Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Campo Teatrale - Saggio di Canto del 9 Maggio 2016 - Sea Song (Robert Wyatt)



A theater version of Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song"? Seems like it.

From YouTube:

"Il maestro Francesco Lori alla fine dell'esibizione dice: "eh, il coraggio dell'artista ...".
Che tradotto, significa "eh sì, ci vuole proprio un bel coraggio a fare una cosa del genere !".
E io di "bel coraggio" ne ho da vendere (della serie ”nonostante l’età, sono senza vergogna" !) :-)"

Please comment if you know more about this performance.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Unpublished interview with Robert Wyatt

Hibou, Anemone & Bear (again!) pointed me towards an unpublished 2007 ("Comicopera" time) interview with Robert Wyatt, now posted on swench.net.

"-Even though there is a lot of love, loss and war on Comicopera, I don’t find it a depressing album.

- There are a few comic moments on this record although they probably escape most people’s attention. People think I’m depressing because of the beard and the wheelchair. If they could see me as I really am in my head, which is some kind of reckless little monkey scampering around in the trees, they’d be much closer to the mark quite frankly."

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

North Sea Radio Orchestra: The British Road [Official Video]



"North Sea Radio Orchestra: 'The British Road' (Robert Wyatt).

Download only single available 05/08/16;
taken from the fourth NSRO album 'Dronne' released 09/09/2016"

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Mixtape For You #3: Julia Holter




Check out Julia Holters mixtape, including John Cage: "Experiences No. 2" - sung by Robert Wyatt.

Tracklist and words from Julia Holter over at bantmag.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

North Sea Radio Orchestra



Copied from SoundCloud:
"Taken from their new album 'Dronne' (THM004 release date 09/09/2016) here is North Sea Radio Orchestra's cover version of Robert Wyatt's 'The British Road'.
In 2014 NSRO were invited to perform at the Nuits de Fourviere festival in Lyon France - performing the music of Robert Wyatt."

And you may also want to revisit this blog post from 2015 to hear John Greaves and Élise Caron cover "Alifie" with the North Sea Radio Orchestra.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ben Bryden: Glasgow Dreamer



Ben Bryden´s CD "Glasgow Dreamer. The Music of Ivor Cutler" (Roncador 2016) has been mentioned a couple of times already in the blog, but now it is here.

You get instrumental jazz versions of seven Ivor Cutler songs (including favorites like "I got no common sense" and "I worn my elbows") and three tracks by Bryden in the spirit of Cutler. The Cutler songs are picked from "Velvet Donkey", "Dandruff" and "Jammy Smears".

I found it in my mail box yesterday and it sounds nice! Streamed on Spotify for those who have access.

The band: Ben Bryden (ts), Reinier Baas (g), Tom Berkmann (b) and Mark Schilders (dr).

Soft Machine live in Croydon (1970)



See thebluemomentcom (July 25, 2016), where Richard Williams writes about a Soft Machine concert (he nearly missed) at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, January 4th, 1970.

The concert was later released on the album "Noisette" (Cuneiform, 2000).

The band: Robert Wyatt, Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge and Lyn Dobson.