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2019 10 Feb

My long radio night on February 16

von: Michael Engelbrecht Abgelegt unter: Blog | TB | 3 Kommentare



FIRST HOUR – Julia Kent TEMPORAL / Mats Eilertsen AND THEN COMES THE NIGHT / Joe Lovano TAPESTRY / Rustin Man DRIFT CODE / Yonathan Avishai JOYS AND SOLITUDES / Eleni Karaindrou TOUS LES OISEAUX / Rustin Man DRIFT CODE / Josephine Forster FAITHFUL FAIRY HARMONY / Larry Grenadier THE GLEANERS / – (incl. two excerpts from my interview with Paul Webb)



SECOND HOUR – STERNZEIT – Dominic Miller ABSINTHE / Robert Forster INFERNO / Aaron Parks LITTLE BIG / Stale Storlokken THE HAZE OF SLEEPLESSNESS / Lau MIDNIGHT AND CLOSEDOWN / James Yorkston THE ROUTE TO THE HARMONIUM (two songs) / Lau MIDNIGHT AND CLOSEDOWN / Oyvind Torvund THE EXOTICA ALBUM – (incl. two excerpts from my interview with James Yorkston)



THIRD HOUR – „Close Up“ – The Thrills of „Library Music“ („If you’re a fan of period instrumentals, peculiar jazz curios, soundtrack oddities or anything that works as „background music“ but isn’t nearly as dull as that description implies, Unusual Sounds is an absolute goldmine. The Anthology Recordings team has assembled a gorgeous collection of, well, unusual sounds that belong in any adventurous music lover’s collection.“) – KALENDERBLATT



FOURTH HOUR – time travel (1)

A journey through Michael Rother‘s four solo album (1977-1982) („When it comes to the world of Krautrock, Michael Rother is a true pioneer. Besides once being in an early rendition of Kraftwerk, with German music hero helped lead celebrated group’s Neu! And Harmonia, with the latter even once recording an entire collaborative ambient great Brian Eno. But besides this lengthy list of accomplishments, Rother also has released a long series of solo albums — and it’s those works that will now be celebrated with an expansive new box set. Simply dubbed Solo, the Michael Rother box set will arrive February 22 on both LP and CD.“)



FIFTH HOUR – time travel (2)

Prefab Sprout: I Trawl The Megahertz („The lush orchestration is a perfect backdrop to Conners’ voice, and intriguing lyrics such as “twelve days in Paris and I’m waiting for my life to start” means that you can’t help but listen with rapt attention.“)

The Dictaphone Box from Denovali Records („Call me Janet, Janet Tsou. It’s true that moody, minimal soundscapes aren’t everybody’s thang, but Berlin’s Oliver Doerell and Roger Doering demonstrate why listening to bleeps and bird chirps isn’t just for sound-art installations. With day jobs in film and theater scoring, the duo’s aesthetic is clearly cinematic: Vertigo II is only one of the box set’s secret charms, it has a sweeping feel, like the perfect soundtrack for suddenly getting beamed onto a deserted fjord in Iceland. Deconstructed jazz elements flutter into these compositions like friendly specters; warm, fleshy sax notes get juxtaposed against steely clicks for a 3-D textured feel. Check „Bruxelles,“ where a single thrumming tone lays the foundation for a mood exercise in loneliness … Oh, it‘s elevating though.“)


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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Seventeen years after former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb made his first record as Rustin Man – Out of Season, with Beth Gibbons – he’s finally putting out a solo album. Apparently he wanted to learn the assorted instruments he plays on it well enough to be comfortable recording himself, and had to build up the arrangements as his capabilities increased.

    Each instrument’s contribution to the album was recorded in turn, rather than track by track, yet it sounds like an organic whole. In fact, it sounds magnificent. There’s an appealing woodiness to it, not just to Webb’s attractively weathered voice, but to the warm and rich arrangements, where brass, keys and Lee Harris’s subtle, limber drumming propel the songs back and forth between psychedelia and folk.

    The World’s in Town occupies a place not dissimilar to the one Pink Floyd sometimes occupied in the 1970s, on those surprisingly intimate, lazy ballads. Drift Code has sturdy songs, which are in turn given a patina of age by the way Webb has recorded them.

    It’s not so much that something like Our Tomorrows sounds as if it could have been recorded in 1971, more that it seems to exist in a time of its own. Occasionally, one is reminded of Broadcast at their most pastoral, for that same determination to find or found some timeless folk tradition of their own. It’s gorgeous.

    (Michael Hann, ***** (The Guardian)

  2. Lorenz:

    Ich habe mir die „dictaphone“ Collection gekauft – ich kannte sie nicht. Grandios. Wieder ein toller Tipp, danke! Ich höre die Musik gerade fast ununterbrochen. Nur unterbrochen von den beiden Platten von “O.rang“ aus den 90er Jahren. Ich stieß darauf durch die Homepage von „Rustin Man“ (auch wieder so ein toller Musiktipp). Da schreibt Paul Webb auch über dieses experimentelle Projekt mit Lee Harris. Darauf habe ich mir (ausnahmsweise) die Downloads gekauft. Zwei absolut außergewöhnliche Alben, finde ich.

    Viele Grüsse aus Echterdingen

  3. Michael Engelbrecht:


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