The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show

Radio Show – 1 January 2017 – Episode 302
January 1, 2017, 9:51 am
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The Golden Apples returns for 2017… Enjoy two hours of Claude Mono selected audio bliss bombs that link the past with the present – 80s new age cassettes, cosmic spiritual beats, downtemp psych, nu-Tropicalia, strange 90s indie covers and orchestral drum and bass…

Listen to the show re-stream (Select 1 Jan 2017)

Listen HQ Mixcloud here  – Just the music plus extra tracks

More new age sounds here

PLAYLIST for Mixcloud Edition

Alice Coltrane – Madhura Manohara Giridhari

Carlos Santana Bill Laswell – A Love Supreme

The Ballistic Brothers – A Love Supreme

Flying Lotus – Aunties Harp (Rebekah Raff Remix)

Emerald Web – Flight of the Raven

Emerald Web – Stepper

Jordan De La Sierra – Sphere Of Sublime Dances

Omodada – All My Gods (Ummagma Remix)

Nora Guthrie – Home Before Dark

Virna Lindt – Underwater Boy (Musically Proper Mix)

Mndsgn – Camelblues

Jed and Lucia – Helium (Letherette Remix)

Urubu feat J. Abramovay – Sokak

Iaci Kupalua – Icaro0

Xique-Xique – Protetores e Orixás

Lutine – Espera (Kemper Norton Mix Excerpt)

Casper Iskov – Soon

Zuni – Kinky Afro

The Stone Roses – Elizabeth My Dear (Kinobe Remix)

Groove Armada – Your Song (Tim Love Lees Semi Bearded Remix)

The Heritage Orchestra – Inner City Life (Live)

Goldie – Inner City Life (4 Hero Mix)

Goldie vs Rabbit In The Moon – Inner City Life (Rabbit In The Moons Vocalic City Mix)



New Age Music on Private Press Labels







The Guardian:

“When did new age music become cool? The mellow tones of new age were once the province of spas, wellness centers, yoga studios and hippie bookstores. These days, new age records – particularly the more rare LPs and cassettes released in the 1970s and 1980s – are a touchstone of cool. Younger record collectors have been rediscovering vintage new age records…” read more


“To those not yet in the know, all the true heads check in at the Crystal Visions blog hosted by Greg Davis for the cream of the crop in Nuevo Age jammage….” More here


“As with any genre, the boundaries surrounding new age are porous. Some of it sounds like hippy folk; some sounds like a de-cluttered version of what people generally call “minimalism”: gauzy, repetitive music that finds a nice place to rest and rests there indefinitely. Some is heavy on the synthesizer; some is basically slow jazz played at a whisper”. More here

IasosCelestial Soul Projection on Numero Group

At the beginning, there was only two waving the new age banner: Steven Halpern and Iasos. While Iasos toiled away in relative obscurity outside of New Age, Halpern crossed over outside of their shared niche. Iasos’ first decade of recording is deep, beautiful, and woefully hard to find. With the help of Carlos Nino (AmmonContact, Build An Ark, HuVibrational), the vaults to Iasos’ 1970s and early 1980s masterworks were thrown open to create this unprecedented document (including unseen interviews and the most complete dissertation on his life and work yet assembled). Whether you’ve had all the Iasos cassettes tucked away in the corner of your yoga studio for decades, or you’re just starting to figure out who all these contemporary drone artists have been jacking their styles from… represented here by 13 selections transmitted between 1975 and 1985 this is the anthology for all.

Inspired by the infinitely numbered harmonies transmitted by Vista, a benevolent being from a distant dimension, Iasos broke ground for a new age of electronic sound manipulation. His was pioneering work—done from a bohemian boat-slip home office—on some of the first commercially available synthesizers and, on stage, into the kaleidoscopic heart of psychedelic-era concert visuals. As life-affirming and attuned to spirit as Iasos’ soul portraits were, prestigious psychology departments heard in them the tones humans hear at the precipice between life and death. Before ambient and New Age were so named and codified, the “Paradise Music” of Iasos  brought Earth-transcriptions of a vast and galactic soundhealing to a planet much in need.

I Am The Center (Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990) on Light in the Attic

“Sound created the universe. It wasn’t a word. Sound created atoms; sound and light are the original manifesting principles for worlds… A musician sources that primeval, eternal sound, and it comes out as music.” – Constance Demby

Forget everything you know, or think you know, about new age, a genre that has become one of the defining musical-archaeological explorations of the past decade.

