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

Long Wave 8.4

Long Wave 8.4 | 10th April 2020

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

Long Wave 8.3

Long Wave 8.3 | 14th February 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Mike Harding with special guest Bruce Lampcov & Carl Stone

Long Wave 8.2

Long Wave 8.2 | 10th January 2020

Long Wave is hosted by Gabie Strong & Ian Wellman


Long Wave 8.1

Long Wave 8.1 | 13th December 2019

Long Wave is hosted by Gabie Strong

drøne – the stilling

Photo: Nico Van Hoen

drøne – the stilling

1. mumming 05:20
2. influence machines 05:27
3. vitula 06:14 video
4. sunder 03:09
5. in the eye 04:23
6. the stilling 04:20
7. hyper sun 05:43

[drøne # prlp11]
Limited Edition LP (300 copies)

Release date: 10th January 2020
Now available on Bandcamp

Cover image & font by Nico Van Hoen


The Memory Room CD now available


CD – 1 track – 45:29

The region around Eupen, in the east of Belgium towards the border with Germany was once part of another country and was annexed after hostilities in 1919. It has the feel of both border territory and hinterland simultaneously, not seeming to belong to any one place or region. No hard border here. There are ghosts; the region was heavily fought over in both major western European conflicts of the twentieth century, but now it is a still place, thrown over to managed habitats for forestry and wildlife. It is here, in the Eifel Nature Park, that Meakusma commissioned Chris Watson and Mike Harding to organise and lead a field recording workshop and, in the given time, adopt a suitable approach to developing a ‘sound painting’ to describe the ambience of the area. Seven in the group with skills ranging from beginner to advanced were shown how to manifest the hidden sonic world available to them with contact microphones; how to patiently set up a recording zone within a smaller area and, most important of all, how to listen actively and simply be in that place. Sessions pre-dawn and post-sunset encouraged an unusual perspective. This is animal time: dark and strange, and sound carries. Under a flightpath from Liège airport the recordists were confronted with a familiar challenge; how to allow industrial noise (noise here defined as any unwanted sound) into our increasingly enclosed world of headphones and hush…

Eifel Nature Park is part of Natura 2000, stretching over 18% of the EU’s land area and almost 6% of its marine territory. It is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world, offering a rich haven to Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats. Natura 2000 is a network of core breeding and nesting sites and some rare natural types of habitat which are protected in their own right. It stretches across all 28 EU countries, both on land and sea. The aim of the network is to ensure the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable species and habitats which are listed under both the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive. Natura 2000 is not a system of strict nature reserves from which all human activity would be excluded; while it does include strictly protected nature reserves, most of the land remains in private ownership. The approach to conservation and sustainable use of the Natura 2000 areas is much wider, largely centred on people working with nature rather than against. However, EU Member States must ensure that the sites are managed in a sustainable manner, both ecologically and economically.
released September 18, 2019

Recorded at Hautes Fagnes Eifel Nature Park for Meakusma 2018, Eupen, Belgium by Steffen Bennemann, Jasmin Blasco, Peter Caeldries, Meike Effenberg, Mike Harding, Maxim Hoebreckx, Pepa Ivanova, Louise Le Du & Chris Watson, 7-9th September 2018
Mixed at The Dungeon, Los Angeles, October-November 2018
Artwork & design by Philip Marshall

Meakusma 2018 | Eupen, Belgium 7th-9th September 2018