playlist & relisten little dog radio #34


second hour of yesterday´s show via mixcloud soon to come…

#ambient psychedelia folk

intro: tom carter – Spring (the hired hands – Bruce Langhorne tribute sampler
sail away – C. Ström (sing and plays)
unusual day – Philip Lewin (s/t)
soloist – Steve gunn (ancient jules)

# calypso, pop & northern soul

brave son of america – C.W Stoneking (jungle blues)
olivia – snails (safe in silence)
be true to your bar – magnetic fields (50 song memoir)
cousin larry – donovan quinn (dad was buried in his leather jacket 7“) # neo californian garage:
sun ship – the brian Jonestown Massacre (sun ship 10“)
babys ok – hanni el khatib (savage times)
the molochs – charly´s lips (americas velvet glory)
stay dog strut – the buttertones (8“)
öppna sinnen stängs nu – Brian Jonestown Massacre (open minds now close 12“)

terryain – luka productions (fasokan)
magrebi – Ahmed Abdul-Malik (the eastern sounds of Ahmed Abdul-Malik )
cha-ka cha -loi tok tok (afro 7″)
liverpool – mac & party (afro 7″)
kizunguzungu – Menge jazz (afro 7“)

asian music from akuphone label:

naan unna thedum – parameesh (sri lanka, singalese and tamil folk pop music)
unknown (lam seung, Sothy, Laos)
ne penser qu´as toi – mol kamach (cambodia, 7“)
deepa tupe vihare – sanath nandasiri (sri lanka, singalese and tamil folk pop music)

#disco, downbeat & reggae
Slaving – lloyd parks (inna de yard 12“)
Ken Boothe – let the water run dry (inna de yard 12“)
I love you – Karriem (disco 12)
Firefighter – cigarettes after sex (EP)

Ending – steve shelley (the hired hands – tribute sampler for Bruce Langhorne )

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the little dog radio #34 tomorrow

tomorrow is the 34 issue of the little dog radio

88.4 fm
> stream
22-24 pm cet.


# old time psychedelia by C.Ström & C.W Stoneking and philip lewin
# ambient folk with the hired hands tribute sampler for Bruce Langhorne
# neo – northern soul aus bristol von snails
# neo californian garage with hanni el khatib, the brian Jonestown massacre, the molochs and the buttertones
# west african new age music from fasokan
# sri lankian & laotian pop
# downbeat from cigarettes after sex
# oriental jazz from Ahmed Abdul-Malik
# afro dance 7″ from kenya´s afro 7″ label
# reggae 12″ from lloyd parks and ken boothe

peace & love

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Sunday Selection with C. Strøm, Philip Lewin, Luka Productions, Cheveu / Group Doueh & more…

Spring ´s almost there in berlin and here are some sunday short cuts about some new beloved releases and yet discovered artists.

So first let´s talk about norwegian´s C.Strøm, who has released since 2005 some amazing tracks on cd´s, cd-r´s and digital tracks via bandcamp. Dying for bad music has fortunately in the end of 2016 released some collected tracks in a lovely packaged cd with screen printed artwork in an edition of 55.

Songs like sail away or I have heard of the land up are truly incredible gems comparable to young adrian orange´s thanksgiving. Hope we get the chance to see Christian playing in berlin soon.



Philip Lewin

Continuing with singer / songwriter and american primitive music, Tompkins Square released a few weeks ago Philip Lewin´s outstanding loner folk private press debut Am I Really Here All Alone? Songs like unusual day or touch are timeless.


In his own words, today:

In 1967 I began my life in the student union of a university. In other words, I was in school. But, classes definitely took a back seat to people-watching and attempts at relationships. I would not say that I was particularly good at the latter, but I made a great observer. I even stayed near the school community for an extra year until an opportunity came up to move in with friends in Toronto, Canada, which turned out to be a pivotal opportunity for me.

