Author: Adam Wilson

24 January 2021 contemporary classical and classically influenced playlist

Johann Johnnson Flight from the city from Orphee (2016 Deutsche Grammaphon) 

Chuck Johnson Labradorite eye from Balsams (2016 Chuck Johnson)

Erland Cooper Shalder single (2018 Phases) 

Max Richter On the nature of daylight from The Blue Notebooks (2004 130701/Fat Cat Records)

Olafur Arnalds Near light from The Living Room Songs (2002 Erased Tapes)

Penguin Cafe Winter Sun from Handfuls of night (2019 Erased Tapes) 

Penguin Cafe Orchestra Steady State from Penguin Cafe Orchestra (1981 Editions EG)

A Winged Victory For The Sullen String Quartet No.2: III (live at the Anciene Belgique) from Erased Tapes Collection V (2013 Erased Tapes)

Dustin O’Halloran A Great Divide from Lumiere (2011 Fat Cat Records) 

David Grubb The Space Between from Nano (2020 Shake’Um Dud Records)

Richard J Birkin Blooming from matterlightblooming (2020 Reveal Records) 

Roger and Brian Eno Dark Sienna from Mixing Colours (2020 Deutsche Grammaphon) 

A Quiet Revolution special edition available now

I’ve enjoyed artists and composers whose music might be described as new classical or classically influenced for some time. I’ve occasionally included tracks on the show. However, I wanted to put together a one-off programme where I just play tracks from artists such as Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Richard J.Birkin et al. Hope you enjoy. You can listen to it here….

17 January 2021 playlist

Simone White Great Imperialist State from Genuine Fake (2017 Simone White) 

Joan As Policewoman featuring Rufus Wainwright To America from Home Is Where The Art Is: 15 years of Reveal Records (2020 Reveal Records)

Courtney Marie Andrews, Molly Sarle and Liz Cooper and The Stampede America digital download single (2020 Fat Possum Records)

Mary Chapin Carpenter American stooge from The dirt and the stars (2020 Lambent Light Records)

Michael Feuerstack Too Kind from Harmonise the moon (2020 Forward Music)

Allysen Callery I can’t see you from Ghost Folk (2020 Allysen Callery) 

Roxanne de Bastion Heavy lifting digital download single (2020 Nomad Records)

Laura Fell Safe from me from Safe from Me (2020 Balloon Machine Records)

Saint Sister and Lisa Hannigan The place that I work digital download single (2020 IE:Too) 

Tobias Ben Jacob A bird made out of clay from Refuge (2020 Polyphonic Recordings)

Diana Jones We believe in you (featuring Peggy Seeger, Richard Thompson and Steve Earle) from Song to a Refugee (2020 Proper Records)

Marin Patenaude The Build from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records) 

MG Boulter and Samantha Whates My life in seven bookshops from How to read EP (2020 MG Boulter and Samantha Whates)

Chris Cleverley Real love (Jacob and Drinkwater song) from Relay Vol. 1 for Music Venue Trust (2020)

Rose Cousins The Agreement from Bravado (2020 Because Music) 

Edgelarks Locks and bolts from Henry Martin (2020 Dragonfly Roots)

Darlingside Time will be from Fish Pond Fish (2020 More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers)

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Jane from I Can Still Hear You (2020 Storysounds Records) 

Arborist A man of my age from Home Burial (2016 Arborist)

Gill Landry And I love you too from Skeleton at the banquet (2020 Loose Music) 

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne Country life from Now We Are Four Live (2020 Hands On Music) 

Gregory Alan Isakov If I’m go, I’m goin’ from This Empty Northern Hempisphere (2016 Suitcase Town Music) 

1 January 2021 playlist – favourite albums of the year (part 2)

Lynn Miles We’ll look for the stars from We’ll look for the stars (2020 Continental Song City) 

David Berkeley Beside the shuttered doors from Oh quiet world (2020 David Berkeley)

Tobias Ben Jacob The caravan from Refuge (2020 Polyphonic Recordings)

This Is The Kit This is what you did from Off off on (2020 Rough Trade Records) 

Modern Studies Jacqueline from The weight of the sun (2020 Fire Records)

Rachel Newton We will listen from To the awe (2020 Shadowside Records)

Josienne Clarke Silverline (original demo) from Historical Record Vol 1 & 2 (2020 Corduroy Punk)

Josienne Clarke Dark cloud (studio demo) from Historical Record Vol 3 & 4 Learning to sail (2020 Corduroy Punk) 

