Session 065 September 2021 – Library Music Special

This month’s podcast is dedicated to library music – music typically written by session musicians, specifically for use in TV or film, rather than for public consumption. A lot of these records are now highly collectable and hard to find.

Labels such as trunk records and Anthology are doing a great job in unearthing the masters and reissuing some of this great music, but there is a vast cache of it yet to be discovered; various YouTube channels are now leading the way in digitising it so it can be rediscovered.

Alan Hawkshaw is one of the unsung heros of British library music; as well as contributing hundreds of pieces of music to Bruton & KPM, he also composed famous TV themes such as Countdown and Grange Hill. His Daughter, Kirsty, now records with the some of the most highly regarded artists in the drum & bass scene, namely Paradox, Seba, and Blu Mar Ten.

One must give credit to two YouTube channels that have informed some of this mix, namely the Alex B channel, and the Ricardo Maraña channel.

Title: Session 065 September 2021
Duration: 00:56:01
File Size: 128.5 MB

Tracklisting:

1. John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams – taken from the album Voices In Harmony – KPM – buy
2. Pierre Dutour – Ressac – Taken from the album Aquarius – Patchwork – buy
3. Showcase Production Music – Bright Spot – buy
4. The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird – taken from the album Vocal Patterns – Music De Wolfe – buy
5. Salix Alba – Les Tueurs Fous – Pathé – buy
6. Alan Hawkshaw – Sky 1 – taken from the album Frontiers Of Science – Bruton Music – buy
7. The Baronet – Le Téléphone – Disques Flèche – buy
8. Brian Bennett – Thoughtful – taken from the album Drama Montage – Bruton Music – buy
9. Carlo Savini – I’m Speaking About… – taken from the album I’m Speaking About…Parliamo Di… – CAM – buy
10. Hareton Savanini – Nao Podes Fugir Do Teu Destino – taken from the album A Virgem De Saint Tropez – Fermata – buy
11. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Dissolves – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy
12. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Seabird – taken from the album Soft Illusions – Bruton Music – buy
13. Noel Mirol – Very Cool – Taken from the album Vol. 4 – Gaumont Musique – buy
14. Rick Baker – Canal Boat Ride – Taken from the album Pastoral / Romantic Orchestral & Electronic – Chappell – buy
15. W Karolak & Z Kalemba – Fever – Taken from the album A Softly Touch, and Go! – Amplitude – buy
16. Massimo Catalano – Foggy Night – taken from the album Life Is a Trumpet – Costanza Records – buy
17. Joel Vandroogenbroeck & Mark Monsen – Group Meditation – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy

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Dopplereffekt Live – Bloc 2011

Back in 2011, electro legends Dopplereffekt played a live set at Bloc, a festival hosted in Minehead, which is only a stones throw away from where I live.

I’m very sad to have missed it, because, as anyone who regularly follows the podcast will know, I am a huge fan of Drexciya and all the related Gerald Donald projects.

There are various live sets available to peruse online, but, for me, this set from 2011, which occurred during a relatively quiet period for the group, really feels like the perfect performance, and one that I return to on such a regular basis, that I felt the need to post it here.

Below is my attempt to collate the track-listing. This can be hard because it seems that Dopplereffekt regularly include unknown tracks and remixes in their live sets.

Title: Dopplereffekt Live @ Bloc – Recorded March 2011
Duration: 00:55:55
File Size: 141 MB

Approximate Track-listing:

0:00 – ?????
2:40 – Hyperelliptic Surfaces (alternate version) – from Calabai Yau Space
8:16 – Unknown
10:13 – Non Vanishing Harmonic Spinor (alternate version) – From Calabai Yau Space
16:57 – Dyson Sphere (alternate version) – from Festival Electrónica En Abril • 2003-2012
21:00 – Unknown
26:27 – Unknown
30:05 – Unknown
32:25 – Unknown
34:30 – Unknown
40:25 – Unknown
44:20 – Unknown
48:10 – Unknown
52:13 – Tetrahymena – From Tetrahymena single

