Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hobby Horse

Italian band Hobby Horse will cover Robert Wyatt´s "Born Again Cretin" on their next album "Helm" (release date 26 January 2018).

Follow on Bandcamp, homepage and Facebook.

A piece in The Journal Times (January 18 2018) right over here.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Verity Sharp with Robert Wyatt

Please note:

Verity Sharp with Robert Wyatt - Late Junction - BBC Radio 3 Tuesday 23 Jan.

"Ahead of his birthday this weekend, Robert Wyatt rejoins Verity down the line to share some musical selections that are exciting him at the minute.

Also on the programme; 16th century court music from Japan, men imitating birds and a psycho-sexual choral piece by Jenny Moore's "orchestra of chaos" Mystic Business. Plus stripped back grime from East Man, and we dip a toe into slow radio".

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jono McCleery: Age of Self

I posted a SoundCloud link to Jono McCleery´s version of "Age of Self" back in 2015, but I think I missed this video.

Well, here it is!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Muses Within

Tali Atzmon recently uploaded her film "The Muses Within" to YouTube. Nice!

"A close look into the making of "The Ghosts Within", a 2010 co-production by Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon and Ros Stephen. The film brings to light the unique relationship between the three artists and explores some of the underlying substances that brought this project to life".

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Galen Ayers and Kevin Ayers - "Girl on a Swing"

A sweet version of "Girl on a swing" performed by Galen Ayers and her father Kevin Ayers.

"This was the last song ever recorded by Kevin Ayers.

The recording originally appeared on the 2010 album '1969: Key to Change' as a part of Centrepoint's 40th anniversary initiative.

Centrepoint is an incredible charity that works to tackle homelessness amongst young people. A portion of each album download was donated to Centrepoint.

Turns out this version of the song is not currently on the streaming services or in the download stores. So, next month I plan to make it available for streaming and download with all the earnings of this record going to Centrepoint - a charity for the homeless. Stay tuned!"

Check YouTube.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Sao Paulo Tapes

Monica Vasconcelos: "The Sao Paulo Tapes. Brazilian Resistance Songs" (Movas 2017) is finally in the house. This crowdfunded release has been mentioned several times in the blog, since it is produced by Robert Wyatt.

The oldest song is from 1966 and the newest from 1981, and all are sung by Monica Vasconcelos.

I don´t understand the lyrics here (except for the one in English), but the liner notes are good, and the beautiful singing and melodies works anyway!

I got my copy from Amazon, but you may get it over at Monica Vasconcelos´ site too.

Musicians: Ife Tolentino (g), Liam Noble (p), Andres Lafone (b), Yaron Stavi (b) and Marius Rodrigues (dr).

And after Alessandro´s comment even I may try to understand:

"If you don't understand the lyrics, you can find them all translated into English here:"

Sunday, December 17, 2017

WOMEN of the World

Check out Tara Jane Oneil´s new single "Believe" with Ivor Cutler´s "WOMEN of the World" as the b-side.

"This digital single is also a very limited lathe cut edition of 75.
PIAPTK has copies available of the hand cut records with hand painted covers by TJO".