This is what we played:
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
You can find Linda Green’s Female Voice set on this YouTube Playlist.
You can find Helen Steward’s Ornithaudiology set on this YouTube Playlist.
You can find Simon East’s Fence Collective set on this YouTube Playlist.
Astral Jazz – Tom Beesley
Astral/Cosmic/Spiritual Jazz emerged in the late sixties, as various musicians who had played with John Coltrane took his ideas and pushed them into new territory. This selection brings together the sounds of Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Lonnie Liston Smith and Alice Coltrane.
Degi-Degi – Don Cherry
Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes
Blue Nile – Alice Coltrane
The Creator Has A Master Plan – Pharoah Sanders
Female Voice – Linda Green
I have chosen ‘Female Voice’ as it gives me an opportunity to play and share tracks by powerful singers whose music I really enjoy and listen to a lot. Ranging from the 1980s to the present day and from Joan Armatrading to The Unthanks, these sounds bring back fond memories from the last thirty years and create a great kitchen karaoke.
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Moonshine Freeze – This Is The Kit
Horizon – Aldous Harding
Love And Affection – Joan Armatrading
Magpie – The Unthanks
Strong – London Grammar
Ornithaudiology – Helen Steward
The sounds of birds are some of the most evocative in the natural world. Birdsong is often what we most notice and pay attention to, but in fact it represents only a small fraction of the world of bird sound – which encompasses contact calls; alarm calls; various forms of drumming (woodpeckers, snipe); wing-clapping (wood pigeons); booming (bitterns); whistling (wigeon and many other ducks); squealing (water rail); and more. I’ve tried to include a wide range of these auditory phenomena in this set. All the birds sampled can be heard in the British Isles (at the right time of year); and many can be found in Ilkley!
Film & Music Play: Orchestrations of joyful doing – Clare Dearnaley
Music either leads or compliments my films, I’ve chosen tracks for mood, lyrical content, propaganda, to give you room to think or simply to make you smile.
Audio tracks include: Public Service Broadcasting, The Clash, Nightmares on Wax, Who da Funk, Jenny Scheinman, Julie Byrne and a live recording of a young local band called Altum.
Visuals are from recent film shoots, as a series of little loose vignettes. Art workshops, dancers and 15 and 16 year old musicians to give a few examples. I’ve been focusing on children and young adults caught in their joy and absorption of performing creative acts. This is mostly research footage, I hope it will go on to help me make a longer film – fingers crossed!
Progress – Public Service Broadcasting
A Ride With Polly Jean – Jenny Scheinman
Beating – Altum
Lost in the Supermarket – The Clash
Shiny Disco Balls – Who Da Funk
You Wish – Nightmares on Wax
Natural Blue – Julie Byrne
Best Team (Joshua James Remix) – Rozi Plain
Imagination – Brayd3n
John Lydon – Tim Davis
John Lydon’s singing has been described by Captain Sensible as ‘old man Steptoe moaning’ and by Jah Wobble as ‘a mixture of Withnail and Kenneth Williams’. But from the Sex Pistols to Public Image he has always been angry.
Rise – Public Image Ltd.
Shoom – Public Image Ltd.
Bodies – Sex Pistols
Public Image – Public Image Ltd.
World Destruction – Time Zone, John Lydon, Afrika Bambaataa
This Is Not A Love Song – Public Image Ltd.
Open Up – Leftfield
Fence Collective – Simon East
Fence Records was a British independent record label based in Anstruther and Cellardyke, in Fife. It was founded by musician Kenny Anderson (a.k.a King Creosote) and run by Johnny Lynch (a.k.a The Pictish Trail) until 2013. The Fence Collective is the name given to artists on or associated with the label.
Far Gone (Don’t Leave) – Pictish Trail
Bubble – Bats In The Attic King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
A Compromise – Kid Canaveral
Real Anymore – Randoph’s Leap
Horseshoe – Withered Hand
Woozy With Cider – James Yorkston
For One Night Only – King Creosote
Bats In The Attic – King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
This is what we played:
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
DJ Koze – Simon East
Stefan Kozalla, better known as DJ Koze, is a German DJ and music producer. He was part of German hip-hop act Fischmob in the 1990s, while also recording under the name Adolf Noise. He began recording under the DJ Koze moniker in the 2000s, releasing music through the German electronic label Kompakt. He has done remixes for countless acts.
20:00 It’s Only (DJ Koze Mix) – Herbert
20:02 Atlas (DJ Koze Remix) – Battles
20:05 Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix) – Mount Kimbie
20:07 Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix) – Moderat
20:10 Muddy Funster – DJ Koze & Kurt Wagner
20:15 The Love Truck – DJ Koze
20:22 Illumination – DJ Koze & Roisin Murphy
20:25 I Exhale (DJ Koze Remix) – Underworld
Miles Davis – Susie White
Miles was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer. He was one of the most influential trumpet players in the history of jazz and 20th century music. His albums Birth of Cool (1949 &1950) Kind of Blue (1959 &1975) and Sketches of Spain (1960) highlight his innovation and incredible talent.
20:30 ‘Round Midnight (live) – Miles Davis Quintet
20:40 So What (live) – Miles Davis and John Coltrane
20:50 Blue In Green – Miles Davis
Ted Stevens – Neil Patterson
Ted Stevens came to ‘fame’ alongside Mike Mogis and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) as part of the vibrant, mid-90s music scene centred around Saddle Creek Records in Omaha, Nebraska. Through the mid to late ’90s Ted led Lullaby For The Working Class, releasing a handful of albums and EPs, each delivering the impassioned immediacy of emo-core with arcane, spine-tingling acoustic instrumentation. In 1999 Ted joined Cursive as guitarist, whilst periodically releasing his own music as Mayday and Unknown Ted Stevens Project.
