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EclectroCasts: Interviews with and Music of Indie Artists

Eclectrocasts features interviews and music of indie artists of a broad range of genres. These artists generally make and produce their music from home studios without external support or sponsors. Eclectrocasts is operated by Jeff Kirn (NY) and Kees de Groot (RI). Kim Rueger (TN) operates the Digital Kitchen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eclectrocastsdigitalkitchen
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Eclectrocasts features interviews and music of indie artists of a broad range of genres. These artists generally make and produce their music from home studios without external support or sponsors. Eclectrocasts is operated by Jeff Kirn (NY) and Kees de Groot (RI). The Eclectrocasts Digital Kitchen (https://soundcloud.com/eclectrocastsdigitalkitchen) is run by Kim Rueger (TN).

May 4, 2016
EC024 - Heskin Radiophonic

This podcast features Lancaster (UK) based minimal ambient techno experimental artist Gordon Chapman-Fox, aka ChipShopForks, recording as Hesking Radiophonic. We spoke with Heskin Radiophonic about his most recent album The Slug And The Snarl and about his approach to making music over the years from a variety of perspectives, most notably that the essence of modern music is bass and drums.

The Slug And The Snarl will be the premier release of the newly formed label Trium Circulorum and will be available as a limited edition cassette tape release on May 5, 2016.

The interview was conducted on 17 April, 2016 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by, and information about Heskin Radiophonic on the following websites:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chipshopforks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heskinradiophonic/

Artist Website: http://www.heskinradiophonic.co.uk/

Bandcamp: https://heskinradiophonic.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/heskin-radiophonic

Apr 10, 2016
EC023 - Owlbinos of Northfield

This podcast features UK based Romeda recording experimental sound artist Owlbinos of Northfield (Steve Gubbins). We spoke with OON about his most recent released album My Spirit Animal is a Goth Teenager and about his approach to creating his musical experimental ambient soundscapes in which he uses sounds captured, usually with his iPad, from his everyday world.

The interview was conducted on 13 March, 2016 via Skype. 

You can follow, find music by, and information about OON on the following websites:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/owlbinos

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/owlbinosofnorthfield

MySpace: https://myspace.com/owlbinosofnorthfield

My Spirit Animal is a Goth Teenager (Romeda Records): https://romeda.bandcamp.com/album/my-spirit-animal-is-a-goth-teenager

Cinnamon Fog (Romeda Records): https://romeda.bandcamp.com/album/cinnamon-fog

 

Mar 27, 2016
EC022 - Unknown Land (UKLD)

This interview features Unknown Land (UKLD), a duo consisting of Chilean artist Lucia Ponticas (who produces her own music under the artist name Lucia F3nix) and Australian artist Rob Bryant (who produces his own music under the artist name Bare Island). We talked about their upcoming debut album 33° (release date March 30, 2016), and the unique and unusual ways they collaborate.

The unique sound of UKLD travels between enigmatic dark electronic and vehement electro-rock, with pulsating beats, overwhelming guitars and haunting passionate vocals, entwined in rich intricate melodies, narrated through intense but poetic lyrics.

The interview was conducted on 22 February 2016 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by and information about Unknown Land, Lucia F3nix, and Rob Bryant at the following websites:

Unknown Land

Official Website: http://ukld.net/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/unknown-land

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_UKLD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unknown.land.music

Bandcamp: https://unknownland.bandcamp.com/

Lucia F3nix

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lucia-f3nix

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LF3NIX

Bandcamp: https://f3nix.bandcamp.com

Bare Island

Official Website: http://bareisland.net/profile

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bareisland 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bare_Island

Bandcamp: https://bareisland.bandcamp.com

Feb 22, 2016
EC021 BONUS Genuflection EP by Isotherme

In this Bonus Eclectrocast you can hear the Bonus EP to Isotherme's new album, Silence of the Second Voice (released February 22. 2016), in its entirety.

Genuflection: Confessions of Devotion in Four Acts, can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp:

https://isotherme.bandcamp.com/album/genuflection-confessions-of-devotion-in-four-acts

The following writers collaborated for this EP:

Susan Purr (@SusanPurr) 
Jacquie Roberts (entiretyinbits.com
Todd Rokholm (@MyPrompts) 
N.T. Valentin (@_iLadyBird) 
Nina Loard (@SkyeTrilogy) 
Trish Hennessy (@AuroraSong75) 
Jim C. Mackintosh (@JimCMackintosh / bigbaffy.com) 
Pleasant Street (geletilari.wordpress.com
Roger Litherland (@ThePoetryThumb / @WhisperingNeds / whisperingneds.bandcamp.com 
Tara Fleur "Woman of Bones" (@TaraFleurs / womanofbones.jimdo.com)

Feb 14, 2016
EC021-Isotherme

This podcast features Eclectrocasts' own Isotherme (Jeff Kirn) interviewed by co-hosts Kees de Groot (Roofhare) and EC Digital Kitchen Chef Kim Rueger (Belly Full Of Stars). We spoke with Isotherme about his upcoming and much anticipated album Silence of the Second Voice. Isotherme is a multi-instrumentalist who describes his music as Electronic Ghost Ambient Sound Collages. His music is characterized by complex layered sound carpets with melodic lines varying from tender to haunting. Isotherme is a thoughtful and crafty composer in the tradition of minimalists who employs the structural complexity of jazz as well with great effect.

