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The second of my two Favourite Bits of 2009 shows (the other is here) – this show is mainly about the downtempo, more electronic side of the svelte repertoire, though there’s some off-kilter indie and folkish type business in the middle, and a couple of tracks to dance to at the end.

You can download the whole show from here, or check out a limited number of tracks (about 50 mins worth) through Spotify here. Again, I urge you to go and buy records you like, or check out the various gigs these people do. THEY DESERVE YOUR CASH.

The all important tracklisting and links to stuff wot I talked about in the show:

1. Bat For Lashes – ‘The Big Sleep’ from Two Suns (EMI)
2. Bowerbirds – ‘Beneath Your Tree’ from Upper Air (Dead Oceans)
3. Kathryn Williams – ‘Sustain Pedal (live)’ from The Quickening (One Little Indian)
4. Antony and The Johnsons – ‘Dust And Water’ from The Crying Light (Rough Trade)
5. The Beaufort Scale – ‘Boej Kashmet’ from Forgotten Memories (Bandcamp)
6. LJ Kruzer – ‘Ter4’ from Manhood & Electronics (Uncharted Audio)
7. Tim Hecker – ‘Borderlands’ from An Imaginery Country (Kranky)
8. Peter Broderick – ‘Diverge’ from Docile (Erased Tapes)
9. St Vincent – ‘The Bed’ from Actor (4AD)
10. Gènia – ‘John Richards Suite for Piano and Electronics (Gabriel Prokofiev ‘Dirty Organ’ Remix)’ from John Richards – Suite for Piano and Electronics (Nonclassical)
11. Bill Callahan – ‘My Friend’ from Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)
12. Sleepy Sun – ‘Golden Artifact’ from Embrace (ATP)
13. Mama Lucky – ‘House Of The Unknown’ from Permanent Stranger (Mama Lucky)
14. The Duckworth Lewis Method – ‘Jiggery Pokery’ from The Duckworth Lewis Method
15. Samandtheplants – ‘Henbane Beer’ from The Eft (Twisted Nerve)
16. Micachu – ‘Curly Teeth’ from Jewellery (Warner Bros)
17. YACHT – ‘Psychic City’ from See Mystery Lights (DFA)
18. Fever Ray – ‘Dry And Dusty’ from Fever Ray (Rabid)
19. Soap&Skin – ‘Marche Funèbre (DJ Koze Marxa mix)’ from Marche Funèbre EP (Pias)
20. Yimino – ‘Doe’ from Autonoe Vera (Ominim)
21. Eno – Moebius – Roedelius – ‘Foreign Affairs’ from After The Heat (Water)
22. Lucky Elephant – ‘Neptune’ from Starsign Trampoline (Sunday Best)
23. Major Lazer – ‘Pon de Floor’ from Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (Downtown)
23. Four Tet – ‘Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)’ from Love Cry 12″ (Domino)
24. Black Meteoric Star – ‘World Eater’ from Black Meteoric Star (DFA)

Chimera Productions – who put on Blank Canvas

LJ Kruzer @ Concrete, Saturday 16th January

First Biosphere symphonic work and the London Contemporary Orchestra @ The Roundhouse, Saturday 23rd January

Samandtheplants, Jon Hopkins and many more at a Celebration of Quiet Music @ Cecil Sharp House, Saturday 23rd January

Kathryn Williams @ Purcell Room, Saturday 6th March

Varese 360° @ The Southbank Centre, 16 – 18 April

Four Tet and Joy Orbison @ The Dome, Tufnell Park, 12th February