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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 November 5, 2020: Fine Art of Stnemgarffragments fo Tra Enif

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
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Edgar Froese  Maroubra Bay   Options Electronic Dreams  Brain  1979  orig. released on Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (1975) & rec. backwards when included on this compilation. Unclear whether intentional  0:02:08 (Pop‑up)
Fripp & Eno  The Heavenly Music Corporation (reversed)   Options No Pussyfooting  Discipline Global Mobile / Opal Records / Panegyric  1973  (excerpts) reverse versions included on 2008 reissue  0:19:18 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno  Driving Me Backwards Backwards   Options Here Come the Warm Jets  Island  1973    0:27:54 (Pop‑up)
Jade  My Mary (More Than Ever)   Options Faces of Jade  General American Records  1970    0:32:50 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  I'm Only Sleeping   Options Revolver  Parlophone  1966    0:35:29 (Pop‑up)

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Bells of My Soul  

 

 

 

 

0:38:27 (Pop‑up)
  Fine Art of Fragments Set 1 played Forwards and Backwards Simultaneously for your Listening Pleasure

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Only Sleeping  

 

 

 

 

1:34:47 (Pop‑up)
  Fine Art of Fragments Sets 2 & 3, both played Forwards and Backwards Simultaneously for your Listening Pleasure

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Underway  

 

 

 

 

2:36:55 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Gnipeels Ylno M'i   Options Sdrawkcab!        2:41:33 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Derit Os M'i   Options Sdrawkcab!      "Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him"  2:44:24 (Pop‑up)
Spike  E. S. Rever   Options Orange Cloud Nine  Golf Channel Recordings  2013  1983  2:44:28 (Pop‑up)
Fripp & Eno  The Heavenly Music Corporation (reversed)   Options No Pussyfooting  Discipline Global Mobile / Opal Records / Panegyric  1973  (further excerpts) reverse versions included on 2008 reissue  2:46:50 (Pop‑up)

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Pool  

 

 

 

 

2:58:06 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 5:25pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm chresti:

Flash Strap! Glad to see you have your power back! See you in a bit..
Avatar 6:28pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! glad to be back, last week was maddening - I was so gassed and stoked to do this show & then I got zonked by zeta. 12 hours no power, lost a big oak in the yard
Avatar 6:48pm Flash Strap:

ok we're almost ready. here's the rub:

"Tonight in the Explorers Room we revisit our Fine Art of Fragments show – a kaleidoscopic collage of interstitials, miniatures, album fillers, and short-form freakouts, nearly all under 90 seconds – and replay whole sets from that program backwards AND forwards simultaneously (with a selective hand at the controls) in order to reveal the hidden god, lick his funky emotions, and boil in psychedelic phenomena. An experiment in chance juxtapositions and layer peeling, an homage to backmasking. Screw your head on tight and pull one with the ancients."
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

ok we're live and about to ride
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm chresti:

All right, time to pull one with the ancients.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Flash, chresti, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm chresti:

And yikes about your tree loss.
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm chresti:

Hi James!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

thank you very tragic to watch a giant fall - though actually about half of it still stands and lives. really big tree
Avatar 7:06pm northguineahills:

Here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

Howdy!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

NGH! hey brother!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm chresti:

Ah, there's hope fore the tree? I hate loosing trees.
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Gary! great to see you pal!
Avatar 7:08pm Frog Mover:

Hey y'all! Much needed show tonight! Had Trump's defeated ramblings going over this track for a minute which sounded very psychedelic
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: if the break doesn't make it sick and weak it still has about half is great boughs and the vast majority of its trunk so I have much hope. the section that came down is huge though, it looks like a whale fall
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hey Frog Mo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

Holy shit that press conference was off the charts banana republic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar 7:10pm Little Danny:

Hey hey Flash, glad you're back and safe and strong. Sorry to hear about the oak, though!
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! thanks pal
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

the oak will live another 200 years if i have anything to say about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm chresti:

Which one? Hi Gary
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

sort of strange how reversing this track doesn't change that much of its character, lending credence to the idea that this could have been unintentional
Avatar 7:20pm Little Danny:

@Evan: are the images of dissolving film frames on the playlist page your own creation(s)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm chresti:

A different mood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

Hi Chresti!
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

@LD: yeah they seemed to track with tonight's method, the next 2 sets particularly. overlaid multiple dissolving filmstrips
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

right now we're in the calm before the storm. gettin' you settled in for a trip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm chresti:

This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

Did he say gypsy?
Avatar 7:31pm northguineahills:

I actually have the rerelese of this and it has the backwards versions on a second disc...
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: no pussyfooting?
Avatar 7:33pm Flash Strap:

This Jade track is a masterpiece imo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm coelacanth∅:

a while back, maybe last year, there was a conversation on these boards (not this show) about backward playing, and i promptly made a mostly backward collage. so far you've played 2 tracks that i used in that!
(i hope that's it!)
Avatar 7:34pm northguineahills:

(and no PussyFooting). I also play the vinyl backwards a lot (I have a turntables that go in reverse).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm coelacanth∅:

oh jeez. 3.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Cool, C.! who knows
Avatar 7:35pm Flash Strap:

That's an amazing feature NGH. i wish
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm coelacanth∅:

yeah, i have to flip the tape over in the 4-track for a backward song. 2 extra steps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm doctorjazz:

Hi, BEATLES! (Like this one)
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

very important use of backmasking here on that guitar solo - i'm always skeptical about these claims but supposedly the first use in a pop recording
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

hi Doc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm coelacanth∅:

i think it might be the first use as a musical sound, rather than for the purpose of sounding scary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm chresti:

What is backmasking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm doctorjazz:

Ah, that's the theme (at work, in and out of radio range)
Avatar 7:47pm Little Danny:

@chresti: as far as I know it just means playing backwards, but I think it's usually in reference to a specific track (like a guitar solo or string section or whatever). I don't understand the name either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm coelacanth∅:

broken arrow!
Avatar 7:48pm Frog Mover:

Backmasking ecstatically satanic in my opinion
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

what LD said!
Avatar 7:49pm just julia:

hello, good evening, exTREMEly exciting sounds on this night!
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

FINE ART OF FRAGMENTS playlist, you can check in with our progress here:
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

oops here: wfmu.org...
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

Hi JJ!
  7:51pm Jon:

Loving this show. Nice theme!
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Gary:

I recognized that McCartney
Avatar 7:53pm Frog Mover:

It's really happening now!
Avatar 8:04pm Frog Mover:

Feels more appropriate now then last week
Avatar 8:09pm northguineahills:

If anybody likes vinyl, I'll be selling a lot soon....
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

halfway point now, extremely palindromic moments
Avatar 8:11pm northguineahills:

It only took 5 hours today, (3 weeks of attempts), and looking at the HTML code, but, I finally successfully applied for unemployment in FL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Aitch:

Here in the southern hemisphere this is all playing forwards
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm doctorjazz:

Isn't backmasking done in Red States, where the mask is put on the back of the head, just to say "screw you"?
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

hi aitch!
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

BIG BIG thanks to beloved listener Robert for his just-now pledge – we've reached our show goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Gary:

Congratulations!
Avatar 8:19pm northguineahills:

(too bad there isn't any wfmu record fairs any time soon) (not that I would be able to make it up to Brooklyn, anyways)
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: i know man i've never even been!
Avatar 8:26pm northguineahills:

I palindrome i
Avatar 8:26pm northguineahills:

(TMBG reference)
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

devil wobble my steel symphony please
Avatar 8:31pm northguineahills:

@Flash: I even never went, when I lived really close, I was either broke, or forbidden to buy records....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Gary:

Yay
Avatar 8:37pm northguineahills:

That collage should be a dj premium.

The first backwards intitional record I listened to was that Tommy James and the Shondells record I found. I had to have to ask my father what it meant, evidently, it was a smarty folksy saying...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm chresti:

Fantastic, tripped out!
Avatar 8:39pm northguineahills:

any Christian Marclay?
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: no, he's a blind spot of mine, actually
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

"Audio CollAGE!" i love that, man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm chresti:

Haha Aitch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm doctorjazz:

I used to go to the Record Fair, it was fun. Probably better for the bank account that it isn't happening, though.
Time to head out, fun show, thanks, Flash!
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

adios and fare thee well doc
  8:57pm Jon:

Nice, I was hoping to hear that Olivia tremor control.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Doug Schulkind:

This is completely and adorably nuts.stun ylbaroda dna yletelpmoc si sihT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm coelacanth∅:

i read that after all the sounds for revolution 9 had been recorded they were each put on separate tracks then John mixed it live, just using the faders
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

