Some Assembly Required is a weekly focus on sample based music and audio art. Host Jon Nelson explores the world of sound collage via this weekly podcast of his nationally syndicated radio program
By Jon Nelson
June 15, 2008

Episode 69, Some Assembly Required

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Episode 69 features a dozen tracks by artists such as Antediluvian Rocking Horse, The Beige Channel, The Bran Flakes, Idiom Creak, Lecture on Nothing, Lance Lockarm, Messerchups, People Like Us, DJ Shadow and Donna Summer. Check it out HERE.

I think the standouts this week are a couple of tracks by Donna Summer (aka Jason Forrest). "Time and its other" and "Melodrama in transformation" are from his fourth album, titled “This Needs To Be Your Style” (Irritant, 2003). His 2005 release, “Shamelessly Exciting,” (Sonig) is one of my favorite breakcore albums of all time. Listening to tracks from just these two albums will show a definite evolution in his style in just two years. I’m eagerly awaiting his next release. Most recently he’s been working under the name Donna Summer again, this time as DJ Donna Summer (up until 2004, he used the DS moniker exclusively). You can check out a lot of mixes and information at his website – it’s linked to from our Q&A with him, HERE.

Be sure to check in next week for our phone interview with one of the founding members of the influential Canadian record label, DOVentertainment. Check out our 2007 Q&A with DOV’s Charles Watson HERE, and stay tuned…

Download Episode 69 HERE.

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson


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.

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