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Culture as a Dare 17/01/20

Culture as a Dare 17/01/20

January 16, 2020

In which Nobody mentions the war but for some reason we play a lot of music from the Middle East.


Mekons - How Many Stars

Hannah Donelon and Grace Lemon - May Morning Dew

Los Piranas - Palermo's Grunch

Palehound - Stick N Poke

Ringhold - Black Betty

Lunar - Oscillate

Antoine de la Framboise - Limb

Saint Abdullah - The Howls of Wadi-al-Salaam

The Soft Pink Truth - Beholding the throne of might

The Invisible Hands - Over Easy

Saban Bajramovic - Naninani

Muzsikas - Chosid tanc

Ahmed Saleh - Feryal

muslim gauze - turkish manipulator of limbs

75 Dollar Bill - Tetuzi Akiyama


Crass - Birth Control 'n' Rock 'n' Roll

Gas - Microscopic

Warm Boys - Chocky

ASHTORETH - GREY MALKIN - The Covenant of Branch & Stone

 The Tara Experiment - The Slow Motion Ecstasy of Sound

Reza Solatipour - Surviving the Darkness





Culture As A Dare 3 January 2020

Culture As A Dare 3 January 2020

January 3, 2020

In which strong language warnings are not given, churros are consumed, and Lee lists his twenty favourite albums of 2019.

Jarvis Cocker - Running The World (Kaiser Quartett Version) (YouTube video)

Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen (Remind Me Tomorrow, Jagjaguwar)

Blanck Mass - Death Drop (Animated Violence Mild, Sacred Bones Records)

Matmos - The Crying Pill (Plastic Anniversary, Thrill Jockey Records)

Richard Dawson - Fulfilment Centre (2020, Domino)

Lightning Bolt - Big Banger (Sonic Citadel, Thrill Jockey Records)

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens - Les articles de fond ne remontent jamais à la surface. (Bile Noire, self-released)

The Utopia Strong - Do You Believe In Two Gods? (The Utopia Strong, Rocket Recordings)

Haq123 - Judus (based on a true story) (Heavy Mess, self-released)

STANLÆY - Properties of Ice (The Human Project, self-released)

Negativland - Certain Men (True False, Seeland)

Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus With The Belbury Poly - The Devil & St. Dunstan (Chanctonbury Rings, Ghost Box)

Kai Whiston - (Run It) (No World As Good As Mine, Lux)

Yoshio Suzuki - Meet Me In The Sheep Meadow (Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, Light In The Attic)

The Divine Comedy - The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale (Office Politics, self-released)

Request Freebird - When I Rock, I Rock (Why Would Someone Make an Album?, self-released)

Tralala Blip - Star of Hope (Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls, Room40)

Jenny Hval - Six Red Cannas (featuring Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson, and Laura Jean) (The Practice of Love, Sacred Bones Records)

Sly & The Family Drone - Votive Offerings (Gentle Persuaders, Love Love Records)

Amanda Palmer - Bigger On The Inside (There Will Be No Intermission, Cooking Vinyl)

The Caretaker - And bliss everywhere bliss (Everywhere, an empty bliss, History always favours the winners)

Paul Hardcastle - The Wizard (No Winners, Chrysalis Records)

Billie Eilish - listen when i go (WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Interscope Records)

CAAD Blue Christmas Group Therapy

CAAD Blue Christmas Group Therapy

December 20, 2019

A decompression special from Emma.


Melodie Group - Disappointed Not Surprised

Those Fucking Snowflakes - Last Christmas

Ste McCabe - Christmas Time for Sanctimonious Swine

CECILLIA - They don't want me to be happy they just want me to be Quiet

Chrisie - When?

Cornered Yet Climbing feat Kelly Jayne Jones - Saudade for Rain Tunnels

Liberez - M'Aidez

Field Lines Cartographer -Through The Caves

Room V - Rainy Day Chirstmas

Furchick - Thinking

Binaural Space - Angels are High

ORE - Waltzing Into the Doldrums

Australian birdsong

Myshiuno - Deep Breath

Bamboo - Daughters of the Sky (Emma Gatrill remix)

Sabina - Toujours

Kitsune - The Steel Monster Above the city

Gang Clouds - Let's Spend Christmas in our bed

Woody Herman - Hot Chestnuts

Like Wowo feat Thomas Truax - Old Man Santa




Kimya Dawson - Loose Lips

Kimya Dawson - Utopian Futures





Culture As A Dare 6 December 2019

Culture As A Dare 6 December 2019

December 6, 2019

In which Culture As A Dare Bingo is played by nobody, the politics of the day are duly avoided, and Lee fills time with a film recommendation.

