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Options December 1, 2016: Psychedelic Chants and Dances

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Black Truth Rhythm Band  Kilimanjaro   Options Ifetayo  1976    0:01:28 ()
Family Atlantica  Okoroba   Options Cosmic Unity  2016    0:05:22 ()
Grupo Los Yoyi  Del Copacabana A 34   Options Yoyi  1977    0:09:49 ()
Magdy el Hossainy  Music de Carnaval   Options Music de Carnaval 7"  2016    0:15:12 ()
Cal Green  Trippin   Options Trippin' With Cal Green  1969    0:20:20 ()
William Antonini  Omicron   Options William Antonini e la sua Orchestra  1971    0:25:10 ()
Music behind DJ:
William Antonini 
        0:28:21 ()
BLO  Chant to Mother Earth   Options Chapter One  1973    0:39:12 ()
Cymande  Dove   Options Cymande  1972    0:45:20 ()
Cromagnon  Crow of the Black Tree   Options Orgasm  1969    0:55:55 ()
Abner Jay  Depression   Options Folk Song Stylist      1:04:28 ()
Cymande  Changes   Options Promised Heights  1974    1:07:31 ()
Music behind DJ:
Grupo 2000 
  El Destape      1:13:02 ()
Corviria  Persecuzione   Options Psyco Analysis  197?    1:21:39 ()
Between  And The Waters Opened   Options And The Waters Opened  1973    1:22:44 ()
Between  Devotion   Options And The Waters Opened  1973    1:33:41 ()
Between  Katakomben   Options Einstieg  1971  aka "Gruppe Between" on this release  1:37:31 ()
Between  Barcelona Rain   Options Einstieg  1971    1:42:01 ()
David Casper  Jungle Rain   Options Hear And Be Yonder  1981    1:47:04 ()
David Casper  Wind in the Filaree   Options Hear And Be Yonder  1981    1:47:54 ()
Corviria  Seagull Song   Options Psyco Analysis  197?    1:49:40 ()
Music behind DJ:
Peter Michael Hamel 
Beyond the Wall of Sleep   Options Nada  1977    1:54:28 ()
From Scratch  "Out In" (Part 1)   Options Five Rhythm Works  2016    1:59:41 ()
Sroeng Santi   Dub Fai Kuigun   Options Iron Man 7"  197?    2:11:00 ()
Brenda Ray  The Scream   Options D'Ya Hear Me! : Naffi Years, 1979-83      2:14:56 ()
Eric Lou Root  Don't Worry (side A)   Options Don't Worry  1987    2:17:06 ()
Benny Soebardja & Lizard  Candle Light   Options Lizard  1975    2:35:48 ()
Family Atlantica  Cosmic Unity   Options Cosmic Unity  2016    2:37:57 ()
Cymande  Brothers on the Slide   Options Promised Heights  1974    2:41:07 ()
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon         2:45:15 ()
Henry Threadgill  Sir Simpleton   Options X-75 Volume 1  1979    2:53:47 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:02pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Evening Explorers!

Nice to be back
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:02pm northguineahills:

Not tardy for once!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

hi Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Evan, ndbob, and all!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:03pm Flash Strap:

NGH! Hello!

Listener James!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:03pm geezerette:

Evan! Perfect!!! :)
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:03pm hyde:

i'll be right with you, just trying to find my stash of dmt
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:04pm Carmichael:

Sliipin' on my dancin' shoes ....
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:04pm Flash Strap:

geezerette! Hyde! I'm so happy to see all your beautiful faces!

find it hyde! then tell me what it's like, i'm sort of too scared
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Carmichael! Hello hello!
  Thu. 12/1/16 7:06pm JtotheK:

Good evening everyone.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:07pm Flash Strap:

good evening JK! great to see you
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:07pm hyde:

haha, i wish. that is one psychedelic that i have never laid eyes on. and i never fell for that banana peel angle either, even in the seventies.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:09pm Flash Strap:

yeah me either. I am experienced, but not experienced enough to impress even an entry-level shaman's apprentice
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

This Yoyi is a super-cool Cuban exp. jazz LP. wild stuff
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:17pm Flash Strap:

This is a very recent release from Hossainy, who's mostly known for his 70's work. Egyptian keyboardist of renown
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:17pm hyde:

ah, this is nice. i missed explorer's room on thursday nights, seeing as i was mostly missing it on thursdays with my house move and then the two week hiatus.

this is good.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Hyde, I missed it too. I've been moving too, out to Bahama NC, and just getting all tangled up with the awful world of rural internet service. So yeah, man, it's good to be back at the Explorers Room mantrols. I need to do this, I'm just happy you guys will listen
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:22pm hyde:

it's a damned pleasure to listen, my friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:23pm Santos L. Halper:

Listen we will. Great thus far, DMT or no; thanks Flash!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:24pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: thanks comrade.

