The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Shoegaze Edition – 1 July 2018 – Episode 378
July 1, 2018, 5:21 am
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artwork inspired by Creation Records CRELP 088 from 1991

“The scene that celebrates itself” (Melody Maker, 1991) gets celebrated again….

The Golden Apples Shoegaze Edition (aka ‘When Scarlett Johansson wore a Duffle Coat’)

“to take something that’s perhaps forgotten or just overlooked and try and make it our own…”

…with Claude

Listen to the show re-stream here select 1 July 2018

Listen to the Mixcloud HQ Edition here (just the music)

Listen to a BONUS Mixtape here (for playlist see below)


Lush – Light from a Dead Star – Split

Slowdive – Shine (Splendour Remix)

Future 3 – Alison – Blue Skied An´ Clear

DropDeadKxy – Alison

Douglas Heart – Alison – Never Lose That Feeling Volume One

Slowdive – Sinewaves (demo) – Pygmalion Demos Remastered

Cocteau Twins – Dials

Cocteau Twins – Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires – Heaven or Las Vegas

Jetman Jet Team – Souvlaki Space Station – Static Waves Three

Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station

Slowdive – Blue Skied An’ Clear – Pygmaliion

Slowdive – Changes – Pygmalion

Does It Get Easier – Dialogue – Lost in Translation OST

My Bloody Valentine – Sometimes – Loveless

Sunkyeol – Touched – Blue Loveless

Ruang Luka – Blown A Wish – Purple Loveless

Jeritan – Only Shallow – Purple Loveless

Slowdive – Joy (Drum Machine Demo) – Demos and Outtakes

Slowdive – Sugar for the Pill (Avalon Emerson’s Gilded Escalation)

Lush – Undertow [Spooky Remix]

The Stargazer Lilies – Well versed to verb doubt – We Are The Dreamers

The Stargazer Lilies – Summer’s Gone – Door To The Sun

 My Bloody Valentine – Is This and Yes – M.B.V.

Walt Wagner – I Only Said (piano)

My Bloody Valentine – I Only Said – Loveless

The Sodom Project – Touched – Yellow Loveless

Thalija III – 21







subsurfer mixtapes.. listen like its 2007…
June 2, 2018, 4:12 am
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The Golden Apples of the Sun presents

subsurfer mixtapes.. listen like its 2007…

Over a decade ago way back in 2007 the Subsurfer mixes appeared. They were uploaded over a few years by a ‘mysterious’ blogger (well mysterious from what I was able to find out back then and again after some more recent research). The mixes were uploaded on LiveJournal the obscure and controversial predominantly Russian social networking site.

They were great selections of mellow/chillwave/glo-fi/electronica/folktronica and early dreampop. There were around 30 mixes. I had a look online and I do not think you cannot find them but I downloaded them all and still have them so with respect to the legacy of Subsurfer’s great curatorial work I am going to upload a few of the best ones for your listening pleasure.

subsufer 707

subsurfer 707 is definitely a Golden Apples favourite with its sun-glistened Beach Boys, Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear vibe and beautitul sequencing.

Mixcloud HQ Mixtape here


01 00:00:00 Panda Bear – Search For Delicious

02 04:50:51 The KLF – Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border / Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul

03 07:08:44 Animal Collective – People

04 13:06:63 Panda Bear – Comfy In Nautica

05 16:45:22 Grizzly Bear – Deep Sea Diver

06 21:31:25 Animal Collective – College

07 22:20:00 The Durutti Column – Otis

08 26:21:31 Grizzly Bear – La Duchess Anne

09 30:33:19 Jane – Berserker

10 35:59:67 Panda Bear – Bro’s

11 46:07:30 Grizzly Bear – Shift

12 48:12:17 Panda Bear – I’m Not

13 51:57:66 Beach Boys – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

14 55:08:44 Panda Bear – Laughed For A World Filled With Fantasy

15 58:48:35 Panda Bear – Carrots

16 66:28:20 Animal Collective – Winters Love

17 69:50:49 Panda Bear – Bro’s (Terrestrial Tones Remix)

18 73:45:59 Animal Collective – Derek

19 76:34:39 Panda Bear – Ponytail

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Radio Show – 20 May 2018 – Episode 372

…seeking harmonic convergence…

Claude Mono curates a selection traversing meditative bliss bombs to….shoegaze….to….?

