IC015 Irregular Crates Podcast 015
Our last podcast was of course a run down of our favourite records from 2014 and what with January tending to be a quiet month for music releases, we’ve been scouring the globe for all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds. In doing so, we’ve struck a particular fondness for Funk, Jazz and African music over the Christmas and New Year period and thought we’d put together a mix of some particularly recommended discoveries.
In doing so, we started to notice regular Facebook streams of Tim Diagram‘s new art project Tropical Gloom, in which Tim has been creating a series of intriguing collages. We’ve been devout followers of Tim’s prolific music career through his Maps and Diagrams, Hessien and Louper projects amongst others. Tim has recently been taking a break and creating some beautiful collages which can be viewed or purchased through his Tropical Gloom channels, linked below.
We decided to invite Tim to create the cover for our latest podcast, explaining the styles of music we were including in this show whilst we continued to build a playlist. The final podcast features a wide range of styles from exotic tropical sounds, jazz classics from the likes of Pharoah Sanders and Eddie Harris as well as Afro and Brazilian rhythms from Bixiga 70, Feqadu Amde-Mesqel and Pyramid Blue. Irregular Crates Podcast number 15 mirrors the warm, colourful artwork of Tropical Gloom perfectly.
What’s more, we were able to press further on Tim’s time with a brief interview…
IC: When did you get the idea for Tropical Gloom and what’s it all about?
TD: I’ve always been into the idea of collage-style artworks and have messed around with them in the past but just for fun, my dad was having a clear out of the loft recently and gave me 100+ issues of an old publication called the “Book of Life” magazine from the 1960’s and they have some amazing photography, images and texts in so I decided to use these as a starting point for the Tropical Gloom project and my collage, mixed-media artworks.
IC: What other projects are you working on? (Music, other etc)
02 Monster Rally – El Retorno
03 Martin Denny – Paradise Found
04 Eddie Harris – Nightcap
05 Barry Coleman, Fred Miller, Kevin Atkins, Phil Clendininn, Ryo Kawasaki and Tarika Blue – Dreamflower
06 Antoine Berjeaut ft. Mike Ladd – Night Clouds (Aoki Takamasa Remix)
07 Bixiga 70 – Isa
08 Fabel – Where’s Mo
09 Larry Willis – Inner Crisis
10 Pyramid Blue – Rio Niger
11 Lord Echo – A Straight Version Of Terabu
12 Weldon Irvine – What’s Goin’ On?
13 Feqadu Made-Mesqel – Asmarina (My Asmara)
14 The Souljazz Orchestra – Lotus Flower
15 Gerardo Frisina – Communications
16 Osunlade – Kindness
17 Ntjam Rosie – Space Of You