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We love music !!

agnès b. has always lived in music!
From Bob Marley’s 33 tours that kept going on in the first shop opened in 1976 rue du Jour to the web radio that the stylist launches now, music has always occupied an important place.

Vimala - Heaven and hell

Friday July 5, 5PM (Paris time)


The album HEAVEN AND HELL is an original soundtrack composed by and for a photographic series, as part of a multidimensional project designed by Nhu Xuan Hua and Vimala Pons.

This work with multiple dimensions (visual, sound and spatial) is exhibited for the first time at theRencontres Photographiques d'Arles 2024 from July 1.

Each track acts as the confession of nine women that the two artists created from fictional or real heroines. Vimala Pons embodies them through physical transformation work through which she becomes almost unrecognizable. Conversely, her voice remains identical in its range and inflections, an invitation to penetrate the psyche of each of these women for the time of listening.

The HEAVEN & HELL album was composed very early in the work of preparing the photographic series. From the start of the development of the images, the sound and textual narration was a tool for creative dialogue between the two artists. Nhu Xuan Hua's visual research boards inspired these pieces and these texts. The images created the beginnings of these sound stories, then this same musical work came to color the images in return, during their creation. HEAVEN & HELL was a constant sonic and visual correspondence.

Link : 
https://bfan.link/heaven-and-hell-2
website :
https://www.warriorecords.com/
Instagram :
https://www.instagram.com/nhuxuanhua/
https://www.instagram.com/vimala_pons/
https://www.instagram.com/lamaisonwarrior/

Midi Festival playlist

Friday June 28, 5PM (Paris time)


Since 2005, MIDI has imagined and developed a festival of emerging music in Hyères, under the sun of the French Riviera...
On the occasion of its nineteenth edition, the MIDI Festival invites you on July 5, 6 and 7 for three days of musical discoveries on the archaeological site of Olbia, facing the sublime beaches of Almanarre and the Carmignac Foundation, on the neighboring island of Porquerolles.

Website:
https://www.midi-festival.com/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/midi_festival/
Tickets:
https://shotgun.live/fr/festivals/midi-festival-2024
Spotify Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/08HCDKKN59stGv1dDNGPRn?si=20556250e7164c27

ANOHNI feat Antony and the Johnsons - Breaking

Friday June 14, 5PM (Paris time)


The single will be broadcast at 5 pm local time we take the benefit of this release to play the entire album My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross by ANOHNI & THE JOHNSONS

From the sessions that produced ANOHNI's critically acclaimed 2023 album 'My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross', comes a new, previously unreleased gem, 'Breaking'. Carried by an instrumental clarinet-guitar duo, the track is marked by the devastating vocal layers of the American musician, infused with jazz and soul. ANOHNI will be on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris on June 26 and 27. For the occasion agnès b; radio re will play in full: "My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross"

Dates:
Wednesday, June 26 - Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris
Thursday, June 27 - Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris

Website:
https://anohni-johnsons.ffm.to/breaking
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/anohni/
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance/

Joseph Maning's mixtape for the Midi Festival

Friday June 7, 5PM (Paris time)


Joseph Maning's mixtape for the Midi Festival on agnès b. radio

Joseph Manning is a regular at the MIDI festival since he has performed there numerous times with different musical groups: Wu Lyf / Los Porcos / Dream Lovers / Ménage à Trois. He offers us an atmospheric playlist, ideal for a summer night, composed of live shows and groups that have played at MIDI.

Since 2005, MIDI has imagined and developed a festival of emerging music in Hyères, under the sun of the French Riviera...
On the occasion of its nineteenth edition, the MIDI Festival invites you on July 5, 6 and 7 for three days of musical discoveries on the archaeological site of Olbia, facing the sublime beaches of Almanarre and the Carmignac Foundation, on the neighboring island of Porquerolles.

Tracklisting:
Holy Shit - Bombs Away
Holy Shit - Written All Over Your Face
Dream Lovers - For Belgian Friends
Girls - Carolina
Girls - Lust For Life
Kindness - Swingin Party
Kindness - Cyan
Souvenir - Still Life
Dream Lovers - Brasil
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
Wu Lyf - Eyes Gone Square
Souvenir - Headache

Website:
https://www.midi-festival.com/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/s__v__n__r/
https://www.instagram.com/midi_festival/
Ticketing link:
https://shotgun.live/fr/festivals/midi-festival-2024

exclusive mix for agnès b. radio - Echoes

Friday May 24, 5PM (Paris time)


ERR REC /ˈret.rə.spekt/ 2014-2024
Independent DIY label from the north-east of Paris, ERR REC is entering its tenth year of existence.

To celebrate it and ensure the survival of the label, its founders, Bolanile and Gilles launched a pre-order
support on the Ulule platform. It ends on Sunday May 26 and includes many rewards such as
a retrospective compilation in 12" Vinyl + Audio Cassette format and screen-printed merch.

On June 7, they organize with Mains d’oeuvres the Ultrason Party evening headlined by ECHOES,
the new project by ETIENNE JAUMET (Zombie Zombie) and NICOLAS VILLEBRUN (Tite, Society Of Silence, Poni Hoax)
and opening act HUMAN KOALA and the duo TONE VITMN C.

Find ECHOES exclusively in this mix for agnès B Radio, a cutting-edge selection that draws from the ERR REC catalog.
Discover little-known gems notably composed and produced by Vincent Taeger and Vincent Taurelle (shadow men of the last JUSTICE album), Növlang, Le Goût Acide Des Conservateurs, Human Koala, Alexis Lumière, the English artist Visual Sequence, the Dutch artist Dim Garden, Parisians Guillaume Alarm and Philippe Brown. Notice to fans of analog synthesizers and retrofuturistic sound travel.

Pre-order support :
Ultra Son Party at Mains d'œuvres on Friday 7/06 :
Site :
https://www.err-rec.com/new/
Bandcamp :

Chateau Flight La Folie Studio

Friday April 19, 5PM (Paris time)


This album, a product of two years of studio sessions, saw us engaging in musical dialogues, hitting record when inspiration struck. 

In the studio, that moment always comes, when a fragile and magical balance happens.

Château Flight says: 

• Playing electronic music, whether alone or not, must be joyous, fun, and make you feel good. 
• The studio is not a sanctuary but a place of life. Technology must not be intimidating. 
• Welcoming friends and new objects in the studio should be an infinite source of inspiration. 
• If nothing happens in the studio, turn off the light and play a percussion record. 
• With 25 years of experience, Château Flight can make you forget all your troubles, instantly and painlessly. 
• The key to success: midi sync + din sync + external trigs

Official website:
https://chateauflight.bandcamp.com/album/ch-teau-flight-la-folie-studio
Linktr.ee:

Compilation - RainboWarriors Vol 1

Friday May 3rd, 18PM (Paris time) 


RainboWarriors Vol 1 is the first compilation from the Warriorecords label, curated by Rebeka Warrior.

Digital release and vinyl pressing of 700 copies to be released on April 26 with the support of agnès b. Artwork @_m.4.r.4_ Graphic poetry by Laura Vazquez “the moment of nothing”
15 original tracks by 15 artists from all backgrounds and, for the most part, from the queer scene, grouped under the same Dark and New Wave banner:

Baby Volcano (Swiss)
Belaria (France)
Borusiade (Germany)
Cate Hortl (France)
Dame Area (Spain)
Denuit (France)
Jean Terechkova (France)
Jennifer Touch (Germany)
Minuit Machine (France)
NNHMN (Germany)
Paloma, Rebeka Warrior & RAUMM (France)
PUTAS VAMPIRAS (Brazil)
S Y Z Y G Y X (USA)
Vimala Pons (France)
Zombie-Chang (Japan)

🌈RainboWarriors Tour🌈
26 AVRIL - Bruxelles - Les Nuits Botanique (Belgique)
03 MAI - Neuchâtel - Case à Chocs (Suisse)
04 MAI - Rex Club - Paris
01 JUIN - La Laiterie - Strasbourg
07 JUIN - Nantes - Warehouse
22 JUIN - Lille - Slalom
23 JUIN - Marseille - Au Large Festival
06 JUILLET - Gretchen - Berlin (Allemagne)
12 JUILLET- The Garage - Londres (Angleterre)
Dates here


Double LP limited edition, Pre-order :

Digital pre-order :

Instagram :

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Halo Maud Celebrate

Friday April 12, 2024, 5PM (Paris time) 


'Celebrate' arrives a few months after For That Beautiful Feeling, the tenth album by The Chemical Brothers that Maud provided vocals for much of (including two of the lead singles – Live Again and Skipping Like A Stone with Beck, as well as the albums’ hazy title track). While that band’s influence might not be obvious on Celebrate, their dedication to pulling glorious psychedelic sounds out of the whatever instrumentation they find is very much in evidence. In the case of Iceberg – a cover of Fred Frith’s blissful Anthropocene hymn recorded with fellow French artist Flavien Berger – that’s instrumentation is mainly just a pair of human voices against a swirling beatless ambient backdrop. The result is utterly intoxicating. 

"Her bewitching little baroque tableaux are all about emotion!" - Tribu Move

"It all feels very much like a party that you never want to end.” - Electronic Sound Magazine -

"This reveals that her own vision rocks across more than a few blocks.” - Record Collector ★★★★ - 

Europe Tour Dates:
13/04 - Freiburg, Germany
26/04, Manchester, New Century* UK
28/04 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms* UK
29/04, Cambridge, Junction* UK
30/04, Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms* UK
01/05, Brighton, Concorde 2* UK
02/05, London, Scala* UK
05/05 Sounds From The Other City (Headline St. Phillips Church) UK
17/05 The Great Escape, Brighton
18/05 Get Together Festival, Sheffield UK
20/05 Moth Club** with Fran Lobo in support
30/05 Point Ephemere, Paris 

Official website:
https://halomaud.bandcamp.com/
Linktr.ee:

The Best Twilights of Love Wonderland LP

Friday April 5, 2024, 5PM (Paris time)

Love Wonderland - The Best Twilights of Love Wonderland LP (CAM027) Formed in 2018 by Takujuro Iwade, film director and drummer Kaya Koike and Mayumi Sakurai with the theme of " Lovers Rock from the other side," Love Wonderland performs reggae with a unique interpretation influenced by psychedelia and synth-pop.

The Best Twilights LP compiles tracks from three demos released between 2019 and 2024 and reflects their full spectrum from electronic dub to pop tinted reinterpretation of their peers. Considered as the best kept secret of the Japanese dub scene, they continue to grow at each live performance with faith and passion. Love Wonderland's main aspiration is to keep their motto alive.

Mastered by Krikor Kouchain and limited to 400 copies. released the 06/06/2024

Pre order link :
https://camisolerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-twilights-of-love-wonderland
Linktr.ee

Beggar's retro

Friday 29 March, 5pm (local time)

Beggars France joins forces with agnès b. radio to review archives, cult releases, more or less recent reissues and other rarities. Once a month, a selection will be updated on our respective platforms and to stock up on obscure hits, go to agnès b. radio at 5 p.m..

Official website:
https://beggars.fr/

Kim Gordon The Collective

Friday March 8, 2024, 6PM

Musician and visual artist Kim Gordon returns with her second solo album, The Collective, which will be released March 8th on Matador.
Kim Gordon will also play six live shows around The Collective’s arrival, beginning March 21 in Burlington,
Recorded in Gordon’s native Los Angeles, The Collective follows her 2019 full-length debut No Home Record and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), with additional production from Anthony Paul Lopez. The album advances their joint world building, with Raisin’s damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Gordon’s intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, which conjure communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload.

Marine Same Beat

Friday 23 February 2024, 6PM (Paris time)

Les Disques du Crépuscule presents a unique anthology by artful Brussels garage funk band Marine, fondly remembered for their dazzling debut single Life In Reverse in 1981, and now back with a clutch of brand new studio tracks.

Snapped up instead by chic boutique label Les Disques du Crépuscule, Marine released their infectious debut single Life In Reverse in April 1981, attracting rave reviews in the Belgian and UK press, reaching the giddy heights of #6 on the NME indie chart, and even being invited to record a radio session for John Peel - a world first for a Belgian band.

Soon favourable comparisons were being drawn with The Pop Group, A Certain Ratio, Defunkt, James White and Fire Engines, some pundits even sensing a new Haircut 100. 'We're not a fashion band,' insisted Marc in UK rock weekly Sounds, 'and it’s not really dance music. But all the same I’m glad people dance to it.'

Alas, artistic differences caused the fast-rising group to part ways in a London studio, when half the band quit to form pop-funk sophisticates Allez Allez. With new Marines on board, Marc and bassist Paul Delnoy went on to release two further singles (How To Keep Cool and Same Beat), gigged extensively around France and the Low Countries, and played a headline show at The Venue in London. 'Fine, disciplined and gleeful rhythm workers,' enthused Chris Bohn in NME. 'A happy, contagiously clean aural equivalent to a Serge Clerc cartoon.'

