‘2017 Retro Pt.2’ and ‘2017 Retro eXtra’ tracklists

•May 16, 2018 • Leave a Comment

There is room to swing a dead cat, though I’m not one to take any pleasure from such an exercise were a deceased feline available. Kicking one more than a few inches would be a different kettle of fish – piles of Cds are gradually eating up the space around my feet, a half dozen shows worth, attesting to the neglect this blog has suffered over the past few months. Before I add any other age-old idioms to the mix, here are the tracklists for the first two programmes of this year, featuring more sonic highlights from 2017 and tributes to a few artists who left us….

TKS Presents: ‘2017 Retro Pt.2’ (broadcast 8/1/2018)

1) Jane Weaver – Slow Motion /from ‘Modern Kosmology’/ Fire Records 2017
2) Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche – Trans-pop-express Pt.1 /from ‘Pas Pire Pop [I Love You So Much]’/ Constellation Records 2017
3) Circle – Imperiumi /from ‘Terminal’/ Southern Lord Recordings 2017
4) Pharmakon – Transmission /from ‘Contact’/ Sacred Bones Records 2017
5) Circuit Des Yeux – Paper Bag /from ‘Reaching For Indigo’/ Drag City Records 2017
6) Run The Jewels – A Report To The Shareholders/Kill Your Masters /from ‘Run The Jewels 3’/ Run The Jewels Inc. 2016
7) Jacques Kustod – Escape From Myself /from ‘I Am Deranged’/ Evocative Objects 2017
More info: https://evocativeobjects.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-deranged
8) Felicia Atkinson – Monstera Deliciosa /from ‘Hand In Hand’/ Shelter Press 2017
More info: http://shelter-press.org/felicia-atkinson/
9) Richard Dawson – Soldier /from ‘Peasant’/ Weird World Record Co. 2017
10) Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fullmoon /from ‘async’/ Milan Music 2017

TKS Presents: ‘2017 Retro eXtra’ (broadcast 15/1/2018)

1) Can – Millionenspiel /from ‘The Lost Tapes’/ Spoon Records 2012 (tribute to Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit)
2) Look Blue Go Purple – Cactus Cat /from ‘Still Bewitched’/ Flying Nun Records 2017
More info: https://flyingnun.bandcamp.com/album/still-bewitched
3) Thundercat – A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II) /from ‘Drunk’/ Brainfeeder Records 2017
4) The Bug Vs Earth – Gasoline /from ‘Concrete Desert’/ Ninja Tune 2017
5) Kasai Allstars – Félicité Two (Mo4n4 Remix) /from ‘Around Félicité – Félicité Remixes’/ Crammed Discs 2017
6) Shit And Shine – I Hate This Fucking Machine /from ‘Total Shit’/ Diagonal Records 2017
7) Suicide – Wrong Decisions /from ‘American Supreme’/ Blast First Records 2002 (tribute to Alan Vega)
8) Willard Grant Conspiracy – Notes from The Waiting Room /from ‘Everything’s Fine’/ Slow River Records 2000 (tribute to Robert Fisher). More info: https://www.loosemusic.com/willardgrantconspiracy/robert-fisher
9) 1982 – 04.03 /from ‘Chromola’/ Hubro Records 2017
More info: http://www.1982trio.com/
10) Saicobab – AWAWAW /from ‘Sab Se Purani Bab’/ Thrill Jockey Records 2017
11) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Am Learning /from ‘The Kid’/ Western Vinyl 2017
12) Bicep – Rain /from ‘Bicep’/ Ninja Tune 2017

Listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/theshinybeast/tks225-2017-retro-pt2/

and here: https://www.mixcloud.com/theshinybeast/tks226-2017-retro-extra/

Wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic delight! S.

P.S Any comments very welcome!



Better Late Than Never?! – The Kitchen Sink tracklists October-December 2017

•January 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

With 2017 already done and dusted, with regard to radio broadcasts at least, it’s high time to make a note of the contents of almost three months of shows, if only for all the completists and lovers of lists who might not have got their fill over the holidays and are still looking for some bones to chew on…
This is one semester’s worth of broadcasts, not as many programmes as I would have liked as it took an age to sort out the software problems which had caused much frustration since February, but, fingers crossed (hoping they don’t return any time soon), the gremlins were finally swept from the studio late in the year, allowing a little run of broadcasts in the weeks before Christmas.
It all started at the beginning of October, though, with a selection of tracks guaranteed to bring me (and hopefully listeners) some of the positive feelings described in the title…..

