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10 February 2006

Friday 10 February 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Featuring a session by the legendary rock band The Fall, including new versions of songs from the latest album, Fall Heads Roll, and a rare interview with vocalist Mark E Smith.

Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

Playlist

MIXING IT

Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
Produced by Felix Carey
Factsheet compiled by Sam Hickling

Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax. 020 7765 4378
e-mail mixing.it@bbc.co.uk

Friday 10 February 2006, 10:15pm


Ted Barnes: Seaside Dunce (3.54)
Ted Barnes has co-written songs with Beth Orton and played on her albums, and is also in the band Clayhill with Gavin Clark (Sunhouse) and Ali Friend (Red Snapper). This is from his second album, which comprises music that was originally written for a Channel 4 film, but was passed over in favour of something from a 'name' composer.
album: Underbelly
Sketchbook Ltd. Sketch009
http://www.sketchbookrecords.com/
http://www.clayhillmusic.com/

Timet/Mariposa: Merlo (5.56)
Mariposa are an Italian group who specialise in original interpretations of traditional Neapolitan songs. Timet is the recording name of Italian composer/producer Lorenzo Brusci, who was offered the material from Mariposa's 'Nuotando in un pesce bowl' album. This re-working, for example, is from a song written in 1926.
Lorenzo Brusci (sound design/composition/editing/mastering); Enzo Cimino (sound technician/glockenspiel/percussion); Alessandro Fiori (vocals/violin/harmonium); Enrico Gabrielli (flute/clarinets/sax/composition); Gianluca Giusti (keyboards); Rocco Marchi (electric guitar/harmonium/mini Moog); Michele Orvieti (keyboards/piano)
album: Metamorfosi di Canzoni Napoletane
I Dischi Forma 09
http://www.timet.org/
http://www.naufragati.com/

Mark E Smith Interview (5.37)

The Fall: Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy (3.22)
This is a cover version of a song originally performed by the Monks, a group who formed in the early 1960s as American GIs based in Germany. They would perform with tonsured heads and in monks' habits.
The Fall: Assume (3.07)
This song originally appeared on the 2005 Fall album 'Fall Heads Roll' (Slogan SLO003)
Mark E Smith (vocals); Ben Pritchard (guitar); Eleni Poulou (keyboards/Hammond organ); Steve Trafford (bass); Spencer Birtwistle (drums)
Recorded 13 October 2005 in BBC Maida Vale Studio 4
BBC session - not commercially available
http://www.visi.com/fall/

Roger Doyle: Frozen in Stereoscope (8.36)
This track features the transformed voices of Olwen Fouere, Paul Dutton and Mary Doyle, and it is taken from the Irish composer's album released last year on the Dutch BVHaast label.
album: Passades - Volume 2 (2002-2005)
BVHaast 0505
http://www.rogerdoyle.com/
http://www.cmc.ie/

Mina Agossi: Why don't you do right? (2.31)
Mixing It played a track last year from this French/Beninoise singer's acclaimed debut 'Zaboum!' This new album, recorded in just three days, features a more stripped-down jazz ensemble sound. This is the opening track, a cover of a tune made famous by Peggy Lee.
Mina Agossi (vocals); Alex Hièle (bass); Ichiro Onoe (drums); Rob Henke (trumpet); Bachir Sanogo (percussion & Kamale n'goni)
album: Well You Needn't
Candid CCD 79841
http://www.minaagossi.com/

Thighpaulsandra: Bleeding text for the cripple thrush (excerpt) (4.31)
Thighpaulsandra (French horn/celeste/EMS VCS3 synthesiser/Synton Fenix and Serge modular synthesisers/Prophet 5 synthesiser/Nord modular synthesiser/EMS Vocoder 2000); Martin Schellard (guitar); Sion Orgon (tam tams/timpani/Audiomulch/shortwave radio); Frank Naughton (violins); Robert Greensmith (relentless stomping)
album: Chamber Music
Lumberton Trading Company LUMB002
http://www.brainwashed.com/thighpaulsandra/
http://www.lumbertontrading.com/

Mark E Smith interview (2.46)

The Fall: Midnight in Aspen; Pacifying Joint (5.50)
Both songs originally appeared on the 2005 Fall album 'Fall Heads Roll' (Slogan SLO003)
Mark E Smith (vocals); Ben Pritchard (guitar); Eleni Poulou (keyboards/celeste); Steve Trafford (bass); Spencer Birtwistle (drums)
Recorded 13 October 2005 in BBC Maida Vale Studio 4
BBC session - not commercially available
http://www.visi.com/fall/

AGF.3 + SUE.C: Gala Book (4.08)
AGF.3 + SUE.C is a collaboration between German sound artist Antye Greie-Fuchs and San Francisco-based vocalist/bassist/pianist and video artist Sue Costabile. They first got together at the Mutek Festival in 2002 when AGF performed at an Orthlorng Musork showcase and SUE C contributed visuals.
album: Mini Movies
Asphodel asp3004
http://www.poemproducer.com/
http://www.orthlorng.com/sue/
http://www.asphodel.com/doc/featured_artists.html

Prefuse 73: with dirt and two texts - afternoon version; illiterate interlude (3.55)
Guillermo Scott Herren, aka Prefuse 73's latest release is described as a 'transition between the last album and what's to come'. It is dedicated to airport security in America.
album: Security Screenings
Warp Records WARPCD140
http://www.prefuse73.com/
http://www.warprecords.com/

Battles: Dance (4.42)
Battles is a new band from New York, consisting of John Stanier from Helmet and Mike Patton's Tomahawk on drums, David Konopka of the band Lynx on guitar and bass, Ian Williams of cult band Don Caballero on guitar and sometime Prefuse 73 collaborator Tyondai Braxton on vocals, keyboards, guitar and electronics.
album: EP C/B EP
Warp Records WARPCD141
http://www.bttls.com/
http://www.warprecords.com/

Stephin Merritt: At Madam Plum's (2.35)
Also known as Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt is using his own name on this latest release. It's a selection of songs he composed for three plays directed by Chinese theatre director Chen Chi-Zheng. This particular song is from the opera Peach Blossom Fan, originally written in China in the 17th century but adapted into this version in 2004.
Zachary Behrens (marimba); Lillian Chen (yangqin); Ivan Johnson (bass); Daniel Savell (steel drums/bass drum)
album: Showtunes
Nonesuch 7559 79899-2
http://www.houseoftomorrow.com
http://www.nonesuch.com


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