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 Seventy-Five: 9.22.2017

Artist Title Album
Khan TengriAshokaKT2
Zone SixLove MonsterLove Monster
Drums Off ChaosOn CirclesCompass EP
LaraajiLaraajazziBring On The Sun
GiftDrugsV/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
Crossblood ExperimentOrange SunshineV/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
Sunn CycleAcid RagaV/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares
OmniDate NightMulti-Task
Duncan KissingerCheerin'Make Time Stop
The Lemon TwigsNight SongBrothers of Destruction EP
The Space LadyShakin' All OverThe Space Lady's Greatest Hits
Hannah PeelGoodbye EarthMary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
Sexton MingA Totally Different BreedInevitable Stupid Ost
Hisato HiguchiGhosts GhostShe
Gabriel SalomanWhat Belongs To YouMovement Building, Vol. 3
Tim MislockA Conception of MemoryNow Is The Last Best Time
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Description

Another very special episode this week (and again, not in the 80s/90s sitcom "an older man touched me in my private area" kind of special) as it's the 75th episode of the Space Program's current incarnation, and for the occasion, I've... revamped this website, which I actually created a year ago, but, because I'm a Gen X slacker type who doesn't care about your fame, or your money, or any of your bourgeois B.S., maaaaan, I let lay dormant until, well, now. You still have to click through to House of Sound to listen to my show, due to technical and legal limitations (I don't have an ASCAP license for my site, so I can't host any of the music I play) but for each episode you have my delightlfully droll commentary, and a playlist that's a bit easier to read than on HoS. Plus I've added a bunch of new links to the Resource page, and if you go to the Contact page you'll find ways to contact me virtually or otherwise.

Musically, it's the same-old-same-old (I mean, I'll probably do something special for my 100th show, but the 75th isn't thaaaat big of a deal) starting with Khan Tengri (named for the tallest mountain in Kazakhstan. Shouldn't that be Mt. Borat? "My wife!" Oh, that never got old...) and a track called Ashoka (not to be confused with Ahsoka, the Star Wars character - hey, they have a track on the album named Minas Morgul, which is a LOTR reference, so they're just as geeky as me) followed up with German space rockers Zone Six and a song unfortunately named... ick... "Love Monster." As I mention on the show, I can only hope that a "Love Monster" is in fact a creature from Germanic folklore similar to the Krampus, who, rather than punishing naughty children at Christmas, punishes cads on Valentine's Day.

Later in the show we hear several tracks from the latest edition in Numero Group's Warfaring Strangers series, Acid Nightmares, a musical document of the angry, bitter, late-70s end of the hippie era. We also hear a version of Shakin' All Over (another version of which, by The Texas Gentlemen, I played last week) by the Space Lady, the unrequited love of the Space Program (and who played a sold-out show at the Hollywood Theatre the night this show aired, attended by yours truly). Finally, I play a track from erstwhile Portlander and Yellow Swans member Gabriel Saloman, from Movement Building, Vol. 3, the latest in a series of albums he's released of compositions intended to accompany modern dance performances.