Saturday, 14 September 2019

Episode 75

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Soft Machine — "Teeth" (from Fourth, 1971)

3. Toto Blanke — "Flowers All Over" (from Electric Circus, 1976)

4. North Sea Radio Orchestra [feat. Annie Barbazza and John Greaves] — "A Last Straw" (from Folly Bololey (Songs From Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom), 2019)

5. Robert Wyatt discussing the making of Rock Bottom with Aymeric Leroy

6. Caravan — "Memory Lain, Hugh" → "Headloss" → "The Love In Your Eye" (live in Villersexel, France, 2017-08-06)

7. Nico and Didier Malherbe — "Frozen Warnings" (live in Paris, 1978-03-31)

8. Kevin Ayers — "Whatevershebringswesing" (live in London, 1974-06-01)

9. Amalgam — "Hello" (from Innovation, 1975)

10. Miserichords — "There It Is – That Thing" (from The World Turned Upside Down, 2019)

11. Arlet live in Canterbury 2019-07-21:
"Final Sixteen"; "Big Red Sun"; "Soundtrack"; "Song For Someone"; "Jesus Mi Amigo"; "Summertimes"; "The Gossip's Frolic" (trad.); "For The Boy Who Dreams of Flying In A Magical Pirate Ship"

12. Feminist Improvising Group — untitled [excerpt] from (Another Evening At Logos 1974/79/81, recorded Ghent, Belgium, 1979-02-22, released 2015)

13. VÄLVE — "atmos #2" (from Cycles #2, 2018?)

14. Modern Studies and Tommy Perman — "Ephemeris Mist" (from Emergent Slow Arcs, 2019)

15. Raven — "Theta OSC 02" (online release 2019)

16. Joshua — "Born in America (Raven Remix)" (online release 2019)

17. Os Mutantes — “A Minha Menina” (from Os Mutantes, 1968)

18. Gong — "The Isle of Everywhere" → "You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever" (live in Bremen, Germany, 1974-11-04)

19. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina — "Exultate Deo" (from Passion: The Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, 2000)

20. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina — "Missa De Beata Virgine: 1. Kyrie" (recorded by Jeunesses Musicales Chorus, 2014)



errata/clarifications: The horns carried over from Soft Machine's Third to Fourth were Elton Dean (saxes, a full member of the band) and Nick Evans (trombone). Robert Wyatt had been out of hospital for quite a few months by the time of the June 1st, 1974 concert (Rock Bottom had been recorded but not yet released). Irène Schweizer is indeed Swiss. Orlando Allen was actually born in late January 1974, and Gilli Smyth left Gong in July that year. I added some extra Palestrina at the end as this episode turned out to be shorter than planned.



Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Episode 74

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "You Can't Kill Me" (live in Shenzhen, China, 2018-05-20)

3. The Happy Accidents — "The Cloud People" (from Phenomenon, 1998)

4. North Sea Radio Orchestra — "Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road" (from Folly Bololey (Songs From Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom), 2019)

5. Dire Wolves — "Every Step is Birth" (from Grow Towards The Light, 2019)

6. Föllakzoid — "IIII" (online release, 2019)

7. Raven — "Feeler" (online release, 2019)

8. The Happy Accidents 1985—2012: an interview with Will Glanfield

  • "Free Range" (1985)
  • "Blue Town" (1986)
  • "Dimples" (live at Whitstable Labour Club, 1986)
  • "Big Softie" [excerpt] (1988)
  • "A Portrait of Dorian Grey" [excerpt] (1999)
  • "Warp Drive" (from The Tune, 1998)
  • "Unto Another World" (from Phenomenon, 1998)
  • "Scitatics" (from Scitatics, 2001)
  • "The Bowl of Life" (from Scitatics, 2001)
  • "It Goes Like This" (from Masters of the Balloonafon DVD, 2006)
  • "Nebulous Boogie" (2007)

