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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 April 9, 2015: Other Worlds, Other Rooms: New Age Tootscapes
Dissolve your body and float with me to other realms of exotic consciousness.

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Artist Track Album
Joel Andrews  The Violet Flame pt.1   Favoriting The Violet Flame 
  Intro    
Spirit Sounds  Windows Of Light, Windows Of Sound (Side A)   Favoriting Windows Of Light, Windows Of Sound 
Ariel Kalma  Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour   Favoriting Music for Dream and Love 

Music behind DJ:
Ariel Kalma 

Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour   Favoriting

Music for Dream and Love 
Iasos  Siren Shallows   Favoriting Inter-Dimensional Music through Iasos 
Iasos  Lagoon Night   Favoriting Inter-Dimensional Music through Iasos 
Iasos  Osiris Bull-Man & Elephant Walk   Favoriting Inter-Dimensional Music through Iasos 
Ariel Kalma  Voyage Reternelle   Favoriting Les Temps des Moissons 
Raphael  Serpent   Favoriting Music to Disappear In 
Daniel Emmanuel  Arabian Fantasy   Favoriting I am the Center: Private Issue New Age in America, 1950-1990 

Music behind DJ:
Trans-Millenia Consort 

Rain on Ancient Quays   Favoriting

Aquatic Realms 
Karl L. Schaffner  Mountains in the Sea A   Favoriting Mountains in the Sea 
Craig Kupka  Clouds 1   Favoriting Clouds: Music for Relaxation 

Music behind DJ:
Craig Kupka 

Clouds 1   Favoriting

Clouds: Music for Relaxation 
Nick Rowe  The Fire & The Moon (Side B)   Favoriting The Fire & The Moon 
Peaceful Solutions  Lori   Favoriting Peaceful Solutions 

Music behind DJ:
Raphael 

Primitive Silence   Favoriting

Music to Disappear In 
Ariel Kalma  Musique Pour le Reve et l'Amour   Favoriting Music for Dream and Love 


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm
listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash and all!!
Avatar 6:56pm
Flash Strap:

doin' swell, james. just swell. gettin ready to goose loop. And you?
Avatar 6:59pm
ndbob:

evening Flash, Jams, et al
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Flash Strap:

heya bob
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Flash Strap:

Got this tape, and many others, some of which I'll play tonight, at this most excellent blog: soundsofthedawn.blogspot.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
Ike:

Greetings, humans!
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

H E L L O I S A A C
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm
Isaac "Warthog" Hell:

"...weird shops that sell crystals that don't really do anything...." -- ROTFL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm
Uncle Michael:

is that gif from Fantastic Planet?
Avatar 7:24pm
Flash Strap:

Yes, it is. That scene sticks with me, man.
Avatar 7:25pm
Flash Strap:

Such a cool movie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm
Uncle Michael:

I haven't seen it. But I have it downloaded and in my Plex server...just need to find time to watch it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm
ikє:

Fantastic Planet freaks me the fuck out. That's a very, very bad trip (for me) entirely without any chemicals whatsoever. Your mileage may vary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm
Uncle Michael:

Man, I gotta make some time for it.
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Flash Strap:

Yeah, I love it. I get pleasure from it for sure.
  7:29pm
patashnik:

Hey folks... looks like I have another film to get around to.
Avatar 7:30pm
Flash Strap:

oh yeah, it's a singular pleasure. Surreal, erotic, horrifying
  7:32pm
Doug Schulkind:

Surreal, erotic, horrifying? I'm in!
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Flash Strap:

Hey Doug!
  7:33pm
Doug Schulkind:

Hey, Dr. Strap!
Avatar 7:34pm
Flash Strap:

Speaking of surreal, erotic, horrifying: I just saw The Red Shoes, and I can pretty much guarantee it's one of the best movies ever made, or ever will be made. (Also, it's the best ballet movie, but that's basically beside the point)
  7:39pm
patashnik:

When you described it as that, I thought of The Wall.
Avatar 7:40pm
Flash Strap:

oh boy, it is better than the wall, I promise. though very likely quite a bit less of a high school memory machine
  7:41pm
patashnik:

That's good enough for me. I'll check it out for sure.
Avatar 7:42pm
Flash Strap:

Seriously, I used to love The Wall so dearly, but I recently watched it for the first time in years with nothing but positive expectations, even though I knew I'd grown considerably out of it. I thought it would be mainly good nostalgia. It was very difficult. Not that it doesn't have some awesome crap in it, though.
  7:44pm
patashnik:

I only saw it for the first time a year or two ago. I thought it was worthwhile if nothing spectacular.
Avatar 7:45pm
Flash Strap:

I may have been poisoned by teenaged emotion-memories
  7:47pm
patashnik:

Aren't we all?
Have you seen Baraka/Samsara?
Avatar 7:54pm
Flash Strap:

