Shortly after the end of The Books, Nick Zammuto began work on developing a new band, Zammuto. They stopped by the studios for a live performance just before their first tour was set to begin with Explosions in the Sky. Previous to this studio session they had only three live shows under their belt. It was a rare moment to hear the birth of a band. John Schaefer hosted the group on the Morning Sound Alternative (From April 5, 2012)
Groan Man, Don't Cry
Too Late to Topologize
Shape of Things to Come
Communikey Archives 2008: Pole is the artistic name of Stefan Betke. Born in Düsseldorf, Pole is best known for his glitchy dubbed out sounds. Pole performed a live set during the festival finale at Trilogy to close out the 1st Edition of the Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts. The festival finale was our first live broadcast from a Communikey event.
Around the time of the release of The Slew's 100% album, Kid Koala made his way into our Denver studio for an interview and DJ set on three turntables. Kid Koala scratched up a batch of improvised versions of Skanky Panky, Robbing Banks (Doin' Time), and Audrey Hepburn's 1961 take on Moon River. In between, he covered topics ranging from his graphic novels to his ambitious puppet theater project, as well as how he has pioneered aspects of implementing the turntable as a true musical instrument.
Explore the archives with this stunning studio session from Matmos. We were thrilled to have a visit from M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel in advance of a Communikey show at the Boulder Theater. After a brief interview and a quick highlight reel of their discography, we turned the airwaves over to them. What happened next was an hour of remarkable radio. Enjoy.