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Playlist for 05 July 2012 Options | Electronic explorers &c.

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Daphne Oram, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, 1958

Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Raymond Scott  Cindy Electronium   Options Manhattan Research Inc.  Basta     
Felix Kubin  The Rhythm Modulator   Options Cyclic Bits: The Raymond Scott Variations  Chinstrap Music  here  0:01:37 (Pop‑up)
Microholiday  Snowbright Sunblast   Options Slanted Sun Through Greenhouse Moments  Yellow Fantastic Recordings  here
aka Marcellus Lewis, also of Colortone Library
0:04:52 (Pop‑up)
Dogliotti  Buma Buruma   Options Candombe for Export / Candombe Liso  Vampisoul  Uruguay, 1970  0:08:40 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  Bianco, Rosso e Verdone   Options Eviva! Morricone  Avanz    0:11:04 (Pop‑up)
Kewpie cooking show  theme   Options       0:13:34 (Pop‑up)
Yellow Magic Orchestra  Tighten Up (Japanese Gentleman Stand Up Please)   Options X(∞) Multiplies  Alfa; A&M  ("Multiplication")  0:14:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Frank Gartner 
Kryptoglyphics   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:17:51 (Pop‑up)
White Noise  Your Hidden Dreams   Options An Electric Storm  Island 
Delia Derbyshire on the wheels of steel
0:22:30 (Pop‑up)
Messer Für Frau Müller  2 x 2 = 5   Options Hyper Utesov Presents  Solnze    0:27:16 (Pop‑up)
Françoise Hardy  Le temps de l'amour   Options Greatest Hits      0:30:43 (Pop‑up)
Dan Deacon  Ohio   Options Twacky Cats  Comfort Stand  here  0:33:03 (Pop‑up)
Aphex Twin  Logan-Rock Witch   Options Richard D. James Album  Warp/Sire    0:36:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Louis and Bebe Barron 
Overture Reprise   Options Forbidden Planet  GNP Crescendo    0:40:14 (Pop‑up)
Benson Orchestra of Chicago   Tea for Two   Options 78  Victor  Recorded in Camden, NJ, 28 August 1924
found here (player will open)
0:47:04 (Pop‑up)
Calliope music  The Prisoner's Song   Options       0:49:37 (Pop‑up)
Muziq [µ-Ziq]  Mushroom Compost   Options Lunatic Harness  Astralwerks  aka Mike Paradinas  0:52:05 (Pop‑up)
Petertje Smets  She Knows (loop)   Options     (found on Soundcloud, can't find the link anymore)  0:55:10 (Pop‑up)
Hurdy-Gurdy  Delirium   Options Prototyp  Northside    0:57:17 (Pop‑up)
Messer Für Frau Müller  track 5   Options Hyper Utesov Presents  Solnze    1:01:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Nino Nardini 
Jungle Mood   Options Nature Nocturne  L'Illustration Musicale    1:03:21 (Pop‑up)
The Listing Attic  Coconino County (Pt. 1)   Options The Listing Attic  Three Eyed Cat    1:08:26 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  24T4PLU&ME Part 1 (excerpt)   Options Lassie House/Jumble Massive  Caciocavallo    1:10:55 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Daphne Speaks   Options Reworking Daphne Oram    here  1:12:04 (Pop‑up)
Daphne Oram  Introduction, and Power Tools   Options Oramics  Paradigm    1:13:30 (Pop‑up)
Daphne Oram  Purple Dust (excerpt)   Options Oramics  Pardigm    1:14:43 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  24T4PLU&ME Part 1 (excerpt)   Options Lassie House/Jumble Massive  Caciocavallo    1:15:58 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Daphne Waltz   Options Reworking Daphne Oram    here  1:16:35 (Pop‑up)
Daphne Oram  Rotolock   Options Oramics  Paradigm    1:20:35 (Pop‑up)
The Listing Attic  Coconino County (Pt. 2)   Options The Listing Attic  Three Eyed Cat    1:22:01 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Please Don't Do Drugs   Options Tokomon   
watch the video (download here)
1:24:48 (Pop‑up)
Henry Mancini  The Mancini Generation   Options The Days of Wine and Roses (box set)  RCA    1:27:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Tom Cameron 
Zoot   Options Music To Wash Dishes By  Bathing Records    1:30:04 (Pop‑up)
Casiokids  Gomurmamma   Options Topp Stemning Pa Lokal Bar  Polyvinyl    1:33:35 (Pop‑up)
Mr. Chop  Greedy G   Options Switched On  Five Day Weekend    1:37:11 (Pop‑up)
Miss Emma  Mon Arbre Genealogique   Options Une Glass au Citron  Kazoomzoom  here  1:40:07 (Pop‑up)
Beatmapper  When I Go to the Barn (Lonesome Executive remix)   Options Birdsong Remixes  Birdsong  here  1:42:25 (Pop‑up)
Aleksi Eeben  Avaruusmiehen Pieni Askel (Spaceman's Small Step)   Options Party in Space (various artists)  Kazoomzoom  here and here  1:46:04 (Pop‑up)
Microholiday  Chorus Rocket   Options Slanted Sun Through Greenhouse Moments  Yellow Fantastic Recordings  here  1:48:29 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  Daily Nightly   Options Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.  Colgems    1:51:45 (Pop‑up)
LB  Sunshine Superman   Options Pop Artificielle  Shadow  aka Uwe Schmidt, alias...  1:54:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Are Your Feelings Good?   Options Rabbitbass EP  Maltine  here  1:57:34 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:37am Katya:

Yeah! Daphne and Delia and all those folks? Yay!
  11:40am Carmichael:

Hey ya, Charlie. Planning my musical day. Hope to hear some ondioline, Louis & Bebe Barron, Jean Claude Risset, or anything else similar you can muster.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am charlie:

you betcha! (plus a lot of other junk!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am charlie:

prolly more descendants than originators, but we'll do our best, Carmichael
  11:42am listener james from westwood:

bleeps and bloops and sonic pioneers are always welcome on my speakers.
morning, charlie, and a fine thursday to all and sundry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am charlie:

blorp! hi james.
  11:53am listener james from westwood:

the coveted blorp! oh, my day is complete.
  11:56am Michael:

Howdy charlie and all other explorers. Buckling in for the ride - bumpy or otherwise.
  12:01pm Carmichael:

Works for me, Charlie!
  12:03pm Carmichael:

This tune (Raymond Scott) is on the Ohm collection, which I found used for $5.00 at Goodwill.
  12:03pm jan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm charlie:

  12:07pm listener james from westwood:

Beer here!
  12:09pm gary mitchell:

mint milanos here
  12:10pm Katya Oddio:

Nice score, Carmichael!
  12:11pm gary mitchell:

this guy sounds like walter wanderley
  12:11pm Carmichael:

Surplus stores have all the best music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm charlie:

Part of this healthy breakfast, Gary!
  12:16pm Katya Oddio:

and all the worst, side by side
  12:17pm holland oats:

  12:17pm ndbob:

Heya Charlie, Gary, everyone
  12:18pm gary mitchell:

happy 5th bob
  12:22pm Katya Oddio:

This background track was sampled in a Messer Chups track or another Russian group on Snegiri. Will try to find it.
  12:28pm listener james from westwood:

love this mffm cut!
  12:29pm Katya Oddio:

No, it was Martinibomb's "Dizzy Ke Peche"" MP3: http://www.archive.org/download/csr048/csr048_comfort-cake_slice-1_02_martinibomb_dizzy-ke-peeche.mp3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm charlie:

oh hey, bob!
  12:32pm Katya Oddio:

I heart this show so!
  12:33pm northguineahills:

That Delie Derbyshire photo came w/ an Experimental Audio Research 10" I used to have up in my room of my old apt.
  12:33pm Ike:

Ah, Delia Derbyshire! Doctor Who would not have been as great without her contributions. Too bad they didn't keep using that kind of creepy soundtrack in the modern era. The show in its current incarnation has many good qualities, but its incidental music is bombastic, obvious, and dreadful.
  12:34pm don:

way agree, katya! and thanks for the link. get em, charlie!
  12:37pm Katya Oddio:

Agree with you, Ike.
  12:37pm Doug S.:

Daphne Oram = random heap

That is all I have to contribute at the moment. Now back to vacuuming.
  12:38pm Katya Oddio:

I hope People Like Us has that last snippet regarding noise. The wonders she works with samples is right up there with Delia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm charlie:

What you said. And you.
(Hi NGH, Ike, Don, Doug)
Daphne coming up later in show!
  12:41pm Carmichael:

Delia Derbyshire = A BRIDE RIDE HE SLY
  12:42pm Carmichael:

Perfect song choice, Charlie!
  12:45pm Doug S.:

Some nice Daphne here: http://bit.ly/NpvJTn
  12:53pm northguineahills:

I love this u-ziq album...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm charlie:

that is a great comp, Doug.
  12:55pm Ike:

Oh wow, I wonder if I still have this µ-Ziq CD (or even maybe cassette) hidden somewhere in my apt. Great stuff.
  1:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi charlie, and all listeners of the "Micro-Ziq" operating system!
  1:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Super-familiar tune...WHATISIT??!
Is this a Ken song, from his morning show I think?
  1:06pm Katya Oddio:

Some random free albums and compilations with modern bleeps and bloops:

People Doing Strange Things with Electricity Too

8-Bit Diagrams: The Instrumentals

Visitations: A Musical Tribute to Doctor Who

Toyland comp I put together for you

Cake & Polka Parade: Mutant Dance Music from WFMU DJ Fatty Jubbo
  1:08pm northguineahills:

Mexico City is awash w/ calliope grinders, I've never seen so many.
  1:08pm Carmichael:

The Ohm collection: http://tinyurl.com/86mf3w8
  1:09pm Katya Oddio:

Oh, hey, do you folks know about this one?
Quintette 7 Plays the Music of Raymond Scott
  1:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for the heaping handful of links, Katya!
Btw, is "Toyland comp I put together for you" the name of your album? If not, it should be!
  1:12pm Matt from Springfield:

PLU! People <LIKE US!>
  1:14pm Doug S.:

  1:14pm Katya Oddio:

Isn't she a wonder? And her sense of humor! Terry Gilliam animation as an audio art form. PLU is The Queen of Plunderphonics.
  1:15pm Katya Oddio:

Doug, thanks for the giggles and for GDSR. Charlie, thanks for BDN.
  1:17pm Carmichael:

@Doug: Pretty funny, man ....
  1:18pm Matt from Springfield:

@Katya: Vicki/PLU as "the audio Terry Gilliam"--never thought of her that way before! Wonderful description!
  1:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Ironically funny too, that Gilliam was the American in Monty Python, and Vicki was the Brit on WFMU!
  1:20pm Katya Oddio:

Oh yes, Matt! Hadn't thought of the nationalities. Thursday mornings are so much better with Charlie, aren't they?
  1:23pm Matt from Springfield:

You're never as Busy as when you're Busy Doing Nothing! :)
  1:26pm Doug S.:

Pretty Funny Man sounds like a really lame superhero.

@Katya Oddio
Thank YOU for all the sounds you've delivered to the universe!
  1:28pm Carmichael:

@Doug: The lead singer for Dread Zeppelin (an Elvis impersonator) said that to me when I was good-naturedly heckling him from the floor. It's my go-to line now.
  1:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@Doug: "Pretty Funny Man" is a stoner superhero, smoking joints and laughing at things that are "pretty funny, man!" He frequently tells his own jokes, which are *pretty* funny, but not very.
  1:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: Dread Zeppelin is awesome--who else thought of mixing Led Zep, reggae and Elvis before!
  1:31pm Katya Oddio:

Only WFMU DJs would tie Françoise Hardy, Benson Orchestra of Chicago, and Mancini into an electronic show. What a poorer place the world would be without WFMU. Looking forward to the documentary. Happy to see the funding is all in place!
  1:36pm Carmichael:

Hey, I've heard CasioKids before. 8 Bit People are also very good.
  1:37pm ndbob:

Indeed Katya
  1:39pm Katya Oddio:

There is also 8 Bit Peoples the chiptune netlabel
  1:42pm Katya Oddio:

Kazoomzoom in the house! Get the whole Miss Emma album here! (Thanks, Charlie!)
  1:42pm Vicki:

hi Charlie :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm charlie:

Hi Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm charlie:

speaking of 8-bit, this is a great collection:
  1:44pm Carmichael:

Nice work, Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Vicki:

just tuned in (been at the supermarket!)
I don't know what you said earlier but I got access to Daphne's audio archive to redirect for a live event in London dedicated to her. Her niece came along!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm charlie:

Wanna Hld Yr Handheld (beatles tribute)
  1:46pm Matt from Springfield:

I second Carmichael!
Always love hearing your projects!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Vicki:

this music sounds like it's made by cats
  1:50pm Katya Oddio:

Most of the show has been a delightful audio recognition quiz. Thanks, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm charlie:

Cats whose tails are being pulled by small children.
Glad you met Daphne's neice :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Vicki:

oh I didn't go up to her, I was a scared
  1:52pm Katya Oddio:

and I would be scared to go up to you
  1:53pm Katya Oddio:

It was all Davey when I was a kid. Amy S and I pledged to run away and share him. Then it was Peter, Mike, and now Mickey. Love those boys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm charlie:

No feerz, weer all together here on bizzy dooin nuttin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Vicki:

I wouldn't
I was worried she'd think it was a crap idea to remix Daphne (even though I was invited)
  1:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, the Monkees! An altered Micky vocal I presume? I actually thought this was Ruthann Friedman until I checked the playlist!
  1:55pm Michael:

Head was just on TCM last week. Wonderful ear-opening stuff today charlie - danke!
  1:55pm ndbob:

excellent show as always Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Vicki:

I love LB - Pop Artificielle is amazing!
  1:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Very Artificielle Pop! Love "Sunshine Superman", this is a mind-blowing remix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Vicki:

I listen to Uwe Schmidt (LB, Senor Coconut, Los Samplers etc) more than anyone else
  1:59pm Carmichael:

Ya, thanks Charlie!
  1:59pm Doug S.:

Coming up tomorrow on the stream, your last chance to hear Give the Drummer Some and Steinski's A Rough Mix for three weeks (except for the 1-hour GTDS next Tuesday) as I beat town for a little r and r.

Meanwhile on the drummer stream, immediately following Charlie and BDN, you will hear this fine audio artisans:

Khamkoeng Thongchan
Kishore Kumar
Ardoin & McGee
Dean Martin
The Ritchie Family
Rita Dacosta
The Hawkettes
Tommy Tucker
Rev. Utah Smith
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
Spokes Mashiyane
Charlie Rouse
John Surman
Arsenio Rodríguez y Su Conjunto
Fruko y Sus Tesos
Walter Franco e Silvia Maria
Lula Côrtes & Zé Ramalho
and more
and more
and eternally more...

Here on the 24-hour Give the Drummer Radio!
  1:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Great digital show, charlie! Thanks!
And thanks Vicki for droppin' by!

Have a great day all you fellow electronauts!
  2:00pm northguineahills:

Awesome set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Vicki:

thankee Charlie - we should do a joint radio show as a one off
  2:00pm Katya Oddio:

Opposite end of the spectrum, and a long favorite, Husker Du's version of "Sunshine Superman." When I went back to New York to dig our record library out of the mud and toxic waste of the 2006 flood, I made a sunshine mix (humble beginning of the sun radio show), because I knew I would be pining for the desert. Blasted it and strangers digging in the mess loved that cover in the mix.
  2:00pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, charlie, vicki, and doug for all of your musical mixery and might!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Vicki:

ta ta
  2:01pm Katya Oddio:

Uwe Schmidt is LB? Always learning at BDN. Thanks, all! Have a great weekend!
  2:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Pisces! Aquarius! Capricorn!...and Jones! Love everything I've heard from that album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Vicki:

Uwe is LB (Lassigue Bendthaus)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm charlie:

Thanks all for hanging out today! See you next week.
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