On the last day of Christmas SoundArt Radio broke into its' "Jingle Hell' automated playlist to let MuhMur Radio bring the traditional four (or sometimes five) festive broadcast. It's great fun to do and hopefully an opportunity for folk who don't usually listen to the evening programme to get a flavour of what happens. For the first time in four years I slipped in the 'On This Day' feature and played a track from The Mekons eponymous second album that came out on January 6 1980.
Quite often I don't get the chance to play new releases on the regular Thursday night programme due to the 'On This Day' feature or playing exclusive material etc ... and this programme gives me an opportunity to do that and play the slightly longer piece.
This broadcast gave me the chance to play the complete album "My Body, Your Temple" by Greek project Conjecture. A C30 tape released in November by Bulgarian label Amek with co-operation from the Berlin based label Raumklang Music. These sounds have made an impression. The cassette is available from : https://conjecture-project.bandcamp.com
The broadcast begins with new material from The Dead Mauriacs. "Chance Test" is an EP on their own NPH label. I have a feeling it was available only at the recent Ausklang Festival that took place in Hamburg over Christmas. I could be wrong. The CDR is dedicated to MuhMur Radio.
The J. Adolphe piece is from a forthcoming tape. I think it is to be released by Sinneslöschen sometime this month ... I am uncertain. J. Adolphe is the solo project of GerãuschManufaktur label boss Jan Warnke.
So, the majority of the tracks are from bands / projects / artists whose sounds I never got to play (or at least tracks from) with some old tunes to compliment the vibe. I had no idea that I had never played the two Dieter Müh tracks before.
Whilst the programme was being broadcast members of SoundArt Radio were preparing for a New Year ritual, welcoming in 2018 with song & dance that was being performed in the gardens of the Darlington Hall Estate and the Great Hall in the Estate. (You know, the place where 23 Skidoo recorded 'The Culling Is Coming'). A pagan affair with some great costumes. It was great fun running between studio and turntables with kids and adults alike practicing the dance, songs and trumpet blowing!
The radio programme is split in two halves for easy aural digestion.
And Part Two (which begins with Conjecture).
01: The Dead Mauriacs : "Chance Test 1 & 2" (NPH) 2017.
02: Dieter Müh : "Bethlehem" (The Epicurean/Silken Tofu/Peripheral Records) 2013.
03: Conjecture : "My Body, Your Temple (A,B & C)" (Amek/Raumklang Music) 2017.
04: Wagner Ødegard : "Bãlköld" (Burgmanziah) 2017.
05: Kanker Kommando : "Count" (Knotwilg/Harbinger Sound) 2017.
06: J. Adolphe : "Ascertainable" (Sinneslöschen) 2018.
07: Altar Of Flies : "Tom Rum (IV)" (Sentimental Productions) 2017.
08: Artwhore : "Valis" (MuzaMuza Records) 2017.
09: The Dead Mauriacs : "Chance Test 3" (NPH) 2017.
10: Thomas LaRoche : "Repeat Prescription MKII" (Research Laboratories) 2017.
11: Nocturnal Emissions : "When Were You Last In Control Of Your Dreams" (Mannequin) 2017.
12: Nachthexen : "Trapped" (Harbinger Sound) 2017.
13: Muckrackers : "+D'Acier" (LFA) 2017.
14: JfK : "Minerva" (Chondritic Sound) 2017.
15: Conjecture : My Body, Your Temple (D & E)" (Amek/Raumklang Music) 2017.
16: The Mekons : "Corporal Chalkie" (Red Rhino Records) 1980.
17: Mediaters : "Monotony" (Object Music) 1979.
18: Barry Andrews : "Pages Of My Love" (Virgin Records) 1981.
19: Sinking Ships : "The Cinema Clock" (Dead Good Records/Stark Products) 1980.
20: Circuit Breaker : "Transient Life" (Harbinger Sound) 2018.
21: Bron Area : "Fragile Sentences" (Ambivalent Scale Recordings) 1980.
22: Bron Area : "Green Avenue" (Ambivalent Scale Recordings) 1980.
23: ELS : "First Blemish" (Gateway) 2017.
24: The Dead Mauriacs : "Chance Test 4" (NPH) 2017.
25: Aavikko : "Novo Atlantis II" (Muysic For People) 2009.
26: Adrien Kanter : "Fleur De Nuit" (Nuit Et Brouillard) 2017.
27: Noto : "Polyfoto" (Artefakt Magazine) 1997.
28: Marina Stewart : "Mercury Rites" (Not On Label) 2017.
29: Cosey Fanni Tutti : "Ritual Awakening" (Conspiracy International) 2017.
30: Cosey Fanni Tutti : "The Secret Touch" (Conspiracy International) 2017.
31: Cryme : "Let Me Sleep" (Hãsten & Korset) 2017.
32: Dieter Müh : "HOHL" (Vinyl On Demand) 2006.
33: Z'ev : "Chips For The New Block" (Vinyl On Demand) 2006.
34: Krãllãr : "Commander" (Contingent Records/Mahorka) 2017.
35: Storm Bugs : "Up The Pylon And Down The Lane" (Snatch Tapes) 2017.
And so to the corrections! I stated The Mekons LP was released in 1981 - wrong! also that the Conjecture cassette was a collaboration between Mahorka & Amek - wrong. Also that the next MuhMur Radio would be on January 16 at 8pm. - wrong ... it's January 18 at 20:00 (GMT).
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