...featuring, variously: Graham Flight (keyboards, bass, piano, pedal steel, space organ, Kaos Pad, balloonafon, vocals), Will Glanfield (alto sax, clarinet, alto clarinet, vocals), Nigel Hobbins (bass, guitar, vocals), Russell Lax (drums), Mavernie Cunningham (vocals, bagpipes), Neil Sloman (tenor sax, baritone sax, soprano sax, vocals), Robert Jarvis (trombone), Justin Mitchell (trumpet, keyboards, vocals, accordion, balloonafon), Matt Williamson (drums, guitar, vocals), Mick Grierson (guitar, bass, drums, harp, balloonafon), Alexi Nonis (guitar), Andy Capon (drums), Ade Eba-Odutola (percussion), Brian Hopper (tenor and soprano sax), David Leahy (bass)

9. Group Listening — "Maryan" [Haiku Salut remix] (from Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 1 — Remixed, 2019)

10. Tim Blake and Steve Hillage — "Gongwind" jam (live at Hawkeaster gathering, Morecambe, 2018-03-30)

11. Caravan — "As I Feel I Die" (from If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You, 1970)

12. Yochai Wolf — "Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road" (live in Tel-Aviv, July 2012)



Errata/clarifications: The Dire Wolves track was not from the 2018 album Paradisiacal Mind, despite what I said. Hawkeaster 2018 was held in Morecambe in Lancashire, not Devon.




Graham Flight in his celebrated shed (photo by Neil Sloman)





Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Episode 73

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Steve Hillage — "Talking To The Sun" (from Open, 1979)

3. Joe Henderson feat. Alice Coltrane — "Earth" (from The Elements, 1974)

4. North Sea Radio Orchestra with John Greaves and Annie Barbazza — "Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road" (from Folly Bololey (Songs From Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom), 2009)

5. Henry Cow — "Amygdala" (from Legend, 1990 remix, originally released 1973)

6. Hermeto Pascoal — "Lago da Canoa" [excerpt] (live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1979-07-20)

7. Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band — "Tche Belew" (from Tche Belew, 1977)

8. Travis & Robert Fripp — "The Silence Beneath" (from Thread, 2008)

9. Future Pilot AKA feat. Robert Wyatt — "Tutti Shruti" (digital release, 2019)

10. Ruby Rushton — "The Target" (from Ironside, 2019)

11. Alain Blesing feat. John Greaves — "Slightly All The Time" (from Songs From The Beginning, 2007)

12. Lapis Lazuli — improvisation (live at Free Range, Canterbury, 2018-11-15)

13. National Health — "The Collapso" (live at Hull University, 1977-11-16)

14. The Utopia Strong — "Brainsurgeons 3" (from The Utopia Strong, forthcoming 2019)

15. Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. — "Pink Lady Lemonade" (from Tokyo Flashback P.S.F. – Psychedelic Speed Freaks, 2019, recorded c.1996?)

16. Kevin Ayers — "Song From the Bottom of a Well" (from Whatevershebringswesing, 1971)

17. Gongmaison — "Tropical Fish" (live in the UK, autumn 1992)

18. Henry Cow featuring Robert Wyatt — "Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road" (live in Rome, 1975-06-27)

19. Mike Ratledge and Robert Wyatt — "Summertime" (recorded c.1963, from Canterburied Sounds vol. 2, released 1998)



errata/clarifications: Hermeto Pascoal was indeed born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil. Future Pilot AKA is Glasgow indie musician Sushil K. Dade, a former member of the Soup Dragons, BMX Bandits and Telstar Ponies.







Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Episode 72

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Steve Hillage — "Searching For The Spark" (from Motivation Radio, 1977)

3. The Lightmen Plus One — "Jupiter's Child" (from Energy Control Center, 1972)

4. Isotope — "Spanish Sun" (live in London, December 1974)

5. Hermeto Pascoal — "Arrasta Pé Alagoano" (from Cérebro Magnético, 1980)

6. Orchestre Baobab — "Sibou Odia" (from Sibou Odia, 1981)

7. Odeia — "Alifib" (video session, 2018)

8. Comicoperando [feat. Dagmar Krause] — "Sea Song" (live in Modena, Italy, 2010-03-01)

9. Dustman Dilemma — "Beyond the Veil" (from On Second Thought, 2018)

10. Synthetic Block — "Soft Weed Factor" (from compilation To Canterbury And Beyond: A Tribute To The Canterbury Scene, 1999)

11. Alan Gowen, Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller and Trevor Tomkins — "Silver Star" (from Before A Word Is Said, 1982)

