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Options October 28, 2005: Show 181: filling in for Bryce (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

The start and end times of each song and set are exact.

Show time: 11 PM - 2 AM

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: the beautiful music portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
  Ketawang: Pusawarna (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta  Nonesuch (Explorer series)  In these 3 pieces, we hear the most beautiful gamelan music I know. To me, they are a culmination of it, in this specific case of the royal court music of Paku Alaman. The first 2 tracks really stand out, with #2 the most beautiful of all. Written around 1755, the work is considered a pusaka (heirloom), and is justifiably famous.  ***  
  Gending: Tedjanata/Ladrang Sembawa/Ladrang Playon (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta  Nonesuch (Explorer series)    ***  
  Gending: Mandulpati/Ladrang Agun-Agun (track 3) (Listen: Real)   Court Gamelan From The Pura Paku Alaman, Jogyakarta  Nonesuch (Explorer series)     
Soeur Marie Keyrouz  Magnificat (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Cantiques de l'Orient  Harmonia Mundi  Quite beautiful. It's her interpretation of Eastern (Middle Eastern) Christian liturgical singing, but sung in Arabic. And she gets the full studio treatment.

She has recorded several albums, all of which I recommend highly.
 
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Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 2: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
Radio City Playhouse  Mother   Options Originally broadcast September 11, 1948  (no label)  New Year's Eve...everyone's having fun except over-moralizing and scornful Mary...an invalid mother - she says...schizophrenic Mary, lonely Mary - who finally meets a fella on the way home and falls in love...she lies and chases him away...and about that mother - it seems she's been dead for 2 years. This episode is #12 in the series.

Radio City Playhouse, on air from 1948 - 1950, was known for its solid writing and acting.
 
 
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 3 (Listen to this set: Real)
William Basinski + Richard Chartier  (no title: track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options William Basinski + Richard Chartier  Spekk  Not quiet and beautiful / sentimental / melancholic like Basinski's other music. Dark, bit creepy, more electronic experimental.   
S.Q.E.  Diamond (version 2) (track 6) (Listen: Real)   Options The Abyss Stares Back  Influx Communications  Dark electronic drone, slow, atmospheric.   
Thomas Fehlmann  Springer (track 9) (Listen: Real)   Options Lowflow  Plug Research  Kind of electronica - industrial, even funky, easy tempo.   
The Vanishing  Toothless Tigers (track 11) (Listen: Real)   Options Still Lives Are Falling  GSL  Bit avanty electro, reverbed sax, easy tempo, bit druggy & robotic.   
Brian Eno  Noone Receiving (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Before And After Science  Astralwerks/Virgin  Kind of avanty-funky-acidy, but not intense, soft singing, somewhat head-music.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 4 (Listen to this set: Real)
William Basinski  (no title: track 12) (Listen: Real)   Options Melancholia  Musex International  Dreamy.   
Larsen  S (track 3) (Listen: Real)   Options Play  Important!  Low key, kind of sentimental, chimes.   
Set Fire To Flames  Steal Compass / Drive North / Disappear (track 3) (Listen: Real)   Options Sings Reign Rebuilder  Alien 8  Quietish & sentimental, builds a bit & becomes a little richer but still airy, instrumental.   
Sciflyer  Never Come Down (track 5) (Listen: Real)   Options The Age Of Lovely, Intimate Things  Clairecords  Stately, dreamy, acidy & lush psych rock, vocal harmonies in background. This is the type of music they do best.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 5 (Listen to this set: Real)
Jonathan Kane  Guitar Trio (track 5)   Options February  Table Of The Elements  Best track on a solid CD, steady & easy, harmonically ascendant then quieter & slower, builds again to like first half, moderately active last 2 minutes. His version of Rhys Chatham's piece.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   

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