Side by Side

Die Kombination von Fakt und Fiktion, Recherche und Erzählung wird in der Filmtheorie «side by side» genannt. Auch manche Radiosendungen lassen sich mit diesem Prinzip beschreiben – zumindest gehört es zum Konzept von Golden Glades, unterschiedliche Dinge nebeneinander zu stellen. Die heutige Ausgabe gesellt in plötzliche Nachbarschaft: altes von Sonic Youth und neues von The High Llamas.

Side by Side war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 03.04.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 04.04. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 06.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Raoul VignalSide By SideTalitres
Oum ShattFix It / Screw ItWanda Y. Rec./Border Music
flypaperOld FriendPNKSLM
Sparky BosqueNever Come
Kid CharleroiDoesn't Get BetterStrange Daisy
Pina PalauGet A DogMouthwatering Records
Jane WeaverIs MetalFire Records
Jane WeaverUniversFire Records
Washing MachinaTwilight ZoneLšvely Records
Sonic YouthLittle Trouble GirlGeffen
Angela AuxTraveler of the MindInselgruppe
Su YonoLucid DreamsTrikont
The High LlamasThe Water MovesDrag City
Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomardHexagonTalitres
The MellonsDevil’s AdvocateEarth Libraries
Marina AllenRed CloudFire Records
Winter McQuinnRed WoolThird Eye Stimuli
Obscura HailO.RDot Dash / Remote Control
Penny ArcadeDon't Cry No TearsTapete
Office DogCut the RibbonFlying Nun
Laetitia SadierThe DashDrag City
The BV'sCan't Stand The RainKUS
The PheromoansDowntownUpset The Rhythm
Apollo GhostsRave HeavenYou've Changed Rec.
CheekfaceThere Were Changes in The Hardcoresceneself-released
CheekfacePopular 2self-released
The ShovelsIn Love With My CatFONS Records
Dumbo TracksDaughter Of Flood (feat. Rubee Fegan)Bureau B
Mary TimonyNo ThirdsMerge
Leo BlomovMadrigal IILabel Attitude


Um ein bekanntes Sprichwort unserem Gegenstand anzupassen: Schönheit liegt im Ohr der Zuhörenden. Was als hübsch empfunden wird und die Herzen erfreut, ist und bleibt doch Ansichtssache. Diesem Phänomen widmet sich die heutige Sendung (um nicht zu sagen: die gesamte Sendereihe): Schön ist hier, was gefällt – der Moderatorin, aber bestimmt nicht nur ihr.

Schönheiten  war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 20.03.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 21.03. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 23.03. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Real EstateSomebody NewDomino
Mt. MiseryHey! Prefect Records
HanemoonDown The Rabbit HoleJigsaw
HanemoonDeeper Than DownJigsaw
Kid Charleroi25Strange Daisy
Scenic WorldKid
Savage MansionPresent TenseLost Map
DancerBluetooth HellMeritorio
This Is The KitSensations in the DarkRough Trade
Gruff RhysCover Up The Cover UpRough Trade
Pete AstorLadies and GentlemanTapete Records
StarlessElektra in Blue f/ Chris ThomsonLast Night From Glasgow
Maxine FunkeClearDisciples
Bibi ClubL'ile aux bleuetsSecret City Records
Leo BlomovAmnistieLabel Attitude
Hirth MartinezAltogether AloneWarner Bros.
James Clarke FiveGhost
Isobel Campbell4316Cooking Vinyl
Apollo GhostsFaded Neil Young ShirtYou've Changed Rec.
John MoranDay
KilgourSet It AlightLast Night From Glasgow
CorridorMon Argent Sub Pop
RE SeraphinClock Without HandsSafe Suburban Home
Cat & MaussCrystalLess Records
La LuzStrange WorldHardly Art
A.R. KaneA Love From Outer Space Rough Trade
Siobhan WilsonSnowdrop's TuneSufRecs/Olive Groove
Henny HerzNightnightInselgruppe
Mol SullivanMarrying Typeself-released

Zurück und vorwärts

Ob das Glück in der Zukunft liegt oder in der Vergangenheit, daran scheiden sich die Geister. Unsere kleine Sendereihe steht dabei ganz eindeutig auf keinerlei Seite: Hier wird regelmäßig innovatives Material herbeigeschafft, aber auch das Gold aus den Archiven bemüht. In diesem Sinne widmen wir uns heute u.a. der Kompilation «Under the Bridge Vol. 2», die neue Aktivitäten aus dem Umfeld des legendären Indiepop-Labels Sarah Records versammelt.

