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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 March 24, 2016: Mythology, Ethnomusicology, Wordlessness and Disembodiment: Women of Exotica

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Yma Sumac  Taita Inty (Virgin of the Sun God)   Options Voice of the Xtabay  1950  produced by Les Baxter   
Yma Sumac  Ataypura (High Andes)   Options Voice of the Xtabay  1950  produced by Les Baxter  0:05:05 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Accla Taqui (Chant of the Chosen Maidens)   Options Voice of the Xtabay  1950  produced by Les Baxter  0:09:19 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Burton  Rites of Passage   Options African Lament  1962  Birth, Marriage, Death  0:11:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Nocturnes, L 91 - 3. Sirènes   Options       0:18:51 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Burton  Congo Lament   Options African Lament  1962    0:39:28 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Burton  Yoruba Lady   Options African Lament      0:42:40 (Pop‑up)
Miriam Burton  Apartheid   Options African Lament      0:43:41 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)   Options Inca Taqui–Chants of the Incans  1953    0:46:17 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Jivaro   Options Legend of the Jivaro  1957    0:50:01 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Hampi (Medicine)   Options Legend of the Jivaro      0:52:42 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Music Out Of The Moon   Options       0:55:52 (Pop‑up)
Leda Annest/Phil Moore  Part III   Options Portrait of Leda  1958    1:08:15 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Warner  The Girl With the Long Black Hair   Options Steve Allen Presents: Fair & Warner  1959    1:25:11 (Pop‑up)
Sondi Sodsai  Sondi   Options Sondi  1959  prod. Martin Denny  1:36:10 (Pop‑up)
Sondi Sodsai  Love Dance   Options Sondi    prod. Martin Denny; written by Les Baxter  1:37:16 (Pop‑up)
Sondi Sodsai  Burma Train   Options Sondi    prod./written by Martin Denny  1:39:34 (Pop‑up)
Ethel Azama  Ringo Oiwake   Options Exotic Dreams (Martin Denny Presents: The Enticing Voice of Ethel Azama)  1959  prod. Martin Denny; arr. Paul Conrad  1:43:23 (Pop‑up)
Ethel Azama  Green Fire   Options Exotic Dreams (Martin Denny Presents: The Enticing Voice of Ethel Azama)      1:44:29 (Pop‑up)
Anita Darian  On a Little Street in Singapore   Options East of the Sun  1959  prod. Frank Hunter ("White Goddess")  1:47:33 (Pop‑up)
Anita Darian  Mountain High, Valley Low   Options East of the Sun    prod. Frank Hunter ("White Goddess")  1:50:00 (Pop‑up)
Les Baxter/Bas Sheva  Jealousy   Options The Passions  1954    1:53:05 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Axel Stordahl 
  The Lure of the Blue Mediterrenean      1:56:05 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Siembra   Options Maracatú  1959    2:08:59 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  I Coos (Oh Joyous Wind)   Options Maracatú      2:10:59 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Seri Lullaby   Options Maracatú      2:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Within The Temple Of Macuilzochiti   Options Rites of the Pagan - Mystic Realm of the Ancient Americas  1960    2:15:37 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Papaganga Lament   Options Rites of the Pagan - Mystic Realm of the Ancient Americas      2:18:44 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Ritual of the Human Sacrifice   Options Rites of the Pagan - Mystic Realm of the Ancient Americas      2:22:15 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Land of the Sun Kings   Options Realm of the Incas  1960    2:24:22 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Making Chicha   Options Realm of the Incas      2:28:01 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Balsa Boat   Options Realm of the Incas      2:30:19 (Pop‑up)
Elisabeth Waldo  Saycusca! (The Weary Stones)   Options Realm of the Incas      2:34:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon         2:38:18 (Pop‑up)
Diane Adrian  Erzulie Eh!   Options Caribbean Nights (La Nuits Caraibes)      2:45:19 (Pop‑up)
Diane Adrian  Canon Que Tiré   Options Caribbean Nights (La Nuits Caraibes)      2:46:39 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Chuncho   Options Recital  1961  Recorded live 1961  2:50:11 (Pop‑up)
Yma Sumac  Ripui (Farewell)   Options Inca Taqui–Chants of the Incans      3:00:25 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:53pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers, are we ready to float the ether of primeval sound, drift in the eerie tones of the eternal feminine?
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hey Bob!
Avatar 7:04pm spookcityusa:

yma is the tops
Avatar 7:04pm ndbob:

I always wondered who Yma Sumac records were marketed to
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

hey spook!
Avatar 7:05pm spookcityusa:

people with discerning taste ;)
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

@bob: exactly, it's not exactly pandering to any particular part of the market, and it's not all about being sexy
Avatar 7:05pm spookcityusa:

heya flash! how are ya my man? great start to the show! what gems!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Andrew Waterloo:

Just the way I needed to start a long weekend.
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

thanks man
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Good evening Waterloo and welcome!
Avatar 7:07pm spookcityusa:

that image at the bottom is sikh. where did ya nick it from?
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

hey spookcity and Andrew
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

back @spook: i'm pretty good,excited to listen to this stuff all night... how are you?
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

it's from Elisabeth Waldo's Realm of the Incas, which we'll hear tonight as well. Painting by S. Greco, whose stuff I end up collaging with a lot, incidentally
Avatar 7:11pm ndbob:

I figured we would hear her:)
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

i would be monstrously remiss to exclude her, considering how few women there are in the field. and how awesome her stuff is!
Avatar 7:12pm spookcityusa:

i'm good man. packing, so this is some great musique fer it.i'll have to check out s. greco, thanks for the heads up. excited to hear where ya take us next

@hello everyone else!
Avatar 7:13pm ndbob:

Yep - I've never had an original Waldo record
  7:14pm Gary:

Nice cooking music!
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

I only have one, Realm of the Incas, but we'll hear some from her other 2 classics as well. Most of what I'll be playing is actually from my record collection (which I mean to say with pride and satisfaction, rather than bragging)
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

I actually have THIS, which is impossibly rare!
Avatar 7:16pm ndbob:

Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:17pm ndbob:

Hi Gary!
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

whatcha cookin?
Avatar 7:19pm spookcityusa:

yr prolly hip to this ymasumac.tumblr.com but pretty sweet
  7:28pm Gary:

Very elaborate hamburgers
Avatar 7:32pm Little Danny:

Nicely put on Yma Sumac's potent image and presentation, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, Explorers. Greetings, Colonel Flash Strap. You, Sir, are a treasure!
Avatar 7:39pm ndbob:

evening Doug and Danny!
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Doug Schulkind:

And hello, Little Danny! I owe you an email, but am dealing with a good ol' family crisis. Will connect ASAP.
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Ah, Dr. Schulkind I presume! wonderful to see you
Avatar 7:40pm Little Danny:

Doug, no worries, no hurries!
  7:40pm Ed:

Good evening Evan!
Avatar 7:41pm ndbob:

There are a number of songs that reference the Congo civil war but that's the only exotica song I know of that does
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

Hello Ed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Doug Schulkind:

Can't wait to hear Ms. Waldo. One of my passions she is.
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

Can't wait to play her!
Avatar 7:46pm Little Danny:

Oh man, "Chuncho" is so deep.
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

My very favorite Sumac track, this. So Deep. Dread mists of antiquity and all that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm JtotheK:

hi explorers.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

hi J2K!
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:55pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:03pm coelacanth:

aloha Flash and Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

hi everyone! Bye Bob!
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Bye Bob!
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Hi Coelecanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm Doug Schulkind:

When Ms. Annest is watering her garden, she is Leda hosin'.
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

That has to be the high watermark of your pun-week, Doug! Baroque, elegant
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Melinda, what is your new image? Looks like a wall socket
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

oh no, i see, it's a ceiling light
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

one with, miraculously, no mass grave of bugs within
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Doug Schulkind:

You know me, go for baroque.
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

oh my god doug you are a thing of fire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm JtotheK:

i'm very much enjoying this Leda Annest/Phil Moore tune!
Avatar 8:15pm Flash Strap:

it's a weird one, not as exotic as the others, but I love it. Complete enigma
Avatar 8:16pm coelacanth:

Doug - you just keep on with those puns; but you'll never top ...Doug.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

once you learn the human theremin theory, it's hard not to hear it everywhere with this stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm melinda:

I think it is a ceiling light/exhaust fan combo unit. In a bathroom in an LA restaurant.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

I mean, this track gets way crazier than I'm expecting, every time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm JtotheK:

i have now found this LP and placed order. i want to play it when i have guests over, especially nieces/nephews. perfect "cool uncle" music. right?
  8:25pm Gary:

That was some high hittin notes
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

That's awesome, man
Avatar 8:27pm Little Danny:

This Warner track is way better (i.e., more exotic) than I'd expected.
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

totally. unfortunately, it's sort of an outlier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Doug Schulkind:

Yes! I walked the dog and didn't miss Miss Waldo! (No offense to the other fine artists on display.)
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

none taken I'm sure! next set is all Waldo
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

this composition, as we know, originally from Ritual of the Savage
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

I think Denny wrote this, anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Doug Schulkind:

This program is making me think of the luscious Flowers of Evil record with Yvette Mimieux & Ali Akbar Khan. Do you have it, Flash?
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

oh i do! but i haven't really listened to it yet. I'm really glad you reminded me of it, Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Doug Schulkind:

You're in for a treat. It's a darling record.
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

