“It’s never a thing with any of these albums of knowing what they’re going to sound like. It’s more like knowing the kind of feel you want. The one kind of starting point we had this time was just this thing of everyone working in their own little time zone. Really, it’s just going back to one of a couple of things — either the jazz ethic or y’know, an album like Tago Mago by CAN, where the drummer locked-in and off he went and people reacted at certain points along the way. It’s arranged spontaneity — that’s exactly what it is.”
Mark Hollis, ” Talk Talk: Silencing the Scams,” Melody Maker, September 1991.
September 16th marks the 25 year anniversary of Talk Talk’s final album, Laughing Stock. I can’t think of a better program than Mercury Falls to focus on this album. Mercury Falls spotlights music that is challenging, but a little melancholy.
…And, I’m hosting Mercury Falls tonight at 9 p.m.
…And Laughing Stock is one of my favorite albums.
…What I’m saying is, I’m going to play some Talk Talk tonight on Mercury Falls at 9 p.m. on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio.
-LJ (Subbing for Melissa this week)
|Maxwell||All the Ways Love Can Feel||blackSUMMERS'night||Columbia||2016|
|David Bowie||Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA)||The Next Day (Deluxe Version)||ISO Records, Columbia||2013|
|Talk Talk||Myrrhman||Laughing Stock||Polydor||1991|
|James Blake||Love Me In Whatever Way||The Colour in Anything||Polydor||2016|
|The Honeycombs||Nice While It Lasted||The Honeycombs||Interphon Records||1964|
|Paul Simon||The Clock||Stranger to Stranger||Concord Records||2016|
|Santigold||Rendezvous Girl||99¢||Atlantic, Downtown, Lizard King Records||2016|
|HTRK||Chinatown Style||Psychic 9-5 Club||Ghostly International||2014|
|P.M. Dawn ||Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine||Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience||Gee Street, Island Records||1991|
|PJ Harvey||When Under Ether||White Chalk||Island Records||2007|
|Xiu Xiu||Bog People||La Forêt||5 Rue Christine||2005|
|The Kinks||I Go To Sleep||Kinda Kinks||Pye/Essential||1965 /1998 Deluxe Re-issue|
|Anika||I Go To Sleep||Anika||Stones Throw Records, Invada Records||2010|
|Crime And The City Solution||The Last Dictator II||Paradise Discotheque||Mute||1990|
|Anthony Davis||Mvt III: Ifa: The Oracle, Esu The Trickster||Hemispheres||Gramavision||1983|
|Section 25||Girls Don't Count (Live 26.10.1980)||Always Now||Factory Benelux||1981/2015 Re-issue|
|Soft Cell||Say Hello, Wave Goodbye||Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 7||Some Bizzare||1982|
|Lindsey Buckingham||Trouble||Law And Order||Asylum Records||1981|
|Róisín Murphy||Thoughts Wasted [Radio Edit]||Take Her Up To Monto!||Play It Again Sam||2016|
|Alex Cameron||Take Care of Business||Jumping the Shark||Secretly Canadian||2016|
|Dirty Beaches||Horses||Badlands||Zoo Music||2011|
|Fred Neil||I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)||Fred Neil||Capitol Records, Folk World||1966|
|Lykke Li||No Rest For The Wicked||I Never Learn||Atlantic/LL Records||2014|
|Radiohead||True Love Waits||A Moon Shaped Pool||XL Recordings||2016|
Playlist archive for El Jay:
- Cause & Effect Discusses David Lynch
- Cause & Effect 11-6-16: Leonard Cohen Wants It Darker
- Today’s Cause & Effect covers Róisín Murphy!
- New Music Machine (with LJ!)
- LJ Looks at All The Gloss - Songs From Big Hair 9-3-16
- Mercury Falls ~ 8.24.16 (with L.J.)
- The Commonwealth of Notions - July 23, 2016 (w/ L.J.)
- New Breakfast Snob ...brought to you by L.J. & the letter 'T'
- Cause & Effect: LJ talks Perfume Genius