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The Eternal Children

“Its ok…Vashti digs it”

– Devendra Banhart

It may be 2017 and we may be the last but The Golden Apples of the Sun still likes exploring new weird and freak folk…after all that album was one of the sources for the show’s name

Excerpt from The New Weird Generation  – 2010 post over at Notes on Metamodernism

“So, what is New Weird America?

Whoever glances at the programme booklet of the Free Folk Fest will see that the names of Devendra Banhart, CocoRosie, Joanna Newsom, Akron/Family, and Antony & the Johnsons are missing. While these very artists are now called the standard-bearers of the genre, more obscure acts were listed such as the extremely rhythmic, psychedelic freak rock of Sunburned Hand Of The Man, the minimalism of the Charalambides, and the acid folk of Six Organs Of Admittance, among others. The Brattleboro festival nonetheless should be called the cradle of free folk, mainly because many of the artists present at the festival were selected a year later by Devendra Banhart for his limited edition album The Golden Apples Of The Sun, an album he put together at the request of the American art magazine Arthur. On this album, as well as music by direct friends such as the already mentioned CocoRosie, Joanna Newsom and Antony Hegarty, Banhart also selected the music of Jack Rose and Matt Valentine – two key figures at Brattleboro. Matt Valentine of the band Tower Recordings even was the one who co-organized it. The Free Folk Fest, in other words, already contained the binding elements of the otherwise miscellaneous musicians on Banhart’s compilation album. As different as they might be, they belong to the same musical family”.

The Eternal Children Documentary

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

 

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Folk Documentaries
October 6, 2017, 4:15 am
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Folk America – Folk History  – BBC

Part A

Other parts

Appalachian Journey – History of Appalachian People

Part A

Part B

History of Appalachian People

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Folk Britannia – A look at the history of British Folk

Part 1 – Ballads and Blues

Part 2 – Folk Roots New Routes

Part 3 – Between The Wars

 

 



Radio Show – 3 September 2017 – Episode 336
September 10, 2017, 1:43 pm
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re-stream here – select 3 September

peace and love with Jemima Dove…Herald Ostara and the Vernal Equinox and Explore PYZK 2018 !

PLAYLIST from 2pm show start

2:03:00     Margo Guryan – Love

2:09:00     The Books – Group Autogenics

2:15:00     The Listening Center – Triangular Shift

2:18:18     Vanishing Twin – Choose Your Own Adventure

2:23:00     Travel Kyoto – Island Fantasy

2:29:00     Linda Smith – I So Like Spring

2:35:00     Josephine Foster – I Love You and The Springtime Blues

2:44:00     Springtime Epiphany – Clark

2:47:00     Scott Walker – Come Next Spring

2:55:00     Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia

2:58:00     W.I.T.C.H: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC – Strange Dream

3:02:00     The Telescopes – Flying

3:04:00     Jane Weaver – H>A>K

3:08:00     Modern Cosmology ( featuring Laetitia Sadier) – The Source

3:13:00     pattern- Amulet

3:22:00     White Poppy – Red Flags

3:25:00     Ahmed Malek – Silence Des Cendres

3:29:00     Walter Schuman/Sally Jane Bruce – S/T The Night of the Hunter – Pretty Fly/Lullaby

3:35:00     REVBJELDE – Reading Abbey

3:37:00     Polypores – The Perfect Place for An Accident

3:42:00     The Space Lady – Major Tom

3:49:00     Weyes Blood – Lost in Dreams

3:55:00     John Cale and Lou Reed – A Dream



Radio Show – 25 June 2017 – Episode 326

 

Claude Mono presents a mix of musical explorations that form a strange beautiful bell curve of sounds from stillness through intensity and then back again….psych folk, dream pop, intense electronica and glitchy love sounds…

Show re-stream here – select 25 June 2017

Mixcloud HQ Mix here (just the music)

PLAYLIST

Fern Knight – Magpie Suite (Excerpts) – Fern Knight

Linda Perhacs – The Dancer

Linda Perhacs – Parallalograms (Deux Space Version)