Alas by the summer of 1982 Marine were all washed up, with Marc going on direct films and documentaries as Marco Laguna. Four decades later, finally heeding desperate pleas from Crepuscule that his sensational first band never cut an album, Marc has written and recorded another 6 remarkably authentic sounding Marine songs with help from like-minded friends in Brussels and Paris, once more drawing on a heady mix of supercool funkabilly, jazz and soundtrack influences.

'It was an incredibly strange experience to revisit my past,' says Marc, 'but definitely fun. I’m glad, and I’m proud!'

Links:
Facebook · https://www.facebook.com/LesDisquesDuCrepuscule

agnès b radio invites AHEADACHEADAY

Friday 16 February 2024, 6PM (Paris time)

"AHEADACHEADAY steps outside of his comfort zone and selects an hour of music especially for Agnès B Radio with an eclectic mix of minimal electronic, Japanese post punk, new wave and dreamy beats. He finally escapes the smokey dark depths of the dance floor taking us to a trip from his musical origins to his love of Paris, paying tribute to French culture and attitude, which he deeply admires. Rendez-vous Sur agnès b. radio!”

AHEADACHEADAY is the solo project of Alberto de Angeli, Milan based music producer, sound designer and DJ. Coming from the late 90’s Milanese noisecore and post-punk scene, Alberto has kept alive his experimental background and DIY ethics; a heterogeneous mix of influences is reflected during his sets and productions, ranging between quirky downtempo, hazy electro, gritty breakbeat and shady psychedelia, all mixed without fear of crossing boundaries or genres.

Since 2020, he has produced under the moniker of AHEADACHEADAY and released on labels such as Whypeopledance (Why People War V/A), Relish (COMP VII V/A), 24/H Records (Rave Saves the World V/A – listed among Mixmag albums of the year), Pho Bho Records (Pho Beat Bazar vol. 2 V/A), A E O N (Learning How To Die), Mosaique (Naivety EP – Phantom Images V/A – Rage Inside), MAGMAS (Archive/Manifesto V/A), Müstesna (Earthquake Relief vol.1 V/A), Details Sound (Vago Spazio del Ritmo V/A) and his tracks have been supported by artists such as Vladimir Ivkovic, Lena Willikens, Ece Özel, Elena Colombi, LamusaII…

During the past 10 years Alberto has worked with likeminded artists, producers and labels around the world including: Tolouse Low Trax, Markeno, Gabriel Shalom, Eylül Deniz (Sunfear), Andrea Marinelli (ALAN), 291 Out (on Acido Records, Bosconi, Really Swing, Terrasolare) and Sie Medway-Smith (Depeche Mode, Luke Slater, CraigRichards) – with whom he’s co-produced releases on Pussyfoot Records, Frequenza and taken part in Best Kept Secret 2022 artists residency, alongside Colin Benders, Maarten Vos, Cosmic Force and others.

Alberto is a regular guest of Mutant, Operator, Raheem and Refuge and the creator of Sunday Headaches, a monthly show aired between 2017 and 2022 on Internet Public Radio and TOCCO, his new residency on Echobox Radio. Keep your eyes on his whereabouts to catch him play in venues like Bunker (La Notte), Rivolta (100_VE), Salon Des Amateurs, Arkaoda-Berlin, Murmur Noord, Klub Kegelbahn, Unter Deck (Alternative Fakten), Cafè 1001, Triennale Milano, The Grey Space, OSS Lido, Tempio del Futuro Perduto, Mattatoio, Linecheck, Klang, Fred, Ronin, L’Alibi…

Links:
Spotify · https://open.spotify.com/artist/55wAp5mMLbUVNTwRFagyhn

A. Savage, Black Holes, the Stars, and You

Friday February 9, 2024, 6PM

After his visit to La FAB during the Rough Trade Books 5 or 6 years anniversary exhibition Andrew Savage shares with us a new piece, 'Black Holes, the Stars, and You'.
Recorded at the same time as the tracks that make up 'Several Songs About Fire', his album released at the end of 2023 via Rough Trade Records, this track has been with the visual artist and frontman of Parquet Courts for a long time.


Produced by John Parish and driven by Latin percussion, 'Black Holes, the Stars, and You' poetically deals with the difference between our perception of others and that which we have of ourselves. For the occasion we will broadcast Andrew Savage's DJ set at La Fab on Saturday January 27.

A. Savage will play on February 15 in Paris (La Maroquinerie).

linktr.ee/asavageindex
https://www.instagram.com/asavageindex/
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance/
https://beggars.fr/

MOFO Festival

Friday February 2, 2024, 7PM

FESTIVAL MOFO 18 – FESTIVAL DE NICHES : from February 1st to 3rd, 2024
MOFO likes to be faithful, agile in show jumping and will nestle, for once, at Mains d'Œuvres from February 1 to 3, 2024. Not docile however, the 18th edition of the festival will allow itself for walks wild, unexpected crossings, incongruous friendships. And it’s always at La Station that the mad pack will come to let off steam for the after-party. Something to get your teeth into, with: BUGASMURF, CHIASME, CHEVAL DE TRAIT, DJ START UP, EUGÈNE BLOVE, GRAND BLANC, INÈS CHERIFI, JENYS, JS DONNY XTNDED, KELORA, LAURA TRANCE, MURDERPACT, NO PLEXUS, PÖ, RIEN VIRGULE, SACRIFICE SEUL + PROTOCOLE 8, SIMILI GUM, SUMMER SATANA, SSALIVA, TAPEWORMS, TINA TUNER, TTRISTANA B2B VENDREDEAR, YAWNING PORTAL, ZULU…

https://soundcloud.com/
https://fb.me/e/41nX4tvPL
https://www.instagram.com/festivalmofo/
https://www.mainsdoeuvres.org/MOFO-18-Festival-de-niches.html

Friday 02 February 2024, 6PM (Paris time)

Hanaa Ouassim's first album, “La vie de star” is the fruit of a nomadic life, made up of adventures and solitary meetings. Written and composed by Hanaa, the 11 pieces have pop, raï and electronic inspirations, with a backdrop of Moroccan folk music. Its focus track, AMG ROMANTIC, is an ode to the car model, a symbol of travel, freedom and flight forward.

Hanaa Ouassim is one of the 15 revelations to follow in 2024 for Les Inrocks and artists selected for the Chantier des Francos 2024.

The AMG ROMANTIQUE music video here was directed by Vickie Cherie.

Links:

Hanaa Ouassim
Streaming "La vie de star" ·  https://idol-io.ffm.to/laviedestar

Pan European Recording
Instagram · https://www.instagram.com/pan_european_recording/

Leslie Winer Pretty Broad Tastes

Friday January 26, 2024, 5PM

“THE WORLD SEEMS TO BE FINALLY CATCHING UP TO LESLIE WINER, WHOSE STARTLING INTELLIGENCE AND SINGULAR VISION SHINE THROUGH HER COPIOUS RECORDING LIFE.”
Max Richter

Pretty Broad Tastes is the first full collection of poems from the seminal artist and writer Leslie Winer. A literary and visual trialogue between Winer, Christopher Shannon and Linder after a decade of varied collaborative projects across the worlds of design, music, art and performance, Pretty Broad Tastes marks the latest embarkation point on Leslie Winer’s wholly original artistic odyssey through both the mainstream and counter-cultural landscape of the past half a century. As befits a boundless artistic imagination, and an instinct that has consistently anticipated the zeitgeist while exhibiting the bravery of the avant-garde, these poems are fractured, amorphous linguistic experiments in code-making and code-breaking, yielding emotional truths and a visceral physicality through a definitively modern modernist project.

 Presented here alongside a pamphlet of photomontages by the artist Linder, and a series of images collected by Christopher Shannon, augmented by annotations in Winer’s handwriting. Together, these pamphlets create a single work—and object of intrigue, open-hearted and available to a multitudinous readership’s discreet and varied interpretations. Touching on the images and imagery of the artists’ combined obsessions, their cultural environments, their shared and separate histories and memory, this is a genuinely unique, enigmatic, and genre-defying work of art. Held together in a specially designed folder containing the three pamphlets by the individual artists, this ‘object of intrigue’ also contains...
• “Pretty Broad Tastes” flexi-disc featuring vocal by Leslie Winer & music by Maxwell Sterling
• Postcard by Linder
• Matchbook
• Fold-out

www.roughtradebooks.com
https://www.instagram.com/roughtradebooks/
https://roughtradebooks.com/
https://twitter.com/RoughTradeBooks
https://www.facebook.com/RoughTradeBooks

Rough Trade Books 5 years - La Fab.

Saturday January 20, 2023, 2PM

It probably goes without saying that we love music here at Rough Trade Books—in fact if it’s not too much of a metaphorical stretch you could say it’s in our DNA. Our publications are littered with references to axe-wielding bluesmen, speculative synth soundscapes, West London punky reggae pioneers and all sorts of other musical misfits and magicians. We’ve put together a playlist of stuff that either features in one of our books or was even made by one of our authors. We think it makes for a pretty good listen too…



https://roughtradebooks.com/
https://www.instagram.com/RoughTradeBooks
https://twitter.com/RoughTradeBooks
https://www.facebook.com/RoughTradeBooks
https://www.youtube.com/channel/

Real Estate - Discography

Friday January 19, 2024, 2PM

Indie rock stalwarts Real Estate will release their upcoming album, Daniel, on February 23, 2024 on Domino. The sixth album from New Jersey natives Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Matt Kallman (keyboards), Julian Lynch (guitar) and Sammi Niss (drums) features 11 new songs recorded with the Grammy-winning producer Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves) during a frenetic and enthusiastic nine-day session at RCA Studio A in Nashville. Listen from 2 p.m. to the entire Real Estate discography with the albums: The Main Thing, In Mind, Atlas and Days

linktr.ee/realestateband
https://www.instagram.com/realestateband/
https://www.instagram.com/dominorecordsfr/
https://www.dominomusic.com/fr

Compilation : Beggar's Rétro

Friday January 12, 2024, 5PM

Beggars France partners with Agnes B. radio to review its archives: cult releases, recent reissues and rarities.

Once a month, two selections will be updated on our respective platforms: to stock up on obscure and rare titles, meet tomorrow on agnes b radio at 5 pm and on our Spotify/Deezer pages for the latest reissue news from our labels.



https://open.spotify.com/playlist/
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance/
https://beggars.fr/

Bureau B 2023

Friday 15 December, 5PM 

Hamburg's experimental imprint Bureau B presents its annual year-in-review compilation with impressions from all 26 releases from the past twelve months including new albums from artists like Tolouse Low Trax, Die Wilde Jagd, Saeko Killy, CV Vision or Tin Man, reissues of classics as well as obscure gems from Conrad Schnitzler, Faust, Martin Rev to Holger Hiller. Plus a couple of compilations that focus on Krautrock history, take a closer look at the Düsseldorf cassette label KLAR!80 or present a small scene of contemporary underground artists, as on "Gespensterland".

Twitter (X) · https://www.twitter.com/bureaublabel

Naomie Klaus, Youth looks so good on you

Friday December 7, 2023, 5PM

“When forty, I was still wearing miniskirts, extravagant patterns, pink, fluorescent colours, star shaped earrings. I walked around with my leopardskin hat, my fluffy bag, my floral outfit, until the gaze of others made me feel like it was not age appropriate anymore.

Although I am still the same person I was at 16. It's the others I see changing." There's no better way to describe ageing than through the gap that arises and continues to grow between physical reality and the specular image of the self : one deteriorates over time, exposed to the cruel laws of gravity and oxydation, while the other never ages, remaining intact and unaltered... frozen in a moment of blissfulness. The more time goes by the more the gap becomes a separate entity (ou “world” pour etre plus prosaïque). It can become so painful that many try to escape it, using and abusing every trickery. “Youth looks so good on you” is a sonic ballad which bizarrely explores the world that lies between reality and self-fantasy, a world where the aesthetic cult of youth becomes sovereign to the people. This piece was produced in 2022 as part of the Festival « Les Heures Sauvages - Nef des Marges dans l'ombre des certitudes », at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris.

After "A Story of a Global Disease" in 2022, "Youth looks so good on you" is the second piece of music by Naomie Klaus released on Moli Del Tro records ahead of her next album, due in 2024.

https://www.instagram.com/naomie_klaus
https://www.instagram.com/molideltro
https://www.facebook.com/molideltro
https://molideltro.bandcamp.com

Salopecia Pox Calypso

Friday 1st December, 5PM

Pox Calypso”, Salopecia’s new album, will be released by Monograph this Friday, December 1st. With this album Salopecia gives us a sensitive and generous work, a portrait of a set of pernicious trends of our time against which he persists in resisting.

The diverse themes give rise to varied protagonists with their own natures, like a hydra with multiple voices. The void moves from piece to piece, reappearing each time in a dense universe. Each piece acts as one of the vanishing points of a perspective which locates the common resonance which gave birth to the whole.

