All Ears 018 – 20th Sept 2018

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