Grouper – Poison Tree

Grouper – I’m Clean Now – Paradise Valley

Darkel – Satanama – The Man of Sorrow EP

Still Corners – Cuckoo – Creatures of an Hour

Throwing Snow – Klaxon and Glissette – Embers

Throwing Snow – Recursion and Cosmos – Embers

Kreidler – Kannibal – European Song

Kreidler – Radio island – European Song

Deux Baleines Blanches – Jaguar – Tank

Boris Brejcha – I Am A Maschine

Sylvia Plath – Interview Excerpt

Million Brazilians – VI – Wet Dry Jungala

White Poppy – Hearing Wishes – Dorval & Devereaux

Murmur Mori – Bodhi at the end – Murmur Mori

Venn – Ceremony

Tape Waves – Age Of Consent

in love with a ghost – flowers feat. Nori – Lets Go EP

in love with a ghost – we were friends – Lets Go EP

in love with a ghost – other excerpts

Express Rising – Winter The Heart – Express Rising

 



Radio Show – 28 May 2017 – Episode 322

Episode 322 is hosted by Tristan Gibbs our resident Hauntologist and scholar of pastoral folk and of all things strange and arcane

Show re-stream here – select 28 May

PLAYLIST

Matt Berry – Gather Up – Kill the Wolf

Third Ear Band – Stone Circle – Alchemy

Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Chamber – Stasis

ToiToiToi – Der Duft der Wälder – Im Hag

Midori Takada – Crossing – Through the Looking Glass

Visible Cloaks – Mask – Reassemblage

Arca – Child – Arca

Angelo Badalamenti – Audrey’s Dance – Twin Peaks OST

Janelle Monae – Sir Greendown – The ArchAndroid

Pram – Distant Islands – Dark Island

Third Ear Band – Earth – Third Ear Band (Elements)

Suzanne Ciani – The Third Wave: Love in the Waves – The Seven Waves

Plone – Be Rude to Your School – For Beginner Piano

When I Try, I’m Full – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Ears

Anne Briggs – Lowlands – The Hazards of Love

Shirley Collins – Sur le Bord de l’Eau – Lodestar

Mark Knopfler – The Mist Covered Mountains – Local Hero OST

The Incredible String Band – Ducks on a Pond – Wee Tam & The Big Huge

Matt Berry – Village Dance – Kill the Wolf

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani   Closed Circuit – Sunergy



Radio Show – 2 April 2017 – Episode 315

…Claude returns and weeks of field study, archaeological digging, explorations of secret rural Holloways, learning the Rites of Mu, and Hypnagogia all come together…its a strange beautiful musical trip….

Show re-stream here

Mixcloud HQ here  – just the music plus BONUS TRACKS (almost 2 hours)

PLAYLIST

A Year In The Country – For My Gentle Scattering – Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels

A Year In The Country Flutter Once More – Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels

The KLF – The Rites Of Mu (Narrated By Martin Sheen)

The Assistant – Gristleizer

Lilacs and Champagne – Sensations

Jon Brooks. – Please Drive Carefully – Shapwick

Mrjonthehat – Lullaby from The Wicker Man

Laurie Spiegel – Appalachian Grove I – The Expanding Universe Reissue

Walker Brothers – The Electrician – Nite Flights

LTJ Bukem Music (Original 12)

Sam Mcloughlin – A Stirring (Crazywell Pool) – Devon Folklore Tapes Volume III: Inland Water

L Pierre – The Kingdom – The Island Come True

Exceeding Death – Mad Girls Love Song by Sylvia Plath

S. Mcloughlin & A. Cooper – Lantern – Natural Lancashire – Supernatural Lancashire

Laetitia Sadier and Source Ensemble – Double Voice, Extra Voice – Finding Me Finding You

Lilies On Mars – No Way – Dot to Dot

The Stargazer Lilies – Well Versed To Verb Doubt – We Are The Dreamers

The Stargazer Lilies – Golden Key – Door To The Sun

Andy Votel – Shallerova – All Ten Fingers

Lillies of Mars Dream of Bees – Dot To Dot

Broadcast – Minus One – The Noise Made By People

Broadcast – Black Cat – Tender Buttons

The Group – Quasars – The Feed-back

Tom Dissevelt – Drifting – Electronic Movements

Broadcast – Belly Dance – The Future Crayon

Mellow – Instant Love (Andy Votel Remix) – Another Mellow Winter

Isan – Cutlery Favours  – Lucky Cat

MIXCLOUD BONUS TRACKS

Jon Brooks – Autres Directions – Autres Directions

The Hardy Tree – Harringey House – The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree – The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath – The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

Lake Radio – Ghost Translator – Hypnagogia

Dope Lemon – Honey Bones – Honey Bones

Laura Cannell – Time Burns Falling Stars (Peverelist remix) – Swooping Talons Remixes

Lake Radio – Chant II (2017 Rework)

 



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.