Friday, October 20, 2017

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Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 010

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 010
Broadcast Friday October 20th 2017
WCLM 1450 AM


01: Phil Davies And Christopher Ried "Muscle And Heat" (France) 1978
Catchy - LP [Musical Touch Sound] Soul, Disco, Library

02: Jean Guy Ruff "Cover Girl" (France) 1976
Ma Fiancée Traverse Une Crise D'Obsession Sexuelle - 7" [Barclay] Funk, Soul, Pop
03: Jean-Pierre Massiera & Bernard Torelli "Knock Out" (France) 1977

Turn Radio On - LP [Marcy Music] Electronic, Disco, Experimental

04: Brian Sands "Slippery Stones Of Dovedale" (U.S.) 1980
Fixation - LP [Bizart Records]  Psychedelic Rock, Synth-pop, Experimental

05: Holger Czukay "Witches' Multiplication Table" (Germany) 1981
On The Way To The Peak Of Normal - LP [Welt-Rekord] Experimental, Rock

06: Placebo "Balek" (Netherlands) 1973
1973 - LP [CBS] Jazz, Funk, Soul

07: Mistral "Jamie" (Netherlands) 1977
Jamie - 7" [CNR] Synth-Pop, Disco

08: Mutation "Eudoxus / Twentynine Days" (Germany) 1978
Eudoxus - 7" [Columbia] Electronic, Disco

09: Lovefingers "Bermuda" (U.S.) 2007
Rvng Of The Nrds Vol. 4 - 12" [Rvng Intl] Psychedelic Rock, Disco

10: Art Bears "Rats & Monkeys" (Germany) 1979
Rats & Monkeys - 7" [Ralph Records] Art Rock, Experimental

11: Roger Melt "Pleine Lune" (U.K.) 1984
Pleine Lune - 12" [G.K. Records] Acoustic, Art Rock

12: Ralph Lundsten And The Andromeda All Stars "Alpha Ralpha Boulevard" (Sweden) 1979
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard - LP [Harvest] Funk, Soul, Abstract, Disco

13: Tony Wilson "Hangin' Out In Space" (U.S.) 1983
Hangin' Out In Space / Only What You Steal - 12" [Connection] Funk, Soul, Electro

14: Dream 2 Science "My Love Turns To Liquid" (U.S.) 1990
My Love Turns To Liquid - 12" [Power Move Records] Electronic, Deep House

15: Mary Lattimore "Otis Walks Into The Woods" (U.S.) 2016
At The Dam - LP [Ghostly International] Ambient, Modern Classical

16: Michel Colombier "My Fairy In The Crystal Reeds" (U.S.) 1983

Old Fool Back On Earth - 2xLP [Columbia] Jazz-Rock, Experimental

17: Richard Peaslee "The Dancing Phantom" (U.S.) 1980
Passage - LP [Linear]  Experimental, Synth-pop, Prog Rock, Ambient

18: Tako "Flotation Dance" (Japan) 2008
*Edit of Living Satellite "IO" Of Jupiter by Yujii Ohno
My Kind Of Woman - 12" [Ambassador's Reception] Disco, Jazz-Funk

19: Andriessen Jurriaan "Overtones" (Netherlands) 1977
The Awakening Dream - LP [Basart Records International]  Modern Classical, Ambient

20: Pat "Never Look Back" (Germany) 1986
Music Is - 7" [Magic Cube]  Free Funk, Disco

21: Shoc Corridor "Sargasso Sea" (U.K.) 1982
A Blind Sign - LP [Shout]  Synth-pop, Minimal, Ambient

22: Big Bong "My Brother Death" (Austria) 1989
My Brother Death - 12" [Dum Dum Records] Electro, New Beat

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 009

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 009 
Broadcast Friday October 13th 2017


01: Diamond Black Hearted Boy "Atom Gave Eve" (U.S.) 2010
Unknown [Not on label] Experimental, Electronic, Hip Hop

02: Cranes "Clear (Davidian Memorial Mix)" (U.S.) 1993
Clear / Cloudless - 12" [RCA] Industrial, Ambient

03: Illusion Of Safety "Musikfuck" (U.K.) 1991
Various -  A Persons Healthy Guide To Listening - Cassette [Regelwidrig]
Experimental, Ambient, Minimal

