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Here are the downloadable programmes from our archive, in alphabetical order:

Cardiff walk, Sophia Gardens to the Cathedral

An audio journey through the leafier bits of Cardiff, from Sophia Gardens through to the Cathedral, meeting a couple of people along the way. Take 20 minutes out for a stroll...

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:48:00 +0100

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The Ock Show: 15

Tracklisting: (1) Flat Max - Fresh Region (CC BY-NC-SA); (2) Patch - Anxious; (3) King James and the Idiots - Working Man; (4) Shalmaneser - Revolutionary Women's Mechanised Suicide Brigade; (5) Flat Max - Magnetic Speaker (CC BY-NC-SA); (6) Oyo - Peoria (CC BY-NC-SA).

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 22:00:00 +0100

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The Ock Show: 14

Tracklisting: (1) We Yes You No - Must Destroy; (2) Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya - Tu connais le chanson; (3) yodashe - f*me; (4) C Lane - Short Fuses Burn Long Bridges (mixed by Bill Berry; CC BY-NC); (5) Missmyheartbeats - Boatwoman song; (6) Opsethai - 99 percent noise (mixed by MCLD; CC BY-NC); (7) Fredotchky Machine - Il neige sur la coeur.

Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:00:00 +0100

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Icelandic Insults

Some Icelanders tell us how to insult people in Icelandic! (Recordings made in Reykjavik, 2003)

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:00:00 +0100

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Beatbox Selection Box

Dan (aka MCLD) brings you a pile of new beatbox music, coming 100% from the mouth. Includes: Bigg Taj - Trihedral - yasSon - mastaMIC - Lex-Beats - semerock - GRB - Eljazz M - plus a jam featuring MCLD, Drops, Samuel, and Fat Tony.

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 20:00:00 +0100

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UK Stitch 'n' Bitch Day 2007

Comedy act Girl and Dean talk about knitting a pair of headphones and glimpsing their hero, Debbie Stoller. Debbie, who's the editor of Bust magazine and author of the Stitch 'n' Bitch books, reckons knitting a rubbish jumper could lead to murder. You have been warned. Meanwhile, Felicity Ford shows us her favourite knitted walking stick cosies and Peter Wyton performs his poem about getting chucked out of a pub... for knitting.

Recorded at the UK's first Stitch 'n' Bitch Day in November 2007. (Features: Girl and Dean · Debbie Stoller · The Missability Radio Show · Peter Wyton)

Thu, 05 Feb 2008 22:00:00 -0400

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The Ock Show: 13

Tracklisting: (1) Coda - Not Enough; (2) Ultrafoetus - Extra Words For Matt; (3) Cartridge - Fooling Around; (4) Shalmaneser - Cut To Close Up Of Self-Destruct Timer; (5) Iago - Drag; (6) Cariad - Transit; (7) The Acorahs - Traitors. www.flatfourradio.co.uk

Sat, 10 Nov 2007 14:00:00 -0400

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The Ock Show: 12

Tracklisting: (1) YouNoGoDie - First Rope; (2) Sicknote - Get On The Bus; (3) Circum Elements - In A Room; (4) Throcke - The Unanswerable; (5) Ikaruga - Fragile; (6) ZX Industries - 7. www.flatfourradio.co.uk

Sat, 10 Nov 2007 12:00:00 -0400

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Copenhagen, August 2007

Dan records some dictaphonic impressions of Copenhagen.

Sat, 06 Oct 2007 16:35:19 -0400

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audiopop 18

Philippa talks to Richard from the recently reformed 90s indie heroes, Midget, and plays loads of brilliant tracks by new and unsigned bands.
Sam and Me | Weevil Knievel | Midget | Encyclopedia | Alcopop! | Leader | Zine Wiki | Marla Singer | Soular | The Standards

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:35:19 -0400

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Philippa gets excited about pop band, The Hussy's, and chats to their drummer, Gordy. Plus lots more new and unsigned music to brighten your day.
Desdemona | actionforce | Lardpony | Stressed Records | The Hussy's | The Girl With the Replaceable Head

Sat, 26 Aug 2006 22:35:19 -0400

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Ladyfest Cardiff programme (part 1)

Dan and Philippa's report on Ladyfest Cardiff 2006 features lots of exclusive and brilliant live music. There's also poetry, CDs, reviews of the zines we bought at the fest, and lots of chit-chat about what went on. (We have more Ladyfest sounds too!) Get a flavour of this action-packed DIY festival.

