Archive | December, 2012

Zebra Pulse video by Jared Brandle, and more….

17 Dec

Video genius Jared Brandle was kind enough to bless Zebra Pulse with a video for “They Drove Him To The Edge of Town”

Made from found 16mm film, here it is:

Also From Jared Brandle, two new videos featuring music by himself!

this one is a little older, I’ll try to keep up on these

ZEBRA PULSE – Unknown (very first release) [RDP_022] [reissued from 2007]

14 Dec



“This is the first recording of Zebra Pulse, it was recorded some-time in spring 2007. Released on maybe 10 cassettes that were probably mostly given away to the only people who would even consider paying, probably most were even forced into taking one. Myles did the rip of this for us, I’m sure he is the only other person to have listened to it, haha. Side B was a feild recording of West Edmonton Mall, and climaxed with the fire breathing dragon roar at the theatre. We will have to see if we can find that anywhere.”

– Zebra Pulse


This is the first of many reissues and rarities, from Zebra Pulse and many other RDP artists.  Keep tuned for more.


13 Dec

You are invited to Unsilent Night – a festive nouveau-caroling event that I have the pleasure of co-organizing for the second year, along with Sable Chan.

Get out your CD, cassette, or mp3 boombox, bundle up, and join us for Phil Kline’s 45 minute interactive sound walk through the streets of the Old Strathcona neighbourhood in Edmonton.

5:00 pm, Saturday December 22nd
Meet at Gazebo Park (83 Ave. & 104 St).

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and mp3s, and played through a roving swarm of boomboxes carried through city streets every December. People bring their own boomboxes and drift peacefully through a cloud of sound which is different from every listener’s perspective. Since 1992, this 45-minute work has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations. 2012 marks the second year of Unsilent Night in Edmonton.

Most people consider it loud and joyous. Glittering and mysterious. The average effect seems to be somewhere between pacifying and invigorating. Joe Woodard of The Los Angeles Times describes it as “A dreamy fruitcake of parts, tranquil even through its anarchy.” And K. Leander Williams in Time Out New York says “Kline’s luminous, shimmering wash of bell tones is one of the loveliest communal new-music experiences you’ll ever encounter, and it’s never the same twice.” The Onion calls it “an ambient wash of heaven-sent shimmer, recognizable as seasonal mostly for its modulating bells and time-stretched hymnal melodies.”

You do not need to bring a boombox to join in, but it is more fun if you can! For those that like to plan ahead, you can download the audio files ahead of time from to load onto your mp3 player, CD or cassette. We will have extra cassettes, CD’s, and boomboxes available. We will also have mp3 speakers for those who bring iPods, smartphones, or other mp3 players. This year, an iPhone app is also available.
Please RSVP if you do need to borrow equipment, as there is a limited number of each item.
Plan to arrive a few minutes early to get set up.

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