- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
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'....