Media/the-making-of Jetlag Archipelago #36 :: “I know you are the one”. To be broadcast 22:00-23:00, Sunday night May 11, 2014 on Reboot.fm, 88.4 FM in Berlin.

JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #35 :: Virus
With DJ SEEKS SAME
“All this may seem a considerable distance away from a simple account of how we are trying to build machines which imitate or replace human beings or animals. But this lengthy excursion has been taken with an important point in view. It is most important to have clearly in our minds what we mean when we say we want to build an artefact which will duplicate human behavior. We might put it this way. It is not—at least in the first instance—that we want to imitate HUMAN behavior, but that we want to imitate human BEHAVIOR. To put it a little differently, we do not so much want to IMITATE or DUPLICATE a human behavior, as to replace it with something that achieves the same end.”
Cybernetics, by Neville Moray, p. 21 

Featuring mutilations of*:
Folk Music of Estonia
исмоилжон турдиалиев
Rīgas Doma ērģeles
Bandura Chorus, “Ukranian Musicale”
Synergy, the “Jupiter Menace” soundtrack
цыганские песни
Mehmet Olcayto
Answering machine tapes from the former Bulgarian national telephone company
Tapes found at the Casa Barata flea market in Tangiers (can’t read the Arabic)
Ahura Sufis Vision
“Mongolia: Shamans and Lamas”
Shortwaves from Romania, Spain and beyond 
*No media was harmed in the creation of this broadcast.
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JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #35 :: Virus

With DJ SEEKS SAME

“All this may seem a considerable distance away from a simple account of how we are trying to build machines which imitate or replace human beings or animals. But this lengthy excursion has been taken with an important point in view. It is most important to have clearly in our minds what we mean when we say we want to build an artefact which will duplicate human behavior. We might put it this way. It is not—at least in the first instance—that we want to imitate HUMAN behavior, but that we want to imitate human BEHAVIOR. To put it a little differently, we do not so much want to IMITATE or DUPLICATE a human behavior, as to replace it with something that achieves the same end.”

Cybernetics, by Neville Moray, p. 21 

Featuring mutilations of*:

Folk Music of Estonia

исмоилжон турдиалиев

Rīgas Doma ērģeles

Bandura Chorus, “Ukranian Musicale”

Synergy, the “Jupiter Menace” soundtrack

цыганские песни

Mehmet Olcayto

Answering machine tapes from the former Bulgarian national telephone company

Tapes found at the Casa Barata flea market in Tangiers (can’t read the Arabic)

Ahura Sufis Vision

“Mongolia: Shamans and Lamas”

Shortwaves from Romania, Spain and beyond 

*No media was harmed in the creation of this broadcast.

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Media from Jetlag Archipelago #35 :: “Virus”. Broadcast 22:00-23:00, Sunday night April 6, 2014 on Reboot.fm, 88.4 FM in Berlin

JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #34 :: Soup


With DJ SEEKS SAME
"A Mountain of Parts Does Not Make a Car"
"An automobile consists of thousands of parts, each one essential for building a flawless, complete vehicle. It is no easy task to coordinate their assembly. Without perfect organization of the assembly process, even a mountain of parts fails to become a single vehicle. For the task of coordinating the assembly of thousands of parts, we must design a unique pattern of control and organization.“
— Toyoda Kiichiro, 1937. From Open the Window! It’s a Big World Out There: Principles at Toyota
“They excavate tunnels in earth and lay their eggs within its pores; the larvae burrow through the earth’s skin, migrating in the connective tissues, crust and strata, feeding on necrotic solids and surfaces. Burrowing sounds may be heard from within the earth. Once they have finished infesting the earth’s solid part, the larvae will cut breathing holes and press their headless tails against the surface for air. The larvae will continue to grow while boring out spinal cavities for the earth’s body which will never be filled. As the larvae grow, they will enlarge the holes and come out of the ground.”
— Reza Negarestani from Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials
Featuring the sounds of:
Patorzhynsky and the Bandura ChorusDavid Van TieghemMonks of the Sherab Ling MonasteryMidlandDeadlineSun RaJohn CaleZazaStephen RemmlerYma SumacSynergyTibetan Singing BowlsArt Ensemble of Chicago
Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM Berlin 10-11PM on March 2, 2014
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JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #34 :: Soup

