Free Music Now! Vol. 2: Viva la Voz!
Original broadcast: October 07, 2009 (Wed), 2230-0000h (GMT +8)
Presented by Mark Wong
Broadcast "live" from a cluttered bedroom on Balestier Road, Singapore, FMN! is an internet radio programme hosted on unpopular.radio. We pay special focus to music developments in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
"Free music" refers as much to the ideas of information flow and cultural dissemination as it does to musical forms which refuse to be shackled to genre orthodoxy. Inevitably, "Free Music NOW!" becomes clarion call for open ears and unfettered minds.
Vol. 2 puts the larynx, or voicebox, under the microscope. We've scanned the island (and its vicinity) for distinctive vocalists - persons who've devoted themselves in some degree to stretching their vocal cords to extend the expressive limits of their voices. While not all may be the most technical of "singers", our selection focuses on artists who've managed to stamp a corporeality on to their music, turning words into palpable flesh, and communicating nothing less than the physicality of presence.
To tune in "live" to the show, please download any one of the following:
Link 1 | Link 2| Link 3
Then open the listen.pls file in your iTunes, Winamp or VLC media player during the broadcast time.
1. B-Quartet - Kleptomania (6:38)
2. The Lard Brothers feat. Inch Chua - Shoebox (5:04)
3. Kelvin Tan - Joy (4:28)
4. Scott Walker - Cossacks Are (4:34)
5. Zai Kuning - Nightingale of the Tropic 3 (6:29)
6. Fushitsusha - Magic V (5:33)
7. Humpback Oak - Christ in Black (6:03)
8. Lunarin - Coralline (live) (2:50)
9. Meredith Monk - Gotham Lullaby (4:19)
10. Cyril Wong - Lovers' Spit (4:43)
11. Allen Ginsberg - America (4:50)
12. X'Ho - Singapore O Singapore (2:06)
13. Reflex Reactions - Live at Findars (May 28, 2009) #1 (8:31)
14. My Precious - Thy Lord is She