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Tape gonk and Scottish tales

Verity Sharp with music from Blood Stereo, Sealionwoman and Chicagoan poet and singer Avery R Young.

Verity Sharp previews Supernormal, the experimental Oxfordshire festival that runs this coming weekend. Among the line-up of artists from the edgelands are Blood Stereo and their brand of ‘tape gonk’ and ‘epiglottal gymnastics’, and Sealionwoman, whose elemental vocals and electronics take us back to the Highland clearances.

Scottish history of more recent times shapes songwriter Karine Polwart’s latest album - a collection of beloved songs from 50 years of Scottish pop including Deacon Blue and Ivor Cutler. And Chicagoan poet/singer Avery R Young charts a funk-rocky course through troubled times with an album named after abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

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

1 hour

Last on

Tue 30 Jul 2019 23:30

Music Played

  • Karine Polwart

    Women Of The World

    • Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook.
    • Hegri Music.
  • Micachu & The Shapes & London Sinfonietta

    Everything (Live)

    • Chopped & Screwed (At Kings Place).
    • Rough Trade.
    • 3.
  • Zhang Pengying, Zhang Zhoulan, Wang Liliang, Li Zhi'an & Wu Biren

    A ma ke ne le (Mother's little girl)

    • Alili - Multi-part folksong of Yunnan’s ethnic minorities #1 & #2.
    • PAN Records.
  • Blood Stereo

    For Unk

    • The Lure Of Gurp.
    • Chocolate Monk.
  • Sealionwoman


    • Siren.
    • Antigen Records ‎.
  • Djambé Kambé


    • The Rough Guide to Mali Blues.
    • World Music Network.
  • Stratis Skandalakis

    The last of their kind

    • Southeast Asia PhoNographic Mornings.
    • Each Morning of the World.
  • Marchetto Cara

    Liber Fui Un Tempo In Foco

    Performer: Robert Meunier. Performer: Kate Macoboy.
    • Michelangelo's Madrigal - Soprano & Lute.
    • Etcetera.
  • Avery R Young

    sit down job

    • tubman..
    • FPE Records.
  • Nérija

    Last Straw

    • Blume.
    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Ondness

    Malta Inquieta

    • Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa, Vol. 2: Regiões.
    • Discrepant.


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