Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Matching Mole and Ayers/Wyatt/Bedford/Coxhill 1972




Two great 1972 videos from ILEA (Inner London Education Authority) archive uploaded on Nuthatch´s YouTube. Hope they stay there!

First Matching Mole and second Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, Dave Bedford and Lol Coxhill.

(AND I´m struggeling with the new Blogger version!!)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Ben Watt "Summer Into Winter" (2020)

 


Just to show you I found a copy of Ben Watt´s Record Store Day release of "Summer into Winter" with Robert Wyatt. Originally released in 1982 on Cherry Red, now «It comes with brand new half-speed Abbey Road Studios remastering on translucent blue vinyl, and reverse board sleeves».


I don´t know how easy it will be to get this record in stores, but there are already several copies on ebay - and for much less than I had to pay over here in Bergen (Norway).


And most important: It´s still a beauty!!

"His Greatest Misses" Compilation on Domino in October

 


Robert Wyatt´s "His Greatest Misses" (2004) will be available on vinyl for the first time on Domino October 9th.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Wyatt on new Mary Halvorson album

 



According to Wire Robert Wyatt appears on three tracks on Mary Halvorson´s new album "Artlessly Falling" to be released by the Firehouse 12 label on 16 October. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Squid cover Wyatt and Reich

Squid is donating two covers for charity: Robert Wyatt "Pigs" and Steve Reich "Clapping Music." Go to Bandcamp to order. "All of the proceeds from this release will be given to the East Bristol Food Bank who are offering vital support in the local area, covering the whole city across 5 outlets. For more information go to www.eastbristol.foodbank.org.uk".

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dana Gavanski "At Last I Am Free"



Dana Gavanski covers "At Last I Am Free" on "Wind Songs" EP out August 14th.

Order on Bandcamp.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Memories



Great collection by squarerootradio CZ on Mixcloud

Memories: A collection of songs by Hugh Hopper and Robert Wyatt plus others


1. ROBERT WYATT- Moon In June (1st Part demo), 1968
2. THE WiLDE FLOWERS - Memories (demo), 1966
3. THE SOFT MACHiNE - Memories, 1967
4. HUGH HOPPER incl. SOFT MACHiNE - Memories (demo), 1969
5. CiTRON - Vzpomínky (Memories) (live and studio collage from 1986 and 1987 sources)
6. DAEViD ALLEN with ROBERT WYATT - Memories, 1971
7. MATERiAL feat. WHiTNEY HOUSTON - Memories, 1982
8. ROBERT WYATT - Memories (single), 1975
8. UNiVERSiTY OF ERRORS - Memories, 2004
9. SOFT MACHiNE - Moon In June (Live BBC), 1969
9. NAČEVA / PAVLíČEK / FiVE - Jiná žena (Other Woman), 2007

Monday, June 15, 2020

RIP Keith Tippett



RIP Keith Tippett (1947-2020).

Here is a treasured album: The Keith Tippett Group : "Dedicated To You But You Weren´t Listening" (Vertigo 1971).

Musicians: Elton Dean, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Robert Wyatt, Bryan Spring, Phil Howard, Tony Uta, Roy Babbington, Neville Whitehead and Gary Boyle.

Cover: Roger and Martyn Dean.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Heather Leigh: Boo Boo Bird


Boo Boo Bird - Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler Live from Bob's Trainset on Vimeo.


"On January 29th 2020, as part of Celtic Connections, a large group of musicians led by Raymond Macdonald, Matt Brennan and Malcolm Benzie performed at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, an event called 'Return to Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler'. The concert was a celebration of the work of Ivor Cutler, as well as an official launch of the album of the same name.
The plan was to make a short documentary about the evening overall but the current pandemic brought a halt to further filming. I aim to complete it as soon as possible but in the meantime, this is a short, single song film that hopefully gives a flavour of the event, an extraordinary performance by Heather Leigh." (from Vimeo)

Faber Radio presents Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge

Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge have curated their favourite songs for Faber Radio.

September 17th (2020) Faber will publish Side by Side, the collected lyrics, poems, writings and drawings of Robert and Alfie. Looking forward to that one!


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hugh Hopper


We should have celebrated Hugh Hopper´s 75th birthday yesterday, but let´s just re-watch a video of Soft Machine live in Belgium 1971, and note that Phil Howitt is writing a Hopper biography to be published in late 2021 or early 2022 called "Dedicated To You But You Weren’t Listening – the musical journey of Hugh Hopper" (Jazz in Britain).

Monday, April 20, 2020

Vivien Goldman "Launderette" Reissue


How about this from Staubgold? - "First-ever reissue of Vivien Goldman’s legendary „Launderette“ 7“, produced with Adrian Sherwood and Public Image Limited’s John Lydon and Keith Levene in 1981. A strictly limited one-off pressing of 500 copies worldwide".

It was released 20 March 2020. Order on Staubgold´s Bandcamp.