With DJ SEEKS SAME

"A Mountain of Parts Does Not Make a Car"

"An automobile consists of thousands of parts, each one essential for building a flawless, complete vehicle. It is no easy task to coordinate their assembly. Without perfect organization of the assembly process, even a mountain of parts fails to become a single vehicle. For the task of coordinating the assembly of thousands of parts, we must design a unique pattern of control and organization.“

— Toyoda Kiichiro, 1937. From Open the Window! It’s a Big World Out There: Principles at Toyota


“They excavate tunnels in earth and lay their eggs within its pores; the larvae burrow through the earth’s skin, migrating in the connective tissues, crust and strata, feeding on necrotic solids and surfaces. Burrowing sounds may be heard from within the earth. Once they have finished infesting the earth’s solid part, the larvae will cut breathing holes and press their headless tails against the surface for air. The larvae will continue to grow while boring out spinal cavities for the earth’s body which will never be filled. As the larvae grow, they will enlarge the holes and come out of the ground.”


— Reza Negarestani from Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials

Featuring the sounds of:


Patorzhynsky and the Bandura Chorus
David Van Tieghem
Monks of the Sherab Ling Monastery
Midland
Deadline
Sun Ra
John Cale
Zaza
Stephen Remmler
Yma Sumac
Synergy
Tibetan Singing Bowls
Art Ensemble of Chicago

Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM Berlin 10-11PM on March 2, 2014

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JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #31 ::: Life-giving Pillar
Sonic artifacts /radio detritus from Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia collected in September, 2013 by the So Far ChannelMixed by DJ SEEKS SAME
Featuring:“Samarkand” - Ricci e Poveri“Ne talihsiz bir kızım” - Gülcan OpelDoctor AyboleetHeci Mustafa Firdevsi“Tumbalalaika” - Greta Ganchev“Cirkusz” - Laszlo BenkoTraditional Georgian and Bulgarian music on records whose covers I can’t read
Field recordings:the Tbilisi radioJvari monastery in Georgiamashrutka rides in Tbilisithe highway between Mtshkheta and Tbilisia hotel room in Kars, Turkeya plane ride on Pegasus airlinesa running toilet in southern Georgiathe aquarium in Varna, Bulgariamovement, wind, sighs, cries, whispers and coughs
Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM Berlin 10-11PM on Oct. 27, 2013 
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JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #31 ::: Life-giving Pillar

Sonic artifacts /radio detritus from Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia collected in September, 2013 by the So Far Channel
Mixed by DJ SEEKS SAME

Featuring:
“Samarkand” - Ricci e Poveri
“Ne talihsiz bir kızım” - Gülcan Opel
Doctor Ayboleet
Heci Mustafa Firdevsi
“Tumbalalaika” - Greta Ganchev
“Cirkusz” - Laszlo Benko
Traditional Georgian and Bulgarian music on records whose covers I can’t read

Field recordings:
the Tbilisi radio
Jvari monastery in Georgia
mashrutka rides in Tbilisi
the highway between Mtshkheta and Tbilisi
a hotel room in Kars, Turkey
a plane ride on Pegasus airlines
a running toilet in southern Georgia
the aquarium in Varna, Bulgaria
movement, wind, sighs, cries, whispers and coughs

Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM Berlin 10-11PM on Oct. 27, 2013 

