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The run-around drill sergeant of love meets the freeform radio nurse in an international popularity crisis. Twang, dub, noise, rockers, aliens, drum machines, foreigners, imported goods, songs, rumbles, hollers, blips and squiggles, along with an occasional musical number.
April 12, 2009: Pyrolator live session + dj set
Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator is a key figure in the history of German New Wave. In addition to being a member of the great off-kilter electropop trio Der Plan, Dahlke was a founding member of the first incarnation of D.A.F, whose debut album was the initial release on Ata Tak, the label co-founded by Dahlke that went on to release the music of seminal bands such as Die Todliche Doris, Wirtschaftwunder and Oval. Since the Eighties Kurt has continued collaborating, composing and playing in bands (A Certain Frank) and producing and remixing acts (Kreidler, to rococo rot, Fehlfarben). Currently in New York for a few weeks playing some shows w/ Lukas Ligeti's Burkina Electric project, Dahlke is dropping by WFMU for a Pyrolator live set of unreleased electronic material using the Lightning II controller (built by Don Buchla!) that allows him to control the music by the movement or the pressure of his hands. Pyrolator will then spin tracks of Ata Tak past and present. In between we'll chat about Dusseldorf and German punk and new wave as well as Herr Pyrolator's more recent adventures.
Listen to this show: Pop‑up player!
|Artist||Track||Comments||Approx. start time|
|Kurt Dahlke||Shimmering II||0:00:00 (Pop‑up)|
|Chris Carter||Walkabout||0:06:30 (Pop‑up)|
|A. K. Klosowski/Pyrolator||Dahomey||0:12:32 (Pop‑up)|
|Antonelli Electr||Introducing: Unemployment||0:19:42 (Pop‑up)|
|Pyrolator live on WFMU!||0:48:00 (Pop‑up)|
Music behind DJ:
Pyrolator dj set, y'alls!
|Pyrolator||Have a Good Ride|
|Der Plan||Adrenalin Lasst das Blut Kochen||1:39:07 (Pop‑up)|
|Der Plan||Die Welt Ist Schlecht||1:41:23 (Pop‑up)|
|Die Doraus & die Marinas||Fred From Jupiter (4 trk mix)||1:51:14 (Pop‑up)|
Music behind DJ:
|Pyrolator||180 Degrees||2:05:28 (Pop‑up)|
|Pyrolator||Bacano Brothercito||2:09:01 (Pop‑up)|
|Pyrolator||Im Zoo||2:11:50 (Pop‑up)|
|Oval||Hallo Draussen||2:23:27 (Pop‑up)|
|A Certain Frank||Nothing||2:32:29 (Pop‑up)|
|Pascal Plantinga||Lou Never Says Hello||2:43:10 (Pop‑up)|
|The Bad Examples||Ein Hauch Von Irgendwas||2:47:18 (Pop‑up)|
|Burkina Electric||La Voix de Boulgou||2:57:36 (Pop‑up)|