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20 January 2006

Friday 20 January 2006 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
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Friday 20 January 2006, 10:15pm

This week's programme features music with some connection to Los Angeles

Madvillain: Do Not Fire!; Money Folder (3.56)
LA hip-hop producer Otis Jackson Jr, aka Madlib, and East Coast MC Daniel Dumile, aka MF ('Metal Face') Doom, came together as Madvillain in 2004 and created this 22-track album.
album: Madvillainy
Stones Throw 940.0040.020
Click here to read a review of this album

Elma Mayer: The Tide (6.19)
Elma Mayer is a Romanian-born classically trained composer who was a member of the 1980s art-pop big band Some Philharmonic with, among others, Brian Woodbury, to whom she is now married.
Marc Muller (guitar); Andres Villamil (upright bass); Jon Feinberg (drums)
album: Elma Mayer
Ponk Records P-F010

Drumbo: The Withered Hand of Time (9.43)
Drumbo was the name taken by drummer John French when he was a member of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band in the 1960s and 70s. He now leads the re-formed Magic Band and provides the vocals. Here is a preview of his forthcoming album, due to be released later this year on Proper Records. It is written in the Magic Band style, and is due to feature former Magic Band members Bill 'Zoot Horn Rollo' Harkleroad and Mark 'Rockette Morton' Boston. This is from John French's demo version of the album, recorded at his home studio in Lancaster, California.
album: City of Refuge (demo tracks given to Mixing It in October)
Not yet available

Steve Roden/In be tween noise: Click (2.46)
This comes from one of a series of three CDs by Los Angeles sound artist Steve Roden. On each CD he creates music using a single modernist design, be it a lamp, a leg splint, or, in this case, a 1950s steel 'diamond' chair designed by Harry Bertoia.
album: Chair (a subscape of resonance)
InteriorSounds 3"CD

Inara George: Everybody Knows (2.56)
Recommended to Mixing It by Van Dyke Parks, Inara George is the daughter of Little Feat leader and former member of Frank Zappa's band Lowell George. This album has contributions from Beck and Ben Harper.
Inara George (vocals/guitars); Michael Andrews (guitars/background vocals/misc.); Greg Kurstin (keyboards/drum machine); Pete McNeal (drums); Chris Stillwell (bass)
album: All Rise
Everloving EVE010

Kobol: Broken Ebony (5.39)
Kobol is a duo from Enselada, Baja California, Mexico, who have now relocated to Los Angeles. They are Ignacio 'Nashio' Chavez (electric guitar/programming) and Argel 'Arhkota' Cota (electronic drums). This track consists of the sound of a Les Paul ebony wood guitar sampled and rearranged with live trombone playing from Cesar Cordova of the Mexicali City Orchestra.
album: Broken Ebony
Static STA010

BARR: A Cover; Lights Out; Like, I Used To Like (5.05)
BARR is a voice and drums project from Brendan Fowler, who describes himself as a 'motivational speaker' for lapsed indie and punk kids. B is for 'we will overcome'; A is for always; R is for 'it may take a minute' and R is for 'always in the end, yes'.
album: Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case
Upset! The Rhythm UTR 005

The Native Shrubs of the Santa Monica Mountains: My Mom is Tor Johnson's Mom (3.44)
This track was recorded in 1994 by three associates of Brian Woodbury. It investigates the idea of sharing parentage with Swedish wrestler and cult film star (Plan 9 From Outer Space) Tor Johnson.
Joe Moe (vocals); Marc Doten (bass/Fender Rhodes); Michael Webster (piano/Apple Mac), with Rick Crawford (bass and guitar)
Michael Webster is currently writing opera in American English, Marc Doten is a record producer, and after a stint designing Asian theme park rides, lyricist Joe Moe now helps run the Acker-Mini-Mansion: a museum of horror, sci-fi and fantasy movie memorabilia.
EP: The Native Shrubs of the Santa Monica Mountains
Relentless Records CD
Click here for details of Michael Webster's current project

Wilco: Spiders (Kidsmoke) (10.37)
Whilst in Los Angeles, Mixing It met with improv/free jazz guitarist Nels Cline, who is also a member of Wilco. Here's a track from the new Wilco live album which showcases his playing.
Jeff Tweedy (guitar/vocals); John Stirratt (bass/vocals); Glenn Kotche (drums/percussion); Mikael Jorgensen (keyboards/piano); Nels Cline (guitars/lap steel); Pat Sansone (keyboards/guitars/vocals)
Recorded live at the Vic Theatre, Chicago, May 2005
album: Kicking Television - Live in Chicago
Nonesuch 7559-79903-2
Click here to read a review of this album

Furry Things: Angel Warm and Cold (Wiltzie remix) (4.39)
Furry Things was the band that Ken Gibson (Eight Frozen Modules) was a member of during the 1990s. This 1997 album marked a turning point in their sound, hinting at what was to come from Ken's solo work.
Ken Gibson (guitar/samples/keyboards/programming/vocals); Chris Michaels (keyboards); Cathy Shive (bass/vocals); Charlie Woodburn (drums)
Engineered, mixed and produced by Ken Gibson
album: Frequent Lunacy
Trance Syndicate TR 64

Phthalocyanine: Hilbert Space (5.14)
This CD was recommended by Ken Gibson. It's the second album by Los Angeles resident Dimitri Fergadis, aka Phthalocyanine.
album: No One Said You Didn't
Planet Mu ZIQ096CD

Kanye West: Diamonds from Sierra Leone (remix) feat. Jay-Z (3.54)
One of the biggest albums of last year was this one by East Coast rapper Kanye West. It was produced by the LA-based film composer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion.
Tom Craskey (keyboards); Dave Tozer (guitars); Michele Gondry (live drums); contains a sample of 'Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey, composed by J Barry and D Black
album: Late Registration
Roc-A-Fella 9885153
Click here to read a profile of this artist

Derek Bailey and the Ruins: Improvisation no.5 (4.43)
Guitarist and British stalwart of improvised music Derek Bailey died on Christmas Day 2005. This track was recorded by Mixing It in April 1997, and was part of that year's London Musicians' Collective Festival. It features Derek Bailey on guitar with the Japanese duo the Ruins: Tatsua Yoshida (drums) and Hisashi Sasaki (bass).
Click here for more information on Jazz on 3's tribute to Derek Bailey
Click here for more information on the Ruins

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