Guod Sknaht!
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

@jon: perfect
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

Rev 9 sounds incredible backwards, generally an incredible headphone listen in either direction
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

haha maybe that comment seems a bit "random"! i'm just hearing bits of revolution 9 and thought of that, which surprised me a little.
Avatar 9:01pm Flash Strap:

no rev 9 in here actually but i totally got you all the same
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

rev 9 was huge for me, growing up
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

it's amazingly good shit imo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm coelacanth∅:

oh, well i guess i wasn't sure then! thought i heard tiny tiny snippets of it
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

nothing used here was originally over 2 minutes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09pm coelacanth∅:

i know you said that but i thought you were playing that show, or portions of it, backward, with new additions layered on (backward or forward) ...ie i'm only sleeping and driving me backwards
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

the important thing is you're on the wavelength & if you're hearing phantom revolution 9 then brother we are vibing together
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Sarah Webster Fabio?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm coelacanth∅:

haha -right on!
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: you know it baby
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

CHROMO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm Doug Schulkind:

This show deserves a Pulitzer.
Avatar 9:13pm TDK60:

I feel funny.
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

take that feeling and get funnier with it TDK, only way out is deeper in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Franco Twinkie:

I ate this piece of candy I found laying on the carpet, but guess what? IIIIII dddddooooonnnnn''''ttttt tttttthhhhiiiinnnnkkkkkk iiiitttttt wwwwwaaaassssss ccccaaaaannnnddddddyyyyyy!!!!!!
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

Franco! it WAS candy have a n o t h e r
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

@DouG: i would love a pulitzer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Franco Twinkie:

OoooooookkkkkkkkkAAAAAAAYYYYYY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm coelacanth∅:

i'll have what frogpillow's having
  9:18pm Shaw:

Greetings Flash and explorers. Been listening since the start and loving this show! Good to have you back this week! Sorry to hear about that oak tree, but glad you are ok otherwise.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

hi shaw! thanks & glad to have you w/ us
Avatar 9:24pm TDK60:

.ocnarF aloH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm chresti:

thIS is ytterp
Avatar 9:29pm TDK60:

∅htnacaleoc s'erehT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Aitch:

!sekiY
Avatar 9:33pm TDK60:

.itserhc ,sdrawkcab s'tI
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm chresti:

🚫htnacaleoc ih
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

ha waa wuh
Avatar 9:34pm northguineahills:

I have a friend played here on wfmu (theremin platey Pamelia Stickney), who can write w/ both hands in cursive, one forward and one backwards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm chresti:

At the same emit?
  9:37pm Santos L Halper:

Thanks Flash, that was very cool.
  9:37pm Jon:

That was awesome
Avatar 9:38pm TDK60:

Just as some see "both kinds" of music, we saw here both ways of music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm coelacanth∅:

i was washing a few dishes (TDK and chresti @929 & 933); did i miss something i should know about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

haha -it's boring forward!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm coelacanth∅:

(as i remember)
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

Thank you and hello Santos!
Avatar 9:41pm TDK60:

Coel - No, we were just sayin' hello backwards, keepin' up with the latest thing.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

i think it's fine but weird while everything else goes backwards
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

haha TDK!
Avatar 9:43pm TDK60:

.enut 4 baF evaf a si gnipeelS ylnO m'I
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Oot enim
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm coelacanth∅:

KDT, thgin tsal peels emos tog uoy epoh i
Avatar 9:45pm TDK60:

.sey ,leoC sknahT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm coelacanth∅:

!pu taht dewercs i ahah
Avatar 9:46pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Evan, gotta vamoose!....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

t'ndid i on ro
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

GHN, soida

erusaelp a neeb
Avatar 9:47pm TDK60:

.thgir erew uoY
Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

*HGN

ti nmad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Aitch:

One + Ppirf
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm coelacanth∅:

ahaH
Avatar 9:49pm TDK60:

EnoonEFrippppirF
  9:50pm Ignore Function:

!wohs eciN
Avatar 9:50pm TDK60:

?og ocnarF d'erehW
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

!FI ìzarG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Michael 98145:

!aohW
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm ∅htnacaleoc:

"ydnad" erom tae ot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm ∅htnacaleoc:

(opyt a saw taht)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm ∅htnacaleoc:

CANDY!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

leahciM olleH
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan, glad to have you back, and in fine fettle
Avatar 9:55pm TDK60:

!hsalF ,wohs orf-dna-ot eht rof sknahT
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Join me on the other side wontcha?! Ahctnow!? wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm ∅htnacaleoc:

i've turned many people on to (no
gniyrt tuohtiw (gnitoofyssup on) ot no elpoep ynam denrut ev'i
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm chresti:

It's been a knockout show, Thanks Flash! Franco is dozing in eht riahc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Michael 98145:

etin etin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm ∅htnacaleoc:

haha REALLY screwed THAT one up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm ParUbi:

Hey everyone, hi Danny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm ∅htnacaleoc:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, good night, much love
  10:00pm Shaw:

Thanks Flash! !wohs yppirt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm itserhc:

!thgin
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