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Accordion Noir Festival Fundraiser Ringtone Album!

November 30, 2016

Support the Accordion Noir Festival this season by sharing our premier Accordion Noir Ringtone Album! Your favourite Festival artists have donated a stack of cellphone ringtones so you can have Accordion Noir in your pocket all year long!

The Creaking Planks can help if you’re planning to interrupt a boring meeting. Miss Murgatroid‘s electronic accordion feedback will definitely wake you up in the morning. Schedule Jack Garton or Geoff Berner to liven up boring moments at the movie theatre. Even organize a flash-mob to join in at your next accordion concert! Carefully choose your phone’s personal squeezebox anthem by Wendy McNeill, Scott Dunbar, Barbara Adler, Katheryn Peterson, or try out Andy Fielding’s Accordion Noir Theme.

 

 

How it works: Send the Accordion Noir Society (sponsor of the Festival) a donation (you decide how much… $5, $20, $500?) and we will send you an epic eight-minute album filled with custom-made ringtones by some of your favorite Accordion Noir Artists. You can read about individual artists and preview tracks here.

Our campaign runs throughout December and we are aiming to raise $3000 to pay for our charitable status application and related set up costs. Your donation to this project will help make future Accordion Noir Festivals possible in a very real way. You can donate via:

  • Donate to the Accordion Noir Festival by PayPal here Donate Button
  • Interac E-Transfer via our email info@accordionnoirfest.com
  • Real-World Donations can also be sent to: Accordion Noir Society #1 – 139 West 11th Ave, Van BC V5Y 1S8, cheques payable to Accordion Noir Society.

 

When you’re ready to rock your Ringtones, here’s some instructions:

Donate to support the Accordion Noir Festival! (Feels great so far. What’s next?)

Ringtones should be emailed to you (with these instructions). Click to open the zipped folder to access the different formats for different phones.

Android:
You need a file browser app to move the .ogg or .mp3 ringtone files into the Ringtones and/or Notifications folders. May then require a reboot of your phone.
Lots of instructions out there like:
http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-to/android-basics-add-your-own-ringtones-notification-sounds-0169520/

iPhone:
Drag the .m4r format ringtones into iTunes. Sync phone. Should be available.
Trouble with iPhone? https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3792

Accordion Noir 2017-02-08 playlist: Prog Noir

February 22, 2017

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(photo: Bosnian/Swiss accordion whiz Mario Batkovic)

Our accordion radio episodes from ten years ago were pretty raw, but after a decade of practice and refinement, we’re still serving up an hour of accordion radio over the airwaves on a weekly basis … and we’ve just about gotten things figured out now.  Here from way back on February 8th … of this year… we present to you our recent program on the theme of accordionated progressive rock!  Progcordion rock if you will.  John Wetton’s recent death was an obvious entry point, not because he played accordion, but because his King Crimson colleagues collaborate with Finnish accordion monster Kimmo Pohjonen in KTU… which you’ll find in full effect here in this playlist.  You can enjoy the show as a (Flash-required) digital audio stream served up by our parent radio station CFRO Co-Op Community Radio 100.5 fm  or if you prefer you can download a full MP3 of the episode from the Internet Archive. Now here’s the playlist so you can appreciate just which virtuosic player is blowing your mind at a given moment:

Accordion Noir 2017-02-08 Prog-Noir

* Alec K. Redfearn And The Eyesores – River of Glass – The Blind Spot (2007) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://www.aleckredfearn.com/information.html
* The Unthanks – Starless – Last (2011) – North-East England – http://www.the-unthanks.com/
* Hamster Theatre – Jeanne-Marie – Quasi Day Room, Live at the Moore Theatre (2002) – Boulder, Colorado, United States – Dave Willey, acc. http://www.generalrubric.com/hamster/splash3.html
* KTU (Kimmo Pohjonen, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – Aorta – Quiver (2009) – USA, Finland – http://www.kimmopohjonen.com
* Rachelle Van Zanten – Changing In Time – Where Your Garden Grows (2008) – Northern BC, Canada – Rachelle, acc. http://www.rachellevanzanten.com/
* Ismo Alanko Säätiö – Sampo – Sisäinen Solarium (2000) – Finland – Kimmo Pohjonen, acc. http://www.kimmopohjonen.com/
* Proud Animal – Little Hinge – Proud Animal (2012) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.proudanimal.com http://www.badler.ca/
* Amoebic Ensemble – Gimme a Buck or I’ll Touch You – Limbic Rage (1995) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) – http://aleckredfearn.com/
* Brent Randall And Those Magnificent Pinecones – This Absence Of Mine – We Were Strangers In Paddington Green (2008) – Toronto – Halifax, Ontario, Canada – http://www.justfriends.ca/brent
* The Polka Floyd Show – Pigs, Two Different Ones – Live!!! At The Ohio Theatre! (2009) – Toledo, Ohio, USA – http://www.polkafloyd.com/

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-23: Ambient Accordion

February 21, 2017

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(Cover art from “What Capitalism Was” and their 2010 album — still three years away at this point! — of Philip Glass songs performed entirely on accordion.)