2/10/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Maximum Joy!’

1) Benga  – Pleasure /from ‘Diary Of An Afro Warrior’/ Tempa 2008
2) Marine – Life In Reverse /7” single/ Les Disques  Du Crepuscule 1981
3) Kasai Allstars – In Praise Of Homeboys (Africaine 808 Remix) /from ‘Around Felicité’/ Crammed Discs 2017
4) Scrooge – Hit The Pig /from ‘Happy What Else’/ Trost Records 1995
5) The Slits – Love Und Romance /from ‘Cut’/ Island Records 1979
6) Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Roly Poly /from the ‘Western Swingin” collection/ Fantastic Voyage 2011
7) Circle – Sick Child /from ‘Terminal’/ Southern Lord Recordings 2017
8) Die! Die! Die! – Oblivious, Oblivion /from ‘Harmony’/ Golden Antenna 2012
More info: https://noisey.vice.com/en_au/article/a3d948/die-die-die-prove-to-be-more-than-just-a-noise-punk-band-from-dunedin
9) Gerda Blank – Don’t Know When To Stop /from ‘Rituals’/ X Production 2013
More info: https://gerdablank.bandcamp.com/
10) Omar Souleyman – Jani /from ‘Highway To Hassake’/ Sublime Frequencies 2011
11) RP Boo – There U’Go Boi /from ‘Legacy’/ Planet Mu Records 2013
12) Yo La Tengo – Pass The Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind /from ‘I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass’/ Matador Records 2006

16/10/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Electro Realms ’78-’84’

1) The Units – Warm Moving Bodies /from ‘History of The Units’/ Community Library 2009
2) Robert Rental – Paralysis /7” single/ Regular Records 1978
3) Tom Ellard – Anthem 82 /from ’80’s Cheesecake’/ Terse Tapes 1982
4) Vox Populi! – Zone /from ‘Introduction A La Theorie De La Subjectivité Relative’/ Vox Man Records 1982
5) Gagarin-Kombinaati – Ukaasi /from the ‘Noise Reduction System – formative european electronica 1974-1984’ collection/ Cherry Red Records 2017
6) Rodion G.A. – Cantec Fulger /from ‘The Lost Tapes’/ Strut Records 2013
More info: http://www.strut-records.com/tag/rodion-g-a/  https://rodionga.bandcamp.com/album/the-lost-tapes-2
7) Altres – Strangely Coloured Trees At Night /from the ‘Archives’ collection/ Dark Entries Records 2012
More info: http://www.altres.co.uk/  http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/bands/altres/
8) Roter Stern Belgrad – Abend Stern Chant / from the ‘Massa‘ collection/ Klar! 80 1981
9) Nine Circles – Twinkling Stars /from the ‘Cold Waves Minimal Electronics’ collection/ Angular Records 2010
10) Monoton – Tanzen & Singen / from ‘Noise Reduction System – formative european electronica 1974-1984’/ Cherry Red Records 2017
11) Nagamatzu – Deliberation /from the ‘Neural Interval’ collection/ Zoharum 2014
More info: https://nagamatzu.bandcamp.com/  http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/bands/nagamatzu/

6/11/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Sakura Supernova’

1) Apryl Fool – The Lost Mother Land (Pt.1) /from ‘Love, Peace & Poetry Japanese Psychedelic Music’/ Normal Records 2001
2) Boredoms – OK /from ‘Wow2’/ Avan Records 1993
3) OOIOO – Ina /from ‘Gold & Green’/ (Japan 2000), Thrill Jockey Records 2004
4) Bo Ningen – Mukaeni Ikenai /from ‘III’/ Stolen Recordings 2014
5) Y.M.O. – Seoul Music /from ‘Technodelic’/ Alfa Studio ‘A’ 1981
6) Kikagaku Moyo – Melted  Crystal /from ‘House In The Tall Grass’/ Guruguru Brain 2016
7) Xinlisupreme – You Died In The Sea /from ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’/ Fat Cat Records 2002
8) Qujaku – Yuu /from the ‘H’ 10” EP/ So I Buried Records 2017
More info: http://www.qujaku.com/biography/  https://japanvibe.net/qujaku-interview/
9) Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ubi /from ‘async’/ Milan 2017
10) Sub-tle – Leam /from ‘Leam’/ Onpa 2013
More info: http://www.sub-tle.com/2.0/sound/

