Otherwires 27 2016 special

December 19, 2016
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Thank you 2016, you've been a character builder!

 

Three Trapped Tigers - Rainbow Road
Strobes - Spin
The Comet is Coming - Final Eclipse
BadBadNotGood - Confessions Pt. 2
Black Focus - Yo Chavez
Tangents - Masist Cau
Mogwai - Bitterness Centrifuge
Adam Betts - Aneek
Matthew Bourne - Horn and Velum
Shabakah and the Ancestors - Joyous
Jeff Parker - Jrifted
Nils Petter Molvaer - Maddagala
Tortoise - The Clearing Fills
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jalinek - LesLang
Sons of Kemet - Mo' Wiser
Mark Pritchard feat. Thom Yorke - Beautiful People
Beaunoise - Novem.minor
Kamasi Washington - The Rhythm Changes
Supersilent - 13.9

 

Otherwires 26

November 21, 2016
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More audio hijinx from Otherwires this month featuring Exploding Star Orchestra, Isotope 217, Adem, Yussef Kamal and a live session from Adrian Lane.

 

Craig Leon - Rings With Three Concentric Discs
Exploding Star Orchestra - Chromorocker
Nils Petter Molvaer - Amed
Strobes - World GB
Adrian Lane - To The Sea
Adem - To Cure A Weakling Child / Boy Girl Song
Adrian Lane - Seventh Floor Piano / That Faint Light / Staring Into The Fire (LIVE IN SESSION)
Adrian Lane - Of The Spheres
That Faint Light - Hirojoshi
Adrian Lane - Over The Waves (LIVE IN SESSION)
Isotope 217 - La Jetee
Yusef LaTeef - Angel Eyes
Yussef Kamal - Strings of Light
Strobes - OK Please
Raime - Dead Heat
Autechre - Slip

Otherwires 25

October 24, 2016
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More myriads of musical mayhem from the Otherwires chaps featuring Supersilent, Douglas Dare, Food, Arve Henriksen, Jan Jalinek, and an album of the month from Shabaka and the Ancestors. 

Supersilent - 13.9
Hakon Kornstadt - Damascus
Nils Petter Molvaer - Ras Mohammed
The Owl Service - Willie's Lady
Shabaka and The Ancestors - The Observed / Natty
Joe Zawinal - In A Silent Way
Brian Blade amd The Fellowship Band - Landmarks
Arve Henriksen - Opening Image
Christopher Tignor - One Eye Blue, One Eye Black
S U R V I V E - Dirt
Douglas Dare - New York
Bon Iver - ___45____
Tortoise - Gesceap
Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jalinek - Parades
Food - Khymos
Information - Track Slow Snow
Mogwai - Helicon 1
Seafeel - Dead Guitars
Jean Michelle Jarre - Oxygene 1
Thom Yorke - Interference
Supersilent - 13.7

Otherwires 23

August 29, 2016
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Nick and James take another trip to the upside down, featuring Alva Noto, Moses Boyd, The Sly and Unseen, Tom Ellis and many more. Live recording of the month comes from Suzanne Ciani.

Miles Davis - Shhh / Peaceful
Moses Boyd - Rye Lane Shuffle 
Three Trapped Tigers - Tekkers
Tom Ellis - Many Times
The Sly and Unseen - Another Way of Seeing
Mammal Hands - Quiet Fire
Benny Greb - No. 7
Suzanne Ciani -  Concert at Phil Niblock's Loft
Jan Jelinek - Moire (Piano and Organ)
Alva Noto - Xerrox Helm Trashpaser
Tangents - Oberon
Kit Downes and Tom Challenger - Sa
Pole - Pferd
Vvolk - Autumn / Winter

Otherwires 22

August 1, 2016
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Another tasty selection of tunes from Nick and James, calling at all stops from Tangents to Radiohead, featuring our first foray into Bandcamp to choose songs live on air, no prior listening! Cracking albums of the month from Nonkeen and BadBadNotGood and some stonking live jazz.

Music for Bus Stops - Psychic Temple
Star Furnace - The Comet is Coming
Masist Cau - Tangents
Ovedur - Sigur Rós
Confessions Pt. II - BadBadNotGood
Oddments of the Gamble (SIDE B) - Nonkeen
Hyssop of Love - BadBadNotGood
Aphelion - Janek Gwizdala
Secrets of Earth - Scott McLemore
Mudslide - Vestbo Trio
Obligado - Jade Kerber
Communication - Tomorrow The Cure
Wallow - Letters of Utrecht
Coffin Bone Axis - Beaunoise
Rue The Whirl - Boards of Canada
Idioteque - Radiohead

Otherwires 21

July 4, 2016
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Otherwires 21 - Nick's on his tod in the studio with a bag of vinyl. Here's what happened;

Art Pepper - Diane
Jeff Parker - Jrifted *
Day To Day - Sarathey Korwar
Melt Yourself Down - The God of You
Shabaka and the Ancestors - Mzwandile
Swans - When will I return?
Colin Stetson - Hunted
Mark Pritchard (feat. Thom Yorke) - Beautiful People
Jeff Parker - Executive Life*
Laraaji - Airbass
The Trees - Closure
Supersilent - 13.3
Autechre - VI Scose Poise
Four Tet - Peace For Earth
Jeff Parker - Here Comes Ezra*
Brown vs Brown - Have a Bun
Kamasi Washington - The Rhythm Changes
Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson - Street Scene

Otherwires 20

June 6, 2016
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Otherwires is back with a host of gorgeous nuggets ranging from Oscar Peterson to Dave Bruceck, all the way out to Tortoise and The Comet is Coming, and right back again via Oceansize and Lone. James is joined this month not by his usual chum Nick Dawson, but by two Alex's who chose some desert island discs just for us. How nice!

