The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

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)


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


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.


Radio Show – 18 September 2016 – Episode 286
September 18, 2016, 8:51 am
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Dr Gonzo alone presents his special kind of weirdness…its sounds that you will love… a dark mask appears, a caped villain disappears and the sea is parted revealing the golden apples of the sun. The aural preternatural collides with the supernatural.

Listen Here – select 18 Sep 2016


Thook – No Dreams

Vishnu – All The Time In the World

Ensemble – Meandres

Jimetta Rose – Stargazing

Bahasa Malay – Water

Megapuss – Sayulita

Stu Phillips – Hang Cool Teddy Bear!

Dj Koze Feat Tomerle & Maiko  – NooNoo

The Beach Boys – Then I Kissed Her

Kutiman – Dangerous Feat Adam Schlefman

John Williams – The Walls Converge

Laurie Anderson – O Superman!

Boards Of Canada – Dawn Chorus

Hprizm – Sleepwalking to Egipt

Radiohead – Timnker Tailor Soldier Sailor Poor Man Rich Man

Zandvoort & Uilenbal – Pour Morton Feldman – Geruis Ult Somderdorp

Dennis Ayler – Smoke

William Ryan Fritch – Clean War

Ned Doheny – Thinking With My Heart

Karin Krog – Just Holding On (With John Surman)

Massive Attack – be thankful for what you’ve got

Thook – Boarding Ship

Thook – Boarding Ship

William Ryan Fritch – A Game Within A Game

Trappist Afterland – Like A Bruised Reed

Benny Sings Red Nost Distrikt – Oohweeooh (The May Songs)

Stu Phillips – I Am Superwoman!

Dr Rokkit – Cafe De Flore

Radio Show – 28 August 2016 – Episode 284
August 28, 2016, 9:56 am
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golden apples august 28 2016 crop (Medium)


Claude Mono presents a musical bell curve that stars gently then builds slowly over nearly two hours – there is much that you will like here

Listen to the RTRFM re-stream here – select 28 Aug

HQ Mixcloud here – just the music


Angeline Morrison and The Rowan Amber Mill – Cold Winter Morning

Goldfrapp – Utopia (New Ears Mix)

Hong Kong In The 60s – All At Sea

Hintermass – So It Shall Be

The Twelve Hour Foundation – Hundreds, Tens & Units  – Golden Apples likes their live video

Laura Perrudin – The Song of Wandering Aengus

Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD – Starks Reality

David Axelrod – The School Boy (Josh McCurdy Remix)

David Axelrod – The School Boy

ilian – Tell Me

The Val Dusty Experiment – Rain

Luc Cousineau – La Premi-re Fois

Receivers – The Keenan Bells

Hintermass – The – Rituals of Reversal

Ummagma – Lama (Robin Guthrie Remix)

Receivers – Devotional

Juleah – Sommertraum

The Invisible – Lifes Dancers (Floating Points Remix)

Weval – I Don’t Need It

Weval – Gimme Some (Hunter Game Remix)

Catherine Bush- Sunset (The Dervish_NL Blackbird Mix)

Catherine Bush – The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)

Wyrdstone – Meditation On Lost Gardens


The eeriness of the English countryside
July 10, 2016, 4:15 am
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The eeriness of the English countryside (Medium)

Pastoral interlude

On the eeriness of the English countryside…

“Such concerns are not new, but there is a distinctive intensity and variety to their contemporary address. This eerie counter-culture – this occulture – is drawing in experimental film-makers, folk singers, folklorists, academics, avant-garde antiquaries, landscape historians, utopians, collectives, mainstreamers and Arch-Droods alike, in a magnificent mash-up of hauntology, geological sentience and political activism. The hedgerows, fields, ruins, hills and saltings of England have been set seething….”

Excellent in-depth and immersive article with pictures in the Guardian

Radio Show – 19 June 2016 – Episode 274

solstice edit (Medium)


Peace and Love from Jemima Dove…
At midsummer, it is said the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, faefolk visit and enspell us, pan walks amongst mortals while the sun is at its at its zenith crowns of verdant green are worn honey harvested at the full moon a time to celebrate fecundity, virility, muliebrity thoughts turn to pleasures, love and making peace. This episode of Golden Apples of The Sun raises a goblet to the Litha – the summer solstice
– with Jemima Dove

RTRFM re-stream listen here (select 19 June)

Mixcloud re-stream of the show here


The Free Design – Chorale

Dick Hyman/Mary Mayo – Maid of the Moon

Alice Coltrane with Strings – A Love Supreme

Popol Vuh – Oh Hear thou who darest

Orlando (Vanishing Twin) – Earth Moon Earth

Jane Weaver – Don’t take my Soul

The Hare and the Moon ft Alaska/Micheal Begg – A fracture in the Forest

Weyes Blood – Storms that Breed

The Soundcarriers – Boiling Point

Jacco Gardner- Find Yourself

The Lilys – Returns Every Morning

Dorian Pimpernel – Alephant

Utopia – Karl Heinz Schafrer & Arabia

Cosmic Flux History – The Dandelion Set

Firefly Refrain – Espers

Revenge of the Black Regent – Add N to X

Anita Lane – Blume

Brian Eno – Sky Saw

This Mortal Coil – Baby Ray Baby

Masonik – Mammona

Broadcast ( Andy Votel Remix) – Booklovers

Song of the Sea – Lisa Hanningan

Marissa Nadler – Flora Barone Queen of the Vaudeville Throne

Adjagas – Mum ja Mun

Radio Show – 8 May 2016 – Episode 268

owl hauntological edit crop

Relax as The Golden Apples of the Sun features music selected by Claude Mono. A soundscape journey through wyrd dark Britannica, psych folk, west coast AOR, strange haunting electronica and general musical haze – best heard lying between the large wooden speakers of a 1970s Quadrophonic system.

Listen to show re-stream here with playlist – select 8 May

Listen to HQ Mixcloud here  – just the music

PLAYLIST (Mixcloud Versions)

Claudine Longet – Sleep Safe and Warm (Lullaby)

Frittata – Lullaby

Krzysztof Komeda – Lullaby (Diederik Idenburg remix)

The Rowan Amber Mill – Processional Waltz (Beltane version)

Sproatly Smith – The Maypole Song

Sproatly Smith – Beltane Rain

Matt Berry – October Sun

The Accidental – Time and Space

Incarnations – Meet me at Midnight

Jonathan Wilson – Desert Raven

The Eleventh House with Bob Reitman – A Kind Of Funny Feeling

Torn Sail – Birds (Frankie Valentine’s Air Sign Mix) – Remixes

Crosby Stills and Nash – Guinnevere – Crosby Stills and Nash

Time and Space Machine – Mount Mountain (Original Mix)

The Holydrug Couple – You Don’t Wake Up – Noctuary

The Holydrug Couple – Dreamy – Moonlust

Klaus Johann Grobe – The Active Listener Sampler 39 – Baby lass uns sein

Memory Tapes – Run Out – Seek Magic

Tod Dockstader – Night Wolves – Electronic Vol. 1

Mangabros – Stoma (The Dandelion Set Re-Seed)

My Demon Sister – Hooray! For Dollywood (Glamour Graygun Mix)

Tod Dockstader – Seance- Electronic Vol. 1

The Predicate Production Guild – As She Entered Make Do and Mend Volume Five (Zola Jesus And Prefuse 73)