15 July 2005
Friday 15 July 2005 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
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 15 July 2005, 10:15pm
Les Georges Leningrad: Missing Gary (4.22)
Montréal's Les Georges Leningrad is a three piece consisting of singer and front person Poney P, guitarist, backing vocalist, electronics operative and costumier Mingo L'Indien, and masked drummer Bobo Boutin.
album: Sur les traces de Black Eskimo
Tomlab TOM 53
Mitchell Akiyama: But promise me (4.09)
Staying in Montréal, Mitchell Akiyama is a guitarist based in the city. He makes his music by improvising on piano or other stringed instruments, then takes recordings of these improvisations to his studio for some cutting up and restructuring.
album: Small Explosions that are Yours to Keep
Sub Rosa sr 238
The Go! Team: Ladyflash (4.08)
The Go! Team began as the one man project of Ian Parton, throwing together disparate samples of electro, Bollywood, 1970s cop show theme tunes, cheerleaders, hip hop, guitar bands and a whole lot more. Now the Team has grown into a full-fledged live band with four drummers and a singer called Ninja.
album: Thunder Lightning Strike
Memphis Industries MI040CD
Click here to read an interview with this band
Desmond Leslie: Play In; Destruction of the Flies (5.11)
This is taken from Desmond Leslie's soundtrack to the 1959 Barry Shawzin film The Day the Sky Fell In, which comments on the absurdity of super-weapons.
Desmond Leslie was the son of Winston Churchill's first cousin Sir Shane Leslie, and he became a fighter pilot during the Second World War. About the same time he wrote the best-selling novel 'Careless Lovers', and the infamous 'The Flying Saucers Have Landed'. After the war he developed his interest in music, setting up a music concrète studio in London. Some of his music was used on Doctor Who.
album: Music of the Future
Trunk Records JBH014CD
Basil Kirchin: The Observer (3.39)
Basil Kirchin began his musical career as a big band drummer, and played extensively with the Ted Heath Orchestra. Towards the end of the 1960s he began to experiment with tape manipulation, field recordings and free improvisation. He died on 19 June this year.
This music was made in 1966 and features some of the finest British jazz players of the time: Peter Hughes (flute/saxes/penny whistle); Alan Branscombe (vibes/alto sax); Chris Karan (drums); Peter McGurk (bass); Kenny Wheeler (trumpet); Tubby Hayes (saxes/flute); Duncan Lamont (flute); Cedric West (guitar); Harry Stoneham (piano/organ). Elsewhere, it features a young Jimmy Page on guitar.
album: Abstractions of the Industrial North
Trunk Records JBH012CD
Pedro: Lung (5.33)
Pedro is the recording name of James Rutledge, formerly with the Dakota Oak Trio. He has also collaborated with the likes of Danger Mouse, Four Tet, Prefuse 73, Kevin Shields and John McEntire. This track appears on a compilation of music on the Manchester-based Melodic label, also home to L Pierre, Baikonour and Nine Black Alps.
album: Melodic Today (various artists)
The Beth Custer Ensemble: High Sense of Adventure (4.15)
Beth Custer is a clarinettist, composer and bandleader from San Fransisco. This track comes from the first CD release by her ensemble.
Beth Custer (voice/clarinet); Ben Goldberg (clarinet); Ralph Carney (sax/slide clarinet); Graham Connah (keyboard); David James (guitar); Devin Hoff (bass); Jan Jackson (drums)
album: Respect as a Religion
BC Records BC 7
Fredrik Soegaard/Hasse Poulsen: …and we also caught a fish (8.00)
This is an extract from a longer work.
Fredrik Soegaard (electric guitar/MIDI fractal/Eventide H3000); Hasse Poulsen (Guild Jumbo guitar, occasionally prepared with objects, sometimes used with effects)
Recorded 5 August 2004 in Inari, Finland
album: …and we also caught a fish
Leo Records CD LR 436
Damo Suzuki Network: Hot Tuna Express (7.34)
This comes from a new double live CD of the former Can vocalist's current ensemble; one CD was recorded in Paris; this one was recorded in Hollywood.
Len Del Rio (percussion/synthesiser); Tommy Grenas (guitar/bass/keyboard); Chris Guttmacher (drums); Ryan Kirk (guitar/bass); Kevin Lee (theremin/Moog); Keiichi Miyashita (guitar); Damo Suzuki (vocals)
Recorded 31 August 2002 at the Knitting Factory, LA
Damo's Net Work DNW 026/027
Damo's Net Work, Schmiedetewiete 6, 23898 Labenz, Germany
Martin France: Mono Mouth (3.07)
Martin France is a graduate of the young British jazz school which seemed to orbit around the collective Loose Tubes in the 1980s. He has drummed on over 50 albums, but this is his first solo one.
Martin France (drums/electronic drums/programming/sequencing/keyboards); Tim Harries (bass/keyboards); John Parricelli (guitars); Terje Evensen (additional programming/sequencing/keyboards/drums)
album: Sp in Mar vel
Kaandittb: Vodometrica (5.44)
Artyom Beketov from Moscow (now living in Montréal) contacted Mixing It after hearing the show over the internet and sent in some music by Kaandittb. Kaandittb is currently Artyom's own multi-media project, but between 1992 and 1999 it was a band. The line-up here is Artyom Beketov (guitar/keyboards/vocal/programming) and Anrey Zakharov (keyboards/vocal/trumpet). This track is taken from a compilation of the band's work in the mid-90s. It isn't currently available, but might be if there's enough interest.
Stephen Malkmus: Pencil Rot (4.06)
To finish, a track from the former Pavement singer's new solo album.
album: Face the Truth
Domino Recording Co. Ltd, PO Box 47029, London SW18 1WD
Click here to read a review of this album
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