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Robert Wyatt - Shleep / EPs / Cuckooland / Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The latest batch of reissues from the British avant-pop innovator includes his excellent overlooked 1997 LP Shleep. The album reintroduced a long-absent sense of playfulness and joy into Wyatt's work, and n early every song on Shleep shines in one way or another: It features a couple of his most elegant melodies in "Was a Friend" and "Free Will and Testament", as well as an extended paraphrase of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and a little instrumental written by Paul Weller.
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Hot Chip Team With Robert Wyatt for EP, Free MP3s

Music / Rock & Pop : Pitchfork: News (6 years ago)

You scratch my back, I'll totally lend my "quietly magical touch" to your songs. We're guessing that's sorta how it went for Robert Wyatt, who returns the favor of a recent Hot Chip remix by joining the dance quintet on a trio of tu... Read Post

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Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (3 years ago)

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Music / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan (1 hour ago)

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