Memory Hole

by Kevin Moore

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Intro 00:08
The Memory Hole (2004) A Download-Only Release Produced by Kevin Moore Music by Kevin Moore, Theron Patterson, Daniel Beierstettel. Other contributors include: Bob Nekrasov and James Latham. Artwork by Theron Patterson Special thanks to webmaster Mark Bredius AKA Itchy, Radio for Peace International, Costa Rica and all who contributed to the music.
Most of the shows RFPI broadcasted were produced in the States and sent to the station by mail. This track starts with a sample of one of David Barsamian's "Alternative Radio" program, a show I use to love to listen to at the station. Some of James Latham's "Far Right Radio Review" recordings follow, along with samples of George Bush on the Barbara Walters show. Daniel Beierstettel provided the groove, which he produced on an Akai MPC.
homily 03:13
From Theron Patterson: "I found a cassette a friend and I had made when we were in the 6th grade, yelling like fools, acting out stories, etc... on the b-side of the tape was music his grandmother had recorded off of the local easy listening station, Nice and Easy fm 97. I loved old school muzak and found some choice parts to loop, parts not totally lost in the tape hiss. I threw them in fruity loops and programed some drumz on top. KMoe added the voices and made it a real song."
Speaking is The Nation Magazine columnist Katha Pollitt, from a Radio Nation interview regarding her article "God Changes Everything", available here:
Music was composed in Sonic Foundry Acid and Vegas. This Krishnamurti recording is from a Mystic Fire Audio cassette.
Spoken recorded from shortwave by James Latham, and Mary Morrissey from her radio show Life Keys.
verily 02:39
Theron: "In Singapore I programmed some drumz on Fruity Loops, threw some loops from Big John Patton over them, then my friend Timmy recorded some keyboard and flute parts. I edited Tim's parts over, stretching the flute parts out each time, creating long chords, a la "slow motion blackbird" by Steve Riech. Again KMoe made it music by putting the vocal samples over it and cutting it down."
Barbara Walters interviews George Bush.
Features Bob Nekrasov who recorded this Krishnamurti-style talk just for the show. Bob was reading a lot of Krishnamurti and slowly turning into him at the time. I wrote the groove using Griff software on my PocketPC, then I exported the MIDI file to my laptop and replaced the sounds (except the synth bass, which is the PocketPC!).
Saya, another RFPI volunteer, graciously agreed to recite the inscription on the statue of liberty for me. She decided to do a few versions and I decided to use them all. Various hate speech recordings from James' archives. Live jamming at around the 5:00 mark - jamming on the groove with friends (Andreas on bass and his drummer friend) in San Jose. I played Casio. The computer recites the poetry of George W. Bush.
Improvised motivational speech by Bob Nekrasov.
The real Krishnamurti.
why is it 06:56
== preacher man show == (Music: Moore) The dialogue is from a weekly cable access show in Los Angeles. People are trying to make the preacher man feel uncomfortable in his home and in his travels. You thought it was just you.
Richard Nixon is impatient with my computer as it recites The Who lyrics. Mary Morrissey appears here with some more "way special" words. Her show was actually airing on RFPI, and a lot of listeners were bothered by its evangelical aspects. The show was pretty harmless, though, and it helped pay the bills, so we just covered our ears and hummed during these parts.
Bush sits in with Fela Kuti. Processed in Ableton Live.
Henry Kissinger calls Richard Nixon. This material is from the C-span Nixon Tapes archives - you can access hundreds of hours of the Nixon Tapes on their website. Secretly recorded phone conversations from the Oval Office & other locations. Theron supplied the groove. S.N. Goenka tries to change the past. Theron: "Drumz are cut up loops from King Crimson. On top I played a guitar chord and added some Ray Charles and Paul Motian samples, bass harmonics, and some voice samples from Midnight Run. All sequenced in Fruity Loops and made good by KMoe."
So, what did Obi Wan know about the force that he was teaching Luke? The answer lies in Harry Potter.
We shouldn't be talking about Stalin over the phone. Inscrutable musings sampled from the "Meaning of Life" CD c/o Aquarius Records.
think back 06:11
Reverend Billy Graham speaking with Richard Nixon, from the C-SPAN archives. George introduces special guest The Who. George Sr. breaks it down. Fade to black.


This album is a document of a three part radio program I produced at Radio for Peace International, a shortwave station in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica in 2004. The program was centered on spoken word samples from shows broadcast by the station.

I produced original music for the program, and collaborated with others locally and via email: Bob Nekrasov and Saya recorded monologues in Ciudad Colon. Daniel Beierstettel, a former RFPI volunteer, contributed tracks from Germany. Theron Patterson emailed grooves and Muzak from Istanbul. Music from third parties was used for a few backing tracks, namely by Múm, Fela Kuti and The Who. Far right radio samples were contributed by station owner James Latham, excerpted from his two part radio investigative program "The Far Right Radio Review."


released January 1, 2004

Produced by Kevin Moore
Original Music by Kevin Moore, Theron Patterson, Daniel Beierstettel
Other contributors include: Bob Nekrasov and James Latham
Artwork by Theron Patterson


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