Pete Wylie and the 399 - K Cera Cera (War Is Over If You Want It) (live in Toxteth)

W00DY - We All Want The Same Thing (My Diary, self-released)

Matt Elliott - Get Wrecked (Selected Works, Ici d’Ailleurs)

Iggy Pop - Sonali (Free, Caroline International Ltd.)

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky - In The Air Tonight (single, Sacred Bones Records)

Kim Gordon - Hungry Baby (No Home Record, Matador Records)

Giant Swan - Pandaemonium (Giant Swan, KECK)

Konono No.1 - Roots of K - Martin Meissonnier Reconstruction (Kinshasa 1978, Crammed Discs)

Northwest - Winterland (II, Tempel Arts)

The Psychotic Monks - It’s Gone (Silence Slowly and Madly Shines, self-released)

Laibach - We Will Go To Mount Maektu (Party Songs, Mute)

Horse Rock - Rasputin (Pony M, self-released)

Luno - Russian Wallpaper (Gnarl, self-released)

Aleksi Perälä - UKMH51900041 (Resonance, Trip Recordings)

Jaimie Branch - twenty-three n me, jupiter redux (FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise, International Anthem)

Big In Sheboygan - Whales Wales Wails (Nathaniel, self-released)

Omar Souleyman - Layle (Shlon, Because Music)

Something Something Sound System - Hurricane (single, self-released)

Chestburster - Camp Blood (single, self-released)

Paranoid London - Angel Of Hell - Album Edit (featuring Alan Vega and Arthur Baker) (PL, self-released)

Jonathan Meades and Mordant Music - MeMe Trepanning (Pedigree Mongrel, Prototype Publishing)

Dot Wiggin Band - A Christmas Song (single, self-released)

Culture as a Dare - Emma Returns!

Culture as a Dare - Emma Returns!

November 22, 2019


Dakabrakha - Yelena

Cursus - Peril

Slint - Don, Aman

Amor Mundi - VI

Spice Mouse - Bone Structure

Micah Torrence - MARABUcaribe

Toxic Chicken - Robots Can be Born

Mattie Konig - Ladybird

Myshiuno - You're All Strangers to Me

KOKOKO! - Kitoko

Algis Fediajevas - Šis tas apie atgailą ir viltį

Chris Lott - Optimizing Randall's Body

Robert Sotelo - Infinite Sprawling

Charles Kynard - Mamblues

Loopool - Quintet for Conch shell

Fort William - Best Men (featuring the Warm Boys)

Ritual Chair - You Always Try to Get What you Want

Bloom de Wilde - Cassandra Atlas

Angry - Slime

Stephanie Merchak - Impacts, Reflections and Feedback




Culture As A Dare 8 November 2019

Culture As A Dare 8 November 2019

November 8, 2019

In which pies are silently consumed, money is begged for, and a MASSIVE announcement is made.

CAAD will now be broadcasting fortnightly, starting on Friday 22 November at 8pm. Emma and Lee will be alternating their shows, with Emma broadcasting on 22/11, then Lee on 6/12, and so on.

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Guerrilla Toss - Plants (What Would The Odd Do?, NNA Tapes)

Dan Knudsen - Hellflyers (PSYCHOS, self-released)

Kai Whiston - III - Blue Dots (No World As Good As Mine, Lux)

Paper Dollhouse - Lilac Dawn (The Walled Garden, MoonDome Records)

Petbrick - Gringolicker with Mutado Pintado (I, Rocket Recordings)

Thomas R Edwards - Threnody No. 1 (single, self-released)

E. Willey Von Huff-N-Puff - Just Wish You Were Here (Visible & Invisible Persons Distributed In Space, Numero Group)

Peter Ivers - Conference Call At Four (Becoming Peter Ivers, RVNG Intl.)

STANLÆY - Limbless (Rif, self-released)

Seefeel - Vex - Peel Session (WXAXRXP Sessions Sampler, Warp)

Twelfth Day - Superwoman (Face to Face, Orange Feather Records)

df0:BAD - Amiga Blood Circus (Absolete, Cock Rock Disco)

Dr. Airlines - The Monster Inside Of Me (Thanks, Daniel. (No Overdubs Whatsoever), self-released)

Meemo Comma - Firn (Sleepmoss, Planet Mu)

Provincials - Skara Brae (The Dark Ages, Itchen Recordings)

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens + Strotter Inst. - La main à plume vaut la main à charrue (Bile Noire, self-released)

The Rotary Fifth - Whether The Weather (Automata. EP, Delta Function Records)

