"Free Lab Radio" - Stage Boundary Songs, DJ /rupture

STAGE BOUNDARY SONGS: a mixtape inspired by The Act of Killing

Stage Boundary Songs is a musical project by DJ /rupture, in response to Joshua Oppenheimer's award-winning, Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing (2013).

Jace Clayton (DJ /rupture, WFMU) collaborated with Joshua Oppenheimer on a series of art-activism works back in the 1990s. In the vein of that same spirit, Clayton decided to produce Stage Boundary Songs as an online release, and invited Indonesian vocalist Nova Ruth to curate the music for the mix, which we broadcast Saturday 27th September, repeats Thursday 1st October 2-3am.

Nova Ruth then digitized gems from the rare vinyl collection of the Museum Musik Malang. She selected psychedelic folk, rock, and soul made in the decade surrounding Indonesia’s 1965 coup. These are mixed with Filastine's own productions, other contemporary strains of Indonesian music, samples of dialogue from the film, poetry and field recordings.

Rupture worked with The Act of Killing co-director Anonymous and researcher/ translator Richard Curtis to choose a selection of poems by Wiji Thukul, incorporating them into the mix in Indonesian and English. Wiji Thukul, a dissident people’s poet, is an icon of the country’s leftist democracy movement. Only a handful of his writings have been translated. Several are heard here in English for the first time. Thukul was disappeared by President Suharto’s anti-Communist 'New Order' regime in 1998. "I'm not a news-making celebrity," begins one of Thukul's poems, "but am, to be sure, bad news for those in power."

The cover artwork is adapted from a woodcut by Thukul’s daughter Wani, herself a poet. It was confiscated by government security forces in 1996 during a raid on Thukul’s home.


The Act of Killing audio excerpt- TV Talkshow host: "Ladies and Gentlemen we meet again"
Pattie Bersaudara - Pergi Ke Bulan (intro)
Yanti Bersaudara- Djangger
Wiji Thukul – Stage Boundary
Akito – Metamessage (Alternative mix)
Lilis Suryani- Genjer Genjer (aka Gendjer-Gendjer)
Filastine & Jessika Kenney- Fitnah
A. Rafiq- Pantun Berjudi
White Shoes and Couples Company- Tjangkurileung
Wiji Thukul – Alive and Well
Throwing Snow - Summus
Holly Herndon - Chorus
Euis Komariah & Yus Wiradiredia- Pengkolan
Yanti Bersaudara- Anggrek Merah
Sitompul Sisters- Solei Solei
Wiji Thukul – An Odd Puzzle
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Nettle - Nakhil
Rully Shabara & Wukir- Senyawa
Anto Baret - Ken Arok
Artmoschestra - Madurasa
Filastine- Jakarta train station field recording
Djuhana Sattar- Pandangan Menggoda
Mang Koko- Sabilulungan
Gamelan Ubud- Queen Mother's Funeral Procession
The Act of Killingaudio excerpt- a paramilitary group leader accidentally speaks the truth "it's very important
that youth can remember, that the future not forget this history"
Lilis Suryani- Ontoek PJM Presiden Soekarno
Wukir Suryadi- Kereta Tak Berhenti Lama
Madesya Group & Aan Darwati - Sapu Nyere Pegat Simpay
Filastine & Nova- Gendjer2
Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang- Kidung
The Durutti Column - Opera
Wiji Thukul – Don't Forget My Love

Two Fingers in the Air - This Week's Free Lab Radio Show

Fake fur massacre

At still from ISAM
11-midnight tonight we're airing the one and only mix put out by DJ Two Fingers this year. The reason it merits attention, apart from being a great mix, is that it's the only thing Two Fingers has produced this year, claiming "a year in the studio". This would not normally be significant but that Two Fingers is an alias for super-producer Amon Tobin. Tobin was on tour last year with his hyper-surreal DJ 'experience' ISAM. We caught the show at Camden Roundhouse, it was impressive, all enveloping and distant. The team working with Tobin created the most astounding projection mapping show perhaps of all time, while the DJ himself was mostly hidden inside the wall in a cube, only partially visible at moments during the show.

Two Fingers was originally a collaboration with fellow producer Joe “Doubleclick” Chapman. Their first eponymous release came out in 2009 and heavily featured UK vocalist Sway.
The second album, Stunt Rhythms was a solo work by Tobin and was released worldwide by Big Dada in 2012. The most popular track from Stunt Rhythms is Fools Rhythm, included in Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary "XX" box set,
Recent works include the theme music for the BBC America/Space original series Orphan Black, composed by Two Fingers and also the release Vengeance Rhythm which comes with the most brilliant teddy-bear slaughter video (pictured, and posted here at the time) in 2012.

Tonight's mix "TF DJ SET SEPT 2013", is a self-released free download made available in January 2014. It was produced by Tobin in Montreal, and comes with this proclaimer: "As this will be mainly a studio year for Amon we are posting one of 2013's Two Fingers DJ sets for you to download. Fond memories, good times. Thanks to all who stepped out and got down to this!"

He's still tweeting, however his musical silence is even louder after ISAM's echo. Broadcasts Saturday 11-midnight on 104.4FM (London), repeats Wednesday 2am. Listen live online with this handy RadioPlayer.

Free Lab Radio Returns for a New Season With Outra-Neo-Disco

Free Lab Radio kicks off this Autumn season with some disco-informed dance tracks. After a summer of public dancing to mostly soulless music, there remains only one thing to do if we are not to give up, this week we seek out the soul in outra neo-disco and remixes.

The hi-hats, lyrics and claps are still there but an array of technology has spread through the notion of disco's musical style. Lab Radio broadcasts Saturdays 11-midnight BST (British Summer Time), three hours behind GST (Gulf Standard Time, where the show is produced).

Featured this week are Sinkane, Shit Robot, Midnight Magic, Simian Mobile Disco, Alesia, The Thompson Twins, Yelle, Analog People in a Digital World, Evan Evans and Étienne de Crécy.

This season of #FreeLabRadio we go for an  international survey of what people are dancing to and producing from Europe to East Asia. We'll be hosting guest producers from the Gulf and beyond. Keep up with us HERE or #FreeLabRadio on Twitter.

Repeats weekly Thursdays 2am BST.
<= Use the handy Radio Player to listen online or catch it on air across London on 104.4FM