20/11/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Glisten & Gleam’ (excursions in dream pop and shoegaze)

1) My Bloody Valentine – Sugar /from the ‘EP’s 1988-1991’ collection/ Sony Music 2012
2) Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup /from ‘Head Over Heels’/ 4AD Records 1983
3) A.R.Kane – Up /from ‘Complete Singles Collection’/ One Little Indian Records 2012
4) Here – For My Star /from ‘Czech Alternative Music vol.1 ’95 – Indies Distribution’/ Indies Records 1995
5) The Telescopes – Become The Sun /from ‘Stone Tape’/ Yard Press 2017
More info: https://thetelescopes-stonetape.bandcamp.com/releases
6) Alcest – Souvenirs d’un autre monde /from ‘Souvenirs d’un autre monde’/ Prophesy Productions 2007
7) Fennesz – Static Kings /from ‘Bécs’/ Editions Mego 2014
8) School Of Seven Bells – Open Your Eyes /from ‘SVIIB’/ Full Time Hobby 2016
9) Slowdive – Moussaka Chaos /bonus track from reissue of ‘Souvlaki’/ Cherry Red Records 2010
10) Windy & Carl – Sunrise /from ‘Antarctica: The Bliss Out, Vol.2’/ Darla Records 1997

27/11/2017 ‘Glisten & Gleam #2’

1) Beach House – Norway /from ‘Teen Dream’/ Bella Union 2010
2) Pale Saints – 1000 Stars Burst Open /from ‘In Ribbons’/ 4AD Records 1992
3) Kitchens Of Distinction – Drive That Fast /from ‘Strange Free World’/ One Little Indian Records 1990
4) Fir Cone Children – Action Speaks Louder Than Words
5) The Sorry Shop – Queen Of The North
/both from the ‘Rock Back: Stronger Than The Storm’ hurricane relief compilation/ Patetico Recordings 2017
More info: https://pateticorecordings.bandcamp.com/album/rock-back-stronger-than-the-storm
6) Boyfriend’s Dead – Here She Comes /from the ‘Boyfriend’s Dead’ EP/ Thru The Flowers 2015
7) M83 – We Own The Sky /from ‘Saturdays = Youth’/ Virgin 2008
8) Clustersun – Surfacing To Breathe /from ‘Surfacing To Breathe’/ Seahorse Recordings 2017
More info: https://clustersun.bandcamp.com/album/surfacing-to-breathe
9) Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Blanchard /from ‘Through The Devil Softly’/ Nettwerk Recordings 2009
10) Ummagma – LCD (Dean Garcia SPC ECO Mix) /from the ‘LCD’ EP/ Label Obscura 2017
More info: https://ummagma.bandcamp.com/album/lcd
11) Sway – Fall /from ‘The Millia Pink And Green’ EP/ Saint Marie Records 2003

4/12/2017 ‘Northern Melt – Canadian Alternative & Experimental Music’

1) Eric’s Trip – New Love /from ‘Forever Again’/ Sub Pop Records 1994
2) Skinny Puppy – VX Gas Attack /from ‘VIVIsectVI’/ Nettwerk Productions 1988
3) Jerusalem In My Heart – A Granular Buzuk /from ‘If He Dies, If If If If If If’/ Constellation Records 2016
4) Bruce Haack – Super Nova /from ‘The Electric Lucifer’/ 1970, The Omni Recording Corporation 2007
5) The Tragically Hip – Nautical Disaster /from ‘Day For Night’/ MCA 1994
6) Syrinx – Ibistix /from the ‘Tumblers from the Vault (1970-1972)’ collection/ RVNG Intl. 2016
7) Jane Siberry – Hockey /from ‘Bound By The Beauty’/ Reprise Records 1989
8) Hayden – Bad As It Seems /from ‘Everything I Long For’/ Outpost Recordings 1995
9) Tanya Tagaq – Umingmak /from ‘Animism’/ Six Shooter Records 2014
10) Tim Hecker – Virginal 1 /from ‘Virgins’/ Kranky Records 2013
11) Eric Chenaux – Spring Has Been A Long Time Coming /from ‘Skullsplitter’/ Constellation Records 2015
12) Joni Mitchell – Dreamland /from ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’/ Elektra/Asylum Records 1977

