Favoriting Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from December 6, 2018 Favoriting

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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 December 6, 2018: Paradise, Odyseé, Fantasie

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Mighty Sparrow  Martin Luther King for President   Favoriting Sparrow Sings... The Outcast  National Record Company  1963    0:00:46 (Pop-up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  The Ragman & The Junkman Ran From The Businessman They Laughed And Cried   Favoriting Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata  Atlantic  1971    0:05:49 (Pop-up)
Randy Weston  Blues to Africa   Favoriting Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife  Colpix  1973    0:08:46 (Pop-up)
Ambrose Campbell  Treat Me Gently   Favoriting High Life Today  Columbia / Landsdowne  1966    0:15:00 (Pop-up)
Eric Dolphy  Springtime   Favoriting Last Recordings  West Wind  1996  rec. in Paris, June 11, 1964  0:17:52 (Pop-up)
Nat King Cole  Paradise   Favoriting The Very Thought of You  Capitol  1958  with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra  0:36:21 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Nelson Riddle 

Drifting and Dreaming   Favoriting

 

 

 

 

0:39:11 (Pop-up)
Mayordom  Spring Water   Favoriting Mayordom  Amo / Sonopresse  1978    0:48:07 (Pop-up)
Eberhard Schoener  Time Square   Favoriting Time Square  Harvest / EMI Electrola  1981    0:54:11 (Pop-up)
Bobby Lyle  Dance of Love and Peace   Favoriting Bobby Lyle Plays Electone GX707  CBS / Sony Japan  1973    1:01:15 (Pop-up)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras  Burn Brighter Flame (instrumental)   Favoriting Burn Brighter Flame 12"  Macro  2009  rec. 1975-1979 during "Catholic" sessions  1:05:08 (Pop-up)
Peter Lüdemann / Pit Troja  Grease Plant   Favoriting The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores)  Coloursound Library  1983    1:11:53 (Pop-up)
Teisco  Quartiere Moderno del Sud   Favoriting Musiche De Teisco  Dual Planet  2013  rec. 1975-1980  1:15:04 (Pop-up)
Guelewar  Yaye Ramoutoulaye   Favoriting Halleli N'Dakarou  Teranga Beat  2011  rec. live at Canari Club de Kaolack in Senegal, 1982  1:17:28 (Pop-up)
The Sun Ra Arkestra  The Perfect Man   Favoriting I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman / The Perfect Man 7"  El Saturn Records  1974    1:25:28 (Pop-up)
Pharoah Sanders  Memories of Edith Johnson   Favoriting Pharoah  India Navigations  1977    1:30:16 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Pharoah Sanders 

Lumkili   Favoriting

 

 

 

 

1:35:36 (Pop-up)
Javād Ma'roufi  Fantasie On An Armenian Theme, Parts 1-3   Favoriting Golden Dreams & Other Romantic Melodies  Ahang Rooz  19??    1:44:47 (Pop-up)
Moondog  Gygg   Favoriting Moondog Conducts Fläskkvartetten – Bracelli  Kakaphone  1987    1:57:12 (Pop-up)
François Rabbath  L'Odyssée D'eau   Favoriting Multi-Basse  Moshé-Naïm  1973    2:04:31 (Pop-up)
Toni Iordache  Tinerețe, Tinerețe   Favoriting Sounds From A Bygone Age · Vol.4  Asphalt Tango  2007  rec. 1964-1980 (voc. Romica Puceanu)  2:13:11 (Pop-up)
Orchestre Tzigane Hongrois  Nuages   Favoriting Tziganes – Paris / Berlin / Budapest 1910-1935  Frémeaux & Associés  1993  Cond. Arpad Kovacs  2:20:38 (Pop-up)
Bembeya Jazz National  Super Tentemba   Favoriting Super Tentemba 7"  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1973    2:22:58 (Pop-up)
Michou  Maloya Ton Tisane   Favoriting Tombé Levé  Diffusion Royale  1978    2:36:58 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Lloyd Miller 

Segah (Piano-Tehran '72)   Favoriting

Oriental Jazz 

World Arts 

 

 

