Week seventy-seven


1. ‘John Candy‘ by Remember Remember

2. ‘B/W Silence‘ by Wire

3. ‘Heaven, How Long‘ by East India Youth

4. ‘In Paradisum’ by Harvey Brough

5. ‘Streetlights‘ by White Lies

6. ‘We No Who U R‘ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

7. ‘Bad Year Blimp (Original Mix)‘ by Matt Lange

8. ‘The Feeling Begins (Extract)‘ by Peter Gabriel

9. ‘River Man (Remix) (2003 Digital Remaster)‘ by David Sylvian

10. ‘Sweetest Perfection‘ by Depeche Mode

11. ‘Koroleva ne Pomerla (The Queen Is Dead)‘ by The Ukrainians

12. ‘Being Boiled (John Peel Session)‘ by The Human League

All but one of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify, and be found on a playlist here.

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Week seventy-six


1. ‘Transmission‘ by Joy Division

2. ‘Veridis Quo‘ by Daft Punk

3. ‘Afterlife‘ by Arcade Fire

4. ‘Dance Yrself Clean‘ by LCD Soundsystem

5. ‘Enjoy The Silence (7″ Version)‘ by Depeche Mode

6. ‘Everest‘ by Public Service Broadcasting

7. ‘She’s A Rainbow (Radio Edit)‘ by World Of Twist

8. ‘No Kind Words/Bag of Bones‘ by The Maccabees

9. ‘Water From A Vine Leaf‘ by William Orbit

10. ‘Boing Boom Tschak‘ by Kraftwerk

11. ‘Turquoise Hexagon Sun‘ by Boards of Canada

12. ‘Do I Wanna Know?‘ by Arctic Monkeys

13. ‘Join Our Club‘ by Saint Etienne

14. ‘Leaving‘ by Pet Shop Boys

15. ‘Church‘ by The 2 Bears

16. ‘Boy From School (Radio Edit)‘ by Hot Chip

17. ‘Build A Fire‘ by The KLF [YouTube]

18. ‘Film‘ by Aphex Twin

19. ‘Here To Stay‘ by New Order

All of the tracks played on the show this week are available on Spotify, and can be found on a playlist here.

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Week seventy-five


1. ‘Hairy Trees‘ by Goldfrapp

2. ‘Gimme‘ by Beck

3. ‘Savage (Remastered Version)‘ by Eurythmics

4. ‘River Man‘ by Nick Drake

5. ‘The Mysteries‘ by David Bowie

6. ‘All The King’s Men‘ by Wild Beasts

7. ‘Zooropa‘ by U2

8. ‘Candil De La Calle‘ by Apparat

9. ‘City Appearing‘ by Julia Holter

10. ‘Dripping Down‘ by East India Youth

11. ‘Stellar Burn (Vapor-Eyzed)‘ by Codebreaker

12. ‘Do You Know Me Now?‘ by David Sylvian [YouTube]

13. ‘Drive That Fast‘ by Kitchens of Distinction

14. ‘Black Belt‘ by John Grant

15. ‘Viðrar vel til loftárása‘ by Sigur Rós

16. ‘Can You Feel It‘ by The Jacksons

17. ‘Money (That’s What I Want)‘ by The Beatles

18. ‘Only Shallow‘ by My Bloody Valentine

All but one of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify, and they can be found on a playlist here.

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Week seventy-four

EE 74

1. ‘Open Your Heart‘ by The Human League

2. ‘Love Cascade‘ by Leisure Process [YouTube]

3. ‘I Don’t Cry (For You)‘ by Tenek

4. ‘The Boy With the Arab Strap‘ by Belle and Sebastian

5. ‘Things Are Sometimes Tragic‘ by Team Ghost

6. ‘Pale Green Ghosts‘ by John Grant

7. ‘Alive Alone (Feat. Beth Orton)‘ by The Chemical Brothers

8. ‘You Are Not What You Think You Are (Rival Consoles RMX)‘ by Codes In The Clouds

9. ‘Chasing Cars [Live]‘ by Snow Patrol

10. ‘I Can’t Explain‘ by Blancmange

11. ‘Limit To Your Love‘ by James Blake

12. ‘Battle Of Watling Street‘ by Land Observations

13. ‘Ghosts‘ by Japan

14. ‘Dead Already‘ by Thomas Newman

15. ‘Stanlow‘ by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

16. ‘Kiss Them For Me‘ by Siouxsie & the Banshees

17. ‘Für Felix‘ by Julia Holter

18. ‘Lined Up‘ by Shriekback

19. ‘She Moved Through the Fair‘ by Washington Irving

20. ‘Line Of Fire‘ by Junip

All but one of the tracks played this week are available on Spotify, and can be found on a playlist here.

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Week seventy-three

EE Week 73

1. ‘Bodyrock‘ by Moby

2. ‘Fireside Favourite‘ by Fad Gadget

3. ‘White Christmas (Duet With Shania Twain)‘ by Michael Bublé

4. ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix)‘ by U2

5. ‘Kill Her With Kindness‘ by David Holmes

6. ‘Form By Firelight‘ by Jon Hopkins

7. ‘Once In A Lifetime‘ by Talking Heads

8. ‘Fairytale Of New York‘ by The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl

9. ‘I Feel Love‘ by Donna Summer

10. ‘p:Machinery (The Beta Wraparound)‘ by Propaganda

11. ‘Birthday‘ by The Beatles

12. ‘The Drunkk Machine‘ by Thom Yorke [YouTube]

13. ‘Tiptoe‘ by Goldfrapp

14. ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen‘ by Erasure

15. ‘Feed Me‘ by Wire

16. ‘Dem Wanderer‘ by Cluster

17. ‘Just Call Me Joe‘ by Sinéad O’Connor

18. ‘Romance of the Telescope‘ by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

19. ‘Little Drummer Boy‘ by The Dandy Warhols

Most of the tracks from this week’s show are availably on Spotify, and can be found in a playlist here.

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#ElectronicEars REDUX

After a little bit longer than anticipated, the radio show is back!

It is on Cando FM, the community radio station run by Furness College, that broadcasts to an estimated six or seven thousand people around Barrow and Furness (and, possibly, Morecambe, across the bay). I’m not sure they all listen to me, though!

It’s still available on the Web, though, at http://candofm.co.uk, broadcasting 7pm to 9pm on Sunday nights. More excitingly, perhaps, it’s also now available on podcasts: see the podcast page.

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Hiatus #electronicears

Sometime around June 2012 I broadcast the first ever programme of Electronic Ears. Since then, I’ve broadcast another 91. I’ve had some excellent guests including Damian Scott,  David Hawkins, Nigel Ridpath, Jon Allen, Dean Philips, Jools Wilson, Neil Bowness, and, of course, the Minx. I’ve also done a few requests shows, played Christmas songs in both of the Decembers since I started and even done a couple of shows dedicated to a single artist: one for Nick Cave and David Sylvian.

Along the way, there have been a few weeks when I didn’t broadcast: once when I couldn’t make the time but usually because we had some technical issues at Indigo FM. Ah, Indigo. To describe it as a cottage industry would be to imply that there was more than the one room at the radio station. To be honest, its more of a shed, albeit one built of stone. The kit is old and the network is flaky but I’ve enjoyed doing the shows and particularly putting the playlists together.

Earlier this year we nearly went off air for good due to a problem with renewing the licence with Ofcom but that was all sorted and everything seemed back on track. However, a misunderstanding about how the licence works has now put the station in a state whereby it’s no longer allowed to broadcast. Ho hum.

So, I think I have three choices:

  1. Stop doing the show. I’m not keen on this one.
  2. Start broadcasting myself. I’m looking into this.
  3. Take up the invitation of a radio station over in Barrow. It has – I’m told – 6,000 listeners and, for reasons that are not entirely clear (or explicable)  they are interested in taking on Electronic Ears. I’m looking into this, too.

Thank you to everyone has very listened to date: I do hope you enjoyed it. During this hiatus we’ll get the website up to date (we’re 20 playlists behind!) and I’ll also try and get the podcasts of the already transmitted shows sorted out.

Thanks again,

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