Howdy Santo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:25pm coelacanth:

Ahoy Flash and Explorers
Welcome back!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:25pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, C! Great to see you!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:26pm Flash Strap:

I love this Antonini track, so cool
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:27pm Flash Strap:

also love the cover art, for some reason. img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:34pm Scraps deSelby:

h'lo yeah hi
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:34pm hyde:

holy crap, marshall allen was on that record? wow
  Thu. 12/1/16 7:38pm JtotheK:

Thanks for the shout out, happy to support the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:39pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash, hi all!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Hi Scraps!

@Hyde: I know, right? It's pretty good stuff too

Thank YOU, JK!

Hi LD! How are you friend?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:40pm Little Danny:

You always make it difficult to focus on getting my records ready
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:41pm hyde:

wfmu dj rivalries are so civil
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:43pm Flash Strap:

High praise, LD. I'm in the much preferable situation of being all done when you go on... though I'm often sort of worn out and miss a lot of it... the great thing is that a couple of my best friends are huge fans of your show, so I always end up hearing whatever I missed when I'm at their house
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:48pm geezerette:

love Dove.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:49pm Flash Strap:

Been getting into Cymande, finally... for some reason I've never really listened to most of their stuff, despite having had it all for years. It's, uh, rrreally good.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:50pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 7:51pm northguineahills:

Ah, Jack Mello played this Cymande a few weeks ago. I'm glad it's making the rounds again!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:52pm hyde:

hmmmm, i am woefullly underschooled in Cymande. must rectify.
  Thu. 12/1/16 7:53pm DL in LA:

Cymande ... great groove.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Worth hearing twice I hope, NGH!

That's how I feel Hyde

Hi, DL! How are you doing this fine night?
  Thu. 12/1/16 7:56pm JtotheK:

The whole Cymande self titled lp is great. And yet I've never heard the 2 after it. In part because I've never come across them.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Might be another, later Cymande cut coming up this set, JK

(it's pretty much all good, too, if you ever come across them)
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest later!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 7:59pm Flash Strap:

adios amigo bob!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:00pm Flash Strap:

This record is so crazy
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:02pm geezerette:

This just made me think of a Beat survivor of a Flamenco joint down some crumbling stairs below street level,near Silverlake in L.A;El Cid. The kind of time machine where they serve you Sangria and there are Bull Fight Posters on the walls. Used to be a ritual-of-passage in High School to go there and watch show. Funny. Still there I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:03pm melinda:

hi friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:04pm Little Danny:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:04pm Scraps:

Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:04pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:04pm Scraps:

this is AWEsome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:05pm melinda:

I looked into Cymande after I heard one of their songs and recognized it as one of the many samples from De La Soul's 1st album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:06pm Scraps:

"I'm so depressed", he sings cheerfully
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! So great to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:06pm melinda:

@geeze: it's amazing how a few places manage to hang on.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:07pm Flash Strap:

I had a very similar reminiscence, geezerette, about a similar hole club
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:08pm geezerette:

melinda,it's mysterious! Prescious too cause there are fewer all the time, feels like there's a war on them.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:09pm geezerette:

Evan,I love places like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:10pm melinda:

I googled El Cid and it looks like it is going strong. Was a speakeasy in the 20s.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:11pm Flash Strap:

me too g.

