The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 30 August 2015 – Episode 234
August 30, 2015, 1:37 pm
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On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in Perth Ben Taaffe creates the perfect lazy soundtrack…

Ben is special guest curator for this edition of Golden Apples. He is one of the Ben’s in the legendary MOVE DJs and host of Underground Solution RTRFM’s favourite specialist music show that seeks out  the latest innovators in the world of electronic music production with a focus on boundary-pushing sounds encompassing left-field electronica, beats of all styles, exploratory ambient and experimental sounds, and sounds that are beyond definition.

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2:00:00      The Sign of Four – Mirage

2:04:00      Elmore Judd – Bass Bully

2:10:00      Kutmah – Five Stair Steps Edit

2:13:00      Anthony Shakir – Things Come and Go

2:16:00      Millionyoung – Chlorophyl

2:21:00      Mudlark – Resting on Hollow Laurels, Resting

2:26:00      Mia Doi Todd – Rising Tide

2:30:00      Phillippe Petit & Friends – Eugenia

2:33:00      Eyas – First Light

2:36:00      Porn Sword Tobacco – En Ny Morgon

2:41:00      Simbad – DNA Metamorphosis

2:45:00      Mira Calix – In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (with Oliver Coates)

2:52:00      Vashti Bunyan – Rose Hip November

2:54:00      Hannu – Lauttasaari

2:58:00      Arovane – Theme

3:02:00      Clams Casino – The World Needs Change

3:04:00      Gil Michel – Boy

3:07:00      James Ireland – White Mike Hy-pe

3:11:00      Mariam the Believer – Love is Taking Me Over

3:16:00      Sunbears! – Let Love Flow for Peace

3:19:00      Steve Davis – La Lune Blanche

3:24:00      Alps – Hallucinations

3:32:00      Chris Cobilis – Unfuckable Unloveable

3:35:00      Diane Cluck – Beatless Wonder

3:37:00      Craig McElhinney – Surfer

3:42:00      Kuusumun Profeetta – Kovin Lentaen Kottin Kaipaan

3:48:00      Solar Bears – Hidden Lake

3:52:00      Lifted – Mint

3:56:00      Sun Araw & Matthewdavid – A2

3:57:00      Build an Ark – You Yourself are the Key to the Universe


Radio Show – 23 August 2015 – Episode 233
August 23, 2015, 10:23 am
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Graeme Watson hosts the Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

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Sir Cyril Cusack – Song of Wandering Aegus (excerpt)

Listen with Sarah – Blue Parsley

The Moody Blues – The Word (Mellotron Mix) – In Search of the Lost Chord

Max Richter – Dream 3 (in the midst of my life)

Trepidants – Trepidant’s Love Theme – Love Me Forever

Zachary Cale – Sundowner – Duskland

Four Tet – Morning

Edward Lias – Burn the Box

Diger Rokwell – You Seeds

Foxx – If I point at the moon

Szymon – Polen – Tigersapp

Szymon – Roma – Rigersapp

Szymon – Zoo Story – Tigersapp

Roger Powell – Prophecy

The Grid – Without your clarity I’d still be bound by gravity (boundless remix)

Pedro – Fear and Resilience (Four Tet Remix)

Hell Preachers Inc – We like the White Man

Vinyl Williams – World Soul

The Wheelers of Oz – Mise en Scene

Hugo Montenegro – You Showed Me

The Black Ryder – Seventh Moon

Sea Moya – Do Things

Frente Cumbriero – Chucustready (Dub Version)

August 23, 2015, 10:11 am
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Have been listening to Namosh on the Golden Apples sound system and had forgotten how good he is in a strange electronic way. First discovered by Golden Apples back in 2009 on the wonderful Crippled Dick Hot Wax Records. On Keep It For Later Namosh twirls dream-like, synth-generated sound sequences into rhythmic bass lines, percussion and vocals, further enriched by the cello, brass and jazz guitar the album also boasts a rare collaboration with German composer/arranger Peter Thomas

Namosh - Keep It For Later

Factory Benelux / Les Disques du Crépuscule

Continuing to explore influential labels and celebrating the reissue program at LTM Recordings The Golden Apples visits the Factory Benelux and Les Disques du Crépuscule label pages – where art and music came together

Factory Benelux was the result of an informal arrangement made in April 1980 between Factory Records and Les Disques du Crépuscule in Brussels, by which the latter would release ‘spare’ recordings made by Factory artists, and provide the Manchester label with an entrée into Continental Europe.

