NHT147: 1 GIANT LEAP – All Alone

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Most people would be aware that there is an extraordinarily rich musical diversity throughout the world. However, even the most musically intrepid would struggle to say that they have been exposed even to a fraction of it.

That is why sometimes it is great to see western musicians working with musicians from other nations. They are able to use their high profiles to bring lessor known musical styles and musicians to a wider audience.

UK duo 1 GIANT LEAP did just that. And we are all the richer for it.

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Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT146: DALIS CAR – Create And Melt

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When two high profile artists join together after the closure of their artistically respected previous bands, surely nothing could go wrong?

In my opinion when ex-Bauhaus vocalist Pete Murphy joined with ex-Japan bassist Mick Karn to form DALIS CAR nothing did go wrong. The result of their union was highly original, wildly inventive and totally uncompromising.

It seems that I was in the minority with that opinion……. see what you think!

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NHT145: NOT FROM THERE: Sich Offnen

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We are going to go a little bit heavier today.

Austrian/Australian band NOT FROM THERE were not afraid to throw some electronics and other trickery into the standard drum, bass and guitar formula.

Through light and shade, this song travels a great distance in a short period of time!

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NHT144: KEVIN MORBY – Harlem River

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A musical connection can come to us from many different directions, sometimes when we least expect it.

One source which has often caught me off guard, is the TV commercial. Every now and then I get stopped in my tracks.

Such is the case with todays, feature artist, American musician, KEVIN MORBY.

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NHT143: STINA NORDENSTAM – Viewed From The Spire

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I first heard Swedish artist STINA NORDENSTAM after she supplied vocals for a band that I really liked.

I enjoyed what she contributed to the extent that I knew that I should explore further – in doing so, I came to realise that she was a unique talent in her own right.

I just love the dynamic layering of this amazing song as it unfolds in front of you.

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NHT142: XTC – Making Plans For Nigel

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Highly inventive British band XTC paved out a uniquely original approach to their music.

Cleverly constructed commercial tracks were driven by super cool riffs, and they were not shy of throwing in a dose of humour on top.

Super stardom did allude them but they instilled a passionately faithful loyalty in their fan base.

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NHT141: MIDNIGHT OIL – Short Memory

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Australia’s MIDNIGHT OIL has achieved a lot in their time together.

Their recorded product, over a long period is very well respected, but it is their extraordinarily powerful live show which leaves many around the world speechless.

They are back on the live circuit right now, and although I haven’t had the chance to see them yet, I hear that they are just as amazing as ever.

Today’s feature track is a real live favourite of mine!

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NHT140: READYMADE – Cirkus

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I was introduced to French musician Jean-Philippe Verdin, aka READYMADE FC, through hearing a remix he had done for one of my favourite artists.

I was thoroughly impressed by how different he made it to the original whilst at the same time maintaining its integrity.

It inspired me to look into him further. What was revealed was a super talented musician with a highly original approach to music.

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

Cheers, Andrew Muecke

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NHT139: HIS NAME IS ALIVE – Her Eyes Were Huge Things

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Established in the 1980’s, UK record label 4AD continues to be associated with the cutting edge of alternative music. A virtual roll call of the coolest bands around from over the years – have a look on the internet and you will be astounded by the list.

Here is one of their acts from the 90’s, American outfit HIS NAME IS ALIVE. This is from the bands highly experimental ‘cut and splice’ beginnings.

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NHT138: RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS – Behind The Sun

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US band RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, have certainly amassed an impressive history since starting off in the early 80’s.

Todays feature track is an early one from the band.

It contains their trademark funkiness, but I think it might be where they channelled their inner plaintiveness for the first time.

Its gentleness and groove appealed to me the first time I heard it.

I hope you enjoy this weeks NEVER HEARD THAT.

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