Welcome back to Musicality for 2011. This first episode was supposed to be a catch up of some of the music released during the Australian summer mixed with some older releases I’ve stumbled over in markets and bargain bins on my holiday.
But as the months grew warmer news progressively reached the world of the deaths of some fine musicians: Mick Karn of Japan, Coil and Throbbing Gristle’s Peter Christopherson (pictured), The Slit’s Ari Up, Broadcast’s Trish Keenan and the great Captain Beefheart. Any of these artists could have had a program dedicated to their memories, but instead of full biographies, I’ve picked a track from each in the hope listeners might explore their music. After the playlist are a few links to help you find out more about these musicians.
Fuzzy Lights – Obscure from “Twin Feathers on Little Red Rabbit Records” (Little Red Rabbit Records)
Macaw – Five Minutes at the Rainforest Cafe from an as yet named album (Socket Records)
Geoffrey Oryema – Gang Deyo from “Beat The Border” (Real World)
Seefeel – Dead Guitars from “Seefeel” (Warp) – free download if you sign up to the Seefeel mailing list
Laika – Coming Down Glass from the compilation “Lost In Space” (Too Pure)
Wire – Two Minutes “Red Barked Tree” (Pink Flag) – free download from the Wire website
Monks – I Hate You (Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk Attitude) (Year Zero)
Captain Beefheart – Tropical Hotdog Night from “Shiny Beat (Bat Chain Puller)” (Warner)
Rain Tree Crow – Black Crow Hits Shoe Shine City from “Rain Tree Crow” (Virgin)
Coil – The Snow from “Love’s Secret Domain” (Wax Trax)
Broadcast & The Focus Group – I See So I See So from “Transition Tranmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)
The Slits – Ping-Pong Love Affair from “Cut” (Island)