I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 is the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age and reveal the unbelievable truth about the genre.

For new age, at its best, is a reverberation of psychedelic music, and great by any standard. This is analog, handmade music communicating soul and spirit, often done on limited means and without commercial potential, self-published and self-distributed. Before it became big business and devolved into the spaced out elevator music we know and loathe today, this was the real thing.

From mathematical musical algorithms to airport murder mysteries to Henry Mancini and Bugs Bunny, the connections to mainstream culture run in curious directions. (Did you know, for instance, that a track from the first modern private press new age album is featured on the Blade Runner soundtrack? It’s called “Pompeii, 76 A.D.”, and we’ve got it here.)

I Am The Center is a knowing, but never cynical overview that invites listeners at last to the mainspring of a misunderstood genre’s greatest lights. Many of the biggest names are present — Iasos, inter-dimentional channeler of “paradise music”; Laraaji, discovered by Brian Eno playing for spare change in Washington Square Park; and the recently famous JD Emmanuel, icon to a new generation of drone, ambient, noise musicians. Call it what you will — before it was anything else, it was new age.

Lovingly conceived and lavishly presented, I Am The Center features stunning paintings by the legendary visual artist Gilbert Williams, and liner notes by producer Douglas Mcgowan, who weaves the words and images of the wizards and sorceresses of new age into a prismatic portrait of music that can finally be recognized for what it is: great American folk art.


Emerald Web

Emerald Web was an American musical duo, made up of the husband-wife team of Bob Stohl and Kat Epple. Founded in 1978 and active through the 1980s, the Florida-based Stohl and Epple composed and recorded music in the New Age and electronica genres. In addition to recording their music and performing in concert, Emerald Web composed many television soundtracks, including National Geographic, PBS Nova, CNN, Apple Computers, NASA and Carl Sagan’s documentary films, winning several Emmy Awards. They also composed music for a wide range of other applications, from films to planetarium shows.



To help you reach a higher state of being get meditating to this mix by Doug Shipton from Finders Keepers Records of DIY cassette stuff and found sounds over at the very chilled Love in the Afternoon

Radio Show – 17 May 2015 – Episode 219

pascal pinon golden apples edit

Claude Mono hosts The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show. This edition has it all from new age to dance.  It has music from artists including Golden Apples friends A Year in the Country and the Hare and The Moon. A 20 minute sprawling swirling psych stoner from Moon Duo – actually a request, out there soundtracks from The Duke of Burgundy, and a Man Called Horse. Plus almost dance-like extras on the Mixcloud mix.

Listen Here

Mixcloud HQ Mix – none of the inane banter and musical facts chit-chat plus BONUS tracks


Iasos – The Angels of Comfort – Psychemagik Magik Circles

Alice Coltrane – Madhura Manohara Giridhari – Divine Songs

Kid Loco – She’s my lover (a song for R) – A Grand Love Story

A Year In The Country – Scrabble and Abrade 1-  In Every Mind – 04

Cats Eye – Doors No 1, 2 and 3 – The Duke Of Burgundy Soundtrack

The Hare and the Moon – The Rolling Of The Stones – There Were Faces In The Hedgerow

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

A Year In The Country – The Music Box – In Every Mind

A Year In The Country – Tick Tock – In Every Mind

Mia Doi Todd – What If We Do (Nobody Remix) – Manzanita

Mia Doi Todd – Open Your Heart – Cosmic Ocean Ship

Leonard Rosenman – Interlude – A Man Called Horse OST

Buffy St Marie – Adam – Illuminations

Jane Weaver – Mission Desire – The Silver Globe

Chungking – Making Music (4hero Remix) – Secret Love Vol 2 (not on Mixcloud)

4Hero – Les Fleur – Secret Love Vol 1 (not on Mixcloud)

Moon Duo – High Over Blue

Stee Downes – Nothin Lasts Forever – Secret Love 5

Paul Weller – The Loved – Wild Wood Deluxe Edition


BONUS a few different tracks on Mixcloud HQ – almost dance music…

A Year In The Country – 12 An Idyll – In Every Mind


Mt Roue’ – Juiced

Deep Dish – The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) (Deep Dish Stay Dark Remix)

The Sly and Unseen – Blown by the Wind from Open Waters – The Cross Hill Recordings

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