Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Great Divide : Ibrahim (10" - 2016)

An excerpt from the new single Ibrahim, by The Great Divide (featuring Robert Wyatt). To be released on 10" Vinyl on The Interrupting Sheep - 16th September 2016.

Some info fro The Great Divide´s Facebook:
"Gerald Clark, with various musicians, usually including Eric Young & Tim Robertson + various great singers and guests (including Maria Payne, Bea Weiss Leclere, Daniel Fletcher and Robert Wyatt)".

My order on Amazon is a 12"!? A limited 10" I´m missing?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

HOBO Plays Robert Wyatt

Hey, this is happening tonight (10 September 2016) in Mantova (Italy)!

Here is the result of translating Italian into English on Google Translate (from this site):

"To draw a portrait of Wyatt - stimulated by the questions of Giorgio Signoretti - will be Alessandro Achilli, the Italian journalist who more than any other has been able to learn about the amazing love story that binds the English artist in our country, even taking care of the translation the two fundamental wyattiane biographies of Michael King (False Movement) and Marcus O'Dair (Different Every Time). To enrich the meeting some valuable live performance by the duo Hobo Massimo Guintoli and Heloise Manera, in addition to the screening of video materials not easy to find".

Matching Mole live on Cuneiform

"Smoke Signals compiles all previously unreleased performances - selected & sequenced by Robert Wyatt biographer Mike King - from the band's most intense gigging period. The set list is mostly drawn from Little Red Record.." Released May 22, 2001.

"In 2001, Cuneiform released Smoke Signals, a collection of unreleased performances. The band was so pleased with that album that when one of the members came across a forgotten live show on tape - identified simply as "March, 1972", they immediately contacted us, and March is the result. Recorded live in Europe 3/72.." Released September 17, 2002.

Listen or buy over at Bandcamp.

The band:

- Robert Wyatt - drums
- Phil Miller - guitar
- Dave McRae - electric piano
- Bill McCormick - bass

Covers by: Tom Recchion.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Slapp Happy will perform with Faust

Now how about this?! Slapp Happy to perform with Faust at Cologne's Week-End Festival in November!

Slapp Happy is Dagmar Krause, Anthony Moore and Peter Blegvad.

Blurbs by Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno and John Peel.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Campo Teatrale - Saggio di Canto del 9 Maggio 2016 - Sea Song (Robert Wyatt)

A theater version of Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song"? Seems like it.

From YouTube:

"Il maestro Francesco Lori alla fine dell'esibizione dice: "eh, il coraggio dell'artista ...".
Che tradotto, significa "eh sì, ci vuole proprio un bel coraggio a fare una cosa del genere !".
E io di "bel coraggio" ne ho da vendere (della serie ”nonostante l’età, sono senza vergogna" !) :-)"

Please comment if you know more about this performance.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Unpublished interview with Robert Wyatt

Hibou, Anemone & Bear (again!) pointed me towards an unpublished 2007 ("Comicopera" time) interview with Robert Wyatt, now posted on swench.net.

"-Even though there is a lot of love, loss and war on Comicopera, I don’t find it a depressing album.

- There are a few comic moments on this record although they probably escape most people’s attention. People think I’m depressing because of the beard and the wheelchair. If they could see me as I really am in my head, which is some kind of reckless little monkey scampering around in the trees, they’d be much closer to the mark quite frankly."

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

North Sea Radio Orchestra: The British Road [Official Video]

"North Sea Radio Orchestra: 'The British Road' (Robert Wyatt).

Download only single available 05/08/16;
taken from the fourth NSRO album 'Dronne' released 09/09/2016"