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The Curated Catastrophe – Listen to Joe Strummer

August 2, 5pm

We’re back, live on RadioValencia.fm, for another two hour exploration of the current mood via song and word. I might play a little bit of punk rock later in the show, as well as Hank Williams, Alabama 3, and Ayron Jones. We’ll also hear from a band that sent me their new single from Rio down in Brazil, Estranhos Românticos. Shey will do her normal “NPR” level of production, while I spackle things together with duct-tape and hope. Give the podcast a spin!

2:01pm: Chant by Portland Moms

2:02pm: Left-Handedness by Shae

2:02pm: Take Me Away by Ayron Jones

2:06pm: Defund the Police/Support BLM by Ammon Bundy from ????

2:08pm: You’re Wrong by NoFX

2:11pm: Get Down Moses by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros

2:16pm: Solidarity by Black Uhuru

2:20pm: Police In Helicopter by John Holt

2:24pm: Police and Thieves by The Clash

2:32pm: I’d Love to Change the World by Ten Years After

2:35pm: Change by Blind Melon

2:41pm: Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath

2:46pm: Film Excerpt by They Live

2:46pm: Police Story by Anti-Flag

2:50pm: Take Back The Power by The Interrupters

2:52pm: 1988 by Estranhos Romanticos

2:59pm: Colors (Live) by Black Pumas

3:05pm: Up by Earthgang

3:09pm: Excess by Tricky

3:13pm: Film Excerpt by They Live

3:15pm: Unity (Operation Ivy Cover) by Mikey and His Uke feat: Chris Demakes (Less Than Jake), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger)

3:17pm: Wait For The Light To Shine by Hank Williams

3:18pm: Film Excerpt by They Live

3:19pm: Peace In The Valley by Alabama 3

3:24pm: Shine A Light by The Rolling Stones

3:30pm: Shine A Light (Live) by Spiritualized

3:38pm: What Did You Learn by Pete Seeger

3:39pm: On Unemployment by Robert Reich

3:43pm: Hopeless by Ludacris

3:49pm: My Vote Don’t Count by YelloPain

3:55pm: Bhindi Bhagee by Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Struggles Continue

July 26, 4pm

We’re back in the internet airwaves for another episode of the Curated Catastrophe! Check it out! Shey is leading off with some feminist anthems, while I will be featuring some cuts from the new Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah record. We’ll also hear from The Asteroid #4, Ian Brown, and Motörhead. See if we can pull it together this week!

2:02pm: Un Violador en tu Camino by Las Tésis

2:04pm: Public Address by Alexandria Ocasio Cortes, Representative for NY 14th Congressional District

2:07pm: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monet feat. Erykah Badu

2:15pm: Can’t hold Us Down by Christina Aguilera feat. Lil’ Kim

2:16pm: On Politicians by Lemmy

2:17pm: No Voices In The Sky by Motorhead

2:20pm: First World Problems by Ian Brown

2:26pm: Lockdown Corona by Beldon Haigh

2:30pm: (Keep Mar-a-Lago but) I Want America Back by Eric Hirschberg

2:34pm: Clampdown by The Clash

2:40pm: County Line by Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah

2:45pm: Carousels by Doves

2:48pm: Gone Today by Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah

2:51pm: The Singer by Ty Segall

2:56pm: Rescue by The Vacant Lots

2:58pm: On America by John Cleese

3:00pm: The Afterglow by The Asteroid #4

3:05pm: The Sound Of The Police by KRS-One

3:10pm: Rulers and States by Bis from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:13pm: What Comes Next by Worriers

3:16pm: A Call To Young Lawyers by Matthew Caws from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:21pm: Talking to Milwaukee WI, County sheriff, David Clarke – 2016 by Megan Kelly, Fox News

