Stats for this track
In 2 Sets
- 11 Tracks, 1.54.27
1. Faust – Meer
2. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Seoul music
3. Neu! – Paradise Walk
4. Cutical- Liquid Crystal
5. Suzanne Kraft – No Worries (Secret Circuit’s Professional Gold Remix)
6. Indian Ocean – Treehouse (Extended Edit)
7. Sofrito – Pitchito
8. Alejandro Paz – Duro
9. Dr. Calculous – Program 7
10. League Unlimited Orchestra- Do Or Die
11. Alex Isreal- Nkishi
The central axis field of Secret Circuit mixes the 46th Juno Plus podcast - expect the weird and the wonderful.
Eddie Ruscha is the man behind Secret Circuit, a music project whose releases this year for Beats In Space, Internasjonal and most recently Emotional Response have charmed the hearts here at Juno Plus, though his musical - and indeed artistic - heritage stretches back much further. Those with some grasp of contemporary art history will no doubt recognise the Californian as the son of famed Pop Art exponent Ed Ruscha and an acclaimed visual artist in his own right.
This creativity extends to the musical realm, with Secret Circuit just one of a number of projects Ruscha has been involved in stretching as far back as the early 1990s. Dungeonmonkey, Future Pigeon, Food Of The Gods and Laughing Light Of Plenty are some of the names and bands that bear the musical fingerprint of Ruscha over this extensive period, though Secret Circuit has been the one constant throughout; an outlet for Ruscha to create improvised and experimental analogue music.
Remaining under the radar of wider appreciation for some time, Ruscha seemed content to treat Secret Circuit as a DIY project, self releasing numerous albums or putting out his trademark Cosmic Papers mixtapes on cassette via the Teenage Teardrops label. For one reason or another, the cosmic stars have aligned in 2012 and graced us with a surfeit of fully released Secret Circuit material, the arrival on Beats In Space earlier this year with with the excellent Nebula Sphynx 12" (memorably described in Matt Anniss' review as the kind of music you might expect from earth conquering "robotic chimps wielding weapons fashioned from circuit boards and faux oak effect keyboards") preceding the release of a much delayed debut on Prins Thomas' Internasjonal Spesial label.
Tropical Psychedelics, recently released by London label Emotional Response, grants Ruscha his first physical album of sorts, compiling some 12 highlights from those various self-released albums and acts as a perfect introduction to his style of melding sounds and neatly sidestepping conformity. With that release still fresh in our ears and with whispers of further new material due for release on Tim Sweeney's label, we took the chance to invite Eddie into our podcast series. The resultant hour long session is as diverse in style as his own music and he was also kind enough to answer our questions - read that here: