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Options July 23, 2016: Metamorphosis

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Graeme Revell  Nature Morte (Still Life)   Options The Insect Musicians  Musique Brut  1986  Booklet http://home.scarlet.be/~spk/spktheinsectmusicians.htm   
Johnnyabnormal's Cricket Recordings  multiple crickets 1 minus 1 octave, 2 octaves, 3 octaves, 4 octaves / multiple crickets 2 minus 1 octave, 2 octaves, 3 octaves, 4 octaves / multiple crickets 3 minus 1 octave, 2 octaves, 3 octaves, 4   Options     2013  From a comment on http://wafflesatnoon.com/gods-cricket-chorus/  0:04:40 (Pop‑up)
Langston Hughes  Rhythms of the World   Options The Voice of Langston Hughes  Smithsonian Folkways   1995  Original 1955  0:08:11 (Pop‑up)
Margaret Dygas  Invisible Circles   Options Invisible Circles  Perlon  2009    0:15:53 (Pop‑up)
HELL feat. Alan Vega  Listen To The Hiss   Options NY Muscle  International Deejay Gigolo Records  2003    0:24:22 (Pop‑up)
Imminent Starvation  Mosquito   Options Human Dislocation  Ant-Zen  2004    0:28:05 (Pop‑up)
Mutamassik  On(e) Foot (in), On(e) Foot (out)   Options Symbols Follow  Discrepant  2015    0:31:17 (Pop‑up)
Adam Plack & Johnny Soames  Crocodile Totem   Options Winds Of Warning  Australian Music International  1994    0:36:41 (Pop‑up)
Unknown  Drummed Message-Message Tambourine   Options Central African Republic  UNESCO  1983    0:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil  Thunder Rolling Down The Mountain   Options L'Onde Souterraine  Telegraph Harp  2015    0:45:48 (Pop‑up)
Clara Rockmore  Romance   Options The Art Of The Theremin  Delos  1977    1:05:50 (Pop‑up)
Francisco Semprun & Michel Christodoulides  Ebullition   Options Métamorphoses  Unidisc  1974    1:10:21 (Pop‑up)
Palais Schaumburg  Morgen Wird Der Wald Gefegt   Options Palais Schaumburg  Bureau B   2013  Original 1981  1:12:40 (Pop‑up)
Chrome  Insect Human   Options Blood On The Moon  Cleopatra  2014  Original 1981  1:16:40 (Pop‑up)
Halmens ハルメンズ  Konchuugun 昆虫軍 (Insect Army)   Options Halmens No Kindaitaiso ハルメンズの近代体操  Invitation  1980    1:21:11 (Pop‑up)
Peter Hope & The Jonathan S. Podmore Method  Scurry Bug   Options Dry Hip Rotation  Wrong Revolution  2014  Original 1986  1:25:20 (Pop‑up)
Der Plan  Das Insekt   Options Japlan  Captain Trip Records  2002  Original 1984  1:27:47 (Pop‑up)
Mouse on Mars  Catching Butterfly with Hands   Options Idiology  Sonig  2001    1:29:18 (Pop‑up)
Cloud Becomes Your Hand  Hermit   Options Rest In Fleas  Northern Spy  2016    1:34:34 (Pop‑up)
Fondation  Apparence Dans La Nuit   Options Metamorphoses  Self-released  1980    1:38:32 (Pop‑up)
Bisk  Smooth-Skinned Woman   Options Japanese Avant-Garde  Sub Rosa  2002    1:43:44 (Pop‑up)
Storm Bugs  Solely From   Options A Safe Substitute  Snatch Tapes   1980    1:59:03 (Pop‑up)
Brume  Xerxès Part 2   Options Xerxès  Rotorelief   2014    2:07:35 (Pop‑up)
Gerogerigegege ゲロゲリゲゲゲ  Gerogerigegege ゲロゲリゲゲゲ   Options Moenai hai 燃えない灰  Eskimo Records  2016    2:09:45 (Pop‑up)
J. A. Seazer  The Longhorned Beetle Of Sodom   Options Sealbreaking  Ain't Group Sounds  1980    2:24:53 (Pop‑up)
Walter De Maria  Cricket Music   Options Drums and Nature  Self-released  1964    2:34:42 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am listener james from westwood:

