Wednesday, December 5, 2012


YeYe Morning

YeYe is the pseudonym of Natsuko Hashiguchi, a one woman band. I'm a little late to the party on this one, since her debut album, 朝を開けだして、夜をとじるまで (Asa wo Akedashite, Yoru wo Tojirumade / Morning's Opening Till Evening's Close) was released in December of 2011, at the age of 22.

YeYe 言う(iu)

Right now in Tokyo, winter is quickly approaching. I've been enjoying the changing of the leaves (紅葉) as autumn hues of gold, amber, and burgundy flutter and fall to the ground. It's not quite cold enough for snow, but the evening dew turns into morning frost, peppering the green grass with flecks of wintery white.

言う feels like a walk through a forest during this time of year. There is a gentleness in YeYe's voice (somewhat reminiscent of Junko of Mondialito) which feels comforting as well  haunting. A soft cry of a spectre lost in the trees. A voice that sifts through dangling acoustic guitar notes, walking you on an aimless path.

For fans of The PostmarksChara, Still Corners, and anNina

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

THE END IS HEAR - Final KTUH Playlist Aug.28th, 2012

As I write, the time is now 1:40am, and I've just finalized my playlist for today's final installment of Timbre Tantrums on KTUH.

I tend to get excited before every show, as it takes me an average of nine hours to prepare each 3 hour episode. That includes three hours spent searching for new music (via blogs, artists/label sites, music services, etc.) then another six hours of sorting and selecting songs, new and old. Today is intensified by the feeling that it's a culmination of the excitement from the past three years.

All KTUH DJs prepare (or don't prepare) in their own way, but I've always felt that my meticulous attention to detail has set Timbre Tantrums apart from other radio programming.

From the start of this blog, I've had very specific goals:

1. Promote the bands/musicians whom I love.
2. Cover a variety of genres and obscure the boundaries that segregate their fans.
3. Provide an avenue for music fans to become open to something new.
4. Get a kitten.

Hence the name, "Timbre Tantrums." Returning to KTUH and getting a weekly show became a huge extension of those ideals. It allowed me to reach an audience through the songs themselves, rather than just words and photos. With that, I expanded my criteria to ensure that:

5. I featured songs from various parts of the world, sung in different languages.
6. Created a balanced mix of male/female artists, vocal/instrumental songs, and the new/not as new/old.

The whole process harked back to my yesteryears, when I used to make mixed tapes for myself and for friends. There's an art to choosing the right (not necessarily the best) songs, making them flow together, and having it all fit within the time limit of the cassette (3 hours in this scenario). There's a great book called Mix Tape, edited by Thurston Moore, which dives into "the art of cassette culture."

During my time at KTUH, I've received calls, emails, and had many positive interactions with listeners. I've made new friends with listeners, bands, and the KTUH family; all of whom have given me praise, constructive criticism, recommendations, and support; making my show all that it is today. For every good thing that Timbre Tantrums has become, it is in large part to these people, which in all likelihood includes you, reading this right now.

And so, I go into today's show with confidence and a feeling of accomplishment, albeit without a kitten.

I would like to take the time to give special thanks to the following people:

Brian Hogan
Eric P.
Michael Henning
Tony, Sandra and Chad
Bonnie, Chris, Christian and Ezra
the Uyeno-Pidot family
the Kinzel family
Justin, Farah, and Lux
Kelly, Sean, and Mystery
"North Shore calling..."
Maggie from Makiki
Lyle and Sam
the Piano-Pooley family
Sujay, Handan, and Trip
Chelsea, T-hawk, and Josh
Micah Turchet
Tara Priya
G. Liu Jr.
Spyn Reset
Sisely Treasure
Caroline Lufkin
Sinitus Tempo
Fine Times
Painted Highways
French Cassettes
Clones of the Queen/Welwing
the Skyflakes
Savoir Adore
Eddie Murphy's Law
Circuit Creature
Infrared Rabbit
Seven Pairs of Iron Shoes
Falcon Lord
The Johnnys
dj Mr. Nick, DJ Kno Kname
Mild Mannered DJ Brian, DJ Tanner, ADHDJ, Mish, DJ Crystal
Roki Sasaki, Timo, Christian, and Jenny
DJ Squid, DJ Dandy, DJ Sam, Sejika, G-Spot
MeloDJ, Kenghis Kahn, Professa, DJ Zilla, DJane
Kaz, the Owl, Native Girl, DJ Dlux, DJ Bone, Manny Dread, Davey Shindig, DJ Kyd, K.K. and the rest of the KTUH crew
Mercury Bar, NextDoor, thirtyninehotel, Papalux, BAMP Project, Jet Boy, Joe and Jetsetter Productions, Jason & Marina Miller, Anna Bananas, Contrast Magazine, Hyphen, Under The Radar, Ghostly International, Christmas Tree Park Records, and OOspot.

