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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Favoriting August 25, 2016: Set the Mantrols for the Heart of the Sun (Cosmic Themes in Dub and Reggae)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Col. Frank Erhardt & Cast  Moon Crash   Favoriting Adventures in Sound and Space  1958    0:01:31 (Pop-up)
Tradition  The Creepy Crawl   Favoriting Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol  1980    0:07:00 (Pop-up)
Jackie Mittoo  Russian Satelite   Favoriting Stepping Tiger  1979    0:10:55 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Aswad 

Dub Fire   Favoriting

A New Chapter of Dub 

 

Followed by Tangerine Dream, "Oszillator Planet Concert" 

0:15:05 (Pop-up)
Tradition  Planet Play   Favoriting Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol  1980    0:24:11 (Pop-up)
Tradition  Alien Circus   Favoriting Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol  1980    0:27:53 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel  Space Movement Section 1 & 2   Favoriting Starship Africa  1980    0:31:36 (Pop-up)
Aswad  Shining Dub   Favoriting A New Chapter of Dub  1982  prod. by Michael "Reuben" Campbell (aka Mikey Dread)  0:44:23 (Pop-up)
Aswad  Ghetto in the Sky   Favoriting A New Chapter of Dub  1982    0:47:26 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel  Space Movement Section 4   Favoriting Starship Africa  1980    0:53:46 (Pop-up)
Tradition  Morning on Mars   Favoriting Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol      0:58:12 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Tangerine Dream 

Fly and Collision of Comas Sola   Favoriting

Alpha Centauri 

 

 

1:01:41 (Pop-up)
Prince Jammy  Saturn Bombardment   Favoriting Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders...  1982    1:10:18 (Pop-up)
Prince Jammy  Attack on Ganymede   Favoriting Prince Jammy Destroys the Invaders...  1982    1:13:35 (Pop-up)
Vulcans  Journey into Space   Favoriting Star Trek  1972    1:18:17 (Pop-up)
Vulcans  Dark Shadows   Favoriting Star Trek  1972    1:22:27 (Pop-up)
Col. Elliott & The Lunatics  Plutonian Pogo Stick   Favoriting Interstellar Reggae Drive  1973    1:23:42 (Pop-up)
Vulcans  Dr. Spock   Favoriting Star Trek  1972    1:26:48 (Pop-up)
Scientist  Vulcan   Favoriting Dub Landing  1981    1:29:21 (Pop-up)
Scientist  Laser Attack   Favoriting Scientist Meets the Space Invaders  1981    1:32:04 (Pop-up)
Scientist & Prince Jammy  Buck Rogers in the Black Hole   Favoriting Scientist And Jammy Strike Back!  1982    1:35:54 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Vulcans 

 

 

 

 

1:38:33 (Pop-up)
Phil Pratt  Star Wars   Favoriting Star Wars Dub  1978    1:45:04 (Pop-up)
Phil Pratt  African Communication   Favoriting Star Wars Dub  1978    1:48:31 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel  African Space   Favoriting Psychotic Jonkanoo  1981    1:51:47 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel  Starship Africa Section 5   Favoriting Starship Africa  1980    1:57:11 (Pop-up)
Blackbeard  Electrocharge   Favoriting I Wah Dub  1980    1:58:40 (Pop-up)
Prince Far I & the Arabs  Plant Up   Favoriting Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3  1980  prod. by an uncredited Adrian Sherwood  2:02:23 (Pop-up)
Blackbeard  'Nough   Favoriting I Wah Dub  1980    2:09:43 (Pop-up)
Prince Far I & the Arabs  The Conquest   Favoriting Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3  1980    2:12:51 (Pop-up)
Prince Far I & the Arabs  Low Gravity   Favoriting Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3  1980    2:16:51 (Pop-up)
Blackbeard  Reflections   Favoriting I Wah Dub  1980    2:21:17 (Pop-up)
Blackbeard  Oohkno   Favoriting I Wah Dub  1980    2:23:51 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Peru 

 

Constellations 

 

 

2:27:13 (Pop-up)
The Pyramids  Telstar   Favoriting Telstar / Feel All Right 7"  1970    2:34:01 (Pop-up)
Don Drummond  Rocket Ship   Favoriting Jazz Ska Attack 1964      2:35:58 (Pop-up)
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics  Moon Walk   Favoriting Greater Jamaica – Moonwalk Reggae  1970    2:38:25 (Pop-up)
The Sound Dimension  Moon Hop   Favoriting Reggaematic Sounds  1970    2:40:44 (Pop-up)
The Skatalites Meet King Tubby  Starlight Version   Favoriting The Legendary Skatalites in Dub  1975?    2:43:42 (Pop-up)
Harry Mudie Meet King Tubby  Planet Dub   Favoriting In Dub Conference Vol. 2  1977    2:47:30 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics 

