I was in Cuba last November for two weeks, traveling around the island with my lady. During the trip I made some tracks on my Novation Circuit and recorded this set on the beach of Varadero. It was sunny during the entire trip, but as soon as I was recording, it stared to rain. Luckily all my gear survived. Special thanks to Sara for the amazing trip and for operating the camera in that video.
Things don’t always work out as planned. This set is one of those things. Originally prepared for the SCXOENF3LD festival in 2017, Knockout Knob was unable to make it due to the might of Mother Nature. Instead, he uploaded the set for all to enjoy.
Her story “The Drought” serves as the centerpiece for this episode. In it, she tackles a systemic problem in American society which persists to this day. Its narrative implements the analogy of the eponymous drought to shed light on the emotional complexities of a tragedy which leaves an entire college town rocked with grief. She also performed the pieces “These Days” and “The Day After the Rapture” for us, both of which can be found on her website. It’s been a long while since this episode aired for the first time on SoundCloud, and we’ve come quite a ways since the early days of sitting on the couch in the K12 asking each other “what the fuck are we even doing here”.