Long Wave 10.7

Long Wave 10.7 | 12th November 2021

Within the Boundary

“Still there are seeds to be gathered, and room in the bag of stars.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar, who provided the drawing

First Hour: Internment

Susje Ritsch – Side A (extract) [Six Pieces From Luberon, Grisaille, 2021]
Olivia Block – Great Northern, 34428 [Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea, Room40, 2021]
Philip Samartzis + Eugene Ughetti – Katabatic Winds Pt2 [Array, Room40, 2021]
Valery Vermeulen – Trailer from Mikromedas [Ash International, 2021]
Strom|Morts vs. Drone – R9 – Abstract Field Latency [CoLab 20/21, Ash International, 2022]
Patrick Shiroishi – Grandchildren of the Camps [Descension, Thin Wrist, 2020]
Gabie Strong – Lavender [Wilding Sun, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, 2021]
Laura Cannell, Kate Ellis with Chris Watson – Within the Forest Darkness [October Sounds, Brawl, 2021]

Second Hour: Expansion 

Lightbath – Korgu Chideh [Korgu Chideh, Fourhexagons, 2019]
Carrier Band – Video Voice [Voice Coil, Deep Listening, 2008]
Shabason / Gunning – Crocodiles [Muldrew, Séance Centre, 2019]
Beck-Fields – 2017-05-24.01 [Ethereum, 565984 Records DK, 2017]
M.C. Richards – Creativity: Clay, Color and Word —an M.C. Richards Workshop (extract) [Kane-Lewis Productions, 1992]
Keith Fullerton Whitman – Quest Apartments, NSW (2007) [Collected Guitar Music (2002-2010), 2020]
Zane Trow – Part I [Still Life, Room40, 2021]
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Inside The Ruins [Illusion Of Time, Mute Records, 2020]
Sosena Gebre Eyesus – Andu Selehulu (He Died For All) [Sosena Gebre Eyesus, Little Axe Records, 2018]

Long Wave 10.6

Long Wave 10.6 | 8th October 2021


“So you can see what is real to me is in dreams and imagination, all the rest is television.” Gerald Vizenor

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar (welcome back!)

Image source: Biology Today. CRM Books, 1972.

First Hour:

Kristof Hahn – Vogelfluhlinie [Six Pieces, ROOM40, 2021]
Susje Ristch – VNSHNG [Tapes series (01), s/r, 2021]
Brook Hinton – Airports for Parrots [Irrational Protocols Vol. 1, s/r, 2020]
Marsha Fisher – Untitled [Cloquet Sketches, s/r, 2021]
Ian Wellman – Prologue – Storm’s Brewing [On The Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay, Room40, 2021]
Yann Novak – Dark, Perplexing, Ruptures of Plane [Lifeblood of Light and Rapture, Room40, 2021]
CM von Hausswolff – The Wind In Kirtipur (Bringing The Kumari) – extract [The Wind In Kirtipur, Erototox Decodings, 2021]

Second Hour:

Shackleton – Something Tells Me/ Pour Out Like Water [Departing Like Rivers, Woe To The Septic Heart, 2021]
Gerald Vizenor – Excerpt from PBS Nighttimes Magazine, Season 2 Episode 12 [PBS, 1981]
Tomoko Sauvage –  Kinetosis Study [Fischgeist, bohemian drips, 2020]
Ryoji Ikeda – Space [Ryoji Ikeda EP, Sähkö Recordings, 2021]
Telefon Tel Aviv – still as stone in a watery fane. [Dreams Are Not Enough, Ghostly International, 2019]
Brett Naucke – Sleep With Your Windows Open [Mirror Ensemble, American Dreams Records, 2021]
Maurice Louca – Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour) [Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour), Northern Spy Records, 2021]

Long Wave 10.5

Long Wave 10.5 | 10th September 2021\

“From the pool of time, the Future comes back to help the Past become Present.”
Martin Prechtel

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar, who provided the drawing

First Hour: By Dawn’s Early Light (every day starts with a little death)

Tony Elieh – it’s good to die every now and then [Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese music, Unexplained Sounds Group, 2020]
Claire Rousay & Patrick Shiroishi – Silent Moon [Now Am Found, Mended Dreams, 2021]
n. – The Insomniac Loop
Jeremy Young – Earlier Than Energy [August Tape Sketches, Meakusma, 2021]
Chris Watson – River Mara at Dawn [Stepping into the Dark, Touch, 1996]
Youmna Saba – Al Sobh [Written and performed by Youmna Saba for the conference “Working Through Crisis: Innovations, Possibilities and Limitations of Research in a Volatile Lebanon”, organized by the RELIEF Center, in March 2021]
Bethan Kellough – Hour Glass [Gravity + Sand, Superpang, 2021]
Ryoji Ikeda – 1’11” [Time and Space, Staalplaat, 1998]
Susje Ristch – Blue [Colourtronics, 2021]
IHVH – Heat Rhythm [The Agnostic, Ash International, 2021]
Soliman Gamil – Clown Dance [A Map of Egypt Before the Sands, Touch, 1997]
Manja Ristić – Soul Agenda, Alavija Sunset [Songs of the North, s/r, 2021]
venoztks – endent [Light Breaker, Venoztks, 2021]

Second Hour:  Cyclical occurrences – moving into action

Christina Vantzou – Glisten I [Serrisme, Edições CN, 2021]
Kinematik – Afkar Aariya (Naked Ideals) [Ensemble 1: Al Jadi, Ruptured, 2021]
mu tate – 03 [2021]
Bernard Parmegiani – Tôt Ou Tard [Questions De Temps, Cezame – CEZ 4021, 2001]
Bana Haffar – Castles in Beirut [Castles In Beirut, 2019]
Akkar/Motor/Fire – Unreleased field recording
Lawrence English – The River [A Mirror Holds The Sky, Room 40, 2021]
Autechre – r cazt [SIGN, Warp, 2020]

Long Wave 10.4

Long Wave 10.4 | 13th August 2021

“Here, at an unfathomable but fecund threshold, something can change, something new can come forth.” (Carl Jung)

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar, who provided the drawing

First Hour: A lamp at my feet

Jana Winderen – Deadzone (extract) [unreleased, 2021]
Geir Jenssen – Stromboli Dub [Stromboli, Touch, 2013]
Innode – I-O [Syn, Editions Mego, 2021]
Rehberg & Bauer – Opla [Touch Sampler 3, Touch, 1998]
Youmna Saba – Gheym [Njoum, s/r, 2014]
Marsha Fisher – 8-10-20 [Collage Works, s/r, 2020]
Patrick Shiroishi – never again is now [i shouldn’t have to worry when my parents go outside, s/r, 2021]
Travelogue (CM von Hausswolff & Chandra Shukla) – PharloKora [Nepal, Touch, 2021]
Zane Trow – Still Life Part 1 [Still Life, Room40, 2021]

Second Hour: Children of the day

freq_wave Mixer 5. Indian Ocean Gyre [freq_wave, Ocean Archive, 2020]
Vladislav Delay – Viimeinen [Visa, Ripatti – RIPATTI09, 2014]
Faith Coloccia & Philip Jeck – Speaking Stone [Stardust, Touch, 2021]
Jo Johnson – there is no there there [s/r, 2018]
Marshall McLuhan – Children of the Future [1966]
Fennesz – 4 [Mahler Remix, Touch, 2016]
Jad Atoui & Anthony Sahyoun – Grinning Through Dust [Lattices, Ruptured, 2021]
Phew – Vertical Jamming [Disciples, 2020]
Axel Willner – communication_pt1v4glue (extract)
Thomas Brinkmann – Grossenhainer EU (Grossenhain/D) [Raupenbahn, Editions Mego, 2019]

Long Wave 10.3

Long Wave 10.3 | 9th July 2021

Exation | Exhabitus

Hosted by Mike Harding & Natasha Pirard, who provided the screen print

First Hour: Exation

Manja Ristic – Dwellers [Kairos & the dwellers, s/r, 2021]
Little Man, Big Voice [recorded by Mike Harding in Westwood, Los Angeles, June 2021]
Sam Dunscombe – Desert Disco [Outside Ludlow / Desert Disco, Black Truffle, 2021]
Gen Ken Montgomery – The Slowest Conversation Ever [Unknown Destination, s/r, 2021]
Yoe – To Exist Among Wolves [To Exist Among Wolves, s/r, 2021]
Gen Ken Montgomery – Unknown Destination [Unknown Destination, s/r, 2021]
Franz Kirmann – Locked-In Drones (feat. Zachary Paul) [Locked In, s/r 2020]
Claire M Singer – Aisir [Solas, Touch, 2017]

Second Hour: Exhabitus

Claire Rousay – Faking it [A Heavenly Touch, Already Dead Tapes & Records, 2020]
France Jobin – Spring Meandering [s/r, 2021]
​Jon Hassell – Pastorale Vassant [Listening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One), 2018]
Lisa Lerkenfeldt – Champagne Smoke [Collagen, Shelter Press, 2020]
Jeremy Young – Trafic (with Tomonari Nishikawa) [Amaro, Thirsty Leaves Music, 2019]
Maika Garnica – Bow [Frow Bow to Ear, 2020]
Geneva Skeen – Mirror Glimpse [Double Bind, Room40, 2020]
Kevin Richard Martin – Necrosis [Sirens, Room40, 2019]
Alexandra Spence – Bell, Fern [A Necessary Softness, Room40, 2021]

Long Wave 10.2

Episode 10.2 | 11th June 2021


Hosted by Bana Haffar

“Collective Dreaming” by Grace Woodard (@cloudbasedgrace)

“Every single sentient being dreams while asleep. Regardless of whether one is rich, poor, stupid, sad, or a yogi, everybody dreams. When one goes to sleep, one dreams. One spends a third of one’s lifetime sleeping. On an average, everybody sleeps 25 to 30 years. Ever since ancient times and up and until now, especially the Ma-rGyud, the “Mother Tantra” of the Tibetan Bon Tradition urges us not to waste the time we spend sleeping and teaches us to appreciate the importance of discovering the quality of night-work.”  – Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

First Hour

Coum Transmissions – Sugarmorphoses Pt. 1 [Sugarmorphoses, Dais 2011]
Tim Hecker – Sketch 1 [Dropped Pianos, Kranky 2011]
Patricia Garfield, Ph.D. – On Dreams & Dreaming
Charlie Campagna – Bowed Cymbal
Jawad Nawfal – Tierce Et Personne [Between Scylla And Charybdis, vv-va 2021]
Milton H. Erickson, M.D. – I’ll Go Swimming Tomorrow
Clipping with Christopher Fleeger – Baby Don’t Sleep [Double Live, Sub Pop 2020]
Nour Mobarak – Monte Albán Scream [Father Fugue, Recital 2019]
Amy Mindell, Ph.D. – The Dreambody: Working with a Body Symptom
Clipping with Christopher Fleeger – Metal [Double Live, Sub Pop 2020]
Bana Haffar – Tiny Leaves/The Fool [2020]
Phew – Drone [Vertical Jamming, Disciples, 2020]

