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Darren Durham aka FortDax

Friday 24 March 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce a session by English electronic musician Darren Durham, aka FortDax.

Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

Playlist

MIXING IT

Presented by Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
Produced by Felix Carey
Factsheet compiled by Sam Hickling

Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
e-mail mixing.it@bbc.co.uk

Friday 24 March 2006, 10:15pm


DAT Politics: Viper Eyes (3.11)
DAT Politics is the laptop pop trio of Claude Pailliot, Gaëtan Natan and Vincent Thierion, from Lille in France.
album: Wow Twist
Chicks on Speed Records COSR31CD
http://www.datpolitics.com/
http://www.chicksonspeed-records.com/

Califone: Porno Starlet vs. Rodeo Clown (2.44)
This comes from Califone's 2001 debut album, which has just been re-released.
Tim Rutili (guitars/vocals/piano/organ/synth/bass); Brian Deck (drums/percussion/synth/computer/looping/bass/vocals); Ben Massarella (drums/percussion/electronics/bass)
album: Roomsound
Thrill Jockey THRILL 170
http://www.thrilljockey.com/

Fortdax: As Birds Angle In; Lime or Limes (6.35)
Fortdax is the recording alias of Darren Durham, who came down to BBC Broadcasting House with his laptop and virtual instruments to record this session.
Recorded 27 February 2006 at BBC Broadcasting House Studio B14
BBC session recording - not commercially available
The current Fortdax album 'Divers' is on the Very Friendly label (VF014CD)
http://www.posteverything.com/artists/artist.php?id=13231

Cougar: Pulse Conditioner (4.02)
Cougar are from Madison, Wisconsin, and are made up of Dan Venne, Trent Johnson, DH Skogen (also in Youngblood Brass Band), Aaron Slater, Todd Hill and Joseph Hulbert. This album was mixed by and features contributions from Tortoise's John McEntire.
album: Law
Layered LR012-2
http://www.cougarsound.com/
http://www.layered.org/

Ran Blake: Birmingham, USA (3.19)
This comes from the 35th recording by the 70 year-old pianist/composer/educator, described in the CD liner notes by John Medeski as 'a genius'.
album: All That Is Tied
Tompkins Square TSQ1965-2
http://www.ranblake.com/
http://www.tompkinssquare.com/

Fortdax: Ghostover; Two Thousand (8.44)
Recorded 27 February 2006 at BBC Broadcasting House Studio B14
BBC session recording - not commercially available
More details above

The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden: Baltic Antiquarian (4.32)
Daniel Padden of Volcano the Bear started his One Ensemble as a solo recording project, but it has now grown into a full group. On this live recording, made and mixed on 14 November 2004, the band is Chris Hladowski (bouzouki), Alex Neilson (drums and percussion), Peter Nicholson (cello), Daniel Padden (guitar and voice) and Aby Vulliamy (viola).
album: Live at VPRO Radio
Brainwashed Handmade Series HAND002
http://www.brainwashed.com/padden/

Motorpsycho: In Our Tree (3.38)
Motorpsycho are the Norwegian duo of Hans Magnus Ryan and Bent Sæther. This is from their first release since long-term drummer Håkon Gebhardt left the group.
album: Black Hole/Blank Canvas
Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE053
http://www.motorpsycho.fix.no/
http://www.stickman-records.de/

Nick Cave/Warren Ellis: Martha's Dream (3.03)
This comes from the soundtrack to new film The Proposition. As well as providing the soundtrack in collaboration with Dirty Three's Warren Ellis (also a member of his Bad Seeds group), Nick Cave wrote the screenplay for this western drama set in 1880s Australia.
Nick Cave (vocals/piano); Warren Ellis (violin/Trussart violin/loops); Martin Casey (bass); Jim White (drums)
album: The Proposition - Original Soundtrack
Mute Records CDStumm255
http://www.mute.com/
http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/
http://www.theproposition.co.uk
Click here for more about The Proposition

Fortdax: Oxenfolly (5.04)
Recorded 27 February 2006 at BBC Broadcasting House Studio B14
BBC session recording - not commercially available
More details above

Don Preston Akashic Ensemble: Loki (3.28)
This is the electronics project of keyboard player and former member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention Don Preston, who Mixing It met in Los Angeles.
Don Preston (Mac G3/VCS3 synthesiser); André Cholmondeley (guitar/VG8); Cheri Jiosne (percussion/bitcrusher)
album: Don Preston Akashic Ensemble
Promo CD made for Mixing It
This track originally appeared on the album Io Landscapes (Brain Records, 2001)
http://www.donpreston.com/

Ghostigital: Not Clean (3.54)
Ghostigital is a collaboration between Einar Örn Benediktsson of the Sugarcubes, and fellow Icelander Curver. They are joined on this song by The Fall's Mark E Smith.
album: In Cod We Trust
Honest Jons HJRCDDJ 22
http://ghostigital.com/


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