All Ears 002 – 16th Feb 2017

These are the tracks we played:

For those of you on Spotify most of them are in this playlist: All Ears 002 Playlist

Matthew Herbert – Simon East

Matthew Herbert is a British electronic musician. He releases music under a large number of aliases: Herbert, Doctor Rockit, Radio Boy, Mr. Vertigo, Transformer, Wishmountain, and his Big Band. He often samples sounds from everyday items and then loops these to produce tracks. When playing live he will build entire tracks up from scratch based on samples.

20:00 Turning Pages – The Matthew Herbert Big Band
20:08 So Now – Herbert
20:14 Radio – Wishmountain
20:20 Roman Candle – Doctor Rockit
20:23 Hollywood – radio boy
20:27 Rude – Herbert

Gil Scott-Heron – Tom Beesley

An American soul singer, jazz poet and musician who first came to prominence through his spoken-word performances in the 1960s. Scott-Heron fused soul, jazz and blues with a lyrical content addressing social and political issues. Tonight’s selection draws together some of his more personal recordings concerning his family and his battle with addiction.

20:31 On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1) – Gil Scott-Heron
20:33 Grandma’s Hands – Gil Scott-Heron
20:38 Pieces of a Man – Gil Scott-Heron
20:43 The Get out of the Ghetto Blues – Gil Scott-Heron
20:48 Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live) – Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson
20:58 Your Soul And Mine – Gil Scott-Heron

Krautrock – Simon East

Krautrock is a genre of music that developed in Germany in the late 1960s. It was more influenced by electronic music and jazz than traditional rock influences and is often characterised by fast driving drum rhythms and melodic synth or lead guitar lines. The term “krautrock” was coined by English-speaking music journalists as a humorous name for the genre.

21:00 One More Night – CAN
21:05 Almost – Harmonia and Brian Eno
21:10 Hallogallo – NEU!
21:15 Jennifer – Faust
21:20 Ho Renomo – Cluster and Brian Eno
21:25 Amboss – Ash Ra Tempel

African Beats – Tom Beesley

A selection of dance-oriented tracks that have emerged from various parts of Africa recently, with sounds from Senegal, Uganda, the DRC and the South African club scene. There are two tracks of ‘Congotronics’ together with a remix and a collaboration between a group of Dakar based musicians and Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel in Berlin.

21:30 Bosamba Ndeke – Bolya We Ndenge
21:43 Jigeen – Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force
21:47 Fula Fula – Konono No.1
21:52 Afrika – Osborne
21:56 Wa Muluendu – Kasai Allstars

Nordic Soundtrack – Simon East

A selection of tracks by bands, many of Nordic or Icelandic origin, that produce the kind of evocative music that could be the soundtrack to a film.

22:01 Violent Lights – Nordic Giants feat. Alex Hedley
22:05 Sinking Friendships – Jonsi
22:10 Intro – the Soil & the Sun
22:10 Are You? – the Soil & the Sun
22:15 Bats In The Attic – King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
22:19 Muscle – Gwilym Gold
22:22 Chemical Trails – M. Craft
22:25 Peace for Earth – Four Tet

Gondwana Records – Tom Beesley

Gondwana Records is a small independent jazz label based in Manchester. Established in 2008 by saxophonist Matthew Halsall, the label is home to GoGo Penguin, John Ellis and The Gondwana Orchestra among others. Matthew Halsall is playing at the Wardobe in Leeds on 5th April.

22:30 The Land Of – The Gondwana Orchestra
22:35 Murmuration – GoGo Penguin
22:39 A Far Away Place – Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
22:46 Kamaloka – GoGo Penguin
22:51 The Ladder – John Ellis
22:57 Longshan Temple – The Gondwana Orchestra

 

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All Ears 001 – 19th Jan 2017

These are the tracks we played:

For those of you on Spotify most of them are in this playlist: All Ears 001 Playlist

Ambient Outdoors – Tom Beesley

As a statement of intent the opening set mixes field recordings of bird song, winter landscapes and some violent weather with acoustic instruments and electronica to create a quietly atmospheric soundscape.

