Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aphotic Segment 008 - NYE Revelations w/ Trent Abbe

Greetings fine music aficionados, New Year’s revelers, and nocturnal miscreants…. It’s that time anon, which necessitates our urge to reflect upon the old and embrace the new. Where time ends and begins and then is finished without amends. Please, won’t you join us as we transition such a progression of past to future, of one vision to another, the growing up of young people, and of the onset of new historical ages, as prepare a cordial welcoming for one of Michigan’s most illustrious patrons of the concrete and abstract beginnings of the world, Trent Abbe. Be prepared as Trent presents us with the best musical scriptures of the past and future, in such a way that would satisfy even the most esteemed Roman deities. As always, featuring opening stylings by Drew Pompa.

(NOTE: Aphotic Segment will be taking place on Friday instead of Wednesday this month)

Trent Abbe – DJ
Drew Pompa – DJ

Friday, December 31st 2010
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 40208
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Aphotic Segment 007 - November 24th 2010

The highly anticipated and long overdue recordings from our Thanksgiving edition of Aphotic Segment are now available for download.

The Thanksgiving Aphotic Special featured fellow blood brother and musical prognosticator, Pipé Scuttleworth. As per usual, Pipé brought a well rounded influence of rock, experimental, Uk techno, drone, and punk. And if you desire an even greater level of stylings from ole' Pipé, be prepared for a very special performance from Pipé and myself at the Blank Artists 6-year anniversary, for our first ever live performance. Word is bond!

Additionally, we presented a rare merchandising opportunity for our November Aphotic. For a limited time only, we're offering large, medium, and small size t-shirts printed on American Apparels (picture depicted above). If you're interested in buying a piece of Aphotic Segment history, contact pompa.drew[at]gmail.com, and I can arrange for you to aquire one of these super sweet little buggers for your own adornment. Check it!

Part 1: Drew Pompa
Length: 54:05
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01. C.A.P & Pipe featuring Jeremiah - Unknown
02. Pale Sketcher - Wash It All Away (Cleansed Dub)
03. Colder - The Winter's Field
04. Jon Kennedy - Flux
05. Blockhead - Which One of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer
06. Lemon Kittens - Small Mercies
07. Javelin - We Ah Wi
08. !!! - Jamie My Intentions Are Bass
09. Delta 5 - I'm In Color Too
10. Oscar Hamod & The Majestics - Soul Finger
11. Los Bravos - Track 04
12. Giddle & Boyd - Colour
13. Broadcast - Accidentals
14. Lelia - Daisies, Cats, and Spacemen
15. Mount Kimbie - Adriatic
16. About Flying - Future Dance
17. Modern English - Dance of Devotion (A Love Song)

Part 2: Pipé Scuttleworth
Length: 44:50
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01. Clash - Police and Thieves
02. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
03. Ariel Pink - Frightnight (Nevermore)
04. The Monks - Oh How To Do Now
05. Modern Eon - Mechanic
06. Deux - Game and Performance
08. Caribou - Sun
09. Steven Stapleton
10. Queens of The Stoneage - Feel Good Hit of the Summer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aphotic Segment 007 - Rejoice Pilgrim Defeat w/ Pipé Scuttleworth

Hark fine people of the Earth. For those proclaiming liberty, viewing freedom as a birthright, come join us in shaking the heavens in pagan fashion….. for we shall seize this night. Warp the very essence of this tradition and bastardize it for your own end and celebrate with us til’ the eyes go a’ crossed and thine legs shan’t support you any further.

Raise those tired souls and ascend, in jubilation, the peaks of joy purveyed by the inexplicable boarder ruffian, Pipé Scuttleworth. Hear, hear, and give three cheers! Raise those hands, and clank with merriment those flagons of hooch. Prepare thineselves with citrus and a healthy, preventative dose of tetanus and penicillin for a sockdolager as heavy as a quaff of Zug Island waters. Oh, and never forget, despite the inevitable intoxication about to be perpetrated upon you, Ol’ Scuttleworth does not intend to jam you up, he’s just going to get you jammy.

Indeed….. we’re about to embark upon a night to remember, full of friends, and fiends, and nicotine dreams, and wines, and wishes, and dishes, and beautiful souls, and sky rackets the likes of which even God has never seen!

