Vernal Equinoxing – The Kaleidophonic Stroboscope – April 2011

Spring is here and we’re seeing off another winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere, we are). To mark the equinox, I’ve dug into the archive folder and found a show I recorded in April 2011…six years ago. Time flies, eh? It’s not exactly all light and airy, though. You’ve got some some weird-prog, courtesy of Peter Hammill, skewed indie-pop from Stephen Malkmus, low-key folk from Laura Marling and even the De La Soul track is a cautionary tale. Still, enjoy the mix and the (hopefully) warmer days!

Tracklist:

Intro.
Kingdom Come (Arthur Brown)Spirit Of Joy (1973 Polydor Records)
Peter HammillThe Institute Of Mental Health, Burning (1975 Charisma Records)
Mercury RevDowns Are Feminine Balloons (1993 Columbia Records)
Laura MarlingDarkness Descends (2010 Virgin Records)
The Firesign TheatreRadio Hour Hour – February 15, 1970 (“23 Skid Row Intro/Cloud Ears/Uvan The Terrible/Chastushki”) (taken from the “Duke Of Madness Motors” set – 2010 Seeland Records)
The Electric BananaBlow Your Mind (recorded in 1968 – released in 1999 on Carnabeat Records)
Ash Ra TempelDer Lauf Der Giraffen (recorded in 1974 – released in 1996 on “The Private Tapes” collection – Manikin Records)
The Neon VioletsThe Search (self-released in 2011)
Stephen MalkmusKindling For The Master (2005 Matador Records)
Billie HolidaySome Other Spring (1939 Vocalion/Columbia Records)
De La Soul3 Days Later (1993 Tommy Boy Records)

—————–THE VINYL VAULT——————-

Procol Harum – “Shine On Brightly” (1968 EMI/Regal Zonophone Records)

Magdalene, My Regal Zonophone
In Held ‘Twas In I

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Listen and download here: The Kaleidophonic Stroboscope – April 2011

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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)