Thank you Negativland / Over The Edge!


Paying attention to episodes of the KPFA Program "Over The Edge" has turned me on to audio or musical gems. Thank goodness there are playlists published. But that begins the detective work. And some tasty things I hear don't seem to be listed in the playlists. When I copy the artist, track, and album information into a search engine, sometimes I get good leads on You Tube. Amazon, Discogs, and Bandcamp websites sometimes help also.

Over The Edge: May 13/14, 2021


I can't detect a theme for this show but the show and the playlist are available here.

Highlights for me include:
:15 through :17 has DJ Spooky "The Terran Invasion Of Alpha Centauri Year 2794" from the album "Songs Of A Dead Dreamer" as background behind other odd dialogue. YouTube link to the piece.
In the playlist is a listing for a piece where I didn't really find or recognize from within the program but I'll tell you that searching for it on the web has caused me to order the cd. It is Material/William S. Burroughs "The Western Lands" from "The Road To The Western Lands". I listened to it on Amazon. Several other pieces and remixes on the album sound good to me.
:37 through :42 has Tortoise "Blue Station" from the album "A Lazarus Taxon" as background behind other odd dialogue. Bandcamp link to the piece. Gentle, tonic, guitar and atmosphere.
1:17 > 1:22 Daft Punk's "Nocturne" from TRON soundtrack is pretty good.
2:51 > 2:57 (This is unattributed on the playlist.) Tom Jones's rendition of Todd Snider's song "Talking Reality Television Blues". Clearly, it's a Radiohead-esque guitar and rhythym--but I love it. In fact, it's probably the guitar and rhythym that I like the best about this song. Google both versions and you can find them on YouTube.

Over The Edge: August 26/27, 2021


I don't recall the theme for this show but the show and the playlist are available here.

Highlights for me include:
In the third hour (x:xx to y:yy) is the piece "Fireworks" by International Peoples Gang on the disc "Action Painting". This disk was a real good find. Tracks 1,2,7, and 12 are quite good. Youtube Fireworks,This One,Stretch, and Granny Takes a Trip. I will be exploring more of their catalog.

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Last update:
January 15, 2022