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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 26 March 2014


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    Art Of Noise were a hugely influential act; their sound can still be heard across the musical landscape today. The Grammy award winning 'avant-garde synthpop' group existed during the 1980s, and briefly from 1998 to 2000. Their former Record label ZTT is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and has released a number of compilations containing Art Of Noise material. What better time to have a Five-Track Shuffle from JJ?!






    After receiving much love in the U.S last year, 'Wildewoman' by Lucius is getting a European release. Is it hype or is this a special album? Simply put, 'Wildewoman' is a beauty! It's clever, it's catchy, it's retrospective, it's new, and it may well be one of the albums of 2014.


    He used to be in And So I watch You From Afar, but Tony Wright (aka VerseChorusVerse) is walking a different path now. His debut album 'VerseChorusVerse' couldn't be more different from the thunderous beauty of ASIWYFA, but has its own magnetic identity that will spread far and long. Produced by the hugely talented Iain Archer, the description "tenderly ferocious" is apt.



    There is beauty and melancholy throughout ‘Atlas’, the latest album from New Jersey’s Real Estate.  It’s another one of those ‘special’ albums that I go one about from time to time! There’s nothing wildly complicated about the songs on ‘Atlas’; they just work with remarkable ease.



    This album has just about every ingredient that's required to transform it from an 'Indie' favourite into an alt-Pop beauty for mainstream consumption. Released in January 2012; 'Ester' was quite a statement from Trailer Trash Tracys.



    So why didn't it earn worldwide fame, and provide celebrity status for the band? It's that age-old question that doesn't have one simple answer. Dan features Trailer Trash Tracys' wonderful debut 'Ester' as this week's Buried Treasure album.


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

    Bjork - 'Big Time Sensuality'
    Jungle - 'Busy Earnin'
    Simian Mobile Disco - 'Audacity Of Huge'
    Little Matador - 'Stitch Yourself Up’
    Hollowbelly - 'Shotgun'
    Foo Fighters - 'White Limo'
    Eels – ‘Mistakes’
    I Monster – ‘Daydream In Blue’
    Delorean (Feat: Caroline Polachek) – ‘Unhold’
    The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’
    Lykke Li - 'No Rest For The Wicked'
    Ash – ‘Jesus Says’
    Real Estate – ‘April’s Song’
    Solar Bears – ‘A Sky Darkly’
    Jagwar Ma – ‘Man I Need’ (Dub Mix)

    Hour 2:

    The Doors - 'Peace Frog'
    Melody's Echo Chamber - 'Endless Shore’
    Beck - 'Sissyneck’
    Beck – ‘County Down’
    The Ambience Affair - 'Weeds’
    Trailer Trash Tracys – ‘Candy Girl’
    Massive Attack  -‘Angel’
    Lucius – ‘Monsters’
    Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi (Feat: Jack White) – ‘Two Against One’
    Les Marionettes – ‘Sign Your Release’
    Pearl Jam – ‘Release’
    Marc O’Reilly – ‘Same Side’
    Adultrock - 'In The Shade’
    Justice – ‘D.A.N.C.E.’
    Last Days Of 1984 – ‘Woods’

    Hour 3:

    U2 – ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ (Fish Out Of Water Remix)
    My Electric Sky – ‘Remind me I’m Not Dying’
    The Minutes – ‘Cherry Bomb’
    And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘A Little Bit Of Solidarity Goes A Long Way’
    VerseChorusVerse – ‘We Spoke With The Night’
    Beth Orton – ‘Whenever’

    JJ Jeczalik’s (Art Of Noise) Five-Track Shuffle:
    Cream – ‘Crossroads’
    The Who – ‘Baba O’Reilly’
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – ‘Bad Moon Rising’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Kashmir’
    Black Sabbath – ‘Paranoid’

    Art Of Noise – ‘Robinson Crusoe’
    Art Of Noise – ‘Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century)’

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