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Nick Luscombe with Phantom Chips

Nick is joined by instrument maker and performer Phantom Chips to share her favourite sounds. Plus an ode to Brixton, exotic dance funk and a sweet duo inspired by motherhood.

Nick is joined in the studio by Tara Pattenden, a.k.a. Phantom Chips, an electronic musician who works with wearable synths and 'tactile noise machines' that she develops from found objects. She shares some of the fruits of a recent residency at the Novas FrequĂȘncias Festival in Rio de Janeiro, featuring a sticky and mouldy intercom system picked up at a flea market, and a phantom detector.

Also in the programme, field recording expert Kate Carr goes urban with an ode to Brixton, the multi-national dance group The Turbans announce their debut album and we've a sweet violin and piano duo inspired by motherhood composed by Emily Hall.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 10 Apr 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • The Turbans


    • The Turbans.
    • Six Degrees Records.
  • Christina Vantzou

    Some Limited and Waning Memory

    • No. 4.
    • kranky.
  • BCUC

    Nobody Knows

    • Emakhosini.
    • Buda Musique.
  • Kate Carr

    I Ended Out Moving To Brixton

    • I Ended Out Moving To Brixton.
    • Flaming Pines.
  • Robert Mitchell

    You Have Taken Now (And Made It's Beauty Infinite)

    • A Vigil For Justice, A Vigil For Peace.
    • Depth Of Field.
  • Bellatara


  • Leandra Lambert

    Zigge Phantom

  • Large Unit

    Circle in the round

    • Ana.
    • PNL Records.
  • Cecil Taylor

    Jitney No.2

    • Silent Tongues.
  • Mimicof


    • Moon Synch.
    • Alien Transistor.
  • Khwanta Fasawang

    That Goddam Mortorsai!

    • The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1.
    • EM Records.
  • Estonian Folk Song Box Set

    Side 3

  • Emily Hall

    instrumental II

    Performer: Oliver Coates. Performer: John Reid.
    • Life Cycle.
  • Ismo Laakso


    • Ofelia.
    • Puu.
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri

    The Clock

    • Midnight Colours.
    • Geographic North.


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