Negativland - Cadillac (True False, Seeland)

Bamboo - Daughters Of The Sky (Emma Gatrill remix) (single, Upset The Rhythm)

Delia Derbyshire & Martin Hannett - Hannett and Delia synth exchanges track 5 (The Synth And Electronic Recording Exchanges, Ozit Dandelion)

Churn Milk Joan - Hand Me The Jump Leads (I’m Nearly 60 Miles High, self-released)

Severed - Real Life (Visible & Invisible Persons Distributed In Space, Numero Group)

Big Blue Bazooka - I Want to Hold Your Hand (Cartoon Girl, self-released)

Ernest Hood - From The Bluff (Neighborhoods, RVNG Intl.)

Culture As A Dare 11 October 2019

Culture As A Dare 11 October 2019

October 13, 2019

In which everyone's at Twenty One in Southend-On-Sea, except you.

Pharmakon - Deprivation (Devour, Sacred Bones Records)

Iglooghost, Kai Whiston + BABii - Barely Twins (XYZ, Gloo)

Tang - It’s (Not) All Bad (Super Happy, Art of the Uncarved Block)

Ekoplekz - K Punk (In Search Of The Third Mantra, Front & Follow)

Moff Skellington - A Cradle with a Periscope (Strange Acrylic Night Custard, German Shepherd Records)

dyLAB & Pete Hope - Sharp (Dances on all Fours, SOIL)

Big in Sheboygan - The Mome Rats Are Coming (Nathaniel EP Preview, Lonely Voyage Records)

Loula Yorke - Untitled #1 (LDOLS, Rum Records)

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens + Strotter Inst. - L'inconscience, le déshonneur, la lubricité, la haine, le mépris des hommes sont à prix d'or. (Bile Noire, self-released)

Octo Octa - Ecstatic Beat (Resonant Body, T4T LUV NRG)

Negativland - More Data (True False, Seeland)

John Carpenter - Silver Shamrock (Halloween III: Season Of The Witch, Death Waltz Records)

Culture As A Dare 13 September 2019

Culture As A Dare 13 September 2019

September 13, 2019

In which microphone problems are the fault of hardware, NOT the date, Lee mentions the KLF again, and lots and lots of Daniel Johnston gets played.

The next CAAD live show, featuring ORE, The Spermaceti Organ, Joucous, and The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, is at Twenty One in Southend on Friday 11th October at 8pm.

Daniel Johnston - Chord Organ Blues (Yip/Jump Music, Eternal Yip Eye Music)

Gary Wilson and R Stevie Moore - Space Down (Its Friday Night) (Fake News Trending, OGenesis)

ORE - Vanadium (BELATEDLY, Box Records)

The Spermaceti Organ - SPORE (ISHA, self-released)

Joucous - Jaga Yogose Gulltri (Worship In The Form Of Dreams, Art Of The Uncarved Block)

Greeen Linez - Sunrise Express (Strange Energy, Diskotopia)

The Rebel - Hitlers And Churchills (Prawns, Junior Aspirin Records)

The Utopia Strong - Konta Chorus (The Utopia Strong, Rocket Recordings)

Rufus Harley - Hypothesis (Re-Creation Of The Gods, Ankh Records)

Harmergeddon - remember (Heat Lightning, Industrial Coast)

Adrian Lane - New Movement In Cities (Live at CAAD)

Chaines - Knockturning (The King, Slip Records)

White Ring - Body High (Chaind Volume 2 (Flooded), Rocket Girl)

Daniel Johnston - Fake Records of Rock n Roll (Is And Always Was, Feraltone)

Ocean Floor - Polyform (Dream Of The Sleeping Stones, zamzamrec)

WaqWaq Kingdom - Step Into The World (Shinsekai, Jahtari)

Trupa Trupa - Longing (single, Glitterbeat Records)

chipmunks on 16 speed - Call Me (Vol. 1, self-released)

Tucker Theodore - Shifting Dunes (To Make The Sun Hurt, Antiquated Future)

Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes (The Practice of Love, Sacred Bones Records)

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - Toxteth Day Of The Dead trailer 2019 (online video, Liverpool Arts Lab)

Spiritualized - All Of My Thoughts (Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Dedicated Limited)

Namtao - Our World Is Different (Namtao 1986, self-released)

Weeping Bong Band - Dissonant Death Rattle (II, Feeding Tube Records)

Black Dresses - Wiggle 2019 (Dreams Come True 2019, Blacksquares)

Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End (1990, Shimmy Disc)

Culture As A Dare 16 August 2019

Culture As A Dare 16 August 2019

August 19, 2019

In which Lee's attempts at sidechain compression have mixed success, Lee's attempts to speak coherently fail miserably, and Lee's attempts to shut up and play the music succeed spectacularly.

