Podcast 19

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01 Gökçen Kaynatan – Doganin Otesi

02 Broadcast – The Aphid Sleeps

03 Whitfield Bros – Ntu

04 Slumgullion – Castevania

05 Madlib – Jungle Sounds

06 Luke Vibert – Mate Tron

07 Deerhoof – Hot Mint Air Balloon

08 Mohd Ashraf feat. Nahid Aktar – Ho Jeth Ji Aaj Main

09 Olivera Vuca – Eri

10 Jack Parnell and His Rhythm – White Suit Samba (1951)

11 Sun Ra – Sun Procession (extr.)

12 Anadolu Bayramlari – Titrmek Ve Terlemek   

13 Deerhoof – The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

14 Basil Kirchin – Running Fight

15 Gwenno – Koweth Ker

16 Chocolatiers – Peckin

17 Aphex Twin – 1 Diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13 1

18 Ravi Shankar – Raga Rasia 

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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

Brass frolics and gnarly knobs

In London at the weekend for a rival wedding and a highlight of the day was parading from Sutton House to Chat’s Palace in Hackney, led by the Hackney Colliery Band – an eight-piece drum n brass outfit with a real ear for rousing tunes with bubbling bottom end, funky sousaphone and rampant snare.

Here’s them covering Toto’s Africa: don’t worry, it’s way more palatable than the original.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk-znnba0t8]

I was later delighted when they launched into one of my favourite brass tracks, “Brooklyn” by Youngblood Brass Band who can be seen here doing it at the Big Chill (R.I.P.) in 2005:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz2rd6nuA5o]

On the subject of funky sousaphone, or Sousaphunk as I like to call it, here’s the Diesler/BiggaBush remix of that track from the last Lightning Head album.  I have a whole album’s worth of remixes from that period that for one reason or another never saw the light of day, so watch this space for more links and release info.

Other stuff that’s been floating my boat this week has been the amazing Madlib/MF Doom collab on Stones Throw from 2004, “Madvillainy”, and wouldn’t you know it, here’s the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble playing one of my top tunes from the album, called Rainbows:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITR0Owh2ok]

Here’s Madvillain’s version:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3GIQoMYXiI]

Love that Sun Ra sample.

Going further into Stones Throw territory today I stumbled across an interesting sound from artist Dam Funk, with a track called Mirrors:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TYf_qrw2WQ]

WORK that keytar, Damien…

Finally for some reason Hudson Mohawke came into my consciousness over the weekend, someone I originally heard on the excellent first Beat Dimensions comp.  Here’s a typically crazy track, sort of Todd Rundgren on helium with gas mark 10 beats and full-on DX7s:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igu1XkEeUnI]

Hope you enjoy.