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the svelte one in new specs

Hello dearest listeners and listeners-to-be,

Hope you’re coping with February, keeping warm (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) or cool (for the Antipodes) and managing to have some lovely times whereever you are.

I’ve mostly been going to school, seeing some music but buying very little and waiting for Spring. I feel my musical mojo is slowly returning after a very very slow start to the year (I bought ONE new album in January – scary) – should be in full swing by March. Just in time for Bloc Weekend ;)

This month’s show centres mostly on recent and upcoming gigs, but there’s quite a bit of new music in there as well. I’m improbably excited about the upcoming tUnE-yArDs album, for example, and so pleased that she let us have a sample. The last hour or so is nice and chilled, but I warn you, the first half an hour is rather, erm, fruity…

As usual you have the choice of downloading the full two hour show or grabbing some of the tunes played, avoiding the chat, from Spotify. Or you can do what I usually do when presented with two options, take both.

The tracklisting:

1. DJ Rashad – Who Da Coldest from Itz Not Rite (Planet Mu)
2. Wagon Christ – Manalyze This! from Manalyze This! (Ninja Tune)
3. Venetian Snares – Szerencsétlen from Rossz Csillag Alatt Született (Planet Mu)
4. Throbbing Gristle – Hotheelsunited (Carter Tutti Remix) from Mutant Tg (Mute)
5. Think Twice – Sluts from Unemployed (F Communication)
6. The Correspondents – Rio de Hackney from Demo (http://www.thecorrespondents.co.uk/)
7. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness from w h o k i l l (4ad)
8. Mogwai – You’re Lionel Ritchie from Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Rock Action)
9. Conquering Animal Sound – Bear from Kammerspiel (Gizeh)
10. Geese – Fog-Sea from EP (www.myspace.com/geesemusic)
11. Oh Ruin! – Estella from Silver Lining (Localism)
12. Jim White – Still Waters (demo) from Acromegaly (demo)
13. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal featuring Antony (Antony’s Vocal Version) from Returnal (Editions Mego)
14. Australian Chamber Orchestra, Pieter Wispelwey – Concerto No.1 for Cello and Orchestra In E Flat Op. 107: All from Shostakovich / Kodaly: Concerto No.1 for Cello and Orchestra (Channel Classics)
15. Olafur Arnalds – Gleypa okkur from …and they have escaped the weight of darkness (Erased Tapes)
16. Jack Brymer; Colin Davis: London Symphony Orchestra – “Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A, K 622 – 1. Allegro” from “Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet” (Philips Classics)
17. Low – Try to Sleep from C’mon (Sub Pop)
18. Jens-uwe Beyer – Volax from Pop Ambient 2011 (Kompakt)

Links to some stuff I talked about:

Ether Festival
Australian Chamber Orchestra at The Southbank Centre
The Local