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A set of just three songs, connected by some sort of link, either by genre, artist, songs that were important to a particular time in my life or just some other odd notion that happens to take my fancy. Sometimes I might have guests on board to choose their trio of music. Talking from me will be minimal, just a short introduction, and then the music!
||CleanTroika #32: Tearjerker||A double-troika of the my favourite sad songs! Featuring: Anais Mitchell – ‘Shepherd’, Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales – ‘Tearjerker’, Spiritualized – ‘Broken Heart’, Kate Bush – ‘This Womans’ Work’, Nick Cave (featuring Else Torp) – ‘Distant Sky’ and finally Radiohead – ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of)’||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #31: Dusk||Carrying on the theme of ambient post-rock music that featured in the first ever episode, I’ve chosen three tracks that I particularly think of at dusk. ‘Building Clouds’ by Olavi Louhivuori, ‘Even if You’re Never Awake’ by Stars of the Lid and finishing with ‘God’s Teeth’ by This Will Destroy You.||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #30: 85–87||This Troika revisits my youth, and the years 85–87, when I was a fan of three bands, all roughly linked in a family tree. The music this time is ‘Bottom Line’ by Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Atari Baby’ by Sigue Sigue Sputnik and ‘Joy Rider’ by Westworld||2 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #29 - 10 Months Later||The 10 months since the last episode! Featuring The Amazing, 65daysofstatic and Rogue Wave||24 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #28: DJ Derek||This episode is all about the phenomenon of DJ Derek, and the fact that I don’t really like reggae. Featuring ‘Police and Thieves’ by Junior Murvin, ‘I Chase the Devil’ by Max Romeo and the Upsetters and ‘One love’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers||23 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #27: Cuppa Tino||Here are three songs all about tea! ‘Cup of Brown Joy’ by Professor Elemental, ‘Drink tea (For the love of God)’ by Kula Shaker and ‘Tea in the Sahara’ by The Police. Pop the kettle on!||24 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #26: Windermere||Three songs that remind me of my time in the Lake District. ‘The New Physics’ by The Lost Dogs, ‘Virgin and Child’ by Iona, and ‘Animal Nitrate’ by Suede.||13 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #25: Valentines Edition||This Valentine’s edition is either really early, or a bit late, depending on how you look at it! Love songs in general are either insincere, mawkish rubbish, cheesy, or all three. There so much chaff, but (for me at least) here’s the wheat! My three favourite love songs in ascending order: ‘Sick of Myself’ by Matthew Sweet, ‘Unravel’ by Björk and ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack.||15 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTroika #24: Dearly Departed||A bit of a delay in getting to this episode. I’ve hesitated over whether to do a full-on Bowie tribute as there are so many brilliant tributes already. It almost felt like jumping on the bandwagon. Instead I’ve bided my time, and its now evolved into a tribute to three people who’ve died too early in 2016: Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and Terry Wogan. ‘Shake Your Blood’ by Probot (Dave Grohl & Lemmy Kilmister), ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’ by David Bowie and finally ‘T-$ Pirate Radio’ – Peter Serafinowicz.||11 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroika #23: Best of 2015||Its an end of year list! Only shorter! This three-piece won’t take long to read or listen to, but it took me a very long time to choose just three from so much wonderful music in 2015. To make it easier, I excluded any music that has already featured in Troika. So without further ado, my three most-played are: ‘Satellites’ by Mew, ‘Repetition’ by Purity Ring and ‘Winter Dress’ by The Amazing||4 1 2016||Free||View in iTunes|