Playlist 326 - Sept 30 2014

A kind of a core of folk music running through this week's show, with a particularly nice centrepiece of new music from Olof Arnalds, Lutine & Vashti Bunyan. All female artists, all with their own intriguing versions of a delicate folk strand, from domestic idyll to murder ballad, unique all three. Of course, to that group we can also add the classy Bobbie Gentry, with a beaut from her debut album in 1967.

And even the show openers, XTC and Paul Giovanni from The Wicker Man soundtrack, continued that theme with pastoral and psych-folk takes on the harvest time of year (that's now city dwellers).

Groovy, beaty sounds from Red Snapper, reminds me a bit of Lalo Schifrin in places; Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa being brilliantly weird and wonderful.

The Altered Hours have a new EP of beautiful short pieces (it's pay-what-you-can on bandcamp), this track has a shade of the great Mazzy Star about it. And Merchandise (pic), with one of the songs of the year, the brooding, intoxicating 'Enemy'.

More on these pages as always.

Sept 30 2014 w/ Olof Arnalds,Lutine,Vashti Bunyan,Silver Servants,Mark Fry,Altered Hours,Twinkranes+ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 326
Tues Sept 30 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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XTC – Harvest Festival
Paul Giovanni & Magnet – Corn rigs (from the soundtrack of the film The Wicker Man)
Peter Broderick – With the notes in my ears (playing Half Moon Theatre, Cork, Oct 19, w/ Loch Lomond)
Olof Arnalds - Turtledove (playing Cornerhouse, Manchester, Oct 2)
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa - Dimension Dive Part 3: Deep sea dance
Red Snapper - Traffic
Lutine – Died of love (playing Daylight Music, Union Chapel, London, Oct 8)
Bobbie Gentry – I saw an angel die
Vashti Bunyan - Jellyfish (playing St Pancras Church, London, Oct 8)
Esquivel – La raspa
Edmundo Ros – The Sound of Music
Silver Servants – Lopsided
Mark Fry – Long way down
Merchandise - Enemy
The Altered Hours – I’m on a high (playing The Black Box, Belfast, Oct 16) Twinkranes - High tekk train wreck Cluster - Tristan in der Bar

*next week’s show features music from Tarnation, Circus Devils & Women’s Christmas, among others

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