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Amazingly, there is also a little bit of footage taken from the performance, on YouTube:

https://dopplereffekt.bandcamp.com/


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Session 064 November 2020

Title: Session 064 November 2020
Duration: 01:18:08
File Size: 94.8 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. The Duretti Column – Sketch For Summer – taken from the album The Return Of Duretti Columnbuy
  2. DJ Shadow – Lost & Found – Taken from the Lost & Found /Kemurai single – MoWax – buy
  3. DJ Shadow – Hindsight – Taken from the compilation Preemptive Strike – MoWax / FFRR – buy
  4. DJ Shadow – Duality – Taken from the album Meiso – MoWax – buy
  5. Sufjan Stevens – Die Happy – Taken from the album The Ascension – Asthmatic Kitty – buy
  6. Fugue – Contrapoint – Likemind – buy
  7. Rowpieces – Everything Is Fine – Good Looking Records – buy
  8. PHD & MC Conrad – Prescence – Ascendant Grooves – buy
  9. Dillinja – Total Recall – Test – buy
  10. Cliff Martinez – The West End – Taken from the Traffic OST – TVT Soundtracks – buy
  11. Vangelis – Memories Of Green – Taken from the Bladerunner OST – Eastwest – buy
  12. Malibu – Lost At Sea – Taken from the EP One Life – Joyful Noise – buy
  13. Endless Melancholy – Caught In a Memory – taken from the album Perception Of Everything – Sound In Silence – buy
  14. Sharon Van Etten – Hands – Taken from the album Remind Me Tomorrow – jagjaguwar – buy
  15. Cliff Martinez – My Name On a Car – Taken from the Drive OST – Sony – buy
  16. Dopplereffekt – Gestalt Intelligence – Taken from the album Cellular Automata – Leisure System – buy
  17. Robert Owens & Photek – Things That Make You Feel Good (Club Mix) – Amato International – buy
  18. Brian Eno & David Byrne – Strange Overtones – Taken from the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – Todomundo – buy
  19. Hareton Salvanini – Só – taken from the album S.P.73 – Continental – buy
  20. Astrud Gilberto – Once I Loved – taken from The Astrud Gilberto Album – Verve – buy

I’ve been into DJ Shadow since the release of Endtroducing in 1996, but it’s never felt as though it would fit anywhere in a previous podcast; however, I’ve attempted it here – rather than take something from that hugely successful album, I’ve taken a trio of tracks from a single released two years prior to Endtroducing, the Preemptive Strike compilation, which was initially only available as an import in the UK, and lastly Meiso, (A DJ Krush album for which he appeared as a guest)…..

After that we go straight into brand new music from Sufjan Stevens, who has returned this year with a real left-turn from his previous album – Die Happy is a full on electro track with a pretty emotional vocal hook…

Fugue, by Contrapoint, is one of those mid-nineties detroit techno records which now changes hands for a serious sum of cash. There are rumours that it’ll be repressed but that hasn’t materialised yet…Good luck finding a copy!

After that we hit a trio of classic drum & bass vinyls, two from the Good Looking camp, and then a curious anomaly from Dillinja’s back catalogue – I always thought the drum programming here was pretty unusual compared to everything he’d done before and since. Discogs lists it as a Lemon D single but there’s no such marking on the vinyl, and Juno listed it as Dillinja so that’s the artist I’m going with!

We then move into material more common with the podcast, a nice array of ambient music and film scores.

Last month I stumbled across a Photek record I didn’t already own! It seems ridiculous, but this one, a collaboration with the wonderful Robert Owens, was released somewhere after Solaris and before his Photek Productions label kicked in – and completely passed me by. It’s a cool slice of house music which sits nicely alongside the owens-collaborations from Solaris. Photek later re-worked the vocals on the Form & Function volume II track Things, which is, without doubt my favourite track from that album.

We conclude this month’s podcast with a pair of heart-breaking Brazilian bossa-nova songs, from Hareton Salvanini and then Astrud Gilberto – both hugely moving and epic pieces of music from the late 60s / early 70s – a magical era for Bossa Nova music, which is fast becoming my genre of choice.

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Session 063 August 2020

This month, it’s a selection of house music….

Title: Session 063 August 2020
Duration: 01:09:01
File Size: 94.8 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Melchoir Sultana – Free – deepArtSounds
  2. Hanna – I Needed – Melodies International
  3. Kim English – Learn 2 Luv (Mood II Swing Vocal) – Nervous Records
  4. Harrison BDP – Decompression – SCRTCR Records
  5. Crispin J Glover – The Long Goodbye (Saison’s Model 1 Remix) – No Fuss Records
  6. Rurals – Song Of a Thousand Names – Temporary State
  7. Brian Kage – Salmon Fishin’ – Bear Trax
  8. Grant – Malt Brun – GRANT
  9. Unknown – Unknown – White
  10. Brian Kage – Awaken From Hibernation – Bear Trax
  11. Theory Of Movement – Fairlane – Dukes Distribution
  12. Hanna – Intercession, On Behalf – Melodies International
  13. Miruga – Into The Zone – Moods & Grooves
  14. Grant – Pleur – GRANT
  15. Kira Neris & Vax 1- It’s All That I Can Give – Disques Superfriends

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Session 062 July 2020

Title: Session 062 July 2020
Duration: 01:24:51
File Size: 195.7 MB

This month’s mix is a worldwide affair, with music from Estonia, Japan, France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, UK, and the US.

