PMB171: An Ill Wind (Unit 4 + 2, The 4 Seasons, The Rokes, The New Topnotes, Las Cuatro Monedas, Johnny Hartman, Jean-Pierre Decerf & Myriam Chadcar, Gogi Grant, Setsuo Ohashi, John Buzon Trio)

PMB171 An Ill WindFor the first time on Project Moonbase, we bring you the first part of a conceptual double album, the concept being wind. This arose largely because of two differing approaches taken by DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium to the subject, with the former taking a somewhat “Carry On” approach and the latter a more academic one. The end result was so many great pieces of music that we decided to split them across two shows.

So for this first part we bring you a hopefully chuckle and titter inducing selection of tunes, mostly from the more innocent 60s, where the topic of wind had less of a double entendre than it perhaps does now. On next week’s show we’ll be taking a more meteorological and geographical approach to the four winds.

Listen now:

The Music

1. Unit 4 + 2: Wild Is the Wind from Best of Unit 4 + 2, Vol. 1. Buy on Amazon Best of Unit 4 + 2, Vol. 1. - Unit 4 + 2
2. The 4 Seasons: Searching Wind from Born To Wander Buy on Amazon Born To Wander - The 4 Seasons
3. The Rokes: When the Wind Arises from The Rokes Buy on Amazon The Rokes - The Rokes
4. The New Topnotes: Windflowers from Recollecting Singapore 60s – Volume Two Buy on Amazon Recollecting Singapore 60s - Volume Two - The New Topnotes
5. Las Cuatro Monedas: Windy from Las Cuatro Monedas Buy on Amazon Las Cuatro Monedas - Las Cuatro Monedas
6. Johnny Hartman: A Slow Hot Wind from The Voice That Is! Buy on Amazon The Voice That Is! - Johnny Hartman
7. Jean-Pierre Decerf & Myriam Chadcar: Like The Wind You Are from Cosmic Future Groove Vol. 2 Buy on Amazon
8. Gogi Grant: The Wayward Wind from The Wayward Wind – The Best of Gogi Grant Buy on Amazon The Wayward Wind - The Best of Gogi Grant - Gogi Grant
9. Setsuo Ohashi & Honey Islanders: Hot Wind (S.43) from Shiawase Wa Koko Ni Buy on Amazon
10. John Buzon Trio: Ill Wind from Organs in Orbit: Ultra Lounge 11 Buy on Amazon

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The Unnecessary News

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Patatap, a musical instrument anyone can play

patatap7 patatap4patatap2 patatap1 patatap3 Jono Brandel a designer at Google has created a strange new website, a fun, oddball, time-wasting,  audio-visual, musical instrument that anyone who can bang their fists on their keyboard can play.

Just type away on your laptop and Patatap generates a mesmerising collage of shapes, colours and sounds. This might have been dry and experimental but Brandel has made something thats genuinely fun.

The motivation behind Patatap is to introduce the medium of Visual Music to a broad audience. - Brandel

Try for Patatap yourself. More on Brandel’s website.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Minimal Movie Poster – CE3K

Minimalist poster for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977) showing the Devils Tower mountain.
You may remember our tribute show PMB045 Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A reworked version of the artwork is now available as a minimalist poster for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1977 sci-fi classic, showing the Devils Tower mountain and some sparkly stars.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Minimal Movie Poster is available as an art print on society6.

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