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Options October 4, 2018: Typee

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble  Typee   Options Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp  RCA Victor   1958    0:00:20 ()
Ole Jensen and his Music / Johnny Hawksworth  Strange Journey Pt. 2   Options Chappell Recorded Music LPC 1047  Chappell  1972    0:03:49 ()
Dominique Andre  Warm Journey   Options Evasion  Musical Touch Sound  197?    0:05:24 ()
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra   Warm Valley   Options A Duke Ellington Panorama  Victor  1943    0:06:30 ()
Helen Merrill  Mountain High, Valley Low   Options With Strings  Emarcy  1955    0:09:33 ()
Paolo Casa  Mountains   Options Nature  Wild Cat  1977    0:12:20 ()
Les Baxter Orchestra & Chorus  Magenta Mountain   Options African Blue  GNP Crescendo  1969    0:15:50 ()
Phil Moore & His Orchestra  The Far Mountain   Options Polynesian Paradise  Strand  1959    0:18:49 ()
Johnnie & Joe  Over the Mountain, Across the Sea   Options Over the Mountain, Across the Sea / My Baby's Gone On, On 7"  Chess  1957    0:21:12 ()
Eric Burdon & The Animals  Poem By The Sea   Options Winds of Change  MGM  1967    0:23:26 ()
Brother Ah  The Sea   Options Divine Music: The Sea  Manufactured Recordings  1978    0:25:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Lagoon / Shark Bite           0:30:56 ()
Martin Denny  Island of Dreams   Options Exotica Volume II  Liberty  1957    0:41:11 ()
Clyde Derby  Lost Island   Options Derby's Second Touch  Ruby Records  195?    0:43:25 ()
Eddie Warner  Island in the Sun   Options Eddie Warner Breaks the Sound Barrier in the Cotton Pickin' Lounge  Berry  195?    0:46:27 ()
Sun Ra and His Arkestra   Island in the Sun (extended version)   Options Marshall Allen Presents Sun Ra And His Arkesrtra – In the Orbit of Ra  Strut  2014    0:49:30 ()
Eden Ahbez  Island Girl   Options Eden's Island: Music of an Enchanted Isle  Del-Fi  1960    0:59:25 ()
Elvis Presley  Island of Love   Options Blue Hawaii  RCA Victor   1961    1:01:28 ()
Stanley Wilson  The South Seas Can-Can (Trobriand Islands)   Options Pagan Love  Capitol  1961    1:04:08 ()
Modesto Duran and Orchestra  Silent Island   Options Fabulous Rhythms of Modesto  Raynote  1960    1:06:21 ()
Stan Applebaum  Undiscovered Island   Options Columbia 7"  Columbia  1968    1:08:44 ()
Sven Libaek  Island of Birds   Options Ron & Val Taylor's Inner Space  Festival  1973    1:11:25 ()
Mort Garson  Walk to the Other Side of the Island   Options Didn't You Hear?  Custom Fidelity  1970    1:13:41 ()
ΞLə☪ŧrɹ¡ᑦ ∑gビᑭ⏄  On the Other Side of the Island   Options Exotica  Galactic Research Dept. Remote Tropics Division  2012    1:16:33 ()
Ducktails  Island Flavor   Options Backyard  Release the Bats  2009    1:17:40 ()
Piero Umiliani  Ricerca Nell'Isola   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna  Omicron / Easy Tempo  1972/99  "Search on the Island"  1:20:07 ()