18/12/2017 ‘2017 Retro Pt.1’ (a selection of sonic gems from some of the year’s best archival releases)

1) Xarhanga – Acid Nightmare /from the ‘Warfaring Strangers Acid Nightmares’ collection/ The Numero Group 2017
2) Franco Battiato – Fetus /from ‘Fetus’/ 1971, vinyl reissue Superior Viaduct 2017
3) Zazou/Bikaye/CY1 – Lamuka /from ‘Noir et Blanc’/ 1973, reissued by Crammed Discs 2017
4) Alice Coltrane – Om Rama /from ‘The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’/ Luaka Bop 2017
5) Bark Psychosis – Big Shot /from ‘Hex’/ 1994, Fire Records 2017
6) 10,000 Russos – Usvsus /from the ‘The Reverb Conspiracy – Volume Four’ collection/ Fuzz Club (late!)2016
7) The Neon Judgement – TV Treated /from the ‘Noise Reduction System formative european electronica 1974-1984’ collection/ Cherry Red Records 2017
8) Mandingo Griot Society with Don Cherry – Sounds From The Bush /from the ‘Soul Of A Nation Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power’ collection/ Soul Jazz Records 2017
9) Pauline Anna Strom – Virgin Ice /from the ‘Trans-Millenia Music’ collection/ RVNG Intl. 2017
10) Midori Takada – Crossing /from ‘Through  The Looking Glass’/ 1983, reissued by We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records 2017

That first (of probably three) collection of highlights from some of 2017’s best albums was the last broadcast of the year. 2018 will begin with a juicy mix of nuggets from some of the best new releases of 2017. You can catch the show live on http://www.radior.cz (Monday 8/1 at 22.05 C.E.T., all being well!) or wait until it’s up on Mixcloud – http://www.mixcloud.com/theshinybeast

Wishing you all health, happiness and many a sonic delight in 2018! S.

Listen to ‘Electro Realms ’78-’84’ now:

17/7/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Loop Europa’ tracklist

•September 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

There had been several previous such tours on The Kitchen Sink before this, including, if memory serves, a couple around and across Europe, a couple of transglobal expeditions, and one around Africa. The theme allows a diverse selection of sounds, as evidenced by the menu of this programme…….

1) Hexenschuss (NL) – Are You Multifocal? /from ‘Gobbledegook’/ 2017
More info: https://www.hexxenschuss.com/
2) Guts Pie Earshot (D) – It’s Never New /from ‘Chapter Two Volume One’/ Big House Records 2005
More info: http://www.gutspieearshot.de/
3) Marta Heberle (PL) – Black Rainbow /from the ‘SHAPE PLATFORM 2016’ collection/ Shape Platform/The Wire 2016
More info: http://shapeplatform.eu/artist/marta-heberle/
4) TOLE (CZ) – DogBagDisorder /from the ‘SHAPE PLATFORM 2016’ collection/ Shape Platform/The Wire 2016
More info: http://shapeplatform.eu/2016/tea-with-tole-an-interview-with-martin-kohout/
5) Jacques Kustod (SK) – Bizarre Space Objects /from ‘I Am Deranged’/ Evocative Objects 2017
More info: https://soundcloud.com/jacques-kustod/sets/jacques-kustod-i-am-deranged http://evocativeobjects.com/
6) Bulbul (A) – The Lack Of The Key /from ‘Bulbul’/ Trost Records 1998
More info: https://bulbul.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-eisen
7) Lophorina (CH) – Mediterranean /from ‘Lophorina’ E.P/ Modell 2012
More info: https://lophorina.bandcamp.com/
8) Felicia Atkinson (F) – Visnaga /from ‘Hand In Hand’/ Shelter Press 2017
More info: https://feliciaatkinson.bandcamp.com/
9) Kosmose (B) – The Second Untitled Track B.93.1 /from ‘Kosmic Music From The Black Country’/ Sub Rosa 2015
More info: https://www.subrosa.net/en/catalogue/soundworks/kosmose.html

Plus, as this was the last broadcast before a summer break, on a sultry July evening…….

10) Fennesz (A) – Endless Summer /from ‘Endless Summer’/ Editions Mego 2001
More info: http://www.fennesz.com/

Of course the summer did end, rather abruptly in Central Europe, but autumn means the start of another university semester and hence more sonic excursions on The Kitchen Sink coming up very soon!

Til the next time, wishing anyone perusing this many an aural delight, S.

Listen to the programme here:


12/6/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Out There!’ tracklist

•August 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Unconventional or eccentric; in or at places regarded as distant or remote. The first definition might be applied to some of the sonic contents of  ‘Out There!’, and the second in the extreme of space or other dimensions. I also wanted the title of the programme to reference being ‘out there’ on the streets, because sounds inspired/catalysed by conditions on the streets of major cities in the U.S, revolutionary sounds, are integral in the mix, both those from the late 60’s/early 70’s and, through Moor Mother and Matana Roberts, those of today.

The show opened with a classic…..

1) Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go /from ‘Curtis’/ Buddah Records 1970
2) Albert Ayler Trio – Spirits /from ‘Spiritual Unity’/ ESP Disk 1965
More info: https://www.allaboutjazz.com/spiritual-unity-albert-ayler-esp-review-by-mark-corroto.php
3) Amiri Baraka – Who Will Survive America /1972, included on the ‘Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974’ collection/ Light In The Attic Records 2012
More info: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/amiri-baraka
4) Moor Mother – Dry Time Machine /from ‘Fetish Bones’/ Don Giovanni Records 2016
More info: https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com/about  http://qujunktions.com/artists/moor-mother
5) Alice Coltrane – Battle At Armageddon /from ‘Universal Consciousness’/ Impulse! 1971
6) Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher /from ‘Stand!’/ Epic Records 1969
7) Sun Ra with Thea Barbara – Recollections Of There /from ‘Space Probe’/ Art Yard 2011
More info: http://www.sunraarkestra.com/  http://www.forcedexposure.com/Catalog/sun-ra-space-probe-cd/ARTYARD.011CD.html
8) Kain – I Ain’t Black /from ‘The Blue Guerrilla’/ Juggernaut Records 1970
9) Matana Roberts – j.p. /from ‘Coin Coin Chapter Three River Run Thee’/ Constellation Records 2015
More info: http://www.matanaroberts.com/  http://cstrecords.com/matana-roberts/
10) Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (Alt. mix) /from the 2005 reissue of ‘Maggot Brain’/ Westbound Records 1971

That alternative mix, also recorded in 1971, of the mighty title track from Funkadelic‘s third album bringing the sonic journey to a close……Wish you many an aural delight, S.

Due to some technical issues, the volume of the introductions is very low, but you can enjoy the music here:


22/5/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Beyond The Fjords – Sonic Explorations From Norway’ tracklist

•August 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

With the Czech Republic currently struggling beneath the heavy oppressive heat usually associated with the Balkans at this time of year, but lacking the opportunities to dive into cooling waters offered by that areas western, southern and eastern  coastlines, now (5.28 a.m, 28.2 degrees celsius) appears a good time to turn the mind to Norway’s deep blue fjords.

