Jan 192011
 

A subject that was touched on in Phantom Circuit #51 (and which is alluded to in some of the music which has cropped up in other shows) was numbers stations, those mysterious shortwave radio broadcasts consisting of lists of numbers being read out for unknown purposes (although espionage is the standard explanation). These transmissions are not heard as readily now as they were in the 1980s, but have sustained currency in electronic music.

Here’s a short report on numbers stations. Notwithstanding the silly preamble in the studio before the report itself starts, it’s a concise introduction to the subject at just over three minutes.

Examples of numbers stations abound. Most famously the Conet Project compiled many such recordings, which can now also be downloaded for free.

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Oct 292010
 

Featuring a live set of rhythmic electronic music by Claire Marshall’s solo music project Cheyenne, recorded at the Lanternhouse venue in Ulverston, Cumbria (UK) on 24th September. Claire tells us about the musical and political influences underlying her work as Cheyenne, the mystery of shortwave numbers stations and the mnemonic majesty of the 4/4 beat.

Cheyenne on Myspace | Cheyenne on Facebook | Claire’s research

Use the player above to listen to the show or listen at Mixcloud.com.

Playlist for Phantom Circuit #51

Available from 29th October 2010

Artist Track Source
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental Day Breaks, Night Heals The Bridge
Interview with Claire Marshall of Cheyenne – part 1
Cheyenne Photon March Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Interview with Claire Marshall of Cheyenne – part 2
Cheyenne Upsala Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Cheyenne Schallfolter Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Cheyenne Hyperlogic Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Cheyenne Forgotten People Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Cheyenne Soundtrack to The Crescent Live in Ulverston, Cumbria, 24th September 2010
Interview with Claire Marshall of Cheyenne – part 3
Sthenos Into Timeless Infinity Abstract Misery
Mutate Calling DRNE
Coax The End From the Endless Auburn
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