Vivien Goldman with George "Levi" Oban, Robert Wyatt, Keith Levene, Steve Beresford and Vicky Aspinall.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Summer Into Winter RSD 2020



Ben Watt with Robert Wyatt "Summer Into Winter" (Cherry Red 1982).

Record Store Day 2020:

"Turquoise Transparent Vinyl cut at 45 RPM Ben Watt's collaboration with Robert Wyatt originally released as an EP in March 1982.Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and reissued for Record Store Day 2020.This critically acclaimed Cherry Red classic has not been available on vinyl for over thirty years.This exclusive Record Store Day reissue comes printed on reverse board on turquoise transparent vinyl.This exclusive Record Store Day reissue is released with the full endorsement of Ben Watt and will follow his brand new album 'Storm Damage' in January 2020".

Daevid Allen (13 Jan 1938 - 13 Mar 2015)



In memory of Daevid Allen. Five years gone.

Daevid Allen Trio "Live 1963" (Voiceprint 1993). Daevid Allen, Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper with Mike Ratledge.

(This is a re-post. I deleted the original (posted 13 March) by accidence).

Monday, March 9, 2020

Binky listens to Robert Wyatt

It seems like I´m not allowed to embed this video, but check it out still, over on YouTube!
It might make you smile.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald and Friends "Return To Y’Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler" (Chemical Underground 2020).

This one has been mentioned earlier in the blog, but now the record is in the house, and there is even a Robert Wyatt Track! It´s 24 seconds long too!

Here is the full wonderful tracklist:

1. Here’s A Health For Simon
2. Latitude and Longitude (with Phyllis King)
3. Size Nine And A Half (with Emma Pollock)
4. Mary’s A Cow (with Malcolm Benzie)
5. Instance The Yam (with Alex Kapranos)
6. Pickle Your Knees (with Karine Polwart)
7. Gravity Begins At Home (with Rick Redbeard)
8. A Cowpuncher And A Bird (with Zoe Graham)
9. Boo Boo Bird (with Heather Leigh)
10. Vitamin P (with Duglas T. Stewart)
11. Green Rain (with Sarah Hayes)
12. A Tooth Song (with Adam Stafford)
13. Sh Chi (with Stuart Murdoch)
14. Women Of The World (with Tracyanne Campbell)
15. A Real Man (with James Yorkston)
16. Yellow Fly (with Kris Drever)
17. Shoplifters
18. The Path (with Stuart Braithwaite)
19. Muscular Tree (with Megan Airlie)
20. Who Tore Your Trousers James? (with Rachel Sermanni and Chris Thomson)
21. I Got No Common Sense
22. When I Stand On An Open Cart (with Kapil Seshasayee)
23. I Believe In Bugs (with Jo Mango)
24. Good Morning! How Are You? Shut Up! (with Pictish Trail)
25. Out Of Decency (with Robert Wyatt)
26. Beautiful Cosmos (with Anna Miles)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Ivor Cutler "Y´Hup"



This sweet little book arrived in the mail yesterday: Ivor Cutler "Y´Hup" (Goldsmiths 2018).

From the Colophon: "Published on the occasion of Good Morning! How Are You? Shut Up!, an exhibition of Ivor Cutler´s archive at Goldsmiths CCA, London, 1st October - 4th November 2018".

It contains pictures, drawings, posters, lyrics and letters and also the written pieces:
- Sarah McCrory introduction
- Robert Wyatt on Ivor Cutler
- Dan Fox "The Unbearable Lightness of Ivory Cutlery.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Muscular Tree


Ivor Cutler tribute "Return to Y'Hup" - "Muscular Tree" with Heather Leigh, Celtic Connections 29th January 2020.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Robert Wyatt Turns 75 (Uncut)


Uncut magazine has a fine piece on Robert Wyatt (and Alfie) in their March issue 2020:
"I´m so somewhere else now..." (Uncut 274 March 2020 pp 56 - 61).

The focus is on history, stories and daily life, but there are also some great news: Faber will publish Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge´s collected lyrics this year, with introduction written by Jarvis Cocker!

Jarvis Cocker: "His version of Chic´s "At Last I´m Free" is amazing! I was DJing in Cologne once and we´d been told we had to stop, so I put that track on, thinking, "It´s quite mellow, so that´ll be the end of the party". But it was a lovely moment - all these people in Germany at three o´clock in the morning singing a Robert Wyatt song at the top of their lungs". Now that´s Wyatting!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cuckooland


I´m not the kind of person that play the same records over and over again during a short period of time, but I have to admit that I have had a crush on "Cuckooland" (2003) this January!
What a great album!

Play it today!

Happy 75th birthday to Robert!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Further Perspectives & Distortion



Here is a Cherry Red compilation (3xCD) that might interest you:
"Further Perspectives & Distortion – An Encyclopedia Of British Experimental And Avante-Garde Music 1976-1984" (Cherry Red Records 2019).

You will even find a Robert Wyatt track in there: "Rangers in the night", previously released on "Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher)" (Pipe 1980).

Full track list (and an order button) right here.