French netlabel No Records (Yann Pillas) has just released a huge 118-track digital album called "Radio Nautilus". I have a track (as The Bim Prongs) and folks here will find a number of other familiar names listed (including Frank Audiffret, Neal Retke, and David Nadeau).
The album has a fun science fiction theme - "We are in the year 4572 in the Constellation of CassElliot. At this place, hyper space is forbidden as the area is populated by billions of civilizations. Everyone is crossing in this zone with a reduced speed. One thing unites these billions of living beings : the famous RADIO NAUTILUS, which emits 73 hours a day from the exoplanet Fitzgerald." - and boasts a wide range of musical styles including various forms of electronica, drone, metal, noise, and experimental.
Dave Warmbier (formerly of Detroit's legendary The Hearing Trumpet) was kind enough to play an excerpt from my radio art series "The Long Play" on his radio show "The Institute of Spectra-Sonic Sound" (actually, this is my second appearance on the show!). The show was broadcast on KEPW, Eugene, OR on May 12/18 and featured a great selection of music/sound/noise including Yma Sumac, Oa, Sick Llama, Small Cruel Party, Francisco Lopez, Toy Bizarre, Tod Dockstader, Thomas Koner, and many others. You can listen to an archived version of the show on Mixcloud.
I've been kicking around a bunch of ideas regarding what to do with my little corner of the Electronic Cottage. When Hal McGee first approached me to be a contributor, I think the idea, at that point, was for Electronic Cottage to be more along the lines of an online magazine than what it has evolved into, which is somewhere between a magazine and a forum/blog (not knocking it. I like the current direction, and maybe this was Hal's intention from the beginning). Even though I remain somewhat undecided about what to present here, I still like the idea of a "magazine" and I'm committed to providing some kind of "magazine-like" content, as opposed to treating my page as a personal blog (not knocking that either, if that's the approach others want to take). So, what this page won't be about is me. At least...not just about me. I mean, c'mon, there's gotta be some W.A.Davison in there or it will be completely boring! ha ha...jokes...
Anyway, who says I have to choose one idea and stick to it? Ha! When has that ever been MY modus operandi? Never, that's when! So, what I'm thinking may happen here is a number of "series" of articles - the interview series, the collaboration series, the cowboy series, the inflatable rubber raft series, the infinite flyspeck series, etc. - you get the idea. Hmmm, now that I start listing these things, it all sounds WAY too ambitious! I think I might just do the "lying in bed not doing anything" series. Yes, that sounds good.
W.A.Davison is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist who has been producing various forms of experimental art and music for over 35 years.