3:24pm: “Black on Black Violence” by Jesse Mechanic

3:27pm: Kindness for Weakness by Dilated Peoples feat. Talib Kweli

3:33pm: Life’s Not Fair by Juice WRLD

3:36pm: Meditate by Earthgang

3:40pm: London Dungeons by Congo Natty

3:45pm: Our Democracy No Longer Represents The People by Larry Lessig

3:47pm: America! Fuck Yeah! by Team America: World Police

3:49pm: It’s Okay To Be Black by Jac Ross

3:53pm: Guns by Nick Andre (feat. Lateef The Truth Speaker) from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:55pm: My Way by Aloe Blacc

3:57pm: Antifa Dub by Cop On Fire

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Portland Protests, Freedom Rock, and Church Music

July 19, 4pm

This week’s program finds Malderor pissed off about Portland, and Shey keeping things mellow and churchy, and we try to end on a hopeful note. Give it a spin.

2:04pm: Which Side Are You On? (Remix) by Rebel Diaz feat Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience

2:06pm: TV Commercial by Freedom Rock

2:10pm: I’m Free by The Soup Dragons

2:12pm: Know Your Rights by The Clash

2:17pm: This Land Is Your Land (Edit) by Woody Guthrie

2:19pm: Rockin’ In The Free World by Neil Young

2:26pm: Notion by Tash Sultana

2:32pm: Tadow by FKJ and Masego

2:41pm: No Diggity by Chet Faker

2:46pm: This Land Is Your Land by Jason Bridges

2:47pm: On Americans by George Carlin

2:48pm: Karen – Mask Off Remix (Walmart Diss) by Eric D’Alessandro

2:50pm: Our Democracy No Longer Represents The People by Larry Lessig

2:51pm: You Are The Government by Bad Religion

2:52pm: On Americans by George Carlin

2:53pm: Freedom Of Choice by Fu Manchu

2:55pm: Defund the Police Rap by Nate and Hila

2:58pm: Statement to Syracuse Mayor regarding Defunding the Police by Yusuf Abdul-Qadir from NY Civil Liberties Union

3:02pm: Jóga/State of Emergency by PS 22 Chorus, Staten Island

3:03pm: Joga/State of Emergency by Bjork

3:06pm: Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini

3:11pm: 2020 Riots How Many Times by Trey Songz

3:15pm: On The Portland Arrests by Rep. Bonamici

3:16pm: I Say Fuck (The Stories Behind The Songs) by Eddie Spaghetti

3:19pm: I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table by Hollis Watkins

3:21pm: This Land by Gary Clark, Jr.

3:26pm: On Revolution by Malcolm X

3:27pm: Share The Land by The Guess Who

3:31pm: The Sky is Crying (background music) by Gary BB Coleman

3:32pm: Take Me to Church (cover) by Sofia Karlberg

3:37pm: Black Church by Gary Owens from First Amendment Comedy

3:40pm: Church by Sam Henshaw feat. Earthgang

3:43pm: No Bad Energy by Nas

3:48pm: Reflecting On His March-On-Washington Speech by Rep. John Lewis

3:51pm: Black Lives Matter by Dax

3:54pm: Making The Struggle Every Day by Ella Baker

3:56pm: Ain’t Gonna Let No Body Turn Me ‘Round by The Freedom Singers

3:59pm: Antifa Dub by Cop On Fire

4:01pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Calmness and Demystification

July 12, 5pm

Shey and Malderor did another Exquisite Corpse episode, starting with some calm and mellow tracks, moving through some cultural commentary, and ending up in a listener-appreciation mode. Give it a spin if you like music from all over the spectrum! It even features an unprecedented amount of jazzy cuts from Malderor.