21:00 Eskimo Song Duel – Lullaby For The Working Class
21:03 In Honor of My Stumbling – Lullaby For The Working Class
21:06 Temple/Temporary/Extempore/Tempo – Mayday
21:09 Herald! Frankenstein – Cursive
21:12 Standing in Line at the Gates of Hell – Mayday
21:15 Dead World – Ted Stevens Unknown Project
21:18 Still Life – Lullaby For The Working Class
21:21 Tone/Atone/Atonal – Mayday
21:24 Asleep On The Subway – Lullaby For The Working Class
21:26 The Man vs. The Tide [Part 2] – Lullaby For The Working Class
Billie Holiday – Susie White
Billie Holiday was a jazz vocalist born in 1915 in Philidelphia. Her first influence on her singing came when she used to run errands for the girls in a near-by brothel in return for listening to jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong. She originally went to audition at a club to dance but didn’t get through but then was asked if she sang, and that was her break. In 1938 she appeared at Cafe Society in New York and introduced one of her best-known songs, Strange Fruit, a poem written to music by Abel Meerpool as a protest song.
21:30 Blue Moon – Billie Holiday
21:33 I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
21:36 All Of Me – Billie Holiday
21:39 Fine And Mellow – Billie Holiday
21:42 When You’re Smiling – Billie Holiday
21:46 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me – Billie Holiday
21:50 One For My Baby – Billie Holiday
21:55 Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
Eno Collaborations – Tim Herring
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, born 1948, is best known for his pioneering work in ambient and systems music and as a highly influential record producer. Starting as the synth player for Roxy Music in 1971, he branched out on his own to help create ambient music. He has worked with some of the major artists of the last 30 years, including David Bowie, Robert Fripp, John Cage, David Byrne and more recently Damon Albarn.
22:00 Virginia Plain – Roxy Music
22:04 Atmosphere – Harmonia & Brian Eno
22:09 Warszawa – David Bowie
22:14 Heavy Seas Of Love – Damon Albarn
22:18 Die Bunge – Cluster & Brian Eno
22:22The Jezebel Spirit – David Byrne and Brian Eno
22:25 Love Without Violins – The Gift & Brian Eno
Deepchord – Tom Beesley
Deepchord is the recording moniker for US electronic music producer Rod Modell. He also releases material using vintage analogue equipment with Stephen Hitchell as Echospace. The sounds at work are predominantly those associated with dub-techno: dubby beats, crisp static, synthetic analogue grooves, and deep chords. The film shown is an archive assemblage entitled Race for Space.
22:28 Sonorous Unreleased Intrusion Dub – Echospace
22:37 Wind In Trees – Deepchord
22:44 North Sea – Deepchord
22:50 Aeronautics – Deepchord
22:56 Cruising Towards Dawn – Deepchord
This is what we played:
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
Also you can find Phil Hardy’s CocoRosie set on this YouTube Playlist.
And the videos that Simon played as part of his Soulwax set you can find on this YouTube Playlist.
Leaf Label – Tom Beesley
The Leaf label was established in 1996 by Tony Morley and is now based in Horsforth, Leeds. Initially known as an electronic music label releasing mainly instrumental music – early successes include records by Caribou and Susumu Yokota – the company’s approach has broadened over the last few years and now features an eclectic range of artists including The Comet Is Coming and Snapped Ankles.
20:00 Toive – Vladislav Delay
20:03 AZUKIIRO NO KAORI – Susumu Yokota
20:05 Dundas, Ontario – Caribou
20:09 Tomorrowtoday (part 2) – Triosk
20:13 Barnowl – Caribou
20:18 Exit – Nightports & Matthew Bourne
20:22 Cosmic Dust – The Comet Is Coming
20:25 I Want My Minutes Back – Snapped Ankles
Soulwax –Simon East
Soulwax are a Belgian band, centred around brothers David and Stephen Dewaele. Other current members include Igor Cavalera and Stefaan Van Leuven. In their other main guise as 2manydjs they released the album As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 in 2002 which mashed up all kinds of old and new tracks. They have done countless remixes for many different bands.
20:29 Deadly Valentine (Soulwax Remix) – Charlotte Gainsbourg
20:31 Phantom Pt II (Soulwax Remix) – Justice
20:34 Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix) – Tame Impala
20:38 Huarache Lights (Soulwax Remix) – Hot Chip
20:41 Get Innocuous! (Soulwax Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
20:45 DARE (Soulwax Remix) – Gorillaz & Shaun Ryder
20:49 Do You Want To Get Into Trouble? – Soulwax
20:53 Much Against Everyone’s Advice – Soulwax
20:56 Is It Always Binary – Soulwax
Terrible Angels: The music of CocoRosie – Phil Hardy
“US freak-folk and fractured dream-pop band based around the half-Cherokee sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady. During the last decade, the duo have crafted precious music that frequently spirals off into pretentiousness, yet boasts a fierce beauty at its cluttered core.”