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 23:35:20 -0400

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Ladyfest Cardiff programme (part 2)

Dan and Philippa's report on Ladyfest Cardiff 2006 features lots of exclusive and brilliant live music. There's also poetry, CDs, reviews of the zines we bought at the fest, and lots of chit-chat about what went on. (We have more Ladyfest sounds too!) Get a flavour of this action-packed DIY festival.

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:35:19 -0400

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The Buzz - Live at Ladyfest Cardiff 2006

For more info see our Ladyfest page...

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:35:19 -0400

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Manic Cough - Live at Ladyfest Cardiff 2006

For more info see our Ladyfest page...

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:35:19 -0400

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Candy Panic Attack - Live at Ladyfest Cardiff 2006

Candy Panic Attack recorded live at the Chapter Arts Centre as part of Ladyfest Cardiff 2006. This live recording brings you some of the flavour of the gig, but unfortunately not the pirate costumes. For more info see our Ladyfest page...

Sun, 13 Aug 2006 12:35:19 -0400

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audiopop 16

Philippa presents another half hour of independent music, including a live session from Fleeing New York.

Fairview | Weekend | The Clerks | Fleeing New York | Stand Out Riot | Artificial Intelligence in Texas

Tue, 10 Jul 2006 22:35:19 -0400

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Philippa presents half an hour of independent music. Dan talks to Manda Rin, formerly of Bis and now with a fantastic new band - data Panik. Plus find out how to exchange gig tickets at face value with Richard from the Scarlet Mist website.
The Disco King | 1,2,3 and the Fours | Scarlet Mist | My Secret Life | Spoonchatter | data Panik | Tokyo Adventures

Thu, 03 Jul 2006 22:35:19 -0400

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Akrasi - Live at Ladyfest Cardiff

We present a gorgeous live set from London-based and trip-hop-tinged Akrasi. This set was recorded live at Ladyfest Cardiff 2006, in the Chapter Arts Centre.

Sun, 09 Jul 2006 22:35:19 -0400

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An Introduction to The Bellerophon

Flat Four is pleased to present an introduction to the music of Lancaster's premier industrial-ambient collective, The Bellerophon. An introduction featuring Bellerophon member Lucy is followed by tracks taken from their "More Songs" LP.

Wed, 03 May 2006 15:11:19 -0400

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Oddmusic 15: Baroqtronica

Performances from a unique concert called "Baroqtronica" in which harpsichord and recorder were paired with computer synthesis methods. Featuring compositions by Nick Collins and Julio d'Escrivan, and an interview with Nick Collins on his machine-listening research.

Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:54:15 -0400

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The Ock Show: 11

Tracklisting: (1) Andrew Octopus - Sudanese Hackers; (2) The Middle Finger - 5am Eternal; (3) Everybody Loves Irene - Memento Mori; (4) Anthony Xavier - Imagine; (5) Cagey House - The Shnay Speaks; (6) goto80 - Llama Warning

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 07:40:57 -0400

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The Dega Breaks - Live - at Curious Generation

Recorded at a Curious Generation live event during May 2005, this is a great live set from the fantastic unsigned band The Dega Breaks. (That's what they're called now - at the time they were called The Flight Scare.)

Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:00:43 -0400

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Oddmusic 14

In this episode of the programme about unusual ways to make music, Dan hears some excellent percussion music made out of balloons, and has a go at making balloon-drums himself. Also, the sounds of a dying Mac computer; algorithmic ring-tones; and synchronised drum/synth action from Duracell.

