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

Leichtes Unbehagen

Ungetrübtes Glück kann sehr langweilig sein – zumindest, was die Inhalte von Songtexten angeht. Heraufziehendes Unheil ist dagegen eine ergiebige Situation. Ahnung von Niedergang? Düsteres Gelände? Zweifel auf offener Szene? Das sind tolle Themen für Popsongs! Erst wo sich diffuse Mulmigkeit breit macht, ist popmusikalische Dichtung ganz bei sich selbst. Dies demonstrieren uns heute Dana Gavanski, Daniel Romano’s Outfit und Mary Timony.

Leichtes Unbehagen war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 24.01.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 25.01. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 27.01. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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French QuarterChecks & BalancesOff Tempo Records
Children's HourBright LightsDrag City
Ty SegallMy Best FriendDrag City
Misty LanesWould You Believe?Third Eye Stimuli
Novelty Island1102Nine X Nine
Jenny O.Pleasure in FunctionMama Bird Recording
Uni BoysBe My Baby TonightCuration Records
The Lemon TwigsMy Golden YearsCaptured Tracks
Kane & JamesSmileGood Eye Records
Mary TimonyThe GuestMerge
Pete AstorModel VillageTapete Records
Pale LightsTwisting The KnifeKUS
Jess LockeUncomfortably HappyDot Dash/Remote Control
Dana GavanskiHow To Feel UncomfortableFull Time Hobby
OmniPlastic Pyramid (feat. Izzy Glaudini)Sub Pop
GwendolineRock 2000Born Bad
Haze Sous Le SilenceOff White House Records
Haze HidingOff White House Records
Flower FestivalBehave (feat. Lonna Kelley)Moone Records
DancerPassionate Sunday Meritorio
HomeworkPaperGoldMold Records
Potato BeachLove SignsSiluh
The Jasmine MinksKillLast Night From Glasgow
Ducks Ltd.Hollowed OutCarpark
Daniel Romano's OutfitField of RuinsYou've Changed Rec.
AirbusThis Time TomorrowCherry Red
Bill Ryder-JonesIt's Today AgainDomino
Bill Ryder-JonesChristinhaDomino
Large PlantsHope It Is A Feathered ThingGhost Box
Barbara MorgensternDie Wand Staatsakt

Ein guter Anfang

Die dramaturgische Grundregel lautet: Du brauchst einen guten Anfang und ein gutes Ende. In der Mitte darf man sich gewisse Nachlässigkeiten erlauben. Folglich haben wir uns für die erste Sendung des Jahres besonders zusammengerissen, konzentriert und fokussiert – und gelangten zu dem Entschluss, in der heutigen Sendung Musik von Broadcast, The Sonics, und Loving mit auf die Playlist zu nehmen.

Ein guter Anfang war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 10.01.24 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr. Wdh.: Donnerstag, 11.01. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 13.01. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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BroadcastBefore We BeginWarp
Edwards HandClose My EyesGRT
The Reed Conservation SocietyPyl™nesViolette Records
Large PlantsThe ThornGhost Box
Large PlantsWasted and TiredGhost Box
Angela AuxTake It SomewhereInselgruppe
Pop FilterFighting Spirit Bobo Integral
Pop CrimesEnds And BeginsHowlin' Banana
BadfingerBaby BlueApple Records
FfenestRhywbeth ArallCae Gwyn Records
Dan EdmondsAlways
LovingMedicineLast Gang Records
Drench FriesPoolside
@Friendship is FrequencyCarpark
Good MorningReal IÕm ToldPolyvinyl
The Weather ProphetsAlmost PrayedWEA
Pete AstorAmber LightsTapete
Die Liga der gewöhnlichen GentlemenWie Frankie LymonTapete
The SonicsShot DownTwo Piers
The Hi-FisTread Softly For The SleepersTwo Piers
Uni BoysIntentionsCuration Records
The ShapirosCutWorld of Echo
Soft CoversComing and GoingLittle Lunch / Hidden Bay
Soft CoversNorth Queensland, late 80sLittle Lunch / Hidden Bay
Edmund NovemberCold Street LightUnday Records
PACKSHoneyFire Talk
QuitterHeavy WeatherGoldMold Records
Chet SoundsHot Lips HoulihanThird Eye Stimuli
The Bevis FrondLeb OffFire Records
The Velvet UndergroundNew AgeCotillion

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.

