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//orangenoise plays live in Karachi, Pakistan

“Orange noise”

“Orange noise is quasi-stationary noise with a finite power spectrum with a finite number of small bands of zero energy dispersed throughout a continuous spectrum. These bands of zero energy are centered about the frequencies of musical notes in whatever scale is of interest. Since all in-tune musical notes are eliminated, the remaining spectrum could be said to consist of sour, citrus, or “orange” notes.[12]” [Wikipedia]

Hmm…. I like orange. I like citrus. I like to listen to the noise between the notes. Maybe that’s why I like //orangenoise. It shimmers, it shines, it rocks and it’s undefined.

Like their namesake, //orangenoise does not completely cling to any one genre or sound of music. That’s probably due to the various influences that each member of the band brings with them which has them continually wading between sounds that could at any given time be defined anywhere between Psychedelic to Shoegaze to Blues to Hard Rock. It’s not so much that they try to be any of these. They just share with each other what comes to them and allow the music to take them where it may, or creating what they call //orangenoise.

The members of //orangenoise are Talha Asim Wynne on guitar and vocals, Faizan Reidinger on guitar, Daniel Arthur Panjwaneey on bass and vocals and Danial Hyatt on percussion.

Talha had already made a name for himself amongst a small niche of Shoegazers across the webb with his solo work. Also, he and Daniel Panjwaneey had become favorites amongst the Indus Valley School of Art scene in Karachi, Pakistan which Talha had been attending at the time. They played together in a band called Look Busy Do Nothing.

Faizan and Danial (Hyatt) were part of another accomplished area band called Mole. After playing a Radiohead tribute show, a few of them moved their own private little gig to one of their homes where a jam session got underway. On several other occasions, Daniel Panjwaneey joined Mole to play bass for a few of their shows. But it wasn’t until the four found themselves jamming on the rooftops of Karachi that they decided that they should do something about all of this //orangenoise and get down to some serious business.

As it was, //orangenoise, stemming from a series of jam sessions between friends, originally started out as a collective. Once the ball got rolling and they refined their sound, they settled on the four members and got themselves some bookings. Their first show was in July of 2010 and was held at a very popular venue in Karachi, the Pakistan American Cultural Center. This was an exciting offer for the band because the majority of the bands play in small cafes across Karachi which are now popping up everywhere. About 80% of the local bands play covers of mostly Classic Rock such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd songs but there are some originals in the mix. //orangenoise is one of those originals who write and play their own music.

Check out //orangenoise psyching out during their first live gig at the Pakistan American Cultural Center on July 22, 2010.

Here’s another one for you from Karachi’s hot spot, the Base Rock Cafe in August of 2010. It’s of //orangenoise performing “Bright Khyber Life”.

Along with a new year and the band firmly established in the Karachi music scene, January of 2011 saw //orangenoise deliver it’s first EP release, //veracious.

You can make plenty of your own noise with //orangenoise’s //veracious which you can download for free from their Bandcamp page. Follow the link below.

//orangenoise - "//veracious"

Of course, you can also hear //orangenoise on Air Atlantic Underground Radio along with a couple solo tracks by Talha Asim Wynne.

//orangenoise on Bandcamp

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The Air Atlantic Underground

A bit late but, as they say, better late than never. Of course, with the website still in it’s infancy, it’s forgivable.

The following is a list of Air Atlantic Underground Radio’s Best Releases of 2010.

They are in no particular order nor are they necessarily all 2010 releases. Instead, they are what Air Atlantic Underground Radio considers the best newer releases for the 2010 listening year.

You have no idea how much I hate making these lists. How do I remember everything for a whole year? Which do the station’s listeners and I like the best? What is my mood at the time and how it affects my thoughts on what I’m listening to at any given moment? Was it released in the US this year and last in the UK? Screw it! (Guess you can tell that High Fidelity isn’t high on my list of Favorite Movies.) I probably forgot some very good releases and I do apologize in advance. Please feel free to add comments below on your favorites for 2010.

Do be aware that I’m saving a release or two for next year that were technically released in 2010. The kind of stuff that squeezed out just before the year changed over but gets most of its play the following year. (A certain shiny band comes to mind and has already been logged on 2011’s list.)

A big THANK YOU to the following bands for helping Air Atlantic Underground Radio gaze, drone, shimmer and rock throughout 2010 and into the future.

