By Jon Averill
1. Razen - Sleeper
2. Dean Blunt – Papi
A fleeting piece from album ‘The Redeemer’
3. John Cooper Clarke - Health Fanatic
Been a while since Dr Cooper Clarke made a world service appointment. Obvious lyrical prowess aside this is a unique & extraordinarily original piece.
4. 2 8 1 4 - Recovery
Very tricky release to find, on vinyl at least. Telepath テレパシー能力者 & HKE are 2 8 1 4. Can’t recommend their album ‘Birth of a New Day’ highly enough.
5. Chassol - Music Is God
Christophe Chassol want to Calcutta to record sounds & dialogue for his album Indiamore. Gilles Peterson fodder.
6. Spiritualized – I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You (Instrumental)
Caught Spiritualized performing ‘Ladies & Gentleman…’ with full choir & orchestra late 2016, a reminder of how amazing they are in full flow. This is an instrumental version of a track from 2001’s ‘Let It Come Down’.
7. Zazou Biyake – M’Pasi Ya M’Pamba
Plinky plonky Afro electronic record I picked up that came out back in 1984
8. Sera Arreza - Bohol
A piano piece I came across on Soundcloud, thanks to Sera for letting me include it in this episode.
9. Deaf Center – Thread
Norwegian duo Deaf Center sounding a little like William Basinski on ‘Thread’
10. Die Unbekannten – Radio War
Taking from the soundtrack to 'Lust & Sound In West-Berlin 79-89’. Which as the title suggests is a homage to the walled-in city.
11. Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
One of my favourite ever pieces of music. From the cold war to Great War – this was written just before the outbreak of the 1st World War.
12. TS Elliot - Journey of the Magi (Extract)
A poem by TS Elliot from 1927
13. Soft as Snow - Black Birds (Maria Minerva Rework)
This Maria Minerva mix segues very nicely over the previous track
14. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Down From Dover
You can’t accuse me of not supporting Lee on this podcast
15. R2DJ - Clean Living
Rescued off a scratched & dusty CD in my drawer. Beautiful slice & cut emo-hop from the album ‘Since We Last Spoke’
16. Elvis Presley - Black Star
An unreleased Elvis track dealing with the inevitable state of demise.
Rumoured to be where Bowie took inspiration for the title of his final album.
‘& when a man sees his black star he knows his time has come’ & so dear listeners has ours for another podcast…