Tonight, a mini-spotlight on the German Second Battle label, a callback to the last show tonight, a callback to the last show two weeks ago, and a classic track. Who could ask for anything more?
|Let us begin with some songs with words.|
Mew - Frengers - Sony
|The Ballad of El Goodo|
Big Star - #1 Record - Ardent
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible - Merge
|Continuing with a couple more Canadian recordings that sound a *bit* different.|
|Linear Projection in a Jump Cut World|
Tim Brady - Strange Attractors - Justin Time
Miriodor - Cobra Fakir - Cuneiform
* Carol of Harvest came out 1978, was a majorly hyped rarity, reissued in 2001 with bonus tracks. Deserves a lot of the hype.
* Ikarus mixed together some early prog and jazz-rock elements. Adding to the guitar-and-organ interplay is a healthy woodwind presence.
* 2066 and Then was another mega-rarity, the CD reissue is actually taken from different master-type recordings from the same period because the original masters were lost. It's a shame these guys never covered "American Woman"
* Tomorrow's Gift released two albums before morphing into the Release Music Orchestra. Some wild flute on this one.
|Put on your Nightcap|
Carol of Harvest - Carol of Harvest - Second Battle
Ikarus - Ikarus - Second Battle
|At My Home|
Twenty Sixty Six and Then - Reflections! - Second Battle
|How You Want To Live|
Tomorrow's Gift - Tomorrow's Gift - Second Battle
|Continuing the tribute of the last hour, a track featuring Charlie Haden, appearing on Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda (which I also played two shows ago). Following this a call back to last week, with another track from Charles Hayward's Camberwell Now.|
|Isis and Osiris|
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchinanda - Impulse!
Camberwell Now - All's Well - Recommended
|A classic track by Peter Hammill's Van der Graaf Generator, with a guest spot by King Crimson's Robert Fripp, and then some atmospheric close-out music.|
|A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers|
Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts - Charisma
|Blown a Wish|
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Sire