The Kitchen Sink’s ‘2015 Retro’ tracklists

Fast heading towards the middle of March, so the listing of the tracks from a trio of programmes devoted to sonic highlights from 2015 is belated in the extreme, but hopefully still of interest! The fact that the focus stretched to three shows is testimony both to the wealth of great sounds released last year, and to the fact I might have spent rather more than planned on music….Still, when the money is spent on the following, who’s to complain?!

‘2015 Retro Pt.1’ (archival releases, reissues, collections – broadcast 11/1/2016)

1)Doug Hream Blunt – Gentle Persuasion /from ‘My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt’/ Luaka Bop records
2)Medium Medium – Hungry, So Angry /from ‘Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979-1984’/On U Sound
3)Sun City Girls – Esoterica Of Abyssinia /from ‘Torch Of The Mystics’/ Abduction Records
4)Mad Dog Fire Department – Cosmic Funk /from ‘Disco 2 A Further Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie 1976-80’/ Soul Jazz Records
5)Maki Asakawa – Nemuru No Ga Kowai /from ‘Maki Asakawa’/ Honest Jons Records
6)Kosmose – The Tenth Untitled Track/30.2 /from ‘Kosmic Music From The Black Country’/ Sub Rosa
7)Slate Islands – Proud Maisrie /from the ‘Shirley Inspired…’ collection/ Earth Records
8)Coil – AYOR (It’s In My Blood) /from ‘Backwards’/ Cold Spring
9)Ata Kak – Daa Nyinaa /from ‘Obaa Sima’/ Awesome Tapes From Africa
10)Patrick Cowley – Timelink /from ‘Muscle Up’/ Dark Entries Records

‘2015 Retro Pt.2’ (best new releases – broadcast 25/1/2016)

1)Mbongwana Star – Kala /from ‘From Kinshasa’/ World Circuit
2)Jenny Hval – Sabbath /from ‘Apocalypse, girl’/ Sacred Bones Records
3)Steve Gunn & Black Twig Pickers – Cardinal 5 /from ‘Seasonal Hire’/ Thrill Jockey Records
4)Matana Roberts – J.P. /from ‘Coin Coin Chapter Three River Run Thee’/ Constellation Records
5)Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – The Rest Of Us /from ‘Never Were The Way She Was’/ Constellation Records
6)Colleen – Eclipse /from ‘Captain Of None’/ Thrill Jockey Records
7)Lightning Bolt – Horsepower /from ‘Fantasy Empire’/ Thrill Jockey Records
8)Laura Cannell – Born From The Soil /from ‘Beneath Swooping Talons’/ Front & Follow
9)Reve General – Death of Illusions /from ‘Howl Recorded on stage at Le Brise Glace, Annecy’/ Altrock
10)Jerusalem In My Heart – The Brown One Cast A Spell /from ‘If He Dies, If If If If If If’/ Constellation Records
11)Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness /from ‘Have You In My Wilderness’/ Domino Recording Co.
12)Follakzoid – Feuerzeug /from ‘III’/ Sacred Bones Records

‘2015 Retro EXtra’ (more of the best new releases, reissues and collections – broadcast 15/2/2016)

1)Comsat Angels – Missing In Action /from ‘Waiting For A Miracle’/ Edsel
2)Richard Youngs – Inside The Future /from ‘Inside the Future’/ Glass Redux
3)Laddio Bolocko – Afrostructure Pt.1 /from ‘Live & Unreleased 1997-2000’/ No Quarter Records
4)Jim O’Rourke – That Weekend /from ‘Simple Songs’/ Drag City Records
5)Savant – The Neo-Realist /from ‘Artificial Dance’/ RVNG Intl.
6)James Welburn – Naught /from ‘Hold’/ Miasmah Recordings
7)Isobel Campbell – Don’t Make It Easy /from ‘Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton’/ Tompkins Square Records
8)Svalbard – Perspective /from ‘One Day All This Will End’/ Bandcamp/Holy Roar Records
9)Guapo – Obscure Knowledge Pt.III /from ‘Obscure Knowledge’/ Cuneiform Records

Three programmes, thirty-one albums, and still I didn’t have time to fit in a piece from Flying Saucer Attack‘s excellent ‘Instrumentals 2015’ album or a piece from Shit And Shine‘s ’54 Synth-brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral’, both of which would usually have featured. Will 2016 prove such a rich year musically? We’ll see. If there are only half as many cracking works, I’ll be happy.
Thanks are due this time to James Welburn, and Svalbard, and to the reviewers at aQuarius Records and The Wire magazine for their enthususiastic words which led me to purchase a few of the albums feature on the three highlights shows!
Til next time, wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic delight! S.

All of the above shows can be found on Mixcloud:

The Kitchen Sink broadcasts most Mondays at just after 10 p.m C.E.T on Brno student/community radio station



~ by theshinybeast on March 6, 2016.

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