Tuesday 25 June 2013

Episode 4

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1. Picchio dal Pozzo — "Merta" → "Cocomelastico" (from Picchio dal Pozzo, 1976)

2. Daevid Allen — "Unriddle Me This Then" (secret woodland location near Canterbury, 2013-05-03)

3. Faust — "So Far" (from The Faust Tapes, 1973)

4. Can — "Halleluwah" (from Tago Mago, 1971)

5. Kevin Ayers — "We Did It Again" (live on BBC Radio 1's Top Gear, 1970-06-09)

6. Syd Arthur — "Edge of the Earth" (from On an On, 2013)

[guest selection from Syd Arthur as featured in local independent arts paper No Wave]

7. Mahavishnu Orchestra — "Birds of Fire" (from Birds of Fire, 1973)
8. Miles Davis — "In A Silent Way/It's About That Time/In a Silent Way" (from In A Silent Way, 1969)
9. Mahavishnu Orchestra — "Sanctuary" (from Birds of Fire, 1973)
10. Dorothy Ashby — "For Some We Loved" (from The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, 1970)
11. Robert Wyatt — "Alifib" → "Alfie" (from Rock Bottom, 1974)
12. Dorothy Ashby — "Dust" (from The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, 1970)
13. Hatfield and the North — "Shaving is Boring" (from Hatfield and the North, 1974)

14. Caravan — "Cecil Rons" (from Caravan, 1968)

15. Led Bib — "Moth Dilemna" (from Bring Your Own, 2011)

16. Morviscous — "Diminuendo" (from House Sounds, 2012)

17. Talking Heads — "Cross-Eyed and Painless" (from Remain in Light, 1980)

18. Roy Ayers — "Ain't No Sunshine" (from Red, Black and Green, 1973)

19. Soft Machine — "The Floating World" (from Bundles, 1975)

20. Gentle Giant — "An Inmate's Lullaby" (from In A Glass House, 1973)

21. Lindsay Cooper — "An Angel on the Bridge" (from An Angel on the Bridge, 1991)

22. Sam Bailey — piano improvisation (secret woodland location near Canterbury, 2013-05-05)


Blogger Unknown said...

Amused by the last track. I don't know if it has something to do with the surname, but I have had a piano in my back garden for the last two and a half years which is now in a state of considerable disrepair - though some of the keys still work and the sustain pedal gives a wonderful crashing sound. Here is a recent recording and picture though it's rather minimal: https://soundcloud.com/missy-linnaeus/garden-view There are other recordings - and even video - but I don't know how to include them here.

I will be interested to hear the development of Sam's project.

James Bailey

27 June 2013 at 08:45  
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9 July 2013 at 12:59  
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9 July 2013 at 16:19  
Blogger Gary A Lucas said...

ps -Had to edit my remarks. I wish they had a tab for that. And it's rather clumsy how the notification stays there. Oh well, as Burroughs said edit, edit, edit.

Nice, the indomitable Daevid Allen! Reminds me of the You Tube video of talking head Daevid intoning ‘So, Bin Laden’. Chilling! I couldn’t find it last time I looked.
10 years ago I wrote Robert Wyatt and had the gall to suggest that Soft Machine might have influenced Miles Davis and Carla Bley to an extent. I just remembered ‘Bitch’s Brew’ and Soft Machine III coming out around the same time on Columbia with similar formats. And Davis befriending Jimi Hendrix and even exchanging girlfriends. I’m sure Hendrix gave Soft Machine props when he could. And Carla Bley. I heard shades of Soft Machine in the Desert Band on ‘Escalator over the Hill’; Bley, Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin and Paul Motian. Amongst other things.Sweet how Wyatt dedicates a tune on 'End of an Ear' to Bley. When he wrote back he’d have none of it. It was the opposite he said. Davis and Bley influenced Soft Machine he intimated. I hear a Soft Machine overtones on Bley’s album ‘Night Glo’ in the suite ‘Wildlife”.
Looking forward to the next episode. thanks

9 July 2013 at 16:42  

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