DAVE BRUBECK - RONDO A LA TURK (TIME OUT, 1959)
RADIOHEAD - BLOOM (KING OF LIMBS, 2011)
POLAR BEAR - PEEPERS (PEEPERS, 2010)
ALBUM OF THE MONTH = OLAFUR/NILS - TRANCE FRENDZ = 23:52
SLOW JAM - FOUR TET
BEARCUBBIN’ - HIGH SCHOOL FIELD TRIP TO MURDER ISLAND / GOURMET JAPANESE RESTAURANT
VESSELS - ARE YOU TRENDING?
THE COMET IS COMING - STAR FURNACE (CHANNEL THE SPIRITS, 2016, THE LEAF LABEL)
TORTOISE - PREPARE YOUR COFFIN (BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP, 2009, THRILL JOCKEY)
EXECUTIVE CUT - ENEMIES
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS - BLIMP (SILENT EARTHLING, 2016)
OSCAR PETERSON TRIO - I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD (NIGHT TRAIN, 1963, Nina Simone Cover)
ALBUM OF THE MONTH = OLAFUR/NILS - TRANCE FRENDZ = 21:05
GO GO PENGUIN - BRANCHES BREAK
AMON TOBIN - EASY MUFFIN (BRICOLAGE, 1997)
THE SLAB = MAX RICHTER - PATH 5 (MOGWAI REMIX) (SLEEP REMIXES)
BURIAN ENDORPHIN
NONKEEN - THE INVENTION MOTHER (THE GAMBLE, 2016)
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - THEY MOVE ON NEVER ENDING TRACKS OF LIGHT
OCEANSIZE - DIDNAELAND (HOME AND MINOR EP, 2010)
STARS OF THE LID - DUNGTITLED IN A MAJOR
APHEX TWIN - AISATSANA

Otherwires 19 (9/5/16)

May 9, 2016
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Otherwires returns with a rather chaotic mix of jazz, post rock and electronica. A live session from John Seeley, Mitch Syrett and da Conga Kid, album of the month from Radiohead and all sorts of other wonderful things, see below...

Moses Boyd Exodus - Rye Lane Shuffle
Lars Lunderhave Hansen - Black Beaches
Gregory Porter - Take me To The Alley
Do Make Say Think - The Landlord is Dead
LIVE SESSION - Ronnie's Blues
LIVE SESSION - There Will Never Be Another You
Mouse on The Keys - Reflexion
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Duke Ellington - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
LIVE SESSION - My Funny Valentine
LIVE SESSION - Playin'
Radiohead - The Numbers
Joe Acherson - Storms and Foghorns
James Blake - Radio Silence
Mammal Hands - Hourglass
Mogwai - Pripyat
Frank Vigroux and Matthew Bourne - Airwaves
Neil Cowley Trio -  Sparkling
Nonkeen - Chasing God Through Palmyra
Moses Boyd Exodus - Drum Dance
Radiohead - True Love Waits

Otherwires 18

April 11, 2016
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Otherwires return with another mixed bag of jazz, electronica and post-rock experimental stuff from all over the place. 

Playlist;

Getatchew Merkuria and The Ex - Almaz Yeharerwa
Mouse on the Keys - Aom
Gogo Penguin - Smarra
Bobby Wellins - My Funny Valentine (live)
Kit Downes - Waira
Three Trapped Tigers - Rainbow Road
The Comet Is Coming - Journey Through The Asteroid belt
Three Trapped Tigers - Hemisphere
The Comet Is Coming - New Age
Silo - Bulk
Nissennenmondai - #4
Nonkeen - Ceramic People
Moderat - Ghost Mother
David Bowie - Warszawa
Avoid!Avoid - Ultra Deep Field
The Comet Is Coming - Light Years
Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Revenant Theme (Alva Noto remodel)

Otherwires 17

March 14, 2016
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James is ill so it's just Nick on his own with a bag of records. 

Loads of excellent jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Henri Texier and James Allsopp, Album of the Month is from Matthew Bourne and Matmos get a whole side of vinyl played. Live recording of the month is split between the late Keith Emerson and Thelonious Monk, it could only happen here.
Here's the playlist;

New York Walk - Derek Nash
Blue Shadows in the Street - Dave Brubeck
Chelsea Bridge - Allsopp, Vosloo, Stanley, Giles
Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard
Dakota Mab - Henri Texier
In France They Kiss on Main Street - Ian Shaw
It Should Have Happened a Long Time Ago - Paul Motian
Piano Concerto no.1 - Keith Emerson
Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Daniziel - Matthew Bourne *
Ultimate Care II (Wash side) - Matmos
Horn and Vellum - Matthew Bourne *
Glass Museum - Tortoise
Syeeda's Song Flute - Allsopp, Vosloo, Stanley, Giles
A Chance For Peace - Lonnie Liston Smith