Listen to the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour Live on CHMR-FM

... almost every Saturday from 4 - 6 PM (Newfoundland Time Zone -- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific) at Listeners are invited to participate in person or through Skype (skype name: mannlichercarcano).

Monday, April 24, 2017

Coming soon... SINGULARITY

Mannlicher Carcano: SINGULARITY -- a collection of 20 3-minute excerpts from the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, live performances, and studio concoctions. Each disc will contain a randomly generated mix drawing from a pool of 999 possible singles, and the album will be issued in a strictly limited edition of 3.32693155076408E+41.

Here are the first two sample singles slated for this ambitious magnum opus, Singularity 001 (The Cry of the Yet), and Singularity 002 (Kumbaya)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Evidence of MC's Early Internetventions Unearthed!!

While digging through a bin of moldy collage materials, Really Happening came across this evidence of Mannlicher's legendary early absurdist interventions using free web-hosting and design services from the mid-90s to the early 2000s, when this Cafepress giftshop was set up. 

The site was the last of 3 or 4 of these interventionist sites, which were filled with misinformation, confusing linkage, and the cheesiest default design elements available. The skeleton of the site's front page is viewable via the Wayback machine, but all the pictorial content is missing, and the layers of pages weren't saved, so it's not really worth the click.  

We can't make out what the image on offer was, but there is some recollection that it was a completely unintelligible, densely layered lo-res digital mish-mash that no one in their right minds would want on their $1000 coffee mug. We went to see if these items were still available on the Cafepress site, but all we found was this:

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Original Cast

Here are the two most recent broadcast transcription mp3s, available for free download for a brief window in time, then gone, gone, gone....

MC rifle cast by Daniel Hawkins

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Really Porter Mannlicher


Really Porter Mannlicher was edited from the February 25, 2017 edition of the weekly improvised audio collage radio program, The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour (broadcast weekly on CHMR 93.5fm, Saturdays from 4 to 6pm). It consists of a single 1:19min improvisation between two Mannlicher Carcano members, Really Happening and Porter Hall. It begins and ends with short spoken conversations as they conceive and plan this project but for the most part, it is classic Mannlicher Carcano. Really Porter Mannlicher is an edition of one CD project submitted to the RPM 2017 Challenge (to make an album in the month of February):

Really Happening (Los Angeles, California):

electric guitar
Mr. Bill doll 
RC20XL Loop Station
Vinyl: Christ's Ambassadors & Mind Development: Deep Relaxation
cassette loop (ST to sculpture "Order Here")
ARP Odyssey
KORG Electribe ER-1
live soundscape - neighbour's yard worker blowing leaves

Porter Hall (St. John’s, Newfoundland):

Alesis microverb 4 multi-effects 
KORG Monotron (analog ribbon synthesizer)
KORG Monotron Delay
CD: St. John’s vocalX “Introduction to the Elements” (RPM submission)
toy micro pan pipes
Macdonald’s toy siren (designed to attach to bicycle handlebars)
Merry-Okee elf/normal toy microphone
modified squeaky element from a toy chicken

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Missing Links

Porter fought the robots the only way he knew how -- by deleting the Mainframe! Sure, mankind was thrown back into the dark ages of no Mannlicher Carcano Radio Show archive links except for the ones on, but now mankind can crawl back from the ooze all over again and relive those glory days of gradually emerging higher consciousness, as if nobody had ever listened to Mannlicher Carcano before! Let's start here:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Do you, Really?

These next two should work, but have no associated file, we'll check it out...

OK, let's try one more and see if there's something screwy going on with the archive...

This is okay! This one is alright! This one is alright! This one is all right!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

MC Live at Art Basil LA 2016

 This is the youtube archive of Mr. Let's Paint TV's live stream from the Art Basil LA art fair in his backyard in Van Nuys CA. The actual performance is the first hour +45 or so, then there's an MC soundtrack over a fairly minimal video, then several more hours of less eventful documentation. Participating in this performance, which was the LA segment of the regular Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, were Really Happening, Kenneth Friendliness, and Herr Schurdt, with cameo appearances from Mr. Let's Paint TV and new member Sun Dog, plus sonic backwash from Porter in Newfoundland. The actual broadcast version of the show will be linked here shortly.