Matt Hill Stone and bone from Savage pilgrims (2020 Quiet Loner Records)

Edgelarks Come write me down from Henry James (2020 Dragonfly Roots Records)

Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra Trum tum run tum from Music for Puppets (2020 Red Crow Records) 

Lucinda Williams Man without a soul from Good souls, better angels (2020 Highway 20 Records)

Molly Tuttle Fake empire from But I’d rather be with you (2020 Compass Records) 

Steven Adams and the French Drops My brother the racist from Keep it light (2020 Fika Recordings)

Jeremy Tuplin Swimming from Violet waves (2020 Trapped Animal Records) 

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruins from I can still hear you (2020 Storysounds Records)

Kris Delmhorst Skyscraper from Long days in the milky way (2020 Big Bean Music)

Kathleen Edwards Options open from Total freedom (2020 Dualtone Music) 

Julian Taylor The Ridge from The Ridge (2020 Howling Turtle)

Terra Spencer Coyotes from Chasing Rabbits (2020 Terra Spencer)

Terra Lightfoot Lost you forever from Consider the speed (2020 Sonic Unyon) 

The Magpie Arc Canon from EP1(2020 Collective/Perspective)

Martin Simpson October song from Home Recordings (2020 Topic Records)

Jenny Sturgeon Being from The Living mountain (2020 Hudson Records) 

The Lowest Pair How far would I go from The Perfect Plan (2020 The Lowest Pair)

Jennifer Castle Broken hearted from Monarch Season (2020 Paradise of Bachelors)

Vanessa Peters Sister Golden Hair from Mixtape (2020 Little Sandwich Music) 

Ian Roland and the Subtown Set Double Rainbow from Double Rainbow (Ian Roland Music)

Darren Black with Stewart Prosser and Robert Sword Less in common than we’d like from Playing with the truth 

My Girl The River The last branch from Cardinal in the snow (2020 Supertiny Records)

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Senor from All the good times are past and gone (2020 Acony Records)

Emma Swift Going, going gone from Blonde on the tracks (2020 Continental Song City) 

Alec Bowman The Long Goodbye from I used to be sad and then I forgot (2020 Alec Bowman) 

H.C. McEntire Final bow from Eno Axis (2020 Merge Records) 

The Quiet Revolution favourite albums of the year – addendum

It’s almost guaranteed that soon after I’ve hit publish for my favourite album releases of the year I hear a record I hadn’t listened to before perhaps because it had escaped my attention (yes sadly that happens) or hadn’t yet been released. I don’t want to miss out on these so here are three additions to be read in conjunction with my existing list of 82 albums.

Terra Spencer – Chasing Rabbits

Tobias Ben Jacob – Refuge

Diana Jones – Song to a refugee

20 December 2020 playlist – end of year favourite releases part 1

Bonny Light Horseman The Roving from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37do3d) 

Evangeline Gentle The strongest people have tender hearts from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon)

Mary Chapin Carpenter Between the dirt and the stars from The Dirt and the Stars (2020 Lambent Light Records)

Clem Snide Roger Ebert from Forever just beyond (2020 Ramseur Records) 

Salt House All shall be still from Huam (2020 Hudson Records)

Arborist A Northern View from A Northern View (2020 Arborist)

The Rheingans Sisters The Photograph from Receiver (2020 Bendigedig Records) 

Richard J. Birkin with the London Contemporary Orchestra Boats from matterlightblooming (2020 Reveal Records)

Rose Cousins The Lullaby (My oldest love) from Bravado (2020 Outlaw Music)

Norma MacDonald One man band from Old Future (2020 Noyes Records) 

Ned Roberts Slower than the sea from from Dream Sweetheart (2020 Aveline Records)

Kirsty Merryn Our bright night from Our bright night (2020 Kirsty Merryn)

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards Typhoon from Bitterbetter (2020 Compass Records) 

Emily Barker Machine from A dark murmuration of words (2020 Thirty Tigers)

Jerry Joseph Dead confederate from The beautiful madness (2020 Decor Records)

Austin Lucas Already dead from Alive in the Hot Zone (2020 Cornelius Chapel Records) 

The Lone Bellow Illegal immigrant from Half moon light (2020 Dualtone Music)

Charlie Dore Collateral from Like Animals (2020 Black Ink Music)

The Mammals What it all is from Nonet (2020 Humble Abode Music) 

