Wilful Missing @therecordclub

September’s Record Club was hosted by the popular Bradford band, Wilful Missing.

The band has had airplay on both Radio 2 and 6Music, and have had four of their songs featured in Waterloo Road on BBC Television.

In a slight change of format, we were treated to some live music from the band, sandwiched between some of thier favourite records.

We also got  to  hear a little about their vinyl choices and how some of it had influenced the music the band creates. The choice of music was really interesting – one punter was heard to say that it was the most diverse music we’ve heard at Record Club so far.

You can tweet the band at @wilfulmissing

Thanks to them_apples and dctwo for the images.

Deerhunter – ‘Octet’ (Cryptograms)
Midlake – ‘Roscoe’ (The Trials of Van Occupanther)
Paul Simon – ‘Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes’ (Graceland)
U2 – ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ (Under a Blood Red Sky)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy radio theme (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)
These New Puritans – ‘V (Island Song)’ (Field of Reeds)
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man – ‘Mysteries’ (Out of Season)
The Beach Boys – ‘Surf’s Up’ (The Smile Sessions)
Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads – ‘Suicide Solution (Guitar Solo)’ (Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads Tribute)
Flying Lotus – ‘Computer Face//Pure Being’ (Cosmogramma)
Television – ‘Marquee Moon’ (Marquee Moon)
PJ Harvey – ‘The Glorious Land’ (Let England Shake)
Matt Molloy, Paul Brady and Tommy Peoples – ‘Munster Buttermilk’ (Molloy, Brady & Peoples)
Tindersticks – ‘For Those (Orchestral version)’ (Donkeys)
Massive Attack v Mad Professor – ‘Radiation Ruling the Nation’ (No Protection)
Sparklehorse – ‘Sad and Beautiful World’ (Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot)




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Aw Come Aw Wry

Aw Come Aw Wry - Phosphorescent




Aw Come Aw Wry features a recurring theme used as a prelude to several of the album’s songs.  Each time the motif is heard its style predicts that of the song it introduces. The album theme has its final recapitulation during the hypnotic album closer ‘Endless’, a song which was largely responsible for me (Albert from Wilful Missing) becoming a Phosphorescent fan at the 2008 ATP Festival.
Albert says: “I’m interested in the sonic experience of music, something you get with extensive repetition.  Terry Riley speaks eloquently of this in this interview with Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. http://vimeo.com/66427442 ‘Endless’ makes great use of repetition, with Matthew Houck (Mr. Phosphorescent) adding layer upon layer of vocals as the substance of the song evaporates into a cloud of ethereal harmonies.  Seeing him perform this song live with a looping pedal in 2008 was a near-spiritual experience.
 When I saw Phosphorescent live at the ATP Festival in 2008, Matthew Houck performed the song with a looping pedal.”

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