All Ears 006 – 15th June 2017

These are the tracks we played:

For those of you on Spotify all of these tracks apart from Rachel Sedman’s Italian Soundscape are in this playlist : All Ears 006 Playlist

Italian Soundscape – Rachel Sedman

Sounds recorded during the course of a week in the Dolomite region of Northern Italy amongst alpine mountains and stunning lakes. An experiment in listening as part of learning to be and understand a place.

Stereolab – Simon East

Stereolab are an English-French band formed by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier in 1990 in London. They were a couple at the time but separated in 2004. Their sound is heavily influenced by 70’s Krautrock and 60’s Lounge. They have also been influenced by the Marxist and Situationist movements. They have released almost all their music on their own Duophonic Records label allowing them total control over their output. The band has been on indefinite hiatus since 2009.

20:30 Mellotron – Stereolab
20:33 Avant Garde M.O.R. – Stereolab
20:37 The Free Design – Stereolab
20:41 Diagonals – Stereolab
20:46 Captain Easychord – Stereolab
20:51 Les Yper-Sound – Stereolab
20:53 Ping Pong – Stereolab
20:56 French Disko – Stereolab

Pop Genius – David Hesmondhalgh

Pop is often the most despised form of music but at its best reaches out beyond the niches and filter bubbles we live within, to connect with common experiences of loss, excitement, confusion, melancholy, hope, shame, lust, and love. Many people can hear the greatness in old pop like Bacharach and David and Barry White – but there’s some truly great pop music around today too.

20:59 Get It Together – Drake, Black Coffee, Jorja Smith
21:03 Stay – Rihanna & Mikky Ekko
21:07 Begin Again – Taylor Swift
21:10 Green Light – Lorde
21:14 Take a Walk – Passion Pit
21:18 SexyBack – Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
21:22 Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
21:25 Lean On (feat. M0 & DJ Snake) – Major Lazer

Contemporary Harp – Rachel Sedman

A taster of the diversity of modern harp sounds from psychedelic jazz harp to electronic modern harp with some folk in-between.

21:28 Journey In Satchidananda – Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders
21:29 The Quiet at Night – Mary Lattimore
21:39 Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie – Joanna Newsom
21:43 Muted – Zeena Parkins
21:51 Essence of Sapphire – Dorothy Ashby
21:54 Sacrifice – Bjork
21:58 Talkin’ All That Jazz – Stetsasonic

Hip Hop Jazz Encounters – David Hesmondhalgh

Hip hop has always shown interest in jazz, whether sampling, or bringing in musicians. Recently, the links have grown stronger, and even more creatively fruitful.

22:03 Food – Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood
22:06 Maiysha (So Long) – Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu
22:10 Institutionalized – Kendrick Lamar, Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg
22:15 No Time To Play – Ronny Jordan, Guru’s Jazzmatazz
22:20 Jazz (We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
22:23 Walk On By – Thundercat & Kendrick Lamar
22:26 Special Affair – The Internet

Godspeed – Simon East

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal in 1994. Their expansive sound ranges from post-rock to drone to ambient. The group have long been associated with the anarchist movement. A number of side projects have grown out of the original group, some of which we will play tonight, including Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Fly Pan Am, HṚṢṬA, Esmerine, and Set Fire to Flames.

22:29 Storm – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
22:32 13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round The Side Of Your Bed – Silver Mt. Zion
22:38 Bibi a nice, 1921 – Fly Pan Am
22:40 Hechicero Del Bosque – Hrsta
22:48 Deja, Comme Des Trous De Vent, Comme Reproduit – Set Fire To Flames
22:53 The Dead Flag Blues – Godspeed You! Black Emperor