Gig review in The Guardian, 6 August 2012
21:00 Lemonade – CocoRosie
21:05 Tearz For Animals – CocoRosie
21:09 Rainbowwarriors – CocoRosie
21:14 Un Beso – CocoRosie
21:18 R.I.P Burn Face – CocoRosie
21:21 Terrible Angels – CocoRosie
21:26 Gravedigress – CocoRosie
Japanese Innovation – Gary Winters
With strong routes in the western post-war avant-garde explorations of minimalism and drone this is a sampler of essential underground Japanese recording artists from the last 50 years. Concentrating primarily on electronic and noise (Japanoise), of course this is not a complete survey of ground-breaking sonic experimentation, but just one blossom on a very large cherry tree. “If by noise you mean uncomfortable sound, then pop music is noise to me.” – Merzbow
21:29 Chronograph – Sketch Show
21:33 Shinzo No Tobira – Mariah
21:36 GENSHI – Susumu Yokota
21:38 All Things Will Be Reduced To Equal D Pt. 1 – Konstrukt & Keiji Haino
21:42 Be Sure To Loop – OOIOO
21:46 Farsa Del Buen Vivir – Merzbow
21:49 (star) – Boredoms
21:52 Slider – Bo Ningen
21:56 Supercodex 02 – Ryoji Ikeda
21:57 Day Tripper – Yellow Magic Orchestra & Norio Yoshizawa
I Love You, You Big Dummy: The music of Captain Beefheart – Phil Hardy
“Beefheart once described his thing to an uncomprehending radio interviewer as ‘music to dematerialise the catatonia’. His style was rhythm and blues-based but completely unorthodox in its approach to structure, rhythm and key.”
Obituary in The Guardian, 18 December 2010
22:00 Clear Spot – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:03 Sure ‘Nuff ‘n’ Yes, I Do – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:06 Click Clack – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:09 The Floppy Boot Stomp – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:13 Hot Head – 2006 Digital Remaster – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:16 Owed T’Alex – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:21 Ink Mathematics – 2006 Digital Remaster – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:22 I Love You, You Big Dummy – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
22:25 Big Eyed Beans From Venus – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Harry Smith Anthology – Gary Winters
Harry Smith was an artist at the centre of the mid 20th-century American avant-garde. Although best known as a filmmaker and musicologist, he described himself as a painter, and spoke of his art in alchemical and cosmological terms. In 1952 Folkways issued Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, comprising of recordings issued between 1927 and 1932. The 84-track anthology is recognised as a seminal inspiration for the folk music revival of the 1950s/60s. Smith spent his final years as ‘shaman in residence’ at Naropa Institute. Shortly before his death in 1991 he is quoted “I’m glad to say my dreams came true. I saw America changed by music.”
22:29 Present Joys – Harry Smith’s Anthology American Folk Music
22:31 John the Revelator – Blind Willie Johnson
22:34 Home Sweet Home – Harry Smith’s Anthology American Folk Music
22:37 Feather Bed – Cannon’s Jug Stompers
22:39 King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O – Chubby Parker & His Old Time Banjo
22:42 The Coo Coo Bird (The Cuckoo) – Clarence Ashley
22:45 Le vieux soulard et sa femme – Harry Smith’s Anthology American Folk Music
22:47 Henry Lee – Dick Justice
22:51 Must Be Born Again – Harry Smith’s Anthology American Folk Music
22:52 Indian War Whoop – Hoyt Ming and His Pep Steppers
22:55 Sail Away Lady – Uncle Bunt Stephens
22:57 Judgement – Harry Smith’s Anthology American Folk Music
This is what we played at All Ears 017:
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist,
except Tom Beesley’s Qawwali set which you can find on this YouTube Playlist,
and Emily Muirhead’s Rodriguez set which you can find on this YouTube Playlist.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Simon East
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a Jamaican music producer and a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music: using remixing and studio effects to create new versions of existing reggae tracks. He has worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, The Beastie Boys, The Clash and many others.
20:00 Return of Django – The Upsetters
20:02 Rude Boy – Prince Jammy & Lee Scratch Perry
20:04 Hold Fast Dub – Lee Scratch Perry
20:06 Mistry Babylon – The Heptones
20:09 Beat Down Babylon – Lee Scratch Perry
20:12 Bush Weed – Lee Scratch Perry
20:15 Clint Eastwood Rides Again – Lee Scratch Perry
20:17 Chase the Devil – Lee Scratch Perry
20:18 War Ina Babylon – Max Romeo & The Upsetters
20:22 Black Vest – The Upsetters
20:26 Zion Blood – Lee Scratch Perry
Qawwali – Tom Beesley
Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in Pakistan and North India with its roots at the Sufi saint Nizamuddin’s shrine in Delhi. Its origins date from the late Thirteenth century.
20:30 Maalik Ne Banaye Saare – Chhote Mazid Shola
20:40 KAISHA HASHI NAGAR HAI SARKAR MUSTUFAKA – Anish Navab Kadari
20:50 Ankhian Udeek Diya – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Rodriguez – Emily Muirhead
I first fell in love with the music of Sixto Rodriguez in the 1990s. I was told that he had shot himself on stage in the 1960s, after his first album had bombed in the USA. Then in 2012 I watched a film called Searching for Sugarman which documented the search for Rodriguez. He had become the sound of the Apartheid in the 1990s and a South African cultural phenomenon, but like me, they all thought he had committed suicide. His music is unique and timeless and I am so happy this amazingly modest and talented musician is now enjoying the recognition that he deserves.
20:59 Sugar Man – Rodriguez
21:03 Big in South Africa – CNN Report
21:05 First performance in South Africa – Rodriguez
21:04 I Wonder – Rodriguez
21:06 I Think Of You – Rodriguez
21:10 Crucify your mind – Rodriguez
21:16 I’ll slip away – Rodriguez
21:20 Can’t Get Away – Rodriguez
Mark Kozelek – Simon East
Mark Kozelek is best known as the main artist of the indie folk band Sun Kil Moon, and as the founding member of the indie rock band Red House Painters. He also released several solo and collaborative recordings. He appeared in several films: Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky and Shopgirl.
