Sunken Foal Stories – new album from Glyn Bigga Bush

The new LP from BiggaBush is out now on Lion Head Recordings/Schamoni Musik, available on bandcamp and at all good record stores.

Here’s a review from the Wire:

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and some reactions from listeners:

“21st century cultural decay meets alice in wonderland”

“These pieces are of a time, a time that is not now, a time stumbled upon, a cinematic flashback”

“a disconcerto, soundtracking the hive-mind’s motion picture dreamtime”

“Percussive phonics seduce and unnerve. Space crackle and serenade into dub-beats, Maxwell-esque”

Listen to the story of Sunken Foal Stories on soundcloud and check out this radio interview with Glyn talking about the album and his history with Rockers Hi Fi, Lightning Head and the Magic Drum Orchestra.

Track listing:

SIDE A
band one 3.33
stories
cairo wonk
ballache mansions
band two 3.15
jazz pact
feelin dank
industrial giant colour
band three 4.12
theme from tincleton now
man next door
band four 4.17
now there’s pain
art slab

SIDE B
band one 3.38
teahead of time
western monk
band two 3.29
carnaby st caper
gongs2go
turnintuit
band three 3.34
bontempi ventures
speltre flecks
band four 3.55
kitten kindred
zvuk poisk
cimbolism
band five 1.10
baked tapes

This Saturday (7.4.18) at Spiritland – BiggaBush on the decks

Come and hear BiggaBush on the incredible Spiritland sound system in Kings Cross, London…playing a 5 hour vinyl set ranging from Miles Davis to David Axelrod to krautrock to electronica to hip hop to dub to Bigga productions such as Rockers Hi Fi, Lighting Head, Magic Drum Orchestra and more…

You can also hear an exclusive preview of the new album from Glyn Bigga Bush –  Sunken Foal Stories, released on Lion Head Recordings/Schamoni Musik in May 2018.

Admisson free.  20:00 till 01:00.

Podcast Twelve

Podcast Twelve on soundcloud

01 Steve Gray – Go For Broke

02 Nico Gomez &His Afro Percussion Inc – Ritual

03 The Residents – Boo Who?

04 Can – Oscura Primavera

05 Tangerine Peel – Trapped

06 Amon Duul II – Soap Shop Rock (ext)

07 Deerhoof – The Perfect Me

08 Thee Oh Cees – Transparent World

09 Madlib Invazion mixed by J Rocc (ext)

10 J Dilla – Make It Fast (unadulterated Mix feat Diz Gibran)

11 Madlib – Rock Konducta (Exts from Side A/Side B)

12 Captain Beyond – A Thousand Days of Yesterday

13 Todd Rundgren – International Feel

14 Paul Bonneau – Univers Sideral

15 Olivier Messiaen – Chant d’Amour 1 (ext)

16 The Jimi Entley Sound – Charlie’s Theme

17 Amon Duul II – Halluzination Guillotine

18 Jefferson Airplane – Today (Diplo beat-up)

19 The Free Design – Harve Daley Hix (Stereolab remix)

20 Gorillaz – Welcome to the Plastic Beach

21 MF DOOM – Tick Tock

22 Glyn Bigga Bush – Baked Beats

Originally broadcast as BBDig#9.

BiggaBush Podcast Three

 

 

 

We kick off with a piece from Space, Energy & Light Experimental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 – 88, as ever a beautifully researched and packaged collection of synthesiser explorations from Sounds of the Universe, who also give us a couple of tunes from their excellent Soul of A Nation album.  Steve Reich gets a both a reggae treatment from Jimi Tenor and the hypnotic sound of a blackbird singing ever more slowly from Chris Hughes Shift album.

A quick trawl though John Peel’s archive (see Podcast Two) inspired Kidkanevil on First Word Recordings.

Can offer 7″ worth of pleasure from their fine Singles LP – a brief tribute to the late Holger Czukay who died earlier in 2017.

Lalo Schifrin is a favourite film composer and I have very fond memories of watching Mission Impossible as a kid and loving the incidental music, especially those extended snare and flute pieces…which I still haven’t been able to track down, but Bower Hotel catches the vibe.  Also on the soundtrack front is a piece from The Prisoner soundtrack – another fave from my 60s TV watching days.

There are a couple of tracks from my “Sunken Foal Stories” project which is due out sometime in 2018 (pressing plants willing). This started off as an idea to grab two of three records at random from my collection and sample short sections with the idea of working quickly and with no specific idea of an overall sound or direction.  Inevitably I started applying some sort of filters almost immediately and I was drawn towards charity shop and carboot albums, obscure foreign albums, spoken word and jazz stuff.  Tracks took on a life of their own and within four weeks I had the basis of the whole album – short tracks, uneven length loops, odd juxtapositions, a very cinematic feel….I sent an early draft to Schamoni who released the Melody & Electronics EP in 2017 and they got it straight away, hence the release plans.

