The Wire

Audio

Homer Flynn of The Residents has made us a playlist

April 2017

Listen to a selection of tracks compiled by The Wire 398 cover artists' spokesperson

San Francisco's long-running arts collective The Residents have just released what they estimate to be their 62nd studio album The Ghost Of Hope, which documents 19th and 20th century train wrecks. The group released their first album back in 1974, but who the group’s actual members are remains a mystery. However, their handlers The Cryptic Corporation name Homer Flynn as their spokesperson. Here he offers up a playlist of tracks. “It is actually an edit of a playlist I have on my iTunes, which I call OUT – But Not Out To Lunch,” explains Flynn. “I can't say that that the material is necessarily related thematically, but I think it holds together quite well moodwise.”

Tracklist

Robert Wyatt “Fac Ut Portem Christi Mortem” from Bruno Coulais Stabat Mater
Claire Désert “O Quam Tristis Et Afflicta” from Bruno Coulais Stabat Mater
Moondog “Suite Equestria” from Elpmas
Moondog “Fujiyama ( 2 ) – Lovesong” from Elpmas
Moondog “Westward Ho!” from Elpmas
The ARTE Quartett “Uncle Jard: Part 2” from Terry Riley Assassin Reverie
The ARTE Quartett “Uncle Jard: Part 3” from Terry Riley Assassin Reverie
Steve Reich/Alarm Will Sound “Tehillim IV: Psalms 150:4-6” from Tehillim & The Desert Music
Steve Reich/Alarm Will Sound “The Desert Music II: Moderate” from Tehillim & The Desert Music
Steve Reich/Alarm Will Sound “The Desert Music III: Part II, Moderate” from Tehillim & The Desert Music
Alarm Will Sound “Borinage” from Michael Gordon Van Gogh
Kim Hiorthøy “Alt Måste Bli Anorlunda” from Hopeness

The Residents' new album The Ghosts Of Hope is released by Cherry Red. Sam Lefebrve spoke to Homer Flynn for The Residents’ cover story in The Wire 398. Subscribers can read that interview via Exact Editions.

Leave a comment

Pseudonyms welcome.

Used to link to you.