Silence of the Second Voice follows the release of the successful album Nail and can be purchased starting February 22 on Isotherme's Bandcamp website: https://isotherme.bandcamp.com/

The interview was conducted on 31 January 2016 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by and information about Isotherme at the following websites:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Isotherme

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/isotherme

Bandcamp: https://isotherme.bandcamp.com/

 

Dec 30, 2015
EC020-Fireside Chat with Sarah Schonert and Kees de Groot

Start the new year with a fireside chat with Sarah Schonert and Kees de Groot. They talk about their 15 December, 2015, simultaneous releases of companion EPs, The Kees Files and Sarahdipity respectively. They discuss the details and play each track of their EPs.

Sarah and Kees created original or strongly modified preset banks for each other using instruments based on physical modeling from Applied Acoustics Systems, such as Chromaphone, Ultra Analog VA2, Lounge Lizard, and String Studio VS2. They then independently created original compositions using these provided banks of presets. 

You can purchase their EPs on bandcamp:

The Kees Files by Sarah Schonerthttps://sarahschonert.bandcamp.com/album/the-kees-files

Sarahdipity by Kees de Groothttps://roofhare.bandcamp.com/album/sarahdipity

 

Dec 3, 2015
EC019-Eclectrocasts 2015 Compilation Part II

This Eclectrocast is a compilation of artists we interviewed in 2015. The set list is as follows:

1. Strobegirl - Alice    http://eclectrocasts.com/ec009-strobegirl

2. Ian Haygreen - The Echo of the Forgotten  

http://eclectrocasts.com/ec010-ian-haygreen

3. Kanal3 - Drehbankgedanken 

http://eclectrocasts.com/ec012-kanal-drei

4. Glitchfield Plaines - Arptak 

http://eclectrocasts.com/ec011-glitchfield-plaines-romeda 

5. Roofhare - The Flues   http://eclectrocasts.com/ec014-roofhare

6. Andrulian - Grand Central  

http://eclectrocasts.com/ec015-andrulian 

7. L.D.C.N. - 3 A.M.  

http://eclectrocasts.com/ec016-ldcn 

8. Bassy Jam - Bosphorus  http://eclectrocasts.com/ec017-bassy-jam

9. 3dTorus featuring Jill Beaulieu - Low and Slow

Dec 3, 2015
EC018-Eclectrocasts 2015 Compilation Part I

This podcast is the first in a series of two compilations of tracks from artists that we interviewed in 2015.

The setlist is as follows:

1. 3dTorus - Manifold          http://eclectrocasts.com/3dtorus

2. Meterbridge - Filter         http://eclectrocasts.com/meter-bridge

3. Sarah Schonert - Bells    http://eclectrocasts.com/sarah-shonert

4. Vlada Mars - Wind in my Soul    http://eclectrocasts.com/ec004-vlada-mars

5. Nondrian - Sunday Song  http://eclectrocasts.com/ec005-nondrian

6. Snake Robot - The Now   http://eclectrocasts.com/ec006-snake-robot

7. Mark Ward - Rainy Dub   http://eclectrocasts.com/ec007-mark-ward

8. Belly Full of Stars - Vikings   http://eclectrocasts.com/ec008-belly-full-of-stars

9. Isotherme - Staycation    https://soundcloud.com/isotherme

Nov 20, 2015
EC017-Bassy Jam

This interview features Bassy Jam, an accomplished bassist who weaves magic sound carpets with elements from Oriental World Music as well as Indie, Fusion Jazz and Soul (GER). We talked with Bassy Jam about some of his recent tracks and albums Caravan Routes and Camel Ride, some of his collaborative works, and his extensive travels and deep interest of music of middle eastern and oriental cultures.

The interview was conducted on 15 November 2015 via Google Hangout.

You can follow, find music by and information about Bassy Jam at the following websites:

Homepage: http://www.bassyjam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bassyjam

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bassyjam

 
 
 
 
 
Nov 11, 2015
EC016-L.D.C.N.