Air Atlantic Underground Radio’s Best of List for 2010:

Zaza – “Cameo” (EP)
Highspire – “Aquatic”
Presents For Sally – “A Touch Of Joy, A Touch Of Sadness”
Insect Guide – “Dark Days & Nights”
Foxtail Somersault – “Reflection” (EP)
Stellarium – “Stellarium”
Soundpool – “Mirrors In Your Eyes”
Malory – “Pearl Diver”
The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar”
Ceremony – “Rocket Fire”
The Black Angels – “Phosphene Dream”
Laboratory Noise – “When Sound Generates Light”
The Black Ryder – “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride”
Dragontears – “Turn On Tune In Fuck Off”
Tears Run Rings – “Distance”
Whirl – “Distressor” (EP)
Air Formation – “Nothing To Wish For (Nothing To Lose)”
Scarlet Youth – “Goodbye Doesn’t Mean I’m Gone”
Ghost Society – “The Back Of His Hands, Then The Palms”
Bon Accord – “Honeydew” (EP)
Sway – “This Was Tomorrow”
Butterfly Explosion – “Lost Trails”
The Vandelles – “Del Black Aloha”
Cotton Club – “Between Drones And Daisies”
Between The Cities Are Stars – “Between The Cities Are Stars”
Whatever Hippie Bitch – “Whatever Hippie Bitch”
93MillionMilesFromTheSun – “All You’ve Found”
Bloody Knives – “Burn It All Down”

Vote for your favorites from 2010 on Air Atlantic Underground Radio.
*If you selected ‘Other’, please list that release, or releases, in the slot provided or in the comments section.
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Youngteam

Maybe there is something in the water. Maybe it’s all of those long, cold winter nights. Maybe it’s the etheric splendor of the flashing light parade of the aurora borealis. Whatever it is, there must be something in Stockholm, Sweden that has Youngteam devoting so much talent and time thinking about, writing about and playing about dreaming. Lost in a world of thought, Youngteam have decided to so aptly name their latest release Daydreamer.

Daydreamer, due out for official release in March of 2011 on Northern Star Records, is a delightful and ethereal mesmerizing exploration along a cerebral landscape of lush jangly guitars awash in reverb set to an array of harmonious melodies and enchanting rhythms. Every track, from beginning to end, are well placed, with one song as good as the next. Daydreamer will send you on your own sonic daydreams replete with all of the effects laden soundscapes of your dreams. As the band’s debut full length, it is amazing to discover that most of these tracks were recorded from live shows, thanks to the expert production skills of Mattias Glava. Mattias Glava is a top Swedish producer better know for his work with Dungen, Håkan Hellström and The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

Youngteam are; depending on whenever you catch them as they’ve had a number of personnel changes; Fredrik Liljequist, Peter Eriksson, Johan Angantyr, Mattias Hägerstrand (helping hands from time to time), Christian Rockström, Jesper Klein, Tobias Eidewald, Andrev Bergström, Matilda Johansson, Matilda Niang and Anna Järvinen.

When Youngteam put out their first release in 2007 as an EP called Missnobandjet, they chose to work as a collective and feature different lead singers. One of them was the much acclaimed Anna Järvinen who took to the mic for the often favored “Your Love”. Previously, Anna had established a bit of a reputation for her contributions with Granada and Dungen. Since her work with Youngteam, Anna Järvinen, on her own, went on to achieve a top ten album in Finland and Sweden.

As a special treat for the listeners of Air Atlantic Underground Radio, Youngteam and Scott Causer, owner of Northern Star Records, have allowed us an exclusive free download of an unreleased demo copy of “Your Love”, featuring Anna Järvine.

Don’t forget to tune into Scott’s radio show called Revolution In Sound which airs on Wednesdays and Fridays on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. Check our Broadcast Schedule page for air times. And, by all means, don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Daydreamer by Youngteam at the Northern Star Records online shop. It’s a real stunner!

Download here:
Youngteam – (unreleased demo) – \"Your Love\" (featuring Anna Järvinen) (an Air Atlantic Underground Radio exclusive!)

Purchase “Daydreamer” by Youngteam
Youngteam on MySpace
Northern Star Records
Air Atlantic Underground Radio

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Last year's Austin Psych Fest Poster

The line-up has been announced for the 2011 4th annual Austin Psych Fest with more bands eventually be added closer to the event. For all of you Psych heads out there, this promises to be the event of the year! Regular listeners of Air Atlantic Underground Radio will find plenty of the bands often heard on the station appearing live for the 4th annual installment of this homage to Psychedelia. The headliner will be none other than the legendary Roky Erickson. An Austin native himself, Roky was the leading tripped out wildman of one of the original ’60s/’70s Psychedelic sensations, the 13th Floor Elevators. Roky, as one of the Godfathers of Psychedelia, will be tripping the light fantastic with the new children of this genre sweeping all the hipster haunts by storm.

Due to the festival’s growing size and popularity, this year’s Austin Psych Fest will be held at the Mexitas Event Center in Austin, Texas between Friday April 29th – Sunday May 1st. Details regarding tickets, where to stay, how to get there and anything else you may want to know can be found on the festival’s website.

