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Pande-reviews: 2008.9 (AA - A MPB Mix Vol.1, CSM)

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The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.1 (Cosmic Space Music) [compilation mix] (24.11.2008)
Platipus - PLATCD190

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Even though the 'Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble' mix series started 11 years before any official (physical) release appeared, still not many people knew about them. Nothing surprising there, seeing how some FSOL concepts seem 'old' to us (here on the board), but in fact concepts like MPB that started in 1997; it took the world a dozen years to 'see' what they're doing and throw some awards at them.

Time Out described it as "quite simply the best compilation ever". What more can I say other than that I agree, completely :)

For those who think this MPB mix is a collage of the old radio mixes that never got an official physical release, here's some math facts for you:
- Only 11 out of 44 tracks have been used in the previous MPB mixes - that's 25% (even less if we exclude live events like The Big Chill & The Winter Chill).
- And 18 out of 44 tracks are new, post-2000 tracks - that's 40% - another proof that the psychedelic movement lives and reinvents itself in every decade, and is in fact eternal.

The company that decided this kind of compilation was worth the trouble of official (physical) release was Platipus Records. Platipus was a long-running and massively popular trance label based in the UK since 1993 (releasing Children by Robert Miles for example). In 2003, Platipus embarked on a new direction which encompassed a series of high quality compilation concepts, and the best one came in 2008, named 'A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.1'. Unfortunately, Platipus shut down in early 2010 with all the productions and co-productions from label owner Simon Berry, making this compilation some sort of a rarity.

All right... everybody online... looking good...
(scroll to the end of the post to see just the tracklist)

1-01. Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) [3:18] - (Epic, 1968)
- First mixed on The Mello Hippo Disco Show, Ammocity (11.10.2001).
- Donovan Philips Leitch is a Scottish singer/songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He's been often called Bob Dylan clone, but while they share same influences and some styles, I think they're very different artists in essence.
- Barabajagal is one of the higher rated of Donovan's albums, it has the Jeff Beck Group backing on this particular track.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvl9fE_4qxA )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Donovan-Barabaja ... se/1124708 )

1-02. Chiitra Neogy - The Encouragement of The Lusty Wife [0:14] - (Pulsar Records, 1968)
- First mixed on MPB Vol.5 (XFM London) (14.09.2005).
- Composed & Arranged by Big Jim Sullivan & Marcus Harrison. Big Jim Sullivan (session guitarist) played on 59 number one UK hit singles. He's member of Lord Sitar, also mixed below.
- The name of the track is just 'The Encouragement of The Lusty Wife' while 'The Perfumed Garden' is the name of the album.
- Chiitra Neogy is a filmmaker, director, poet, actress, professor and author. She is a wildly talented and complex artist, determined to push the envelope of artistic expression. She has worked nationally and internationally directing numerous documentaries and short films which have led to countless awards and accolades.
- The Perfumed Garden is an album of classic Indian poems set to psychedelic musical arrangements, including “Krishna and The Lovely Cowgirls“. The album features Richard Burton’s translation of Shaykh Umar ibn Muhammed al-Nefzawi’s famous erotic manual and four classic Indian poems with musical arrangements by Big Jim Sullivan.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Chiitra-Neogy-Th ... se/3190007 )

1-03. Heaven & Earth - Feel The Spirit [4:26] - (Ovation Records, 1973)
- First mixed on MPB Vol.6 (XFM London) (21.09.2005)
- This psychedelic folk group has released just this one album, and it's perfect!
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdvccq5WZKE )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Heaven-Earth-Ref ... ase/592375 )

1-04. Osibisa - Black Ant [3:15] - (Smoke, 1971)
- British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by 4 expatriate African and 3 Caribbean musicians. This track was written by the bothers Mac Tontoh (trumpet) and Teddy Osei (saxophone) together with Sol Amarfio.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Osibisa-Black-An ... se/1162809 )

1-05. Pop Levi - Blue Honey [3:27] - (Counter Records, 2006)
- First track that actually new, but the flow is so good no one would assume a 35 year skip just happened.
- Jonathan James Mark Levi is an English singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer; and I think Gaz would end up being like this guy if he hadn't met Brian :) [take a peek at http://www.poplevi.com/ ]
- Pop Levi is associated with Ladytron, Super Numeri, crush_DLX and Zukancian.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUvOmTfS7HU )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Pop-Levi-Blue-Ho ... se/6055268 )

1-06. The Yellow Moon Band - Entangled [2:20] - (Static Caravan, 2007)
- Another psychedelic UK newcomer, they actually released their awesome debut album (Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World) 2 months after this compilation came out.
- Producer – Brian O'Shaughnessy
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Yellow-Moon-Band ... se/4838347 )

1-07. The Earlies - Breaking Point [4:25] - (679 Recordings, 2006)
- A UK/US mixed band with a very English kind of folk-psychedelia... with a smattering of Beach Boys harmonies, performing with up to 11 people on stage.
- Producer – Tom Knott
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Earlies-The-Enem ... ase/869407 )

1-08. Betty Davis - If I'm in Luck (I Might Get Picked Up) [4:34] - (Just Sunshine Records, 1973)
- Mixed on The Big Chill, Live @ Lulworth Castle (18.08.2001)
- Born Betty Mabry, she was Miles Davis's second wife. Miles credited Betty with helping to plant the seeds of his future musical explorations by introducing the trumpeter to psychedelic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and funk innovator Sly Stone.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2B0FBdzGis )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Betty-Davis-Bett ... ase/964304 )

1-09. Mountain Machine - Mountain Machine [3:24] - (200x)
- One of the mystical appearances that only Gaz would've dug up.
- Group comprising of father William Shearer, son Marc Shearer and daughter Catriona Shearer.

