Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More or less Wyatt related links

- DM Stith "Heavy Ghost" (Asthmatic Kitty, 2009) in Pithchfork. "As for just what those songs constitute, well, that's a tall order. As a vocalist, Stith shares some soft-spoken similarities with the ever wistful Robert Wyatt, .."
- Brechon Jazz Festival with Orchestre National de Jazz´s project "Around Robert Wyatt". More in Jazzwise.
- Villagers: "Becoming Jackal" (Domino, 2010) in NPR Music. "Comparisons will inevitably be made between Conor O'Brien of Villagers and Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst — not only because of the similarity in their names, but also for their similar voices and tentacles that reach back to shared heroes such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Robert Wyatt."
- Hot Chip in The National: "He’s most enthusiastic, though, when discussing the revered artists Hot Chip have collaborated with, after they teamed up with Robert Wyatt and Peter Gabriel for two projects. He describes the collaboration with Wyatt as “the best two music-making days of my life”. Pausing, he adds: “He hasn’t got a trait of rock ’n’ roll to him. He’s very down to earth, very kind and thoughtful. Just very capable – one of the most capable all round musicians I’ve ever met."
- Mel Croucher & Automata UK Ltd "PIMANIA" in The Quietus: "Listen to Pimania and the diverse arts of Laurie Anderson, Monty Python, Robert Wyatt, The Shadow Ring, Daniel Johnston and, ahem, Jim Davidson (check the ill-advised ersatz Jamaican accent on 'Pi-Balled') readily spring to mind."
- The Unthanks review in The Guardian: "Their appeal is broadened too by a love of the songbooks of English left-fielders such as Robert Wyatt and Nick Drake."
-Gilad Atzmon in Arab News.

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