psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present

:Episode Sixty-Nine: 8.11.2017

Artist Title Album
Carlton MeltonHidden LightsHidden Lights
HeadlandBuilding DwellingTrue Flowers From This Painted World
Da Captain TripsMother EarthAdventures In The Upsidedown
Ancient OceanTitan's IslandTitan's Island (Single)
The Hunted HareMagic CircleNothing Is Always
Mad WallsReally Think SoSomewhere Anywhere
Electric MoonStardust (The Picture)Stardust Rituals
Red AxesRide The SusThe Beach Goths
Kelley StoltzSame PatternQue Aura
Cool GhoulsLegs In SeptemberGord's Horse
Conrad Schnitzler6Gelb
Franco BattiatoLa ParanoiaLa Convenzione
John CaleGunFear
Maria MontiIl LetargoIl Bestiario
Taj Mahal TravellersIAugust 1974
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Description

The episode opens with a track from the latest release by Carlton Melton, who of late have been a little less (face) Melton, and a little more (George) Carlton (George Karl, of course, being an NBA coach known for his laid-back approach. Also, when he coached the Sonics back in the 90s, his daughter went to my high school and I used to sometimes see him in the morning, dropping her off - NBA Coaches: just like us).

Later in the show I play Franco Battiato, in honor of the fact that several of his early albums are receiving long-overdue reissues this fall from Superior Viaduct, and John Cale, my favorite member of the Velvet Underground, in honor of the fact that Portland resident Todd Haynes has announced he is making a documentary about the VU, which, given that only two of the four founding members are still alive (and Mo Tucker is a right-wing headcase) and there's almost no archival footage of them, might be a bit of a challenge.

Finally, we end with Taj Mahal Travellers, and a track from their gorgeous album August 1974, recorded 43 years ago this month. From Julian Cope's Japrocksampler review: "Underplaying the deep theta meditations of the first record, here the Taj Mahal Travellers fuss with their primitive electronic gadgetry and Ur-babble like endangered species seeking collective closure, this album's refusal to dwell in deep ponds of reverb ensuring that the first clawing steps towards the individual are forever approaching, and all achieved with such a remarkable sense of orchestration that a strangely syncopated universal funk develops between the six." Couldn't have put it better myself.