12. Ruby Rushton — "Eleven Grapes" (7" single, 2019)

13. Chocolat — "Les Pyramides" (from Rencontrer Looloo, 2016)

14. バスクのスポーツ — "Txoko" (live in Tokyo, 2018-06-23)

15. Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad — "Mission" (from The Midnight Hour, 2018)

16. Bark Psychosis — "Pendulum Man" (from Hex, 1994)

17. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Gretel's Tale" (live in Canterbury 2019-03-07)

18. Soft Machine — "Pigling Bland", "Facelift" (live at ORTF TV studios, Paris, 1969-12-07)

19. Supply, Demand and Curve — "When You're By Yourself" [excerpt] (from Supply, Demand and Curve, 1976)

20. Cybotron — "Colossus" (from Colossus, 1978)

21. Joshua — "Calls Himself The Renegade" (online release 2019)

22. Syd Arthur — "Mystic Mole" (digital release, 2011)

23. Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra — "Interstellar Low Ways" (from Interstellar Low Ways, recorded 1960, released 1966)

24. Gong — "My Sawtooth Wake" (from The Universe Also Collapses, 2019)

25. Manogurgeil — "Sydämesi Suljettu Yrttitarha" (live at Lepakkomies, Helsinki 2008-06-12)

26. Nostalgia 77 Sessions — "Sketch for Gary/Billy Goes to Town" (from Nostalgia 77 Sessions Featuring Keith & Julie Tippett, 2009)

27. Tears For Fears — "Sea Song" (B-side of 7" single, 1986)



"The Soft Weed Factor" was on Soft Machine's Six. The new Gong album is called The Universe Also Collapses (not ...Always... as I mis-stated). The Sun Ra album Interstellar Low Ways was released in 1966, not '67, and it was recorded back in 1960, making it even more groundbreaking than I thought.



Saturday, 18 May 2019

Episode 71

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Caravan — "L'Auberge Du Sanglier" ("A-Hunting We Shall Go" → "Backwards") (live BBC session for John Peel Show, 1973-08-23)

3. Ted Daniel Quintet — "Sweet Dreams (For Your Eyes)" (from Tapestry, 1977)

4. Robert Wyatt and friends — "Sea Song" (from Theatre Royal Drury Lane, recorded 1974-09-08, released 2005)

5. Steve Miller — "Big Jobs, No. 2" → "God Song" (live Nijmegen, Holland, October 21, 1972, bonus track from the Miller/Coxhill re-release The Story So Far / ...Oh Really?, 2007)

6. Jouis — "Cat" (from Mind Bahn, 2019)

7. Max Richter — "Mercy" (performed by Hillary Hahn and Corey Smythe, from In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores, 2013)

8. Can — "One More Night" (from Ege Bamyasi, 1972)

9. Grateful Dead [feat. Branford Marsalis] — "Bird Song" (live at Nassau Colliseum, NY, 1990-03-29)

10. Grateful Dead [feat. Branford Marsalis] — "Dark Star" → "Drums/Space" → "Dark Star" (live at Nassau Colliseum, NY, 1990-03-29)

11. Anderida — "Here Goes" (from Here Goes..., 2019)

12. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Half the Sky" (live at Free Range, Canterbury, 2019-03-07)

13. Lindsay Cooper Songbook — "Falling Away" (live at Free Range, Canterbury, 2019-03-07)

14. Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy — "Leylines to Glassdom" → "Crystal City" → "Activation Meditation" → "The Glorious Om Riff" (from Green, 1978)

15. Kevin Ayers — "All This Crazy Gift of Time" (from Joy Of A Toy, 1969)

16. Galen Ayers and Bridget St. John — "The Oyster and the Flying Fish" (live in NYC, 2017-11-17)

17. Camel — "Supertwister" → "Earthrise" (from Mirage, 1974)



Erratum: Chlöe Herrington plays bassoon and soprano sax (as did Lindsay Cooper), but not oboe as I said.