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 15:46:06 -0500

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audiopop 14

Philippa plays new indie for you to fall in love with! Plus Dan talks to Clearlake about their new album, Amber.??The Atoms | The Poundstretchers | The Holloways | LostAlone | Clearlake | Comeg | The Polaroids | The Ashleigh Coffee Morning Band | Molloy

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 16:18:05 -0500

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Afrirampo - Live - at Ladyfest Brighton

Afrirampo describe themselves on their website as:"Naked rock!!!!! Naked soul!!! Red red strong red dress!! Freeeeeeeeedam paradice rock! Jump! With improvisation. Sooo fantastic & wild performance ! wowowowowowowowowwoooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"We say: Two shouting Japanese women dismantle a drum kit and reassemble it in the audience - without missing a beat. How many other live gigs can promise you that?

Sat, 21 Jan 2006 14:33:39 -0500

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Chiptunes: Nintendo Music

Flat Four has been looking into the world of music made on "retro" computers - the models of computer produced in the early 80s. These computers have limited sound capabilities, and what with human nature being the way it is, that seems to have inspired lots of musicians to work hard at playing with and challenging those limitations, and making a wealth of innovative music in the process. The programmes feature interviews with some of the original "gods" of 8-bit music, as well as members of the modern "demo scene", and other people who have decided that these retro sounds are where it's at. And even more, the programmes feature lots and lots of really excellent music. Beat that!

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 10:23:09 -0500

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Oddmusic 13

The programme about unusual ways to make music returns with a special edition. Dan interviews Paul Moore of "Ukeleles for Peace", a unique project using odd music to actually bring about some change in the world. Plus some other delightful and weird music - electric football fields from GurdonArk, and one-man-band Philip Roebuck.

Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:42:54 -0500

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audiopop 13

Tracklisting: (1) Heifervescent - We Got To Plug You In; (2)Colurblind - It Took So Long; (3) Mascot Fight - Thinking in French;(4) Patchwork Grace - Doll's House; (5) Pocket Gods - Shark; (6)Colours Run - Beautiful Waste of Time; (7) Jellys Last Jam - All TheGlory; (8) Plastik - He Comes to Take Her Outside. * Win a CD! E-mail philippa[-at-]flatfourradio.co.uk

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 16:37:27 -0500

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Ladyfest Brighton

A special report on the Ladyfest Brighton festival. Featuring music from some of the best bands we saw (Con Mun Gos, Smartypants, Theoretical Girl, and Fake Valerie Action), plus a selection of zines, and a Riot Grrrl discussion with two of the founders of the Riot Grrrl movement - Allison Wolfe and Toby Vail. Hear some excellent new music and get a flavour of the festival.

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 12:33:10 -0500

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The Ock Show: 10

Tracklisting: (1) The Atari Star - Starve a Fever; (2) Untitled - Shub; (3) Midnight Moth - Che; (4) Manami-N - Something's Missing In Me; (5) opp1 - I Like Cigarette Butts and Cannot Lie; (6) Black Bats - Kill Kill Kill.

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:52:14 -0500

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Chiptunes: Commodore Music

Flat Four has been looking into the world of music made on "retro" computers - the models of computer produced in the early 80s. These computers have limited sound capabilities, and what with human nature being the way it is, that seems to have inspired lots of musicians to work hard at playing with and challenging those limitations, and making a wealth of innovative music in the process. The programmes feature interviews with some of the original "gods" of 8-bit music, as well as members of the modern "demo scene", and other people who have decided that these retro sounds are where it's at. And even more, the programmes feature lots and lots of really excellent music. Beat that!

Tue, 01 Nov 2005 14:09:32 -0500

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Auden Prim - Live - at the Marquee Club

Auden Prim could be one of the best new bands in the world, never mind the UK. Hailing from Norway originally, but then deciding that Liverpool would be a fun place to base themselves, they perform a blistering and well-honed set - as evidenced by this recording from the launch event for the Curious Generation nights.