From ten years ago, it’s another installment of Vintage Accordion Noir Radio!  The theme was the use of accordions in “ambient” music — often emphasizing the textural qualities of the organic drones that are the unique territory of the instrument family of free-reed aerophones.  This was our 12th episode, which in its decade online at its original home totaled some 3700 listens (between humans and robots); hopefully at its new home at the Internet Archive it will tickle a few more ears for a few more decades!  You can download it as an MP3 to enjoy at your convenience, and here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Feb 23, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
Ambient Accordion (Rowan’s gone) Special!
Song Name Artist Album Origin Year
Watari (Across The Wind), À Qui Avec Gabriel, Utsuho (Japan) 2001
5:00 Am, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Like A Mountain, Aldo Granato, La Noche (Belgium) 2006
Senecio, Balún, An EP Collection [Nada Que Hacer Hoy EP, 2004] (Puerto Rico) 2006
When I Fall in Love (Heyman/Young), Bill Frisell, Have A Little Faith (USA, Guy Klucesvsek acc.) 1993
Threepenny Finale/Finale des Quat’sous/Dreigroschen Finale, Canadian Chamber Ensemble — Weill\Schreker, Music from Berlin in the 1920’s Kurt Weill, (Canada)
Idols of the Children + accordion, D. Raylene Campbell (Canada)
November Drone, D. Raylene Campbell (Montreal, QC, Canada) 2001
Hommage à Germaine/La galope des loups-marins, Danielle Martineau, Les secrets du vent (Canada) 2004
Todos Los Recuerdos, Dino Saluzzi, Senderos (Italy) 2005
Psalm, Frode Haltli, Passing Images (Norway) 2007
The Gift, Guy Klucevsek, Heart Of The Andes (USA) 2002
Hi-Lasse, Heart Beat Band and others, The Eve Of Peeni Waali (disc 2), (Switzerland, etc.) 1999
Sad Song, Instruments, Billions Of Phonographs 2002
music box song, Kevin Finseth, The Return (Canada) 2004
Kom Alla Mina Bröder, Maans, Kalaniemi, Varis, I Ramunders Fotspar
Mu Áhkku = My Grandma, Mari Boine Goaskinviellja, 1993
Hour Glass, Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden, Bella Neurox (US)
desespoirs, Musaraigne (Belgium) http://www.musaraigne.be
Habanerando, Richard Galliano, Passatori
Small Of The Back, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Anniversary, 2002

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-02-01: Anti-Authoritarian Noir

February 15, 2017

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They aren’t all archival recordings from distant history — indeed, at the pace we’re discharging them, they should be roughly paired, one new episode for every back episode.  However, new shows may unfortunately resonate with themes from the past, not only a decade ago, but from the 1930s and 40s… more accordionful times, for better or worse.  (What Daniel Kahn, on this episode’s playlist, might refer to as “The Good Old Bad Old Days“.)  So, resolved to do what we could with what we had, and keeping in mind that Bruce and Rowan first met producing events at the anarchist bookstore (Bruce wrote a nice song about the White Rose, we should make an accordion recording of it!), we decided to get a little more explicit in the themes engaged by our radio program — no longer concerned solely for sonic aesthetics, we began consciously seeking out songs whose messages and background resonate with what we consider to be the right side of history.  Also we follow in the footsteps of other DJs, and examine the musical traditions of predominantly Islamic countries whose citizens were suddenly stuck with travel bans to the US.  What we ended up with wasn’t quite Antifa Noir, but Anti-Authoritarian is a better rhyme for Accordion anyhow.  You can enjoy the broadcast as a digital audio stream from our parent radio station, or as a downloadable MP3 courtesy of the Internet Archive. Its playlist follows:

