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

Improvising audio collage live, in the studio, and in radiospace since 1987 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 ZOOM. L to R: Gogo Godot, Really Happening, Porter Hall; Kenneth Friendliness, Rock Hill, Christ, Herr Schurdt, Rameau, Woodpity Pitywood, et al.

Monday, January 1, 2525

Mannlicher Who?!

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. The group has released over 50 cassettes, CDs, CDRs, and vinyl recordings, and archived hundreds of mp3 radio transcriptions.

Mannlicher Carcano is a pirate-radio sound-terrorist musical collective who use improvisational audio collage techniques to control minds. Formed in 1984 by those clandestine cryptonyms "Really Happening"(Los Angeles, CA), "Porter Hall" (Guelph, ON) and "Gogo Godot" (Winnipeg), Mannlicher's Anarchist-Avant-Garde, Post-Punk, Classical-DIY, Plunderphonic, Experimental-Apocalypse, Analog-Acoustic-Pop-Autopsy style is auralgasmic.

"MC creates a musical salad by combining home-made instruments (the Spring-Strung Bass, Ventor, and Cast Aluminum Cello), miscellaneous sound and noise producing vessels and conventional instruments in their ongoing quest to understand and expand...
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Friday, September 10, 2021

Mannlicher Carcano - Hunt Down & Punish 20th Anniversary


New video compiled to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the world as we know it! An anti-war single recorded and released within 2 days of the Sept 11, 2001 suicide attack on the World Trade Center towers and debuted in its long form as a continuous soundtrack to the prophetically titled site-specific van exhibition "Gas Grass or Ass: Nobody Rides for Free" in Los Angeles on Sept 21, Mannlicher Carcano's "Hunt Down & Punish" isolates and foregrounds the philosophical meme that has characterized the subsequent actions of the one world government, equating it with a signet of popular culture cautioning skepticism regarding the official version of history put forth by same. Other cunning samples include lead contortionist Really Happening’s dying father spontaneously bursting forth in pirate-style sing-along to a group of Vietnamese folk musicians on cable access tv. If you can’t dance you can’t be part of our revolution.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

August Video Uploads of the MCRH Quarantine Project

Here are the two our production staff have edited so far, more on the way!


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

 July 10th MCRH Quarantine Video Project: Happy Birthday Camille Pissarro!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Quarantine Video Ketchup

Or "Mayonaise" as they call it in Canada - here's most of the edited videos from the Quarantine Period, probably about the same number that need to be trimmed and gussied up. Dig in!


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Kenneth is Ready!


Sorry, we missed a few - the new video technology has been eating up the archival energies. But here are links to mp3s the last five broadcast shows - very different from the recordings in the video, and well worth your sustained and undivided attention!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June 20, 2020 ZOOM video with Berndt Offerings

This weeks episode features Rock Hill, really Happening, Porter Hall, Kenneth Friendliness, Mickey Dismantle, Berndt Offerings & Camus Sumac.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

First ZOOM video upload HISTORIC OCCASION hobbit shrimping XXX

Here is the ZOOM video of most of the show that was broadcast today. Turn on the CC/subs for extra meaning! It was taking a suspiciously long time processing though, so we changed the title from "Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour June 13 2020 Ian Holm Hobbit Shrimping Tape" to "Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour June 13 2020 Ian Holm Hobbit Coronavirus Tape." That seemed to do the trick!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Back from the Dead and Bigger than Ever!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Topical Treatment

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Missing Time! Mannlicher TAKEN! Details pending...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Time to Smash Things Up! (for Mike Kelley)

Another anarchist anthem by Mannlicher Carcano, recorded the day Mike Kelley died, and subsequently dedicated to him under the assumption that his spirit was being channeled. This is technically by The Friendliness Happening before officially formed, and was released both on MC's Trouble & Thensome 3" CDR and This is Really Happening Vol 7. Chaos Reigns!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Mannlicher Carcano Explained Scientifically

We urgently caution you to swiftly download these very titanically recorded radio broadcasts that come among the very truly great manners of Mannlicher Carcano who had very allegorically shared amongst their very truly noble men and women with the very ancestrally inevitable performances offered herein...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Oops! Missed 4/20 Again! FUUUUUUUG!

Hurry now to get free ltd time free downloads of the last 4 episodes of The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, including our recurring failure-to-mention-cannabis-on-April 20th themed show. Word to the wise, these are a particularly tight set of episodes, as they have been pre-recorded and edited for quality control purposes!

Cathy: What a GREAT place to start exploring the vast audio legacy of Mannlicher Carcano!
Really: Who are you? How did you get in here?! 

Cathy: It's me, Cathy! Don't you remember you told me you loved me, Really? Said you'd be comin' back this way again baby. Baby baby baby! Baby baby. Oh baby.

