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Bacterial percussion and an ethnographic road trip

Eli Kezler’s small, specific, bacterial percussion, sampling experiments from the 1980s by Michele Mercure, and music from a road trip between Paris and Calcutta.

Anne Hilde Neset returns to the presenter chair with music from Eli Kezler, a percussionist that Oneohtrix Point Never describes as bacterial. He says “Eli’s able to parallax into very small, very acute, very specific relationships between percussive textures. It’s beyond just being a drummer—he’s a world-building percussionist.” Plus recordings of indigenous music made in 1955 on a journey overland in a milk delivery van, from France to India by Bengali radio producer Deben Bhattacharya; the voice of Michele Mercure swells from the substratum of 1980s electronic music and a forgotten favourite by Prince from his 1983 album Piano & Microphone.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Prince

    International Lover

    • Piano & A Microphone 1983.
    • NPG Records ‎.
  • Øyvind Torvund

    Starry Night

    • The Exotica Album.
    • Hubro.
  • Charlotte Adigéry


    • ZANDOLI.
    • DEEWEE.
  • Barbara Kinga Majewska & Marcin Masecki


  • Sarah Davachi

    At Hand

    • Let Night Come On Bells End The Day.
    • Recital Program.
  • Deben Bhattacharya & Bedouin Coffee Grinding Beats

    Bedouin Coffee Grinding Beats

    • Paris To Calcutta: Men And Music On The Desert Road.
    • Sublime Frequencies.
  • Raif Karsligil & Deben Bhattacharya

    Karayilan (Black Snake)

    • Paris To Calcutta: Men And Music On The Desert Road.
    • Sublime Frequencies.
  • Michele Mercure

    Night Music

    • Beside Herself.
    • RVNG Intl..
  • Tim Shaw

    Blowhole In Croatia

  • Tim Shaw

    There She Blows!

    • Cities and Memory: Sounding Nature.
  • Eli Keszler

    Lotus Awnings

    • Stadium.
    • Shelter Press.
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids


    • An Angel Fell.
    • Strut.
  • Philip Glass

    Ange Des Orages

    • Third Noise Principle - Formative North American Electronica 1975-1984.
    • Cherry Red.
  • Edmund Finnis


    Performer: Lucy Railton. Performer: Aisha Orazbayeva.
  • Cucina Povera


    • Night School.
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti


    • Tutti.
  • Yves Jarvis

    Fruits Of Disillusion

    • The Same But by Different Means.
    • Self-Release.
  • Klara Lewis & Simon Fisher Turner


  • Jim O’Rourke

    Sleep Like It's Winter

    • Sleep Like It's Winter.
    • Newhere Music.


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