Monday, 29 May 2017

Late Junction: Max Reinhardt Interviews Can

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 6th April 2017

Max Reinhardt is joined live by members of Can to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Can are one of the most influential experimental groups of the twentieth century. Their heavily rhythmic, minimal music led the way in the so-called Krautrock movement and for many redefined what it meant to be a popular band. Max Reinhardt presents an interview with members of the band, ahead of a Barbican performance where founding member Irmin Schmidt will premiere an orchestral reinterpretation of classic Can material alongside new work with the London Symphony Orchestra. Max is joined by Irmin Schmidt and will remember drummer Jaki Liebezeit who sadly passed away in January this year.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra - Hassen
Ben Frost - The Carpathians

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Rob Young - Late Junction: Can Mixtape

ROB YOUNG - LATE JUNCTION: CAN MIXTAPE (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 4th April 2017

Max Reinhardt celebrates krautrock pioneers Can, with a mixtape from their biographer Rob Young ahead of Can's 50th anniversary concert. Rob draws out the multifaceted roots of the band and deconstructs their pioneering, unique sound. Members of the band will join Max live in the studio later this week.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell for Reduced Listening.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang Der Junglinge [Deutsche Grammophon]
Phạm Duy - Ho Mai Nay (Boat Woman Song) [Folkways]
Holger Czukay - Music Is A Miracle [Claremont 56]
Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Jeux d'Ombres [Trunk]
Terry Riley - Untitled Organ 1964 -1966 [Elision Fields]
Manfred Schoof Quintet - Tropi [L + P]
Can - Yoo Doo Right [Spoon]
The Velvet Underground - The Murder Mystery [MGM/Polydor]

Intro (320kbs-m4a/7mb/3mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/8mb/3mins)

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Stephin Merritt - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 31st March 2017

Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt has just completed a 50-song concept album, for which he wrote one song about each year of his life so far. Nonetheless, he has found time to put together a Late Junction Mixtape too, following on the heels of recent compilers Genesis P-Orridge, Beatrice Dillon, and Fenriz. Merritt's mix is bookended by atonal, instrumental oddities, but the meat of it comes from his love of unlikely cover versions. Featured artists include Klaus Nomi covering Lou Christie and Mrs. Miller covering Cole Porter.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Bruno Spoerri - Drillin' [Finders Keepers]
Silicon Teens - Let's Dance [Mercury]
Spell - Big Red Balloon [Mute]
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help, I'm A Rock [Reprise]
Mrs. Miller - I Sleep Easier Now [Amaret]
The Dickies - Nights In White Satin [A&M‎]
Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes [RCA]
Joanna Brouk - Fire Breath [Numero Group]

Friday, 26 May 2017

Leftfield - Nemone's Electric Ladyland Mix 20th May 2017

LEFTFIELD - NEMONE'S ELECTRIC LADYLAND MIX 20.05.17 (320kbs-m4a/50mb/21mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th May 2017

Ghost Culture - Coma [Phantasy Sound]
Leftfield - Afro-Left (Hodge & Peverelist Mix) [Columbia]
Hodge & Peder Mannerfelt - All My Love [Peder Mannerfelt Produktion]
James Walsh - Standing
Dan Shake - Claudia's Trip [Shake]

Thursday, 25 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th April 2017

Paul Morley concludes his personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation-defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul considers the future of the music industry in the dgital download age and asks whether there's still a place for record labels - with the help of such record label bosses as Lucian Grainge (Universal), Mike Smith (Columbia), Nick Gatfield (EMI), Martin Mills (Beggars), Richard Russell (XL), Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Alan McGee (Creation), Lawrence Bell (Domino), Jonathan Poneman (Sub Pop), Steve Beckett (Warp), Mark Jones (Wall of Sound) and Seymour Stein (Sire).

First broadcast in 2009.