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Jetlag Archipelago #29 :: “Waves above waves” 
“We can also understand from the following sentences in the previous verse ‘…in a deep sea. It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds…’, that the deep waters of seas and oceans are covered by waves, and above these waves are other waves. It is clear that the second set of waves are surface waves that we see, because the verse mentions that above the second wave there are clouds. But what about the first waves? Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves which ‘occur in density interfaces between layers of different densities.’ The internal waves cover the deep waters of seas and oceans because the deep waters have a higher density than the waters above them. Internal waves act like surface waves. They can also break, just like the surface waves. Internal waves cannot be seen by the human eye… “
Featuring:BrumeCluster & EnoReformed Faction of Zoviet FranceSun City GirlsSwell MapsMaria ChavezLaraajiFranco BattiatoSunburned Hand of the ManChristina Carter & PocahauntedRenaldo & the LoafThis Mortal Coil
Post production assistance provided by Mix Master Crumble
(Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM in Berlin on August 18, 2013)
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Jetlag Archipelago #29 :: “Waves above waves”

“We can also understand from the following sentences in the previous verse ‘…in a deep sea. It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds…’, that the deep waters of seas and oceans are covered by waves, and above these waves are other waves. It is clear that the second set of waves are surface waves that we see, because the verse mentions that above the second wave there are clouds. But what about the first waves? Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves which ‘occur in density interfaces between layers of different densities.’ The internal waves cover the deep waters of seas and oceans because the deep waters have a higher density than the waters above them. Internal waves act like surface waves. They can also break, just like the surface waves. Internal waves cannot be seen by the human eye… “

Featuring:
Brume
Cluster & Eno
Reformed Faction of Zoviet France
Sun City Girls
Swell Maps
Maria Chavez
Laraaji
Franco Battiato
Sunburned Hand of the Man
Christina Carter & Pocahaunted
Renaldo & the Loaf
This Mortal Coil

Post production assistance provided by Mix Master Crumble

(Broadcast on Reboot 88.5 FM in Berlin on August 18, 2013)

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In the sand I was in my element, letting it trickle between my fingers, scooping holes that I filled in a moment later or that filled themselves in, flinging it in the air by handfuls, rolling in it. And in the cave, lit by the beacons at night, I knew what to do in order to be no worse off than elsewhere. And that my land went no further, in one direction at least, did not displease me. And to feel there was one direction at least in which I could go no further, without first getting wet, then drowned, was a blessing. For I have always said, First learn to walk, then you can take swimming lessons. But don’t imagine my region ended at the coast, that would be a grave mistake. For it was this sea too, its reefs and distant islands, its hidden depths. And I too once went forth on it, in a sort of oarless skiff, but I paddled with an old piece of driftwood. And I sometimes wonder if I ever came back from that voyage.
Samuel Beckett, Molloy
JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #25 :: Iceberg Theory 
With DJ SEEKS SAME*
“Like an immense submarine temple, the white bulk of the planetarium stood before him, illuminated by the vivid surface water. The steel barricades around the entrance had been dismantled by the previous divers, and the semicircular arc of doors which led into the foyer was open. K switched on his helmet lamp and walked through the entrance. He peered carefully among the pillars and alcoves, following the steps wihich led up into the mezzanine. The metal reailings and chromium display panels had rusted, but the whole interior of the planetarium, sealed off by the barricades by plant and animal life of the lagoons, seemed completely untouched, as clean and untarnished as on the day the last dykes had collapsed.”
- JG Ballard, The Drowned World
Featuring sounds from:
ToleranceEdgardo CantonYelloKK NullNurse with WoundAndre Saint-ObinElectricity feat. Fire EaterEnsemble of Unique InstumentsHugues O.Legendary Pink DotsVivenzaNovy SvetMartin RevOs Kiezos
LISTEN HERE 

*Post-production assistance provided by Mix Master Crumble

JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #25 :: Iceberg Theory 

With DJ SEEKS SAME*

“Like an immense submarine temple, the white bulk of the planetarium stood before him, illuminated by the vivid surface water. The steel barricades around the entrance had been dismantled by the previous divers, and the semicircular arc of doors which led into the foyer was open. K switched on his helmet lamp and walked through the entrance. He peered carefully among the pillars and alcoves, following the steps wihich led up into the mezzanine. The metal reailings and chromium display panels had rusted, but the whole interior of the planetarium, sealed off by the barricades by plant and animal life of the lagoons, seemed completely untouched, as clean and untarnished as on the day the last dykes had collapsed.”

