Saturday, 3 June 2017


It's been over a year since I published any musical offering. In fact, over a year since I've been involved in music in any capacity. I moved house last summer and took the opportunity to break from my past. I've been concentrating on reading. There are so many books I've yet to read. A few new authors in my life are Henry Miller, Virginia Wolf and Laurie Lee. Reading fine literature is like finding new friends. Henry Miller in particular has been a revelation to me. I think Henry and I would have been great pals if we had met.
I've also been catching up on an old favourite...Bill Burroughs. Amazingly, in all these years I hadn't got around to reading Naked Lunch. I'm in the process of correcting that oversight now. I know chunks of it from the audio by his voice is always in mind as I read. What a great book!
So, to the point. Life brings many changes to my mind. I'm not one of those folks that stays the same, thinks the same, all my life. I change my mind often, as the need arises, as situations change, and as my consciousness evolves. In fact, I now find it a great joy to be so flexible of mind. I enjoy declaring "I was mistaken!". It has been clear to me for many years, and indeed clear to many learned minds before me, that the journey to peace primarily involves the relinquishment of judgement. The truth...or should I say that I do no know what the world is for. I do not know what anything means. It is not my role to decide what my purpose is, or the purpose of any other person or thing. I am here, and so are you all, my brothers, to love everything without limit. Life is so much more simple when we realise there is only that one thing to!
Like many other lovers, I feel disturbed by the seeming closed-mindedness, with it's selfishness and greed, of many, many people in this so called free world. The millions who are about to vote against their own best interests in the up-coming farce of an election in this Disunited Kingdom. I, too, sometimes feel overwhelmed by the task that seems to be ahead. How to wake so many, so that they may care about more than their immediate desires, within their illusion that they must steal it from one another, or that someone must suffer in order to gain. Yes, I have times of doubt, until I remember what I said above. I do not know THE PLAN. I do not need to know. I have merely to do my part. Love without limit.
Now, those of you who also have voyaged into the grubby, visceral regions of mind...who have boldly faced the truth of your paranoid delusions, your hate, your revenge, your judgements...who have explored the great works of art left by psychonauts and adventurers, like Burroughs and Miller (and so many more)...those of you who have stared into the pit of your own ego-world and declared 'I am more than what I desire. I am not a body, I am free. I am still as I was created'...for you is this musical journey. From love, through disgust and despair, and back to love.
I call it 'Together', because, brothers....don't worry, we're all in this together.
Download or stream the mp3 HERE.

The playlist:
Sly & The Family Stone - This Is Love
William Burroughs & John Cale - Ah Pook Is Here
Russ Conway - Side Saddle
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go
Carol King - Being At War With Each Other
Ansel & The Meditations -Tricked
Block66 - Money (Trap As Fuck Remix)
Medeski, Martin & Wood - No Ke Ano Ahiahi
William Burroughs - Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah
Shel Silverstein - Fuckem'
Lea Nicholson - God Bless The Unemployed
Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie
Daevid Allen - Why Do We Treat Ourselves Like We Do?
Sandy Denny - I'm A Dreamer
Jay Whidden And His Band - I Lift Up My Finger and I Say 'Tweet Tweet'
Danny Kaye - Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
Phillip Frazer - Back To Africa
Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots
The Viceroys - Unite
Brian Eno - I'm Set Free

Friday, 1 July 2016

Gaz Fisher on Radio 4A

My great friend and some time musical co-conspirator Gaz Fisher does an almost monthly show on Radio 4A in Brighton, UK. He plays many genres, including Reggae, Dub, Techno, Minimal and Drum & Bass. I want to share with you a set from early this year. This was performed live on air on 14th May 2016. There's a half hour of Reggae/Drum & Bass followed by another half hour of Minimal Techno. An absolute beauty of a set! Perfect timing, perfect mixing and perfect tune selection. Sadly, it's only 128kbps, but it still sounds great. You can download it HERE

Radio Emancipation - Natural Mystic 360p
Kanka - Stepper Style
Digital - Sax Dub
Kanka - Skunky
Digital & Response - Lost Life
Idealist - A1 from 179 Metres Below EP
Dominant - 1995
Idealist - A2 from 179 Metres Below EP
Ellen Allien - Hoo
Dominant - Inside My Blood
Ellen Allien - Off
Floorplan - Music

                                                          Some rinsed tunes

Friday, 22 April 2016

An Uneventful Journey

Download 'Uneventful Journey' mix (MP3 183mb 77 minutes)

The Eagles - Journey Of The Sorcerer
The Weather Station - Way It Is, Way It Could Be
Martin Schulte - Researches Of Depths
Bersarin Quartett - Verflossen Ist Das Gold Der Tage
Laurie Anderson - From the Air
Ripple And Murmur - Peaches
Coingutter - Anadiplosismeiosis
Asakawa Maki - Asahi (Asahi no Ataru ie)
Incredible String Band - Maya
Ray Lynch - The Oh Of Pleasure
An Mio Productions - Lagoon
Ivor Cutler - Beautiful Cosmos
Anna & Elizabeth - Father Neptune
Bert Jansch & Conundrum - Down River
Fotheringay - Wild Mountain Thyme
Richard Thompson - Dargai
Eno - Pour It Out
Bob James - In The Garden
Decameron - Journey's End
Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

Deeply chilled out. Take a drink or a spilff, sit quietly with a loved one.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

November 17th EMFAB

In this week's show I celebrate peanuts. Songs by them and about them. Also, songs about people who sell them. The star of the show is The Peanuts, twins Emi and Yumi Ito, the Japanese vocal duo active from 1959 - 1975.
The star song of the show is 'The Peanut Vendor' (El Manisero) composed by Moises Simons in the 1920s-ish. This nut-based madness was inspired by hearing The Peanuts for the first time in many years played on Bodega Pop last week. Thanks Gary.
On a whim, I searched for how many songs there were about, or by, or mentioning, peanuts. Hundreds! Here is my pick of them, arranged in a relatively pleasing order. You can stream the show at Give The Drummer Radio HERE . You'll also find a complete playlist, with many links to the tunes I played.
Here is the playlist in brief:

The Peanuts - Nankinmame Uri
aiSings - Peanut
Lil Johnson - Get 'Em From The Peanut Man
Schneider TM - Peanut
G. Love & Special Sauce - Peanut Butter Lips
Catjam - Peanut Gutter
GOUKI - Peanuts
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy-  Why Did I Get So High
The Peanuts - Kawaii Hana
Dj Fetti Fee - Peanut Butter Jelly (Haitian Version)
Clay Venezia - Peanuts
Javi Santiago - Peanuts
NAMELESS - Peanuts
Milton Edouard - Peanut
Shoefiti - Peanuts
Notewriter - Peanut Butter On My Balls, Let The Tank Engines Lick It
The Marathons - Peanut Butter
Tommy Mc Cook - Peanut Vendor
The Peanuts - Epitaph
Fecal Corpse - Festering Flesh Infection from the Slices I Got From Your Peanut Riddled Fecal Matter
Eef Barzelay - Peanut
Tindersticks - Peanuts
Talfast - Peanut
Peanut Gallery - Summer's Over
Raymond Scott And His Orchestra - The Peanut Vendor
The Peanuts - Bahia no Komichi
Paul Peanuts - Bon Voyage
Henry The DJ - The Peanut Vendor - Alvin Red Tyler (Henry's selling peanuts all day and all night remix)
Peanut Butter Bear - Space
Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
The Peanuts - Kanashiki Kangaroo - 1964
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup (K-LOVE Radio)
Little Joe & The Thrillers - Peanuts
Theory Hazit - Peanut Butter Wolf Etiquette (feat. Playdough & LMNO)
headzy - Peanut
Elisa, the Peanut Vendor at the Palace of the General Captains, Old Havana
Peanuts Taylor - Lizzie Carry Basket
Demon Cleaner - Peanuts
Club Des Belugas -  Peanut Vendor
Beethoven - Symphony 6 arranged for String Sextet

And this is Elisa the cuban peanut vendor

And here is the video for Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis:

Back to new releases next week.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

November 10th EMFAB

Yesterday's show was a sweetie. Lyrical, I would say.

DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA live at the Brighton Dome on October  27th 2015 .
That was fun, A 30 minute concert in support of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's UK tour.

New tunes from Chinese Man, Alela Diane, Nat Johnson, Lioness Fonts +++
6Blocc's remix of Dark Side Of The Moon in it's entirety, and Yundi Li's wonderful Ravel Piano concerto performance.
My mix this week is all recent melodic house tunes. you can download it from Wombnet Here.

You can stream the show at Give The Drummer Radio Here
where there is a full playlist. Here it is in brief:

Sweet Baboo - Got To Hang Onto You
Tumi, Chinese Man - Better That Way (feat. Taiwan MC)
Belzebong - Diabolical Dopenosis
Alela Diane - Shapeless
Bersarin Quartett - Staub Und Sterne
Dead Rat Orchestra Live At Brighton Dome 27/10/2015
Sue Thompson - Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)
Cynthia Schloss & U Brown - Sad Movies
Coseyhead Nov10th 2015 House Mix
Baaz - Your Wardrobe (S.A.M.'s Downtown Remix)       
Guy Mantzur, Sahar Z - Small Heart Attack
  (Agents Of Time Reinterpretation)   feat.Amir Darzi,                                                       
COMA - Lora (Robag's Fandara Qualv NB)                       
C.A.R, Maceo Plex - Mirror Me Feat. C.A.R (Dark Dub)    
DJ Boris - Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix)    
DJ Le Roi - You Don`t Know                                                 
Nadja Lind, Paul Loraine - Velocity Vince Watson Remix  
Nat Johnson - Condor
Eso - Odyssey
Lioness Fonts - From a Baobab Tree
6Blocc - Dark Side Of The Boom
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major