04: Suicide "Cheree (Remix)" (U.S.) 1999
Suicide - LP [Red Star Records] Garage, Electro, Punk

05: Bruce Haack & Fantastic Plastic Machine "I'm Bruce" *excerpt (U.S.) 2005
06: Bruce Haack & Tipsy "Popcorn" *excerpt (U.S.) 2005
07: Bruce Haack & Stereolab "Mudra" *exceprt (U.S.) 2005
Various -  Dimension Mix: A Tribute To Dimension 5 Records - The Music Of Bruce Haack And Esther Nelson - CD [Eenie Meenie Records] Abstract, Experimental, Electronic

08: Oiling Boiling "Cyclops Dance" (Finland) 1977
Two Faces - LP [CBS] Jazz-Funk

9:  Zazou, Bikaye and CY1 "Eh! Yaye (Remix)" (Belgium) 1990
Noir Et Blanc [Crammed Discs] Tribal, Electronic

10: Emergency Broadcast Network with Coldcut & Hexstatic "Timber" (Canada) 1998
Timber - CD [Ninja Tune]  Illbient, Experimental, Ambient

11: Ventla "Harataima" (Japan) 2012
Auditory Phantom - MP3 [Not on label] Synth-Pop, Experimental

12: Lizzy Mercier Descloux "Torso Corso" (U.S.) 1979
Press Color - LP [ZE Records] New Wave, No Wave, Free Punk

13: Victor Uwaifo And His Titibitis "All Correct" (Nigeria) 1979
O.T.F. (On The Floor) - LP [Polydor]  Highlife, Disco, Afrobeat, Funk, African

14: Blancmange "Overspreading Art Genius" (U.K.) 1980
Irene & Mavis - 7" [Not on label] New Wave, Synth-Pop, Minimal

15: Francis Bebey "My Tropical Flower" (France) 1982
Pygmy Love Song - LP [Editions Makossa] Folk, Disco

16: Jeff Majors "Summertime" (U.S.) 1986
 For Us All (Yoka Boka) - LP [Glass Wing] New Age, Soul Jazz

17: Exkurs "Fakten Sind Terror" (Germany) 1981
Fakten Sind Terror - LP [Konkurrenz] Post-Punk, New Wave, Synth-Pop

18: Tom Ellard "Mount" (Austrailia) 1982
80's Cheesecake - CDr [Sevcom] Minimal, Experimental

19: Antomar "Hawaiian Excursion" (U.S.) 1985
Variety Is... The Spice Of Life  - LP [A.M.P. Records] Funk, Soul

20: Cleaners from Venus "Corridor of Dreams" (U.K.) 1982
Midnight Cleaners - Cassette [Man At The Off Licence] Lo-fi, Psychedelic Rock, Post-Punk

21: Legendary Pink Dots "Defeated" (U.K.) 1981
Kleine Krieg - Cassette [Mirrordot] Synth-Pop, Indie Rock

22: Yukihiro Takahashi "Mirrormanic" (Japan) 1982
Various - Tokyo Mobile Music 1 - Cassette [The Mobile Suit Corporation] New Wave, Minimal

23: The Lijadu Sisters "Come On Home" (Nigeria) 1979
Horizon Unlimited - LP [Afrodisia] Folk

24: Glaxo Babies "Maximum Sexual Joy" (U.K.) 1980
Nine Months To The Disco  - LP [Heartbeat Records] Post-Punk, No Wave

25: ESG "Moody (Spaced Out)" (U.S.) 1983
Come Away With ESG - LP [99 Records] New Wave, Disco

26: Abecedarians "Smiling Monarchs" (U.S.) 1985
Smiling Monarchs - 12" [Factory] Post-Punk, Indie Rock

27: Vivien Goldman "Launderette" (U.K.) 1991
Launderette - 7" [Window] Leftfield, Post-Punk, Dub

28: Elisa Waut "Russia" (U.K.) 1985
Elisa Waut - LP [Statik Records] Leftfield, Synth-Pop

29: Chrisma "Gott Gott Electron" (Italy) 1979
Hibernation  - LP [Polydor] New Wave, Synth-Pop

30: K.S.B. "Misaluba" (Italy) 1983
Misaluba - 12" [Empire Records] Electro

31: Windows "When The Music's Over" (U.K.) 1981
Uppers On Downers - LP [Skeleton Records] Dub, Punk, Experimental

