The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 25 December – Xmas Apples
December 30, 2011, 10:19 am
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Images from Jade N’s own Tasmanian Apples Trip

Jade N and his special guest Michelle F curate a very special xmas apples edition, incorporating pastoral pop, lush psych, abstract beats and glitch-tronica . . . Look out, this set got more flavour than turkey!

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The Xmas Apples PLAYLIST…

Gila – This Morning – Deutsche Elektronische Musik

DJ Food – Hour Glass/Looking Glass – Quadraplex EP

John Lennon – Look At Me – Royal Tenenbaums OST

Bridget St John – To B Without A Hitch – Ask Me No Questions

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Boy Witch – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Orlando Gibbons/The Clerkes of Oxenford – I Am the Resurrection – Anthems and Songs of Praise: Church Music of Jacobean England

The Sunshine Society – Flaemout – Dreams of San Antonio

Beck – Chemtrails – Modern Guilt

The Soundcarriers – Celeste – Celeste

Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk (Seefeel Mix) – Sci-fi Lo-Fi: Shoegazing 1985-2009

James Pants – Dreamboat – James Pants

Radiohead – Little By Little (Caribou Mix)- TKOL Remixes Vol 1

Jane Weaver – Hud A Llefrith – Make, Do and Mend 06: Belle and Sebastian Support Finders Keepers

Belle and Sebastian – Fox in the Snow – If You’re Feeling Sinister . . .

Church Bells Sound FX Record – Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles (6 Bells), recorded at St Andrews Church, Bradfield Berkshire

The Velvet Underground – Jesus – The Velvet Underground

The Dandy Warhols – Mohammed – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

Mellow – Love On the Moon – CQ OST

The Free Design – Bubbles – Raindrops

The Strawberry Alarm Clock – The World’s On Fire – Psych-Out OST

Broadcast – Before We Begin – Ha Ha Sound

Claudine Longet – Wanderlust – The 16 Greats

Scarlett Johansson – No One Knows I’m Gone – Anywhere I Lay My Head

Grouper – Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping – Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill – Church Bells Sound FX Record – Cambridge Surprise Major (8 Bells), recorded at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham, Berkshire                                                       

Wild Nothing- Live in Dreams – Gemini

Real Estate – All the Same (outro excerpt)  Days

King Kong Ding Dong – The Tiniest Anything – Youth Culture Index

Caribou – Pelican Narrows- The Milk Of Human Kindness

Lawrence English – January 30 – Grey Lunar Sea – The Peregrine

Syd Barrett – Dark Globe – The Madcap Laughs


Radio Show – 18 December – Sproatly Smith Presents…
December 18, 2011, 4:57 am
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2011 has been the first year of The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show, the year of our virginity, a  year where we explored and discovered together many different sounds from many different places. One of our most exciting discoveries has been the artist Sproaty Smith from Hereford in the UK. One of the finest purveyors of folk and psych playing it just how we like it, and although they have four studio albums, Sproatly Smith have only had their own first ever live gig this year.  Here for you through the wonders of The Interweb and coming from the cold short dark winter days of Herefordshire  Sproatly Smith have prepared a full 80 minute mix of some of the music they like, music that inspires them and music they would like to inspire the Golden Apples listeners with. Sproaty Smith have also just re-released their ‘Christmas’ album – it’s called ‘Carols From Hereford’ and is a limited edition run at Reverb Worship and there are only 50 copies – and only about 40 left according to Roger Linney – and while you are  there check out some of the Sproatly Smith reviews and the other great Reverb Worship Limited Editions – all out there stuff. Here at the Golden Apples we just enjoy the music but Sproatly Smith are certainly receiving some high praise. Jeanette Leech author of Seasons They Change and Folk Us Reviewer at Shindig has just given the new album ‘The Minstrel’s Grave’ a great review!!! – well apparently – as I still get my Shindig via Royal Mail.

You can stream the show here – the Playlist is below

Also for use with your favourite listening device we have uploaded the Golden Apples Sproatly Smith Mix at 320kbps  high quality– without the breaks and that annoying voice of Claude Mono trying to keep the show together.

