6 May 2005
Friday 6 May 2005 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
Friday 6 May 2005, 10:15pm
Seu Jorge: Chatterton (3.50)
Brazilian Seu Jorge was formerly in the group Farofa Carioca, then later appeared in the acclaimed film City of God. His versions of David Bowie songs can also be heard on the soundtrack to recent film The Life Aquatic. On this album, recorded in France, he has teamed up with the Favela Chic collective, and this track is a cover of a Serge Gainsbourg song.
Featuring Pretinho da Serrinha (cavaquinho/percussion); Gringo da Parada (bass synth)
Guido Möbius: Sweet Raphael (edit) (3.40)
This is taken from a 25-track album on the German Staubgold label, compiled by Ekkehard Ehlers, featuring the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Nobukazu Takemura and Kammerflimmer Kollektief, and with liner notes by David Toop.
album: Childish Music (various artists) compiled by Ekkehard Ehlers
Oren Marshall: In A Silent Room part 1 (10.06)
Oren Marshall (tuba and electronics) was in the band Loose Tubes, and has collaborated with many big names from many musical genres, from Derek Bailey to Mark Anthony Turnage to Moondog to Rolf Harris. This piece is from a longer work inspired by a dream. It was originally commissioned by the Women's Playhouse Trust in January 2002. Oren uses a selection of effects pedals, triggered by his tuba.
album: Introduction to the Story of Spedy Sponda part one: In A Silent Room
Slowfoot SLO CD003
PS Stamps Back vs Anal Vissi: Copy protection is killing music (6.06)
This CD is a homage to the 'free exchange of information', software piracy and CD copying. It came together one afternoon in Athens last November when PS Stamps Back and Anal Vissi found themselves to be the only 2 of 6 members who had turned up for their band rehearsal. So instead, they spent 3 hours putting together this music, using nothing but their laptops and a load of illicitly copied software.
album: Homef***ing is Killing Prostitution
Iris Garrelfs: Encounter 1 (3.30)
Iris Garrelfs is a British electronic musician who uses vocal sounds as a basis for her glitch/tech recordings and performances. This album, in her own words, 'has been moulded from dissected and digitally transmuted voice sounds'.
album: Specified Encounters
Bip-Hop, BP 64, 13 192 Marseille, Cedex 20, France
In The Country: How to get Acquainted (5.40)
This piano trio was formed in 2003 by 3 students of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, at the suggestion of the pianist, former Jaga Jazzist member, and one half of Susana and the Magical Orchestra Morten Qvenild.
Morten Qvenild (grand piano/Casio SK-10/vibraphone); Roger Arntzen (double bass); Pål Hausken (drums/percussion/timpani/autoharp/vocals)
album: This was the pace of my heartbeat
Rune Grammofon RCD 2045
Thighpaulsandra: The Vile Receipt (11.00)
Another psychedelic feast of keyboards, sound effects and electronic processing from the Coil/Julian Cope Band/Spiritualized member from South Wales; this track also features Thighpaulsandra's mum Dorothy Lewis on vocals.
album: Double Vulgar 2
Beta-Lactam Ring Records mt089
Beta-lactam Ring Records, PO Box 6715, Portland OR 97228 USA
Quasimoto: Maingirl (4.00)
On this album, the mysterious Quasimoto crams 27 tracks into just over an hour. It's inspired madness, described in some quarters as 'more bizarre than Michael Jackson in a playpen'.
Produced by Madlib (has anyone ever seen Madlib and Quasimoto in the same room?)
album: The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
Stones Throw Records PIASX055CD
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Yma Sumac: Earthquake (Tumpa) (3.17)
Yma Sumac is now in her eighties and rumoured to be coming out of retirement soon. In the 1950s she was renowned for her four octave vocal range, which is still considered to be the biggest of any singer.
This track was recorded in 1950 and features Yma Sumac and Orchestra conducted by Les Baxter.
album: Queen of Exotica (from the Blue Orchid Hits and Highlights series)
Blue Orchid BLUE102CD
Originally appeared on the album Voice of Xtabay
Blue Orchid, PO Box 8, Corby, Northants NN17 2XZ
Robert Wyatt and François Bayle: It (3.34)
The first of two tracks from a new 5-CD box set which has been released by the INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel) to celebrate it's 30th anniversary. The compilation focuses on the work of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) founded in Paris by the musique concrète pioneer Pierre Schaeffer in 1958.
This first track came about when GRM resident composer François Bayle invited Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers of British rock band Soft Machine to come over and collaborate. Kevin Ayers came up with the phrase 'I did it again', which Robert Wyatt developed, and François Bayle took it from there.
album: Archives GRM 5: Le GRM sans savoir
INA c 1035
Edgar Varèse: Désert – interpolation 1 (3.10)
A second piece from the INA box set, this time from the classical arena: Edgar Varèse (1883-1965) wanted to intersperse his composition Déserts with electronic sequences developed in collaboration with Pierre Henry. When the piece received its concert and radio premiere in 1954, it caused outrage; so much so, that the conductor on the occasion didn't broadcast again for another two years.
album: Archives GRM 1: Les visiteurs de l’aventure concrete
INA c 1031
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Maison de Radio France, 116 Avenue du Président Kennedy, 75220 Paris Cedex 16
M.I.A: Pull Up The People (3.41)
M.I.A. is the name used by Maya Arulpragasam, born in Hounslow, London, and partially raised in Sri Lanka, where her father is a renowned Tamil activist.
Produced by A Brucker and P Byrne for ¥£$ Productions
XL Records XLCD 186
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