Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone
Editor of The Quietus, John Doran joins Stuart to unearth music around a subterranean theme. Featuring tracks by Jimmy Cross, Lustmord and Death Karma.
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone: Gong but Not Forgotten
Stuart pays tribute to Gong, following the death of singer Daevid Allen.
FreakZone: Experimental Artists
Stuart is joined by Saisonscape commissioner Julia Dempsey to present a playlist of emerging artists from the experimental and sonic arts world.
FreakZone: Live Music
Stuart present's a playlist of live album tracks, including Wire's infamous improvised Peel Session 'Crazy About Love'
Ian Black from Slug
Singer Ian Black from the band Slug shares some of the left-field gems in his record collection. Including Japanese surf rock, two titans of experimental music Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson and a Somalian band from the 1980s.
FreakZone: No Free Download This Week
This weeks Freakier Zone was a 60-minute mix of left-field grooves by Gilles Peterson for Stuart which you can catch up on the i-Player for 30 days. Unfortunately we are unable to offer it as a download here. Stuart is back next week with Ian Black...
Radio 3's Nick Luscombe takes Stuart through a selection of modern day troubadours working in experimental music. Including tracks from Pip Proud, Burton Crane and Evel Knievel!
Stuart presents a selection of songs that tell a story. Including Lou Reed's macabre tale The Gift, Momus' take on the Japanese aesthetic bishonen and The Monochrome Set's break up song.
FreakZone: Compositional Systems
Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart with pieces created using specific compositional systems. From David Bowie's use of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies to John Zorn's game pieces.
FreakZone: Techno Oddities
808 State's Graham Massey joins Stuart with oddities from the world of techno. Featuring Gherkin Jerks, Renegade Sound Wave and 808 State's remix of Yes' Owner Of A Lonely Heart.
FreakZone: Freakier Zone 2015 Calendar
Stuart creates an audio calendar for 2015 following the seasons with a track for each month. Why not hang it on the wall and write your mums birthday on it.
FreakZone: Roundtable Discussion
Stuart discusses new releases from the world of experimental music with the dream team of Andy Votel from Finders Keepers Records and Graham Massey of 808 State.
FreakZone: Best of 2014
Stuart looks back at his favourite moments from the Freakier Zone in 2014.
FreakZone: Festive Bells and Children's Games
Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart with some festive bells and children's games.
FreakZone: Winter Solstice
Stuart welcomes in the longest night of the year with a wintery solstice playlist.
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.
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