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Fractured Air 47: Bill Wells ‘Nursery Rhymes Participants’

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The internationally renowned Scottish composer Bill Wells compiles a mixtape to coincide with the release of Bill Wells & Friends’ ‘Nursery Rhymes’ – available via Karaoke Kalk. Wells picks a selection of artists and longtime friends and collaborators who feature on ‘Nursery Rhymes’ including: Yo La Tengo, Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Isobel Campbell and Bridget St. John. This year, the ever-prolific Wells has also resumed the award-winning collaboration with former Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat with the release of ‘The Most Important Place In The World’ via Scottish label Chemikal Underground (and follow-up to 2011’s ‘Everythings Getting Older’). Bill Wells has collaborated with a myriad of artists over the years resulting in some of independent music’s finest treasures in recent times. These include ‘Fugue’ (the 2010 Immune release with Sweden’s Tape); works with Maher Shalal Hash Baz (‘Osaka Bridge’ and ‘Gok’) and the gorgeous jazz-infused ‘Lemondale’ (Double Six Recordings, 2011).


Fractured Air 47: Bill Wells ‘Nursery Rhymes Participants’

To listen on Mixcloud:



01. Amy Allison ‘Sheffield Streets’ [Urban Myth]
02. Syd Straw ‘Future 40’s (String Of Pearls)’ [Virgin]
03. Bridget St. John ‘Love Minus Zero, No Limit’ [Dandelion]
04. The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland ‘This Is What You Could Have Won’ [Karaoke Kalk]
05. Teenage Fanclub ‘Some People Try (To Fuck With You)’ [Creation]
06. Yo La Tengo ‘Tom Courtenay’ (Acoustic) [Matador]
07. Deerhoof ‘Last Fad’ [Upset! The Rhythm]
08. Hospitality ‘I Miss Your Bones’ [Merge/Fire]
09. Annette Peacock ‘Too Much In The Skies’ [Aura]
10. Michael Cerveris ‘Edges of the World’ [Fun Home OST, PS Classics]
11. Karen Mantler ‘People Die’ [Watt Works, ECM Records]
12. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ‘To Hell & Back Again’ [V2]

Compiled by Bill Wells. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.




‘Nursery Rhymes’ is available now on Karaoke Kalk.



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November 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm

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