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

BBDig#13/Podcast 15

01 Ursula K Le Guin & Todd Barton – Heron Dance

02 Cavern of Antimatter – Malfunction

03 System Error – Are You Sure

04 Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes

05 Kraftwerk – The Man Machine

06 Aphex Twin – Cheeta2 ms800

07 Roxy Music – Ladytron (1971 demo)

08 Sambaybamba – Shatner’s Bassoon

09 MDO – Scree Rider

10 The Mattson 2 – Beach Trance (from Vaults of Eternity – Japan)

11 Andre Previn – America

12 Diplo – Krunk (Variation 2)

13 Ventoux – Afro Blue in 5

14 Sandoz – King Dread

15 Karl Bryan & the Afrokats – Money Generator

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 14

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01 Basil Kirchin – The Dice Is Cast

02 Jesse Fischer/Sly 5th Avenue – Vein Melter

03 Radioactive Man – Steve Chop

04 Henry Greenleaf – Six

05 Bigga Productions – Beat Four

06 The Electromagnetic Azoth – The Left Hand of Nothingness (edit)

07 Khruangbin – Lady & Man

08 The Magic Band – Your Love Brought Me To Life (instrumental)

09 DJ Fulgeance & The Scientist – Imperialist Monsters

10 Stig of the Dump ft. Rag & Bone Man – She

11 Elektrassassin – Untitled

12 Thundercat – 3AM

13 Electric Prunes – General Confessional

14 Moondog – Oo Solo

15 Muhavishla Ravi Hatched – Bombay Palace Part 1

16 King Geedorah – Krazy World

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.

Podcast Eleven

 

A special mix featuring tracks from the 2011 album Music By The Yard, available on bandcamp

Hear the podcast here

THE BEAUTY AND TERROR OF THE DEEP

BEEFY TREETS

THE KARAOKE SAURON

CHEMICAL IMPERIAL

GRAMS 1

VOICE OF THE MOON

JOACHIM JOACHTOUT

PRINTED MATTER MAN

THE UNCANNY VALLEY

BLACK PEARL

PROGLODYTE’S CHILD

GENTLE GLURGEN

FFWD RECALL

HEDAFUTA

SIX FIGURE SOME

FATHER’S DAUGHTER

FALSE TIME

IS THIS YOU

GRAMS 2

CYCLOGYRO

MIDDLE SQUEEZE

BiggaBush Podcast Five

Podcast Five

01Intro

02 Stanton Walgrave – Another Suburban Romance (ext)

03 Henry Cow – Nirvana for Mice (ext)

04 Schnauser – As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still

05 Bubbha Thomas And The Lightmen Plus One – The Phantom

06 Sun Ra – The Antique Blacks

07 Dorothy Ashby – Cause I need It

08 Mustapha Ozkent – Karadir Kara

09 Pearly Queen – Quit Jivin

10 Annette Peacock – Survival (ext)

11 Madlib – The String (Heavy Jones)/Two For Pay Jay

12 Herbie Hancock – Party People

13 Anthony Braxton – Five Pieces 1975, No 3

14 The Slits – Face Place/Face Dub

15 Jimi Tenor – Better Than Ever

16 Blockhead – A Better Place (edit)

17 Sun Ra – Sleeping Beauty (ext)

18 Arthur Verocai – Queimadas

19 Yesterdays New Quintet – The Horse

20 Dick Hyman – Give It Up Or Turn Turn It Loose

21 Mulatu Astatke – Asiyo Belema

22 Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me

23 Letta Mbulu – Pula Yetla

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

BiggaBush Podcast Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one I made earlier….about a week ago as it happens so there are some new bits and pieces, blips on the radar, as well as tracks from way back.  I had a fruitful trip to the excellent Centre for Better Grooves in Bristol which turned up both the Lalo Schifrin/Black Dog thing for a quid plus a nice copy of Hugh Hopper‘s first solo album 1984 – one of those records I’d always wanted to get but never quite found at the right price until now.

On another digging trip in Nottingham recently I heard some of the James Holden album in Forever Records, another great little shop where I picked up the Nahid Akhtar LP, feeding my ongoing obsession with totally bonkers film music from the Indian subcontinent, on the excellent Finders Keepers label.

Both the Mr. Thing, Ras G and J Rocc tracks were all sourced in a similar way; Mr Thing being allowed to visit the John Peel archive and plunder sounds to his heart’s delight for First Word Records and the others being part of a dublab project in which four producers were each given 5 dollars to spend on 5 records each and then come up with a track.

See how they did it here.

Then there’s a clip from an amazing film soundtrack:  The London Road tells the story of a murder investigation in Ipswich, told through verbatim transcriptions of interviews with local people and reporters, so their words are turned into musical phrases and often sung by a huge chorus.

No time to detail all the tracks here but please feel free to comment and ask about anything.

Podcast Two tracklisting:

01 Mr. Thing – Higher (First Word 2016)

02 Simon Park – I am the Walrus (EMI 1974)

03 Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (Mini Driver Jam by the Black Dog) (Warner 1997)

04 The Invaders – Spacing Out (Duane 1970)

05 Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork – Cellular Material (Extract from The London Road OST)

06 Hugh Hopper – Minipax 1 (CBS 1973)

07 Snakefinger – Living In Vain (Ralph 1980)

08 Lenny Bruce – To Come (Douglas 1970)

09 Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic 2017)

10 Testbild – Friendly Noise Theme

11 Brian Cant – Mr Farthing’s Song

12 Nahid Akhtar – Sheeshy Ki Botal (FInders Keepers 2017)

13 Ras G – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

14 John Stuart Anderson – extract from Dracula’s Guest (Studio2Stereo 1968)

15 Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis Part V (RCA 1971)

16 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like the First (Border Community 2017)

17 Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (Now-Again 2009)

18 Abstract Orchestra – King (ATA 2017)

19 J Rocc – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

20 Johnny, Earl & Jenny – Dub Street Version (Studio One 1982)

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