Here's Nick's driftwood cabinet based on Kevin Ayers' "The Oyster and the Flying Fish", nearly completed. If you're interested in it, you can contact him through his website:

Friday, 19 April 2019

Episode 70

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Matching Mole — "Righteous Rumba" → "Brandy As In Benji" (from Matching Mole's Little Red Record, 1972)

3. Sun Ra — electric piano solo (Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, 1980-01-25)

4. Michael Mantler feat. Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt and Kevin Coyne — "On Good Evenings" (from Silence, 1977)

5. Jon Hassell Performance Group — improvisation (Avignon, June 1982)

6. Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble — "In C (Semi-Detached)" [Jack Dangers remix] (from In C Remixed, 2009)

7. Bruno Tocanne, Sophia Domancich, Antoine Läng and Rémi Gaudillat — "Sea Dance" (from Sea Song(e)s, 2018)

8. Фирюза [Firyuza] — "Ашхабад" → "Край Родной" (from Фирюза, 1979)

9. Egg — "Wring Out the Ground (Loosely Now)" (from The Civil Surface, 1974)

10. Gong — "What Do You Want?" (from Continental Circus, 1971)

11. Hatfield and the North — "Mumps" (from The Rotters Club, 1975)

12. Pink Floyd — "Green Is The Colour" (from More, 1969)

13. Anthony Baden Saggers — "Sketch #6" (from Sketches from a Minor Tragedy, 2019)

14. Lapis Lazuli — "Hired Soul" (from Brain, 2018)

15. Soft Machine — "Teeth" (from Fourth, 1971)

16. Sunwatchers — "Ptah, The El Daoud" (from Illegal Moves, 2019)

17. Grand Veymont — "La T&ehat;te de la Dame" (from Route Du Vertige, 2018)

18. Henry Cow — "Bee" (radio session for John Peel, BBC Radio One, 1973-04-24)

19. Kevin Ayers — "Lullaby" (from Whatevershebringswesing, 1971)



errata/clarifications: Miguel Frasconi has supplied the lineup of the Jon Hassell Performance Group: "Jon Hassell on trumpet, Michael Brook doing live processing/sampling and kalimba, JA Dino Dean on slit drum and percussion, and me on udu (clay pot drum) and keyboard (a Casio 202, processed by Michael). I think this was the first time Jon ever played without a pitched drone, because his old scalatron blew up during sound check. All the better to hear his unique trumpet technique.". Grand Valley State University is in Allendale, Michigan. The only guitarist on Continental Circus was Daevid Allen himself (+ Christian Tritsch on bass, Didier on sax, Pip on drums, Gilli on space whisper). The only supplementary player on the "Mumps" suite was Jimmy Hastings (flute and sax). Sunwatchers are from NYC. That's Didier Malherbe playing flute on Kevin Ayers' "Lullaby" and David Bedford on electric piano...Kevin wrote the melody but it's not clear that he played anything on the recording.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Episode 69

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Robert Wyatt — "I'm A Believer [Extended Version]" (1974, released on EPs, 1999)

3. World's Experience Orchestra — "The Prayer" (from The Beginning Of A New Birth, 1975)

4. David Gilmour, Richard Wright et al. — "Echoes" (live in Gdańsk, Poland, 2006-08-26)

5. Gong — "A Sprinkling of Clouds (System 7 Remix)" (from Area 51 — The Roswell Incident compilation, 1997)

6. Joshua — "Born in America" (from forthcoming EP)

7. Josh Magill guest mix:

  • Robert Wyatt — "Sea Song" (from Rock Bottom, 1974)
  • Matthew Herbert Big Band — "Turning Pages" (from Goodbye Swingtime, 2003)
  • Camel — "Migration" (from The Snow Goose, 1975)
  • Grover Washington Jr. — "Black Frost" (from Mister Magic, 1975)
  • Dungen — "Fredag" (from 4, 2008)
  • Caravan — "Golf Girl" (from In The Land of Grey and Pink, 1971)
  • Frank Zappa — "Cosmik Debris" (from Apostrophe ('), 1974)
  • Tom Zé — "Jimmy Renda-se" (7" single, 1971)
  • Caetano Veloso — "Lost In The Paradise" (from Caetano Veloso, 1969)
  • The Mahavishnu Orchestra — "Birds Of Fire" (from Birds of Fire, 1973)
  • The Evil Usses — "Pre-Op Pop" (from Amateur Pro Wrestling, 2017)
  • Zoo For You — "Polystyrene Man" (from Fast Dance on a Nail, 2012)

