NHT058: GEORGE WINSTON – Longing / Love

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

Some people may question their interest in listening to solo piano – particularly those that feel that there were forced to learn the instrument as youngsters!

I would like to say to you that this weeks feature artist, Amercian musician George Winston will not only challenge that, he will most certainly break down any walls of resistance that you have left.

Winston has a rare ability to generate incredible depths of emotion in his piano playing. In this one single track I truly believe he can make you laugh, cry, dream, reminisce – in fact, have a listen and “insert you own words here”!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT057: RUSSELL MILLS – Stones Egg

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

Russell Mills is a wonderfully innovative artist. In addition to traditional art formats, over the years he has designed record and CD covers for many successful artists.

He must be a pretty nice person because over those years he has built a strong working relationship with these musical artists and it is they who have given him the source material that he has adapted to create his own albums.

Like his art, this music is innovative and multi layered. At its best, like this luxurious piece, “Stones Egg”, it is joyful to the ears!

See what you think!

I hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT056: MY BLOODY VALENTINE – Instrumental #2

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

I wasn’t sure which My Bloody Valentine track to select and may have taken the easy way out.

This song, “Instrumental Track #2” for me is a transitionary one. With a more electronic sound this is like the blueprint which hints on how they achieved the deeper sounds in their highly regarded album “Loveless”.

If you like the sound of this song, then I urge you to listen to the “Loveless” track – “To Here Knows When”.

it is an extraordinarily edgy and innovative piece of music which they had the courage to release as a single. Music as Art. Some will love, some won’t!

In the meantime, I really hope that you enjoy this weeks “Never Heard That”.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT055: NEW ORDER – 586

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Welcome to this week’s “Never Heard That”.

‘New Order’ are a very well-known band with many book and films written about them and their first incarnation ‘Joy Division’.

By the release of the stand-alone single “Blue Monday” and their second album, “Power, Corruption and Lies” in 1983, ‘New Order’ had arguably transcended ‘Joy Division’ and created something bigger.

This was the sound of “independent dance” being established and the birth of what was to be known as the Madchester scene – high flying bands originating from Manchester in the UK.

More so than any particular song, it is the overall sound which courses through the album that makes it both vital and fun – this was the sound of a band on a journey of discovery and really working together. This feeling of togetherness was also something that the band struggled to replicate as time went on.

I hope that you enjoy this taste of an important album.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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