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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 26 February 2014


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    BURIED TREASURE FEATURING: 'CAN YOU STILL FEEL?' BY JASON FALKNER BIBIO'S FIVE-TRACK SHUFFLE The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm


    Bibio is the Producer/musician that brought us tunes like ‘Take Off Your Shirt’ and ‘Dye The Water Green’. A resident of the English West Midlands, Wilkinson has immersed himself in the experimental, but occasionally pops above the service to bring us music that could quite easily make him an unlikely Pop Star! He brings us this week’s Five-Track Shuffle with Dan on The Alternative.



    It seems like it's been decades since the last Beck album.  Many things have changed since 2008's 'Modern Guilt'; bands have come and gone, the global economy has been gripped by recession, and Big Brother has been eclipsed by a new generation of other 'Reality' shows. However Beck remains his usual offbeat self with 'Morning Phase'.

    Allow me to use a retro term; this album is largely a mellow affair, but one which works on each one of the 13 tracks. If you're a fan of 'Mutations' and 'Sea Change', you'll love 'Morning Phase'. It's the heartfelt/melodic side of Beck; something that he excels at.

    They’re not that common, but split albums can go horribly wrong if the parties involved aren’t careful. Whatever plan that Windings and Land Lovers came up with, it’s worked wonderfully well. They’re both solid bands that know what they’re doing, and it’s very evident here. What this serves as is a strong stand-alone album, and an indication that both bands have plenty of ideas for whatever their next step will be.

    The love affair with St. Vincent is going to continue, and flourish with this self-titled album. Some have branded it off-beat pop, funky electro,  or uneasy electro pop; it’s all of these, and a lot more. If this album doesn’t give her a much larger audience, it’s hard to know what will. She’s grown as a vocalist and song writer; ‘St Vincent’ is quite an achievement.





    When you’re talking about albums that missed mainstream acclaim, ‘Can You Still Feel?’ by Jason Falkner should never be far from that conversation. Released in 1999; this album saw Falkner work with producer Nigel Godrich (who’s next stop was Beck’s ‘Mutations’ album).  Falkner is now in Beck’s band; ‘Morning Phase’ is Beck’s first album in six years appeared earlier this month.

    ‘Can You Still Feel?’ is one of those lost great guitar pop albums, which has all the elements of what makes an album classic. Falkner’s ability to write catchy hooks is illustrated perfectly on tracks like ‘Honey’, ‘Revelation’, and ‘See You Again’.


    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, February 26


    Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Never Let Me Down Again’
    Depeche Mode – ‘Soothe My Soul’
    The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’
    Spacehog – ‘In The Meantime’
    Serengeti – ‘California’
    Rocstrong – ‘Go ‘Head’
    Anna Calvi – ‘Carry Me Over’
    Morrissey – ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
    Kantor Tzar Collectif (Feat: Piotr Harmsden) – ‘In Mercury’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Crosstown Traffic’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Are You Experienced?’
    The Wytches – ‘Gravedweller’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Yeah’

    Hour 2:

    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Daft Punk Are Playing At My House’
    Daft Punk – ‘Robot Rock’
    Shit Robot – ‘Do That Dance’
    Funeral Suits – ‘Stars & Spaceships’
    Beck – ‘Morning Light’
    Princess – ‘Fall Slow’
    Gorillaz (Feat: Mark E Smith) – ‘Glitter Freeze’
    St Vincent – ‘Rattlesnake’
    Superblondes – ‘Take & Take’
    Djaikovski (Feat: MC Wasp & Ghetto Priest) – ‘Lion’s Den’
    Underworld - 'Born Slippy'
    Holy Ghost! – ‘Dumb Disco Ideas’

    Hour 3:

    Damon Albarn – ‘Everyday Robots’
    PVT – ‘Electric’
    Compulsion – ‘All We Heard Was A Dull Thud’
    Windings – ‘Bladerubber’
    Jason Falkner – ‘Honey’
    Air – ‘Sexy Boy’
    Land Lovers – ‘Where It Begins’

    Bibio’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    High Fashion – ‘When The Lover Strikes’
    BB&Q Band – ‘Genie’
    Alexander O'Neal – ‘Sunshine’
    Hall & Oates – ‘Possession Obsession’
    Change - Let's Go Together’

    Bibio – ‘Dye The water Green’
    Bibio – ‘The apple & The Tooth’
    Amadou & Mariam (Feat: Bertrand Cantat) - 'Another Way’
    Young Wonder – ‘Pulse Flesh’ (Session)

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