Resonance FM 23/3/21

Just because the Western Canon is snoozy snobbery wot ought to be torn down doesn't mean the Dig That Treasure Canon shouldn't replace it and be added to all national curricula across the treasure-digging world. Wot is the Dig That Treasure Canon, Will? You know, those much-loved mp3s wot have been worn down through repeat plays on the Dig That Treasure show on Resonance FM. No? You know, those artists who really represent Dig That Treasure and all its ever-evolving principles. Come on... There are tunes - texts, if you like - that are well and truly part of the DTT fabric: 'Oh Les Beaux Japonais!', 'Indang Pariaman', 'Cap Horn', 'My Time', 'Mili Alay', 'Daddy's Little Girl'. There are also staple figures, groups, icons: Momus, Woo, Armeanca, and so on. Yeah, you get it - a big and (until now) unwritten list of show-defining, ethos-emphasising, catalogue-creating artists and artworks. My point, after all that, is that this list has also long-included Yeshimebet Dubale and recently expanded to include Zach Phillips (Blanche Blanche Blanche, Fievel Is Glauque, etc.). And both those artists featured on this week's show. That's what I was getting at, really. Alongside tracks by these two canonical figures I span Romanian manele, Algeria chaoui, and another song from R.D. Laing's (yep, that R.D. Laing) easy-listening-vaudeville-ambient-disco-spoken-word record. As if that wasn't enough, I played two tunes from the Lo Recordings catalogue: 'Ella' by Gablé (technically released by LOAF, a subsidiary of Lo) and 'Hollowed Water' by Athanasios Argianas. Whew.

Dig That Treasure (23/3/21)
Florin Salam - Zana Zanelor
Fievel Is Glauque - Simple Affairs
Fievel Is Glauque - The Ancient Cause
R.D. Laing - Three
Gablé - Ella
Athanasios Argianas - Hollowed Water
Cheba Yamina - Salame Salame
Yeshimebet Dubale - ጐዳናው ምን ይላል

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