podcast no 36 - the conjuror's apprentice
PLAY PODCAST No. 36 (or: right-click, then save as to download it to your computer or mp3 player).
The music in today's podcast is -
Cling - Slipping Away
Sandbox - Thin Ice
Brookhaven - Tell You In Verse
ghijk - Starting Fires
Mobius Band - The Loving Sounds Of Static
The conjuror and his apprentice - Richard as part of this excellent street entertainer's show on London's South Bank.
And check out London Duck Tours - what a great way to see part of London.
Today's soundbed music was by Torchomatic, Map, Williamson and The Midnight Foundation.
The title music was composed and performed exclusively for the electrical language podcast by Tragic Shellsuit Disaster.
AMPed is the "house podcast" of the Association of Music Podcasting. Each week it is hosted by a different member of AMP, who plays music submitted by other AMP members.
I have just recorded my first AMPed. There are 8 songs, some of which are in styles or genres I would not normally play on the electrical language podcast. You can listen to it / download it here: AMPed 37. The podcast is 40 minutes long.
Once it has been officially posted on the AMPed site, I will post that link.
podcast no 35 - lost for words
Play the podcast (to download it to your computer or mp3 player, right-click the link then select save as).
Excellent music today:
Cecilia from Rome, Italy, with Piove.
The December Sound from Boston, Massachussets, USA with Kill Me Before I Kill You (and thanks to Northern Star Records).
Beneva from Coventry, England with Life's Like That.
The Free Press from Toronto, Ontario, Canada with All The Beautiful People and Storms.
Today's soundbed music was by The Electric Mainline, Map and Cagey House.
The title music was exclusively composed and performed for the electrical language podcast by Tragic Shellsuit Disaster.
podcast no 34 - cross-infection
Play podcast no 34 (right-click, then save as, to download to your computer or mp3 player)
This is a podcast about connections. I satrted off with a fantastic infectious groove, Infection Groove by The Invisible Republic - who as far as I know are not connected to anything else on the podcast. This band are not keen to tell us much about themselves. I know they are from the UK, I believe Scotland but could be wrong.
A connection is something that happens when you change trains, say at Oxford Circus. The Metro by Sleepthief is the second song I've played from the excellent Dawnseeker cd (buy it here), the vocals this time by Jerry Eckert. Last time I played a Sleepthief song it was Just say it with vocals by Kyoko Baertson.
Kyoko Baertson and Walter Hilhorst are Lunascape. They contacted me after podcast no 26 and kindly gave me permission to play Mindstalking. I need to get the new Lunascape cd Reminiscence, so if anyone reading this is wondering what to get me for Christmas ...
The last two songs are by English artists who do a lot of their work abroad, collaborating with various excellent musicians. Both Tim Bowness and Jan Linton have worked with Richard Barbieri, formerly keyboards man with Japan. Tim Bowness works in New York, and sings with No-Man. He also performs excellent mellow ambient songs such as Another World.
I was thrilled to exchange e-mails this week with Jan Linton who is based in Tokyo. Even more thrilled to be given permission to play Lose Yourself With Me, which features Bill Nelson on guitars. And Jan has just told me Tim Bowness has written lyrics for a couple of his new songs. You can buy Jan's music here and here.
Bill Nelson was in 70's band Be Bop Deluxe, whose song Electrical Language gave its name to this podcast, and provides the 2 lines used in audio bumpers in the podcast, "sometimes you hear me when our frequencies meet" and "turn up the rhythm and you'll pick up the beat".
Soundbed music in this podcast is by The Midnight Foundation, Williamson and Torchomatic.
As always, thanks to Dave Kenny aka Tragic Shellsuit Disaster who wrote and performed the title music. There'll be more from TSD in a few weeks' time.
podcast no 33 - do you know Mr Cairo?
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The title of this podcast was suggested by the fact that todays first band Beangrowers are from Malta, an island that has no snakes. Maybe the falcons got them. Enjoy Beangrowers' song You Are You Are.
The Voyeurs are from Leeds. I played Pretty Young Thing in podcast no 2. I enjoyed playing that song again, followed by their latest release Under New Management.
Across the water in France you will find Mayday. The obvious influence behind Arena is The Cure. Check out Mayday's excellent music.
This morning I received an e-mail asking me to consider playing Shoes of a Beast by Peter Toh. Glad to!
Congratulations to 2 excellent podcasters who have recently reached 50 podcasts and are about to put out their first anniversary podcasts:
Soundbed music is by Williamson, The Midnight Foundation and Torchomatic. The title music was composed and performed exclusively for the electrical language podcast by Tragic Shellsuit Disaster.