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Guest Mix: Bellowhead - No-Bread Circuses

Guest Mix: Bellowhead - No-Bread Circuses

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Crookfinger Jack, Alarm Will Sound performs Aphex Twin, Fanfare ciocarlia, Abelardo Carbonó Y Su Conjunto, Shibusashirazu and more.

Our latest guest mix is from Bellowhead whose theme is 'No-Bread Circuses - a celebration of bands who, in defiance of all common sense, put their ability to make a big fat racket before other more practical considerations such as wage and logistical ease.'

In the words of Pete Flood (Bellowhead percussionist):

These are big bands and collectives, playing silly instruments and in many cases making total idiots of themselves on stage as a necessary antidote to sleeping five people nose to tail in dirty hotel rooms. The Japanese behemoth that is Shibusashirazu employs up to 60 people, including Butoh artists, Gogo dancers and a giant inflatable dragon. Efterklang's brilliant Parades album involves 3 choirs, a string quartet and a brass quintet. Why do they do they bother? We've no idea but we're glad of the company. We hope they never hear the phrase 'diseconomies of scale'....

Comments

Armistrong Souto

Wonderfull radio! Greetings from Campina Grande - PB, Brazil!

Suzi Herbert

I have loved everything they have produced to date !!!!!!

Jenna Dawlish

Bit too jazzy for me, but others may like it.