2:40:08 (Pop-up)
The Chiffons  Just A Boy   Favoriting Sweet Talkin' Guy  Laurie  1966    2:52:09 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Smith  Burning Spear   Favoriting Livin' It Up!  Verve   1968    2:52:54 (Pop-up)
Javād Ma'roufi  Jila   Favoriting Golden Dreams & Other Romantic Melodies  Ahang Rooz  197?    2:56:03 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:19pm
Flash Strap:

good to be back
  6:26pm
zonk ludlow:

Happy to have you back, Enjoyable sojourn?
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
chresti:

Heelo!
Avatar 6:34pm
Flash Strap:

hey zonk! hiya chresti!

pretty good sojourn, exhausting though. 7 shows, 8 cities, 10 days, now i'm home with a touch of jetlag and a crummy old cold. nothing some sounds won't improve i think
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
chresti:

Still jet lagged, eh? You went to France?
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
chresti:

That does sound exhausting
  6:40pm
zonk ludlow:

Sure some good sounds will perk you up. they do cure all ills.
Avatar 6:43pm
Flash Strap:

at this point i think i'm just pooped, and it's probably time to stop blaming planes. but yeah all that aside i'm so jazzed to get the show rolling, i missed doing it and i missed everyone
Avatar 6:50pm
TDK60:

Oh, is this pre-show banter? Welcome back, from wherever.
Avatar 6:51pm
Flash Strap:

yeah we got about ten minutes still. hey there TDK, great to see ya again
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:53pm
chresti:

sure glad you're back!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
chresti:

Do you do your show at home?
Avatar 6:56pm
Flash Strap:

yep i broadcast from my own explorers room, it's very cozy, full of exotic plants and strange statuary, littered with records and lined with masks and maps
Avatar 7:01pm
TDK60:

What would an explorer's room be without maps?
Avatar 7:02pm
Flash Strap:

exactly, yeah. gotta have some maps and globes man
Avatar 7:02pm
TDK60:

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Mighty Sparrow, king of Calypso. Someone told me he lives in NYC now.
Avatar 7:02pm
Flash Strap:

I think he's been in Brooklyn for 50 years or more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
northguineahills:

Haven't heard this Mighty Sparrow, and didn't know he was born in the US!!!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

he wasn't, i think he's singing in character. he was born in grenada
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
listener james from westwood:

Welcome back!
Avatar 7:04pm
Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! and hello hello James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
northguineahills:

I prefer to create mental maps, but I also have a map fetish as well....
Avatar 7:04pm
hyde:

hi gang. welcome back, Flash.
Avatar 7:04pm
TDK60:

50 years! ha! I'm a bit late. NGH: I believe he was from Trinidad, unless you're jokin.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
northguineahills:

ah, that's what I thought, flash!
Avatar 7:05pm
Flash Strap:

hi Hyde! great to see you my one eyed pal
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm
chresti:

@Flash: with a comfortable chair, I hope
Avatar 7:07pm
Flash Strap:

you know it
Avatar 7:07pm
hyde:

i had a map fetish when i was a kid. i had those national geographic maps all over my walls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
northguineahills:

@TDK: The beginning of the song started, "I was born in the USA..."
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
chresti:

That's exactly how I pictured it @6:56
and wow this!
Avatar 7:08pm
TDK60:

NGH: Aha, didn't catch that.
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

love this song title, Rahsaan Roland Kirk always does great work with the words
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:10pm
chresti:

Slinger Francisco, was Sparrow's real name
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

such a great name, Slinger Francisco, it's wild that he even adopted a stage name with a name like that, Calypso naming traditions aside... then again, Mighty Sparrow is an absolutely incredible Calypso name, probably the best of his generation of Calypsonians. what a guy, what a genius
Avatar 7:13pm
Flash Strap:

Weston's piano on this record just has the greatest heft and presence
Avatar 7:13pm
hyde:

it's Orgy time on WHRB here where i live, and while orgy season isn't really what it used to be (no more 8 day punk rock orgies or five day Sun Ra marathons, sad face) there is a four hour musique concrete orgy on December 11 and a seven hour avant-jazz of ESP Recordson the 13th that look kind of tasty
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm
northguineahills:

Although I somehow left my old maps in Brooklyn (the wife likes them too)., but I have my vintage globes here.
Avatar 7:14pm
Flash Strap:

sounds cool as hell Hyde
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
chresti:

I love maps. I want some, my mother and older brother drew a large map of the world which, by now, is yellow and brittle.
Music concrete orgy sounds good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
northguineahills:

I'd give a limb to see the Arkestra w/ YLT last night if I was w/in 6 hour driving radius....
Avatar 7:16pm
Flash Strap:

i have a few wall maps i really like, but the one i can never quit is a Denoyer - Geppert "United States in the Caribbean" mounted on canvas like they used to do
Avatar 7:16pm
hyde:

@ngh yeah, wow.
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

and while most of my globes are pretty average, i do have a 1950s Time-Life light up globe that shows the topography of the ocean floor when you light it up
Avatar 7:17pm
TDK60:

I was lucky to play in a reggae/ska/calypso band 1980s-'90s; a singer and a steel pan player turned me onto calypso (but I could learn more). The steel pan guy was friends with the recently-passed Ellie Mannette, pan builder.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:17pm
chresti:

Where's WHRB? @hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm
passiflora:

spent many hours at the viewfinder of that light-up fisher price globe as a child
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm
northguineahills:

In the fourth grade, I made an atlas of every European country, hand-drawn (I was wanting to do the world, but I realized it would take the rest of the year) for a project. Everyone else made simulacra of short children's books. Teacher thought I was weird.
Avatar 7:19pm
Flash Strap:

That's a cool globe too Passiflora! I used to have it myself, can't imagine how i lost it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm
northguineahills:

I had that globe as a kid, passiflora!
Avatar 7:20pm
Flash Strap:

outside of Out To Lunch, and maybe not even that, this is probably my favorite single Dolphy recording
Avatar 7:21pm
hyde:

@chresti it's the Harvard radio station in Cambridge. They traditionally do "orgy" programming during reading period and exams, but they used to have blocks of stuff that would go for days. now it's a lot more chopped up into smaller 8 hour of less blocks, mostly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm
passiflora:

and we're all here today @northguineahills @Flash Strap
Avatar 7:22pm
Flash Strap:

i haven't listened to that station in a long time, Hyde. used to hear great stuff there from time to time though
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:22pm
chresti:

is it online? @hyde
Avatar 7:24pm
hyde:

@chresti yeah, they have a stream. no archives. here's the program guide page that has the orgy lineups: www.whrb.org...
Avatar 7:24pm
Flash Strap:

Donald Byrd on trumpet here, also I think Jack Dieval ("le Debussy du Jazz", who we heard extensively in the Chappell Dance&mood show) is on these sessions
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm
chresti:

I want a giant globe-like the ones they have in spy movies
Avatar 7:25pm
hyde:

i don't have this Dolphy record, it's cool
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:25pm
chresti:

Thanks hyde!
Avatar 7:26pm
Flash Strap:

really cool, the #2 dolphy record to get imo. rec. like 10 days before he died, sadly
Avatar 7:26pm
Flash Strap:

18 days
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm
northguineahills:

damn, Evan, gives this more poignancy.
  7:27pm
JtotheK:

Ahoy there Flash, hi everyone!
Avatar 7:29pm
Flash Strap:

@NGH: really does
Avatar 7:29pm
Flash Strap:

JtotheK! hey pal!
Avatar 7:30pm
Flash Strap:

this kills me every time, my god
Avatar 7:32pm
Flash Strap:

the drums and bass too, french personnel i don't really know, extremely compelling
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:37pm
chresti:

Man! What a tidal wave of strings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm
passiflora:

felt it
Avatar 7:38pm
Flash Strap:

i just almost die whenever i hear this production
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:39pm
chresti:

I liked the drums on Springtime
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm
chresti:

What is your number one recording of Dolphy's?@ flash
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
chresti:

out to lunch-you said that already
Avatar 7:47pm
TDK60:

I'd like to have an Out luncheon sometime..
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:49pm
chresti:

Luncheon with stuffed olives and devil eggs,
Avatar 7:50pm
Flash Strap:

yeah Out to Lunch is definitely my top Dolphy LP
Avatar 7:51pm
Flash Strap:

real sucker for synth & sax, when it's done right in that sort of Blade Runner way
Avatar 7:51pm
TDK60:

chresti sounds good. the organ reminds me of Procol Harum a little - a good thing!
Avatar 7:52pm
Flash Strap:

weird ass cover on this one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:52pm
chresti:

oh yeah, I hear that TDK60
Avatar 7:52pm
Flash Strap:

@TDK: i know what you mean, yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm
northguineahills:

Thanks Evan, leaving work, and off to get a pint, so, I probably won't get back until 10. Salud!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:54pm
chresti:

Something...monumental about it, from lack of a better word
Avatar 7:54pm
Flash Strap:

well dammit i'll miss ya NGH, have a great pint pal
Avatar 7:56pm
Flash Strap:

@chresti: it has this stately, rising build to it or something, with a bit of that sci-fi majesty and largeness of implied scale
Avatar 7:58pm
Flash Strap:

just a little corny too... makes me think of a particularly good segment in a Heavy Metal magazine, or maybe a better sci-fi mag of similar inclinations
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
chresti:

flash I think you are having a bit of adrenaline crash after that whirlwind tour, from the way you described...
Magesty! That's the word, thank you!
Avatar 8:00pm
Flash Strap:

that much constant travel takes a lot out of you, but you only truly pay the price once you finally stop; you're definitely not wrong
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
chresti:

rest is in order (and music)
Avatar 8:02pm
hyde:

yeah, when you're seeing new places and such it's easy to shake off the tiredness. then you get home and it's crash time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
melinda:

hello Flash and explorers!
Avatar 8:03pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! to see you is a joy
Avatar 8:04pm
hyde:

hi melinda!
Avatar 8:04pm
Flash Strap:

you guys get it
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

one of my fave Cowley instrumentals, here
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
Little Danny:

hey Flash, hey all
Avatar 8:08pm
Flash Strap:

LD! hey man how goes it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm
passiflora:

mastered by...Rashad Becker XD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm
melinda:

Speaking of globes, I recently acquired two, one is the standard light-blue ocean variety and the other is black and lights up! It was hard to reassemble so the hemispheres are about 1/2 inch out of alignment, but it still looks nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm
melinda:

I love this too, someone uses it as bed music. Daniel Blumin?
Avatar 8:09pm
Flash Strap:

is that funny? the guy does a ton of mastering work i know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm
passiflora:

www.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:10pm
Flash Strap:

that sounds beautiful Melinda, I love light-up globes. I wish I could have a whole room of light up globes honestly and just go into it and bask
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm
passiflora:

it's just amazing. like, of course he did this too kind of thing
Avatar 8:11pm
Flash Strap:

i've definitely put his name in the credits on a few album covers in my time, i think he masters stuff for the Discrepant label pretty frequently, among a host of others. 77 discogs pages is no joke
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:13pm
Little Danny:

Man, that Cowley was great. I wish I had a firmer grasp of his catalog beyond an odd downloaded comp or two and some Sylvester-related productions
Avatar 8:14pm
Flash Strap:

Those Dark Entries comps are definitely my favorite, i like him best in that soundtrack mode and some of that stuff doesn't appear elsewhere. Megatron Man and Mind Warp are great too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm
melinda:

@Flash they were my dad's, and when we were going through his stuff I picked both of them thinking I would keep one and maybe unload the other because who needs 2 globes? I only discovered later that one of them is a light-up. When I had it on last night it just transformed the room, and I decided I need more illuminated spheres.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:15pm
chresti:

Which song Melinda-bed music?
Avatar 8:17pm
Flash Strap:

@chresti: the patrick cowley, i believe
Avatar 8:17pm
TDK60:

Wow y'all are some globe freaks. Is there term for it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm
melinda:

Yes, the Patrick Cowley.
Avatar 8:21pm
Flash Strap:

i don't know but yeah man i really love having little scale model planet earths, especially if they light up. my collage desk has probably 200 printed images of globes of all kinds cut out and scattered across it as well
Avatar 8:21pm
hyde:

globealists
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm
passiflora:

the mods at /r/globes are 'certified globe spinners' old.reddit.com...
Avatar 8:22pm
Flash Strap:

Guelewar is one of the greatest bands of all time imo
Avatar 8:22pm
Flash Strap:

@hyde: i'm laughin
Avatar 8:23pm
hyde:

@Flash yeah, but youre all punchy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm
passiflora:

I almost forgot about finding where we'd live after spinning the globe
Avatar 8:25pm
Flash Strap:

that is a fun game
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
passiflora:

:)
Avatar 8:26pm
hyde:

i i actually saw the scene where Samantha Eggar plays that game in Doctor Doolittle about a week ago to find out where they'll go
Avatar 8:27pm
hyde:

ooh, it's the Destination Out bed music
Avatar 8:27pm
TDK60:

..somebody's havin' fun..
  8:28pm
JtotheK:

Groovy Sun Ra track!
Avatar 8:28pm
Flash Strap:

such a great track
Avatar 8:29pm
Flash Strap:

and the A-side is so bizarre
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm
passiflora:

I haven't seen it, @hyde. Where do they go?
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:31pm
chresti:

Freakin' on globes TDK60! Globalogesia
Avatar 8:31pm
Flash Strap:

this whole Pharoah record is so glorious
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:32pm
chresti:

dingdingding!Hyde knew D/O
Avatar 8:34pm
Flash Strap:

great idea for D/O to use that as bed music, what a great show
Avatar 8:34pm
hyde:

@passiflora they go to Sea Star island, a floating island that is in the Atlantic at the time (which i think is also in one of the Hugh Lofting books). it's a pretty dumb movie, but i read a book about 70's musicals that detailed the production and it was a nightmare production. Rex Harrison was drunk all the time. Having all those animals on set was chaos. They shot in the Carribean and instead of sun they got rain all the time. They shot some scenes in Wiltshire, and the community got so tired of it that one villager got caught with dynamite going to try to blow up the set.
  8:35pm
JtotheK:

@hyde - now I’m wondering how I didn’t place that Ra from D:O. How embarrassing for me!!!
Avatar 8:35pm
Flash Strap:

that is amazing hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm
passiflora:

Wow. That sounds like a cool book, @hyde
Avatar 8:43pm
TDK60:

spin that globe, spin that disc...or file, hehe.
Avatar 8:46pm
Flash Strap:

this record is a treasure, truly it is gold
Avatar 8:47pm
TDK60:

I saw a big group of Armenian tourists passing once in NYC; I had an odd sensation: they seemed an ancient people- I could feel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm
melinda:

@TDK that's interesting.
Avatar 8:49pm
hyde:

@passiflora it was good! it was actually more the late sixties than the seventies. it was mostly about Hollywood getting really excited in 64/65 when My Fair Lady and Sound of music made tons of money and then investing huge amounts of cash on things like Man of La Mancha and Doctor Doolittle just as musicals became desperately in cool. (it's called Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s).
Avatar 8:49pm
hyde:

* that should be "uncool", not in cool
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:50pm
Little Danny:

Gorgeous. I wonder how much this Iranian classical-exotique exists on on record. Must have been heard with some frequency in pre-Revolution Iran?
Avatar 8:50pm
Flash Strap:

something really appealing to me about the cover of this record: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:51pm
Flash Strap:

i really wish i knew the date on this recording
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
melinda:

Lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm
passiflora:

that's a neat premise @hyde. the library I work at carries it, so I'll be able to browse
Avatar 8:52pm
Flash Strap:

this was either a Holy Warbles or Ghostcapital find, eternally grateful for their sharing it
Avatar 8:54pm
hyde:

the Ghost Capital link is still live! ghostcapital.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm
passiflora:

the opening reminded me of roses and rose water, and it's on the cover!
Avatar 8:55pm
Flash Strap:

oh shit Hyde with the heroic act! Ghostcap such a beautiful blog

HIGHLY recommend visiting that link
Avatar 8:55pm
hyde:

@passiflora the Doctor Doolittle chapter is the most entertaining thing, fwiw
Avatar 8:57pm
hyde:

i'm always thrilled when i go to a long dormant music blog where a link still works
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
passiflora:

good to know. it sounds like that production alone has the makings of a documentary
Avatar 8:58pm
TDK60:

Louis Moondog Hardin is back on the Charts!
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

this moondog album too-often overlooked
Avatar 9:03pm
Flash Strap:

there's a really gorgeous new project out based on Moondog's Elpmas, with a book of accompanying art that i've seen, but I haven't heard the music yet. anybody heard or seen this?
Avatar 9:05pm
hyde:

cant say i have
Avatar 9:07pm
Flash Strap:

well when i get a hold of it we'll all hear it together
Avatar 9:10pm
Flash Strap:

this is it, but there aren't many pictures here. I saw the book in France and it was really pretty good: www.discogs.com...
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Flash Strap:

been a loooong time since i pulled out this Iordache record, what a fine old friend it is
Avatar 9:16pm
TDK60:

Haven't heard "Elpmas" ..yet. // So, you were in France?
  9:17pm
Dean:

Singer sounds like a Romanian Esther Lamandier. Which is a good thing.
Avatar 9:19pm
Flash Strap:

Elpmas, the original, is a real masterpiece - you should check it out! you'd love it

yeah i was in France, and Switzerland a little bit. I did a bunch of shows all around, couple festival things
Avatar 9:19pm
Flash Strap:

hi dean! the singer is Romica Puceanu
Avatar 9:26pm
Flash Strap:

i love the Bembeya sound, what a spectacular band
Avatar 9:27pm
Flash Strap:

this selection also found on the Stern's Africa comp, The Syliphone Years, which i can't recommend highly enough
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
chresti:

At first I thought the applause was water
  9:27pm
Dean:

It occurs to me that we are nearing the point where we can generate fake field recordings, "genuine" reproductions of historical performances by "other" cultures.
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Flash Strap:

i think this practice has existed for almost exactly as long as the field recording has been a concept
  9:31pm
Dean:

You mean faking it? I suppose so. But I'm talking about what amounts to a new genre: fake bouzouki recitals, for example, or fake live appearances by fake virtuoso artists.
  9:32pm
Dean:

I have a fun recording of David Cope "compositions," which are computer-generated works designed to sound like Mozart, Bach, etc.
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chresti:

Sounds so good
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Flash Strap:

i'm not sure if you're making a distinction that disqualifies this, perhaps one that involves new technologies or something, but this kind of thing, broadly, is a big driver of both exotica/exoticism and the avant garde/early ethnographic projects in the early 20th century
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Flash Strap:

@Dean: oh that sounds really cool, i'd like to hear that!
  9:37pm
Dean:

Right, mimesis is perennial. I'm talking about passing off a recording as "authentic" or "genuine" even if the listener knows it's all a sham. Making up non-existent traditions and their musical expressions. So, yes, I think I am disqualifying the exotica stuff, though I bet some consumers received it as "real."

Here's an example of Cope's work: https://www.discogs.com/David-Cope-Bach-By-Design-Computer-Composed-Music-Experiments-In-Musical-Intelligence/release/7531356
  9:38pm
Dean:

My 12YO son, who is studying French, just overheard this Michou track. "I like this music, dad!"
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passiflora:

@Dean kind of like an audio deepfake w/ something like TensorFlow
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chresti:

I just heard a track on...Testify or Long Way Home a couple days ago, that had audience sound dropped in, wasn't field recording.
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chresti:

deepfake?
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chresti:

Dean- Cool!
  9:41pm
Dean:

I remember that track, chresti. That's another issue. Dubbed adjustments are legion. I live blocks from an audio store run by one of the guys who engineered Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus. He gleefully reports how he had to head back to the studio with Lowell George to redo tracks.

I don't know TensorFlow, but it appears to be the kind of technology to which I'm referring.
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Flash Strap:

well that is exactly what a lot of exotica & -adjacent music does, but i suppose i take your point
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hyde:

ducking out a little early. thanks for the cool show!
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chresti:

Goodnight Thanks! Knocked my socks off again, Flash!
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Flash Strap:

Adios Hyde, thanks for tuning in!

My great and treasured pleasure Chresti!
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coelacanth∅:

i couldn't be much more unfashionably late could i
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chresti:

:)
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Flash Strap:

no, Mr. C, but it's nice to see you all the same!
  9:56pm
Dean:

A story I've told multiple times before on the comment board: Jimmy Smith once told me to stop ordering martinis.
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TDK60:

Night explorers..
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Flash Strap:

hahaha incredible
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Flash Strap:

good good night to you TDK
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chresti:

Night TDK60
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Flash Strap:

couldn't resist one last Ma'roufi track
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chresti:

What? When? @Dean
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Little Danny:

Lovely finish Evan!

wfmu.org...

C'mon over people!
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chresti:

Enjoying!
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passiflora:

thank you and good night <3
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Flash Strap:

good night friends, see you next week
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quinn:

yesss i LOVE synth and sax, would love to hear an all synth and sax show in the explorers room one day!!
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