1-10. Henry Roland (aka Starchild) - After All [3:33] - (2004)
- Same as above. This track might be the best blues piece of music I've heard in the last 30 years!
- Engineer – Kenny Dykstra / Producer – AJ Maltese / Written by, Performer – Henry Gutierrez
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIrmqBPmmWQ )

1-11. Paul Giovanni - Maypole from 'The Wicker Man' [2:18] - (Summerisle Films, 1973)
- Paul Giovanni (1933-1990) was a NYC playwright, actor, director, singer and musician. Best known for writing the music for the 1973 British horror film The Wicker Man. The soundtrack (eventually released in 2002) incorporates folk song, a setting of a poem by Robert Burns and new material composed by Giovanni, who also contributed some lyrics.
- The music was played by folk-rock group Magnet using a combination of traditional and modern (electric) instrumentation; some parts of the soundtrack were augmented by brass instruments.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcWhtI6Nlyg )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Magnet-Paul-Giov ... se/1525516 )

1-12. Ian Neal - Kingdom of The Birds [4:58] - (2005)
- British multi-instrumentalist, blending progressive rock with contemporary music.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLOtPYcZI8A )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Ian-Neal-All-In- ... se/1936640 )

1-13. The Amorphous Androgynous - Light Beyond Sound [0:51] - (fsoldigital.com, 2008)
- From the same sessions as the limited-time-only-free-release 'A Tiny Point of Light', spoken by Gaz's significant other, Dianne Harris.

1-14. Bob Downes Open Music - Tunnels Electronic [1:02] - (Openian, 1974)
- Robert George 'Bob' Downes is an English avant-garde jazz flutist and saxophonist.
- Episodes at 4 am was commissioned by the Welsh Dance Theatre with funds provided by the Welsh Arts Council, for "Palace at 4 am" - choreographed and directed by David Nicholas.
- The music and choreography were inspired by the sculpture, Palace at 4 am by Alberto Giacometti.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Bob-Downes-Open- ... se/2012802 )

1-15. Can - Flow Motion [3:55] - (Harvest / EMI Electrola, 1976)
- I still think everything these guys made was/is 30 years ahead of it's time.
- Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated avant-garde, minimalist, electronic, and world music elements into their often psychedelic and funk-inflected music.
- Can constructed their music largely through collective spontaneous composition, which the band differentiated from improvisation in the jazz sense, sampling themselves in the studio and editing down the results (sounds familiar?). Bassist/chief engineer Holger Czukay referred to Can's live and studio performances as "instant compositions".
- This album was mixed using the newly developed Artificial Head Sound Technique.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Can-Flow-Motion/release/653411 )

1-16. The Cosmic Wizards' Club Band - Musashi [1:32] - (2008)
- Another mystery band...
- Written by Kim Sundqvist

1-17. Espers - Mansfield and Cyclops [5:45] - (Drag City, 2006)
- Psych folk band from Philadelphia, founded in 2002. Their music is reminiscent of late-sixties British folk as well as many contemporary folk acts.
- Producer – Greg Weeks
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIGPSCB3JeM )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Espers-II/release/2735233 )

1-18. Cranium Pie - There It Is (Part 2) [0:42] - (2006)
- Psychedelic prog from the 11th Dimension. Members: Tim Bray, Rob Appleton, Julian Smith, Dan Herra, Steve Meadows.
- Unreleased until 2012 on Lunartica Records.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Cranium-Pie-The- ... se/3453016 )

1-19. Miles Davis - Rated X [5:10] - (Columbia, 1974)
- Mixed at The Big Chill, Live @ Lulworth Castle (18.08.2001)
- A rare Miles track that was released on the 'Get Up With It' compilation in 1974, and later on the complete 'On The Corner' sessions. The actual track is written/performed somewhere in 1972. Miles plays the organ here, there is no trumpet on this track. This track is just... pure genius...
- Bass – Michael Henderson / Drums – Al Foster / Engineer – Stan Tonkel / Guitar – Reggie Lucas / Organ – Miles Davis / Percussion – Mtume Mtume / Piano – Cedric Lawson / Producer – Teo Macero / Remix – John Guerriere, Stan Weiss / Sitar – Khalil Balakrishna / Tabla – Badal Roy
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrjFtbGKqFk )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-Get- ... ase/371466 )

1-20. Psychonauts - Circles [3:26] - (International Deejay Gigolo Records, 2003)
- A UK duo; Pablo Clements (associated with UNKLE) and Paul Mogg (who moved to Berlin in 2004).
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvFXItZRcYI )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Psychonauts-Song ... ase/197299 )

1-21. Pentangle - Light Flight [2:55] - (Transatlantic Records, 1969)
- British folk-jazz band with an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, blues and folk rock influences.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gCN9-Jnfg )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Pentangle-The-Ba ... ase/810613 )

1-22. Friends of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman [4:52] - (Glitterhouse Records, 2001)
- American instrumental rock/post-rock band founded in 1995 in Tucson, Arizona.
- Described as a combination of Americana tunes with bits of electronica, ambient, lounge, psychedelia and dub intertwined with surf rock inspired lead guitars.
- Written by Jimmy Webb, American popular music composer responsible for writing numerous popular and top 10 hits.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf7Xhb3R83o )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Friends-Of-Dean- ... ase/649859 )

1-23. The Amorphous Androgynous - The Lovers [4:41] - (Jumpin' & Pumpin', 2001)
- One of the best tracks AA ever concieved. The orchestral funk is strong in this one.

1-24. The Amorphous Androgynous - Opus of The Black Sun [3:46] - (fsoldigital.com, 2008)
- An alternate take of The Witchfinder. No lyrics this time, but more guitars all around - this is actually a Lucas take on the theme.

2-01. Tommy Graham - Sahajiya [3:40] - (Capitol Records, 1970)
- A cool guitarist from my favorite place in the world, Toronto. His band Big Town Boys split in 1968 and Graham went to journey around the world. In India, he met and studied under Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar's sarode player. In 1970 Graham returned to Toronto where he began working for producer Brian Ahearn. He contributed playing many instruments on Anne Murray's hit Snowbird and her first four LPs.
- Sahajiya is actually written by another Canadian, Brent Titcomb, whom Graham also produced later.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Tommy-Graham-And ... se/6465067 )

2-02. Cranium Pie - Awakening of The Birds [1:17] - (2006)
- Psychedelic Prog from the 11th Dimension. Members: Tim Bray, Rob Appleton, Julian Smith, Dan Herra, Steve Meadows.
- Flute by Ben Ransom.
- Released in 2011, on Regal Crabomophone.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtGHQgwXc3Q )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Cranium-Pie-Mech ... se/3113498 )

2-03. Cranium Pie - Drying in The Sun [2:05] - (2006)
- Also released in 2011, on Regal Crabomophone.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8_UjodLgS0 )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Cranium-Pie-Mech ... se/3113498 )

2-04. Nick Nicely - 49 Cigars [2:49] - (EMI, 1982)
- British musician making psychedelic rock and electronic music. His ouvre contains the acclaimed early 80s singles, notably 'Hilly Fields'. 49 Cigars was the B-side to this single.
- 49 Cigars was recorded and mixed in just two days.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCX0OsktCY )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Nick-Nicely-Hill ... ase/423294 )

2-05. Chiitra Neogy - The Encouragement of The Lusty Wife [0:50] - (Pulsar Records, 1968)
- Mixed on MPB Vol.5 (XFM London) (14.09.2005)
- Composed & Arranged by Big Jim Sullivan & Marcus Harrison. Big Jim played on 59 number one UK hit singles, and his lengthy career included stints with Tom Jones and the James Last Orchestra.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Chiitra-Neogy-Th ... se/3190007 )

2-06. Donovan - Riki Tiki Tavi [3:08] - (Dawn Records, 1970)
- From the Open Road album (after the Barabajagal sessions), this updated band gave the birth of Celtic Rock genre on this album.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY7Rxae4pjU )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Donovan-And-Open ... se/4680081 )

2-07. Devendra Banhart - Lazy Butterfly [4:04] - (XL Recordings, 2005)
- Devendra Obi Banhart (born in 1981) is a Venezuelan American singer-songwriter and visual artist. Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Venezuela, until he moved to California as a teenager. He began to study at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998, but dropped out to perform music in Europe, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Banhart released his debut album in 2002.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WECiqOHsFoo )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Devendra-Banhart ... ase/522416 )

2-08. Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know [5:01] - (Columbia, 1971)
- Mixed at The Winter Chill, Live @ Lulworth Castle (08.12.2001)
- One of the greatest jazz-rock fusion groups that will ever be. Just look at that line-up:
- Bass – Rick Laird / Drums – Bill Cobham* / Guitar – John McLaughlin / Piano – Jan Hammer / Violin – Jerry Goodman
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mdGCqZTres )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Mahavishnu-Orche ... ase/557286 )

2-09. Hariprasad Chaurasia - Manzh Khamaz Teental [2:07] - (Oriental, 1995)
- Mixed at The Big Chill, Live @ Lulworth Castle (18.08.2001)
- Raga: Manzh Khamaz (Teental) [aka Raga: Manj Khamaj (Teental)]
- Chaurasia is my favorite Indian flutist. Zakir Hussain on tabla here, who is my favorite Idnian musician ever, a pure pure artist!
- Producer – Rangasami Parthasarathy
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Hariprasad-Chaur ... se/2406335 )
- I think he played this one for the first time in 1985...
- Chaurasia has a Pandit title, which is title of respect for a learned man (scholars) in India.
- Raga - A traditional melodic type in Hindu music, consisting of a theme that expresses an aspect of religious feeling and sets forth a tonal system on which variations are improvised within a prescribed framework of typical progressions, melodic formulas, and rhythmic patterns.
- Tala - Tala, Taal or Tal is the term used in Indian classical music for the rhythmic pattern of any composition and for the entire subject of rhythm, roughly corresponding to metre in Western music, though closer conceptual equivalents are to be found in the older system of rhythmic mode and its relations with the "foot" of classical poetry, or with other Asian classical systems such as the notion of usul in the theory of Ottoman/Turkish music.
- Tintal (or teental, trital) - is one of the most famous talas of Hindustani music. It is also the most common tal in North India.
- Khamaj - is one of the ten Thaats (parent scales) of Hindustani music. It is also a specific raga within the Khamaj thaat.
- Manzh Khamaz aka Manj Khamaj is a night raga.

2-10. Tim Buckley - I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain [5:34] - (Elektra, 1967)
- Mixed on MPB Vol.5 (XFM London) (14.09.2005)
- Producer – Jac Holzman
- Father of Jeff Buckley. He died at 28, and his son Jeff died at 30... Yet, they left so much behind...
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGiNr1bctzw )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Tim-Buckley-Good ... se/1816637 )

2-11. The Emperor Machine - Roller Daddy [5:13] - (D.C. Recordings, 2005)
- The Emperor Machine is Andrew Meecham, a producer from UK. Another fine example of newly produced space rock.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju-ryvm0IxI )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Emperor-Machine- ... ase/464314 )

2-12. Mahagon - Dívka S Jablky [3:03] - (Supraphon, 1978)
- Czech jazz-rock-funk group. Formed in 1973 in Prague, led by bass player Petr Klapka. Since 1976 featuring vocalist and Klapka’s wife Zdena Adamová. Disbanded in 1980 after Klapka’s and Adamová’s emigration to USA.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LggF3OGyMt4 )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Mahagon-Mahagon/release/1813670 )

2-13. Lord Sitar - I Am The Walrus [4:01] - (Columbia, 1968)
- Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney
- Lord Sitar is actually an alias of Big Jim Sullivan, mentioned a few songs up.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mM6CdBeqZY )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Lord-Sitar-Lord- ... se/3935110 )

2-14. Wizards of Ooze - Helga [2:02] - (1996)
- Mixed on MPB Vol.1 (Kiss FM Manchester) (Aug. 1997)
- Mysterious acid lounge jazz band from Belgium active only in the '90s.
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Wizards-Of-Ooze- ... se/1126394 )