21:23 Mistress – Red House Painters
21:26 River – Red House Painters
21:29 San Geronimo – Red House Painters
21:32 Ben’s My Friend – Sun Kil Moon
21:38 Between Days – Red House Painters
21:41 Heron Blue – Sun Kil Moon
21:44 Among the Leaves – Sun Kil Moon
21:48 What Happened to My Brother – Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle
21:53 Summer Dress – Red House Painters
21:55 Up To My Neck In You – Mark Kozelek
French Synth Pop – Joe Johnson
The celebrity soundbites of a typical ‘I remember the 90s’ TV show would probably suggest that the latter part of the decade was all about Radiohead’s melancholic rock and the UK’s post-Britpop hangover, yet across the channel the mood was notably celebratory. The blueprint of French house, or ‘French Touch’ as it is also known, can be found in the disco bass lines and filtered samples of Daft Punk’s early singles, such as Around the World. However not all French electronica from this period was aimed at the dance floor; the atmospheric, jazz influenced sounds of St Germain and Sebastien Tellier, combined with Air’s downbeat acoustic ballads, certainly prove that the genre wasn’t as mindless or repetitive as one might recall.
21:58 The Operation – Charlotte Gainsbourg
22:02 Rose Rouge – St Germain
22:06 Cochon Ville – Sébastien Tellier
22:10 Gordini Mix (Brakes On Mix) – Alex Gopher
22:14 Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
22:17 Newjack – Justice
22:19 Revolution 909 – Daft Punk
22:21 Photograph – Air
22:24 La Ritournelle – Sébastien Tellier
22:26 1901 – Phoenix
12k Label – Tom Beesley
Label boss Taylor Deupree established 12k in Brooklyn, New York in1997. The label ‘fuses elements from ambient and acoustic experimentation with carefully arranged digital textures and associative micro-noises, the label’s aesthetics revolve around a precisely-outlined, yet deeply emotional concoction of the technological and the organic.’
22:28 Dusk, 20th September 2005 – Seaworthy
22:28 Map in Hand Pt. 2 – Seaworthy
22:32 the youthful sea – savvas ysatis + taylor deupree
22:35 reservoir – savvas ysatis + taylor deupree
22:42 Somi – Taylor Deupree
22:47 Largo – Stephan Mathieu & Taylor Deupree
22:50 desequilibre – Ghislain Poirier
22:53 skimming – Taylor Deupree
This is what we played at All Ears 016:
You can find all the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
Except for the tracks from the Funny Guy Can Sing set which are all in this YouTube Playlist.
Mr. Scruff – Simon East
Andrew Carthy is better known by his stage name, Mr. Scruff, inspired by his scruffy facial hair and his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He is a record producer and DJ and has been associated with the Ninja Tune label for most of his career. He also creates the album art, videos and merchandise for his records with his own set of cartoon characters.
20:00 Is He Ready? – Mr. Scruff
20:00 Wobble Control – Mr. Scruff
20:02 Shelf Wobbler – Mr. Scruff
20:05 Sea Mammal – Mr. Scruff
20:10 Sweetsmoke – Mr. Scruff
20:13 Bunch Of Keys – Mr. Scruff
20:20 Nice Up The Function – Mr. Scruff & Roots Manuva
20:23 Chipmunk – Mr. Scruff
Tim Burgess – James Tate-Smith
Best known for his work with The Charlatans, Tim also has recorded several solo records, collaborating with the likes of Lambchop, New Order, Peter Gordon, Throbbing Gristle, Factory Floor. Alongside records he has written 2 books, one celebrating the record shop, makes coffee for world peace (and David Lynch), runs a music festival and owns a record label. All whilst having the worst haircut in music.
20:29 ONLY A BOY – Tim Burgess
20:32 White – Tim Burgess
20:36 Begin – Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon
20:39 Oh Men (The Other Two Remix) – Tim Burgess
20:42 Life Is Sweet – The Chemical Brothers
20:46 SAY YES – Tim Burgess
20:49 YEARS AGO – Tim Burgess
20:51 Many Clouds – Tim Burgess
20:54 The Great Outdoors Bitches – Tim Burgess
20:57 A Gain – Tim Burgess
Funny Guy Can Sing – Gareth Heaton
Sometimes a song can have great comedic value and listenability all at the same time, it’s true! Our aim in this set is to prove just that.
21:00 Party Pom Pom – Adam Buxton
21:04 Shia LaBeouf Live – Rob Cantor
21:08 Masterchef Synesthesia – Swedemason
21:12 Ladies Of The World – Flight Of The Conchords
21:15 All Night Garage – Joe Cornish
21:18 Double Team – Tenacious D
21:22 Repeat Stuff – Bo Burnham
21:25 Love Youself – Reggie Watts
Raï – Tom Beesley
Raï first emerged in the Algerian port city of Oran in the 1920s, it self-consciously ran counter to accepted artistic and social mores and appealed to young people who sought to modernize the traditional Islamic values and attitudes. The music blended Western electric instruments with regional, secular, and religious drum patterns and melodies.
21:25 Moute – Cheikha Djenia
21:30 Maghboun – Khaled
21:34 Ya marsoul – Cheikh Ain Tadless
21:37 Goulou Limma Chaba – Zahouania
21:43 Ya khouya ould mma – Benfissa
21:48 Lila ou Nhar – Khaled & Chaba Zahouania
21:54 Douar zine – Hanino
Neil Halstead – James Tate-Smith
Neil first released records with Slowdive, in the cathedrals of noise era of shoegaze, collaborating with Brian Eno on one of the genre’s best records, Souvlaki. After Slowdive broke up Neil, alongside Rachel Goswell for Mojave 3, a more alt-country direction. He has also recorded several folky solo records and formed another band Black Hearted Brother. Slowdive reformed in 2016 to huge acclaim and released a new album in 2017.
