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Chance Meeting
Friday December 22nd, 2023 with Heavy Ben
2023 Under the Radar

Chance meeting on an 89 Cadillac of a pineapple diode daiquiri and an eternal night A lot of new music that I listen to flies under the radar. It's impossible to keep up with everything, but it's fun to try. Here are 16 albums from 2023 making their CKCU debut. (to embiggen the show icon, right-click and choose "Open image in new tab")
Stasis Loop
Greg Foat & Ayo Salawu - Interstellar Fantasy - Blue Crystal - 2023 New
The March Hare
John Allpass - A Web of Braided Willow - The Folklore of The Wickerman - Folklore Tapes - 2023 New
Ambient Wet End
soFa elsewhere - Fake Yourself - Glossy Mistakes - 2023 New
89' Cadillacs
Valid & Stretch Money - Bill & Isiah - Fnr (Funk Night Records) - 2023
Doin' It
The Lahaar - The Lahaar - Soundway - 2023
Dubbing On
Hollie Cook feat. Kiko Bun - Happy Hour In Dub - Merge - 2023
Failure Figures
You Can Can - You Can Can - Séance Centre - 2023 Canadian
Mismantler 1 [excerpt]
Nurse With Wound - Mismantler - Astres d'Or - 2023
Unauthorized Activities (Version 1)
Psychic Pollution - verboten - (self-released) - 2023 Canadian New
Zeit Zum Laufen 180
Kosmischer Läufer (Laufer) - The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-83 - Volume Five - Unknown Capability Recordings - 2023
Mad Enough To Aim A Pyramid At You
Open Mike Eagle - Another Triumph Of Ghetto Engineering - Auto Reverse - 2023 New
Louis Fontaine - Ritmi Moderni - Broc Recordz - 2023
Pineapple Diode Daiquiri
ATA Records - The Library Archive Vol. 3 - ATA Records - 2023 New
Vítr A Já
Habitat Ensemble - Habitat Ensemble - Music From Memory - 2023 New
So So
Secret Pyramid - A Vanishing Touch - Ba Da Bing! - 2023 Canadian New
Motor Spirit
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Petrodragonic Apocalypse; Or, Dawn Of Eternal Night: An Annihilation Of Planet Earth And The Beginning Of Merciless Damnation - KGLW - 2023
Interactive CKCU
Ben Armstrong (host)
Here is music from 16 of the 16 million albums that were not played on CKCU this year. One in a million are these selections!

3:03 PM, December 22nd, 2023
only 16 million?

3:06 PM, December 22nd, 2023
I’m glued to the radio.

3:08 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
40++ million tracks! 16 million releases is an estimate. And more every year, Leege!

3:10 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
DJR! Sticky situation?

3:12 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Dylan K. Hunter (host)
Merry Christmas Ben!

3:15 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
And to you, Dylan! I've got the studio all to mice elf this aft. Catch you in the new year...

3:17 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Napalm Dan
Greg Foat seems like a prolific dude. I like his sounds. An excerpt of Nurse With Wound is all we can handle on a Friday afternoon :P Also, happy last workday before the break!

3:24 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
Yes, Napalm Dan - Greg Foat deserves s spotlight Will play more NWW in segments Happy vacay!

3:26 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Heavy Lina
Liking the tunes…this afternoon…

3:33 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey Lina! Catch you tomorrow on Heavy Friends?

3:36 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Heavy Lina
Yes! On tmr night ! Holiday show of sorts, showcasing “peace”.

3:41 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Napalm Dan
Bring on the thrash Gizz!

3:52 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)

3:53 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks all for joining me on various chance meetings in 2023, for your comments, your donations, and support!

3:55 PM, December 22nd, 2023

3:56 PM, December 22nd, 2023
Cool show Ben!

3:57 PM, December 22nd, 2023