Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Corby`s Orbit Playlist For Show Of 30 October 2020 with Ernesto Cervini


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Ignoraphobia, Capitulatory Democracy and  De-Voted Followers )

Guest: Ernesto Cervini

9-11 p.m. Tuesdays on and again at midnight Wednesdays

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 The Thinking In
Shapes To Come 

* Lowell ~ Lemonade ~ NEW SINGLE

*The Weather Station ~ Robbers NEW SINGLE

* LAL ~ Meteors Could Come Down ~ Meteors Could Come Down NEW RELEASE Available 6 November

* Terra Lightfoot ~ Midnight Choir ~ Consider The Speed NEW RELEASE

* Rick Fines ~ You Only Want Me When You Need Me ~ Solar Powered Too NEW RELEASE ~ @ Haliburton Folk Society Saturday 14 November

* Rebecca Hennessy feat. Kevin Breit ~ Dr. Good ~ All The Little Things You Do NEW RELEASE Available 6 November

*  Harpin Norm Lucien ~ Godforsaken Blues ~ Close To The Flame NEW RELEASE 

* Dione Taylor ~ Spirit ~ Spirits In The Water NEW RELEASE 

5:30 Diaspora`s Explora's

Harrysongs ~ Reggae Blues ~ Kingmaker

Rico ~ Midnight In Ethiopia ~ Putumayo's Jamaica

Razia ~ Slash & Burn ~ Zebu Nation  (Cumbancha  2010)

* Grand Analog feat. Len Bowen & Nestor Wynrush ~ Not Enough Mondays / Crunch ~ Metropolis Is Burning 

6:00 The Importance Of Being Ernesto

* Interview with Ernesto Cervini of Orange Grove Publicity 

* Mario Romano feat. Kristy ~ Those Damn I Love You's ~ The Journey So Far NEW RELEASE

* Will Bonness feat. Jocelyn Gould ~ Echo Chamber / Bullet With Butterfly Wings ~ Change Of Plans NEW RELEASE

* The Doxas Brothers feat. Marc Copland ~ A Word From The Wise ~ The Circle NEW RELEASE

* Ernesto Cervini ~ Vince Mendoza's Angelicus ~ Tetrahedron ~ JUNO AWARD 2020 BEST JAZZ ENSEMBLE RECORDING

6:30 Tone Delivery

* Maxim & Gervais Cormier ~  Welcome to Your Feet Again / The Bonnie Lass of Fisherow / Big Sampie’s Reel ~ Live At The Fortress Of Louisburg NEW RELEASE

Hayseed Dixie ~ Led Zep`s Black Dog ~ A Hot Piece Of Grass (2005)

* PUP ~ Nothing Changes  This Place Sucks Ass EP  

* Leah Barley ~ Hush ~ Bring Out Your Dead

Jodie Marie ~ Here Today ~ Mojo Presents Pet Sounds Revisited

* Cris Cuddy ~ The Haunt`s Hotel Haunt Hotel And Other Seasonal Songs NEW RELEASE

Loggins & Messina ~ Peace Of Mind  'Sittin' In Again at the Santa Barbara Bowl' Live (2005)


Saturday, October 24, 2020

The DoVira Variations

 When roots music takes flight from its roots, it can often arrive at unexpected destinations. Nastasia Y (aka Stacey Yerofeyeva) has long been familiar to festival and conference-goers as one of the four gracefully be-gowned sylphs in the enchanting showcase of Balkan revelry known as BLISK. But she has travelled a lunar distance to create her electro trio DoVira’s third release, a three-song EP, entitled lll. The trippy triptych, out today, reveals her in a sonically enhanced alternate dimension.

She has ditched her accordion for now, in exchange for slithering synthesizers and glacially downtempo beats, upgraded herself into the intensified lead singer Nastasia Y, and aligned her talents with Toronto’s deep guitarbot influencer Patrick O’Reilly and producer Mike Romaniak. Over the course of each song, Nastasia’s voice rotates from the shine of vulnerable delicacy into a convulsive dark force as each composition evolves through contrasting episodes of emotion.

Pinging off of the styles and stances of such epic heroines of song as Bj√∂rk, Braids and Kate Bush, Nastasia Y and DoVira collectively produced the tunes over a five-day songwriting retreat at Mike Romaniak’s cabin near Meaford, ON a few years ago.