Really: Feets don't fail me now! [laughter and applause.]

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Download now to realign your feedback portals at no cost to you for a limited time! The Crucible portal does not work with the big map device! The Crucible portal does not work with the big map device!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Porter at Home

Nothing gets the ham sparking like a flagon of moist Schlitz mead, and conscientious helpmate Mrs. Hall knows that a busy audiocollage broadcaster, pencil at the ready,  deserves prompt capitulation. That globe isn't going to dominate itself! Here's what it sounds like when History collapses:

Saturday, January 26, 2019

New Year New Host New Era

The first three broadcasts of the New Era of Mannlicher Carcano, with New St John's Anchor Klaxxon Blaring. We urge you to DL these remarkable sound documents free of charge in a timely manner, as they will be deleted from the station server forever in short order! Plus one from the end of last year which may be a repeat, but you probably don't have it.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Live at the Desert Lighthouse +

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Celebrate Bunny's Successful Trepanation downloading these limited time broadcast transcription service mp3 files! We have been informed by reliable sources that longtime Mannlicher Carcano visual projections coordinator Bunny Lost has successfully undergone surgery to remove that part of his brain that made him such a cranky bastard and produced those voices that urged him to question the legitimacy of institutional authority! Hooray for Bunny! 

Apparently he went in Wednesday and was out by Friday. What better way to experience an empathic virtual reality simulation of this medical triumph than to set these 3 free limited time downloads running simultaneously on various devices around your domicile, and sink into the healing sound bath that results? Image by the victim.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Trying to Keep on Top of This...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Best Batch Yet!

Now before y'all go in a feeding frenzy DLing these, let our intern Nguyễn check them first, it's been a while...

OK, Nguyễn says these last four check out, though 20180901 is a rerun. Dig in!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

New Sounds of Manicure Carcavelos!

We are rebranding ourselves as a Portuguese nail salon - judge the results with these 4 hours of limited time free mp3 downloads!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Keepin' it Reel too Reel in the 15650!

You know those mofos what say "Meow meow call that music! Meow meow no melody, meow meow no structure, meow meow TOO LOUD?" Well, one of our secret meow meow founding members would like to suggest something you can stick in your meow meow ears if you don't like the meow meow sounds of the mighty Mannlicher Carcano!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Audio Mayonnaise

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Chosen Brand

Monday, April 16, 2018

Paranormal Activity XXXVII: The Ivaning

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

MC/MES What About US? RMX

Really Happening RMX w/ MES colab beginning around 33:30

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Return of Allah-Go-Rhythm

I think AGR is on the first one - if you find yourself listening to accounts of bathroom DMT chemistry and dog-headed guardians of infinitely tessellated mosques, you're in the right place!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ringing in the New Ear

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hare Mare Hall's CIRCUS NUMBER

As if this Circus ain't numb enough!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mannlicher Carcano Fitness Workout Vols 1 - 5

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Let's try a new batch of links... 3 good 3 bad GO!

Image found with Gogo Porter Really google image search

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lets Try These Links and See What Happens!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radio Monekey Freedom Vols 1 & 2 PLUS+++!!!

(the last couple of unedited broadcasts) PLUS+++

...the July 29th broadcast mixed with the Lompoc Western Sighthound Specialty field recording, which only penetrated the broadcast mix intermittently!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This seems to be the right tactic...

Wait a couple of days before attempting to DL from the CHMRchive --

PS: First Mannatee™® to identify the above painting detail wins a free cigar!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Will this work? Was anything getting through?

Getting through from the dog show in Lompoc? Or from Gogo through Lompoc to Porter? Dealing with skype forced upgrade issues, things get complicated.

Monday, July 24, 2017

MCRH Saturday July 22, 2017 with Porter, Really, Rock (briefly), Herr Schurdt, Dr. Pityface, and Woodpity.

And here is the mysteriously vanished file reappeared from the week before!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We'll give this one more shot... 
                                   Failed No File! These ones worked:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


For those anxious Mannatees that can't wait until Saturday, here is the edit of the jam MC performed off-air last Saturday, with Porter Hall wandering the streets of Toronto, interacting with the locals and Hairy Mary Hall (by phone?) along with a raucous Los Angeles contingent featuring Dr, Pityface, Woodpity Pitywood, and new member Spotty Signal, alongside Kenneth Friendliness and Really Happening. Additional harmony vocals from Chloe & Portfolio. Edited together by R. Happening from 4 separate source fragments, the track is entitled 170527 for 170603 (Loud & Clear), and will be available here for a limited time only! Below: Top to bottom -- Really Happening, Woodpity Pitywood, Spotty Signal. Photo by Dr. Pityface.

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)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Here are links to the last month of shows...

And none of them seem to work! POOOORRRRTERRR!!!!

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: