The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 15 October 2017 – Episode 342

‘From the Canyon to the Coast’

Claude Mono’s ‘From the Canyon to the Coast’…is a loosely themed mixtape in the Golden Apples theme way – its a musical journey from Laurel Canyon to Venice Beach but the long way through the desert and the Spahn Ranch…a journey that touches Americana, Freak Folk, Stoner Desert Rock, West Coast Yacht Rock and other hallucinatory sounds – its music that is juxtaposed and thrown out of context with goal of bringing you perfect happiness…

Listen to the show re-stream here – select 15 October 2017

HQ Mixcloud here – just the music


Keith Seatman – It’s Now Time to Let Go – Boxes Windows & Secret Hidey Holes

Chelsea Stewart – The Song of Wandering Aengus

Amorphous Androgynous – Meadows – The Otherness

Larry Jon Wilson – Sapelo (YZ Remix)

Air – Ce Matin La (Slowed Down) – Moon Safari

Glen Campbell & Jimmy Webb – Wichita Lineman

Link Wray – Fallin Rain – Link Wray

Iron & Wine – Call it Dreaming (Live) – Beast Epic

Neil Young – Down By The River – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Grace Slick – White Rabbit (excerpt) – Surrealistic Pillow

Jonathon Wilson – Desert Raven – Gentle Spirit

America – Horse with No Name (Todd Terje Remix)

Sound of Emptiness – Duke Nukem Time to Kill the Old West

Floating Points – Kelso Dunes – Reflections Mojave Desert

Sun Dreams – Belle Gonzalez – Belle

Jim Morrison – The Hitchhiker – An American Prayer

Trentemoller – Sycamore Feeling – Into The Great Wide Yonder

Manson Family Girls – Always is all is forever

The Family – Ra-Hide Away – The Family Jams

Twelve Thousand Days – Descent (Excerpt) – The Active Listener’s Acid Folk Sampler Volume Two

Golden Animals – The Steady Roller – Free Your Mind and Win a Pony

George Cessna – Leave Me Alone – Sincerely Yours

Speck Mountain – Midnight Sun – Summer Above

Devandra Banhart – Daniel – Mala

Circuit Rider – Old Time Feeling – Enjoy the Experience – Homemade Records 1958-1992

Damien Jurado – QACHINA – Visions of us on the Land

Ned Doheny – Get It Up for Love (Demo) – Ned Doheny

Marvin Franklin with Kimo And the Guys – Kona Winds – Aloha Got Soul

Sugar and Crème – Between Us – WTNG

Jonathon Wilson – Fazon (Live)

The Breathers – Don’t It Make You Feel – Seafaring Strangers

Propquinity – Sea Song – Propqunity




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


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

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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



Radio Show – 15 March 2015 – Episode 211
March 15, 2015, 10:03 am
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Claude Mono presents crystalline psych-folk from the Philadelphia psych folk family tree, some Led Zepplin, and the usual Golden Apples wyrdness…

Listen Here (Choose 15 March)

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Fursaxa – Charlote – Mycorrhizae Realm

Helena Espvall – A Tiny Heart Blossoms On My Fingertips

Fern Knight – Silver Fox – Fern Knight

Fern Knight – Silver Fox (Outro) – Fern Knight – First Version

Led Zepplin – The Battle Of Evermore (Mandolin Guitar Mix From Headley Grange) – Led Zepplin IV

Led Zepplin – The Rain Song – Houses of the Holy

Led Zepplin – Babe Im Gonna Leave You by

Ebon Lore – The Owl – Wisdom of the Owl

The Espers – Sightings – Espers III

The Espers – Tomorrow – The Weed EP

Midlake – The Old and the Young (Moullinex edit) – Antiphon

Jane Weaver – Argent – The Silver Globe

Arnold Fish – The Guilty (Il Copevole) – The Active Listener Sampler 29

Amorphous Androgynous – Dead Vapours – The Cartel 2

Amorphous Androgynous – Some Time Later – The Cartel 2

Syd Arthur – Black Planet Eyes (Paradise Lost) – Amorphous Androgynous Remixes

Pamela Wyn Shannon – Moss Mantra – Weirdlore Notes From the Folk Underground

You Are Wolf – Murmurations – Hawk to the Hunting Gone

Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow – 50 Words for Snow

Fursaxa – Donna Plumerae (Mixcloud only)




Our Mixtape Collection
March 8, 2014, 8:57 am
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Listeners of The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show on RTRFM 92.1 will enjoy exploring the new mixtape collection here. Not only some fine HQ mixes from the Golden Apples itself but also a vast (40+) personally curated set of favourite mixes of freak-folk, psych folk, pastoral, wyrd, vintage electronica, and hauntology. Music For Pleasure.

DIY Freak Folk Beats and Loops
June 22, 2012, 5:49 am
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Production music, library music – call it what you like – DIY your own freak folk soundtrack … is this is the beginning or the end? … some of these are actually really good…

…more here

…and perhaps for something darker and drone-laden…

January 29, 2012, 5:23 am
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Caethua – Her albums weave plaintive, emotionally resonant songs together with field recordings and ambient soundscapes to create vignettes of an alternate and deeply personal universe.She seems to inhabit her narrative albums as a witness herself, or they her as a sibyl. Which is not to say that her songs are the otherworldly sounds of a possessed medium — the opposite is, in fact, the case. Her music is brought to life by the evocative realism of her lyrics and the emotional clarity that carries through her adopted voices. Here
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