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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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Options December 6, 2018: Paradise, Odyseé, Fantasie

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Mighty Sparrow  Martin Luther King for President   Options 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   Options Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata  Atlantic  1971    0:05:49 (Pop‑up)
Randy Weston  Blues to Africa   Options Music From The New African Nations Featuring The Highlife  Colpix  1973    0:08:46 (Pop‑up)
Ambrose Campbell  Treat Me Gently   Options High Life Today  Columbia / Landsdowne  1966    0:15:00 (Pop‑up)
Eric Dolphy  Springtime   Options Last Recordings  West Wind  1996  rec. in Paris, June 11, 1964  0:17:52 (Pop‑up)
Nat King Cole  Paradise   Options 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   Options





0:39:11 (Pop‑up)
Mayordom  Spring Water   Options Mayordom  Amo / Sonopresse  1978    0:48:07 (Pop‑up)
Eberhard Schoener  Time Square   Options Time Square  Harvest / EMI Electrola  1981    0:54:11 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Lyle  Dance of Love and Peace   Options Bobby Lyle Plays Electone GX707  CBS / Sony Japan  1973    1:01:15 (Pop‑up)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras  Burn Brighter Flame (instrumental)   Options Burn Brighter Flame 12"  Macro  2009  rec. 1975-1979 during "Catholic" sessions  1:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Peter Lüdemann / Pit Troja  Grease Plant   Options The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores)  Coloursound Library  1983    1:11:53 (Pop‑up)
Teisco  Quartiere Moderno del Sud   Options Musiche De Teisco  Dual Planet  2013  rec. 1975-1980  1:15:04 (Pop‑up)
Guelewar  Yaye Ramoutoulaye   Options 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   Options 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   Options Pharoah  India Navigations  1977    1:30:16 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Pharoah Sanders 

Lumkili   Options





1:35:36 (Pop‑up)
Javād Ma'roufi   Fantasie On An Armenian Theme, Parts 1-3   Options Golden Dreams & Other Romantic Melodies  Ahang Rooz  19??    1:44:47 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Gygg   Options Moondog Conducts Fläskkvartetten – Bracelli  Kakaphone  1987    1:57:12 (Pop‑up)
François Rabbath  L'Odyssée D'eau   Options Multi-Basse  Moshé-Naïm  1973    2:04:31 (Pop‑up)
Toni Iordache  Tinerețe, Tinerețe   Options 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   Options Tziganes – Paris / Berlin / Budapest 1910-1935  Frémeaux & Associés  1993  Cond. Arpad Kovacs  2:20:38 (Pop‑up)
Bembeya Jazz National  Super Tentemba   Options Super Tentemba 7"  Editions Syliphone Conakry  1973    2:22:58 (Pop‑up)
Michou  Maloya Ton Tisane   Options Tombé Levé  Diffusion Royale  1978    2:36:58 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Lloyd Miller 

Segah (Piano-Tehran '72)   Options

Oriental Jazz 

World Arts 



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

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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:

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:

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 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:

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 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:

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...
Avatar 9:15pm 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.
Avatar 9:29pm 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.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm chresti:

Sounds so good
Avatar 9:34pm 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
Avatar 9:35pm 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!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm passiflora:

@Dean kind of like an audio deepfake w/ something like TensorFlow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm 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.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm 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.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

well that is exactly what a lot of exotica & -adjacent music does, but i suppose i take your point
Avatar 9:42pm hyde:

ducking out a little early. thanks for the cool show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm chresti:

Goodnight Thanks! Knocked my socks off again, Flash!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

Adios Hyde, thanks for tuning in!

My great and treasured pleasure Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm coelacanth∅:

i couldn't be much more unfashionably late could i
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm chresti:

Avatar 9:54pm 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.
Avatar 9:57pm TDK60:

Night explorers..
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

hahaha incredible
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

good good night to you TDK
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

Night TDK60
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

couldn't resist one last Ma'roufi track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chresti:

What? When? @Dean
Avatar 9:59pm Little Danny:

Lovely finish Evan!


C'mon over people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm passiflora:

thank you and good night <3
Avatar 10:01pm Flash Strap:

good night friends, see you next week
Avatar 4:21pm 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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