We kick off with some Estonian funkiness, before moving into a brief array of jazz, early disco (from an era some might describe as the birth of house music), and latin music.

We then dive into a set of ambient electronics, much of which features musicians who are new to the podcast – Endless Melancholy, in particular, is likely to be a regular in future episodes.

The mix then concludes with set of techno and electro tracks; some old, but mostly new…..

1.Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg! – Frotee – Buy
2. Fredie Hubbard – Little Sunflower – Taken from the album The Love Connection – Wounded Bird Records – Buy
3. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face? (Female Vocal) – West End Records – Buy
4. Raphael Sebbag – Paz En La Tierra – Taken from the album El Fantasma De La Libertad – Powershovel – Buy
5. Joey Beltram Featuring Sol Set – Aztec Girl – Taken from the album Earth Volume 4 – Earth – Buy
6. Lascamao – Camina De Minas – Names You Can Trust – Buy
7. Common – A Film Called (Pimp) Excerpt – Taken from the album Like Water For Chocolate – Polygram – Buy
8. Haruomi Hosono – Original BGM – BGM 1980-2000 – Unreleased, see info
9. Endless Melancholy – Letting The Old Dreams Die – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
10. Forest Robots – Awash In Granite Geometry – taken from the album After Geography buy
11. Malibu – Tilting On Windmills – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
12. Nils Frahm – No Step On Wing – Taken from the album Empty – Erased Tapes – Buy
13. Malibu – Camargue – Taken from the One Life EP – Uno – Buy
14. Endless Melancholy – As The World Quietly Ends – Taken from the album A Perception Of Everything Buy
15. Bop – Recharging (Feat. Diagram) – Taken from the album Ambient’s Not Dead – Medschool – Buy
16. Hidden Turn – How To – Taken from the album The Ride – 31 Records – Buy
17. Versalife – Lambda – 2020 Vision – Buy
18. Sandwell District – Grey Cut Out (Digital Version) – Taken from the album Feed Forward (Note that this differs from the vinyl version) – Buy
19. Telex – En Route Vers De Nouvelles Aventu – Taken from the album Neurovision – Sire Records – Buy
20. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Amore – Taken from the album Playing The Piano – Decca – Buy

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Session 61 May 2020 – King Moot’s Mysterio Mix

In a marked change to the usual proceedings, this month sees a guest mix by King Moot; In celebration of the forthcoming Whitman Strategy series of EPs, King Moot’s Mysterio Mix is a somewhat baffling journey through the psyche of King Moot, a Dorset-based electronic music project.

For more information on King Moot, check out the Moot Point bandcamp page, or the Moot Point blog.