“More Days” originally had Nastasia singing a folk song, then reversing it and fashioning THAT into the new melody (and then making up words out of what that sounded like). By blending the insinuations of the sounds of English, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and even made-up languages, the resulting music renders the lyrics secondary to the emotions that they portray.

The title of the opening track, “Zhyto,” means “wheat” in Ukrainian. Within a minor key veil of controlled urgency, she imagines the harvest from the perspective of a bird flying above, while entwining personal reminiscences of home with feelings of missing one’s roots and the challenge of growing up without a father, finally facing the struggle to “take the past and leave with it.” Nastasia’s vocal tremors bounce off of a sonic edifice of choral pulsations and stark bass imperatives.

“More Days” is a contemplative chamber electronica piece composed of secretive siren cries and scorching effects, segue-ing into the quivering rivulet flow of “Back To Water,” which closes the record with a resolved quietude. In the span of less than fifteen minutes, DoVira glides over precipices, plunges into glowing lyrical lava and offers a panorama of ear tingles and full-body-check spasms that capture and refract the collective imagination of three artists within a prismic crystal of frosty feral funk.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Playlist for Corby's Orbit Show of 16 October 2020 Replay from 15 November with Bywater Call & Jerry Leger

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Frothed Bite, Seething Power, & Writhe and Shine)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Guests: Meghan Parnell, David Barnes & Alan Zemaitis of Bywater Call and Jerry Leger & Kyle Sullivan of The Situation

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Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Hyperscale Vibronics

* Sussex ~ Don't Wanna Wait ~ The Ocean Wide 

* Basement Revolver ~ What Are You Waiting For? ~ Wax & Digital 

* Kensington Market ~ I Would Be The One ~ Avenue Road 

* Maestro Fresh Wes ~ Let Your Backbone Slide (Club Mix) 

* Riit ~ Ullaqit ~ Ataataga

Cinematic Orchestra ~ To Believe ~ Cinematic Orchestra 

Illustration by Vassily Kandinsky >>>>

5:30 Calling Collective

* Bywater Call ~ Arizona / Interview / Silver Lining (live) / This One's On Me (live) ~ Bywater Call 

* Marc Jordan ~ He Will Break Your Heart ~ Both Sides 

6:00 Leger Lines

* Jerry Leger & The Situation ~ Read Between The Lines / Tomorrow In My Mind / Interview with Jerry Leger / Canvas Of Gold (live) / Burchell Lake (live) ~ Time Out For Tomorrow 

* Fujahtive ~ Something I Said ~ In Black & White (1991)

6:25 Stokes Showcase

* Brenda Earle Stokes ~ Standing / Ladies In Mercedes / Consequences Of Falling ~ Solo Sessions vol. l 

6:40 Orbitism

* D.D. Jackson ~ Carnavale ~ Anthem ~ @ 918 Bathurst Saturday for The Trane Trilogy Concerts Part l and record release

* Matt Gerber ~ You're A Lion, Ain't That Dandy ~ Lady Bugs and Dandy Lions ~ @ Relish Sunday 11 a.m.

* Ted Quinlan ~ Twilight Sky ~ Absolutely Dreaming 

* David McLachlan ~ You''re The Only Star I See ~ In The Heart Of Now 

* Christina Martin ~ Tonight Will Be Fine ~ Wonderful Lie

Illustration by Vassily Kandinsky

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show Of 9 October with Maryem & Ernie Tollar and Matt Zimbel


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Celebratory Laboratories, Hospitable Hospitals and Cynical Clinics )

Guests: Maryem Tollar & Ernie Tollar of Al Qahwa and Matt Zimbel of Manteca

Corrections: Hedzoleh Soundz is from Ghana, not The Congo
                    Jo-el Sonnier plays accordion, not fiddle
                    Nastasia Y. sings with DoVira, not Stacey Y.