Zurück und vorwärts  war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 06.03.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 07.03. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 09.03. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Taylor DaukasPearlMoone Records
The MellonsSo Much To SayEarth Libraries
The Juniper BerriesRole ModelEarth Libraries
Sofia BoltGo AwayBorn Losers Records
Laetitia SadierPanser L'inacceptableDrag City
The Bevis FrondHere For The Other OneFire Records
The BeatlesShe Said She SaidParlophone
The Bevis FrondMaybe We Got It WrongFire Records
MooonRichard Has a RacecarSoundflat / Exelsior
Kelley StoltzReni's CarDandy Boy / Agitated
The MaureensSunday DriverMeritorio
Mol SullivanOnly Onceself-released
PinbackLoroCutty Shark Records
The PearlfishersMaking Tapes For GirlsMarina Records
Peter HallWhat Are You Waiting For?
Bored At My Grandma's HouseShow And TellClue Records/EMI North
BnnyGood StuffFire Talk
FestivalTodayCherry Red
Ger EatonSeason ChangesDimple Discs
CorridorMourir DemainSub Pop
The InfinitesThe DeadMeritorio
The InfinitesThe ExpatMeritorio
Elephant StoneLost in a DreamFuzz Club Records
Apollo GhostsFake NurseYou've Changed Rec.
Action Painting!Just Who Are The Cockleshell Heroes?Skep Wax
Gentle SpringDodge The RainSkep Wax
The Field MiceFabulous FriendShinkhansen Recordings
AutocamperBonfire NightPrefect Records
Special FriendPaints a PicturePrefect Records
Jane WeaverRomantic WorldsFire Records
Cool SoundsBUG0BEATChapter Music
Faye WebsterThinking About YouSecretly Canadian

Kurz und knapp

Wieso wertvolle Zeit verschwenden? Redundante Reprisen und sorglose Soli rauben uns mannigfaltige Minuten. Dabei ließe sich musikalisch in 120 Sekunden alles sagen. Dass der perfekte Popsong eine erstaunlich kompakte Angelegenheit sein kann, wollen wir heute mit 57 Songs in einer Doppelstunde vorführen. Mit dabei: Young Marble Giants, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy und The Smiths.

Kurz und knapp war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 07.02.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 08.02. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 10.02. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Shy BoysSomething SweetPolyvinyl
Nick DrakePink MoonIsland Records
Neil YoungThe Needle And The Damage DoneReprise Records
Legendary Stardust CowboyKiss And RunCherry Red
The Yummy FurPlastic CowboyRock Action
Frankie CosmosWayneSub Pop
Rose MelbergOne Of These DaysLost Sound Tapes
Young Marble GiantsColossal YouthRough Trade
JeaninesGotta GoSlumberland
DropkickFeeling Never Goes
The Boys With The Perpetual NervousnessDon't MindBobo Integral
Tony MolinaI Don't Like That HeRun For Cover
Tony MolinaFour Sided CellRun For Cover
The Pistachio KidKilling FieldsViolette Records
Maria RodesSalgamos Juntos Al Jard’nElefant
Eliza NiemiTea on a PlateTin Angel Records
The SmithsPlease, Please, Please...Rough Trade
Primal ScreamVelocity GirlCherry Red
The ParadeShe Sleeps AloneGrapefruit
The SufisMost Peculiar Happening CatAmple Play
The SufisAnother WayBurger Records
LilysA Nanny In ManhattanchŽ
CotsBitter Part of the FruitBoiled Records
Group ListeningCamberwick GreenPRAH Recordings
Leah SeniorThere's No FishFlightless
Betty O'BrianShe'll Be GoneOne Day Music
The Heavy HeavyWhy Don't You CallATO Records
Elvis CostelloWelcome To The Working WeekRykodisc
Sandy SalisburyDealerRev-Ola
RamonesJudy Is A PunkSire
Girls At Our BestGetting Nowhere FastOptic Nerve
The LemonheadsAlison's Starting to HappenFire Records
Rolling Blackouts C. F.Open Up Your WindowSub Pop
The Bug ClubLove Letters From JupiterWe Are Busy Bodies
CheekfaceElection DaySelf-released
Maurice LecoeurLe Soleil Qui Rit RougeTransversales Disques
Andy ShaufYou Didn't SeeAnti- Records
John MyrtleJust Can't Seem To Say GoodbyeSad Club Records
The BeatlesFor No OneCapitol
Lazy SmokeThere Was A TimeArf! Arf!
Josephine OdhilWildfireUnexpected Records
Steady HolidayLove Me When I Go To
Marmalade MountainThis Town Is Fucking InsaneMagic Nothing
Pastry BoysSugar on TopEats It Records
Teenage FanclubWhat You Do to Me Creation
Big StarBlue MoonArdent Music
Apollo GhostsDeodoraYou've Changed Rec.
Apollo GhostsAcid JennyYou've Changed Rec.
Christine FellowsThe GardenVivat Virtute
Travis BretzerWhere's Your Love?Human Sounds
Benoit PioulardTetMorr Music
The Lost DaysGonna Have To Tell YouSpeakeasy Studios SF
2nd GradeAs Long As We Can Talk About ItDouble Double Whammy
Guided By VoicesThe Goldheart Mountaintop Queen DirectoryGuided By Voices
Bella And MeHelp Me Break This HabitAce International
Winter McQuinnGoodbye NowThird Eye Stimuli