Mon, 17 Oct 2005 16:00:21 -0400

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The Ock Show: 9

Tracklisting: "wawar" by Sharopolis, "untitled" by Shub, "Undergone" by LÝkn, "It's Only A Joke" by Maisie and the Incredible Strange Choir of Paracuwaii

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 16:16:44 -0400

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The Ock Show: 8

Tracklisting: I Put Ma Spixe Up Schoolboy Eric www.thembuzz.co.uk/music/music.htm A New Song Scarnella www.carlabozulich.com Work Out To Kill Beyond Pink www.beyondpink.tk Silicone Maisie and the Incredible Strange Band of Paracuwaii demosaurus.free.fr/fenech/disco/cd/maisie.htm Hell Is Other People The Lonely Band www.thelonelyband.com Girl Beer The Hazzards www.ukesofhazzard.com

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 15:57:58 -0400

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Eric and the Bunny Boilers - Live - at the Marquee Club

Here's a set from raunchy post-punk Glasgow quartet Eric and the Bunny Boilers. This was recorded at the Marquee Club in London, on the launch event for the "Curious Generation" nights.

Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:49:00 -0400

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Flat Four Sample Challenge - Part 2

In Summer 2004 Flat Four issued a challenge to lots of interesting artists and producers that we know - to take a set of audio samples and work them into something fantastic. And they responded brilliantly...

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:50:34 -0400

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Chiptunes: Atari Music

Flat Four has been looking into the world of music made on "retro" computers - the models of computer produced in the early 80s. These computers have limited sound capabilities, and what with human nature being the way it is, that seems to have inspired lots of musicians to work hard at playing with and challenging those limitations, and making a wealth of innovative music in the process. The programmes feature interviews with some of the original "gods" of 8-bit music, as well as members of the modern "demo scene", and other people who have decided that these retro sounds are where it's at. And even more, the programmes feature lots and lots of really excellent music. Beat that!

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 09:55:27 -0400

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Flat Four Sample Challenge - Part 1

In Summer 2004 Flat Four issued a challenge to lots of interesting artists and producers that we know - to take a set of audio samples and work them into something fantastic. And they responded brilliantly...

Fri, 03 Jun 2005 04:18:33 -0400

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Chiptunes: ZX Spectrum Music

Flat Four has been looking into the world of music made on "retro" computers - the models of computer produced in the early 80s. These computers have limited sound capabilities, and what with human nature being the way it is, that seems to have inspired lots of musicians to work hard at playing with and challenging those limitations, and making a wealth of innovative music in the process. The programmes feature interviews with some of the original "gods" of 8-bit music, as well as members of the modern "demo scene", and other people who have decided that these retro sounds are where it's at. And even more, the programmes feature lots and lots of really excellent music. Beat that!

Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:44:37 -0400

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April 12th

A documentary tribute to the anti-war protest marches which took place around the world on April 12th 2003, during the build up to Gulf War II. All the sounds in this piece were recorded on the London demo that day. The recording captures the enthusiasm and the motivation in the protesters and speakers' own words, and the exuberance of the marching drums that accompanied them.

Wed, 18 May 2005 15:39:04 -0400

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Oddmusic, programme 3

The programme about music made with unusual instruments or methods. This episode features, among other things: an electric thumb-piano played with an electric bow; a chaotic computer algorithm; and the sampled sounds of someone destroying things he doesn't like.

Wed, 18 May 2005 14:22:11 -0400

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Shub live

Performed live at MCLD's party 5/6/2003, this set features recorded tunes, sound-desk manipulation, and piano improvisation. It's dead good.

Sun, 15 May 2005 10:05:08 -0400

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Z Lab Transported - Paul Granjon

Paul Granjon is an inventor working in Cardiff. He spends his days concocting bizarre robotic devices for all kinds of silly and thought-provoking purposes. Hear him talk about many of his creations, and present a live show featuring a selection of them!

Sun, 15 May 2005 09:56:42 -0400

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Oddmusic, programme 2

The second episode of Dan's oddmusic programme features bamboo saxophones, the "ouijitar", some amazing acappella, and more.

Sun, 15 May 2005 09:41:53 -0400

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Oddmusic, programme 1

The first ever episode of Dan's now-legendary programme about music made with unusual instruments and/or methods. This one features 6 brilliant pieces of music, including some circuit-bending, some electric kalimba, some household objects, and more...

Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:19:15 -0400

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About these archives

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There are copyright issues involved in storing our shows as downloadable MP3s, which means unfortunately that not everything we ever do can be available from there - but there are some cracking things in our archive, so check it all out!

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