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

Resonance FM 1/12/20 (Ethiopia)

Righto, my computer fucked up and wiped my iTunes library. I'm trying to write a short essay on why that is so dislocating and traumatic for me - not least because it's where I organise and catalogue my DTT shows. Anyway, I quickly put together 5 of my favourite Ethiopian tracks as an emergency show. Enjoy!

Dig That Treasure (1/12/20)
Roha Band - Maebel (feat. Neway Debebe)
Alem Kebede - Shemma Tal
Alèmayèhu Eshèté - Tikur Gissila
Mahmoud Ahmed - Be Leselese Qu'al
Bezawork Asfaw - Tezeta

Resonance FM 24/11/20

This episode was largely made up of cover versions and contemporary avant-garde electronic music. So: I started off with a nose flute cover of 'God Only Knows' - perhaps a bit viral for this show, but good nonetheless. After that, a Dusty Springfield cover from Japanese oddball Kiyohiko Senba and his troupe the Haniwa All-Stars. Another track from them followed, as did Dean Blunt's melancholic and very funny TROLL and Julek Ploski's adventurous and cacophonous "saxophone-rock opera," both released this year. I span a track from South African singer Ntombi Ndaba before ending with yet another cover and one of this year's best, Sega Bodega and Oklou's lockdown-era collaborative acapella version of Mauro Picotto's trance classic 'Komodo'.

Dig That Treasure (24/11/20)
Will Grove-White - God Only Nose
Kiyohiko Senba & His Haniwa All-Stars - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Kiyohiko Senba & His Haniwa All-Stars - Sports Festival
Dean Blunt - TROLL (feat. Joanne Robertson & Vegyn)
Julek Ploski - My Music
Ntombi Ndaba - Flood
Sega Bodega & Oklou - Komodo