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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


Radio Show – 11 March 2018 – Episode 363
March 13, 2018, 11:45 am
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Jesse in space…

‘The Weatherman’ Jesse Yuen curates his last edition of The Golden Apples of the Sun before splitting P-Town and heading OS on a cosmic journey – been a pleasure having you in the collective and your amazing shows

Re-stream here (Select 11 March) –


The Orb – A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld

Transient waves – Peaceful Madman

David Parsons – Separation

Spyra – Crossing The Channel

Steve Miller Band – Time keeps slipping

Om unit – Ether

The Unknown Cases – Masimbabele

Dauwd – Theory of Colours

Prince Far I – Plant Up

Vibration Black Finger – Black pearl

Kuniyuki Takahashi – You Should Believe

Mark Pritchard – Dawn of the North

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy OST – Journey of the Sorcerer

Jimi Hendrix – 1983 (A merman I should be)

Sidney Owens & North, South Connection – Sputnik

Bonnie Dobson – Morning Dew

Hawkwind – We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago

Stereolab – Space Moment

Chandra – Ever so lonely

Monsoon – Ever so lonely

Danny Breaks – The third dimension

Leslie Winer – Pagan Sun

Four Tet – Evening Side

Shigeto First – Saturn Return

Massive Attack – Hymm Of The Big Wheel

The Incredible String Band – A Very Cellular Song


You can also still listen to Jesse Yuen’s original ‘The Golden Apples of Space’ here

Radio Dhow – 4 March 2018 – Episode 362

This edition of the Golden Apples is hosted by Mike Tucak and includes a delve into the source recordings of  Joe Acheson’s 2016 Hidden Orchestra “Wingbeats”…

Bandcamp Daily  Think of Wingbeats by Hidden Orchestra as a bedroom symphony. Unlike a traditional symphony, Wingbeats doesn’t require a concert hall or a stage filled with dozens of musicians. Instead, the individual parts are painstakingly pieced together by one person: Brighton, UK, based Joe Acheson. The result is a kind of expansive intimacy.

“For as long as I can remember, I have found that what draws me to a piece of music can often be one small detail—a single characteristic or maybe a fleeting moment of beautiful sound or compelling rhythm,” Acheson explains in the album notes. On Wingbeats, that approach is on full display. The first track presents the entire finished composition. Then, the deconstruction begins: Each instrument or layer of sound is relegated to its own track, then listed as numbered “Sources.” Songs like “Wingbeats Source II – Cello” and field recordings like “Wingbeats Source VI – Dawn Chorus” offer up-close looks at the different components of the fully-assembled title track. The entire composition has a meditative force—a sonic balm to counter our age of deep anxiety.

On the opening “Wingbeats,“ church bells mingle with a flock of birds recorded in the snowy French Alps; a bass clarinet line delivers swelling, lyrical melodies, and a singing saw provides a gentle harmony. Each individual track in Wingbeats is a 21st century symphony in miniature; taken together, it sounds like bliss.

More thoughts over at Spellbinding Music

Re-stream the show here (select 4 March)


2:02:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats (Max Cooper Remix)

2:14:00 – Ewan Jansen – Part Man, Part Motif

2:19:00 – Expo 70 – Close Your Eyes and Drift Effortlessly Away

2:38:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats

2:50:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source I – Bird Table

2:53:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source II – Cello

2:57:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source III – Piano and Wings

2:59:30 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source IV – Tuned Percussion, Harp, Mey

3:01:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source V – Drums

3:05:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats Source VI – Dawn Chorus

3:13:00 – Hidden Orchestra – Wingbeats (Radio Edit)

Balago – Herge

Oriol Benedet – A Lost Sea

EEDL – Musli

bRUNA – With Your Fingers

3:36:30 – Yue Xuan – Alpha (iimmune remix)

3:42:00 – The Hotpoints – Jamie’s Pad

3:46:00 – Meng Qi – lights are from a window

3:50:00 – Temper Trap  – Soldier On

3:53:00 – Gurrumul – A Baru In New York (Flume Soundtrack Remix)


Radio Show – 25 February 2018 – Episode 361
March 5, 2018, 1:59 am
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The realm of ‘Pisces’

Diger Rokwell (on his birthday) explores the realm of ‘Pisces’, with artists and albums that were born under the watery influence of the fish. Aquatic, emotive, spiritual, dreamy and idealistic movements will hydrate your radio waves..

