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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

29 days of fresh new shows.

Leo Gilbert - DJ

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Leo Gilbert

On my show this month:
There are two shows from Leo this month.
In the first there are three hours of loveliness and brain scraping in equal measure from the likes of Graham Coxon, The Hinds, Hooray for Earth and HAAi, along with brand new tunes from Holy Fuck, Squarepusher and Special Request.
Travelling the untrod paths of the globe, Leo shares a track from the Afro Deep vol 3 compilation, a song from Guts, a remix of Pat Thomas crops up and there are two more enigmatic, spellbinding tunes from the Guizhou Province of China, courtesy of the Yandong Grand Singers.
Making music that is majestically melodious are Alice Boman, The Innocence Mission, Efterklang (fast becoming Leo’s pet project), the wonderful National Jazz Trio of Scotland and amelia courthouse.
And that is barely the half of it.
In the second (Leo Gilbert Again) he plays a whole host of tunes released mostly in the month or two before the show was pieced together in January.
He plays another excellent track from the new Dylan Henner EP, a brand new tune from New Zealand’s Nadia Reid, an ultra-new song by Dan Deacon (the first on which he has sung in an untreated way), a very, very new track by The Innocence Mission, and possibly even newer is Holy Fuck’s album, a song from which graces the show.
Most surprising and intriguing song of the month goes to Rabbit Island and Nicholas Allbrook: listen and you’ll see what Leo means.
Aside from all of this strange-and-loveliness are tunes by iZem, Humanist and Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, the now-defunct Punčke, a very disturbing tune by CIA Debutante and more noise from Special Request and HAAi.
Balm for your ears comes courtesy of Alice Boman, Efterklang, The Innocence Mission and Julianna Barwick.
And a whole lot more.


My previous session guests:

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I am in many ways your typical John Peel fan. I grew up listening to his shows from the era of punk rock until his death, and, with increasing obsessiveness, compiled cassettes, mini discs and finally mp3 playlists of the best tunes. Music runs through my family’s veins, and in me this takes the form of a compulsive search for new sounds. As John Peel used to put it, what I really want to hear is something I haven’t heard before.

Envy fills me when I read what my Dandelion collaborators have achieved in promoting, making and playing music, but my life as a teacher for the past quarter of a century has squeezed out any time for, well, pretty much anything apart from listening to and appreciating what continues to be made musically across the world. At last, though, I have found the space to pursue what has long been an ambition and can attempt to meet the stellar broadcasting standards set by my volunteer colleagues by sharing my love of new music with Dandelion listeners. I really hope at least some of what you hear gets its hooks into you.

Tracklistings and listen again to the previous shows:

2020Jan - 2019 Review - Festive 50
2019Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov - Oct - Again - Aug - Jul - Jun - Ceaseless Salmagundi - Apr - Feb - Jan - Festive 50 - 2018 Review
2018Dec - Festive Fifty Build Up Show - Nov