Monday 7 March 2011, 13:28
This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer, and will be available to listen to any time between now and the start of the next programme:
Back when I went to Liverpool University in 1873 (BC) I remember getting very very excited to discover that The Boo Radleys lived just round the corner from one of my lecture-avoiding buddies. Their second and third albums, Everything's Alright Forever and Giant Steps, opened up whole new territories for my naive, but curious, ears. I bought all of the following albums thanks to the Boo Radleys: Love's Forever Changes, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me, King Tubby's Dub From the Roots... their peripatetic and untribal love for MUSIC completely inspired me. Still does.
Martin Carr, that band's musical compass, is just as restless, pacing the highways and byways of his imagination as he ever was. He's currently mixing the Black Serpent Choir's second album... the début explored the more cinematic side of electronic music. On this week's show we have an exclusive play of a demo from the forthcoming album. It's a sonic travelogue encompassing a multitude of sounds and a lifetime of music listening. I love the way it marries computer generated sounds with acoustic plucks, atmospheric field recordings and fuzzy ooze. It's brilliant.
Alan Holmes, godfather of the Welsh underground, reminds us of something that came out of Bangor in the mid 80's. It's sung in Latin and sounds like Sergio Leone operating in the medium of plainchant. Is amazing and comes to you courtesy (partly) of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Classics Department in Lampeter. Producer Jeremy sent the track there, you see, to have it translated just in case those naughty Romans were imprecating you to inject cannabis into your earlids, or some such.
Ben Hayes - tweed-wearer and encyclopedia of fascinating sounds - oscillates wildly to the circuit warping prowess of Add N To (X).
And we have amazing music for you. There are début plays for Anni Rossi (amazing!), Y-Chrome (also amazing!), I Am Hope (you'll be getting the picture by now, I suspect) and D. Gritty (better than amazing).
I need a whole new lexicon.
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Have an excellent music filled week!
FERNHILL - Glyn Cynon
Swansea / Pembrokeshire
DAEDELUS - Tailor-made (with Milosh)
MR HEALAN - Crazy Girls
MR HEALAN - Tell Him Right
MR HEALAN - Young Star
MR HEALAN - Bang Those Drums
MR HEALAN - The King
MR HEALAN - Baby Love
MR HEALAN - The Magician
MESSNER - Taflaist Olwg [James Kelly Remix]
Bangor / Manchester
MARY HOPKIN - There's Got To Be More
ANNI ROSSI - Candyland
Chicago / New York (cardiff Label)
LLEUWEN - War Varc'h Da'r Mor
FFLAPS - Pethau Piws
BLOW BY BLOW - Natiamus
Bangor / Manchester
JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - Austere (oh Matt Thomas Bamalama Remix)
MASTERS IN FRANCE - Little Girl
D. GRITTY - Real Talk (radio Edit)
Y-CHROME - Sad To See The Back Of The 90's
TRWBADOR - Shapes (la La La)
Camarthen / Cardiff
IFAN DAFYDD - No Good
FFA COFFI PAWB - Breichiau Hir
DATBLYGU - Gwlad Ar Fy Nghefn
DOGBONES, THE - Mae Dy Ffrindiau (gyd Am Dy Ladd Di)
Holyhead / London
AKA OSTRICH - Gobble
STILLETOES, THE - I Need To Roam
BLACK SERPENT CHOIR - 'Drowning Of The Daisies'
Cardiff / Wallasey
MILK RACE, THE - Reduction
MO-HO-BISH-O-PI - Hear The Air
HELEN LOVE - She's Atomic
DARLING BUDS, THE - Hit The Ground
KITTY COWELL - Take It Back (ollypop Remix)
PAPER AEROPLANES - Days We Made
SCHOOL, THE - Hoping And Praying
PRETTY PLACES - 'The Fool'
GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - Mae Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Eu Gilydd
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - Lliwiau Llachar
VVOLVES - Sailing From Youth
Monmouth / Cardiff
I AM HOPE - On Top Of The World
Cardiff / Bridgend
YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - Eating Noddemix
SAMOANS - Vladimir
Cardiff / Aberdare
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR - I Am Weatherproof
ADD N TO (X) - Is That Alright Fyuz
CAJITA - Drop
Cardiff / Caerphilly