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Play It Backwards

by NCN

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NCN Intro 00:05
Appaz Knarf 02:47
Primer 04:15
Dust 04:07
NCN Outro 00:07


With some help from Voicejail's Joe Sledgehammer, our mix from Sunday, 07/29/12 explores the topic of backward masking. Includes work by DJ Lobsterdust, NCN, Frank Zappa, Warbear and Phineas, Devo and of course Negativland.

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This is a companion piece to 'Helter Stupid' which can be found here:


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released July 30, 2012

Joe Sledgehammer, DJ Lobsterdust, Frank Zappa, Phineas Narco and Warbear, Devo, Negativland




The National Cynical Network San Jose, California

The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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