Les Disques du Crépuscule is an independent label founded by Michel Duval, Benoît Hennebert and Annik Honoré in Brussels in 1980, and closely associated with sister imprint Factory Benelux. The first batch of new releases on Les Disques du Crépuscule is now ready including albums by Isabelle Antena, Tuxedomoon, Marnie, Allez Allez and Penelope Queen.

The founders of both Benelux and Crépuscule were journalists Michel Duval and Annik Honoré, who had already promoted early performances by several Factory artists (Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Section 25) at the famous Plan K venue. Factory had already undertaken a similar overseas project with the limited edition release of the Joy Division single Atmosphere through French art label Sordide Sentimental, and would also set up a North American branch, Factory US.

The first Factory Benelux releases were exclusive singles by A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column and Section 25. For the next three years most FBN releases were also unique, including singles and albums by New Order, Crispy Ambulance, The Names, Minny Pops, Cabaret Voltaire, Crawling Chaos, Stockholm Monsters and The Wake. Financial constraints at Factory also meant that Benelux was first to issue pioneering dance singles by Quando Quango and 52nd Street. Between 1983 and 1986 many FBN titles took the form of European editions of regular Factory releases, along with extracurricular production work by members of New Order (working as Be Music), including Life, Nyam Nyam, Surprize and Lavolta Lakota. This prolific period also included two complete albums by The Durutti Column: Short Stories for Pauline, and Circuses and Bread.

Factory Benelux stopped releasing new material in 1988, although Crépuscule retained the FBN imprint for early CD reissues by The Names, New Order and Crispy Ambulance. In 2012 the label was revived with the blessing of Duval and Honoré, and is now curated by James Nice, who worked in Brussels at Crépuscule in the late 1980s. This new iteration has issued CDs and vinyl albums by The Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, Section 25, Martin Hannett, The Names, Crispy Ambulance, Quando Quango, Mark Reeder, The Wake and Blurt.

Art and Music from Les Disques du Crépuscule

“Peter Saville certainly defined the post-punk look which reflected the modern world that
Factory Records were forcing us to confront. I appreciate Saville but, to be honest, if I was
influenced by anyone it was Benoît Hennebert of Les Disques Du Crépuscule. Eccentric,
charming and very much a genius.”

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This compilation is a good starting point

Auteur Labels Les Disques du Crépuscule

Art and Music from Factory 

“Everything on Factory is designed, as opposed to decorated.” Peter Saville, September 1979.

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Auteur Labels factory benelux


Finders Keepers Records

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Finders Keepers

Loved by the Golden Apples as totally unique and one of the best labels out there for exploring all that is strange and beautiful in music. Vinyl Factory have taken an in-depth look at 10 years of the label…

To celebrate a decade at the front, marked by the long-awaited release of their very own holy grail the soundtrack to cinematic masterpiece Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain, Vinyl Factory sent James Hammond to spend an afternoon with Andy Votel at Finders Keepers HQ to unpick the workings of one of the most important and respected labels operating today

Over the last ten years Finders Keepers have pushed the art of the reissue to adventurous new realms, redefining sonic boundaries and established histories across almost 250 releases. There’s no single gateway LP into the Finders Keepers universe, and for the uninitiated there’s a wealth of sound to explore. Whilst there’s the general Finders Keepers banner, there’s also numerous sub-branches such as Cacophonic for all things avant and concrete, Cache Cache for a ’70s/’80s electro slant, Bird for primarily female oriented folk and left field pop, and Dead Cert (run in conjunction with Boomkat) for another flavour of experimental.