 More info on Art Basil LA at

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016


In 1985, at the nadir of L. Cohen's career (his masterpiece Various Positions having been released only in Canada), Mannlicher Carcano resolved to jump start it by lending the weight of their endorsement via a tribute LP of Cohen covers, to be entitled "LEONARD COHENS GREATEST HITS (as performed by mannlicher carcano)", and they recorded 3 or 4 numbers before Jennifer Warnes (who had apparently been listening in to private conversations in the Tower of Song commissary) beat them to the punch. On Saturday, Nov 13 2016, the group realized one of the originally conceived covers with this profound yet danceable rendition of one of Cohen's most obscure numbers, the rambling, desperate "Please Don't Pass Me By (A Disgrace)" from 1970. Dig.

PS: This version does not appear on the broadcast version of the radio show linked below. So you'll just have to download both.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Best Show Ever!

Featuring Kenneth Friendliness, Herr Schurdt, the FBC Senior Adult Choir, Further Deconstructions of Dawn, The Reptilian Monkey Dance Party, and some racket from Porter & Gogo.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Flower Hear Noise!

Well, Flower, that's a good start, but if you want to overcome your addiction to porn, they'd better have those archives up and running at CHMR again!

UPDATE: Both files are legit! Get while they're hot!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Really, Gogo, Christ

Here are links o the last 2 shows, unedited, and a picture that came up using the google search terms "Really, Gogo, Christ" which is who was playing on the July 30th program...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Last Two Shows FLUSHED!

Here are those last two shows, flushed, on -- "Two episodes of the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, flushed versions (edited to remove banter and bracketing program segments) from July 2016, featuring Porter Hall, Gogo Godot, Really Happening, Kenneth Friendliness, Rock Hill, half a Christ and the debut of Battery Up! "

Saturday, July 16, 2016

He Comes Out of the Bldg!

The latest show: July 16th -- Rock Hill is off celebrating his 60th birthday, but is represented by a loop from the soundtrack of the latest Lohbado Vlog, while Kenneth Friendliness is off leasing a car for his girlfriend. Battery Up has returned for a repeat dose before running back to Saskatoon (where they never turn the maple leaf upside down!) Apart from that this was MC Classic, featuring Really, Porter, Gogo (pictured), and half a Christ!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Olskool MC lineup!

The latest show, featuring Really, Porter, Gogo (pictured), Rock, Kenneth and a new associate, Battery Up:

Sunday, June 19, 2016

This is Really Happening!

Douglas Coupland

What if, in the tech world, there is no next big thing? First we had fire, then came the wheel, and the PC, then the internet and then Google and then the iPhone and then … that’s it. There’s nothing more left to come. We’re waiiiiiiting—but no, we’ve received all there’s going to be and tech’s broad strokes have all happened. Does this sound scary, or kind of sad? We can laugh at such a proposition because we know it’s not going to happen. We might dream of a year when people would just stop inventing new things, but in reality there’s going to be more and more new stuff. All of us will continue our lives permanently vibrating on the tech revolution’s vertical asymptote—screaming like Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, mid-coitus with the devil: “Oh my God, this is really happening!”

Continue reading here, but that was the best part.

Also, the latest show:

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mannlicher Carcano officially endorses Jeffrey Vallance!

Mannlicher Carcano officially endorses Jeffrey Vallance with this catchy singalong from their forthcoming full length "Campaign for My Eel Friends" -- this is edited from the LA end recording of the May 21st 2016 show, Mannatees!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Go!Go! Smart Animals = Radio Show MP3 backlog?!