Second Hour

Norman Lowrey – River of Bells [2017]
Terence McKenna – Dreaming Awake at the End of Time [1998]
Mika Vainio – Ambient City 1994 B [Arc 1, Sähkö Recordings 2021]
Nicole Mitchell & Lisa E. Harris – Biotic Seeds [EarthSeed, FPE Records 2020]
France Jobin – Inertia [Death Is Perfection, Everything Else Is Relative, Editions Mego 2020]
Rupert Sheldrake Ph.D. and Mark Vernon – Dreams and Their Interpretation
Lars Blek – Lars Blek 7 [2020]
Ione – 26th Annual Dream Festival 2021 Dedication
Jen Kutler – A Piece for Amplified Children [Sonified Physiological Indicators of Empathy, Cacophonous Revival Recordings, 2021]

Long Wave 10.1

Long Wave 10.1 | 14th May 2021


Hosted by Mike Harding & Natasha Pirard

Screen print: Natasha Pirard

First Hour

Jim Haynes – Interlude for Shortwave [When the Sky Burned, SIGE 2021]
Vvbvs – Second [ll, 2021]
Lina Tullgren – Gravel Foot [Visiting, 2021]
Cerebral Vortex – Solamen [Spiro, 2020]
Melissa Pons – Freita [Wolf Soundscapes, 2021]
Zachary Paul – Wheel [Summons, Athame 2021]
Yenting Hsu – Live at Lacking Sound Festival, March 2021
Ian Hawgood – Memory and Motion [Memory and Motion, Dragon’s Eye 2021]
Charlie Campagna – The Alpha

“Every once in a while, on the job, you get to hear a sound that reminds of how fear can be evoked with a single sound. This was a 4 year old male wolf, the leader of his pack. He was bound by a professional trainer who basically lives with them, he too looked like a wolf. Next to him was a piece of animal bone that resembled a femur bone from a deer… and there I was, with 4 microphones on mini mic stands a foot from its chest. I was about 6 feet away, still close enough to feel the vibration directly from his chest cavity – it actually resembled the sound of a Harley idling at a lower volume. But the difference is the visceral, primal subconscious communication was as direct as an arrow to the chest… designed to intimidate, that moment was now; it was a warning to stay where you were or you would be taken out…. huge respect for these magical beings.”

Second Hour

Thomas Ankersmit – Perceptual Geography [Shelter Press 2021]
Jasmine Guffond, Erik K Skodvin – Cozumel Trasher [The Burrow, Sonic Pieces 2020]
Beatriz Ferreyra, Natasha Barrett – Souvenirs Cachés [Souvenirs Cachés, Persistence of Sound 2021]
The Selva & Machinefabriek – Barbatrama [Barbatrama, Shhpuma Records 2021]
Jacaszek & Kwartludium – Garden (les sureaux) [Catalogue des Arbres, Touch 2014]
Richard Chartier – Interreferences-06 [Interreferences, Room40 2021]
Machinefabriek – Somerset [Marijn, Lampse 2006]
Stephane Clor – 11 2.4 [Trames électriques 2019]
Leila Bordreuil – Sunshine Hypnose [Headflush, Catch Wave Ltd 2019]
Judith Hamann – Humming Suite I – Etude for One Cello and One Voice [Music for Cello and Humming, Blank Forms Editions 2020]
Jacob Kirkegaard – Church [4 Rooms, Touch 2008]
Lea Bertucci – A Visible Length of Light [A Visible Length of Light, Cibachrome Editions 2021]

Long Wave 9.8

Long Wave 9.8 | 9th April 2021

Dancing in Air

Hosted by Bana Haffar

Track listing:

First Hour

Oleg, Ending Credits (2019 Film)
loscil – Clara [Vespera, Kranky 2021]
Zach Goheen – Death Valley, wind moving through an old abandoned cabin in a mining ghost town
Mike Harding – Evol Wind
Hazard – Village [Wind, with Chris Watson, Ash International 2010]
Geir Jenssen, Basecamp_Morning [Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings from Tibet, Ash International 2006]
Charlie Campagna – Digeridrone
Brett Naucke – Fascination Ends [Cumulative Index, Dassi 2021]
Chris Watson – Low Pressure: Glen Cannich, Inverness-shire, Scotland [Stepping into the Dark, Touch 1996]
Charlie Campagna – Earth Day Isolation [Touch: Isolation, Touch 2020]
Charlie Campagna – Bell Frenzy
Bana Haffar – BMC Studies Building, North Carolina 2020
Mike Dobler – tape 178 [tape17803]

