Playlist 435 - Feb 21 2017

Mick Harvey has just released his 4th album of Serge Gainsbourg interpretations, the wonderful Intoxicated Women. The first track on it is a great cover of 'Je t'aime', in German ('Ich liebe dich') with the memorable vocals of Andrea Schroeder taking the part of Jane Birkin. Depending on your susceptibility to female sighs and intimations, very possibly not safe for work.

Any excuse for a classic cut from the man himself Serge, a bit of Melody Nelson with tremendous orchestrations by Jean Claude Vannier.

Benoit Pioulard, August Wells, Happyness, OOIOO all playing around or about these parts soon.

Basil Kirchin is a revered cult figure in outsider music (subject of a recent festival in Hull), check his gorgeous mixture of jazz and birdsong/field recordings.

And The Saxophones, a sublime late night disquieting dream of a song.

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Playlist 435
Tues Feb 21 2017
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Serge Gainsbourg feat Jane Birkin – Ballade de Melody Nelson
Mick Harvey feat Andrea Schroeder – Ich liebe dich (Ich dich auch nicht) (Mick Harvey playing Under The Bridge, London, Mar 25)
Benoit Pioulard – Ante (playing Gulpd Café, Cork, Mar 4)
Basil Kirchin – Sketch Three
August Wells – A little too real (playing Coughlan's, Cork, Mar 2 & 3, plus Irish tour)
Animals That Swim – Vic
Lift To Experience – Falling from Cloud 9
The Last Sound – Your halo
The Pussywarmers & Reka – Nightride
Happyness – Falling down (playing Whelan's, Dublin, Apr 21)
Former Bullies – O world of love
OOIOO – Gamel Uma Umo (playing Safe As Milk Festival, Prestatyn, Apr 21)
The Saxophones – If you’re on the water
Alasdair Roberts – The downward road (playing Café Oto, London, Feb 23)
Stephen EvEns – Evil twin (playing Windmill, Brixton, Mar 6)

*next week's show features music from Marlene Enright, Weyes Blood & Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, among others

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