Burial - Ghost Hardware
T. Rex - Hot Love [Universal Music TV]
Deep Purple - Black Night [EMI]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax [Telstar]
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc [Parlophone]
The Ting Tings - Thats Not My Name [Columbia]
Take That - Patience [Polydor]
Louis Armstrong - Potato Head Blues [Living Era]
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind [Dino]
Abba - The Winner Takes It All
Robert Johnson - Malted Milk Recording [CBS]
David Bowie - Sound And Vision [EMI]
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean [Sony TV]
Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone [Debutante]
Just Jack - Starz In Their Eyes [Mercury]
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars [Chrysalis]
Take That - Patience [Polydor]
The Ting Tings - Thats Not My Name [Columbia]
Pet Shop Boys - Love Etc [Parlophone]
Forgemasters - Track With No Name [Warp]
The Prodigy - Firestarter [EMI]

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th April 2017

A personal portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

Paul Morley traces the winding path taken by record labels during the 80's and 90's in the company of such label bosses as Lucian Grainge, Mike Smith, Tony Wadsworth, Geoff Travis, Alan McGee, Lawrence Bell, Jonathan Poneman, Martin Mills, Steve Beckett and Seymour Stein (the men responsible for Universal Music, Columbia, EMI, Rough Trade, Creation, Domino, Sub Pop, Beggars, Warp and Sire). Would the CD bring untold wealth and expansion or sow the potential seeds of destruction for the record industry? Or would following a more traditional artist-centred way of operating save the day?

First broadcast in 2009.

Sigur Rós - Hoppipolla [EMI]
The Clash - White Riot [Sony TV]
Neil Young - Walk On [Reprise]
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [Debutante]
Buzzcocks - Boredom [Document]
Buzzcocks - Breakdown [Castle Music]
Joy Division - Digital [Centredate]
The Smiths - Hand In Glove [N/A]
The Normal - T.V.O.D. [Rough Trade]
Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl [Virgin]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [Warner Chappell Music Ltd]
The Strokes - Last Night [Rough Trade]
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric? [Sony TV/Columbia]
David Bowie & TV On The Radio - Province [4AD]
Enya - Orinoco Flow [Virgin]
The Beloved - Hello [Columbia]
Madonna - Everybody [Shire]
Sinéad O’Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U [Ensign]
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit [DGC]
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down [Castle]
Oasis - Live Forever [Virgin]
Spice Girls - Wannabe [Columbia]
The Cramps - Domino [IRS]
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out [Domino]
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor [Domino]

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

From Edison to iTunes: A History Of The Record Label - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd April 2017

Paul Morley's portrait of the music industry, told through the many iconic and generation defining record labels that helped mould it.

With the help of Jac Holzman, Morty Craft, Marshall Chess, Chris Wright and Simon Draper, the record men behind such labels as Elektra, Warwick, Chess, Chrysalis and Virgin, Paul Morley charts the changing relationship between artists and labels, and explores how record companies developed their own distinctiveness around the taste and style of certain individuals. To what extent did these maverick talent spotters, playboys, dreamers, moneymen and taste-makers mould the shape and momentum of popular music for decades to come?

First broadcast in 2009.

Billy Murray - Alexander's Ragtime Band [Saydisc]
Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians - Love For Sale [Pearl]
Muddy Waters - I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man [Epic]
Elvis Presley - That's Alright [RCA]
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti [EMI]
Pat Boone - Tutti Frutti [Starlite]
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti [EMI]
Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs For Snakes [Charly Blues]
Bo Diddley - Gun Slinger [Chess]
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour [Connoisseur Collection]
The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown [Motown]
Millie - My Boy Lollipop [Fontana]
Judy Collins - John Riley Folk Song [Wildflower]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Columbia]
Love - Alone Again Or [Knight]
Carly Simon - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be [Rhino]
The McCoys - Sorrow [Immediate]
The Beatles - It's All Too Much [Parlophone]

Focus - Hocus Pocus
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman [Island]
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic [EG]
Jethro Toe (Tull) - Sunshine Day [Castle]
The Specials - Gangsters [Chrysalis]
Robert Wyatt - Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road Recording [Virgin]
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells [Mercury]
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road [CBS]
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog [4 Music]
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Hoedown [Sanctuary]
Ramones - Judy Is A Punk Recording [Sire]
Talking Heads - Love - Building On Fire [Sire/Warner]