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oh cool I didn’t know, perfect

marcos, Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

I sometimes think about how if I made NTS my only source of music listening, it would still be a bottomless wellspring.

― change display name (Jordan), Monday, April 30, 2018 10:42 AM (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yea it's probably 90% of what i listen to now. three to four clicks at most between the live sets and the archives and i'll hear something new and interesting.

radio, when you have a good host w/ some conception of a program and you are open to what they are doing, is truly wonderful, one of the best ways of hearing recorded music. i love passing over control to this person and going where they want to go, it can be an intimate experience especially w/ live radio, you feel very aware of this other person somewhere else hearing it with you. radio also helps me surrender that possessive, consumptive drive of a collector, of needing to *to own* music, regardless of format, so that i can queue it up again at will and incorporate into some kind of a collection. i don't want a collection anymore. it's not that fun to pick out an album to listen to from a shelf or my files. i usually want someone else to do it.

marcos, Friday, 9 November 2018 15:49 (one year ago) link


illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link

favourite shows atm?

Herb Achelors (NickB), Friday, 9 November 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

yea! i like all these shows despite not really being familiar w/ a lot of the music, that's part of the appeal for me, other ilxors might look at the setlists and think that shit is pedestrian and that's fine, i am a pedestrian.

erased tapes japan specials can be really good - https://www.nts.live/shows/erased-tapes/episodes/erased-tapes-19th-february-2018
the four elements: japanese ambient, environmental, new age & healing music 1980-1993 - https://www.nts.live/shows/the-four-elements-japanese-ambient-environmental-new-age-healing-music-1980-1993
that recent siren show w/ rui ho starts off a little slow but gets super fun - https://www.nts.live/shows/siren/episodes/siren-w-rui-ho-1st-november-2018
some parts of silvia kastel's set the other day were really wild https://www.nts.live/shows/carla-dal-forno/episodes/silvia-kastel-30th-october-2018
sounds of the dawn is consistently great as i mentioned earlier itt - https://www.nts.live/shows/soundsofthedawn
kaitlyn aurelia smith's touchtheplants is generally great though i'm not as into the folk and pop stuff she sometimes plays
kranky's monthly set is good for catching up on their stuff, occasionally boring but mostly good - https://www.nts.live/shows/kranky
autotune the world had some really good pop & dance from the middle east the other day - https://www.nts.live/shows/christopher-kirkley/episodes/autotune-the-world-w-christopher-kirkley-25th-october-2018

marcos, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:05 (one year ago) link

ive been leaning mostly toward ambient, experimental, new age, some house & techno & various dance. genres beyond that i'll listen to live but haven't gone into any archives really

marcos, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

YES: thank you for those links. i've heard a few of those shows. i haven't listened to the four elements show, but i've been obsessively listening to the three releases in the Wave Notation series recently (Music for Nine Postcards by Hiroshi Yoshimura is the most well-known, but Still Way by Satoshi Ashikawa is even better, somehow)

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

oh rad i don't know those!

marcos, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

i barely know anything about them. i just put this on while i'm drinking coffee and reading and i love it:


Karl Malone, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

and somehow knowing this adds something to the listening experience:

Ashikawa died a few months after this, his only record, came out at just 30 years old (in some kind of traffic accident). His death didn't just spell the end of the Wave Notation project, it also marked the end of his Sound Process label which had previously put out Hiroshi Yoshimura's 'Music For Nine Post Cards' and Satsuki Shibano's 'Erik Satie'.

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 November 2018 18:19 (one year ago) link

NTS app needs option to save mix to ur phone so u CD. Listen offline

flopson, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link


flopson, Friday, 9 November 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link

I love youarelistening.to: https://www.nts.live/shows/youarelisteningto

bamboohouses, Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link

thank u, youarelistening.to is great!

marcos, Monday, 12 November 2018 16:11 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

this episode of lightning conductor is so fucking good https://www.nts.live/shows/lena-willikens/episodes/lena-wilikens-7th-february-2018

marcos, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

sarah davachi's 'le jardin' is a gorgeous hour for tuning in if you like prog, kraut, neo-classical... https://www.nts.live/shows/sarah-davachi

meaulnes, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:02 (one year ago) link

^ Thanks for that!

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

They have an app now (iOS only?)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

awesome! thanks for the heads up. it lets you favorite hosts and specific episodes

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:16 (one year ago) link

I've been looking for NTS recommendations for a while and this thread is a goldmine. Albeit there is something terrifying about the abyssal nature of this; not to mention finding a way to circumvent my need to archive and track everything I listen to (the mania for needing to know who and where and when).

