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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 January 19, 2016: La Terre Est Bleue Comme Une Orange

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Max Roach  Rumble in the Jungle   Options M'Boom    1980   
Music behind DJ:
Michael Stearns 
Planetary Unfolding   Options Planetary Unfolding    1981   
Dickie Harrell  Drum Safari   Options Drums and More Drums    1961   
The Fortune Tellers  From the Land of the Sky Blue Water   Options Song of the Nairobi Trio    1961   
The Fortune Tellers  Jungle Twist   Options Song of the Nairobi Trio    1961   
Creed Taylor Orchestra  Jungle Fever   Options Shock: Music in Hi-Fi    1958  written by Kenyon Hopkins 
The Tornados  Jungle Fever   Options B-side to "Telstar"    1962   
The Tornados  Life on Venus   Options B-side to "Robot"    1963  written by Joe Meek 
Bobby Christian & His Orchestra  Blue Star   Options Strings for a Space Age    1962   
Rudy Rosa  Michelle   Options Computerized, Synthesized, Organized (Custom Organ Services, Unlimited 60742 Stereo)       
Cecil Leuter   Electrosounds Nº 1   Options TVMusic 101  TVMusic/Chappell  1969  (Roger Roger) 
Gaston Borreani  Blablatron   Options Connection  DeWolfe  1977  credited to Stellar Workshop 
Jean-Jacques Perrey   Cœur Synthétique (Synthetic Heart)   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)  Montparnasse 2000  1971  credited to Pat Prilly (Perrey's daughter) 
Douglas Wood  Moon Nightclub   Options Rythm - Industrial Underscore  Studio G  1976   
Music behind DJ:
Michael Stearns 
Planetary Unfolding (side B)   Options Planetary Unfolding    1980   
Masami Tsuchiya  Nightgulls   Options Alone    1985   
Plankton Wat  Borneo Canopy   Options Plankton Wat/Super Minerals split cassette    2011   
Pierre Bastien  Edo Ode   Options Blue As An Orange    2015   
Pierre Bastien  Snide Dins   Options Blue As An Orange       
Pierre Bastien  Moody Doom   Options Blue As An Orange       
Plankton Wat  Dark Temple   Options Plankton Wat/Super Minerals split cassette    2011   
Masami Tsuchiya  Never Mind   Options Alone    1985   
Music behind DJ:
Walantaka Village, Java 
Debus   Options Funeral Dance in the Mountains: Rural Percussion (& Vocal) Ethnographic Recordings from Southeast Asia       
Shorty Rogers  Tarzanic Suite   Options Shorty Rogers Meets Tarzan    1959   
Les Paul & Mary Ford  Just One More Chance   Options Brazil       
John Lukela  Ukulele Lady   Options 3 Ukuleles       
Piero Umiliani  Laguna Tropicale   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon"    1972   
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Deep Night   Options Caribbean Moonlight       
Daniel J. White  Orchidées De Brasilia   Options Ambiance  Disques All Stars     
The Fortune Tellers  Nairobi Moonlight   Options Song of the Nairobi Trio       

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Evan and all!
Avatar 4:59pm Flash Strap:

Afternoon, Tuesday explorers
Avatar 5:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi hi, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm JtotheK:

good afternoon everyone! finally able to tune in to live program and go exploring! (usually have to explore via the archives...)
Avatar 5:04pm Flash Strap:

Glad to have you in the flesh, JtotheK
Avatar 5:05pm ndbob:

afternoon Evan and everyone!
Avatar 5:06pm Flash Strap:

Hey there, bob!
Avatar 5:07pm Flash Strap:

Always love playing something from M'Boom... man this whole record is great
Avatar 5:19pm Flash Strap:

don't know very much about those "Fortune Tellers" really like the dripping sound on that first track
Avatar 5:21pm ndbob:

I remember finding this LP - long gone like most of my vinyl
Avatar 5:22pm Flash Strap:

hate to hear of all those lost treasures, Bob
Avatar 5:24pm Flash Strap:

where's they all go? did you liberate yourself from the millstone of vinyl ownership or were they lost in tragedy?
Avatar 5:25pm ndbob:

@Evan I sold off my collection - have acquired some since then - was just too much to manage
Avatar 5:25pm Flash Strap:

I know how it gets
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm JtotheK:

really enjoying the show! I'll be tuning in via the app for the commute home... thanks Evan!
Avatar 5:51pm Flash Strap:

Glad to hear it, J-K! I'll meet you in the car
Avatar 5:59pm Flash Strap:

"For this latest work, Bastien recycled components of his Silent Motors live set and assembled new mechanical organisms—using amplified Meccano parts, motors, fans, rattles, paper, and nails—to generate rhythmic scaffolding. Live instrumentals, from prepared trumpets to the African Kundi harp, Javanese rabab, sanza, electric harpsichord, bass, drums, and gongs, were then superimposed on top."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Santos L. Halper:

What a pleasant surprise, explorations on a Tuesday afternoon.
Avatar 6:00pm Flash Strap:

Hello there, Explorer Santos!
Avatar 6:00pm Flash Strap:

a pleasant surprise for me as well, I don't usually get to explore the Tuesday landscape
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Santos L. Halper:

Love the art, Ernst or Ernst-inspired?
Avatar 6:01pm Flash Strap:

Ernst indeed!
Avatar 6:02pm northguineahills:

Pierre Bastien is always fun! Making tacos w/ chipotle peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and guatemalan cheese. Being lactose intolerant isn't fun.
Avatar 6:03pm northguineahills:

I also have some sal de gusano to sprinkle on them!
Avatar 6:03pm coelacanth:

howdy Flash and Explorers!

