Resonance FM 2/3/21

Kicked off with Max Syedtollan's 'Four Assignments', a "narrative piece investigating the fictionality of history" and one of the most exciting and inventive things I've heard this year. After that was another new track - Momus's 'Nono' from his forthcoming album Athenian - followed by Finnish folk and Ethiopian jazz. I closed the show with Laetitia Sadier's 'Turn The Other Cheek' from A Home, the Dig That Treasure compilation that turned five (!) on Monday.
Dig That Treasure (2/3/21)
Max Syedtollan with Plus Minus Ensemble - Four Assignments
Momus - Nono
Värttinä - Marilaulu
Mahmoud Ahmed - Selam Almazeye
Laetitia Sadier - Turn The Other Cheek

Resonance FM 23/2/21

Music from Ghana, Japan, Belgium and Romania, alongside two versions of the Coventry Carol and a beautiful debut track from Speed Training, a group comprising of members of the recently disbanded Great Dad.

Dig That Treasure (23/2/21)
Asafo Healing Voices - Kyere Me Dee Yesu Wo
Asami Kado - すねてご機嫌
Polyphonic Size - Logique Polygonale
The Young Tradition - Coventry Carol
Hogarth - Coventry Carol
Dan Armeanca - Marinella
Speed Training - Bright And Beautiful Morning

Resonance FM 16/2/21 (Zach Phillips)

This week's show featured a selection of songs curated by Zach Phillips, "keyboardist, bassist, writer, arranger, tape-recordist, civil rights legal investigator." Zach used to run OSR Tapes, currently runs La Loi, performs with Fievel Is Glauque and Blanche Blanche Blanche, and has been involved with Maher Shalal Hashbaz, Chris Cohen and Alice Cohen & the Channel 14 Weather Team. I dedicated an entire show to his music last year and now it's his turn to take charge and curate the selection. After a solitary selection of my own, Yola Fatoush's 'Skeleton', were eight great tracks chosen by Zach. Keep your ears peeled for R.D. Laing's amazing 'Six' in particular: apparently Laing - noted psychiatrist - recorded an album in the 70s? Who knew... Enjoy!

Dig That Treasure (16/2/21)
Yola Fatoush - Skeleton
Zach Phillips guest mix:
Mattie Moss Clark - He's Within Me
R.D. Laing - Six
Eddie Fisher - Good Old Days
Al Seamless & Deleted - Sick
Junie Morrison - Anna
Nicole Campau - New Fashion
Chuck Senrick - The Duck Is Gone
Current Obsessions - Faceless Rite

Resonance FM 9/2/21

A thirty-minute mix of Ethiopian music, as I am periodically wont to do.

Dig That Treasure (9/2/21)
Bezawork Asfaw - Lehid Lesededew
Bezunesh Bekele - Simkin Slanesaw
Teshome Wolde - ???
Melkamu Tebeje - Yam Ale Yam Ale
Ephrem Tamiru - Aynua
Alemayehu Eshete - Nefas Endaygeban

Resonance FM 2/2/21

This show began and ended with a tribute to the incredible SOPHIE who tragically passed away this past Saturday. Her radically ecstatic and elastic sound has been a huge influence on me over the last seven or so years. In between two unreleased SOPHIE tracks were songs that I found on my external hardrive that were partially or totally unlabelled - all things I had downloaded at various points over the years but neglected to name properly! Here they received some much-deserved airtime.

Dig That Treasure (2/2/21)
??? - ??? ("Track 07")
Francesco De Masi - Diamond Bossa Nova
Domotic - Meurtre D'un Pêcheur
Epen - Bobodoran Tjorak Mari
Dan Armeanca - Instrumentala
Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love (SOPHIE Remix)

Resonance FM 26/1/21

A nice simple ep here, 6 great songs from Russia to Ethiopia to Japan to Scotland. Enjoy!

