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Nick Luscombe

Nick Luscombe plays the soundtrack to cult French cartoon Les Shadoks by Robert Cohen-Solal, a new-age classic and an encounter between Renaissance music and algorithms.

We've landed in a world inhabited by bird-like creatures with both beaks and teeth, where experimental electro-acoustic music plays. It must be Les Shadoks, the cult French cartoon whose complete soundtrack by Robert Cohen-Solal has just been released in its entirety for the first time.

Cut to the inside of the Taj Mahal, where flautist and one-time jazzman Paul Horn recorded one of the first new-age records 50 years ago. Then to 15th-century France, and the music of Johannes Ockeghem; but wait - composer Michael Winter has reframed it algorithmically!

Through the wonders and mysteries, Nick Luscombe is your guide.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Mar 2018 23:00

Music Played

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  • Fire!

    Washing Your Heart In Filth

    • The Hands.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Thundercat & OG Ron C and The Chopstars

    Captain Stupido (Chopnotslop Remix)

    • Drank.
    • Brainfeeder.
  • Mirco Magnani & Ernesto Tomasini

    Dieu dans le bordel

    • Madame E..
    • Undogmatisch.
  • zK

    Outside Broadcast

    • Last Night.
    • Hallow Ground.
  • Ayuune Sule

    Say Yine Ma

    • We Have One Destiny.
    • Makkum.
  • Shuttle358


    • Field.
    • 12k.
  • Robert Cohen-Solal

    Guerre musicale

    • Les Shadoks (50th Anniversary Edition).
    • WRWTFWW.
  • heka


    • BBC Introducing.
  • Kris Davis & Craig Taborn

    Interruptions Three

    • Octopus.
    • Pyroclastic.
  • Ordeograph

    Dark Run Out Side

    • Transparencies.
    • Broken20.
  • Paul Horn

    Shah Jahan

    • Inside.
    • Epic.
  • Christopher Kirkley

    Side A (excerpt)

    • Field Recordings from the Sahel.
    • Sahel Sounds.
  • Bruno Pronsato & L.A. Teen

    Better than Cindy

    • A Face Wasted on the Theatre.
    • FOOM.
  • Johannes Ockeghem

    Missa prolationum: Kyrie: Christe eleison

    Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • Ockeghem: Requiem, Missa Mi-Mi.
    • EMI.
  • Michael Winter

    Mass and Band (excerpt)

    Performer: Brian Parks. Performer: Colleen Potter Thorburn.
    • Lower Limit.
    • New world.
  • Cucina Povera


    • Hilja.
    • Night School.
  • Carlo Domenico Valyum


    • Cronovisione Italiana.
    • Undogmatisch.
  • Phil Ranelin

    Time is Running Out

    • The Time is Now!.
    • Tribe.


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