This week, we'll look into the fire. Mesmerizing as it is, fire is a perfect metaphor for love, desire and passion. From the dazzling white of 1,500 °C to Dull Red of 700, fire's ability to warm, over the long term yet burn quickly or smolder for weeks matches our personal histories, relations and ourselves.
Passing the torch for us this week are Home Video, Jérôme Chassagnard, Sparrow Orange, Peter Gabriel and Aire Redtree. I'm Jim Nye.
We'll begin in Brooklyn with Collin Ruffino and David Gross recording as Home Video. From their 2010 release 'The Automatic Process', here is 'The Smoke'
Find more of the hauntingly original sounds of Home Video at homevideo.fm Jérôme Chassagnard is one half of the French electronic/Ambient act Ab Ovo. From his 2011 CD 'the time from Underneath'. This is 'She is behind'
Pick up the remarkable CD at hymen-records.bandcamp.com Something in the distance that is completely understood, but never possible. That is Sparrow Orange and this is combustible track is 'Slower than You Think'
You can find much more from Aaron Boot at www.myspace.com/sparroworange
In 2008 Real World Records, a collaborative effort of WOMAD and Peter Gabriel released their All-Star recordings from the 1990's called Big Blue Ball. Here is 'Burn You Up, Burn You Down'
That was Aire Redtree from the Beats for Peace Project and a track called ‘What More Can We Do?' Find more at www.aireredtree.net and www.hermusic.org and more of the Big Blue Ball at realworldrecords.com Thanks to www.iodapromonet.com for making some of this music available to us
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Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.