Re-stream the show here (select 25 Feb)


Pisces 1 – Mort Garsons

Tangerine Dream – Sequent C

Aphex Twin – #3

Shlolmo – Empty Pools

Robert Glasper – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nick Drake – Pink Moon

Pink Floyd – Breathe (in the Air)

Cactus – Song for Aries

Led Zepplin – Down by the Seaside

The Earnest of Being George – Bee Gees

While my Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Paper Head, Paper Mind – Ashton, Gardner and Dyke

Right – David Bowie

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

Girl Blue – Stevie Wonder

Roberta Flack = Feel Like Makin’ Love

Nina Simone – In the Dark

Hampshire and Float – Eng Song

Tarika Blue – Dreamflower

Broadcast – Echo’s Answer

Air – Playground Love

Os Mutantes – Le Premier Bonheur du Jour

Tully – Syndrone

Laraaji – I am Ocean

Teebs – Ardour

Kiefer – Most Beautiful Girl

Wagon Christ – Bend Over

Radio Show – 4 February 2018 – Episode 358


Episode 358 is curated by Tristan Gibbs

Re-stream the show and Tristan’s aural sleeve notes here (select 4 Feb 2018)


Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Kaneda – Akira Symphonic Suite

Jlin – Calcination – Black Origami

Beautiful Junkyards – Aquarius – Aquarius

Cafe Kaput – A Perspex Town – Applied Music Vol. 2 – Plastics Today

Serge Gainsbourg/Jean-Claude Vannier – Les Chemins de Katmandou – Les Chemins de Katmandou OST

Yasuaki Shimizu – Semi Tori No Hi – Kakashi

Suzanne Ciani – Help, Help, The Globolinks, Part 1 – Help, Help, The Globolinks

Laurel Halo – Syzygy – Dust

Circuit des Yeux – Paper Bag – Reaching for Indigo

Pearls Before Swine – The Surrealist Waltz – One Nation Underground

Psychick TV – We Kiss – Allegory and Self

Edward Williams – The Sex Life of the Fern – Life on Earth OST

Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Dolls’ Polyphony – Akira Symphonic Suite

Jon Hassell – Gift of Fire – Dream Theory in Malaya: Fourth World Vol. 2

Claude Lombard – Sleep Well – Claude Lombard

Pram – Milky – The Stars are So Big the Earth is So Small . . . Stay as You Are

Yoko Ono (with John Lennon) – Every Many Has a Woman Who Loves Him – Double Fantasy

Amon Duul II – Kanaan – Phallus Dei

Comus – Bitten – First Utterance

Richard Dawson – Scientist – Peasant

Shirley Collins – Dabbling in the Dew – Folk Song Today

Circuit des Yeux – Geyser – Reaching for Indigo

Slapp Happy/Henry Cow – Giants – Desperate Straights

Julia Holter – So Humble the Afternoon

Yasuaki Shimizu – Umi No Ue Kara – Kakashi

Radio Show – 21 Jan 2018 – Episode 356

Mark Davies presents Kosmiche Musik episode 2, the follow up to his Kraut Rock special in 2017 Mark delves back into the world of German experimental music, specifically from the period of the early 70’s until the early 80’s. Taking in selections from the heavyweights of time such as Can, Amon Duul, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk but also trying to examine the other lesser known and wildly diverse artists from the period who used new age, jazz and experiental electronica to explore the new world. Tune in and drift off.       

Re-stream the show here (select 21 Jan)


Michael Bundt – The brain of Oskar Pianizza

CAN – moonshake

AMO DUUL – da guadaloop

AMON DUUL – Lonely whisper

Rodelius – Geradewohl

Harmonia – Watusi

Novalis – Dronsz

Broselmaschine – Schmetterling

Streetmark – Passage

Neu – Neuschnee

Achim Reichel – Tanz der vogel in Den Winden

Missus Beastly – Geisha

Kraftwerk – Tour de France (instrumental)

Klaus Weiss – Wide open space motion

Amon Duul II – wie der wind am ende einer strasse

Niagra – Rhythm go

Tangerine dream – No mans land

Michael Bundt – Neon

Radio Show – 14 Jan 2018 – Episode 355
January 17, 2018, 11:22 am
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Silver Apples of the Moon, Golden Apples of the Sun!  Two hours of genre-defying space-time continuum bending carefully selected music by special guest host Kat Sav.  Dip in and dive in to hear all sort of musical oddities.

Show re-stream here


2:05:00      Secret Machines – Blue Jay Away

2:09:30      Tangerine Dream – Towards the Evening Star

2:17:10      Vibrasphere – San Pedro

2:24:45      Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Am A Thought

2:27:30      Feist – Undiscovered First

2:38:30      The Mars Volta – Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore

2:44:10      Mystical Sun – 13th Moon Journey Into Future Consciousness

2:53:45      Bedouin Soundclash Follow the Sun

2:58:00      Aldous Harding – Horizon

3:02:15      Do Make Say Think – Her Eys on the Horizon

3:13:30      Boom Bip – Cimple

3:18:00      RJD2 – The Proxy

3:20:10      PerthCT – Endless

3:22:00      Odawas – The Case of the Great Irish Elk

3:30:00      Daughter – Alone/With You

3:34:30      Offcuts – Kitchen Bay

3:40:05      Krakatau – Riddels Creek

3:52:00      Kath Bloom – Come Here

3:56:00      David Bowie – Boss of Me