A Bangkok-based duo called Yama create music inspired by yoga philosophy. Paponpat Weerawit and Don Pengboon are two unsung heroes of Thailand’s underground experimental music scene. Together they make music that embraces you with open arms and curious ears.
Plus, a compelling juxtaposition between elegiac horn lines and a field of fuzz and distortion. It comes from a new group called Scarla O’Horror featuring James Allsopp (tenor saxophone), Alex Bonney (trumpet), Isambard Khroustaliov (electronics) and Tim Giles (drums). And the Slovenian pianist and composer Kaja Draksler pulls together a stellar band for a collage piece containing the poetry of Robert Frost, Handel’s psalm Dominus a dextris tuis and free improvisation.
Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3
1 Francesca Naibo – Fadadada
2 Paponpat Weerawit & Don Pengboon – Ahimsa
3 Giles Thornton – The Change
4 Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes – A Night In N.Y.
5 Kaja Draksler Octet – The Silken Tent
6 Keith Tippett – The Monk Watches The Eagle – Part 2
7 Lisa Cameron, Damon Smith & Alex Cunningham – Forest Of Glass
8 Scarla O’Horror – An Aquamarine-nailed Gesture