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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.
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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Episodes

Directional Sounds, Polynesian Percussions, Cumbias Sabrosas from Apr 19, 2018

4/19/2018
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- "Intro" Los Millonarios - "Duerme" - Oración Caribe [Los Millonarios = Los Diplomaticos] Los Millonarios - "No Hay Nadie Como Tu" Jim Fassett - "A Revelation in Birdsong Patterns (Part 1)" - Symphony of the Birds Joe Puma and the Audiobon All-Stars - "Flight Patterns (Song Sparrow)" - Like Tweet – Jazz Versions of Authentic Bird Calls ["Rare Jazz Birds – Do Not Feed"] John Evans and the Big Band - "Quiet Village" - Exotic Percussion and Brilliant Brass [with Chaino] John Evans and...

Duration:03:10:52

The Essential Humor of Tropical Fantasy (& Ornithological Orientations) from Apr 12, 2018

4/12/2018
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- "Intro" Spike Jones & His City Slickers & His Other Orchestra - "Laura" - The Best of Spike Jones Spike Jones & His City Slickers - "The Man On The Flying Trapeze" - The Best of Spike Jones [Voc. Doodles Weaver] Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings (prod. Camarata) - "Tarzan" - Jungle Adventure in Music and Sound Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble - "The Sheik of Araby" - Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp ["Biggest Battery of Percussion West of Cape Canaveral"] Spike...

Duration:03:10:59

Deep Night from Apr 5, 2018

4/5/2018
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- "Intro" [(Syntonic Optimum Aviary)] Yusef Lateef - "Let Every Soul Say Amen" - Yusef Lateef [aka Live at Cranbrook, rec. 1958] Yusef Lateef - "Woody'n You" - Yusef Lateef [aka Live at Cranbrook, rec. 1958] Orchestre de Gamelan et Chanteurs de Pliatan - "Legong" - Musique de Bali [Under the direction of A.A. Gde Mandera] Orchestre de Gamelan et Chanteurs de Pliatan - "Oleg" - Musique de Bali [Under the direction of A.A. Gde Mandera] Music behind DJ: Les Baxter - "Deep Night" -...

Duration:03:10:57

Land of Demons from Mar 29, 2018

3/29/2018
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- "Intro" Hideakira Sakurai - "Selections from Lone Wolf & Cub, "Baby Cart in Peril"" - The Best of Lone Wolf & Cub (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [compiled on 2004 CD, film rel. 1972] Mat Camison - "The Red File" - Pop Arp Nino Nardini - "Revolver" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 20 Francis Perreard - "Birds and Guns" - Un Piano Dans L'Ouest Upsetters - "Eastwood Rides Again" - Eastwood Rides Again Sir Lord Comic & the Upsetters - "Bronco (Django Shoots First)" -...

Duration:03:10:29

Extended Meditations & Seeking Beyond from Mar 22, 2018

3/22/2018
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- "Intro" Joel Vandroogenbroeck - "Meditative Contemplation" - Meditations, Vol. 2 Broadcast - "Lunch Hour Pops" - Haha Sound Nick Arkle - "Cloud-Henge (Side B)" - Cloud-Henge Music behind DJ: - "Cloud-Henge (Side B)" High Ceilings - "Parka Lounger" - High Ceilings Broadcast - "Test Area" - Echo's Answer Kelan Phil Cohran - "Meditation" - Meditation [Harp, Kalimba, Cornet, Zither – Kelan Phil Cohran; Keyboards, Bass, Guitar – Malik Cohran; Recorded in 1996 by Atiba Johnson at his...

Duration:03:10:11

Marathon Week Two from Mar 15, 2018

3/15/2018
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- "Intro" Ray Haney, The Symphony de Paris - "Night Song of the Everglades" - 3 Taboos (And Other Exotic Motifs) [My DJ Premium - yours for $75 or more!] Tak Shindo - "Huts of Kichwamba" - Mganga! The Primitive Sounds of Tak Shindo [A preview of our final prize of the evening! get in the running for this LP with a pledge of $20 or more!] Joan Baez - "Here's To You" - Ricordare: The Songs of Ennio Morricone [Our first prize of the evening! Get in the running for this CD with a pledge of...

Duration:03:12:14

Marathon Week One from Mar 8, 2018

3/8/2018
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- "Intro" Don Randi Trio / Curtis Amy / The Exotic Strings (prod. Camarata) - "Tropical Safari" - 3 Taboos (And Other Exotic Motifs) [My DJ Premium - yours for $75 or more] Shelly Manne - "Infinity" - Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems - The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad [get in the running for this CD with a pledge of $20 or more!] Sonny Red - "Love Song" - Inner Peace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems - The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad [get in the running for...

