foreign transmissions :: 003

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foreign transmissions :: 002

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foreign transmissions :: 001

My first dispatch from Tokyo.

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Playlist #165 (Drifting Off)

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SCOTT WALKER On Your Own Again (Scott 4, Fontana 1969)
ZOO KID Out Getting Ribs (7″, House Anxiety 2010)
DESTROYER Downtown (Kaputt, Merge 2011)
BJÖRK I See Who You Are (Volta, One Little Indian 2007)
WAY OUT WEST Is the Moon Really That Far Away? (Footscray Station, Newmarket 2003)

JOHN COLTRANE Wise One (Crescent, Impulse! 1964)
ECILA A Houseless Beggar (Ecila, Independent 2012) [Bandcamp]

TAEKO ONUKI & RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Bibo no Aozora (Utau, Commmons 2010)
RICHARD SKELTON Shore (Marking Time, Preservation 2008)
TINDERSTICKS Bus Vision 1 (Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009, Constellation 2011)

THREE LANES Boy (download, self-released 2012)

ALI FARKA TOURÉ Cinquante Six (The Source, World Circuit 1993)
SUN KIL MOON Ålesund (Admiral Fell Promises, Caldo Verde 2010)
GOFISH Yume no Hayasa (Totemo Ii Koto, Sweet Dreams Press 2012)
BILL EVANS Peace Piece (Everybody Digs Bill Evans, Riverside 1958)


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Drifting into the unknown…

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First heard on the airwaves back in 2006, and returning to the grid in 2011 after a two-year sabbatical, The Drift has brought left-field jazz, global sounds and avant pop to your wireless every Saturday afternoon. Sadly, we’re packing up and leaving town, bringing The Drift to an end on 23 February. This Saturday join Kim Jirik for the final edition of The Drift, featuring two hours of tunes that capture the essence of the program’s current manifestation.

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Playlist #164

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PANTHA DU PRINCE & THE BELL LABORATORY Wave (Elements of Light, Rough Trade 2013)
MAX RICHTER Spring Parts 0 to 3 (Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Recomposed, Deutsche Grammophon 2012)

MOUNTAINS Sand (Centralia, Thrill Jockey 2013)
BARRE PHILLIPS Mountainscape VI (Mountainscapes, ECM 1976)
SUPERSTAR Pastoral Dirge (A Toast to…, Bedroom Suck 2013)

PATRICK VIAN Oreknock (Bruits et temps analogues, Staubgold 1976)
MILES DAVIS Bitches Brew (Live) (Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2, Columbia 1969)
PHIL RANELIN Vibes from the Tribe (Vibes from The Tribe, Tribe 1976)
MARCUS BELGRAVE Glue Fingers (Part II) (Gemini II, Tribe 1974)

Tribute to Donald Byrd (1932-2013)

DONALD BYRD Flight Time (Black Byrd, Blue Note 1973)
DONALD BYRD Perpetual Love (Kofi, Blue Note 1970)
DONALD BYRD Free Form (Free Form, Blue Note 1962)


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Playlist #163


SLUM VILLAGE Once Upon a Time feat. Pete Rock (Fantastic, Vol. 2, Good Vibe 2000)
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Get a Hold (Beats, Rhymes and Life, Jive 1996)
DE LA SOUL The Stakes Is High (Promo Mix) (unreleased, Tommy Boy 1996)
THE PHARCYDE Runnin’ (Labcabincalifornia, Delicious Vinyl 1995)
J DILLA Two Can Win (Donuts, Stones Throw 2006)
J DILLA Nothing Like This (Ruff Draft, Mummy 2003)

NAS N.Y. State of Mind (Illmatic, Columbia 1994)

RZA interview

WU-TANG CLAN Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber (Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Loud 1993)
RZA Samurai Showdown (Raise Your Sword) (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Victor 1999)
WU-TANG CLAN Wu-Revolution feat. Popa Wu and Uncle Pete (Wu-Tang Forever, Loud 1997)
THE BLACK KEYS & RZA The Baddest Man Alive (The Man with the Iron Fists, Soul Temple 2012)
WU-TANG CLAN Can It Be All So Simple (Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Loud 1993)

PANTHA DU PRINCE & THE BELL LABORATORY Particle (Elements of Light, Rough Trade 2013)
KH The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room (12″, Text 2013)

