The Kitchen Sink ‘2016 Retro’ tracklists

Though there has been a powdering of snow in the mountains and the possibility of more remains, Easter Eggs have already been eaten and, in the villages, boys have put or thrown away their willow switches for another year, having indulged in the traditional whipping of girls, a tradition it seems likely was introduced by men in a time when men made all the rules (not sure why Trump’s troupe of rich elderly males debating anti-abortion legislation comes to mind here, but…), and I sit amidst piles of Cds, a sign that track listings have still to be typed up, including those for a trio of programmes featuring sonic highlights from last year! The length of the previous sentence is testimony to the amount of time I’ve spent here in the Czech Republic proofreading academic texts; perhaps it’s time to re-read some Hemingway or Carver….

To the track listings……

TKS Presents: ‘2016 Retro Pt.1′ (broadcast 23/1/17)

1) Heron Oblivion – Faro /from ‘Heron Oblivion’/ Sub Pop
2) A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program /from ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’/ Epic
3) Nissenenmondai – #3 /from ‘N/A’/ On-U Sound
4) Oranssi Pazuzu – Lahja /from ‘Varahtelija’/ Svart
5) Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Walo Walo /from ‘Yermande’/ Ndagga
6) Grumbling Fur – Acid Ali Khan /from ‘Furfour’/ Thrill Jockey
7) Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini – Rinse Out All Contaminents /from ‘Devotional Songs’/ Honest Jons
8) Moor Mother – Creation Myth /from ‘Fetish Bones’/ Don Giovanni Records
9) Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie – Bring The Place To Life /from ‘Salero – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’/ Erased Tapes
10) Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá – Makta Og Vanaera For All Tid /from ‘…..Skuggsjá’/ Season Of Mist
11) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – Closed Circuit /from ‘Sunergy’/ RVNG Intl

TKS Presents: ‘2016 Retro Pt.2’ ( archival releases – broadcast 6/2/17)

1) Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis /from ‘Punk 45 Les Punks: The French Connection’/ Soul Jazz
2) O Yuki Conjugate – Sedation /from ‘Close To The Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984’/ Cherry Red
3) Bana – Pontin Pontin /from ‘Space Echo: The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde 1977-1985’/ Analog Africa
4) The Third Eye Foundation – Shard /from ‘Semtex’ (20th Anniversary Re-issue)/ Ici, d’ailleurs
5) Man Friday – Real Love The Paradise Garage Mix /from ‘Larry Levan – Genius Of Time’/ Universal Music
6) Colin Newman – Order For Order (demo) /from ‘A-Z’/ Sentient Sonics
7) Some Bizarre – Don’t Be Afraid /12” single/ Dark Entries Records
8) Pablo Schneider – Amor En Llamas /from ‘Venezuela 70 Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth’/ Soul Jazz
9) Trad Gras Och Stenar – Var Vila /from ‘Trad Gras Och Stenar’/ Anthology Recordings
10) Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore – Midnight Walker /from ‘Sunset Mission’/ [PIAS]

TKS Presents: ‘2016 Retro Extra’ (broadcast 6/3/17, having been cancelled the previous week due to technical problems which unfortunately persisted with this broadcast, the track by Thee Oh Sees disappearing instead of playing – a weird exit, indeed!)

1) Scott Walker – Opening /from ‘The Childhood Of A Leader Soundtrack’/ Rough Trade
2) Thee Oh Sees – Plastic Plant /from ‘A Weird Exits’/ Castle Face Records
3) Gnod – The Mirror /from ‘Mirror’/ Rocket Recordings
4) Yochanan ‘A Space Age Vocalist’ with Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Message To Earthman’ /from ‘Sun Ra – Singles’/ Strut
5) Vince Petchey – Kitchen Table /from the ‘Kitchen Table E.P’/ Vince Petchey
6) Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Hi-Hats Bring The Hiss /from ‘Void Beats/Invocation Trex’/ Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks
7) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone /from ‘Skeleton Tree’/ Bad Seed Ltd.
8) Shirley Collins – Washed Ashore /from ‘Lodestar’/ Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
9) Aluk Todolo – 5.34 (excerpt) /from ‘Voix’/ The Ajna Offensive
10) E – Candidate /from ‘E’/ Thrill Jockey
11) Deuter – Spirales /from ‘(The Microcosm) Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986’/ Light In The Attic

And that was it. Three programmes, 32 tracks (31 of which played) from 32 cracking releases – whatever else it might have been, politically in particular, it was a great year for music!

Wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic wonder, S.

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~ by theshinybeast on April 18, 2017.

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