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Options April 6, 2017: Avant-Alohas, Italian Minimalist Jungles, Inflatable Arcadias

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Teiji Ito  Aloha   Options King Ubu  1998  recorded 1961. Maya Deren on vocals  0:01:31 (Pop‑up)
The Dead Mauriacs  The Golden Age Of Artificial Inflatable Islands Or Ecstatic Free Love In A Ballardian Dystopia   Options The Golden Age Of Artificial Inflatable Islands Or Ecstatic Free Love In A Ballardian Dystopia  2014  1. Cocktail métallique 2. Intermède cinétique 3. Intrigue électronique 4. Dimanche exotique 5. Sommet économique 6. Eden pneumatique 7. Mambo lysergique 8. Fauves magnétiques 9. Horizon oblique 10. Le naufrage des îles artificielles gonflables motorisées  0:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Lucky Dragons  Alone Aloha   Options Ooga Booga Bongo Music  2016    0:16:57 (Pop‑up)
The Roger Wagner Chorale  Tom's Gone to Hilo   Options Sea Chanties  1959    0:18:26 (Pop‑up)
The Savage Beat of Augie Colon  Okolehau   Options Sophisticated Savage  1959    0:20:56 (Pop‑up)
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  Sharkskin Drums (Pahu)   Options Hawaii Calls: Fire Goddess  1958    0:23:24 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Pacific Ocean         0:26:15 (Pop‑up)
Futuro Antico  Uata Aka   Options Futuro Antico  1980  Riccardo Sinigaglia & Walter Maioli  0:40:02 (Pop‑up)
Riccardo Sinigaglia  Riflessi   Options Riflessi  1986    0:45:27 (Pop‑up)
Futuro Antico  Sinikorò Kumà   Options Dai Primitivi All'elettronica  1980  Riccardo Sinigaglia, Walter Maioli & Gabin Dabiré. "Sinikorò Kumà" written by Gabin Dabiré  0:54:32 (Pop‑up)
Correnti Magnetiche  3   Options Live  1989  Founded by Riccardo Sinigaglia and visual artist Mario Canali, with Gabin Dabiré (among others). Live multimedia performances  0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales, Walter Maioli ‎  Amazonia 6891 (Side B)   Options Amazonia 6891  1986  sections: Monkey Skulls / Insect Rattle Cigala Woman In The Water Insects / Birds / Coconut Waterdrum & Voice / Shells & Seeds + Echo Uirapuru Bird Yanoama Voice / Electronics Stone / Eagle Bone / Electronics Cigala Palm Leaves Shells & Seeds / Plastic Tube / Electronics Voice Stones And Scraped Coconut + Echo SW Radio Indians Rivershells And Tuccan Beaks In Jungle Ambient Chronicle Of An Exhibition In Venezuela Shells, Electronic Elaboration Birds & Insects Electronics / Woods & Drums / Reed Perc. / Seeds & Reeds / Shell Whistle Wayapi Bird Imitations Birds Suriname/Clarinet, Cigala/Clarinet, Cigala Etc. Birds Giant Seed Ocarina Electronics / Cigala, Birds Kayapo Indians  1:10:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales, Walter Maioli  
Amazonia 6891 : Mixed Tape   Options Amazonia 6891      1:23:12 (Pop‑up)
Webley Edwards with Al Keoloha Perry  Hawaiian Bamboos (Anapau-Nami Wale)   Options Hawaii Calls: Fire Goddess  1958    1:33:20 (Pop‑up)
Haku  Mai Ka Opio, Mai Ka Makua   Options Na Mele a Haku (The Music of Haku)  1975    1:35:02 (Pop‑up)
Haku  Kapu   Options Na Mele a Haku (The Music of Haku)  1975    1:37:34 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Brown  My Hawaiian Home   Options The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda By Bobby Brown  1972    1:40:00 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Brown  Mambo Che Chay   Options The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda By Bobby Brown  1972    1:43:54 (Pop‑up)
George Loa - Maui Loa (Little Brother)  Cosmic Climax (Polynesian Chant of Green Creation)   Options Cosmic Climax (Polynesian Chant of Green Creation)      1:46:59 (Pop‑up)
Godley & Creme  Sleeping Earth – Honolulu Lulu – The Flood   Options Consequences  1977    1:50:25 (Pop‑up)
Llieven Martens Moana  Tradewind   Options EXO  2015  Ekster label compilation  1:59:49 (Pop‑up)
Howard Nishioka  Maria   Options Street Songs  1979  Hawaiian guitarist  2:02:03 (Pop‑up)
The Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads  Watching T.V.   Options Swiss Cheese Back / Watching T.V. 7"  1980  with Howard Nishioka  2:10:17 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Blues for Hawaiians   Options Chuck Berry is on Top  1959    2:14:50 (Pop‑up)
These Trails  Garden Botanum   Options These Trails  1973  Rec. at Sinergia Studios, Honolulu  2:18:06 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Franklin with Kimo and the Guys  Kona Winds   Options Aloha Got Soul: Soul, AOR & Disco in Hawai'i 1979-1985      2:21:53 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Brown  Preparation Dimension Of Heaven   Options The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda By Bobby Brown  1972    2:24:58 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  Earth Anthem   Options The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands  1968    2:25:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Beach Boys 
Mona Kana   Options     Followed by Mike Cooper, Rayon Hula  2:29:31 (Pop‑up)
Hilo Hattie with the Hawaiian Village Serenaders  Any Time; Palolo / When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop   Options At The Hawaiian Village      2:42:56 (Pop‑up)
Futuro Antico  Concrete Music / Oa-Oa   Options Dai Primitivi All'elettronica  1980    2:46:50 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:46pm Flash Strap:

Evening all! Good to be back. Missed being here last week
  6:56pm Ehd:

Aloha Flash!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Aloha, Ehd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm doctorjazz:

Hey, Flash!
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Hey Doc! How goes it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Scraps:

h'lo h'lo
h'lo h'lo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm doctorjazz:

Pretty good, thanks! How's by you? Had a good week off?
  7:07pm Ehd:

nice.Eden Abhez
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

H'lo y'self Scraps!

@Doc: it sucked, honestly. I didn't intend to take the week off, I just have been having no internet at my house, off and on. Still a problem - I'm broadcasting from a friend's house.

Actually, the rest of the week was fine, no internet is pain but means more book-time
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

I love this crazy music
Avatar 7:13pm hyde:

sorry i'm late. i was somehow engrossed in live chess.
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Hyde! Live chess is engrossing, I'd imagine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Scraps:

no internet is a pain. every time i suffer through no-internet, i can't believe i used to put up with this. those millenials, they don't know what we used to put up with. grump, pound cane on floor.
Avatar 7:15pm hyde:

i'm just a dabbler, but they are showing the US championships from St Loo on Youtube, and I have somehow fallen into watching it all week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Scraps:

(chew mustache wetly)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Scraps:

(fall down)
Avatar 7:17pm Little Danny:

Nice to have you back, Flash
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! Thanks, brother.
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

(Scraps spills bowl of broth on moth-eaten knit tie)
Avatar 7:19pm hyde:

haha, no internet and/orcomputer is a pain. my computer is flaky lately and when it kept crashing yesterday during Gary's show i had to shut it down. then i couldn't get the fmu app to work. so i busted out my klh radio and read while i was eating dinner. haven't heard Derek and the Dominoes for a loooooong time.
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

This track is THE JAM
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

damn, Derek & the Dominoes
Avatar 7:24pm hyde:

heh, exactly
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

that would take me too far back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm doctorjazz:

Amazing how I used to live just fine without a computer, was fairly late to the internet party. Home PC getting flaky now; sound all gone, from the internet, from the internal music players. I think my antivirus went wild and ate something it shouldn't have (it was telling me my music player was behaving suspiciously). So far, haven't been able to fix it, may need to reinstall Windows (yuk!). have lots of music on drives too, have to go back to the vinyls.
Avatar 7:31pm Little Danny:

I'd always considered Roger Wagner's choral stuff strictly no-fly, but that track you played is making me rethink. So dreamy, so druggy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Scraps:

Maya Deren is a featured character in my fave poet's Very Very Long Poem, James Merrill's bizarre epic narrative The Changing Light at Sandover. That's the first time I heard of her
  7:32pm Ehd:

Hee - Lo. Don't want to be too correctionist.
Avatar 7:33pm Little Danny:

Totally agree about the disappointment of Colon's two LPs. Great artwork, stiff arrangements
Avatar 7:36pm Flash Strap:

@Ehd: while the place is definitely pronounced Hee-Lo, the song is always sung as High-Lo. Since I was describing the song and not the place, I say High-Lo. These are my rules, I live by them, except when I don't
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

@LD: Yeah, Roger Wagner is so lame most of the time, but sometimes those big chorales do get to that weird ghostly sound – probably recorded in an old chapel, though I don't know that for sure.
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

@Scraps: I've never read that, seems like I should. And if you've never seen her film Meshes in the Afternoon, you should!
Avatar 7:42pm Little Danny:

Flash, have you heard Musica Esporadica? It's my favorite of the "Fourth World" discography, at least of the albums I've heard.

