Monday, July 24, 2017

Odeia: Alifib



Check out Odeia´s fine cover of Robert Wyatt´s "Alifib"!
It will appear on their new album scheduled for 2018 release.

Odeia: Elsa Birgé (voc), Lucien Alfonso (violin), Karsten Hochapfel (g) and Pierre-Yves Le Jeune (b).

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Philippe Gonin: Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom




A new book in French is out: Philippe Gonin "Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom" (Densité 2017).

Some of us may have to start brushing up our French!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

John Greaves Solo Concert (23 June 2017)



A full solo John Greaves concert here (Le Triton 23 June 2017)!

If you for some reason don´t want to watch all of it, jump in at around 59 min. and check out the beautiful version of "God Song" by Phil Miller and Robert Wyatt.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Enjoy The Risk



In December 2010 we had a post on a Swedish book and CD called "Keep Yourself Alive. Den galna jakten på 70-tallets rockjältar" by Petter Karlsson and Sören "Sulo" Karlsson (Lind & Co 2012).

On the CD Sulo plays old hits with several of the artists interviewed. Robert Wyatt instead asked Sulo to write some lyrics to the title "Enjoy the risk", and he would play the piano.

I don´t know if it´s still possible to buy the book or find the music, but "Enjoy the risk" is on YouTube if you would like to listen.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Vic Chesnutt - Robert Wyatt



On a Vic Chesnutt bootleg, recorded live at 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA) on 2008-03-01, there is a track called "Robert Wyatt".

A sad song (but gaining some laughs from the audience) and Wyatt is just mentioned in connection with jumping/falling out of windows.

I didn´t know about this one until I saw it on YouTube.

Not that we support bootlegs, but you will find more info and a track list right over here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Robert Wyatt portraits



Jayne Cooper is artist in residence at the Zero Degrees Festival 2017 in Louth.

She is showcasing recent portraits of Robert Wyatt. Check one of them right here.

Exhibition open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until 15th July.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fabiola Simac & Humus "Sea Song"



A version of Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song" by Fabiola Simac (vocals) and Jorge Beltrán(guitars and percussion).

And that´s all I know!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nina Persson and Martin Hederos: Free Will and Testament



Nina Persson (The Cardigans) and Martin Hederos (The Soundtrack of Our Lives) do "Free Will and Testament" (Robert Wyatt/Kramer) at Bremen, Copenhagen, May 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hugh Hopper Interview


HUGH HOPPER INTERVIEW from Mark Hewins on Vimeo.


Found this Hugh Hopper interview on Mark Hewins´ Vimeo. It does not say when it was done.

"I asked Hugh about his methodology, concepts and process in regards to tape looping in the early 1960's.

MUSIC SOUNDTRACK:
We especially prepared the Music on magnetic tape for this film, which Hugh starts at the beginning; it plays constantly underneath the dialogue.
(Mark Hewins, Processed Synth Guitar - Hugh Hopper, Bass/Fuzz Bass)".

London Bossa


london-bossa-20 from dottv productions on Vimeo.


I recently got a message (thanks Jan) telling me that the "London Bossa" DVD (2014) with Monica Vasconcelos & London Bossa Collective includes a documentary where Robert Wyatt and Monica Vasconcelos "are chatting and sitting at the piano together".

Friday, May 12, 2017

Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution



Paul Weller´s new album "A Kind Revolution" (Parlaphone 2017) is out today.

Four physical versions available: Vinyl, CD, DeLuxe 3CD Set and Deluxe 10” Vinyl Box Set.

Robert Wyatt is on the track "She Moves with the Fayre". So far I have been enjoying it on Spotify.

Graham Fellows - Radio Shuttleworth (2000)

Will you please listen to Graham Fellows´ - Radio Shuttleworth (2000)!

Follow the link at the bottom of the blogpost on "Rocket Remnants".

Robert Wyatt performs "Soup Song" and "Signed Curtain" - and laughs.

Brilliant! Thanks for the tip Chris!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Getting Ready for a Swim



Check out Amy Hill & Cameron Newell´s new record "Getting Ready for a Swim" (2017).

On the track "Interlude" you can hear Ivor Cutler talking.

Quite touching to hear him with that beautiful music.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ex Norwegian - Signed Curtain



Check out Ex Norwegian covering Matching Mole´s "Signed Curtain"!

I know nothing about Ex Norwegian (hey, I´m only Norwegian) but they have a web site and a BandCamp site for you to study.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 35 : Justin Trosper on Robert Wyatt's Rock Bottom.

Follow link (unable to embed here) for Fidelity High podcast with Justin Trosper, frontman and founding member of the post-hardcore band Unwound, on Robert Wyatt and "Rock Bottom".

Originally aired during Fidelity High Radio on WXNA 101.5 FM Nashville - Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Matt Hulse, Ivor Cutler and Beautiful Cosmos


Matt Hulse, Ivor Cutler and Beautiful Cosmos from Matt Hulse on Vimeo.


"On Saturday March 26th 2016 Matt Hulse led an audience at the Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival in a live hum-a-long rendition of Ivor Cutler's 'Beautiful Cosmos'. This was part of an event called 'Whisky & Writers' curated by Anthony Tao" (Vimeo).

Hobo Plays Robert Wyatt



This is happening tomorrow (4 April 2017): HOBO plays Robert Wyatt.

