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David Dalle

David Dalle
Thursday July 12th, 2018 with Steve Kirkalnd
Third Ear Band, Jozef van Wissem

Two artists whose musical focus/sensibilities were/are steeped in the medieval, but with avant-garde leanings. All tracks instrumentals unless otherwise noted.
Third Ear Band were an English band who played only acoustic instruments and had a fondness for drones with an Eastern flavour -- their discography is sparse, with three LPs released early on, with the past 30 years seeing a handful of studio and live albums with one or two original members participating. They are best known for their soundtrack to the 1971 Roman Polanski-directed Macbeth, in which they appeared as musicians.
Stone Circle
THIRD EAR BAND - Alchemy - 1969, Harvest
Dragon Lines
THIRD EAR BAND - Alchemy - 1969, Harvest
Lark Rise
THIRD EAR BAND - Alchemy - 1969, Harvest
Fire
THIRD EAR BAND - Third Ear Band - 1970, Harvest
Water
THIRD EAR BAND - Third Ear Band - 1970, Harvest
Fleance (voc: Keith Chegwin)
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Grooms'Dance
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Bear Baiting
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Ambus/Banquo's Ghost
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Going to Bed/Blind Man's Buff/Requiescent/Sere and Yellow Leaf
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
the Cauldron
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Prophecies
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Wicca Way
THIRD EAR BAND - Macbeth (soundtrack) - 1972, Harvest
Jozef van Wissem (b. 1962) is a Dutch lutenist, who studied in New York with the late Patrick O'Brien (guitarist/lutenist, stringed instrument academic and "hand anatomist"") and emerged as a recording artist in 2000 -- his first album was a "deconstruction"of Renaissance lute music -- and has been prolific, releasing at least an album almost every year since. He plays a custom-made 27-string black lute, dresses in black, and all of his recent albums feature black-and-white cover art... all of it representative of the prevailing darkness of many of his compositions, especially those he plays on with other musicians. Today's program features selections from a half dozen albums dating between 2011-14, some of them collaborations with film director (Down By Law, Night on Earth, Coffee and Cigarettes) Jim Jarmusch, who is a guitarist of long standing but limited recorded output and, well, it's not about him anyway...
His is the Ecstasy
JOZEF VAN WISSEM - The Joy That Never Ends - 2011, Important
Concerning the Precise Nature of Truth
JOZEF VAN WISSEM - The Joy That Never Ends - 2011, Important
He Is Hanging By His Shiny Arms, His Heart An Open Wound With Love
JOZEF VAN WISSEM featuring JIM JARMUSCH - Apokatastasis - 2012, Incunabulum
Apocalypse Explained
JOZEF VAN WISSEM featuring JIM JARMUSCH - Apokatastasis - 2012, Incunabulum
Continuation of the Last Judgement
JOZEF VAN WISSEM and JIM JARMUSCH - Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity - 2012, Important
The More She Burns the More Beautifully She Glows (voc: Tilda Swinton)
JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH - The Mystery of Heaven - 2013, Sacred Bones
Whatever She Lacks She Turns To With Diligence
JOZEF VAN WISSEM - Nihil Obstat - 2013, Important
Sola Gratia Pt. 2
JOZEF VAN WISSEM / SQÜRL - Only Lovers Left Alive - 2014, Important
Interactive CKCU
Steve Kirkland (host)
Comments/feedback welcome... be nice

2:12 PM, July 12th, 2018
Steve Kirkland (host)
All of the music is on vinyl, hence the odd pop or two...

2:44 PM, July 12th, 2018
PeterB
Great program today Steve! Lots of long plays and deep dives. How it should be. ;^) Have not seen Polanski's "Macbeth" film in a very long while. But sure is creepy. The soundtrack is of course a huge part of the eerie mood created. Interesting to listen to without the visuals attached. Also, as it should be. (Leaving Roman's dubious personal history aside.) Thanks!

3:29 PM, July 12th, 2018
Steve Kirkland (host)
Thanks, Peter. Glad you're enjoying the program. Creepy is as creepy does, I guess, in Polanski's case. I can't remember if I saw the film or heard the soundtrack album first, but both are great.

3:37 PM, July 12th, 2018
PeterB
"Double, double toil and trouble." I read the play first, in teens, then some film versions too. Not sure i've heard the OST on its own before .. probably, but memory ... A self-confessed lover of written Shakespeare (which almost got me beat up at high school sometimes. ;^)

3:43 PM, July 12th, 2018
David Dalle (host)
Look forward to listening to this later on demand. Thanks for the fillin

7:30 PM, July 12th, 2018
Steve Kirkland (host)
My pleasure

1:46 PM, July 13th, 2018