All Ears 005 – 18th May 2017

These are the tracks we played:

For those of you on Spotify most of the songs are in this playlist : All Ears 005 Playlist

The Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto film we played you can find on vimeo here.

Absurdists – Simon East

A collection of acts that have produced odd, funny and sometimes absurd songs. Featuring: Ivor Cutler, The Bonzo Dog Band, Stump, Half Man Half Biscuit and more…

20:00 Hold My Hand – The Rutles
20:02 Jilted John – Jilted John
20:05 Barabadabada – Ivor Cutler
20:06 Whip It – DEVO
20:08 You’re My Drug – The Dukes Of Stratosphear
20:11 The Trouser Press – The Bonzo Dog Band
20:14 Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
20:16 Gruts For Tea – Ivor Cutler
20:18 All I Want For Chrismas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit – Half Man Half Biscuit
20:21 Where’s Me Jumper? – Sultans Of Ping F.C.
20:24 Buffalo – Stump

Ryan not Bryan – Steve Parker

David Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is best known for his prolific solo career, during which he has released fifteen albums.  He was born in 1974 in Jacksonville, North Carolina USA and was a member of alternative country band Whiskeytown with whom he released three albums before going solo.

At a concert in 2002, someone in the audience jokingly yelled out a request for “Summer of ’69,” a hit by the similarly-named Bryan Adams which he did not take well. In 2015, Ryan, who had since become friends with Bryan, played “Summer of ’69” at the end of a performance at the same venue.

20:28 Do You Still Love Me? – Ryan Adams
20:32 Firecracker – Ryan Adams
20:35 Nuclear – Ryan Adams
20:38 Two – Ryan Adams
20:41 Kim – Ryan Adams
20:44 Everybody Knows – Ryan Adams
20:46 Let It Ride – Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
20:50 This Is It – Ryan Adams
20:53 Anybody Wanna Take Me Home – Ryan Adams

Roots Reggae – Tom Beesley

By the end of the 60s Jamaican music was taking a more spiritual turn, combining Rock Steady, Blues, Gospel and Nyabinghi drumming with tenets from the Rastafarian religion. The new music spoke to the ghetto sufferer and the rural poor – addressing issues of oppression, black pride and a return to Africa – during a period of turbulent social change.

20:57 Unity – Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus
21:00 Lamb’s Bread Collie – Cedric IM Brooks & The Light of Saba
21:04 Know Jah Today – The Abyssinians
21:07 I and I Are the Chosen One – Prince Far I
21:10 African Roots – Extended – Johnny Clarke
21:16 Truths And Rights – Johnny Osbourne
21:19 Marcus Senior (Original Mix) – Burning Spear
21:24 None Shall Escape the Judgement – Johnny Clarke
21:27 Zion Gate – Yabby You

Sarah Records – Steve Parker

Sarah Records was a UK independent record label active in Bristol between 1987 and 1995. It is best known for its recordings of indie pop, mostly released on 7″ singles. It’s rare releases now command large sums.  The final track tonight is from a rare 12″ single by The Field Mice that is a very different sound from the jangly guitar pop they and many other Sarah Records acts tended to favour.

21:30 If You Need Someone – The Field Mice
21:34 It’s Only Obvious – The Orchids
21:36 Pristine Christine – Sea Urchins
21:39 Sensitive – The Field Mice
21:44 Sunflower – The Springfields
21:48 Please Rain Fall – Sea Urchins
21:51 Carbrain – The Wake
21:54 Triangle – The Field Mice

Noto & Sakamoto – Tom Beesley

This set features a film of a performance from 2016 by Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto that takes place in the iconic Glass House in Connecticut, designed by the architect Philip Johnson in1949. The artist’s sample sounds generated from the architecture and also incorporate sounds from the weather outside.

You can find on vimeo here.

PAN label – Simon East

PAN is a record label based in Berlin and run by Bill Kouligas. Their releases mainly focus on experimental electronic and dance music. They have released tracks from established artists like Rashad Becker, Trevor Wishart and Florian Hecker, and supported emerging talents such as M.E.S.H., Helm and Objekt.

22:26 Ratchet – Objekt
22:31 Olympic Mess – Helm
22:37 The Black Pill – M.E.S.H.
22:39 Fr3sh – Kareem Lotfy
22:43 Held – Malibu
22:49 Untitled Reversion – Lee Gamble
22:52 Severance – ADR