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:
http://www.monicavasconcelos.com/pdf-downloads/TheSaoPauloTapes-some-info.pdf"

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".

Friday, December 1, 2017

NHS



Stole this photo from @laamb4 on Twitter.

See About NHS, #VoteNHS and #ourNHS on Twitter.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Streaming ECM



Like it or not, but music streaming is here.

Even ECM records are now available on Spotify and other services!

If you don´t own them already, you may now check out the Michael Mantler albums with Robert Wyatt on them too (ECM and Watt labels).

- "The Hapless Child" (Watt 1976) with words by Edvard Gorey.

- "Silence" (Watt 1977) with words by Harold Pinter.
(Catalogued as Various Artists: "No answer / Silence" on Spotify)

- "Many Have No Speech" (Watt 1988) (words by Beckett, Meister, Soupault)
(Also as Various Artists on Spotify)

-"The School of Understanding" (ECM 1997)

- "Hide and Seek" (ECM 2001) with words by Paul Auster.

More info as always on "Une Discographie De Robert Wyatt"!