8 July 2005
Friday 8 July 2005 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)
Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall and featuring an interview with Brian Eno about his new album of songs, Another Day on Earth.
1 hour 15 minutes
Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
Produced by Felix Carey
Factsheet compiled by Sam Hickling
Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
Friday 8 July 2005, 10:15pm
Sufjan Stevens: The Black Hawk War; Chicago (8.20)
This comes from the new Sufjan Stevens album, which is the second in his projected series of fifty records looking at each of the mainland United States. Not being an Illinois native, he has based much of his research for the album on the work of lesser-known Illinois poet Carl Sandberg.
Craig Montoro (trumpet); The Illinoisemaker Choir: Jennifer Hoover, Tara McDonnell, Beccy Lock, Katrina Kerns and Tom Eaton (backing vocals, hoots, hollers and hand claps); Rob Moose (violin); Julianne Carney (violin); Marla Hansen (viola); Maria Bella Jeffers (cello); Sufjan Stevens (everything else)
album: Illinois (or Sufjan Stevens invites you to Come on feel the Illinoise)
Rough Trade RTRADCDP250
Shirley Anne Hofmann: I-Ah verliert seinen Schwanz (Eeyore loses a tail) (2.11)
Shirley Anne Hofmann released this song in Zurich when she was a member of the group L'Ensemble Rayť. It features the German actor Harry Rowohlt reading from A A Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories. Shirley Anne plays trombone, tuba, toy keyboard, pocket trumpet and percussion.
The track comes from the latest in the Unknown Public series of themed CD/books; the theme on this one is Childhood.
album: Unknown Public 16: Childhood (various artists)
Unknown Public UP16
Unknown Public, PO Box 354, Reading RG1 5TX
Puerto Muerto: Josephine (3.56)
Puerto Muerto is Tim Kelley and Christa Meyer with, on this track, Rick Sherry (vocals and harmonica). This album was conceived as a soundtrack to the classic slasher movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
album: Songs of Muerto County
Fire Records FIRECD96
Brian Eno interview (28.55)
Brian Eno has just released his first album of songs in over 30 years: Another Day on Earth. This interview was recorded in the conservatory of his home in the Oxfordshire Countryside.
A Long Way Down
And Then So Clear
How Many Worlds
album: Another Day on Earth
Hannibal HNCD 1475ADV
Read a profile of Brian Eno at
Unofficial web resource:
Andrew Poppy: Listening In (re-modelled) (3.49)
ZTT was the label that produced such groundbreaking acts as Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Art of Noise. They also signed the composer Andrew Poppy, and have now released a 3-CD retrospective of his work, including a previously unreleased album. This track appeared in its original form on his first ZTT album The Beating of Wings. It uses cutting edge technology of the time such as the AMS synthesiser, Fairlight and Linn drums.
Bruce Nockles (trumpet); Jack Hughes (guitar); Andrew Poppy (keyboards/AMS samples/voice); Stuart Bruce (Linn Drum programming)
album: Andrew Poppy on Zang Tuum Tumb, CD1: The Beating of Wings
Negativland: Old Is New; No Business (5.33)
Negativland from San Francisco have for some years held strong views on the subject of music copyright, which has led to legal run-ins with the likes of U2. They believe that the lawsuits flying around over unauthorised use of samples are destroying the culture of 'folk' music.
This features the Beatles and Ethel Merman (from 1954 and 1979).
Licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling License
album: No Business
Negativland, PO Box 1154, El Cerrito, CA 94530-1154 USA
Damien Shingleton: Shaheen (3.32)
This track features a sample of an Alan Lomax recording of a traditional Gaelic song: 'The Fairy Lullaby', and elements of Jon Brion's music to the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Damien Shingleton is based in Cornwall. If there is enough interest, Damien may release this music. Much of it was recorded in Nepal and India.
This track can also be heard at
Jon Brion: A Dream Upon Waking (3.35)
Jon Brion is a film composer and producer who has worked with the likes of Aimee Mann, David Byrne and Eels. His film music credits include I Heart Huckabees and Magnolia.
album: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (original soundtrack)
Hollywood Records 2061-62449-2
Brian Eno: Warnography (3.51)
An exclusive unreleased track from Brian Eno; this is a spoken word track which combines two texts. The first is an autobiographical account by a stripper of what she had to say to turn on men, and the second is a description of a torture scene in a Bosnian prison camp. The two are remarkably similar.
The readers are Brian Eno and his Polish bookkeeper.
Not commercially available
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