3 February 2006
Friday 3 February 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
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Friday 3 February 2006, 10:15pm
Regina Spektor: Consequence of Sound (5.09)
Regina Spektor is a Russian-born, classically trained pianist and singer/songwriter now working in New York. This is taken from her debut UK album, which is a compilation of tracks culled from her first two US albums, notably the acclaimed Soviet Kitsch from 2004.
album: Mary Ann Meets The Grave Diggers And Other Short Stories
Transgressive Records 9362494782
Click here to read a review of this album
Matinee Orchestra: Thanking You For Listening (6.05)
The Matinee Orchestra is sound artist Andrew Hodson from Newcastle. Among the guests he has brought in to contribute to this project are the Brewis Brothers from Field Music and Paul Smith of Maximo Park. This track was co-written with Tin-Yin Chou from Taiwan, but she only completed the first part before her visa ran out and she had to go home. The vocals are by Caroline Thorp, and the track also features Laura Reid and Graham Hardy from Kathryn Williams' band.
album: The Matinee Orchestra
Arable 6 CD
Ral Partha Vogelbacher: Birthday in Beijing (5.28)
Formerly the solo project of Chadwick Bidwell, Ral Partha Vogelbacher has now expanded to a three-piece with the addition of David Kesler and Jason Gonzales from Thee More Shallows. This track also features Odd Nosdam of cLOUDDEAD on drones. The album was inspired by the death of Chadwick's father and the trips he took to China with his mother and sister thereafter.
album: Shrill Falcons
Monotreme Records MONO 18
KK. Null/Chris Watson/Z'Ev: The on-coming storm; wind rush and the deep smell of change. low infrasonic thrum. disorientation and confusion (9.37)
Kazuyuki Kishino 'KK. Null' (electronics & electro-percussions produced January 2004); Chris Watson (location sounds recorded in East Africa); Z'Ev (25 binary-acoustic files produced January 2004)
Z'Ev initially approached KK Null in March 2003 with the idea of writing music based on the structure of Japanese Noh Theatre. Then when he heard a piece by Chris Watson on a compilation released by Touch, he contacted the award-winning natural history sound recordist and got him involved too. This is the result.
album: Number One
Touch TONE 24, Tr.4
Town and Country: Blue Lotus Feet (2.57)
This is an old yoga tune reworked for the Chicago-based quartet's latest album, which was inspired by their 2005 tour of Japan and recorded on to a 2-track portable hard drive at band member James Dorling's apartment.
James Dorling (vocals/tambura/autoharp/celeste/harmonium/organ pipe/hmong harp/shakuhachi); Joshua Abrams (drarp/slit drum/karkabas/celeste/khaen/guimbri/string bass/glockenspiel/vocals); Benjamin Vida (guitar/violin/mbira/slit drum/karkabas/hand chimes/vocals/accordion/mandolin); Liz Payne (viola/guitar/percussion/kalimba/hand chimes)
album: Up Above
Thrill Jockey THRILL 165
Children of the Drone: Children of the Groan Tube (3.15)
Children of the Drone are an improvising collective from Exeter. They have no fixed line-up, improvise everything, and offer all their recordings as free downloads from their website (details below). This particular piece was recorded 3 October 2002 as part of a session performed in preparation for a comedy-themed performance at the 'Off the Wall' comedy festival in the Phoenix Bar.
album: Compilation no.4
CD-R sent in to Mixing It
Le Volume Courbe: Hanging around; The mind is a horse (4.25)
Charlotte Marionneau, aka Le Volume Courbe, has contributed vocals to releases by Piano Magic and the Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde in the past, and on this, her debut solo album, she is joined by members of Mazzy Star, Primal Scream and the Beta Band.
album: I killed my best friend
Honest Jons HJRCDDJ14
Richard Bowers: Oil (4.40)
Richard Bowers is an audio-visual artist living in South Wales. This piece, inspired by Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, depicts an oil-polluted ocean. It is a treated recording of free improvisations on cello and double bass by the composer and Gwilly Edmondez: the spontaneity of the improvisations contrasting with the carefully thought out electronic processing.
CD-R sent in to Mixing It
Nurse With Wound: Echo Poeme: sequence no.2 (music inspired by the film Last Year at Marienbad) (11.58)
This is an extract from the 40-minute piece which makes up Nurse With Wound's album from last year. It is inspired by the surreal 1961 French Film L'année dernière à Marienbad.
Amantine Dahan Steiner (voice); Isabelle Gaborit (voice); mixed by Steven Stapleton
album: Echo Poeme: Sequence No.2
United Jnana 2005CD
The White Birch: Your Spain (4.14)
The White Birch are a trio from Norway, consisting of Ola Fløttum (vocals/guitars/piano/keyboards/violin/mandolin), Ulf Rogde (bass) and Hans Christian Almendingen (drums/percussion). This album was mixed by Helge Sten, aka Deathprod from Supersilent.
album: Come Up For Air
Glitterhouse GRCD 616
Andrew Bird: Why? (Live) (4.47)
This appears on the b-side to the latest single from Andrew Bird's 2005 album (and Mixing It favourite): The Mysterious Production of Eggs. It is a live recording made in Flagstaff, Arizona, and illustrating his versatility, as he samples his violin, loops it, plays over the top and sings.
Fargo FA EP04
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