by Jon Averill
1. Chris Watson - El Devisadero
The Cabaret Voltaire founder captures everyday noise & clangour – the industrial/discordant & contorts it into something that resides at the apex between art & music.
2. Patrice Baumel - Birth
Writhing electronics of Patrice Baumel sit atop ‘El Devisadero’. Pulsing feedback permeates ‘Birth’ with it’s theatrical peaks & troughs.
3. Irene Dailey & Martin Donegan - Wright, Charles, November 22, 1963
Taken from the absorbing ‘Of Poetry & Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy’.
4. Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Texas Keller
The low slung sleaziness of Bohren & Der Club of Gore’s early material is in evidence in ‘Texas Keller’.
5. Mssingno - Xe3
A slap in the face from modernity shepherds us back to 2014. A crystalline intermingling of elements of R&B & Grime with it’s pitch shifted vocals & snares.
6. Umwelt - Kneecap Ridge
Absolutely no idea where I got this track from but I think it’s my favourite of the podcast – it feels like it’s alive; pulsing & growing throughout the mix.
7. Paul Martin - Le Troublant Témoignage De Paul Martin
Wouldn’t you know it, just as the party is about to get going a French man comes along & ruins it.
8. Raymond Scott - Vim
Buy Vim people, lots of Vim.
9. Max Richter - Summer 2 (Vivaldi: The Four Seasons)
My favourite moment of Max’s ‘Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons’.
10. Ambrosia - (On My Way To) Providence
Have had a copy of the mostly ignored album ‘A Reminiscent Drive’ on a promo CD since around the year 2000.
11. Brian Briggs - Aeo (Pt. 1)
If the lost underwater city of Atlantis existed (& it does) & was a country this would be the national anthem.
12. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
A galvanic & soporific deep space siren song Brooklyn’s Oneohtrix Point Never.
13. Lou Reed - Transformer (Advert)
Time for another ad break folks. Buy Lou Reed.
14. Guy Warren Of Ghana With Red Garland - The High Life
Taken from an album called ‘Funny Old Shit’ on Trunk Records.
15. April March - Cet Air La
April March is an American singer-songwriter who is obsessed with French music & sings almost exclusively in the pompatus of love. April is best known for the track ‘Chick Habit’ which appears in Quentin Tarantino's ‘Death Proof'.
16. Dennis Wilson - Common
This beguiling track is taken from the never completed follow up ‘Bambu’. I greatly suspect this was not originally intended to be an instrumental.
17. Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
Taken from ‘Dreamin' Wild’, a winsome set of west-coast pop with a languorous delivery. This album was all but forgotten soon after it’s release.
Then in 2012 it all changed. Ariel Pink released a cover version of ‘Baby’ & word of ‘Dreamin’ Wild’ began to spread – soon after it was re-issued.
18. Meredith Monk - Memory Song
An amazing piece by the American composer, performer, vocalist, filmmaker & choreographer. Memory Song sits between performance piece & music & reminds me of the work of Robert Ashley (see ‘Bruno Pt. 1’ on Podcast 51).
19. The SM Corporation - [After The] Hammer (Great Lakes Mystery Version)
A pulsing modern pop song featuring disembodied lyrics duelling with live cello throughout it’s 7 minute duration. Available in all good record stores.
20. Ray Cathode - Waltz In Orbit
Ray Cathode is in fact George Martin who of course is known for for producing The Beatles & writing Game Of Thrones.
21. Moondog - Pastoral
As well as being blind & dressing like a Viking, Moondog also made some of the most incredible music you will ever hear.
22. Alessi Brothers - Seabird
A sagacious examination of loss, regret & yearning.
23. Man Outside HSBC - Why Are You Not Rebelling?
In case you thought we’d finish the podcast on a high note this was recorded with a concealed microphone earlier this year.