* Wafir – Nilo Azul (2) – Nilo Azul (0) – Sudan, North-East Africa – http://wafir.calabashmusic.com/
* Pistolera – Guerra – En Este Camino (2008) – –
* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Inner Emigration – Lost Causes (2010) – Detroit, Michigan, USA / Berlin, Germany – http://www.paintedbird.net/
* The House Band – Pharoah – The Acoustic Folk Box (4) (1993) – UK – “Four Decades of the very best acourstic folk music from the British Isles.” http://www.TopicRecords.co.uk
* Geoff Berner – Wealthy Poet – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Sudanda – Zul Sudani (Call For Women’s Participation) – Tomorrow’s Dream (2014) – Sudan, Africa / Canada – http://www.Sudanda.ca
* Gogol Bordello – Passport – Voi-la intruder (1999) – Accordion –
* Ewan MacColl And Peggy Seeger – Legal—Illegal – The Best of Broadside 1962–1988 [Disc 4] (1984) – – http://broadsidemagazine.com/
* Fear of Drinking – Free Passage To Canada – One Morning When I Went To Work… (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://timreadman.com/bandspast-and-present/bands/fear-of-drinking/
* Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band – Bella Ciao – Reign Of Revelry (2010) – Somerville, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.ensmb.com/index.html
* Utah Philips & Ani DiFranco – The Internationale – Fellow Workers (1999) – Navada City, California; New York, USA – http://www.RighteousBabe.com
* Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird – Beyze Vintn – The Broken Tongue/Dos Tsebrokhene Loshn (2006) – Detroit-New York, USA / Berlin, Germany – paintedbird.net http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/index.php?id=270

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

2007-02-16 Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-16: past the eleventh hour

February 14, 2017

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Lurching forward, trying to keep pace not much more than a decade behind the present day, it’s Accordion Noir Radio episode number 11, our first from February 2007… still at that time broadcasting from 2-3 am!  Up at its original hosting it’s been enjoyed by humans and robots approximately 16464 times, and we are hoping that at its new home over at the Internet Archive, where you can download it as an MP3 for your listening enjoyment at your convenience, it will reach and surpass that total!  Here is what the playlist looked like:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Febtruary 02, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
Slatnar, Filippo Gambetta, Pria Goaea (Italy) 2002
Lady Faire, The Cassettes, ‘Neath The Pale Moon (Washington DC, USA) 2006
Scar That Never Heals, Jeremy Fisher, Goodbye Blue Monday (Canada) 2006
Stepping Stone, Play Bayan! (Russia) 2002
Driven, Veda Hille, Path Of A Body (Canada)
Follia Romania, Follia, Kiss Me You Fool! Kiss Me Lila (Belgium) 2004
“Man Cougar” by Peter Guindon (aka Bob Uker aka The Minoans), Rowan (Canada)
Dead Man’s Pants (by Al Mader), Rowan (Canada)
Engagement in D Minor, Graydon James, The Ominous Panda ep (great name) (Canada) 2007
Amelia Earhart, Curtis Eller’s American Circus, Taking Up Serpents Again 2004
Hot Karl, Ten In The Swear Jar, Accordion Solo! (Japan) 2005
Der Ritt der Walküre, Uri Caine Ensemble, Wagner E Venezia, 1859
Stanna där ni är, Philemon Arthur & The Dung, Musikens historia del 1 och 2 (Sweden) 1972
Naturen, Philemon Arthur & The Dung Musikens historia del 1 och 2 1972
Jag vill va i fred, Philemon Arthur & The Dung Musikens historia del 1 och 2 1972
En liten stuga, Philemon Arthur & The Dung Musikens historia del 1 och 2 1972
Devils Riding Crop, The Bad Things, The Bad Things (Seattle) 2004
Traktorsko Kolo, 3 Mustaphas 3, Play Musty for Me 2001
Heart Shaped Box, by Nirvana, Rowan (Canada)
One Hundred And Sixty Three Black Bubbles Pt.6, Jeffrey Bützer, She Traded Her Leg 2006
Would Grandpa Like It?, Markus Nikolai, Asthmatic Worm (accordion electronica compilation) 2002
People’ Choice 2 mixed, Dirty Water Dogs, Dirty Water Dogs demo (USA, New York) 2005

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

2007-02-09 Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-09: Ten Little Fingers

