Resonance FM 4/12/18

Half an hour of uninterrupted instrumental and/or "ambient" music, from Takashi Kokubo's dreamy water-flute/harp combo, to the Muzak corporation's soullessly pleasant 'C'mon Smile'. Along the way were classics by electronic music pioneers Louis & Bebe Barron, the Haruomi Hosono-produced Inoyama Land, German kosmische group Ashra, Niger's Mammane Sani, Hawaiian slide guitarist Bud Tutmarc, the UK's relatively anonymous JQ, and yet another Kate NV song. Good episode, this. Put it on as you sleep/study/read.

Dig That Treasure (4/12/18)
Takashi Kokubo - 海底の中の夢 (Dreaming In The Deep Sea)
Louis & Bebe Barron - Ancient Krell Music
Inoyama Land - 8-31
Ashra - Deep Distance
Mammane Sani et son Orgue - Tunan
Bud Tutmarc - White Ginger Blossoms
JQ - Goodnight Spider
Kate NV - пес DOG
Muzak LLC - C'Mon Smile

Resonance FM 27/11/18

A deliciously eclectic mix, here... I kicked off the show with a song by Visible Cloaks - who don't really fit this show's requirements but who I've been enjoying a lot recently - and closed the show with a track by Georgian vocal group Orera. Along the way were two tunes from Sudanese artists featured on the 'Two Niles To Sing A Melody' compilation, some vintage highlife from CST Amankwah, and a duo of bangers by Indian/Portuguese/English/Icelandic sex symbol Leoncie.

Dig That Treasure (27/11/18)
Visible Cloaks - Wheel
Leoncie - Love In A Pub
Leoncie - Enginn Þrikantur Hér (No Threesome Here)
CST Amankwah - Saade Wobe Su
Zaidan Ibrahim - Ma Hammack Azabna
Abdelmoniem Ekhaldi - Droob A Shoag
Орэра - Старый Мотив (Old Motive)

Resonance FM 20/11/18 (Jockstrap)

On this episode I was joined by my favourite band of the minute, the dynamic orchestral pop group Jockstrap. Georgia (vox/violin) and Michael (bass) from the band played eight songs of their choosing, all of which were by their friends/contemporaries. Scarily talented friendship group they've got there... From Jockstrap's own Taylor Skye to Simeon May's beautiful lonely sax via Rodeo Jones' football-based sound-collage, most of this stuff is new/unreleased and all of it is bloody great. Be sure to listen to this one (and apologies in advance for the couple of technical mistakes that occurred).

Dig That Treasure (20/11/18)
Taylor Skye - Kode Fine
Pet Grotesque - 2 Late
Eric Fabrizi - Sexual Frustration
Rodeo Jones - Aberdeen
The Guest - Theme From Failure (pt.1)
Jerskin Fendrix - Onigiri
Pete Um - Real Rock & Roll
Simeon May - Untitled

Resonance FM 13/11/18

I tried the impossible - to condense Le Guess Who 2018, one of the best weekends I've ever had, packed with sensational live performances, into 30 minutes. I wasn't able to make the recordings I'd hoped to, so had to settle with spinning the studio versions of some of my highlights. I played songs from my top three sets of the weekend (Vashti Bunyan, Kate NV, Beverly Glenn-Copeland) as well as some from other highlights (Ammar 808, Rizan Said, Hailu Mergia) and even one from an artist I didn't manage to catch, but wish I had (Howie Lee). What a weekend. Roll on next year...

Dig That Treasure (13/11/18)
Kate NV - вас YOU
Vashti Bunyan - I'd Like To Walk Around In Your Mind
Hailu Mergia - Eti Gual Blenai
Rizan Said - Electric Mawwal I
Ammar 808 - Alech Taadini
Howie Lee - Bei Hai
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Deep River

Resonance FM 6/11/18

I opened and closed this show with songs from the new Dig That Treasure! Records release 'Miscellaneous Recordings, 2008-12'. The album is a 35 track collection of recordings I made during the aforementioned years. As the 'press release' of-sorts notes, "the album is intended as a reflexive, auto-ethnographic study. It’s an open exhibition of amateurism and child-like creativity." It was a strange thing for me to release - and an even stranger thing to play on air. Also on the show were a Cambodian novelty tune, some post-vaporwave-ish-I-dunno, a beautiful and lengthy piece of meditative Ethiopian folk pop, and a recording by the mysterious Rosielou (who, if you see this, please email me, I would like to hear the recordings of yours I have lost track off! -

Dig That Treasure (6/11/18)
Will M Hall - Warm Autumn v.1 [c.2011]
Prum Manh - Two Wives Are Twice The Problem
Yung Bae - 私は愛に ハイです
Will M Hall - Cobbled Streets [c.2011]
Rosielou - Tangerine
Bezawork Asfaw - Tezeta
Will M Hall - Little Lite Whies

Resonance FM 30/10/18 (Antonis Rousounelos)

On this week's show I was joined by Greek native Antonis Rousounelos who played a selection of tunes from his homeland, spanning from 1932 to 1939. He took over hosting duties and, over the course of a half hour, he surveyed Izmir, Rebetiko, novelty and Hawaiian-influenced songs. Listen below!

Dig That Treasure (30/10/18)
Ιωάννης Χαλκιάς - Το μινόρε του τεκέ (Jack Gregory - Hash Den's Minor)
Γιώργος Μπάτης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Ζεμπεκάνο Σπανιόλο (Giorgos Batis &             Stratos Pagioumtzis - Spanish Zeimpekiko)
Αντώνης Διαμαντίδης (Νταλγκάς) - Που να βρώ γυναίκα να σου μοιάζει (Antonis   Diamantidis (Dalgas) - Where Will I Find A Woman Like You)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης - Ο Αντώνης ο βαρκάρης (Stellakis Perpiniadis - Antonis The   Boatman)
Τα Άσπρα Πουλιά - Ο Μπέζος στην Αμερική (The White Birds - Bezos in America)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Θέλω σπίτι και λεφτά (Stellakis 
 Perpiniadis & Stratos Pagioumtzis - I Want Money And A House)
Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης & Στράτος Παγιουμτζής - Ο Τσιτσάνης στην Παραγουάη (Stellakis   Perpiniadis & Stratos Pagioumtzis - Tsitsanis in Paraguay)

Resonance FM 23/10/18

I packed the songs in this week. Nora Guthrie - daughter of Woody - kicked off the show with the beautiful 'Home Before Dark'. Next was French composer Pascal Comelade, followed by Ethiopian musician Feysel Shemolo (who seemingly only has one song online - one fewer than Nora Guthrie...). Another Frenchman, Roland Bocquet, and Japanese legend Jun Togawa followed (the latter with a Velvet Underground cover). I closed the show with Mziuri, a Soviet-era Georgian state band made up of children, and Lonnie Holley, whose brand new tune 'Sometimes I Wanna Dance' I can't stop listening to.

Dig That Treasure (23/10/18)
Nora Guthrie - Home Before Dark
Pascal Comelade - Nature Morte Aux Maracas
Feysel Shemolo - Teney Lemuhaba
Roland Bocquet - Flash
Jun Togawa - 17 Year Old
Jun Togawa - Femme Fatale
Mziuri - Legend Of Tbilisi
Lonnie Holley - Sometimes I Wanna Dance