Electronic music didn’t start with Brian Eno, but it was certainly never the same after him. On Roxy Music’s first two albums he helped make synthesizers and tape effects part of a rock lineup, pricking the ears of future synth-pop creators such as Human League. As a solo artist he forged a new genre, which he dubbed ambient music, before effectively becoming a one-man genre himself, lending touches to Genesis (where he’s credited with “Enossification”), John Cale, and David Bowie during his golden Berlin period. There wasn’t much in the way of experimental 70s music that wasn’t made a little odder by Eno’s touch. But that touch could also be a multiplatinum one, as he showed as a producer for U2 in the mid-80s and Coldplay 20 years later. In the 90s he created perhaps the most widely heard music of all: the six-second start-up sound for Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system. Typically mischievous, he later let it be known that he’d created it on a Mac.
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Legendary singer-songwriter Mark Lanegan performs live at the KEXP studio with a set including two new tracks from his upcoming full length album, Phantom Radio, interspersed with a reworked 15th century ballad and an Irving Berlin tune. Recorded 07/03/2014 - 4 songs:
- Judgement Time,
- The Cherry Tree Carol,
- I Am The Wolf,
- Reaching For The Moon.
This hour and six minute lecture touches on Murphy’s early influences, not being able to tie his shoes until later in life, spoiled halloweens, his love of The Smiths, the internet ‘cool world’ and so much more!
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Philly band The War On Drugs perform material from their 2014 release "Lost In The Dream". Recorded 3/28/2014 - 4 songs:
- An Ocean In Between The Waves,
- Eyes To The Wind,
- Red Eyes,
While the songwriter’s sonic scope may have widened, her songs have never been more intimate and revealing…. Soundcheck is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/story/sharon-van-etten-in-studio/
Public Service Broadcasting make their first visit to the KEXP studio to perform songs off their 2013 LP, "Inform - Educate - Entertain." The London duo blend samples from British archival film footage through dense, but groovy instrumental music. Recorded 2/23/2014 - 4 songs:
- London Can Take It,
- Signal 30,
Grab a beverage, find a comfortable seat, or hop in the car for a road trip, because this is a long one. We take in an in-depth look at the history of one our favorite bands, The Afghan Whigs, with special guest Lee Heidel, proprietor of SummerKiss.com, the longest running and most comprehensive Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins and all-things Greg Dulli website on the planet. Then, we go off into uncharted territory and review a new album! Do To The Beast is the fi […]
Seminal alternative rock band Throwing Muses make their second visit to KEXP to perform songs from their 2013 LP "Purgatory/Paradise" — their first new album in 10 years. Recorded 2/25/2014 - 4 songs: Sunray Venus, Freesia, Milan, Static.
Sunday 24th May 2009, 7pm
Con was born in Brosna, Co Kerry in 1925. Every year the village of Brosna holds a festival in his honour.
Con’s life story has a Rabelaisian quality to it. Apprenticed as a blacksmith - a trade with no future he points out - he left for the promise of London at an early age. There he worked as a ganger for Murphy for ten years, tunnelling beneath the streets of the city, before becoming a publican.
His 14-year tenancy of The Balloon in Chelsea passed into London folklore. The Balloon was renowned as a place that rarely closed for business - pushed by a policeman on one occasion Curtin defined his opening hours as from January until December.
He played music on the Topic album, Paddy in the Smoke, recorded in London in the 1960s and regarded by many as the finest live recording of traditional music ever made.
Musically Curtin is defined by Sliabh Luchra and by his time in London. Brosna is - for him - the place that music comes from and his life has been defined by that music and the people he met through it. Con Curtin was one of the last of his kind: a natural storyteller.
Con passed away in April 2009.
Producers: Peter Woods and Liam O’Brien.
(First broadcast July 2005)
An Irish radio documentary from RT Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries
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