Due to a slight administrative error, today’s post actually went out last week, so here’s a video from the show involved – directed by Jarvis Cocker from off of of Pulp, this is Erlend Øye, with Sudden Rush:
The post-Easter run of shows introduced two new features, both pre-recorded mixes. The Live Bit consisted of ten minutes or so of live material, while the Electromix was a trio of dark electronic tracks mixed together. I had a lot of fun with this week’s by trying to censor My Robot Friend‘s track in creative ways.
Show 37: Sat 23 Apr 2005, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Delerium.
Jakatta – American Dream
Björk – Army of Me
Lemon Jelly – Make Things Right
Faithless – Tarantula
Delerium – Daylight
Alpinestars – Burning Up
Portishead – Sour Times
Happy Mondays – Hallelujah
Groove Armada – At the River (Live) [The Live Bit]
Client – White Wedding (Live) [The Live Bit]
Erlend Øye – Sudden Rush
Paul Keating (Closer to Heaven Original Cast Recording) – Positive Role Model (The Almighty Definitive Mix)
Delerium – Fallen
Moby – Spiders
Everything But The Girl – Mirrorball (Jazzy Jeff Remix)
Ultravox – Vienna
Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses at Night
Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Silence
Death in Vegas – Hands Around My Throat [Electromix]
My Robot Friend – Sex Machine [Electromix]
Leftfield – Phat Planet [Electromix]
Goldfrapp – Hairy Trees
The Live Bit and Electromix features from this show both still exist, and will appear in a future Playlist for stowaways.
We’ve covered Erlend Øye‘s latter career already, but when he started out he was merely a member of a rather good acoustic duo, Kings of Convenience.
They managed a number of minor UK hits, with Failure, Toxic Girl, and I’d Rather Dance with You, but they’re definitely an album band.
Where to start
Start at the beginning with the brilliant Quiet is the New Loud (2001). If you never buy anything else, you do at least have a great chillout album.
What to buy
Follow up the debut with its companion remix album Versus (also 2001) for a very different perspective on many of the same tracks. That leaves the second and third albums Riot on an Empty Street (2004) and Declaration of Dependence (2009), neither of which quite has the charm of the first, but both have some great moments.
Don’t bother with
Any of the singles. Also, if you weren’t too sure about the second album, you might want to give the third one a miss – each one is marginally less memorable than its predecessor.
Velferd‘s free 2013 remix of unreleased Rule My World is great, if you can still find it floating around anywhere.
For the second week running, the webcam was refusing to take pictures during this show. It did see a brief return of the Unsigned Act slot, with an entry from Subculture, and the many-talented William Orbit was the Artist of the Week.
Show 34: Wed 2 Mar 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: William Orbit.
Gotan Project – Época
Rob Dougan – Furious Angels
Depeche Mode – I Feel Loved
The Space Brothers – Forgiven
Energy 52 – Café del Mar
Apollo 440 – Astral America
William Orbit – Via Caliente
Peach – From This Moment On
Jean Michel Jarre – Je Me Souviens
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (DJ Hell Remix)
Subculture – Dead in the Day (Demo) [Unsigned Act]
Erlend Øye – Every Party Has a Winner and a Loser
William Orbit – Million Town
Kraftwerk – Expo 2000 (Kling Klang 2002 Mix)
Manu Chao – Bongo Bong
Erasure – Don’t Say You Love Me
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House
Always keen to try new features on the show, the Spring term had seen my try out the Unsigned Act feature, where I would try to give a new or unsigned artist a bit of free airtime, with no strings attached (well, except they had to be good). In the end, it was a bit of a failure, as pretty much everyone who showed an interest failed to submit anything on time. One of the few exceptions was Blue Swan, whom we also covered here on the blog.
Show 32: Wed 16 Feb 2005, from 6:05pm-8:00pm
Broadcast on LSR FM, online only. Artist of the week: Faithless.
BT – Love, Peace and Grease
Conjure One – Centre of the Sun (29 Palms Remix)
Dave Gahan – I Need You
Mirwais – Naïve Song
Leftfield – Afro-Left
Faithless – Don’t Leave
Bomb the Bass – Winter in July
Echoboy – Lately Lonely
Groove Armada – At the River (Live)
Blue Swan – Black Widow [Unsigned Act]
Jollymusic feat. Erlend Øye – Talco Uno
Faithless feat. Dido – One Step Too Far
Electribe 101 – Talkin’ with Myself 98 (Beloved Mix)