What was it Iasos said?…”Musicians and DJs are actually merchants selling emotions served on the platter of sound. They are really marketing emotions, not sound. Sound is merely how those emotions are delivered…”


Want to get more blissed then also check out Jesse Yuen and his Journeys Out of Body mix after the playlist


Listen to the show re-stream here (select 20 May 2018)

HQ Mixcloud here (just the music no chit chat)


Iasos – Intro – Psychemagik presents Magik Sunrise

Iasos – Formentera Sunset Clouds – Inter Dimensional Music

Emerald Web – Nightsong – The Stargate Tapes

Kelly Howell – Guided Meditation

Peter Davison – Morning Meditation – Traces / Music On The Way

Ingleton Falls – Mind yer Head – Champagne in Mozambique

Laraaji – interlude – Vision Songs

Laraaji – I Can Only Bliss-out (F’Days) – Vision Songs

Laraaji – Hare- Jaya Jaya Rama – Vision Songs

Jonathan Wilson – Loving You  – watch the great video and making of

Laura Cannell – Deers Bark Two Winters (Lutine remix) – Swooping Talons Remixes

Laura Cannell – Cathedral Of The Marshes (Shape Worship Remix) – Swooping Talons Remixes –

Laura Cannell – For Sorrow Salt Tears (Karen Gwyer Edit) – Swooping Talons Remixes

L Pierre – The Kingdom – The Island Come True

Devilish Dear – Time to Live a Little – These Sunny Days

Devilish Dear – I Wanna Do It – These Sunny Days

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – The Magic Spring – Forest Bathing

Beautify Junkyards – Golden Apples of the Sun – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Paul Isherwood & Wayne Burrows – Altar Prayer For Laka – Exotica Suite

Amorphous Androgynous – The Costa Rican Cartel – The Isness The Oneness

Dj Synth – A Forest

The Cure vs Nina Simone – The Forest (Trentemoller Edit)

Ozean – Fall

Halcyon – Orbital

Opus III vs Orbital – Halcyon on A fine day…

Want some more bliss out…

Jess Yuen – Journeys Out of Body mix is here

Jonathan Wilson and Laraaji – Loving You

Just in case you missed it in Episode 369 a reminder about this – it was at the end of the show but in the middle of the Mixcloud.

The Golden Apples have been fans of Jonathan Wilson for a long time… we loved the song and video for Desert Raven way back in 2011.

Loving You is a beautiful Jonathan Wilson track featuring collaboration with Laraaji a self-produced tape of spiritual and devotional songs made in the mid-’80s. You need to check out Vision Songs Vol 1. on Numero “ the Laraaji album like no other, located at the intersection of new age and gospel, his outlier and magnum opus, the feel-good DIY tape of the century. Casio synth jams recorded at spiritual retreat guest rooms and a tiny bedroom on the Upper West Side..”

This is the earliest episode of Laraaji’s Manhattan Group W public access cable program “Celestrana” known to exist. Laraaji’s then-partner and collaborator Vina Devi joins him to discuss crystals and create beautiful improvised music.

