A World of Possibilties

I reached out for some ambient movements this week.  As I put my hands on the second CD in the Virgin ‘Ambient’ series, and looked at the tracklisting, saw Robert Fripps’s contribution, and I recalled doing the press for a Robert Fripp / David Sylvian project that came out on Virgin Records back in the day.  When I met Robert he embarked on the story of how the man behind EG Records, had ripped off Robert and several other artists on the label.  For our next meeting, Robert came loaded with photocopies of all the documents relating to his case.  I don’t know how he carried them all to be honest, hundreds of pages of correspondence, legal papers, faxes, telexes, notes etc.  He is one serious dude.  When he does something, be it King Crimson, whatever, he doesn’t do things by halves.  Just noticed that he’s performed on a new work by Grinderman, i didn’t expect that one at all,  Mr. Fripp has no limits.  That is the vague theme of today’s program / mix, let it all out, live it, do what ya want.

Example, rapper/producer Oh No, and his Dr. No Ethiopium project.  Not what you would have expected.

Jneiro Jarel, he behind Shape of Broad Minds, doing exactly what he wants, no follow fashion.

Daedelus, the same, off on his own tanget.

Silkie, embracing a lot of music of the last 20 years to create his own vision of now and a possible future.

You get the picture.

Ear Conditioning 33 – A World of Possibilities

  • Daedelus / An Armada Approaches (Brainfeeder)
  • Oh No / Pardon Me (Stones Throw)
  • Oh No / Madness (Stones Throw)
  • Samiyam / Return (Hyperdub)
  • Foreign Beggars featuring Jesht & Kashmere – Om Unit Andromedan Battlemix
  • Robert Fripp / Water Music (Virgin)
  • CV313 / Subtraktive – King Midas Sound Remix
  • The Bug featuring Warrior Queen / Poison Dart – Skream Remix (Ninja Tune)
  • Silkie – Techno 22 (Deep Medi Musik)
  • S.U.A.D.  / Epeleptic – Martyn’s No Strobe Mix
  • Shape of Broad Minds / Raiders of the Lost Mix (Lex)
  • Voyager / Arrival (Underworld/Virgin)

Transmission: Tonight Sunhole dot net 22h00 London/Tenerife Time

Ear Conditioning 32 – Adjust the Treble and Bass

Crash, bang, wollop.  Today’s program was almost wrapped up until I checked the inbox.  Freshly minted beats and rhymes from the Foreign Beggars.  Following on from their ‘United Colours of Beggattron’ album, Beggatron REmixed 2, a package that’s pushing some weight. Detroit legend Dabrye, Om Unit, Planas (Ranking Records), Blue Daisy (Black Acre), Diverse Concepts and world dj champ and producer DJ Troubl & Dj 2 Tall. Guest vocalists include rappersJehst, Kashmere, Ben Sharpa (Pioneer Unit South Africa), American soulstress and ex – Macy Gray/Plantlife vocalist Audra Nishita and newly celebrated Graziella of Miss Frank

Starting the proceedings this week however we have Mech, a producer from Gran Canaria.  For his contribution to the program, he’s taken a classic isa and rewired the components to bring traditional Canarian folk music into the age of now.  Mech is part of the Colectivo +0 crew, who are in the midst of putting together an event featuring Mech and myself in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria at the beginning of October.  More details as they come in.

Ninja Tune are celebrating twenty years in the game, and hence they are about to release an absolutely massive box set, featuring lord knows how many tracks.  The package clocks in at around 60 tracks or something.  In line with this, Ninja are giving away a track a week via their website, hence The Herbalizer contribution, remixed by Roots Manuva, who also has his own remix package coming out next month.

Sitting on my shelf is an album by the folks that put together the All Tomorrow’s Parties.  I haven’t dug this album out in a long time, which is a crime.  Who is on it?  Boards of Canada, Autechre, Mike Ladd, Co Flow, Cannibal Ox, Prefuse 73, Tortoise for starters.  Seek and enjoy.

Without a doubt, one of the pioneers in electronic music was World Domination Enterprises.  They captured a vibe that was present in London in the late ’80’s, alongside the likes of Renegade Soundwave, Mutoid Waste Company, and that Jack Dangers produced band whose name as presently escaped me, Meat Beat Manifesto.  While recently in London, I passed by the building that used to be home for the Mute group of labels.  Mute have now moved within the offices of EMI, however the new building on the former Mute site, is now called Miller House, in honour of Mute founder Daniel Miller, how about that?!

Coming back to now, we have a track from the long player from Mala, a collection of three vinyl slabs for you to meditate on.

Well that should do you for now.

Tune in via Sunhole dot net from 22h00 GMT tonight.

Oh, in case you do feel like showing up, I’ll be at Txola este viernes desde 23h00

Ear Conditioning 32 – Adjust the Treble and Bass

Mech / Isa antigua de Valsequillo
Foreign Beggars / Asylum bound featurng Ben Sharpa – DJ Trouble Remix (Dented)
The Herbalizer / Something Wicked / Roots Manuva Dub (Ninja Tune)
Foreign Beggars featuring Dabrye and DJ 2 Tall / Gravity (Dented)
Boards of Canada / In a beautiful place ou tin the country (ATP)
Fe Mi Time / Mother Liza (Pressure Sounds)
World Domination Enterprises / Jah jah call you (Product/Mute)
Mala / Mountain Dread March (dmz)
Shoes / Saving Mr. Billy’s Soul / We Don’t Row Enough / Cosmic Clock / Which Jesus Am I / Shit / So Much For Loving You, Baby / Everything (Shoes)
Andreya Triana / Lost where I belong – Flying Lotus Remix (Ninja Tune)