Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
FreakZone: Library Music with Pete Paphides11/26/14
Stuart is joined by music journalist and record collector Pete Paphides to talk about library music; functional music that is made to be kept in a library and used by TV producers for programmes
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone: 23/11/2014
Patrolling space ships and ancient alien life feature in Stuart's science fiction special.
FreakZone: Best of British Prog-Rock
Stuart selects some of the less obvious highlights of British progressive rock of the 1970s. Featuring tracks by Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, Yes, Genesis and Greenslade.
FreakZone: Freakier Canada
Stuart chooses strange music from the second largest country in the world, Canada. Featuring tracks from Kathleen Yearwood, Tim Hecker and The Canadian Electronic Ensemble.
FreakZone: Extended Techniques
Artistic Director of the Borealis music festival in Bergen, Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with the best examples of extended techniques in music. Featuring the ululating voice of Jenny Walsch, Leon Mitchener's techno prepared piano and the slaps, slurps...
Stuart hosts an honest discussion around some new releases in experimental music with Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records and David Armes from Gizeh Records. Featuring tracks by Paul Smith & Peter Brewis, Grouper, Kemper Norton and more.
FreakZone: British Post-Punk
Stuart is joined by friend of the show Graham Massey. Best know as a founding member of 808 State, Graham was also part of British post-punk in the late 70s and takes us through the scene including tracks from Throbbing Gristle, This Heat, 24 Skidoo...
FreakZone: Lost Ladies
Following on from Vashti Bunyan's interview in last weeks Freak Zone, Andy Votel joins Stuart with other 'lost ladies' who share a similar story to Vashti.
FreakZone: Odd Couples
Stuart playlists an hour of music by 'odd couples', featuring tracks by Terry Riley and John Cale, Suicide, Chris and Cosey and more.
FreakZone: Psychedelia Special
Stuart goes far out into the world of psychedelia this week with tracks from The Third Bardo, Ultimate Spinach, Strawberry Alarm Clock and more.
FreakZone: Cult Classic TV Themes
Stuart wallows in nostalgia at some cult classic TV themes with Trunk Records Jonny Trunk. Including Teddy Edward, Meet the Family and The Musketeers.
FreakZone: 1959: The Most Creative Year in Jazz
Stuart is joined by Graham Massey to look at some of the cornerstone albums in jazz, all released in 1959. This is essential listening for anyone interested in how jazz moved from bebop to free improvisation. Featuring tracks from several benchmark...
FreakZone: West Country Freaks
Following on from Portishead's Geoff Barrow sitting in for Stuart on the Freak Zone last week, Stuart looks at other musical freaks from the West Country. Featuring music from John Surman, Cornelius Cardew, Spinal Tap's Stonehenge and more.
FreakZone: Experimental Sludge Rock
Lisa Meyer from Birmingham's Capsule joins Stuart with some experimental sludge rock. Including Iron Monkey, Fudge Tunnel and Melvins.
FreakZone: Krautrock for Dummkopfs
Stuart Maconie gets Sunday morning underway with Krautrock for Dummkopfs. The term "krautrock" was used to describe the experimental German rock movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s by the British music press and Stuart is here with some of...
FreakZone: Sidsel Endresen
Stuart is joined by Radio 3's Fiona Talkington to talk about Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen. Celebrated for her innovative vocal style often avoiding lyrics and words in favour of syllables and noises, Sidsel has been a revered figure in European...
FreakZone: Music of the Internet Generation
Stuart is joined by John Doran of The Quietus to unearth musical gems hidden inside the internet. Including 76-track digital albums, Electro Chaabi from Eygpt and field recordings in Syria.
FreakZone: Steve Reich: A Career Retrospective
Stuart speaks to the iconic minimalist composer Steve Reich about his most celebrated compositions in an interview recorded in 2006 around Reich's 70th birthday.
FreakZone: It’s Not All Brass Bands
Stuart features music inspired by the North West of England and chats to composer Richard Skelton who lives and works in a remote part of Cumbria.
FreakZone: No Free Download This Week
Stuart offers a message of condolence as there is no free download this week. Next week Stuart is joined by Richard Skelton to talk about music inspired by the British landscape.
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