Monday, June 29, 2009

The Grotbox is dead!

Long live the Grotbox!

Without going into too much detail, our copy of SAM Broadcaster (bloated, kludgy, lovable mess that it is) is pinin' for the fjords.

Elements of the Beta Bates Software Brigade and Tony Danza for a Brighter Tomorrow are researching solutions.

In the meantime, there will still be Fracture Radio, but our hourly station IDs will be silent.

(Alas, I lost the attribution to the fine CC licensed pic I used here. Just that kinda night, I suppose...)

(Edit - 9:14pm)

Does anyone know of a program comparable to SAM Broadcaster that's freeware? I need something capable of heavy automation, that can use DX effects or Winamp-flavored DSP fx, and can dynamically modify the playlist so we can have our beloved station IDs back. If anyone knows anything, or has a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend that might, please infospew me. Thanks, gang.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Foley 6/27

Hi Guys
Thanks for listening! Here is a sendspace dump:

And the tracks were:
Clash-Know your rights
Manu Chao- Politik Kills
Sage Francis- Civil Obedience
John Zorn- Erotico
Cortney Tidwll- The Missing Link
Delta 5 - Mind your Own Business
Siouxsie- Slowdive
Das Racist- Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell
Solex- Athens Ohio
Danielson Famile- Rubbernecker
Mummies- Sooprize package for Mr Mineo
Pixies- Gigantic
Crime and the City Solution- Adversary
Soul Position- Hand me downs
Murder City Devils- Dancin Shoes
Big Black - Kerosene
Burning Sensations - Pablo Picasson
Dirty Projectors- Cannibal Resource
Joy Division- Transmission
Siouxsie- Spellbound
Damned- New Rose
Pavement- Box Elder
Noise Addict- Poison 1080
The Hives- The Hives are law, you are crie
Nick Cave- Watching ALice
Le Tigre- Deceptacon
David Bowie- Rock n Roll Suicide

I have nothing clever to say, alas.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Setlist 6/25

Glad to be back in the saddle! This was a non Michael Jackson dub set - which included:

The Mike Theodore Orchestra - Moon Trek
Milkhail/Gertrude Stein - Untitled in CoF minor
Bill Laswell/Rene Magritte - Ghost dub
DJ Soul Slinger - Jungle Liquid Sky
Look Jerk Sound System - Judge Mental [Live At Egg]
Stereo MC's - Rhino Part I
King Tubby - Zion Gate Version
Don Caballero - Palms Trees In the Fecking Bahamas
Beastie Boys - Sneakin' Out The Hospital
The Beta Band - Life
Gorillaz - Double Bass
Del Tha Funky Homosapien - Same Ol' Thing
King Tubby - Sukumaka Version
Dimetrodon - Ether Observation Monocle

..thanks for Fracture in all its glorious irreverence! <3

Loneliness finds her own way

Find a comfy spot to curl in to listen to this set again. Love you darlings, xoxox, Savs.

Joan as Police Woman : We Don't Own it
St. Vincent : Just the Same but Brand New
Clem Snide : Loneliness Finds her Own Way
Carolina Chocolate Drops : Hit 'em Up Style
M.I.A. Paper Planes
Band of Bees : I Love You
Why? : Fatalist Palmistry
Be Your Own Pet: Wildcat!
Them : Death of a Thespian
Nite Jewel : What Did he Say
Jurassic 5 : Quality Control
Nobunny : Nobunny Loves You
MC Frontalot : It is Pitch Dark
The Kills : Fuck the People
Bearsuit : Kiki Keep me Company

The sign read, "Drink Me"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Full On Psytrance Set!!

Hi everyone =). This was more of a straightforward set, but I was just trying to skitter quickly through the songs.

1. Lamat - Time Wave
2. Psywalker - Mind Expansion
3. Electric Universe - Psycho Acoustics
4. XSI - Blackout
5. Psypilot - Morning Star
6. Audiotec - Deep Up
7. Elec3 - Moment
8. Atomgrinder - Cosmic Telephone
9. Wizzy Noise - Congee
10. Altom - Not For Children
11. Chakra - X-files (Chakra vs XI Remix)
12. Digicult vs U-Recken - Days in Space
13. Freaked Frequency - Mechanical Mind
14. Bluecode - Your Hands
15. Sirius Isness - Aqua Buddha
16. S.U.N. Project - Out of My Brain (Trin's suggestion!)
17. Static Nation - Ear Killer
18. Tristan - Terrodactyl

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fracture Radio is back up....

Hey, gang! Just letting you know that the Fracture Radio outage starting at 2:40am this morning has been resolved with a little help from our malevolent net overlords at Time Warner. Full service has been restored.

