Sunday, January 30, 2011

SAR episodes

This week's episode is the last episode of our final quarter. It's a re-run from the first season of the show. There are just over a dozen episodes left to upload from that year and then every single episode of Some Assembly Required will be available to hear online.

At present, there are well over 200 episodes up and available to download for free. I plan to leave these archived here at the SAR website for new listeners. I don't know when I'll get around to uploading those last few episodes from the very first season, but I hope to get it done before the end of the year. Somehow, it just won't feel finished until every last episode is available!

In the meantime, click HERE for a list of every episode available to download, along with playlist information for each show.

Thanks again for twelve amazing years,
Jon Nelson

Episode 23, Some Assembly Required

Episode 23, Some Assembly Required

01 Public Works - “Mortal mind”
02 Realistic - “I am what?”
03 Steve Fisk - “Government figures”
04 Lecture on Nothing - “Forward to victory”
05 Coil - “Who’ll fall?”
06 The Bran Flakes - “The intoxicating reverberasia lot”
07 Silica-Gel - “Master of the game”
08 Escape Mechanism - “Being”
09 The Evolution Control Committee - “Nothing really matters”
10 Steve Fisk - “I wish I were dead, part 1”
11 The Tape-beatles - “Please help me”
12 The Evolution Control Committee - “I don’t care”
13 Rik Rue - “The never nothing”
14 Tim Maloney - “Crash!”
15 Steve Fisk - “No 2nd chance”
16 Silica-Gel - “Sum of your life”
17 People Like Us - "(untitled)"

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Episode 262, Some Assembly Required

Episode 262, Some Assembly Required

01 Nubile G and the Spurious whiz - “Your jolly giant”
02 RIAA – “Some Assembly Required”
03 DJ QBert – “Turntable TV (Re-Vizion)”
04 I Cut People – “JonBoy Detonator”
05 David Morneau – “Some Dash Dot Required”
06 CCC – “Lust Train”
07 John Oswald – “Pretender”
08 People Like Us – “Dolly pardon”
09 Go Home Productions - “Papa Was A Clock”
10 RX Music – “Imagine/Walk on the wild side”
11 Lecture On Nothing – “Opinions”
12 Divide & Kreate – “Always with you”
13 Pop-Chop – “Comp-elation”
14 The Avalanches – “Frontier Psychiatrist”
15 Jim Allenspach – “Friends”
16 DJ Deedle – “Come Tangerine Together”

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Episode 171, Some Assembly Required

Episode 171, Some Assembly Required
(Featuring our 2007 interview with Public Works)

01 Public Works – “Noise”
02 Creature Comforts – “Alone Together”
03 The Tape-beatles – “Do you think it’s an accident?”
04 The Tape-beatles – “Home problems”
05 Public Works – “Substance”
06 Public Works – “Vesicle”
07 Public Works – “Numbers (Forevermore)”
08 Public Works – “Numbers (2)”
09 Public Works – “Follow me”

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Episode 117, Some Assembly Required

Episode 117, Some Assembly Required
(Featuring our 2005 interview with DJ Food)

01 DJ Food – “Break”
02 DJ Food – “The Riff”
03 DJ Food – “Cookin'”
04 DJ Food – “The Ageing Young Rebel”
05 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century (Part 3)”
06 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century (Part 4)”
07 DJ Food – “Sunvibes”

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Saturday, January 01, 2011

SAR Q&A: 2006-2010

Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations

The following 175+ SAR Q&A's represent EVERY online artist feature uploaded from 2006-2010, in alphabetical order. You'll find profiles on artists doing cut-ups, noise, mashup, glitch pop and everything in between...

As I've said many times before, the artists featured on Some Assembly Required may fit more comfortably within other genres, but they also belong here, by virtue of the fact that they rely on appropriation to compose their very wide variety of sample based music and audio art. It's been my pleasure to present them here for you, over the past twelve years.

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson

A plus D


Jim Allenspach

Ruth Anderson

The Angel

DJ Angelo

Animals Within Animals

Antediluvian Rocking Horse





The Beige Channel

Big City Orchestra

Ros Bobos

The Bran Flakes

Wayne Butane


The Button

Cagey House

DJ Cal

Greg Carr


Cast of Thousands

The Coherent Encoherence




Corporal Blossom

Daniel Steven Crafts

the Cranial Fishers

Brian Joseph Davis

Eddie Def

Christopher DeLaurenti


Gary DiBenedetto

Thomas Dimuzio

Steve Dirkx

Divide and Kreate

The Droplift Project



DJ Earlybird

DJ Earworm

Ellipse Elkshow

Escape Mechanism

The Evolution Control Committee


Omer Fast

Steve Fisk

John Fleetham

Flying White Dots

DJ Food

Jason Forrest (Donna Summer)


DJ Foundation

Joe Frawley

The Freelance Hellraiser

Jason Freeman


Freddy Fresh



Girl Talk


Go Home Productions

Dickie Goodman

Grateful For The Dead

Greater Than One

Alex H

Steev Hise

I Cut People


Idiom Creak


Don Joyce

Junk Culture

Junkshop Coyote

Douglas Kahn

Hugo Keesing

Kid Koala

The Kleptones

Laso Halo

Lecture on Nothing


Listen With Sarah

DJ Lobsterdust

Los Kinkos

Tim Maloney (Naked Rabbit)

Christian Marclay

DJ Marvel

Steve McQuillen

Mr. Meridies

Matt Mikas

Anton Mobin

David Morneau

National Cynical Network


DJ Nikoless

Wes Nisker


Nubile G and the Spurious Whiz

Owen O'toole

Oh Astro

Orchid Spangiafora

Bob Ostertag


Party Ben

People Like Us


Ergo Phizmiz

Public Works

DJ Qbert

DJ Quest


The Real Tuesday Weld (The Clerkenwell Kid)


The Reborn Identity


DJ Riko


Tom Roe

Ruckus Roboticus

RX Music

Kelly Patrick Ryan

Alyce Santoro

Savage Ohms


Janek Schaefer

John Schnall

Jeffrey Sconce

Secret Mommy


Social Security





Speaker Freaker

Ed Special

Natasha Spencer


The Square Root Of Evil

Stark Effect


Stock, Hausen & Walkman

Carl Stone

Philip Strong

Chris Strouth

Stunt Rock

The Superfools

Surface Noise

Rob Swift

DJ T-Rock

The Tape-beatles


James Tenney

Think Tank

Thousand Void Crush

Timmy The Tapeworm

Jan Turkenburg


Ursula 1000


Aaron Valdez

Value Village People


Robert Voisey

Wake Up And Listen

Myeck Waters

Wax Audio

Wax Tailor

David Weir

The Who Boys



DJ Zebra

Want more?
Find a list of all the (30+) radio interviews we've done with SAR artists over the years, ALL of which are available to listen to online, at the SAR Interview Page...

Check it out HERE.