Im Spannungsfeld

Wahrscheinlich bewegt sich jede Musik immer auch in gewissen Spannungsfeldern – jedenfalls gilt dies ohne Zweifel für jegliche Acts, die in dieser Golden Glades-Ausgabe zum Zuge kommen. Wir besichtigen u.a. die Spannungsfelder zwischen Folk und Psychedelic, zwischen Punk Rock und Bubblegum Pop, zwischen privater Klage und politischem Anspruch und natürlich das zwischen dem Willen zum freien Ausdruck und dem Zwang zur monatlichen Mietzahlung. Mit dabei im fortlaufenden Drama des Hin- und Hergerissen-Seins: Rachael Dadd, The Loft und Uni Boys.

Im Spannungsfeld war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 16.11.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 03.11. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 05.11. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Melody's Echo ChamberCrystallizedDomino
Low IslandGoodbye BluefinEmotional Interference
Spencer CullumKingdom WeatherFull Time Hobby
Dana GavanskiWaltz for a SpanielFull Time Hobby
Rachael DaddGhostMemphis Industries
The ChesterfieldsYou're Ace From SpaceMr. Mellow's Music
The LoftUp The Hill And Down The SlopeCreation Records
Pete AstorNew ReligionTapete
R.E.M.Wolves, LowerI.R.S.
The WendsWhat a Heart is ForSubjangle
Uni BoysTake A Look AroundCuration Records
Uni BoysYou Worry About MeCuration Records
The Loch Ness MouseThe SavignyplatzTune J Music
Gwilym GoldOverflowSA Recordings
The Hanged ManPatterns FollowPNKSLM
DungenSkövdeMexican Summer
DisqMeant to BeSaddle Creek
The Laughing ChimesIce Cream SkiesSlumberland
Peel Dream MagazineSelf-Actualization Centre f/ WinterSlumberland/Tough Love
The Beach BoysLittle PadCapitol
Richard TwiceIf I Knew You Were The OnePhillips
Richard TwiceIf I Were Strong I'd Move You MountainsPhillips
SunfruitsBelieve it allThird Eye Stimuli
Winter McQuinnGeorge Harrisons Crystal BallThird Eye Stimuli
SloanKeep Your Name AliveYep Roc
SloanNice Work If You Can Get ItYep Roc
More KicksColour Me StupefiedStardumb/Dirtnap
Eerie WandaLong TimeJoyful Noise
Wax MachineCanto de lemanjaBatov Records


“Time on Earth”, so heißt das neue Album von Pete Astor, der in den 80er Jahren mit den Weather Prophets und The Loft bekannt wurde. Nun, quasi im Herbst seines Lebens, drehen sich seine Songs thematisch um Tod und Vergänglichkeit. Erstaunlicherweise klingen Astors Stücke aber gar nicht traurig, sondern durchaus zuversichtlich, wenn etwa der Doktor, der Priester oder gleich der Bestattungsunternehmer musikalisch angerufen werden. Im letzten Abschnitt von «Time On Earth», da stellt sich Astor vor, dass es doch so eine Art Himmel geben könnte, mit Katzen und Gitarren und jeder Menge alter Freunde zum Plaudern. Anlass ist wohl der Tod eines Songwriter-Kollegen, der sehr plötzlich und viel zu früh vor einem Jahr verstarb. Die Rede ist von Pat Fish von The Jazz Butcher. Ein Gentleman und Geschichtenerzähler, der uns viele gute Songs beschert hat. Pete Astor vermisst seinen alten Kollegen und hat sich vorgestellt, wie Pat ihm dort oben kleine Postkarten schickt, mit der Message «Everything is fine and dandy».

