Options Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from December 7, 2017 Options

Flash Strap's avatar View Flash Strap's profile Options

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.

Thursdays 7 - 10pm (EDT) (Web-only) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio (Info)
Give the Drummer Radio LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k MP3

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Explorers Room with Flash Strap playlists | Next playlist -->

Options December 7, 2017: Fantasies for Electromagnetic Tape

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Terry Riley  Happy Ending   Options Happy Ending    1972  from the film, Les Yeux Fermes  0:00:47 (Pop‑up)
Batsumi  Lishonile   Options Batsumi    1974  South Africa  0:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Sound Proofs 
Love and Peace   Options After Me    1975  South Africa  0:29:44 (Pop‑up)
İlhan Mimaroǧlu  Intermezzo   Options Electronic Music    1965    0:35:56 (Pop‑up)
İlhan Mimaroǧlu  Bowery Bum (Study After Jean Dubuffet)   Options Electronic Music    1965    0:38:16 (Pop‑up)
Gökçen Kaynatan  Doğanın Ötesi   Options Gökçen Kaynatan  Finders Keepers  1968-197?    0:40:46 (Pop‑up)
Gökçen Kaynatan  Madimak   Options Gökçen Kaynatan    1968-197?    0:43:53 (Pop‑up)
Gökçen Kaynatan  Cennet Dünyamiz   Options Gökçen Kaynatan    1968-197?    0:46:59 (Pop‑up)
Gökçen Kaynatan  Lost Island   Options Gökçen Kaynatan    1968-197?    0:51:27 (Pop‑up)
İlhan Mimaroğlu & Freddie Hubbard  Sing Me A Song of Songmy, Part I   Options Sing Me A Song of Songmy (A Fantasy For Electromagnetic Tape)    1971  1. Threnody For Sharon Tate; 2. This Is Combat, I Know; 3. The Crowd; 4. What A Good Time For A Kent State  0:57:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Bülent Arel 
Mimiana II: Frieze   Options Electronic Music For Dance      "coordinated" by İlhan Mimaroǧlu  1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
Freddie Hubbard  Echoes of Blue   Options Backlash    1967    1:24:33 (Pop‑up)
Alan Lee Jazz Quintet and Friends  Enchanted Lady   Options The Smilor    1974    1:33:50 (Pop‑up)
The Joe Harriott Quintet (Under the Direction of John Mayer)  Contrasts   Options Indo-Jazz Suite    1966    1:39:44 (Pop‑up)
Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar  Something You Got   Options Live à l'Étoile    1969  Wilson Pickett cover; Dakar  1:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Francis Bebey  Anti-Apartheid Makossa   Options Heavy Ghetto, Anti Apartheid Makossa    1985  Cameroon  1:54:30 (Pop‑up)
Gibson Kente  Honour Thy Father (Inst.)   Options Can You "Take It"    1977  South Africa  2:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The G. Kente Voices  Flesh and Blood   Options Heartbreaker    1977    2:01:41 (Pop‑up)
Gibson Kente  Saduva   Options Next Stop...Soweto, Volume 2: Soul, Funk, Organ Grooves from the Townships, 1969-1976    19??    2:04:52 (Pop‑up)
Gibson Kente  Lonely Walk   Options Can You "Take It"    1977    2:07:23 (Pop‑up)
Batsumi  Itumeleng   Options Batsumi    1974    2:09:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Sound Proofs 
After Me   Options After Me        2:25:11 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry / Ed Blackwell  Makondi   Options El Corazon    1982    2:35:26 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry, Jon Appleton  DON   Options Don Jon    1970  (Human Music Outtakes)  2:38:42 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry / Latif Khan  Rhythm 58 1/4   Options Music / Sangam    1982  rec. 1978  2:40:43 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry & Terry Riley  Improvisation   Options Live Köln 1975    1975    2:43:57 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:43pm Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers
Avatar 6:54pm Flash Strap:

Bout to fire up the ol' room here, just a moment and we'll be off on another adventure
Avatar 6:57pm geezerette:

Electromagnetic Tape! Yay!
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette!
Avatar 6:59pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Starting off with an ending tonight... this is from one of my favorite Terry Riley albums actually.
Avatar 7:03pm geezerette:

love this!
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

really appealing cover art: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:08pm geezerette:

peaceful & elegant :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm doctorjazz:

Hi-I made it (love the pic).
Terry Riley, very nice sounding!
(Hi Geeze! How's stuff out on the Left Coast?)
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
  7:10pm Quinn:

Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

sax&organ combo here is so good! i can hardly imagine a better duo than this at this moment
  7:11pm Quinn:

This is soothing my soul
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Quinn! Splendid to see you! how are things?
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

huh, was just trying to find out who's on the horn and saw that this was produced by the awesome Igor Wakhevitch
  7:15pm Quinn:

Sleep deprived but nothing a sax can’t fix
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Good thing I've got just the stuff!

Boy, that piano takes me by surprise every time. What a beautiful piece of work
Avatar 7:19pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard that Terry Riley before, thanks (and i've heard most of his output).
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! That's a seriously good record, I highly recommend it
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

I don't think this is where I got mine, but there seems to be a rip here, and I usually get good quality stuff here, so I'd check it out: escavacoes-sonoras.blogspot.com...
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

this record is absolutely amazing as well
Avatar 7:26pm northguineahills:

Thanks Evan! leaving work now to drink and read for a bit, I'll be back before 10! (had to email myself the link).
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

catch ya on the flip NGH!
Avatar 7:32pm geezerette:

Evan, I'm enjoying all of this enormously. This show feels like a celebration.
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

Awfully glad to hear it, Geezerette! I don't feel like there's much to celebrate but we have to inspire ourselves with something
Avatar 7:39pm geezerette:

Hey Doc! We're fine, thanks for asking! So Cal is taking quite a beating. There were always canyon and mountain fires but now they're increasingly urban!
Hope things are good with you.
Avatar 7:41pm geezerette:

Evan@ 7:38:, cheers to that!
Avatar 7:41pm Flash Strap:

Stay not-on-fire, please, Geezerette!
Avatar 7:43pm geezerette:

NOT- on -fire!!! :)
Avatar 7:43pm Flash Strap:

shades of Donovan's Colors in here, maybe?
Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

everything is super layered tonight, love that!
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

this guy had such a good custom rig set up: www.finderskeepersrecords.com...
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

you're right! I didn't think of it quite that way but it's true; intersecting, overlapping layers of sound-lines
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

all this guy's tunes have such a familiar groove, seem like they could go on forever, and then suddenly stop
Avatar 7:54pm geezerette:

they could go on forever & I'd be perfectly happy. :D
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:55pm geezerette:

gonna draw for a bit but not going anywhere!
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

oh please do draw, there is no higher calling
Avatar 7:58pm geezerette:

ha ha,oh pshaw!
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

I am a drawing-extremist myself, that was no hyperbole
Avatar 8:01pm geezerette:

!!! :) cheers again, back in awhile, I'm goin' in!
Avatar 8:02pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan, Explorers
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Coelacanth, welcome friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Ah, Melinda! welcome welcome!
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

this record is so powerful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm doctorjazz:

This Mimaroglu and Freddy Hubbard is really cool!
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

agreed, Doc! "burn me if you like, but don't burn the forest that shelters me"
Avatar 8:07pm coelacanth∅:

yes and yes
Avatar 8:16pm Little Danny:

Whew. Running late, but glad to be here now. Hi Flash, all
Avatar 8:25pm Little Danny:

Backlash is one of my fave Hubbard LPs, period. "Little Sunflower," "Return of the Prodigal Son," "Backlash," "Echoes of Blue": all lovely
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! I agree, it's so good. Prodigal Son is so choice
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

kind of Mingus-y, but also reminds me of Miles' score for Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Avatar 8:35pm Little Danny:

Oh hell yes this Alan Lee. You know the original by Milt Jackson, Flash?
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Not very well, to be honest. I've heard it. I need more Milt Jackson in my life
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

I'd never heard this Alan Lee until I had that comp of his as a marathon prize to give away, and now I'm hooked
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Such a cool blend of sounds on this record
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

that's Mayer on harpsichord
Avatar 8:50pm Hams:

something you got!
Avatar 8:51pm Little Danny:

Agreed re:Harriott/Mayer LPs! My favorite of all India + jazz collaborations
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hams!