For more proper mutterings from Ol’ Pipé Scuttleworth, visit We Are All Machines

Pipé Scuttleworth – DJ
Drew Pompa – DJ

Wednesday, November 24th 2010
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 40208
Map It

Monday, November 8, 2010

Aphotic Segment 006 | October 27th 2010

Wow..... I would love to extend a huge thanks to all the actors involved in last month's belligerent libation ladling. Although it would have been hard to predict a comparable attendance, had it not been for a 2-hour LCD Soundsystem tongue lashing just hours before, but HOT DAMN...... the pub was seriously packed to the gills.

Additionally, Aphotic 006 had witnessed some of the most delicious sets since the inception of Aphotic Segment back in May. Jennifer Rohde curated not only a calm and breezy mood, but also supreme sonic palette that included indie, shoegaze, and experimental jams. The perfect balance translated into an enticing warm up for the birthday girl, Erika Sherman. Erika brought the soupy ambient stylings at the beginning but let loose like a elastic ionic bond after her excellently placed "Mission Impossible" theme song, after which the disposition became dancey time - and quite appropriate for the mood this dance party was.

This month's Aphotic Segment will feature an exciting Detroit debut of Pipé Scuttleworth. Better known by his inner circle as P.M.Pompa or brother P. This event will fall the evening before Thanksgiving, so prepare your liver for some full on fucko festivities. This one's gonna be a rowdy rip-a-roo!

Part 1: Drew Pompa
Length: 36:00
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download


01. Family Underground - River Axe
02. Coil - Heavens Blade
03. John Maus - Tenebrae
04. Sonic youth - I Dreamed I Dream
05. Modern English - Black Houses
06. Liquid Liquid - Rubbermiro
07. The Flying Lizards - The Window
08. The Flaming Lips - Dark Side of the Moon Album

Part 2: Jennifer Rohde
Length: 1:22:49
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

Part 1: Erika Sherman
Length: 1:53:11
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aphotic Segment 006 - The Sibyls Edition w/ Erika Sherman & Jennifer Rohde

Greetings scamps, scalawags, heretics, cowboys, and homo sapiens of the gypsy pedigree. We entice you to join us for the sixth and most exciting edition of Aphotic Segment yet. It will transcend your longest memories, ingrain your conventionalisms and titillate your sharpest senses. Yes, the heavens will most certainly be channeling their abstruse messages through Detroit two most abounding oracular prophetesses.

Join us as we welcome Erika Sherman and Jennifer Rohde for a night of eerie, auspicious, and intoxicating musical stylings that even the gods would be satisfied by. Additionally, we will be celebrating Erika’s birthday so be sure to offer her your best on this super day!

This will also be the official unofficial LCD Soundsystem afterglow. Check it!

Erika – Erika.net, Interdimensional Transmissions
Jennifer Rohde – Dorkwave
Drew Pompa – Blank Artists

Wednesday, October 27th 2010
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blonde Mix No.1 - Curated By: Drew Pompa

From: The Blonde Collective

With the encroaching fall season upon us, we thought it was time that we updated the Soundtrack section of our website. A nice mix, we thought, would be something that the people would like. Something that they can stream at home when working or burn to CD and keep in their car for those long drives to see friends or wind down from evening events. We also wanted to make sure to keep the “local flavor” side of Blonde as part of it. So, we decided to call resident Blank Artists and Detroit DJ Drew Pompa up and charged him with the task of curating a mix for us. What he brought back, was fantastic.

An all-over, eclectic mix of down-tempo, hip-hop and Latin sounds, Drew’s mix for Blonde No. 1 hits it right on the mark. Stream/Download the mix below.


1. Chicago Underground Quartet – Tunnel Chrome
2. Stereolab – The Flower Called Nowhere
3. Super Collider – In the Beams
4. Architeq – Odyssey
5. About Flying – Satellite
6. The Gaslamp Killer – Anything Worse
7. Dorian Concept – Fourteen
8. Coyote Clean Up – Gloomy Booty
9. Madlib – Mystic Bounce
10. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
11. Black Sheep – Strobelight Honey
12. Onra – Don’t Stop
13. Mount Kimbie – 50 Mile View
14. Mocky – Golden Dream
15. Senor Coconut – Upper Mambo / Lower Funk Mezcla Sentimental
16. Dan Satch & His Atomic Dance Band – Woman Pin Down
17. Nickodemus & Quantic – Mi Swing Es Tropical
18. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja
19. Super Collider – Alchemical Confession
20. Tobacco – Orgy Drills
21. Blackpocket – Boungie
22. Aardvarck – Convolution

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Aphotic Segment 005 | September 29th 2010

Aphotic Segment 005 was, yet again, another stellar gathering of fine stylings and peeps from the various neighboring sectors of our fine city of Detroit. Our guest for this month's edition was friend and past Red Bull Music Academy selectee, Jeff Risk.