Herbstleuchten war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 19.10.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 20.10. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 22.10. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

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Princess ChelseaTimeLilÕ Chief Records
The Boys With The Perpetual NervousnessThe Stars Go RoundBobo Integral
The FeeliesIt's Only LifeA&M Records
Rachael DaddFor Honey and RayMemphis Industries
Carpet Burn47 CentsSpoilsport Records
Cool Sounds6 Or 7 MoreChapter Music
mushfootTime Before LandMoone Records
mushfootMy Shrinking HeartMoone Records
Sweet BabooGood LuckAmazing Tapes From Canton
SylvieFurther Down The RoadFull Time Hobby
Marina AllenFoul Weather Jacket DrawingFire Records
Peel Dream MagazinePadTough Love
MastonFirst ClassBe With Records
ToledoSoda CanGrand Jury
The OrchidsI Never Thought I Was CleverSkep Wax
Jesca HoopSilent ExtinctionMemphis Industries
Bill CallahanFirst BirdDrag City
AluminumWindowpaneDandy Boy
The KinksAutumn AlmanacCastle Communications
Steady Holiday f/ BedouinePeople Take Pictures Of Each OtherBarsuk
SorryWillow TreeDomino
SkinnerGaslighterFaction Records
The Weather ProphetsWhy Does The RainCreation
Pete AstorTime On EarthTapete
Pete AstorFine And DandyTapete
The Jazz ButcherNever Give Up (Glass Version)Glass Modern
DIVESWanna Take You ThereSiluh Records
DIVESSaySiluh Records
Lande HektGay Space CadetsGet Better Records
Jupiter AppleTropical Permanent HolidaysElefant
UltracrushAway GameSelf-released

Playlist 20.01.2016

Statt Eurodisco: Indie-Esperanto

Ist Indiepop eine universelle Sprache? Oder zumindest eine europaweit gültige? Golden Glades hat für die heutige Sendung hörenswerte Tracks u.a. aus Norwegen, Irland, Italien, Spanien und der Schweiz versammelt. Mal nachlauschen, ob und wie sich die Grenzübertritte bemerkbar machen.


Mat ShoareOne Of My
Bop EnglishDani's BluesBlood & Biscuit
Giorgio TumaMy Last Tears Will Be A Blue MelodyElefant
Giorgio TumaThrough Your Hands Love Can ShineElefant
Emma PollockParks & RecreationChemikal Underground
David HessMrs. Perkins' FlowersDiggler
Dr Cosmo's Tape LabPig In A
Jo Mango & FriendsBitter FruitOlive Grove
Sea PinksCold ReadingCF Records
The Goon SaxBoyfriendChapter Music
The Go-BetweensCattle and CaneDomino
Julia BrownLovedJoy Void
Gold CelesteGrand New SpinRiot Factory
alpha=f/mBody CollideOh, Sister
La Bien QueridaPoderes ExtranosElefant
LakeThe StarsK Records
Young RivalInterior Light62TV
Ty SegallCandy SamDrag City
GHOSTSThis Isn't
Petite LeagueTwo
Walter MartinJobs I Had Before I Got Rich & FamousArts & Leisure
LoftUp the Hill and Down the SlopeCreation
Pete AstorReally SomethingSlumberland
Pete AstorThe Getting ThereSlumberland
Ultimate Painting(I've Got The) Sanctioned BluesTrouble In Mind
Nap EyesMixerParadise of Bachelors
Liga der gewöhnlichen GentlemenDer beste Zechpreller der WeltTapete
Painting By NumbersLied für Werner EnkeTapete
Belle MareDark Of My
Matt CostaSacred
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