I was an undergraduate at NMSU when KRUX was born. At the time, in the mid 1980's KRUX was as cutting edge as any college station in the nation. They were instrumental in promoting Anxiety of Silence and other local bands, as well as introducing unsuspecting college students to artists like The German Shepards, Blue Daisies, Hair Shirt, and Elliot Sharp. Over the years, the quality at KRUX has wavered up and down, but I've been listening over the last few days and am glad to hear that the station is in top form these days.
In case you haven't been following it, I wanted to point out one of the more impressive music blog feats I've witnessed. NØ over at http://nathannothinsez.blogspot.com/ has been posting music from every country in the world over that last few months. He just completed the journey with at least one post from each of 255 countries. Really a wide range of modern and traditional styles, experimental and pop, underground to radio friendly. And insightful / witty commentary to boot. Amazing stuff. It'll be keeping me busy for many happy hours.
Do yourself a favor. Check it out and drop a line of thanks to NØ for all the hard work.
Haven't really been paying attention, but Dave pointed this out to me last time I saw him...seems we've had almost 15000 downloads of this ¡para!helion record over at the Free Music Archive. I always felt like this was one of the best projects I was ever involved with...it seems others agree.
Recorded summer 1999, improvised live to two track.Players: Dave C- Trumpet, effects, percussion; Jeff K- Electric Balilaika, effects; aboombong - Clay Djemba, acoustic bass; Chris & co. - Djemba, additional percussion.