So that's why my wrist was so itchy this morning when I woke up. And here I am, thinking it meant I was gonna get some money.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Live with the insect musicians! Howdy, Mayuko and all!
Avatar 12:02pm fred:

Good afternoon Mayuko, James and other listeners
  12:03pm SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Greetings! Is this the Zika Virus Special today?
  12:05pm mzz:

im staying up from 3am to get training done before it get hot. taking nap now. I'll check the paly back later. hydrate Mayuuu...
Avatar 12:07pm fred:

@Ken: from the show's title it's more like Make America Molt Again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm listener james from westwood:

I'd vote for an empty cicada shell over T any day of the week.
Avatar 12:12pm Flash Strap:

I love this recording. Hi Mayuko! First time catching you in the new time slot
  12:12pm mzz:

current trend was Pokemon Go I heard...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm listener james from westwood:

Current bpm: 65. Weirdly, this is after caffeine.
Avatar 12:13pm fred:

Larry Wilmore also has a sequence with Trump as Godzilla and Hillary closer to Mothra, which fits the metamorphosis title better
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm listener james from westwood:

That "boom-boom-booms like this" has definite sample potential.
Avatar 12:15pm fred:

Coconut shells can also be very useful for cavalry
  12:17pm P-90:

Hello Mayuko and friends.
Avatar 12:18pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon and thank you so much everyone for tuning in! Sorry for getting behind a bit on the comment board.
Avatar 12:20pm Mayuko:

Waking up with itchiness in your wrist doesn't sound good, james, perhaps that's what it felt like for Samsa too when he woke up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm listener james from westwood:

Ha! Hell, if I had those extra limbs, I'd copyedit much more quickly!
Avatar 12:22pm Mayuko:

Haha! Metamorphosis isn't always so bad for humans either, then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I fell asleep the other day and woke up without feeling on part of a finger. It's still numb. I think there may be permanent nerve damage. :-(
Avatar 12:25pm fred:

@Ken: I had that a couple times before, but feeling eventually returned and now all is right. Feeling returned with a vengeance though, very painful for a few days
  12:27pm mzz:

OMGoud, I heard the at nursing home comedy otherday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@fred - Thanks, that's good to hear. Luckily, it's on the side of the finger, closer to the palm and not the fingertip. It's freaky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Doug Schulkind:

I heard that it was 104°F in NYC yesterday. The city should have pumped Play Vertigo archives into the atmosphere to cool things the hell off!
Avatar 12:29pm fred:

This HELL track is my favorite from this week of Alan Vega tributes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm listener james from westwood:

Holy cow, Ken! Hoping it eventually gets its feeling back. I've had the same experience as Fred, though, so perhaps the prognosis is positive for full function. Doctor likely could say for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm listener james from westwood:

@Doug, there were some posted temps for the Arabian Peninsula recently that were more fitting to Dune than to Earth. Scary.
Avatar 12:32pm Mayuko:

oh no, Ken! I do hope that it'll return asap!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I think we should gather up all the climate-deniers with a backhoe and dump them in the "heat dome."
Avatar 12:33pm Mayuko:

Doug! The studio C is not boiling yet but I have a feeling that it will eventually.
Avatar 12:35pm fred:

@Doug: the idea of "gathering all the ... and dumping them in the ..." looks disturbingly trumpian
Avatar 12:37pm fred:

This Mutamassik track was pretty great
Avatar 12:39pm Mayuko:

Thanks fred re: Alan Vega tribute, that has been my favorite since it came out! and I did feel a little bit bad for him that the articles I've seen so far about him say he had been very active in creating things his entire life, and then all of them post only stuff from the first album (although it is understandable as news articles, I suppose.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm listener james from westwood:

