Playlist 344 - Feb 17 2015

We started this week with a riff on a kosmische theme. Villalog are an Austrian duo on the Faust label Bureau B. They have plenty of motorik rhythms too but this tune has a beautiful ambient drift to it. And Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith making transcendant electronic music which manages to have a playful undercurrent, which is great.

More from Noveller, Sarah Lipstate, creating epic instrumentals with one guitar. Grasscut, a kind of chamber pop with a pastoral tone.

A treasure from The Go Betweens from 1984's Spring Hill Fair album (which by the way is cruelly underrated, even by Go Betweens' standards), sounding a little like Orange Juice who of course the band were friends with at the time.

New Bjork, break up analysis with heartwrenching orchestrations. New This is the Kit, serene folk music with timeless drones.

Two male-female duos, one Swedish, one Australian. More from Death & Vanilla (great reverb-drenched psych pop) and new from Elstow (lovely hazy dream pop).

Plus Marker Starling (pictured below), taking a hint of Steely Dan to make utterly beguiling prog pop with knockout reed and woodwind to boot.

More on these pages as ever.

Feb 17 2015 show w/ Bjork,Olof Arnalds,This is the Kit,Noveller,Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith,Villalog++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 344
Tues Feb 17 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Villalog – Plaetscher plaetscher
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Careen
Noveller – Concrete dreams (playing Levitation Festival, Chicago, Mar 13)
Grasscut - Curlews
Future Islands – A dream of you and me
The Go Betweens – The old way out
Olof Arnalds – Turtledove (playing Scala, London, Mar 11+12, w/ José Gonzalez)
Bjork – Stonemilker
This is the Kit – Bashed out (playing Workman’s Club, Dublin, Mar 6)
Death & Vanilla – Follow the light
Elstow – Evil dreams
Skelocrats – Lyin eyes
Marker Starling - Husbands
Barringtone - Feverhead

*next week’s show will feature music from José Gonzalez, Chloe March & Group of the Altos, among others

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