Personal Politics – New Album (free download)

‘Personal Politics’ is a collection of songs, old and new, about love and politics and sex and death and really the things that all art is about. You can download it for free from the Golau Glau Bandcamp now. Here we are, releasing a new Golau Glau album on a Saturday night as an Eosturmonath present to all of you.

Golau Glau - Personal Politics

So many times we’ve thought a record of ours was going to come out with a label, and then they’ve dumped us. Several of them. Not by text or by email or by fax like Phil Collins. No, by empty promises followed by silence. They never really loved us, sob. So really we should take the hint and fight the silence with noise, and keep putting that noise out on Pin Factory (our own label) and keep our own promises until enough people care. That’s how it should really work anyway.

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Sixteenth Folio

This is the Sixteenth Folio taken from from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the fist of papers marked “Winter Freeze”. Within is contained the sixteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Tight Rope – Claude Denjean
The Last Man in the Factory – Megson
Summer Kisses Winter Tears – Elvis Presley
Under Atacama Stars (Live) – Paul Thomas Saunders
Delilah – Horace Andy Baltimore Oriole – Hoagy Carmichael Summer – Takahiro Kido
Am I The Same Girl – Winsome Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Sweet Life – Frank Ocean
Keep Britain Tidy – New Seekers
Everyone Is A Complete Disappointment – Joan Giorino
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed – Theaudience
Through The Iron Gate – Wild Beasts Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla – Jack Sheldon
No End – Sandy Denny, Trevor Lucas and Friends
Cloudy Lemonade – Alfie
Self Service – Studio
Two Good Lives – Lone Wolf
Slow Jamz (feat. Twista & Jamie Foxx) – Kanye West Tiny Little Bows – Carly Rae Jepsen Reap The Whirlwind – Cellutron & The Invisible
Five Man Army Dub – Lewin Bones Lock Windrush – King Of Woolworths
Stop Remembering TV – J Xaverre
Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1 – the Mountain Goats The Angels Sang – The Solitaires

Golau Glau - The Silver Satchel

Golau Glau – The Silver Satchel

The Damned Hangman + New Album

You may have noticed the new header on this website, and indeed its shiny new design. This is because our first proper album release is on its way. We have created the official soundtrack to Owen Hatherley‘s excellent new book for Verso, A New Kind of Bleak. It’s not a score, it’s a set of 18 songs based on Owen’s writing – if it was on vinyl or CD rather than digital, it would be a double album. Coming to iTunes and other retailers soon – we will announce the release date when we know it.

To tide you over until then, and to cheer up those who can’t afford to buy music at the moment, we have released a new free EP of stories and music on Bandcamp: The Damned Hangman. Today is Lammas, otherwise known as the Gule of August. The Gule of August is thought to mean the Yule of August, so here comes your present…all we ask in return is for your (real) email address.

Golau Glau present: The Damned Hangman.

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Fifteenth Folio

This is the Fifteenth Folio taken from from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the slim box marked “Summer Sporting Magic”. Within is contained the fifteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame – Harry Simeone Songsters
Chords Meeting – Serge Bulot
Seven Present Tenses – Shackleton
Magic In Your Eyes – Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Bebop – The Pond
My Woman – Al Bowlly
The Banks of the Sweet Primroses – June Tabor
Liverpool Lullaby – Cilla Black
Is Your Love Big Enough? (Radio Edit) – Lianne La Havas
Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Out On The Street – David Essex
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room – Disney
Return To Innocence – Enigma
Song For A Summer Night – Mitch Miller
The Wings – Gustave Santaolalla
Summer Song – The Chapman Family
So Clear – Bert Jansch & John Renbourn
The Ghost At Number One – Jellyfish
Baby, This Love I Have – Minnie Riperton
Through With Buzz – Steely Dan
Grey Clouds – The Orb/Alan Parker
Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) – Frank Ocean
15/06/2012 15:32 – Golau Glau Field Recordings
Treehouse – I’m From Barcelona
Woodcat – Tunng
Mob Rule – Robert Wyatt
Learn Welsh the Real Way – Y Lladron
Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers
Elite, Not Elitist – Golau Glau
Only In My Dreams – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Playing It Right Dub – Keith Hudson
Looks Like We Made It – Barry Manilow
The Challenge (BBC Sports Personality Of The Year) – Melodi Light Orchestra conducted by Ole Jensen

Golau Glau - The Silver Satchel: Fifteenth Folio

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Fourteenth Folio

This is the Fourteenth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio show. The Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader Radio.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out colourful annual marked “Summer Reading”. Within is contained the fourteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Mornin’ Glory – Bobbie Gentry
Rain – Alpha
Please Forgive My Heart – Bobby Womack
Gliding into Overdrive – Frank Gartner
Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
Main Title: Legends of Azeroth – Blizzard Entertainment
I Only Have Eyes For You – Beck
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Long Drop Liturgy – Golau Glau
Ride My Bike – Bruza, Tinie Tempah, D Dark & Elrae
Amazon Trail – The Ian Langley Group
War Is Over – Dillinger
Down Through The Night – Hawkwind
A Face In The Clouds – John Gregory
Sixty Forty – Nico
Fallait pas ecraser la queue du chat – Clothilde
Wenn Der Teekessel Singt – Oliver Peters
Programmed Success – Zygmunt Szram
The Daily Planet – Mark Hollis
What If – Marit Larsen
And When I Die – Laura Nyro
Bits And Bats – Geoff Bastow
The Paris Match – The Style Council
I Am So Sorry – Carrol Thompson
Dreams – Gabrielle
Happy Summer Days – Ronnie Dove
4.35 In The Morning – Saint Etienne
I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet – Pat & Mick
Midnight Cocktail – Johnny Hawksworth & James Saunders
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Shiina Ringo
Tregao – Milpatte
Pumpkin Soup – Patrick Wolf
Summer Nights – Marianne Faithfull

Listen on Mixcloud

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Thirteenth Folio

This is the Thirteenth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio showThe Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader FM.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the binder of past papers labelled “Difficult Questions”. Within is contained the thirteenth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

On Again, On Again! – Jake Thackray
Mini Culcha – Mo Kolours
Am I The Same Girl? – Dusty Springfield
Flat Luxury – Golau Glau
If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked A Cake – Gracie Fields
Is It Because I’m Black? – Ken Boothe
Games People Play – Joe South
Your Trip to Disneyland – Walt Disney Productions
A Simple Game – The Four Tops
Myth – Beach House
Stone Cold – Groove Chronicles
Moanin’ – Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers
Existinct – THEESatisfaction
Puts Me to Work – Cate Le Bon
Funky Breaks (extract) – Klaus Weiss
Highland Muse – Yatri
The Last Day – Golau Glau
Porterhouse – Oliver Trevin
What A Morning – Roland Kovac New Set
[What Shall We Do With] The Drunken Sailor – Synthesonic Sounds
Everyday People – Sacramento Senior High School
Hook You Up – Sylver Tongue
Neutron – John McEntire
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger – James Stewart
How Could We Be Wrong? (Remastered) – Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra
Out Of Our Sight – Chris Watson
Thump Thump – The Jet Age Of Tomorrow
A Qui Le P’Tit Coeur Apres 9 Heures – Roger Miron
Wild Horses – Prefab Sprout
It Miek – Desmond Dekker And The Aces
Boom! Shake the Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
Come Back And Shake Me – Clodagh Rodgers

STREAM THE SHOW ON MIXCLOUD

the silver satchel golau glau

Listen Again to The Silver Satchel – Twelfth Folio

This is the Twelfth Folio taken from The Silver SatchelGolau Glau‘s radio showThe Silver Satchel broadcasts on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm UK time on Space Invader FM.

Unbuckle the leather satchel, silvery and mysterious and crammed with books and papers. Carefully slide out the cracked leather notebook marked “Sleep”. Within is contained the twelfth folio of curios for broadcast. Blow off the dust and breathe in the magic… 

TRACKLISTING:

Tick, Tock – The Sound Of The Clock – Carol Leader
Kevin S – Sharon Van Etten
One Little Spark – Billy Barty/Chuck McCann
Let’s Put Out The Lights (And Go To Sleep) – Roger Coulam
Spaced Rider – Seahawks
Sleep Walk – Santo & Johnny
Love’s Immortal Fire – Sleepy
Make My Sleep His Song – Broadcast and The Focus Group
Twilight Time – The Platters
Dream Baby – Val Merrall Orchestra
Propaganda Sleep Machine – BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Sleeping In – The Radio Dept.
Plastic Dream – Andre Mikola
Birth – The Peddlers
Death Of The Dream – Golau Glau
Starfox Menu (optimum celestial bounce) – Optimum
Strange Dream – Terry Cox
ΠΠΔⓀΞ ❤ – ∆®¥ \/\/∆®|\|∆∆®
’84 Pontiac Dream – Boards Of Canada
Dreamer – Astrud Gilberto
Prologue – Tokyo DisneySea
Color Dreams – The Deep
If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind – Cilla Black
Darn That Dream – Tony Bennett
Strange Colour Blue – Madrugada
Silver (The Whendays Remix) – RxGibbs
Once Upon A Dream Parade – Dreamy Overture – Disney
Hung Up On A Dream – The Zombies
Dream Lover – Bobby Darin
In The Wind – Thomas Fehlmann
Forever In My Dreams – Pulp
Nowhere Is Home – Dexys
Frozen Orange Juice – Peter Sarstedt
RAF – Brian Eno
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Smells Like Teen Spirit – The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
Fountain of Dreams – Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando
Deep In A Dream – Frank Sinatra

STREAM THE SHOW ON MIXCLOUD

Revenant Branch

Image

We have a brand new EP out for free download from Bandcamp, Revenant Branch. Revenant Branch is an EP by Golau Glau in celebration of National Libraries Day 2012. This is the sound of the revenant library branch, the ghosts of dead libraries returning from the grave to remind us not to close any more.

Many of the sounds on the EP were recorded in public libraries across England that have now closed down.

Golau Glau are working on a book about public libraries as part of our ‘Public Interest’ project. We passionately believe in them as sources of culture, information and lifelong learning, and places of non-commercial, accessible society and sanctuary for all.

National Libraries Day
National Libraries Day is one day devoted to all libraries – public libraries, school and university libraries, prison, national, law, business and commercial libraries. A nation-wide celebration of libraries, librarians and library staff in all sectors in the UK. It takes place this year on 4th February 2012, which is tomorrow at the time of writing. Please visit your local library and support #NLD12