World of Wonder Podcast (April 2016 Edition)

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I’m Chuffed to have an Alphastare track on this ‘wonderful’ podcast. I’m Also honored to be in the company of some real talent and even a few originators such as Morton Subotnick, John Hassell, Eno…Coil and some early electronic music from Forbidden Planet all make up this killer mix of experimental music. Full list with links to artists (when available) below!




2 hours of “Alien Planet Music”

0:00:00) opening chimes
0:00:35) Michael Peters “Orllyndie” from “CT-Collective Works”, (self-released), 2008 (
0:06:06) Matt Davignon “Lepidoptera” from “Pink Earth”, Ribosome Music, 2016 (
0:06:06) & announcements
0:16:16) John Duval “Hell’s Canyon” from “Hell’s Canyon”, Hypnos/Binary, 2003 (
0:24:34) Gal*in_Dog “Moongoat” from “S_Nd”, Edgetone Records, 2007 (
0:39:48) Jonny Greenwood “Clockwork Tin Soldiers” from “Bodysong”, Parlophone, 2003 (
0:43:33) Jüppala Kääpiö “Yetti Frottage” from “Animalia Corolla”, omnimemento, 2012 (
0:43:33) & announcements
0:56:09) Ikue Mori “Sign” from “Myrninerest”, Tzadik, 2005 (
0:59:23) Coil vs Elph “Manunkind” from “Worship the Glitch”, Eskaton, 1994 (
1:00:42) Brian Eno “Shadow” from “Ambient 4: On Land”, Caroline Records, 1982 (
1:03:35) Morton Subotnick “Butterflies: Butterfly No. 2” from “Subotnick: Electronic Works 3”, CBS Records/Mode, 1974/2011 (
1:11:57) Ian Martin “Heparin” from “Intensions”, Further Records, 2010 (
1:21:28) Matt Davignon “Pink Earth Outtake” from “(unreleased)”, 2016
1:21:28) & announcements
1:26:18) Louis and Bebe Barron “Love at the Swimming Hole” from “Forbidden Planet OST”, Planet Records / GNP Crescendo, 1956 / 1999 (
1:29:29) David Toop “Ill-Faced Doll (Aozameta Omozashi Ni Katadorare)” from “Black Chamber”, Sub Rosa, 1999 (
1:37:57) Andy Butler “Cicadas and Crickets” from “CT-Collective: Bugs”, CT-Collective, 2008 (
1:43:18) Alphastare “Shroom Patch” from “Night Movements I”, (self-released), 2014 (
1:50:18) Mariann Käfer “Horsing Around…” from “Animalfarm”, Furnace Records, 1995 (
1:56:50) FSK1138 “Parc La Fontaine piste cachee” from “Canada Experimental Underground 016 Survey”, Unexplained Souds Group, 2016 (
1:56:50) & announcements
2:02:42) Jon Hassell “Hamburg” from “The Surgeon Of The Nightsky Restores Dead Things By The Power Of Sound”, Intuition Records, 1987 (



Paul Bowles in Morocco: The Lost Recordings

Very exciting news!

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Paul Bowles in Morocco

In 1959 the American author Paul Bowles, in self-imposed exile in Tangier, captured hundreds of hours of stunning Moroccan folk music. When the Library of Congress finally got around to pressing some of these field recordings as a double album in 1972, few imagined that the rest would ever be distributed to the listening world. Bowles himself imagined that a six-record set might do justice to his half-year expedition, financed by a $6,800 Rockefeller Foundation grant. In the late ’90s, however, the ethnomusicologist Philip D. Schuyler seized the opportunity to revisit Bowles’s recordings—some 250 musical examples recorded in 22 locations on an Ampex 601 tape recorder—for this revised and expanded edition Bowles approved only months before his death in November 1999. He had spent more than half his life in Tangier. Bowles’s complete immersion in Moroccan culture is evident not only in these recordings, but in his fiction. His most…

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Faust Knitting Instructional (The Chapel SF)

Faust at The Chapel SF (Finale) pic by Das ala Ubuibi

Faust recently played SF. I had to miss it, but fortunately local experimentalist and longtime noisician/artist  ‘Das’ from ubuibi caught the show and posted some audio with some of the live performance as well as some random knitting video clips.