Kleine Produzent:innen

Der (Natur-)Weinladen meines Vertrauens erinnert mich an einen unabhängigen Plattenladen. Man betritt eine Welt der Expertise, mit handverlesenen Produkten, bei deren Erzeugung Wert auf ganz bestimmte Verfahren gelegt wurde – in Geschmack und Nachhaltigkeit der Massenware unbedingt vorzuziehen. Noch eine Analogie zwischen Platten- und Weinladen: Die dort tätigen Schlaumeier:innen kennen nach einiger Zeit deine Vorlieben und locken gelegentlich mit exklusiver Ware in limitierter Auflage.

Wir bei Golden Glades setzten sowohl alkoholisch als auch musikalisch auf überschaubare Produktionen. So wie die von The Hannah Barberas. Das Südlondoner Quartett erfreut auf seinem zweiten Album «Fantastic Tales of the Sea» mit charmant quirligem Indiepop.

Kleine Produzent:innen ist zu hören am Mittwoch, den 28.06.23 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 29.06. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 01.07. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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They Owe UsThe Older You Get, More Golden You LookKlangförlaget
Tough AgeWhich Way Am IBobo Integral
Helena DelandSpring
Marc McLaughlinFollow Me
Parker LeftloverWith a SuitOh, Sister Records
Hologram TeenMidnite Rogue (James McNew rmx)Ransom Note
The ToadsTwo Dozen FunctionsUpset The Rhythm
DeeperBuild a BridgeSub Pop
tofusmellBasil NoodlesHardly Art
SockChange Your MindBubblewrap Collective
This Is the KitDoomed or More DoomedRough Trade
Gruff RhysI Want My Old Life BackRough Trade
Alfie FirminDriversBobo Integral
Alfie FirminPure OBobo Integral
Sam BurtonMariaPartisan Records
Apollo GhostsGave Up The DreamYou've Changed Rec.
The DŸsseldorf DŸsterboysSommerStaatsakt
The ParticlesBits of WoodChapter Music
The Hannah BarberasFast FriendsSubjangle / Spinout Nuggets
The Hannah BarberasWhen You Were My BoyfriendSubjangle / Spinout Nuggets
The PoppermostCarry On SwingingRogue Records
The Baron FourSheRogue Records
Lost ShipsBrittle Heart FoundationSubjangle
Anna HillburgWine In A Tea CupCalifornia Clap Records
Swansea Sound Keep Your Head OnSkep Wax
Wandering SummerShow Me The WaySafe Suburban Home
Life StrikeDownwindersBobo Integral
Quiet IslandOut of ReachRed Brick Records
maya ongakuSomething In Morning RainGuruguru Brain
Terje TorkellsenGo Up The CountrySubjangle
Mabel JoyGeraldineGrapefruit
SnowySorry I Missed
SUPER 8For My FriendsThe Beautiful Music
Gia MargaretCity SongJagjaguwar
The SaxophonesAfterglowFull Time Hobby

Best Of 2022

Although the new year is already in full swing, it’s always worth taking a look back. Here are some of my favourite albums released in 2022:

Michael Rault: Michael Rault

A warm and sonic depth runs through this self-titled album by Michael Rault. The songwriting of Harry Nilsson springs to mind, Emitt Rhodes or even Stevie Wonder. Amidst the lush harmonies and spacious analogue sound, you could almost get the idea that this is a lost work from the 70s that only recently has been rediscovered. But no: Michael Rault releases music since 2008. His present work is the second for Wick Records, which in turn are associated with Daptone. And shows a very mature and passionate songwriting. The sensitive quality is surely also related to the fact that many things changed in Michael Rault’s life: he left his partner, his manager and his backing band, moved from Montreal to Los Angeles and recorded some of the songs in his bedroom. But for the big production, for the smooth string and wind arrangements, there was plenty of help from his circle of friends and rounds off this historically well-inspired piece of classic pop just perfectly.

Apollo Ghosts: Pink Tiger

In their native Canada, Apollo Ghosts are already known and appreciated. The band was formed in 2009 around songwriter Adrian Teacher and drummer Amanda Panda. Most recently, they released an album with ambient tracks as well as a collection of local cover songs, whereby only artists from Vancouver were re-scored by Apollo Ghosts. And now, titled Pink Tiger, there is a regular studio work that deserves special attention: Pink Tiger by Apollo Ghosts was created over the last three years: 22 songs, divided into two chapters: Pink features the acoustic version of the band. It shows a smooth and clever songwriting, in which Teacher undergoes a self-analysis. During the recordings he had the feeling that everything was falling apart: his father was dying and he also lost part of his hearing. The second chapter – Tiger – was recorded a year later and celebrates the endurance of friendship, music and hope. Garnished with strumming guitars, the three piece presents some good old energetic indie rock. So this double-album shows two different sides of one and the same band. And the good thing is: both are absolutely entertaining from beginning to end.

Papercuts: Past Life Regression

Music that refers to the baroque pop of the 60s is still occasionally produced today. For example, by Jason Quever and his project Papercuts. Past Life Regression, his eighth album, sounds very organic and you can hear that the man behind Papercuts not only writes songs but also works as a producer for others: Sugar Candy Mountain, Cass MacCombs or Beach House –  they all have placed themselves in his trusting hands. When Quever himself plays music as Papercuts, his songs often have a melancholic touch and the vintage-heavy sound palette plays well into his hands.

Partner Look: By The Book

When two people wear the same or a very similar outfit, one often speaks of a partner look. I didn’t realise until now that this term is only common in German-speaking countries and tends to cause confusion elsewhere. But that’s exactly why a band from Melbourne has named itself after this pseudoanglizism. The quartet Partner Look consists of the German-born sisters Ambrin and Anila Hasnain and their partners Dainis Lacey and Lachlen Denton. All four musicians are also involved in other music projects: Cool Sounds, The Ocean Party and Studio Magic and also move in related pop terrain. They play through their debut very nonchalantly: By the Book by Partner Look is an album that offers very good entertainment in its casual, charming way.

Dana Gavanski: When It Comes

Dana Gavanski and her music have been on my radar from the very beginning. I’ve watched her songwriting evolve from humble, soulful folk to a more daring art-pop direction. On her second album, When It Comes, the Serbian-Canadian songwriter is coming a step closer to the wondrous sound world of Robert Wyatt. She has a very playful and honest style, and like Wyatt, it’s the fragile voice that really carries you away. Hard to believe, but it wasn’t long ago that Gavanski lost her voice due to illness. Thankfully, she’s back again and in great shape and has delivered this wonderful, timeless yet beautifully idiosyncratic album that sadly far too few people know about. Also check out the live report from last year’s Reeperbahn Festival. It was a very special event!

Way Dynamic: So Familiar

There are always cultural hotspots, places where a lot of talented musicians gather at one time and create something special: an exceptional sound that stands for a certain time and a certain place. One such hotspot at the moment is clearly Melbourne in Australia. Good projects are springing up like mushrooms and everything is somehow connected. Way Dynamic is the name of the project of the Australian Dylan Young. Young, who was just touring as a drummer with Emma Russack & Lachlan Denton as well as Snowy Band. He played two gigs each evening and now presents his ambitious solo project: Way Dynamic. On his stunning debut So Familiar, Young shows a knack for putting together familiar retro sounds in a new way. The sound of the American West Coast and the early 70ties shimmers through, yet it is not simply copied. Once again, I’m amazed at how a single person manages to replace an entire band so effortlessly.

