Playlist 303 - Mar 18 2014

A pleasingly mixed bag this week, beginning with a beautiful kosmische cut from the new Eat Lights Become Lights album, Into forever, plus a forerunner in the shape of classic Harmonia from 1974.

Mark Linkous' 4th anniversary is around now, good/poignant to hear a Sparklehorse memory from the 90s. And with a new AWVFTS album due soon, a track from their 2011 s/t debut, an album dedicated to Linkous, with whom Adam Wiltzie played as part of the Sparklehorse touring band.

Some nice exotica around the middle of the show - new single from Benjamin Schoos with Laetitia Sadier (Euro flavour), Eden Ahbez from 1960 (west coast US hippie branch), Ellis Island Sound (motorik wing) and more great Italian soundtrack from Nino Oliveiro and the late Riz Ortolani.

Then Vertical Scratchers channelling The Kinks. And Sabina (below), my new fave female singer - part Marlene Dietrich, part Nico, part Dada, all parts intoxicating.

Mar 18 2014 w/ ELBL,Harmonia,AWVFTS, Sparklehorse,Kinks,Johnofsilence,Ellis Island Sound,Sabina++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 303
Tues Mar 18 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Eat Lights Become Lights – Shapes and patterns
Harmonia – Dino
Laura Cantrell – All the girls are complicated
Joana Serrat – Flowers on the hillside (playing Rough Trade, London, Mar 21)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Steep hills of Vicodin tears (playing Botanique, Brussels, Mar 28)
Sparklehorse – Homecoming queen
Benjamin Schoos feat. Laetitia Sadier – Une derniere danse
Eden Ahbez – Mongoose
Damien Jurado – Silver Timothy
Ellis Island Sound feat. John Matthias – Intro, airborne, travelling
Riz Ortolani & Nino Oliveiro – Hong Kong Cha Cha Cha: Breakfast at the colony (from the soundtrack of the film Mondo Cane, 1962)
Johnofsilence – The merry weathers
Dott – TEFL
Vertical Scratchers – Turn me out
The Kinks – Picture book
Sabina - Toujours

*next week’s show will feature more music from Sabina, also Young Knives & The Anchoress, among others

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