'Love me some Bastien.
Avatar 6:03pm Flash Strap:

Hey NGH! Who needs cheese
Avatar 6:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi hi, C-canth
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Gary:

Flash's back!
Avatar 6:05pm Flash Strap:

Explorer Gary, hello!
Avatar 6:05pm northguineahills:

I love all thing dairy, my GI tract disagrees, so it's a constant battle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Gary:

Oh, shoot -- you started at 5?
Avatar 6:06pm Flash Strap:

such is the struggle
Avatar 6:07pm Flash Strap:

I did! Even though we made it known through the mailing, I figured I wouldn't see much action till 6, and boy was I right. Glad to see you all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Santos L. Halper:

Seems unusually well-lit and almost hyper-real, so wasn't sure. He's so wonderfully organic and lush, works great with your selections.
Avatar 6:08pm Flash Strap:

Ernst is truly amazing. In my opinion, and with much deliberation, the secret greatest artist of the 20th century
Avatar 6:09pm coelacanth:

i'm not lactose intolerant; but dairy is pretty gross.
i know it's bad for me (& most people) so when i'm tempted i just consider what it actually is (far from just milk); how the cows are treated; how much more food could be available if land weren't wasted on meat and dairy production; and what it's going to make my body do.
i usually lose my appetite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Gary:

I suppose I could have *read* the email :)
Avatar 6:11pm coelacanth:

i don't think i got a notification.
Avatar 6:12pm Flash Strap:

heh, that was me just wondering how to pronounce edo and getting waylaid by an auto-audio feature
Avatar 6:13pm Flash Strap:

well that's why we have archives, so we can save little treats for later
Avatar 6:18pm northguineahills:

I don't want to be one "of those guys", but I only have dairy products from local farms (even said guatalmalan cheese is local). Dairy is a good way to put an adipose coating on the stomach lining, However, the duodenum of my intestines feels different. I'm able to have dairy once a week w/o too much of a problem.

Now sugar, damn, that's like an F1 series racing to get through to my anus in record time. Even too much fruit will waylay me for a good 40 minutes w/in an hour of ingesting.

Tony mentioned Flash would start at 5. Crap, tacos are almost burnt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Gary:

I'm usually in meetings most of the day Tuesday, so I often miss Tony's show :(
Avatar 6:23pm northguineahills:

I never drink milk, so, I only eat cheese (usually goat or sheep), as it's has a lower lactose amount. I do have ice cream maybe four times a year, but, it's always a bad idea. ms. ngh makes me non-dairy 'ice cream' for the occasions I need to use my sweet tooth.
Avatar 6:28pm coelacanth:

this is so tarzanic!
Avatar 6:31pm Flash Strap:

I love the idea of this, tarzanic as an adjective. Shorty was a little linguist
Avatar 6:32pm northguineahills:

Reminds me when I was a kid, and went to Crystal Springs, FL, where they filmed Tarzan. And it's where I got an Indiana Jones whip, the deadliest weapon my parents allowed me to have .
Avatar 6:33pm Flash Strap:

I've been there! Loved it as a kid. Saw the Tarzan water/trapeze show
Avatar 6:34pm Flash Strap:

favorite Tarzan? probably Buster Crabbe
Avatar 6:35pm Flash Strap:

oh that was lovely there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm listener james from westwood:

That was one helluva track!
Avatar 6:35pm coelacanth:

Avatar 6:35pm Flash Strap:

oh, it's still going! it's a little over halfway
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Gary:

^What James said
Avatar 6:36pm coelacanth:

it changed gears.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Gary:

He didn't meet Tarzan yet?
Avatar 6:36pm Flash Strap:

too Tarzanic to end that soon!
Avatar 6:37pm coelacanth:

Tarzan is a complex individual.
Avatar 6:37pm Flash Strap:

maybe on Thursday I'll play some stuff from the other side of this LP, very nice mamboxitica
  6:46pm Dean:

OED recognizes "Tarzanesque."
Avatar 6:47pm Flash Strap:

well that stands to reason, I suppose. Seems a more sober modification that Tarzanic
Avatar 6:52pm coelacanth:

i describe the Tarzanness of it as such: it started out Tarzanic; after the change it was Tarzanish; and the over piece was Tarzanesque.
...but how would i know. i'm just an apeman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm listener james from westwood:

Very glad for this early-week dose of the Explorers Room; thanks!
Avatar 6:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Evan! hear you on Thursday!
  6:55pm Dean:

Strictly (per OED), -esque means "resembling the style partaking of the characteristics of," where -ic (from French -ique) carries the senses "after the manner of," "of the nature of," "pertaining to," of." IOW, -ic implies identity where -esque implies similarity. This is all fine, but then "suite" sort of undercuts the effect.
Avatar 6:57pm coelacanth:

that makes sense...but i know a guy who used to jam with 'Zan and he says he's basically a be bop player.
  6:58pm Hey man..:

Tonight (Wed morning) at 1am
check out "The Molitov Cocktail Hour" with Cyrano and Special Agent Lotus.
Exotica, Jamaican jazz, very witty see Jays
Avatar 6:59pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan!
later on y'all.
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for listening, explorers! See you Thursday!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Stay Tuned for Kaminsky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Gary:

See ya Thursday!
  6:59pm Hey man..:

Deejays, duh.. on KXLU
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