- JG Ballard, The Drowned World

Featuring sounds from:

Tolerance
Edgardo Canton
Yello
KK Null
Nurse with Wound
Andre Saint-Obin
Electricity feat. Fire Eater
Ensemble of Unique Instuments
Hugues O.
Legendary Pink Dots
Vivenza
Novy Svet
Martin Rev
Os Kiezos

LISTEN HERE 

*Post-production assistance provided by Mix Master Crumble

JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #24 for Reboot.fm  :: The Wonderful World of Tomorrow 
” … Then there were other points of dissimilarity between a meteor and the green fireballs. The trajectory of the fireballs was too flat. Dr. La Paz explained that a meteor doesn’t necessarily have to arch down across the sky, its trajectory can appear to be flat, but not as flat as that of the green fireballs. Then there was the size. Almost always such descriptive words as ‘terrifying,’ ‘as big as the moon,’ and ‘blinding’ had been used to describe the fireballs. Meteors just aren’t this big and bright.
No—Dr. La Paz didn’t think they were meteors.Dr. La Paz didn’t believe they were meteorites either.
A meteorite is accompanied by sound and shock waves that break windows and stampede cattle. Yet in every case of a green fireball sighting the observers reported they did not hear any sound.
But the biggest mystery of all was the fact that no particles of a green fireball had ever been found. If they were meteorites, Dr. La Paz was positive that he would have found one. He’d missed very few times in the cases of known meteorites. He pulled a map out of his file to show me what he meant. It was a map that he had used to plot the spot where a meteorite had hit the earth. I believe it was in Kansas. The map had been prepared from information he had obtained from dozens of people who had seen the meteorite come flaming toward the earth. At each spot where an observer was standing he’d drawn in the observer’s line of sight to the meteorite. From the dozens of observers he had obtained dozens of lines of sight. The lines all converged to give Dr. La Paz a plot of the meteorite’s downward trajectory. Then he had been able to plot the spot where it had struck the earth. He and his crew went to the marked area, probed the ground with long steel poles, and found the meteorite.”
—Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of the United States Air Force Project Blue Book, the Report on UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, 1956
Featuring :Habesha 2000 (Staring into the Sun compilation, Sublime Frequencies, 2011)
Estonian Folk Music (Musical Art of the Peoples of the USSR Anthology, 1986)
On the marsh in the early morning (Singing Air of Estonia, 1989)
Brněský rozhlasový orchestr lidových nástrojů (Czechoslovakia, 1976)
Wakar Uwa Mugu (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)
Tutampiga (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)
Naše pjesme (Music from Gabela, Hercegovina, Yugoslavia, 1957-1974)
Bene Gesserit (Turkish Delight compilation, Netherlands, 1983)
Hafler Trio (All that Rises Must Converge, 1993)
Circassian melodies (Traditional World Musics/Musical Atlas, Abkhazia)
Vivenza (L’Enfer Est Intime, 1985)
RNA Organism (R.N.A.O Meets P.O.P.O, Japan, 1980)
Gülcan Opel (Yaz Dostum, Turkey, 1987)
(Broadcast on Feb. 24th, 2013) 
LISTEN HERE 

JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #24 for Reboot.fm  :: The Wonderful World of Tomorrow 

” … Then there were other points of dissimilarity between a meteor and the green fireballs. The trajectory of the fireballs was too flat. Dr. La Paz explained that a meteor doesn’t necessarily have to arch down across the sky, its trajectory can appear to be flat, but not as flat as that of the green fireballs. Then there was the size. Almost always such descriptive words as ‘terrifying,’ ‘as big as the moon,’ and ‘blinding’ had been used to describe the fireballs. Meteors just aren’t this big and bright.

No—Dr. La Paz didn’t think they were meteors.
Dr. La Paz didn’t believe they were meteorites either.

A meteorite is accompanied by sound and shock waves that break windows and stampede cattle. Yet in every case of a green fireball sighting the observers reported they did not hear any sound.