Back in 2002, The Wire magazine issued an excellent compilation of sounds entitled ‘Fjord Focus: A Norwegian Sampler’; excellent sounds, but the title, besides bringing a certain car to mind, also left something to be desired in its intimation that all of the artists and their work was influenced by the country’s numerous long inlets. Many of those whose work is on the collection are urban dwellers and the sounds they produce aren’t inspired by glacial channels and don’t bring them to mind. For instance, Kim Hiorthoy was born and grew up in the northern city of Trondheim, studied there and in Copenhagen, and currently resides in Berlin – his track Tak induces thoughts of many things – childhood play, a certain wistfulness,  experimental sounds in a similar vein by the Japanese producer Cornelius – but not fjords…..  When trying to come up with a title for the collection of sounds from Norway featured on The Kitchen Sink towards the end of May, having had it pointed out that many of the artists on the intended menu similarly reside in urban environments such as Oslo and Bergen (and, in the case of Giorgio Moroser, NYC), it was tough to come up with something connected to the country but suggesting a wider palette of influences – ‘Beyond The Fjords’ was as close as I could get.
So, to the sounds on the menu , starting in the capital with…..

1) Hedvig Mollestad Trio – In The Court Of The Trolls /from ‘Black Stabat Mater’/ Rune Grammofon 2016
More info: http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/hedvig-mollestad-trio/  https://soundcloud.com/hedvigmollestadtrio
2) Shining – Stalemate Longan Runner /from ‘Grindstone’/ Rune Grammofon 2007
More info: https://www.allaboutjazz.com/grindstone-shining-rune-grammofon-review-by-john-kelman.php
3) Hanne Hukkelberg – Cast Anchor /from ‘Little Things’/ Propeller Recordings 2004, Leaf 2005
More info: http://www.hannehukkelberg.com/
4) Moon Relay – ////////L /from ‘Moon Relay’/ Fysisk Format 2014
More info: http://www.fysiskformat.no/wp_ff/roster/moon-relay/  https://moonrelay.bandcamp.com/album/moon-relay
5) Barchan – Soliton (intro) /from ‘Soliton’/ Silken Tofu 2015
More info: https://silkentofu.bandcamp.com/album/soliton
6) Jenny Hval & Susanna – I Have Walked This Body /from ‘Meshes Of Voice’/ SusannaSonata 2014
More info: http://susannasonata.com/product/meshes-of-voice-jenny-hval-susanna/
7) Giorgio Moroser – Horrific /from ‘Giorgio Moroser’/ 2016
More info: https://giorgiomoroser.bandcamp.com/releases
8) 1982 – 04.09 /from ‘Chromola’/ Hubro 2017
More info: http://hubromusic.com/   (includes fjord image!)
9) Nils Okland – Straum /from ‘Straum’/ Rune Grammofon 2000
More info: http://nilsokland.no/
10) Phonophani – Fertiliser /from ‘Genetic Engineering’/ Rune Grammofon 2001
More info: https://soundcloud.com/phonophani  http://www.runegrammofon.com/artists/phonophani/rcd-2016-phonophani-genetic-engineering-cd/

Starting in Oslo, finishing in Bergen with Espen Sommer Eide‘s Phonophani project. Thanks this time are due to James Welburn for the monolithic Barchan track and pointing out the urban origins/residences of many of the artists, and Christian Naess of Moon Relay. And to you, for reading this! S.

Listen to the programme here:

8/5/2017 TKS Presents: ‘Zeds Ain’t Dead!’ tracklist/Memory Lane

•August 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Memory Lane is prone to flooding, blanketing by briars, deterioration due to neglect, and destruction through the schemes of planners. Travelling down it isn’t straightforward, no matter how far the desired destination. Take, for example, 1982 and the interior of Parrot Records’ original shop in Balkerne Passage, Colchester. The frayed and cigarette-burnt faded red carpet is clear, but what are in the racks which surround it? Filed under Z? And how were they filed – Rock A-Z, and then separate sections for blues, jazz, reggae? I recall the secondhand section being by the counter, but otherwise all is unclear despite the many hours spent there, first as an almost penniless schoolboy customer, dinner-money saved sufficient for one 7” single, and then during time spent working there.
This trip down the Lane, into the Passage (early singles by that Manchester band amongst the first purchased at the shop), prompted by the focus on artists beginning with the last letter of the alphabet which provided the sonic menu for a programme early in May. Of the artists played, probably only Frank Zappa was to be found in the Z section of the Parrot Records  racks; Rubella Ballet (featuring vocalist Zillah Minx, in case you are wondering about the Z connection) released their Ballet Bag in 1982, but this package, containing cassette, poster, lyric book and badge, was on display behind the counter.  Zorch had recorded Adrenalin seven years previously, but it wasn’t released until 2000, by which time the Balkerne Passage shop had long been closed, taking residence somewhere on Memory Lane.