The next CAAD live show features Adrian Lane, Manu Louis and Bowditch, and is at Twenty One on Wednesday 4 September at 8pm, £7 entry.

Andrew Hung - Ode (Crabstick Gameboy Compositions, self-released)

Blanck Mass - Wings Of Hate (Animated Violence Mild, Sacred Bones Records)

Lane go-go - Loaded evening (Dora, Nora, Perry + Mel, self-released)

Laura Cannell and Polly Wright - Sing As The Crow Flies Lullaby (Sing As The Crow Flies, Brawl Records)

Hypnotique and the Totally Wired Band - Totally Wired (unreleased)

Lonnie Holley - I’m A Suspect (MITH, Jagjaguwar)

Clara Engel - Little Blue Fox (Little Blue Fox, Vide Press)

Daylight Studio - I Love You Daddy (Afternoon - EP, Daylight Recordings)

Mr Let’s Paint - Let’s Piano TV (“Pizza” excerpt) (from YouTube live stream)

MC and The 7 Pedals - In The Basement (Gluten Free, Valentine Records)

Center of the Universe - Bulgarian Skip (Ixvo-Exvo remix) (Skweee-esque, self-released)

Waterflower - Tirpst (Live (Riga), self-released)

Manu Louis - Internet (Cream Parade, Igloo Records)

White Noise Winter - A Tryal of Witches (single, self-released)

Adrian Lane - To Fulfil The Promise (I Have Promises to Keep, Preserved Sound)

Bowditch - Transaction (Alchemy 4, Courier Sound)

Tartine de Clous - devant bordeaux (sans folklore, Saintonge Records)

Belinda Kempster and Fran Foote - The Ship Shearing Song (On Clay Hill, From Here Records)

Oval - fu (pop, Uovooo)

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith - Lotus Born, No Need To Fear (single, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Filmmaker - Internal Rain (Wetwork, self-released)

Olga Wojciechowska - Primal Fear (Maps and Mazes, Time Released Sound)

Hashshashin - Crossing The Panj (single, Small Pond)

KAPUTT - Think About Your Face (While You’re Doing It) (Carnage Hall, Upset The Rhythm)

Solypsis - Mixo Final (Self Release, self-released)

Culture As A Dare 19 July 2019

Culture As A Dare 19 July 2019

July 19, 2019

In which Tom Jones can do one, the first one minute and the last ten don't get recorded (accidentally, then purposefully), and Lee reveals (most of) the secrets of spending a week with Bill Drummond in Aulus-les-bains. Just to warn you, there's a lot of talking at the end of this one. But not as much talking as if you'd listened live...

Please note: the CAAD live show featuring Jaeho Huang, Legion Of Swine, and The Nearly, has been postponed indefinitely.

Karen Gwyer - Faces on Ankles (Man on Mountain, Don’t Be Afraid Recordings)

Ubertroll - On the Radio (Vol. Two, self-released)

The Rotary Fifth - Sun Salutations (Automata, self-released)

Hildur Guðnadóttir - The Door (Chernobyl (Music from the Original TV Series), Deutsche Grammophon)

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - Everything Intensifies (single, Damaged Goods Records)

Oh My God! It’s The Church - Preachin’ (single, self-released)

Harry Partch - Ulysses at the Edge of the World (A Minor Adventure in Rhythm) (Sonata Dementia, Bridge Records)

Twink - Witches of Love (Think Pink IV: Return to Deep Space, NoiseAgonyMayhem Records)

Tralala Blip - Pub Talk (Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls, Room40)

Kemper Norton - incence (brunt calcined, self-released)

Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children - Original Version (The Hurting, Mercury Records)

Zu - Asmodeo (Live In Helsinki, Tannen Records)

Grimm Grimm - Shayou (Cliffhanger, Some Other Planet Records)

T-Bitch - TV Weekend (Tranarchy, Ex Gratia Releases)

Group Listening - Julie With (Ed Dowie remix) (single, PRAH Recordings)

Buddy Lee Dickens - Write A Song (Charly Brown, Love Love Records)

AJA - Charge (AJA, Opal Tapes)

Bill Drummond - True To The Trail (The Man, Creation Records)

Hilary Woods - Jesus Said (Colt, Sacred Bones Records)

*** ** ***-***** (Kevin Sanderson) - Chiming Twelve (instrumental) (single, ******* ****)

Seeming - Stranger featuring Sammus (Sol, Artoffact Records)