2:04pm: Waterbaby (Live at the Tin Angel In Philadelphia, 2003) by Barry Andrews

2:07pm: Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries by Willie Bobo

2:11pm: N.I.B. (Black Sabbath cover, played on a Hello Kitty toy guitar) by Zakk Wylde

2:17pm: Check Your Phone by Pete Wentz

2:23pm: Black Rage by Lauryn Hill

2:25pm: Atoll by Nai Palm

2:28pm: Golden Brown (Stranglers Cover) by Dave Brubeck

2:33pm: On Extremism by John Cleese

2:34pm: Crashie First Socialist by Dillinger

2:35pm: On Prejudice by Vincent Price

2:37pm: Fuck Donald Trump by YG and Nipsey Hussle

2:41pm: Say My Name by Florence and the Machine

2:46pm: The Crisis by Ennio Morricone

2:48pm: The Other Side of America by Meek Mill

2:51pm: HELL YOU TALKMBOUT by Janelle Monae

2:58pm: Someday We’ll All Be Free by Donny Hathaway

3:02pm: The Klan by Gil Scott Heron

3:08pm: Strange Fruit by Oceans of Slumber

3:10pm: A Call To Arms (BLM 1312 Redux) by thisquietarmy from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:16pm: Pretty Lady by Tash Sultana

3:19pm: Bummer in the Summer by Love (Arthur Lee)

3:23pm: I’m Into You by Chet Faker

3:28pm: Paradise by Berner featuring Wiz Kalifa

3:31pm: Healing Of The Nation by Jacob Miller

3:35pm: I Wanna Lose by L.A. Witch

3:40pm: Feeling Better by Sugar

3:46pm: Rivers by New Model Army

3:50pm: Demystification (Zounds Cover) by Crocodiles

3:54pm: Subvert (Zounds Cover) by The Levellers

3:59pm: Antifa Dub by Cop On Fire

The Curated Catastrophe – Songs Of Stupidity and Revolution

June 28, 5pm


Malderor is on his own this week, so this episode trends back toward new-and-independent releases, although we’re still keeping things thematic and topical. As such, expect a lot of songs about Stupidity, Dissent, and Revolution. There’s some rock and roll in there too, from Las Cobras, The Vacant Lots, The Music, Funkadelic, and Congo Natty. And maybe a tiny bit of cultural commentary. Podcast link at the bottom.

2:03pm: US Hits All Time High In Coronavirus Cases by News Report

2:03pm: Florida’s Anti-Maskers by News Report

2:04pm: Fucking Stupid People by George Carlin

2:04pm: Take The Long Road And Walk It by The Music

2:08pm: Exit by The Vacant Lots

2:11pm: Never Go Full Retard by Tropic Thunder

2:12pm: The Time Has Come (Live) by Las Cobras

2:18pm: Be The Revolution by Love and Rockets

2:22pm: On Robert Downey Jr’s Blackface by Jamie Foxx

2:23pm: 2020 WTF! by Jim Bob

2:24pm: Strange Days by Beans On Toast

2:28pm: On Science by Carl Sagan

2:29pm: Shit’s Fucked by Eddie Spaghetti

2:33pm: Which Side Are You On? (Remix) by Rebel Diaz feat. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience

2:38pm: Dig It by The Coup

2:42pm: Break The Grip Of Shame by Paris

2:46pm: On Freddie Gray

2:48pm: Freddie Gray Blues by Kevin Devine

2:50pm: Florida’s Anti-Maskers On God by News Report

2:51pm: Stealing In The Name Of The Lord by Paul Kelly

2:54pm: American Stupid People by Dylan Moran

2:55pm: You Weren’t There by New Model Army

2:59pm: Who Wants To Change Places? by Chris Rock

3:00pm: Socialism Is Love by Max Romeo

3:03pm: Revolution by The Cult

3:08pm: EU Considering Ban On US Travelers by News Report

3:09pm: Getaway by The Music

3:17pm: Super Stupid by Funkadelic

3:21pm: Fuck You, Stupid Bitch by Deep Dark Robot

3:26pm: Why Some Cops Become Cops by Kyle Kinane

3:27pm: Plan C by James Davis

3:27pm: Revolution Under Foot by The Reverend Horton Heat

3:32pm: Viva La Revolution by The Adicts

3:35pm: Revolution by Congo Natty

3:41pm: Shut Up And Listen! by Cheap Synths from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:43pm: We The People by A Tribe Called Quest

