So after a bit of a hiatus in the radio show at the end of the year we are glad to be back and spreading the musical word again. Azymuth got the show off to a fine fusion start with a track from the reissue of their classic album Light As A Feather which amazingly sold 500,000 copies in 1979 and spent 8 weeks in the UK top 20. The reissue will probably sell about 500 and the thought of its jazz fusion joys entering the UK mainstream charts are laughable, how times change. Greg Foat then carried on the jazz fusion vibe with a track from their great new album dropping round about now on Jazzman records. The first great discovery of 2013 has arrived in the shape of Lycoriscoris a young Japanese producer with a great debut album of deep electronica with some soothing jazz flavours and a great listen start to finish.
We then, better late than never, had to drop a track from the Hello Skinny album from last year. It was released late 2012 but was on repeat in the office for a while, got better with every listen and ended up one of our albums of the year – well recommended. Nice jazz flavoured hip hop vibes were then the order of the day from Broke and Repeat Pattern before Flying Lotus’ rap alter ego Captain Murphy kept the deep hip hop vibes rolling. Two long sprawling jazz tracks then ensued. The first was our little tribute to Austin Peralta the all too young and incredibly gifted pianist who passed away last year, swiftly followed by young British don, Nostalgia 77 and a tune from his album that dropped at the tail end of last year.
John Foxx (from Ultravox) and The Maths then led us into the world of machine soul with a great deep little taster from their new album due soon on Metamatic before Daisuke Tanabe grabbed the baton, ran with it and then thrust it to 1000Names who both ably carried the soulful electonic vibes to the finish line. Amalia and the very promising Cutty Lark then crafted some modern boogie badness before Positive Flow, also on the great Tokyo Dawn label, dropped some modern soulful bruk which took us back to the broken beat good old days. Shoebox then ended our return to the airwaves with some great modern disco.
Azymuth – O Pedcador (Far Out promo)
The Greg Foat Group – Have Spacesuit Will Travel, Part 1 (Jazzman)
Lycoriscoris – Undulations (Moph promo)
Hello Skinny – Crush (Slowfoot)
Broke & Repeat Pattern – Take Notes (Cascasde)
Captain Murphy – Immaculation ft. Azizi Gibson & Jeremiah Jae (White)
Austin Peralta – The Underwater Mountain Odyssey (Brainfeeder)
Nostalgia 77 & The Monster – Angels and Demons at Play (Tru-Thoughts)
John Foxx & The Maths – Neon Vertigo (Metamatic promo)
Daisuke Tanabe – Wana (Original Cultures)
1000Names – Oxigonals (Eklektic)
Cutty Lark – Cuttify It! feat Amalia (Tokyo Dawn)
Positive Flow – Phaedra’s Flight (Tokyo Dawn)
Shoebox – I Got A Feeling (Shoebox)