Second Hour

Geir Jenssen, Camp 1: Himalayan Nightflight [Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings from Tibet, Ash International 2006]
venoztks – For 52 Years [How Its Not Meant To Be, The Tapeworm, 2020]
Hazard – Anemo [Wind, with Chris Watson, Ash International 2010]
Bruce Brubaker – De tout flors (Codex, Infine 2017)
Chris Watson – High Pressure: Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, England (Stepping into the Dark, Touch 1996)
Geir Jenssen, Jobo Razbang [Cho Oyu 8201m – Field Recordings from Tibet, Ash International 2006]
Volker Hennes – Cleaning #1 [Holy Water Whisper, Entr’acte 2019]
Bana Haffar, Big Bend Canyon Ambience, 2021
Fanny – Breath Dance
Keith Fullerton Whitman – Fib01a [Playthroughs, Kranky 2002]
The Master Musicians of Jajouka – Jajouka Black Eyes [The Primal Energy that is the Music and Ritual of Jajouka 1974]

Long Wave 9.7

Long Wave 9.7 | 12th March 2021

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar

All things that pass
Are woman’s looking-glass;
They show her how her bloom must fade,
And she herself be laid
With withered roses in the shade 

[Christina Rossetti, ‘Passing and Glassing’]

Track listing:

First Hour

Yenting Hsu – Prologue [Relight Music, 2020]
Geneva Skeen – Mirror Glimpse [Double Bind, Room40, 2021]
drøne – Black Stone feat. Gabie Strong [the stilling, Pomperipossa Records, 2020]
Anna von Hausswolff – Entering [Sacro Bosco, Southern Lord, 2020]
Simon Tassano & Eddy Sayer – Waterglass (extract) [Waterglass, Touch, 2021]
Simon Scott – Apart part C [Apart, 12k, 2021]
fennesz sakamoto – [Cendre, Touch, 2007]
Yenting Hsu – Planet [Relight Music, 2020]
Yann Novak – Finding a Way to Live [Finding a Way to Live, Superpang, 2021]

Second Hour

A tribute to Miles Cooper Seaton

The second hour is dedicated to the music and words of Miles Cooper Seaton, a traveller and teacher that left us too soon.

Bana Haffar – Memoriam [2016]
Big Bend Canyon Ambience [2021]
Miles Cooper Seaton – Untitled [2019]
Miles Cooper Seaton and Bana Haffar – Baby Weaver was at Rave Mountain [2019]
Miles Cooper Seaton – Untitled 1_3#02 [2019]
Marfa Train [2021]
Written memo from Miles read by Bana Haffar [2019]
Paramilitary Chardonnay – Untitled (Miles Cooper Seaton and M Geddes Gengras) [2021]
Paramilitary Chardonnay – Untitled [2021]

Long Wave 9.6

Long Wave 9.6 | 12th February 2021

Hosted by Mike Harding & Bana Haffar

Track listing:

Hour One

LA Rain
Earth – Dissolution II_ Miami Coming Down (You Fuck) [Scatter, Ash International 1997]
Daniel Menche – Devouring Time (extract) [Devouring Time, 2020]
Fennesz – Domicile [Agora, P-Vine, 2019]
Carl Stone – Khun Dom [Unreleased]
London Fridge 
Garek Druss – Rendering A More Subtle Palette [The Wellspring of Light, 2019]
Giacinto Scelsi – In Nomine Lucis [Version unknown]