21:59 When the Sun Hits – Slowdive
22:03 Some Kinda Angel – Mojave 3
22:07 To Hold Your Tiny Toes – Mojave 3
22:10 Star Roving – Slowdive
22:15 Time in the Machine – Black Hearted Brother
22:17 Sing – Slowdive
22:22 Two Stones In My Pocket – Neil Halstead
22:25 Palindrome Hunches – Neil Halstead
22:27 Got My Sunshine – Mojave 3
Ween – Gareth Heaton
25 years ago Dean and Gene had a baby, called Ween, then fuelled by mushrooms and backed by audio cassette, baby Ween achieved minor (but dedicated) local cult status. Now, many years later baby Ween got older achieved minor (but dedicated) global cult status.
22:31 Ocean Man – Ween
22:33 Roses Are Free – Ween
22:38 Hey There Fancypants – Ween
22:40 Push th’ Little Daisies – Ween
22:42 What Deaner Was Talkin’ About – Ween
22:44 Voodoo Lady – Ween
22:48 Old Man Thunder – Ween
22:48 Drifter In The Dark – Ween
22:51 I’ll Be Your Jonny On The Spot – Ween
22:52 Up On The Hill Ween
22:54 Waving My Dick In The Wind – Ween
22:56 Bananas And Blow – Ween
23:00 The F**ked Jam – Ween
23:01 The Blarney Stone – Ween
This is what we played:
You can find all the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
A recording of Andrea Hardaker’s The Conformist is here.
Kate Bush – Rachel Sedman
Kate Bush (b. 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and producer. She first came into the public eye with her work in 1978, aged 19, with her hit single ‘Wuthering Heights’. Since then she has written and produced over 11 albums and developed a rich, experimental sound world in which to explore many themes of life and humanity. In 2014 after a 30 year absence from live performance, she held residency at the Hammersmith Apollo for the “Before the Dawn’ concert series.
20:00 Breathing – Kate Bush
20:05 Under Ice – Kate Bush
20:07 Sat In Your Lap – Kate Bush
20:10 Lily – Kate Bush
20:14 Rocket’s Tail – Kate Bush
20:18 The Sensual World – Kate Bush
20:22 Babooshka – Kate Bush
20:25 Pi – Kate Bush
Woodstock – Georgie Richmond
In August 1969 more than 400,000 people attended The Woodstock Music and Art fair. The dairy farm in Bethal, for that weekend, became the third largest city in New York. 32 acts, mostly leading and emerging artists of the time, performed over the 4 day festival on one stage. This celebrated and peaceful gathering is widely regarded as one of the greatest happenings of all time and a pivotal moment in popular music history.
20:30 I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag – Country Joe & The Fish
20:30 Volunteers (Live at Woodstock) – Jefferson Airplane
20:33 Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
20:35 Freedom – Richie Havens
20:39 Everyday People (Live at Woodstock) – Sly & The Family Stone
20:41 Something’s Coming On – Joe Cocker
20:43 Fire (Live At Woodstock) – Jimi Hendrix
20:46 White Rabbit (Live at Woodstock) – Jefferson Airplane
20:48 Sea Of Madness (Live at Woodstock) – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
20:50 Piece Of My Heart (Live at Woodstock) – Janis Joplin
20:53 Dance To The Music (Live at Woodstock) – Sly & The Family Stone
20:57 Purple Haze (Live at Woodstock) – Jimi Hendrix
Björk – Rachel Sedman
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (b. 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, musician, actress, record producer and DJ. Her career has spanned over 4 decades and influenced many subsequent musicians and songwriters. She has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on a range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, classical, trip hop, and the avant-garde. She is known for bringing in differing groups of people to collaborate with her and influence each album creating a diverse sonic palette.
21:00 So Broken (Live) – Bjork
21:04 Pleasure Is All Mine – Bjork
21:07 An Echo a Stain – Bjork
21:10 Headphones – Bjork
21:14 Hunter – Bjork
21:18 Nattura – Bjork and Thom Yorke
21:22 Birthday – The Sugarcubes
21:25 It’s in Our Hands – Bjork
Poetry/Spoken Word (live)
Half an hour of stories and poems by Andrea Hardaker, David Hesmondhalgh and Jacqueline Saville.
21:30 Blether Mouth – Andrea Hardaker
21:35 You Think You’re Looking East But You’re Really Looking North – David Hesmondhalgh
21:37 Summer of ’96 – Jacqueline Saville
21:40 The Conformist – Andrea Hardaker
21:45 It Took Me By Surprise – David Hesmondhalgh
21:48 The Lesson – Jacqueline Saville
21:52 I Am Sixteen, Going on Seventeen – David Hesmondhalgh
21:56 We Keep Dancing – Jacqueline Saville
21:59 The Riff That Made His Name – Jacqueline Saville
Northern Soul – Georgie Richmond
Starting in the early 70’s, Northern Soul was a scene that thrived on the rare and the obscure. After Motown’s success, small start-ups across America attempted to replicate the sound, on a budget, often making one off records by artists who never recorded again. This provided a rich seam of rare vinyl waiting to be discovered by die hard soul lovers in Northern England.