8. Lindsay Cooper's Oh Moscow — "England Descending" (live in Volgograd, Russia 1991-09-28)

9. VÄLVE — "can you tell me about the life cycle of aphids?" (from #2 [cycles], 2018)

10. nør løve — "tusener" (from (pilots), 2019)

11. Richard James Blyth — "Music For Unsafe Cable Cars" (online release, 2014)

12. Haiku Salut — "I Am Who I Remind You Of" (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

13. Paisley Mess — "The Fox" (online release, 2019)

14. Kevin Ayers and friends — "Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You" (live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1974-06-01)

15. Mother Superior — "Ticklish Allsorts" (from Lady Madonna, 1975)

16. Mark Hollis — "A New Jerusalem" (from Mark Hollis, 1998)



clarifications/errata: The other musician's on Chloë Herrington's VÄLVE EP #2 [cycles] are Elen Evans (vocals, harp) and Emma Sullivan (vocals, microKORG, bass). Mother Superior didn't quite "vanish without a trace and give up" after their album failed to get much attention — they carried on gigging, shifting lineups and lasting until '77. You can find out more about their story here.



Uncut article on the recording of "I'm a Believer"

   

fax from Moscow Jazz Festival cancelling festival due to coup in Russia
fax from Moscow Jazz Festival to Lindsay Cooper re: Coup

Head Heritage piece on Mark Hollis' eponymous solo album



Saturday, 9 February 2019

Episode 68

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Gong — "Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell" (from Flying Teapot, 1973)

3. Sun Ra and His Arkestra — "Door of the Cosmos" (from Door of the Cosmos, 1979)

4. Kevin Ayers — "May I?" (from BBC TV's The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1972-04-04)

5. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith — "Kinematic Wave" (online release, 2019)

6. Haiku Salut — "Cold to Crack the Stones" (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

7. Thing — "Chimey" (online release, 2019)

8. Jacob Brant — "Valerian" (from Stark EP, 2019)

9. Lapis Lazuli — "And Stay Out!" (from Brain, 2018)

10. you me & us — "Hopeful Impressions of Happiness" (from Rain Check DVD, 2018, recorded live in Tokyo, 2013-10-31)

11. Can — "Tango Whiskyman" (from Soundtracks, 1970)

12. The Artaud Beats — "Platform" (from Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11, 2018)

13. Bruno Tocanne, Sophia Domancich, Antoine Läng and Rémi Gaudillat — "C(arla) Song" → "Du Clair au Sombre" (from Sea Song(e)s, 2018)

14. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble featuring Robert Wyatt — "Re-Arranging the 20th Century" (from musiK/Re-Arranging The 20th Century, 2004)

15. Robert Wyatt — "Alien piano excerpt" (recorded at Robert's home, featured in Italian documentary Little Red Robin Hood, 1998)

16. Jack Hues and the Quartet with Syd Arthur — "Nobody's Fault But My Own" (one-sided 12" vinyl, forthcoming March 2019)

17. Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets — "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" (live in Düsseldorf, 2018-09-11)

18. Kraftwerk — "Numbers" [live] (from Minimum-Maximum, 2005, recorded live in San Francisco, 2004-04-28)

19. Pharaoah Sanders — "Astral Traveling (Boozoo Bajou remix)" (from Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked, 2005)

20. Miles Davis — "Sanctuary" (from Bitches Brew, 1969)

21. Led Bib — "Is That a Woodblock?" (from Bring Your Own, 2011)

22. Ozric Tentacles — "The Om Riff" (live at Stonehenge Free Festival, 1984-06-21)

23. The Soft Machine — "Fred The Fish" (aborted single, 1966)



clarifications/errata: The Artaud Beats' track "Platform" wasn't a studio recording, but rather a live recording from a venue in Kobe, Japan called Big Apple.