This interview features L.D.C.N., Norwich based ambient, electronic, instrumental, down tempo, ambient-electronic, hip-hop, and experimental music producer (UK). We talked with L.D.C.N. in great detail about some of his recent tracks and latest album City Lights, some of his collaborative works, and life as an artist.

The interview was conducted on 27 September 2015 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by and information about L.D.C.N. at the following websites:

https://twitter.com/LDCNmusic

https://ldcn.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/l-d-c-n

https://www.youtube.com/user/LDCNmusic

Oct 20, 2015
EC015-Andrulian

This interview features Andy Lyon, UK based sounddesigner, noisescaper, composer of electronic music, and prolific blogger, who publishes his works under the artist name Andrulian (UK). We talked with Andrulian in great detail about some of his recent tracks, some of his collaborative works, and also premier a track from his upcoming album (November 2015) Tech Explorations.

The interview was conducted on 5 September 2015 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by and information about Andrulian at the following websites:

https://twitter.com/andrulianblog

https://andrulianblog.wordpress.com/

https://andrulian.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/andrulian

Oct 4, 2015
EC014-Roofhare

This interview features Rhode Island based ambient-electronic experimental artist Kees de Groot who publishes music under the artist name Roofhare (USA). We will be talking with Roofhare about and listening to several tracks from his new album Atomic Appliance, self-released 2 September 2015 on Bandcamp. Roofhare will donate all proceeds of this album to the Rhode Island Community Foodbank (http://www.rifoodbank.org).

The interview was conducted on 5 September, 2015, via Skype, with guest interviewer Kim Rueger (Belly Full Of Stars, see EC008).

You can find Atomic Appliance here: https://roofhare.bandcamp.com/album/atomic-appliance 

You can follow, find music by and information about Roofhare at the following websites:

https://twitter.com/Groovehare 

https://roofhare.bandcamp.com/ 

https://soundcloud.com/roofhare 

https://hearthis.at/roofhare/ 

Disclosure: Kees de Groot operates Eclectrocasts together with Jeff Kirn using their own resources and money.

Sep 14, 2015
EC013-Glitchfield Plaines / Romeda

This interview features Glitchfield Plaines, Marshside based electronic composer, producer, soundscaper of deeply rhythmic and complexly layered music (UK). Glitchfield Plaines is the artist name of David Lavery, who also owns and operates the indie label Romeda. We will talk about three tracks from David's own work and two tracks from Romeda artists Owlbinos and Morpion. Eclectrocast #012 is a full feature on the Romeda artist KanalDrei and his new album Die Stadt Unter Der Stadt.

The interview was conducted on Saturday August 29, 2015 via Skype.

You can follow, find music by, and information about Glitchfield Plaines, Romeda, and Romeda Artists at the following links:

Glitchfield Plaines

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Glitchfield

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/glitchfieldplaines

Bandcamp: https://glitchfieldplaines.bandcamp.com/releases

Romeda:http://www.romeda.net/glitchfield-plaines.html

Blog: http://realsoundsok.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Glitchfield%20Plaines

Romeda

Webpage:www.romeda.net

Bandcamp: https://romeda.bandcamp.com/

Raugmedia feature: http://www.raugmedia.com/raug-presents.html

 

Sep 2, 2015
EC012-Kanal Drei

This interview features Bremen based Romeda indie artist Kanal Drei, a premium project of electronic dark ambient drum and bass driven music of the finest work of 3dTorus (see EC001) (Germany).  We will be listening to 3 tracks of his brandnew album Die Stadt Unter Der Stadt (The city below the city), two that focus on the use of vocal elements and a third track that focuses on evolving rhythms.

The interview was conducted via Skype on Saturday August 29, 2015.

You can follow, listen to music by, and find information about Kanal Drei at the following websites:

Twitter:https://twitter.com/KanalDrei

Bandcamp:http://kanaldrei.bandcamp.com

Romeda Records:http://www.romeda.net/kanal-drei.html

3dTorus Blog:http://3dtorus.com/2015/08/20/news-about-kanaldrei-die-stadt-unter-der-stadt-on-_romeda-records-2/

Aug 15, 2015
EC010-Ian Haygreen

This interview features Ian Haygreen, Ridgewell based pianist, composer, sound(s)caper of (dark) ambient and atmospheric electronic music (UK). We will be listening to 4 recent tracks by Ian Haygreen which span the richness and diversity of his works.

The interview was conducted on Saturday August 15, 2015 via Google Hangout.

You can follow, find music by, information about, and insights from Ian Haygreen at the following website:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IanHaygreen

Wordpress: https://borealechoes.wordpress.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ian-haygreen

Bandcamp: http://ianhaygreen.bandcamp.com

Reverbnation:  https://www.reverbnation.com/ianhaygreen

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