3:46pm: Oakland Streets by Askari X

3:50pm: Why Silence Isn’t The Answer (Excerpt) by James A White

3:51pm: Please Stand Up by British Sea Power

3:54pm: Black Lives Matter by Dax

3:58pm: Antifa Dub by Cop On Fire

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Talk Minus Action = Zero

June 28, 5pm

Malderor and Shey produce another episode of radio about the current moment in history, and attempted a more ‘uplifting’ note this week. They play a bunch of tracks off a Rough Trade compilation that’s available on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want, with all proceeds benefitting Black Lives Matter charities. Check the compilation out here: https://roughtradepublishing.bandcamp.com/album/talk-action-zero-a-compilation-benefitting-black-lives-matter

And check out the podcast below.

2:02pm: Broken Hands Play Guitars by Rebel Diaz

2:05pm: Yes We Can (Live, 1974, Edit) by The Pointer Sisters

2:09pm: I and I Survive by Bad Brains

2:15pm: Don’t Go Hiding Your Light by Linda Kemp from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:17pm: Rise Up by The Freedom Affair from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:19pm: Fuck This Fucking President by Courtney Jaye

2:20pm: How Do You Sleep? by Pink Mountaintops from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:22pm: WTF? by Lyrics Born

2:27pm: Typical Girls by The Slits

2:32pm: Excerpt from News and Notes by NPR, October 10, 2008

2:36pm: Ladies First by Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love

2:38pm: Excerpt from BBC Interview, July 5th, 2019 by Lil Nas X

2:39pm: Rodeo by Lil Nas X (featuring Nas)

2:41pm: Balencies by Chika

2:44pm: Don’t Shoot by Shea Diamond

2:48pm: Take A Few More Steps by Randolph Brown & Co. from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:52pm: Bound To The Sound by The Love Dimension

2:53pm: It’s A Trap by Dynamic Corvettes from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:57pm: Papa Don’t Take No Mess by James Brown

3:01pm: Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Live In Chicago,1972) by The Temptations

3:05pm: But It’s All Right by JJ Jackson

3:09pm: I’ll Be Around by The Spinners

3:13pm: Black Steel by Tricky

3:18pm: On Police Brutality by Seaton Smith from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:19pm: New Rules by Jay Watts from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:23pm: A Light In The Distance by Dot Dash from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:25pm: White Men Get Away With Murder by Prism Tats from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:28pm: No Lives Matter by Body Count

3:33pm: Imma Be Me (Excerpt) by Wanda Sykes

3:35pm: No Touching by Oober Geek featuring Futuristic and Krizz Kaliko

3:39pm: People by Laura Mvula featuring Wretch 32

3:43pm: This Is America by Childish Gambino

3:47pm: Gangster/The Chain (Live) by India Carney

3:52pm: I Pray That Things Will Change by Julius Wright from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:54pm: Just A Little Bit by Tim Carman & The Street 45s from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:57pm: Glory by John Legend and Common

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Anarchy, Oppression, and Smidgens of Humor

June 14, 5pm

We’re back on the air on Radio Valencia with another episode of The Curated Catastrophe. This episode remains fairly topical, exploring themes of anarchy and brutality, leavened (I hope) with a little comedy. There will once again be hip-hop, soul, and reggae, but we might sneak a little folk-punk back into the playlist this week as well.

