Aural Delights 135

This podcast is dedicated to Chris Squire, bass player with Yes,  who left us this week. The importance of The Yes Album and Fragile on my musical awakening cannot be underestimated. Whatever people may say about Yes and their music Squire has to be recognised as a great musician and innovator.


  1. Ion-Morph & Loop-Aznavour – Go For The Throat – Go For The Throat/Hog & Bone
  2. The Isrites – I’m Bored – Keep It On
  3. Ordinary Noise – You Are Here
  4. House of Fire – The Apple and the Blade – House of Fire
  5. Rodney Cromwell – You Will Struggle – Age of Anxiety
  6. Leftfield & Channy Leaneagh – Little Fish – Alternative Light Source
  7. David Thomas – Atom Mind – Pere Ubu : Terminal Drive
  8. Liberez – Grease The Axels – All Tense Now Lax
  9. Yabby You – Carnal Mind – Conquering Lion
  10. Desert Ships – Skyliner – Skyliner
  11. Ion-Morph & Nemo – Killbuzz – Killbuzz
  12. Fucked Up – Year of the Hare – Year of the Hare EP
  13. Malaria! – You You – Beat The Distance
  14. Mark Corrin – Inverted Medusa – EP5 : Medusa
  15. Nico – Into The Arena – Camera Obscura
  16. Fuxa – A Billion Kilograms – Electric Sound Of Summer
  17. Torres – Strange Hellos – Sprinter
  18. Children of Leir – Oranj – Children of Leir EP
  19. Liberez – 419 Chop Your $ – All Tense Now Lax
  20. Aye Aye – Conflict With Humans – Aye Aye
  21. Abel Raise The Cain – Black Swans – Black Swans
  22. The Strange Land – Melt – The Strange Land
  23. Far Out Corporation – Suicide At Home – FOC
  24. Ion-Morph & Loop-Aznavour – Hog & Bone – Go For The Throat/Hog & Bone
  25. Yes – Heart of the Sunrise – Fragile


More detailed notes about some of the above can be found on future recent editions of the Fascinating Things Blog.

  1. Forthcoming single on German Shepherd Records – 3rd July 2015
  2. aka Edgar Summertyme .Available as a download album and on a limited edition of 50 vinyl look CD’s (signed and numbered by Edgar Summertyme and only available via the Viper site
  3. Lou Terry (Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Ross Connell (Electric guitar), Tim Tokley (Bass, guitar) and Jonny Poole (Saxophone, drums) first met whilst in different strands of education and have been together ever since. Little over two years ago, Ordinary Noise were playing venues in their hometown Colchester.
  4. The majestic 12 string neo-psychedelic sound produced by House of Fire first saw light in 2005. Hailing from Eastern Pennsylvania and consisting of Isaac Betesh (vocals & 12 string guitar), Michael Vallone (12 & 6 string guitars / vocals), Marc-Andre Basile (bass), Noel Babineau (drums/vocals) and Lucy Betesh (organ & keyboards). The band’s self-titled debut LP was released in 2008 on Universal Warning to very favorable reviews.
  5. Rodney Cromwell is the solo project of Adam Cresswell, founding member of indie-folktronica band Saloon (with numerous entries in John Peel’s Festive 50 & three Peel Sessions) and one half of electronic two piece Arthur & Martha.
  6. From the new Leftfield album called Alternative Light Source. Channy Leaneagh is the frontwoman of the Minneapolis synth-rock band Poliça.
  7. A nugget from the Pere Ubu Datapanik box set.
  8. As reviewed on the Aural Delights blog.
  9. Classic dub
  10. London trip-tonic three-piece, Desert Ships sound is heavily cinematic. Haunting guitar loops and hypnotic grooves allow the dream-like melodies to weave in and amongst each other, while the three-part vocal harmonies bring a spacey, ambient tint to the eclectic mix. Mark Gardener of Ride produced it –
  11. Forthcoming free download on German Shepherd Records
  12. From the latest EP
  13. Experimental electronic band from Berlin formed in 1981 by Gudrun Gut and Bettina Köster following the dissolution of Mania D with Karin Luner, Eva Gossling later Die Krupps and Beate Bartel (of Liaisons Dangereuses). Other members included Manon P. Duursma, Christine Hahn, and Susanne Kuhnke (also a member of Die Haut). They are most often associated with Neue Deutsche Welle and post-punk.
  14. Fifth in a series of EPs by Manchester based musician and DJ. This release features the ever excellent Rose Niland on vocals.
  15. From the seventh solo studio album by Nico and backing band The Faction, released in 1985 by record label Beggars Banquet. It was produced by John Cale, marking their first studio collaboration since The End in 1974. It was the  final studio album before her death three years later.
  16. 2012 album was the first in a decade and expanded the line-up with some notable guests.
  17. Recent release – Brooklyn-via-Nashville singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott’s intense, spiritual sophomore album as Torres.
  18.  Leicester based psych/drone horror pop outfit.
  19. see 8 above
  20. Not to be confused with Glaswegian doom metal group of the same name – “The CV on Aye Aye, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphia’s premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beer-strewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros’ unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone who’s taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedalboard worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia—have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love?—with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. And then there’s the high lonesome harp of Harmonica Dan Balcer, a record hound of profound depth. He’s been the public face of Boogie Witch, blown his harp on records by Jack Rose and Birds of Maya, blasted noise with the Megajam Booze Band, patiently schooled dingdongs from behind the counter at the Philadelphia Record Exchange, and devoted unhealthy decades to an insatiable thirst for true rock spirit. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse? Aye Aye is limited to 300 copies on vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download with purchase.”
  21. An alternative indie rock band formed in the North East UK, Abel Raise the Cain were brought together by a mutual love of atmospheric and epic indie soundscapes influenced by the likes of Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros and Editors.
  22. From San Francisco –
  23. Grant McLennan’s project post Go-Betweens. Grant and Robert featured this song early on in live sets in their comeback appearances.
  24. As 1. above
  25. Classic Yes from the highly regarded Fragile album. Stunning bass playing from Chris Squire.



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