Radio Show – 22 April 2017 – Episode 369

Claude Mono presenting Episode 369 – two hours of sound colours – it’s a shapeshifting Hypnagogic Hauntological Deep Folk experiment of many things…enjoy the trip

Show restream here

High Definition Mixcloud here – different sequence optimised for listening just the music no chit chat

PLAYLIST (Mixcloud Edition)

Bud and Travis – Golden Apples of The Sun – Bud and Travis

Vic Mars – Mortimer’s Cross (1461) – The Restless Field

Harold Winter and Margaret Winter – Lie Down, Lie Down – Songs of the Mountains: Harold and Margaret Winter of Wee Loch

Jack White – Wayfaring Stranger – Cold Mountain

Rawhead & Bloodybones – Merrywise – Rawhead & Bloodybones

Brian Harnetty – Boy – Aquabear Legion, Vol. 6

Brian Harneetty -To Hear Still More – Silent City

Walter Schuman – Pretty Fly – The Night Of The Hunter

SELECTIONS from Ben Watt’s Deep Folk Mixtapes (learn more and listen here)

Simon Spiers – Found sound: Weather report, London Volmet South, The Burns Day Storm

The Roches – Star of Wonder – We Three Kings

Smoke Fairies – Snowglobe Blizzard – Wild Winter

Mica Levi – Love – Under the Skin OST

Tim Hecker – Radiance – Virgins

Kieran White – Hummingbirds – Wayfaring Stranger Lonesome Heroes

David Wiffen – One Step – One Step

Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry – Love’s Crushing Diamond


The White Buffalo – The Woods – Hoghead Revisited

The Soundcarriers – Step Outside – Celeste

Agnus Dei – Beneath a weeping willow (O Willow Waly)

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia – Hypnophobia

Jonathan Wilson – Loving You – Rare Birds

Palmbomen II – Memories of Cindy (Video Excerpts) – Memories of Cindy

Palmbomen II – Peter Accepts Death – Memories of Cindy

Tendts – Gold Silk (Palmbomen II Remix)

Palmbomen II – John Lee Roche (Frietboer & Eigenheimer Remix)

Lo Five – Ridin on Air – Look to me for Love

Mark Pritchard 3 / 4 Heart – Warp Recreated

Seefeel – Minky Starshine – Plainsong EP

Palmbomen II – Cyber Tears – Memories of Cindy

Carmen Villain – Obedience (Bjorn Torske Remix)

Kreidler – Kannibal – European Song



Radio Show – 1 April 2018 – Episode 366

“…they were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact, the sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire, and the clouds would catch the colours everywhere, and the sounds were otherworldly with fragments of electronica, psychedelia, Giallo and Hauntology – there were church bells and old ivy-covered walls, and strange shadows in the midnight-mist of an apple orchard…” – Rickie Lee Jones/Claude Mono

Re-stream the show here (Select 1 April)

Mixcloud HQ  here – extra tracks/just the music/no chit chat


Mirka Krivankova with Jiri Stivín & Jazz System Co – Mlhave Doteky – Zrcadleni=Reflections

Andrea Daltro – Kiua – Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978 to 1992

—> check out the Golden Apples of Brazil Mixtape here

Paper Dollhouse – Pearl’s Theme – The Sky Looks Different

Paper Dollhouse – Moon – A Box Painted Black

Sospetto – Il Sonno Sano Ripetendo 1 2 and 3 – Il Sonno Eterno

Sospetto – Il Sonno Eterno – Il Sonno Eterno

Edda dell’Orso and Stelvio Cipriani – Marys Theme – Femina Ridens

Edda dell’Orso and Stelvio Cipriani – Papaya Song

Broadcast – Where Youth and Laughter Go – The Future Crayon

Stereolab – Super Falling Star Moog Version

Stereolab – Free Witch & No Bra Queen

Pete Brandts Method – What You Are – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991

Mercury Rev – Observatory Crest

Lani Hall – Love Song – Sun Down Lady

Temples – Move with The Season (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation)

Beautify Junkyards – Sybil´s Dream – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Beautify Junkyards – Claridade – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Suzanne Ciani – Plays Moog Modular System 55

Sky H1 – I Think I Am – Motion

Death and Vanilla – Necessary Distortions – To Where the Wild Things Are

Kraftwerk – Expo 2000

Bruno Spoerri – Winding Down – Teddy Bar/Lilith

Le Futur Pompiste – Bergsjön (demo)