2:07pm: News Report on Seattle Autonomous Zone

2:08pm: Autonomous Zone by Killing Joke

2:10pm: Guerrillas In The Mist by Consolidated

2:14pm: We Could Get Rid Of The Police (Excerpt 1) by Lee Camp

2:16pm: The World Is On Fire by Max Romeo and Roots Heritage

2:18pm: We Could Get Rid Of The Police (Excerpt 2) by Lee Camp

2:24pm: The Master and the Slave by Nas

2:29pm: How Can We Win? by Kimberly Jones, by David Jones Media

2:34pm: Grinding All my Life by Nipsey Hussle

2:39pm: Blue Lights by Jorga Smith

2:42pm: On Police Brutality by George Carlin

2:45pm: Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine

2:48pm: Message From A Black Man by The Temptations

2:52pm: On Police Brutality by Richard Pryor (1974)

2:54pm: On Police Brutality, Pt. 1 by Dave Chappelle (2003)

2:55pm: The Death Of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan

2:59pm: Civil Rights Update by Michael Che

3:00pm: I Can’t Breathe by Queen Ifrica

3:04pm: Battle Of The Beanfield by The Levellers

3:08pm: Personal Instagram Post by Patrice Washington

3:11pm: Fix You by India Carney

3:17pm: How Long? by Fantastic Negrito

3:20pm: Let’s All Get Down by Mac Dre

3:25pm: On Police Brutality by Richard Pryor (1979)

3:26pm: Law and Order by Stiff Little Fingers

3:29pm: On Police Brutality by Chris Rock

3:32pm: Black Man In A White World by Michael Kiwanuka

3:35pm: Respiration by Black Starr (featuring Common)

3:40pm: Breathe by Nas

3:46pm: Breathe by Fabolous

3:49pm: Breathe by Years and Years

3:54pm: Tear Shit Up by Paris

3:58pm: On Police Brutality, Pt. 2 by Dave Chappelle

3:59pm: Sonata in E Minor (2nd Movement) performed by Michelle Cann, written by Florence Price

The Curated Catastrophe – Hard Times

June 7, 4pm

2:00pm: Sounds From San Francisco Protests – Field Recordings by Shabbir Safdar

2:02pm: Give More Power To The People by The Chi-Lites

2:06pm: America’s Moment of Reckoning (Excerpt 1) by Cornel West

2:07pm: Ave Bushani/The Devil Made Me Do It by Paris

2:10pm: Sounds From San Francisco Protests by Field Recordings by Shabbir Safdar

2:11pm: Hands Up I Can’t Breathe by Steel Pulse

2:15pm: Hard Times by Baby Huey

2:18pm: Why am I Treated So Bad by Mavis Staples

2:27pm: Streets are Bloody by Queen Ifrica

2:31pm: Receiving the BET Humanitarian Award by Jesse Williams

2:35pm: That’s All Right by Laura Mvala

2:39pm: No Lives Matter by Ice T

2:40pm: Freedom by Paris

2:43pm: You Haven’t Done Nothin’ by Stevie Wonder

2:47pm: Downpressor Man by Peter Tosh

2:50pm: Stand Up And Be Counted by The Flames

2:52pm: Hell Yeah by Dead Prez

2:56pm: Wild In The Streets by Garland Jeffreys

3:00pm: Bad News Is Coming by Luther Allison

3:06pm: Excerpt from “Good for You” EP #31 by Donnell Rawlings

3:08pm: Pulling the Pin by Run the Jewels with Mavis Staples and Josh Homme

3:12pm: Speech in Atlanta, May 29, 2020 by Killer Mike

3:16pm: Overcome by Laura Mvala

3:19pm: Interview by Ice T

3:20pm: This Is My Country by The Impressions

3:23pm: We Had To Tear This Motherfucker Up by Ice Cube

3:26pm: Long Walk to DC by The Staples Singers

3:30pm: Black Lives Matter by Michael Che

3:32pm: Love and Hate by Michael Kiwanuka

3:38pm: The Great Dictator, 1940 by Charlie Chaplin

3:41pm: Make Me Lovely (Live with Metroplie Orkest May 2020) by Laura Mvala

3:45pm: Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) by Carlos Santana with John Lee Hooker