No Frills: Downward Dog

Downward Dog is the fabulous debut of the Canadian band No Frills. In their own words, this is a collection of DIY pop hits with serious themes such as depression, despair, life and death. But most of all, this band wants to have fun! And that is noticeable all along the record: No Frills from Toronto moves quite nonchalantly through the songs. Also the recording process was exceptional. For example, the singer wore a hygiene mask and sang through a toilet paper roll attached to the microphone. Just to capture the right sound for his voice. This pretty much sums up the album – lots of ideas floating around to discover!

Pete Astor: Time On Earth

Pete Astor and his bands The Loft and The Weather Prophets are among the best Creation Records had to offer in the 80s. And British songwriter is still a very good storyteller: Time On Earth is the name of his new album, and as on its predecessor One For The Ghost, the theme of „life after death“ plays a central role. Pete Astor shows himself reflective and personal, and he knows exactly what he is singing about. Dealing with death can be a cheerful and comforting thing when you think of dear friends who have recently passed away and are sorely missed. Life goes on while Pete Astor created one of his most beautiful albums.

Pink Tiger

Rosa Tiger gibt es ebenso wenig wie lilafarbene Kühe. Doch die kanadische Formation Apollo Ghosts schert sich nicht darum. Überhaupt liebt das Trio seine (künstlerische) Freiheit: Zuletzt veröffentlichte es ein Album mit Ambient Tracks sowie eine Sammlung lokaler Coversongs. Mit dem Doppelalbum «Pink Tiger» präsentieren Apollo Ghost nun nochmals zwei unterschiedliche Seiten ihrer selbst: Das erste Kapitel «Pink» ist in solider Heimarbeit entstanden und geprägt vom Songwriting Adrian Teachers, dessen sonore Stimme zuweilen an Bill Callahan erinnert. Rein akustisch und einfühlsam zeigt sich hier die Band. Das zweite Kapitel «Tiger» wurde ein Jahr später eingespielt – in einem energetischen Schrammelsound, wie er im Neuseeland der 80er beliebt war. «Pink Tiger» deckt somit allerhand ab, was bei Golden Glades saisonunabhängig hoch im Kurs steht.

Außerdem mit dabei: fröhliche Jangle-Tunes der Glasgower U.S. Highball sowie Forever Ambers fast vergessener Harmony-Pop. Die Band aus der britischen Provinz hatte «The Love Cycle» in späten 60er Jahren zunächst in zweistelliger Auflage veröffentlicht. Irgendwie hat das Konzeptalbum trotzdem überlebt. Wir würdigen es heute.

Pink Tiger war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 06.04.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 07.04. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 09.04. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Hamburg UKW: 91,7 & 104,0 MHz
Berlin DAB+: Kanal 7B

Rat ColumnsI Can't Live On LoveTough Love
Guided By VoicesMad River ManGuided By Voices Inc
Air WavesThe DanceFire Records
U.S. HighballMental MunchiesLame-O Records
U.S. HighballDouble DareLame-O Records
ArmstrongRock Star Rock StarThe Beautiful Music
M Ross PerkinsVenti Gasp InhaleKarma Chief Records
Apollo GhostsMelatonin 5GYou've Changed Rec.
Apollo GhostsSpilling Yr GutsYou've Changed Rec.
Adrian Teacher and the SubsEmily Carr
Aldous HardingEnnui4AD
Kamikaze Palm TreeFlamingoDrag City
Large PlantsNo DifferenceGhost Box
Ghost WomanBehind Your EyesFull Time Hobby
MattielOn The RunHeavenly Recordings
Young GuvCouldn't Leave U If I TriedRun For Cover
Weird NightmareLusitaniaSub Pop Records
SeatbeltsHey, Hey Tiger!Rooftop Records
Yves JarvisBootstrap JubileeAnti- / Flemish Eye
Rosalie CunninghamNumber 149Cherry Red
PapercutsPalm SundaySlumberland
Yani MartinelliEverything In
Forever AmberGoing Away AgainGuerssen Records
Forever AmberFor a Very Special PersonGuerssen Records
Apollo GhostsOK SodaYou've Changed Rec.
Apollo GhostsDirty SpoonsYou've Changed Rec.
Kristine LeschperRibbonAnti- Records
Say Sue MeAround YouDamnably
PLOSIVSBroken EyesSwami
PinbackPenelopeCutty Shark
fine.Loveless / Love LessSubjangle
Blue StatesScience or Fiction?Memphis Industries
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