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 008

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 008
Broadcast Friday October 6th 2017

01: André Cymone "Livin' In The New Wave" (U.S.) 1982
Livin' In The New Wave - LP [Columbia] New Wave, Synth-Pop, Funk
02: Zazou / Bikaye / Cy 1 "Mangungu" (Belgium) 1983
Noir Et Blanc - LP [Crammed Discs] Tribal, Experimental

03: A Certain Ratio "Touch" (U.K.) 1982
I's Like To See You Again - LP [Factory] No Wave, Jazzdance, Synth-Pop

04: Grace Jones "Art Groupie" (U.S.) 1981
Nightclubbing - LP [Island Records] Synth-Pop, Disco, Dub

05: The Dance "Do Dada" (U.S.) 1980
Dance For Your Dinner - 12" [Go Go Records] No Wave, Post-Punk

06: Conrad Schnitzler "Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal" (Germany) 1980
Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal - 12" [RCA] Electro, Experimental, Industrial

07: Our Daughter's Wedding "Elevate Her" (U.S.) 1981
Moving Windows - LP [EMI America] Synth-Pop, New Wave

08: Dalek I Love You "Would You Still Love Me" (U.K.) 1983
Ambition - 12" [Korova] New Wave, Post-Punk

09: The Contortions "Dish It Out" (U.S.) 1978
Various - No New York - LP [Antilles] No Wave, Post-Punk

10: T. Mack "Mill-Due Disco (Instrumental)" (U.S.) 1985
Mill-Due (The Galactic Funk D.J.) - 12" [Megas Production Co.] Electro

11: Selda "Ince Ince" (Turkey) 1976
Selda - LP [Türküola] Folk, Psychedelic Rock

12: Bernard Fevre "Earth Message" (France) 1977
Cosmos 2043 - LP [Musax] Leftfield, Experimental

13: Jeff & Jane Hudson "PCP" (U.S.) 1981
World Trade - 12" [Infidelity] Synth-Pop, Experimental

14: Burnis "Where Is The Answer" (Nigeria) 1983
Light My Fire - LP [Delix Records] Disco, Funk, Boogie

15: Plustwo "Stop Fantasy" (Italy) 1983
Melody - 7" [MIO Records] Italo-Disco

16: Ministry "Work For Love (The "Sex Slave" Edit)" (U.S.) 1987
Various - Hot Classic, Issue 7 - 2 X 12" [Hot Tracks] Synth-Pop, Disco

17: Checker Kabb "By My Side" (U.S.) 1983
By My Side - 7" [Bevnik Records] Funk, Disco

18: Glenn "Zeit" (Germany) 1982
Glenn(Zend) - LP [Big Mouth] Pop Rock, New Wave, Krautrock

19: Módulo 1000 "Ôlho Por Ôlho, Dente Por Dente" (Brazil) 1972
 Não Fale Com Paredes - 12" [Top Tape] Psychedelic Rock

20: Kris Okotie "She'll Never Go Home" (Nigeria) 1980
Just For You - LP [Phonodisk] Disco, Funk, Pop Rock

21:  Armando Trovaioli "Sessomatto" (Italy) 1973
Sesso Matto (Colonna Sonora Originale) - LP [Duse Records] Jazz Funk

22: 212 "I'll Show You How" (U.S.) 1985
I'll Show You How - 12" [Piper] Electro, Disco

23: Tom Tom Club "Pleasure Of Love" (U.S.) 1983
Pleasure Of Love - 12" [Sire] Leftfield, Disco

24: Woolfy "The Warehouse" (U.S.) 2006
The Warehouse - 12" [Rong Music] Electro, Disco

25: Les Femmes "Yes, You Thrill Me" (U.S.) 1984
Yes, You Thrill Me - 12" [Kee Wee Records] Disco, Funk

26: Sandii "Drip Dry Eyes" (Japan) 1980
Eating Pleasure - LP [Alfa] Synth-Pop, Reggae

27: Bill Williams and Billeo "Things Will Be Better Tomorrow" (U.S.) 1983
Robot People - 7" [WCM Records] Electro, Soul, Funk

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DJ Rat-Ward Vol 012

Various Artists - DJ Rat-Ward 012 
"80's New Soul Funk Underground" 1981 - 1987
Anti-Everything - AE84 - 10/01/2017 - C-60 Format Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward

Side A:
01 - 212 "I'll Show You How" (1985)
02 - Cojo "Play It By Ear" (1984)
03 - Stone "Crazy" (1983)
04 - Glory "Let's Get Nice" (1981)
05 - Elijah Rock (Featuring Strawberri & Flikk) "Take It To The Floor" (1985)
06 - Mifflin Ensemble "On The Move" (1982)

Side B:
07 - Leroy "Ace" Miller "Hook Me" (1983)
08 - Dr. Otto Gomez "Love Junky" (1987)
09 - The Graingers  "Shine Your Light" (1982)
10 - Checker Kabb  "By My Side" (1982)
11 - Magic Mooris "Choosin You" (1983)
12 - Kym Yancey "We're So Happy" (1984)
13 - Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame "Way Out" (1982)
14 - Bill Williams "Things Will Be Better Tomorrow" (1983)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

DJ Rat-Ward Vol 011

Various Artists - DJ Rat-Ward Vol 011 
"Rare Italo-Disco and New Wave Euro Pop 1981-1986"
Anti-Everything - AE83 - 09/30/2017 - C-60 Format Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward

Side A:
01 - Daniela Alverman "Who Does" (1982)
02 - Contact Music "Keep On Dance" (1984)
03 - Ivy's Day "In Another Time" (1985)
04 - Dibany "Hardlover" (1983)
05 - 1ere Classe "Poupee Flash" (1982)
06 - Aldo Tamborelli, Stephen Head & Paolo Dossena "War" (1983)
07 - Hypno Dance "King Of The Night" (1984)

Side B:
08 - Soma Holiday "Too Many People" (1984)
09 - Lama "1993" (1983)
10 - Kaburo "Lady Night" (1983)
11 - Neurox "Romantic" (1984)
12 - Sandra "Message Telepathique" (1981)
13 - Isabelle Antena "Mummy's Not at Home Tonight" (1986)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Generator RVA: Now Playing

Generator RVA: Now Playing

October 6th through October 29th

Sediment Arts
208 E Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Generator RVA: Now Playing

Arranged by Ken Montgomery

GENERATOR is the brainchild of New York based artist Gen Ken Montgomery. Known as “New York’s first sound art gallery”, Generator existed in the East Village and then in Chelsea from 1989-1992. Gen Ken hosts performances and listening experiences by local Richmond artists and octophonic Cassette Listening Experiences by the late Berlin artist/composer Conrad Schnitzler.

The Pop-up Generator Store and Archive will be re-activated for 3 days in the Sediment Gallery Storefront. Featuring contemporary and historical, local and non-local, noise and experimental sound works for sale and distribution, including unique handmade cassette tapes, cd-rs, records, zines, posters, video, art, laminations, ephemera, and more.

Artist Bios in alphabetical order below schedule.

10/06 - 10/08 Generator RVA: Now Playing - POP-UP STORE WEEKEND
10/06 Friday 6-9pm
10/07 Saturday 1-6pm
10/08 Sunday 1-6p

10/06 First Friday Opening Reception 6-9pm
Inaugural Remote Call-In Proclamation by
The Kings of Elgaland-Vargaland: Michael von Hausswolf & Left Elggren (from Stockhom)
Octophonic Concert by Gen Ken at 8pm

10/07 - Saturday 5-7pm Live performances
Remote Poem Call-In Steve Dalachinsky (from Paris)
Cassette Concert: Music of Conrad Schnitzler performed by Gen Ken
Live performances:
Sean Julian
Chris Penalosa
Tommy Birchett

10/14 - Saturday 5-7pm Live performances
Remote Audio Call-in Performance by Gregory Whitehead
Cassette Concert: Music of Conrad Schnitzler performed by Tommy Birchett
Live performances:
Will O’Donavan
Ben Scott

10/21 - Saturday 5-7pm Live performances
Remote Call-In by Anna Homler (from Los Angeles)
Cassette Concert: Music of Conrad Schnitzler performed by TK
Live performances:
Elizabeth Nall
Fred McGann

