Hello GoodBye Show 25 March 2012: O-Arc

O-ARC is a creative collaboration between Masa Iida, singer-songwriter from Yokohama, Japan, and Neil Mason, a London-born guitarist. It could be said Neil’s guitar playing, at once tranquil and explosive, is the perimeter line that appears to enclose Masa’s poetry—words, rhythm and melody impossible to contain. Masa and Neil literally come from worlds apart but they approach music with a singular heart. Their Japanese and English sensitivities compliment each other. Poetic, atmospheric and meditative, the O-Arc blend is, in a way, even therapeutic:healing. Masa’s lyrics are greatly influenced by Haiku poetry. He prefers few words to express feelings and thoughts.
And in conjunction with Resonance FM’s current fundraising drive the Hello GoodBye Show is selling off a show minute by minute – at the rate of £10 per minute!Use the time to promote your band/cause/political views/small business/megaglobal corporation. Email us at: dexterbentley@hotmail.com to find out how to buy time on our ‘Pay-As-You-Go Hello GoodBye Show 2012? (scheduled for broadcast on Saturday 31st March between noon and 1.30pm)

Last year we sold all 90 minutes and a bit more (we went over into the next week’s show) making just over £900 for Resonance FM, let’s see if we can beat that this year!

Track List:
Female Band – And only I, know why
O-ARC – Dear Friend (LIVE SESSION)
Haiku Salut – Vowels As Clear As Church Bells
O-ARC – ’Interview’
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso
Metronomy – You Could Easily Have Me (HG archive)
Julia Holter – Try To Make Yourself A work Of Art
Astrakan – Virgin Media
Tanya Auclair – Sverige
Band of Holy Joy – A Clear Night, A Shooting Star, A song For Boo
This Is The Kit – White Ash Cut (HG archive)
The Monochrome Set – Free Free Free

Live sound engineers: Leanne Bower & Joe Oldfield

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