Rediscoveries at home: The Feelies used to have all kinds of side projects and kindred spirits, like Yung Wu, The Trypes and Speed the Plough. Somehow I didn’t realize back in the day that Yung Wu basically is The Feelies a bit reshuffled, with their percussionist Dave Weckerman now taking center stage as singer. I just love those vintage Brenda Sauter basslines, wonderful acoustic & electric guitarblend and general dreamlike quality of songs like The Empty Pool. Be sure to check out Speed the Plough too. Reminiscin’ Bullit Records Eindhoven, where I used to discover these vinyl gems on friday afternoon right after school.
Just came across a very promising double bill @ OCCII, september 5. Bazooka (Andy Moor – guitar | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar | Marta Warelis – percussion | Miguel Petruccelli – bass | Onno Govaert – drums) + Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh.
Transglobal World Music Chart august edition is now on line. Cherrypicked and compiled by close to 60 members, all listening worldwide to new sounds.
Vanavond in Grounds @ Annabel (Rotterdam): Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. Zondag 1 juli (16u) bij Pllek Amsterdam: Togo All Stars. En: Angelique Kidjo heeft mijn alltime favoriete Talking Heads album Remain in light in zijn geheel gecovered. Ik weet nog niet wat ik ervan denk, maar oordeel zelf. (nb: afrobeat alfabet uit het parool, 2008 hier)
Just came across this fantastic version of Steve Reich’s Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ (1973), by ensemble Alarm will Sound. I can vividly imagine this music to sound during the creation of a universe – or two.
Great interview (in Dutch, Groene Amsterdammer, 1985) by Frits van der Waa here.