Le Futur Pompiste – Seeds – Your Stories and Your Thoughts

The Limiñanas – Garden of Love (feat. Peter Hook)

Heather Trost – Bloodmoon – Agistri


Heather Trost – Heather Trost – Agistri – 01 Agistri

Honey Ltd. – Silk ‘n Honey – The Complete LHI Recordings

Time piece 1 (Harpsichord Bugalu) – The Greg Foat Group – Dark Is The Sun

Farlocco – Superpotenza – Farlocco, Tecnologia


Golden Apples of Brazil 3

El Ritmo presents ‘The Golden Apples of Brazil’.

Claude’s first ‘trip’ back since 2012. More psychedelic than Pernambuco with a schizophrenic collision of psychedelia, tropicalia and electronicalia – travel from Ipanema Beach to the Favelas to the mountains with earthly flutes and found sounds, mushrooms and marijuana soundscapes, and beats that you can dance to…

Dedicated to Suba who way back in 1999 inspired my interest in music from Brazil

You may know the story of Suba… its sad but also beautiful. In November 1999 he was about to become one of Brazil’s most prominent producers as his now-legendary album São Paulo Confessions had just been released when on November 2, around 5:30 a.m.smoke was detected coming from Suba’s combined apartment and studio, the building manager called on the intercom, and Suba, who had been sleeping, told him that he was unable to open his door. The manager battered down the door and found Suba on his feet, but disoriented, inside the burning studio. Amid the chaos that followed, Suba reentered his studio, to recover a small case containing the original audio files and back-ups (safety copies of computer files) of the new Bebel Gilberto album. Suba was overcome by smoke and taken to the emergency room but died from smoke asphyxiation.

He left us his music…

Suba biography


Re-stream the show here (select 13 March)

HQ Mixcloud here – just the music – what a trip


Suba – Felicidade (Buscemi Mix) – Tributo

Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá – Felicidade – Black Orpheus Original Soundtrack

Suba and Cibelle – Sereia, Amor d’Agua (Cibelle Remake)

Suba – Samba Do Gringo Paulista (Paulista Gringo’s Samba) – Sao Paulo Confessions

Voodoohop – Excellent Drom – Entropia Coletiva I

Voodoohop – Alma da Terra – Entropia Coletiva I

Trouble Man featuring Nina Miranda – Paz -Time Out of Mind

Sonzeira feat. Moses Boyd – Nos Precisamos de Voce – Tam Tam Tam Reimagined

Arthur Verocai – Caboclo – Arthur Verocai

Vox Populi – Vera Cruz – Vox Populi

City of Saints (DJ Oil Remix) – Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bass… (The Out Takes And Remakes… Curated With Love!)

Suba – Na Neblina (In the Fog) – Sao Paulo Confessions

Apollo Nove – Yage Cameras – Apollo Nove

Os Mutantes vs. Carole King vs. The Association – Ando Meio Desligado (Alti2de remix)

Os Mutantes – Batmacumba (drunk disco remix)

Arthur Verocai – Sylvia(KCRW Live 2010)

Eumir Deodato – A Grande Cascada – Percepcao

Mauricio Maestro, Nana Vasconcelos – Verdade Anterior Instrumental – Far Out Spaced Odyssey

The Gentemen – Sorriso Selvagem – Psychedelic Pernambuco

Sonzeira (feat. Elza Soares & Wilson das Neves) – Nana – Sonzeira Brasil Bam Bam Bam

Quarteto Em Cy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser

Tribo Massahi – Walk By Jungle Fareua

Marcos Valle – Mi hermoza – Vento Sul

Junip – Oba, Lá Vem Ela – Brazillian Beats 7

Mixcloud extra

Os Caçulas – pra você

Tim Maia – Contato Com O Mundo – Racional


Golden Apples of Brazil 2 Mixtape

Golden Apples of Brazil 1 re-stream