2-15. Tommy James & The Shondells - Cellophane Symphony [7:38] - (Roulette Records, 1969)
- Mixed on BBC Radio 6 SixMix (02.05.2004)
- US psychedelic band that was active only in the '60s. Cellophane Symphony is one pure trip.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qNQXb18l8g )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Tommy-James-And- ... se/1876808 )

2-16. Hawkwind - Silver Machine [4:12] - (United Artists Records, 1972)
- Mixed on The Big Chill, Live @ Lulworth Castle (18.08.2001)
- One of the earliest space rock groups. Lemmy from Motorhead was playing with them for a while. This track was recorded live at a Greasy Truckers benefit gig at The Roundhouse, London on 13 February 1972. The music was composed by Dave Brock who used his then wife Sylvia Macmanus' maiden name for credits. The verse is an 8-bar Rock and Roll boogie whose riff is an adaption of the standard riff that can be heard on the likes of Johnny and the Hurricanes' "Red River Rock". Lemmy sings the vocals here.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfniG-AdSC4 )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Hawkwind-Silver- ... se/2167553 )

2-17. Magic Carpet - The Phoenix [3:38] - (Mushroom, 1972)
- Magic Carpet was a pioneering British psychedelic folk band of musicians that first appeared in the early 1970s.
- The vocalist, Alisha Sufit will collaborate with The Amorphous Androgynous on many future projects.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_tC6emKKeM )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Magic-Carpet-Mag ... se/2644099 )

2-18. David Axelrod - The Mental Traveler [3:43] - (Capitol Records, 1968)
- Mixed on MPB Vol.1 (Kiss FM Manchester) (Aug. 1997)
- For "The Mental Traveler", Axelrod said that he tried to experiment with atonality, but "chickened out".
- American composer, arranger, and producer. After starting out as a staff producer for cool jazz labels, Axelrod became famous by the mid-1960s in soul and jazz circles for his recording skills. In 1968, he embarked on a solo career and released several eccentric albums during the 1970s that showcased his characteristic sound, which combined heavily microphoned drums and baroque orchestration, and avant garde themes ranging from the environment to heightened mental awareness.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcDNMqIgrzc )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/David-Axelrod-So ... se/1992378 )

2-19. Werkraum - Queen Mab [3:33] - (Ahnstern, 2005)
- Even though this sounds like a British folk from the Victorian era, actually Werkraum is the creative music works of German musician Axel Frank.
- OK wait, further research discovered why this song sounded so British: Queen Mab; A Philosophical Poem; With Notes, published in 1813 in nine cantos with seventeen notes, is the first large poetic work written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), the English Romantic poet. After substantial reworking, a revised edition of a portion of the text was published in 1816 under the title The Daemon of the World.
- The lyrics of this version are probably re-tuned by Thomas Hood (1799-1845), an English poet, author and humorist.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_DPI2Sy_M )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Werkraum-Kristal ... ase/593572 )

2-20. Shweta Jhaveri - Heart of Darkness [12:00] - (1998)
- Taken from the awesome soundtrack of an Indian film called 'Dance of The Wind' ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118924/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 ) composed by Shubha Mudgal, and includes sarangi maestro Ustad Sultan Khan, and noted flutist Ronu Majumdar.
- Arranged & Composed by Shubha Mudgal - well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music.
- This movie wasn't commercially released in India until February 2008.

LOVE IS HOT !


A clean view of the tracks:
[+] Oooh and did you know that ...
1-01. Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) [3:18] (1968)
1-02. Chiitra Neogy - The Encouragement of The Lusty Wife [0:14] (1968)
1-03. Heaven & Earth - Feel The Spirit [4:26] (1973)
1-04. Osibisa - Black Ant [3:15] - (1971)
1-05. Pop Levi - Blue Honey [3:27] (2006)
1-06. The Yellow Moon Band - Entangled [2:20] (2007)
1-07. The Earlies - Breaking Point [4:25] (2006)
1-08. Betty Davis - If I'm in Luck (I Might Get Picked Up) [4:34] (1973)
1-09. Mountain Machine - Mountain Machine [3:24] (200x)
1-10. Henry Roland (aka Starchild) - After All [3:33] (2004)
1-11. Paul Giovanni - Maypole from 'The Wicked Man' [2:18] (1973)
1-12. Ian Neal - Kingdom of The Birds [4:58] (2005)
1-13. The Amorphous Androgynous - Light Beyond Sound [0:51] (2008)
1-14. Bob Downes Open Music - Tunnels Electronic [1:02] (1974)
1-15. Can - Flow Motion [3:55] (1976)
1-16. The Cosmic Wizards' Club Band - Musashi [1:32] (2008)
1-17. Espers - Mansfield and Cyclops [5:45] (2006)
1-18. Cranium Pie - There It Is (Part 2) [0:42] (2006)
1-19. Miles Davis - Rated X [5:10] (1974)
1-20. Psychonauts - Circles [3:26] (2003)
1-21. Pentangle - Light Flight [2:55] (1969)
1-22. Friends of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman [4:52] (2001)
1-23. The Amorphous Androgynous - The Lovers [4:41] (2001)
1-24. The Amorphous Androgynous - Opus of The Black Sun [3:46] (2008)
2-01. Tommy Graham - Sahajiya [3:40] (1970)
2-02. Cranium Pie - Awakening of The Birds [1:17] (2006)
2-03. Cranium Pie - Drying in The Sun [2:05] (2006)
2-04. Nick Nicely - 49 Cigars [2:49] (1982)
2-05. Chiitra Neogy - The Encouragement of The Lusty Wife [0:50] (1968)
2-06. Donovan - Riki Tiki Tavi [3:08] (1970)
2-07. Devendra Banhart - Lazy Butterfly [4:04] (2005)
2-08. Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know [5:01] (1971)
2-09. Hariprasad Chaurasia - Manzh Khamaz Teental [2:07] (1995)
2-10. Tim Buckley - I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain [5:34] (1967)
2-11. The Emperor Machine - Roller Daddy [5:13] (2005)
2-12. Mahagon - Dívka S Jablky [3:03] (1978)
2-13. Lord Sitar - I Am The Walrus [4:01] (1968)
2-14. Wizards of Ooze - Helga [2:02] (1996)
2-15. Tommy James & The Shondells - Cellophane Symphony [7:38] (1969)
2-16. Hawkwind - Silver Machine [4:12] (1972)
2-17. Magic Carpet - The Phoenix [3:38] (1972)
2-18. David Axelrod - The Mental Traveler [3:43] (1968)
2-19. Werkraum - Queen Mab [3:33] (2005)
2-20. Shweta Jhaveri - Heart of Darkness [12:00] (1998)