Risk has been keeping busy with a steady flow of production work, dj gigs, and being an all around unsung pillar of the community. His current interests in the vast realm of music have include styles that range from dub and punk to booty and jungle....so if this is your forte, be sure to download part 2 from this month's series. Additionally, if his set melts your spinal cord, then catch Risk again this Saturday at Oslo in Detroit with local radio disc jockey, DJ Zap. Party details can be accessed HERE.

We hope to see you again at the end of this month for a very special birthday edition of Aphotic Segment on October 27th, as erika.net operator and Ectomorph member, Erika Sherman celebrates her natal day in true fashion, alongside of good friend and Dorkwave member, Jennifer Rohde. Come and play!

Part 1: Drew Pompa
Length: 1:12:03
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01. High Wolf - Solar System is My God
02. Studio - Life's A Beach!
03. To Rocco Rot - Away
04. Colder - Burnt Out
05. Baths - Lovely Bloodflow
06. Daedelus - Drops (Cyne Collaboration)
07. BOC - Dawn Chorus
08. Chihei Hatakeyama - The Moon Reflecting on the Surface
09. Liquid Liquid - Lock Groove
10. Eroc - Der Prophet
11. Giddle & Boyd - Bonnie & Clyde
12. Andrew Weatherall - Pox on the Pioneers
13. Inca Babies - Plenty More Mutants
14. Psychic TV - Just Like Arcadia
15. Shriekback - Accretions
16. Les Provisoires - In Love
17. 800beloved - Colours
18. John Maus - Do Your Best
19. Daedelus - Just Briefly
20. Pharoah Sanders - Harvest Time

Part 2: Jeff Risk
Length: 1:34:34
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192
Link: Download
Tracklisting TBA

Part 3: Drew Pompa
Length: 44:38
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

01. To Rocco Rot - Seele
02. Outhud - The L Train is a Swell Train & I Don't Want to Hear You Indies Complain
03. Tobbaco - Fresh Hex Featuring Beck
04. Morbid Opera - Private Prostitute
05. The Flying Lizards - Her Story
06. Artefact - Sex Computer
07. Metro Pakt - Neu Strassen
08. Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos Del Parque
09. John Maus - My Whole World's Coming Apart
10. Artefact - M.A.E.
11. Pylon - Cool
12. Bush Tetras - Cowboys In Africa
13. Pylon - Stop It
14. Moder English - Someone Calling
15. Casino Music - Concorde
16. Colder - Downtown
17. Les Provisoires - So Much More

Monday, September 27, 2010

Aphotic Segment 005 w/ Jeff Risk - Sept. 29th

Sometime ago, a Chthonic scroll was uncovered by a group of miscreants...... supposedly from the clammy environs of a nearby swamp, only to be brutally abused, set ablaze, and launched into the local atmosphere where the sacred ashes radiated like wildfire.

This cataclysmic effect resulted in a group of cavernous, subterranean misfits transfused by the cosmic cinders strewn about the city. Having been ostracized and banished in...to the darkness of night and colossal depths of the oceans, these misfits emerged from their abysmal confinements nearly five months ago to unleash a lethal brand of ritual among the sheepish hordes and unrelenting drudgery of their slavemasters. This ritual falls every last Wednesday of the month. This ritual is called Aphotic Segment.

Pleased to announce its fifth and most exciting edition yet, Aphotic Segment welcomes local shaman and musical curator, Jeff risk, as he spins a web of nebulous and riotous beats that will be sure to permeate the purlieus of your impenetrable minds. As always, featuring resident selector, Drew Pompa.

Aphotic Segment w/ Jeff Risk

Wednesday, September 29th 2010
The Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
Map It

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Aphotic Segment 003 | July 28th 2010

Aphotic Segment 003 was the liveliest of the monthly's yet.... and to much surprise, as summer night attendance saunters towards the docile nature on a typical Wednesday late eve. The collection of characters was also a nice addition, for the evening offered a mosaic of misfits, hobos, Londoners, Baltimoreans, and local tipplers.... just the way I like it.

