Arge invites you back into his world of Cinematronica. An eclectic mix of electronica, jazz, beats and film score, liberally spread with some spoken word.
This months show features Paul Hartnoll, John Carpenter, Jonny Greenwood, Giorgio Moroder, Ghostpoet, Edwyn Collins, Max Cooper, Penguin Cafe, Public Service Broadcasting, Grasscut some Dub Pink Floyd and Leonard Nimoy.
The purveyor of jingly new music is back with sunshiny anthems and your potentially future favourite new artists.
Crack a window, turn up the volume, things are looking up.
Sleepy folkiness, wistfully ambient melancholia, life-affirming reggae, roots and jazz. Third Light Home returns for a spring broadcast and wonders if, in this parliament, David Cameron will now claim to have been a fan of Niney the Observer, Clarence ‘Frog Man’ Henry, Don Cherry and Native North American beat group Sugluk. Also features Kim Deal, Ryley Walker and Jessica Pratt among (many) others.
Read the full sleeve notes for this show here:
A Wednesday lunchtime at Ronnie Scott’s.
The sun shining down on to dancefloor in the upstairs bar; a nice-looking drum kit tucked away at the back; an ice-cold beer, with some old friends, just after midday. Brilliant. It doesn’t get much better — and in conversation with Richard Williams was the critic Brian Case, ex-of the NME, Melody Maker and Time Out, and now happily retired, enjoying just listening to music or reading a book without having to strain for an adjective or a rush of adverbs.
Because of my line of work I’ve sat through a fair few literary readings or ‘in conversations’ in my time, mind wandering, trying to remember if I’d turned the oven off before I left, worrying about something ultimately irrelevant at work. But this was different: hugely engaging tales of a life in books and music, of picking Dexter Gordon up from Heathrow Airport in a battered old green van in the rain in 1971; of loving the simple speed of Johnny Griffin; of dealing with the razor-sharp wit of Ronnie (Scott) himself (and the bar’s staff during the venue’s heyday); of the ecstatic life-affirming nature of jazz, but also of ‘down’ writers like David Goodis.
The occasion was to mark the publication of On the Snap by Caught by the River books. The book itself is full of such yarns, the encounters around the pieces of journalism, rather than the journalism itself — hiding behind a breakfast counter of a Danish hotel to check out whether Tom Waits was a fake or not; celebrating the genius of Ian Dury’s rhyming slang; talking about great American writers with Norman Mailer. And on and on. It’s a slim volume, but with a huge canvas.
There are only a couple of jazz tracks in this show, but what beauties: Don Cherry live in Nantes in 1964 and, right at the end, Gerry Mulligan at the Newport Jazz festival in 1958. Serendipitously, it turns out Gerry Mulligan was one of the first jazzers caught live by a young, teenage Brian Case in Deptford.
Third Light Home, May 2015 by Seeks Music on Mixcloud
Noises rearranged in a way which humans find pleasing; That’s music. The highest form of music is of course funk so this new Sack Of Soul show therefore represents the pinnacle of human endeavour.
With artists like The Lost Generation, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Fat Larry’s Band, Monk Higgins and The 1619 Badass Band showcased this time, who could argue with that?
It’s basic science.
Fuzzbox Phil asks, did Aleister Crowley defeated Hitler? Can employing a wizard improve your musical performance. Who is the Thomas Dolby of Proto Punk and which musical heroes relative have you met at a wedding reception? Plus a tribute to Demis Roussos.
well worth the wait