Generator RVA

10/28 - Saturday
Listening Event ONE
1:00 -1:15pm Remote Call In Performance by Rod Summers (from Maastricht)
1:15 -1:45pm Octophonic Concert by Nigel Ayers - Aquarius Suirauqa performed by Gen Ken
1:45 -2:15pm Cassette Concert: Music of Conrad Schnitzler performed by Gen Ken
2:15 - 2:30 Remote Drama by Rod Summers - Hjalteyri Scale(d own) performed by Gen Ken
2:30 - 3:00pm Radio without the Radio - recordings from Generator Archives live mix by Gen Ken featuring: Sound Dog • Mental Anguish & Allegory Chapel • Alvin Lucier

Listening Event TWO
3:30pm Remote Call In Performance by Dylan Nyoukis (from Brighton)
3:45 -4:15pm Octophonic Concert by Gen Ken
4:30 -5pm Octophonic Concert by Stephen Vitiello
5:15 - 5:45pm Radio without the Radio - recordings from Generator Archives featuring: Gregory Whitehead • Randy Fairbanks

10/29 - Sunday
Listening Event ONE
1:00 -1:30pm Octophonic Concert by DJ Olive -CON Tribute performed by Gen Ken
1:30pm Remote Call In Performance by Sam Ashley (from Berlin)
1:45 -2:15pm Conrad Schnitzler Cassette CONcert CONducted by Gen Ken
2:30 -3:00pm Radio without the Radio - recordings from Generator Archives featuring: Stv Jns • Willem De Ridder

Listening Event TWO

3:30pm Remote Call In Performance by GX Juppiter Larsen (Los Angeles)
3:45 -4:00pm Octophonic Concert by Tommy Birchett
4:15- 4:45pm Radio without the Radio - recordings from Generator Archives featuring: Blackhumour • Sean Meehan
5:00- 5:30pm Octophonic Concert by Gen Ken
5:30pm Final Remote Performance by small cruel party (from Paris)


Anna Homler

David Lee Myers
David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist living in New York City. He has had thirty recordings released by Generator, Recommended, Line, Silent, Pogus, RRRecords, Staalplaat, Monochrome Vision, and many other labels. Collaborations have been produced with Gen Ken Montgomery, Thomas Dimuzio, Ellen Band, guitarist Marco Oppedisano, and Dirk Serries (VidnaObmana.) Two Albums were created with legendary electronic pioneer Tod Dockstader, and with Hamburg’s master sound manipulator Asmus Tietchens four projects have been released, with a fifth in progress. Myers has performed his sounds and visuals at New York’s Generator, The Kitchen, Roulette, Experimental Media Foundation, the Knitting Factory, Clocktower, MoMA/PS1, Outpost Artists Resources, Trans Pecos and Silent Barn, as well as the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Boston Museum of Modern art and Gallerie Abriss (Hamburg) and the Klang Avantgarde Music Festival (Copenhagen), among others.

Dylan Nyoukis
Dylan Nyoukis understands nothing if not the value of showmanship. Of course, a common pitfall in nurturing such a preoccupation is the squandering of the beefy content that must fortify it. People can’t be expected to cross the street for you (more than once) if there’s nothing waiting for them on the other side. Tempting though it may be to pursue a career in the vending of substances as wispy as a foul wind, Nyoukis’s vocation is solidly within the jurisdiction of Well Tempered Theatrics.
A native son from a northern area of The UK Of GB And NI, an obscure, little-talked-about quadrant of The Realm that locals claim created the modern world and everything in it, Nyoukis has been putting on the style since the early 1990s, first with Dora Doll in Prick Decay / Decaer Pinga, an experiment that transmogrified youthful no wave vigor into an exponentially larger and encompassing street brawl of visionary sound, later with painter / collage artist Karen Constance in Blood Stereo, a malleable unit that can stain with their very personal splat any avant canvas set in their way.

Elizabeth Nall / Feminacci
Classically trained violinist, Elizabeth Nall, began to experiment with electronic sound and composition while involved in a collective founded by German composer, Herbert Brun, School for Designing a Society. In her studio practice today she uses technology to test the expectations of her musical ideas, exploring method in search of inspiration in the previously unheard.

Gen Ken Montgomery is a New York-based artist whose involvement in the cassette-culture and mail-art movements of the late seventies led to the creation of Generations Unlimited with David Prescott and Conrad Schnitzler in 1987. In 1989, Montgomery opened the first sound art gallery in New York City: Generator. Generator’s wide scope and novel approach toward sound and music made it a vector-point for some of the most interesting artists from around the world. Generator re-incarnated at AVA gallery in 2013 ( and in the Print Shop at MoMA PS1 in 2014. Montgomery re-launched Generations Unlimited in 2014.

