ARTO LINDSAY - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE 01.09.17 (320kbs-m4a/70mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 1st September 2017
Earlier this year the Brazilian-American musician Arto Lindsay released his first album in 13 years. Now he takes time out to select some of his favourite music from recent years for the latest edition of the Late Junction Mixtape.
Once described by journalist Brian Olewnick as 'sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey', Lindsay first emerged from the avant-garde No Wave scene in New York in the 1970s with his band DNA. Since then his music has tripped between abstract noise, electronica and bossa nova and he's become known for his studiedly naive guitar style. Over the years he has worked with many different musicians both as collaborator and producer, among them Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
For his mixtape he's selected songs that he's been listening to obsessively over the last year, the songs that have been wearing the needle out on his record player and draining his laptop battery. Recently he's been interested in the latest developments in hip hop, praising new artists like Young Thug and Future for their innovative pop production. Jostling for space on his mix are harmony singers from Bahia, a moving piece written by Lou Reed after the death of his friend the song writer Doc Pomus, and transgressive performance art from the early 1970s.
Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.
Arto Lindsay - Uncrossed [Northern Spy]
Arto Lindsay - Arto vs. Arto [Northern Spy]
MC Beijinho - Me Libera Nega [Bonde Drop]
Arto Lindsay - Ridiculously Deep [Rykodisc]
Lou Reed - Power And Glory (The Situation) [Warner Bros.]
Thiago Nassif - Shiu (Coçar Onde Coça) [Self-released]
Frank Sinatra - Talk To Me [Capitol]
Os Tincoãs - Promessa Ao Gantois [RCA Victor]
Shuta Hasunuma & U-Zhaan - Green Gold Grey (feat. Arto Lindsay)
Héctor Lavoe - Hacha Y Machete [Fania]
Gal Costa - Folhetim [Philips]