Lisa Carbon is an alias of Atom TM – well worth checking out his prodigious output, especially as Senor Coconut.

Designer Julian House puts on his Focus Group hat for another bonkers collection of strange sounds, tape glitches and easy listening samples.  His redesign of the Ghost Box website is also well worth a look, as are all his sleeve designs for Broadcast and Stereolab.

Another Nahid Akhtar track found its way into the mix, just can’t get enough of her Bollywood stylings at the moment.

I found the Gordon Beck album “Experiments With Pops” in a great record shop in nearby Bridport and felt compelled to share this amazing version of the Beach Boys classic.  It also features a very young John McLaughlin tearing up and down the fretboard.

 

 

 

 

 

We end with a Sun Ra cover played by probably the most amazing big band I’ve ever seen, the Spatial AKA Orchestra, put together by Jerry Dammers with a huge lineup, two bassists, timps, 18-piece brass section, drums, percussion, vibes and the wonderful Zoe Rahman on Fender Rhodes.  This track was recorded from a Later with Jools Holland broadcast and to date the band sadly have not put out any studio recordings.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening and feel free to comment.

Podcast Three tracklisting

01 Carl Matthews – As Above, So Below

02 Kidkanevil – A Love That’s Worth Sampling

03 Phil Ranelin – Vibes From the Tribe

04 Jimi Tenor/Steve Reich – Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ

05 Can – Shikako Manu Ten

06 Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X

07 Lalo Schifrin – Bower Hotel

08 Glyn Bigga Bush – Teahead of Time

09 Lisa Carbon – Space Oddity

10 Chris Hughes – Slow Motion Blackbird

11 The Focus Group – New Toytown Walk

12 M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar – Dilbar Dilbara

13 Gordon Beck Quartet – Good VIbrations

14 Ariel Kalma – Zdunkska Wola

15 Prisoner OST – Mini Moke & Speedboat Escape

16 Glyn Bigga Bush – The Tincleton Now

17 Spatial AKA – Soul Vibrations of Man

The BiggaBush Podcast – Episode One

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Podcast One Tracklisting:

01 Celio Balona – Tema de Batman    date unknown Bemol

02 Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Mellotron    1996 Nothing

03 Keith Mansfield – Statement 2 – Fanfare 1970 KPM

04 Brad Smith – Breathe (from Moon8 bit) 2010 (not on label)

05 Easy Star All Stars – On the Run 2003 Easy Star Records

06 Plug – 7.44 1996 Blue Angel

07 The Pops – Som Imaganario De Jimmi Hendrix 2010 Tropicalia In Furs

08 Meat Beat Manifesto – Prime Audio Soup (Vegetarian Soup remix by Boards of Canada) 1998 Nothing

09 Talc – Robot’s Return 1997 Wah Wah 45s

10 Luke Vibert/Jean Jacques Perrey – Ye Olde Beatbox 1997 Lo Recordings

11 La Formule du Baron – La Gigouille 1971 CBS

12 Francis Monkman – Daredevil 1978 Bruton

13 Frank Zappa – How Did That Get In Here? (extr.) 1967 Zappa

14 HP Lovecraft II – At the Mountains of Madness (extr.) 1968 Phillips

15 The Residents – Hello Skinny 1978 Ralph

16 Thee Oh Cees – Always Flying 2012 Castle Face

17 Cluster – Heisse Lippen 1974 Brain

18 Cavern of Anti-Matter – Irradiated Dream Mouth 2013 Grautag

19 The Residents – Beyond the Valley of A Day in the Life/Swastikas on Parade (extr.) 1976 Ralph

20 Magma – “Iss” Lanseï Doïa (extr.) 1971 Phillips

21 Pink Floyd – Jugband Blues 1968 Columbia

Continuous Play Episode 11 with BiggaBush

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01 Wagon Christ – Reedin (Redone) (extr.)