After living in Berlin in 1985 and working with Conrad Schnitzler, Montgomery has composed and performed multi-speaker concerts using amplified appliances, field recordings and electronic instruments. Montgomery’s approach to creating listening spaces gives audiences a dramatic immersive audio experience, often performed in total darkness.

Montgomery also creates visual art using photography, clippings, debris and lamination to make books to make postcards. As the Minister of Lamination (a.k.a. Egnekn) Montgomery is the world’s foremost practitioner of sonic Lamination Rituals.

Montgomery’s music has been released on some of the most respected music labels in the world: Noise Below (Greece), Chocolate Monk and Touch (UK), VOD Records (Germany), Esplendor Geometrico, (Spain), Staalplaat and De Fabriek (The Netherlands), Firework Editions (Sweden), XV Parowek (Poland), Monovision (Russia) and XI Records, Banned Productions, GD Stereo, Pogus, and Tellus in the US.

GX Jupitter-Larsen
GX Jupitter-Larsen is based in Los Angeles. Since 1979, he has worked as a performance artist, sound artist, writer, and filmmaker. He also collects stamps, and is a devout psammologist. Much of his work is a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement. |

Stephen Vitiello
Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. CD releases have been published by New Albion Records, Sub Rosa, 12k and Room 40. His sound installations and multi-channel works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Exhibitions include a site-specific work for NYC’s High Line, “Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” at the Museum of Modern Art; the 2002 Whitney Biennial; and the 2006 Biennial of Sydney. Over the last 25 years, Vitiello has collaborated with such artists and musicians as Pauline Oliveros, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, Joan Jonas, Julie Mehretu, Scanner and Steve Roden. Originally from New York, Vitiello is now based in Richmond, VA where he is a professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tommy Birchett
When Tommy Birchett is not taking out the trash in Oregon Hill, he can be found in his workshop playing with sounds and images. Using a variety of homemade instruments, found objects, discarded technology, and electronic toys, Tommy improvises alone as well as with ensembles like Ting Ting Jahe, New Loft, and Chart Junk. Tommy has recordings littered around his home, sctattered across various websites, and on fine labels like Winds Measure, Wifflefist, and Generator.

more info soon

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


In honor of our dear friend Bobbie Peters who sadly passed away this year, RVA Noise is proud to present Blue Nine Fest. This event will be a memorial and a tribute to Bobbie and will showcase a variety of performers, all of which were friends of hers and wanted to express their grief and sadness as well as celebrate the life and spirit of Bobbie in their own unique ways.
Please join us in our celebration and mourning...

Blue Nine Fest - October 1st 2017 at Strange Matter

929 W Grace St
7PM Doors // 8PM Noise // $5 // 18+

08:00: Muzak City
08:15: Sensual Assault
08:45: Yoga Demon
09:00: Thieves Of Shiloh
09:15: Flesh Control
10:00: 10-56
10:15: Fake Object
10:30: Dyrt
10:45: Coteries
11:00: Brown Piss
11:15: Stone Garden Jam Temple
11:30: Yohimbe
11:45: Scant
12:00: Kyle Flanagan

Facebook Event:

From RVA Mag:

Sunday, October 1, 7 PM
Blue Nine Fest & Memorial, feat. Kyle Flanagan, Scant, Yohimbe, Stone Garden Jam Temple, Brown Piss, Coteries, Dyrt, Fake Object, 10-56, Flesh Control, Thieves Of Shiloh, Yoga Demon, Sensual Assault, Muzak City @ Strange Matter – $5

Sunday night sees a significant gathering of the more punk-based experimental noise scene here in Richmond; sadly, it’s to commemorate a tragedy. Local noise musician Bobbie Peters, who performed under the name Blue Nine, passed away earlier this year, and their many friends in the local scene are gathering to celebrate their life with the sort of harsh noise they loved. Whether or not you knew Bobbie, this is an important event for the RVA noise scene, one that is worth checking out as much for the chance to engage with the full spectrum of the local scene as for the opportunity to memorialize a fallen compatriot.

