Melodicablog 28.02.11

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More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING: RADIOHEAD – GIVING UP THE GHOST I can’t quite decide which is my favourite on the new Radiohead album, King Of Limbs. Is it Give Up The Ghost or Lotus Flower. It all depends on the mood really, so both appear on this week’s show. The album is only eight tracks long and actually all the better for that. It’s always quite intense listening to R’head and they deserve proper listening so a short, wonderful experience actually works better than the usual situation in CD and download album land where you get bored or just emotionally drained at about track 9 and just switch off. BACK TO BACK BALEARICS There have been plenty of cover versions of the Beach Boys’ classic of all classics God Only Knows. I have chosen an obscure acoustic version from Adem to feature alongside the original on this week’s show. STRINGS, WOOD AND A BOX OF AIR This week the acoustic slot is taken by Royksopp’s rather fine new single Forsaken Cowboy, a standout track from their instrumental album Senior. It’s quirky, soundtracky, wonderfully Balearic and it features the boys looking daft on the cover. What’s not to like. BATHS – THE NOTHING The Nothing is the new 7″ single from California dream pop act Baths. I tracksed this down after enjoying their remix of the new single from Gold Panda. MANE TO MANE Mane Mane’s new album Mane To Mane is a little dense and intense but definitely worth investigating. The cover gives you an idea of the abstract electro-soul contained within. Downlaod a remix of their tune Skin Fox here:

Melodica 28.02.11

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Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. This episode we are driven to abstraction. It’s beats, soundtracks, songs, chopped into three hundred and sixty five tiny pieces. Almost inevitably there are two tracks from the new Radiohead album, King Of Limbs, two versions of The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows in Back To Back Balearics, and too many other beautifully melancholy and just plain strange tunes to list. It’s all here and it’s all all all. [setlist] 1 Didz & Chico feat Vanity – When I Say – Digital File 2 Maulin – Pelvin – Ho-Tep 3 Mikkel Metal – Ripe D – Echocord 4 Radiohead – Give Up The Ghost – Waste 5 Radiohead – Lotus Flower – Waste 6 Gold Panda – Marriage (Baths Remix) – Notown 7 Baths – The Nothing – Anticon 8 Royksopp – Forsaken Cowboy – Wall Of Sound 9 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues – Sub Pop 10 Adem – God Only Knows – Capitol 11 Beach Boys – God Only Knows – Domino 12 Mane Mane – Inlaid Is Land – Triple You Tapes 13 Nicolas Jaar – Variations – Circus Company 14 Polar Lights – Nega – Pro-Tez

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Ibiza. Writing week with Rui and Danielle. Outside, among the flowers, in the sunshine, I feel like a child again, smiling at chickens, talking to the breeze, running to the beach at Cala Longa, kind of more beautiful in it’s current shut down, deserted state. In the studio we are trying to make a song a day, for somebody to use. Somebody, somewhere, sometime. There is no genre, no style, no tempo that is off-limits. There is only music. There is only us and the flowers and the music.

Melodica 21.02.11

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Chris Coco’s weekly radio broadcast. An eclectic selection of brilliant new music starting with house and moving on to electronica, downtempo, acoustic and all sorts of other styles loosely connected to dance and electronic music. Let tastemaker Chris Coco guide you through his selection of the week’s best new music. In this episode, house from Chicago wunderkind Tevo Howard, and his dad, soundtrack from Sonic Youth, the battle of the moody boys – Nicolas Jaar vs James Blake, a Balearic back to back to bring on the sunshine, and some perfect pop from Australia. It’s all here and it all makes sense. [setlist] Cut Copy – Take Me Over – Modular Sare Havlicek – Dreams In Light (Ray Mang Attakshak Mix) – Nang Tevo Howard feat Tracey Thorn – Without Me (Marcus Worgull Vocal / Dixon Edit) – Rebirth Gold Panda – Marriage (Baths Remix) – Notown Hercules & Love Affair – It’s Alright – Moshi Moshi Nicola Jaar – Balance Her In Between Your Eyes – Circus Company James Blake – Measurements – Atlas Pangaea – Inna Daze – Hessle Audio Sonic Youth – Alice Et Simon – SYR Richie Havens – Here Comes The Sun Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun Beat Conductor – Peace Officer – Spicy Rick Poppa Howard – Do What You Have To Do – Hour House Is Your Rush

Melodicablog 21.02.11

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Melodicablog 21. 02.11 More stuff about the music and stories on this week’s Melodica – this week it’s all about bears (sort of). In tune with the Melodica aesthetic, covering a broad range of exciting, inspiring, beautiful new music from electronica to house to experimental. Melodica chart on Juno Download: here. THAT FUZZY FEELING – GOLD PANDA – MARRIAGE Remixes of one of the best tracks on Lucky Shiner, one of Melodica’s favourite album’s from last year. This week hear the Baths version, next week the Forest Swords 1am Hotel Room Redraw. Nice. The single comes out on March 21. Gold Panda headlines at XOYO in London on March 1 as part of his European tour. SIMON WERNER A DISPARU Sonic Youth have made the music soundtrack for French movie Simon Werner A Disparu. The album is out now on Sonic Youth Records, the DVD of the movie is also available. Link to trailer: here. INNA DAZE New music from Pangaea on Hessle Audio. It’s deep and groovy, simple, effective and oh so now. BACK TO BACK BALEARICS Two classic versions of The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun, written by George Harrison while wandering round Eric Clapton’s back garden, according to Wikipedia. Hear Nina Simone’s lovely take from the album Here Comes The Sun (1971) and a live take from Richie Havens. Now I have to track down the Peter Tosh version. FATHER AND SON Here’s a picture of Tevo Howard with his dad Rick Poppa Howard. They are both featured in this week’s show.