Title: King Moot’s Mysterio Mix
Duration: 01:14:40
File Size: 103.6 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Untitled Intro
  2. King Moot – “Replenished” – Taken from the forthcoming EP The Whitman Strategy [Part One] – Moot Point – Link
  3. Preston Field Audio – “Cafe Daydream” – Taken from the album Rhythm Tree Fell – Concrete Tapes – Link
  4. Peter Serafinowicz – “Sleep Laboratory” – Unreleased – Link
  5. Suzanne Ciani – “Eighth Wave” – Taken from the compilation Lixiviation – Finders Keepers – Link
  6. Mike Ratlidge – “Sequence 8” – Taken from the soundtrack Riddle Of The Sphinx – Mordant Music – Link
  7. Laurie Spiegel – “Old Wave” – Taken from the album Spiegel: The Expanding Universe – Unseen Worlds – Link
  8. Alain Clavier – Parks Canada Motif – Unreleased
  9. Ben Babbitt – “Swilling 1 Paris Window” – Taken from the soundtrack Paris Window – Not Not Fun Records – Link
  10. Fabio Frizzi – “Iron Rod Vibrations” – Taken from the soundtrack Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – Lakeshore Records – Link
  11. Christina Vantzou – “At Dawn” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  12. Julian Edwardes – “Wall” – Taken from the album Consonance – Phainomena – Link
  13. The Caretaker – “Consigned To A Yesterday” – Taken from the album A Stairway To The Stars – History Always Favours The Winners – Link
  14. Christina Vantzou – “Doorway” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  15. Miles Davis – “He Loved Him Madly” (Bill Laswell Mix) – Re-edit with overdubs – taken from the album Panthalassa – Columbia – Link
  16. Nine Inch Nails – “Your Touch” – Taken from the album Ghosts V: Together – NiN – Link
  17. UNKNOWN
  18. Peter Broderick – “Introduction To The Patient” – Taken from the album Music For Contemporary Dance – Erased Tapes – Link
  19. En – “Maboroshi” – Taken from the album The Absent Coast – Root StrataLink
  20. Christina Vantzou – “No.4 String Quartet” – Taken from the album No. 4 – Kranky – Link
  21. Helios – “In Everything Was Given” – Taken from the album Moiety – Unseen – Link
  22. Grouper – “Birthday Song” – Taken from the album Grid Of Points – Kranky – Link
  23. UNKNOWN
  24. Kiyoko – “Causeway” – Samurai Horo – Link
  25. Jerry Fielding – “End Credits” – Taken from the soundtrack Demon Seed – Film Score Monthly – Link

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Session 060 May 2020

Title: Session 060 May 2020
Duration: 01:04:16
File Size: 148.8 MB

This month’s mix is a broad selection from across the electronic spectrum, from the pioneering 80s synth work of Sven Grünberg, 90s jungle from the likes of DJ Gunshot, and an array of relatively recent ambient music from the likes of Bop, Brian Eno and Nine Inch Nails.

1. Sven Grünberg  – Hingus III (Breath) – Taken from the album HingusLink
2. Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – Only Once Away My Son – Link
3. King Moot – The Aftermath – Taken from the forthcoming EP The Whitman Strategy [Part One] – Moot Point – Link
4. Deru – Let The Silence Float – Taken from the album 1979 – Friends Of Friends – Link
5. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I – Taken from the album Ghosts I-IVLink
6. Hayden Thorpe – In My Name – Taken from the album DivinerLink
7. The World – Roygbiv – Taken from the EP There Is An Ocean Between UsLink
8. United Future Organisation – Niji – Taken from the album Bon Voyage – Talkin’ Loud – Link
9. Ulrich Schnauss – Molfsee – Taken from the album Far Away Trains Passing By – City Centre Offices – Link
10. Nine Inch Nails – Your Touch – Ghosts V: Together – Link
11. Bop – Extra Eye – Ambient’s Not Dead – Med School – Link
12. Skee Mask – Soundboy Ext. – Taken from the album ComproLink
13. Bulb Featuring Tiiu – Distinctions Of The Same – From the compilation New Blood 11 – Med School – Link
14. DJ Corrosion – Intergration – One Nation Records – Link
15. Motive One – Loop Progression – Good Looking Records – Link
16. DJ Gunshot – Soundboy – No U Turn – Link
17. Grey Goo – See Me – Darkestral – Link
18. Telefon Tel Aviv – Eyes Glaring – Taken from the album Dreams Are Not Enough – Ghostly International – Link

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Session 059 March 2020

Title: Session 059 March 2020
Duration: 01:12:53
File Size: 167.4 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – excerpt from I’d like to believe in god but… – BBC Broadcast from 1964 – Download
  2. Pye Corner Audio – Lost Ways – taken from the album Stasis – Ghost Box – Buy
  3. Nadia Reid – Te Aro – taken from the album Preservation – Basin Rock – Buy
  4. Kings Of Convenience – My Ship Isn’t Pretty (Edit) – taken from the album Declaration Of Dependence – Virgin – Buy
  5. Telefon Tel Aviv – standing at the bottom of the ocean – taken from the album Dreams Are Not Enough – Ghostly International – Buy
  6. Instra:Mental – Elsewhere – taken from the compilation Timelines – NonPlus – Buy
  7. Seba & Robert Manos – Storm – taken from the Evergreen EP – Secret Operations – Buy
  8. Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Black City Skyline – taken from the album Sunset Mission – Wonder – Buy
  9. Bel Air Project – Jazzor – taken from the Dark Jazzor EP Pt.1 – Future Talk – buy
  10. Peter Broderick – Part 1 Discovery – taken from the album Music For Contemporary Dance – Erased Tapes – Buy
  11. Abul Mogard – Desires Are Reminiscences By Now – taken from the album Works – Ecstatic – Buy
  12. Grant – Lucent Eyes – taken from the album Fantasy Blues – Lobster Theramin – buy
  13. Instra:Mental – User – taken from the album Resolution 653 – NonPlus – Buy
  14. Polar – Sam – taken from the album Still Moving – Certificate 18 – Buy
  15. Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – excerpt from I’d like to believe in god but… – BBC Broadcast from 1964 – Download