As well as exploring in detail the story of Finders Keepers this great article also takes a look at five key artist/label relationships across the board…

Reed the full article here.

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Holy Mountain

“Nothing in your experience or education can have prepared you for this film”

A casualty of Jodorowsky and executive producer Allen Klein’s thirty-something year stand-off, the soundtrack has, in its absence, assumed a near mythical status matched only by the film itself, a shimmering mirage taunting film and music fans with unfulfilled and unfulfillable promise.

Read about Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain here.



Radio Show – 9 August 2015 – Episode 231 -Perth

Golden Apples of Perth

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…Yes – its another all local Golden Apples of the Sun Perth edition

Listen Here (select 9 August 2015)

Mixcloud HQ Here – just the music plus BONUS tracks


Ourobonic Plague – Rzionr Nrzfm – Communion

Karli White – Let It – Karli Whites Childhood Scissors

Mundaring Weird – Don’t Weight (Lower Spectrum Remix) – Lower Spectrum Remixes

Original Past Life – Times of Ceylon

Akioka – What to do with a Dying Dove

Erasers – Golden Tones

Diger Rokwell – Travel to the Outer Reaches Unreleased

Diger Rokwell – Seeds – Seeds

Probehead – Rainwalker – Collected Samples 2004-2013 – 08

Fait – Halycon

Probehead – Recliner Rewind – David’s New Chair

Eleventeen Eston – Indian Blue

Flower Drums – Walking At Night – 28 Mansions

Absent Hearts – City of Glass – City of Glass and Sky of White

Vishnu – Water Tones II

Savoir – Eternal (Harvey Sutherland Remix)

Probehead – Aethyr Transition Module – Collected Samples 2004-2013

David McComb of The Triffids – Calenture (demo) – Calenture

Golden String – Silk Carapace

Leafy Suburbs – Claps – Psychic Lease

Catlips – Walk Home

Lilt – Don’t Tell Me

Runner – Spooking – Cloud Kingdom

HYLA – Come Find Us – Fever Calls Late EP

Apollo’s Son – Mirror Of Ra – Demo’s

Superengine – Its You – Maddest King Alive Mix – Triangulation

BONUS – Mixcloud

Ku Ling Brothers – Octagon Head – Creach

Balkans Malay – Rodopi

Erasers – Returning Home

Radio Show – 2 August 2015 – Episode 230

Coel Healy presents this week’s edition of the Golden Apples of the Sun

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Boocanan – And that’s a promise (Ft. Oscob)

Porn Sword Tobacco – My Week in Zambia

Hong Kong Express – Emotionless

Hong Kong Express – Floor 118

Software – Island Sunrise

Porn Sword Tobacco – Spectrum Campfire

Shopping Times – ???? – Fortune500

Karabinka – Eititsu Haiyashi

Casiotone – Corm

Distopian Chic – Abandoned Terminal

Eco Virtual – Valley Breeze

Digital Escapes – Golden Living Room

Psychic LCD – Pipeline 46

Midi – Death of the 3D Universe

Porn Sword Tobacco – 2 Windows Down

Seaside Connection – ????

Pale Flower – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

High-Tech-Cold-Life – 1991

Kokubou Soushou – Ryuichi Sakamoto

Dark Level – ????

Aero – Haruomi Hosono

1991 – Celebrated as Difficult

Psychic LCD – Ident Dream

Porn Sword Tobacco – Cave 4B50 Clicks Northwest

Paradise Systems Intl. – Underwater Exploration

NMESH – ??????

Oscob – Complex

Lamitina – Due to Location

Penthouse Apartment – Pour Me Another

Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Reincarnation

Sam Atkin – Gently

Automatic – ????

Telepath Telepath – Your Vision