All 2 of you listening can tune back in. <3

(thanks to pyroclastichawk for the image - if I was a computer, I'd look like that every morning!)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This post is the size of Tokyo

So, I was irresponsible last time, and didnt post my set. I can hear you now- "why foley?? why would you DO THIS TO ME??"

Well, my friend, to make up for it, I have made giant mp3 files, zipped them up, sent to sendspace, and said 1000 hail whatevers.

So without further ado, I give you my last two sets. The files contain one loooong file, but you can request individual tracks and, while I would neeever do aaanything illegal, some kind of "arrangement" might be hypothetically reached. You know, in theory.


00:00 Butthole Surfers - Boiled Dove
04:13 Liam Lynch - Electrician's Day
06:26 The Thermals - Here's Your Future
08:55 The Jam - That's Entertainment (Demo Version)
12:05 Tommy Guerrero - Tomorrow's Goodbye
15:30 Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
18:19 Immortal Technique - Leaving the Past
22:46 Milemarker - Shrink to Fit
26:58 Modest Mouse - Out of Gas
29:26 John Frusciante - Murderers
32:05 The Weakerthans -Night Windows
36:34 Henry Mancini - Baby Elephant Walk
39:12 Fugazi - Break
41:23 Rites Of Spring - For Want Of
44:29 Minor Threat - No Reason
46:23 Skinny Puppy - Love
48:13 Sleater-Kinney - The Remainder
51:42 Smart Went Crazy - Immutable Beauty
54:41 El Ten Eleven -Fanshawe

Available as one giant file, or individual tracks on request.

0:00:00 Madness - One Step Beyond
0:02:08 Smart Went Crazy - A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce
0:06:19 Descendents - Suburban Home
0:08:00 Flipper - Ha Ha Ha
0:10:15 False Prophets - Faith
0:13:52 The Dismemberment Plan - What Do You Want Me To Say?
0:18:08 Big Black- The Model
0:20:50 Beastie Boys- Root Down [Free Zone Mix]
0:24:31 Fear- Hey
0:26:33 Circle Jerks- American Heavy Metal Weekend
0:29:50 Daft Punk- Harder Better Faster Stronger (Alive Radio Edit 2007)
0:33:08 Eric Satie - 3ème Gymnopédie - Lent Et Grave Daniel Varsano
0:35:35 David Bowie - Life On Mars
0:39:09 Yello - Rock Stop
0:41:41 The Cramps - Garbage Man
0:45:09 Black Flag - Salt On A Slug
0:46:28 Carla Kihlstedt - No One Nicer
0:49:30 Adam Ant - Beat My Guest
0:52:42 D.I. - Please Play This Song On The Radio
0:55:00 Richard Hell - Liars Beware
0:57:50 Metric - Help I'm Alive
1:02:30 Camper Van Beethoven -Take the Skinheads Bowling
1:04:56 Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Gettaway
1:08:27 Ani Difranco - Not a Pretty Girl
1:12:16 Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys - Doin' My Time
1:15:03 The Dead Milkmen - Stuart
1:17:19 The Pogues - The Old Main Drag
1:20:32 The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
1:24:17 The Postal Service - Brand New Colony
1:28:23 No Children The Mountain Goats

Thursday, June 18, 2009

By hook or by crook

The last couple of weeks have been a little tricky for me, so I felt I needed a set that covered the full range of my world right now. Plus, I am REALLY easily affected by commercialization of music that I love... I think you might understand once you hear it. I hope you all enjoy it.

Yael Naim : Far Far
The Bird and the Bee : Ray Gun
Stereo Total : I Love you Ono
Pomplamoose : Beat the Horse
Nite Jewel : What Did he Say
Deerhoof : Offend Maggie
Crystal Stilts : Crystal Stilts
Chairlift : Bruises
Architecture in Helsinki : Lazy (Lazy)
Portishead : Threads
Brainiac : Nothing Ever Changes
Eels : Prizefighter
Asylum Street Spankers : Wake and Bake
Band of Bees : Go Karts
Dizzee Rascal : Dream
MSTRKRFT : No Wow (The Kills)
Themselves : Rapping 4 Money (ft. Why, Odd Nosdam, and cLOUDDEAD)
Edit: Due to posting early, and our sad loss of Eddie this week and for the next little while, I did not post my entire set that I played. Here are the additional songs and an extra zip for ya'll!
Yeah Yeah Yeah's : Dragon Queen
Peter Bjorn & John : Young Folks (ft. Victoria Bergsman)
St. Vincent : Actor Out of Work
Led Zeppelin : D'yer Mak'er
Kasabian : Thick as Thieves
Dengue Fever : Escape From Dragon House
The Hidden Cameras : Awoo
The Breeders : I Just Wanna Get Along
Siouxsie and the Banshees : Hong Kong Garden
The Damned : Neat Neat Neat
Iggy Pop : Nightclubbing
Devo : Uncontrollable Urge
Plastic Bertrand : Ca Plane Pour Moi

Link to this weeks set at Sendspace. Part 2

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lumi's Comfort Set

This was a set for quieter moods, riding between melancholy and uplift. If you're feeling achy, give these tunes a try.