I actually can not wait to give it the Serious Listen now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm JtotheK:

excellent show, i'll tune into the rest via archives. thanks Flash Strap!
Avatar 9:05pm coelacanth:

haha! now i have to reacquaint myself with judy jetson's voice!
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Do you have all these, Doug? I bet you do, but I want to make sure
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Waldo is still around, and recently did a nice interview with dublab: www.google.com...
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

i mean, this stuff is truly of the sublime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm melinda:

Good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Doug Schulkind:

Nope, Flash. I have only Rites of the Pagan. Digging this immensely.
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Oh man well then I have to send you an email my friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Doug Schulkind:

I am hauling up the portcullis now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

I hope I didn't offend you Melinda during Clay's show
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

This is my favorite of her LPs, I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Sadly I will be unable to broadcast Give the Drummer Some tomorrow morning. Uncle Michael's Hinky Dinky Time will hit you like a wrecking ball at the stroke of Noon (ET) as usual, however.
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:


I will miss you tomorrow, Doug
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm melinda:

@Aaron: no, I thought you were funny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Doug Schulkind:

I will miss me, too, Flash. More than I could ever express.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Doug Schulkind:

A huge consolation is that I get to listen to you with both ears all the way through this evening.
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

whew! Aaron, you were about to be shown the door! Good thing your wit managed not to surpass your charm (or Melinda's grace/patience)
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

that is a consolation to me too, I love having your ears all over me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Doug Schulkind:

I ear that, Flash Strap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Ok why was I was going to be shown the door? I am confused? Too off topic?
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

just joshing about with the notion that i would have defended Melinda from the presence of an offender

perhaps i was not as funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Aaron in Minneapolis:

Eh its hard to tell online sometimes but were all good now, interesting show you have here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm melinda:

Explorers Room is a friendly place.
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Aaron. Yeah we're all friends here and Melinda requires no white knights of course
  9:44pm daupomatic:

just discovered the show tonight, and I'm very excited. great Thursday radio just got greater!
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

Daupomatic! wonderful to have a new explorer in the room!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Doug Schulkind:

And get ready for even better Thursday radio. In a few weeks a new radio show, The Cool Blue Flame, will be joining the stream and airing right after this program, 10pm-midnight (ET).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm melinda:

hi daupomatic!
Avatar 9:48pm coelacanth:

thursdays are difficult for me! (as are a few hours of wednesdays)
...i wish some of these shows would move to friday evenings.
...or saturday or sunday.
  9:48pm Gary:

Loving these two "Haitian" tracks
Avatar 9:49pm Little Danny:

Oh hell yeah Doug!
Avatar 9:50pm coelacanth:

Doug that's excellent news!
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

That's gonna be so awesome Doug!
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

Oh hell yeah Danny!
  9:50pm daupomatic:

That is good news!

if only I could find my pith helmet in this closet.
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

ok so this is live: proof that Yma is the real fuckin' deal
Avatar 9:51pm Little Danny:

Great discovery on that Diane Adrian, Flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm melinda:

Looking forward to the new show, too!
Avatar 9:51pm Flash Strap:

oh man, thanks, I'm jazzed about that one. Will play more at a later date
  9:52pm daupomatic:

does the Cool Blue Flame have a theme, it is it to be full freeform?
Avatar 9:52pm Flash Strap:

do we have a start date for the Cool Blue Flame?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Doug Schulkind:

Some major awesome. I keep hoping to be able to turn my attention to getting TCBF up and running, but I have distractions that are pulling me away from my Drummer Stream leadership.

Speaking of awesome, you must watch this as soon as Explorers Room ends tonight: youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
I am confident we can get the show up pretty quickly, but I need to be able to carve out the time to get it going. And I need assistance from folks at the FMU mothership, and they are still digging out from the marathon.
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

well this cat can't wait
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Here is the program description for TCBF:

"Postwar atmospherica. High bop modernism and Afro-Latin sounds, twilight exotica and soundtrack moods, soul stompers and weepers, hypnotic R&B and blues, mystical '60s pop, lonely country, lonelier rock 'n' roll, instrumental weirdness, electronic creaking. Bringing worlds beyond into the worlds at hand."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm melinda:

The live Sumac is somethin' else.
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

Yma Sumac,original Yoko Ono!
Avatar 9:56pm Little Danny:

Haha, thanks guys!
Avatar 9:57pm coelacanth:

Evan have you heard Yma's "rock" album or her "german techno" album?
  9:58pm daupomatic:

@ Doug: sounds phantasmical!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Hi geezerette!
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

C: I have heard the former (Miracles) but am not sure I've even heard of the latter! what the what?
Avatar 10:01pm geezerette:

Hey Doug!
Avatar 10:03pm geezerette:

I mean Evan!?
Great show!
Avatar 10:03pm coelacanth:

i haven't either, and it's invisible in the webs, so far. -i'm curious!

...Thank you Evan!
ciao Explorers.
Avatar 10:04pm Flash Strap:

thanks everyone! good night to you all
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