:Episode Sixty-Seven: 7.28.2017
|Squadra Omega||Oscillazioni Dell’Universo Giovane||Materia Oscura|
|Cosmic Jokers||Kinder Des Alls||Galactic Supermarket|
|Kink Gong||Le Coq D'or Se Tient Sur Une Patte||Imer Zeillos: Asian Variations For Saz, Cura & Tanbur|
|Katie Von Schleicher||Nothing||Shitty Hits|
|Ant Trip Ceremony||Elaborations||Ant Trip Ceremony: 24 Hours|
|Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann||Buddhatal||Krautwerk|
This week's show starts with Squadra Omega, an Italian psychedelic free-improv group whose new album, Materia Oscura (Dark Matter) seems almost tailor-made for the Space Program. Spaced-out, Krauty clatter, with a space-themed title (and track names)? How could I not play it?
We also hear in the first set from Cosmic Jokers, who feature rather prominently on the oft-referenced-on-the-show Krautrocksampler list, but who I didn't really ever get into until somewhat recently, largely because I loathe the name Cosmic Jokers, which I think is largely a result of having come of age in the 90s, when joker hats were all the rage among anyone who fancied themselves "wacky," "zany,"... "kind of different." They were kind of the ear gauges of the 90s, but less permanent.
The show ends with a track from a new album from a pair of Krautrock legends, Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann. And while this album is a perfectly serviceable effort, I would be remiss to mention Grosskopf without recommending his 1980 album Synthesist, which was reissued a few years back and played on this show numerous times.