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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Martha And The Muffins Interview & CD Release "Delicate"

In 2008 I had a chance to interview Martha Johnson & Mark Gane from Martha And The Muffins for the reissue of Danseparc, during the interview they discuss their upcoming release Delicate which has finally arrived.

Eighteen years later, legendary Canadian alternative pioneers Martha and the Muffins return with a highly textured set-piece of twelve new songs that range from gorgeously evocative to near chaos. The album was five years in the making and was mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp). The songs range from the horn-inflected “Drive”, the anthemic groove of “Mess” to the darkly beautiful “Life’s Too Short To Long For Something Else” and “Love Began With Eve”, a song that Daniel Lanois has stated is “one of the most beautiful, original songs I’ve ever heard.” Fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed.

You can purchase the new CD as well as Danseparc at the

Listen to Retropolis Show with Martha And The Muffins

Danseparc: After 25 years since its original release in 1983, the wait for the reissue of Danseparc is over! Stockhausen collides with punk funk in an aural collage of rhythm and found sound as one of the most sought after MatM recordings is reissued on the 25th anniversary of its 1983 debut on vinyl. The second of three albums co-produced with Daniel Lanois with a guest appearance from John Oswald of Plunderphonics fame on alto sax. Includes Obedience, World Without Borders, Walking Into Walls, Danseparc, Sins Of Children, Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing, Boys In The Bushes, What People Do For Fun and Whatever Happened To Radio Valve Road? Three additional bonus tracks include the original extended dance version of Danseparc, These Dangerous Machines and a live version of Sins Of Children from MatM’s performance at Ontario Place in 1983 featuring avant-guitarist Michael Brook. The 16 page booklet includes lyrics, never seen before photos and video stills.

Win a copy of Danseparc...For everyone who signs up at MixCloud and joins as one of my followers, listens to Retropolis Interview: Martha And The Muffins show, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the CD Danseparc. You must be signed into MixCloud when you listen and must be on my Followers list in order to qualify to be entered. Contest will end when I hit 50 unique hits/listeners!

Thanks for listening, DJ Wave

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