*** Other Mountains - Bread & Circus - Mare’s Nest

*** glaswegians - silicon - glaswegians

*** Alexander DeLarge - Paper Plane (with Alice Goldstein) - Vista Point

Grace Cathedral Park - Latter Day Love Affairs and Everything Else You Would Hope to Forget - In the Evening of Regret

*** I am planet - Adelidae - Silene stenophylia

*** Lu_shush - Reminds Me of You - In Person (EP)

Ghost Bike - You Don’t Exist - You Don’t Exist

Izalith - Failed Rescue - Low EP

Helios - Bless This Morning Year - Eingya

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And since we had a sub for 7/23, we come to last week’s show, 7/30, when we played host to the ever-wonderful Jordan of Leaving Richmond. He came in, shared his words of wisdom, talked life, music, and played a couple tracks acoustically. I’m working to make the gigantic audio file stripped down to the bits with him, so if you’re interested, you will be able to find it on the KUCI website soon. Keep an eye out! I’ll announce it on our Facebook as well ( Thanks for tuning in and I hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did! GO DOWNLOAD THE NEW EP! IT’S NAME YOUR PRICE FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO!

Atlas - How Does This Ejector Seat Work - Inertia

Miasme - stray.level - perpetual.terminal

Yoma - To The Fall - Approaching Silence

Barrows - Nebula - Red Giant

417.3 - > - 2

… And the Earth Swarmed With Them - The Fear, The Nausea - You Are Mortal

One Hour Before the Trip - burnt city - #3

Infinity Shred - Wayfinder - Wayfinder (Single)

The Dandelion War - Drifters - We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes

Sleeping Bear - Gleba - Sleeping Bear

My Brother, My Captain, My King - Columbarium Lighthouse - SPLIT EP

Stars As Lights - Ground Shook Beneath Our Feet - As If Time Had Stopped

Kawai Kenji - Monogatari - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Soundtrack

CloZee - Earth to Nothingness - The Poetic Assassin

Force of Nature - Vagrancy - Samurai Champloo Music Record Katana

Childs - … - Yui

Childs - Post:Seele - Yui

*** Leaving Richmond - All the Things We Ever Here - An Elusive Glow

*** Leaving Richmond - Reach Out For A Moment, For Eternity - An Elusive Glow

*** Leaving Richmond - If I Believe In You, Will You Promise to Exist? - An Elusive Glow

*** Leaving Richmond - Mechanized Reverie - An Elusive Glow

*** Leaving Richmond - With Your Own 2 Hands - An Elusive Glow

*** Leaving Richmond - An Elusive Glow - An Elusive Glow

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