22:05 Landslide – Tony Clarke
22:08 Night-Time – The Strangeloves
22:10 Soul Time – Shirley Ellis
22:13 There’s A Ghost In My House – R. Dean Taylor
22:15 Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
22:17 Time – Edwin Starr
22:20 Seven Days Too Long – Chuck Wood
22:22 If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) – The Precisions
22:23 Let’s Wade In The Water – Marlena Shaw
22:26 Here I Go Again – Archie Bell & The Drells
22:28 The Snake – Al Wilson
22:31 Out on the Floor – Dobie Gray
Keith Jarrett – Shaun Hutchinson
This set is 8 tracks from Keith Jarrett’s 1985 ‘Spirits’ album. He made this album alone in his home studio playing all instruments: vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, soprano saxophone, recorder, piano, tabla, flutes and percussion. This is Jarrett’s most personal album of boundless expression, moods range from jubilation to a burrowing pensiveness, but always with an ear attuned to catharsis! I met him after a gig at the Royal Festival hall in the 90’s and asked him to sign ‘Spirits’ but he refused saying ‘I don’t think I can sign that’ and walked off, as he felt (like Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring), he was merely a vessel the music passed through.
22:34 Spirits1 – Keith Jarrett
22:39 Spirits2 – Keith Jarrett
22:41 Spirits5 – Keith Jarrett
22:45 Spirits9 – Keith Jarrett
22:50 Spirits 15 – Keith Jarrett
22:53 Spirits 22 – Keith Jarrett
22:56 Spirits 26 – Keith Jarrett
This is what we played at All Ears 014:
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
You can find the videos Phil played for his Fall set on this YouTube Playlist.
Post-Punk Funk – Tom Beesley
This title permits a selection of tracks united by very little except that they were all attempts to bring a post-punk sensibility to a jazz or funk sound emerging at the beginning of the 1980s.
20:00 Stretch (12″ Version) – Maximum Joy
20:06 Empty Vessels – Blurt
20:09 Damaged Goods – Gang Of Four
20:13 Lucinda – A Certain Ratio
20:16 The Great Man’s Secrets – Magazine
20:22 Searching For A Feeling – Maximum Joy
20:25 Shoot You Down – APB
20:27 My Spine Is The Bassline – Shriekback
Simon Fisher Turner – Susie White
Simon Fisher Turner, born in 1954 in Dover, is an English musician, songwriter and actor. In the 1980’s he released several singles on the el label as the King of Luxembourg. Turner has also recorded film soundtracks, including several for Derek Jarman films: Caravaggio (1986), The last of England (1988), The Garden (1990) and his final film Blue (1993). Genres include indie pop, experimental and ambient. I was first introduced to Fisher Turner’s work when I watched Blue and I loved his experimental score.
20:30 The Dog Star – Simon Fisher Turner
20:32 Fantasia. Childhood Memories – Simon Fisher Turner
20:34 I Love You More Than My Eyes – Simon Fisher Turner
20:43 The Crosetto Flames – Simon Fisher Turner
20:47 Lastorderplease – Simon Fisher Turner
20:52 The Harder You Look, The More You See – Simon Fisher Turner
20:55 Chomolungma – Simon Fisher Turner
The Fall – Phil Hardy
When I’m dead and gone
My vibrations will live on
In vibes on vinyl through the years
People will dance to my waves
From Psykick Dancehall, released by The Fall in 1979 and written by Mark E. Smith who died on 24th January 2018.
21:00 Big New Prinz – The Fall
21:04 Totally Wired (Live in New York, June 1981) – The Fall
21:8 Wings – The Fall
21:12 Mr. Pharmacist – The Fall
21:18 Touch Sensitive – The Fall
21:20 Fledermaus Can’t Get It – Von Sudenfed
21:23 Bury! PTS 2 + 4 – The Fall
21:26 Dedication To Medication – The Fall
Rozi Plain – Simon East
Rozi Plain was born in Winchester but is now based in London. She releases her own material on the Lost Maps record label. She also plays bass and sings in This Is The Kit, and sings as part of Rachael Dadd’s backing band.
21:29 360 Degrees – Rozi Plain
21:32 Friend City – Rozi Plain
21:35 Roof Rook Crook Crow – Rozi Plain
21:40 All Written Out in Numbers – This Is The Kit
21:45 Strike Our Scythes – Rachael Dadd
21:48 Marshes – Rozi Plain
21:53 Best Team (Joshua James Remix) – Rozi Plain
Loyko – Susie White
Loyko are a gypsy trio established in 1990 who have a varied repertoire of their own and traditional Russian, Romanian, Hungarian and Celtic music. The name comes from a 300-year old legend about a famous gypsy violinist, Loyko Zobar, who played in a way so heartfelt that animals came out of the forest to listen to him. His violin is still being used by his distant descendant Sergey Erdenko, the founder of the band. I first heard Loyko in 2001 in Norwich Arts Centre. I thought they were breath-taking and I’ve loved their music ever since.
21:59 All the Cards – Loyko
22:02 Brahms – Loyko
22:04 Kumushka – Loyko
22:07 Return of Gypsy Maestro – Loyko
22:12 Gypsy Street – Loyko
22:18 Marjanja – Loyko
22:28 Sad angel – Loyko
Sparklehorse – Neil Patterson
Welcome to the sad and beautiful world of Sparklehorse, the brainchild of Mark Linkous (1962-2010). The sound of Sparklehorse reflects Mark’s troubled genius, ranging from fractured lullabies to dissonant alt-rock, usually recorded on a miscellany of obsolete equipment in a rented farm in rural Virginia (aka Static King studios). Sparklehorse was feted by the British music press but largely overlooked at home in the US. Depression led Mark to take his own life, aged 47, leaving behind a timeless body of work.
10:30 Gold Day – Sparklehorse
10:31 Getting It Wrong – Sparklehorse
10:34 Salt Chunk Mary – Pre-Sparklehorse demo
10:35 London – Sparklehorse
10:40 Sunshine – Sparklehorse
10:44 Mark’s Guitar Piece – Sparklehorse and Fennesz
10:45 Cow – Sparklehorse
10:47 Eyepennies – Sparklehorse
10:50 I Shot A Dog – Sparklehorse
10:52 Maxine – Sparklehorse
10:53 Dead Opera Star – Sparklehorse
10:55 Angel’s Harp (with Black Francis) – Sparklehorse, Dangermouse & David Lynch
10:57 Spirit Ditch – Sparklehorse
This is what we played at All Ears 012.
You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify playlist.
You can find the videos Tom played for his Shabaka Hutchings set on this YouTube playlist.
Four Tet – Simon East
Kieran Hebden (born 1978) is an English musician, best known by the stage name Four Tet. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist. As well as releasing his own music Hebden has remixed tracks by many artists including Aphex Twin, Super Furry Animals, Radiohead, and Sia.
20:00 Volcano (Four Tet Instrumental) – Antipop Consortium
20:06 Departure – Kieran Hebden
20:08 Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) – Caribou
20:10 and then patterns – Four Tet
20:13 Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix) – CHVRCHES
20:15 Circling – Four Tet
20:18 Separator (Four Tet RMX) – Radiohead
20:20 Pyramid – Four Tet
20:22 VCR (Four Tet Remix) – The xx
20:24 Unicorn – Four Tet
20:25 Chandelier (Four Tet Remix) – Sia
Three Kings – Duncan Cooper
Albert, Freddie and B.B – the Three Kings of Blues. B.B King was one of the pioneers of the emerging Memphis blues style of the 1940s. His catchy vibrato guitar style and 300+ gigs a year made him arguably the most successful blues star of the last century. Albert King stood 6’6”, played his guitar upside down & back to front, and allegedly packed a gun on tour to settle payment disputes. Freddie King modernised electric blues in the 60s breaking through to the mainstream with his mixed race backing band.
20:30 I’m Tore Down – Freddie King
20:34 Dust My Broom – Freddie King
20:37 Call It Stormy Monday – Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan
20:41 I’d Rather Be Blind – Freddie King
20:45 The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
20:50 Big Legged Woman – Freddie King
20:54 Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King
20:57 Going Down – Freddie King
PJ Harvey – Gary Winters
Born in Dorset in 1969, she grew up on the family’s farm and studied sculpture. Her writing and work’s themes include desire, rapture, England, the sea, the city, affairs of the heart, women’s names, injustice, the grotesque, love, lovers, defiance and darkness. As a follower and fan, I encountered her in 1996 during the early hours of a Sunday morning in Bristol’s harbour-side wrapped up in a dark coat and walking with her then lover Nick Cave.
21:00 To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
21:01 Man-Size – Sextet – PJ Harvey
21:02 White Chalk – PJ Harvey
21:04 River Anacostia – PJ Harvey
21:05 An Acre of Land – PJ Harvey & Harry Escott
21:07 The Last Living Rose – PJ Harvey
21:09 Plants And Rags – PJ Harvey
21:12 Meet Ze Monsta – PJ Harvey
21:14 Electric Light – PJ Harvey
21:16 The Slow Drug – PJ Harvey
21:18 Seagulls – PJ Harvey
21:19 No Man is an Island – John Donne
21:20 England – PJ Harvey
21:23 Kamikaze – PJ Harvey
21:25 50 Ft Queenie – PJ Harvey
21:27 Dress – PJ Harvey
Shabaka Hutchings – Tom Beesley
Shabaka Hutchings is a British born saxophone and clarinet player who is at the forefront of a new wave of British jazz. Tonight’s tracks include performances by the three bands he currently plays with: Shabaka and the Ancestors, The Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming, together with some solo pieces
21:30 In The Castle Of My Skin – Sons Of Kemet
21:35 Inner Babylon – Sons of Kemet
21:40 Solo Clarinet (live) – Shabaka Hutchings
21:44 Heirloom by Bjork (live) – Shabaka Hutchings, Tom Herbert, Tom Skinner, David Okumu
21:45 Solo Clarinet (live) – Shabaka Hutchings
21:50 SLAMMIN – The Comet Is Coming
21:55 The Sea – Shabaka & The Ancestors
Zaire – Duncan Cooper
This collection of music showcases the diversity of music from Zaire (Congo) between the 60s & 80s. It features classic Soukas music (Congolese Rumba) popularised across Africa by local musicians in the 60s before many fled the oppression of the Mobutu regime for France. Tracks feature the distinct Zairean ‘Seben’ guitar style characterised by jingly jangly improvisation of duelling guitars around simple melodies. We finish with Afro-Funk from the classic Zaire 74 concert that accompanied the Ali v Foreman heavyweight fight in Kinshasha.
22:01 Arrete Mal Parle – Fair Nick Stars
22:06 Monie – Kanda Bongo Man
22:10 Yolele – Papa Wemba
22:13 Mahu Wo Asie – Safohene Djeni
22:17 Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup – Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire
22:24 Assamba Ya Beya 2 – Verckys & L’Orchestre Veve
22:27 Introduction – Tabu Ley Rochereau, l’Orchestre Afrisa International
East vs West (pre-1985 Hip-Hop) – Gary Winters
Plotting a new movement and genre of music beginning to emerge in the US in mid-1970’s on the tails of funk, disco and electronic music; a small selection of vital recordings of East Coast cosmic break-beat and social commentary, to West Coast breathy party electro-funk and the seeds of Gangsta Rap.
