Special Broadcast SATURDAY: Premiere from I AWAKE

OEM Radio and Ultimae Records are happy to bring you a special broadcast THIS SATURDAY which will premiere the new EP from Swedish recording artist I AWAKE entitled Tierra.


The EP will broadcast in its entirety at these times Saturday/Sunday:

8am San Francisco (Saturday) / 5pm France (Saturday)
10am San Francisco (Saturday) / 7pm France (Saturday)
12pm San Francisco (Saturday) /9pm France (Saturday)

5pm San Francisco (Saturday) / 2am France (Sunday)
7pm San Francisco (Saturday) / 4am France (Sunday)
9pm San Francisco (Saturday) / 6am France (Sunday)

I AWAKE has established his lush rhythmic sound on the label with a previous EP, LP and recent appearance on Mahaine’s Oxycanta III compilation.

We hope you enjoy this special premiere!



The Bear and the Sea – Trees Like You

We just discovered this little jammy from Portland which vacillates between a low-calorie Boards of Canada sound and something else we can’t quite put our finger on. The result is a really pleasant straight-through listening album: rough-hewn beats, soaring melodies, and reverbed pads.

For s0ngs that really harken to an older BoC sound, see Astronaut Sun, Platypus Yo, and Wistful Algae Break. Other notable songs include Crystal Swords and our favorite, Stardust in Your Lungs.

This is a free/name your price release.

Life in a Box – Holon

Pleasant little single here from French artist Life in a Box. An ambient affair that gives you a serious forest-vibe with an aimless melody drifting over a subdued drum beat. The flip is a remix by Sk’p that clocks in at just over 9 mins, extrapolating heavily on the original rhythm and drawing out a lot of the ambiences for a unique take on the song.

Free download or donation via bandcamp from Enig’matik Records:

Rodman Williams (LUX) memoriam vol2 + re-broadcast

We will host a NEW memoriam set of music by Rodman Williams Saturday January 18th at 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern (US). This one will also be approximately 90 minutes.

This set will include songs lightly-mastered by Jon El-Bizri (thank you, Jon!!). We have a sizable pool of Rodman’s work, so this set should be fresh (and funky).

On Sunday, January 19th at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern (US) we will re-broadcast the first LUX memoriam set.

We’re very happy to have this Internet platform to share Rodman’s music. We appreciate all of our listenership’s patience as we break from our typical format to honor and celebrate this man’s life, spirit, creativity, and music.

Lars Leonhard – Stella Nova

Hot on the heels of his first foray with the label, Ultimae has put out a 3-track EP from Lars Leonhard. Lars creates deep ambient dub which although gives a nod to a certain German-dub character, is wholly unique. Ambiences, melodies, and reverbed stabs are all masterfully poised at each other to create spacious songs that move and glide. The Germanesque dub sound makes an interesting twist to the Ultimae panoramic, cinematic sound.


Down 4 Life: Rodman Williams (LUX) memoriam broadcast

Tonight, Thursday January 16th at 8pm Pacific/11pm Eastern (US), OEM Radio will broadcast a 90 minute set of music by Rodman Williams as LUX, Art of Deth, and Indivisible, Inc..

We have collected several hours of Rodman’s work. Much of it is not mastered, so you will hear some uneven audio; a notion in itself that will be familiar to those who knew him and his music.

We’re having the unmastered audio cleaned up by Jon El-Bizri who mastered Rodman’s Down for Life LP and Booty EP. But for now we just want to enjoy the music regardless.

Please tune in and enjoy this broadcast in memoriam of Rodman Williams: 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern US.

Please also visit the gofundme crowdsourcing campaign to help Rodman’s family bring his remains home from Louisiana.

The Bloom Series Vol. 3 Parts 1 & 2

We’re embarrassed to say that we slept on these great compilations from Muti Music for a couple of months. The Bloom Series is a documentary series that chronicles the diverse cultural tapestries found in transformational festivals. More than just music & art events, these festivals have grown a very rich set of subcultural elements. Muti Music stepped up to craft the soundtracks–with impressive results. In each comp you’ll find a wonderful range of music from artists including: Plantrae, Birds of Paradise, Kaminanda, Whitebear, WALA, Heavyweight Dub Champion, and many more. We pulled our favorite tracks to add to the library. Go check out both comps:

The Bloom Series Vol. 3 Part 1

The Bloom Series Vol. 3 Part 2