The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

It Was Only Acid, Your Honour: In Defence of Psychedelia


Make sure you check out the article on psychedelia in The Wall of Sound written by Em Burrows of the Golden Apples where Em confirms the jury is out (of it).

Includes some essential psych recommendations and you can check them all out with direct ‘linkage’ provided right here…

Em Burrows Recommends
Lake Ruth – The Inconsolable Jean Claude
Wolf People – Silbury Sands
The GOASTT – Animals
Syd Arthur – Garden of Time
Causa Sui – Juju Blues
Broadcast – You Can Fall

Allison Brice Recommends
Margareta Juvan & Can – I’m Hiding My Nightingale
Bruno Nicolai – Razionale
Rotary Connection – I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – Closed Circuit
The Soundcarriers – Boiling Point

Claude Mono Recommends
Oasis – Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Mix)
Gnod & White Hills – Drop Out
The Cosmic Dead – The White Rabbit
Our Solar System – At the Edge of Time
Tame Impala – Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix)
Yuya Uchida & the Flowers – I’m Dead


January 21, 2017, 2:50 am
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From Perth, Western Australia on Bandcamp here
Released December 22, 2016. This compilation investigates how we can further establish our connection to this land. Documenting, learning, listening, observing and celebrating these wetlands is really an effort to connect. Songs speaking to the spirit of the Beeliar Wetlands and the vast biodiversity of species that live there. If Roe 8 continues to go ahead, it will destroy intricate ecosystems forever. It will be economically, spiritually & culturally devastating. Shut it down. Listen to the wetland. Connect to country.

Music by Akioka, Cow Cablin, Diger Rokwell, Kirby, James Ireland, Leafy Suburbs, Matt Aitken, Maxy Bills, Mei Saraswati, Nicholas Allbrook, Pia Remund, Rabbit Island, Sam Newman, YLEM & field recordings of around, above & below the Beeliar Wetlands

Action Groups


Radio Show – 15 January 2015 – Episode 304
January 21, 2017, 2:37 am
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Sarah Delfante presents a sun-dappled selection of golden musical apples delivered from the sun to the earth…

Show re-stream here (select 15 Jan 2016)


COOL POOL – Witness- Beeliar Riddum – more here

Georgia – Ama Yes Uzume – All Kind Music

Ytamo – Hamon – Mi Wo

Phil Stroud – The Forest

Radian – Pickup Pickout

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Arthropoda – Ears

C0OL PO0L – Magpie Harmonisation II – Beeliar Riddum

Tilman Robinson – Where We Began – Deer Heart

Rayon – Kona – A Beat of Silence

The Notwist – Consequence

High Llamas – Pat Mingus – Buzzle Bee

Frankie Cosmos – Outside With The Cuties

Stereolab – Brakhage – Dots and Loops

Akioka – Right Here

Tourist Kid – Recollection & Return Inn (Hyatt Lobby)

C0OL PO0L – Kitchen Meeting, At The EPA – Beeliar Meeting

Femini Flyers – Like You See

Black Moth Super Rainbow  Smile The Day After Today – Eating Us

ISAN – Glass Bird Movement

Andrew Tuttle – Brisbane (Take 2)

Original Past Life – Peppered Moth



Radio Show – 8 January 2017 – Episode 303
January 11, 2017, 12:47 pm
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Dave Clark presents

A hazy walk through slow stupid summer ambience

Tell me about the world’s hottest temperature?

What would happen if we flooded Death Valley in California?

Show re-stream here – select 8 January 2017


Richard Skelton – Bark, Xylem

Belong – I’m Sleepy, shall we swim?

Matthew Hatch – Myra

Carla Del Forno – Dry In The Rain

Swaii – Dwell

Kenny Graham – Suncats and Moondogs Suite

The United States of America – Cloud Song

Frankie Reyes – Las Compars

The Boats – Through Leaf Filtered Light

Jeff Bridges – Temescal Canyon

Inch-Time – Kyoto Autumn as Leaves

MatthewDavid – Venusian Sunset

Steve Roach – The Reflecting Chamber

Pub – Summer

SunPath – Jasmine

Carlos Nino And Friends – It’s All Happening

dimlite – sun-sized twinkles

Panabrite – Glass Palaces

Voice of the Seven Woods – Silver Morning Branches

Radio Show – 1 January 2017 – Episode 302
January 1, 2017, 9:51 am
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The Golden Apples returns for 2017… Enjoy two hours of Claude Mono selected audio bliss bombs that link the past with the present – 80s new age cassettes, cosmic spiritual beats, downtemp psych, nu-Tropicalia, strange 90s indie covers and orchestral drum and bass…

Listen to the show re-stream (Select 1 Jan 2017)

Listen HQ Mixcloud here  – Just the music plus extra tracks

More new age sounds here

PLAYLIST for Mixcloud Edition

Alice Coltrane – Madhura Manohara Giridhari

Carlos Santana Bill Laswell – A Love Supreme

The Ballistic Brothers – A Love Supreme

Flying Lotus – Aunties Harp (Rebekah Raff Remix)

Emerald Web – Flight of the Raven

Emerald Web – Stepper

Jordan De La Sierra – Sphere Of Sublime Dances

Omodada – All My Gods (Ummagma Remix)

Nora Guthrie – Home Before Dark

Virna Lindt – Underwater Boy (Musically Proper Mix)

Mndsgn – Camelblues

Jed and Lucia – Helium (Letherette Remix)

