Friday, March 16, 2018

Hobby Horse: Born Again Cretin

I mentioned Hobby Horse´s cover of Robert Wyatt´s "Born Again Cretin" back in January, and the album "Helm" is out there on BandCamp and Spotify (and probably elsewhere too), and it´s also available on real vinyl.

Heap of Sheeps

Here is Keel Her with "Heap of Sheeps" - a cover of Robert Wyatt an Alfreda Benge´s "Heaps of Sheeps" ("Shleep" 1997)!

Keel Her is Rose Keeler-Schäffeler, and the track is from the 2017 download album "Not Myself".

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sea Song cover

Two Little Woodpeckers cover "Sea Song".

Different and sweet. Made me smile!

joo : vocal, baritone uke, drawings
jon : baritone uke, harmonica

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Life Is

Still going nerdy here!

Yesterday Norwegian author Frode Grytten read his poem "Livet er" ("Life is") to Karen Mantler and Robert Wyatt´s "Life is sheep" (2003).

This happened in the Norwegian radio- NRK P2´s "Salongen".

I believe it´s accessible for all of you (for some time at least). Move over to NRK P2, and jump to 47 minutes.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Phil Miller – The Legacy

This is probably of interest to a lot of you: Phil Miller - The Legacy: Phil Miller´s music on CD is uploaded and musical scores and archives of previously unreleased tapes,live gigs and private recordings are being made available.

I found it via the The Canterbury Scene public group on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Martin Beck: Last Night

This might be streching it a bit, but here are some kind of Robert Wyatt news from Bergen (Norway)!

The Bergen Kunsthall art gallery is showing Martin Beck´s "Last Night". The info and explanations below are stolen from Bergen Kunsthall´s site:

"In Last Night the historical material consists of a list of 118 songs, organized in the order they were played at the New York dance party The Loft on 2 June 1984. Since 1970 David Mancuso had been hosting weekly parties in his own home, first at 647 Broadway and later at 99 Prince Street. What eventually became known as The Loft has a unique position in the history of modern music and dance culture. With an intimate atmosphere typified by collective affinities and with the focus on music, The Loft had no commercial agenda — unlike the discotheques that, in time, filled New York with the high-glamour and celebrity factor."

"The 13-and-half-hour-long film version of Last Night (2016) consists of a series of lock shots of a record player where each song is played in its entirety. Each new song is presented from a new camera angle. A total of ten different camera angles are repeated in a pattern based on the Golden Ratio. A hypnotic focus on the slowly moving pickup across the rotating vinyl record emphasizes the physical reproduction of the music. In the exhibition, a specially adapted hi-fi system is used, assembled to correspond to the high-level sound quality one could experience at The Loft."

I have visited the exhibition a couple of times, hearing some random tunes, but last Saturday morning I was alone in the hall watching the beginning of the 13 hours continuous screening of the film, just to hear the third song to be played: Working Week: "Venceremos (We Will Win)", 12-inch single (Paladin Records 1984), with Tracey Thorn and Robert Wyatt singing.

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.