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Low End Theory

Sep 2, 2020 8:00 AM โ€“ 10:00 AM

ZBC Rock

With DJ Ouroboros

Welcome to Low End Theory. If I were to describe the aesthetics of Low End Theory as a musical territory or space, its borders would be provided by doom/stoner/psych metal on one side, contemporary prog and prog metal on another, experimental/electronic/folk on a third, and enclosed finally by the long arc of classic and contemporary post-punk that bends towards dub. The mission of this radio show is to conjure a farrago of heavy sonic fictions of sound, words, and music appropriate and fitting to the heaviness of the times. But fear not, this Low End Theory is not dour or depressing; on the contrary, we seek out the joyful and ecstatic in the acoustic depths of the low endโ€™s vibrating, pulsing heart. And who among us does not need some joy anchored in the deep sonority of the low end, especially now?

Low End Theory
8:03 AM
Arbouretum - The White Bird
Arbouretum The White Bird
The Gathering (Bonus Track Version) Thrill Jockey 2011
8:06 AM
Final Coil - Ash's
Final Coil Ash's
World We Left Behind for Others 2019 Wormholedeath Records 2019
8:08 AM
Final Coil - The Last Battle
Final Coil The Last Battle
World We Left Behind for Others 2019 Wormholedeath Records 2019
8:14 AM
Costin Chioreanu - Sulphur Promenade
Costin Chioreanu Sulphur Promenade
Afterlife Romance Dark Essence Records 2019
8:19 AM
Aleah - Vapour (Acoustic)
Aleah Vapour (Acoustic)
Aleah Svart Records 2020
8:25 AM
Wand - Scarecrow
Wand Scarecrow
Laughing Matter Drag City Records 2019 Rock
8:37 AM
Fontaines D.C. - Living In America
Fontaines D.C. Living In America
A Hero's Death Partisan Records / Fontana North 2020
8:42 AM
Mekons - Into the Sun / the galaxy explodes
Mekons Into the Sun / the galaxy explodes
Deserted Bloodshot Records 2019
8:47 AM
Roomful of Teeth - No. 1. Allemande
Roomful of Teeth No. 1. Allemande
Roomful of Teeth New Amsterdam 2012 Classical
8:53 AM
Ulver - Hour of the Wolf
Ulver Hour of the Wolf
Flowers of Evil House Of Mythology 2020
8:57 AM
Sound of Origin - Lockjaw
Sound of Origin Lockjaw
The All Seeing Eye APF Records 2020 Rock
8:59 AM
Thy Catafalque - Hajnali Csillag
Thy Catafalque Hajnali Csillag
Geometria Season of Mist 2018
9:07 AM
The Ocean - Mesopelagic: Into the Uncanny
The Ocean Mesopelagic: Into the Uncanny
Pelagial Metal Blade Records 2013 Rock
9:18 AM
L.A. WITCH - Fire Starter
L.A. WITCH Fire Starter
Play With Fire Suicide Squeeze Records 2020
9:21 AM
Colin Stetson - All this I do for glory
Colin Stetson All this I do for glory
All This I Do For Glory 52Hz 2017
9:28 AM
Paralydium - Finding the Paragon
Paralydium Finding the Paragon
Worlds Beyond Frontiers Records S.R.L. 2020
9:36 AM
Shaman Elephant - Wide Awake but Still Asleep
Shaman Elephant Wide Awake but Still Asleep
Wide Awake but Still Asleep Karisma Records 2020
9:43 AM
Emma Ruth Rundle,Thou - Ancestral Recall
Emma Ruth Rundle,Thou Ancestral Recall
May Our Chambers Be Full Sacred Bones Records 2020
9:47 AM
The Devil's Trade - The Call of the Iron Peak
The Devil's Trade The Call of the Iron Peak
The Call of the Iron Peak Season of Mist 2020
9:51 AM
A Perfect Circle - Delicious
A Perfect Circle Delicious
Eat The Elephant BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2018 Rock
9:58 AM
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Nightmare Logic Southern Lord 2017
9:59 AM
VLTIMAS - Monolilith
VLTIMAS Monolilith
Something Wicked Marches In Season of mist 2019 Rock
Chat is archived.
DJ Ouroboros (host) 7:58:37 AM
Good morning, ZBC world!
Saginaw 8:14:45 AM
Good morning
DJ Ouroboros (host) 8:17:55 AM
Glad you could join us, Saginaw!
PeterC 8:30:09 AM
hey andrew...
DJ Ouroboros (host) 8:30:45 AM
Morning, Peter!
Moles Knows 8:46:04 AM
You, along with the other great DJs are the ones who made this station what is was, and thankfully, have given us this wonderful gift of returning to help get us through all this nonsense. Musically, it feels like the mid 80s and 90s when the Z was at itโ€™s best. With you and others that have jumped back onboard, to compliment James, Jeff, Peter and a few others who have held the torch, I/we are so grateful for having you back. Thank you.