I'm not sure how many of these 15 links are still active, but we'll put them up now, and adjust them as they're checked -- the first few should connect to shows. Quite a backlog! UPDATE: Dang! Well, what with expired links and mysteriously dysfuctional ones, we whittled about 30 hours of material down to 6. Guess you'll just have to wait for Courtesy Flush Volume 3!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mannlicher Carcano on Glossolalia

Free 2 hour mp3 of Mannlicher Carcano on Glossolalia last week. Glossolalia, hosted by Mitchell Brown and Don Bolles can be heard every Monday from 6 - 8 PM on KXLU 88.9 FM in Los Angeles, and streaming 24/7 at

Mannlicher Carcano admin took over the timeslot on April 04 2016 to create a roughly chronological 2-hour profile of the band. The recording of this intervention was tweaked back at HQ to maximize diversity and cut back on the yikyak.

This recording is historically notable for the return of founding member Gogo Godot to full participation after an absence of 7 years! Listen for his electric aluminum cello...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mannlicher Carcano Live in LA Feb 27th the Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown as part of the opening of Werewolf curated by Nick Brown. We will strive to have some copies of the hot-off-the-presses "Courtesy Flush Volume 2": over 16 hours of de-banterized transcriptions of the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour from 2014 on one mp3 disc, limited artisanally crafted edition of 50 numbered copies.

More info on Werewolf:

And here are links to the last couple of shows!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Recent Hamlicher Radio Adventures!

Checked and authenticated. This is the real stuff people! HAM NOT SPAM!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Roundup of Recent Radio Recitals

OK, these are all good as of today! Get em while they're hot!

Image: one of the original unique collage covers for Half Duplex Receive Only

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Off Register (and Mannlicher Carcano!) now on Bandcamp

Monday, August 24, 2015

Solo LP - Happening's Masses

Three recently completed recordings of new lo-fi, droney ambient choral works -- Happening's Masses for 2, 4, and 6 Voices -- are now available for free DL or streaming at

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mannly Fashions PLUS!

Previous shows available here: here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rediscovered 2001 Mannlicher installation soundtrack NOW AVAILABLE!

Now available for free download at

Mannlicher Carcano  Off Register (2001/2015) 1:17:31 mp3 @ 320 (+ other formats)

Soundtrack to Mannlicher Carcano's audio installation Off Register.
"Mannlicher Carcano: Off Register"
2001-07-24 until 2001-07-24
University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, USA United States of America

Mannlicher Carcano's Off Register is a soundscape created by the simultaneous playing of three individually composed sections of different lengths, which constantly recombine into new configurations. Mannlicher Carcano is comprised of three members, Porter Hall, Really Happening, and Gogo Godot, each of whom lives in a different North American city.

Each collaborator created his portion of Off Register without knowledge of the other components, thereby creating a sound environment removed from both geographical specificity and individual creative intent. The work is a continuation of the group’s Ambient Narrative series, which uses narrative elements and structures (musical, verbal, documentary, and theatrical), and assembles them into a shifting, participatory, non-hierarchical continuum.

This particular iteration is a reconstruction. Although a field recording of the installation was made, its present whereabouts is unknown. The three individual CDRs that constituted the components of the piece - thought lost - were recently unearthed in Really Happening's audio dungeon, fallen behind a moldering Optigan. These were mixed into a single track simulating the mix an auditor standing in the center of the gallery might hear. Other mixes, including one that simulates the experience of moving through the space, may be forthcoming.

Mannlicher Carcano is an experimental, improvisational audio collage group who have been working together since 1987, creating performances, recordings, installations, and radio art. They produce a weekly radio and web-cast, The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, and have released over 25 cassettes, CDs, CDRs, and vinyl recordings.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

More of Gogo's tats along with links to recent shows

March 28, 2015:

April 4, 2015:

April 11, 2015:

April 18, 2015: 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Who wants this "Mannlicher Name"?

It goes to the first new adjunct member to skype in Saturday afternoon!