2009

Krautrock LP Cover

21/1/19 – Krautrock: The Rebirth Of Germany – BBC 4 Documentary – 2009

The journey last week to find the graves of Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay and his wife U-She might have piqued your interest in the German post-war experimental music scene of the seventies. By watching this very well put together documentary first aired on BBC 4 in 2009 you will have a much better understanding of […]

Tomorrows World

8/7/17 – James Last – Silver Machine – 1974 / Röyksopp – This Must Be It (featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson) – 2009 / Eroc – Norderland -1975 / Richie Havens – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1969 / Robert Wyatt / Gilad Atzmon / Ros Stephen – Laura – From For The Ghosts Within – 2015 / Guru Guru – Oxymoron – 1972 / Tomorrow’s World Present Kraftwerk – Autobahn – 1975 / Tomorrow’s World Present The CD – 1971 / Stephen Fry’s 100 Great Gadgets – Eighties / Frankfurt Record Stores – Mythos – Sick Wreckords

On a scorching hot German day we left Olivia’s secret village for a trip to Frankfurt with her Mum. Siv flying to Sweden to see relatives, Olivia and I having a day exploring Frankfurt or in truth checking out some record stores. Leaving at 7 AM was tricky for night owls and once Siv had […]

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6/7/16 – Leaves – Drunken Starlit Sky – Live At Nasa – 2009

With all the attention that both Sigur Rós and Björk receive, it must be terribly frustrating for other Icelandic artists that are trying to be noticed internationally. On one hand it brings attention to the country’s pool of talent on the other they find themselves constantly in the shadows of their country men and women’s […]

Rodrigo Y Gabriela  Live shot

8/4/14 – Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Live At Ancienne Belgique – 2009

A performance of Rodrigo Y Gabriela in Belgium where this engaging Mexican guitar duo have gained a loyal following. Enjoy Rodrigo’s fast fingers but for me it’s Gabriela’s incredible percussive rhythms that deliver the magic. http://www.rodgab.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigo_Y_Gabriela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wInfYTIlJnA

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7/4/14 – The xx – Crystalised – 2009

This was the first single from The xx’s understated and hugely successful first album. Later covered both by Gorillaz and Martina Topley-Bird and Mark Lanegan with Warpaint, the song has that indefinable quality that makes it accessible and cool. The shadowy understated video adds to the intrigue. http://www.thexx.info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_xx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xx_(album)