February 10, 2017

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Today we have to share with you Accordion Noir radio episode lucky number 10, first aired a decade ago on February 9th from 2-3 in the morning. Over the past decade, its recording has been accessed 13534 times at its original location, and we offer it up now for posterity under the auspices of the Internet Archive, hopefully to enrich accordion fans forever. It’s available as a downloadable MP3 file, and here is its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Febtruary 09, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
 Rock the Box, pt 1, Greg Pagel, Plastic Machine Music, 2005
Rigs Of The Time, Bellowhead, Burlesque, (UK) 2006
Mazel, Golem, Fresh Off Boat, 2006
Cloud Watcher, Twink, Twink, 2002
Waltz, Begnagrad (w/Bratko Bibič), Begnagrad, (Slovenia) 1982
Tart (by Elvis Costello), Rowan, (Canada)
Chamber Of My Heart, Jordi Rosen, Lotus, (Canada) 2005
Waltz For The End Of Time, Kenosha Kid, Projector, 2005
Aminor, Terror At The Opera, Terror At The Opera, (Detroit) 2004
La Java Blanche, yeti (Jetty Swart), Yeti – Chez Michton, (France/Netherlands)
I’m A Lousy Lay, Rowan (after Al Mader), (Canada)
Commerce City Sister, DeVotchKa, Una Volta, 2003
Dolores, Accordion Tribe, Accordion Tribe, 1998
Karouselika, The Danubians, The Danubians
The Poodle, The Serfs w/Gary Sredzienski, Live on Local Motives on WMPG in Portland Maine, 2004
This Guy is in Love With You, Rowan, (Canada)
Kuifje In Bergom, Ambrozijn, Krakalin, (Belgium) 2005
(Love Like) Anthrax, Miss Murgatroid, Through Alien Empires, (Portland, Oregon), 1997
Stars, Motion Trio, Play-Station, (Poland), 2005

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2017-01-25: Holding Pattern

February 7, 2017

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As you may have noticed, we’ve been raising a huge cloud of dust refurbishing our (over 500) back recordings to make the complete Accordion Noir Radio archives of the past decade available to future generations in their most comprehensive form ever, with expanded artwork and blanks filled in playlists… but in all the hubbub our ongoing regular new broadcasts are getting a little lost in the mix.  Here you can enjoy a digital audio stream — or now (everything old is new again!) a direct MP3 download for local enjoyment and long-term storage — of our broadcast from two weeks ago.  I don’t think there was any particular theme to the playlist, except our usual mandate to demonstrate the massive versatility of the squeezebox in all the wildly variant styles and genres to which it can be applied!  And to enhance your listening enjoyment… here it is, the playlist!

Microsoft Songsmith – Crazy Train Polka
Gogol Bordello – Ultimate
Arcade Fire – Old Flame
Cherish the Ladies – Broken Wings
Roy Newman – Boog-A-Boo Baby
Hey Marseilles – Rainfall
Ernie Felice Quartet – Power House (after Raymond Scott)
Alejandro Diaz Jr. – La Frontera
Those Darn Accordions – The Janitor Knows
La Bottine Souriante – Reel du Forgeron
Angel Corpus Christi – Nature Girl
Story of Isaac – Daniel Kahn
Palesteena – Alex Meixner
Joseph Macerollo – Fantasy on Themes of the Past

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-02-02: Innings and Outings

February 6, 2017

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Continuing our march through the extensive Accordion Noir radio back catalogues of a decade ago, here we are with an episode from February … 2007!  It was our ninth time on the air — hopefully you can hear some gradual improvement as we slouch along in the middle of the night (our starting time slot was 2-3 am).  It accumulated a highly dubious total of 18721 listens at its original home over the past ten years, likely mostly from robots of various stripes, and now it can be enjoyed into perpetuity at its new location at the Internet Archive, where you can download it as an MP3!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Febtruary 02, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 2-3 AM (ugh!)
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.
Artist (origin) – Album (Date) – Track
Celso Piña y Su Ronda Bogotá (Colombia/Mexico) – Mundo Colombia (2002) – Callate Corazón (Shut-up Heart!)
Nortec Collective (Mexico) – Tijuana Sessions Vol 3. (2005) – Colorado (Juan Téllez, accordion)
Grace Jones (movie-star land) – Nightclubbing (1981) – I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazolla (New York/Brooklyn) – Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazolla: Summit (1974) – 20 Years After
Luiz Gonzaga (Brazil) – Global Accordion: early recordings (2001) – Seu Januario (1942)
Geoff Berner With Diona Davies And Wayne Adams (Canada) – The Wedding Dance Of The Widow Bride (2007) – Queen Victoria -And- The Fiddler is a Good Woman
ROWAN does Momus live in our palatial studio. (This must be I Want You But I Don’t Need You.)
Rachelle Garniez and the Fortunate Few (New York) – Crazy Blood (2001) – Marie
Wild Children (Beijing) – Shanghai Ark Live (2002) – 北京 (Beijing) (Is that right?)
Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland) – Kluster (2002) – Keko (Kimmo and his accordion make all the sounds.)
Geoff Berner again With Diona Davies And Wayne Adams (Canada) – The Wedding Dance Of The Widow Bride (2007) – Traitor Bride
ROWAN – Kiss (Prince)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!