Monday, July 2, 2018

Heart Beats: Stuart A Staples On The Music That Inspired Arrythmia

Stuart A. Staples selects Robert Wyatt´s "Rock Bottom" as one of the albums that shaped his new solo album, "Arrythmia" (for The Quietus).

About one of the tracks: "Without the influence of this album I could not have written "Memories Of Love"".

Listen to "Memories of Love" on YouTube (official audio).

Monday, June 25, 2018

Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road (Cover)




Robert Wyatt´s "Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road" performed by THE WATTS (Tim Hodgkinson: clarinet, Chris Cutler: drums, Yumi Hara: piano, voice) + Canterbury Favourites (Yumi Hara, Kazuto Shimizu: keyboard, Toshiaki Sudoh: bass, Yuya Osabe: drums) at Akihabara GOODMAN, Tokyo, Japan, on 4 Dec 2017.

See Spockminder on YouTube.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nick Mason Solo Box Set

Some Nick Mason news for you today:

"Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has announced that he will be releasing a brand new box set collection of his solo albums, "Unattended Luggage", on August 31.

The limited-edition offering compiles the rocker's 1981 release, "Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports," 1985's "Profiles" and 1987's "White Of The Eye" soundtrack in both 3CD and 3LP vinyl packages for the first time in over 20 years".

Of most interest here I guess is "Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports" recorded in 1979 and released on Harvest in 1981. Among the musicians we find Robert Wyatt, Carla Bley, Michael Mantler and Gary Windo.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gavin Esler In Conversation with Robert Wyatt



You remember Gavin Esler in Conversation with Robert Wyatt at University of Kent (6 April 2016)? No???

Well, here is a previous post on it, and it´s now also available on SoundCloud and on iTunes, including music by Soupsongs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Nothing is more radical than the facts





In April I had a blog post about the Boyle family exhibition at Henie Onstad in Oslo: "Nothing is more radical than the facts" (April 20 – September 2), with works by Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, Sebastian Boyle, Georgia Boyle & Soft Machine.

I finally got to visit the exhibition some days ago, and it is highly recommended!

It was great to spend time in a room filled with Mark Boyle´s psychedelic light installation and the recording of Soft Machine´s concert at Henie Onstad in February 1971.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 1



Look out for "Piano & Clarinet: Selected Works Vol. 1", the debut album from Group Listening (Stephen Black and Paul Jones) to be released early May 2018. It is a collection of ambient works for piano and clarinet (surprise!), and Robert Wyatt´s "Maryan" is in there.

More info on Bandcamp.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Unknown Zone Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno



Info rom Phil Manzanera´s YouTube:

"A few years ago when Robert Wyatt was recording ' Cukooland 'at my studio Eno popped round for dinner ,a chat,and an overdub or two and after a few bevies we had a jam.This track ,The Unknown Zone' grew out of that night's improvisations, as did my track '50 minutes later
Phil Manzanera

THE UNKNOWN ZONE
(Wyatt/Eno/Manzanera)

Phil manzanera: Guitars
Brian Eno: Chaos drums and synth bass
Robert Wyatt: Keyboards
Yaron Stavi: Double Bass

Engineered and mixed by Jamie Johnson at Gallery Studio London October 2006".

Download available.