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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 February 5, 2015: Esotico Ossessione: Piero Umiliani

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Artist Track Album
Les Baxter  Intro theme: Taboo   Options Caribbean Moonlight 
Piero Umiliani  Free in Minore   Options Mondo Inquieto 
Piero Umiliani  Viaggio Nel Tempo "Time Travel"   Options Genti e Paesi del Mondo, "Peoples and Countries of the World" 
Piero Umiliani  Cantata Per Maryam   Options La Ragazza Fuori Strada 
Piero Umiliani  Tropical River   Options To-Day's Sound 
Piero Umiliani  Nel Villaggio "In The Village"   Options Continente Nero, "Dark Continent" 
Piero Umiliani  Nuove Realtà "New Realities"   Options Continente Nero, "Dark Continent" 
Piero Umiliani  Nuovi Fermenti   Options Continente Nero, "Dark Continent" 
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Oasi, Bongos en Suspense    
Piero Umiliani  Erbe Magiche "Magic Herbs"   Options Polinesia 
Piero Umiliani  Il Santone dell'Isola "The High Priest of the Island"   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
Piero Umiliani  Danza della Luna "Moon Dance"   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
Piero Umiliani  Arabian Synthetyzer   Options Synthi Time 
Piero Umiliani  Un'Isola Felice "A Joyful Island"   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
Piero Umiliani  Lonely Village   Options Africa 
Piero Umiliani  Savana   Options Il Corpo 
Piero Umiliani  Continente Nero   Options Continente Nero, "Dark Continent" 
Piero Umiliani  Saudade   Options Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri 
Piero Umiliani  Stella del Sud "Southern Star"   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
Piero Umiliani  Funerailles d'un Heros "Hero Funerals"   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Viaggio Nel Tempo v.2, Ultimo Stregone "Last Sorcerer", Danza Magica    
Piero Umiliani  Pelle di Luna - feat. Edda Dell'Orso ("Moon Skin")   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna, "The Girl with the Skin of the Moon" 
Piero Umiliani  Richiamo del Golfo "Call of the Gulf"   Options Polinesia 
Piero Umiliani  Desert Island   Options Il Corpo 
Piero Umiliani  Momento Ritmico   Options Effeti Musicali 
Piero Umiliani  Princess (alt.)   Options Il Corpo 
Piero Umiliani  La Foresta Incantata "The Enchanted Forest"   Options Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri 
Piero Umiliani  Crepuscolo Sul Mare "Twilight On The Sea"   Options La Legge Dei Gangsters 
Piero Umiliani  Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love"   Options Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love" 
Piero Umiliani  Isola Sperduta "Desert Island"   Options Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love" 
Piero Umiliani  Desert Island #2   Options Il Corpo 
Piero Umiliani  Sotto le Palme "Under the Palm Trees"   Options Polinesia 
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Stream (alt.), Sotto le Palme #2, Seychelles Isole Dimenticate    
Piero Umiliani  Synthi Pianola   Options Synthi Time 
Piero Umiliani  Venere Creola "Creole Venus"   Options Venere Creola 
Piero Umiliani  Il Tamoure' dei Bambini "The Children of Bambini"   Options Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love" 
Piero Umiliani  Isola Tuttofare "Island Handyman"   Options Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love" 
Piero Umiliani  Blue Lagoon   Options To-Day's Sound 
Piero Umiliani  Lady Magnolia   Options To-Day's Sound 
Piero Umiliani  Green Dawn   Options Africa 
Piero Umiliani  Plenilunio "Full Moon"   Options Polinesia 
Piero Umiliani  Addio Isola Felice "Goodbye, Joyful Island"   Options Le Isole Dell'Amore "The Islands of Love" 
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Album Di Viaggio_02, Vita Pigra Ai Tropici    
Piero Umiliani  Synthi Melody   Options Synthi Time 


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 6:55pm Gary:

First explorer in the room!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 6:56pm Flash Strap:

Quick drink all the good rum before the hoi polloi arrive! It's stashed in the globe by the stuffed hippo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 7:01pm doca:

S.L.O.T.H. Corporation is here
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:02pm Flash Strap:

slothutations, friend!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:05pm ndbob:

evening Flash, Gary, Doca, everyone!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Howdy
  Thu. 2/5/15 7:10pm SeanG:

Hey Rum!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:12pm Little Danny:

Umiliani is hard to beat for the deep soundtrack/library experience. Killin' it, Flash.
  Thu. 2/5/15 7:12pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings from work, Flash Strap. I'm on a 15-minute break. Play something "special."
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Danny. Tonight's all Umiliani, all the night long.

Doug! Get ready for your tribute!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:16pm northguineahills:

Well, the missus has left, so I'm going to be in and out catching up on my history podcasts (they annoy her when she tries to work), I'll be in and out, and hit the archives later for what I missed.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:16pm Monica:

Welcome, Flash Strap. Lovely languidness abounding this evening.
  Thu. 2/5/15 7:16pm Doug Schulkind:

Of course, Umiliani qualifies as special. So so great.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:18pm Flash Strap:

I would say I'd be the one to welcome you, Monica, but the Blue Angel herself is the hostess of any room she enters
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:18pm glenn:

what does one stuff a hippo with? i'm thinking that's a lot of bread and sage.
  Thu. 2/5/15 7:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Gotta run. Hope to catch the last 1/2 hour at home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 7:22pm doca:

@ngh: you mean History history podcasts?
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:28pm Flash Strap:

You make me lonesome when ya go, Doug
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:28pm Flash Strap:

NGH: History first, nothing second
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Glenn, I think the answer to your question depends on the region, but the best answer would be "Belgian Imperialists"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 7:34pm doca:

Wow, that's too great. Even the sloths are dancing in their slow, sloppy and mystical way
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:35pm glenn:

i know! leopold's apples.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:42pm northguineahills:

@doca: History of Rome, and History of Byzantium.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:49pm ndbob:

I started listening to a history of Rome podcast - guess I should pick it up again
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 7:58pm doca:

@ngh: Could you send me the links? I find it interesting to think of new and non-scholarly ways to present history (I'm a historian)
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Flash - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:02pm doca:

A question, Dr@FlashStrap, is exotica only geographical (distant places) or also historical (distant times)?
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:03pm Flash Strap:

I feel very strongly that distant times is a HUGE part of it, particularly because of the temporal aspect of such concepts as "primitivism" and the exoticizing of the classical world (Arcadia and the like
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:06pm doca:

That's true. And it probably must have a popular appeal. I was thinking if it was possible something like Greek, Roman or Byzantine exotica, but we also don't quite know how their music was (and I guess there's nothing like the infamous Roman haircut of the epic 50s movies to show that the music is pretending to be Roman).
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:07pm Flash Strap:

As well as future-exoticizing: space-age exotica is a mutant hybrid of sci-fi projecting and tropical primitivizing, and many futuristic works, such as Melies films and HG Wells' novels, involve a heavy dose of exotica. In Segalen's essay on the exotic, he talks a lot about the temporal nature being more key than the geographic
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:07pm doca:

But there could be a Louis XIV exotica or something like this, perhaps. But maybe the classical don't mingle very well with the exotic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:08pm doca:

You're right. But the idea is the sense of a mythical time, not a historical time.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:09pm Flash Strap:

at that point it sort of comes down to aesthetics-people totally exoticize Louis XIV and such but it doesn't "feel" exotic
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:10pm doca:

Yeah, Louis XIV lacks in tamed otherness to qualify as exotica
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:11pm Flash Strap:

I think one key element that's hard to delineate is the fact that exotica exoticizes less affluent regions, or those perceived to be such
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:11pm Flash Strap:

less affluent or really, less "civilized"
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:13pm Flash Strap:

"civilization" being the deliciously artificial construct of the West, of course. Pure fantasy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:15pm doca:

Yeah, but in the end, if civilization springs from Europe (or any other one and only center), it makes sense that distant places could be interchangeable with distant times.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:21pm Flash Strap:

the interesting thing is when it comes to the Orient, as in North Africa, where civilization sort of really began, Europeans consistently talk about it being a trip into the past, as though it hadn't changed at all since "bible times"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:24pm doca:

That's the problem with how history is taught. It makes it seem that the Babylonians had their chance and now they're only awaiting, as does the Egyptians and many others. There exists civilizations that have "stalled" in time, so it goes.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:28pm Flash Strap:

exactly! or people still in a "young" phase of existence, yet to form a civilization at all. The "savage" as either a blank slate upon which civilization will be written, or a naif to be used by the superior races
  Thu. 2/5/15 8:29pm Doug Schulkind:

I am happily Flash Strapped back in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:30pm doca:

Yeah, too bad none of them, the civilized and the savage, have achieved the level of peacefulness of the sloth society.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:30pm Flash Strap:

the sloths teach the True Lesson
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:31pm Flash Strap:

It weren't the same with ya gone Douglas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:31pm doca:

That's the True Lesson in Life: 24.media.tumblr.com...
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:32pm Flash Strap:

also: only come out of the trees to poop, like, once a month
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/5/15 8:34pm doca:

They have it all, they have it all. But I won't express my regards for pooping right now. Thanks for the show and the talk, Mr. Flash Strap! I have to go!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:39pm Flash Strap:

Adios, doca! You'll be missed!
  Thu. 2/5/15 8:41pm Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
I'm playing a Cults Percussion Ensemble track on my show tomorrow morning. As I selected it for my playlist, I thought to myself, Flash Strap would love this. That cut you just played us eerily similar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/5/15 8:41pm steve:

hey FS, too busy to comment but love the show! great workin music
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:42pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Steve!
Doug, I love that Cults Percussion Music! Which one?
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:45pm Gary:

I want whatever this couple is having
  Thu. 2/5/15 8:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Baia. I think that's the title.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Gary: no kiddin'
Doug: of all the versions of Baia I've known and loved, that's one of my very favorites. So spooky and lush
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:48pm hyde:

ack! i can only catch the last 15 minutes of this live. will go back, I promise. Side note: I love those Umilani comps you have posted previously. Thanks!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Hi, hi, Hyde!
  Thu. 2/5/15 8:49pm Doug Schulkind:

It's sploushky.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:57pm Flash Strap:

This one is some goin-to-bed music!
  Thu. 2/5/15 8:58pm Doug Schulkind:

If I ran the world, there would be an evening gameshow on TV called Who Wants to Be a Umiliani.
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 8:59pm Gary:

Terrific show, thank you Flash!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Thank YOU Gary!
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 9:05pm hyde:

awesome bonus track...
Avatar Thu. 2/5/15 9:06pm Flash Strap:

Good night sweet fellows and friends! See you at Doug's show tomorrow morning!
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