18 Jul 2015


From RNZ Music, 2:05 pm on 18 July 2015

For their fifth long player, Magnifique, Brooklyn-based instrumentalists Ratatat went back to basics, swotting up on the licks of Queen’s resident astrophysicist, Dr Brian May, and a little known project from British multi-instrumentalist Phil Cordell, who performed under names like Springwater, Dan the Banjo Man and Prodigal throughout the 1970s.

Emma Smith checked in with Ratatat’s own resident multi-instrumentalist, Mike Stroud, to get the inside word on their latest set.

Music details

Artist: Ratatat
Song: Countach, Nightclub Amnesia, Cold Fingers, Primetime, I Will Return, Intro, Magnifique
Composer: M.Stroud, E.Mast
Album: Magnifique
Label: XL Recordings

Artist: Springwater
Song: I Will Return
Composer: P. Cordell
Album: Single
Label: Polydor

Artist: Queen
Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Composer: F.Mercury
Album: A Night at the Opera
Label: EMI

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