Wednesday, January 24, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP radio: playlist 17th January 2007

Explosions in the Sky - "What Do You Go Hone To?" from cd 'All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone' (Bella Union, 2007)
Manicured Noise - "Moscow 1980" from cd 'Northern Stories 1978/80' (Caroline True, 2006)
Pilote - "Coltrane" from 7" [a-side="By The River"] (Kennington Recordings, 2007)
the Inhibitionists - "Prothonotary Warbler" from cdr 'Things With Wings' (Mandolin, 2006)
Fatcat & Witch - "The Common Denominator of the Universe" from v/a cd 'The Sound of Young Cornwall' (Zebs, 2007)
Inch-Time - "Icicles and Snowflakes" from 'As The Moon Draws Water' (Static Caravan, 2006)
Death Sentence: Panda! - "Public Forest" from lp/cd 'Festival of Ghosts' (Upset the Rhythm, 2007)
Alice Coltrane - "Ptah the El Daoud" from lp/cd 'Ptah the El Daoud' (Impulse, 1970)

Dark Captain Light Captain live session
1. Robot Command Centre
2. Parallel Bars
3. Mid-Session Interval
DCLC are Neil Kleiner & Dan Carny

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - "Lay and Love" from cds (Domino, 2007)

Dark Captain Light Captain session contd.
4. Everybody's Opening Doors

Frank Zappa - "Black Napkins" featuring Michael Brecker from 2cd 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore - vol 6" (Zappa, )

Mico live session
1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
Mico is Mieko Shimizu

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 24th January 2007

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 24th January 2007 - fm in London, streaming from

a whole gang of guests today...

we have our old friend Thomas Truax live in session - a 'sHRiMP regular & indeed favourite over the years - those familiar will know the phrase singer-songwriter doesn't even come close - "...It's a bewildering melange of garage rock songs, avant garde sounds and cabaret showtunes, full of whistles, toy piano, ice cream chimes and invented instruments... with shades of Tom Waits' storytelling, Nick Cave's theatricality and Lux Interior's howling-at-the-moon madness." [Ged M, SoundsXP] - Thomas is playing at the Buffalo Bar tomorrow evening (25/1) - hopefully for the session he will be joined by the ever beautiful Sister Spinster.

we also have a specially recorded live session from Mira Calix. Warp Records artist Mira Calix is the work of South African-born Chantal Passamonte. now on album number three ('Eyes Set Against the Sun’, Warp, 2007), Chantal records her work (& indeed this session) near & in fact in the woods at her home in Suffolk. organic and freeform experimental electronic textures, drifting orchestral noise-folk - yes, all of that & more. utterly unique.

we will also have a flying visit from Thrill Jockey Records legend Bobby Conn - what's he like? 110% pure entertainer - 'sonically, it’s an attempt to distill a lifetime of Midwestern top forty into 40 minutes. I suppose this makes it "post-modern," but consider this, if you hired two plumbers to make a replica of the Taj Mahal out of tapioca pudding, would the result be great architecture? not likely, but it would still be delicious.' Bobby is in town for gigs tonight - listen in for more info. in a related Thrill Jockey way we also have 2 tickets to give away for the Califone gig at Dingwalls this very night - listen out for a question.
"Switching genres and stories about his life with gleeful abandon, Bobby Conn has blurred the lines between musician and myth" -- Chicago Tribune

also popping in is Rupert Orton from Not The Same Old Blues Crap / the Spitz - to talk about the upcoming (April) Spitz Festival of the Blues; if it's as good as last years then he'll have much to proudly announce! Spitz news also.

(still) in the bag today - Manicured Noise, Boris, Animal Collective, Marissa Nadler, Reigns, Inch Time, The Playing Fields, David Karsten Daniels - so that or more of that. also sounds from Mr Truax, Califone & Bobby Conn no doubt.

presented today by Chin Keeler, Shona Davidson, Kev Head & the return of Tony Fisher.

coming soon on the 'sHRiMP...
Jan 31st - William D Drake dbl live session
Feb 7th - Air Formation & Fuzzy Lights live in session
Feb 14th - Persil live session + more

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

gLASSsHRiMP radio: Wed 3rd January 2007

broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 fm - 5 til 6.30pm (UK time) - Wednesday 3rd January 2007 - fm in London, streaming from

No live guests for last week's show but a fantastic playlist from the good ol' bag of treats. Here's the playlist below...Happy New Year!!

Errors/ “Salut! France”. Track taken from same titled CD single. [Rock Action Records 2007]

Verlaines/ “Death and the Maiden”. (‘Juvenillia’ CD compilation). [Flying Nun Records 1993].

Gruff Rhys/ “Painting People Blue”. (‘Candy Lion’ CD album). [Rough Trade 2006].

Rod Stern/ “You’ve Been Fingered by the Hand of the Lord”. (gLASSsHRiMP session 03/05/06).

Arctic Beast/ “I Wanna Be Your Beast”. Demo

Envelopes/ “Pink Christmas”. (‘It’s Not Like Christmas’ CD compilation). [Izumi Records 2006]. Info:

William D Drake/ “Seahorse”. (‘Briny Hooves’ CD album). [Shebear Records 2006]. Info:

The Late Greats/ “Destroy My Brain”. 7” Single. [Izumi Records 2006]. Info:

Tom Brousseau/ “Track ?”. (gLASSsHRiMP session 31/05/06)

They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them/ “(Are You Searching for?) The Motherland”. [This Is Not An Exit Records 2006]. Info:

Robin Hitchcock/ “Ole Tarantula”. (glASSsHRiMP session December 2006).

Clarinette/ “Parallel Lines”. (‘Transmuting Fall’ CD album). Info:

Crack Und Ultra Eczema/ “Buddy’s A Good Boy”. (‘Testicle’ CD album). [Tes Tesses 2006). Info:

Alexander Tucker/ “ Track ?”. (gLASSsHRiMP session November 2006)

Mira Calix/ “The Stockholm Syndrome”. (‘Eyes Set Against The Sun’ CD album). [Warp Records 2007]. Info:

Nightingales/ “Track ?”. (gLASSsHRiMP session October 2006).

Wilco Johnson/ “Track ?”. (gLASSsHRiMP session December 2006).

Clark/ “Track ?”. (Pre-recorded session for gLASSsHRiMP November 2006).