Hour Two

Oh Sees – Poem 2 [Panther Rotate, Castle Face 2020]
Dedekind Cut – Conversations with Angels [Successor (ded004), 2016]
Coloform – Exploring the Cavern of Self image
Sary Moussa – Weight [Imbalance, Other People 2020]
Hildegard Von Bingen – O Vis Aeternitatis [Sequentia, BMG 1994]
KMRU – Solace [Peel, Editions Mego 2020]
KMRU – ib07  [Alternate African Reality, Syrphe 2020]
Erik Griswold – Three Great Parlor Themes [All’s Grist That Comes to the Mill, Room40 2020]
Eleh – Observation Wheel [Location Momentum, Touch 2010]
Bernard Parmegiani – Geologie Sonore [De natura sonorum, 1975]

Long Wave 9.5

Long Wave 9.5 | 8th January 2021

Dismember/ Remember

A two hour unfolding of music, interviews, and field recordings from Lebanon. Hosted by Bana Haffar.

Track listing:

First hour

Marc Codsi – Invocation I [A New World, Annihaya 2019]
Jad Atoui – Signals [Black Lanterns, VV-VA/ Syrphe 2020]
Charbel Haber – Wandering Women Of Letters [It Ended Up Being A Good Day Mr. Allende, Al Maslahk, 2012]
Nour Sokhon – Rectification of the Wretched
Aya Metwali – بعد العشا
Fadi Tabbal – Music for Circles [Music For The Lonely Vol. 1, Beacon Sound 2019]
Safa – Folded [The Subtleties Of Elevated Things, Modular Mind 2018]
Kid Fourteen – One day I’m gone [Love, Kidsplay Records 2020]
The Bunny Tylers – Contact Transfer Stains [Glitches And Drones, Ruptured 2016]
Stephanie Merchak – No Matter how much my eyes bleed, no matter how many times my heart explodes and my soul shatters [Unreachable, 2020]
Bana Haffar – Hamra street (binaural recording)

Second Hour

Elyse Tabet – Water Version 1  [VV-VA-00/ Syrphe, 2019]
Bana Haffar – Azaan in the rain (binaural recording)
Anthony Sahyoun & Jawad Nawfal – February 2, Pt. 2 [First Seconds Last Forever, VV-VA/ Syrphe 2020]
TEDTEDTED – Wil [Cama, Ruptured 2020]
Safa – Canonized [The Subtleties Of Elevated Things, Modular Mind 2018]
Mazen Kerbaj – Krrrt [Cling Clang Clong, Al Maslakh, 2019]
Ziad Moukarzel – Are Three
Marc Codsi – Encounters I [A New World, Annihaya 2019]
Bana Haffar- Carpet memories (binaural recording)
Tony Elieh – Part 1 [It’s Good To Die Every Now And Then, Al Maslakh 2016]
Sary Moussa – South [Imbalance, 2020]
Anthony Sahyoun – Jesuit Literature Drowning in the Mediterranean [LP 1, 2020]

venoztks – how it’s not meant to be [Tapeworm # TTW#139]

Cassette (Limited edition of 100) + DL
Available on Bandcamp

Release date: 11th December 2020

Track listing:

A Secret 29′ 36″
B for 52 years 29′ 30″

Many hours were spent surfing the airwaves, with often surprising results… No synths were used during the making of this album. The mysteries of the ether continue to enthral and provide.

Illustration by Bana Haffar – “The Map is Not the Territory”

Mastered by Franz Kirmann
Published by Field Music
With thanks to Bana Haffar, Klingenfuss & all the freqs

This cassette is a product of The Tapeworm “unidentified, incorrect or outright useless.”

TTW#139 copyright 2020 The Tapeworm www.tapeworm.org.uk

Long Wave 9.4

Long Wave 9.4 | 11th December 2020

Hosted by Nigel Wrench and featuring two exclusive Tapeworm “wormcasts”, mixed by venoztks and Wyrm. Theme music by CM von Hausswolff and Henryk Lipp. Image by SavX.

