Favoriting Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from May 19, 2022 Favoriting

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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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Favoriting May 19, 2022: Vangelis: Unveiled, Twinkling Space

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Vangelis  Freefall   Favoriting Albedo 0.39  RCA Victor  1976    0:01:23 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Chung Kuo   Favoriting China  Polydor  1979    0:03:44 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Unveiled Twinkling Space / Dr. Tyrell's Owl   Favoriting Blade Runner (Blade Runner Trilogy – 25th Anniversary)  Universal Music TV  2007  orig. 1982  0:09:13 (Pop-up)
Jon and Vangelis  The Friends of Mr. Cairo   Favoriting The Friends Of Mr. Cairo  Polydor  1981    0:13:55 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Haunted Planet / Psychedelic Mood  

 

 

 

 

0:25:42 (Pop-up)
The Forminx with Nick Mastorakis  Elephant Twist   Favoriting Elephant Twist / Ah! Say Yeah 7"  Decca  1965    0:34:55 (Pop-up)
Aphrodite's Child  End Of The World   Favoriting End Of The World  Mercury  1968    0:36:21 (Pop-up)
Inter-Groupie Psychotherapeutic Elastic Band  Floating   Favoriting Floating 7"  BYG Records  1971    0:39:27 (Pop-up)
Alpha Beta  Astral Abuse / Who Killed?   Favoriting Astral Abuse 7"  BYG Records  1971    0:41:57 (Pop-up)
Aphrodite's Child  The Wakening Beast   Favoriting 666  Vertigo  1972    0:52:01 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  The Dragon   Favoriting The Dragon  Charly Records  1978  rec. 1971 & later released w/out Vangelis' permission  0:53:13 (Pop-up)
Aphrodite's Child  The Beast   Favoriting 666  Vertigo  1972    1:08:08 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Hypothesis Part II (excerpt)   Favoriting Hypothesis  Charly Records  1978  rec. 1971 & later released w/out Vangelis' permission  1:10:38 (Pop-up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  Nuit Verte Ou Rouge Ou Bleue Ou Noire   Favoriting Fais Que Ton Rêve Soit Plus Long Que La Nuit  Reprise  1972  rel. only in France & Greece, based on the May '68 protests  1:14:42 (Pop-up)
Aphrodite's Child  The Capture of the Beast   Favoriting 666  Vertigo  1972    1:18:50 (Pop-up)
Vangelis O. Papathanassiou  We Are All Uprooted   Favoriting Earth  Vertigo  1973    1:21:02 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Vangelis 

Himalaya   Favoriting

China 

 

 

 

1:27:45 (Pop-up)
Odyssey  Sad Face   Favoriting Who 7"  WWA  1974  wr. Vangelis & rec. during the Earth LP sessions  1:38:07 (Pop-up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  Sex Power 2   Favoriting Sex Power (Bande Sonore Originale Du Film)  Philips  1970    1:40:42 (Pop-up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  L'Ours Musicien   Favoriting L'Apocalypse des Animaux  Polydor  1973  documentary soundtrack  1:43:51 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Heaven and Hell (3rd Movement)   Favoriting Heaven and Hell  RCA  1975    1:44:55 (Pop-up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  La Fête Sauvage (Part 1) (excerpt)   Favoriting La Fête Sauvage  Pathé  1976  documentary soundtrack  1:48:55 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Spiral   Favoriting Spiral  RCA Victor  1977  featuring the Yamaha CS-80 for the first time  1:54:59 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Beaubourg, Part 1   Favoriting Beaubourg  RCA Victor  1978    2:01:27 (Pop-up)
Vangelis Papathanassiou  Chromatique   Favoriting Opera Sauvage  Polydor  1979  documentary soundtrack  2:12:06 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  I Can't Take it Anymore   Favoriting See You Later  Polydor  1980    2:15:29 (Pop-up)
Irene Papas  Les 40 Braves   Favoriting Odes  Polydor  1980  produced, arranged and instruments performed by Vangelis  2:21:00 (Pop-up)
Jon and Vangelis  Horizon   Favoriting Private Collection  Polydor  1983    2:26:49 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Sex Power 4  