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Relics of the Future

*Howard Gladstone ~ Paradise Passing Through ~ The Promise NEW Single / NEW RELEASE

*Chin Injeti feat. Esthero~ Falling NEW Single

*Trevor Sloan ~ Northern Girl ~ Green Reflections NEW RELEASE

*Ryan Hillier ~ Brave New Waves ~ No Excuses NEW RELEASE

*Adrian Mottram ~ I Guess So, Whatever NEW Single

5:20 Iconic Volcanics

Will Rock ~ Eddie Van Halen's Eruption (8-Bit Remix) ~ R.I.P., Eddie January 26, 1955 - October 6, 2020

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ~ Nit Teri Kher Mangha ~ The Individual Legend

Hedzoleh Soundz ~ Mo Dou Obu Na ~ Hedzoleh Soundz

5:30 Special O'Cajun

Beausoleil ~ Bon Temps Rouler / Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Cha's ~Your Mama Don't Know ~ The Best of Louisiana Music

Jo-El Sonnier ~ Knock Knock Knock ~ The Best Of Cajun Country

*Paul Reddick ~ Pinegum ~ Live In Italia NEW RELEASE

Red Baraat ~ Drums 'n' Brass ~ Chaal Baby

5:50  Lennon Zest

Chocolate Genius ~ Julia ~ I Am Sam Sdtrk

John Lennon ( 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)  ~ Grow Old With Me ~ Wonsaponatime

6:00 Routes Suite

* Al Qahwa ~ Interview with 
Maryem Tollar & Ernie Tollar / Marrakesh NEW Single / The Rain / Spoil Me With Flower Petals ~ African Routes

6:30 Man-To-Man Manteca Talk

*Manteca ~ Never Twelve / Interview with Matt Zimbel / Lowdown / Illusionist ~ The Twelfth Of Never NEW RELEASE

*Nastasia Y. & DoVira ~ Back To  Water ~ iii EP NEW RELEASE

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Transportative Tunes From African Routes To The Twelfth Of Never

New Music 
Trevor Sloan
Adrian Mottram
Chin Injeti
Howard Gladstone
Ryan Hillier

Radio Regent 5-7pm Friday 9 October 

 Blues & Roots Radio  9pm Tuesday 13 October 

& Wednesday 14 October midnight

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show with Rebecca Binnendyk, Birds Of Bellwoods & Friendlyness Re-broadcast From March 2016


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Rave Waves, Glee Beams and Ecstatic Static)

Guests: Friendlyness from The Human Rights, Rebecca Binnendyk, and Birds Of Bellwoods
5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Extra Seasonal Perceptions

Bonnie Raitt feat. Jon Cleary ~ I'm In Love Again  / All By Myself  ~ Going Home : A Tribute To Fats Domino 

Judy Collins ~ Night Comes On ~ ...Sings Leonard Cohen

Carole King ~ Peace In The Valley ~ Rhymes & Reasons ~ Tribute To Carole King 

Neema ~ Come ~ Painting My Wall Gold

Frank Turner ~ The Opening Act Of Spring ~ Positive Songs For Negative People 

Bossacucanova feat. Cris Delanno ~ Aguas De Marco ~ Una Batide Diferente

5:25 Conquering Concepts

* The Human Rights ~ Moments / You Think It Easy / Interview with Friendlyness ~ The Human Rights 

* Melanie Peterson ~ Truth Talkin' ~ Anywhere From Here 

Drink Small ~ Widow Woman ~ Spirit Blues

5:45 Funz Never Done

* Rebecca Binnendyk ~ You Give Love A Bad Name / Interview / Some Fun Out Of Life 

* Mike Janzen ~ Time Painting ~ Nudging Forever 

6:00 Close Encounter of the Birds Kind

Birds Of Bellwoods  (Stevie Joffe, Chris Blades, Adrian Morningstar, Kintaro Akiyama) ~ Grey Ghosts / Interview / Melatonin (live) / My Heart Is Yours (live) 

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project ~ Lambs On The Green Hills 

6:30 Raucous Caucuses

Peter Paul & Mary ~ Too Much Of Nothin' ~ The Very Best Of PP&M

Lake Street Dive ~ Close to Me ~ Side Pony 

Captain Luke ~ Poke Salad Annie ~ Spirit Blues

* BadBadNotGood ~ Kaleidoscope ~ III 

Novalima ~ Aye Bembe ~ Afro

David Bowie ~ Let's Dance (solo vocal)