Wax Lyrical is an exploration of written works, found texts, songs with lyrics, poems with music – join Algal Blooms, Absent DJ & 2nite’s Producer on a wonderful journey through word and sound.
New episodes every fortnight.
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Dads and Death
Algal talks to his uncle, Algie’s Little Brother about the death of a loved one.
The two expound on life after death, and life during life.
Featuring a special soundtrack of classic dad tunes from Bruce Cockburn, Jimmy Little, Sister Janet Mead and Gerry Rafferty
ask people to repeat what they say (or a poem about decay)
Sydney based poet and DJ, DJ OFF IT, reimagines a hybrid poetry/dj set initially performed at an Ear Health Workshop put on by NECTAR, AfterHour and Apparent Motion. "ask people to repeat what they say (or a poem about decay)".
2Nite's Producer delves back into the dystopian present. Featuring a soundscape of toil from across the world and a lucky few talking about the apocalypse at a pub. Tracks from Audiomachine, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Colin Stetson, OFB and Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Under the Surface
Join Algal as he takes you beneath the surface of the Darebin Parklands. Listen to the broad, lilting accent of the head ranger, Peter Wiltshire. Be awed or entranced or drowsed as a small child is, seated and starry-eyed before their storytelling grandma.
Songs from Brian Eno, Gaussian Curve, Eirwud Mudwasser, Minus Group, Wim Mertens, Cathie O'Sullivan, Walter Wanderley
Chess: Absent DJ vs DJ MSG
What does chess have to do with language? What does playing chess reveal about the self? In the way that you move across the board, of course, but also in the language you use when you do so - swearing and strategising.
Absent DJ challenges DJ MSG to a few games in the park...
Tracks from: Koyiul, ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ, Eli Keszler, Invisible Path, Ambienti Coassiali, Healing Crisis.
2Nite's Producer is joined in the studio by local rapper Mack Daddy Fresh and his friends to discuss Dice Therapy, rocks with googly eyes, weapons and The Matrix.
Tunes from Zack Fox x Kenny Beats, JPEGMAFIA, Dominic Talarico and Mack Daddy Fresh himself.
-Why they’re so good for us.
-How they cool the planet.
Find out on this episode of Wax lyrical with Algal Blooms.
Vegan, plant-based soundscape from Algal and tunes from Tom Waits, Aphex Twin, Patrick Cowley, Waak Waak Djungi, Mappa Mundi, Boards of Canada, Brian Briggs, Satsuki Shibano, Visible Cloaks, and Yoshio Ojima.
Audio of the Microbiologist Walter Jehne comes from Julian de Lorenzo's Tangled podcast.
Jake Goetz's 'meditations with passing water'
Sydney-based poet Jake Goetz joins Absent DJ on a journey through his book/poem ‘meditations with passing water’. We'll gently rock you along the Maiwar (Brisbane River).
Songs from: Gigi Masin, Midori Hirano, William Selman, Maria Moles & Adam Halliwell, Tassilo Vannhöfen, Lucretia Dalt.
2Nite's Producer is joined by DIY rapper Sawcy Dogé from Villawood Immigration Detention Centre. The two speak on playing soccer for Kenya, addiction, drug dealing and finding creative relief while locked up.
Tracks from: Francis and the Lights, 21 Savage, YBN Cordae and Sawcy Dogé himself.
Pornos, fire & funky junkies
Sometimes a naughty kid learns more than a good one. In the new episode, Algal coaxes stories from two mischievous 90s kids – Dame Rumpy and Havana.
Songs from Jonny Nash, Ozo, The Middle East, Dreamatic, Disco Sigaretta, Jessica Pratt, Albrecht La'Brooy, Tornado Wallace, Ihashi Elimhlophe, Steve Douglas, Isaac Hayes, Gary Shearston