1) Z – Zushiki Man /from ‘Mikabe’/ Transduction Records 2007
More info: https://transductionrecords.com/artists/z
2) Za Siodma Gora – Adam i Jego Koledzy /from ‘Rogalow – Piosenki ku pokrzepieniu serc’/ Obuh 2008
More info (Polish): http://obuh.serpent.pl/zsg.html
3) Tapper Zukie – Push I Some Dub /1976, included on the ‘Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown’ collection/ EMI 2001
More info: http://reggaelicious.pbworks.com/w/page/8800196/Tapper%20Zukie
4) Rubella Ballet – T /from ‘Ballet Bag/ Xntrix Records 1982
More info: https://rubellaballet.bandcamp.com/   http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/store/vinyl/rubella-ballet-ballet-bag-lp/#tab-description
5) Zorch – Adrenalin (Return of the Elohim Pt.1) /from the ‘Close To The Noise Floor – formative uk electronica 1975-1984’ collection/ Cherry Red Records 2016
More info: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/close-to-the-noise-floor-formative-uk-electronica-1975-1984/
6) Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention – Hungry Freaks, Daddy /from ‘Freak Out!’/ Verve Records 1966
More info: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/books/review/zappa-freak-out.html
7) Pamela Z – Declaratives In The First Person /from the ‘Below The Radar 2’ collection/ The Wire magazine 2016
More info: http://www.pamelaz.com/
8) E – Great Light /from ‘E’/ Thrill Jockey Records 2016
More info: http://www.thrilljockey.com/products/e-e
9) Stephen O’Malley & Z’EV – 8m 39s From 1m 18s From 4m 55s-6m 13s – 18 Track Submix /from ‘Magistral’/ Southern Lord Records 2007
More info: https://www.southernlord.com/releases/view/magistral-1  https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Magistral/Magistral/161740/
10) Carlos Zingaro – Outsiders /from the ‘Exploratory Music From Portugal 04’ collection/ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2004
More info: http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mzingaro.html

Clearing up another possible query regarding ‘Z’ connections – E include guitarist/vocalist Thalia Zedek. Back down Memory Lane, I’m trying to recall if Tapper Zukie was filed under T or Z in the reggae section…….Sunlight bright through the window,  bringing back the motes of dust dancing in the air above the racks at Balkerne Passage, summer of 1982….
Wishing anyone perusing this many an aural delight, S.

Listen to the programme here:

15/4/2017 TKS Presents: ‘&, &, &, And &’ tracklist

•July 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Duos & collaborations were on the menu for this sonic voyage, broadcast live on Radio R one Saturday afternoon back in April……

1) Faust vs. Dalek – T-Electronique /from ‘Derbe Respect, Alder’/ Staubgold Records 2004
2) MV & EE with the Bummer Road – Canned Happiness /from ‘Green Blues’/ Ecstatic Peace Records 2006
3) A.R. & Machines – Als Hatt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen /from ‘Die Grune Reise’/ Polydor 1971
4) Chris And Cosey – Re-Education Through Labour /from ‘Trance’/ Rough Trade 1982
5) Pinch & Moving Ninja – False Flag /from the ‘Tectonic Plates Volume 2’ collection/ Tectonic 2009
6) Fax & Alex Ayuli – Spellbound /from ‘Collaborations & Remixes’/ Static Discos 2005
7) Millie & Andrea – Back Down /from ‘Drop The Vowels’/ Modern Love 2014
8) Godley & Creme – Babies /1981 b-side, from the ‘Metal Dance 2’ collection/ Strut Records 2013
9) Damon & Naomi with Ghost – The Mirror Phase /from ‘Damon & Naomi with Ghost’/ Sub Pop Records 2000
10) Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld – The Sun Roars Into View /from ‘Never Were The Way She Was’/ Constellation Records 2015

A dark and diverse collection, I hope you’ll agree!
Wishing you many a simlar sonic delight, S.

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