p.s. I'm having a going away party/show:
Thu. 8/30 Timbre Tantrums presents Kaleidoscope
feat: DJ Ryan & Ross Jackson
with live music by: Circuit Creature, Seven Pairs of Iron Shoes, and The Drowning Dreamers Band
@ thirtyninehotel, 39 Hotel st., Honolulu, HI
9pm-2am / $5 / 21+ welcome

Timbre Tantrums - Nov.24th, 2009 - Aug.28th, 2012, Tue., noon - 3pm on
KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Broadcast Come On Let's Go
Prefuse 73 Busy Signal [Make You Go Bombing mix]
Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy Between Friends
Nujabes Lady Brown
Alison Valentine Peanut Butter
Touch Sensitive Body Stop
Grouplove Love Will Save Your Soul
Copeland By My Side
Lightning Love Our Love Is All Gone
DJ Shadow feat. Little Dragon Scale It Back [Robotaki remix]
The Pepper Pots You Love Her
Astrud Gilberto Tristeza
Howard Roberts Manha De Carnaval
Connie Francis My Best Friend Barbara
France Gall Un Prince Charmant (Japonais)
Françoise Hardy Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour
The Finches The Road
Sean Smith Birds
Rogue Valley Hummingbird
Two Door Cinema Club Come Back Home
Kent Revolt III
Funeral Party Just Because
Phantogram Futuristic Casket
This Time Next Year Spoontonic
Saves The Day Anywhere With You
Ruth Speechless Mess
Cosmonaut Grechko Singin' [Blue Satellite remix]
Via Audio Goldrush
Round Table feat. Nino In April
The Thrills Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?
Fitz and The Tantrums Pickin' Up The Pieces
Menahan Street Band Tired Of Fighting
Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed
Fonda Loving You Makes Me Sad
The Stone Roses Elephant Stone [Mint Royale remix]
Mnemonic Sounds The Past Is Pending
Punks Jump Up Mr. Overtime [Oliver remix]
Kimbra Cameo Lover
Blue Satellite SuperKAWAii
Avatars The Air
Opossom Getaway Tonight
Headlights Lions
The Cardigans Country Hell
Descendents Thank You
FIDLAR Wait For The Man
Lemuria Chautauqua County
The Botticellis Stay With My Brother
Twin Sister Lady Daydream
Savoir Adore Loveliest Creature
Uncle Skeleton Disquotek [Jensen Sportag Endless Reverb mix]
Andy Caldwell Invierno
Fair And Kind Last Song For Now

Friday, August 24, 2012

808 Mixtapes - Don't Stop - featuring DJ Ryan

guest appearance on 808 Mixtapes - Fri., 9pm - midnight on KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Alison Valentine Peanut Butter
Cosmonaut Grechko All The Time We Were In Love [She's The Queen reprise]
Girls' Generation The Boys [Robotaki remix]
TWR72 Summer of 91 [Acid version]
Foster The People Don't Stop [Oliver remix]
Only Children Don't Stop [Hey Champ remix]
Bazz Topaz [Tobtok remix]
Childish Gambino Heartbeat [Justin Faust remix]
Fake Blood I Think I Like It [Tommie Sunshine & Figure EC$TACY edit]
Freestylers Don't Stop
Mix Chopin Bliss
The Vanish Hold On [Russ Chimes remix]
Jafrosax Xposure [Blue Satellite remix]
Jamiroquai Canned Heat [Calvin Harris remix]
Mord Fustang We Are Now Connected
Cypress Hill x Rusko LezGo [Mustard Pimp remix]
Luniz I Got Five On It [Aphrodite remix]
Phoenix 1901 [The Dirty Tees remix]
The Knocks & Fred Falke Geronimo [Aylen remix]