 

 

 

 

2:48:52 (Pop-up)
Vangelis  Summit   Favoriting China        2:57:48 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:48pm
Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers! Unbelievably sad to lose Vangelis – he passed 2 days ago, the news came out today I think – but very much looking forward to spending this evening in the expanse of his art
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

oh, sad news! Hail the traveler!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
listener james from westwood:

Evening, Flash and all! Sad occasion but amazing range of samplings over there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
Scott67:

G'day Evan & Exploratory!
🍻😎🤙🌏🦩🍍🌴
Avatar 7:02pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Mx. Bee! Hi James! Hi Scott!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
melinda:

howdy all!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

one of my truly dearest favorites from Vangelis, this Freefall
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
Scott67:

WHAT!?? I didn't hear about Vangelis.😞
Avatar 7:04pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well - a Creative Life well worth celebrating. What else can one say.
Avatar 7:05pm
Flash Strap:

Hate to bear bad news Scott
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm
Scott67:

Just popped my Blade Runner CD out of rack for a later play.
Avatar 7:06pm
Mantarray:

sup! looking forward to tonight's obituary.
Avatar 7:06pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Always prefer to be informed @ WFMU.
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Rev! indeed
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Mantarray
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
Scott67:

He provided the soundtrack to my Halcyon years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm
Scott67:

I like your Owl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm
doctorjazz:

Hey Evan, Explorers!
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:12pm
Aitch:

Greetings explorers
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

Hello there Aitch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm
melinda:

celestial tinklies
Avatar 7:15pm
Flash Strap:

this batshit insane tribute to the movies somehow stands as one of the great achievements of the Jon&Vangelis partnership, it probably shouldn't work but it just does imo
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:17pm
Aitch:

Was a head scratcher at the time.
But I liked Moroder/Sparks so not that far off
Avatar 7:17pm
spodiodi:

aloha, Flash and Explorerinos
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

Hey Spodiodi!
Avatar 7:18pm
Flash Strap:

@aitch: by the time it arrives at the phrase "TOTAL MOVIE" the passion has overcome all my critical faculties
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm
coelacanth∅:

hi again Flash, Explorers
Avatar 7:29pm
jaywbabcock:

I hope there's a way to include Fais Que Ton Reve Soit Plus Long Que La Nuit tonight, if it makes sense!
  7:29pm
Dean:

One of the LPs I bought at my first visit to Moby Disc records in Van Nuys c.'76, was Heaven & Hell. I subsequently sold it, Albedo 0.39, and Spiral. I particularly wish I'd kept the latter.
  7:31pm
Dean:

Anderson appeared on Heaven & Hell, one of the attractions for me of the album.
Avatar 7:32pm
HyperDose:

Good evening most friendliest of friends!
Avatar 7:35pm
Flash Strap:

Hello again Coelacanth!
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Jay! hey man you better believe it
  7:36pm
Dean:

We played China all the time at the record store.
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Dean!
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Hyperdose!
Avatar 7:38pm
Flash Strap:

China and Spiral are particularly great Dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm
Doug Schulkind:

Hello, beloveds!
Avatar 7:40pm
Flash Strap:

Hello Darling Doug!
Avatar 7:41pm
Flash Strap:

"Floating" written by a certain A. Loafer, a pseudonym of Vangelis'
Avatar 7:45pm
Flash Strap:

really crazy material emerged from this often-overlooked early 70s Paris period, i love to hear the unique sensibility at play in these freak-out happening records
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm
Aitch:

sounding sweaty
Avatar 7:47pm
HyperDose:

That was me, Aitch. Just fired up the humidifier
Avatar 7:47pm
Flash Strap:

this is the sweaty set, we'll cool off in the next set which will have us levitating over cool mountains
Avatar 7:48pm
Flash Strap:

this single is just astonishing i think
Avatar 7:55pm
HyperDose:

Dang! 🐊
Avatar 7:56pm
Flash Strap:

This record has a spotty reputation and quite rightly so but on purely musical terms I think it's pretty exceptional
  8:00pm
Dean:

Perhaps because of the connection to Yes via Jon Anderson I sometimes confuse Vangelis with Patrick Moraz. His first(?) solo album doesn't generate a vibe entirely unlike V's. Litotes? I mean, V was Greek.
Avatar 8:02pm
Flash Strap:

@dean: Story of I? I'm not sure i've heard it before, I should study up
  8:03pm
Dean:

Yes. I mean, correct.
  8:05pm
Dean:

But also Moraz's work on Relayer. The synth tones are sharp, sometimes brittle, a timbre I associate with some of V's late '70s records.
Avatar 8:05pm
TDK60:

Ho Flash, explorers.
  8:05pm
headcleaner:

Evening, fellow Vangelines
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hey Ho TDK!
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hello Headcleaner!
  8:07pm
Quinn02:

this sounds like a 2022 band
  8:07pm
Quinn02:

Hello! I am enjoying the show : )
Avatar 8:07pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn02!
Avatar 8:10pm
Flash Strap:

The Beast is so insanely cool, a shocking groove and very weird
  8:10pm
Dean:

Bowie-esque
Avatar 8:15pm
spodiodi:

very much so, Dean. i thought the same
Avatar 8:15pm
Flash Strap:

yeah i agree as well, particularly in the multi-tracking of the vocals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

:::enjoying all of these sounds:::
Avatar 8:16pm
Flash Strap:

though only released in France and Greece, and scarcely known, this is Vangelis' first solo release
Avatar 8:17pm
jaywbabcock:

I love this piece. www.ravensingstheblues.com...
Avatar 8:17pm
jaywbabcock:

(Edwin White of the tremendous Florida rock band Tonstartssbandht on the album playing now)
Avatar 8:20pm
Flash Strap:

i believe i have you to thank for turning me onto that one, Jay
  8:22pm
Spooty the Whale:

Vangelis tribute very well done sir!!!!
Avatar 8:23pm
Flash Strap:

Earth is Vangelis' first widely released solo album, sort of a continuation of his ideas during the Aphrodite's Child period. It's super cool
Avatar 8:23pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Spooty, thanks pal
Avatar 8:34pm
jaywbabcock:

crazy if true, evan!
Avatar 8:41pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...shades of JoeMeek...
Avatar 8:42pm
Flash Strap:

I hear that Rev! weirdly enough... major exotica elements as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm
melinda:

cool sounds
Avatar 8:43pm
Flash Strap:

god i love this track! little hints of the The Breeze and I in the melody
Avatar 8:43pm
Flash Strap:

@melinda: i agree!
Avatar 8:47pm
Flash Strap:

definite shades of Chariots of Fire here
  8:56pm
Dean:

Despite having unloaded Vangelis LPs in the '80s, I did recently acquire a copy of La Fête Sauvage.

Yep, there are those crisp digital staccato glissandos, if that's even possible.
Avatar 8:56pm
Flash Strap:

so crisp!
Avatar 8:57pm
Flash Strap:

La Fête Sauvage is a really cool record to have, imperfect as an album but a wonderful piece of marginal exotica and a very unusual sonic document
  8:58pm
Dean:

I was drawn to it not entirely because it was a Vangelis album, but because for a while back then it was ubiquitous.
Avatar 8:59pm
Mantarray:

enjoying going down this Spiral!
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

@Dean: right, the way Mondo Cane was
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

going right down with ya Mantarray
  9:01pm
Dean:

Soundtrack? Can't say I know it, but I'm not a movie person and therefore not much of a soundtrack person.
  9:02pm
Dean:

Here's another LP we'd spin in the record store.
Avatar 9:03pm
Flash Strap:

yeah, it was the first "Mondo" film, and its soundtrack had a surprise int'l hit so the OST LP became much more ubiquitous than the film or people who'd seen it, you can still find it in pretty much any record store for cheap
  9:04pm
Dean:

Random thoughts: I'm hearing a slight kinship with Tomita here, but more so with Nik Raicevic/Nik Pascal. You really ought to feature some of that guy's bizarre meanderings. DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS IF YOU ARE STONED.
Avatar 9:05pm
Flash Strap:

Beaubourg is very possibly Vangelis' most experimental/challenging album, i love it
  9:06pm
Dean:

Raicevic/Pascal was certainly challenging...
Avatar 9:06pm
Flash Strap:

@Dean: oh i've played Head a few times, and i don't mean to contradict you but i enjoy it very much stoned!
Avatar 9:07pm
Flash Strap:

Tomita kinship especially audible in the tones on Beaubourg i think, totally agree
Avatar 9:07pm
Flash Strap:

the squiggles and chirps, etc.
  9:09pm
Dean:

I love it, too, but I don't get stoned. I have this theory, but we don't need to go there.
Avatar 9:11pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Would seem he never lacked for either Artistic Vision nor Intent. That is - he seemed to have something to say - & great imagination as well as extraordinary ability to say it.
  9:11pm
Dean:

I wish I could connect the work of Vangelis to the more traditional Greek music I enjoy. A buddy of mine is married to a Greek woman. He bequeathed me a bunch of Greek music, from pop to classical to folk. I am part Greek, a heritage of which I'm proud for some nonsense reason. I love the music, and I'd love to hear how Vangelis is part of the heritage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm
doctorjazz:

Been enjoying the sounds, now gone to head home, thanks, Flash!
Avatar 9:13pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...both sonically & technically a Pioneer - & very Musical...
Avatar 9:13pm
Flash Strap:

Adios Doc!
Avatar 9:13pm
Flash Strap:

Very well said Rev, i totally agree
Avatar 9:14pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Flipside Doc !
Avatar 9:16pm
Flash Strap:

@dean: I know he was majorly influenced by traditional greek music, but it's hard to tell where that's appearing a lot of the time. he wasn't trained at a conservatory and his compositional approach is highly intuitive and synaesthetic, which makes it hard to identify formal affinities. But I have a track coming up that actually fits the bill to a perfect T
Avatar 9:16pm
northguineahills:

Vangelis!
Avatar 9:18pm
Flash Strap:

Hi NGH!
Avatar 9:18pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hullo ngh !
  9:19pm
Dean:

Therein lies another theme for a show: synaesthesia. Some composers and artists evidently had solid experience with the phenomenon. I myself do in a crude way. When I hear some Prokofiev I taste vinegar.
Avatar 9:19pm
Flash Strap:

very strange LP, See You Later
  9:19pm
Robm:

Hello fellow drummers
Avatar 9:19pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Robm!
  9:20pm
Robm:

Hello flashstrap
Avatar 9:22pm
Flash Strap:

@dean: this whole album is Vangelis arrangements of Greek traditional music, performed by the powerful voice of Irene Papas
  9:22pm
chresti @sf:

Hi flash and xplorers!
  9:23pm
Robm:

If there is anyone from Australia, what time will the ABC give the final results?
  9:24pm
chresti @sf:

Wow Irene Papas
Avatar 9:24pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! have missed you this evening! impossible not to pine for Chresti when she's away
Avatar 9:26pm
Flash Strap:

Odes is just so massive, it's crazy. Reading the Iliad right now so it's really getting in my head
Avatar 9:28pm
Flash Strap:

possibly the apex of the Jon and Vangelis collaboration here. sublime, epic, vast, goopily earnest
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

chrestikins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

you in sf??!?!
  9:30pm
Robm:

Hey baba bee
@ Chestri howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm
Julie:

this is really nice I'd HEARD about jon & vangelis but not actually heard it before
Avatar 9:31pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Julie!
Avatar 9:32pm
spodiodi:

aloha, chresti \\//
Avatar 9:33pm
Flash Strap:

@Julie: yeah I really love it, they really have a special bond & sensibility that totally transcends (when it's clicking, which it does on at least half of Mr. Cairo and all of Private Collection, imo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

hey there, Robm!
  9:35pm
Robm:

Hey julie see your on tonight
Avatar 9:35pm
northguineahills:

Hard to tell who's who when there are avatar changes (ie: Rev Rabbit). But, I have my eye surgeries set for June 15th and July 6th, so hopefully I can see normally then. (keep changing the avatars, it makes me investigate, but they all look like monets put in the dishwasher to my eyes right now anyways).
Avatar 9:36pm
Flash Strap:

That's right, everyone STAY TUNED for Julie & Dark Night of the Soul filling in for Cool Blue Flame, right after me
  9:36pm
Robm:

@NGH good luck with your eye surgery
Avatar 9:36pm
Flash Strap:

Oh NGH, wishing you and your eyes the best
Avatar 9:38pm
HyperDose:

Yay NGH! Glad to hear it's finally getting done.
  9:39pm
Dean:

I wouldn't complain if you play the sappy track from H&H w/ Anderson.
Avatar 9:40pm
Flash Strap:

this is probably the most sappy Anderson I can fit in before the show has to end, alas
Avatar 9:41pm
northguineahills:

thanks, it's the waiting for an official date and seeing if I can get outside funding (which I got, finally) that's been killing me.

(I need a seeing-eye human to help me cross the street during the day, as I can't see the cars or the walk/don't walk signs (my eyesight is better in lower levers of light)).
  9:42pm
chresti @sf:

Max BBkins! Yes, just got here a couple hours ago! Here at my son’s place!
Avatar 9:42pm
Flash Strap:

oh man i'm so glad you got that funding
Avatar 9:43pm
Flash Strap:

the classic Vangelis afterburn, in full effect here
Avatar 9:44pm
northguineahills:

w/o insurance, it would have been prohibitively expensive. Now, I just need to see if they need to replace my lens or not.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
Aitch:

Lost cat came back so can use that avatar.
He's had a stroke though and makes weird sounds, ululates.
  9:45pm
Dean:

NGH: Those aural signals at the lights don't work for you? "Walk sign is on...walk sign is on...etc."? My son hears, "Walk beside your dog."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm
Julie:

I'll be over there wfmu.org... when we are done here
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:47pm
Aitch:

Cool Dark Flame with Julie
Avatar 9:48pm
northguineahills:

@Dean: They only have those in the downtown and the touristy areas. Not along 8 laned streets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm
Julie:

You got it, aitch!
  9:49pm
chresti @sf:

*Mx
Avatar 9:49pm
northguineahills:

(here, when they exist, they say "walk, walk, walk" and "wait, wait wait."
  9:49pm
Dean:

Yesterday I listened to two performances of the Sibelius symphony number 5. Let me urge folks who enjoy the splashes of color in this J&V record to listen to Berglund conducting Bournemouth, symphony 5. I can almost guarantee that you will be blown away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
Julie:

congratulations on putting together such an tremendous tribute on such short notice, Flash
  9:52pm
Robm:

@Julie love how the djs on the stream and the mothership can do stuff like this at the drop of a dime,.
Avatar 9:55pm
spodiodi:

thanks, Flash. great tribute
Avatar 9:55pm
northguineahills:

Thanks, Evan, it's been a Vangelis treat!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
Aitch:

Nice, thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
Will the Sound Guy:

Evan, I've been listening since the beginning.... thoroughly epic journey.... RIP Vangelis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm
coelacanth∅:

Thank you Evan, i needed that
Avatar 9:58pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks Julie, it was a mad rush that I hope I pulled off
Avatar 9:58pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Will!
Avatar 9:59pm
Flash Strap:

Thank you everyone for listening, it's been so nice to be here with you and play these sounds
  9:59pm
headcleaner:

Nice stuff, Flash
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
Mx. Baba Bee (e/they):

thank you!
Avatar 10:01pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ FS ~
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