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Wretched City Radio




Synopsis:

A sepia sunset expands over the horizon. A town stuck in shades of greyscale. A brown light everybody sees and yet no-one acknowledges – a surreal film-noir horribly aware of its own existence as a film-noir - a radio show host overwhelmed with existential nonchalance. Listen to how this fictional Wretched City reacts to an ever-changing, ever-expanding America, both inside of its reach and outside of it… The citizens respond through their sensuous worldviews, through their corruption, through their paradoxical freedom, through their strange religions. James Harlot speaks from his lonely red microphone inside his booth – inside an ephemeral, cyclical city, tangible in its laws of reality and yet unlikely. You drive in at dusk, unsure of how you got here, overwhelmed by the red, cloudless sky. As the static clears you hear the station, you hear the strange greeting - Welcome to Wretched City Radio – 606Fm, the official radio of the capital city of Greater Amsterdam. A missing State… But can something be missing if it never was? The show features experimental production and mixing - as well as unusual integration of sound design and effects alongside original music. Our host, James Harlot, will have various guests joining - stay tuned! Written, performed, mixed and produced by David A. Marin - also known as “DAMARIN”. Music by DAMARIN. Cover art by Ramin Vahidi. Wretched City Radio is part of a mixed arts project, including a concept album, a novel (coming soon!) and various graphic designs. See more on our website.


Format: Audio Drama

Continuity: Serial

Voices: Single

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Wretched City Radio


Episodes:

Episode 3: Sandy Satire's Taxi Service

Tue, 03 May 2022 22:40:49 +0000

James Harlot takes a little detour during his usual brodcast to present a community story - the story of Sandy Satire, the Scottish-American cab driver with the face of a bear cub and how he went on a hundred dollar ride at 7.30 AM one sepia-hued morning. James also meets a woman with blue skin and later gets censored by the FCC.
Written, perfomed and mixed by DAMARIN.
The music used in this episode is a spontaneously recorded jam session featuring DAMARIN and ZEN.

 

Episode 2: Temple of the Hookers

Sat, 26 Mar 2022 13:11:21 +0000

In this broadcast, James Harlot recounts the reactions of his beloved Wretched City to the events of 1968's Chicago protests - including the "sermon" of a certain Jesus Beelzebub, the preacher of the Temple of the Hookers. Featuring Senior Beelzebub's morning chant and his tolling of the Black Bell, Charlie the advertising man and a sponsored message from Beyond the Rainbow Funeral Home Conglomerate™ - and, last but not least, a supposed surprise visit from the one and only Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Episode 1: Improvising the News

Mon, 13 Dec 2021 18:30:40 +0000

A cryptic excerpt of a broadcast lost in the mysteries of time and obscured by unsettling frequencies. You've tuned into the strange sepia light - a dip into an alternate world of surreal noir. The host, James Harlot, discusses various wretched developments and opinions - including the possibility of improvising the news and the mesmerizing dances of the sheriff - with his characteristic existential nonchalance, alternating between pure insanity and sensuous calm.

The show features experimental production and mixing - as well as unusual integration of sound design and effects alongside original music. Our host, James Harlot, will have various guests joining - stay tuned!

Written, performed, mixed and produced by David A. Marin - also known as “DAMARIN”. Music by DAMARIN.

Wretched City Radio is part of a mixed arts project, including a concept album, a novel (coming soon!) and various graphic designs. See more on our website.