I was once told that one should first write about one’s own experiences, then, expand to documenting the observed experiences of those around, and, finally write about what one imagines. Am I Really Here All Alone? encompasses all of the above. Something else I realized in writing lyrics is that sometimes it is good to be transparent about the meaning and others times, not so much. “Unusual Day” is an example of me being honest struggling to develop and maintain a relationship, but ultimately realizing it was not going to succeed. “Watercolours” documents a crushing experience, but is couched in metaphor. I hope that listeners will relate through their own experiences, and because my reality is implied, not specified, will not be limited to mine. “Sweet Georgia” is an example of me, as a writer, leaving my personal space. I think of it as an attempt to clone William Faulkner to Bobbie Gentry. “The Magic Within You” is actually a commission where I was asked to write a song for a benefit to be performed by Doug Henning, the groundbreaking stage magician and friend. I once heard John Prine complain that there was no point in writing a ‘train song’ because Steve Goodman had already written the perfect one with “City of New Orleans”. Naturally, I had to write “Back Home, To You”, my idea of a train song where I tried to capture the movement of the train in the rhythm of the guitar. As for the other six songs, to me, they all reflect realities, experienced, observed and imagined. Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” However my question is, “Am I Really Here All Alone?”

-Philip Lewin, 2017

1975 Private-press LP (only 300 signed and numbered copies pressed at the time) now remastered from the original tapes.


Group Doueh & Cheveu

Now to something complete different: French wave post punk heroes cheveu – I played some 7″ of them as well in my last radio show – did some collaboration with moroccan desert blues band Group Doueh called la mémoire vive du saber out via born bad records. Seldom I had the felling while listening, that there are two bands playing in different corners to an 8 track tape without at all finding a common tune together – but after a while exactly this sound clash of french wave and desert rock is somehow hypnotic and new.



Another stange but amazing hybrid is luka productions´fasokan out on sahel sounds.
New age meets west african sounds:

New age music from West Africa. Lush and hypnotic dreamscapes combine traditional instrumentation with sweeping electronics, field recordings, and soothing affirmations in these original compositions. Cut up Kora and Balafon are layered over software percussion, flute, horns, and synthesizer. Meditative and cosmic, Fasokan guides the listener through ways of living, from the village life into the modern world.

Luka Productions is Luka Guindo, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. One of the most sought after producers in Bamako, he has worked with Supreme Talent Show, Ami Yerewolo, Iba One, Van Baxy, and many more. Here Luka Productions channels his avant-griot, transforming ancient music into the 21st century.


So let´s go for some pop sounds in the end:

Stephin Merrit´s magnetic fields and their epochal 69 love songs was a revelation in 2001. Now he did it again : 50 song memoir is a collection of 5 lp´s for every year of his 50 years.




Another amazing outstanding song (and sexy video by the way, rated N) “quite like” is from french band called simply Her who released an interesting eclectic Ep tape # 1 in 2015 which is expanded now as an Lp with live songs.


And at last two great garage sounds from california out via innovative leisure records,
smells like it´s 1965, yeah!

Hanni el Khatib (savage times) and the Molochs (american velvet glory)

Listen to these songs and more next thursday at the little dog radio #34 at

88.4 fm (Berlin) 22 pm cet till 24 pm

So long.


listen to sweet great sri lankian pop and folk tunes: (akuphone records)

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The Hired Hands: A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne

Mesmerizing  tribute album to Bruce Langhorne and his The Hired Hand masterpiece , out via scissor tail records today with interpretations by Daniel Bachman, Steve Gunn, Tom Carter among others, compiled by Dylan Golden Aycock, Loren Connors, Suzanne Langille

Buy it via bandcamp or here:

Scissor tail:

We would like to pay homage to one of the greatest and most infamous guitarists alive, Bruce Langhorne. His music has influenced and touched a lot of lives over the years, either through his soundtrack work with Peter Fonda or his studio work in the 1960’s as the go to hired hand for musicians such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Odetta… and many others. If his name is new to you I suggest browsing his wikipedia page to acquaint yourself with the volume of work he accomplished throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Scissor Tail Editions was lucky enough to release Bruce’s score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 anti-western “The Hired Hand”on vinyl in 2012.