Track listing:

HOUR ONE – a wormcast by venoztks
1. Burning Tree “Chug” – TTW#34
2. Aaron Turner “I Can See What’s Coming” – TTW#118
3. Zerocrop “Applesauce” – TTW#23
4. Philip Jeck “Spool” – TTW#1
5. Philip Marshall “Hooks” – TTW#28
6. Amy Winedeath “Consider Well Before Speaking” – TTW#57
7. Cathi Unsworth “Johnny Remember Me” – TTW#21
8. venoztks “Secret” – TTW#139
9. Strom | Morts “Entropic Clock Resistance” – TTW#131

HOUR TWO – a wormcast by Wyrm
1. Simon Fisher Turner and Derek Jarman “Life Recordings From Prospect Cottage and The Ness” – TTW#126
2. Mammifer “Found Recording 2007” – TTW#103
3. Jiyeon Kim “Long Delay and New Earth” – TTW#129
4. Gabie Strong “Living In Thee End Tymes” – TTW#132
5. Dale Cornish and Phil Julian “Language Is A Nuisance” – TTW#72
6. Blood Music “There Is No Centre And There Never Was” – WHO#13
7. Biting Tongues “When It Breaks On You” – WHO#19
8. Søs Gunver Ryberg / Cristian Vogel “Fight For Light” – TTW#100
9. Laura Agnusdei x Jay Glass Dubs “Jungle Shuffle” – to be released in 2021
10. Marta de Pascalis “Her Core” – WHO#12
11. Jim Haynes “Shortwave Radio Recordings on MiniDisc (2001-2012) – TTW#137
12. Stephan Mathieu “Flags” – TTW#37
13. Zeno van den Broek “Entrop” – TTW#111
14. Nigel Wrench “ZA87” – to be released in 2021

Long Wave 9.3

Long Wave 9.3 | 13th November 2020

Hymns Ancient & Modern
Mike Harding & Bana Haffar
with contributions from Norhal El Halwagy

Track listing:


1. Sohrab – Shouting at Dictators
2. Soliman Gamil – Pharoah Funeral Process [Soliman Gamil – Ankh, Touch 1990]
3. Ali Hamida – Lolaky

Norhal El Halwagy writes: The Ali Hamida song is off his debut cassette that came out in 1988. Egypt already had a thriving “street” cassette culture with its own set of stars. This kind of music was often referred to as “Sha’abi” or “of the people”. This song became as big as anything on “Thriller” in Egypt and almost everyone had a copy of this cassette. He was later eclipsed by others who rode the same wave that he did and seemed to have vanished somewhere in the 90s. The cassette appears on discogs amazingly!

4. Sohrab – Susanna [Sohrab – A Hidden Place, Touch 2010]
5. Soliman Gamil – Rhythmic Dialogue [Soliman Gamil – The Egyptian Music, Touch 1987]
6. Cheb Hasni – Tlabri Lefrak (You Ask For Separation)

Norhal El Halwagy writes: The Cheb Hasni track is a love song that I got from a complication of his. He did sing raunchier material and was the first Rai singer to be murdered my the then ascendant Islamists in Algeria in the lead up to their winning elections/the civil war of the 90s.

7. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Zarrin (remix) [Sohrab – You Are Not Alone l, Touch 2011]
8. Soliman Gamil – Clown Dance [Soliman Gamil – Ankh, Touch 1990]
9. Cheb Zahouani – Zid Serbi (ya moul el bar)

Norhal El Halwagy writes: The Cheb Zahouani track is the most provocative lyrically as “Zid Serbi (ya moul el bar)” translates to “pour me more, barman”. The story about this track is that during that time Algeria’s Islamists had sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia to see if there was a way they can allow the wildly popular Rai music while maintaining their religious credibility as music is frowned upon by the hardliners. On the first day of Ramadan, this cassette dropped, effectively giving them their answer. Here it is on discogs.

