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Options November 3, 2016: Atmospheres and Organisms

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Gheorghe Zamfir et Marcel Cellier  Doina : "Sus Pe Culmea Dealului" (Au Sommet De La Colline) - Banat   Options Improvisations Pour Flûte De Pan Et Orgue Vol. 2  1972    0:03:03 ()
Gheorghe Zamfir et Marcel Cellier  Joc Din Oas (Danse Archaique D'Oas - Maramures)   Options Improvisations Pour Flûte De Pan Et Orgue Vol. 2  1972    0:07:59 ()
Gheorghe Zamfir et Marcel Cellier  Joc De Doi Din Banat : Loana, Loana...   Options Improvisations Pour Flûte De Pan Et Orgue Vol. 2  1972    0:11:55 ()
Joe and Ardith de la Peña featuring the Cordovox  Let My People Go   Options He's Everything to Me  196?  US-Phillipine missionary music  0:15:11 ()
Bruno Hoffman  Schulz: Largo In C Minor For Glass Harmonica Solo   Options Music for Glass Harmonica      0:18:27 ()
Mark Laub  Stardust   Options Mark Laub on the Lowery Organ      0:22:53 ()
Mark Laub  Indian Love Call   Options Mark Laub on the Lowery Organ      0:25:56 ()
Joe and Ardith de la Peña featuring the Cordovox  Tinikling (Philippine Folksong)   Options He's Everything to Me  196?    0:29:11 ()
Mark Laub  Brazil   Options Mark Laub on the Lowery Organ      0:30:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Mark Laub 
        0:32:49 ()
Satyajit Ray  Charu Theme   Options Charulata  1964    0:42:14 ()
Satyajit Ray  Charu Recalls Her Childhood   Options Charulata      0:42:43 ()
Satyajit Ray  Bhupati's Grief   Options Charulata      0:44:16 ()
Satyajit Ray  Amal Leaves   Options Charulata      0:45:24 ()
Satyajit Ray  Bhupati and Amal   Options Charulata      0:47:01 ()
Dr. L. Subramaniam with Palghat T.S. Mani Iyer  Ragamanlika Ragas   Options South Indian Strings  197?  a. Neelambari b. Malatamarutam c. Hamsanandi  0:49:09 ()
Tonto's Expanding Head Band  Riversong   Options Zero Time  1971    1:07:24 ()
Ashra  Ocean of Tenderness   Options New Age of Earth  1977    1:15:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
David Naegele 
Temple in the Forest   Options       1:25:38 ()
Sound Creator Kitaro  By the Seaside   Options Ten Kai  1978    1:35:54 ()
Sound Creator Kitaro  Soul of the Sea   Options Ten Kai      1:42:04 ()
Sound Creator Kitaro  Micro Cosmos   Options Ten Kai      1:43:40 ()
Sound Creator Kitaro  Beat   Options Ten Kai      1:48:41 ()
Sound Creator Kitaro  Fire   Options Ten Kai      1:53:48 ()
John Klemmer  Prelude 1   Options Waterfalls  1972    1:55:16 ()
Tony Williams Lifetime  Clap City   Options Ego  1971    1:58:35 ()
Tony Williams Lifetime  There Comes A Time   Options Ego  1971    1:59:16 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
David Naegele 
Eternal Sanctuary   Options       2:05:08 ()
Tony Williams Lifetime  To Whom It May Concern - Them   Options Turn It Over  1970    2:11:20 ()
Tony Williams Lifetime  To Whom It May Concern - Us   Options Turn It Over      2:14:40 ()
Freddie Hubbard  The Return of the Prodigal Son   Options Backlash  1967    2:17:17 ()
Gary Burton Quartet  Dreams   Options Gary Burton Quartet In Concert  1968    2:23:03 ()
Gary Burton Quartet  I Want You   Options Gary Burton Quartet In Concert  1968    2:28:37 ()
Valentin Clastrier  Rituel I   Options Grands Maitres De La Vielle A Roue = Great Masters Of The Hurdy-Gurdy: Valentin Clastrier, France  1987    2:31:33 ()
Valentin Clastrier  Migration 1   Options Grands Maitres De La Vielle A Roue = Great Masters Of The Hurdy-Gurdy: Valentin Clastrier, France  1987    2:34:52 ()
Lamine Konté  Sidi Yela   Options A Minstrel of Senegal  1986    2:37:40 ()
Shankar Jaikishan with Usha Iyer  Good Times & Bad Times   Options Bombay Talkie (OST)  1970    2:46:34 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Robbie Basho 
Oriental Love Song   Options       2:48:11 ()
Shankar Jaikishan with Usha Iyer  Hari Om Sat Tat   Options Bombay Talkie (OST)  1970    2:54:19 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 6:47pm Flash Strap:

Evening all! Let's listen to some records
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:00pm Flash Strap:

hey bob! how ya doin pal?
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:03pm ndbob:

nice to hear something mellow during this stressful week
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

I'm obsessed with this record at the moment
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

how I feel as well, bob
  Thu. 11/3/16 7:04pm Ed:

Evening Bob and Flash!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ed! Welcome
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:05pm ndbob:

Heya Ed!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:07pm Flash Strap:

I think I'm just gonna leave this one spinning for a few more tracks. It sounds so good right now
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:10pm ndbob:

sounds great Evan!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 7:11pm hyde:

ah, Zamfir. i remember the tv ads for this guy from when i was a kid.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Hello friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:13pm Scraps:

h'lo h'lo
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Welcome Scraps and happy to have you with us
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:16pm Scraps:

when i worked at a record store in the 80s (Peaches in Seattle), I learned about Zamfir, one of those artists that lots of people came in asking for but not necessarily knowing his name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:17pm Scraps:

thanks Flash Strap
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:19pm Flash Strap:

I might never have gotten into him if I hadn't gotten so into Picnic at Hanging Rock, but that film just locks the music into such an evocative place of the mind
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:25pm Flash Strap:

in a minute I think I'm gonna play another cut from that Phillipino missionary LP with the wacky cordovox

so, uh, GET READY TO GO NUTS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:25pm Scraps:

apparently, though a generation knows zamfir through tv ads, he's a world-class master of the pan flute, with lots of classical credits to his name
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:26pm Scraps:

like boxcar willie
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:28pm Flash Strap:

yeah, he's the real deal.
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 7:29pm hyde:

yeah, i totally don't get how zamfir ended up in the 70's tv commercial scene with Roger Whittaker et al
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:32pm Scraps:

Very fast Brazil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:42pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash and all!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 7:42pm hyde:

Ray's films are great. I like The Chess Players and Distant Thunder a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:43pm Little Danny:

Based on the tracks you're spotlighting, this Charulata soundtrack is indeed gorgeous
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:43pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 7:43pm hyde:

hey, Little Danny. that Halloweenish 45's show last week was amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:45pm Little Danny:

Ah, many thanks Hyde, glad you caught it. I love Halloween and Halloween music so much
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:45pm Flash Strap:

it was amazing, LD
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:46pm Flash Strap:

I need to see more Ray films. Music Room is one of the ultimate music films, though
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 7:48pm hyde:

yeah, I like The Music Room a lot. Caught that one on Turner Classic some time ago.

I'm in my first week of a Turner Classic-less existence after my move, and i'm not taking it well at all.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:50pm Flash Strap:

oh that's rough. sorry to hear it man
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 7:50pm northguineahills:

*Finally checks the playlist*, huh, it was that Zamfir, very different from the soothing New Age sounds I remember being pedaled late at night in comp cds a good 25 years ago. The stuff you played was actually really good!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:50pm Flash Strap:

wish I had a date on this record
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! yeah that record is tops, really really solid music. I can't speak for any of his others, but that one is the real deal, especially the opening track which is all-time Important
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest later!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

bye bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so - this Subramaniam fellow - he can play a bit is the idea? :) ...
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:04pm Flash Strap:

he's a bit of a wiz on the old instrument, is the impression I get
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:04pm Flash Strap:

And: hi Rabbit! great to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:05pm melinda:

hi folks!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Melinda! hello!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 8:15pm quinn:

Oh yes I love this ocean
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! Just in time for the tenderness
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:18pm Ike:

Hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...everything old is new age again!...
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:18pm Flash Strap:

Ike! Ahoy-hoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:26pm melinda:

That last number was very soothing.
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 8:27pm hyde:

i can't think of too many other great directors who soundtrack their own films, except John Carpenter
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:30pm Ike:

Thanks for playing calming sounds. It's helping me not panic (as much) as we approach the possible end to our long electoral nightmare on Tuesday. I've been a live wire all week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:30pm melinda:

@Ike: me too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:31pm Scraps:

i too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:33pm Scraps:

william ackerman
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:34pm melinda:

hi Scraps, long time no see on comment boards!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:35pm Scraps:

do you know Jane Siberry was on Windham Hill (The Speckless Sky)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:35pm Scraps:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:36pm Flash Strap:

re: the soothing sounds - My pleasure folks

Some good Emil Richards work on Windham Hill as well
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:37pm Flash Strap:

this record has some truly crazy sounds on it. so underrated
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:38pm Scraps:

the second French, Frith, Kaiser & Thompson album was on Windham Hill. Weird.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:39pm Flash Strap:

huh, I should listen to that
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 8:39pm melinda:

@Flash: I missed the first hour, who did the music for Picnic at Hanging Rock?
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 8:39pm hyde:

@scraps huh, that is odd.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:41pm Flash Strap:

i don't know about all the music in that movie, but the main theme is the first Gheorghe Zamfir track I played tonight
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:42pm Flash Strap:

haha those sleigh bells
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:42pm Scraps:

and a late, very good Janis Ian album, God & the FBI, was on Windham Hill.

I'll stop now.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:44pm Flash Strap:

man I guess I should explore Windham Hill a bit more thoroughly before I cast aspersions, it plainly contains multitudes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:45pm Scraps:

no, no, not really!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 8:45pm hyde:

fun fact: Zamfir also plays pan flute on The Karate Kid soundtrack
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:46pm Flash Strap:

yeah he totally does! that is a very fun fact!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:47pm Scraps:

it's mostly new age, when you pronounce it to rhyme with sewage.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

oh this part is really cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:47pm Scraps:

Windham Hill, that is
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:49pm Flash Strap:

it really is mostly the kind of new age that leans more on acoustic guitars and celtic harps than synths, and aims to dumbly soothe rather than transport. I do not like most of it at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:51pm Scraps:

again in Seattle in the record store in the 80s, Windham Hill was big among a crowd that you could spot walking in. Lots and lots of George Winston moving.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:51pm Flash Strap:

it's the perfect music to play if your goal is to make me picture an idyllic english forest in autumn, but you need me to hate doing it. Windham hill that is
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:52pm Scraps:

William Ackerman founded it, and while he was good, he was fond of many lesser guitarists
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 8:52pm Flash Strap:

I mean, Shadowfax has merit, esp. with emil Richards onboard, but I don't really like it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 8:55pm Scraps:

My roommate liked Shadowfax, but he said the later, Windham Hill stuff wasn't that good. I haven't listened to it
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:00pm Flash Strap:

I just scored this one yesterday. Haven't listened to it too closely, YET, but it's pretty great I'm pretty sure
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:01pm Mayuko:

Late but here! Good evening!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Mayuko! How are you comrade? Great to see you
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:03pm Mayuko:

I'm good! Cool playlist pictures, what are they from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:04pm coelacanth:

greetings Evan and Explorers
...'sorry i'm late.
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 9:04pm hyde:

i don't know this Tony Williams Lifetime LP. Band is killer.
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 9:05pm hyde:

Ted Dunbar is the guitarist...
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 9:06pm hyde:

@Mayuko the pics are from Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:11pm Mayuko:

oh thank you hyde! just googled that title and saw some other images - intriguing.
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:11pm Flash Strap:

Hello Coelacanth! No sorries accepted. happy to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm always reading about Lifetime & stuff - since it's such a nexus of Rawk & Jazz persons - but getting to actually hear is great !
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:12pm Flash Strap:

@Mayuko: major masterpiece, highly recommended viewing. right up your alley, too, unless i miss my guess
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 9:13pm Santos L. Halper:

Them guys are smokin'
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:13pm Flash Strap:

Dr. L. Helper! wonderful to see you waggin your tail in this area
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:14pm Flash Strap:

Halper, I should say
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:15pm Flash Strap:

@Rabbit: Before now, I'd only heard Emergency!, which never really connected with me. I should try it again now, cause I love this stuff here
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/3/16 9:17pm Santos L. Halper:

Just don't call me late for dinner.
Will def have to delve into more Lifetime than the little i have...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:17pm Little Danny:

ooo, nice segue into this Hubbard track. I love this album
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:19pm Flash Strap:

Thanks LD. My first time hearing it, ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:21pm Little Danny:

Haha, what a way to first experience it
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:22pm Flash Strap:

I don't do that often, but it's always a hoot
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:23pm Scraps:

love gary burton
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:26pm Flash Strap:

love vibraphone
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:29pm Flash Strap:

what an undertaking, this basswork
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:31pm Scraps:

love vibraphone too, in fact I love any of jazz vibraphone players
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

right with ya
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:42pm Flash Strap:

this guy's so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:43pm coelacanth:

this is Lovely.
...a bit of a kora fan here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah amazing. I wonder exactly what's being communicated...
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:45pm Flash Strap:

me too. i wish i knew. so much do i wish
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:47pm Little Danny:

Whoa, this Bombay Talkie track is great. Can't say I've ever heard any other Bollywood stuff that sounds like it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:49pm Scraps:

robbie basho did some work on windham hill. :-)
  Thu. 11/3/16 9:49pm slawooy:

Sidi yela was striking thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:49pm Little Danny:

Wait for "Little Sunflower" on that Hubbard LP, Flash. A huge fave of mine...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:53pm Little Danny:

Hope to see everybody in the beyond! wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:54pm Flash Strap:

LD: that whole LP is out of this world. there's a great typewriter song on it. I think in the film they dance on the keys of a giant typewriter
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure slawooy!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

THANK YOU somebody! Sorry I don't actually know who, but THANK YOU
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:55pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:55pm Scraps:

everybody!!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:56pm Flash Strap:

she's so funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:56pm Scraps:

yes! yes!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:56pm Hams:

hari om sat tat!
Avatar    Thu. 11/3/16 9:57pm hyde:

this is great. thanks for the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:57pm coelacanth:

haha yeah she is!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Hami Om Sat Tat! Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:58pm coelacanth:

hey Scraps! good to see you here again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:58pm Scraps:

i thought she said "ask yourself has he been fed"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 9:59pm Scraps:

hey coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/3/16 10:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

She reminds me of Eartha Kitt. (?) - or Peggy Lee doing 'Is That All There Is?'...
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 10:00pm Flash Strap:

me too Scraps
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 10:00pm Flash Strap:

totally, RR!
Avatar Thu. 11/3/16 10:01pm Flash Strap:

ok goodnight dear explorers! See you next week or in the next room as the case may be
Avatar Sun. 11/13/16 3:22pm Gary:

Terrific show; love the Tony Williams Lifetime stuff
  Sun. 11/13/16 3:43pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Sun. 11/13/16 4:09pm Gary:

Just FYI Bombay Talkie is a James Ivory satire about Bollywood, and not Bollywood itself, although Bollywood does have a long history of pretty clear-eyed / satirical self-referentiality. But I think everyone involved, including composers Shankar & Jaikishan, were winking at a different audience than usual ...
Avatar Sun. 11/13/16 4:15pm Gary:

^And apologies for the totally unasked for mainsplain-fest there, but Little Danny's comment got me thinking about *why* the music is so different from Bollywood generally!
Avatar Sun. 11/13/16 4:16pm Gary:

*mansplain .... going back into my hole now ... seriously, thanks for the wonderful show, Evan!
  Sun. 11/13/16 4:40pm Flash Strap:

I'd call that just a regular, very welcome friendsplain! Thanks for filling me in a little bit, I've always been curious about it but I'm hopelessly unschooled on Indian cinema so I don't even know where to start with analyzing a soundtrack. Though a basic google search probably would have helped me sound like I knew at least a little bit what I'm talking about....

HAVE to see Bombay Talkie now, though.
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