Game of Variants (Continuations on a Long String) from Mar 1, 2018

3/1/2018
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- "Intro" Mike Garson - "Variations on "Changes"" - The Bowie Variations for Piano Allen Toussaint - "Victims of the Darkness" - Life, Love and Faith Intersystems - "Changing Colours (They Go For A Walk)" - Free Psychedelic Poster Inside Mel Henke - "Open the Door Richard!" - La Dolce Henke Sidney Poitier - "Our World A Cave" - Poitier Meets Plato [music by Fred Katz] The Sun Ra Arkestra - "Demon's Lullaby" - Angels and Demons at Play Tom Waits - "Crossroads" - The Black Rider Gene...

Duration:03:10:00

Moving Worlds, Calypso Sketches, Freaking Out from Feb 22, 2018

2/22/2018
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- "Intro" Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble - "Calypso John" - With Flute to Boot [w/ Herbie Mann] Joe Harriott Quintet - "Calypso Sketches" - Free Form Yusef Lateef - "Oscarlypso" - Club Date [rec. live at Pep's Lounge 1964; wr. Oscar Pettiford, 1956] Art Blakey - "Split Skins" - Orgy In Rhythm (Volume One) Gil Evans - "Spoonful" - The Individualism of Gil Evans [not on original LP, rec. during original sessions and appended as bonus track] Music behind DJ: Bembeya Jazz...

Duration:03:10:29

Chappell Mood Music Library from Feb 15, 2018

2/15/2018
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- "Intro" Roger Roger et son Grande Orchestre - "Savage Chase" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 1 Roger Roger et son Grande Orchestre - "Carriole" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 1 Roger Roger et son Grande Orchestre - "Roger Mambo" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 2 Roger Roger et son Grande Orchestre - "Bianca Blanca" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 3 Roger Roger et son Grande Orchestre - "Riverside Drive" - Chappell Mood Music Vol. 3 The Melodi Light Orchestra - "5.52 from Victorloo" - Chappell Mood...

Duration:03:10:59

Savage and Sensuous Exotica and Jazz from Feb 8, 2018

2/8/2018
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- "Intro" Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians - "Brazil" - Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945 Yusef Lateef - "Morning" - Yusef Lateef [1971 stereo reissue of 1958 live album, "Lateef at Cranbrook"] Yusef Lateef - "Brazil" - Yusef Lateef Ferrante & Teicher - "Brazil" - Soundblast - The Sound Of Tomorrow Today! Chico O'Farrill & His Latin Orchestra - "Taboo" - Music From South America Music behind DJ: Chico O'Farrill & His Latin Orchestra - Music From South...

Duration:03:10:21

Chains Chance Change from Feb 1, 2018

2/1/2018
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- "Intro" Afro Blues Quintet Plus One - "Victims of Chance" - New Directions in Sound [Orig. from 1966 LP, "New Directions of Afro Blues Quintet Plus One" – under the title, "Victims of Change"] Klaus Weiss - "Changing Directions" - Open Space Motion (Underscores) Piero Umiliani - "Open Space" - To-Day's Sound Demon Fuzz - "Our World Today" - Roots and Offshoots No Artist / Sublime Frequencies - "Demon Dog Crossroads" - Night Recordings from Bali Eddie & Ernie - "Standing at the...

Duration:03:11:50

The Year of the Compañeros from Jan 4, 2018

1/4/2018
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- "Intro" The London Experimental Jazz Quartet - "The Sound Of Next Year's Echo" - Invisible Roots Bob Dylan - "All The Tired Horses" - Self Portrait Ennio Morricone E La Sua Orchestra - "Vamos A Matar, Compañeros" - Vamos A Matar, Compañeros 7" Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Ennio Morricone - "Funerale Di Un Contadino" - Per un Pugno di Samba Ennio Morricone / Gillo Pontecorvo - "June 1956: The People Revolt" - Battle Of Algiers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack John Zorn - "Battle...

Duration:03:10:35

A Look Back At The Year That Was from Dec 28, 2017

12/28/2017
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- "Intro" Sauter-Finegan Orchestra - "The Minute" - Adventure in Time [From January 5, 2017: Through a Veil of Moon Mist: Adventures in Time & Space] Lancelot Layne - "Make Life Easy on Me" - Who Could Help Me / Make Life Easy on Me 7" [January 12, 2017: The Rebels are Coming to Town] Jayne Cortez - "Do You Think" - Celebrations and Solitudes [January 19, 2017: If The Drum Is A Woman – March] Chalkdust - "Immigration Problems" - Teacher, Commoner & King [January 26, 2017: Funk, Jazz &...