Massive Attack--Everybody's Got a Family
Low--Two Step
Maria Taylor (with Andy LeMaster)--Time Lapse Lifeline
Sufjan Stevens--Chicago (acoustic version)
Bonnie Prince Billy--Love Comes to Me
Sigur Ros--Staralfur
Cat Power--Cross Bones Style
Portishead--It's a Fire
Trembling Blue Stars--Home And Dry
Saul Williams--Noe One Ever Does
Blue-Eyed Son--Upside Down
Sinead O'Connor--The Parting Glass

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fractured for the evening again, June 11th version

Welcome to my thursday set beloved Fracturelings!!

Themselves : Know That to Know This (ft. Aesop Rock)
Crystal Antlers : Vexation
Eels : Tremendous Dynamite
Jens Lekman : You are the Light (by Which I Travel into this and that)
Jeff Hanson : This Time it Will
St. Vincent : Actor Out of Work
T. Rex : Bang a Gong (Get it on)
Flying Lotus : GNG BNG
Cymbals Eat Guitars : Wind Phoenix
Phoenix : 1901
Kasabian : Thick as Thieves
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse : The Man Who Played God (ft. Nina Persson)
Gang of Four : Natural's Not in it
Iggy Pop : Nightclubbing
Sonic Youth : What we Know
Jarvis Cocker : Fuckingsong
Ramones : Sheena is a Punk Rocker (Was cut due to time restrictions but is still in the zip!)
Dismemberment Plan : Do the Standing Still

I've also again uploaded a file to send space with all the songs! Hopefully this link will work on the first try, if not, let me know! Fracture June 11th

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Xax Set!

Yeah, I knows its been a bit since I posted - but I was prodded to put up this list from the previous' nights efforts - so I hope you all enjoy!

After a couple of straight -technoy mix sets I wanted to go for a bit of a more melodic, out there vibe, with some interesting new pieces - so, lo! The order might not be perfect because traktor kind of fudged it tho

Efdemin -Acid Bells (Martyn's Bittersweet Mix)
Ben Watt - Guinea Pig (Dj Koze Remix)
The Field - The More That I Do (Foals XIII Remix)
Matias Aguayo - Bo Jack (Vocal Version)
Legowelt - Police 303
Louderbach - Nothing More Than A White Poison
Stefann Goldmann - Sleepy Hollow
N/A - Variance (Marcel Dettman Remix)

Sorry its a short one, but tech difficulties kinda beset upon me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rieko's GOA/Psytrance Set

This set was a tour of a few GOA Trance/Psytrance subgenres, since there were a few questions about the genres the prior week. I'm not a real expert on categories, so it's just a rough tour, and I'm sure a lot of this could generate pages of debate.

GOA Trance: GOA Trance is named that way because it emerged from groups of hippies (LOL) playing music for each other in GOA, India, a place where they used to congregate as a retreat from society. For me, GOA sounds are dreamy, often other poeple describe them as 'organic'. You ride along with to multiple layers of cascading, pulsing, and meandering synthesizers. The beats set the pace, but aren't pronounced. There are now many subgenres of GOA also, but I'm just sticking with the standard.

1. Astral Project - "Amen"
2. Ethereal - "Moondawn"
3. Shakta - "Ten Times Around the Sun"

Psychedelic Trance: Psychedelic Trance evolved from GOA Trance. The sound is more electronic, and progresses through different varieties of sounds, whereas GOA tends to use layers of similar 'squelches'. Psytrance also has a greater emphasis on the beats.

4. Silicon Sound - "Inner Space"

Morning Full On: A popular subgenre of Psytrance emerged as Psy's popularity grew. Morning Full On focused on catchy, uplifting melodies, drawing a bit of influence from popular club music. There's often a clean synthesizer or an angelic background tone.

5. Protoculture - "Circadians"

Full On: Normal Full On Psytrance focuses on high energy, exciting beats. Full On and Morning Full On are often intertwined, much of both having developed in Israel. Much of Electronic Dance Music runs on 4/4 beats, and Full On frequently squeezes in more base pulses between each beat to make the music seem more rapid and intense.