DIRTY BEACHES Horus Calling (The Spirit of Crazy Horse: Live at Landmark, Bergen, Norway, self-released 2012) [Bandcamp]


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Playlist #162

Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras and The Congos

RYAN FRANCESCONI & MIRABAI PEART Parallel Flights (Road to Palios, Bella Union 2012)
BILL FRISELL Wonderland (Sign of Life: Music for 858 Quartet, Savoy 2011)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Jubilee Street (Push the Sky Away, Bad Seed Ltd. 2013)
RICHARD HAWLEY Leave Your Body Behind You (Live at 3RRR, unreleased 2013)

SUPERSTAR Fine Wine (A Toast to…, Bedroom Suck 2013)
SUN ARAW Out of Town (The Inner Treaty, Sun Ark 2012)
SUN ARAW, M. GEDDES GENGRAS, RAW POWER BAND & THE CONGOS Sunshine (Live) (Icon Give Life, RVNG Intl. 2012) [Bandcamp]
GREGORY ISAACS Night Nurse (Night Nurse, Mango 1982)

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA Seoul Music (Technodelic, Alfa 1981)
NOSAJ THING Safe (Home, Innovative Leisure 2013)
BJÖRK Bachelorette (Homogenic, One Little Indian 1997)
BROKERS Flightrisk (Free the Beats Vol. 8, Free the Beats 2012) [Bandcamp]

COLIN STETSON High Above a Grey Green Sea (New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light, Constellation 2013)
TIM BERNE Spectacle (Snakeoil, ECM 2012)
PETER KNIGHT & DUNG NGUYEN Residual (Residual, Parenthèses 2011) [Bandcamp]
FLYING LOTUS Hunger feat. Niki Randa (Until the Quiet Comes, Warp 2012)
SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU Within the Orderly Life (Tulsa for One Second Remix Project, Aesthetics 2005)
STAN GETZ Windows (Sweet Rain, Verve 1967)


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Playlist #161

Ryuichi Sakamoto by Andy Warhol

MAIN ATTRAKIONZ Chuch (808s & Dark Grapes II, Mishka 2011) [Bandcamp]
A$AP ROCKY Suddenly (Long.Live.A$AP, RCA 2013)
NICOLAS JAAR Être (Space Is Only Noise, Circus Company 2011)
THE NECKS Fatal (Chemist, Fish of Milk 2005)

JOZEF VAN WISSEM & JIM JARMUSCH The Mystery of Heaven (The Mystery of Heaven, Sacred Bones 2012)
ÚLFUR So Very Strange (White Mountain, Western Vinyl 2013)
JULIAN LYNCH Cario Kelleyi I (Lines, Underwater Peoples 2013)

DIRTY BEACHES Lord Knows Best (Badlands, Zoo Music 2011)
ELVIS PRESLEY Love Me (Elvis, RCA Victor 1956)
NOSAJ THING Try feat. Toro y Moi (Home, Innovative Leisure 2013)
TORO Y MOI Rose Quartz (Anything in Return, Mistletone 2013)
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO & DAVID SYLVIAN Forbidden Colours (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Milan 1983)

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Souzaburoh (Gohatto, Milan 1999)
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Bibo no Aozora (1996, Milan 1996)
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Solitude (Tony Takitani, Commons 2005)

K WILSON Otherworld (Otherworld, Twice Removed 2012)

RICHARD HAWLEY Don’t Get Hung Up in Your Soul (Truelove’s Gutter, Mute 2009)


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Playlist #160 (Christmas Special)

The Drift Christmas 2012

CARLA BLEY Away in a Manger
VINCE GUARALDI TRIO Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
DAVE BRUBECK Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
BING CROSBY Christmas Is Here To Stay

ANDY WILLIAMS Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart
THE FLAMING LIPS Atlas Eets Christmas feat. Yoko Ono
THE BEACH BOYS Morning Christmas
MEGAFAUN I Saw Three Ships

KISHI BASHI It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town
RUE ROYALE Deck the Halls
MÚM Babbi Segir

JOHNNY CASH Christmas as I Knew It
CHARLES BROWN Please Come Home for Christmas
CHOCOLATE SNOW Let Me Be Your Christmas Toy
BILL COSBY Merry Christmas Mama

SUFJAN STEVENS The Child with the Star on His Head
MARK LANEGAN Coventry Carol

FRANK SINATRA Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


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