Monday, July 23, 2007

Episode 033 - feat. The Amigos, Unwoman, Miss Von Trapp, Stefano Pastor

The Amigos - "Letcho Gurgo"
Unwoman - "The Little Mermaid"
Miss Von Trapp - "Scabcurdle Jack"
Stefano Pastor - "Cycles"

Hello everybody! Here's what's on board for this week:

The Amigos are a super-eclectic band from Wales. They cover everything from eastern Europe to South America -- and everything in between. Their fiddle player Billy Thompson is a wildman of his own accord. On this tune, he builds on that reputation. The man is crazy!

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist of the neo-Victorian goth tradition. She performs in a variety of persona, and does the goth thing very well. this track is a cut from her new disc set for release later this year.

Miss von Trapp is a British cellist of the neo-Vampirian tradition. She is a cellist much like Johnny Ramone was a guitarist. Theatrical, sinister, brooding, vaguely threatening, her work is a real treat.

Stefano Pastor is an Italian jazz violinist whose newest work Cycles an interesting collaboration between poet and musician. What they DON'T do is put the poertry to music. In a fascinating way, the text and the music refer to one another, but must be taken in separately. A dense and challenging piece of work, but rewarding no matter how you cut it.

Thanks for listening everybody - Have a great week!

Mark Allender, producer-host

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