DJ Ouroboros (host) 8:47:59 AM
Why thank you so much, Moles Knows xoxo
Pat Irwin (1) 8:53:41 AM
Hear, hear!
PeterC 8:53:54 AM
It was only slightly depressing to be reminded we started this thing 40 years ago...I'm the only one on the air at the moment from that initial week!!!
DJ Ouroboros (host) 8:57:39 AM
When did Jeff Berlin start?
Pat Irwin (1) 8:58:24 AM
Jeff to me about the station in '79
Pat Irwin (1) 8:58:34 AM
DJ Ouroboros (host) 8:59:43 AM
Feelings of the remorseless march of aging aside, you should feel proud that the format philosophy has perdured for four decades, Peter.
Pat Irwin (1) 9:01:39 AM
Yeah, it's felt more like Modern Rock than in a while
Shan OfTheOhShan 9:08:46 AM
Wow. The Catafalque.
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:09:08 AM
Hi Shan! That was an amazing piece, was it not?
Shan OfTheOhShan 9:10:50 AM
If I ever did something as stupid as getting married I would use that piece to march down the aisle straight towards the lucky winner. The only good thing about this crazy narrative in my head is that I would absolutely need to and insist to hire you as a DJ., Mr. O.
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:13:01 AM
Lol. I would be honored
Shan OfTheOhShan 9:14:58 AM
I wonder how many times your playlist has stumped Shazam??
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:15:46 AM
Oh, I can stump Shazam without fail
PeterC 9:32:35 AM
I knew thereโ€™d be a guitar solo eventually
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:33:57 AM
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:43:19 AM
Good Morning Andrew,and fellow ZBC lovers
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:44:43 AM
And Happy 40th! a pretty solid legacy.
PeterC 9:47:54 AM
I guess....
PeterC 9:48:44 AM
I hadnโ€™t even thought about it until art posted an the alum page
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:49:29 AM
Morning, Jamie. When dod you start at the Z?
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:49:33 AM
nor had I. I think it's well worth celebrating.
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:50:36 AM
I think it was fortuitous destiny that I arrived at Boston College at the same time that Modern Rock/NCP was born.
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:51:04 AM
Fall of '81 I istarted at BC and immediately sought out the radio station, having no idea what I was getting in to. Psychedelic Regressions sarted in spring of '82.
PeterC 9:53:01 AM
@AH. So you were at BC long b4 you arrived at ZBC?? I was in grad school by the time you arrived Iโ€™m pretty sure...
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:53:59 AM
Yes I was, although I was a devoted listener. It was Dave Smalley and his girlfriend (Ilisa Katz??) who got me involved
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:54:23 AM
And Heidi Jaillet. They were all students in my popular culture class
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:54:58 AM
I came on board in 1985
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:56:45 AM
Dave, Ilisa, Leslie McLeave, Jim McKay and I all started fall of '81. Karen Kirklies as well.And Mary Freeman, who took over Morningline from Julie Stinneford(?)
PeterC 9:56:57 AM
AH...we gave Dave smally a 15 minute show after my show called the hardcore hour...because he would play more songs in 15 minutes that the rest of us would play in an hour!,
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:57:20 AM
I know! I loved the concept of the 15 minute hardcore hour!
DJ Ouroboros (host) 9:59:07 AM
time to attend to life on this side of the screen. I imagine I will be encountering you later today for Sound Syrup and Psych Shadows!
Jamie Cohen (1) 9:59:26 AM
The hardcore hour was brilliant. As was the Voltmeter's show, and Bradley Js.