3:51pm: America’s Moment of Reckoning (Excerpt 2) by Cornel West

3:53pm: I Can’t Breathe by Corey Harris

3:55pm: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone

The Curated Catastrophe – Reflections On The Present Moment

May 31, 4pm

We’d had an entirely different radio show planned for today, but when it came time to start assembling the program, the world had tilted further off its axis, and we were no longer in the mood for light entertainment. Today’s show features a lot of protest music, soul, and hip-hop, and a lot of varying viewpoints. Some of it is angry, some of it is hopeful. It was cathartic to put it together. I hope you’ll give it a listen. Podcast link at the bottom.

2:08pm: Lethal Warning Shot by Paris

2:09pm: For What It’s Worth by Diesel Park West

2:09pm: My Favorite Mutiny by The Coup

2:14pm: Little Man With A Gun In His Hand by The Minutemen

2:16pm: Interview by Killer Mike

2:17pm: We Want Freedom by Dead Prez

2:25pm: Interview by Jane Elliott

2:26pm: Brown Skin Lady by Mos Def and Taleb Qwali as Blackstarr

2:34pm: Drama by Erykah Badu

2:35pm: Adan y Eva by Paoulo Londra

2:42pm: Thoughts On Looting by Trevor Noah

2:44pm: Burnin’ and Lootin’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers

2:49pm: Uncle Sam Goddamn by Brother Ali

2:52pm: Excerpt by A Conversation About Growing Up Black

2:54pm: Freedom by Jurassic 5

2:57pm: Think Freedom by Paris and Dead Prez feat. Aretha Franklin

3:04pm: Retrospect for Life by Common featuring Lauryn Hill

3:08pm: Colors (Live) by Black Pumas

3:13pm: Interview by Jane Elliott

3:15pm: Brown Skin by India Arie

3:19pm: Patience by Nas and Damian Marley

3:27pm: Heart Cry by Lauren Denise Byrd

3:31pm: Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass

3:38pm: Part Two from A Conversation About Growing Up Black

3:39pm: Stand Up by Harriet OST

3:44pm: Talkin’ Bout A Revolution (Live at the Ritz) by Living Colour

3:51pm: A Change Is Gonna Come by Brian Owens and Thomas Owens

3:55pm: Taste of Cindy by The Jesus and Mary Chain

3:57pm: The Parting Glass by The Face Vocal Band

4:01pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – A “Normal” Episode

April 28, 12pm

This week was a more “normal” episode of The Curated Catastrophe, as neither Malderor nor Shey had much time to prepare. So there’s a mix of brand new releases, old psych 45s, and some straight-up pop music. And a whole lot of the new Fiona Apple album.

2:05pm: Radio Clash by The Clash

2:13pm: Earth Odyssey by Asaf Avidan

2:14pm: Why Are Sundays So Depressing by The Strokes

2:17pm: 2020 WTF? by JimBob

2:19pm: We Are A Rock N Roll Band by Mrs Henry

2:21pm: Go Away by The Morning Dew

2:24pm: Snakedriver by The Jesus and Mary Chain

2:33pm: Glass by Charlie Cunningham

2:36pm: Not Miserable by Frightened Rabbit

2:39pm: Welcome Back Delta by Leon Gill

2:51pm: Fetch the Boltcutters by Fiona Apple

2:54pm: Heavy Balloon by Fiona Apple

2:58pm: Relay by Fiona Apple

3:08pm: Scoff by Nirvana from Bleach

3:11pm: Bleach Boys by Dead Milkmen

3:17pm: Red Sky At Night by The Accent

3:23pm: Something to Believe In by Young the Giant

3:28pm: Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

3:32pm: Running Up that Hil by Kate Bush

3:43pm: This Is War by Skinny Lister

3:45pm: Man Without A Soul by Lucinda Williams

3:53pm: America (Live) by Prince and the Revolution