Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Needle and thread



Going offline for a week or so, but before I go - here is how we repair our houses in Bergen.

At least according to street artist Vest.

Tagubu



I found this one via Hibou, Anemone & Bear: Tagubu covers "Little Red Riding Hood" from an album/collection called "Miss Elianus" (Bandcamp 2014).

"A cover of a song by Robert Wyatt: I wanted to make a "flat" version: the original is so powerful...".

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Aurora Aksnes




A shout-out to young Bergen singer Aurora Aksnes! The next big Nordic indie/pop voice?

First "Runaway" from her first EP "Running with the wolves" (Petroleum Records 2015) and then a cover of "Nature Boy".

Monday, May 18, 2015

Finland



The band Finland´s first album "Rainy Omen" will be released by Hubro in June 2015.

Finland is guitarist Ivar Grydeland (Huntsville), drummer Pål Hausken (In the Country, Ida Jenshus), keyboard player Morten Qvenild (In the Country, sPaceMonkey, Susanna & the Magical Orchestra), and the bass player Jo Berger Myhre (Splashgirl, Nils Petter Molvær, Mariam the Believer).

Have a listen to "No low voices", I bet it does not sound like what you would expect from this gang. Or?

Renaud Monfourny

An exhibition of Renaud Monfourny´s photos is happening at Le Café De La Dance (Paris) 22 April - 22 June 2015.

Great Robert Wyatt portrait, as seen on the cover of the "Different every time" compilations.

Renaud Monfourny´s web site here.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Official Robert Wyatt Fan Club Song

How about a young orchestra doing a sweet version of The Official Robert Wyatt Fan Club Song?

It comes as an encore (or final number) after CIM Bar le Duc (CIM being Centre d’Initiation Musicale) have played Pink Floyd´s Atom Heart Mother.

Listen here on YouTube.

Karen Mantler and company´s original right over here.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Some Robert Wyatt EPs





Now that you have read the 2014 Robert Wyatt biography and bought the great samplers on Domino, it might be a fine time to start getting some slabs of old vinyl too?

I have had a 12" EP day today, and did a quick check on eBay for the items. It should be possible to get most of these for a reasonable price if you don´t start outbidding one another.

- The Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit 1987)
- The Last Nightinggale (Wyatt on two tracks) (Recommended Rec 1984)
- 4 Track Ep (Virgin 1975)
- Work in Progress (Rough Trade 1984)
- 1982 - 1984 (Rough Trade 1984)
- Robert Wyatt (Base Records 1981)

The three last ones with cover by Alfreda Benge.
The Last Nightingale cover: Ralph Steadman.

Title links get you to track lists and other info.