Playlist: Deconstructing the blues – July 12, 2006

Inspired by how Ottawa Bluesfest has meandered from its original blues-only mandate, tonight we’re taking a walk off the beaten path of blues, with artists who take those 12 bars as their roots and make something new.

  1. JD McPherson – Mother of Lies (Let the Good Times Roll, 2015)
  2. Carla Bozulich – Ain’t No Grave (Boy, 2014)
  3. Jozef van Wissem – Low Mass (Stations of the Cross)
  4. Julian Fauth – Cobalt (Songs of Vice and Sorrow, 2005)
  5. Fred Eaglesmith – Killing Me (Tinderbox, 2008)
  6. Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir – Taking it Out (Ten Thousand, 2008)
  7. John Parish & PJ Harvey – Rope Bridge Crossing (Dance Hall at Louse Point, 1996)
  8. James Blackshaw – Clouds Collapse (The Cloud of Unknowing, 2007)
  9. Huun Huur Tu – Taraan-Taraam (If I’d Been Born an Eagle, 1997)
  10. Sam Amidon – How Come that Blood (I See the Sign, 2010)
  11. Ellen McIlwaine – Up in Heaven Shouting/I’m So Glad (The Real Ellen McIlwaine, 1975)
  12. Ekkehard Ehlers – Ain’t No Grave (A Life Without Fear, 2006)
  13. Kid Koala – 9 Bit Blues (12 Bit Blues, 2012)
  14. Bombino – Ahlukamine Hulan (Nomad, 2013)
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Playlist – July 5, 2016

No particular theme tonight — just a mixed bag of new stuff I’ve been digging, mixed with some older artists the music world has lost track of, it seems…

  1. Anderson .Paak – The Season/Carry Me (Malibu, 2014)
  2. Kevin Morby – Black Flowers (Singing Saw, 2016)
  3. Big Sugar – Ride On (500 Pounds, 1993)
  4. Brent Randall & His Pinecones – For in the Shadow of a Moonbeam (We Were Strangers in Paddington Green, 2009)
  5. Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber – Bus Ride (99.9%, 2016)
  6. Ital Tek – Memory Shard (Hollowed, 2016)
  7. Ceramic Dog – Masters of the Internet (Your Turn, 2013)
  8. Blevin Blectum -Retrice (Gular Flutter, 2008)
  9. Adult Jazz – Hum (Gist Is, 2014)
  10. Mitski – Once More to See You (Puberty 2, 2016)
  11. Alexander Tucker – Matter (Dorwytch, 2011)
  12. Swans – When Will I Return (The Glowing Man, 2016)

Playlist: A spotlight on Veda Hille – June 28, 2016

Tonight, a few tracks by & inspired by the music of Veda Hille, whose first new album in 7 years, Love Waves, is a gorgeous collection of artful pop.

  1. Veda Hille – The Sun Whose Rays (Love Waves)
  2. Veda Hille – Burst (Love Waves)
  3. U.S. Girls – Sororal Feelings (Half Free)
  4. Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet (The Expanding Flower Planet)
  5. Austra – The Future (Feel it Break)
  6. Autre Ne Veut – Wake Up (s/t)
  7. Ford Pier Vengeance Trio – When We Were Poor (Huzzah!)
  8. Veda Hille – Trophy (Love Waves)
  9. John K Samson, Christine Fellows, Sandro Perri – Marr Lake (Bruce Peninsula, ON) (The National Parks Project)
  10. Martin Tielli – Beauty On (Operation Infinite Joy)
  11. NoMeansNo – The River (Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy?)
  12. Tim Hecker – Midnight Whispers (My Love is Rotten to the Core)
  13. Dirty Projectors – Six Pack (Rise Above)
  14. Veda Hille – By This River (Love Waves)
  15. Veda Hille – Working (Here is a Picture: Songs for E. Carr)

 

Playlist: The Ottawa Jazz Festival esoteric picks – June 21, 2016

Ottawa Jazz Festival starts this week — you may know it by the big-name jazz and blues (and even pop) headliners, but there are some great lesser-known shows to look out for, in the electronic, experimental, and improvisational realm. Tonight, a bit of a preview of those quirkier acts.

