Skip to content

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-12-05: Late Night Anniversary with Gunshae!

December 3, 2018
AccNoir 2008-12-05

Ten years ago, Bruce and Rowan were indulging in a short-lived tradition he is most likely glad for us to have left behind — returning to the radio station again to air a celebratory anniversary episode of our program during our original time slot, from 2-3 am in the morning Wednesday nights, after the (still-running) Art of Beatz electronic music program (who always found it hilarious that we’d found the one musical genre even more niche than theirs) … and making the most of the difference between prime-time and late-night broadcasting by airing a year’s worth of pent-up material that was simply too challenging, too profane, too listener-hostile or too obscene to air during regular hours without risking a complaint being lodged to the CRTC.  At the time Rowan had been sitting in with Gunshae, the “ambient noise” side project of the AoB hosts, lending some fresh accordion chaos to their textured soundscapes, and so to celebrate the moment, as their slot transitioned into our former territory, we packed along an accordion and jaw harp to accompany their more standard instrumentation and improvised some jamz for a small and likely surprised and confused but hopefully-delighted audience.  At its original online home, this episode 105 of our program was listened to some 4384 times, but for bold and intrepid listeners unafraid of the future of the accordion (we were too far in the avant-garde, a decade on this playlist still describes a distant future) they will be able to find our prescient program available for online listeners courtesy of the Internet Archive. And now — here’s its playlist:

Accordion Noir: Playlist: Dec 5th, 2008, Long, lazy (live!) 2nd Anniversary late-night show with Gunshae and the Art of Beatz at 2 AM!
This is where we get to play all the weird stuff that doesn’t fit on our “normal” show. So hold on. (And stick around for the brilliant story “The Family Tree” at 1hr, 7min.)

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
(First some lead-in beats from Kuma’s collection, then…)
The Amoebic Ensemble with Alec K Redfearn – Hats Which Crush The Skull (live in Detroit 10-24-98) – Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Home of HP Lovecraft!) –
Gunshae Noir – Beards for your Birthday! – (very) Live in studio with Eve on Oboe, Kuma on electronicals (crashing and otherwise), Rowan on accordionation, and Bruce hogging a lot of time on atomic jaw-harp (39:00,) toy accordion, tenor-protestaphone and stuff.
Dsd (Derrick Stacey Denholm) – Ootsa Toboggan Smash – Norsk Drag (2006) – Prince George, Canada – (with more jaw harp!) – Here’s an interview, wish we knew how to contact him:
Geoff Berner – Porn Queen Girlfriend – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Canada –
Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People – The Family Tree – Dinosaur Power (2008) – Ontario, Canada –
Geoff Berner – Fukher (sing along) – Night of 1000 Buttons (Jan 25, 2008) –
Volga Boatmen Birthday song – Rowan!
Oh Superman – Rowan again!


Art of Beatz:

This episode’s cover is, um, some weird Russian graphic of an accordion Painting Crocodile (Krokodil Gena, you dig?) Rowan found.

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 fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle.  Cheers & squeeze on!

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: