#815: 2022.09.25

getting into the autumn flow now, with our second regular edition back since our summer break. we’ve had this mola self-release waiting for airplay for far too long – it’s from 2019. but better late than never!
and we consistently love what comes out of the helen scarsdale agency, and not just because they release our own murmer sounds – our old boston buddies howard stelzer and brendan murray have put together another beautiful slab of tonal residue here. we also have new releases on both the mappa and forms of minutiae labels, both relatively young publishes who have have so far impressed us greatly with the scope of consistent quality of their releases. here we’re exploring works on those labels by alexandra spence and diane barbé, respectively. with these releases we have our latest batch of listener chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a bouncy framework introduction recorded on a trampoline in ireland by regular contributor william denton, voiced by the jumpers.

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#813: 2022.09.11

well folks, we’re back! it’s amazing how much of a process you can forget in a month, but we’re limping our way through getting everything together for this show release, and we’re sure we’ll be back to bicycle-riding level (never forget?) within a week or so. our month off was refreshing and relaxing; we mostly spent it building shelves for the framework library and reminiscing about the days when making a radio show meant presents in the (snail)mail box almost everyday. the silver lining to the internet era is that we won’t have to build any more shelves, but we do still sometimes miss all though round (and occasionally square) objects.

we didn’t do much travel during our time off, but we’re traveling in this edition – japan, the uk, germany, india, taiwan, the united states, ghana, to name a few (ok, all) of our destinations this week. our first stop (after our intro from japan) brings back memories – it’s a posthumous collection of recordings made by our good friend ian rawes, who passed away late last year, from his london sound survey project, just released as a cd and download by persistence of sound. we are also listening to self-released works by a couple of collaborative projects: mykel boyd & seah space (as post doom romance), and yen-ting hsu & yannick dauby, with a 2nd collection of field recordings from taiwan. round this off with the latest release by budhaditya chattopadhyay and a selection of recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and you’ve gone around the world in 59 minutes.

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#811: 2022.07.24

we’ve got one more show coming up next week, our last framework:afield of the summer, and then we’ll be taking our annual summer break, to recharge our ears and build some bookshelves. we hope you won’t forget us, and in the meantime there are hundreds of shows available in our archive to tide you over until we’re back in early september.

at the moment we’re traveling, as this summer has seen framework come out from under it’s global pandemic rock and get back on the road. we’ve been in germany, the uk, and now the u.s., where we’re sweltering in temperatures we haven’t experienced in a long time (we’ll take -30C in the winter over +30C in the summer any day!).

so for this roadtrip we’re listening to sounds recorded or composed here in the states, as well as in russia, spain, greece, iran, germany, georgia, france and croatia (probably more). we’ve got new names for our playlists as well as old favorites, and our usual segment of listener chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps. we hope you’ll enjoy the sounds, and maybe consider going on over to our patreon page an helping us make a little progress as we enter our summer break. we can’t do this without listener support, so support us if you can!

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#809: 2022.07.10

it’s always nice to be able to combine artists new to out ears with artists who helped shape our ears in the first place. it was almost 25 years ago when we first heard illusion of safety on the radio (it was their 1994 release, water seeks its own level, played on no commercial potential on boston’s wzbc) – that was when there were no online archives or published playlists and you just had to hope that the dj would tell you what you heard so you could scribble down the name, or your best approximation of what you thought they said, and head down to your favorite record store (or photocopied mailorder catalog) and see if you could find it. luckily, i did find it, and now, decades later, maybe someone else will hear IOS for the first time on this show, and the cycle will continue.

an array of new and familiar names – ana maría romano g., nula.cc, overdriven dreams, nikki sheth and alexander langedyk – accompanied IOS on this journey, along with our latest selection of listener chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and a framework introduction recorded for us in northern ireland by regular contributor barry cullen.

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#807: 2022.06.26

we’re late, late, late, which doesn’t happen very often these days, because it’s usually (and currently is) travels that cause me to be late with the playlist, and there hasn’t been much of that happening since the world ended over 2 years ago. but i’m back on the road this summer, and writing this to you from london, framework’s original home.

a dense mix this week (isn’t it always?) that will keep this short and let you get to – two alexandras, an elijah and a bruno mingling with our usual aporee soundmaps selections and an intro by a william. enjoy! next week’s edition of framework:afield, produced in the united states by a john, should appear right on time from the safety of framework HQ back in sweltering estonia.

