The Wheel of Your Tune

 

 

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on R2 (I know we had 2 the other week, let’s just deal with it).  Had it landed on 14 I would have chosen Radiohead’s Man of War from their 30th anniversary edition of OK Computer, OKNOTOK.  Alas, twas not to be.  Check out the video for that though – it’s suitably weird.

The track I have chosen is by R&B/Soul/hard-to-describe artist Allan Rayman.  I first came across Rayman last year when he released an album called Hotel Allan.  It’s full of beautifully delivered, moving and often funky soul tracks (check out the song Beverly).  I think of him as a slightly cooler, sexier Jack Savoretti.  This year he released another album in February called Roadhouse 01.  This album has a real mix of tracks – I’ve listened to it a few times over the last couple of days and have come to the conclusion I much prefer Hotel Allan.  However, he’s redeemed himself in my eyes with the release last week of an edgier sound on an EP called Courtney.  I’ve chosen the 2nd track from that EP.  It’s called Word of Mouth.  This version is an acoustic live performance and much more pared back than the studio version (which I cannot find a video for that works here, but am posting the whole EP I found on YT in the hope that it will play for you, wherever you are).

I give you…Allan Rayman – Word of Mouth

Full Courtney EP here.

Other R’s I thought about:

Rag n Bone Man

Ride

Royal Blood

What’s your R2?

 

The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on C9.  I’ve chosen the track Florence from the debut album by Loyle Carner, Yesterday’s Gone.  This album is on so much in my house.  We all love it.  Although we are generally tolerant of each other’s music choices, it’s really important in a house full of music lovers that there are albums and artists we can all agree on and enjoy listening to together.  This is one of those albums.  And he is such a lovely bloke too!  It’s worth reading about his back story if you have a moment.

Here then is my C9 track.  Florence by Loyle Carner

Other C’s I thought about were:

Cabbage

Creeper

The Comet is Coming

Cigarettes After Sex

What’s your C9?

The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on A2.

The song I’ve chosen is the title track from Ryan Adams’ album of 2017, Prisoner. I’ve had an emotional 2 years or so, plenty of angst and in-my-head turmoil. During this time I’ve been drawn to music that either mirrors some of what goes on in my head or is emotionally even more problematic than stuff I’m trying to deal with. This album came out early this year. I have to ration my consumption of it. The tracks speak to me in so many ways. I love the Johnny Marr-esque guitar sound on many of the songs and so obvious on this one. So here is my A2; Ryan Adams – Prisoner.

Other As I thought of were:

Alt-J

The Afghan Whigs

What’s your A2?

The Wheel of Your Tune

 

We’ve now been through the alphabet once.  After double checking with you all, it seems you are happy to continue with this little feature for now or until I think of some other game to play!

This time through the alphabet, I’m challenging myself to stick to artists’ albums that came out this year.  Just to see if I can.

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on F8.

I’ve chosen the track Century from Feist’s album Pleasure.  I’ve mentioned this album on here before.  It is a much rawer sound from her to previous outings and I love that change.  I’m also glad to see her back in the Broken Social Scene fold.  So then, here you have my F8 track; Century by Feist featuring Jarvis Cocker at the end…

Other F’s I thought about were:

Father John Misty

Four Tet

Foo Fighters

Fleet Foxes

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

What’s your F8?

The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on M6.  The track I’ve chosen is Me Gustas Tu by Manu Chao.  This is the 6th track on his album Próxima Estasión: Esperanza.  There’s something quite joyful about his music – I particularly like the live album Radio Bemba Sound System.

What’s your M6?

The Wheel of your Tune

You’d be forgiven for thinking I’d had enough of spinning this week, but oh no.

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on Z4.

Scraping the bottom of the alphabet here…I only have 3 artists beginning with Z in my collection and I own either 1 or 2 tracks by them from compilations. So I searched under song title and hey presto, a belter.

What’s your Z4?

The Wheel of Your Tune

The Wheel of Your Tune works like this; I metaphorically turn my spinning top to reveal a random letter and number. The letter relates to an artist or the name of an album in my collection and the number relates to the track by that artist or on that album. This week’s spin landed on N8.

I seem to own a phenomenal number of tracks and albums by artists beginning with N. I’ve got a lot to choose from so have chosen a favourite track 8. This by Nitin Sawhney from his 2001 album Prophesy narrowly pipped Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Are You) the One That I’ve Been Waiting For. Here we are then:

Breathing Light

What’s your N8?