Playlist 309 - May 6 2014

Broadly, there was a kind of genre flow to this week's show. We began with a run of electronic pieces of different shades - Future Islands, Eyedress ("nothing special" is the subtitle of the song by the way, not a comment from me on the quality of it - I think it's quite special), Matmos with some mental radio, new Roll the Dice ,an industrial meltdown with sumptuous strings and culminating in a wonderful track from the debut SlowPlaceLikeHome album, due next month.

The mid-section featured a series of singers - Cormac O Caoimh with some lovely jazz-folk tones from his fine new album, the unforgettable Angel Olsen who plays Cork with Jaye Bartell next month, Sontag Shogun from NY feat. the great voice of Liam Singer.

A bit of punk rock in the shape of Thomas Truax and Shonen Knife.

And some kosmische to finish from Eat Lights Become Lights plus the Conny Plank-produced Eno-Moebius-Roedelius.

More on these pages as always.

May 6 2014 w/ Roll the Dice,Matmos,SPLH, Angel Olsen,Eyedress,Shonen Knife,Eat Lights Become Lights+ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 309
Tues May 6 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Future Islands - Spirit (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Nov 2)
Eyedress – My hologram (nothing special)
Matmos – Mental radio (playing Supersonic, Birmingham, May 30; Sonar, Barcelona, June 13)
Alien Whale – Space boots foots to foots (playing Supersonic, Birmingham, May 31)
Roll The Dice – Aridity (playing Sonar, Barcelona, June 14)
SlowPlaceLikeHome – She comes in colour stereo
Cormac O Caoimh – The moon loses its memory
Sontag Shogun – Let the flies in
Angel Olsen – Hi-five (playing Triskel Christchurch, Cork, June 7, w/ Jaye Bartell)
Jaye Bartell - Loyalty
The Unusual History of Ether – Like gold (playing Sweeney’s, Dublin, May 7)
Nelson Riddle – Lolita Ya Ya (from the soundtrack of the 1962 film Lolita)
Thomas Truax – More! More! More! (playing HED at The Mad Ferret, Preston, May 8)
Shonen Knife – Green tea (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, May 8)
Eat Lights Become Lights – Shapes and patterns
Eno-Moebius-Roedelius – Broken head

*next week’s show will feature music from Joan Shelley, Rachael Dadd, O-O-I-O-O & Joe Meek among others

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