Monday, May 30, 2016

mouth music - the greatest clip ever

bonus blurt

mouth music radio documentary

"Vocal Chords - An Odyssey of the Human Voice" is a five-part Irish radio documentary on mouth music and "vocal shenanigans" (Droid) of every kind that ran last May on RTÉ Lyric FM.  More info at

You can hear the first episode in full here

the second episode

other episodes secreted on the website

(via Droid)

mouthwater music

FuturePerfect Productions:  Between Music / AquaSonic Tour Begins May 27-29 2016 at Operadagen, Festival of New Music, Rotterdam from FuturePerfect on Vimeo.

(via Andrew Parker)

Monday, May 23, 2016

The current (June) issue of The Wire contains the single greatest achievement of my writing life - the appearance of the word "Wensleydale" in a record review.

It's a review of I, Gemini, the debut album by Let's Eat Grandma. Wonderful record - great fun to write about.  But also vaguely therapeutic - allowing me to delve into three preoccupations currently weighing heavy on the mind -  adolescence, England, girls.

An interview with Let's Eat Grandma at the Quietus.