Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone: The Gasman12/14/14
Stuart chats to solo artist Chris Reeves about his super-charged angular electronic music.
FreakZone: Robert Wyatt’s Side Projects
Stuart looks at the many and varied side projects of Robert Wyatt with his biographer Marcus O'Dair. Including tracks by Ultramarine, John Cage and Nick Mason.
FreakZone: Music and the Occult
Stuart looks at music inspired by the occult with writer Rob Young. Fight your inner demons with help of John Zorn, Jimmy Page, Coil and more.
FreakZone: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll
Peter Bebergal, author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Rock chats to Stuart. Peter offers his definition of the occur and how he feels it has shaped the development of rock and roll.
FreakZone: Library Music with Pete Paphides
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
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.
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