Eloisa Manera: violin, vocals
Massimo Giuntoli: keyboards, vocals.

They also played this in September 2016. Hoping for some footage!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Miku Hatsune "O Caroline"



I must admit I´m not absolutely sure about this one, but I found it via Twitter today (@CCCharlieCCC), so here is"Vocaloid" Miku Hatsune with Matching Moles' "O Caroline".

The São Paulo Tapes



We have had a couple of posts earlier on Monica Vasconcelos and Robert Wyatt´s crowdfunded project "The São Paulo Tapes - Brazilian resistance songs", and now it seems to be out!

I will add more info when I find it. Where to order etc.


ThankYou_TSPTapes from Mônica on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Loïs Le Van: Alifib



Check out Loïs Le Van´s album "So much more" (Hevhetia 2016) on Bandcamp.

Track no. 5 is a fine version of Robert Wyatt´s "Alifib".

Loïs Le Van : voice
Sylvain Rifflet : tenor saxophone, clarinet
Bruno Ruder : piano
Chris Jennings : bass

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fix it, Leroy!



Hey, this seems like an interesting publication and happening!

"VOX Press will host a release party to celebrate the publication of Fix It, Leroy! Adventures in Misfit Music by local author David Shirley on Tuesday, February 28. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at High Point Coffee on the and will begin at 6 pm.

Shirley will read a brief selection from the book, which features interviews with and articles about a variety of offbeat, under-appreciated musicians, including Laurie Anderson, Pere Ubu, Robert Wyatt, The Fugs, Faust, Wadada Leo Smith, Arto Lindsay, Kristin Hersh, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bill Fay, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Vashti Bunyan and 20 other brilliantly gifted but commercially neglected performers".

The Yodeling Anarcho-Syndicalists will perform songs by Robert Wyatt and others!



Added June 2017:

The article on Robert Wyatt, "After the fall: Robert Wyatt´s Dondestan (Revisisted)", appeared in Sound Collector Audio Review, Number 4, Winter/2003-2004.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather



Matching Mole´s "O Caroline" is one of the tracks on "Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather" (Ace 2013).

"The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the 70s, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and mellotrons. Available in 18-track CD and 19-track double LP formats. The LP version is pressed on 180g vinyl in heavy-duty gatefold sleeve".

Also present: John Cale, Caravan, Camel, Daevid Allen etc etc.

Slapp Happy with Faust



Cafe Oto (London) Friday 10 and 11 February: Slapp Happy with Faust Two Day Residency!

Today´s soundtrack: Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Robert Wyatt - Peel Radio session "Europa".

unePassante: Seasonal Beast (2017)



Florence-based band unePassante´s new album is called "Seasonal Beast" (chick Paguro 2017) and it´s name is of course taken from Robert Wyatt´s "Sea Song".

The Florentine chats with Giulia Sarno over here.

"MD: Tell us a bit about the title, 
“Seasonal Beast”, and the disarming cover image.
GS: The album’s title is borrowed from a verse of Robert Wyatt's “Sea Song”. These words evoke an ever-changing emotional state with which I identify very much. As for the cover, I found myself immediately moved by this animal’s reciprocating glance. I try to steer clear from iconographic binging because I believe in the importance of maintaining clarity of vision. This is the reason why I don't use Instagram or other image-based networks."

Off The Page Bergen 2017



Off The Page is a music festival without music (spotlights on the conversations) usually held in Oslo. It is a cooperation between the organization nyMusikk ("newNusic") (Norway) and The Wire, and this year they came to Bergen! For the 2017 programme click right here.

27 - 28 January there were great talks, music market and film screenings.

One of the films was the BBC documentary "Free Will And Testament: The Robert Wyatt Story" (2003). You may watch an extract over at Vimeo (I was not allowed to embed it here).

In 2015 Marcus O´Dair presented his Wyatt biography "Different Every Time" at the same festival (in Oslo), so perhaps we have a Robert Wyatt tradition in the making here?

The photos are from Rob Young´s presentation "LP Sleeve as a Form of Theatre" and his talk with Stephen O´Malley ("Musical epiphanies").

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Robert Wyatt Mix



Columbus Music Magazine asked their readers for their favorite Robert Wyatt songs, and made a birthday mix for his 72nd birthday (28 January).

For tracklist go to Mixcloud

Friday, January 20, 2017

Slightly Imperfect



I just found some pretty nice videos from a concert by a band called Slightly Imperfect where they do Ivor Cutler Songs. See more on YouTube.

Slightly Imperfect is: Greg Malcolm, Reuben Derrick, Ari Freeman, Jenny Ward and Joesph McCallum.

Malcolm is calling Ivor Cutler´s music "..maybe a sort of milky-tea psychedelica".

More Cutler to the world!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Phil Manzanera - Corroncho 2



Phil Manzanera will celebrate his 66th birthday on 31 January by releasing his new album "Corroncho 2" (Expression Records).

Read more over here! "Guests performing on Corroncho 2 are Enrique Bunbury, Andrea Echeverri, Humberto Pernett, Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon, Chucho Merchan, Pico Azpiri, Jorje Villamizar and Laora".

Monday, January 2, 2017

Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution

Robert Wyatt sings and plays trumpet on the track "She moves with the fair" on Paul Weller´s forthcoming album "A kind revolution" out this spring.

See Paul Weller News for more info.