Showing posts from September, 2018

Playlist 492 – Singers & Vocalists Mix, Sept 2018

The human voice.

Singers. Vocalists. Solo. In groups. Harmonies. Dissonance.

A capella.
Sotto voce.
An attack.
A glide.
A growl.
A swoon.
A yearning.

Jazz. Blues. Folk. Pop. Psych. Electro. Classical. Doo Wop. Whatever.

Sometimes the simple effect of massed voices.
Sometimes singing just for the joy of it.
Sometimes a voice not technically great but still with something great about it.
Intonations are involved too. Maybe not even words. A voice below the brain. Giving breath to feelings.

Backing vocals. Sometimes so crucial and innovative they are the true heart of a song.
Backing vocals that don’t deserve to be called backing.

Some of my favourite singers and vocal arrangements and performances.



Cocteau Twins – Cherry coloured funk (4AD)
Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares – Pilentzee Pee (4AD)
Julianna Barwick – The magic place (Asthmatic Kitty)
Todd Tobias…

Playlist 491 - Sept 2018: New Releases + A Few Old Treasures

A collection of recent favourites here at UOH Towers.

Mostly new or upcoming releases.

Across genres. The way it should be.

Plus a few of an older vintage.


Elaine Malone – You
Josephine Foster – Shepherd moon of starry height (Fire Records)
Todd Tobias & Chloe March – Lillavva (Hidden Shoal)
Kamasi Washington – Will you sing (Young Turks)
Szun Waves – Moon runes (The Leaf Label)
Spike & Debbie – Always sunshine (Tiny Global Productions)
The Free Design – Make the madness stop (Project 3)
Alison Statton & Spike – Open portal (Tiny Global Productions)
Terry – The whip (Upset The Rhythm)
Comet Gain – If not tomorrow (Tapete)
Hater – I wish I gave you more time because I love you (Fire Records)
The Chills – Deep belief (Fire Records)
The Big Lovin’ – Adiadiadio
The Honey Hahs – River (Rough Trade)
Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread – When (Full Time Hobby)
Lee Hazlewood – My autumn’s done come (Light in the Attic)
Kathryn Joseph – we have been lo…