Tag Archives: skymning

We wanted stupid entertainment, baby, we asked for it

Amongst other things, Fraserhead plays the beats (from the likes of BOLIS PUPUL, ALEXIS LE-FAN, SKYMNING, BORROWED CS), the beatless (courtesy of SARAH DAVACHI, BLACK MERLIN, and JAPAN BLUES), plus some proggy psych rock from Cologne trio MOUTH.

There’s even some telephone calls via PILOOSKI’s mix for the LEMAIRE men fall/winter 2018 show. Right up our alley. Have a listen below for the full, voyeuristic effect…


Otherwise, here’s the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 March 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Audiophysical – Escape Plan B
  • Sarah Davachi – For Strings
  • Mouth – Vortex
  • Kassem Mosse – MPCDEEPLIVEDIT
  • skymning – Fell Into Place
  • UNKNOWN ME – AWA (Buenos Aires)
  • Borrowed cs – saturday nite in
  • Jasss – Minotauro
  • Rushmore – Soho Only
  • Swedish Naan Boys – Hold Time
  • Marshall Applewhite – The Book is on the Table (cover) 118 Bpm
  • Franco Godi – Baiubadu (La Linea theme)
  • Black Merlin – Hope
  • Japan Blues – Yakuza No Uta
  • Pilooski – Lemaire Men FW2018
  • Focus – Moger
  • Dollkraut – Holy Ghost People
  • Sun Kil Moon – Lone Star *
  • Alexis Le-Fan – Swiss Cottage
  • Mouth – Mountain

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

I’ll give someone else a share but not my own

Fraserhead at the controls today with classics from Nina Simone and Louis Prima bookending the show, and in between heaps of local produce in the form of Motte, Haan-808, Jagā, the sounds of the Crooked Lidz crew, Skymning, and Avoid Avoid, and then the weird and the wonderful from around the globe e.g. $hit and $hine, Sun Kil Moon, Daedelus, and Marshall Applewhite.

Direct download: The Joint – 11 March 2017

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
  • skymning – Hell is Other People
  • Borrowed cs – track005
  • Black Point – Forest Lore
  • Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
  • Seekersinternational – SoundDedication
  • Addison Groove – Changa
  • Tanzania Soundsystem – Upotofu
  • A Band Called Flash – Sliph
  • Motte – Strange Dreams
  • Sun Kil Moon – Vague Rock Song
  • avoid!avoid – Meteor
  • $HIT AND $HINE – I Hate This Fucking Machine
  • HØF – Some Fodder
  • Marshall Applewhite – TV Track 120 Bpm feat. Kilo Kish
  • Owl – 感覺
  • Flandiz – Dem Shoes
  • Purple Man – I Smoked A Joint On The Moon feat. Yung Dizz *
  • Arms and Sleepers – Comedown Horizon (feat. Airøspace)
  • 2XM – Feelin It
  • Haan808 – Broken Dream feat. OZZIE
  • Jagā – Screens
  • Daedelus – Candy Corn
  • Louis Prima – Sing Sing Sing

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

For the first part of my life I thought women had orange skin

Direct download: The Joint – 20 August 2016

Tune in for some lovely clattery beats, melancholia, dreamy pop, and motorik rhythms. Y’know, the stuff that makes Saturday lunchtimes lots of fun.

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Prostitutes – Government Wrecker
  • Yuna Lesca – Ready for War
  • Factory Floor – Ya
  • Bear Bones, Lay Low – Lightning Eyelids
  • Miguel Angel Fuster – Polvo Lunar
  • Born Free – Mad Man
  • Die Verboten – White Islands
  • Kuf – Mnky
  • Ponty Mython – How to Get Your Life Together and Succeed
  • Coco Bryce – Fire
  • Daniel Drumz – Na Kolana Pastuszkowie
  • Frank Butters – 3 Minute Warning (Sheila Fleurrater Remix)
  • Symmetry – Over The Edge
  • MADEIRA – Come On Thru
  • Les Fils Du Calvaire – Qu’est-ce qu’on est bien
  • Christine and the Queens – Tilted
  • Yumi Zouma – Haji Awali
  • Smog – Drinking At The Dam *
  • The Amazing – Through City Lights
  • skymning – One Day I Will Cease to Exist for Eternity

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

Almost back from the dead

Direct download: The Joint – 23 July 2016

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • Caterina Valente – Ol’ Man River
  • DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run the Jewels)
  • Beyoncé – 6 Inch (feat. The Weeknd)
  • Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
  • Prince Blackman – Rockers Delight [Waxist Edit]
  • Luscious Jackson – Ladyfingers (Kurt’s Guaranteed Every Time Mix)
  • Puro Instinct – Six of Swords
  • Nico Motte – Tacotac
  • Massimiliano Pagliara – Don’t Give Up On Love (feat. Sigrid Elliott)
  • Kuf – Just Like You
  • Gary Superfly – ACD
  • avoid!avoid – Drones
  • The Limiñanas – Zippo
  • The Connection Machine – 17 Seconds
  • Voiski – Happy Piece For Happy People Piece
  • Yumi Zouma – Barricade (Matter of Fact)
  • Yoo-Hoo – Pet Shop Boys
  • Massimiliano Pagliara – No More Love To Follow (feat. Matthew Morris)
  • Evigt Mörker – Drömsyn
  • Shocking Pinks – Get In There Bitch
  • skymning – On One
  • Lone – Hiraeth

The Show: Game over


Greetings friends, family, whānau.

Today is our last show before we head off on an indefinite sabbatical. Other commitments mean we need to take a break for a while.

The Joint first broadcast on RDU way back in July 2001 when the frequency was still 98.3FM. We started out on Sunday afternoons but after a while switched to Saturday afternoons. The reasons are lost in the mists of time.

By our really rough and unscientific calculations we reckon we’ve done 665 shows so far. That makes this final show today episode number 666. Not a shabby effort really. To put that in some completely unrelated context Ryan Giggs made 672 league appearances for Manchester United and David O’Leary made 558 league appearance for Arsenal.

Thank you for all your kind messages via Facebook, Twitter and the RDU text machine. It was a blast.

To paraphrase and plagiarise James Murphy…

Yeah, we lost our edge
The kids came up from behind
We lost our edge to the kids
From France and from London
And from Christchurch
But we were there
We lost our edge to better-looking people
With better ideas and more talent
And they’re actually really, really nice

Ka kite ano
The Herb Whisperer & Fraserhead

Direct download: The_Joint_2016-04-09-12-16.mp3

Here’s the playlist in full…