The hues of the different hip-hop, grunge and electronic influences that jockeyed for their place in Salopecia, coagulated together, becoming something emancipated. Nevertheless, we find with familiarity the diversity of legs that carry Salopecia: grooves, squeaks, grunts, gurgles and glottis.

Link: 

Website: 
Monograph | https://www.monograph.fr/

Instagram: 

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20 years Mu compilation

Friday November 23, 2023, 5PM

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the MU Collective is proud to present its third compilation! After a first volume in 2015, thought of as a summary of what was exciting in its first landmark, the MU Garage, and a second in 2017 dedicated to the excitement of La Station, the last attempts to capture the tumultuous spirit of Station Nord, its new building inaugurated in 2020. That is, two years of parties and sonic fury aggregated in 9 titles with Bracco, Claire Dance, Dame Area, Emmanuelle Parrenin, Essuna, Front de Cadeaux, Imer6ia, Méryll Ampe, Pleasure Principle, Suuns and TTristana. Limited edition copies of the record will be available for direct sale to the 20th anniversary of MU for €20.

agnès b. has supported the Mu Collective for many years and we are proud to be present on all these 3 compilations.

Program:
https://lastation.paris/stationgdm/rendez-vous/mu-20-ans
https://linktr.ee/stationgaredesmines
https://www.mu.asso.fr/
http://lastation.paris
https://www.instagram.com/stationgaredesmines/
https://www.facebook.com/mu.collectif
https://www.facebook.com/stationgaredesmines

Les Femmes S’en Mêlent Festival

Friday November 17, 2023, 5PM

Les Femmes S’en Mêlent (LFSM) festival returns from November 23 to December 8 with a program that is both eclectic and intergenerational, combining national and international artists. Many meetings will also be offered with the Les Femmes S’engage system, the objective of which is to bring more equality and inclusion to music. current.

This year, our (very dynamic) French scene will be in the spotlight with the presence of Silly Boy Blue, En Attendant Ana, Les Vulves Assassines, Juste Shani, We Hate You Please Die... alongside international artists including Grandmas House, RVG, Ada Oda, Ailbhe Reddy, Genn... A lineup that marks the fanfare return of amplified guitars!

Faithful to its DNA, LFSM continues to defend emergence while creating dialogue between generations, as evidenced by the arrival of the English artist Gina Birch, founding member of the iconic post-punk group of the late 70s The Raincoats or the four-handed project between Jeanne Balibar and Cléa Vincent.

This edition also revives the tradition of LFSM tours, a fundamental lever for networking and visibility of women artists. It will be held in around fifteen cities throughout the country. The opportunity for a great reunion with the artist Emilie Simon (Tulle, December 1st) who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first album presented at the festival in 2003 or with the English trio Dream Wife (La Rochelle, November 30th). ) that we had programmed for their first scenes in 2016.

The Women S'engage system will be deployed for two weeks with workshops around computer music, mixing and sound, but also around the music ecosystem and the structuring of projects, synchronization, writing and stage coaching. Several days will be organized on the theme of the well-being and mental health of artists, the fight against VHSS, music for images and musical practice in groups. Finally, something new: our partnership around gender equality and inclusion with the Pop&Psy festival.

Le dispositif les Femmes s'engagent sera déployé pendant deux semaines avec des ateliers autour de la MAO, du mixage et de la sonorisation, mais également autour de l’écosystème de la musique et de la structuration des projets, de la synchro, de l’écriture et du coaching scénique. Plusieurs journées seront organisées sur le thème du bien-être et de la santé mentale des artistes, de la lutte contre les VHSS, de la musique à l’image et de la pratique musicale en groupe. Enfin, une nouveauté : notre partenariat autour de l’égalité femmes-hommes et de l’inclusion avec le festival Pop&Psy.

linktr.ee/lesfemmessenmelent
https://www.instagram.com/lesfemmesenmelent
https://www.facebook.com/lesfemmesenmelent
https://twitter.com/femmesenmelent
https://www.youtube.com

Yo La Tengo, The Bunker Sessions

Friday November 10, 2023, 5PM

Today, Yo La Tengo releases a new EP, The Bunker Sessions, which collects live performances of This Stupid World songs "Fallout", "Sinatra Drive Breakdown", "Aselestine" and "Apology Letter", as well as James McNew - led the classic "Stockholm Syndrome" from 1997's I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One. Watch the band perform the songs live at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

https://ylt.ffm.to/bunkersessions
https://ffm.bio/matador
https://beggars.fr
https://www.instagram.com/therealylt
https://www.instagram.com/matadorrecords
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance

Beggar's Rétro

Friday October 27, 2023, 5PM

Beggars France partners with agnès b. radio to review its archives: cult releases, recent reissues and rarities.

Once a month, two selections will be updated on our respective platforms: to stock up on obscure and rare titles, meet on agnès b. radio and on our Spotify/Deezer pages for the latest reissue news from our labels.

https://deezer.page.link/
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance/
https://beggars.fr/

Fleur bleu·e, Unrequited Love

Friday October 20th, 2023, 5PM

Creative chemistry might be impossible to define, but whatever it is, Fleur bleu·e have it in abundance. The Paris-based duo of Delphine Lucy Lam and Vlad Swann have presided over an assured debut album in Unrequited Love, full of delicate songs of yearning.

Recorded in a 4 days full band session at the Studio Garage in Paris, these achingly beautiful eleven songs might be bound together conceptually in the titular Unrequited Love, but be assured that you’re going to fall hard for Fleur bleu·e. Contrary to the title, it is a meeting of minds and of souls, a collision of invisible substances that together create a unique world of wistful, sonic beauty.

1st single - She Wants to Live
2nd single - L'été ivre
Debut album "Unrequited Love", on October 20th.
Release party at Boule Noire on November 10th > Tickets

Instagram
Facebook
Youtube
https://idol-io.ffm.to/unrequitedlove

13th Fantastic Twins - “Two Is Not A Number”

Friday October 13th, 2023, 5PM

Fantastic Twins, the ongoing project of Julienne Dessagne, is a sonic exploration of dual characters born from one distinct perspective. A producer, songwriter, and acclaimed live performer, Dessagne has spent the last decade sculpting a unique world.
On an ambitious new album entitled ‘Two Is Not a Number’, Dessagne immerses herself more fully than ever in the concept that inspired her artist name, exploring the entwined lives and fates of her imaginary twins, their schizophrenic dreams, small dramas, and big tragedies - a metaphor for our own psyche, our inner conflicts, and our relationship to others and otherness.
These musings on the psychological, emotional, biological, and metaphysical qualities of Twins are expressed with assured clarity, using a palate of icy deep techno, eerie atmospheric soundtracks, tranced-out dark wave, and synth pop-noir. Whether through airborne dancefloor ascension, diamond hard rhythms, electronic thundercracks, or empathy drenched vocals and the palpable sense of unease, this standout album brings Dessagne’s powerful, affecting art into sharp focus.

https://www.fantastictwins.com/
https://www.instagram.com/trulyfantastictwins
https://linktr.ee/fantastictwins
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6da8OOYjq640zH3b4e4wci
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/fantastic-twins/1174074572
https://www.youtube.com/@fantastictwins2222
https://fantastictwins.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/fantastictwins
https://www.facebook.com/thetrulyfantastictwins/
https://idol-io.ffm.to/twoisnotanumber

Suzanne Ciani & Jonathan Fitoussi - Golden Apples Of the Sun

Friday October 6, 2023, 5PM

Obliques and Atmospheric are very happy to present their new album “Golden Apples of the Sun”. It is the result of a close cooperation between Suzanne Ciani and Jonathan Fitoussi. The American electronic music pioneer (5 time Grammy award-nominated) has joined the French composer to sign a four-hand album around mythical synthesizers like Buchla, Moog and Ems...

Mainly recorded in California, facing the Pacific Ocean, the white sound of synthesizers mixes constantly with the sound of the waves and wind. The music generated is directly blended with the surrounding elements of nature. It is both organic and live, hypnotic and rhythmical, powerful and dreamlike .

https://transversales.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/sevwave/
https://www.instagram.com/jonathanfitoussi_/
https://www.instagram.com/transversales_disques/
https://www.facebook.com/transversalesdisques/

VAGUE IMAGINAIRES, Versatile records

Fraiday September 29, 2023, 5PM

Like some film directors, Vague Imaginaires ("Imaginary Wave") will sometimes collaborate with non-professionals: homeless, psychiatric patients, social workers, refugees... the left-behinds. The melancholy within his music is "that of those who couldn't leave for the stars or the islands, the great tragedy of the forgotten ones."
His music is characterized by entanglement: double melodies interweaving, and synths fusing with non-musical sounds: "Crickets in a palm grove, rain on a barn, freshly cut pieces of wood clicking, spring water running on froth, birds in the meadow, coal clattering on a fire, thunder on the lake, soft waves on the beach. These enchanting sounds that make places what they are."
Anchored in the real world to better escape it, his music comforts and reconciles us with it, transforming reality into "a new, voluptuous world, a graviton-less exoplanet, like flying in a dream."

https://www.instagram.com/vagueimaginaires
https://soundcloud.com/meteoreve
https://www.facebook.com/MorinArchipels
http://vagueimaginaires.com/
https://versatilerecords.bandcamp.com/album/l-le-volante-2

Jonathan Caouette's mix tape - Music for future soundtracks

Friday 22 / Saturday 23 / Sunday 24 September, 2023, 5PM

Jonathan Caouette's mixtape for agnes b “music for future soundtracks”


Renowned filmmaker Jonathan Caouette, known for "Tarnation" and an upcoming music film project, presents a playlist featuring his favorite tracks and selections from his decade-spanning music video compilation. Facing a severe health crisis due to a debilitating mouth infection, chronic illnesses, and mounting medical bills, Jonathan now has an opportunity for vital oral surgeries. To aid his recovery, the original "Tarnation" team, including Marie Therese Guirgis, Stephen Winter, Brian A. Kates, John Cameron Mitchell, Gus Van Sant, and Ryan Werner, has come together to raise funds for his surgeries, medical expenses, outstanding bills, and living costs. Your support, regardless of the amount, is immensely appreciated in helping restore his health during this very critical period and ensuring his unique vision continues to enrich us for years to come. Please contribute what you can.

https://gofund.me/ff019950

Simo Cell Cuspide Des Sirènes, Temet records

Friday September 15, 2023, 5PM

Take a deep breath, the album is meant to be experienced as a seamless narrative from start to finish...
Have you heard of the Legend of 'Cuspide des Sirènes'? This is not a simple tale, but an incredible tapestry woven over many years and through countless wondrous adventures.We will now recount the legend as it was recorded in the ancient scrolls.

https://fanlink.to/mcABfj
https://www.instagram.com/simocellmusic/
https://www.instagram.com/temet.music/
https://www.facebook.com/simocell00/
https://temet.net/

Alek Lee, You - Antinote records

Friday September 8, 2023, 3PM

Alek Lee is back on Antinote to release his debut LP ‘You’. Covering 18 songs and crafted in the producer’s studio over the past few 4 years, the Tel Avivian has swapped the misty aura of his first two EPs for a smoked out haze. ‘You’ effortlessly blends digi-dub, boogie, and yacht rock to create a washed out, dub-pop sound befitting of its place of recording sat at the edge of the desert and the sea.

If Lee’s earlier works were defined by brooding downtempo beats with kids television vocal samples sprinkled amongst them, then the album hears the producer open himself up to the process of the singer-songwriter, getting behind the microphone and optimistically speaking words of his own. But perhaps that may be put too bluntly. Fankly, Lee fluidly moves between crooning, whispers, gasps all the way to full on ballad style singing effortlessly and with ease. His newly develop vocal experiments are too supported by an impressive array of collaborators which can be found in the LP’s liner notes. These collaborations also help to mix far-flung musical styles into the LP. For instance, take Kol Hayom featuring Keren Ilan. It’s a laid-back tune that would sit comfortably beside Rita Lee tropicália. Or Love To Puff You Baby featuring $hkuro, which upends Donna Summer’s bodily groove into a heady bop.

‘You’ is a testament to Alek Lee’s prolific exploration of his own brand of dub: shimmering off-beat guitars, low-fidelity beats and deep grooves. Oh and always a melodica line found somewhere amongst it.

https://www.instagram.com/aleklee_
https://antinoterecordings.bandcamp.com/album/alek-lee-you
https://youtu.be/x0YUySQN_ZE?si=J6OKMnLLODk1howU

The Breeders "Last Splash" the 30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition

Friday, August 25th, 2023 - 5pm

Last Splash, the Breeders' iconic album and absolute symbol of the 90s, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Recorded by the band in its original form of Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, and featuring the monumental hit Cannonball, Last Splash immediately became an alternative rock classic, achieving instant classic status and international acclaim. .