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Session 058 September 2019 – All Lauren Bacall Mix

The Lauren Bacall is a vinyl-only label which existed between 2016 and 2018, releasing five x EPs, and an LP in that time. It specialised in a particular flavour of deep house; this mix is a showcase of my personal favourites from the back catalogue.

Grant, who was later revealed to be producer Anthony Collins, has continued to release as Grant, through both a series of GRANT white labels, and, more recently, a new label, Dukes Distribution.

It’s likely that I’ll follow this up with a post-Lauren-Bacall mix, as the newer stuff maintains the same level of quality that graced this now highly collectable label.

Session 058_ All Lauren Bacall Mix

Title: Session 058 September 2019
Duration: 01:14:23
File Size: 178.5 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Grant – Cash & Carry – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  2. Gable – Open Space – The Lauren Bacall
  3. Grant – Hope Dies Slowly – The Lauren Bacall
  4. Grant & Gable – The Stop – The Lauren Bacall
  5. Grant – The Difference – The Lauren Bacall
  6. Grant & Gable – Tableux – The Lauren Bacall
  7. Grant & Gable – Harlow After Zola – The Lauren Bacall
  8. Grant & Gable – Dinner 1933 – The Lauren Bacall
  9. Grant – Syracus – The Lauren Bacall
  10. Bardot – Dachstock – The Lauren Bacall
  11. Grant – Charade – The Lauren Bacall
  12. Grant – Doris Day Feat. Natalie Galpern – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  13. Grant – Hughenden Road – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall
  14. Grant – Rio Rita – The Acrobat LP – The Lauren Bacall

All of these records are now out of print, but you may be able to find some of these on the discogs marketplace….

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Session 057 September 2019

So here is the summer edition of the podcast….a curious compilation of synth pop, ambient and library music.

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Title: Session 057 September 2019
Duration: 01:10:04
File Size: 160 MB

Tracklisting:

  1. Mark Pritchard – Come Let Us – Taken from the album The Four Worlds – Warp Records – Buy
  2. Woman’s Hour – I Can’t Take You Seriously – Taken from the album Ephyra – Practice Music – Buy
  3. Marika Hackman – I Follow Rivers – Taken from the Deaf Heat EP – Dirty Hit – Buy
  4. Purl – Cellar Door – Taken from the Poems EP – Rohs! Records – Buy
  5. Reckonwrong – Paris Is Melting – Whities – Buy
  6. Oscar Rocchi and His Keyboards – Stars’ Sea – Taken from the album Magic Keys – Fonovideo – Buy
  7. Francis Rimbert & Frederick Rousseau – First Emotion – Taken from the library album April Orchestra vol. 48 Présente FR2 
  8. Gin & French – The Petticoat Five (Cassette mix) – Moot Point – Buy
  9. Telefon Tel Aviv – I Lied – Taken from the album Map Of What Is Effortless – Ghostly International – Buy
  10. Sharon Van Etten – Jupiter 4 – Taken from the album Remind Me Tomorrow  – Jagjaguwar – Buy
  11. Leon Vinehall – Trouble, Parts I, II & III (Chapter V) – Taken from the album Nothing Is Still – Ninja Tune – Buy
  12. Frederick Robinson – Particles – Taken from the album Mixed Signals – BMTM – Buy
  13. Bibio – Phantom Brickworks V – Warp – Buy
  14. Grouper – Birthday Song – Taken from the album Grid Of Points – Kranky – Buy
  15. Bop – Odd Meaning – Taken from the album Ambient’s Not Dead – Med School – Buy
  16. Worriedaboutsatan – Blank Tape – Taken from the album Blank Tape – This Is It Forever – Buy
  17. Gigi Masin – The Nylon Dollar – Taken from the compilation Talk To The Sea  – Music From Memory – Buy

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