Carol Rich (born Anne-Lyse Caille) is a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1984, Rich made her first appearance in the Swiss Eurovision Song Contest selection, where her song ‘Tokyo Boy’ ranked seventh place. When later released as a single, the b-side to ‘Tokyo Boy’ was this track ‘Computered Love’. The song is now being re-released as part of an all new compilation by Décalé. and Bongo Joe Records, which places the spotlight on the Swiss experimental and electronic scene of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s.
Tim Clay and James Rapson are Lung Dart. Their music is centred around ideas of memory, and spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions, experimental music and pop. They have released a mini album, two EPs, and a mixtape alongside commissioned scoring work which has been shown at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Barbican Centre, BFI London Film Festival, Somerset House, Berlin Film Festival and many others. This song comes from Lung Dart’s 2016 EP ‘As I Lay Drying’, released on London-based PRAH Recordings. Lung Dart’s new album ‘Slouching Towards Meridian’ also came on PRAH back in November 2019.
Amnesia Scanner is the Berlin-based, Finnish electronic music duo Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Feating the strong Spanish-language vocals of Peruvian singer Lalita. Released on Pan Records, with a new Amnesia Scanner album forthcoming.
Jean Guérin is a French explorative classical avant-garde and jazz drummer, and founder member of the heavy-acid jazzy collective Ergo Sum. Jean’s ‘Tacet’ album (from Latin for “to be quiet” or “non engaging”) is the result of his movie soundtrack work. ‘Tacet’ would be later reworked as the soundtrack of Claude Faraldo’s eccentric 1971 film “Bof… Anatomie d’un livreur”. The original ‘Tacet’ album was released on Futura Records.
Aïsha Devi (previous #SOTD ‘Inner State Of Alchemy’ here) is a Swiss-born, Tibetan/Nepalese producer, also known under her Kate Wax moniker and for co-founding the Danse Noire label. While Equiknoxx are a Jamaican music collective, comprised Shanique Marie & Gavsborg (who add vocals to the remix), plus Time Cow, Kemikal, and Bobby Blackbird. This collaboration is from the ‘S.L.F. Versions’ EP, a set of cutting-edge radical reworks from Aïsha Devi’s widely-praised 2019 ‘S.L.F.’ EP. Both the original and rework EPs are out on the London-based Houndstooth label.
The black-humoured Richard Dawson is a singer-songwriter, folk musician from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His sixth solo album 2020 is due out 11 October on Weird World Records. Plus a beautiful music video, animated and directed by Lesley-Anne Rose.
Out on EM Records (based in Japan), Juu, G. Jee and Chinza DOPENESS update the 1960-70s popular Thai ‘Luk Thung’ genre with 21st Century hip hop and trap, drum machines and samples. Fresh and exciting! The ‘New Luk Thung’ album is available via Spotify and Bandcamp.