Music To Listen To

Hello friends and strangers! We here at the station have decided to try and update our site with regular blog postings. My fellow music directors (Sam Corman Penzel and Brendan Youngquist) and I will be trying our best to provide all of you with a new music related post every week. This post is the first one of the series so I hope you enjoy. Also make sure to look for a new post next week.


The Newest and Grooviest Music of 2015 (and late-late-2014)

POND- “Man, It Feels Like Space Again”

A collective out of Perth, POND is back with their sixth LP in six years and it is just as psychedelic as you would expect it to be. With a significant number of POND’s members also being involved with Tame Impala, the new album “Man, It Feels Like Space Again” drips with drug-influenced Australian rock and has enough reverb and filter effects to soften the brain of any average human. You should definitely give this album a listen if you have had more than one day in your life dedicated to listening to The Flaming Lips and/or Tame Impala on repeat. If you’re still not sure if this album is for you, check out the song below and this music video for “Zond”:

Aphex Twin – “Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP”

After a 13 year break from producing studio albums, the ever enigmatic Richard David James dropped “Syro” on us last fall. It certainly garnered quite a bit of attention, exciting both the Aphex Twin cultists and those relatively unexposed to the small world of acid techno. Keeping the hype strong, Aphex Twin has released a new extended play, the title of which explains its background; the sounds of the EP are made by acoustic instruments played by robots, which are (reportedly) created and controlled by James himself. While I am sure I could write an essay or two about the musical implications of this EP, I would rather you come to your own realizations so I encourage you to give a listen to the track below.

Beacon – “L1”

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Beacon is an electronic duo with a new EP out titled “L1”. Its tracks are ethereal and calming with a rhythm forceful enough to make you sway your head a bit as your mind drifts into a much needed catatonic state. Think ‘Thom Yorke making some solo tracks late at night, sitting in his quaint Oxford pad, influenced primarily by sleep deprivation and a little bit by alcohol and/or GHB’. While I don’t know if that image will help you, a quick listen to the track below may be of better assistance.


Rooms Trio Tonight

Tune in to Platonic Lethargy from 6-8 tonight to hear the Chicago instrumental jazz trio Rooms interview and play a live session on WOO 91.

Rooms Trio