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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Grey Lotus

My Dutch is pretty weak, but trying to read the piece "Drukke tijden voor Grey Lotus" through Google Translate I conclude that this band regularly play Robert Wyatt songs at their concerts!

In 2014 they also released "In Tribute To Robert Wyatt (Live)" on BandCamp, with the tracks "Sea Song", "Shipbuilding", "Memories" and "Out of the blue".

The musicians:

Daan Arisz - Guitar
Joost Verhagen - Vocals
Judith Wesselius - Vocals
Otto de Boer - Double Bass
Niels van der Weiden - Piano & Synthesizer
Lars van der Weiden - Drums
Eoin Roberts - Violin
Roelof Ruis - Accordeon

I had trouble embedding the BandCamp album (follow link above), so here is a track from SoundCloud instead: