Heilendes Potpourri

Musik, die aus einer Krise heraus entstanden ist und sich doch vor allem optimistisch zeigt: Das ist „Paradise“, der vierte Longplayer von Healing Potpourri. Hinter dem Namen verbirgt sich der Kalifornier Simi Sohota. Seine bittersüßen Songs sind Balsam für die Seele – auch für seine eigene, die unter dem Lockdown litt. Dass es in der kaleidoskopischen Klanglandschaft so viele Feinheiten zu entdecken gibt, ist u.a. dem irischen Songwriter und Arrangeuer Sean O’Hagan zu verdanken. Der High Llamas-Kopf hat die neuen Aufnahmen von Healing Potpourri aus der Ferne als Co-Produzent betreut. Und darauf geachtet, dass es eine zeitgenössische Platte wird, die aber wie ein vertrauter Klassiker klingt.

Weitere Beiträge gibt es in der heutigen Sendung von Sunbeam Sound Machine, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom und Florist. Sie alle erinnern daran, dass manchmal auch in schwierigen Momenten Schönheit und Freude zu finden sind.

Heilendes Potpourri war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 24.08.22 – 17:00-19:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Donnerstag, 25.08. von 7:00-9:00 Uhr und Samstag, 27.08. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
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Stella DonnellyHow Was Your Day?Secretly Canadian
Sunbeam Sound MachineI Promise That I'll Try To Give You All My LoveDot Dash / Remote Control
Healing PotpourriTruly GoodRun For Cover
The High LlamasThe Sun Beats DownV2
Healing PotpourriFireworksRun For Cover
Healing PotpourriThink About UsRun For Cover
Luke SweeneyArgentine MorningsRoyal Oakie
FloristOrgan's DroneDouble Double Whammy
DungenOm Det Finns Nagot Som Du Vill Fraga MigMexican Summer
Tony MolinaNot Worth KnowingRun For Cover
Tony MolinaBurn EveryoneRun For Cover
Sorry GilbertoThe BeachSolaris Empire
Hologram TeenVHS NemesisRansom Note
Dear Norascrolls of doomOrindal
Nick HakimHappenATO Records
DinersTried To TryLauren Records
Panda Bear & Sonic BoomEdge of the EdgeDomino
The Persian LeapsMaybe Time Will Let Me ForgetLand Ski Music
The ZombiesBeechwood ParkRhino
Beachwood SparksSomething I Don't RecognizeSub Pop
TriptidesMidnightCuration Records
GwennoTresorHeavenly Recordings
David Helgi JohanFireflyGreywood Records
CheekfaceYou Always Want to Bomb the Middle Eastself-released
CheekfaceVegan Waterself-released
TchotchkeDizzyTchotchke Records
Macie StewartMaya, PleaseFull Time Hobby / Orindal
Max GowanOrnamentalSound As Language
Fenn is coolOoh Yeah! (I Don't Know Why I'm So Depressed)fenniscool.bandcamp.com
C. RossWrong Side of the SkyEchodelick Records

Best Of 2019

Is it too late for a roundup of my favourite albums of 2019? I’m actually glad I waited so long, because a very good album from last year only recently came on to my radar.

Here’s my selection of records I highly recommend listening to, if you don’t already know them.

Tandem Felix: Rom-Com

While everyone kept raving about the latest Wilco release Ode To Joy, I’d like to make sure, this sort of like-minded band from Dublin gets some attention: Tandem Felix is the project of David Tapley, a subtle singer-/songwriter who is giving insights into his and other people’s life. It’s kind of downhearted but witty, filled with splendid melodies and a quality of mellow comfort. In-between showing moments of a slacker attitude and some psycherock tendency with the song “Oil Money”. Surprisingly, Rom-Com is a debut full-length. You wouldn’t expect that, because it shows a very fine and thought through production. The arrangements are meticulous and the song collection is cohesive. And most of all: I can listen to it every day without getting tired of it. Also, worth mentioning is the well-chosen artwork by French surrealist Guy Billout. It perfectly reflects the oeuvre of Tandem Felix.

Vanishing Twin: The Age Of Immunology

Well known for their lead single “Magician’s Success” which comes with a space pop vibe à la Stereolab meets Broadcast, Vanishing Twin have way more to offer. Seeing the band live in early December 2019 in Hamburg was mind-blowing. Percussionist Valentina Magaletti impressed with a versatile playing and obviously enjoyed keeping the group together with her jazzy shuffles, shouting commands to her three international colleagues on bass, guitar and vintage keys. Vanishing Twin are a genre bending affair and nothing like the usual indie outfit. They are modern visionaries taking a different approach in every track: old film scores, psychedelic krautrock, melodic art pop and jazzy soundscapes. The Age Of Immunology takes the listener on to an exciting adventure.

Cate Le Bon: Reward

I always liked Cate Le Bon. Her songs sometimes are kind of strange – but in a beautiful, haunting way. And after all these years, the Nico comparison still lingers on. Not only the light and dark tone of Le Bon’s voice and her Welsh accent reminds of the German singer, it’s also embodied in the artistic self-image. With a credo like: show courage and never confine your sound and vision. The music on Reward isn’t trying to please the mainstream, it’s experimental and playful. But there’s also a pop- and folk-feel and there’s always a connection between the composition and the emotion. It’s open-minded and passionate and with this combination, Cate Le Bon creates songs that sound like nothing else. She’s also an awe-inspiring producer and responsible for the slick production of Deerhunter’s latest album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? It was a pretty good year for Cate Le Bon and she’s definitely one of the most exciting artists of 2019.

Doug Tuttle: Dream Road

I fell in love with Doug Tuttle’s songwriting a few years back when he started with his psychedelic band project Mmoss. But then he started recording songs alone in his bedroom studio and he got better with every release. On his fourth solo album Dream Road, multi-instrumentalist Tuttle perfected his elegant nostalgia-soaked sound. His vocals are quite hazy, but with full of emotive lyrical content. And although this downer pop moves into delicate grounds, it’s soothing and hopeful. The fragile harmonies are hypnotic, deep and warm. Doug Tuttle’s songwriting recalls all the lost good moments of late 60s and early 70s pop with a haunting touch of psyche and Americana. I have found myself returning to this beautiful record a lot last year and it keeps on spinning on my turntable.

Kiwi jr: Football Money

This fantastic record was released in March 2019 and re-released earlier this year on a label from Leipzig (Germany) called Persona Non Grata – I still remember Persona Non Grata from the 90s, when they started out as a low-key Fanzine, covering all the Indie rock bands I was into at that time. And here’s the thing: Kiwi jr from Canada just as well could have been your favourite act from the 90s. Every track on Football Money sounds familiar: there are jangly guitars and beatific melodies. Catchy hooks and choruses to sing along are combined with a great sense of humour. It’s this kind of nonchalance we fell in love with listening to Orange Juice or Pavement. A ferocious feel-good energy is running through the veins of this debut album. It’s astute and not too calculating in referring to all the familiar sounds. It’s fun! And I hope there’s more to come from Kiwi jr.

Further records I really enjoyed in 2019:

Pernice Brothers: Spread The Feeling

Lens Mozer: Don’t Stop

Max Gowan: Bygones 

Sunbeam Sound Machine: Goodness Gracious 

Froth: Duress

2019 was a pretty decent year for music and it looks like 2020 is going to be a good one too! Stay tuned…

Viele Feelings

Golden Glades serviert uns heute viele Feelings und setzt dabei den Fokus auf zwei wunderbare Alben: Jesca Hoop wuchs in einer kalifornischen Mormonen-Gemeinschaft auf und übte bereits dort das vierstimmige Singen ein. Inzwischen wohnt sie im englischen Manchester und hat mit «Stonechild» ein Werk voll raumgreifender Feelings geschaffen. Produzent John Parish (This Is The Kit, Aldous Harding) half ihr dabei, sich auf das Wesentliche zu reduzieren, um bisweilen eindringliche Akzente zu setzen.

In einer ungleich verschwommeneren Klanglandschaft suhlt sich die Einmannband Sunbeam Sound Machine von Nick Sowersby. Der Australier hat über Jahre an Sounds gebastelt, bis sich die Songs seines Zweitlings «Goodness Gracious» wie von selbst herausschälten. Die Platte durchzieht ein tröstliches Gefühl, das wie ein nostalgisch-melancholischer Traum daherkommt.

Weitere Feelings zeigen in dieser Sendung ungeniert: Butcher The Bar, Crumb und Buzzcocks.

Diese Sendung war zu hören am Mittwoch, den 03.07.19 – 20:00-22:00 Uhr.
Wdh.: Samstag, 06.07. von 15:00-17:00 Uhr

Stream online here: ByteFM
Berlin: 91.0 MHz // Hamburg: 91.7 MHz


The NinesHow Does It Feel?Air Mail Recordings
Scott MannionNot Exactly DeepLil' Chief Records
CrumbPart IIICrumb Records
CrumbNinaCrumb Records
Doug TuttleCan You Feel ItBurger Records
Sunbeam Sound MachineHold Me BackDot Dash
Mike GaleYou Know How I'm Feeling Nowmikegale.bandcamp.com
Jay SomSuperbikeLucky Number
TothSentientimentFigureight Records
Benjamin Lazar DavisA Love Song Seven WaysBLD Records
Jesca HoopDeath RowMemphis Industries
Paul Den HeyerPassing Of The SeasonA Turntable Friend
SUPER 8Love Like Ours--
Friedrich SunlightWas will man noch mehr?Tapete Records
Kevin AyersTown FeelingHarvest
Ari RoarFeelin' FurryBella Union
Frankie LeeSpeakeasyLoose Music
TriptidesNirvana NowHypnotic Bridge
Sunbeam Sound MachineTalking DistanceDot Dash
Sunbeam Sound MachineAnyway, AnywayDot Dash
The ConcernsGood RunWarHen Records
The Young SinclairsBirthday CardRequiem Pour Un Twister
MaunoVampireTin Angel Records
Butcher The BarLyingBobo Integral
Teenage FanclubFeelSony
BuzzcocksYou Say You Don't Love MeDomino
The Martial ArtsNew PerformanceLast Night In Glasgow
LOUDMAMMOTHLet GoLast Night In Glasgow
Jesca HoopRed White And BlackMemphis Industries
Jesca Hoop01 TearMemphis Industries
FeltWhirlpool Vision of ShameCherry Red

Playlist 22.07.2015


Von der unsäglichen Austro-Pop Welle inspiriert geht der Blick heute einmal auf die andere Seite der Welt, auf den so genannten fünften Kontinent. Sandra Zettpunkt hört nach, was die galanten Australier zu bieten haben und muss feststellen: allerhand! Neben bekannteren Acts wie The Go-Betweens, Goyte und San Cisco gibt es noch viele weitere Klänge aus Down Under zu entdecken.


Oscar + MartinDo The Right ThingTwo Bright Lakes
GotyeEasy Way OutSample 'n' Seconds
Alex Brittan(Can't) Relaxsoundcloud.com/alexbrittan
Good MorningOnce You KnowSolitaire
Connor BrookerWhat Am I Worthtriplejunearthed.com
The Go-BetweensI Need Two HeadsPostcard
The ApartmentsBlack RibbonsMicrocultures
Crayon FieldsTake Me Where The Light Isn't CruelChapter Music
Geoffrey O'ConnorHer Name On Every TongueChapter Music
Olympic AyresContrololympicayres.bandcamp.com
The BelligerentsAll I Haveself-released
Tame Impala'Cause I'm a ManModular
The John Steel SingersMj's On Fire AgainFull Time Hobby
The TwilightsDevendraAztec
Violet SwellsHere Comes Yesterdayvioletswells.bandcamp.com
Courtney BarnettAn Illustration Of LonelinessMarathon Artists
Jess LockeRiding A Dead HorseArt As Catharsis
PropLandingSilent Recordings
RedspencerHappy Slow Riverbendstriplejunearthed.com
Brendan MacleanStupidbrendanmaclean.bandcamp.com
San CiscoToo Much Time TogetherEmbassy of Music
The Ocean PartyHead Downtheoceanparty.bandcamp.com
Dick DiverPrivate NumberTrouble In Mind
TwerpsNew MovesMerge
Evan & The BraveStay This Waytriplejunearthed.com
CrepesCold Summerscrepes.bandcamp.com
Sunbeam Sound MachineWandering, lsunbeamsoundmachine.bandcamp.com
Japanese WallpaperBetween Friendsjapanesewallpaper.bandcamp.com
Moses Gunn CollectiveShalalamosesgunncollective1.bandcamp.com
Sally SeltmannDear Mr. HeartlessArts & Crafts
Tamas WellsEngland Had a QueenPopboomerang
The LucksmithsThe Town & the HillsFortuna Pop!
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