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2006 favourites

Friday 29 December 2006 22:00-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall revisit some of their favourite alternative music releases from 2006.


1 hour 30 minutes



Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall

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Friday 29th December 2006, 10.00pm

Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald:
Just (5'21")
Album: Various - Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads
From the album of Radiohead cover versions album comes this version of a song from the album The Bends by the New York DJ and producer MR featuring Phantom Planet vocalist Alex Greenwald and the Daptones horn section, The Dap Kings.
Rapster RR0047cd

Pink and Sour (4'13")
Album: Roots and Crowns
The Chicago-based blues outfit with a Captain Beefheart penchant have morphed into sonic explorers on this album, made after their instruments had been stolen and their collection had to start afresh.
Thrill Jockey promo

Queen Mab Trio:
Vehement (4'00")
Album: Thin Air
Queen Mab is the celtic goddess of power. The Queen Mab Trio features Lori Freedman on clarinet, Marilyn Lerner on piano ,and Ig Henneman on viola.
Stichting Wig WIG14

Tom Waits:
First Kiss (2'38")
Album: Orphans
3 cd set of old and new unavailable songs, grouped into Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards.
Anti 6677-2p

The Inhibitionists:
Auckland Islands Merganser (2'28")
Album: Things With Wings
The Inhibitionists are a long-distance collaborative project. Christian Kann's album features 18 tracks each mimicking a specific bird, using processed field recordings. This track represents an Auckland Island Berganza.
Mandolin MANDO0011

Tauhid (4'46")
Single: Tauhid
Boxcutter is the Belfast-based guitarist and producer Barry Lynn, who made his name with the Brood/Sunshine single on Hot Flush records in 2005.
Planet Mu promo

Scritti Politti
Window Wide Open (3'09")
Album: White Bread Black Beer
In 2006, Cardiff-born Green Gartside AKA Scritti Politti played his first concerts in 24 years. His name is a homage to the Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci.
Rough Trade RTRADCD270

Radical Fashion feat. Carl Stone:
Thousand (3'05")
Album: Odori
Radical Fashion is Hirohito Ohara. On this album he showcases his fascination for Ravel's works for piano, producing a 21st century glitch equivalent.
Hefty 059

Man Loves His Wife (5'21")
Album: Chainsaw of Life
Johnny Dowd & Jim White's collaboration as Hellwood expresses their fascination with lowlife. Willie B also contributes percussion on this track, recorded in a cabin in central New York.
Munich MRCD277

Chris Watson:
No Man's Land (7'00")
Album: Storm
Chris Watson has teamed up with Hazard's BJ Nilsen to make this collaborative CD of recordings of storms at sea, recorded over a five year period. This track was recorded in North East England and Scotland.
Touch, Tone 27

Littl Shyning Man:
Nexth The Chewy Bridge (6'06")
Album: Mockery
Christopher Hayward AKA Littl Shyning Man uses Russell's Hoban's novel Riddley Walker as inspiration for this album, described as sounding, "Like sleepwalking through the woods with a better drummer."

Tract for Valerie Solanas (5'08")
Album: The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
Matmos have made sound portraits of people they admire on this album, including Joe Meek, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Valerie Solanas, who famously shot Andy Warhol. This piece features scissors, knives, paper, vacuum clean, reproductive tract, vagina, cow's uterus, and extracts from Valerie Solanas' SCUM manifesto.
Matador OLE677-2

Did I step on your trumpet? (3'05")
Album: Various - Secretly Canadian & Jagjaguwar
Danielson are led by Daniel Smith with various siblings and friends from suburban New Jersey.
Secretly Canadian & Jagjaguwar Promo

Glenn Kotche:
Projections of (what) Might (4'55")
Album: Mobile
Glenn Kotche - member of Wilco and Loose Fur - took inspiration for this solo album from Fela Kuti's drummer Tony Allen.
Nonesuch 7559799272

Joan as Policewoman:
We Don't Own It (3'53")
Album: Real Life
Reveal 10

Lars Horntveth remixed by Four Tet
Tics (6'42")
Album: Four Tet Remixes
Domino WIGCD180P

Forthcoming on Mixing It:
5 January - Otomo Yoshihide & Tom Chant in session
12 January - All CD
19 January - All CD
26 January - All CD
2 February - Report from Berlin
9 February - All CD

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