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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 January 2, 2020: Crawling Out into the New Year

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Duo Las Perlas De Huancavelica  Vaca Ratay   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019  1969  0:00:55 (Pop-up)
Yolanda de Carhuamayo  Taita Shanti   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    0:02:30 (Pop-up)
Banda Santa Rosa De Huaricolca  Piña Huaca   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    0:05:27 (Pop-up)
Conj. Jatun Huaylas  Huachhuita   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019  1973  0:08:05 (Pop-up)
Faust  It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl   Options So Far  Polydor  1972    0:10:52 (Pop-up)
Cool Maritime  A Restful Place   Options Sharing Waves  Leaving Records  2019    0:18:14 (Pop-up)
Bunny Gale  In The Burning Sun Joh-Ho   Options Skiddy and Detroit - The Exile Song / Bunny Gale - In The Burning Sun Joh-Ho 7"  Grape  1972  prod. Keith Hudson  0:26:39 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Tropical Forest – Number Six Chops Down the Tree  





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Charles Mingus  Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too   Options Let My Children Hear Music  Columbia  1972    0:36:23 (Pop-up)
Nino Rota  L'Illusionista   Options 8½ (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  CAM  1963    0:44:56 (Pop-up)
Nino Rota  Carlotta's Gallop   Options 8½ (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  CAM  1963    0:47:06 (Pop-up)
Nino Rota  La Passerella Di Addio   Options 8½ (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)  CAM  1963    0:49:20 (Pop-up)
S. Araw Trio XIII  Hermeto Tume   Options Activated Clown  NNA Tapes  2019    0:54:22 (Pop-up)
Spike Jones and his City Slickers  The Jones Laughing Record (Introducing the Flight of the Bumblebee)   Options The Jones Laughing Record / My Pretty Girl 78  RCA Victor  1946    1:15:15 (Pop-up)
Charles Mingus  Original Faubus Fables   Options Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus  Candid  1960    1:17:53 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:

Typewriter Underwater Bongo  





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Juancho Vargas Y Su Organo Sensacional  Ocho Dias   Options Deliciosa...  Discos Fuentes  196?  Colombia  1:35:16 (Pop-up)
Jaime Llano Gonzalez  Danza Negra   Options Las Cumbias Mas Lindas Del Mundo  Famosos / Codiscos  1975    1:37:47 (Pop-up)
Alejandro Bernal  Cumbia Sobre el Mar   Options Organo Colombiano  Eco / Discos Fuentes  1979    1:39:56 (Pop-up)
La Sonora Cordobesa  Cumbia Del Monte   Options Cumbias Y Gaitas Famosas De Colombia  Discos Fuentes  1965    1:42:56 (Pop-up)
Afrosound  Pacifico   Options Calor  Discos Fuentes  1975    1:45:31 (Pop-up)
Afrosound  La Estereofonica   Options Tiro Al Blanco  Discos Fuentes  1981    1:48:21 (Pop-up)
Afrosound  La Danza De Los Mirlos   Options La Danza De Los Mirlos  Discos Fuentes  1974    1:50:48 (Pop-up)
Los Mirlos  La Cumbia Del Mirlo   Options Los Mirlos  Pantel  1982  Peru  1:53:35 (Pop-up)
Los Mirlos  El Sonido De Los Mirlos   Options El Sonido Selvático  Infopesa  1973    1:56:11 (Pop-up)
Los Wembler's de Iquitos  El Intutero   Options La Danza Del Petrolero  Decibel  1975    1:58:50 (Pop-up)
Maximiliano Chavez y Los Orientales de Paramonga  Guinda Sabrosa   Options Fiesta en Oriente  Infopesa  1974    2:01:52 (Pop-up)
Los Orientales de Paramonga  El Naranjal   Options ¡Tremendo Ritmo! Con Los Orientales de Paramonga  Sono Radio  1973    2:04:57 (Pop-up)
Grupo Naranja  El Preso   Options El Estilo Elegante del Poderoso  Poderoso  1977    2:07:54 (Pop-up)
Los Diablos Rojos  El Guapo   Options A Todo Tren  Sono Radio  1974/5    2:10:51 (Pop-up)
Los Destellos  Romance Campesino   Options Solo Ellos: Los Destellos  Odeon  1969    2:14:24 (Pop-up)
Los Destellos  Valicha   Options En La Cumbre  Odeon del Peru   1970    2:17:11 (Pop-up)
Ø+yn + GMC  Cumbia Masonica   Options Popolus Ajeno  Pakapi Records  2012    2:19:23 (Pop-up)
Orq. Hurácan del Mantaro  Que Chevere   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    2:27:34 (Pop-up)
Los Jilgueros de Huando  Chinchi Chaka   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    2:30:14 (Pop-up)
Los Solitarios del Ande  Mi Pachito A Muerto   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    2:32:47 (Pop-up)
Malva Rositay  Las Salcabambinitas   Options Puro Tayta Shanti  Little Axe / Discos Shaki  2019    2:37:29 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:






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Keith Hudson  Civilisation   Options Too Expensive  Virgin  1976    2:52:34 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:30pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers and happy new year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm doctorjazz:

HI, Evan!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

hi Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Happy 2020, Flash and all!!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi James!
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Completely obsessed with this album, can't say enough good things about it
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Yolanda is 17 at the time of this recording. so wonderful
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

what a performance, what a band
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

these vocals are so wild, truly a revelatory sound
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

was listening to Puro Tayta Shanti with a friend of mine, just really going nuts listening to it on new years eve, and he pointed out that the relentlessness of the drum was reminiscent of some of Faust's work, this track in particular
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

one of my favorite Hudson productions
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm WR:

Those Andean / Peruvian cuts were all great. Disappointed they don't have PDF notes available with digital purchase.
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

ah I hate when that happens, I always want to read the notes. I just ended up loving what I heard so much that I bought the LP and was pleasantly surprised to be met with a notes insert
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

also: hello WR!
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

this will always be one of my favorite Mingus records. really need to play more of him this year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

hi melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm doctorjazz:

There's a Mingus among us (Love Mingus!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm listener james from westwood:

No mistaking Rota for anyone else!
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

no kidding, James! what a maestro
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

lots of days where this soundtrack seems to follow me wherever I go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm listener james from westwood:

Doug uses a Rota track for bed music that I find myself whistling on occasion.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

simply one of the best, most enveloping soundtracks of all time, this
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

ah yes, I believe it's "The Clowns"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm melinda:

This evening I got a notice that I'm in default on a credit card that hasn't sent me a bill in 3 months. I lost track of things when I moved but the sum they are telling me I owe seems way too high since I seldom use this card, and I have to wait until tomorrow to call them, ugh!
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

ugh that suuuuuuucks
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

this is such a bizarre album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh how I love exploring with thee!
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! how grand to explore in thy company!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm melinda:

The due date on my default notice is May 2018 but I've been paying off bills up to September 2019, I don't get it. Sorry, I'm freaking out but I'll stop.
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Man I'm sorry you're getting terrorized right now Melinda, that really sounds insanely stressful, joy-consuming
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

i bet you fix it right up on the phone tomorrow though, i bet you really take care of it
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

what a masterpiece this is
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

"why are they so sick and ridiculous" is such a satisfying turn of phrase
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm melinda:

Thanks Flash. I just had some black-eyed peas for dinner and it helped.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

i'm glad. but i'm also really sorry, and I'm pulling for you in tomorrow's phone battle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Little Danny:

Evenin' Flash 'n' friends
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Dolphy is just beyond amazing on this track
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! great to see ya pal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm melinda:

Psychedelic cumbia is always good.
Avatar 8:37pm still b/p:

Did not make it home without encountering very bad driver behavior a few times in a few miles. Evidently in 2020 the heads are even more unlikely to get pulled out!
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P! stay safe out there, there's nothing wolves and wild dogs on the roads and hyenas on the sidewalks
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

every version of Cumbia Sobre el Mar is good in my book
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

there's a version of it on the Jaime Llano Gonzalez album as well! I had to Make A Choice
Avatar 8:43pm still b/p:

This is all very soothing and happy for the après ass-hats evening.
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

this version of Cumbia Del Monte is such a banger it's crazy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm ParUbi:

Hey everyone!
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

we've just made our switch from Colombia to Peru
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi ParUbi!
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

this Maximiliano Chavez LP underrated for its extremely swampy psych sound
  9:06pm chresti /Franco ->SF:

Happy new year !
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti & Franco! Happy new year buddies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm doctorjazz:

Time too head home, thanks, Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm melinda:

Dig the swampy psych
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

safe travels Doc, I heard the road was bursting with out-of-control hoopleheads
  9:10pm Ignore Function:

I saw Lis Wembler's de Iquitos last summer! So good.
  9:11pm Ignore Function:

Los Not Lis
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

IF! that is so cool! I knew they were still touring but wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

…crawling in to say hello, now crawling into the bathtub to listen in bliss…
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

color me verde cause i'm jealous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm ParUbi:

This song is freaking me out with its occult references!
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

hi Granny!
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

cool, good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm ParUbi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm ParUbi:

Excellent set!
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

thanks Ubi – I have to say, I'm enjoying it immensely
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Los Destellos taking on perhaps the quintessential Peruvian song here, La Valicha
  9:20pm chresti /Franco ->SF:

Sounds for blissful driving behind the google bus!
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

haha perfect
  9:21pm chresti /Franco ->SF:

Psychodellic sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Los Destellos are my spirit animal.
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

my shining stars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm coelacanth∅:

hey Evan and Explorers
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

heya Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm coelacanth∅:

this is Astounding!
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

Østounding, just like you friendØ
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

i cannot get enough of the music from this album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Doug Schulkind:

I stopped drooling over this Puro Tayta Shanti stuff long enough to realize I downloaded it ages ago, but have yet to touch it. You are my third ear, blessed Flash Strap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm coelacanth∅:

i've been tuned in for maybe 40 minutes but at minimal volume while my nephew and his girlfriend (& i) watch some pretty funny show about 3-4 guys smashing stuff from a tower. wish i could've turned it up but i'm in his house, and they were watching first.
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

SO happy to reactivate that one for you Doug! it's an extremely blessed release
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

@C: alas, alack, the vagaries of being hosted
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: boy do I do that a lot by the way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm coelacanth∅:

Evan i think it might've made a good soundtrack to the silliness of the show but i think they would've thought it distracting to the dialogue.
- i'll revisit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Little Danny:

Thank you Evan! Didn't have the chance to properly listen this week, lookin' forward to catching the archive over the next week...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Little Danny:

You heard the man! Please join me: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Michael 98145:

Into the Twenties!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

salute, LD!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi Michael! yes indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Doug Schulkind:

A very civilised evening, indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Michael 98145:

And an another Excellent Archive to look forward to
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

yeah check this one out i think I packed some good stuff into it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 10:00pm jaywbabcock:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

been enjoying all of this
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks everyone, all the best, happy new year, see you next week, goodnight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm WR:

Great show Evan. Was listening all through but going to over insurance forms with wife so no chatting. Thanks for the Keith Hudson but the peaks were the Peruvian selections. Many other choice selections too, Mingus, and many others, a show that i will repeat listen a few times.
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