Mudboy (aka Raphael Lyon, pictured at left) hails from Providence, RI. He plays the Mudboy Mini, a custom-built air organ/Yamaha FM mod synth hybrid. Details are here, and he'll make one for you if you like. He also runs the Free Matter for the Blind record label, dealing in "Strange Sounds for Strange People". The label does limited releases with hand-made artwork, and once they're gone, many of them will be available for download from the Free Music Archive. I posted a sampling of Mudboy's music in last week's Providence FMA preview, and some more Free Matter for the Blind audio is available for download after the jump in this here post.
Pumice is Stefan Neville of Auckland-by-way-of-Northland, New Zealand. He plays wonderfully bare songs, intimate but also distant, like he's at the bottom of a well, feeding a scrambled signal over the house intercom. His setup for this session included an actual intercom, and his tiny silver guitar. Though he usually performs at the helm of a one-man drum setup, this time around Pumice made himself comfortable on the floor of the WFMU live room amidst an assortment of toys (pictured right).
Pumice - live at WFMU 6/2/08
1. Pumice - Sunday Doom (GFrenzy cover)
2. Pumice - Dogwater
3. Pumice - Sick Bay Duvet
4. Pumice - Heavy Punter
Thanks to Scott Williams for engineering!
After recording their set here in Jersey City, Mudboy and Pumice headed up to Providence RI for a 24-hour complete tape-making session. The resulting product, created with the aid of Dave Lifrieri (Urdog, Xerxes, Manbeard, Crude Hills), is now available on a limited cassette from Free Matter for the Blind here.
The live mp3s in this post are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States license except "First Isis" text (c) Philip K Dick.
Follow the jump to download Free Matter for the Blind audio zine #2 (of 7) and the Psicklops dark cinema hypno drama
The Free Matter for the Blind audio zines, produced by Raphael Lyon, are a mix of field recordings, interviews, explorations of time and space, music, and much much more. All seven will be on the Free Music Archive, and there's more info about each one here. In the meantime please enjoy the otherwise out-of-print FM4TB #2: Farewells to Summer (below, with cover art by Jo Dery to the right<).
1. Manbeard - Outside the Hall of Mirrors (mp3)
2. Keith Southernland - In Memorial (mp3)
3. Field Recorder - Easternshores (mp3)
4. In the Gutter - Four is Four Fourteen (mp3)
5. In the Gutter - Attilas c. 1995 (mp3)
6. Mac Mame - Car to Loop (mp3)
7. Lavender Diamond off the cuff interview (mp3)
8. Lyon Collaborations - Drone 1 Chopper (mp3)
9. This Fun Fun Life Part 1 (mp3)
10. Pete Bulb interview (mp3)
11. 25 Suaves - Turn Up the Music live at AS220 (mp3)
12. excerpt from performance by Ms Money Money and Teresa Columbus (mp3)
13. EP Talley - Prohibited Activities (mp3)
14. In the Gutter - Subway Smist (mp3)
15. Field Recorder - Rockyhill Sept 2003 (mp3)
16. Keeper of Moonstone - Legend of Old (mp3)
FM4TB #2 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 United States license
Psicklops is cinematic with purely imagined visuals (other than
cover art and posters by Jim Drain). A self-described "hypnotic
journey- a one-way pass to a dark world of interrogation, surveillance
and modern day capitalism", Psicklops is a mind-boggling listen that requires your full attention. Like the Free Matter for the Blind audio zines, Psicklops was produced with dozens of talented collaborators from Providence and beyond, including Lucky Dragons, the Blow, Erik Carlson, Jeremy Harris and Dave Lifrieri. It was semi-simultaneously transmitted via 50+ radio stations and screening locations in September 2005, and lives on here, displaced from time.
Psicklops pt 1 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 2 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 3 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 4 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 5 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 6 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 7 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 8 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 9 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 10 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 11 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 12 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 13 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 14 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 15 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 16 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 17 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 18 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 19 (mp3)
Psicklops pt 20 (mp3)
Psicklops is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 United States license
Pumice and Mudboy live in the WFMU studios