To celebrate this anniversary, the album has been remastered from the original analog tapes – which were thought to be lost – a process that has also made it possible to excavate two previously unreleased tracks, a discovery that will delight fans.

Today, the Breeders are sharing one of those songs, Go Man Go, along with a brand new video directed by Brandon Weaver.

Entitled Last Splash (the 30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition), the special edition will include two 45 rpm vinyls, as well as a single-sided additional disc containing two forgotten tracks from the original Last Splash sessions: Go Man Go, a title that Kim co-wrote with Black Francis, and Divine Mascis, a version of Divine Hammer with vocals provided by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

For this special edition, the original and iconic clutch of the late visionary designer Vaughan Oliver has been beautifully re-imagined by his longtime partner Chris Bigg.

Links:

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--------Beggars--------

Love and Rockets ‘Hot Trip To Heaven’

Friday, August 18th, 2023 - 5pm

Love And Rockets was formed in 1985, following the split from Bauhaus by Daniel Ash (vocals and guitar), David J (vocals and bass) and Kevin Haskins (drums). Objective: to wipe the slate clean and probe the imagination of the trio without limit to draw new sounds. The band's fifth album, Hot Trip To Heaven, is startlingly different from anything that has come before it and features a wide range of influences, from twisted lounge jazz to ambient trance. With a feat from Egyptian-Belgian singer Natacha Atlas, the world music influences of the album are evident. New York Magazine called it "hypnotic, shimmering, dark and shattering" and in 1994 the album was ahead of its time, predating the electronic music revolution by a few years. Citing Primal Scream's Screamadelica, Underwold's Dub no bass with my headman, The Orb and Aphex Twin as key comparisons, Hot Trip To Heaven spawned two singles: the hypnotic This Heaven and the sprawling Body and Soul.

Links:

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--------Beggars--------

Lush ‘Spooky, Split & Lovelife’

Friday, August 11th, 2023 - 5pm (local time)

After long years of waiting, the three Lush studio albums will be available on vinyl again from August 11, 2023.

Articulated around the songwriting talents of Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, Lush defined the sound of an era, at the crossroads of shoegaze, dream pop and Britpop, before disbanding in 1998. A group that became cult over time, uniting new generations. And aside from a lavish retrospective box set from Record Store Day in 2016, all three studio albums – Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996) – have been unavailable on vinyl since the 90s.

With demand high, the band worked with renowned engineer/producer Kevin Vanbergen to help remaster their back catalog, starting with their studio albums. Using the original production tapes, Kevin painstakingly reworked them to create new 24-bit masters that perfectly capture the essence of the originals. They have never sounded so good.

Famous for collaborating with 4AD's in-house designers, v23, on every release, album art has always been central to Lush's appeal. For these reissues, the first two albums will be presented in their original designs, while Lovelife will use their box art from 2016 to retain the collectible tracing paper sleeve from 1996, exclusive to this first pressing.

Links:

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--------Beggars--------

Beggar's retro

Friday August 4, 2023, 5PM

Beggar's France and agnès b. joins forces to make you discover the Beggar's retro playlist every month. Taken from Beggar's back catalog, discover the universe of the beginning, essentials and rarities of the labels Rough Trade, Matador records, 4AD, XL records, Beggar's Banquet

open.spotify.com/playlist
www.beggars.fr
www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance

The agnès b radio summer playlist

Friday 28 July, 5pm (local time)

Discover agnès b.'s summer 2023 playlist. radio with our essentials, news and surprises that will arrive in September.

Spotify link:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0eqDjeojeTX8pG5BdZNYq0?si=f9a19b10d5e34aa5

Summer playlist:

Alek Lee, Antinote records

Friday July 21, 2023, 5PM

Alek Lee is back on Antinote to release his debut LP ‘You’. Covering 16 songs and crafted in the producer’s studio over the past few 4 years, the Tel Avivian has swapped the misty aura of his first two EPs for a smoked out haze. ‘You’ effortlessly blends digi-dub, boogie, and yacht rock to create a washed out, dub-pop sound befitting of its place of recording sat at the edge of the desert and the sea.

If Lee’s earlier works were defined by brooding downtempo beats with kids television vocal samples sprinkled amongst them, then the album hears the producer open himself up to the process of the singer-songwriter, getting behind the microphone and optimistically speaking words of his own. But perhaps that may be put too bluntly. Fankly, Lee fluidly moves between crooning, whispers, gasps all the way to full on ballad style singing effortlessly and with ease. His newly develop vocal experiments are too supported by an impressive array of collaborators which can be found in the LP’s liner notes. These collaborations also help to mix far-flung musical styles into the LP. For instance, take Kol Hayom featuring Keren Ilan. It’s a laid-back tune that would sit comfortably beside Rita Lee tropicália. Or Love To Puff You Baby featuring $hkuru, which upends Donna Summer’s bodily groove into a heady bop.

‘You’ is a testament to Alek Lee’s prolific exploration of his own brand of dub: shimmering off-beat guitars, low-fidelity beats and deep grooves. Oh and always a melodica line found somewhere amongst it.

https://youtube.com/playlist
https://www.instagram.com/aleklee_/
https://www.instagram.com/zaltan_antinote/
https://antinoterecordings.bandcamp.com/music

La route du rock "Instants" exhibition, Titouan Massé

Friday July, 2023, 5PM

Echoing his exhibition "Instants" which took place from July 19 to August 20, 2023 in Saint-Malo, the photographer Titouan Massé gives us his soundtrack to accompany it. A summary of his best stage memories.
Originally from Brittany, Titouan Massé embarked on concert photography in 2010. His work highlights a passion for music but also evokes these friendships forged in concert halls and festivals. It captures the energy of the public and the fury of the stage, as much as the portraits of artists, thus freezing the immediacy of these significant encounters.

Titouan Massé :
Facebook : facebook.com/titouanmassephoto
Instagram : instagram.com/tmphotograph
Twitter : twitter.com/titouanbzh

La Route du Rock :
Facebook : facebook.com/laroutedurock
Instagram : instagram.com/laroutedurock
Twitter : twitter.com/laroutedurock
www.laroutedurock.com/exposition-titouan-masse-instants/

open.spotify.com/playlist/

Anohni and The Johnsons, Rough Trade records

Friday June 07, 2023, 5PM

“I've been thinking a lot about Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. That was a really important touchstone in my mind,” says ANOHNI of her sixth studio album, My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross. “Some of these songs respond to global and environmental concerns first voiced in popular music over 50 years ago.”

As the British-born, New York-based artist’s first full album since 2016’s HOPELESSNESS,ANOHNI explains that the creative process was painstaking, yet also inspired, joyful, and intimate, a renewal and a renaming of her response to the world as she sees it.

A record its creator acknowledges is inextricably both personal and political, and one that is full of heartfelt music that also questions its own right to be heard, My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross demonstrates music’s unique capacity to bring harmony to competing, sometimes contradictory, elements.

“For me, there's no heavenly respite; creation is a spectral and feminine continuum, and our souls are an inalienable part of nature.”

Linktree :
https://linktr.ee/anohni

Pre order :
https://anohni-johnsons.ffm.to/mbwabfytc

Website :
https://roughtraderecords.com
www.beggars.fr

Instagram :
https://www.instagram.com/anohni
https://www.instagram.com/roughtraderecords
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance

Arthur Russell, Picture Of Bunny Rabbit

Friday June 29, 2023, 5PM

“In outer space you can’t take your drums - you take your mind” - Arthur Russell

Rough Trade Records in partnership with Audika Records are excited to announce ‘Picture of Bunny Rabbit’(code only faster: crossing the line from vocal to instrumental and back) a new album of previously unreleased World Of Echo era material by Arthur Russell recorded in 1985/86.

‘Picture of Bunny Rabbit’ features nine previously unreleased performances from this era compiled from completed masters culled from two unique test pressings, including one, dated 9/15/85 by Arthur, provided by his mother and sister. A further four tracks were discovered in his tape archive. The track listing includes an exceptional and dramatic solo recording of “In The Light of a Miracle” and the enigmatic title instrumental “Picture of Bunny Rabbit”, written especially for a friends pet rabbit. The bulk of the material was recorded with engineer Eric Liljestrand at Battery Sound Studios, New York, which was located directly opposite the World Trade Center and at Arthur’s apartment studio in the East Village.

In 1986 Arthur Russell was diagnosed with HIV, that same year he released his career-defining masterpiece ‘World of Echo’, the first and only solo album issued during his lifetime. Arthur had found his voice and a fresh direction with a set of new, transformative material, unlike anything he or anyone else had previously released. His illness ensured that the artistic growth and sense of exploration encapsulated in ‘World of Echo’ would be tragically curtailed. Within six short years Arthur was gone.Arthur’s final years were filled with a renewed commitment to creativity and unceasing live and recording work. He regularly performed the ‘World of Echo’ material and incorporated several of its compositions in collaborations with choreographers active in New York’s innovative dance community. Arthur worked closely with Diane Madden, Allison Salzinger, Stephanie Woodard and John Bernd, usually playing his cello and effects boxes off stage as the choreographers’ pieces were performed. In 1993 Arthur posthumously received a prestigious Bessie Composer Award for his work in the dance world.

https://roughtrade.ffm.to/pictureofbunnyrabbit
www.beggars.fr
https://www.instagram.com/roughtraderecords/
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance/

Rone, L(oo)ping Live with Orchestre National de Lyon

Friday June 16 2023, 5PM

L(oo)ping is a creation of a new genre, which crystallizes the work of Rone: a concert with the 80 musicians of the Orchester national de Lyon, an album recorded live from the Auditorium de Lyon and a film unclassifiable directed by Louise Narboni.

The album, which brings together a selection of pieces by Rone arranged by Romain Allender for the Orchestra (conducted by Dirk Brossé), will be available on June 16, accompanied by two sold-out concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris (June 19 & 20). The film will be broadcast on Arte in September and screened in preview on June 18 at mk2 Bibliothèque. 

https://idol-io.ffm.to/looping
https://fanlink.to/Rone
https://www.instagram.com/roneofficial
https://www.instagram.com/infinemusic

Bruce Falkian on Atinote

Friday June 9, 2023, 5PM

Bruce Falkian is a world famous contemporary artist who exhibits at the world’s most prestigious art galleries and fairs. Bruce Falkian moonlights as an agent of espionage against the Terrorism Industrial Complex. Wait... what?

To understand Bruce Falkian we first must understand the link between image and war. In the late 1800s the precursor to the video camera was invented. It was directly inspired by guns, specifically, Samuel Colt’s Revolver. It borrowed not only its barrel mechanics, swapping bullets for exposures, but its terminology too. Load, point, scope, aim, shoot, flash. The camera and the gun, united by cordite, would go on to prove the most efficacious tools in shaping the modern world. 

The 20th century was a laboratory when it comes to killing and image making, glorified through Hollywood and the Western genre. Propaganda would prove highly effective in creating and sustaining support for militaries fighting for ideological global control. Devised first in the aptly title ‘Propaganda’ (1928) by Edward Bernays a nephew of Sigmund Freud, Advertising and Public Relations became the leading media industries, learning how to control the population through images, usually just to buy random crap they didn’t need, but other times to overthrow democratically elected politicians in foreign countries. Eventually Western Liberal Democracy assumed domination, built of course on the enslavement of all peoples and nations who didn’t fall in line with its specific ideas of living. The Red Scare inspired countless anti-leftist, anti-communist works of art throughout the Cold War, notably and most bizarre, funding the abstract expressionist movement as a non-ideological alternative to socialist realism art. When the Soviet Union fell, Western Liberal Democracy was able to promulgate its unhindered views around the world through its various media empires and actor states. Is it a coincidence that a third of the almost $85 billion dollar global camera equipment market is represented by the greatest propaganda beast the world as ever seen, the USA?

Guns are dangerous because of the obvious. Images are dangerous because we are bad at perceiving what is real (as any jump scare, deepfake, newsreel will attest to.) Videos aren’t technically real, they are only a collection of rapidly changing static images which give the illusion of movement. It’s easy for us to collectively decide that a video is real, because that’s the way our brains perceive reality. People who lead the world of media understand this which is how they are able to control us, make us invade foreign countries, vote for specific politicians, feel ugly or fat etc. However, ubiquitous as they are, it seems that the image is in crisis. It seems that we’ve run out of them. Or perhaps our understanding of an image is changing, with the aid of near instantaneous text-to-image AI technology. So what does this mean for guns. What does this mean for war? How will images be used as an aid to war in the 21st century? It remains to be seen, but Bruce Falkian will be a useful agent.