Thursday, 17 January 2019

Episode 67

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1. Owen Hewson — “Facelift” theme

2. Caravan — “Golf Girl” (from German TV programme Beat Club, 1971-07-24)

3. Khan Jamal — “The Known Unknown” (from Infinity, recorded 1982, released 1988)

4. Lapis Lazuli — “Low Key” (from Brain, 2018)

5. Frank Zappa — “Dupree’s Paradise” (from Road Tapes, Venue 2, live in Helsinki 1973-08-24)

6. Garrett List — “Your Own Self” [side one] (from Your Own Self, 1972)

7. Robert Wyatt — “Salt/Ivy” (from Airplay, Japanese mini-CD, 2002)

8. Robert Wyatt — “I Wonder How Your Breath Can Last” (bonus track on vinyl reissue of Shleep, 2007)

9. John Coltrane — “One Up, One Down” (from Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, recorded 1963, release 2018)

10. Centipede — “Septober Energy, part 4” (from Septober Energy, 1971)

11. mv & ee — “Freight Train” → “East Virginia Galaxy” (from Lunar Blues, 2004)

12. Gilli Smyth — “Time Of The Goddess” (from Mother, 1978)

13. Nancy Berserk — “Angelfish” (online release, 2019)

14. Haiku Salut — “Occupy” (from There Is No Elsewhere, 2018)

15. The Artaud Beats — “Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11 III” (from Nødutgang. Bodø 28.10.11, 2018)

16. Miles Davis — “John McLaughlin” (from Bitches Brew, 1969)

17. Steve Hillage — “The Salmon Song” → “Solar Musick Suite (Part 2)” (from Rainbow 1977, recorded 1977-11-03, released 2014)

18. Syd Arthur — “Chariots” → “Singularity” (live in Nashville 2014-07-28)

19. King Crimson — “Starless” (partial) (from Red, 1974)

20. Soft Machine — “Hope For Happiness” → jam (on French TV programme Dim Dam Dom 1967-10-08)

21. Kevin Ayers — “Am I Really Marcel?” (live on Spanish TV programme Tal Cual, 1988 or ’89)



former Syd Arthur drummer Fred Rother's writing and photography


 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Episode 66

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Kevin Ayers — "Am I Really Marcel?" (from Falling Up, 1988)

3. Daevid Allen Weird Quartet — "Dim Sum" → "In Alphabetical Order" (from Elevenses, 2016)

4. The Muffins — "Chronometers" (from Chronometers, recorded 1976, released 1993)

5. Soft Machine — "Kings and Queens" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-12)

6. John McLaughlin — "This Is For Us To Share" (from Extrapolation, 1969)

7. Miles Davis — "Violet" (from Aura, 1989)

8. Hatfield and the North — "Further Dances" → "La Barbe Extract" → "Confiture de la Barbe" (from Hattitude: Archive Recordings 1973—1975, Volume 2, 2006)

9. Dire Wolves — "In And Out Of den Gärten He Goes" (from Paradisiacal Mind, 2018)

10. Moondog — "Heimdall Fanfaire" (from In Europe, 1977)

11. Anaïd — unknown excerpt (from French local TV, c.1987)

12. Anaïd — "Arabesque" (from Belladonna, 1989)

13. Henry Cow — "March" → "Erk Gah" (recorded live in Vevey, Switzerland for Swiss TV's Kaleidospop, 1976-08-25)

14. Theodore — "Towards (Koloto Remix)" (online release, 2018)

15. Caravan — "With an Ear to the Ground You Can Make It" (from If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You, 1970)

16. Lapis Lazuli — "Falling Line" (from Brain, 2018)

17. Luo — "Aardvarks" (recorded live at Brighton Dome, 2014)

18. Miroslav Vitouš — "Infinite Search" (from Infinite Search, 1970)

19. Lay Clerks of Canterbury Cathedral — William Byrd, Mass for Four Voices: "Kyrie"; "Gloria"; "Credo"; "Sanctus" (recorded live in a secret woodland location near Canterbury, June 2017)

20. Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen — "What a Wonderful World" (from The Ghosts Within, 2010)



errata/clarifications: My claim that Moondog married a German woman seems to be unfounded. He settled there in 1974 based on an idealised view of the country and its culture. The Anaïd French TV broadcast was from 1988, not '87. Theodore is a multi-instrumentalist/producer based in Athens — find out more here. Luo played Canterbury's Crash of Moons Club back in October 2016 — time flies! "Vitouš" is pronounced like "Vitoshe" (sorry Miroslav!).