Piero Umiliani  Il Santone dell'Isola   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna  Omicron / Easy Tempo  1972/99  "The High Priest of the Island"  1:22:34 ()
Martin Denny  Forbidden Island   Options Forbidden Island: The Exotic Sounds Of Martin Denny  Liberty  1958    1:24:17 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gökçen Kaynatan 
Lost Island   Options         1:27:01 ()
Tommy Morgan  Taboo   Options Tropicale  Warner Bros.  1958    1:40:58 ()
Shoji Yokouchi Quintet  Taboo   Options Afro Bossa  ?  1967    1:43:20 ()
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Stranger in Paradise   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    1:46:46 ()
The Centuries  Polynesian Paradise   Options The Outer Limits / Polynesian Paradise 7"  Cleopatra  1963    1:48:08 ()
Piero Umiliani  Sotto le Palme   Options Polinesia  Omicron  1975  "Under the Palm Trees"  1:50:12 ()
Piero Umiliani  Canoe   Options Polinesia  Omicron  1975    1:52:19 ()
Andrew Richardson  Starfish Canoe   Options Expanse  ARM  1984    1:55:00 ()
Roger Roger   Coconut Coast   Options Jazz, Dramatic  Southern   1968    1:58:12 ()
Beverly Glenn-Copeland  Sunset Village   Options Keyboard Fantasies  Atlast  1986    1:59:24 ()
Piero Umiliani  Nel Villaggio   Options Continente Nero  Omicron  1975  "In The Village"  2:03:06 ()
Theophile & Bernard, The Exciting Good Guys Duo!  Quiet Village 67'   Options Sweet Georgia Brown / Quiet Village 67' 7"  Raydin  1967?    2:05:24 ()
Chaino  Ceremonial Feast Dance   Options Africana & Beyond!  Bacchus      2:07:54 ()
Dominique Andre  The Juggler – Ceremonial – Rite   Options Evasion  Musical Touch Sound  197?    2:10:53 ()
Zespół Instrumentalny Marka Sewena  Taniec Polinezyjski = Polinesian Dance   Options Księżyc Na Tahiti  Pronit  1969    2:15:38 ()
Davy Jones and the Dolphins  Strictly Polynesian   Options Strictly Polynesian / Bullfight 7"  Audicon  1962    2:18:15 ()
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Stranger on the Shore   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    2:20:07 ()
The Shelltones  Blue Castaway   Options Blue Castaway / Mark's Blues 7"  Band Box  1964    2:22:51 ()
Laurie Anderson  Love Among the Sailors   Options Bright Red  Warner Bros.  1994    2:25:27 ()
Harry Nilsson   Black Sails   Options Pussy Cats  RCA  1974    2:28:02 ()
Ethel Azama  My Ship   Options Cool Heat  Liberty  1960    2:30:53 ()
Vito Ricci   The Ship Was Sailing   Options Music From Memory  Creation  1985    2:33:00 ()
Alfred Newman & Ken Darby  To You Sweetheart, Aloha   Options Ports of Paradise  Capitol  1960    2:37:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Pacific Ocean           2:42:39 ()
Vincent Bell  Quiet Village   Options Pop Goes the Electric Sitar  Decca  1967    2:52:24 ()
Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble  Typee   Options Music for Bang Baaroom and Harp  RCA Victor   1958    2:55:49 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 6:35pm Flash Strap:

ah hello, how about a little expedition this evening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 6:38pm chresti:

Ready! All buckled in!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 6:39pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Chresti!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Ok, off we gooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

The cut from the Gospel story about the stormy sea on the GTDR stream into the waves was ::chef's kiss::
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:00pm Flash Strap:

oh, nice! Hi James
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...drums along the Hudson...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:05pm JtotheK:

salutations Flash, hello Explorers. 'typee' is (yet another) book on my ever-expanding to-read pile. this show may prompt me to move it up a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:06pm JtotheK:

***come for the music, stay for the comment board chatter where JtotheK talks non-stop about his piles.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:07pm chresti:

Yay piles!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:08pm geezerette:

Sauntering in a sarong. :)
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi J_K! and hello to your piles! Typee is pretty cool, you can really feel its influence on basically every exotica artifact that would follow it. My copy had some excellent illustrations as well, which I enjoyed
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:08pm geezerette:

...barefoot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:09pm chresti:

you should talk to Franco about piles...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:10pm doctorjazz:

Hey Explorers Nice to hear Duke!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc! always love to get some Duke in the mix
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:12pm Flash Strap:

love this Merrill version of Mountain High, Valley Low
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:12pm geezerette:

Evan, those images remind me of Covarrubias illustrations.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:14pm Flash Strap:

that's precisely who it is!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:14pm geezerette:

Howdy, Evan and adventurers!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:15pm Flash Strap:

this little library LP recorded at Umiliani's Sound Work Shop studios, I believe
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Covarrubias' work on this book is gorgeous, but it really is mind-boggling how often he'll directly contradict the details in the text. the book is all descriptions and barely any plot, so it strikes me weird to just draw things that specifically aren't described.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:19pm chresti:

Hi howdy! Geeze and yalls!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:19pm northguineahills:

If we're explorers, why are we stuck in a room? ;p
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:20pm Flash Strap:

"what's the deal with explorers rooms? seriously folks,"
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! how goes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:22pm chresti:

It's a nice room. With rugs and skins and comfortable chairs and an excellent sound system
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:23pm northguineahills:

Better then yesterday, just at my first (albeit small) meal in two days. Actually got a decent night's sleep last night. I find seeing art or live music (and the booze) helps (like I did last night).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...maybe it's Harry Smith's room
...or just a good MadMen stylee pickup line
...or some Edwardian gathering of Mi'Lauds...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:24pm chresti:

Some rattan...and bamboo bar
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Zappa's instructions to Clapton saying a few words for his rekkid:
...'sound like EricBurdon on acid'...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:25pm geezerette:

cf.collectorsweekly.com...

sovietchest.ucoz.ru...

cf.collectorsweekly.com...

Green Manions
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:25pm Flash Strap:

masks and maps adorn the walls, strange images and sculptures abound, trophies of expeditions past
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:26pm chresti:

bark cloth
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:27pm Flash Strap:

love Brother Ah's stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:27pm chresti:

large globe...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:28pm Flash Strap:

many globes, yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:29pm chresti:

telescope...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...more than a passing acquaintance w/ H.G. Wells...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:32pm doctorjazz:

Brother Ah....
Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh......
Really liked that !
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:32pm geezerette:

beautiful. soothing. just wild enough...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:34pm northguineahills:

I believe the April 2017 issue of the Wire has an excellent article on Brother Ah/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:34pm chresti:

is there a movie?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:35pm geezerette:

img-fotki.yandex.ru... Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:39pm chresti:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love 'Winds' - whatever Zappa said, btw...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:42pm Flash Strap:

@G: that's such a good one, almost used it for the page tonight!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:42pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: oh, i need to read that then!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:43pm Flash Strap:

@Chresti: not that I know of! maybe though
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:44pm Flash Strap:

@Doc: me too brother
@Rev: me too brother
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:45pm Flash Strap:

love all weird outsider organ-exotica
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:47pm Little Danny:

Hey Flash, hey all. I'm in right place
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:47pm chresti:

Last of the Pagans- says it's based on Typee
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!

@chresti: gotta see it then
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:48pm geezerette:

I love his work, all of it! Found a pristine copy of Green Mansions
in a used books store, gave it to a friend as a present. Sometimes wish I'd kept it though.

Man, I really want tiny spare ribs and fried bananas now!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:49pm Flash Strap:

gotta say, I finally got around to watching To Have and Have Not and can barely recommend it highly enough
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:50pm geezerette:

Chresti, intriguing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:50pm chresti:

one of my favorites...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:51pm geezerette:

Mine too. :)
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:51pm Flash Strap:

i had no idea it was such a hot slab of exotica, on top of everything else. what a flick! Bacall is beyond brilliant of course
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:54pm geezerette:

Have you guys seen Key Largo? Bet you'd love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:54pm northguineahills:

I dare you to find an WFMU dj who hasn't played Sun Ra....
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:54pm Flash Strap:

@G: it's pretty good!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:55pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: can't be done
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:56pm geezerette:

Really digging the tranquil vibe today. No outside world.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 7:57pm Flash Strap:

I'm glad, G. for better or worse, that's the show tonight, just exotic timelessness. the welcome doldrums
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 7:59pm chresti:

Like this orbit
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:00pm hyde:

i'm here in spirit, but my internet is a mess tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:00pm Little Danny:

great segue Flash
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! sorry about your messnet, miss ya pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:01pm quinn:

take me away
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:01pm Flash Strap:

@LD: thanks man
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:01pm Flash Strap:

ah Quinn! with us in the flesh! wonderful to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:02pm chresti:

I'm listening on bluetooth headphones and it's a little behind the playlist on the laptop
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:02pm melinda:

hi friends
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:03pm northguineahills:

The guiro on that Eden Ahbez was excellently recorded and played.

@chresti: I'm listening via my phone and bluetooth hedfons, and I'm really behind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:04pm chresti:

wow-nice recording!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:04pm chresti:

@island girl
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:05pm Flash Strap:

wow you guys are really behind! see you in the future pals
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:06pm Flash Strap:

but yeah that whole Ahbez record is a masterpiece on basically every level
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:06pm chresti:

ngh-exactly! that instrument stood out, thanks for ID-ing it!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:08pm Flash Strap:

next track is of Little Danny provenance. not the only one of the night but this one i've never seen anywhere else
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:08pm chresti:

with all this heat, there are fans blowing...Headphones are required!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:10pm chresti:

not only am I behind, I'm extremely slow at typing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:12pm Little Danny:

Oh man that 45. All-timer. Thanks, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:13pm TDK60:

I am now signed in.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:13pm Flash Strap:

thanks to YOU pal
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi TDK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:14pm northguineahills:

ooh, Mort Garson!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:16pm Flash Strap:

rare Garson here. no one ever talks about this record, i find
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:16pm Little Danny:

damn I had no idea that this Mort Garson existed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:17pm Little Danny:

How's the rest of the LP?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:19pm Flash Strap:

it;s pretty cool! it's a soundtrack, so a little shapeless. like the satanci records a bit, but with less scary vibes, somewhat more descriptive in a cinematic way
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:20pm Flash Strap:

*satanic
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:20pm JtotheK:

@Little Danny - neither. did. i. internet research shows 2 tracks were issued again on later Garson records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:25pm listener james from westwood:

Bloody brilliant show thus far!!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:25pm Flash Strap:

thanks, James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:26pm Little Danny:

Thanks for the intel. Incredible set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:28pm northguineahills:

Why yes, I do have Forbidden Island (first Martin Denny record I found).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:29pm northguineahills:

oh, and nice Ducktails (they're nice live).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:31pm TDK60:

Anyone seen the 'Ed Wood' movie? There's a scene at a party with a weirdo organist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:32pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan. I'm credited as the researcher and curator on that set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:33pm JtotheK:

@TDK - excellent film. in fact, i referenced it earlier this week - though i embarrassed myself by initially remarking about 'amazing kreskin' when i meant 'amazing criswell'. imagine how foolish i looked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:34pm Little Danny:

Heh, I have no idea. I'll have to go reread my notes on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:37pm hyde:

aahhhh, i am finally connected
  Thu. 10/4/18 8:41pm still b/p:

My main recall scene from Ed Wood bio-flick is one of his typically awful scenes being shot, and then the set is accidently and quite obviously bumped by actor and shake-wobbled. He's asked about a retake. He says with pleasant enthusiasm that it's fine.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:42pm Flash Strap:

@LD: I had no idea! but it had your fingerprints all over it!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:42pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:42pm Little Danny:

Very fine taboo exposition. Spot on in nailing it to a specific context in academic anthropology
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:43pm Flash Strap:

@TDK: if i remember right, that scene is a take on Korla Pandit?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:44pm Flash Strap:

@LD: i'd love to either read or write a book on the history of "taboo" and its usage
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:45pm TDK60:

Didn't know K Pandit, DJ FS. Will hafta look up!...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:46pm Flash Strap:

back to the Numero Uno comp: now that I know that you worked on it, I desperately need to get a physical copy so I can luxuriate in real space with it
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:46pm Flash Strap:

*numero group! what's wrong with me today
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:48pm Little Danny:

Lemme email ya Evan
  Thu. 10/4/18 8:48pm still b/p:

This may now be my favorite version of Stranger in Paradise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:48pm TDK60:

Wow, Wikipedia says Korla Pandit played a cameo in Ed Wood. Now I know; learning about exotica right here!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:49pm Flash Strap:

oh, that's right! it's actually him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:49pm Little Danny:

There are some amazing Pandit stories out there. There's also a documentary floating around, though I've not seen it
  Thu. 10/4/18 8:51pm still b/p:

If Pandit hadn't actually existed, David Lynch would've invented him in one of his movies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:52pm JtotheK:

Re: The Korla documentary - it's worth a watch! (I caught on one of the streaming services.)
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:52pm Flash Strap:

the director sent me a screening link and asked me to write about it, back when it came out, but i didn't have the time and so never watched it. sort of a missed opportunity, though, who knows if it's any good?

not me, anyway
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:52pm Flash Strap:

ah damn, JtotheK knows!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:52pm quinn:

oo that guitar oo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:52pm quinn:

or whatever it was
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:53pm Little Danny:

Would you consider this lavishly arranged Umiliani a library record, Evan?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:55pm Flash Strap:

there was a period where I was researching Pandit and all these otherwise pretty interesting articles on postcolonial identity myths were behaving as though he were an actual Indian man, from India, which he is not. one of those strange holes in knowledge that you see from time to time. i think he's from St. louis, and he's African-American
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:56pm doctorjazz:

Alright, time to leave the office, loving the sounds, catch you next time
  Thu. 10/4/18 8:57pm still b/p:

If you snap a paddle in a starfish canoe, does it regrow/repair itself?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 8:58pm Flash Strap:

@LD: basically, yeah. it's actually extremely spare, compared to the film work. all done on custom synths in his home studio, for his own label. I don't know how hard he tried to get them in the production circuit though. they're basically private press, or pure research, like a lot of Oram's or Raymond Scott's stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 8:59pm northguineahills:

That Shoji Yokouchi was new to me, dig!

@Evan: You're correct about Pandit (another random record I bought on a whim, b/c it had the word, "organ" in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:00pm quinn:

oo i love this too
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:01pm Flash Strap:

that's a weird LP, NGH! I found it on a blog but can't confirm any further info about it. real group though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:02pm Flash Strap:

hi hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:04pm coelacanth∅:

type e ...that's my blood type. very rare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:04pm quinn:

i love how velvety
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:05pm Flash Strap:

this one is a hoot! www.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:06pm Flash Strap:

img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:06pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash. I have that LP and had no idea those were synths!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:06pm Flash Strap:

img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:06pm coelacanth∅:

i'm generally happy with mbiras and xylophones (actual xylophones)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:07pm coelacanth∅:

so, what does "typee" mean?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:07pm Flash Strap:

I think it's a mix, he used a lot of real percussion instruments but also experimented a lot so it's hard to say. cool LP to have !
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:08pm Flash Strap:

do you think of it as a library LP? curious
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:09pm Flash Strap:

@C.: it's the title of Melville's novel, an account of his time spent as a sort-of captive among the Typee people of Nukuheva in the Marquesas
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

okay,thank you.
so, that Umiliani track maybe wasn't an actual wooden percussion instrument?
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:15pm Flash Strap:

that last one probably was, yeah. i don't know about the tracks from Polinesia, i shouldn't have said it was "all done" on synths, i just meant that that was his big thing on those records. real solo in the studio recordings, with a big emphasis on exploring his machines, even while he's playing with exotic wthnomusicology
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:15pm Flash Strap:

*ethnomusicology
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:16pm coelacanth∅:

if so i'm impressed by the sound gotten from a synthesiser!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:17pm chresti:

whatchamusicology
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:17pm Little Danny:

Nope, I have a buncha those Umiliani Omicrons but have never bothered to really research 'em. Clearly they were manufactured as themed sets, if not marketed that way. (That's why I wondered if they were used in the library sense in the '70s and '80s
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:17pm northguineahills:

Loved the Chaino. leaving work, ciaos!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:17pm coelacanth∅:

chresti!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:19pm Flash Strap:

ciao bella NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:19pm chresti:

coelacanthe!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:20pm Flash Strap:

at the least, they're as library-adjacent as you can be, down to the conceptual framing and aesthetic. The lines blur there, esp. with guys like Umiliani who did do so much library work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:20pm chresti:

howdy!
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:23pm still b/p:

I'm pretty sure I want the Shango! album.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:23pm Flash Strap:

it's a good one! great trippy organ in places
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:24pm TDK60:

Slow dance surf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:28pm quinn:

harry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:29pm TDK60:

Wow Laurie A. surprises...hadn't heard that in a while
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:30pm Flash Strap:

me either TDK. not my favorite album of here in terms of production but her writing never fails
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:35pm TDK60:

Saw her once, about 2 years before this album.
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:36pm Flash Strap:

i saw her last year and she was really incredible. with phillip glass, who sort of wasn't but that's ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:39pm northguineahills:

Made it home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:39pm northguineahills:

Made it home!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:39pm Flash Strap:

great to have ya back have ya back NGH
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:41pm geezerette:

@Evan, great show, (of course !).
Thanks always!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:44pm TDK60:

well, finally in my pajamas, bathrobe, slippers, with pipe in mouth, reading Life on the easy chair.
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:46pm DN:

fantastic show
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:47pm Dean:

I'll pony up next week. Re: christi's location, it's not san gay-bree-ELL. It's san GAY-bree-uhl.
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:47pm Dean:

Er, chresti.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:48pm chresti:

crispy
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:49pm Dean:

Also, received an email today from Discrepant featuring a new album with a cover designed by...Evan Crankshaw. Mike Cooper, Tropical Gothic: http://www.discrepant.net/products/625894-mike-cooper-tropical-gothic?ct=t%28NEW%3A+Kink+Gong+%2F+Death+in+Haiti_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=5fe5383c06&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:50pm coelacanth∅:

pussycats one of his best albums, largely overlooked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:51pm Little Danny:

I feel exactly the same way about Ports of Paradise. There's something going on with it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:52pm Little Danny:

C'mon ashore y'all: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:53pm TDK60:

Thanks for the selections.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:53pm melinda:

Thanks Ev!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:54pm Flash Strap:

@Dean: I did that, yeah! hope you dig it brother
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:54pm Flash Strap:

@C: definitely, incredible record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:55pm coelacanth∅:

something wonky stream kicked in there
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:55pm Flash Strap:

@LD; so glad you know what I mean about Ports of paradise
  Thu. 10/4/18 9:55pm Dean:

Oh, yes. I'm a fan of "grand collage artwork."
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:57pm Flash Strap:

ha, is that what it says on the site? pleased to be so grand
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

Evan the album cover too!
i forget what they wanted to do that the record company said no way too, so they made that sneaky puzzle under the table.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:57pm coelacanth∅:

("no way" to...)
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:58pm Flash Strap:

oh, i'd love to know what they had in mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 9:58pm chresti:

Yeah! Skipping -volume

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Thu. 10/4/18 9:59pm Flash Strap:

alright explorers! thanks for joining this expedition! see you in the next fabulous room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 10/4/18 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/6/18 9:42am 23 Wolves:

Fantastic show, really enjoyed it.
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