Sun Dali (September 2017)

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I remembered a friend a few weeks ago, that I haven’t been in contact with for a long time. These days, it seems tough to be out of contact with a friend, what with social media, but some folks don’t use Twitter or Facebook. I don’t have her newest e-mail address and her phone number changes quite a bit.

I used to make mix tapes for her a long time ago, which she always enjoyed. I last made a mix for her ten years ago – a double-CD set. I thought I’d write a letter and send another one along, for old times’ sake (and she’s probably bored of the older ones by now). I really enjoyed making this one, so I decided I’d share it here.

It’s got some psychedelic space rock, indie rock, psychedelic folk, dark ambient and even a 1980s sing-along anthem! Plus, the usual film and teevee dialogue. Click on the link to listen and download.

Tracklist:

The Cosmic DeadSolar Cycle Invocation (excerpt) (2013 Paradigms Recordings)
School Of Seven BellsHalf Asleep (alternate version) (2009 Full Time Hobby Records)
Six Organs OF AdmittanceActaeon’s Fall (Against The Hounds) (2009 Drag City Records)
Unknown Mortal OrchestraSwim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (2013 Jagjaguwar Records)
Tame ImpalaMind Mischief (2012 Modular Recordings)
RadioheadHouse Of Cards (2008 XL Records)
Teeth Of The SeaSiren Spectre (Parts I & II) (2013 Rocket Recordings)
BurialCome Down To Us (excerpt) (2013 Hyperdub Records)
I ComponentiZeus (1968 Arlecchino Records)
Animal CollectiveLeaf House (2004 FatCat Records)
EngineersNew Horizons (2005 Echo Records)
Neil YoungDon’t Let It Bring You Down (live at The Cellar Door 1970) (1970/2013 Reprise Records)
SimianOrange Glow (2001 Source Records)
Soft MachinePenny Hitch (1974 CBS Records)
St VincentSurgeon (2011 4AD Records)
The WaterboysThe Whole Of The Moon (1985 Ensign/Island Records)
Dutch UnclesBellio (2013 Memphis Industries)
Drum ClubFurry Meadows (Dogstar Mix) (excerpt) (1993 Planet Dog Records)

The Kaleidophonic Stroboscope: Sun Dali (September 2017)

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Trippin’ At The Disco

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Hello! A new Gregorian calendar year and a brand-new mix to start off the year. Well, it’s not brand new, as I created it a few months ago – I just didn’t get a chance to upload until now. It feels like the right time, though, ‘cos let’s face it, 2016 was a bit of a bummer all around. A party mix is what’s needed for the beginning of 2017. Early last year, I read the excellent Turn The Beat Around: The Secret History Of Disco. It was recommended to me by Sam Jones (a.k.a Lesbian Horse). I started trawling YouTube, to listen to tracks mentioned in the book. I also found a message board thread about psychedelic disco tracks. Not being aware that there were disco tunes considered to be trippy, I downloaded as many as I could find and selected some for a mix. I tried to sequence the songs to sound as if a club DJ were spinning them. Hope you enjoy it – some music for your feet and for your head! You can listen to and download the mix here: The Kaleidophonic Stroboscope – Trippin’ At The Disco

Tracklist:

Donna SummerI Feel Love (Qattara Mix) (1977/2005 Casablanca Records)
Crystal GrassCrystal World (1974 Phillips Records)
KongasDr Doo Dah (1977 Crocos Records)
BohannonCome Dance With Me (1978 Mercury Records)
Classical MechanicsBlack Body Radiation (1979 Panache Records)
The Seebach BandBubble Sex (1977 EMI Records)
Dinosaur LGo Bang! (Francois K Mix) (1982 Sleeping Bag Records)
Wild FireTry Making Love (Al Kent Version) (2015 Cultures Of Soul Records – originally released in 1977 on WIRL Records)
Harry ThumannSphinx (1982 Hansa International Records)
TantraWishbone (edit) (1979 Phillips Records)
Liquid LiquidCavern (1983 99 Records)
Stanley ClarkePlay The Bass (1982 Epic Records)
Human EggLove Like This (1977 Lizard Records)
Klein & M.B.O.Dirty Talk (1982 Zanza Records)
CharlieSpacer Woman (edit) (1983 Mr. Disc Organisation Records)

Tune In, Turn On, Freak Out…

The next episode of The Stroboscope is a mix I created about three years ago and posted to Mixcloud. I meant to post a regular series on Mixcloud, but it didn’t happen. Unfortunately, I deleted the master file, thinking I’d be able to download it back from Mixcloud if I needed it. That’s not the case, so I’ve got to leave it there for the time being. It’s O.K., though, you can play it as many times as you like – you just can’t download it, which is a shame. I promise you’ll be able to download the next one. I’m still working on it, but I hope to have it ready in a few weeks. This one’s a bit short – about 60 minutes long, but it’s a good’un. A mix of psychedelia, jazz and dark ambient, with some spoken word bits sprinkled in for your entertainment. Hope you enjoy it!

TRACKLIST:

Intro.
Unknown Mortal OrchestraFaded In The Morning (edit) (Jagjaguwar Records)
It’s A Beautiful DayBombay Calling (Columbia Records)
Rahsaan Roland KirkHigh-Heeled Sneakers (edit) (Atlantic Records)
Eire ApparentThe Clown (Track Records)
KrokodilOdyssey In Om (edit) (United Artists Records)
Voice Of EyeTransmission (Cyclotron Industries)
Sun DialApollo (Beggars Banquet Records)
BrainticketPlaces Of Light (Bellaphon Records)
CardiacsPiffol Four Times (edit) (Alphabet Business Concern)
The TemptationsCloud Nine (Motown/Tamla Records)
Tranquility BassWe All Want To Be Free (Ultramarine Mix) (Astralwerks Records)
Amon Duul IIWie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse (United Artists Records)
DonovanThe Observation (Pye/Epic Records)
DungenDet Du Tanker Idag Ar Du I Morgon (Subliminal Sounds)
Dino ValentiTime (Columbia Records)