Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I was given the theme “Robot Apocalypse” by Mano Amigo Brenda. After just finishing a whole Robot Apocalypse series where I feature collaborating artists from Robot Apocalypse, I decided to not play this album again but instead find other albums that fit this theme.
The two that I found just so happened to be AMAZING concept albums in their own right not and could be featured even if I did not have the constraints of a “Robot Apocalypse” theme. First we hear my favourite Our Lady Peace album “Spiritual Machine”. I’m not sure if this album resonates with me because I was reading this book at the same time of the album release or if the music is just so good that it is obviously that it should be my favourite.
The second album was a request by DJ Mattador. He suggested that I play literally any album by Radiohead. His preference was “The Bends” however due to the theme restriction I went with OK computer. This is probably the most genre breaking of all their albums and where a definitive shift in their music can be heard.
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Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Phase Shifter” featuring the music of Chelsea McBride including:
Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, The Chelsea McBride Group, Chelsea and the Cityscape, The Koopa Troop Band
and Hot Hot Heat track in there too for full representation of collaborators!
This is the inaugural edition of “In Studio With Mr. K”
The show starts with a debate about whether it actually is the 1st episode…..you better listen to find out what happens.
Well known radio and music personality Rob McKenna sits down with Mr.K for an hour of conversation.
Tune into to hear them talk about Rob’s involvement with community radio, his audio comic series, his musical projects and more.
Continuing our tradition of blending great musicians of all genres into the best metal show on CKMS, we feature an interview with acclaimed pianist and jazz musician Nick Maclean of the NIck Maclean Quartet.
We also play a song from the new Robot Apocalypse album, and much more on a fun, uptempo edition of MyAudioFace.
Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:
We recently had Evan from the Robot Apocalypse Collective in the CKMS Studio to share some Block Three Brewing Company Kind Street Saison’s, talk about new collaborations and where he gets inspiration for this exciting collaborative project. In addition to playing a few Robot Apocalypse tracks the Mano A Mano DJ’s play a throwback Song from Evans former band “Run Down Royalty” from when they were in the CKMS studio Years ago.