19:59 Spring Fever – Biosphere
20:02 Starling Song – Chris Watson
20:03 Studies for Thunder – Robert Henke
20:08 Meroo Forest – Seaworthy + Matt Rosner
20:11 Corncake – Chris Watson
20:11 Meroo Stream – Seaworthy + Matt Rosner
20:14 Sift – Matt Rosner
20:19 Male Capercallie Display – Chris Watson
20:21 February 21, 2013 – Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree
20:23 Massed Knot Roost – Chris Watson
20:25 Studies for Thunder – Robert Henke

Hansa Studios – Simon East

The Hansa Tonstudio is a recording studio located in Berlin. It is perhaps best known as the studio where Bowie recorded Low and Heroes in 77 during his Berlin phase, but in the 80s was used to record many influential records, many by British bands. Here is a selection of some tracks recorded there.

20:31 Always Crashing In The Same Car – David Bowie
20:34 Cloudburst Flight – Tangerine Dream
20:40 Sie – Einstürzende Neubauten
20:46 Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
20:51 Point Of Collapse – Wire
20:53 Everything Counts – Depeche Mode
20:55 Eighties – Killing Joke
20:57 Velouria – The Pixies

Contemporary Piano – Tom Beesley

Gathering together a collection of more recently recorded tracks where the piano features strongly and that might perhaps best be described as Modern Classical (with a bit of Jazz).

21:00 Written On The Sky – Max Richter
21:02 Hands – Bugge Wesseltoft
21:07 Fragment – Max Richter
21:08 Re – Nils Frahm
21:12 Hammers – Nils Frahm
21:16 Aurora – Alva Noto & Sakamoto
21:24 One Percent – GoGo Penguin

Lounge Journey – Simon East

Lounge music is hard to characterise and has come to encompass many different subgenres. This is a journey through the Easy Listening sounds of the 50s, to the Exotica, Space-age and Bossa Nova music of the 60s and 70s.

21:30 Theme from The Thief Who Came to Dinner – Henry Mancini
21:32 Who’s Sorry Now? – Esquivel
21:35 I Wish You Love – Arthur Lyman
21:38 Star Fire – Bob Thompson
21:40 Desiree – Robert Drasnin
21:43 Quiet Village – The Surfmen
21:46 Tidal Stream – Piero Umiliani
21:48 Constant Rain – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
21:51 Tide – Antonio Carlos Jobim
21:55 Los Jibaros – Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri

Rock Steady – Tom Beesley

Rock Steady emerged from the vibrant Jamaican music scene in 1966 with Alton Ellis’ ‘Rock Steady’ (opening tonight’s set). Influenced by R&B, latin and African sounds Rock Steady slowed down Ska’s frenetic beat introducing the ‘one-drop’ off-beat drum pattern.

21:58 Rock Steady – Hopeton Lewis
22:00 Stop That Train – Keith & Tex
22:04 Real Cool – Tommy McCook and the Supersonics
22:07 That Girl – Lloyd & Glen
22:09 No Sympathy – Bob Marley & The Wailers
22:12 No Sympathy (Dub) – The Upsetters
22:14 Tonight – Keith & Tex
22:17 Sidewalk Killer – I-Roy
22:20 Jah Jah Me No Born Yah – Cornell Campbell
22:23 Four Hundred Years – Bob Marley & The Wailers
22:25 Step Softly – Bobby Ellis

Carsten Nicolai – Simon East

Carsten Nicolai is a German musician who releases recordings mostly under the name Alva Noto. He is known as one of the pioneers of glitch electronic music. As well as his own recordings he often collaborates with other musicians including: Ryoji Ikeda, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Bryce Dessner.

22:29 C7 – Cyclo
22:33 Hawk Punished – Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner
22:35 Lines – Signal
22:36 Mm – Alva Noto
22:41 Module 4 – Alva Noto
22:44 Mikro Makro – Ø + Noto
22:47 Uoon I – Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto

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