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Curve Ball January 17 2019

Curve Ball January 17 2019

Playing tracks by

Locate s,1, Simon Bookish, Dos Floris, Ensemble O, You Tell Me and more.

Chart positions

This show was 30th in the global psychedelic chart, 56th in the global alternative chart and 56th in the global experimental chart.

More music that cannot and will not be put in a box. As first broadcast by Cannock Chase Radio FM.

Comments

christophethejoker

I m listening to the All surprises album, this is pure honey! Haven't got the time to listen to Louise Le May album? I've got some Curve Ball shows late too. I'll be playing Simon Bookish, You Tell Me and Fugu this week on radio. Have you heard Madeline Kenney, you might like it.

The Curve Ball

Glad you enjoyed AS! ( I didn't quite understand what you said about Louise). And yes, I have heard Madeline Kenney - ALMOST played her on the show, but didn't quite like her enough in the end. Thanks for the tip, though - they're always appreciated.

The Curve Ball

You might enjoy this free album I put together in 2010. It contains tracks by Louis, Louise AND The Ocean Tango, plus a whole lot more! https://thecurveball.bandcamp.com/album/all-surprises

christophethejoker

I don t know Louise Le May except that one of her song has been used by Jonathan Coe in his book Number 11. I didn t know the connection with Louis Philippe, I ll give this album an ear! Some of Fugu s early singles tracks have been used on his first album.

The Curve Ball

Full disclosure: I brought Louis and Louise together after she sent me some very primitively recorded demos that blew me away. They had a similar effect on Louis and, after recording an EP in 2009, they eventually recorded a full album in 2015. Jonathan used to be a regular listener to the Curve Ball and was also friends with Louis (and was similarly knocked out by Louise!) The album has Louis's fingerprints all over it, but it's Louise's extraordinary melodies and harmonies that are the real mind-blowers.

christophethejoker

You might already know him but about the importance of melody, Mehdi Zannad (previously known as Fugu) is a master in baroque pop. His first singles under the alias Fugu have just been compiled by elefant records:
https://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pardon-my-french-singles-1996-1998-special-reissue
and his new collaboration with Erin Moran under the name The last Detail was released at the end of last year and received critical praise:
https://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-detail
If another name pops in my head, I'll let you know. Thanks for giving me inspiration with you weekly broadcasts!

The Curve Ball

Ah yes, I do know Mehdi and am a big fan of Fugu's debut album. Oddly, nothing else I've heard by him has ever grabbed me half as much. (Glad to see you're a Louis Philippe fan, BTW. Have you heard the wonderful 2015 album he produced and arranged for Louise Le May, A Tale Untold? An absolute masterpiece!)

christophethejoker

Sophia by Suko Pyramid or Common Sense by J Fernandez are songs I loved at once and played on a radio show where I m a regular guest. I liked Simon Bookish in this show and the You tell me track, different from the other songs from their album I ve previously heard. And I haven t finished listening to the whole show! I started listening to your shows when I discovered you played artists I also played, such as Oddfellow s Casino or Oscar Carlos Sibelius.

The Curve Ball

Some good choices there. Glad to know someone else is out there purveying this kind of stuff on the radio! And do let me know if you come across something you think I'd like.

christophethejoker

i really like your radio show, I discover songs I love at each show.

The Curve Ball

Thanks, C. Always good to hear. Would love to know what they are, though . . .