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20 October 2006

Friday 20 October 2006 22:15-23:30 (Radio 3)

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a mix of musical styles and influences


1 hour 15 minutes



Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall

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

Friday 20 October 2006, 10:15pm

The Mike Sammes Singers: International Harvester (1'14")
Virtually every "doo-doo-doo" to be heard on a pop recording made in the UK between 1955 and 1975 came out of the mouths of Mike Sammes and his colleagues..
album: Music for Biscuits
Trunk Records JBH019CD

Arab Strap: The First Big Weekend (5'04")
This comes from Arab Strap's (Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middelton) farewell compilation. This is Arab Strap's first single, recounting Scotland's defeat by England in the Euro '96 football tournament.
album: Ten Years of Tears
Chemikal Underground PCHEM095CD

Beck: The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton (10'34")
This song features the shipping forecast, a Herbie Hancock sample, and a conversation between the film director Spike Jonze and writer Dave Eggers about their imagined ultimate album.
album: The Information
Interscope Records 1707830

Bass Clef: Cannot be Straightened; Subwoofer Loveletter (8'57")
Otherwise known as Ralph Cumbers, Bass Clef makes his music at home in East London - his first album has been made using just an old 4-track cassette, drum machine, sampler and a vintage synth & valve compressor.
album: A smile is a curve that straightens most things
Blank Tapes BLANK003CD

Gruppo di improvvisazione nuova consonanza: Kate (7'05")
The group were formed in 1964 by Franco Evangelista, who wanted fellow improvisors who also composed. The 3 cds in this box set were made between 1967-69 and included in their midst the composer Ennio Morricone.
album: Azione
Die Schachtel DS13

Califone: Black Metal Valentine (6'16")
Chicago-based Califone's sound was influenced in part by the theft of their equipment during their last tour.
album: Roots and Crowns
Thrill Jockey promo

Bonnie Raitt & Habib Koite: Back Around (5'14")
Malian guitarist Koite and his band duet with Raitt on this track taken from Putumayo new compilation of world blues. Habib Koite is well-known in west Africa for his anti-smoking song, "Cigarette A Bana"
album: Various: Blues Around the World
Putumayo P253-SL

Lullabye Arkestra: Unite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (6'28")
A bass and drum duo formed in Toronto by Justin Small of Do Make Say Think and Katia Taylor.
album: Ampgrave
Constellation CST044-2

Modified Toy Orchestra: A Grand Occasion; Had a Farm (6'36")
Modified Toy Orchestra practise "circuit bending", which involves rescuing children's electronic toys from car boot sales, converting them into new, strange and sophisticated musical instruments.
album: Toygopop
Warm Circuit warm004

The Mike Sammes Singers: Youth: A Little More Growing Up (2'02")
album: Music for Biscuits
Trunk Records JBH019CD

Takashi Wada: Twilight Zone (3'06")
The minimalist Japanese composer Takashi Wada took inspiration from the death of his grandfather for this reflective track.
album: Araki
Onitor 52

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