The Radiophonic Workshop Reunion on BBC 6Music

The seemingly comprehensive coverage here a few weeks ago on the legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was woefully incomplete… because the story is still being told. Original BBC Radiophonic Workshop composers Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Roger Limb, and Mark Ayres have...

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Steven Cerio Talks About The Residents

Steve Cerio-Theory of Obscurity from Don Hardy on Vimeo. An excerpt from Theory of Obscurity – A Film About The Residents featuring their long-time art collaborator Steven Cerio. Release date not yet announced. Expect it in early 2014. The teaser trailer is below. Residents official site...

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Lou Reed and Ren GuangYi Chen Tai Chi

Lou Reed and Ren GuangYi Chen Tai Chi

As you have probably heard by now, writer and musician Lou Reed has passed away at age 71. I’d listened to his music for years, but there was a side to him I had not heard about that I became very familiar with through my work for Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine. Lou was a committed practitioner...

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Go Listen: Eight Hour Four Tet Mix on Rinse FM

Go Listen: Eight Hour Four Tet Mix on Rinse FM

The soundtrack for your day. On Sunday, the 6th of October 2013, Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, took over the Rinse FM airwaves for a very special one-off extended 8 hour show featuring guest mixes from Caribou, Floating Points, Anthony Naples & Pearson Sound, which ran all night...

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Right Place, Wrong Speed – John Peel Day +1

Yes, we are a day late. Friday, October 11 (or possibly Sunday, the thirteenth, or maybe some other day… we acknowledge the eleventh) was John Peel Day. Digging around this week, nearly nine years after John Peel passed, a number of things were discovered on the interwebs that are worth...

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Massive Attack v Adam Curtis

I’m afraid you’ve already missed it. It happened. The Journalist Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja and his band Massive Attack — with vocalists Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Horace Andy — staged a show over some nine days at an abandoned railway station as part of...

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Kickstart this: Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows

My good friend and bandmate Nick Carpenter is associate producing this documentary. It launched its Kickstarter a few hours ago. Have a look. Help out. Watch until the end as you will have a laugh. Syl is a super interesting subject, a major part of soul music history, and a volatile person and...

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Party Like It’s 2006

Three more-or-less animated videos, and one where not much of anything happens. I played the hell out of these some seven years ago. They were all part of the very first Dandelion Radio Festive Fifty in 2006. I forget which ones I voted for, but it’s a safe bet a couple of these were in...

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Memorial Music Monday

It seems fitting somehow to present some recent sounds from members of Brown Cuts Neighbors on Memorial Day, since one of our main members – James Kopta – has been gone from us for over a decade. The work lives on, however, and many of our videos will be presented by Jason Martin as...

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33.3 Joy Division – Les Bains Douches Dec 1979

Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, died by his own hand some 33 years and 3 days ago. The recording above (from 18th December 1979: Les Bains Douches, Paris), which I’d never encountered before this evening, sounds – to my audio engineer and former DJ ears – to be...

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