In 2007, a gathering of like minds took place in Minsk, Belarus. The occasion was Unsound Minsk and featured Pole along side local artists, and it must have been good as it gave birth to collaborations between artists from Western Europe and Belarus. Alongside the aforementioned Pole, there is Pinch, Buben, Jacek Sienkiewicz & Arciom Kaveluski, Minorscene, The National Fanfare of Kadebostany. That’s right, I never heard of them either until now, and that’s the point. I hadn’t heard of Flying Lotus or Parliament/Funkadelic until I did, get me? You may have an idea what Pinch and Pole sound like, what about Kassian Troyer? His contribution would not be out of place on Chris Watson enviromental recording. Top dog!
The following tracks are available as a free download (proper quality too, not that 96kbps bullshit) and cd’s will also be given away at four events that are taking place about now in Krakow and Minsk.
See here for more information.
For this week’s radio program I’m dropping the album in it’s entirety, all backing it up with the following: contributions from Scalper, ‘Zero’ (from his forthcoming debut album which I mentioned last week); ‘Simple’ from the remastered Funcrusher Plus album by Company Flow, and a blast of South Africa’s hip hop crew Basemental Platform, their sound was very left-field like Co-Flow, disjointed beats somehow fitting together in a mind-bending kinda way. I lost the album that I had, but luckily I have two tracks burned on a cd. So that’s the radio program sorted for this week.
Ear Conditioning – Connections Special
- Pinch Meet Pavel – Poison / Remedy
- I/Dex vs. Pole – Minsk
- The National Fanfare of Kadebostany – Untitled
- Milf meets Minorscene – Constans (White Jack Dub)
- Jacek Sienkiewicz & Arciom Kaveluski featuring Minorscene – Alfabet
- Kassian Troyer – Plant Shift
- Buben vs. Hermann Muntzing – Counterbalance
- The Vulva String Quartet w/ Eugene, B. Twisted, Uladzimir Likhaswhapka – Live at Cafe Planeta
- Company Flow – Simple (Def Jux)
- Basemental Platform – Title Unknown
- Scalper – Zero
Ear Conditioning is ‘earable at the following times and locations:
Radio Norte 89.4FM Tenerife Tuesday 20h30
Sunhole Radio Tenerife Tuesday 22h00 (Program repeated weekdays at 11h00)
Planet Radio Thursday 23h00
All times are Tenerife / London time.