The leading eclectic and cross-generational playlist/Compiled by Dominic Valvona

An imaginary radio show (only without the waffling and interruptions), the Monolith Cocktail Social is a playlist selection that spans genres and eras to create the most eclectic of soundtracks. Dominic includes a bunch of tributes to those albums celebrating anniversaries this month (UMC’s, Human League, Black Sheep, Freestyle Fellowship and Aphex Twin) and raises a glass of dram to those who have sadly passed on (Richard H. Kirk, and more personally, punk, post-punk and rock journeyman and friend Shaun Newnham of Thin Red Line, who at one time included the famous Razzle in its ranks).

Alongside those tributes you’ll find a taste of Sakamoto (very much back in vogue these days, with new material pouring out of him), some Useless Youth, Pointed Sticks, Os Kiezos, Roscoe Mitchell, Lael Neale, True West and more.


The UMC’s  ‘Live Talk’
Andromeda  ‘Andromeda’
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Robin Scott  ‘THE LEFT BANK’
The Human League  ‘Open Your Heart’
Pointed Sticks  ‘Marching Song’
Thin Red Line  ‘Holy War’ The Marked Men  ‘We Won’t Talk About It’
Useless Youth  ‘Tears’
William Doyle  ‘And Everything Changed (But I Feel Alright)’
Os Kiezos  ‘N’gola’
Roscoe Mitchell And The Sound And Space Ensembles  ‘You Wastin’ My Time’
Black Sheep  ‘To Whom It May Concern’
Freestyle Fellowship  ‘Here I Am’
Clifford Jordan Quartet  ‘Powerful Paul Robeson’
Marcel Khalifa  ‘Tarffic Police’
Leo Nocentelli  ‘Thinking Of The Day’
Heather  ‘Morning Bells’
Sneaky Feelings  ‘The Strange And Conflicting Feelings Of Separation And Betrayal’
Ohtis Ft. Stef Chura  ‘Schatze’
Arte No Escuro  ‘Beije-Me Cowboy’
Richard H. Kirk  ‘Reality Net’
Aphex Twin ‘Vordhosbn’
Joseph Shabason  ‘Q-13’
Lael Neale  ‘Every Star Shivers In The Dark’
Cabaret Voltaire  ‘Yashar’
Bondage Fruit  ‘Minus One’
True West  ‘I’m Not Here’
Last Exit  ‘Zulu Butter’
Hocine Chaoui  ‘Oued Ariouss’
Maxine Brown  ‘Funny’
Reggie Workman, Andrew Hill and Sam Rivers  ‘Estelle’s Theme’

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