But the biggest mystery of all was the fact that no particles of a green fireball had ever been found. If they were meteorites, Dr. La Paz was positive that he would have found one. He’d missed very few times in the cases of known meteorites. He pulled a map out of his file to show me what he meant. It was a map that he had used to plot the spot where a meteorite had hit the earth. I believe it was in Kansas. The map had been prepared from information he had obtained from dozens of people who had seen the meteorite come flaming toward the earth. At each spot where an observer was standing he’d drawn in the observer’s line of sight to the meteorite. From the dozens of observers he had obtained dozens of lines of sight. The lines all converged to give Dr. La Paz a plot of the meteorite’s downward trajectory. Then he had been able to plot the spot where it had struck the earth. He and his crew went to the marked area, probed the ground with long steel poles, and found the meteorite.”

—Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of the United States Air Force Project Blue Book, the Report on UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, 1956

Featuring :
Habesha 2000 (Staring into the Sun compilation, Sublime Frequencies, 2011)

Estonian Folk Music (Musical Art of the Peoples of the USSR Anthology, 1986)

On the marsh in the early morning (Singing Air of Estonia, 1989)

Brněský rozhlasový orchestr lidových nástrojů (Czechoslovakia, 1976)

Wakar Uwa Mugu (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)

Tutampiga (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)

Naše pjesme (Music from Gabela, Hercegovina, Yugoslavia, 1957-1974)

Bene Gesserit (Turkish Delight compilation, Netherlands, 1983)

Hafler Trio (All that Rises Must Converge, 1993)

Circassian melodies (Traditional World Musics/Musical Atlas, Abkhazia)

Vivenza (L’Enfer Est Intime, 1985)

RNA Organism (R.N.A.O Meets P.O.P.O, Japan, 1980)

Gülcan Opel (Yaz Dostum, Turkey, 1987)

(Broadcast on Feb. 24th, 2013) 

LISTEN HERE 

Jetlag Archipelago # 20 for Reboot: Systems of Transformations
“Now on the theoretical as well as practical plane, the existence of differentiating features is of much greater importance than their content. Once in evidence, they form a system which can be employed as a grid is used to decipher a text, whose original unintelligibility gives it the appearance of an uninterrupted flow. The grid makes it possible to introduce divisions and contrasts, in other words the formal conditions necessary for a significant message to be conveyed. […] The logical principal is always to be able to oppose terms which previous impoverishment of the empirical totality, provided it has been impoverished, allows one to conceive as distinct. How to oppose is an important but secondary consideration in relation to this first requirement. In other words, the operative value of the systems of naming and classifying commonly called totemic derives from their formal character: they are codes suitable for conveying messages which can be transposed into other codes, and for expressing messages received by means of different codes in terms of their own system. ” — “The Savage Mind,” Claude Levi-Strauss
Featuring found sounds from Estonia, Bulgaria, Mali, Anarctica, New Mexico and Israel

Broadcast on August 19, 2012 
LISTEN HERE 

Jetlag Archipelago # 20 for Reboot: Systems of Transformations

“Now on the theoretical as well as practical plane, the existence of differentiating features is of much greater importance than their content. Once in evidence, they form a system which can be employed as a grid is used to decipher a text, whose original unintelligibility gives it the appearance of an uninterrupted flow. The grid makes it possible to introduce divisions and contrasts, in other words the formal conditions necessary for a significant message to be conveyed. […] The logical principal is always to be able to oppose terms which previous impoverishment of the empirical totality, provided it has been impoverished, allows one to conceive as distinct. How to oppose is an important but secondary consideration in relation to this first requirement. In other words, the operative value of the systems of naming and classifying commonly called totemic derives from their formal character: they are codes suitable for conveying messages which can be transposed into other codes, and for expressing messages received by means of different codes in terms of their own system. ” — “The Savage Mind,” Claude Levi-Strauss

Featuring found sounds from Estonia, Bulgaria, Mali, Anarctica, New Mexico and Israel

Broadcast on August 19, 2012 

LISTEN HERE