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

embrace the abyss and surrender the archivist impulse

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

(the app is nice tho)

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

but yea lightning conductor is so rad, so many of her shows are uniformly stellar, super dark and spacious, wonderful textures

adam oko's show is great too. the second hour of this show was nuts, amazing percussion throughout https://www.nts.live/shows/adam-oko/episodes/adam-oko-2nd-september-2018

raga vibrations (https://www.nts.live/shows/raga-vibrations) has been a regular for me too. i've been listening to ragas regularly for 20 years and keep going to the same names so it's been great to have exposure to unfamiliar ones and more variety

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

the genre tags are nice even if not always accurate. for me anything w/ "ambient" "kosmische" "fourth world" "japanese traditional" "minimalism" "new age" "drone" has been p reliable

marcos, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:37 (one year ago) link

lol yes that has been working for me as well

sleeve, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 19:51 (one year ago) link

The app hs been out for awhile we talked about it upthread they only just announced it

What is new is the “mixtapes” section which browses by like ... meta-genre. There’s one called “poolside” that’s all balaeric

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 14 December 2018 02:07 (one year ago) link

iOS only, gutted

boxedjoy, Friday, 14 December 2018 09:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Loving the latest Acid Memories.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 20 January 2019 12:10 (one year ago) link

this show! https://www.nts.live/shows/radio-jiro/episodes/radio-jiro-14th-november-2016

marcos, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:31 (one year ago) link

Thank you! NTS is both a blessing and a curse: there's just too much good music and shows on there.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:10 (one year ago) link

radio jiro is consistently great imo but i haven't quite worked that far back in the archives yet

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:23 (one year ago) link

Only quip with the mixtapes is that it doesn't give you a tracklist. Is that right, or am I not searching right?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:26 (one year ago) link

really digging this ambient/mellow Luke Mele show from Jan. 23rd

sleeve, Saturday, 26 January 2019 18:04 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Is there a proper way to see a live updated tracklist of NTS1/NTS2, as it's being played?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:40 (one year ago) link

no but there's always IDs in the chat

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:45 (one year ago) link

I usually avoid chatrooms like the plague but this one pays off. Thanks Nick!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 10:57 (one year ago) link

on some shows the DJ will respond in the chat, other shows they'll post the setlist in the chat while the show is going out

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 11:03 (one year ago) link

As much as I listen to NTS, somehow I've never found the chat!

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:02 (one year ago) link

Had no idea there was a chat. The NTS digital presence looks great, and looks like it should be easy to navigate, but it isn't at all. Fortunately, the self-selected audience doesn't mind digging around and being baffled. Am I on Mixcloud? Will this archived set show a playlist? What happens when i click on a new show while one is playing? It seems different each time, but the delight of the programming outweighs frustration.

eva logorrhea (bendy), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:16 (one year ago) link

Ah I had that for a short while, but you'll get used to these things quickly. I kind of like having to put in *some* effort as a listener to find your way around idk. Never knew about the cht either, but that's because it's the last thing I'd look for. Proves useful for track id's though!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:18 (one year ago) link

chat gets pretty lively at times, mostly during uk mornings (charlie bones show), also for ruf dug and moxie and flo and a few other afternoon things. those djs do tend to talk back to the chat a lot, so sometimes stuff makes more sense if you're in there. it's mostly nonsense but it's quite funny sometimes

goats eat grandma (NickB), Monday, 18 February 2019 16:29 (one year ago) link

i listen to charlie bones early morning at the gym and then entertain myself at work by scrolling way back into the chat to get all the track ids i missed.

adam, Monday, 18 February 2019 17:07 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

these king britt sessions are dooooooooooooope https://www.nts.live/shows/king-britt-presents-transmissions

marcos, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:54 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

As part of the Warp Records takeover on NTS Radio, Brian Eno has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion to create an hour long piece which will be broadcast on Sunday June 23rd at 16.00 BST - https://nts.live/wxaxrxp

Ambient Police (sleeve), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:00 (eight months ago) link

Wishing for a round-up review of all the Warp shows, or an old-school liveblog.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 14:30 (eight months ago) link

The Mixcloud archives are going up now. There still isn't a great way to download & listen offline, is there (aside from 'Mixcloud Select')?

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:00 (eight months ago) link

There are very easy paste-and-save services but you’ve still got 40kbps files at the end

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 24 June 2019 19:02 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

anyone else now lost the ability to pause and rewind shows and getting a message about subscribing to mixcloud premium instead?

the creator has a mazda van (NickB), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:34 (four months ago) link

mixcloud premium is the worst

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 15:51 (four months ago) link

I've never been able to rewind on mixcloud (free, in the US), can at least pause though.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 16:03 (four months ago) link

If anyone’s interested in the history of jungle, fabio and grooverider on charlie bones’ show today was a hugely entertaining

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 18:55 (three months ago) link

Thanks for the heads up, that sounds promising.

millmeister, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

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