The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 25 May 2015 – Episode 220
May 31, 2015, 3:16 am
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Fairport Convention

Em Burrows of The Lammas Tide hosts the Golden Apples – psych folk plus..

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The Bliss – Lifetime

The Doors – Not to Touch the Earth

Rose Windows – The Wanton Song

The United States of America – The American Metaphysical Circus

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia

Sufjan Stevens – All is Well

Grace Slick and the Great Society – Sally Go Round the Roses

Fairport Convention – Autopsy

Ivo’s Group – That Shocking Shaking Day

Bo Hansson – Forsta Vandringen

Causa Sui – Juju Blues

Wolf People – Tiny Circles

Syd Arthur – In The Light

Richard in Your Mind – Four Leaf Clover Salad

Traffic – Glad


Projections in the Forest
May 23, 2015, 11:33 am
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The Wild Horses of Newbury
May 23, 2015, 10:39 am
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‘The Wild Horses of Newbury’ was shot by me, Mark Carroll, very early on a single morning in February 1996 at the building site of the Newbury Bypass. (UK) This controversial road was to cut through some beautiful, ancient English countryside and had met with massive and radical direct action protests, hence the number of security guards. The whole episode only lasted a few minutes.. nothing was staged. The security guards and police had circled two very old Oak trees and were preparing to chop them down , when two scruffy, seemingly wild horses appeared and began to interfere with the felling. One of the horses even confronted one of the police horses…..
It was a very magical moment.


15 Essential Broadcast Tracks


In discussing #14 which is a Golden Apples favourite… Mother Is The Milky Way

“Prior to recording Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age, Cargill and Keenan had relocated from Birmingham to the country town of Hungerford, a place the duo soon discovered was ripe with nearby witchy and occultist phenomena, from the haunted Littlecote House Hotel to nearby Stonehenge. While Witch Cults symbolized a cosmopolitan party thrown by occultists and country witches, Broadcast’s 2009 tour EP Mother Is The Milky Way was a fully bucolic recording, comprised of home-recorded demos of a more folk-inspired aesthetic quality, with the density of its predecessor stripped away to make room for twittering birdsongs, the laughter of children, and ambient marketplace chatter.

Keenan is our guide through an imagined Hungerford, and the record feels at times like a fictitious collaboration between Virginia Astley and Nurse With Wound – Kurt Schwitters even pops in for a beer and a bit of Ursonate babble. ‘Elegant Elephant’ is one of the EP’s more traditionally lovely moments and a perfect encapsulation of the quiet magic the duo achieve on Milky Way; it provides a rare peek into the more intimate domestic side of Keenan and Cargill’s life together, and even though it’s a fabrication, it’s no less striking”.

Much more with an in-depth track by track across 15 tracks at Fact

…and in case you have not heard it…

mind bending motorway mixtape

Available for download here or to listen to here. In December 2010 Trish Keenan sent a close friend a mix CD she compiled just before heading to Australia and her untimely death, the friend never thanked her but thought sharing the mix night be a way to say thank you. Its called Mind Bending Motorway Mix and is full of wonderful sounds so please pass the link on, share it far and wide…

The Unofficial Countyside
May 23, 2015, 10:20 am
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Richard Mabey - The Unofficial Countryside

‘I ended up at an abandoned brickyard at the very edge of my chosen area. I suppose that it had ceased to be used about three years before, and it was now a dumping ground for any household rubbish too big for the bin. But successive excavations of the sand and clay for the bricks had left the yard with a legacy of mature waste ground. The abandoned mounds were thick with wild rose, hawthorn and the young shoots of rosebay. The steep-sided pits had filled with water, and though they had little or no vegetation in them, they were buzzing with water boatmen, diving beetles and newts. And the paths between, once heavily-used tracks over the light soil, carried one of the most brilliant collections of dry-soil flowers I have ever seen: ox-eye daisies, centauries, vetches, late cowslips, lady’s bed straw, musk mallow knee-high.’

From Unofficial Countryside (1972)


More over at Mounds and Circles


Ellie Davies Photography
May 23, 2015, 10:06 am
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Nice post on Ellie Davies over at Weird Wood

Another Green World  addresses a common sense of alienation from the natural world, exploring and challenging our assumptions that we know and have conquered the landscape.  It is about discovering something unidentified and peculiar; revisiting the possibilities of early explorers and trying to experience the landscape with an open-mindedness wrought from the potential to find something new and unexpected, to recapture the excitement and awe of the pioneers, botanists, scientists and naturalists to whom all possibilities were open. – See more at:

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Radio Show – 17 May 2015 – Episode 219

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Claude Mono hosts The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show. This edition has it all from new age to dance.  It has music from artists including Golden Apples friends A Year in the Country and the Hare and The Moon. A 20 minute sprawling swirling psych stoner from Moon Duo – actually a request, out there soundtracks from The Duke of Burgundy, and a Man Called Horse. Plus almost dance-like extras on the Mixcloud mix.

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Mixcloud HQ Mix – none of the inane banter and musical facts chit-chat plus BONUS tracks


Iasos – The Angels of Comfort – Psychemagik Magik Circles

Alice Coltrane – Madhura Manohara Giridhari – Divine Songs

Kid Loco – She’s my lover (a song for R) – A Grand Love Story

A Year In The Country – Scrabble and Abrade 1-  In Every Mind – 04

Cats Eye – Doors No 1, 2 and 3 – The Duke Of Burgundy Soundtrack

The Hare and the Moon – The Rolling Of The Stones – There Were Faces In The Hedgerow

The Hare and the Moon – O’Death – Wood Witch

A Year In The Country – The Music Box – In Every Mind

A Year In The Country – Tick Tock – In Every Mind

Mia Doi Todd – What If We Do (Nobody Remix) – Manzanita

Mia Doi Todd – Open Your Heart – Cosmic Ocean Ship

Leonard Rosenman – Interlude – A Man Called Horse OST

Buffy St Marie – Adam – Illuminations

Jane Weaver – Mission Desire – The Silver Globe

Chungking – Making Music (4hero Remix) – Secret Love Vol 2 (not on Mixcloud)

4Hero – Les Fleur – Secret Love Vol 1 (not on Mixcloud)

Moon Duo – High Over Blue

Stee Downes – Nothin Lasts Forever – Secret Love 5

Paul Weller – The Loved – Wild Wood Deluxe Edition


BONUS a few different tracks on Mixcloud HQ – almost dance music…

A Year In The Country – 12 An Idyll – In Every Mind


Mt Roue’ – Juiced

Deep Dish – The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) (Deep Dish Stay Dark Remix)

The Sly and Unseen – Blown by the Wind from Open Waters – The Cross Hill Recordings

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