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Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 6 March 2011

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Adam Walton Adam Walton | 13:28 UK time, Monday, 7 March 2011

This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer, and will be available to listen to any time between now and the start of the next programme:

Check out Mr Healan's Soundcloud page for more examples of his electronic mastery, and the Chrome Kids blog for multifold insights into the fascinating sounds of Cardiff's urban underground.

Back when I went to Liverpool University in 1873 (BC) I remember getting very very excited to discover that The Boo Radleys lived just round the corner from one of my lecture-avoiding buddies. Their second and third albums, Everything's Alright Forever and Giant Steps, opened up whole new territories for my naive, but curious, ears. I bought all of the following albums thanks to the Boo Radleys: Love's Forever Changes, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me, King Tubby's Dub From the Roots... their peripatetic and untribal love for MUSIC completely inspired me. Still does.

Martin Carr, that band's musical compass, is just as restless, pacing the highways and byways of his imagination as he ever was. He's currently mixing the Black Serpent Choir's second album... the début explored the more cinematic side of electronic music. On this week's show we have an exclusive play of a demo from the forthcoming album. It's a sonic travelogue encompassing a multitude of sounds and a lifetime of music listening. I love the way it marries computer generated sounds with acoustic plucks, atmospheric field recordings and fuzzy ooze. It's brilliant.

Alan Holmes, godfather of the Welsh underground, reminds us of something that came out of Bangor in the mid 80's. It's sung in Latin and sounds like Sergio Leone operating in the medium of plainchant. Is amazing and comes to you courtesy (partly) of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Classics Department in Lampeter. Producer Jeremy sent the track there, you see, to have it translated just in case those naughty Romans were imprecating you to inject cannabis into your earlids, or some such.

Ben Hayes - tweed-wearer and encyclopedia of fascinating sounds - oscillates wildly to the circuit warping prowess of Add N To (X).

And we have amazing music for you. There are début plays for Anni Rossi (amazing!), Y-Chrome (also amazing!), I Am Hope (you'll be getting the picture by now, I suspect) and D. Gritty (better than amazing).

I need a whole new lexicon.

Please send superlatives/demos/new releases with a short biography to themysterytour@gmail.com.

Or:
Adam Walton
BBC Radio Wales
Library & Arts Centre
Rhosddu Road
Wrexham
LL11 1AU

Have an excellent music filled week!

FERNHILL - Glyn Cynon
Swansea / Pembrokeshire

DAEDELUS - Tailor-made (with Milosh)
Los Angeles

MR HEALAN - Crazy Girls
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - Tell Him Right
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - Young Star
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - Bang Those Drums
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - The King
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - Baby Love
Cardiff

MR HEALAN - The Magician
Cardiff

MESSNER - Taflaist Olwg [James Kelly Remix]
Bangor / Manchester

MARY HOPKIN - There's Got To Be More
Pontardawe

ANNI ROSSI - Candyland
Chicago / New York (cardiff Label)

LLEUWEN - War Varc'h Da'r Mor
Bangor

FFLAPS - Pethau Piws
Bangor

BLOW BY BLOW - Natiamus
Bangor / Manchester

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - Austere (oh Matt Thomas Bamalama Remix)
Mold

MASTERS IN FRANCE - Little Girl
Caernarfon

D. GRITTY - Real Talk (radio Edit)
Cardiff

Y-CHROME - Sad To See The Back Of The 90's
Cardiff

TRWBADOR - Shapes (la La La)
Camarthen / Cardiff

IFAN DAFYDD - No Good
Llanrug

FFA COFFI PAWB - Breichiau Hir
Bethesda

DATBLYGU - Gwlad Ar Fy Nghefn
Cardigan

DOGBONES, THE - Mae Dy Ffrindiau (gyd Am Dy Ladd Di)
Holyhead / London

AKA OSTRICH - Gobble
Bangor

STILLETOES, THE - I Need To Roam
Pwllheli

BLACK SERPENT CHOIR - 'Drowning Of The Daisies'
Cardiff / Wallasey

MILK RACE, THE - Reduction
Cardiff

MO-HO-BISH-O-PI - Hear The Air
Cardiff

HELEN LOVE - She's Atomic
Swansea

DARLING BUDS, THE - Hit The Ground
Newport

KITTY COWELL - Take It Back (ollypop Remix)
Newport

PAPER AEROPLANES - Days We Made
Milford Haven

SCHOOL, THE - Hoping And Praying
Cardiff

PRETTY PLACES - 'The Fool'
Llanfair P.g.

GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - Mae Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Eu Gilydd
Camarthen

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - Lliwiau Llachar
Wales

VVOLVES - Sailing From Youth
Monmouth / Cardiff

I AM HOPE - On Top Of The World
Cardiff / Bridgend

YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS - Eating Noddemix
Cardiff

SAMOANS - Vladimir
Cardiff / Aberdare

STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR - I Am Weatherproof
Cardiff

ADD N TO (X) - Is That Alright Fyuz
London

CAJITA - Drop
Cardiff / Caerphilly

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