Resonance FM 9 to 10.30pm
On this weeks show we are thrilled to present some strange and beautiful mixology from The Lord in 2 parts.
“Cracked yer headplate right open with a three week old donner. Dribbling down your braintubes to mainline your exoskeleton with a backstreet bric a brac store choc full of dead pensioners clothes. You ain’t never been anywhere quite like this before.” (Daniel Baker).
APPENDIX A: Actually I want to say a little more about these, both of which have been aired before via podcast. For a brief time I was commissioning mixes for the show when it was being run as download only thing in-between stints on ‘real’ stations. After hearing Getting Off The Meths, The Lord’s debut album I got in touch and asked if he would be up for doing a mix. I always tried to emphasise with everybody I asked that this was a safe space to go out there and do things outside of their usual expected context. Since Paul Mill’s work as The Lord was already WAY way out there I really had no idea what to expect and equally gave him absolutely no guidance (he doesn’t need it anyway – he’s either omnipotent or aristocratic after all). What came back was a quite extraordinary mix of music by others and self-composed craziness under all kinds of made-up names, jumping from doo-wop to the avant-garde (in it’s classically-defined mode) to hip hop round utter madness to… well all kinds of things. Regular listeners to show will know that that’s how Exotic Pylon rolls anyway BUT this was / is different. There’s something incredibly coherent about these mixes despite their on-paper absurdity. The tone is consistent, the colour remains perfectly pitched with slight and subtle variations (if the colour aint right then the music aint working for me). They’re genuinely beautiful, surprising and feel…composed. They feel right as these long-from sculptures and as such the fragments melt away into one. I love Paul’s music and indeed his unique approach to sound (and his and his wife Alice’s wonderfully whacked-out approach to design) and the urge to try and get more people to hear was one of the reasons for me starting a label in the first place but the uncompromising and unexpected approach to composition means too many won’t listen. I love these mixes as they allow a slightly ‘easier’ path into Paul’s mad head which as you’ll see is a delightful place to stop and play for a while.