Want to read about the other MPB mix series? Click away:

A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.1 (Kiss FM Manchester) (Aug.1997)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.2 (BBC Radio 1) (23-28.12.2001)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.3 (XFM, The Rinse) (27.12.2002)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.4 (Resonance FM) (28.01.2003)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.5 (XFM) (14.09.2005)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.6 (XFM) (21.09.2005)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.7 (BBC SixMix) (30.10.2005)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind 2xCD Vol.1 (Cosmic Space Music) (24.11.2008) --> It's this post.
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind 2xCD Vol.2 (Pagan Love Vibrations) (21.09.2009)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol.8 (FSOLDigital.com) (07.11.2009)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind (Mojo Mix CD) (05.01.2010)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind 2xCD Vol.3 (The Third Ear) (01.11.2010)
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind 2xCD Vol.4 (The Wizards of Oz) (16.03.2015)
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Hurray, it's back! Nice work.
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Well I don't know if it's "back" back, but something is going on... :)
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Haven't heard this for ages. Rated X is just insane. I love how it flows into that Psychonauts-song, another highlight. Have to dig this out again, maybe time is right for it again. Strangely I always got some christmas-vibes from this, don't know why.
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PostFri Dec 02, 2016 1:08 am

Hi guys,

I just saw / heard something quite unique, and I just have a simple question (to confirm something to... myself)

- Have you ever seen the EBV abbreviation to be used for something else than Electronic Brain Violence?
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Extraordinarily beautiful vagina. EarthBeat vision.
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PostFri Dec 02, 2016 12:16 pm

Epstein Barr Virus, basically Herpes... oh are we back in the realms of bacteria in a baboon's stomach and Brian's mysterious tape clue here, or is that a leap too far?

There's also german semi conductor business EBV Elektronik, which I don't think has any particular link to fsol.
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Yup - it was Earth Beat Visions - never seen it before. I like it!
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There's an early '90s mention of it somewhere in The Most Important Moments of a Life.
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PostTue Jan 03, 2017 9:50 am

Kiss 3 - Part 2

1:10:03 A Certain Ratio - Sounds Like Something Dirty - (Factory, 1985)
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Kiss 4 - Part 1 (quick fix, Gruppo track starts before Barbarella and they go together for some time)

11:31 Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Improvvisazione Per Otto (Sunrise) - (RCA Italiana, 1966)
- Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (also known as The Group or Il Gruppo) was an avant-garde free improvisation group considered the first experimental composers collective. The collective was formed by Italian composer Franco Evangelisti in Rome in 1964. Drawing on jazz, serialism, musique concrete, and other avant-garde techniques developed by contemporary classical music composers such as Luigi Nono and Giacinto Scelsi, the group was dedicated to the development of new music techniques by improvisation, noise-techniques, and anti-musical systems. One of the notable members of this collective is the legendary Ennio Morricone.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz7OoDlIrcw )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Gruppo-Di-Impro ... se/1708601 )

12:09 Barbarella - Barbarella (The Irresistible Force Remix) - (Harthouse U.K., 1993) - Sven Vath & Ralf Hildenbeutel alias
- A side project of Sven Vath, dedicated to Jane Fonda and her role in the sci-fi comedy Barbarella from 1968 ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062711 )
- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2a51A2eMaU )
- ( http://www.discogs.com/Barbarella-Barba ... ease/22499 )
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Pande-reviews: 2009.0 (FSOL - EBS Vol.4)

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FSOL - Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water)
[web mix] (01.01.2009)

Released on The Pod Room on 01.01.2009. Currently unavailable.

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2009 was THE Mixing year for FSOL & AA. Aside from Zeebox 3 (which was basically archived material) no studio material was released in 2009, while on the mixing front we heard 2 EBS mixes, 2 MPB mixes (Vol.2 on CDs and Vol.8 on the radio mix series), another AA interview/mix mashup on Rob da Bank show, the Oasis remix, the Neotropic remix, some library music and some AA live shows. That's a whole lotta mixing :)

Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 ('transmitted' on the first day of 2009) was the first one that was exclusive to fsoldigital.com and not curated for some radio show, making it a web mix. Also the first one with it's own subtitle 'The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water', a most fitting name for this dark yet beautiful mix. I recently read a 'fresh' fan describing FSOL as being able to be incredibly dark without being depressive - and I loved that description, it's simpler, but somehow captures more than the old-skool definition of euphoric sadness.

Otherwise, the mix has a about a third of the tracks originating from the '80s - which I find extremely weird, yet a pleasent surprise, personally discovering a few new '80s artists that are worth hearing. For me, '80s is the weakest decade for good music (in general), the tech went up (and advanced very much), but the music quality went down. Lots of people instantly would think 'no way, it's just not true', but if you take a moment and really think about it, the number of artists that are truly original and legendary but started their career in the 1980-89 period is extremely small.

- Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 - deconstructed and explained - headphones on - read away...
(made a lot of fixes in this 'new' tracklist, especially in the second part)
(scroll all the way to the end of the post in the 'spoiler' field if you want just a list of the tracks)

- Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (Part 1) [58:20]

00:00 Donald Pleasence - The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water - (BBC Public Information Film, 1973)
- The mix opens with the narrating voice of Donald Pleasence, setting a creepy atmosphere from the start.
- Lonely Water (widely known as The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water) is a 1973 British Public Information short film Voiced By Donald Pleasence, mainly raising awareness to kids about ponds of water to be taken seriously or one could easily drown in them.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNPMYRlvySY )

00:03 Malcolm Clarke - The Unseeing Eye - (BBC Records, 1983)
- British composer and experimental electronic musician. Member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop for 25 years (1969-19940. Clarke composed the incidental music for the Doctor Who serial The Sea Devils (1972).
- ( https://www.discogs.com/BBC-Radiophonic ... ase/499518 )

01:03 Dieter Moebius & Conny Plank - Solar Plexus - (Sky Records, 1980)
- Two legends. Moebius, founder of Cluster and a legend in the Berlin scene and Plank, the sound engineer / producer that helped to shape many innovative recordings. The Moebius & Plank sound foreshadowed techno and electronica and influenced many later musicians.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cCNuSU5ncs )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/M%C5%93bius-Pla ... ase/666222 )

01:34 Roger Eno - Evening Tango - (Editions EG, 1985)
- Brian Eno's younger brother. Evening Tango is a beautiful track.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8UjMJDdXQ )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Roger-Eno-Voices/release/796107 )

03:28 ????? - ????? (segue?)

04:13 Neu! - Im Glück - (Brain, 1972)
- German krautrock band formed in Düsseldorf in 1971 by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother, after their split from Kraftwerk.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Lp_11aMJQ )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Neu-Neu/release/135287 )

06:18 Section 25 - Visitation - (Factory Benelux, 1982)
- Section 25 were formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in April 1978 by brothers Lawrence and Vincent Cassidy, taking their name from a provision of the Mental Health Act which allowed for compulsory detention. Unlike the majority of their obvious peers the group survived beyond 1982, and in 1984 not only scored an international dance hit (Looking From a Hilltop) but also synthesized acid house before it was a recognized style.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD0HKZQX6Jc )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Section-Twenty- ... ase/150417 )

09:26 Richard Pinhas - Ruitor - (CBS, 1980)
- French composer, guitarist and synthesist (born in 1951). In 1974 he founded the electronic rock band Heldon.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTffJo1l7kA )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Richard-Pinhas- ... se/1803003 )

11:47 White Noise - Meteor Storm - (Pulse, 1980)
- White Noise is an English experimental electronic music band formed in London in 1968 by American-born David Vorhaus, a classical bass player with a background in physics and electronic engineering. He was initially joined by BBC Radiophonic Workshop composers Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson, who had formerly both been members of electronic music project Unit Delta Plus.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/White-Noise-Whi ... ase/746362 )

18:13 Dark - Merciful (For Milo Kofi Nauseef) - (CMP Records, 1988)
- This weird fusion project was consisted of Miroslav Tadic (Serbian classically trained guitarist), bass player Mark London Sims, and two percussionists, Mark Nauseef & Leonice Shinneman.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Dark-Tamna-Voda/release/1523879 )

19:01 Brian Eno - Becalmed - (Island Records, 1975)
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKEpoDYqdo )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Eno-Another-Gre ... ase/116525 )

21:07 Murcof - Mes - (Leaf, 2002)
- Murcof is the performing and recording name of Mexican electronica artist Fernando Corona. Influenced mainly by classical and electronic minimalism, Murcof works with orchestral samples, microscopically detailed textures, sounds and rhythms. The track Mes (featured on this mix) is a fucking masterpiece, according to me :)
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkeKNWMZCck )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Murcof-Martes/release/40681 )

24:24 Robert Fripp - 1988 - (Editions EG, 1981)
- If I need to write about who Fripp is, then maybe this thread isn't for you... :)
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv6BcV7KBHU )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Robert-Fripp-Le ... ase/708620 )

25:06 Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition - The Gri Gri Man - (ECM Records, 1981)
- An important figure of the fusion era of jazz, DeJohnette is one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th century.
- PS - Tin Can Alley is actually the name of the album, not the track nor the artist.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Jack-DeJohnette ... se/1609951 )

29:14 Ghost - Kiseichukan Nite - (Drag City, 2004)
- Japanese experimental rock and improvisation group, formed in Tokyo in 1984. Kiseichukan Nite is simply incredible!
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbKFHx5OqBA )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Ghost-Hypnotic- ... ase/894388 )

34:02 Tim Blake - Metro / Logic - (Egg, 1977)
- A synthesizer and keyboard player who came to prominence with Gong and Hawkwind. One of the first performers to bring electronic instruments into a live setting. His Crystal Machine project was also an early example of the use of laser lighting whilst in concert.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr4V_bCDCHY )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Tim-Blake-Cryst ... ase/258339 )

40:20 Harmonia - Veterano - (Brain, 1974)
- Harmonia is a Krautrock supergroup from Germany (including Rother, Moebius, Roedelius, and even Eno on one album).
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Harmonia-Musik- ... ase/884704 )

44:03 Controlled Bleeding - Tolk - (Dossier, 1985)
- Versatile and experimental noise / ambient band formed in Boston in 1978.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Controlled-Blee ... ase/114489 )

44:22 Seafar (aka Young Fleeto) - Baird Memorial - (fsoldigital.com, 2009)
- Steven Harran will have his debut album released via fsoldigital later in 2009.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Seafar-Hegira/release/1927957 )

47:28 Coil - Clap - (Force & Form, 1984)
- Formed in London in 1983 by John Balance as a solo side project to Psychic TV, Coil developed into a full-scale musical group in 1984, when Balance cemented a partnership with Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson. Christopherson had been a founder of Psychic TV and member of Throbbing Gristle.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esv4eUNEgxM )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Coil-Scatology/release/2904476 )

48:10 Taboo1 & Sibit - 禁断の惑星 - (unreleased, later at Libra Record, 2010)
- Weird Japanese hip-hop artists. Only the end of the track is used to segue the next one.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rau8BHBark4 )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Taboo1-Life-Sty ... se/9228609 )

48:27 Ellen Allien - Bim - (BPitch Control, 2008)
- DJing since 1992, working in the clubs Mantra (Copenhagen), Distillery (Leipzig), E-Werk (Berlin), Tresor (Berlin), Planet (Bochum) and Fabric (London). Founder and owner of Berlin-based label BPitch Control.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bynEsSYoVI0 )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Ellen-Allien-So ... se/1311694 )

50:16 Richard Vimal - À Cloche-pied - (Polydor, 1980)
- French electronic experimentalist.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Richard-Vimal-A ... se/1115096 )

52:38 Will Sergeant - Incandescent Transistor - (Ochre Records, 2003)
- English guitarist with Echo & The Bunnymen. His solo work has largely been in field of instrumental experimental / ambient music.
- Parts of Bach's 'Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno BWV552' flying around...
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Will-Sergeant-W ... ase/900378 )

54:45 Tangerine Dream - Tangram (Set 1) - (Virgin, 1980)
- There is another track on top of it...
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQpAJUZeIAY )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream ... ease/60722 )

56:56 Kraftwerk - Vom Himmel Hoch - (Philips, 1970)
- The last track from the first Kraftwerk album.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMQfSN3vLzI )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Kraftwerk-Kraft ... ase/125206 )

58:21 End. (of Part 1)

- Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (Part 2) [1:02:19]

00:00 Cluster - Sowiesoso - (Sky Records, 1976)
- Simply put, these krautrockers influenced the development of contemporary electronic and ambient music.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAVFQ2gaf8k )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Cluster-Sowieso ... se/6807660 )

06:49 ????? - ????? (segue?)

07:23 Tortoise - Whitewater - (Soul Static Sound, 1995)
- American post-rock band formed in Chicago in 1990. Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ4AZXOM9b0 )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Tortoise-Why-We ... ase/128501 )

09:17 - "What we're witnessing, of course, is the... death of permanence..." by Orson Welles & Alvin Toffler (Future Shock documentary, 1972)
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkUwXenBokU )

09:32 (possible FSOL / Pemberton) - ????? - (unreleased)
- It's before the Zeebox piece, not after. The otherworldly piano notes indicate that Daniel Pemberton is included.

11:57 Zeebox - Crosswind - (unreleased)
- Classic industrial Zeebox sounds. Sounds great, maybe even a recording that's not made in the '80s, or possibly an enhanced one.

15:00 The Residents - Walter Westinghouse - (Ralph Records, 1977)
- The Residents are an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yK1fwqbPNk )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/The-Residents-T ... se/3371506 )

17:18 FSOL - Viewed from The Right (aka Sunken Ships) (unreleased, later at FSOLDigital, 2010)
- A sneak peak into Environments 3, released the next year. The initial title on this mix was 'Viewed from The Right', the final title on the E3 album is 'Sunken Ships'.

18:54 Cabaret Voltaire - Eddie's Out - (Rough Trade, 1981)
- Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson. The group was named after the Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in Zürich, that served as a centre for the early Dada movement.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Cabaret-Voltair ... se/3344396 )

22:50 23 Skidoo - Misr Wakening - (Illuminated Records, 1984)
- 23 Skidoo are a British band playing a fusion of industrial, post-punk, alternative dance, rock, and world music. The group was named after an early 20th century American slang phrase that appeared in the work of Aleister Crowley, William S. Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson and filmmaker Julian Biggs.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMndQt49Iqc )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/23-Skidoo-Urban ... ease/28556 )

25:49 Eric Zann - The Human Chord - (Ghost Box, 2005)
- The track starts with it's ending, then continues from the start :)
- Eric Zann is an alias of Jim Jupp, the co-founder of Ghost Box label.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhlGAtbv4Jg )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Eric-Zann-Ourob ... ase/816953 )

30:14 Dept Noise X Terror - ?????
- Some unknown band, but the track is awesome - builds up slowly into sonic insanity.

33:47 Sylvio Gualda - Gong Swells - ('70s)
- French percussionist and conductor, born in Alger. Mostly involved in the contemporary repertoire, on March 18, 1973 he gave the first percussion recital in the history of western classical music.

37:02 FSOL - The Oldest Lady - (unreleased, later on FSOLdigital, 2010)
- Another sneak peak into Environments 3.

38:32 Max Richter - In Louisville at 7 - (130701, 2008)
- German-born British composer. He co-founded the contemporary classical ensemble Piano Circus, and is in close collaboration with FSOL.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y6sk3dHonQ )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Max-Richter-24- ... se/1440007 )

39:07 Daphne Oram - Rockets In Ursa Major (Excerpt 2) - (1958-77)
- Daphne Oram worked for the BBC from 1943, first as a sound engineer, later as the co-founder and director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Oram left the BBC for good in 1959, in order to make her own music, beyond just creating sounds to be used as special effects. She also created a musical machine that converted pictures into sound, known as Oramics, which she later continued working on with the onset of the home computer revolution in 1981.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Daphne-Oram-Ora ... ase/912205 )

40:31 A Broken Consort - A Sundering Path - (Sustain-Release, 2007)
- Richard Skelton is an experimental acoustic musician from UK, owner of the Sustain-Release imprint.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOXKorBnOR8 )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/A-Broken-Consor ... se/1042209 )

xx:xx Seearr // CR - CR - (???)
- ( I'm not sure this artist exists or is present on this mix, they probably meant to credit A Broken Consort, which isn't in the original tracklist given by the band )

46:40 Kling Klang - Radio Hotel - (Rock Action Records, 2006)
- Kling Klang are a five-piece experimental rock band from Liverpool consisting of four synth players and a drummer.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Kling-Klang-The ... ase/864139 )

49:39 FSOL - Interview with Robert Sandell - (1994)
- An excerpt of a 1994 interview, a nice 15 years flashback into the past.

52:47 FSOL - Boundaries - (unreleased)
- This tracks goes for quite some time as a backing track for the interview, having lovely environments, then moving into classic FSOL territory of dark awesomeness. Why this track isn't officially released is ... beyond me...