Urubu feat J. Abramovay – Sokak

Iaci Kupalua – Icaro0

Xique-Xique – Protetores e Orixás

Lutine – Espera (Kemper Norton Mix Excerpt)

Casper Iskov – Soon

Zuni – Kinky Afro

The Stone Roses – Elizabeth My Dear (Kinobe Remix)

Groove Armada – Your Song (Tim Love Lees Semi Bearded Remix)

The Heritage Orchestra – Inner City Life (Live)

Goldie – Inner City Life (4 Hero Mix)

Goldie vs Rabbit In The Moon – Inner City Life (Rabbit In The Moons Vocalic City Mix)


Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy – DJ Sets
December 27, 2016, 3:22 am
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From Gong to System 7  – They always deliver 100% killer electronic beats and magical knob twiddling… and they always have fun doing it



New Age Music on Private Press Labels







The Guardian:

“When did new age music become cool? The mellow tones of new age were once the province of spas, wellness centers, yoga studios and hippie bookstores. These days, new age records – particularly the more rare LPs and cassettes released in the 1970s and 1980s – are a touchstone of cool. Younger record collectors have been rediscovering vintage new age records…” read more


“To those not yet in the know, all the true heads check in at the Crystal Visions blog hosted by Greg Davis for the cream of the crop in Nuevo Age jammage….” More here


“As with any genre, the boundaries surrounding new age are porous. Some of it sounds like hippy folk; some sounds like a de-cluttered version of what people generally call “minimalism”: gauzy, repetitive music that finds a nice place to rest and rests there indefinitely. Some is heavy on the synthesizer; some is basically slow jazz played at a whisper”. More here

IasosCelestial Soul Projection on Numero Group

At the beginning, there was only two waving the new age banner: Steven Halpern and Iasos. While Iasos toiled away in relative obscurity outside of New Age, Halpern crossed over outside of their shared niche. Iasos’ first decade of recording is deep, beautiful, and woefully hard to find. With the help of Carlos Nino (AmmonContact, Build An Ark, HuVibrational), the vaults to Iasos’ 1970s and early 1980s masterworks were thrown open to create this unprecedented document (including unseen interviews and the most complete dissertation on his life and work yet assembled). Whether you’ve had all the Iasos cassettes tucked away in the corner of your yoga studio for decades, or you’re just starting to figure out who all these contemporary drone artists have been jacking their styles from… represented here by 13 selections transmitted between 1975 and 1985 this is the anthology for all.

Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation. His was pioneering work—done from a bohemian boat-slip home office—on some of the first commercially available synthesizers and, on stage, into the kaleidoscopic heart of psychedelic-era concert visuals. As life-affirming and attuned to spirit as Iasos’ soul portraits were, prestigious psychology departments heard in them the tones humans hear at the precipice between life and death. Before ambient and New Age were so named and codified, the “Paradise Music” of Iasos  brought Earth-transcriptions of a vast and galactic soundhealing to a planet much in need.

I Am The Center (Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990) on Light in the Attic

“Sound created the universe. It wasn’t a word. Sound created atoms; sound and light are the original manifesting principles for worlds… A musician sources that primeval, eternal sound, and it comes out as music.” – Constance Demby

Forget everything you know, or think you know, about new age, a genre that has become one of the defining musical-archaeological explorations of the past decade.

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 is the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age and reveal the unbelievable truth about the genre.

For new age, at its best, is a reverberation of psychedelic music, and great by any standard. This is analog, handmade music communicating soul and spirit, often done on limited means and without commercial potential, self-published and self-distributed. Before it became big business and devolved into the spaced out elevator music we know and loathe today, this was the real thing.

From mathematical musical algorithms to airport murder mysteries to Henry Mancini and Bugs Bunny, the connections to mainstream culture run in curious directions. (Did you know, for instance, that a track from the first modern private press new age album is featured on the Blade Runner soundtrack? It’s called “Pompeii, 76 A.D.”, and we’ve got it here.)

I Am The Center is a knowing, but never cynical overview that invites listeners at last to the mainspring of a misunderstood genre’s greatest lights. Many of the biggest names are present — Iasos, inter-dimentional channeler of “paradise music”; Laraaji, discovered by Brian Eno playing for spare change in Washington Square Park; and the recently famous JD Emmanuel, icon to a new generation of drone, ambient, noise musicians. Call it what you will — before it was anything else, it was new age.

Lovingly conceived and lavishly presented, I Am The Center features stunning paintings by the legendary visual artist Gilbert Williams, and liner notes by producer Douglas Mcgowan, who weaves the words and images of the wizards and sorceresses of new age into a prismatic portrait of music that can finally be recognized for what it is: great American folk art.


Emerald Web

Emerald Web was an American musical duo, made up of the husband-wife team of Bob Stohl and Kat Epple. Founded in 1978 and active through the 1980s, the Florida-based Stohl and Epple composed and recorded music in the New Age and electronica genres. In addition to recording their music and performing in concert, Emerald Web composed many television soundtracks, including National Geographic, PBS Nova, CNN, Apple Computers, NASA and Carl Sagan’s documentary films, winning several Emmy Awards. They also composed music for a wide range of other applications, from films to planetarium shows.



To help you reach a higher state of being get meditating to this mix by Doug Shipton from Finders Keepers Records of DIY cassette stuff and found sounds over at the very chilled Love in the Afternoon