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Playlist 520 - Sept 2021

A soundtrack for the end. Or the beginning. Or in between. Enjoy. x Playlist 1. Faust – Vorsatz (Bureau B) 2. Curse of Lono – Let your love rain down on me (Submarine Cat Records) 3. Herbert feat Verushka – Fantasy (Accidental Records) 4. Luca Wilding – Book of fate (Abbey Records) 5. Nation of Language – This fractured mind ( playing Grand Social, Dublin, Jan 29th 2022 ) 6. Shannon Lay – Geist (Sub Pop) 7. The Go! Team – A bee without its sting (Memphis Industries) 8. Vanessa Anne Redd – By the time (Sharp Attack Records) 9. Virginia Wing – Soft fruit (Fire Records) ( playing Moth Club, London, Sept 24th ) 10. Sone Institute – Dead ahead (Mystery Bridge) 11. Lomond Campbell – Engineer of fear (One Little Independent) 12. Dntel – Connect (Les Albums Claus) 13. Fryars with Sean O’Hagan – God melodies 14. Hackedepicciotto – Evermore (Mute) 15. Henrik Lindstrand – För Den Goda Viljan (Robert Ames rework) (One Little Independent)

Playlist 519 - 2021 Mid Year Albums Review

Tracks from 16 albums I've enjoyed a lot this year so far. Enjoy x Playlist 1. Cool Ghouls – In Michoacan (Empty Cellar Records/Melodic) 2. The Chills – You’re immortal (Fire) 3. Buffet Lunch – Red apple happiness (Upset The Rhythm) 4. Cathal Coughlan – Falling out North Street (Dimple Discs) 5. St Vincent – Down and out (Loma Vista) 6. El Michels Affair feat Piya Malik – Murkit gem (Big Crown Records) 7. Shannon Lay – Wild (Sub Pop) actually released in 2019 but heard for the first time by me this year… 8. Craig Fortnam – Ark (Onomatopoeia Records) 9. Lucy Gooch – Rain’s break (Fire) 10. Mark Fry – Song for Wilde (Now-Again Reserve Records) (reissue) 11. Marina Allen – Belong here (Fire) 12. yumbo – A house (Morr Music) 13. Colleen – Implosion-Explosion (Thrill Jockey) 14. Adrian Crowley – Bread and wine (Chemikal Underground) 15. Lambchop – Chef’s kiss (Merge/City Slang) 16. Ann Scott - Sweetheart

Playlist 518 - July 2021, New Music: big moonlight

New music for your lugholes. Enjoy. x Playlist 1. Herbert feat Y’akoto – The way (Accidental Records) 2. Me & My Friends – All that is you 3. Nation of Language – Across that fine line ( playing Reading/Leeds Festivals, Aug 27 & 28 2021 ) 4. Soccer96 feat Nuha Ruby Ra – Dopamine (Moshi Moshi) 5. The Go! Team – Pow (Memphis Industries) 6. Shannon Lay – Rare to wake (Sub Pop) 7. Jack Cheshire – Mystery train (Loose Tongue Records) 8. The Magic Lantern – Bound for glory (Hectic Eclectic Records) 9. Mocky – Stevie’s room (Heavy Sheet) 10. Band of Holy Joy – Leap into the great unknown (Tiny Global Productions) 11. Telefís – We need (251 Records/Dimple Discs) 12. Alasdair Roberts og Volvur – Orison of union (Drag City) 13. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Dirt off your shoulder (Big Crown Records) 14. Craig Fortnam – Ark (Onomatopoeia Records) 15. Henrik Lindstrand – Enghave Lys (Alex Somers Remix) (One Little Independent) 16. Boa Morte –