@LD: have you heard the subsequent Indo-Jazz albums? I only have the one
Avatar 8:52pm Little Danny:

Yes, it's similar, and similarly great
Avatar 8:53pm Hams:

flash! evenin'.
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

I think there's four. I wanna complete the set
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

evenin' yourself, Hams! always so good to have you in the Room
Avatar 8:54pm Hams:

good to be here.
Avatar 8:55pm Little Danny:

Oh shit, I always thought it was just two. Now researching...
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

this is what I'm seeing: www.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

not very scientific, i admit
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Bebey continues to be unbelievable in his goodness
Avatar 8:57pm geezerette:

Steve Biko
Avatar 8:58pm Little Danny:

Well shoot. Maybe not science but you're clearly right!
Avatar 8:59pm geezerette:

this is lovely..
Avatar 9:01pm geezerette:

man, this show is a benediction.
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

I couldn't ask for a kinder word, G.
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

i honestly can't believe the emotion on this record, I only just started listening to it
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

that G. Kente record is right here, electricjive.blogspot.com...
Avatar 9:14pm geezerette:

wonderful link!
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

This Batsumi record is so good at taking sort of recognizable South African traditional/popular rhythms and playing them in such a way that they sound monumental, godlike
  9:16pm zonk ludlow:

Late arrival, but glad I made it when greeted by Batsumi, gorgeous. Hello to all travelers this evening.
Avatar 9:17pm geezerette:

There's an inherent sweetness and generosity. An aspect of jazz that floors me each time I hear it expressed.
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

wonderful to see you Zonk! how are you today?
Avatar 9:18pm Flash Strap:

yeah Batsumi really does sound like a giant gift being bestowed on the world
  9:23pm zonk ludlow:

Doing fine, Batsumi spiking me to a higher level though. Forgot how much I love this record.
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

me too... started listening to it again after sort of forgetting about it for a while and I feel like I'll never put it away again
  9:36pm jaywbabcock:

Wonderful show once again, Evan. THANK YOU. Had never heard of, much less heard, Sing Me A Song of Songmy, so thank you for going deep on that one. (And: thank you fore re-upping your Bowie memorial. Fantastic!) Keep it dusty...
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jay! My pleasure on all counts.

Always shall I dusty be; ne'er a not-dusty me
Avatar 9:39pm Flash Strap:

Really glad to finally have that Bowie show restored to its full runtime!
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Don Cherry is so cool and good and magical
Avatar 9:45pm Little Danny:

Damn this Cherry/Riley is gorgeous
Avatar 9:46pm geezerette:

Avatar 9:48pm Flash Strap:

the whole album/concert is pretty stunning, but I sort of like this one best
Avatar 9:48pm geezerette:

Evan,feels like the sun coming out.
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

totally get that. Funnily enough, I almost played a different track from this, "Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector"

the other one, which is like a side-long journey, is called "Descending Moonshine Dervishes"
Avatar 9:51pm geezerette:

! going to look for those!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

psst: www55.zippyshare.com...
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

Absolutely lovely show, Flash
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

thanks, LD
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Cool Blue Flame is up in mere minutes. We'll get rowdy. Please join us! wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

it's good to be reminded that people can do work like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Just home from class. Hello there, Flash and friends!
Avatar 9:57pm geezerette:

Thanks so much, Evan.
  9:59pm zonk ludlow:

Cheers Evan, greatly appreciated as per usual.
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, all! It is my great pleasure to play music to your ears. Hi Doug!

Avatar 10:55pm coelacanth∅:

belated Thank you Evan
Post a comment!
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Explorers Room with Flash Strap playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Explorers Room with Flash Strap: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Flash Strap | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Explorers Room with Flash Strap |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2020 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2020 Ken Garson