There are way too many artists on this bill to explore even half of them to the extent they deserve, but some that merit special mention include Brown Piss, the damaged electronic harshness generated by Suppression/Mutwawa/Chaotic Noise Productions mastermind Jason Hodges as a solo performer; Scant, the harsh, foreboding chaos generated by mid-Atlantic noise renaissance man Matt Boettke; Coteries, the enveloping atmospheric noise terror of Van Ficken; and Eric Tomillon’s monster of harsh noise, Fake Object. But honestly, everyone who’s anyone in Richmond’s experimental noise scene is here, so if you need a crash course, this is your perfect opportunity to get one. It’s a shame it had to happen for such a sad reason. -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 007

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 007
Broadcast Friday September 22nd 2017
WCLM 1450 AM

01: Pissy Relay Switches "Ho! These Teeth" (Austrailia) 1981
Various - One Stop Shopping - Cassette [Terse Tape] Lo-fi, Punk, Experimental

02: Les Yeux Interdits "Schicksal" (Netherlands) 1982
Tear Part Tapes - Cassette [Tear Apart Tapes] Synthwave, Synth-Pop

03: Elijah Rock Featuring Strawberri & Flikk "Take It To The Floor" (U.S.) 1985
Take It To The Floor - 7" [A Piece Of The Rock Records] Funk

04: Abaco Dream "Cat Woman" (U.S.) 1969
Life And Death In G & A - 7" [A&M Records] Funk, Psychedelic

05: Dick Hyman "Give It Up or Turn It Loose" (U.S.) 1969
The Age Of Electronicus - LP [Command] Electronic, Funk

06: Taugenixe "Reggae Ron" (Germany) 1984
Reggae Ron - LP [Ariwa] Reggea, Dub

07: Sound 5 "Ala Kaboo (Version Idjut Boy)" (U.K.) 1999
Ala Kaboo - 12" [Gut Records] Electronic, House, Disco

08: Raymilland "Distant View" (U.S.) 1980
Talk - 7" [Praxis] Electronic, Rock, Punk

09: Standard of Living "N.F.A." (U.S.) 1982
Six Songs - 12" [Vinyl Records] New Wave, Minimal, Synth-Pop

10: Ris "Love-N-Music" (Italy) 1983
Love-N-Music - 12" [Proto Records] Electronic, Italo-Disco

11: Ja Ja Ja "I Am An Animal" (Germany) 1982
Ja Ja Ja - LP [Ata Tak] New Wave, Experimental

12: Severed Heads "Lambourgingi" (Austrailia) 1982
Various - Entrave Et Étouffement, From Australia... - x2 10" [L'Invitation Au Suicide] Industrial, Synth-Pop

13: Gee Tagbas "Friday Nite" (Nigeria) 1987
Rap Dazz - LP [Coconut] Electro, Boogie, Pop Rap

14: Noel Williams "Music Street (Instrumental)" (U.S.) 1982
Music Street - 12" [Tashamba] Electro, Funk

15: Nicky & Nicky "Souvenir" (Italy) 1985
Souvenir - 12" [Lombardoni Productions] Electronic, Italo-Disco

16: Excitement Pathetix "The Age Of The Fun Cassette" (Austrailia) 1980
Various - Fire On Boat - Cassette [Terse Tapes] Experimental

17: The Freshies "My Tape's Gone" (U.K.) 1980
My Tape's Gone - 7" [Razz Records] New Wave, Power Pop

18: Big Stick "Drag Racing" (U.S.) 1985
Drag Racing - 7" [Recess Records] Electronic, Industrial, Rock

19: Kalyanji Anadji "Dance Music" (India) 1981
Commander - LP [Music India] Hindustani, Disco, Soundtrack

20: Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo "Nocturna Op. 1" (Cuba) 1977
Super Son - LP [Areito] Jazz-Funk, Afro-Cuban Jazz

21: Captain D.J. "Disco UFO. Part II" (U.S.) 1978
Disco UFO - 7" [G-Note Records] Funk, Disco, Experimental

22: The Electro-Harmonix Work Band "I Am Not A Synthesizer" (U.S.) 1977
State-Of-The-Art Electronic Devices - LP [Electro-Harmonix] Electro, Jazz-Funk

23: Ash "Go One (Part 1)" (Italy) 198X
Go One - 7" [G And G] Electronic, Italo-Disco

24: Kaburo "Lady Night" (Italy) 1983
Lady Night - 12" [Discomagic Records]
Electronic, Pop, Italo-Disco