Aphotic Segment 003 also showcased its first guest for the monthly series, featuring the fine stylings of George Rahme. George has been collecting records since time immemorial and that is only one of his many hobbies. When George isn't clobbering your mind with sci-fi soundtracks or spin-drifting to surf rock, he's making some serious art. currently, George has a collection of pieces on display at Gallery 2739 in Hamtramck on Edwin street. The exhibit runs until August 14, so check it! More info for George Rahme can be located HERE.

Join us again on August 25th for Aphotic Segment 004. In the mean time, enjoy the excellent musical concoctions below.

Part 1: Drew Pompa
Length: 1:53:18
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download

Part 2: George Rahme
Length: 1:19:18
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192
Link: Download

Tracklisting For Part 1:

1. ?
2. Coil - Cold Cell
3. Grizzly Bear - Unknown
4. Chicago Underground Quartet - Tunnel Chrome
5. Grizzly Bear - In the Air
6. Javelin - The Merkin' Jerk
7. About Flying - Satellite
8. The Gaslamp Kiler - Anything worse
9. Dorian Concept - Fourteen
10. Jackson & His Computer Band - Hard T--S
11. Madlib - Mystic Bounce
12. The Pharcyde - Runnin
13. A Tribe Called Quest - Da Booty
14. Onra - Don't Stop
15. Mount Kimbie - 50 Mile View
16. ?
17. Plastic Crimewave Sound - Korean Ghost Ship 1
18. The Time & Space Machine - You Are the One
19. Can - One More Night
20. Bush Tetras - Too Many Creeps
21. The Seven Game - Toy Planet
22. Vincent Gallo - Unknown
23. The Cure - The Forest Remix
24. Simple Minds - Premonition
25. Fad Gadget - King of the Flies
26. Harmonia - Gollum
27. To Rocco Rot - Seele
28. Yppah - The Tingling
29. Madis One - We Won't Find It
30. Super Collider - The Beams
31. Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
32. Marconi Notaro - Felicidade
33. S-Job Movement - Love Affair

Monday, July 19, 2010

Aphotic Segment 002 | June 30th 2010

Aphotic Segment 002 by Aphotic Segment

Aphotic Segment 002, entitled "Equatorial Melodies and Musical Fodder", offered a varietal yet quaint selection of records from tropically inclusive geographies (afro-beat, tropicalia, latin electronic,etc..) but deviated often into an array of forms that included german electronic, punk, psychedelic slow breaks, and a little bit of soul/r&b.

It has also dawned on me, that as I continue with this series, I will probably provide both a dominant theme every month (although not exclusively) and will also start rotating special guests to keep the Aphotic Segment fresh and with an open perspective. Join us again this month on Wednesday, July 30th 2010. Special guest TBA. Tracklisting for Segment 002 is included below. check it!

03.Family Fodder – Saviour
04.Honey Bane – Guilty (JD Twitch Edit)
05.Liquid Liquid – Unknown
06.Roxy Music – Space Between
07.Loose Fur – Chinese Apple
08.Mathias Aguayo – Rollerskate
09.Tim Buktu – Make Me Up
10.Super Collider – Bug Trackin
11.Blockhead – The Music Scene
12.Lukid – Fall Apart
13.Architeq – Birds of Prey (Kelpe Remix)
14.Black Sheep – Stroblite Honey
15.Mia Doi Todd – My Room is White (Flying Lotus Remix)
16.Mocky – Golden Dream
17.Flying Lotus – Unexpected Delight (ft. Laura Darlington)
18.Senior Coconut – Upper Mambo (Lower_Funk_Mezcla_Sentimenta)
19.Nikodemus & Quantic - Mi Swing es Tropical (Zeb Reggae Mix)
20.The Don Issac Ezekeil Combination - Amalinja
21.Tom Ze - O Sândalo
22.Cluster – Hollywood
23.Kazino – Binary
24.Black Moth Super Rainbow – Roller Disco
25.Seefeel – Time to Find Me
26.Working for A Nuclear City – Track 14
27.Suicide – Dream Baby Dream
28.Colder – Wrong Baby
29.Space Farm – Homeward Bound
30.Boxcutter – Sunshine
31. ?
32.Can – Oh Yeah
33. Stereolab – Ticker-Tape of Unconscious
34. Luke Vibert – Music Called Jazz
35. Medusa – Modern Times
36. Novermber Group – On Top of It
37. Lone – Sharpest View of the Sun
39. Rasha Azari – Azara Alhai
40. The Matthew Herbert Big Band – The Story
42. Chico Mann – Estan Llamando
43. Luke Vibert – Space Race
44. Spacek – Motion Control
45. Super Collider – Alchemical Confession
46. Paul White – City Bright Lights
47. ?
48. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – How Long Do I Have to Wait For You?
49. Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love (The Revenge New Jersey Soul Mix)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Aphotic Segment 001 | May 26th 2010

