Playlist 251 - Jan 29 2013

We started the show this week with two Jason Falkner connections, first from his 2nd solo album Can you still feel?, then a track from The Grays from a lost classic of an album, Ro Sham Bo, from 1994 (pictured). Prog/power pop of the highest order. One of these days I’ll have to post something proper on that.

Then two albums I’m loving lately, Fade by Yo La Tengo and Amor de Dias' The house at sea, one drone pop and the other a hushed kind of chamber folk. Beautiful stuff in both cases, no matter how you cut it.

Julia Kent likewise, just one woman and a cello, from her upcoming album, Character on the Leaf label, also the compelling kosmische sound of Cork’s Grave Lanterns (they play at The Pavilion in town Thursday night). They sit comfortably beside Ty Segall and K-X-P, who came later in the show. In between, we had Karl Bartos, ex-Kraftwerk legend, and Slow Place Like Home with more great pulsing soundscapes.

And a track from the new Philip Glass Remixed project, featuring the great man himself, plus friend to the show Peter Broderick.

As always more on these pages in most cases.

Jan 29 2013 w/ Grave Lanterns, Ty Segall, YLT, Amor de Dias, SPLH, Karl Bartos, Julia Kent++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 251
Tues Jan 29 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Jason Falkner - Author unknown
The Grays - The very best years
Yo La Tengo - Paddle forward (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Mar 23rd)
Amor de Dias - Jean's waving
Julia Kent - Tourbillon
Grave Lanterns - Track 3 (playing The Pavilion, Cork, Jan 31)
Karl Bartos - Atomium
Peaking Lights - Hey sparrow
Slow Place like Home - Cathleen's fall
Ty Segall - Thank God for the sinners
K-X-P - Melody
Philip Glass & Peter Broderick - Island remix
The Leisure Society - The sober scent of paper
Beth Orton - She cries your name (playing Triskel Christchurch, Cork, Mar 24)

*next week's show features more music from Amor de Dias & Julia Kent, also new music from Olof Arnalds, Markus Mehr, Brendan Benson & Best Boy Grip, among others

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