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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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Options July 2, 2015: Bibliothèque Exotique Vol. 5: Tropicosmic - Synthesizer Exotica and Electro-Primitivism

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Deuter  Kolibri (Sunrise in the Djungle)   Options Soundtrack  Kuckuck  1973   
Ariel Kalma  Barimpa   Options Interfrequence  Montparnasse 2000  1980   
Ariel Kalma  Source Fraiche   Options Interfrequence       
Music behind DJ:
Extasis Primitivo   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas  Uraniun  1988   
Roland Bocquet  Exotique   Options Robot Bleu  RCA  1983   
Pete Lüdemann & Pit Troja  Panama   Options The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores)  Coloursound Library  1983   
J.P. Decerf & M. Baroty  Brazilian Ballad   Options Publipot  CAM  1977   
J.C. Pierric   Yapaga Cova   Options Disc GO 1003  Disc GO    Probably Pierric, at least. Not sure. 
Ralph Nowy  Akili Mali   Options Colours  Palm Records  1986   
C. Hauterive & M. Saclays  New Tropical Safari   Options Translation  Montparnasse 2000  1980   
J.P. Decerf  Black Safari   Options Out of the Way  CAM  1977  (with Gérard Zajd, Tony Cerona; also released on Chicago 2000: Light Flight More and More, as the artist Magical Ring) 
James Harpham  VoodooTronics   Options G-Spots: The Spacey Folk Electro-Horror Sounds Of The Studio G Library  Trunk     
Music behind DJ:
Martin Wester & Bernhard Hering 
Serengeti   Options Balance  Sonimage     
Amadeo Tommasi  African War   Options Grandangolo  Cenacolo  1981   
Francis Rimbert & Frederick Rousseau  African Délirium   Options April Orchestra 48: Présente FR2  CBS  1982   
Sauveur Mallia  Electronic Africa   Options Automation Vol. 2  Tele Music  1983   
Sauveur Mallia  African Break   Options Percussions Modernes Vol. 1  Tele Music  1984   
Swing Family  Mission Africa   Options Music Force  Tele Music  1985  basically, this is Sauveur Mallia 
Pete Lüdemann & Pit Troja  African Nightclub   Options The Now Generation (Percussive Underscores)  Coloursound Library  1983   
Jean-Michel Hervé  Tribal Ceremony   Options Safari  Sonimage  1986   
Frederic Porte  Native Dance (Underscore)   Options New Waves  Mondiophone/Crea Sound  1987   
Frederic Porte  Zoo Dance   Options New Waves       
Sonorhc  Chant de Copal   Options Amazonia       
Sonorhc  Green Tank   Options Amazonia       
Sonorhc  Saul   Options Amazonia       
Sonorhc  Anaconda   Options Amazonia       
Claude Larson  Rain-Forest   Options Environment  Selected Sound  1978   
Music behind DJ:
Claude Larson 
Dark Woodland   Options       Followed by "Swamps" 
Aldo Tamborrelli & Massimo Ruocco  Jungle Lovers   Options Construction  CAM  1988   
Rubba (Karl Jenkins & Mike Ratledge)  Jungle Juice   Options Push Button  DeWolfe  1979   
Yan Tregger  Jungle Caravan   Options Hypnosis  Magicabus     
Anne Dudley  Jungle Command   Options Sound Stage 18 - New World  Amphonic  1984   
Jean Michel Jarre  Synthetic Jungle   Options Deserted Palace  Sam Fox Productions  1972   
Armand Frydman  Jungle   Options Fusion  Sonimage  1981   
Adelbert Von Deyen & Dieter Schutz  Jungle   Options Inventions  Sky  1983   
J.P. Decerf  Arabian Era   Options Sound  Montparnasse 2000     
J.P. Decerf / M. Saclays  Wizard   Options Sound       
Claude Larson  Marabout   Options Arabian Affair  Selected Sound  1991   
Ariel Kalma  Oasis   Options Interfrequence  Montparnasse 2000  1980   
Music behind DJ:
Kama Sutra   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas  Uraniun  1988  Followed by "Flamingo" 
Roland Bocquet  Asia   Options Robot Bleu  RCA  1983   
Andy Clark  East Looks West (a)   Options A Higher State  KPM  1983   
Claude Larson  Savannah   Options Environment  Selected Sound  1978   
Roger Davy  La Recreation du Kangourou   Options Patchwork Orchestra 5- Cosmic Sounds/China Moods  Disques Magellan  1972   
I Gres  Ritmo Pampa   Options I Gres Vol. 2  Globevision  1975   
Jean-Michel Hervé  Andean's Shepherd   Options Safari  Sonimage  1986   
Simon Park  Inca   Options Stretch  DeWolfe  1976   
D. Labarre & F. Schnetzer  Sombrero   Options Hypothese  Montparnasse 2000     
Sauveur Mallia  Exotic Guide   Options Spatial & Co., Vol. 2  Tele Music  1979   
Armand Frydman  Tropic   Options Eureka  Koka Media  1987   
Joël Fajerman  Tropical   Options Turbulences  PSI  1983   
Music behind DJ:
Christian Chevalier & Alan Feanch 
Ocean Bed   Options Light Breeze       
Rada  Impressiones Oceanicas   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas  Uraniun  1988   
Rada  Delirium   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas       
Corviria  Seagull Song   Options Psyco Analysis  Squirrel     
Gérard Gesina  Strange Paradise   Options Planant  Musax  1980   
D. Labarre & F. Schnetzer  Atoll   Options Hypothese  Montparnasse 2000     
Caravelli  Hawaiian et Fizz Guitars   Options April Orchestra Vol. 31 - Claviers Electroniques  CBS  1980   
Marcello Giombini  Sea Holiday (Hawaii)   Options Mondial Folk Synthesizer III (Estremo Oriente-Africa) Far East Vol. 9  Forever Records  1982   
Gouriet & Phillips  Treasure Island   Options Atmospheric - Sea/Water  Chappell  1986   
Music behind DJ:
Carlo Savina 
Giamaica   Options Grand Tour  Ring     

