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Radio Show – 3 July 2016 – Episode 276

Graeme Watson presents Episode 276

Listen Here (Select 26 June 2016)


Public Service Broadcasting – Sputnik (Blond:Ish Remix)

Public Service Broadcasting – E.V.A. (Dutch Uncles)

Banco de Gaia – China (Clouds not Mountains)

Chris Cohen – Yesterdays on my mind

SFT – Hole Entry

Vetiver featuring Vashti Bunyan  – Sleep a Million Years

Anthony Phillips – Title Inspiration

Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens – Alvin Smith is a Hawk I see

Funki Porcini – Last Night Over Norway

Usurper of Modern Medicine – Auto-CAD Disaster (Apricot Rail Remix)

Boards of Canada – Dandelion

Max and Harvey – If I don’t make it home

Beck – Phase

Time and Space Machine – Flow River Flow

Coldcut – Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix)

Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond

Robert Creely – The Long Road

Mojave 3 – Blue Bird of Happiness (Manitoba Remix)

Beck – Cycle

Eartha Kitt – Wear Your Love Like Heaven

Sunforest – Magic in the Mountain

Buffalo Daughter – Airport Rock

Neon Indian – Should have taken acid with you (Body Language Remix)

Dead meadow – Babbling Flower

Sunbeam Sound Machine – Autumnal

A Mountain of One – Here Goes Nothing

Real Estate – Here Comes Sunshine

Bryce Dessner – Garcia Counterpoint

Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve – Third Mynd

Beyond thee Wizard’s Sleeve – Tomorrow, Forever



Radio Show – 24 January 2016 – Episode 255

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This edition is in two parts

Part 1 – The Hare and the Moon – Grey Malkin Mixtape

Part 2 – Claude Mono  Atmospheric Horizontal Dance Music Ramblings

The Hare and The Moon first appeared on the Golden Apples during the very beginnings of the show a few years ago and our earliest explorations of the hauntology, and folk horror genres. Grey did a Golden Apples mix a year or so ago (listen here) and we are happy to have another one. The selections provide a hint towards the Hare and the Moon sound. Grey Malkin, creative force behind The Hare and the Moon uses the term ‘spook folk’ to describe the sound of The Hare and The Moon. The songs are all original traditional ballads and Grey Malkin as producer lays down a sound-bed to experiment with and to conjure up a mood or atmosphere that befits the subject matter of the lyrics or text. Often the songs are about death, murder, ghosts and talking ravens – well the best ones anyway.

Deeper listening is possible by checking out the three LPs ‘Hare And The Moon’, ‘The Grey Malkin’ and most recent ‘Wood Witch’. There are also some beautifully packaged limited editions over at Roger Linney’s Reverb Worship and some very atmospheric extended remixes here. The musical influences of The Hare and The Moon include the dark folk sounds of artists such as  Stone Breath or Pentangle’s moodier numbers, as well as the acid folk bands that were prevalent in the UK in the 1970’s such as Mellow Candle and Caedmon.

Listen to the show re-stream Here (select 24 January 2016 edition)

Part 1 – Grey Malkin’s Mixtape as HQ Mixcloud Here

Part 2 – Claude Mono’s Atmospheric Dance Music Ramblings as HQ Mixcloud Here


Part 1 – Grey Malkin’s Mixtape

Grey Malkin – Introduction

The Hare and The Moon – The Midnight Folk

Cat’s Eyes – Opening Credits Theme – The Duke of Burgundy OST

Pentangle – Hunting Song – Basket of Light

Ulver – Little Blue Bird – A Quick Fix Of Melancholy

Gazelle Twin – Unflesh – Unflesh

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Blood Chant – Bwyd Time

Coil – Cardinal Points – Gold Is The Metal (with the broadest shoulders)

James Blackshaw – White Goddess – White Goddess

Jason Faulkner, Sandra Kerr – Uncle Feedle – Bagpuss: The Songs & Music

Art Bears – The Slave – Winter Songs

Rob St John and the Coven Choir – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey – Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey

Nick Hudson – My Antique Dead – My Antique Son

Menace Ruine – Salamandra – Alight In Ashes

COB – I Told Her – Moyshe McStiff And The Tartan Lancers Of The Sacred Heart

Palace of Swords – Ringstone Round (The Hare And The Moon Remix)

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

Part 2 – Claude Mono’s Atmospheric Dance Music Ramblings

Sieben – Ogham on the Hill (remix) – John Barleycorn Reborn

The Horses of the Gods – John Barleycorn (excerpt) – John Barleycorn Reborn

Martyn Bates – The Resurrection Apprentice – John Barleycorn Reborn

The Rowan Amber Mill – Blood And Bones (Ciderdelica Mix) – We Bring You A King With A Head Of Gold

Amorphous Androgynous Syd Arthur remixes Syd Arthur – Morning’s Recall

The Heartwood Institute – Astercote (excerpt) – Astercote

Assembled Minds – Through the Morris Light

Assembled Minds – The Forest Light Initiation Ceremony

Maribou State – Moon Circles – Truths EP

Heathered Pearls – The Worship Bell (Foxes In Fiction Remix) – Loyal




Radio Show – 20 December 2015 – Episode 250

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Being the time of year for ‘Best of 2015’ lists Claude Mono presents ‘Nice Things from 2015’ – its a kind of a retrospective – of course being The Golden Apples of the Sun there is no order and there are songs from 2000 and even the 1970s..

Listen Here – (select 20 Dec edition)

HQ Mixcloud Stream here  (just the music)


The Heartwood Institute – The Chalice/The Chalice Returned – Astercote

Cat’s Eyes ‎- Door No. 1, 2 and 3 – The Duke Of Burgundy OST

Paper Dollhouse – Your Heart – Aeonflower

The Clientele – Reflections After Jane – Alone And Unreal- The Best Of The Clientele

Death and Vanilla – California Owls – To Where The Wild Things Are

Broadcast – Dead The Long Year – The Noise Made By People

Receivers No One is Listening – The Air on the Set

Szymon – Golden – Tigersapp

2econd Class Citizen – Follow U (feat. Graciellita) – A Hall of Mirrors

Testbild! – The Glaze of the Universe (Viktor Sjöberg Escondido Club Music Remix)- The Glaze of the Universe EP

Hong Kong In the 60s – Out In the Cold – The Small Sound

Unloved – Guilty of Love – Guilty of Love EP

Jane Weaver – Argent (Tom Furse Extrapolation) – The Amber Light

Leafy Suburbs – Claps – Psychic Lease

Ta Ku – Fall4You feat. Sunni Colón – Songs To Make Up To

Diger Rokwell – Go Easy – Sprouts

Erasers – Returning Home – Stem Together

Dark Bowian – Space Dancer ( T.Rex vs.David Bowie)

Panther Martin – Garden – What A Delight

HAELOS – Earth Not Above – Earth Not Above EP

Throwing Snow – Paint By Numbers – Lumen EP

Savaran – The Calling – Assembly Field The Cross Hill Recordings

Priscilla – Let It Shine – Gypsy Queen




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…

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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…