Dig That Treasure (26/1/21)
Aleksandra Arkhipova - Forest
Aster Aweke - Yihe Newu Mirchaye
うさみみりぼん - スターティングファンタジー
Mariya Kodryanu - U Odinokikh Topoley
Clarissa Connelly - Mother And Daddy
Clarissa Connelly - The Hills Are Crying

Resonance FM 19/1/21

Continuing from last week, I've got more 2020 highlights. Beautiful washed-out electronica, Algerian disco-staïfi, Chicago footwork, serene Japanese chamber folk, quarantine-induced idiosyncratic guitars, a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, and the closer from Dig That Treasure's own compilation Elevate.

Dig That Treasure (19/1/21)
BALAM ACAB - Princess Ascension
Nordine Staïfi - Zine Ezzinet
DJ Earl - No Cap 4 2020
Ichiko Aoba - Porcelain
Wendy Eisenberg - Not So Fast
Geordie Greep - Getting To Know You
Masahiro Takahashi - Dancers

Resonance FM 12/1/21

Back on Resonance for another series - if only I'd kept count of how many there have been! This episode was a 2020 retrospective, in which I played some of my favourite tracks of the last twelve months. I played Senegalese hip-hop, noise rock, Woo-ish ambience, de/re-constructed pop, ironic counter-patriotism, a vocaloid experiment and a meditative sax instrumental. It's a fun journey that starts peacefully, picks up pace and ends in chaos - tune in now, below!

Dig That Treasure (12/1/21)
Kahil El'Zabar - America The Beautiful (Instrumental)
Alabaster dePlume - Whisky Story Time
Iceblink - Healer
でんの子P - かわらぬおもひ(KAWARANU-OMOI)
OOIOO - Nijimu
Ngaaka Blinde - Finale
Carl Stone - Bojuk

Resonance FM 15/12/20

This episode was the last of the current series. I may be back after Christmas, we shall see. For now, though, enjoy one of the best episodes in a long time. My guest - rare in this moment - was Joe of Late Works, who came on the show to discuss the new Late Works project of Noise. Inspired by Futurist artist Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noises, Late Works' of Noise is an album consisting of six tracks, each one written, performed and recorded by a group of artists using one-off handmade instruments in a six hour window. These instruments (or sculptures, neither Joe or I are certain) were created specially for the project. The groups of artists - featuring the likes of Martha Skye Murphy, Kiran Leonard, Horse Whisperer, Jerskin Fendrix and members of Black Midi and 404 - could only use these instruments/sculptures to create their tracks. All lyrics and music had to be written and recorded in the six hour window. In our chat, Joe runs through a number of influences on the project, not least Russolo himself, and elucidates on the creative processes that went into of Noise. The album will be released on the 18th of December via Slow Dance Records.

Dig That Treasure (15/12/20)
Luigi Russolo - Serenata
Mark Leckey - Green Screen Refrigerator
Luigi Russolo - Ronzatore
Luigi Russolo - Corale
Tom Waits - Just Another Sucker On The Vine
Daphne Oram - Adwick High School No.3
Martha Skye Murphy, Kiran Leonard, Corpse Boy, Cajm - unmenacingly violent
Jean Tinguely - Méta Harmonie I
Daphne Oram - Adwick High School No.1

Resonance FM 8/12/20

There was an old school feel to this episode. A combination of diversity, warmth and excitement made for an archetypical DTT - perhaps only missing an Ethiopian track. I stopped off in the Soviet Union, Senegal, Japan and Madagascar, and played a brand new one-four track. As always, you can listen below.

Dig That Treasure (8/12/20)
Vyacheslav Mescherin Orchestra - Siberian Melody
Vyacheslav Mescherin Orchestra - Dancing Dwarves
Thione Seck - The La Force
Meitei / 冥丁 - Kintsugi / 金継ぎ
Meitei / 冥丁 - Oiran II / 花魁 II
one-four - it happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass
Vaiavy Chila - Kamarady Nouveauté