The goal here was to ask artists to cover or reinterpret a song of their choice from the soundtrack. No rules on whether the music should be derivative of a certain song, if the soundtrack inspires a mood, then the artists use their intuition.

Bruce has come on hard times in recent years, having suffered a stroke that prevents him from playing the guitar. He’s currently in hospice care awaiting his final curtain call. A large percentage of profit go to Bruce and his family.


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the space between mixtape

Here´s the digital version of a birthday mixtape I made yesterday for a very good friend of mine


Slow Awakening In Orchards – Jakub Šimanský
A bao a Qu – Waswas
Dance of the Killdeer – Sagas
the caretaker – All you are going to want to do is get back there
Rabat Laayoun – Abdou El Omari
La Vida Del Un Negro (Mulamba Mujos) – Franco & LO.K. Jazz 1962
Star Band de Dakar – Thiele
Lamento Cubano – Amara Touré
Ma Douce Ledy – Volta Jazz
Paulette – Balla Et Ses Balladins
Warteef jiggen – Guelewar
Africa Dedication To All The People – Mor Thiam
Karanda Bala Bozo – Ali Farka Touré
Mahal Menzal – Omar Souleyman
Tezeta – Mulatu Astatqé
Mother’s Love – Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou


the space between (excerpt) – Joanna Brouk


80 minutes
cover is a photo still of an installation by Gülsün Karamustafa @ Martin Gropius Bau
by joe le taxi

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playlist: the little dog laughed radio #33



playlist: the little dog laughed radio #33
piradio 88.4 fm
22 – 24 pm

ambient / kraut / space folk

the space between – Joanna Brouk
echo waves – Manuel Götsching – inventions for electric guitar
mv & ee – return from the stars (alpha lyrae)

american primitive

Richard Osborn – the king walks by (endless)
Sagas – dance of the kildeer (red in the hollow)

Spiritual Jazz

doug carn – revelation (revelation)
the common women – high risk 7“( pitched down)
Mor Thiam – ayo ayo nene (dini safarrar, jazzman)
Quem sou eu? – Pedro Santos (Krishnanda)
yo chavez / lowrider – Yussef Kamaal (Black focus)

Afro Soul & Jazz

Warleef Jigeen – Guelewar
malade ya bolingo – O.K Jazz (loningisa years 1965 – 1961)

Filmmusic (15 min set)

„Amer“ bruno nicolai / stelvio cipriani /
Jean – Daniel Simon´s „ils“ soundtrack (pieree vassiliu) /
only lovers left alive ( josef van wissen / squirl)

Postpunk & indie

c´est ça l´amour – cheveu (7“)
homosexualis discothecus – violence conjugal (7“)
borderline schizophrenic – matt elliot (10“)
coming home – flying saucer attack 7“
the weight – hood 7“ (excerpt)
universal cooler – Third Eye Foundation 7“


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the little dog laughed radio #33 tonight

tonight 22-24 pm cet
the little dog laughed radio #33 @ 88.4 fm

– Kraut by Manuel Götsching´s „interventions for electric guitar“ Reissue
– ambient music by Joanna Brouk
– american primitive music w/ Richard Osborn, Sagas & Willie Lane
– Spiritual Jazz w/ Yussef Kamaal, Mor Thiam und Pedro Santos
– Afro Soul & Rumbas w/ Guelewar und O.K Jazz
– Giallo – Filmmusik from the „Amer“ soundtrack
– french post punk 7“ w/cheveu & violence conjugal
– Psychedelischen tunes by mv & ee
– Latin Sounds by Voudou Game & Kongas
– Reggae w/ Sonya Spence and Prince Buster
if there is time left: Indie – Nostalgia w/ Hood, Third Eye Foundation & flying saucer Attack 7“

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