57:04 Monsters at Work - Magic Morning - (Lo Recordings, 2009)
- Brazilian DJ and producer duo based in São Paulo, formed by Ricardo Koji aka Dinho and Renato Poletto.
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Psych ... se/2197846 )

59:07 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lectures from '71 / Kontakte - (Wergo, 1964)
- A small excerpt of some Stockhausen lecture in 1971, moving onto Kontakte, one of the most groundbreaking work in early electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization.
- ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjKVJ2z66fk )
- ( https://www.discogs.com/Karlheinz-Stock ... se/2389136 )

1:00:40 NoiseCollector - Angry Neighbors - (Freesound.org, 2009)
- Field recordings taken freely from Freesound.org

1:02:19 End. (of Part 2)

A clean view of the tracks:
[+] Oooh and did you know that ...
- Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (Part 1) [58:20]
00:00 Donald Pleasence - The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water (1973)
00:03 Malcolm Clarke - The Unseeing Eye (1983)
01:03 Dieter Moebius & Conny Plank - Solar Plexus (1980)
01:34 Roger Eno - Evening Tango (1985)
03:28 ????? - ?????
04:13 Neu! - Im Glück (1972)
06:18 Section 25 - Visitation (1982)
09:26 Richard Pinhas - Ruitor (1980)
11:47 White Noise - Meteor Storm (1980)
18:13 Dark - Merciful (For Milo Kofi Nauseef) (1988)
19:01 Brian Eno - Becalmed (1975)
21:07 Murcof - Mes (2002)
24:24 Robert Fripp - 1988 (1981)
25:06 Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition - The Gri Gri Man (1981)
29:14 Ghost - Kiseichukan Nite (2004)
34:02 Tim Blake - Metro / Logic (1977)
40:20 Harmonia - Veterano (1974)
44:03 Controlled Bleeding - Tolk (1985)
44:22 Seafar (aka Young Fleeto) - Baird Memorial (2009)
47:28 Coil - Clap (1984)
48:10 Taboo1 & Sibit - 禁断の惑星 (unreleased until 2010)
48:27 Ellen Allien - Bim (2008)
50:16 Richard Vimal - À Cloche-pied (1980)
52:38 Will Sergeant - Incandescent Transistor (2003) - parts of Bach's 'Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno BWV552' flying around...
54:45 Tangerine Dream - Tangram (Set 1) (1980) - There is another track on top of it...
56:56 Kraftwerk - Vom Himmel Hoch (1970)
58:21 End. (of Part 1)

- Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (Part 2) [1:02:19]
00:00 Cluster - Sowiesoso (1976)
06:49 ????? - ????? (segue?)
07:23 Tortoise - Whitewater (1995)
09:17 - "What we're witnessing, of course, is the... death of permanence..." by Orson Welles & Alvin Toffler (Future Shock doc, 1972)
09:32 (possible FSOL / Pemberton) - ????? (unreleased)
11:57 Zeebox - Crosswind - (unreleased)
15:00 The Residents - Walter Westinghouse (1977)
17:18 FSOL - Viewed from The Right (aka Sunken Ships) (unreleased until 2010)
18:54 Cabaret Voltaire - Eddie's Out (1981)
22:50 23 Skidoo - Misr Wakening (1984)
25:49 Eric Zann - The Human Chord (2005)
30:14 Dept Noise X Terror - ????? (unknown year)
33:47 Sylvio Gualda - Gong Swells ('70s)
37:02 FSOL - The Oldest Lady (unreleased until 2010)
38:32 Max Richter - In Louisville at 7 (2008)
39:07 Daphne Oram - Rockets In Ursa Major (Excerpt 2) (1958-77)
40:31 A Broken Consort - A Sundering Path (2007)
xx:xx Seearr // CR - CR (???) - ( doesn't exist? )
46:40 Kling Klang - Radio Hotel (2006)
49:39 FSOL - Interview with Robert Sandell (1994)
52:47 FSOL - Boundaries (unreleased)
57:04 Monsters at Work - Magic Morning (2009)
59:07 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lectures from '71 / Kontakte (1964)
1:00:40 NoiseCollector - Angry Neighbors (2009)
1:02:19 End. (of Part 2)


Want to read about the other EBS mix series? Click away:

Electric Brain Storms Vol.0,5 (BBC Radio 6 Mix) (10.10.2006)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.1 (Proton Radio, Downtime Sessions) (16.06.2008)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.2 (PBS Radio) (15.11.2008)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.3 (Frisky Radio, The Genre Show) (26.09.2008)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.4 (The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water) (01.01.2009) -> It's this post.
Electric Brain Storms Vol.5 (I Stood There, Motionless) (08.06.2009)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.6 (The Most Secluded Place) (19.03.2010)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.7 (13.10.2011)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.8 (22.01.2014)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.9 (Environment Five Bonus EP) (08.09.2014)
Electric Brain Storms Vol.10 (Micro Edition, for Terminal Radio 22) (24.10.2014)
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Re: Pande-reviews: 2009.0 (FSOL - EBS Vol.4)

PostMon Mar 06, 2017 1:23 pm

Pandemonium wrote:but if you take a moment and really think about it, the number of artists that are truly original and legendary but started their career in the 1980-89 period is extremely small.

I suppose it depends on your taste in music, but I can think of a lot. It depends on how much 'pop' (in a broad term) that you like, maybe.

09:32 FSOL - Viewed from The Right - (unreleased)
- It's before the Zeebox piece, not after. The otherworldly piano notes indicate that Daniel Pemberton is included.

Nope. Viewed From the Right was the original name for the string piece that became part of Sunken Ships.

37:02 FSOL - The Oldest Lady - (unreleased, later on FSOLdigital, 2010)
- Another sneak peak into Environments 3.

Love this version with the vocal sample on top of it.

1:00:40 ????? - Angry Neighbors
- Probably some sort of experiment..? / field recordings...

A field recording found on Freesound.org - I used the same one (without realising) on my album The Blackbirds' Revenge.
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