24 Jan 2015

Music 101 Pocket Edition 24

From Music 101, 5:00 pm on 24 January 2015

Dudley Benson reviews Björk's surprise-release Vulnicura, Mark Rye shares stories from a life spent working in the British music industry and Sam Wicks speaks with Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well.

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Just one week after announcing her first new album in four years in a handwritten note, Björk has surprised released Vulnicura, a set she describes as a “complete heartbreak album”. Vulnicura unpacks the breakup of Björk’s long-time relationship with American multimedia artist Matthew Barney, and sees her link with producers Arca and the Haxan Cloak.
With just a handful of days to take in its nine tracks, long-time Björk aficionado Dudley Benson joins Melody Thomas to offer his first thoughts on the release.

Mark Rye, Founder of RockHistory
Mark Rye has a background that has seen him work for pioneering prog-rock label Harvest record in the early 70s and in artist management. Most recently, Rye has called upon his contacts to provide anecdotes for a website he has curated called RockHistory.co.uk, as well as a recently published book, Over Under Sideways Down. Rye talks to Trevor Reekie his memories of many of the people he has worked with in the UK music scene.

How To Dress Well
How To Dress Well is Tom Krell, the Chicago, Illinois singer-producer and philosophy PhD candidate who has taken an R&B deconstructionist approach to song writing across his three-album catalogue. In the country this week to play Auckland’s Kings Arms, he talks to Sam Wicks about the heady issues which lace his latest release What Is This Heart?

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