The first installment of the Aphotic Segment at the Woodbridge Pub had proven to be an entertaining evening, to say the least. Good music, great friends, cheap booze, and little distance of travel madee for a cumulative success. It certainly felt like the varied and psychedelic nature of the segment contributed to a heightened level of intoxication, without inducing a full-on libation coma. It also provided a great opportunity for me to unveil a rough edit of mine and my brother's new track "C.A.P. & Pipé Scuttleworth - Sunrise".

If you didn't attend this month's segment, then join us for the second installment on June 30th, 2010. Also, As you anxiously await the second installment, feast your ears on the recording of "Aphotic Segment 001". tracklisting is included below.

Mixed By: Drew Pompa
Length: 3:07:23
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 192 KBPS
Link: Download


01. Stars of the Lid – The Atomium
02. M83 – I Guess I’m Floating
03. Deep Space Network – Zenn La
04. Smith and Mudd – Two Rivers
05. Prince Rama of Ayodyha – Breaking the Kitsch Barrier
06. C.A.P. & Pipe Scuttleworth - Sunrise
07. Cold Dance - Medusa
08. Silver Apples - Oscillations
09. Gaslamp Killer - Baiafro
10. Lord Scrummage – Funeral London
11. Lone – Love Heads
12. Jay Haze – Make My Dream Feat. D:Exter
13. Kelpe – Skylla
14. Laurie Anderson - Kokoku
15. Tom Noble - Nobelizer
16. Sun Ra – Ancient Aithopia
17. Mr. Bird - Chromatic
18. Recloose – Insomnia in Dub
19. M83 – Run into Flowers
20. Thievery Corporation – 38: 45
21. Elektroids – Japanese Electronics
22. Tabukah X – Finger Toe
23. Can - Pinch
24. Robert Martinez – Todos Es Real
25. Tom Ze - Gloria
26. Pink Skull – Fired, So Fired
27. Gang of Four – History of the World
28. GD Luxxe – Keep Me
29. Shriekback – All Lined Up
30. To Rocco Rot – Working Against Time
31. Golden Boy & Miss Kittin – Rippin Kittin
32. Prince Rama of Ayodhya – Aeolian Divinex
33. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Tso Xin Yu Xin
34. A Certain General – Back Dowtown
35. Bush Tetras – You Taste like the Tropics
36. Y Pants – Magnetic Attraction
37. Bush Tetras – Das Ah Riot
38. Morbid Opera - Madness
39. Colder - Downtown
40. Flaming Lips – The Ego’s Last Stan
41. Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars
42. Malaria – Kaltes Klares Wasser
43. Artefact – M.A.E.
44. Bibio – All the Flowes
45. Casino Music – The Beat Goes On
46. Pulsallama – Ungawa Pt.2
47. Deastro – Vermillion Plaza
48. 120 Days – Keep Smiling
49. Squarepusher – Red Hot Car
50. Arovane – Narcath
51. Elektroids – Midnight Drive
52. Stereolab - Brakhage
53. Black Moth Super Rainbow - America Face Dust
54. Deastro – Toxic Crusaders
55. Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
56. Pharcyde – Somethin’ that Means Somethin’
57. J Dilla - Waves

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Introduction to Aphotic Segment

Words By: C.A.P. & Pipé Scuttleworth.

"Aphotic Segment” is a monthly endeavor aimed at the exploration of the seemingly divergent worlds of both electronic and traditional music. The goal is to distend the audience with a cacophony, in an environment suitable for a listener's total immersion.

Too often sound is presented myopically, in a context that focuses on a particular scene or style. The current structure often serves to narrow the participant’s exposure, frequently at the expense of the broader spectrum of what already exists or what may be.

With our monthly, we will attempt to parse the infinite, to help induce a musical imagination ripe with lizard androids, gothic relics, and outer space travel. Here, here fine friends! Our time is too limited to suppress the curious nature of humanity and its lovely soundtrack. We cannot grow unless we continue to search the abyss.

In addition, this blog is committed to connecting the listener with each month's recorded segment. Stay tuned for estranged audio vibrations and more.