The Dead Rat Orchestra performing Rue The Day on log and axes:

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November 3rd EMFAB

On this weeks show......
Weather Station's wonderful Transmission cover, familiar bleeps from Kromestar, wisdom from Afroman, more Blue Daisy in collaberation with Stateless, dub from Alborosie, and the usual 30 minute mix from myself featuring some tasty Detroit techno.
The mix can be streamed at Mixcloud here, or downloaded from Wombnet here.
You can listen whole show again and see the full playlist at Give The Drummer Radio here.

Here is the playlist in brief:

The Weather Station - Transmission
Kromestar - R2D6
Intervals - The Self Surrendered
Mochipet - Hati Babi Bungkus
Machine Girl - Hidden Power (Phase delta)
Stray - Branflakes
Ben Sims presents Ron Bacardi - Lucky People
Getter - Mega Gun
Afroman - I'm Not the N-Word
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Is It Because I'm Black?
Stateless + Blue Daisy - Avalanche
Apparat - Error404
Nat Johnson - Not Now, Horse
Steve Bug - Coconut Paradise
Tiger Stripes - Detroit
Möd3rn - Mö11
Jens Bond & Jacob Phono - Spoken
Magit Cacoon - Love Express Re.You Remix
Marek Hemmann - Chameleon
Tinlicker - Harvest
Dubblestandart - Into The Fire (feat. Banth Singh Mc & Delhi Sultanate)
Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Daddy U Roy Intro + Iron Throne Dub
Shakey Graves - If Not For You (Demo)
OZmotic & Fennesz - Run to Ruin
Xiu Xiu - Desistance + Mine
Biber - Passaglia in G minor for solo violin C105
J S Bach - Prelude & Fugue in F minor BWV 881

Some vids for your amusement:

'till next week Peter

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

October 27th EMFAB

This week's show is a techno bonanza, featuring Paul Kalkbrenner's beautiful 'Feed Your Head' from his Florian Truilogy (vid below), a snippet of Jeff Mill's Exhibitionist 2 CD, and a techno mix by myself (Adam Beyer, Pig & Dan, Antigone, Robert Hood ++).
Plenty of other tunes too, of course. The return of Capital Letters with their first new album in 30 years, 'Wolverhampton'. The Paragons in dub. Richard Dawson's 'Vile Stuff' masterpiece of twisted folk. A couple of Indonesian metal bands. Footwork form Hertz Couture. Experimantal techno from Far. Winnipeg's finest breakcore... the esteemed Venetian Snares's new freebie album on bandcamp.

You can hear the show at Give The Drummer Radio HERE. , where you'll also see the full playlist with links. This week's 30 minute mix can be streamed at Mixcloud HERE, or downloaded from Wombnet HERE

Here's a summary playlist:

Paul Kalkbrenner - Feed Your Head
Uncle Sam - Basic Hip
Uncle Sam - Livin' In the Darkness
Uncle Sam - SIn the Garden
Venetian Snares - Simpleton
KEN Mode - Blessed
Jacksin 5 - Rock Disco
Salvatore Polizzi - Discoshit
Richard Dawson - The Vile Stuff
Capital Letters - Wolverhampton
The Skints - This Town (Feat Tippa Irie & Horseman)
The Paragons - The Version Is High
Randy & The Rainbows - Denise
Besok Bubar - Provoke
Metallic Ass - Lebak Bulus 1993
Flux Pavilion - Vibrate
Genghis Clan & Bot - Roff
Far - Hypocrite
Nosaj Thing - 2K - Fated
Hertz Couture - Keepin It Real
Soma - Head in the Clouds
Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha - The Wild Mountain Thyme
Van Morrison - Purple Heather
Adam Beyer - Stone Flower
Luigi Madonna - Unconditional Beauty
Pig&Dan & Alberto Ruiz - Monday Morning
Antigone - Prime Mover
Trevino - Eclipse
&ME - Woods
Floorplan - Ritual
DJ Boris - Be
Blue Daisy - Darker Than Blue (Interlude)
Blue Daisy - Darker Than Blue
Mad Professor And The Robotiks - Zion Blood Dub
Jeff Mills - Code Four, Running System, The Bells
Jon Foxx - Imaginary Music

As usual, here's some tasty vids on Youtube:

More great sounds next week.