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Nick Luscombe

Nick celebrates 20 years of Montreal's Constellation Records, and we have future soul from Londoner Tawiah and a piece for violin and sho by John Cage.

Montreal's Constellation Records made a name for itself by pushing the boundaries of what rock music could be, nurturing exploratory acts like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Do Make Say Think. As the label turns 20 we delve into some of the lesser-heard back catalogue.

Elsewhere in the programme, future soul from South London based musician Tawiah, who has positioned herself firmly at the heart of the UK's alternative soul scene; minimalist trumpet composition from GIW, a trumpeter, performer and sound artist from Cologne who seeks to create polyphony on a monophonic instrument; and the skewed tape noise of Charles Hayward's band This Heat.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 25 Jul 2017 23:30

Music Played

  • Eric Chenaux

    Have I Lost My Eyes?

    • Skullsplitter.
    • Constellation Records.
  • GIW


    • Never is Always.
    • Ti Records.
  • This Heat

    Makeshift Swahili

    • Deceit.
    • Rough Trade.
  • Arthur Lipsett

    Very Nice Very Nice

    • Soundtracks.
    • Global A.
  • Fly Pan Am, Bruce Cawdron, Felix Morel, Jean-Sebastian Truchy, Jonathan Parant & Roger Tellier-Craig

    Erreur, Errance; Interdit de pars leurs nouvelle possibilités

    • Ceux Qui Inventent N'ont Jamais Vécu (?).
    • Constellation Records.
  • John Cage


    Performer: Aisha Orazbayeva. Performer: Naomi Sato. Performer: Liam Byrne.
    • Number Series.
    • SN Variations.
  • Tawiah & Sam Beste


    • Recreate.
    • Limo Limo Records.
  • Cornelius

    In A Dream

    • Mellow Waves.
    • Warner Music.
  • Andrew Waslyk

    Under High Blue Skies

    • Themes for Buildings and Spaces.
    • Tape Club Records.


  • Tue 25 Jul 2017 23:30

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