Here’s a list of the line-up to date:

Roky Erickson (Austin TX)
Spectrum (Rugby, UK)
The Black Angels (Austin, TX)
Black Moth Super Rainbow (Chicago, IL)
Atlas Sound (Atlanta, GA)
Dead Meadow (Los Angeles, CA)
Prefuse 73 (Atlanta, GA)
Crystal Stilts (Brooklyn, NY)
Sleepy Sun (San Francisco, CA)
Indian Jewelry (Houston TX)
The Black Ryder (Sydney, Australia)
Crocodiles (San Diego, CA)
The Fresh and Onlys (San Francisco, CA)
The Growlers (Costa Mesa, CA)
Tobacco (Chicago, IL)
White Hills (New York, NY)
Pontiak (Holtzclaw, Virginia)
Black Hollies (New Jersey, NJ)
Beaches (Melbourne, AU)
Young Prisms (San Francisco, CA)
The Night Beats (Seattle, WA)
Lumerians (San Francisco, CA)
The Soft Moon (San Francisco, CA)
Woodsman (Denver, CO)
Quest For Fire (Toronto, ON)
Lower Heaven (Silverlake, CA)
The Meek (Los Angeles, CA)
The Cult of Dom Keller (Nottingham, UK)
The Quarter After (San Francisco, CA)
Cloudland Canyon (Memphis, TN)
The Vacant Lots (Burlington, VT)
The Diamond Center (Richmond, VA)
The Sky Drops (Wilmington, DE)
Tjutjuna (Denver, CO)
Holy Wave (Austin, TX)

Austin Psych Fest website
Austin Psych Fest Facebook Page
Austin Psych Fest MySpace profile

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+ Addendum: Official full additions to the lineup will be announced on March 8th.

Should Are Back!

Should are a dreamy Shoegaze band that formed about a decade ago in Austin, Texas. They originally started out in 1995 under the name shiFt and had 2 releases. ShiFt released the original CD-EP of A Folding Sieve in 1995, followed up in 1997 by a 7″ vinyl release called Own Two Feet.

After a decided name change, Should released their debut CD in 1998 called Feed Like Fishes. Late, in 2002, they released a follow-up called A Folding Sieve. To this day, both are well respected amongst the old Slowcore and newer Shoegaze aficianados.

As often happens, life goes on and gets in the way causing bands to break up and move on to other pursuits such as careers and other of life’s holdings. Life brought Marc Ostermeier to Baltimore, Maryland where he is currently a professor at the distinguished Johns Hopkins University. Eric Ostermeier, Marc’s brother, lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he is a political blogger as well as a researcher at the University of Minnesota. Not to be out done, Tanya Maus also spends much of her time within the halls of higher learning and is a professor in Ohio at Wittenberg University. Quite a brainy bunch! And here ya’ll thought they just made beautiful music together. With the geographical distances between them, it’s not the most conducive for an impromptu band rehearsal. Somehow, they’ve managed to close the gap and come up with a real beauty of a new, long awaited album called Like A Fire Without Sound. The album has been completed and the official release is set for April of 2011.

Though distance kept Should from continuing on their joint musical production for some time, that didn’t cause Marc Ostermeier to bury his ax. Marc has 2 solo Ambient/Experimental releases under his belt which allowed him to explore new musical territory from the more Dream induced Shoegaze as what we are familiar with from Should. Chance Reconstruction and Lakefront can be found on iTunes and at the Should Shop on the Minneapolis based Words On Music Records label website, along with Should’s other fine releases.

All one has to do is listen to Should’s new tracks, “Glass House” and “Turned Tables” to hear that nothing was lost over time. Should sound as dreamy as ever and, in fact, display a maturation in sound that will put any self-respecting Shoegazer into the most dream induced of states.

For the time being, Should have been kind enough to allow us to share and download 2 very promising tracks from their new release, Like A Fire Without Sound, due out in April of 2011 on the Words On Music label.

Should web page
Should on Bandcamp
Should on MySpace

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The Stargazer Lilies

Yet another love child of that stargazing starstruck couple from the rolling hills of the Poconos, John Ceparano and Kim Field. John and Kim are much more known for their main project Soundpool, one of the premier New York City bands of the new millennium that helped to revive the current Shoegaze movement.

The Stargazer Lilies add a deeper and more droneful sensibility to the couple’s usually Synth and dreamy Dance creations that Soundpool have perfected. They refer to it as Discogaze. The Stargazer Lilies drone on with whispery vocals and it’s full of all the joy that any Shoegazer could want.

You can listen and download for free some of their latest offerings here:
The Stargazer Lilies – ‘Endless Days’ b/w ‘Don’t Waste My Time’

The Stargazer Lilies
Soundpool

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