Also, I love Futuro Antico
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

I don't think I have!
Avatar 7:45pm Little Danny:

Ahhhh, another fave, this Sinigaglia
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

so good! I only recently got into this stuff... I'd had most of it but hadn't gotten to know it really. Still filling in some of the gaps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm doctorjazz:

Nice, interesting stuff on tonight, Flash!
Usually a good learning experience, decent jazz and pop/rock knowledge, but this stuff is all new, and fun listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Scraps:

i like this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm doctorjazz:

Me too.
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

So glad to be able to play the learned doctor something new!

That looked oddly sarcastic to me when I typed it out, but I mean it sincerely
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

I like this too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm doctorjazz:

Yeah, sure (just kidding...)
Avatar 7:54pm hyde:

that Sinigaglia was driving me crazy because the name reminded me of an Italian minimalist piano guy whose record i liked. took me quite a while to find that guy's name was Roberto Cacciapaglia (which isn't really all that much like Sinigaglia)
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

I love, love, love Cacciapaglia, Hyde! At one point, I was going to play his Sei Note In Logica tonight, but I had to be honest with myself that it didn't work with really any of the night's themes. So good though man, so good!
Avatar 8:00pm hyde:

all i have is that Sonanze and other works 1972 - 1975 comp that i think i got from Root Strata, but it's really good.
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

That's really good too. Check out Sei Note In Logica, I think you'd love it. Breathtaking. I think you can still find it out there, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Flash, time for me to leave the office, great stuff! I"ll take you to the car (but won't post while driving).
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

god this track is crazy good
Avatar 8:04pm hyde:

now i'm reminiscing about how much good stuff i got from Root Strata
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

safe travels, traveler!
Avatar 8:04pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Adventurers
- what i'm hearing is pretty amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth! Melinda! So nice to see you both!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

At this point, the track basically becomes a puppet show, it's wild
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh man. FMU. Drummer's stream. FlashStrap. I need the good stuff...
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab! Good stuff is in the works
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Is this good stuff? It's certainly WEIRD stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so much smart, interesting & friendly...very very good....
Avatar 8:16pm northguineahills:

I need this Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales, Walter Maioli ‎!
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! It's a trip, this one
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

These are just the strangest sounds
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

This record is so amazing, played on an instrument of his devising: "About fifty homemade instruments designed to be as small as possible and placed on racks so as to be played from one spot(in a rotating, standing position) - styles of many countries were adapted - such as irish harp, koto, Drums, Thumb Piano, Flutes, Sitar and Dulcimer - there are 311 strings total - the key bass was adapted to be played by foot along with several other homemade foot instruments - the ability to make electric pick-ups from coils and computer parts was taught to me by Jon Lazell - Jon also allowed me to adapt some of his inventions & motivated me to invent some of my own - the result - "the Universal One Man Orchestra", primitive, contemporary and futuristic."
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

a huge rig. you can see it here: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

All compliments to Little Danny, as far as I can tell the discoverer of this amazing 45
Avatar 8:49pm coelacanth∅:

that's awesome.
...kind of like anarchestra, but more compact.
Avatar 8:50pm still b/p:

With a description like that, and I only caught the last 30 seconds of Bobby Brown?! I'm being punished for something! Oh, wait, the current music is nice and rewardy.
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Still b/p! Hello!
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

@C: also reminds me of Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann's THE BEAST
Avatar 8:53pm coelacanth∅:

(and Alex Ferris (sp?) makes a lot of wind instruments too.)
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

Godley and Creme. 80's music video geniuses.
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

I never got into 10cc, or much of Godley and Creme, but certain tracks on this record are so amazing and strange. An inventive new instrument on this too: The GIZMOTRON
Avatar 8:54pm coelacanth∅:

you know - i have never listened to "the beast". i must.
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

Gizmo: an electric guitar effect device that Godley and Creme had invented a few years earlier as a means of providing orchestral textures, because the band at that stage could not afford to hire orchestral players to augment their recordings. The Gizmo was an electro-mechanical device which was clamped over the bridge of an electric guitar; it contained six small motor-driven toothed plastic wheels that, when pushed into contact with the strings, created a 'bowing' effect, producing notes and chords with endless sustain that, with additional audio effects treatment and overdubbing, could emulate violins, violas, cellos and basses.
Avatar 8:55pm hyde:

they did the video for Herbie Hancock's Rockit, which alone solidifies their importance for me
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

the beast was used to great effect on the Apocalypse Now sessions, highly recommended
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

holy shit, they did! I forgot that!
Avatar 8:56pm coelacanth∅:

oh damn - i want a gizmo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Uncle Michael:

I saw the Beast in the flesh numerous times.
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

some more on the production of this album: At one point, to create the impression that the listener is inside a coffin during a burial, a binaural "head" microphone unit was placed behind a board at the foot of a flight of stairs, while Godley shovelled sand on to it. Three days were spent producing a saxophone sound from an electric guitar; each note of a guitar solo was recorded separately and faded in on the track, which was then sent through a speaker and out of a rubber hose with perforated cigarette paper at the end. Enough pressure was displaced by forcing the sound through the holes of the cigarette paper to give the rasp of a saxophone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Uncle Michael:

Or at least the version of it that morphed into the touring piece...
Avatar 8:58pm Flash Strap:

I know you did, you venerable Dead Head! Hello Uncle!
Avatar 8:58pm still b/p:

Godley and Creme, in a less offical pairing, had a single in 1967, "Yellow Bellow Room Boom." I'll be looking for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Scraps:

I figured Godley & Creme as a XTC blown up to Progressive Pop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Scraps:

I had to be in the mood for them
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice exploring tonight!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Webhamster! Thank you!
Avatar 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

"i pity inanimate objects" blew me away when i first heard it -on wfmu c. 1979; and brought me one step closer to being a devoted fmu listener.
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

this track always makes me think of Neil Young in an exploratory mood
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

That's on Freeze Frame? I haven't heard that one I guess. Time to make up for it! It's a problem you wanna have!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Scraps:

can see that
Avatar 9:06pm coelacanth∅:

my gold maker's not working so well tonight. i should have a pillar of stars illuminating the playlist here, but...
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

God this guitar is a monster
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Uncle Michael:

Don't forget Hotlegs.
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

I totally forgot Hotlegs! Shit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Uncle Michael:

3/4 proto-10cc hit, pre-Graham.
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

this is such a bizarre release, completely blown out Hawaiian punk noise. So loud it's almost quiet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Uncle Michael:

Got any Sol. K. Bright?
Avatar 9:18pm northguineahills:

It's rare I get to hear These Trails. I had no idea this album was recorded in HI!!
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

nothin' from him tonight. hes great though
Avatar 9:19pm still b/p:

Hotlegs, Thinks: School Stinks and Alice Cooper's Schools' Out LP covers very close kin.
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

Indeed, NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Scraps:

Kaiser's Aloha?

I miss that album, long gone from my collection.... awesome cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Uncle Michael:

Indeed, SBP!
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

"Say, Brah!"
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

"Hi, I'm Marvin, the lifeguard over at North Beach!"

I love Marvin!

"We all love the ocean so much, I wrote a song about it!"

This guy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Scraps:

Avatar 9:25pm Little Danny:

Damn that Marvin Franklin was some sweet balm.

Epic set, Flash
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Uncle Michael:

BOTB is such a brilliant album
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

Marvin is the coolest. Thanks, LD!
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

AGREE, Uncle Michael! Love the Turtles
Avatar 9:28pm hyde:

hmmm, i don't have this Turtles record. that seems a mistake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm Scraps:

cover of Henry Kaiser's Aloha:
Avatar 9:35pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash! I have indeed played it, too
Avatar 9:39pm still b/p:

Big thundah and lightining and downpour stormy here and the connection gets gettin' ge-whacked. I'm being punished or something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Scraps deSelby:

i guess i have to play Consequences again. I looked at my ratings (i couldn't remember it, it was years and years ago) and i gave it a 2 out of 5. (As opposed to the next album, L, which i gave a 4.5.)
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

There's a lot of just weird crap on Consequences, as a whole it doesn't really stand up too well. But it has these MOMENTS!
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

I hate to tell you Hyde, but it is a mistake. I am very sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Kanui and Lula:

Tomi tomi!
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

Aloha! Douglass the Cutlass!
Avatar 9:45pm Little Danny:

This Hilo Hattie is new to me and totally wonderful. I love the you-are-there club ambience
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

it's a good one, LD
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

maybe i should have played more of it. hard to decide between it and one more Futuro Antico. i love this one
Avatar 9:55pm Flash Strap:

in five minutes, we take this happening to the next room over: www.wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:56pm hyde:

thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

see you next week for show #100

and the week after for show 4/20
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for playing a road game tonight, Flash!
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

My pleasure Hyde!
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: what I gotta do, I do! Thanks to my friend Jeff for letting me use his manse
Avatar 9:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Flashstrap. Great program!
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Aloha, my fine finned friend

Ma holo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Doug Schulkind:

That comment rings holo, Flash.
Avatar 11:43am quinn:

ooh i missed a good one. i love cacciapaglia and sinigaglia! and what about donnini "tunedless"
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