Since I announced last week that I’m stopping Eclectic Mainline at the end of April, I’ve been touched by the responses I have had. Thanks ever so much for all the comments and good wishes. I was particularly moved by Phil’s blog post. He’s right when he says new music “exposes [people] to things that are happening now and encourages them to look outside the norms to different possibilities and opportunities”. Well said Phil.
So, speaking of new music, this week’s programme included Lorelle Meets The Obsolete:
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic (single) (Phantasy/Because Music) SoundCloud
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Sealed Scene (single and LP – Chambers) (Sonic Cathedral) SoundCloud
The Phantom Band – The Wind That Cried the World (single) (Chemikal Underground) SoundCloud
Tiny Ruins – Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens (single and LP – Brightly Painted One) (Bella Union) SoundCloud
Mungo’s Hi-Fi – Under Arrest (Prince Fatty mix) (LP – Prince Fatty vs Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Scotch Bonnet) SoundCloud
Slow Club – Complete Surrender (single and LP – Complete Surrender) (Caroline International) YouTube
Ambassadeurs – Rain (free download) SoundCloud
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Junk Shop (LP – Any Port In A Storm (Deluxe Version)) (Fire)
Teebs – Mondaze (LP – E s t a r a) (Brainfeeder)
Shonen Knife – Bad Luck Song (LP – Overdrive) (Damnably) YouTube
Ratking feat. King Krule – So Sick Stories (single) (XL / HXC) Vimeo
Liars – Pro Anti Anti (LP – Mess) (Mute) YouTube
tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain (single) (4AD) YouTube
Cate Le Bon – Sisters (single and LP – Mug Museum) (Turnstile)
France Jobin – -1/2 (LP – The Illusion Of Infinitesimal) (Baskaru)
If you tuned in – big thanks! If not, and you feel you can endure yet more Christmas music (but not the supermarket variety) you can listen here. It was rather like a real Christmas family gathering, as my sister, Emma from The Bet Lynch Mob, joined me in the studio and I told her off a lot. And where else would you hear Wonder Women save Santa with a Tiara? Who needs TV soaps!
This here is what we played!
1. Geoff Love & His Orchestra – Sleigh Ride
2. Shonen Knife – Space Christmas
3. Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmas
4. Yo La Tengo – It’s Christmas Time
5. Future of the Left – The Real Meaning of Christmas
6. Spinal Tap – Christmas With the Devil (scratch mix)
7. Wonder Woman in the Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 1)
8. 50 Sniffs – Credit Card Christmas
9. The Knife – Christmas Reindeer
10. Bert Kaempfert – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
11. Wonder Woman in The Prisoner of Christmas Island (part 2)
12. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
13. The Kinks – Father Christmas
If you have nothing better to do on New Year’s Eve we’ve been handed the reigns by BCB to see in 2014 – a frightening prospect! Join us for chaos, f-bombs and lots of good music! 11pm-1am 31st December. We’ll be Tweeting as we go from @buffetdisco
So, the new Flying Lotus album is out. Â Jumbo Records sold out of the deluxe vinyl edition before I managed to get one. Â I had mixed emotions as a result. Â I was both disappointed (for me) but pleased (for FlyLo and Jumbo). Â Clap along with this:
Shonen Knife are currently on a tour of the UK and Ireland. Â Have a look at their live dates and see if there is still time for you to catch them.
Another tune from this week’s show with a video worth feasting your eyes on is that by The Helio Sequence:
The first thing that hits you when you walk in to the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival is the contrast between the ultra mainstream surroundings of Butlins and the heartening array of freaks who attend. This is demonstrated in microcosm within 5 minutes by a painfully thin young Japanese man wearing a surgical mask and lime green leggings draping himself with impressive languor against a wall featuring a poster for “The Peter Andre Weekend” – three nights at Butlins and a concert featuring the impressively pectoralled housewives’ favourite for a mere Â£98.
Broadcast - noise, or music?
We will return to bare chested doyens of entertainment in a moment, but our first foray was to see Broadcast, a male/female duo beloved of the hip and the trying-to-be, who amble shyly onto the stage and proceed to stand at two elevated box like contraptions and wrestle out half an hour’s worth of whirrs, drones and howls whist having experimental films “broadcast” (did you see what I did there? ) on top of them. The result is very much an ATP archetype: challenging, startling and beautiful at the same time. The effect is only diluted mid-way through the set when they resort to boring old actual songs. That’s not noise, that’s just music.