31 Dec 2012
in 2012, the future arrived in force. old raver's visions of digital culture and djs ascendant--seen hazily from the 90s--have come to fruition. while it's not the techno utopia we hoped for, the amount of great music released in 2012 still makes it difficult to condense 200 hours of radio down 4 hours of favorites.
if you can't be bothered to download or click through, at least listen below to SHACKLETON's epic "katyusha", based on the russian folk melody of the same name and recorded with an old italian drawbar organ. thanks for listening for 15 years, now on to the 16th!
06 Dec 2012
regarding the abstract science 15th anniversary show...
"We are very sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but JOY ORBISON will be unable to play this Friday for the Abstract Science 15 year anniversary, due to circumstances beyond his control. We are absolutely gutted by this as we know many of you are as well, so we've worked hard to present the best solution possible...
a) Cover is now $10 all night ($5 before 11 p.m. with SB Tweet or Student ID). Ben UFO will still be performing, although now it will be an extended 3 hour set.
b) We have confirmed the make up date with Joy Orbison for THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th. All current advance ticket holders for this Friday's show will receive a free ticket to this make up date, or if you like you will be able to get a refund on your ticket at point of purchase.
We hope you guys can still make it out to help us celebrate 15 years of Abstract Science with an extended 3 hour set from BEN UFO This Friday night! Thank you for the support and we'll see you on the dancefloor."
18 Oct 2012
we're excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of abstract science with the chicago debuts of UK djs/producers JOY ORBISON + BEN UFO (hessle audio) alongside the ABSTRACT SCIENCE dj crew at SMARTBAR. this show is not to be missed!
SAVE THE DATE + SPREAD THE WORD: fri 07 december 2012
fb event >> https://www.facebook.com/events/448651728509475
09 Aug 2012
NEW EPISODE OF ABSTRACT SCIENCE TV!
uwe schmidt, aka senor coconut, in conversation and performance at the 2010 mutek festival in montreal, canada. with a discography spanning 30 years, schmidt has released music under 60+ aliases (including atom heart & atom-tm) & 20+ collaborations (including flanger with burnt friedmann). originally from frankfurt, germany, schmidt now lives in chile.
(kim schlechter, 2012, usa, video, 5 minutes, abstractscience.net)
16 May 2012
mon 28 may 2012: APPARAT makes his live band debut in chicago w/ ENDIAN + ABSTRACT SCIENCE djs at lincoln hall (18+!).
>ON THE RADIO PROGRAM
thu 17 may 2012: DEMF preview
thu 24 may 2012: MUTEK preview
tune in thursdays 10pm-2am ct on WLUW-chicago 88.7fm or online at WLUW.org.
>NEW MIXES + AUDIO ARCHIVES
absci dj CHRIS WIDMAN dropped two new mixes online:
DUBSTEP AND IT'S ROOTS: 2000-2003
for chicago blog don't trust humans
WIDMAN live @ bottom lounge opening for SBTRKT
for UK blog kickoutthejam.net.
+ a new radio show archive for stream or download!