National Cynical Network Archives
Summary: Bizarre stream-of-consciousness industrial comedy music, voicemail art, stuff from Negativland, and other such fun. From Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball, Alexander T. Newport and others! In .mov format.
This is a mix of some recent discoveries, and some older material, in this very eclectic mix. Fourth in a series. As heard on DFM and Plundercast on May 4th, 2014. We mix it up a bit during part of this program creating some unique combinations. See the Mixcloud link or the ID3 tags inside the mp3 for complete playlist. - 3 hour mix.
This was webcast on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 11th, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast. Kind of a dark, but sometimes moving, mix about motherhood and Mommy issues. Mixed in: material from an old Negativland/Over the Edge show called 'Mom and Dad' and our offering to the Red Hand Dave tape compilation from the 80s which is probably our earliest collage work. - 3 hour mix. This is a companion piece to 'Mom and Dad' as well as 'Daddy Issues' completing a trilogy.
Webcast on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast on Sunday the 27th of April, 2014. This webcast is an eclectic mix we were originally going to call 'All Things Which Come My Way 4' but over the course of the week it evolved into 'Backward Noodles'. The program includes clips from the NCN programs 'Play It Backwards' and the newly released 'Nervous Noodles'. Also wonderful obscure work from fr334all.2 on archive.org, The Caretaker, DJ Lobsterdust, Luxurious Dagger, AcidTrasH, Baconhanger, El Barto and Liam B, Negativland, Hooverphonic, Frank Zappa and more.
Originally webcast on Plundercast and DFM on April 13th, 2014: A show about floors, carpeting: songs and music about flooring IN celebration of our new carpet at NCN. We also pay tribute to our late friend Darren who sadly passed away a year ago in the first 35 minutes of this program presenting some of his favorite songs. Featuring work by Red Carpet, The National Hardwood Floor Association, Fernandenande Lemur, Major Lazer, DJ Schmolli, Ultra 396, Drowning Pool, DJ Shylock, The Onion Radio News, James Larrance, The Hadron Big Bangers, Phineas Narco and Mudwick, many more. A 3 Hour Mix in all.
This program was webcast originally on 12/05/10 and re-done a bit for 03/30/2014 on www.plundercast.net. It is about blindness, seeing, hiding, information overload, and other leitmotifs that run through. Featuring work by Middle Class Rut, Cassette Boy, Porcupine Tree, Blancmange, The Kleptones, The Streets, NCN, Fear, ToToM, a 'Black Hole Sun' versions medley put together by NCN, Seelenluft, Girl Talk, DJ Schmolli, Skism, much more. 128kbps, 3 hour show.
Webcast on March 23rd, 2014 during the Malaysian Flight MH370 disappearance this program examines the subject of missing planes, past and present: from Amelia Earhart to Gary Powers' U2, the mystery of TWA Flight 800, and more current events. Some rare Live Negativland pieces about U2 and related Howland Island 'Over the Edge' material from 1992; also stuff from 'Bombscare', work by Larry Stepniak, Uncle Onan Canobite of the Church of the Subgenius, rx, and variations, mixes and theories relating to 'LOST' as well as music by The Hadron Big Bangers, latest Midnight Voicejail in the last half hour of the program (which may be NSFW) and more! - A 3-hour program.
Originally webcast on June 24th, 2012 on DFM and Plundercast--This program remixes a lot of material from spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now' which advocates the stilling of, and non-identification with, the mind as a means to spiritual enlightenment. Many songs are used to illustrate and augment philosophical points, with Phineas popping in and out of the mix to channel Mr. 1:15, back announce, and express skepticism at the time, while praising Tolle's soft and compelling speaking voice. We since have come to believe that Tolle was right on many levels. Shades of light and shadow abound in this 3-hour mix.
Ultra-dense mix originally from a 2011 show, recut and re-mastered for March 9th, 2014 with mixed samples from Ellipse Elkshow, The Value Village People, Negativland, Mash Puppies, Out of Phase, The Bran Flakes, The Onion, mrSimon, George Carlin, NCN's Midnight Voicejail, Woody Allen, 'Weird Al', The Simpsons, Longmont Potion Castle, Brad Sucks, Tom Lehrer, Good Cue Sign (from Red Hand Dave), The Aquabats, Ogden Edsel, Ask Dr. Science, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, The Seven Stooges, many more!
Webcast on March 2nd, 2014 on DFM and Plundercast - This program pays tribute to some recent passages at the time of its making including Harold Ramis, Pete Seeger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob 2 from Devo, and ... cats. Yes cats. RIP Geesha. Might have some NSFW comedy material therein. 3-hour mix.
This program was webcast on January 26th, 2014--A collection of songs that have, more or less, a reputation for being 'haunting'. Some of these songs tell compelling and disturbing stories, others are more abstract and are more haunting in their tone. Almost all were mentioned in a recent Reddit thread about 'most haunting or bone-chilling songs'. Not for the faint of heart, some of these disturbing songs (like Immortal Technique's 'Dance with the Devil' here in its entirety) are NSFW. Listener discretion advised. These are pieces from various artists that will stick with you after listening. 3 hour program - 128kbps. Full playlist at Mixcloud and in ID3 tags of mp3.
Webcast on Plundercast and DFM (out of Amsterdam) January 19th, 2014--This is our musical tribute to the classic 1982 film noir cyberpunk masterpiece 'Blade Runner' and features many remixes of sounds and music from the film, many remixes (particularly of the driving 'End Titles' theme) of musical pieces from Vangelis' soundtrack, clips from the 2007 25th Anniversary 3 cd-set (still available) and having nothing at all to do with Negativland's 1994 'Blade Runner Remix' when the soundtrack finally came out in the U.S. Yes, much has happened since then, in terms of DIY re-interpretations of this work, and we have the best of the best (in our humble opinion) all under one roof in this much listened-to and well attended program (we got upwards of 25 listeners for the show's final cut). This program is a little bit different than the webcast version in that it includes a great piece called the 'Surprise Mix' of the End Titles theme done by ARKiV who was a listener to the program and contributed that track. Thanks, ARKiV! - 3 hour mix. 128kbps mp3 with full playlist and info in ID3 tags.
Devoted to, and chock full of, predictions for the coming year from many voices around the web who claim to be able to foretell what is going to happen. Some other stuff in here too: including various songs, some mashups and a lot of new show excerpts from Skidmark Bob's great compilation series/show 'Pop Defect Radio' and their 2013 musical retrospective from late last year. This program was webcast on January 5th, 2014 on DFM out of Amsterdam and Plundercast - 3 hour show.
A mix of variations on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. 60 min. long. As heard in 'The Best of NCN 2013' webcast on DFM and on Plundercast on December 8th, 2013. A medley of many mash-ups, versions and covers. These are all excerpts of songs, no one song is heard complete. Check the mixcloud version of this program for appropriate playlist.
Originally webcast on November 17th, 2013 on Plundercast and DFM streams - This is a program / mix about Star Wars, with remixes of music from the movies interspersed with funny songs about Star Wars. Contains some dubstep, as well as techno and house versions and other variations of recognizable themes from the movies. Many fan-made pieces in here, all under one roof. 3-hour show!
Webcast on October 17th, 2013 - Just in time for Halloween! A scary mix of different re-workings, variations, samplings, remixes, tributes and mashups all of, and about, the immortal Kubrick horror masterpiece, 'The Shining'. Pieces done by NCN and other media artists. Warning: contains dubstep. May not be suitable for more sensitive listeners. 128kbps Just over 3 hour mp3.