Sam Carter Fly the flag from Home Waters (2020 Captain Records)

Robert Vincent Conundrum from In this town you’re owned (2020 Thirty Tigers)

Dan Whitehouse The state of the English from Dreamland Tomorrow (2020 Reveal Records) 

Serious Child Long slow distance from Time in the trees (2020 One Left Foot)

Tom Houston Child on a plane from Gap in the fence (2020 Imaginary People Productions)

Marin Patenaude Sight Unseen, Part 2 from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records) 

Katy Rose Bennett Where does it hurt? from Where does it hurt? the best of Katy Rose Bennett (2020 Katy Rose Bennett)

Damien Jurado Birds tricked into trees from What’s new tomboy? (2020 Loose Music) 

Hannah White & the Nordic Connections Man without men from Hannah White & the Nordic Connections (2020 Hannah White & the Nordic Connections)

Kris Drever Where the world is thin from Where the world is thin (2020 Reveal Records)

John Moreland I’m learning how to tell myself from LP5 (2020 Thirty Tigers) 

Peter Oren Loading page from The greener pasture (2020 Western Vinyl)

I’m Kingfisher Children’s atom bomb from The past has begun (2020 Fading Trails Recordings)

Our Man in the Field I’ll be gone from from The company of strangers (2020 Rootsy Music/Rocksnob) 

Laura Veirs End times from My Echo (2020 Raven Marching Band/Bella Union) 

8 December 2020 playlist

Jeremy Tuplin Happiness from Happiness EP (2020 Trapped by Animals) 

Katherine Priddy Still Winter, Still Waiting digital download single (2020 Katherine Priddy)

Robert Lane and Emily Ewing Season bright single (2019 Robert Lane/Emily Ewing)

James Yorkston & the Second Hand Orchestra Struggle from The Wide, wide river (2021 Domino Records) 

John Patrick Elliott Ebb and flow (Yuletide!) from December Songs (2020 John Patrick Elliott)

Lady Maisery & Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith Hope is before us from Awake arise: a winter album (2019 Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith)

The Sea The Sea track from Stumbling home for the holidays EP (2020 The Sea The Sea) 

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (featuring Bill Mackay) Deacon blues digital download single (2020 Drag City) 

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie Prince Billy Christmas eve can kill you digital downloand single (2012 Drag City)

Jess Morgan Christmas Eve digital download single (2014 Amateur Boxer Records) 

Emily Barker track from Machine EP (2020 Everyone Sang) 

My Girl the River Christmas in July from Cardinal in the snow (2020 Super Tiny Records)

Sam Baker Snow from Cotton (2009 Music Road Records)

Terra Spencer In the city from Chasing Rabbits (2020 Terra Spencer)

Hidden Agenda Deluxe & Oh Susanna Christmas time in Washington from Angels in the snow: a Christmas album (2018 Continental Song City)

Track Dogs How Christmas was meant to be digital download single (2011 Mondegreen Records)

Our Man In The Field Great White Hope digital download single (2020 Rocksnob)

Police Dog Hogan First Christmas alone digital download single (2020 Police Dog Hogan)

James Summerfield I’ll try not to ruin Christmas from Doubt (2018 James Summerfield) 

Boo Hewerdine Christmas morning digital download single (2020 Reveal Records)

Loudon Wainwright III Christmas morning from Social Studies (1999 Rykodisc)

Annie Dressner & The Last Dinosaur Wonderful Christmastime single (2020)

Blue Rose Code  (featuring Karine Polwart) I wish you peace in your heart from I wish you peace in your heart EP (2020 Ronachan Songs)

Hem Peace at last from Peace at last EP (2007 Hem Music) 

Marin Patenaude Cold front from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records)

Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra Is it enough? (Merry Christmas) from Wintertide EP (2017 Paul Mosley)

Proscecco Socialist This dog’s just for Christmas (not for life) digital download single (2017 Gypsy Chicken Box)

Bella Hardy I would bring you the moon from I would bring you the moon EP (2013 Noe Records)

Phoebe Bridgers Christmas song digital download single (2018 Dead Oceans) 

Paper Aeroplanes In the bleak midwinter from Time to Be EP (2012 My First Records)

The Albion Christmas Band December in New York from Magic Touch (2016 Talking Elephant Records)

Over The Rhine If we make it through December from Blood oranges in snow (2014 Great Speckled Dog)

Karine Polwart Merry Christmas Everybody digital download single