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

KTUH Playlist Aug.21st, 2012

Alison Valentine Peanut Butter

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on
KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Slowreader Part Of Nothing
Leno Lovecraft Planet Sextron
Telepathe Throw Away This
Gold Panda You.
Ice Choir Everything Is Spoilt By Use
Madi Diaz Trust Fall [Jensen Sportag remix]
Mario Let Me Love You [Lapalux Bootleg remix]
Hudson Mohawke Overnight
Radiohead Meeting In The Aisle
Flying Lotus feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy Between Friends
Sinitus Tempo Sun Rays
Alison Valentine Peanut Butter
Poor Moon Holiday
Silver Swans Mother Of Pearl
Blonds Time
Unknown Mortal Orchestra I'll Come Back 4 U
Opossom Girl
The Velvet Underground & Nico Femme Fatale
Death Cab For Cutie Company Calls Epilogue
Mates of State Get Better
Passion Pit Constant Conservations [St. Lucia remix]
Chilly Gonzales You Can Dance [Robotaki remix]
Capsule Transparent
Punks Jump Up Mr. Overtime [Oliver remix]
Salman When The Sun Rises [Blue Satellite remix]
Tycho Adrift [Shigeto's Adrift A Dream mix]
Ming + FS Hell's Kitchen
Matrix & Futurebound feat. Cat Knight Move On
Roni Size/Reprazent Hi-Potent
Amanda Woodward La Décadence De La Décadence
Boris Korosu
Tame Impala Jeremy's Storm
Fine Times Hey Judas
The Electric Soft Parade Start Again
The Wannadies Can't See Me Now
Washed Out You And I
Splashdown Waterbead
Portishead Humming
Dusty Springfield All I See Is You
Barbara Lewis Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far
Desmond Dekker It Pays
Phyllis Dillon Make Me Yours
Ocean 11 Let's Start Again

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

KTUH Playlist Aug.14th, 2012 (a little more of) The Best of 2012 + other stuff

R.I.P. Tony Sly
No Use For A Name Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me?

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on
KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Kishi Bashi Chester's Burst Over The Hamptons
Quakers Mummy
DJ Kentaro feat. Matrix & Futurebound North South East West
The Knocks & Fred Falke Geronimo [Aylen remix]
Chairlift Amanaemonesia
Zammuto F U C-3PO
Humans On Pagaie
Butterfly Boucher Not Fooling Around
Poor Moon Illusion
High Highs Open Season
Princeton Florida
Quantic feat. Alice Russell with The Combo Bárbaro Magdalena
Tennis My Better Self
Mind Spiders Play You Out
Ty Segall Band Tell Me What's Inside Your Heart
Lemonade Softkiss [Hyetal remix]
Teen Daze Brooklyn Sunburn
The Deadly Syndrome Spirit Of The Stairs
Errors Tusk
Pixel Wake Up
Yuna See You Go
Breakbot feat. Irfane One Out Of Two [Oliver remix]
Lapalux Yellow 90's

End of Best of 2012, but still solid...
MillionYoung Cynthia [Letting Up Despite Great Faults remix]
Quiet Village Circus Of Horror
Jackie Mittoo Juice Box
Dance Hall Crashers He Wants Me Back
No Use For A Name Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me?
Reggie & The Full Effect What's Wrong
Braid Killing A Camera
Saves The Day The End
Alkaline Trio Stupid Kid
New Found Glory Dressed To Kill
Finch Letters To You
Unwritten Law Harmonic
Face To Face In Harms Way
Saint Motel You Do It Well
Wheat These Are Things
Ice Choir Everything Is Spoilt By Use

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

KTUH Playlist Aug.7th, 2012, (Some of) the Best of 2012 (thus far)

Recapping some of my personal fav tracks of 2012. Four more installments of Timbre Tantrums on KTUH to go. After I move, I will still be maintaining this blog as a music blog, featuring reviews and show photography.

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on
KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Walk The Moon Quesadilla
Jjamz Suicide Pact
Gold Motel These Sore Eyes
Redd Kross Stay Away from Downtown
Gnarwhal Get It Girl
Super700 Decent Snow
Animal Kingdom Get Away With It
Gaz Coombes White Noise
Husky Tidal Wave
Passion Pit I'll Be Alright
Team Me Show Me
Stepdad Show Me Your Blood
Hospitality Argonauts
Japandroids For the Love of Ivy
Ladyhawke Black White & Blue
Dirty Ghosts Shout It In
Masha Qrella Bluebottle
VIOLENS Sariza Spring
Jonquil Point Of Go Pt.2
Chameo Wow
Bazz Topaz [Tobtok remix]
Wolfgang Gartner There And Back [Tommy Noble's Full Power bootleg remix]
Morning Parade Headlights
Saint Motel Honest Feedback
Sonic Avenues OCD Vibes
Crocodiles Welcome Trouble
Beaman Suns Out! Buns Out!
Best Coast Do You Love Me Like You Used To
Ice Choir Teletrips
Spyn Reset The Tree With Nine Wives
Robert Glasper feat. King Move Love
Now, Now Separate Rooms
Opossom Getaway Tonight
Bear In Heaven The Reflection Of You
2:54 Easy Undercover
Blonds Time