Duration:03:10:48

Fantasies for Electromagnetic Tape from Dec 7, 2017

12/7/2017
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- "Intro" Terry Riley - "Happy Ending" - Happy Ending [from the film, Les Yeux Fermes] Batsumi - "Lishonile" - Batsumi [South Africa] Music behind DJ: The Sound Proofs - "Love and Peace" - After Me [South Africa] İlhan Mimaroǧlu - "Intermezzo" - Electronic Music İlhan Mimaroǧlu - "Bowery Bum (Study After Jean Dubuffet)" - Electronic Music Gökçen Kaynatan - "Doğanın Ötesi" - Gökçen Kaynatan Gökçen Kaynatan - "Madimak" - Gökçen Kaynatan Gökçen Kaynatan - "Cennet Dünyamiz" - Gökçen...

Duration:03:09:55

Exotica Gardens: Rituals and Ceremonies in Realms of the Unreal from Nov 30, 2017

11/30/2017
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- "Intro" Tiki Gardens - "Torch Lighting Ceremony (Tiki Gardens)" - The Exotic Sounds of Tiki Gardens [Trader Frank - Twilight Time; Going To A Hukilau; Lovely Hula Hands; Trader Frank - Deep Twilight] Neal Scott - "Go Bohemian" - The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica Paul Leader - "The Devil's Pad" - The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica The Invaders - "Shock Treatment" - The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica The...

Duration:03:09:59

Piero Umiliani: Film Jazz, Synthi Times, Exotic Themes (Part Two) from Nov 9, 2017

11/9/2017
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- "Intro" Piero Umiliani - "Mah Na' Mah Na'" - Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) [voc. by Alessandro Alessandroni] Piero Umiliani - "Fotomodelle" - Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) Piero Umiliani - "Solitudine" - Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) [with Gato Barbieri] Piero Umiliani - "Nel Cosmo" - Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) Piero Umiliani - "Essere Donna" -...

Duration:03:10:21

Piero Umiliani: Film Jazz, Synthi Times, Exotic Themes (Part One) from Nov 2, 2017

11/2/2017
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- "Intro" Piero Umiliani (with Chet Baker) - "Smog" - Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale) Piero Umiliani (with Chet Baker) - "Twilight in Los Angeles" - Chet Baker – Italian Movies [ext. version of composition from Smog] Piero Umiliani (with Gato Barbieri) - "Lontananza e Sequenza" - Two Pictures, Years 1965-1968 [orig. from soundtrack, Una Bella Grinta (CAM)] Piero Umiliani E La Sua Orchestra ‎ - "Big Band Blues" - Jazz Dall' Italia N. 2 : Big Band Blues Piero Umiliani -...

Duration:03:10:26

Kometenmelodies, Killer Bullets, Psychedelic Sanzas from Oct 26, 2017

10/26/2017
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- "Intro" Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - "Paix" - Paix Music behind DJ: Neu! - "Leb Wohl" Kraftwerk - "Kohoutek-Kometenmelodie (Version 1)" - Kohoutek-Kometenmelodie Tyndall - "Transit Westberlin" - Reflexionen Novalis - "Dronsz" - Novalis Adelbert Von Deyen - "Silverrain" - Atmosphere Ejwuusl Wessahqqan - "Die Geborstenen Kuppeln Von Yethlyreom" - Ejwuusl Wessahqqan Ose - "29h 08mn" - Adonia Kraftwerk - "Kohoutek-Kometenmelodie (Version 2)" - Kohoutek-Kometenmelodie Music behind...

Duration:03:10:59

Red Velvet and Other Dollar-Bin Records I Have Loved from Oct 19, 2017

10/19/2017
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- "Intro" Stanley Black and His Orchestra - "Isn't It Romantic" - Red Velvet Stanley Black and His Orchestra - "I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me" - Red Velvet Music behind DJ: - "Red Velvet" Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra - "Afrikaan Beat" - Afrikaan Beat Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra - "Dancing in the Dark" - Afrikaan Beat Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra - "Moonglow" - Afrikaan Beat Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra - "Where Flamingos Fly" - Afrikaan Beat Bert Kaempfert &...

Duration:03:10:50

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