We’re suckers every time for that late Byrds & Gram meet the Dead sound. Reminds me i must stop working for the man and get on the road again !
4 Mdou Moctar – Ilana (309)
Moctar & Sahel Sounds come up with a contender for album of the year here. Not a dud track. We are big fans of all things Sahel Sounds and Chris is on fire this year with his releases.. This, as they say, takes it to the next level. I don’t think i saw Moctar on the Glasto line up. With this album he should be headlining Saturday night. Amazing album.
5 Kool Keith – Blast (363)
A week with a Kool Keith release is a good week. Simple as that.
And it’s not just Sahel Sounds at it , so are Glitterbest with this great album from Kel Assouf, again every track a winner and yet again no Glasto booking. In my youth the best thing about Glasto was the world music stage hidden away up the hill introducing me to artists that in the eighties you’d never get to hear for the rest of the year.
Another absolute treat…. As I may have mentioned last week there’s some amazing dub coming out this year. Dubbed out Robert Wyatt .. you spoil me Ambassador ….”Tutti Shruti’ features a unique postal collaboration with Soft Machine legend Robert Wyatt who posted a cassette of his vocals to Dade, who in turn created a dub landscape around Wyatt’s trumpet like motif. Synths, trombones, tablas and guitars come together to provide a launch pad for Wyatt’s vocal delivery wrapped in the hypnotic groove of Dade’s drum and bass. Think Sun Ra meets Lee Scratch Perry in Mumbia and you get the idea. A nourishing dose of futuristic dub to be taken as one of your 5 a day.”
PLANETARY (LOS ANGELES)
NEED PR FOR COLLEGE RADIO
THEY ARE THE BEST & REAL PEOPLE TOO
O’EDEN EP Beauty Stab, a sort of intelligent, non plinkity plonk Soft Cell for the Smartphone generation. There are so many influences to be heard and yet it’s so original.
I DON’T HEAR A SINGLE Bedsit seediness that has not been heard in pop
since the golden days of Soft Cell
Utterly adorable and simply perfect.
Cold Moon Harmonics An album that highlights the dark underbelly of pop, a magical carpet ride of record store dust. Melodrama and melody fuse together songs that bring to mind a vision of Scott Walker and David Sylvian sat quietly watching the sun fade through the memories of a glittering past
SIR ROBERT ORANGE PEEL
TURN THAT BLOODY RACKET DOWN Any LP that starts off with a wonderful farting synth and proceeds to erupt into a fury of lo fi funk before going on to a sample of telephone scammers over a slow drumbeat (slow very funny and very strange) is what the world is crying out for…… insane but brilliant!
LIVE / MIMED
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
YOU TUBE IS DROWNING IN WONDERFUL CLIPS
EACH WEEK WE BRING YOU A FAVOURITE
Perth Band , led by Sean Gorman,
Cover The Triffids ., Wide Open Road”
Best Version We’ve Yet Heard
POWELL : A BAND
THE DIRTY THIRTY PLAYLIST
Proper Ornaments – Please Release Me
Beauty Stab – O’ Eden
The Shifters – Work Life Gym etc
The iDealist – Inner Space Dub
Duke – Naona Laaah
Sir Robert Orange Peel – Tomber en Toi
Kel Assouf – Fransa
Powell – A Band
Cherry Pickles – Elvis Exorcist
The Cool Greenhouse – Landlords
RMFC – The Clue
DJ Khalab – Black Noise
The Illustrious Blacks – Black Like Jesus
Arsivplak – Kol Havasi
The Organism – Rite (Disco Halal Mix)
ROC – Chateau
Giant Swan – Bring Back Fives
U-Bahn – Bourgeois
Mom & The Mailman – Scum
Charlotte Adigery – Highlights
Romperayo – Alegria de no Tener Pension
Yanga – Solo Un Poco
Woog Riots – Hello Bus Driver
Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents – News
FEWS – Business Man
Modern Nature – Supernature
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Durand Jones & The Indications – Morning In America
Graham Domain – Slowburn
Cold Meat – Lazy Anarchy
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