Glossolalia is a one hour weekly radio show that has been psychedelisizing the Los Angeles airwaves every Wednesday evening from 10 PM to 11 PM since 1999 on listener sponsored KXLU, Los Angeles (and KXLU.com). Founder PROFESSOR CANTALOUPE (AKA MITCHELL BROWN) and DON BOLLES spin a tangled web of ambient surrealism and general weirdness, using vinyl, CDs, mini-discs, cassettes, various effects and unorthodox procedures to create a mindmelting, cinematic flow that transports the listener into an improbable parallel universe for almost 60 seamless minutes.
Avant Garde, 20th Century experimental music from the early 1900s to the present, bedroom tapes of their own sonic experiments and those of a wide range of friends and cohorts, field recordings, sound effects records, live in-studio performances, interviews, various other forms of audio ephemera, and the occasional use of different types of analog sound processing (mostly tape echo, but anything goes) are combined to make each one hour show a unique universe unto itself.
Every show is improvised with only the vaguest of plans, if any, by Cantaloupe and Bolles (together or seperately), and often incorporate recordings of previous shows and even other live real-time radio broadcasts into the mix, even taking the broadcast signal itself and running it back through the mixer to create some very unsettling sonic effects.
In-studio guests have included many luminaries of the avant garde and underground music realms, such as:
Trevor Wishart Morton Subotnik Warner Jepson Space Machine Members of the infamous LAFMS (Including Tom Recchion, Joseph Hammer, Rick and Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilson, Steve Thomsen, etc.) Solid Eye John Duncan Kitten Sparkles Conrad Schnitzler Carl Stone Dinosaurs With Horns Damian Bisciglia and a host of others….
So go ahead – put on some headphones, turn the TV volume down, and let Glossolalia help you and your loved ones to turn on, tune in, and flip out!