Les armes à feu sont dangereuses à cause de l'évidence. Les images sont dangereuses parce que nous ne percevons pas bien ce qui est réel (comme n'importe quel jump scare, deepfake, newsreel en attestera.) Les vidéos ne sont pas techniquement réelles, elles ne sont qu'une collection d'images statiques changeant rapidement qui donnent l'illusion de mouvement. Il est facile pour nous de décider collectivement qu'une vidéo est réelle, car c'est ainsi que notre cerveau perçoit la réalité. Les gens qui dirigent le monde des médias comprennent comment ils sont capables de nous contrôler, de nous faire envahir des pays étrangers, de voter pour des politiciens spécifiques, de se sentir laids ou gros, etc. Cependant, omniprésents comme ils sont, il semble que l'image soit en crise. Il semble que nous en manquons. Ou peut-être que notre compréhension d'une image est en train de changer, à l'aide d'une technologie d'IA texte-image quasi instantanée. Alors qu'est-ce que cela signifie pour les armes à feu. Qu'est-ce que cela signifie pour la guerre ? Comment les images seront-elles utilisées comme aide à la guerre au XXIe siècle ? Cela reste à voir, mais Bruce Falkian sera un agent utile.

https://antinoterecordings.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/antinoterecordings
https://www.instagram.com/zaltan_antinote

Tolouse Low Trax "Live in Athens"

Friday, June 02nd, 2023 - 5pm (local time)

Here comes the first live recording of Tolouse Low Trax, straight from Athens' Romantso club. An extended version and fluid mix full of deconstructed elements of new and previous tracks from the past and future. Tslx is sampling himself, dub versions in a constant rough mpc flow. Energetic minimalistic tribal machine music for very late nights or the sunset behind broken columns in ancient ruins.

BAR ITALIA "Tracey Denim"

Friday 26 May, 5pm

London band bar italia release their new album, the highly anticipated 'Tracey Denim'. After two albums on Dean Blunt's label, an EP and several experimental rock singles infused with the 90s, the mysterious trio asserts its place of choice within an increasingly prolific British underground scene.
Tracey Denim’ was recorded and produced by bar italia with mixing from Marta Salogni. It features singles “Nurse!”, described as “a hypnotic post-punk ballad” (The Guardian) and “narcotically arresting” (Pitchfork), and “punkt”, featured in The Observer's “Hot Tracks” and on which Clash noted, “quietly shattering the rulebook, bar italia are delivering something very interesting indeed.”

Bar Italia: 


Matador Records | https://ffm.bio/matador
Official website Matador Records | https://www.matadorrecords.com/


Blick Bassy - Mádibá

Friday 19 May, 5pm

Following the successes of Akö (2015) and 1958 (2019), singer and composer Blick Bassy is back with a fifth album, again sung in the Bassa language of Cameroon. Mádibá brings together ten songs in the form of fables, dedicated to the theme of water, in which her high and angelic voice dominates, carried by delicate guitar and synthesizer melodies, and sober brass arrangements. Diaphanous and nevertheless modernist songs, which testify to a contemporary and poetic Africanity, at the crossroads of soul, folk and electro.

Linktree: 

Instagram


76th Cannes Film Festival agnès b. playlist

Friday 19 may, 3pm (local time)

On the occasion of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, discover this Friday from 3 p.m. the Agnès b. Cinema playlist. Also available on Spotify

Spotify link:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dBh8dtvSLSxAcqKnfI2nF?si=fa50f5e8d87046b1

Playlist for the 76th edition of the Cannes Film festival:

Retro with agnès b.

Friday May 12, 5PM

Beggar's France and agnès b. joins forces to make you discover the Beggar's retro playlist every month. From the back catalog of Beggar's and linked to all of their re-editions, discover the universe of the beginning, the essentials and the rarities of the labels Rough Trade, Matador records, 4AD, XL records and Beggar's Banquet. The playlist will be available on Spotify and broadcast on agnès b radio.

01 Paris Maquis - Métal Urbain
02 She Is Beyond Good And Evil - The Pop Group
03 Ban Marriage - The Hidden Cameras
04 Pablo Meets Mr. Bassie - Augustus Pablo
05 Trip And Glide - Love and Rockets
06 Last Splash -The Breeders
07 The Boy With a Smile on His Face - Arthur Russell
08 Palomine - Bettie Serveert
09 Was All Talk - Kurt Vile
10 Nostalgia - Weekend
11 Five String Serenade - Mazzy Star
12 Let's Save Tony Orlando's House - Yo La Tengo
13 Les and Ray - Le Tigre
14 Face in the crowd - The Merton Parkas
15 One Man, No City - Parquet Courts
16 Elephant Woman - Blonde Redhead
17 Take the Skinheads Bowling - Camper Van Beethoven
18 Bonus. See Sons Bring Some More Out Tomb We Enter - Papa Sprain
19 Bonus. I'll be your mirror - Rainy Day
20 Bonus. I'll keep it with mine - Rainy Day

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https://beggars.fr

The National "First Two Pages of Frankenstein" on 4AD

Friday 05 May, 5PM (local time)

Today, The National has announced the release of its ninth studio album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein. Anchored by evocative melodies and an enthralling lyrical narrative, First Two Pages of Frankenstein signals a new chapter in the band’s beloved discography. The 11-song album was produced by The National at Long Pond Studios in upstate New York and features guest appearances by Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens.

After two back-to-back albums and several busy years of touring, First Two Pages of Frankenstein was initially stalled while lead singer Matt Berninger navigated, “a very dark spot where I couldn’t come up with lyrics or melodies at all. Even though we’d always been anxious whenever we were working on a record, this was the first time it ever felt like maybe things really had come to an end.” Instead, The National “managed to come back together and approach everything from a different angle, and because of that we arrived at what feels like a new era for the band,” according to guitarist/pianist Bryce Dessner, whose bandmates also include his brother Aaron (guitar/piano/bass) as well as brothers Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).

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4AD Website | https://4ad.com/

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The Independent Labels Convention

Friday April 13, 5PM

Here we go again, the Independent Labels Convention is coming back on April 22!
On the program for this 7th edition, many stands of vinyls, cassettes, CDs (or even fanzines or even video games), held by the most prominent labels in France.
The day will also be dotted with DJ sets, then concerts performed by new talents from the French independent scene and favorites from the local team. All this, free entry.
For the occasion, agnès b radio will broadcast the event live on Saturday April 22... stay tuned!

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Labels : @bornbadrecords - @cookierecords_ - @entre.soi - @err_rec - @explitymusic - @geographierecs - @granderoussedisques - #hiddenbayrecords - @howlinbananarecords - @insilicorecords - @jeuneajamais - @lasouterraine - @le.cepe.records - @midnightspecialrecords - @nowadaysrecords - @octobertone - @pan_european_recording - @macadamtwister - @s76_records - @sdz.records - @teenage_menopause_records

Koudlam "Precipice Fantasy Part II

Friday March 31, 5PM

After releasing "Precipice Fantasy Part I" in October 2022, Koudlam delivers the second part of his album.
The first part is a salvo of meteorites where the artist uses, as usual, standardized pop patterns to make them disrupted, and always without deviating from the ultimate melody, chanted until trance.
The second part is an instrumental and contemplative record, a kind of music for an uncomfortable yoga session, that of a tourist who dreamed of climbing Everest but who no longer has the strength to get out of Kathmandu's underworld.
Koudlam thus delivers the soundtrack of the summits and the precipices. Or rather that of the path between the two, sinuous, vertiginous, always on the edge of the blade.

https://idol-io.link/PrecipiceFantasyPartII
https://www.instagram.com/koudlam
https://www.instagram.com/pan_european_recording

Six songs For Genesis P-Orridge

Friday 24 March, 5PM

As part of Chrysalis: The Butterfly's Dream, the Center d'Art Contemporain Genève offers a musical program on the 5th floor around Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, artist of the exhibition who died three years ago in March 2020. The curator of the 5th Floor Radio, Guillaume Sorge, thus offers to rediscover his musical work through, in particular, pieces by Throbbing Grisle, an experimental group from the 1970s made up of Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Peter Christopherson. Six new musical contributions by December, Beau Wanzer, Not Waving, Deeat Palace, Dame Area and Alto Fuero complete this program.

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Child Of the Nature, Forager Records

Friday March 17, 3PM

A further exercise in musical curation, Child Of Nature is our latest sonic confluence of self-released tracks from the loners, hippies and outsiders of the 70s and early 80s. A collection of privately pressed music, able to breathe and be created free from the constraints of heavy handed commercialism, yielding a pure vision of artistic expression. Child Of Nature features ten songs of brooding soft rock and psychedelic folk steeped in melancholia. Some ache for better times or past lovers, while others seek spiritual fulfillment or social progress.

A compilation to evoke the raw and unobstructed, to summon the occult, to fundamentally conjure a vivid portrait of our untamed natural environment. Recorded on the north coast of California, Luellen Reese’s ethereal “Silvery Waterfalls” drifts and swirls with electric guitar as her unearthly vocals transcend across a seven minute opus, fit for the golden age of labels like 4AD or Dedicated. “The flowers are dancing just for you …”, Reggie Russell croons over glistening Key Of Creek’s title track “Child Of Nature”, evoking a utopian world of natural harmony free from the present day realities of industrial decay.

Tap into your inner primal being, to embrace wholeheartedly, with frivolity and without reserve, your own child of nature.

https://foragerrecords.com
https://foragerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/child-of-nature
https://www.instagram.com/foragerrecords
https://www.facebook.com/foragerrecords

Rob & Jack Lahana, Summercamp

Friday March 10 2023, 3PM

SUMMERCAMP takes us by the hand and takes us on a journey, from the Parisian studio on rue d'Enghien to a multitude of fantasized and real territories where the most obvious and improbable encounters are born. Accompanied by their guests, music as a universal language, each song is an invitation to share the dreams and hopes of Rob & Jack Lahana.
Composed by Rob, punctuated by Jack Lahana, SUMMERCAMP is an album, a collection, a collection, a series of intimate and epic moments, sunny and bloody, melancholy and dancing.

http://paneuropeanrecording.com
https://robjacklahana.bandcamp.com/album/summercamp

I:Cube release party

Saturday March 4, 6PM

Saturday, March 4 from 6 p.m. La FAB will host the Eye Cube album release party in partnership with Versatile and agnès b.
I:Cube will play live and will be accompanied by DJ sets from Toulouse Low Trax and Gilb'r.
Admission is free and the entire release party will be broadcast live on agnès b. Radio.
La FAB: Place Jean -Michel Basquiat 75013 Paris, France.

http://la-fab.com/
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https://www.facebook.com/icubeonerock
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I:Cube, "Eye Cube"

Friday March 3, 3PM

I:Cube released their sixth album, simply titled Eye Cube, on March 3.
In recent years, Nicolas Chaix has made a plethora of remixes and released a lot of stuff either alone (Double pack, Cubo Live Sessions 1 and 2) or with friends (John Cravache, Gilbert, Alma vox, or his son).
The creative process for "Eye cube", a reference to the initial form of his blase chosen in 1993 (memophone era, graffiti, art studies, techno and library records at Boulinier to sample, all that), is mainly based on the live jam with machines in the studio.
Certainly his most personal album to date with one foot in the club, the other in more experimental music containing elegiac ambient passages and darkos moments, it's something to listen to as you want, the album format being ultimately quite secondary.
The whole is instinctive, raw, immersive and sincere, with a magical and analog production of the most beautiful effect.
Capture the moment in the studio, the moment when "something is happening", return to something more urgent and timeless. It's successful Mr. Cube, well done!

https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/1029-ICube
https://shop.versatilerecords.com/
https://www.instagram.com/versatile_rec/
https://www.facebook.com/icubeonerock
https://www.facebook.com/versatilerec
https://twitter.com/versatile_rec

The Two Eps, Owen Pallett

Friday, February 24th, 3PM

Domino is pleased to announce expanded and remastered reissues of Owen Pallett's early catalog, including the albums Has A Good Home (2005) and He Poos Clouds (2006), as well as two Spectrum EPs, 14th Century and Plays to Please (both 2008) combined into an LP version. These recordings have been remastered by João Carvalho at Revolution, and will be available on vinyl and digital in deluxe editions, with rare titles, B-sides, excerpts from compilations and unreleased tracks. Owen Pallett built his reputation on his stage virtuosity, as a violinist for many local Toronto bands (including The Hidden Cameras), and then with his solo project. Has a Good Home serves as an introduction (and includes many of his best-known songs), and the next He Poos Clouds is a string quartet album based on Dungeons & Dragons School of Magic, and was awarded the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. . This spring, Owen Pallett and The Hidden Cameras will co-headline a European tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Smell of Our Own album by The Hidden Cameras. The Smell Of Our Own is a seminal album from the Toronto scene of the early 2000s, where the artistic, musical, DIY and queer communities came together. Owen was both a band member and a contributor to this album. "It felt like a stage party, we were part of a big and prolific gay scene in Toronto. It was a celebratory time in our lives."

https://linktr.ee/OwenPallett
https://www.instagram.com/hepostsclouds
https://www.instagram.com/dominorecordsfr

The Golden Dregs "On Grace & Dignity"

Friday 10 February, 3PM

The origins of On Grace & Dignity lie in the winter of 2020, when Benjamin Woods (mastermind at work behind the alias the GOLDEN DREGS) lost his job during confinement and returned to live with his parents. He is interested in its origins and what it means to be shaped by a place – in this case, Truro, the capital of Cornwall, home to a rare three-pronged cathedral, a lazy river and lots of empty shops and housing estates out of town. Written, recorded and produced by Woods from his south London home and childhood bedroom in Truro, it was mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding) who provided additional production.

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Tolouse Low Trax "Leave Me Alone"

Friday 03 February, 6PM

With "Leave Me Alone", Detlef Weinrich presents his fifth album under the moniker Tolouse Low Trax. Weinrich, who has meanwhile turned his back on Düsseldorf and lives in Paris, has long since ceased to be an insider tip and is a guest in renowned clubs and festivals all over Europe. With his new album, he succeeds in an exciting, unforeseen new direction. The velvety heaviness and rawness of earlier records seems to have given way to a new playfulness. A playfulness perhaps in the sense of an electronica reminiscent of the late 1990s, which in its idea of deconstruction and reduction is currently enjoying a new appreciation in the clubs. But also in the sense of an urban vibe of hip hop and dub references, which are woven into a very unique mix in Weinrich's tracks.

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King Tuff "Smalltown Stardust"

Friday 27 january, 3PM

There are times in our life when we feel magic in the air. When a new love
happens, or that we find ourselves lost in a moment of creation with other people
who share our vision. You say, "This is what I want to be. That's what I want to share." It is a fleeting feeling and it is one that Kyle Thomas, the singer-songwriter who
records and performs as King Tuff, began researching in the spring of 2020.
But knowing that he could not recreate this period of his life at will, Thomas, originally from Brattleboro, Vermont set out to write a love letter to those precious moments
of inspiration and to the small town that formed it. The one where he first nourished his impulses as a composer, by exchanging ideas with other like-minded artists. The kind of place where the changing seasons bring a sense of perspective and new artistic inspiration.
It was there that he felt a deep connection with nature. “I wanted to make an album to remind myself that life is magic,” he tells us. That's how Thomas got hold of his memories, creating this which he calls "an album about love, nature and youth".

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Mofo 17 - Des Racines du Zele

Friday January 20, 6 PM

We thought he was defeated. Trampled by the authorities, torn from his own home, sabotaged by a pandemic, frozen by two long winters… We thought he was gone forever. But he was nevertheless seen, at the corner of Charles Garnier and Étienne Dolet streets. Passers-by have seen it, yes! It looks like he survived! The legend says that from an animal, it would have changed into a plant. That to resist, it would have taken the form of pungent herbs, mutated flowers: an ideal alloy to take back roots, where its place has always been. Did you know that weeds always grow back? Yes, we can assure you: MOFO is really back.
From 26 au 28 january 2023, Mains d’Œuvres will welcome, after three long years of absence, the MOFO festival for its seventeenth edition. And is there more fertile ground than that of its parent company to grow the craziest herbs that its path has crossed in the meantime?

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agnès b. best of singles 2022

Friday 13 January, 3PM

Discover a selection of 100 singles played on agnès b. radio released in 2022. Much more to find on agnès b. radio Friday January 13 from 3 PM

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Taken by Trees Another Year EP on Rough Trade records

Friday December 16, 3PM

After a four year pause, Victoria Bergsman’s Taken By Trees returns with a mini album of Colin Blunstone covers entitled Another Year, which will be released by Rough Trade Records. Out today is the first track from the mini album, Say You Don’t Mind, a song written and originally recorded by The Moody Blues' Denny Laine in 1967, which was then a solo hit for Colin Blunstone in 1972.

“It’s really exciting to see these songs brought back to life 50 years later with such unique interpretations. Victoria Bergsman’s instantly recognisable vocals add such a melancholy and contemporary edge.” Colin Blunstone.

This mini album also marks the 50th anniversary of The Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone’s debut solo album, One Year, an underrated classic — but it also became an emotional salute to one of Bergsman’s favourite singers.

https://takenbytrees.ffm.to/anotheryear
https://www.instagram.com/takenbytrees
https://www.instagram.com/roughtraderecords
https://www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance

Takayuki Shiraishi "Photon" on Camisole records

Friday 09 december, 6PM

Takayuki Shiraishi is no stranger to Camisole Records. With projects like BGM, MLD (CAM022) or Tristan Disco (CAM023) he is considered as one of the most prominent figures of underground Japanese music.
Following those 80's industrial projects he continued his path and recorded numerous electronic tracks without forgetting his experimental roots.
After an EP on the highly revered label Apollo with his alias "Planetoid", he released on a very limited run his first album "Photon" only on cd in 1997.
Mixing Techno and Ambient, those works were recorded between 1987 and 1996 to create a trancey ride of dreamy tunes.
A journey through spectral dances and afterglows, dreamy incantations and Solar rituals devoted to euphoria.

Experimental techno who never forget to keep your mind and body aware.

Antinote - 10 Years Of Loving Notes

Friday 02 december, 6PM

The French label Antinote celebrates its 10th anniversary at the end of November with the compilation "X, ten years of loving notes and foolin' around, 2012-2022", 18 tracks that reflect the eclectic DA of the stable: a hybrid mix between pop, music electronics and “leftfield” music. There are artists loyal to the label: Domenique Dumont, IUEKE, Chimère FM (I:Cube), Epsilove (Syracuse), D.K., Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S.), Nico Motte, Low Jack, Geena…

ANTINOTE - 10 YEARS
The Antinote adventure began in 2012 when the artist IUEKE decided to release 90's techno archives which were initially intended for release on the Aphex Twin label, when he and IUEKE were roommates in London. It was then Antinote's first album, followed by releases that freed themselves from the shackles of electronic music and quickly positioned the label above the rest by developing a unique and unpredictable artistic direction led by Quentin Vandewalle. aka Zaltan. Music crafted for lovers of dance music on the fringe and groove off the beaten path. In just one year, Antinote was elected Label of the Month by the reference site Resident Advisor and in 2015 will appear in their top 5 of the best labels of the year.

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Heimat remix on Teenage Menopause records

Friday November 25, 6PM

Following two manifesto-albums, which quickly became an influence of marginal musics in France, Olivier Demeaux & Armelle Oberlé asked artists whose directions they share to revisit some of the flagship titles of their catalog.

We thus find there the priest of the English pysché Sonic Boom, the cantor of slow techno Tolouse Low Trax, the experimenter of the modular_synths Le Crabe or Zohar, UVB76, PlimPlim and many others.

https://meineheimat.bandcamp.com/album/remixes
https://teenagemenopause.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/teenage_menopause_records
https://www.instagram.com/heimatmusic

Nadine Khouri "Another Life"

Friday 18 november, 3PM

Produced by John Parish, the new album by British-Lebanese musician Nadine Khouri "Another Life" (Talitres, November 18, 2022) tells of exile, separation, joy, challenge or desire. A work of stunning beauty where the arrangements offer a majestic breath to these impressionist songs and to the grain of voice of Nadine Khouri, this song suspended, stretched and prodigiously in us. Timeless and eternal.

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Les Femmes s'en mêlent

Wednesday, November 16th

Les Femmes s'en Mêlent, the unmissable event for independent artists since 1997, returns from November 16 to 26 in Paris for a colorful edition with Chloé, Verity Susman (ex Electrelane), Stella Donnelly, Sofia Kourtesis, Liraz, Derya Yildirim & Grup Symcek, Emily Wells, Black Sea Dahu, Emilié Zoé, Nadine Khouri, Lime Garden, Claire days, Aoife Nessa Frances, Kety Fusco…

Principles of Geometry

Friday 11 november, 6PM

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. This album was built on the language which composed, and which continues to compose, our own musical language. 26 letters represented by 26 titles to approach a sound grammar which has always been our common, for 5 albums now.
Signs, symbols, figures which are for us so many founding influences. This is where this Alphabet finds its Alpha. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ is therefore an evocation, almost like an incantation, of the influences that have shaped our musical language and our common language. A raw material without which we would not have had the chance to meet and experience our twinness.
It is also a song of the machine, and of the machines, an extension of the capacities of the instruments, which was born in the mid-90s, with the emergence of electronic music to be listened to by listening to oneself from within. .For both of us, it's the song of printed circuits, electric dreams lulled by IDM (Intelligent dance music), which finds its expression in the compilations Artificial Intelligence by Warp Records, Braindance by Rephlex, abstractions by Skam and Planet Mu, dream under influence, electronica in all its forms, and analog abstractions of the soundtracks of our childhood. A founding haunt in our work, but which we had never approached to this point. So that was our starting point.

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Koudlam - “Precipice Fantasy”

Friday 04 november, 3PM

Koudlam returns to civilization with “Precipice Fantasy”, an abnormal album once again. The Album is made up of 2 very different parts which will be released separately, with a first part which shells 12 songs like so many flamboyant mutations and a second contemplative instrumental part halfway between uneasy yoga music and trance from the lowlands of Kathmandu. Inspired by the hallucinated stories of mountain pioneers and conquistadores, the artist delivers here the soundtrack of peaks and precipices. Or rather that of the path between the two, winding, vertiginous, always on the edge of the blade.

Playlist october Section 26 for agnès b. radio

Friday 28 october, 3PM

Subjective as fuck, established according to the tastes of each in this universe of enthusiasts with aspirations eclectic, our playlist of the month is a statement at the moment of what modern pop offers in novelties that do not fall from our ears. Here, a small world cartography, with varied rhythms and sharp writing. Take it as a bandage for the ills of our time, no more, no less.

Tracklist:
FRANKIE COSMOS, Empty Head (Sub Pop)
BERTRAND BELIN, La Nouvelle (Cinq7)
A CERTAIN RATIO, Waiting on a Train (Mute Records)
FIEVEL IS GLAUQUE, Save The Phenomenon (MATH Interactive)
RACHAEL DADD, Footsteps (Memphis Industries)
METRONOMY & KATY J. PEARSON, Love Factory (Because Music)
MEN I TRUST, Girl (autoproduction)
TREEBOY & ARC, The Dolphins (Fred Neil Cover) (Kycker Music)
WEYES BLOOD, Grapevine (Sub Pop)
BABE RAINBOW, Sunshine and Shadow (Eureka Music)
DRUGDEALER, Pictures of You (Mexican Summer)
SYLVIE, Further Down the Road (Full Time Hobby)
TWAIN, The Light (Keeled Scales)
KATIE DEY, The Kraken (autoproduction)
LA FELINE, Jeanne d'Albret (Kwaidan Records)
USE, Tamponne-moi (Born Bad Records)
WET LEG, Chaise Longue (French Version) (Domino)
THE BIG MOON, Trouble (Fiction Records)
PANIC SHACK, Meal Deal (Brace Yourself Records)
HOLIDAY GHOSTS, Bright Lights, Big City (Fatcat Records)
AVIONS, Fields of Gold (Howlin' Banana)
QUASI, Queen of Ears (Sub Pop)
ROBERT FORSTER, She's a Fighter (Tapete Records)
MICHEL CLOUP, Mon Ambulance (Ici d'ailleurs)
FEVER RAY, What They Call Us (Rabid)
LEFTFIELD FEAT. GRIAN CHATTEN, Full Way Round (Virgin Music)
FRANCIS LUNG, 2p Machine (Memphis Industries)
FEEBLE LITTLE HORSE, Chores (Saddle Creek)
NATHAN ROCHE, Don't Make Me Say It (Born Bad Records)
PRIMEVERE, La paresse est d'or (Figures libres / Dear Dee)
MIM, Joindre l'utile à l'agréable (a1000p)
MOZART ESTATE, Relative Poverty (Cherry Red)
THE SILENT BOYS, Christine (Too Good To Be True)
ALVVAYS, After The Earthquake (Transgressive)

Spotify link:
https://section-26.fr/

Model Alpha "Perceptions"

Friday 21 october, 3PM

7 years on after their first album; Model Alpha (aka Jonathan FITOUSSI & Julie FREYRI) is back.
« Perceptions », the duo's second album, was entirely composed on analog synthesizers, guitars and drums machine.

Model Alpha is inspired by electronic artists such as Kraftwerk,
Laurie Spiegel, Manuel Göttsching or early Detroit techno productions.

Including remix by Chloé (Thévenin).

Fifth anniversary of Transversales disques

Friday 21 october, 3PM

After numerous collaborations with agnès b. and listening to the Transversales Records releases and for the occasion of the 5th anniversary the label is producing a playlist for agnès b radio.

Pan European Recording celebrates its 15th anniversary

Friday 14 october, 3PM

Pan European Recording celebrates its 15th anniversary, discovering the entire label with a title selected for each of their releases.

