Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Marcus O´Dair on pataphysics and Robert Wyatt in "Pataphysics: Your Favorite Cult Artist’s Favorite Pseudoscience" - Pitchfork 21 October 2014.
"In terms of his music, the influence of what Wyatt refers to in emails as “Patafizzix” is perhaps most obvious in “Signed Curtain”, a meta-ballad he recorded shortly after leaving Soft Machine. “This is the first verse, this is the first verse,” it begins, and continues in similarly self-referential fashion: “this is the chorus or perhaps it’s the bridge…” And when Wyatt sang on a song for composer John Greaves’ 1996 album Songs, he finally got his chance to deliver the line: “Peel’s foe, not a set animal, laminates a tone of sleep.”"
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Two weeks ago we had a post on Hypergallery selling the prints of Alfreda Benge´s cover art for Robert Wyatt´s albums "Rock Bottom" and "Ruth is Stranger than Richard".
You probably remember that, but have you seen this on the Hypergallery site?: "Hypergallery is delighted to offer pre-publication hardback copies of Different Every Time with a colour bookplate signed by Robert Wyatt and his wife and creative partner, Alfreda Benge. These will be dispatched in advance of the book’s official publication date (October 30 2014) at the regular retail price".
To mark his 70th year, Evan Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe Oto in London. Starting tonight!
Evan@70 Full Programme:
Monday October 20 – Cafe OTO
Evan Parker + The Necks
Tuesday October 21 – The Vortex
Evan Parker / Chris Corsano / John Edwards (trio)
Evan Parker / Joe McPhee (duo)
Evan Parker / Chris Corsano / Joe McPhee / John Edwards (quartet)
Wednesday October 22 – Cafe OTO
Evan Parker + AMM (John Tilbury & Eddie Prévost)
Thursday October 23 – The Vortex
Evan Parker with Black Top (Pat Thomas & Orphy Robinson)
Evan Parker / John Edwards / Steve Noble
Friday October 24 – Cafe OTO
Evan Parker / John Edwards / John Russell
Saturday October 25 – The Vortex
Trance Map Quartet with Matt Wright computer and turntables/Hannah Marshall cello/Barry Guy bass
Sunday October 26 – Cafe OTO
Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Found these tweets from The Unthanks today (19 Oct):
"As we hear #Covers6Music on @freshnet we're told by Robert Wyatt himself of an act doing covers of our covers of him" and "#Covers6Music @freshnet Robert was all for it, as are we!"
And then I found the Robert Wyatt covers "Lullaby for Hamza" and "Sea Song" uploaded on YouTube in October 2012. No tags, If you want an excuse for me missing them.
Now, who is the singer and who are the the musicians? Anyone know?
Added 20 October:
That did not take long! Comment from Strong Comet:
"She is Bella Stone, a Brazilian singer.
With Cau Netto on keyboards and Marcello Truda on guitar."
Saturday, October 18, 2014
A new prog & rock festival, Haugaland Prog & Rock Festival, is happening in Haugesund Norway 31 October - 1 November.
I can´t find any time schedule for the concerts at the Høvleriet venue, but the bands are:
Caravan - (according to Calyx: Pye Hastings, Geoffrey Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, Jim Leverton & Mark Walker)
Martin Barre Band - "classic music from the Tull catalogue".
Pat McManus Band
Jackman Lie Haaland Set