02 Johnny Darkos – Wargames

03 Madlib – Cue 5 (from Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton)

04 Fid Mella – Henny

05 Ursula Rucker – Electric Santeria

06 Turn On – Delimiting

07 Ariel Kalma – Ba-Tu-Kalma

08 Dit + Uta – Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik

09 Kairon: IRSE! – Valorians

10 Blood Wine or Honey – The Young Ones

11The Auteurs vs µ-zik – Underground Movies

12 Elly & Rikkert – Heksenkring

13 OST Viva (extr.)

14 Albert Marcoeur – Appalderie

15 Ma Dukes Orchestra – Take Notice

16 Schnauser – Justice

17 Julius Vanderbilt – Passage to Cairo

18 Keith Mansfield – Rainbow Valley

19 Stereolab – Chemical Chords

20 Z.S.K.A. – La Surete Nr 3

21 Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

The Dandy Hour Episode 11

The Dandy Hour Episode 11 by Thedandelionset on Mixcloud

01 The Dandelion Set – Game Plan
02 The Dandelion Set – The Third Programme
03 John Barry – 007 & Counting
04 Minny Pops – Kojak
05 Diplo – Sarah
06 Cecil Leuter & Georges Teperino – Electro Sounds No 8
07 Visitors – Visitors
08 Egg – Long Piece No 3 Part 2
09 Casualties of Jazz – Luke’s Wall/War Pigs
10 Flaming Lips – Are You A Hypnotist?
11 Schnauser – I Wuv You Mummy
12 Jon Poole – Swim My Own Blood
13 Bigga Productions – Cyclogyro
14 Lisa Carbon – Dry Clean America
15 Suicide – Rocket USA
16 Craig Armstrong – Starless II 

The Dandy Hour Episode 8

 

The Dandy Hour Episode 8 by Thedandelionset on Mixcloud

1) Game Plan – The Dandelion Set
2) imagination – Sun Ra
3) Murder – Giles, Giles & Fripp
4) Harps Ascend – The Dandelion Set
5) Apricot – John Greaves & Peter Blegvad
6) Another Suburban Romance horns intro –
7) Catharsis – Barry Forgie
8) Lightworks – Raymond Scott (J Dilla rework)
9) Mongoose – Eden Abhez
10) Jazz Robot – James Beige
11) Songs of Innocence – David Axelrod
12) Duty free – Janko Nilovic
13) 9 Regal – The Dandelion Set
14) The Ice Cream Man Song (demo) – Wendy & Bonnie
15) Cosmic ice-cream van – The Dandelion Set
16) L’antartique – François de Roubaix
17) Geradewohl – Roedelius
18) Vitamin C – Can
19) The Plum Blossom – Yusef Lateef
20) Chemistry – Jon Hassell & Brian Eno
21) You can fall – Broadcast
22) Bloom – The Dandelion Set
23) The Cast & Crew (extract) – Nilsson

The Dandy Hour Episode 7 – Summer Special 2013

The Dandy Hour Episode 7 – 2013 Summer Special by Thedandelionset on Mixcloud

01 Theme from ‘Game Plan’  – The Dandelion Set
02 Radio Sweden interval signal
03 Cosmic Ice Cream Van (extract) – The Dandelion Set
04 Death Wish – Geoff Love & his Orchestra
05 Nem Erdekel Amit Mondsz – Illes
06 Primitive Spirit – Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen
07 Prologue – Pierre Henry
08 Sonic Re-entry – Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan
09 Along came Sam – Spleen
10 Rainbows -Madvillain
11 Altarra, Princess of the Blue Women – Julian’s Treatment
12 Sonne= Blackbox – Ursula Bogner
13 Glass Menagerie Fantasies – Bobb Trimble
14 Love without Sound – White Noise
15 Emperor’s Main Course – Kid Koala
16 I Spy- Dick Hyman
17 Riding Tigers -Slapp Happy & Henry Cow
18 Man from Nowhere – Jack Arel
19. Singing in the Dark – Bruno Spoerri
20 Xylophagus – Eddie Warner
21. Pamela – Ultimate Spinach
22. Wild Trumpets – Pierre Dutour
23 Speck Vormess – Fid Mella
24 Danse & Atoms – Focus Group
25 Holy Wood – The Dandelion Set

The Dandy Hour Episode 6

The Dandy Hour -Episode 6 by Thedandelionset on Mixcloud

01 The Dandelion Set – Theme from Gameplan
02 Broadcast – The Equestrian Vortex
03 Kalyanji Anandj – Instrumental Music From Rafoo Chakkar
04 Mandingo – War Dance
05 Frank Sumatra & The Mob – The Story So Far
06 Spratley’s Japs – Vine
07 Faust – J’ai Mal Au Dents (J’ai Mal Au Pieds Aussi)
08 The Focus Group – Lifting Away
09 Cogs In Cogs Fanfare (Live 1975)
10 Cogs In Cogs (album version)
11 Gracious – Hell (introduction)
12 Frank Zappa – White Ugliness
13 Gracious – Hell
14 Soft Machine – Helloder/Dada Was Here
15 The Dandelion Set – Cold Heater
16 Henry Cow – Deluge
17 Albert Marcoeur – Tu Tapes Trop Fort
18 The Who – Underture
19 Deerhoof – Numina O
20 Modified Toy Orchestra – Toy RIff I.C.
21 Broadcast – Minim 1
22 Frank Zappa – My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
23 The Dandelion Set – Theme From Gameplan