Part 1

Part 2

Sproatly Smith – digital downloads here

Reverb Worship – CDs and Special hand-crafted Editions here



Ken Nordine – Hello

Jack Nitzsche – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Ass – Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s very bad

COB – Evening Air

Dando Shaft – I Heard Somewhere

The Sun Also Rises – Flowers

Andrew Hockey – There Is A Mountain

PART 2 (for sarah)

Wizz Jones – No More Time To Try

Folkdove – Pretty Saro

Tir Na Nog – Our Love Will Not Decay

Tipsy – Sweet Cinnamon Punch (High Llamas re-mix)

Oberon – Time Past, Time Come

Haruko – Goodbye My Love, Goodbye


Phillip Astle – Miri it is

Sproatly Smith – Beetle

Us and Them – Fire Leap

Charles Manson – I’ll never say never to always

Roundtable – Where Do You Go

Natural Snow Buildings – Gone

Pamela Wyn Shannon – Woolgathering

Sproatly Smith – Song For Annie Needham

Life On Earth – You are there

Sproatly Smith – Lullaby


Novemthree – Reaching the summit at nightfall

York Pop music Project – Changes

Barbara Moore – Steam Heat

These Trails – Hello Lou

The Superimposers – The Little Things

Synanthesia  – Rolling And Tumbling

Sybille Baier – The End

…from Carols from Hereford

Sproatly Smith – Christ Made a Trance

Sproatly Smith – O Little Town of Bethlehem

….from Claude Mono

Prologue – The Night Before Christmas

Magdelena Solis – The Pigs Monastery

Jethro Tull – Birthday Card at Christmas

Jethro Tull  – Christmas Song

Devendra Banhart – The Spirit Within

TINDERSTICKS Nenette et Boni
December 17, 2011, 6:25 am
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Live version of the track played by Mark  Davies during his edition of the Golden Apples …. this little melody will just keep floating around inside your head….

Andrew Sinclair and the Ritual Band Live At The Bird
December 17, 2011, 6:00 am
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Come Along on Jan 22

Golden Apples Sunraiser – coming Soon – January 22
December 17, 2011, 5:53 am
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Diger Rokwell
Claude Mono
Tristan Gibbs


The Bird – Northbridge

Radio Show – 11 December – Episode 45
December 17, 2011, 5:22 am
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Mark Davies is usually only found in the studios of RTRFM after The Golden Apples of the Sun where he is a regular presenter on the Rockin The Roots show but ocassional discussions over pints of beer and appearances at various unusual live gigs around town confirmed ‘The Curator’ within…

Listen to Mark’s show here

Mercury Rev – Dreams of a young girl as a flower – Snowflake midnight
Four tet – As serious as your life (remix) – single
Swell – A town – Swell
Earlies – Kelly Brown – Morning wonder ep
Aliens – KEMFU – single
Earlies – Enemy chorus – Enemy chorus
Akron Family – Running, returning – Akron Family
Peter,Bjorn and John – Ancient curse – single
Juana Molina – Salvese Quien Puenda – Remix
Tame Impala – The Sun( Fred Cherry’s eclipse) – Half full glass of wine ep
amon Dull II – Fly united – Deutsch Elektonische Musik vol.2
Soft Hearted Scientists – Hawthorn – Take time to wonder in a whirling world
Brian Jones town massacre- tempo 116.7 – Smoking acid
Spiritualised – I think I am in love – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating
Jim Noir – Find mind grind – All right
J.Mascis – a little ethnic song – Guitarrorists
Peaking lights – Hey sparrow – 936
Clor – Hey, hey, hey – single
The Accidental – Knock Knock (hot chip remix) – single
Predrag Delibasich – Happy hobo – single
Heron – lemon aid – single
Devendra Banhart – La Pastorlita Perdida – single
Tindersticks – Les Cannes a peche – Nenette and Boni sound track
Tim Buckley – Pleasant street – Goodbye and hello
Elk Bell – Holiday Island – Superfragilistic

David Lynch “Pop Music” Videos
December 17, 2011, 4:48 am
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David Lynch “Pop Music” Video Phase – Like