10. Sohrab – Pedagogicheskaya Poema [Sohrab – A Hidden Place, Touch 2010]
11. J.G.Thirlwell – Susanna (Uxorial mix) [Sohrab – You Are Not Alone l, Touch 2011]


1. Mohammed Khairi, Wajdi Min Al Hobb, Kamiliphone Records
2. Mohammed Khairi, Asbab Ma Raani Furquak, Kamiliphone Records (Baghdadi folk song)
3. Ahmad Al Hasan Abu Ali, Mawaal Shakawi, Kamiliphone Records
4. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal, Pulpille [Prospect 2, Syrphe 2020]
5. Krouaan, Ya Oum Al Abaya, Kamiliphone Records
6. Krouaan, Limouni Alimouni, Kamiliphone Records
7. Al Hawi Salih Ibn Al Rih, Ya Damil Ein, Kamiliphone Records
8. Mike Dobler, Quad STO qstomx
9. Mohammed Khairi, Ya Madih Al Mousafa, Kamiliphone Records
10. Mohammed Khairi, Ya Mashir Al Nas, Kamiliphone Records

Kamiliphone was a prolific Syrian label based in Aleppo that specialized in Levantine and Bedouin music.
Their records were pressed in Lebanon and sometimes Greece.

Thank you to Diran Mardirian of Chico Records, Beirut for preserving and sharing these precious records of our Syrian Heritage and Ben Hovey for assistance in digitizing.

Long Wave 9.2

Long Wave 9.2 | 12th October 2020


Co-hosted with Bana Haffar

Track listing:

1. Chanting Namo Amitabha Single Cycle Buddhist Buddha Pray Music Machine Peaceful
2. Sarah Louise – Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars, from Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars [Thrill Jockey, 2019]
3. Sarah Louise – Rime, from Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars [Thrill Jockey, 2019]
4. The Color of Fear (1994 Documentary)
5. Raphael Montañez Ortiz – Piano Destruction Concert: Dada con Mama [Intermedium, 2008]
6. STROM | MORTS – Levitating Terminal Rotation [s/r]
7. LAU – Gallowhill (feat. Chris Watson) [Lau Scotland, 2020]
8. drøne – Séance [s/r]
8.1 – Southern Rail 1
9. Gabie Strong – Live at land & Sea, from My Body Did This To Me [The Tapeworm, 2020]
10. Jen Kutler – Sofy Yuditskaya, from Disembodied [Eyevee, 2019]
11. Jen Kutler – Meagan Johnson, from Disembodied [Eyevee, 2019]
12. Jen Kutler – Jenn Grossman, from Disembodied [Eyevee, 2019]
13. Nour Mobarak – Neurodiversity, from Father Fugue [Recital, 2019]
14. Nour Mobarak – Oaxacan Shower, from Father Fugue [Recital, 2019]
15. XAMBUCA + Elisa Faires – Bellsong, from Tied Tide Beneath The Sky
16. Jason Vartikar – Ruth Asawa’s Radical Universalism, from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
16.1 – Southern Rail 2

Long Wave 9.1

Long Wave 9.1 | 11th September 2020

Co-hosted with Bana Haffar

Long Wave 8.8

Long Wave 8.8 | 14th August 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Mike Harding with Carl Michael von Hausswolff, who introduces us to his curated project ‘freq_wave’. With an extended micro sound mix inspired by the freq wav:7 seas online mixer by Bana Haffar, and freq_wave mixes by Jim O’Rourke, Zachary Paul, Chandra Shukla & JG Thirlwell, who also  supplied the photo.

Long Wave 8.7

Long Wave 8.7 | 10th July 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Mike Harding with SavX, who very kindly supplied the image above and whose new book, The Savage Pencil Skratchbook is published here

Long Wave 8.6

Long Wave 8.6 | 12th June 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Mike Harding with Ian Wellman & Gabie Strong

Long Wave 8.5

Long Wave 8.5 | 8th May 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Mike Harding with Ian Wellman & Gabie Strong