6. Sesto Sento - "Disconnecting"
7. Psywalker - "Chemical Trance"
8. Xerox & Illumination - "The Vision"
9. Save the Robot - "Robotz"

Night Full On: Night Full On later emerged as an opposite of morning full on (I suppose when it didn't feel appropriate to play happy angelic tunes during late night raves). The tunes are a bit faster, and the melodies are darker and more sinister.

10. Menog - "Digital Feelings"
11. Neuromotor - "Android from Mars"
12. Iron Madness - "Dinak Productions"

Darkpsy (is my personal favorite!): Darkpsy is even faster, but it doesn't always aim to be intense. Rather frequently attempts to immerse you in hypnotic sounds, similar to GOA Trance. There is far less, if any, melodies in DarkPsy, but the tunes get a dose of Industrial influence with sampling and heavy distortion. The sounds are very dense, with the goal of invoking a variety of tones: eerieness, mechanical hollowness, sinister, spooky forests, etc. Much of Darkpsy developed in Russia.

13. Karmazon - "The calling"
14. CPC - "Piter 25"
15. Horror Place - "Empty Space"
16. Kindzadza - "Superstrings"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh, hai, it's Sav!

Hello darling Fracturelings, I've been sorely remiss in not posting, but to make it up to you, here is my set list... and my set! If you want to download the songs I have made a zip file that will be available for download!

Stephen Malkmus : Church on White
Hot Hot Heat : Outta Heart
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham : Night Nurse
Birdie : Laugh
Circulatory System : Symbols and Maps
She & Him : Sweet Darlin'
Theresa Andersson : Birds Fly Away
April March : Le Code Rural
Camera Obscura : Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names : Seems to be on My Mind
Mates Of State : A Control Group
Of Montreal : Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
Rollerskate Skinny : Swingboat Yawning
James : Laid
Mason Jennings : Birds Flying Away
The Rumble Strips : Girls and Boys in Love
Elvis Costello & The Attractions : Green Shirt
Persephone's Bees : Way to Your Heart

(Edit) Beta pointed out that clicking the link might be wonky, so cut and paste is better!

And try as I might, it is not in order, but you get the tunes. Love ya'll, Savascha

Setlists 6/4 & 5/30

Here are my last two sets! I've been a busy slacker lately ;)

Hope you liked!

Setlist Thursday, 6/4

Aloke - Pennywhistle
Aloke - Avoiding a Disaster
Faith No More - Ugly in the Morning
Fugazi - Greed
Drive Like Jehu - Caress
Fugazi - By You
The Failures Union - Sinker
Husker Du - The Biggest Lie
Minutemen - Courage
Husker Du - Pride
Aloke - Dirty
Concubine Forming - Crispin Hellion Glover
Drive Like Jehu - Atom Jack
The Stooges - Shake Appeal
Sebadoh - Elixer is Zog
The Failures Union - Classic Car Wreck
Sonic Youth - Starfield Road
Don Caballero - Who's A Puppy Cat
Oh My God - Two-hand Touch

Setlist Saturday 5/30

Battles - Race: In
DJ Spooky/Sonic Youth - Audience
Prefuse 73 - Noreaster Cheer
Kitty Bronx - Solid Feet
Aphex Twin - Yellow Calx
Prefuse 73 - Spaced + Dissonant
Martyn Bates/Allen Ginsberg - Once Loved Footnote to Howl
Prefuse 73 - Preparation Outro Version
Add N to (X) - On The Wires Of Our Nerves
Aphex Twin - Cornish Acid
Gorillaz - Left Hand Suzuki Method
King Tubby - Zion Gate Version
Sofa Surfers - Beans & Rice
Stereo MC's - Rhino Part II
Battles - Tij

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Furry Filled Couch

DJ Xaxo, Adora and Rowan on the Fracture club couch listening to Fracture Radio.

Fracture Radio is not just a radio station, it hosts live DJ shows in the virtual world of Second Life. If you enjoy listening, you can go to, open a free account, and visit us at the Fracture club inworld.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Grotbox adjustments...

Howdy, gang! I've just finished fixing a bunch of database irregularities on the Grotbox. The master record of what has been played, how many times a song has been played, and whether or not I liked it suffered a blowout. To our two regular listeners, I apologize for the hardcore metal/MF Doom/Free Jazz blowout of the last 2 days that resulted.

To this end, I just spent the last 4 hours hand weighting everything in the new database. Expressing an opinion on a song on a 1-100 scale, at a rate of 2000 songs an hour, is not an experience I'd like to repeat again any time soon. I do it out of love, and for our 2 brave listeners. (Hi, guys!) Anyhow, somewhat normal service has been restored, though some fine-tuning will occur over the next month.

I'd write a few more paragraphs, but my eyes hurt, and my printer just printed... something.

(and thanks to shankool007 for the image!)