Explorations In Underground Music
"In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records.
The X-Ray Audio Project is telling this amazing story of forbidden music, cold war culture, bootleg technology and human endeavour"
Searching For Sugarman
'Music is essential when it's done right' Thank. You. Gilles. Also, he hates it when he goes to see a film and they haven't thought about the music and he's right isn't he?
Here he talks about four of his favourite films and documentaries and what the associated music and scores mean to him.
Michel Gondry, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson are his favourites. His picks in this short video are 'Paterson', 'All Night Long', 'Dread Beat An' Blood' and 'Searching For Sugarman'. Out of those 4 I had only seen "Searching For Sugarman' which made me blub on a flight somewhere because I hadn't had a lot of sleep. And I mean really blub.
So i'm going to watch the rest. Gilles' weekly 6 music show is essential listening for this site, so if he says watch something then I will? And I recommend you do the same.
'Dread, Beat An' Blood is free to view on YouTube. Check it out.............
Gilles Peterson's radio show is on BBC 6 Music . You can catch it Saturday's 3- 6pm GMT;