25: Afrikan Dreamland "Welcome To Alkebulan" (U.S.) 1982
Dance And Survive! - LP [Ayo] Roots Reggae, Ska, Psychedelic

26: Bay Of Pigs "Everything Changes" (U.S.) 1981
Various - Club Foot - LP [Subterranean Records] Jazz-Funk, Post-Punk

27: Karen Cooper Complex "Jerkin Pretty" (U.S.) 1981
Shinjuku Birdwalk - ? [Artifacts/yclept] Art Rock, Avantgarde

28: Milovan Srdenovic "The Pollutions" (U.S.) 2000
Colour These Bears - LP [Freedom From] Experimental

29: Royal Trux "Jet Pet" (U.S.) 1991
Various - New York Eye And Ear Control - LP [Matador]
Art Rock, Indie, Experimental

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Transistor Heart Radio - Part 4

Revisiting my old mixtape series "Transistor Heart"

In this installment we unearth "Transistor Heart IV" released July 28th 2010. An eclectic blend of Minimal Synth, Garage Rock, Psych, Sci-Fi Disco and more. For more information about the Transistor Heart series (including album downloads) visit:

01 - Mekanik Kommando "Stop And Play" 1982
02 - Jean-Jacques Burnel "Jellyfish" 1979
03 - Rah-Bras "War Ribbing Ode" 2005
04 - Die Doraus & Die Marinas "Fred Vom Jupiter" 1981
05 - Greg Vandike "Clone" 1979
06 - The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor "Is All I Need" 1982
07 - Null And Void "New Life" 1982
08 - Casino Music "Viol AF 015" 1979
09 - Conrad Schnitzler "Contra 4" 1981
10 - Nostromo "Theme From Alien" 1979
11 - The Soft Machine "Why Are We Sleeping?" 1968
12 - The Index "Shock Wave" 1967
13 - Nightshadow "Illusion" 1968
14 - Ultimate Spinach "Ego Trip" 1968
15 - The Troggs "I Can't Control Myself" 1966
16 - The Move "Do Ya" 1971
17 - Ariel Kalma "Generus" 1979
18 - Ghedalia Tazartes "Tazartes Transports 5" 1980

Friday, September 15, 2017

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 006

Rat-Ward Radio - Episode 006 broadcast Friday September 15th 2017

Tune in to WCLM 1450 AM in central Virginia or listen live online ( every Friday at midnight (EST)

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If you miss the show it will be archived on the DJ Rat-Ward Mixcloud (

Check out the entire track-list posted below...

01: Joe Moks "Boys And Girls" (Nigeria) 1979


02: Nok Liar "The Birds" *Weirdshit Xu Paelk Lipelis Edit (Thailand) 2015


03: Peter Westheimer "Tin Drum" *Len Leise @33rpm Edit (Austrailia) 1983


04: Zru Vogue "Do The Zru" (U.S.) 1982


05: Cécilia "Chocolat" (France) 1983


06: Inside "Wizzard King" (U.S.) 197X


07: Nyrabakiga "Cor Corora" (Netherlands) 1981


08: Meat Puppets "Hair" 1981


09: The Revolutionaries "Afro Rock Part 1" (U.K.) 1977


10: Danny Boy "Discomix" (Netherlands) 1983


11: Danny Boy & Serious Party Gods "Castro Boy (Spaced Out Mix)" (U.S.) 1983


12: Arbeid Adelt "Death Disco" *Todd Terje Edit (Belgium) 1987


13: Carl & Carol "Jam Without Mercy" (Barbados) 1988


14: Super Eccentric Theater "Oh Les Beaux Japonais!" (Japan) 1984


15: XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster "Press Play" *Featuring Zackey Force Funk (U.S.) 2016


16: Sho-Nuff "Tonight" (U.S.) 1984


17: Naomi Elizabeth "God Sent Me Here to Rock You" (U.S.) 2010


18: Risque "Starlight" (Netherlands) 1982


19: Prince "Controversy" *Rare Purple Mix White Label (U.S.) 2001


20: Mr. Fingers "Stars" (U.S.) 1987


21: Mythos "When The Show's Just Begun" (Germany) 1980


22: Junior Homrich with Bran Gascoigne "Eagle Break" (U.S.) 1985


23: Battiato "Areknames" (Italy) 1972


24: Stephan Wittwer "Der Rechte Weg" (Switzerland) 1983