Another Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (#163)

Another Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (#163)

It’s always a pleasure to have Four Dimensional Nightmare on the program. We usually don’t talk. We usually get straight to business. And while we can talk about shows and bands for hours, we are often all business, which is cool. But this time we did something new, something we’ve never done in  the almost 10+ years that we’ve known each other: this time, we played together!

Hour 1 is a long DJ set and we get things going, but in hour two, join us for a full blows Four Dimensional Nightmare, with Mini-Mutations lending support! Podcasting listeners will enjoy a rare Mini-Mutations jam that just goes on and on… as we listen to nature drone.

This one is a lot of fun. We hope you spend as much time with it as we did.




Another Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!


Part I: …And A Half

01.) Intro * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
02.) Limbadji Toko * Fatala * The Big Bang * Ellipsis Arts… (1994)
03.) White Web * Daona * The Secret Assembly * Faustus Records (2019)
04.) Beta Dollhouse * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Crystallized Carbon * Four Dimensional Nightmare Music (2018)
05.) [track 4] * Tim Maloney * Kometka * Naked Rabbit (2014)
06.) Thirteen Billion Years And A Half * Thollem and Andy Kaufman * Always Put On Your Sincere Face * Personal Archives (2016)
07.) Walking Through The Jungle * Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals * Gug * Fate Signals Records (1989)

Part II: Future-Vision

08.) Crawl Inside My Puch * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * Taxidermy Frogs Copulating * Butte County Free Music Society (2018)
08.) Chance Encounter In Colorado * Dan Jackson & Josh Boutwell * Electronic Cottage Compilation 5 — Chance Encounters * Electronic Cottage (2019)
10.) N.O.U. Future-Vision Hypothesis * The Nation of Ulysses * Plays Pretty For Baby * Dischord Records (1992)
11.) Id Ego * Bishop of Battle * Prequel Plus * Know Wave Records (1998)
12.) We’re An American Band * MX-80 * We’re An American Band * Family Vineyard (2005)

Part III:  Everything’s Impossible

13.) The Awakening * Steamshovel Monkey * the tape hiss sessions 1986-1988 * (2003)
14.) Summertime Blues * The Outsiders * Back From The Grave Part One * Crypt Records (1993)
15.) Dancing Mood * Delroy Wilson * Club Ska ’67 * Mango Records (1980)
16.) Everything’s Impossible * Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 * Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles present Tubby Turdner’s Celebrity Avalance * The Communion Label (2001)
17.) owlZ * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Transcending Radio * Four Dimensional Nightmare Music (2018)


Part IV: 

18.) Transition 1 * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
19.) LIVE Performance * Four Dimensional Nightmare * 18 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part V: 

20.) Transition 2 * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)
21.) LIVE Performance * Four Dimensional Nightmare w/ Mini-Mutations * 18 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Part VI: 

22.) Epilogue * Mini-Mutations * 20 August 2019 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2019)

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (#28)

4dnightmareFour Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE! (#28)

I first met Four Dimensional Nightmare in 2013, when I was tapped to run sound for a live gig he was doing on our sister program, What’s This Called?  As was often the case with gigs like that, the music was unlike anything I’d heard before, and when it came time to book a pledge drive guest for my own program in 2014, he was eager to play again.  This is something I’ve found with Four Dimensional Nightmare: no matter what the situation, no matter the circumstances, he is down to play a gig.  He will drive all through the night for a chance to play a gig in the middle of nowhere, without compensation.  The chance to play is everything.

4dnitemarWhile I usually have a lot of filigree on my shows, Four Dimensional Nightmare is not much of a talker, and I’ve never gotten him to say much in all the times I’ve had him on my program.  But that actually leaves us with more time for the music, and you get plenty of that.  In this episode, you get a nearly 30 minute performance of LIVE Sci-Fi influence electronic music, and you get samples of his past work, all from the comfort of you living room.  This performance is a bit unusual, because this is one of two gigs that are happening at radio stations, because he is playing tomorrow at 12 Noon, on What’s This Called?  If you liked what you heard, you have another chance to hear it.

During some behind the scenes conversations, I have been able to get a little bit out of him with regards to how Four Dimensional Nightmare works.  Often accompanied with a guitar, this work is a highly personal expression of ideas that continue to evolve, even after the project has established itself.  This music is more about vistas than short bursts, and contains exotic explorations in favor of predictable formulas.  In the time I’ve know this artist I’ve come to find someone who is constantly exploring sounds that are not only beautiful in and of themselves, but are incredibly meaningful to the artist.  With that in mind, what good would an interview do us, anyway?

img_3588-animationI would be remiss as a host not to point out that you should investigate both the Four Dimensional Nightmare Bandcamp Page (with the two albums from 2011 and 2012), and the Four Dimensional Nightmare Soundcloud Page (with material recorded since then).  This is the kind of artist that you will not find anywhere else, and it is always a pleasure to work with him.

I should also add that I freestyle some nonsense at the end of the show.  It’s like a psychedelic Sci-Fi tribute to Ken Nordine, so if you’re into that sort of thing, keep an eye out for that.

As we said on the show, let the music speak for itself.  With that, I present to you: Four Dimensional Nightmare.




Spinitron Playlist

Four Dimensional Nightmare, LIVE!

Part I: Sound-Sweep

01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Live Performance [Excerpt] * Four Dimensional Nightmare * A Momentary Lapse of Reason * Self-Released (16 April, 2014)


03.)  Live Performance * Four Dimensional Nightmare * Mid-Valley Mutations * KMUZ Radio (2016)

Part III: Traveling Through Time

04.) Live Performance [Excerpt] * Four Dimensional Nightmare * What’s This Called? * Self-Released (2 March, 2013)