Friday, 23 November 2018

Episode 65

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Soft Machine — "Tales of Taliesin" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-12)

3. Nubya Garcia — "Contemplation" (from Nubya's 5ive, 2017)

4. Centipede — "Septober Energy, part 2" (from Septober Energy, 1971)

5. Lapis Lazuli — "The Slug" (from Brain, forthcoming, 2018)

6. Camembert — "Skwitch" (from Negative Toe, 2018)

7. Psicomagia — "El Memoriosa" (from Psicomagia, 2013)

8. Accordo dei Contrari — "Eros vs Anteros" (from Violato Intatto, 2017)

9. Inner Ear Brigade — "Targa Florio" (from Dromology, 2017)

10. Yugen — "As Matter of Breath" (from Death by Water, 2016)

11. Aidan Shepherd — synthesiser improvisation (secret woodland location near Canterbury, 2018-11-04)

12. Hugh Hopper and Alan Gowen — "Waltz For Nobby" (from Two Rainbows Daily, 1980)

13. Soft Machine — "The Man Who Waved at Trains" (live at Iridium, NYC, 2018-10-16)

14. Garrett List — "Your Own Self" (side 2) (from Your Own Self, 1972)

15. Stray Ghost — "Fear of a Silent Spring" (from A Shade Under Thirty, 2018)

16. National Health — "Clocks and Clouds" (live in Dundee, 1976-02-02)



errata/clarifications: The Lapis Lazuli track is called "The Slug" (not "Slug")



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Episode 64

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1. Owen Hewson — "Facelift" theme

2. Robert Wyatt — "Maryan" (from Shleep, 1997)

3. Nubya Garcia — "Fly Free" (from Nubya's 5ive, 2017)

4. Koloto — "Lyra" (online release, 2018)

5. Hippo — "No Fly Zone" (live in Bude, April 2017)

6. Caravan — "For Richard" (live in Denver, Colorado, 1974-11-13, from A Hunting We Shall Go: Live in 1974, 2008)

7. Kevin Ayers — "Interview" (live in London, 1974-06-01)

8. Callum Magill/Nelson Parade guest mix:

  • Soft Machine — "A Concise British Alphabet, Pt. II" → "Hulloder" → "Dada Was Here" → "Thank You Pierre Lunaire" → "Have You Ever Bean Green?" (from Volume 2, 1969)
  • Gentle Giant — "Interview" (from Interview, 1976)
  • Hatfield and the North — "Share It" (from The Rotters Club, 1975)
  • Caravan — "Waterloo Lily" (from Waterloo Lily, 1972)
  • Gong — "Eat That Phone Book Coda" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)
  • Gong — "You Can't Kill Me" (from Camembert Electrique, 1971)
  • Egg — "The Song of McGillicudie the Pusillanimous (or Don't Worry, James Your Socks Are Hanging In the Coal Cellar With Thomas)" (from Egg, 1970)
  • Hatfield and the North — "Bossa Nochance" → "Big Jobs No. 2" → "Lobster in Cleavage Probe" → "Gigantic Crabs in Earth Takeover Bidd" → "The Other Stubbs Effect" (from Hatfield and the North, 1974)
  • Robert Wyatt — "Pigs...(In There)" (from compilation Abuse: Artists For Animals, 1986)
  • Gong — "Percolations" (from Angel's Egg, 1973)
  • Camel — "Rhayader" [instrumental] (from The Snow Goose, 1975)

9. Nelson Parade — "Go Home Nelson" (from Nothing in Particles EP, 2018)

10. The Claudia Quintet — "Coping Song" (from September, 2013)

11. Mary Jane Leach — "Foi de Joie" (from Celestial Fires, 1993)

12. Hugh Hopper and Alan Gowen — "Every Silver Lining" (from Two Rainbows Daily, 1980)

13. Terry Riley — "A Rainbow in Curved Air" (from A Rainbow in Curved Air, 1967)

14. Penguin Cafe Orchestra — "Chartered Flight" (from Music From the Penguin Cafe, 1976)

15. Amoeba Split — "Those Fading Hours" (from Second Split, 2016)

16. Slapp Happy — "Haiku" (from Casablanca Moon, 1974)



errata/clarifications: "Maryan" was jointly composed by Robert Wyatt and French jazz guitarist Philip Catherine. I mispronounced Nubya Garcia's name — it's "noo-bai-ya". Tom Robbins' novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues came out in 1976.








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