Spotify links:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/52tRT4SWIh94TkeSocZO22

Twitter - https://twitter.com/paneuropeanrec
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pan_european_recording/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PanEuropeanRecording/

15th anniversary of the Pan European recording label

Friday 14 October, 3PM

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Pan European recording label, agnès b is joining forces to introduce you to an exclusive title by Koudlam and the new Pan European recording signature Hanaa Ouassim who will release her very first album in early 2023. To discover exclusively on Agnès b. radio

"Pan European Recording celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Station - Gare des Mines on October 14, 2022. An unmissable anniversary celebrated with the family between historic artists and new signings with Flavien Berger, Koudlam (dj set), Maud Geffray (dj set), Buvette, Judah Warsky (PKBB dj set), Fleur bleu e, Hanaa Ouassim (dj set), Nemo and MLK-TOS. » Presales are sold out but places will be available at the door the same evening. 8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. - Find all the informations here


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Star Feminine Band

Friday 06 october, 3PM

Star Feminine Band are a group of 7 girls, aged between 10 and 17 years old, from Natitingou, a remote town in the north of Benin. In 2016 they responded to a local radio call out to take part in a series of music training sessions. Previous experience was not necessary. Indeed, none of the girls had come close to a guitar, microphone or drum kit before.

https://starfeminineband.bandcamp.com/album/in-paris
https://www.instagram.com/starfeminineband/
https://www.facebook.com/starfeminineband?locale=fr_FR
https://www.instagram.com/bornbadrecords/
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Section 26 playlist September 2022

Friday September 30th, 3PM

Being constantly on the alert is what inevitably drives each of us in these dark times. We are condemned to it, but have the leisure to transform this state into a permanent musical watch, where discovery would chase away anxiety. This back to school, our weeks are filled with diverse and varied music, we submit them to you, being almost sure that one moment or another will deliver its healing virtues, its comforting balm, or its salutary energy.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist
https://section-26.fr
https://www.instagram.com/section26_
https://www.facebook.com/mushroomsection26
https://twitter.com/section26_

Hideous Bastard, Oliver Sim

Friday September 16th, 3PM

Oliver Sim's debut album - best known for his work as a songwriter, vocalist and bassist for the xx - 'Hideous Bastard' is an exploration of the artist's hauntings sublimated through 10 autobiographical tracks produced by Jamie xx.

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Section 26 playlist new summer 2022

Friday 9 September, 3pm

Flares and extreme heat have made the most beautiful season waver in terrifying alarmism, giving us the feeling of being very little compared to the years to come. For our part, we still have a few bubbles of freshness and energy to share through this selection of 36 titles that arrived during the summer. And no, we don't... (entirely) spent bubbling on wet bath towels…

Spotify link:
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https://section-26.fr/
https://www.instagram.com/section26_/

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Foraged Sounds - Wild Fire

Friday September 2nd, 3pm

For the whole month of August, agnès b wishes to invite the Los Angeles-based label Forager records. Discover the universe of this atypical label specializing in the edition of compilations of folk, soul, psyche and soft rock rarity and other wonders. Their mixtape recorded only from the original vinyl. See you every Friday in August at 3 p.m. on agnès b radio.

This week discover: "Wild Fire" (Folk / Soft Rock / Soul Vinyl Only Mix);

Foraged Sounds - While The Cold Earth Slept

Friday August 26th, 3PM

For the whole month of August, agnès b wishes to invite the Los Angeles-based label Forager records. Discover the universe of this atypical label specializing in the edition of compilations of folk, soul, psyche and soft rock rarity and other wonders. Their mixtape recorded only from the original vinyl. See you every Friday in August at 3 p.m. on agnès b radio.

This week discover: "While The Cold Earth Slept" (Folk / Soul / Jazz Vinyl Only Continuous Mix);

Foraged Sounds - Wind & Stone

Friday August 19th, 3PM

For the whole month of August, agnès b wishes to invite the Los Angeles-based label Forager records. Discover the universe of this atypical label specializing in the edition of compilations of folk, soul, psyche and soft rock rarity and other wonders. Their mixtape recorded only from the original vinyl. See you every Friday in August at 3 p.m. on agnès b radio.

This week discover: "Wind & Stone" (Sun Kissed Psych, Soul, & Folk Continuous Vinyl Only Mix);

Foraged Sounds - Pushin' Up Daisies

Friday August 12th, 3PM

For the whole month of August, agnès b wishes to invite the Los Angeles-based label Forager records. Discover the universe of this atypical label specializing in the edition of compilations of folk, soul, psyche and soft rock rarity and other wonders. Their mixtape recorded only from the original vinyl. See you every Friday in August at 3 p.m. on agnès b radio.

This week discover: "Pushin' Up Daisies" (Rare Psych / Folk / Soul Continuous Vinyl Mix) ;

Foraged Sounds - La Femme Mystique

Friday August 5th, 3PM

For the whole month of August, agnès b wishes to invite the Los Angeles-based label Forager records. Discover the universe of this atypical label specializing in the edition of compilations of folk, soul, psyche and soft rock rarity and other wonders. Their mixtape recorded only from the original vinyl. See you every Friday in August at 3 p.m. on agnès b radio.

This week discover: "La Femme Mystique" (Female Folk / Psych / Soul Vinyl Only Continuous Mix) 

La Route du Rock playlist Summer #30

Friday August 29th, 3PM

Here is the compilation of the 30th edition of La Route du Rock from August 17 to 20 in Saint-Malo.
Between legendary artists and the newcomers of the international independent scene, listen to the full program of the Malouin festival: the new heroes of Irish rock Fontaines D.C., the brilliant Australians of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, the British dandy Baxter Dury, the incredible songwriter Kevin Morby, our favorite psyché-yéyés The Limiñanas, New Zealand folk diva Aldous Harding, pop revelation of the year Wet Leg...

https://open.spotify.com/playlist
https://linktr.ee/laroutedurock
https://www.laroutedurock.com
https://www.instagram.com/laroutedurock

36 Songs for 36 Shots

Friday July 22, 3PM

Echoing his exhibition "36 Shots" which takes place in Saint-Malo from July 23 to August 21, photographer Richard Dumas offers us his soundtrack to accompany it: 36 titles chosen for the 36 portraits of musicians exhibited.
Mixing styles and eras and giving pride of place to covers, we go from the jazz of Miles Davis to the pop of Etienne Daho, from the tense rock of Fontaines D.C. to the synthetic punk of Suicide, from the haunted singing of Nick Cave to the majestic by Alain Bashung… Good listening!
“36 Shots” Exhibition by Richard Dumas from August 23 to 21 in Saint-Malo, presented by the La Route du Rock festival in partnership with agnès b.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/
https://linktr.ee/laroutedurock
https://www.laroutedurock.com/
https://www.instagram.com/laroutedurock/

Valentin Ranger, Playlist La Fab.

Friday July 15, 3PM

Valentin Ranger describes the landscape that inhabits his mind as a “huge opera”. With a background in theatre, the young man first found the confidence to assume himself as he was, before coming up against the limits of the human body. Influenced by popular fiction and the fantastic worlds of video games, his agender characters with heart-shaped heads embody the guardians of a hybrid wonderland. Phantasmagoric, the creatures in her work coexist in harmony to the point of merging their bodies in euphoric scenes. The artist wins the agnès b. des beaux arts de paris in 2021 and is part of the Emerige 2022 revelations.

Spotify playlist
www.instagram.com/valentinranger
www.la-fab.com
www.instagram.com/la_fab_officiel
www.instagram.com/galeriedujour

"Vacation From my mind" on Forager records

Friday 8 july, 3PM

A gift to the overthinkers and overworked. Those who are over-concerned and always preoccupied. This is an invitation to hang up the bootstraps, take a load off, and visit a place in the mind where the sun is shining, the breeze is soft and the waves lap softly at your feet. Vacation From My Mind is a sonic realignment of melancholic soul, breezy soft rock, & mellow jazz-funk.. 


This album is a thoughtfully curated collection of 12 rare and obscure tracks from 1973 to 1981. From Jeanette Baker’s hypnotic 70’s soul title track “Vacation From My Mind” to the Latin rhythms of David Buckland’s jazz-funk “Celia”, this compilation was lovingly crafted to ease the stresses and worries of modern life. The Care Package’s song “The Storm” is a larger-than-life production of dreamy harmonies not often found on privately released 45s. Utopia’s “Lejos De Mi” is a slow-burning slice of Bolivian psych that will have you searching for similar sounds. Whatever your preference, we hope that this album will give you a vacation from your mind. 

Original artwork by Eric Thompson


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Section 26 Playlist news june 2022

Friday 1st July, 3PM

If this new batch of novelties starts on a cloud of sweetness and blossoms in the tenderness of a pop mixed with soul, you should never let yourself be lulled without expecting other emotions. A post-punk storm could well distract you from this languid break. Like every month, the editor's choice presents all its differences, its raw turns, but remains two hours of modern pop in the most eclectic sense of the term.

Martin Courtney, Corncob (Domino)
Alex G, Runner (Domino)
Young Gun Silver Fox, West Side Jet (Légère Recordings)
Drugdealer, Madison (Mexican Summer)
Fonteyn, These Days (Born Losers)
Son Parapluie (feat. Isobel Campbell), Paris n'existe pas (Europop 2000 / 80 Proof)
Primevère, Sémiophore I (Figures Libres / Dear Deer)
Cut Worms, Dream Most Wild (Jagjaguwar)
Sylvie (feat. Sam Burton), Stealing Time (Full Time Hobby)
Angel Olsen, This Is How It Works (Jagjaguwar)
Cass McCombs, Unproud Warrior (Anti/Epitaph)
English Summer, An English Summer's Day (Too Good To Be True Records)
Fresh Pepper, Seahorse Tranquilizer (Telephone Explosion Records)
Pearl & The Oysters (feat. Biche), Sonhando Com Nosso Amor (Feeltrip)
Automatic, Skyscrapper (Stones Throw Records)
Ben Shemie & SUUNS, The Return (Joyful Noise Recordings)
Fairy Tales In Yoghourt, Shape Mistakes (Pale Figure Records)
BERRIES, Haze (Xtra Mile Recording)
The Black Angels, El Jardín (Partisan Records)
Vintage Crop, The Bloody War (Upset! The Rhythm / Anti Fade)
The Garden, Freight Yard (Vada Vada)
Pigeon, Permanent Quest (Mangel)
Horsegirl, Option 8 (Matador)
Kitchen's Floor, Haunted Houses (Eternal Soundcheck / Petty Bunco)
Welcome Strawberry, No One Online (Too Good To Be True Records / Cherub Dream Rec.)
Syndrome 81, Lumière magnétique (Destructure)
CLAMM, Monday (Chapter Music)
Gorillaz (feat. Thundercat), Cracker Island (Parlophone)
Laura Veirs, Eucalyptus (Bella Union)
Pete Astor, English Weather (Tapete Records)
Perez, Miel (Etoile distante / Kuroneko)
Regina Spektor, Up The Mountain (Sire Records)
Tristesse Contemporaine, Rude! (Record Makers)
Cobrah, Brand New Bitch (Artist Partner Group)
Betonkust, It Comes In Waves (Betonkust)


Special Alan Vega with Jared Artaud

Friday June 24, 6PM

For the release this week of the tribute t-shirt to our dear Alan Vega discover the playlist of Jared Artaud who co-produced and mixed the "Invasion / Murder One" twelve inches released in February 2022 on Sacred Bones records and whose agnès b. is a partner.

Jared playlist :
open.spotify.com/playlist

https://linktr.ee/alanvega
https://alanvega.bandcamp.com/album/invasion-b-w-murder-one
https://www.instagram.com/officialalanvega/
https://www.instagram.com/jaredartaud/
https://www.instagram.com/sacredbones/

Special Alan Vega with Liz Lamere

Friday June 24, 3PM

For the release this week of the tribute t-shirt to our dear Alan Vega, discover the interview and the playlist of Liz Lamere who co-produced and mixed the "Invasion/ Murder One" twelve inches released in February 2022 on Sacred Bones records and of whose agnès b. is a partner.

Lyz playlist :
open.spotify.com/playlist

https://linktr.ee/alanvega
https://alanvega.bandcamp.com/album/invasion-b-w-murder-one
https://www.instagram.com/officialalanvega/
https://www.instagram.com/jaredartaud/
https://www.instagram.com/sacredbones/

ΣTELLA - UP AND AWAY on Sub Pop records

Friday June 17, 3PM

On June 17, 2022, Sub Pop will release Greek artist Σtella (pronounced Stella)'s second international album - and his first for the label. Based in Athens, she is also a painter, visual artist and performer. Up and Away explores the changes and his personal and musical journey so far. It proves that Heraclitus was right: you never bathe twice in the same river.

https://stellawithasigma.bandcamp.com/album/up-and-away
http://stellawithasigma.com/
www.instagram.com/stellawithasigma/
www.instagram.com/subpop/
www.facebook.com/stellawithasigma
https://twitter.com/stellawthasigma

agnès b. radio invites Peaking Lights

Friday June 3, 3PM

agnès b. radio invite Peaking Lights. Venez découvrir l'univers du groupe à travers leur sélection.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/
https://peakinglights.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/peakinglights/

Section 26 May 2022 playlist

Friday May 27, 3PM

Damn heat. No matter how much we live in the present, it comes to crush everything without warning. Do we have the choice to free ourselves from it? Not really, unless you activate aids that will only increase its presence in the future. The snake that swallows itself over time... We choose to clear our heads with modern pop novelties. Here is our salvo for sunny days, one hundred percent fresh, my good lady. Hoping we don't get played again.