JK, this is from the 3rd Cymande LP
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:12pm Flash Strap:

and it's really damn good
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:13pm geezerette:

melinda, that's what it always felt like!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:28pm Scraps:

aaahh, immerse
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:29pm Flash Strap:

Allo, RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:29pm northguineahills:

Between is a new one for me.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:32pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: Another one I've had around for ages, but hadn't really gotten to know. Been listening a lot and getting really into them. More to come this set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:34pm Little Danny:

Wow, Between! This is so great. New to me too
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:36pm Flash Strap:

glad to make the introduction! came to me through a great blog from back in the day, Murky Recess
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:43pm Flash Strap:

sort of reminds me of Third Ear Band, or Syrinx. Little bit of the the less grating qualities of Comus
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:45pm hyde:

Between new to me too! amazing how much stuff is still out there that i have never stumbled across. one of the many great things about wfmu.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:46pm Flash Strap:

much agreed
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:48pm Mayuko:

Good evening!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Very good evening to you too, Mayuko!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:54pm Flash Strap:

god i love this track
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 8:56pm hyde:

hi Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 8:59pm melinda:

I was hoping for some Netherlandish experimental reggae.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:00pm geezerette:

!!! :D
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:01pm Flash Strap:

Yeah, get ready for that stuff! It is CRA A A A ZY

I wonder if any of you have heard it before, actually. I imagine you have, but we'll just have to wait and see
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:06pm melinda:

I'm pretty sure I have not, but looking forward to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:08pm melinda:

I like the tinkles and chimes.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:09pm Flash Strap:

me too!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:10pm Flash Strap:

Love tinkles, chimes are to die for
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:13pm Flash Strap:

good tinkles on this one too
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:14pm geezerette:

this IS totally nuts! ::::)
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:16pm geezerette:

there's a goat chorus.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:18pm Flash Strap:

Here's your exp. netherlands reggae. Strap in cause it's about to get weird. Legendary stuff here
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:20pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah, the Eric is also totally a teenager. here he is, in fact: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:20pm coelacanth:

oh well i missed tinkles and chimes and a goat chorus but at least i'm back in time for weird.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:22pm Flash Strap:

just the right time to be just in time, C
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:24pm hyde:

huh, i swear i was listening the whole time. but i may have missed the goat chorus!?!!?
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:26pm Flash Strap:

geezerette, you may have to explain the goat chorus!
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:28pm Flash Strap:

there are no track differentiations on this record, but just FYI, I'll play maybe three sections from this side
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:30pm Little Danny:

Killin' it Flash! Eric Lou Root is awesome and again new to me; parallels in some of the '70s/'80s bedroom Rhythm Ace electro-soul made stateside.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:31pm Flash Strap:

agree, LD, and thanks
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:40pm Flash Strap:

That Benny Soebardja & Lizard track is an all-time great. First heard it thanks to Owl
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:41pm Flash Strap:

ah, couldn't resist. had to play it. brothers on the SLIDE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:43pm Scraps:

bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum... bum-bum-bum, bum-bum-bum...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:44pm Little Danny:

sometimes a classic is called for
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:44pm Scraps:

no, no:

bum-bum-bummmm, bum-bum-bummmm...
bum-bum-bummmm, bum-bum-bummmm...

Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:44pm hyde:

have i mentioned that i need to get up to speed with Cymande?
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:44pm geezerette:

Evan,you were missed. "SO exciting" to have you back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:51pm Uncle Michael:

hey hey heyyyy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:52pm Scraps:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:52pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan! Hope everyone will take a leap with me into the Cool Blue Flame coming up thusly: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:53pm Scraps:

Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:53pm hyde:

i'm with @geezerette. so fun to have thursday nite back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:55pm coelacanth:

Thanks Evan Great to hear you again!

later on, mammals
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:55pm Flash Strap:

I'm with geezerette too, it's so great to be back!

Hi Uncle!

Scraps, so nice to have someone that pumped about Threadgill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:56pm Scraps:

I know I say this all the time. but Threadgill is. my. favorite. living. composer. My three jazz trio in history: Ellington, Mingus, Threadgill.

i hope he lives to 100.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 9:57pm JtotheK:

those cymande tracks off 'promised heights' were very much appreciated! thanks Flash Strap.
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:58pm Flash Strap:

you might have to educate me on threadgill sometime, scraps. i'm totally newbie on the subject
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 9:59pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure, my pleasure indeed JK
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 10:00pm Flash Strap:

goodnight everybody, thanks and see you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 12/1/16 10:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx !
Avatar Thu. 12/1/16 10:01pm hyde:

thanks for the show! if you want threadgill files. drop me a line. i've got lots of air :)
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