Playlist 517 - Van Dyke Parks Tribute

Amid word of a new album collaboration with Gaby Moreno, I felt like digging into VDP's extensive back catalogue. He's something of a Zelig character - his fingerprints are all over some of the most progressive and extraordinary pop music of the last 50 plus years, whether as writer, singer, arranger, producer or simply player. (Music pop quiz nugget - What links The Byrds' 5D and Robert Altman's Popeye?) Here is just a taste. x Playlist The Byrds – 5D (Fifth Dimension) (1966, VDP plays organ) Tim Buckley – Song for Janie (1966, VDP plays keyboard) Van Dyke Parks – Palm desert (1967, Song cycle) Harper’s Bizarre – Come to the sunshine (1967, written by VDP, also plays keyboard on recording) Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman – The bare necessities (1967, arranged by VDP, from soundtrack of the film The Jungle Book ) Randy Newman – I think it’s going to rain today (1968, co-produced by VDP with Len

Playlist 516 - May 2021

Hup there. The sounds of the universe. Enjoy. x Playlist 1. Cool Ghouls – In Michoacan (Empty Cellar Records/Melodic Records) 2. Buffet Lunch – Bladderwrack (Upset the Rhythm) 3. The Chills – Soft bomb (Slash/London Records) 4. The Chills – Hourglass (Fire Records) 5. Marina Allen – Belong here (Fire Records) 6. Catenary Wires – Face on the rail line (Skep Wax Records) 7. Conrad Clipper – Heron’s Book of Dreams (Luau Records) 8. Roedelius & Czjzek – Sonniger morgen (Bureau B) 9. Dragon Welding – Lights behind the eyes (Dimple Disc Recordings) 10. Aidan Noell – Selective service 11. Alex Frankel – Still got it 12. MAGUIRE – Come down (SevenFourSevenSix) 13. El Michels Affair feat Piya Malik – Unathi (Big Crown Records) 14. Will Beeley – A highway’s not a home (Tompkins Square) 15. Gene Clark – Los Angeles (A&M) 16. Cool Ghouls – How free (Empty Cellar Records/Melodic Records) 17. Cool Ghouls – Land song (Empty Ce

Playlist 515 - Apr 6 2021

Tunes for you. Including the wonderful Cool Ghouls (pictured). And Jane Weaver who is playing an actual live show (it's next year, in January, but still). And plenty more. Enjoy. x Playlist 1. Buffet Lunch – Red apple happiness (Upset the Rhythm) 2. Cathal Coughlan – The knockout artist (Dimple Discs) 3. Bobby Oroza – I got love (Big Crown Records) 4. Brainstory – Bye bye (Big Crown Records) 5. Marina Allen – Oh Louise (Fire Records) 6. Julia Holter – Sea calls me home (Domino Records) 7. Virginia Wing – Out for something… (Fire Records) 8. Jane Weaver – Modern reputation (Fire Records) ( playing Whelan’s, Dublin, Jan 28th 2022 ) 9. Stereolab – Ping pong (Duophonic) 10. Skinshape feat Idd Aziz – Afande (Lewis Recordings) 11. Talking Heads – Love -> Building on fire (Sire) 12. Toler Gibson – Country queen (Rocket Girl) 13. Dntel – The lilac and the apple (remix) (Morr Music) 14. Coll

Playlist 514 - Mar 1 2021

A 2 hour show that went out on Mar 1st 2021 on UCC98.3FM. One in a series of occasional Lockdown Specials. Lot of new releases in this one, lot of good tunes. Enjoy x Playlist 1. The Chills – You’re immortal (Fire) 2. The Chills – Monolith (Fire) 3. Buffet Lunch – The power of rocks (Upset the Rhythm) 4. Cathal Coughlan – Owl in the parlour 5. The Hamrahlid Choir – Sonnets (One Little Independent) 6. Boa Morte – By the time 7. Colleen – Gazing at Taurus-Santa Eulalia (Thrill Jockey) 8. Lucy Gooch – Ash and orange (Fire) 9. Sarah Neufeld – Stories (One Little Independent) 10. Cory Hanson – Paper fog ( Drag City) 11. Jack Cheshire – Tiny hands (Loose Tongue Records) 12. Esther Rose – Keeps me running (Full Time Hobby) 13. M Ward – You’ve changed (ANTI) 14. Sam Brookes – 18 and sleeping 15. Goose – Viper 16. Dntel – Fall in love (Morr Music) 17. Ed Dowie – Number Eight wire (Needle Mythology) 18. Nation of Language