  1. The Thing – The Nail Will Burn (Shake)
  2. Endangered Blood – Andrew’s Ditty Variation One (s/t)
  3. OOIOO – Jesso Testa (Gamel)
  4. Yeasayer – The Children (Odd Blood)
  5. Clozee – Self Acceptance (Larcin)
  6. Kamasi Washington – Malcom’s Theme (The Epic)
  7. Waxwing – Reigning Cats and Dogs (A Bowl of Sixty Taxidermists)
  8. Young Fathers – No Way (Dead)
  9. Tennyson – 7AM (Like What)
  10. Esmerine – Our Love We Sing (Lost Voices)
  11. Donkey Monkey – Untitled improvisation from a live set
  12. Triple Burner – The Wherewithal (s/t)
  13. Subtle – Hand Replacement (A New White)
  14. Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg – An Unexpected Visitor (Dialogue)
  15. Colin Stetson – 2nd Movt, Lento E Largo (Sorrow: A Reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony)

Playlist: An Ottawa Explosion preview – June 14, 2016

Ottawa Explosion takes over parts of downtown this week, and tonight’s show gave a sneak peak of some of the acts worth seeking out.

  1. Bad Sports – Off Switch (Kings of the Weekend)
  2. Big Eyes – Local Celebrity (Local Celebrity)
  3. Suuns – Resistance (Hold/Still)
  4. Fet.Nat. et les Coconuts – Vegas Paris (Please Stop Saying it’s So Beautiful)
  5. Tirudel Zenebe & guests – Gue (Ililta: New Ethiopian Dance Music)
  6. Century Palm – Accept (Valley Cyan)
  7. Two Bands and a Legend – The Witch (s/t)
  8. Phedre – Aquarius (Golden Age)
  9. Jenny Hval – White Underground (Apocalypse, Girl)
  10. Boyhood – H3 D0n’t (Bandcamp page release)
  11. Scattered Clouds – Enchanteresse (The First Empire)
  12. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw (Singing Saw)
  13. Average Times – Snakes (Average Times)

Playlist: Back to 2001 – June 7, 2016

  1. Roots Manuva – Witness (Run Come Save Me)
  2. The Flashing Lights – Keep it to Yourself (Sweet Release)
  3. Solex – Low Kick and Hard Bop (Low Kick and Hard Bop)
  4. Ken Nordine – Hello (Transparent Mask)
  5. Fantomas – The Godfather (Director’s Cut)
  6. Veda Hille – Birdsong (Field Study)
  7. Techno Animal feat. El-P and Vast – We Can Build You (Brotherhood of the Bomb)
  8. The Dinner is Ruined Band – Funk Asylum (Ray Charles Kinda Party)
  9. Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You (Ayeshteni)
  10. Morphine – I’m Yours, You’re Mine (The Night)
  11. Wagon Christ – The Premise (Musipal)
  12. Blind Boys of Alabama – Good Religion (Spirit of the Century)
  13. Old Time Relijun – Cuneiform (Witchcraft Rebellion)
  14. The Sadies – Loved On Look (Tremendous Efforts)
  15. Matmos – L.A.S.I.K. (A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure)

Playlist – May 3, 2016

This will be my last show before I go on temporary hiatus. In my absence, Trevor – followed by Caitlin – will be hosting Mixtape Sessions over the next few weeks.
1. Radiohead – Burn The Witch (single)
2. White Lung – Below (Paradise)
3. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (A Man Alive)
4. Goodnight Boy – Mad Shadows (single)
5. Little Scream – Dark Dance (Cult Following)
6. Deakin – Golden Chords ()
7. Told Slant – Low Hymnal (Going By)
8. Gordi – Can We WOrk It Out (Clever Disguise)
9. Charlotte Day Wilson – Work (single)
10. Mitski – Happy (Puberty 2)
11. Diet Cig – Breathless (Overeasy)