22:30 Malcolm X – No Sell Out – Sugarhill All Stars
22:33 Break Dance – Electric Boogie – West Street Mob
22:34 Scorpio – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
22:37 Military Cut – Instrumental – Wild Style
22:37 Capt. Rock to the Future Shock – Captain Rock
22:41 One for the Treble – Davy DMX
22:42 Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shante
22:45 Pack Jam – 12″ Remix – Jonzun Crew
22:46 P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean’? – Schoolly D
22:48 Down By Law – Fab 5 Freddy
22:49 Surgery – Remix – World Class Wreckin’ Cru
22:51 Friends – Whodini
22:53 Looking for the Perfect Beat – 12″ Vocal Version – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
22:54 Al-Naafyish – Radio Edit – Hashim
22:54 Play at Your Own Risk – 12″ Vocal Version – Planet Patrol
22:59 The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
This is what we played:
You can find most the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.
Robyn Hitchcock – Simon East
Robyn Hitchcock is an English musician who first came to public attention in 1976 as the front man of Denis and the Experts, who turned into The Soft Boys. He went on to record as a solo artist and with another backing band, The Egyptians. He has also collaborated with many musicians over the years, including Peter Buck from REM, David Rawlings and Gillian Welch.
20:00 I Often Dream Of Trains – Robyn Hitchcock
20:02 Leppo and the Jooves – The Soft Boys
20:08 Kingdom Of Love – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
20:12 My Wife and My Dead Wife – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
20:16 Raymond Chandler Evening – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
20:18 So You Think You’re In Love – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
20:20 Goodnight Oslo – Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
20:26 Brenda’s Iron Sledge – Robyn Hitchcock
Country Got Soul – James Tate-Smith
Country guys laying down serious soul music. White guys, with pick-ups, laying down gospel soul claps and syncopated horn lines, sitting alongside pedal steel and wheezy organs. It is all in here, and it isn’t cheesy or strange. Sweet potato pie, and church on Sunday are all part of it. This was the sound that attracted the likes of The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon to the tiny Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama in the late 60s and early 70s.
20:29 Ohoopee River Bottom Land – Larry Jon Wilson
20:33 Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
20:36 Harlan County – Jim Ford
20:40 If It Got Any Better – George Soule
20:42 I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
20:46 For What It’s Worth – Cher
20:49 Ode to Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry
20:53 Who You Gonna Hoo-Doo Now – The Country Soul Revue & Tony Joe White
20:57 Think I Feel a Hitchhike Coming On – Larry Jon Wilson
Welsh Psychedelia – Tom Griffett
Psychedelic music has always flourished in Wales (maybe related to the psilocybin rich hillsides) but it reached a zenith in the 90s with the Ankst record label making a home for Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Super Furry Animals, Los Campesinos! et el. Although this is the focal point of this set, the continuity is represented by prophets (Apple) and current torchbearers such as Colorama and El Goodo.
21:00 Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Eu Gily – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
21:03 Buffalo Billycan – Apple
21:06 Dere Mewn – Colorama
21:08 Fire Inside – The Keys
21:11 Starmoonsun – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
21:14 Gwreiddiau Dwfn / Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion – Super Furry Animals
21:20 Talking to the Birds – El Goodo
21:24 Something For The Weekend – Super Furry Animals
21:27 Mewn – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
Sound Led Films – Clare Dearnaley
This set includes some excerpts of my recent film work set to mostly ambient music. Ever since encountering Brian Eno at Art School, playing around with the relationship between sound and visuals has driven many of my pieces. The tracks range from ‘Evening Star’ by Fripp & Eno to Contemporary Piano… with a little Electronica in between!
21:30 Evening Star – Brian Eno and Robert Fripp
21:33 Mister Mista – Kitty The Bill
21:36 One – Balam (Fred White)
21:42 Breathing Light – Nitin Sawhney
21:46 Four Hands – Nils Frahm
21:51 Electric Counterpoint (Fast, Movement 3) – Steve Reich & Pat Metheny
21:55 Flint March – Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams
Baggy – James Tate-Smith
Baggy was defined as much by the clothes, flares and hoodies as by its music and blew up in the late 80s, a heady brew of 60s psychedelia, 70s funk and bass melded with the beats of acid house and jangly guitars. Centred mainly in the North West and Manchester, its big bands were The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. It also melded rock and dance music with big names DJs such as Paul Oakenfold taking it to the dancefloor.
21:58 Perfume (Loved Up) – Paris Angels
21:59 W.F.L. (Think About the Future Mix) – Happy Mondays, Paul Oakenfold
22:08 Big – New Fast Automatic Daffodils
22:11 Lose Control – James
22:15 Lay Me Down – The Mock Turtles
22:18 What the World Is Waiting For – The Stone Roses
22:22 Keep the Circle Around – Inspiral Carpets
22:25 Sproston Green – The Charlatans
Mike Patton – Tom Griffet
When Mariah Carey and Axl Rose topped a list based on vocal range, Mike Patton’s army of fans were quick to point out that neither could match his six-octave range. The diversity of the projects Patton engages in arguably outstrips even this impressive skill. As such he has been sought after by a pan-cultural array of collaborators from Bjork, to Sepultura, to John Zorn. Rather than cover all of his artistic endeavours, this slot is mostly dedicated to showcasing the versatility of his vocal repertoire.
22:30 The Omen (Ave Satan) – Fantomas
22:31 Merry Go Bye Bye – Mr. Bungle
22:33 Glory Box – Faith No More
22:35 Five Seconds – Peeping Tom, Odd Nosdam
22:38 Che Notte! – Mike Patton
22:40 Wuxiapian Fantastique – Mike Patton
22:41 Anger Management – Lovage, Mike Patton, Jennifer Charles, Nathaniel Merriweather
22:45 Das Schutzenfest – Faith No More
22:47 Jizzlobber – Faith No More
22:53 Epic – Live – Faith No More
22:58 Merry Go Bye Bye – Mr. Bungle