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Rotterdam Underground

Rotterdam resident and journalist Richard Foster profiles the city’s alternative scene with Nick Luscombe.

‘A mix of brutal pop and experiment’ - that’s the state of Rotterdam’s alternative music scene according to journalist and resident Richard Foster, who shares the sounds of the city’s underground with Nick Luscombe. Guitar racket and lo-fi frenzy abounds: Marijn Verbiesen (aka Red Brut) blends tape noise and field recordings, and the punk is as abrasive as you might expect from a band called Neighbours Burning Neighbours.

Plus, Nick takes us into another urban world through the Seoul soundscape evoked by Park Jiha, and a reworking of the music of Australian songwriter Penelope Trappes by Mogwai.

Produced by Chris Elcombe
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • ジェニーハイ

    Genie High Rhapsody

    • Warner Music Japan.
  • Fire! Orchestra

    At Last I Am Free

    • Arrival.
    • Rune Grammofon.
  • Canalón de Timbiquí

    Quitate de mi escalera

    • De mar y río.
    • Llorona Records.
  • 박지하

    Walker: In Seoul

    • Philos.
    • Glitterbeat Records.
  • Neighbours Burning Neighbours

    Hesitate

  • Lewsberg

    The Downer

    • The Downer.
  • 3times7

    Make Money Work

    • Bread & Circus.
  • Red Brut

    Kant I - II - senpai

  • Andrius Arutiunian

    ASMR

    Ensemble: Ensemble Synaesthesis. Singer: Marianna Maruyama.
    • Lithuanian Art Music.
  • Kate Tempest

    Holy Elixir

    • The Book Of Traps And Lessons.
    • Republic Records ‎.
  • Penelope Redeux

    Burn On (Mogwai Rework) (feat. Mogwai)

    • Penelope Redeux.
    • Houndstooth.
  • Christine Kittrell

    I Ain't Nothing But A Fool

    • Jukebox Mambo Vol. III.
    • Jazzman.
  • Ernstalbrecht Stiebler

    Morendo

    Ensemble: Kammerflimmer Kollektief.
    • Reworks.
    • Karlrecords.
  • Adam Fairhall, Seth Bennett & Johnny Hunter

    2017iii

    • Fragments.
  • Inwards

    Tramadol

    • Feelings Of Unreality.
    • Small Pond.

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