Episode 03 features our 2001 interview with Illegal Art’s Philo T. Farnsworth, along with 13 tracks by artists he’s worked with, including Alien Heat, The Bran Flakes, Corporal Blossom, Jane Dowe, The Evolution Control Committee, Experts Of Legitimation, Steev Hise, Office Products, Pechiney Par[k] Heavy Industries, Pine Tree State Mind Control, Pedro Rebelo, Spacklequeen and Wobbly. Check it out HERE.
If you’re unfamiliar, Illegal Art is an underground record label specializing in artists whose work just might be considered illegal, on any given day, depending on how the current copyright laws are being interpreted that week. At the time of this interview (2001), Illegal Art had released a handful of artist’s releases and 3 (or 4) compilations, including the well-publicized “Deconstructing Beck” (thanks to a cease and desist letter from Beck’s label), and one of my favorites, “Extracted Celluloid.” In subsequent years, the label has had a good deal of success promoting records by artists such as Realistic, Oh Astro, Steinski and Girl Talk, who has been enjoying a kind of cross-over success, recently. Today there are nearly two dozen albums available, not to mention their Download Club releases and an upcoming CD by The Bran Flakes. Check out the Illegal Art website HERE.
Stroll on over to the SAR Blog for last week’s Q&A with DJ T-Rock, not to mention over a hundred additional Q&A’s, uploaded over the course of the past three years. Check that out HERE. You can download Episode 03 HERE.
Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.