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#805: 2022.06.12

we’re celebrating our 20th birthday (we can buy a gun now in america, but we can’t have a beer yet) with some wonderful new sounds from shiny spinning discs by the great auf abwegen label – we met up with label boss till kniola in leverkusen, germany this past week for the first time in 19(!) years. we also saw stefan knappe there (drone records) for the first time in 18 years, and frans de waard (kormplastics) for the first time in 15 years. if i’m doing the math correctly that makes us 72 years old, which is hard to believe. good thing there weren’t too many stairs to get into the venue.

anyway, yes, the shiny discs are by asmus tietchens (17 years) and reynols (19 years), and they’re really good. i’ve never met any of the rest of this week’s featured artists in person, so we can stop counting now, but the sounds here by kaisa lindgren, hiroko komiya & chris h. lynn, and una lee and suelynee ho each with peter wullen, are all highly appreciated. we also heard recent listener-chosen favorites from the aporee soundmaps, and an intro recorded in canada by james bailey.

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#803: 2022.05.29

i like this week’s geographic list: sounds from norway, france, england, the united states, argentina, finland, spain, antarctica, and ghana. all that, plus a perimeter – perhaps we’ll plot that journey while you’re listening.

we’ve made this call a few times on the air in the last few weeks, but we’ll make it here too: we want your intros, folks! recording a framework introduction is easy, and we need a new one for every regular edition of the show. just take a recorder somewhere, record, and talk. that’s all there is to it! especially if you’ve never been on the show before, or you’re in a place that’s never been in an intro before (how about you, samuel kudjodzi, whose ghana recordings from the aporee maps have been on the show a few times?), we want your voice! see the recording guidelines here, and get on out there!

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#801: 2022.05.15

the first regular edition of our new century of programs – yes, this is the 801st edition of framework radio, airing one month before our 20th birthday. have you got us a present yet?

we began celebrating by listening to several favorite new releases, two on labels i’ve had the great pleasure of releasing work on myself, gruenrekorder and the helen scarsdale agency (watch for a new one with helen later this year!) – both markus mehr and jo montgomerie’s releases have some impressive industrial weight to them. annette krebs enters the mix with a studio composition (record for the longest-titled work we’ve ever aired? possibly) that mixes nicely with the ambient sounds from the location where it was recorded. and finally we hear some composed and uncomposed field recordings from mathias guilbaud and the aporee soundmaps, respectively.

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#799: 2022.05.01

the spring lurgy (not that one) has got us here at framework HQ – 3 down and 1 hovering on the edge, so i’m going to keep this short and let you get to the listening. sounds from here in estonia this week, as well as lithuania, spain, the u.s., france – and that’s before we even get to the aporee soundmap contributions, from germany, portugal, and the uk. next week – framework #800! and in just another few weeks, our 20th birthday! hopefully we’ll all be over the lurgy by then.

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#797: 2022.04.17

https://media.blubrry.com/framework/archive.org/download/2022.04.17FrameworkRadio/framework797-2022.04.17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:00 — 151.6MB)Subscribe: RSSpatreon campaign progress report:111 patrons (up from 110)55% towards our goal (up from 53%)want to help? http://www.patreon.com/frameworkradio [listen to the voiceover-free edition (patrons only)] spring is springing here – the birch sap is flowing, the snow is almost entirely gone, and birds are returning….

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#795: 2022.04.03

we’ve had colin frank’s 2020 impulsive habitat release waiting to get into a show almost since it was released – not sure why it had to wait so long. the alchemy of playlist construction is sometimes a mysterious thing. but it’s finally here, mingling well, if we do say so ourselves, with natasha barrett, matilde meireles and leo okagawa’s (told you, daniel!) more recent releases. there’s a slow springtime melancholy to this show that somehow seems an accurate representation of our current mood, and perhaps the global mood, in these strange times.  but we’re happy the snow is melting (it’s probably long gone where you are, if it was ever there to begin with) and ready for april showers.

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#793: 2022.03.20

a late winter show of somewhat melancholy sounds – maybe it’s the dripping outside, maybe it’s the state of world affairs, maybe i just didn’t get enough sleep, or maybe it’s just the sounds that happened to find their way into the mix. whatever the reason, it’s seems appropriate for a late march morning. dragon’s eye’s touch compilation is curated by tomoko hojo, and asks each artist to address the issues of isolation and subsistence. richard bentley sifts through his archives and puts together a meditative release of water, weather and electrical charge. hessel veldman constructs a hypnotic ode to his hometown in the netherlands. leonie roessler (also in the netherlands) weaves a sonic tapestry of sounds from travels through iran and india. the aporee soundmaps, meanwhile, take us to the the u.s., brazil, lithuania, and back to the netherlands (again!). and willem sannen’s intro was recorded there as well! i’m just now noticing the distinctly dutch lean in this edition. alsjeblieft!

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#791: 2022.03.06 [ukraine]

of course we are all horrified by the recent events in ukraine, and there’s not a lot i can say to address this. but being a radio program centered around listening to sounds and spaces, this felt like the only reasonable response. in this edition we are listening to ukraine – works by ukrainian artists, or sounds recorded within ukrainian borders. the releases we are featuring are available for sale on bandcamp, and the proceeds from their sales are being donated to various organisations and charities committed to providing aid and assistance to ukrainians suffering due to this war. please follow these links and buy these works to show your support:


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