Listener comments!

Avatar 7:01pm ndbob:

evening Evan et al
Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

hey buddy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm melinda:

Avatar 7:03pm ndbob:

Heya Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, Sir Strap! Will miss the first 1/2 of the show as I am obligated to take my newly minted 15-year-old daughter out to dinner. Catch on the back end!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Doug! enjoy your Quinceañera
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

What's cookin?
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

you are, probably!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

hi gary, so great to see you. killer show this week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gary:

Aw, thanks! -- Library compositions ... perfect soundtrack, cuz I've got a date with the couch and a book about the history of electronic music
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

oh man how perfect! what book? is it good?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm melinda:

This one is a nice combo of exotic + spacey
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

yeah, that one is a real jewel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

Mark Brend's The Sound of Tomorrow: How Electronic Music Was Smuggled into the Mainstream, and it's terrific! Not far into it, tho ... Did you know that Mark Twain was the first subscriber to an electronic music show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm melinda:

Far out!
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

that's amazing
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

i gotta read that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

Here's a brief bit about it online. It doesn't tell you, though, that Twain actually subscribed to -- was the first subscriber to -- the service, which was sent out over the telephone line: blogs.courant.com...
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

that is INSANE
i have much learning to do on this subject
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Gary:

("It" being Twain and electronic music, not the book.) Speaking of electronic music ... loving the first few tracks tonight!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

man, now i wish i was playing some more stately electronic music for ya, Gary. This is all on the edge of chintz and in the midst of the 80's sound. Though much of it is very good. justseems like you need some bebe barron or something. Morton Subotnick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm melinda:

Maybe Twain would have liked 80s chintz.
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

he would have liked it more than he liked either Native Americans or American Imperialist projects, but the rest is a history-mystery
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

oh my god I love this track SO MUCH
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

wish i knew when this masterpiece was recorded
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Gary:

I've been loving all of this, actually -- it really is the perfect soundtrack for the book! (Going back to the couch for a bit more ... )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, folks.
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

Glad to hear it, Gary! Aloha Uncle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Uncle Michael:

Aloha! I bought some Hawaiian bargain bin albums in KC today.
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

nice, man! rayon? silk? the dreaded poly?
Avatar 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent show Evan! catch the rest on the archive
  7:59pm Yiannis:

We vote NO on July 5,to give a message against the. Financial Tyrants of E.U...Greece votes NO
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

i love hawaiian shirts when they have a deep scenic image as the design.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi Yiannis
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

good luck over there, freedom fighter
  8:03pm Yiannis:

Hello to everyone,i wish you all guys the best
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

and we, you, Yiannis!
this is probably a dull question, but have you seen Z? I love that movie
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

expanding on that, has anyone seen any other Costa-Gavras films? I've only seen Z but need to get crackin' on the rest
  8:08pm Yiannis:

One of the greatest films ever made,funny thing is that these films are never played on Greek TV
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

Oh, i bet not. totally agree on it being among the absolute greatest
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

As far as revolutionary cinema, it's cream of the crop. Right next to Battle of Algiers. And I feel like Wages of Fear belongs in there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm melinda:

Missing is a very good Costa-Gavras film. The only one I've seen, actually, as a kid in the 80s. I've been meaning to re-watch it.
  8:13pm Yiannis:

See also "The Missing",i liked also one of his recent films titled "Eden in West"
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

i hear great things
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

cool, thanks Yiannis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gary:

You probably talked at the very beginning about what these library compilations are, but I think I missed it. What are they? How were they sold? Packaged? Etc.?
  8:21pm Yiannis:

See Friedkin's"Sorcerer" its a remake of Wages of Fear no matter how sacrilegious it sounds i thinknits better than the original
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

well, I can't agree with that exactly, but Sorcerer is one of my favorite films of all time. I just think Wages of Fear is like beyond-level genius and actually feels like it could puncture the capitalist beast. A subversive, dangerous quality that i don't think Friedkin's has, for all its brilliance
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Gary:

Aha, thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gary:

an electronic music GOLD MINE, in other words :)
  8:35pm Yiannis:

Thanks for the great music,i'll put my headphones and try to sleep,that Claude Laurson track is fantastic reminds me of my childhood,good night to everyone
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

good night friend Yiannis
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

indeed, gary! the gold mine that never seems to tap out
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

thanks for prompting me to explain myself a little further, hope i didn't ramble too interminably
Avatar 8:39pm northguineahills:

It's 8:30! Beer O'clock!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Ike:

Hi. I heard a bit of the first half of the show via wi-fi while buying fruits and veggies. Glad to be home now so I can get the remainder uninterrupted.
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

well hello NGH, and hello to your beer, looks tasty
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Welcome to the back half, Ike! plenty more to come for you and your veggies
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

thank god, an actual woman on the playlist. too rare
Avatar 8:44pm Walking Daydream:

The tail end is the best end.
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

WD in the house, hello friend
Avatar 8:48pm northguineahills:

So far, the only artists on your playlist that I'm familiar w/ are Deuter & Jean-Michel Hervé.
Avatar 8:49pm Walking Daydream:

Hey I found your Master's thesis on Exoticism. I hope to read it soon.
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Yeah, most of these are entirely obscure unless you care enough about library music to learn these guys by name and learn their styles and all that.
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

knock yourself out, WD! let me know if it holds up to external scrutiny. I tried to make an art of it, but it is also very research based. it lives between two worlds, likely inadequate in either. i like it though
Avatar 8:58pm Walking Daydream:

Sounds like my kind of research, like ethnobotany or something.
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

there ya go, yeah. "Surrealist Ethnography" is, I think, my calling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Gary:

You should think about publishing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

Fantastic Anthropology
Avatar 9:08pm northguineahills:

Oh, wait, of course I know Jean-Michel Jarre, I have two of his LPs!
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

I would love to gary. got some feelers out about it
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

I knew you knew JMJ, NGH. never doubted that for a second
Avatar 9:22pm Walking Daydream:

Excellent track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Philthy woman:

ready to SPAZZ!
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

greetings Philthy One. But remember the dangers of claiming the Philth crown, and beware Babs Johnson as you spazz with one eye open
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36pm Ike:

Excellent sounds!
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

thanks eisenhower
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Ike:

Hey, I'm no Republican! [Thinks about Eisenhower's record] Actually, maybe I'm OK with this. I mean, he did build the interstates.
Avatar 9:45pm northguineahills:

Off to the store, thanks Flash, I leave the wifey to your sounds!
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

yeah, anything before the Southern Strategy plays by a pretty different set of rules ("Party of Lincoln!"). I'm no political scholar but Ike had a pretty interesting presidency
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Philthy woman:

I claim no crowns
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

have a great trip NGH, and hello to the wife
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Philthy woman:

just enjoyin
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

that's the safe play, I guess.

you look like a prime candidate though... like you'd have a killer rectal routine set to Surfin' Bird that's perfect for a cannibal picnic
Avatar 9:51pm Walking Daydream:

The Little Prince is rockin' out on his planet.
Avatar 9:51pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

WHY THE CHICKEN-SLAPPING HECK have I not heard this program before?!?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm melinda:

Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

Hello Reverend! I'm glad you've found us!
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

this track is completely brand-new to me... we're likely hearing it for the first time together. I am loving it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm melinda:

Me too. Ahh, seagulls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

Great show -- heading off to bed
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Sweet Dreams, Gary
Avatar 10:00pm Walking Daydream:

Could you define Library music? I tried to find genre information but there isn't even a Wiki page. Is it synonymous with another genre?
Avatar 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Johnny Trunk also wrote a pretty good article, if you send me a message I'll try to remember to send it to you
Avatar 10:02pm Flash Strap:

man am i ever going long... almost through

we still having fun?
Avatar 10:02pm coelacanth:

2 weeks missed ...if it wasn't for archives i'd be in d.t.s!
...hi & bye & Thanks Evan!
Avatar 10:03pm Walking Daydream:

Should I tack it on my last email? Haha.
Avatar 10:03pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 10:03pm Flash Strap:

aw, go for it. sorry about that WD
Avatar 10:05pm coelacanth:

i'd say i'd try harder, but i've got to take the work when i can.
...'glad you're going VERY long!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Ike:

Hey Rev. Turnip! I did not know that you did not know. I guess it was an unknown unknown and not a known unknown? But now it's a known! Or is that a known known? And can space-dwelling sounds ever really be fully known? Or are they only half-known half-knowns? I must now slap some chickens.
Avatar 10:08pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 10:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Belated cheers for the Adelbert v.Deyen thing. A total sucker for early-80s Sky material.
Avatar 10:12pm Walking Daydream:

Goodnight, sweet prince.
Avatar 10:13pm Flash Strap:

me too, Rev.
thanks for tuning in
Avatar 10:13pm Flash Strap:

good night, day dream
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