Moonlight Groover   Favoriting

Greater Jamaica – Moonwalk Reggae 

1970 

 

2:50:03 (Pop-up)
I Roy & The Upsetters  Doctor Who   Favoriting Wizdom 1971-1975    Lee Scratch Perry  2:55:41 (Pop-up)
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics  Moon Invader   Favoriting Greater Jamaica – Moonwalk Reggae  1970    2:58:09 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:55pm
Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers! Time now to set out for adventures in sound and space
Avatar 7:00pm
Flash Strap:

What you hear now are Voyager recordings of Jupiter
Avatar 7:00pm
ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

Welcome Bob!
  7:10pm
Ed:

Evening Evan and Bob!
Avatar 7:10pm
hyde:

hmmm, i'm having an Old Overholt on the rocks but i feel like maybe i should have gone and scored some ganja for this one. i'll make do.
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

Ed! Hyde! Welcome friends!

One should always have something tucked away for times like these. And other times, unlike these. Overholt will do though
Avatar 7:15pm
Flash Strap:

Such a good late Mittoo track
Avatar 7:15pm
hyde:

in theory, it's possible my tuckaway is in Mass. and i'm in NY. In theory.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:18pm
listener james from westwood:

Evening, Evan and all! Those covers are outstanding.
Avatar 7:23pm
hyde:

i love the theme of this show. though i'll admit, i've missed all the talk about afro-futurism lately!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm
northguineahills:

Hey, I have the Scientist meets the Space Invaders. I love the cover!
Avatar 7:25pm
Flash Strap:

Evening James!

NGH!
Avatar 7:28pm
Flash Strap:

It has seemed to me to be popping up all over the place, not only as a subject of critical and historical discussion, but also as a living notion which contemporary artists have been aspiring to add to
Avatar 7:29pm
Flash Strap:

it was also one of the showcased themes of Moogfest this year, though it was hard to tell how serious they were about it
Avatar 🥁 7:29pm
quinn:

coooool
Avatar 7:30pm
Flash Strap:

Welcome Quinn!
Avatar 7:31pm
hyde:

heh, that is cool. i'm all for afro-futurism cropping up all over. i am probably just too square to notice!
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

The group that is "Creation Rebel" at this time is the original backing group for the Great Prince Far I
Avatar 7:39pm
Flash Strap:

didn't mean to capitalize "great" there. It's not a part of his name obviously. He's just capital-G GREAT I guess
Avatar 7:43pm
Flash Strap:

great ping pong echoes on this one
Avatar 7:46pm
hyde:

the cool things that i watched recently that has been deemed sort of afro-futurist were Terence Nance's shorts MOONRISING and SWIMMING IN YOUR SKIN AGAIN. (free to watch on Vimeo: Moon vimeo.com..., Swimming vimeo.com...) Though i know when prompted, he said he thought he was more an afrosurrealist than afrofuturist, for whatever these labels are worth. i hear he worked on LEMONADE, though i haven't yet watched LEMONADE.
Avatar 7:46pm
Flash Strap:

I love dub with electric guitar
Avatar 7:49pm
Flash Strap:

That is all totally unknown to me Hyde, and I am just HUNGRY to explore it. The notion of afrosurrealism seems really important.
Avatar 7:55pm
hyde:

he made another short too, called NATIVE SUN (vimeo.com...) that i didn't like as much as the other two but is ok. he also made a feature (AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY), which i think felt like a kind of overlong student film though it isn't without its charms.
Avatar 7:55pm
Flash Strap:

Oh yeah, I remember when that last one came out! I was intrigued but I never saw it. I got that impression of it as well
Avatar 7:57pm
ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! - catch the rest later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
northguineahills:

Damn, Somehow missed this Creation Rebel album. gneiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
northguineahills:

Prince Fari, King Tubby, and Lee Perry are definitely Avant Garde. They got me to see Jamaican music for what it was, and not just what dumb stoner frat boys listen to while smoking weed (usually Bob Marley, but I found to like him eventually too).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm
melinda:

hi Evan & explorers!
Avatar 8:08pm
hyde:

hi melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm
melinda:

hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
coelacanth:

Hello Evan and Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
melinda:

@ngh: I feel the same way about dub, though there is much for me to learn.
Avatar 8:11pm
Flash Strap:

Melinda! Coelacanth! welcome friends!
Avatar 8:12pm
hyde:

@ngh yeah, King Tubby. i bought Rockers Meets King Tubby in a Firehouse in the early 80's when i was a clueless young college student, and it blew my mind. still maybe my fave dub album ever.
Avatar 8:13pm
Flash Strap:

Right with ya NGH. I still struggle with Marley to this day for that reason (among others)

Damn have bros fucked up reggae. I feel like I'm on an endless journey to undo that damage
Avatar 8:13pm
Flash Strap:

THESE ATARI SOUNDS MAN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm
coelacanth:

hyde that was one of my first too!...then garvey's ghost blew my mind.
i had (& still have) a friend in high school that turned me on to dub.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
melinda:

"I struggle with Marley"....this statement makes me laugh because I totally relate.
Avatar 8:17pm
hyde:

@coel i love garvey's ghost too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
coelacanth:

...when Bob Marley died someone (who knew i liked reggae) said "that must hit you pretty hard" (or something) and i had to say i wasn't that into him.... i did ultimately grow to Love Bob Marley's music, but it was never my favorite.
Avatar 8:22pm
Flash Strap:

As a kid, I loved Jimmy Cliff and the Harder they Come soundtrack, but through my teens mostly resisted reggae... when I was 18 or so a friend of mine went to Jamaica on a family trip and a couple of pals got to go along, including me. We met a guy at our bourgie vacation spot who took us up into the mountains and showed us his very rural, humble life. It was my first real brush with the "3rd world" I think, and I was so eye-opened. He played us some Burning Spear, or something... anyway, it radically altered my context for Jamaican music in general. Made it real, not tourist sounds but the true sounds of an existing people.

I met Spear once, briefly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm
coelacanth:

hyde - one thing i'm Thankful for is that i heard garvey's ghost out of context. i'd never heard Burning Spear and didn't know it was based upon an earlier album, so it totally cracked me up!...the bits of phrases and the background vox that seemed to be just silliness to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm
melinda:

Cool story, Evan. I think The Harder They Come was my intro, too. I like the variety.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm
coelacanth:

yes, great story Evan.
Avatar 8:25pm
Flash Strap:

It's still a huge favorite of mine. That Slickers track is as perfect as it gets, really
Avatar 8:26pm
Hams:

whoa, never heard of a plutonian pogo stick before.
Avatar 8:26pm
Flash Strap:

HAMS is here! hello hambone
Avatar 8:28pm
Flash Strap:

"Vulcans" and "Col. Elliott & The Lunatics " are, you may have suspected already, the same group
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm
melinda:

This Dr. Spock rules.
Avatar 🥁 8:33pm
quinn:

non stop hits-hits-hits
Avatar 8:35pm
hyde:

The Harder They Come was a massive gateway drug for this stuff when i was a punk. when i was in high school (so maybe 1979? 1980?) me and my friends drove from the burbs to the old Orson Welles Cinema in Cambridge to see it, that was a big deal.

And Burning Spear? I bought those records sometime after that at Strawberries (anyone remeber Strawberries? that was a fairly cool chain record store!). Winston Rodney's voice is just so amazing, it's irresistable. The other record i bought then (also at Strawberries!) that remains with me to this day is Culture's Two Sevens Clash. That's another record I'd shoot to the stars for aliens to find so they'd know about what human beings are all about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
coelacanth:

early culture was incredible! they (he) never got bad either; just a bit redundant.
that same friend turned me on to them with "international herb", which is still my favorite.
Avatar 8:40pm
Hams:

HELLO!!!
Avatar 8:41pm
hyde:

@coel yeah, love that one too. their harmonies are amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm
coelacanth:

Peter Tosh's lyrics grabbed me before my friend came and busted my world open.
when i started exploring on my own that first burning spear album blew my mind! my favorite 'spear album...also discovered Linton Kwesi Johnson, who is still among my favorites.
Avatar 8:47pm
Flash Strap:

Linton Kwesi Johnson is never more crucial than now. Fite Dem Back, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
coelacanth:

sayn'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm
northguineahills:

Faved this set. Gotta leave soon, thanks Flash!
Avatar 8:51pm
Ham:

maybe there'll be some star wars dub in the upcoming STAR WARS movie.
Avatar 8:53pm
Flash Strap:

Been great havin ya with us, NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
coelacanth:

ha! i wont be seeing that movie, but i hope so!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
coelacanth:

ciao ngh
Avatar 8:54pm
Flash Strap:

this track is savage
Avatar 8:55pm
hyde:

@Ham haha, i probably will see that movie (though the star wars thing is vastly overrated) but it could sure be improved with some dub
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:55pm
Little Danny:

Scrambling as usual and just now tuned in, Flash - Mind-bending playlist thusfar!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm
northguineahills:

Moving to FL for a job. Gone through 6 boxes of CDs and only got to George Gershwin. I got a lot of packing to do! (haven't touched the records, yet).
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks Danny! Great to see ya pal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
coelacanth:

the whole set is savage Flash!
Avatar 8:59pm
hyde:

@ngh hoo boy. good luck. i may need to pack up a whole house (and two record collections) over the next couple weeks. not looking forward to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm
coelacanth:

ngh when's your departure?
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

Speaking of LKJ, C., this guy produced a lot of that stuff
Avatar 9:00pm
Flash Strap:

Holy moly NGH there's a task! Where you headed in sunny old Florida?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
northguineahills:

Jacksonville for a temp job, and then hopefully to Orlando or Gainesville for a real fun job. Not even thinking about the divorce proceedings yet.
Avatar 9:03pm
Flash Strap:

Damn, brother. Sounds like a road with some stones in it. May the destination be happy and prosperous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
coelacanth:

(@8:59) Evan, Prince Far I did?
Avatar 9:05pm
Flash Strap:

no, Blackbeard, aka Dennis Bovell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
northguineahills:

Laterz, gotta dance! thankssss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
coelacanth:

ahh, whew! that i can accept not knowing! (or maybe remembering)
Avatar 9:08pm
Flash Strap:

adois NGH
Avatar 9:09pm
hyde:

later, ngh. good luck.
Avatar 9:09pm
Flash Strap:

uh, which is French for "adios NGH"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm
Ike:

Love it! If anybody ever again accuses me of not liking reggae, I know which archive to point to!
Avatar 9:10pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Ike!
Avatar 9:11pm
Flash Strap:

is that a frequent accusation in your life?
Avatar 9:21pm
Flash Strap:

also on these Far I tracks are David Toop and Steve Beresford!!!!

pretty cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm
coelacanth:

that's interesting. (...i had to look up Steve Beresford)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm
Ike:

Nah, not really. Only when discussing a certain FMU broadcast program (definitely not a fave of mine) which shall go unnamed. But it's been a while since I said anything about that. I try to stay more positive now.
Avatar 9:27pm
Flash Strap:

For some reason, Beresford is totally legendary to me, but mostly based on a Tzadik label release of his soundtrack work called Cue Sheets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm
coelacanth:

i have 2 Prince Far I albums, and as i recall it was "the usual" ja session guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
coelacanth:

i have to check that out, Evan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm
Doug Schulkind:

I dub you very much, Flash Strap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm
coelacanth:

Dub Schulkind is getting all mushy.
Avatar 9:35pm
hyde:

Mushy Dub Schulkind is the best
Avatar 9:35pm
Flash Strap:

I dub thee most of all, Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Doug Schulkind:

My baseline is mushy, coelacanth. Call me liquified.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm
coelacanth:

...easy to digest.
Avatar 9:40pm
Flash Strap:

like a Brundlefly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm
Doug Schulkind:

And some wheat germ to me, and you have yourself a healthful beverage.
Avatar 9:43pm
Flash Strap:

man this sort of thing is so relaxing.
Avatar 9:43pm
Flash Strap:

imagining drinking Doug like a beverage, I mean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
coelacanth:

i'm singing along. i can't help it!
Avatar 9:45pm
hyde:

all in all, this show is totally relaxing, my life has been a stressfest lately, but i haven't really worried about it since 7 o' clock or so. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm
coelacanth:

yes, what the doctor ordered.
Thank you Doctor.
Avatar 9:50pm
Flash Strap:

So glad to help, my friends. thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm
coelacanth:

-so many of us having a big change right now.
...i, myself change residents by september, and i very much doubt that the contents of my present apartment will fit in my new one; however if the couple that i still don't know if they're moving in with me or not doesn't, i'll have plenty of room... just double the rent.
( -and only 1-1/2 days to use a borrowed "small suv")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
melinda:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:56pm
hyde:

@coel ack. moving in any case is a pita. hopefully your stuff will fit, somehow.

Flash, thanks for the dub show. it was a much needed balm for my soul.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
Little Danny:

Hi all - plop yerselves over here next! wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:57pm
Flash Strap:

Thank YOU melinda!

and good luck with those changes C. Having just moved myself, I know the pain and don't envy you having it on your horizon
Avatar 9:58pm
Flash Strap:

My Great Pleasure, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
coelacanth:

Thanks Evan. Brilliant program!
...Thanks hyde - to you too, if you end up having to.

tchau peeps
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