1 September 2006
Friday 1 September 2006 22:30-23:30 (Radio 3)
Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Presented by Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
Produced by Philip Tagney
Factsheet compiled by Sam Hickling
Tel. 020 7765 4661
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Friday 1 September 2006, 10:30pm
Bryan Ferry with Antony : Lowlands Low (2.35)
This track comes from a project overseen by producer Hal Willner, and executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski (who collaborated on the Pirates of the Caribbean films). It consists of 43 specially recorded tracks featuring likely and unlikely performers. This is a version of a classic 'Halyard Chantey' once popular in the West Indies, and referring to the Netherlands .
Bryan Ferry (vocals); Antony (vocals); Kate St. John (oboe/musical director); Warren Ellis (violin/musical director); Peter Stanley (banjo); Rory McFarlane (bass); Andy Newmark (drums); Martyn Barker (percussion)
Recorded at Sanctuary/Townhouse Studios, London
album: Rogue's Gallery - Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys
Mouse on Mars: Chartnok (4.02)
Mouse on Mars is the duo of Andi Toma and Jan St Werner from Düsseldorf in Germany . This is their first release on Mike Patton's Ipecac record label.
Recorded St Martin Ton Studio, Düsseldorf
Ipecac Recordings IPC 79
Mister Who: Oceans (3.32)
This track by the 29 year-old MC is about walking from Streatham in South London to Brixton Station, and the cacophony of street sounds to be heard en route.
Dual Amp/Grinnin' Records
Steve Reich: Proverb (Alex Smoke Remix) (10.03)
American icon of minimalism Steve Reich is 70 years old this year. There are many events taking place around the world to celebrate this, including a series at the Barbican Centre in London . Nonesuch Records are also releasing a 5 CD retrospective of his work, and an extra CD of remixes, which includes this one by Glasgow based producer and DJ Alex Smoke.
album: Reich: Remixed 2006
Proverb originally appeared on the 1996 Steve Reich album Proverb/Nagoya Marimbas/City Life (Nonesuch 7559 79430 2)
Click here for details of the Steve Reich season at the Barbican
Nina Nastasia: Jim's Room (2.32)
This comes from Nina Nastasia's new album, described by the artist herself as 'more sad than mad', and elsewhere as 'a praxis of minimalism'. It's engineered by Steve Albini.
album: On Leaving
S**tmat remixed by the notorious c.h.a.v.: Ketamine Cauliflower (Broccolli dub mix) (3.49)
Henry Collinz, aka S**tmat, was working on a new album when his laptop's hard drive gave up. He passed on what he had already recorded to his label, and they passed it on to a bunch of remixers to finish. This is what Club Quiet founder Dan Powell, formerly with OMSK , came up with.
album: The Hardrive Cessation Termination
Spirit of Gravity SOG006, Tr.6
Nitwood: Wardsness (5.57)
Nitwood is a London 3-piece consisting of former Higsons member Simon Charterton (drums/percussion/lead vocal) with Richard Duguid (keyboards) and Colin Young (bass). They are joined on this track by Terry Edwards (normally noted for his trumpet/sax playing) on guitar.
Sartorial FIT 016
Bridges: Når et står her på dei høge nutar (3.58)
This was recorded 4 June 2005 in Guiyang , and came about from a project instigated by the Norwegian Concert Institute. In the winter of 2003-2004 they sent Norwegian folk singer Unni Løvlid on a tour to the Guizhou Province in China where she worked with the Dong people. Four of the musicians she met there visited Norway in exchange, and in 2005 Unni returned to Ghuizhou to play a series of concerts, which led to the recording of this album.
Wu Chuan Ping, Lu Yingmei, Pan Xin Zhi, Unni Løvlid (vocals); Wu Anhua Dongliang (vocal/dong pipe/ox-bone fiddle/dong flute/lusheng); Frode Haltli (accordion); Terje Isungset (percussion)
album: Bridges - Live in China
Heilo HCD 7201
Roedelius: Regenmacher (6.21)
As well as being widely considered one of the founders of contemporary electronic music, Hans Joachim Roedelius was a member of the Krautrock band Cluster, and has worked with many of the Krautrock legends, including Holger Czukay and Connie Plank. He has also released many solo recordings which form the basis of this new compilation covering 5 decades of activity.
Roedelius (percussion/bass/keyboards); Connie Plank (synthesiser/percussion); Moebius (synthesiser melody)
album: Roedelius Works 1968-2005 (sampler)
Grönland Records CDGRON39
Serafina Steer: Peach Heart (4.01)
Serafina Steer is a harpist and vocalist who was recommended to Mixing It by a listener in Switzerland . We tracked her down and she sent us the 5-track demo from which this track, co-produced by Mike Lindsay of Tunng, is taken. It will be appearing later this year on Serafina's debut album on the Static Caravan label.
She describes it as 'a gruesome fairy tale'.
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