The Swingle Singers – Jazz Sebastian Bach #moonbaseessentials

Jazz Sebastian BachThis is the album whose 50th anniversary last year prompted us to dedicate a whole show to the work of The Swingle Singers (PMB163 In Close Harmony – At Least 50 Years of the Swingle Singers).

Jacques Loussier may have been the first to jazz up J. S. Bach in the late 50s but it was the Swingle Singers, formed by Ward Swingle in Paris in 1962, who were the first to give Bach the a capella treatment. The result is a completely new and quite heavenly sound. It’s for this reason that this milestone recording earns our recommendation as an essential album for your collection.

Hurry to Amazon and get The Swingle Singers – Jazz Sebastian Bach, dear listener.

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Let’s Get Social!

It may not be in quite the same league as “The Bathrooms Are Coming” (which you can hear on PMB160: Musical Industry, along with lots of other corporate pop) but this paean to social media is certainly a very moving piece of work, even if the only parts of one’s body that move are the toes:

Source: Robert Popper

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Project Moonbase in Wired Magazine

Wired, March 2014We’re rather delighted to report that we got a mention in the March 2014 edition of Wired magazine (the US edition) as part of a section by Questlove called How to Listen Now.

You’ll find us at the bottom of page 85, where we’re described as an “oddly specific” podcast specialising in sitar-driven psychedelia, 8-bit and other trips.

Thanks chaps.

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