The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 27 November 2016 – Episode 297
November 30, 2016, 12:37 pm
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On todays show Mark Davies will be your host for your favourite 2 hours of the week and will gently guide you through a smorgasbord of musical delights. He’s got a big box of records as vinyl is really the only format worthy of the show. We’ll be checking out some UK Hauntology, Doom folk from Canada, Scandinavian psych, Argentinian folkatronica as well as taking in some soundtrack and library music from Europe.Sit back and glisten.

Listen to the sho re-stream here (select 27 Nov)


Folkazoid – Arabic Hash – Folkazoid EP

GOAT – Bondye – Commune

Grim Tower – Anarchic breezes- Anarchic breezes

Stereolab – Animal or vegetable (a wonderful wooden reason)  – Refried Ectoplasm

Broadcast – Accidentals – work and non-work

Pram – Shadows – Helium

Erasers – By your side – Stem together

Juana Molina – Las Edades – WED21

Penguin cafe orchestra Рchartered flight РMusic from the penguin caf̩ orchestra

Dungen – Det du tanker idag ar du I morgon – Ta det lugnt

Dungen – Det Tar tid – 4

Efterklang – Prey and predator – tripper

Alain Goraguer – La Planette Sauvage  – Soundtrack La Planette Sauvage

Piero Umiliani – Effetti Musicali – Effetti Musicali

Serge Gainsbourg – Danger – Les annes Psychedeliques (1966-71)

AIR – Napalm love – Pocket Symphony

Damien Jurado – Walrus – Visions of us on the land




Lammas Night Laments Update
November 23, 2016, 2:08 pm
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Original psych-folk lovers and long time Golden Apples listeners might be interested to know I have updated my original 2013 blog post about the famous Lamnas Night Laments C-DR compilation series and the Dark Britannica wyrd folk compilations – here – includes a link to ‘whatever happened to Mark Coyle? – one of the great mysteries of psych folk and wyrd folk

Radio Show – 20 November 2016 – Episode 296 – Endtroducing Anniversary Special
November 20, 2016, 9:09 am
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outtake from the original photo-shoot



” To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of DJ Shadow’s landmark LP Diger Rokwell is ‘re-introducing’ Endtroducing – the exploration begins today at 2pm on a special edition of The Golden Apples of the Sun on RTRFM 92.1

Re-stream the show here (Select 20 Nov)


Dj Shadow – Best Foot Foward

Stanley Clark – Concerto for Jazz/Rock Orchestra Part 1

Terry MacGovern – George Marsh on Drums

Jeremry Stoch – I Feel A New Shadow

Signs of the Zodiac and Mort Garson –    Planetary Motivations (Cancer)

DJ Shadow – Building Steam with a Grain of Salt

Frankie Seay and The Soul Riders – Soul Food

The Third Guitar – Baby Don’t Cry

Pigmeat Markham – I Got The Numbers

Motherlode – Softshell

Kay Gardner – Touching Souls feat. Meg Christian

Tangerine Dreams – Invisible Limits

Scratch – DJ Shadow Segment

Prince of Darkness Extract – Prince of Darkness

Flying Island – The Vision and the Vision

DJ Shadow – Untitled

Human Race – Grey Boy

David Axelrod – The Human Abstract

Murray Norman – Parking Tickets

Nirvana (UK) – Love Suite

Roger Waters and Ron Geesin – More than Seven Dwarfs in Penis Land

Bjork – Possibly Maybe

Pugh Rogerfeldt – Love, love, love

DJ Shadow – Mutual Slump

Giorgio Moroder – Tears

Cloe McNett – Snap

Pekka Pohjola – Sekoilu Seestyy

Baraka – Sower of Seeds

DJ Shadow – Midnight in a Perfect World

The Aurora Encounter – Hello There Little Buddy

Billy Cobham – A Funky Thing of Things

T Rex – ‘Pon a Hill

The Alan Parsons Project – Nucleus

Gianni Niazzari – C’ERA GIA

DJ Shadow – Transmission 2

Dj Shadow – Changeling


Check out Diger Rokwell’s beautiful ‘Endtroducing 20th Anniversary Unofficial Mix’ here


Do some exploring using Tribe magazine’s complete ‘Endtroducing’ samples list

Radio Show – 13 November 206 – Episode 295


Claude musically meanders through private press folk, funk and psych, some spiritual jazz and lo-fi electronic gospel, Balearic beats, baroque pop and electronica

Mixcloud HQ Mix here – just the music

Show re-stream here  – select 13 Nov


Tamesis (Laura Cannell remix) –  Shape Worship – A City Rewritten

Lutine – Died of Love – 02 Sallow Tree (Sarah Angliss & Stephen Hiscock mix)

Lutine – Died of Love – 04 Espera (Kemper Norton mix)

The Rowan Amber Mill – Ocarina Procession – The Forest – The Wald

The Hare and the Moon with Alaska and Michael Begg – A Fracture in the Forest – Fractures

Carla dal Forno – Fast Moving Cars

Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris – Slow – Sky Girl

Litto Nebbia’s – Bazar De Los Milagros

Das Goldene Zeitalter – Dont Give up Your Smile Today

Michael Dues – Goodbye Rainbow – Praise Poems 4

Otis G Johnson – Walk With Jesus – Good God! Apocryphal Hymns

Otis G Johnson – Time to Go Home – Personal Space (Electronic Soul 1974 – 1984)

Chris Coco – Albatross

Farbror Resande Mac – Chemtrails

Jagwar Ma – Uncertainty (The Time and Space Machine Dub)

Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Scuba High Up Mix) Full Version

Void Watcher – Ever-Spiralling

Andy Votel – RiderBrow (W Lee Gorton from Alfie)

Pram – Penny Arcade – Dark Island

El Michels Affair feat. The Shacks – Strange Boy

Koushik – Forest Loop – Out My Window

Koushik – In a Green Space – Out My Window

The High Llamas – The Goat Strings – Gideon Gaye

The High Llamas – The Goat (Instrumental) – Gideon Gaye

The High Llamas – Jackie – Here Come The Rattling Trees

Gnod & White Hills – Drop Out
November 13, 2016, 3:16 am
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Golden Apples Highway – Special Mix – Episode 294





For Episode 294 the Golden Apples presents Barry Adamson, David Lynch, and some strange friends in a 2 hour cinematic soundscape. So wait until late in the night and drive out of the city to where the roads are long, winding, and empty, and then keep driving…and play loud…

High Definition Mixcloud  Here – Just the Music

Show re-stream Here – select 6 Nov


Barry Adamson – The Vibes Aint Nothin But the Vibes – Oedipus Schmoedipus

Barry Adamson – On the Wrong Side of Relaxation – Moss-side Story

Barry Adamson – Central Control – Moss-side Story

Barry Adamson – Walk on Fire – Back To The Cat

Barry Adamson – Preface – Soul Murder

Barry Adamson – Cold Black Preach – The Negro Inside Me

Joel Fausto & Illusion Orchestra – Someone Sang And Slowly Danced – Illusion Orchestra At The Gloomy Club

Barry Adamson – Something Wicked This Way Comes – Oedipus Schmoedipus

Barry Adamson – Mr Eddys Theme – Lost Highway

Barry Adamson – Stand In – I Will Set You Free

Barry Adamson – Girl – As Above So Below

David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time – Crazy Clown Time

Anduin – Hands Behind A Curtain – Abandoned In Sleep

Anduin – Into Abandon – Abandoned In Sleep

Xiu Xiu – Audrey’s Dance – Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks – live version here

Barry Adamson – Splat Goes the Cat – The Taming of the Shrewd

Barry Adamson – Déjà Voodoo – As Above So Below

Trentemoller – Sycamore Feeling – Into The Great Wide Yonder

Jimmy Scott – Sycamore Trees – Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Chrysta Bell – Sycamore Trees – David Lynch Between Two Worlds 

Broadcast – Monica’s Burial (Under the Junipers) – Berberian Sound Studio

Goblin – Suspiria Theme (Daemonia Version)

Goblin – Suspiria Theme (RJD2 Instrumental)

Sinoia Caves – Black Ball – The Enchanter Persuaded – more here

Weval – Gimme Some (HunterGame Remix)

The Night Terrors – Megafauna – Pavor Nocturnus – more here

Broadcast – The Sacred Marriage – Berberian Sound Studio

Barry Adamson – Le Matin Des Noire – The King Of Notting Hill

Sam Taylor – Harlem Nocturne

Grinderman with U.N.K.L.E – Hyper Worm Tamer

Trentemoller – Silver Surfer, Ghost RIder Go! (Live)

Frans Bak – The Killing (Patrolla Remix)

Frans Bak – The Killing (BlackShine Mix)



Sky Girl
November 5, 2016, 11:52 am
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Gary Davenport founded both Closet Records and Texan post punk/folk-wave group Mannequin. ‘Sarra’ was written for a 17 year old English girlfriend who he was crazy about, much to the detriment of his band relationship. The young lovers eventually broke up and out of consideration, he never officially released the 100 copies which sat in a box for the next 30 years.

Released in July this year by Noise In My Head offshoot Efficient Space, the Sky Girl compilation has got a lot of attention from the DJs within the Golden Apples collective who love everythi8ng about it

Sky Girl is a mysteriously unshakeable companion, a deeply melancholic and sentimental journey through folk-pop, new wave and art music micro presses that span 1961-1991. A seemingly disparate suite of selections of forgotten fables by more or less neverknowns, Sky Girl forms a beautifully coherent and utterly sublime whole deftly compiled by French collectors DJ Sundae and Julien Dechery.

From Scott Seskind’s adolescent musical road movie to Karen Marks’ icy Oz-wave, the charming DIY storytelling of Italian-American go-getter Joe Tossini and the ethereal slow dance themes of Parisian artists Nini Raviolette and Hugo Weris, Sky Girl resonates on a wide spectrum historically, geographically and stylistically. It unites in a singular, longing, almost intangible ambience.

If the names sound wholly unfamiliar that doesn’t matter, the nature of the compositions swiftly nurtures an intimacy with these lonely, poignant, openhearted wanderers. Most were available in a very limited capacity at the time of their release, some were never really released at all – Gary Davenport declined to release Sarra after he split with the girl for whom the track is named – years later a friend convinced Davenport to allow him to put 100 copies online to sell and DJ Sundae was quick enough to snare one. Beyond their scarcity, these tracks are bound together by a certain raw beauty that’s achievable when music is made and no one is listening.

Sky Girl comprises of fifteen officially licensed songs, a two year international scavenger hunt through long-folded home label operations, the depths of internet forums and traceless acetates. Both compilers are well trained record sleuths – DJ Sundae’s labels Hollie and Idle Press have reissued Arthur Russell affiliate Nirosta Steel and DIY relic Pitch, while Julien Dechery previously compiled ‘Fire Star’, a retrospective on Tamil film composer Ilaiyaraaja, for Bombay Connection.