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Nick Luscombe with a Valentine's Day playlist

Nick Luscombe selects adventurous songs for Valentine's Day, including tracks by Charles 'Chick' Ganimian, The Magnetic Fields, Cal Valentine, Duster Valentine and Matt Valentine.

Nick selects songs for sonically adventurous lovers on this starry-eyed day. If you're Valentine-less tonight please accept these odes and twisted little love notes from around the world.

There'll be a funny valentine from Charles 'Chick' Ganimian, two love songs from the Magnetic Fields, and nominatively-appropriate appearances from Cal Valentine, Duster Valentine and Matt Valentine.

Plus, hear music from the late experimental composer Basil Kirchin, who features on Late Junction all week, and Tim Buckley, born 70 years ago today.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Marc Namblard

    Brame, Septembre 2011

    • Animal Music – Sound & Song In The Natural World.
    • Gruenrekorder.
    • 9.
  • Ganimian & His Orientals

    My Funny Valentine

    • Come With Me To The Casbah.
    • Cacophonic.
    • 1.
  • Tom Waits

    Blue Valentines

    • Blue Valentine.
    • Elektra.
    • 10.
  • Furchick

    Snogging Song

    • Self-Released.
  • Deep Throat Choir

    Baby

    • Be Ok.
    • Bella Union.
  • The Valentines

    Sock It To Me Baby

    • Dub Store Records.
  • Cal Valentine

    The Boogie Twist Pt. 1

    • Los Alamos Grind!.
    • Numbero.
    • 4.
  • Duster Valentine

    Duster Loves His Nana

    • The Brasserie Heroique Edits Part 1.
    • Berceuse Heroique.
    • 1.
  • Matt Valentine

    Cherry Cocola Red

    • Mountain Raga / Cherry Cocola Red.
    • Time-Lag Records.
    • 2.
  • Betty Davis

    Anti Love Song

    • Betty Davis.
    • MPC Ltd..
    • 3.
  • Tim Buckley

    I Can't Leave You Lovin' Me

    • Lady, Give Me Your Key.
    • Light In The Attic.
    • 5.
  • The Magnetic Fields

    Me And Fred And Dave And Ted

    • 50 Song Memoir.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 8.
  • The Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band

    Lover Man

    • Gotta Be This Or That.
    • Vocalion.
    • 21.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Die Musik Op. 88, No. 4 D 547

    Performer: Fritz Wunderlich.
    • The Last Recital / Der Letzte Liederabend.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 31.
  • XJPX

    That Which is Done Out of Love Always Takes Place Beyond Good and Evil

    • Self-Released.
  • Egyptrixx

    Show Me The Way To Live

    • Pure, Beyond Reproach.
    • Halocline Trance.
    • 3.
  • Shintaro Katsu

    Sunny (サニー)

    • Evening Ballades + 8.
    • Tokuma Japan Communications.
    • 2.
  • C Duncan

    Like You Do

    • The Midnight Sun.
    • FatCat Records.
    • 2.
  • Hejira

    I Don't Belong To Anyone

    • I Don't Belong To Anyone.
    • Lima Limo.
    • 1.
  • Zura

    Ząb Bi (feat. Gerard Lebik)

    • Zura EP.
    • U Know Me Records.
    • 2.
  • yehoshua

    /fɔːr/

    • /prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən-s/.
    • Concrète Tapes.
    • 4.
  • Alasdair Roberts

    Pangs

  • Ocho

    What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

    • Ocho II.
    • Universal Sound.
    • 3.
  • Molnbär av John

    Aujourd'hui il fait beau

    • The End.
    • flau.
    • 1.
  • Luis Lopes

    The Sadness Of The Inevitable End

    • Love Song.
    • Shhpuma.
    • 9.

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