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When Will You Die?

by NCN

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No Mirrors 05:56
Distortions 05:45
Station ID 00:05
Bane 06:56
Redbits 07:07


In this double-album length program, we ask the musical question, to obnoxious characters in our environment, that which we so much want to know the answer to and yet cannot.

A meaningful medley of morbid and meandering montaged morsels mixed, and meant, to musically move many--and in part, this is a (former NCN alumni) Ronald Redball tribute / ode / retrospective.

Featuring (sometimes rare) and excerpted/remixed and accredited work by NCN, ToToM, DJ Lobsterdust, Don Joyce and The Weatherman of Negativland, Ronald Redball, Aunt Bertha, Crusty Breadbox, Hazardous Emcee, clips from Over the Edge (KPFA), Ivan Stang, Nemozob, C.H.A.O.S. Productions, and much, much more!

This was played in a different and longer form on dfm.nu out of Amsterdam, and www.plundercast.net on February 1st, 2015. Further production work from that time to the time of this program's released on bandcamp has been done.

This program is not for sale and is meant to be listened to, and taken, as a whole work. All derived material used herein is accredited and transformed.

All the used material from the radio show "Over the Edge" used in this program is used with the express permission of the show's producer(s).

Disk 1: Tracks 1-12 (Total Running Time: 1:10:56)
Disk 2: Tracks 13-19 (Total Running Time: 1:12:12)

Total Running Time of Entire Program is: 2:23:08

This program is meant to be listened to, and taken, as a whole work, artistic in nature. Subsequently, more derivative tracks are not available separately.

All derived and referenced material used herein is meticulously accredited and/or fragmented / transformed / re-contextualized, and/or remixed from its original form, and is used fairly as a cultural reference in the subtext, and artistic narrative, of this unique 'syntopical' arrangement.

Any proceeds from this work are considered donations to express appreciation for, and to help support, the expenses of the project this program is a part of, and the creative work behind it, and is not a prerequisite fee in exchange for content.


released February 5, 2015

Various see comments for each track.

Produced by Phineas Narco with the indispensable contributions of Ronald Redball and Al Newport (NCN alumni) as well as Don Joyce, amongst others.




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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