The Liminalist # 12: Don’t Trust the Super-Genius, Parts 1 & 2 (with FrenchRadio Constellation)


Two-Part Talk with the Mystery Man behind the Mystery Music of French Radio Constellation; first part is the highlights ~ on keeping  a low profile, instant composition, voice distortion, David Lynch music, altered states of consciousness and creativity, zen meditation and The Zone, no free lunch, house renovating as meditation, exploring  the space between, the passage from childhood to adulthood, arrested development, false identification, self-observation, creativity and liminalism, when The Thing Happens, the drive for success, paratainment, becoming part of the Establishment, William Burroughs on control, resisting the Borg, using fame as a force for good, Seen & Not Seen & learning through imitation, Jimmy Savile and pop culture as the Child Catcher, the element of the ridiculous, neoteny and creativity, immersion in the Now, the need for blank-eyed gazing, David Byrne and Talking Heads, recontextualizing the mundane, the pre-intellectual experience of music, Joy Division and the Monolith of Mystery, creativity vs. neurosis, the draw of the darkness, dreaming of Tom Waits, celebrity karmic links, reading the code, the worlds beneath, the question of authenticity, Manson & the Beatles, Whitley Strieber and hidden agendas, how celebrities are recruited and handled, Searching for Sugar Man.

Don’t Trust the Super-Genius, Part 2:

Download here.

The second part is the outtakes, for those who want to go deeper ~ on the creative process, the “doing” of Nick Cave, going nowhere, having to create, life on the margins, and life in a cult.

Songs in Part One: “El Mariachi” & “Monkey Said” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra; “Bookfacers,” What’s Inside a Girl,” The Nice Song,” Wahaha Song,” Hello the Fuck Out There,” “Hipman,” “This is the French Radio Constellation,” by FrenchRadio Constellation

Songs in Part Two: “Banjo in My Hand,” “Correction Time,” “Ancestral Chant,” “The Cupboard In The Scullery, If You Like,” “Solar Screech,” by FrenchRadio Constellation.

Some FRC downloads here.

2 thoughts on “The Liminalist # 12: Don’t Trust the Super-Genius, Parts 1 & 2 (with FrenchRadio Constellation)”

  1. Jasun, thanks for doing these interviews with my fellow Soundcloud friend! JT & I have long been tuned into FR’s vibration –> }}}}}}}}}

    Particularly nice to hear great tracks I had not encountered previously, like the one around 48-50 mins. in Part 1. Not sure I have the right title for it, though. It’s not “Hipman,” but it’s also not the track you list just prior or after that one either. Maybe an updated version or something left out of the list?

    I also highly recommend the documentary “Searching for Sugarman.”


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