Chronophage, Summer To Fall (Bruit Direct Disques / Post Présent Medium)
Built to Spill, Understood (Sub Pop Records)
Chalk, Root By Root (Post Présent Medium)
Laura Veirs, Seaside Haïku (Bella Union)
Girlpool, Dragging My Life Into A Dream (Anti/Epitaph)
My Idea, Crutch (Hardly Art)
Emilie Vabre, Là, maintenant (Le Pli)
Julien Gasc, Amour Velours (Corps Double)
Aoife Nessa Frances , Emptiness Follows (Partisan Records)
Faye Webster, Car Therapy (Secretly Canadian)
Boris Maurussane, Social Kaleidoscope (Hot Puma Records)
Norma, A Place Where I Belong (Shortcuts)
Triptides, Fate (Curation Records)
Kevin Morby, Bittersweet, TN (Dead Oceans)
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, I Just Came Home to Count the Memories (Easy Eyes Sound)
Arlt, Le Renard (Objet Disque)
Rose Mercie, Chais Pas (Celluloid Lunch)
Mitraille, Iron Lung (Ronny Rex/Belly Button Records)
Atol Atol Atol, Gąsienice (Autoproduit)
Otoboke Beaver, I Don't Want To Die Alone (Damnably)
Helen Ganya, Haze/Revolution (Bella Union)
The Waeve, Something Pretty (PIAS)
Night Moves, Feel Another Day (Domino)
Motorama, Tomorrow (Autoproduit)
Working Men's Club, Circumference (Heavenly Recordings)
Her Absence Fill The World, Neon Arabesque (Detriti Records)
Deliluh, Amulet (Tin Angel Records)
Astéréotypie, Fantôme de Broglie Fantôme de Strasbourg (Air Rytmo)
Martin Carr, Strange Journey (Sonic Cathedral)
Kendrick Lamar, The Heart Part 5 (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath / Sony)
Shygirl, Firefly (Because)
Ravyn Lenae, Venom (Atlantic)
Toro Y Moi, Millenium (ft. the Mattson 2) (Dead Oceans)
Gabriels, One and Only (WMG)

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Mitzpah album release at La Fab.

Wednesday May 25, 7PM

Hervé Zénouda (Stinky Toys, Elli & Jacno, Mathématiques Modernes) and Gregory Davidow (Spions) formed a short-lived duo in Paris in 1981. That summer they recorded demos for a band project, code-named Mitzpah. First, a few tracks in Polydor studios, with the precious help of the Modern Guys, Yann Le Ker and Jean-François Coen. Then, voice and guitar demos in Zenouda's flat in New York, with a complete Mitzpah album in mind. Forty years later, never losing sight of this aborted venture, Zénouda decided to re-record all the songs with Davidow on vocals and Le Ker on guitars. The artwork was commissioned from Loulou Picasso, who created two original paintings for the front and back.
The album, entitled "Lonesome Harvest: Re-enactment N°1 (Paris 1981)", is released on Friday 13 May 2022 on the Pop Supérette label.
"These sounds and songs that the younger generation is so fascinated with trying to recreate are right here in front of us, intact. It's a great opportunity." (Bertrand Burgalat, 2020)

www.instagram.com/pop.superette
www.popsuperette.bandcamp.com
www.instagram.com/la_fab_officiel

Friday Broadcast Playlist La Fab François Prost pour agnès b. radio #8

Friday 20 May, 3PM

Francois is a Parisian photographer, graphic designer and art director born in Lyon in 1980. When he’s not working for editorial or commercial clients, he spends his time on personal photography projects, documenting facades of local french nightclubs, machine gun shops in the US, chinese scooters, or similarities between european cities and their chinese replicas. His work has been awarded and published in international Press (BBC, CNN, National Geographic, M le Monde, Sunday Times Magazine) and printed in 3 monographic books (After Party in 2018 by Headbangers Publishing, Paris China by Hoxton Mini Press in 2020 and “Gentlemen’s Club“ in 2021 by Fisheye).

The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention

Friday May 13, 3PM

The Smile will release their highly anticipated debut album A Light For Attracting Attention on 13 May, 2022 on XL Recordings.
The 13-track album was produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Tracks feature strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra and a full brass section of contemporary UK jazz players including Byron Wallen, Theon and Nathaniel Cross, Chelsea Carmichael, Robert Stillman and Jason Yarde. The Smile, comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have previously released the singles You Will Never Work in Television Again, The Smoke, and Skrting On The Surface to critical acclaim.
The Smoke was also released as a dub remix by legendary reggae producer Dennis Bovell.
The Smile’s most recent single Pana-vision was released on 3 April and appeared in the finale of Peaky Blinders. The animated video for Pana-vision features artwork by Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke.
The brand new single Free In The Knowledge is out today, April 20, with an accompanying video directed by Leo Leigh. The track was first performed by Thom Yorke as part of the Letters Live event at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in December 2021, the first time Thom had performed since the pandemic began. Introducing the song, he dedicated it to all fellow UK musicians.

www.instagram.com/thesmiletheband
www.instagram.com/xlrecordings
www.instagram.com/beggarsfrance
thesmile.ffm.to/alfaa

Shoko Igarashi debut solo album on Tigersushi records

Friday 6 May, 3PM

This is the debut solo album of prodigy Shoko Igarashi. She grew up in Japan, studied in the US, and now living in Brussels. Shining in its diversity, it carries elements from her rural Japan, from her llove for anime songs, the rigorousness of her Boston Berklee jazz education (she's a saxophonist), European bleep techno & Warp, and even euro disco psych kitsch. Simple Sentences is like its title implies : straightforward in its brilliance and simplicity, yet carefully measured with a maturity that almost makes us wonder - how did Shoko manage to absorb all these influences and bring them together into a vibrant sound collage which ultimately is fresh and timeless.

https://linktr.ee/shokoigarashi

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Section 26 April 2022 Playlist

Friday 28 April, 3PM

Like every month, pop wears multiple attires: Belle & Sebastian, Momus, Michael Head, on the one hand, which like a well-tailored suit lasts a long time. And there are these cheerful and light feminine clothes, which we are proud to wear in season: The Jeanines, Sera Joy, Laura Veirs. And character pieces, like Rose Mercie, who has a great album in store for us this spring. Listening to this selection is a bit like putting on a second skin…

Further Sounds of S.E. Rogie on Mississippi records

Friday 8 April , 3 pm

10 brilliant tracks from 1960’s Sierra Leone by the wildly popular S.E. Rogie!

S.E. Rogie went from running a tailor shop in Sierra Leone to being one of West Africa's most popular artists. He toured around the country, singing his palm wine music in multiple local languages, created his own record label, and was known as the most handsome man in Sierra Leone. He formed the highlife band The Morningstars in 1965. In 1973, he came to the Bay Area to live and expand his base, performing everywhere from local high schools and convalescent homes to festivals and large stages. In his later life he hit the road again and toured the world, eventually passing away while on stage in Russia in 1994.

He shared the following songwriting wisdom with his son, Rogee Rogers: “When you write a song, you can be complicated if you want, but your chorus should be that anybody can sing it.”

These tracks were originally released on his own Rogie label in the 1960s and include solo, ensemble, and Morningstars songs, most of which have never been reissued until now.

A co-release with the mighty Domino Sound label.

https://mississippirecords.bandcamp.com/music

Friday Radio Broadcast Playlist La FAB Pablo Jomaron for agnès b. radio #7

Friday 1 March, 3PM 


Pablo Jomaron was born in Paris in 1992 and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is the co-founder of a publishing house and the independent label Red Lebanese. Pablo Jomaron has been exhibited at the Agnès b. gallery, Yvon Lambert foundation in Avignon, Brownstone gallery as well as at the Filles du Calvaire gallery, and at the Lille Institute of Photography. Drawing his material and his subjects from his immediate environment, Pablo Jomaron simultaneously intertwines his family history, made up of immigration and resistance, and his daily life as a young man who grew up between the 18th and 20th arrondissements of Paris.

 “In these sets remain people who have betrayed me or others who are my best friends. Good or bad, I honor the living and the dead. Together also evokes the love and support that we have for each other. This series, open and endless, constantly evolves and changes form; some characters are born there, stay, and others suddenly disappear. It's a family story. - Pablo Jomaron

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Section 26 new release March 2022 Playlist

Thursday 31 March, 3PM

The daffodils point their pretty sunny noses, but we still live with a triple sword of Damocles above our heads. We may tend to repeat ourselves, but what better cure than music? This month, a lot of self-produced young shoots, which is why we strongly encourage you to turn away from streaming platforms in favor of our mixed playlist on Mixcloud, where all the titles are present. Much better for hoeing hands-free in the garden.

Tracklist: 
 Savarah, Monde SéquenCiel (Autoprod)
Dent May, Crying Laughing (Autoprod)
The Hepburns, Seagulls on a Frozen Lake (Elefant Records)
Vika Orline, La loueuse (Autoprod)
Fievel is Glauque, Elsewhere (La Loi)
Clair, Tout est dans la tête (La Maison Magique)
Joni Île, 1 sur 1 (Langue Pendue)
Neutrals, Gary Borthwick Says (Static Shock Records)
Kuli, Dreams Come True (Autoprod)
Vintage Crop, Double Slants (Upset The Rhythm - Anti Fade)
Kurt Vile, Hey Like A Child (Verve Records)
Kevin Morby, This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans)
Golden Daze, Nobody Else (Lucky Buckeye Records)
Emmanuelle Parrenin, La rêvelinière (JohnKôôl Records)
Stephan Eicher, Autour Du Cou (Universal)
Hemlock, Talk Soon (Autoprod)
Lucy Dacus, Lessons in Kissing (Matador)
Wednesday, MJ Landerman, Perfect (Smashing Pumpkins) (Orindal Records)
Hovvdy, Everything (Grand Jury Music)
Tess Roby, Up 2 Me (SSURROUNDSS)
Plastic Candles, Pacific Blue (Paisley Shirt)
Jenny Hval, Classic Objects (4AD/Beggars France)
Gwenno, An Stevel Nowydh (Heavenly Recordings/PIAS)
Mattiel, Blood In the Yolk (Heavenly Recordings/PIAS)
Société Etrange, Sur la piste de danse (Les disques Bongo Joe)
The Smile, The Smoke (Dennis Bovell RMX) (XL Recordings/Beggars France)
Nilüfer Yanya, Midnight Sun (Nilüfer Yanya)
Dr Pong, Pale Blue Eyes (Full Time Hobby)
Alexandre Bazin, Four Steps (Umor Rex Records)
Ezra Furman, Point Me Toward the Real (Anti- Records)
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Ceci n'est pas un cliché (Deewee)
Overmono, Gunk (XL Recordings/Beggars France)
Rosália, CUUUUuuuuuute (Columbia)
They Hate change, From The Floor (Jagjaguwar)
Etienne Jaumet et Fabrizio Rat, Soffiare Insieme (Bureau B)

Black Midi Cavalcovers

Friday 18 March, 3PM

Last year, a few months before the release of their brilliant second opus 'Cavalcade', the Londoners of black midi were indulging in the arduous exercise of the cover, following the suggestions of their fans around the world following an online contest. Initially only available in an ultra-limited flexi edition at a few record stores, 3 of these 5 covers are now available for everyone to listen to on streaming platforms. On the program (and not least): Taylor Swift, King Crimson and Captain Beefheart.

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Playlist LA FAB Melchior Tersen for agnès b. radio

Friday 18 March, 3PM

Melchior Tersen
Born in 1987
Hometown: Paris

Melchior Tersen is a French multidisciplinary artist, working mainly with photography, publishing projects, clothing, and music. Having spent his entire life in the Parisian suburbs, Tersen is vastly inspired by diverse youth, popular and underground movements of contemporary society, which he has documented for the past fifteen years. His work is an iconic reference when it comes to the documentation of underground cultural com- munities. Recently, Tersen expanded his photographic practice by approaching the language of object making.

Tersen’s recent exhibition projects include “Cardigan Show” at agnès b., 2020 (New york and Shanghai), entrance, 2019 (New york), 22 Ludlow, 2019 (New york), “Le Rolling Paper with Red Lebanese” at Le Bal, 2019 (Paris), and “Manifesto” at Lafayette Anticipations, Printing Room, 2019 (Paris).

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