This is why FMU is such a resource; usually its DJs have been celebrating the less well known works of artists well before they pass. And when they do the station becomes a doctoral course in the person's work.
Avatar 12:46pm fred:

@Mayuko: I had never heard this track before. Then again, I first heard Suicide something like 10 years ago, so it's not like I know anything
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm listener james from westwood:

@fred: Suicide & its members' individual works I know about 100% due to FMU. NO idea how I would've heard of any of it sans the station.
Avatar 12:50pm fred:

@james: a doctoral course without having to write that damn thesis! I work in a research institute, thesis writing is a touchy subject (I'm just a technician though, so I don't know firsthand)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm listener james from westwood:

@fred: I've copyedited theses and thesis proposals. Doing that level of coursework and research would bloody well kill me. Part of the reason I never went past my BA in English!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Doug Schulkind:

OK then. "Place" them in the heat dome. Better?
Avatar 1:04pm fred:

@Doug: I was more objecting to the rounding-up side of it, but I guess I'm just out of touch
Avatar 1:07pm fred:

@Mayuko: there's an insect music record on Sublime Frequency that's pretty electronic sounding too. I think it's called Brokenhearted Dragonflies, it's probably in the station's library
  1:09pm mdashkin:

About five years' ago a documentary film came out about Japanese cultures' interest in insects: "Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo": www.beetlequeen.com... Hi Mayuko and everybody! --Michael
Avatar 1:14pm Mayuko:

I'll check that out, thanks fred! and welcome on board, Michael! I'll check that out too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Doug Schulkind:

I understand what you meant completely. And I am certain you understand the self-aware absurdity of what I meant completely.
Avatar 1:31pm fred:

@Doug: I thought I did, then I saw that your coming Trump presidency is only prologue to our coming Le Pen one, and I couldn't see anything clearly through the tears
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm listener james from westwood:

Never heard this band before, to my recollection; digging this track!
Avatar 1:43pm fred:

With this new time slot, I realize how well ice cream goes with Mayuko's show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@fred - Excellent point. I'm enjoying a bowl right now!
  1:52pm Dean:

@KenFHP: Whenever my 10YO hurts his finger I get no end of pleasure out of asking him to "Give me the finger." Just think--you can do the same for your doctor!

@fred: I mentioned this a week or so ago, but I'm not sure you caught the comment. I found a bottle of Tripel Karmeliet, your rec, and it was very tasty. Subsequently, while visiting Chicago, I had a glass of draught TK. Waiting in my 'fridge right now, a bottle of St. Feuillien Triple, which is supposed to be at least as good as TK.
  1:53pm Dean:

Interesting phase effect with the cricket. My Chromebook makes it sound as if it's ten feet away in a corner of the room.
Avatar 1:56pm fred:

@Dean: I never had a chance to drink the draught kind, anyway I'm glad you liked it. TK is my go-to drink at Instants Chavirés, my fave venue. I never tried St Feuillien either, I should be on the lookout for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Have a nice week avoiding the heat, Mayuko. You may enjoy Kurt Gottschalk's insect program from a couple years ago. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 1:58pm fred:

Thanks Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks muchly, Mayuko!
  2:01pm P-90:

Yay! Extra Vertigo Bonus Music!
Avatar 2:02pm Mayuko:

@P-90 yay!!!!!
Avatar 2:07pm Mayuko:

Of course ice cream goes well with this program, that's this DJ's principal food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm coelacanth:

Mayuko, i'm sadly thinking i just missed you (after last week not being able to catch you at all) but... have i? are you going over?
Avatar 2:08pm fred:

Hint: the schedule is clear up to 9am tomorrow. There's room for at least one more houre
Avatar 2:11pm Mayuko:

hallo, coelacanth! I'm still here melting in this sauna aka Studio C! Glad you're here!
Avatar 2:12pm fred:

@Mayuko: my principal food is Guinness (I love Billy Jam's show too), but somehow a Guinness ice cream doesn't seem like a good idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm coelacanth:

before Explorers room was scheduled 'till 10, he often would keep going after 9 - sometimes until 10. i'm glad he's scheduled 'till 10 now, but it made it special when he went over; and i couldn't be upset when he didn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm paul b:

One little fact about Guadacanal I've always liked is that the Japanese ambassadors residence in Honaria today sits on the same approximate location as the general staff headquarters during the battle. And that author Jack London who sailed through the Solomans on his sloop the Snark in 1912 or so hated the place (mosquitos)
Avatar 2:15pm Mayuko:

Guinness ice cream! It must LOOK delicious though.
Avatar 2:15pm fred:

Yah Gerogerigegege! (I did end up doing a cut/paste on that name to get it right)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:15pm coelacanth:

Mayuko i'm glad i'm here too! this is Amazing! and everything since 1:59 as well. i'm going to go melt outside, working, but not until you're ready to let us go.
Avatar 2:16pm Mayuko:

Yah I remember Flash Strap would do that sometimes too, coelacanth! That was always fun little surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm coelacanth:

hah! whenever i get i guinness that's done properly, with a head, i love the foam because it reminds me of unsweetened coffee ice cream.
Avatar 2:18pm fred:

@Mayuko: Black Velvet looks good too, but it's pretty dumb: champagne and Guinness, the champagne ends up between the foam and the beer, with a straw you can drink the champagne then you have you regular pint, except you paid double the price for it
  2:19pm Dean:

Was just going to post about Black Velvet. Best to use a cheap sparkling wine, even a slightly sweet one, like a Cava.
Avatar 2:20pm Mayuko:

ha, that IS interesting, paul b. I wonder why they'd do that? Makes memorial ceremony easy to do or something?? But not that they died at that particular point.
Avatar 2:21pm Mayuko:

Now you're all making me crave for beer and ice cream, but not mixed together.
Avatar 2:22pm fred:

@Dean: best not to try to mix anything with Guinness. Its immune system is strong
  2:23pm Dean:

Back in '87 I ordered a BV at an Oxford pub. They refused to serve it, because "It makes you crazy." So I ordered a pint of Guinness and a glass of sparkling wine and made my own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm coelacanth:

i used to down many "irish car bombs", but really i'd rather just enjoy the guinness....or the jameson.
Avatar 2:25pm fred:

@coelacanth: agreed
  2:25pm Dean:

Guinness makes a nice Irish stew.
Avatar 2:27pm fred:

@coelacanth: Hot Jameson with cloves and honey is a great cure for a sore throat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm coelacanth:

coincidentally Mayuko, there's a chalk festival in new paltz this weekend (which i'm missing because i'm dog-sitting in ct) in which my friend Carmen is painting (chalking?) an assassin beetle nymph. she specializes in insects.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm coelacanth:

oh, fred that sounds delicious too!
Avatar 2:32pm fred:

@coelacanth: I got that tip from an Irish friend, I always suspected it was an excuse to drink more Jameson (the brand that got me into whisky)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm coelacanth:

haha! i'm sure the whiskey is a double-edged sword if you're sick, but cloves have anesthetic properties and (good,raw) honey has some benefits so ...i'll try it!
  2:37pm mdashkin:

Thanks Mayuko! Loved the extended-play Play Vertigo! :-)
  2:38pm Barnaby:

great show Mayuko. listened live in stead of archive :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the extra music today, Mayuko.
Avatar 2:39pm fred:

@coelacanth: Well, in my experience, it works. My scientific curiosity never got strong enough to remove the Jameson component though. A variant has you plug the cloves into a lemon slice
Avatar 2:41pm Mayuko:

coelacanth, is new paltz in upstate NY? when I was looking for an artwork for this playlist today, I learned that there are many great artists who specialized in insects. It is indeed a fascinating subject! I should try it out myself sometime since Jeff M of Noise and Syrup gave me a nice book of beetles. Not the band.
Avatar 2:42pm Mayuko:

Welcome on board, and thank you, Barnaby! & thank you all for listening and staying for this extra Vertigo!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm coelacanth:

my go-to remedy is strong of ginger, lemon & honey (& other herbs). i could see clove making it more effective for sore throat specifically.
...still, i'm going to try the jameson way!
Avatar 2:44pm fred:

Great show Mayuko! I'd like you to stretch to three hours every week, but I think a 2 to 3 hours show with no set end time is even better now that I can hear it live. I like unexpected
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The festival has a web site here: www.hudsonvalleychalkfestival.com It's on the main drag though town on the west side, just east of the bridge over the Wallkill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm coelacanth:

Mayuko, yes - not far. maybe 90 mi. from jersey city, almost directly up the ny thruway.

(...maybe one day i'll send the station a mostly insect related thing i did a few years ago.)
Avatar 2:49pm Mayuko:

@fred Thank you! I've personally felt like I do a better job when 2 hours, can make it tighter and maintain the narrative, but think I should play around with it a bit. And it is indeed fun not to have the limit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm coelacanth:

traffic in the village is almost unbearable on summer weekends though, unless you're traveling pretty early or very late. it's worth finding an alternate route, even if it's a couple extra miles drive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yep, traffic bad. I usually park far from downtown and walk down the slope.
Avatar 2:53pm Mayuko:

ohh, the festival looks actually very fun, although the temperature is not quite right for outdoor activity... nor even for indoor activity. Except one that contains Guinness and ice cream...
Avatar 2:54pm fred:

@Mayuko: That's sounds like the best setup: 2 hours of regular show, then 0 to whatever, improv style
Avatar 2:55pm Brian in UK:

Hello Mayuko, very late visit. My wife makes a delicious Christmas Pudding ice cream. Not a fan of CP but taste good as ice cream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm coelacanth:

Ken, i live 3 blocks from the water street market. unfortunately (but maybe fortunately) i need to move so the landlord can renovate and charge an obscene amount of rent. i really hope i can stay fairly close.
Avatar 2:55pm Mayuko:

Yah, I could play Man Forever after this forever.
Avatar 2:56pm Mayuko:

Hello Brian in UK! I don't think I've ever had Christmas Pudding. I should try this year!
Avatar 2:57pm Mayuko:

This will be over in 2 min - thanks again all for listening! Have a great week.
Avatar 2:57pm Brian in UK:

The first time I gave blood, I was offered Guinness, must be the iron content. I was so not rude as to refuse it.

CP is a bit stodgy.
Avatar 2:58pm fred:

@Brian: where do they offer Guinness in exchange for blood?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm coelacanth:

people make interactive chalkings that you can only partake in over this weekend, but i really like after it's over and it's been rained on! the art takes on a whole different, and beautiful, effect.
Avatar 2:59pm Brian in UK:

@fred this was around 1975. You should have seen the look on my face. Does not happen any longer.
Avatar 3:00pm Brian in UK:

It was in London.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm coelacanth:

Thank you Mayuko! that was a treat, but i'll eventually start catching more of the show.
tchau peeps
Avatar 3:01pm Mayuko:

Have a great rest of the weekend and stay hydrated, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm coelacanth:

Avatar 3:44pm Mayuko:

For anyone who hasn't read and is interested: SAMSA IN LOVE By Haruki Murakami www.newyorker.com...
Avatar 3:49pm Gentress Myrrh:

This is exactly what I needed to hear today!! Thank you so much--I am enjoying listening to your archived shows!
(And I am also a collage/paper-cutting artist, so I feel a kinship!)
Avatar 7:08pm Mayuko:

Thank you so much for listening, Monica! We must have similar function in our brains indeed and maybe that's why you enjoy my show, haha. which makes me happy!
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