I L O V E Baraka
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Flash Strap:

but I have not seen Samsara, and I suppose I really need to. Love Fricke's work generally, at least what I've seen
  7:56pm
patashnik:

They're just fantastic. I still need to see Koyaanisqatsi and the like.
Avatar 7:58pm
Flash Strap:

Those are great too. At least, Pow and Koy are great. Naqoyqatsi is pretty missable.
Avatar 7:58pm
ndbob:

there is a new Philip Glass memoir
Avatar 7:59pm
ndbob:

excellent show Flash - need to go catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 7:59pm
Flash Strap:

Baraka is extra-amazing for featuring what must surely be the ultimate filmed example of the Balinese Kecak Monkey Dance. It's completely sweat-soakingly INSANE
Avatar 8:01pm
Flash Strap:

hate to see you go bob. love to watch ya leave though
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glenn:

guitar in velvet.
www.youtube.com...
Avatar 8:03pm
Flash Strap:

You can nab this monster here: soundsofthedawn.blogspot.com...
Avatar 8:03pm
Flash Strap:

I'll have to click that one later Glenn!
Avatar 8:08pm
Flash Strap:

Some really hot day this summer I'll do a whole show of new age underwater music, and we can all cool ourselves in the blue sonic waters
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glenn:

it's george barnes. that is all.
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Flash Strap:

cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm
Minnesota Jeff:

Wish I could listen live but I was listening to archives all day today and LOVE THIS SHOW. Gunna listen to tonights show tomorrow, TOP SHELF.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
Ike:

@FS@8:08, that sounds great!
Avatar 8:19pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks Jeff! I wish you could listen live too!

And thanks Ike, I'm glad you think so
  8:23pm
doca:

Hey, Mr. Flash Strap, excellent show, it combines with Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness, which I'm reading now!
Avatar 8:24pm
Flash Strap:

Awesome doca! glad to see you!
  8:27pm
doca:

BTW, your last show about plants was also amazing. I listened from the archives. My plants all enjoyed it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm
listener james from westwood:

Yikes! Let's hope the worst of the weather avoids you all round those parts!
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Flash Strap:

Oh, that's great news doca. Thanks for the kind word.
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Flash Strap:

thanks james, here's hopin. we've been ok so far
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Flash Strap:

actually, looks like the worst has passed us
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hyde:

cool, i didn't miss all of the new age
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Flash Strap:

hey there dr. jekyll
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hyde:

@doca i love the Left Hand of Darkness. did you know they're doing a bbc radio drama of it? www.bbc.co.uk...
Avatar 8:36pm
Flash Strap:

this is another from sounds of the dawn: soundsofthedawn.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
listener james from westwood:

That's a relief.

In terms of obscure science fiction, the one film I caught during one of its few times being aired on TV was "The Lathe of Heaven." Ages ago, like early 80s or something.
Avatar 8:37pm
Flash Strap:

ok, i'd never heard of Left hand of Darkness before now. I just looked it up, it sounds incredible.
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Flash Strap:

i wanna see that one. How was it, james?
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hyde:

@Flash it is, it's great. in other news, I'm sure grabbing this Nick Rowe right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
listener james from westwood:

Strange, as far as I can recall. I was an early adolescent and not as ready for it as I might have been like 5 years later than when I saw it. Clamor for it to be re-aired during the ensuing years was huge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm
listener james from westwood:

holy shit, 1979. I was SO not old enough to appreciate it (9!). make that 10 years not 5!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm
Doug Schulkind:

Holy moly, that's a gorgeous gif! I was listening on the iPhone until now. This show is an ocular as well as aural delight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm
listener james from westwood:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 8:42pm
Flash Strap:

Thanks, Doug! I learned how to format the playlist page from only the very best and wisest.
  8:48pm
doca:

@hyde: I've seen it on the book's wikipedia page, sounds cool. I'm usually not that into fantasy sci-fi stuff, but I'm digging the book a lot.
  8:49pm
doca:

Lots of references today, gonna have to revuse the comment board tomorrow to get to know them all
Avatar 8:50pm
Flash Strap:

Sounds like good weird literature Doca. I'm glad you brought it up tonight, I look forward to reading it. I usually don't read all that much sci-fi, but I love it when it's good
Avatar 8:54pm
ndbob:

checking in for a sec - the left hand of darkness is great
  8:55pm
doca:

Sci-fi is usually my safeguard genre. Whenever I don't know what to read I pick a sci-fi book.
Avatar 8:56pm
Flash Strap:

ah, for me, it's Raymond Chandler
Avatar 8:57pm
Flash Strap:

on that note, i got around to reading inherent vice and it was great. i know the go-to line is that it's lesser pynchon, which is basically accurate, but I fuckin loved it
  8:59pm
doca:

Lesser Pynchon is still Pynchon, and I dare any Pynchon fan say they don't like The Crying of Lot 49 eheh
Chandler and Hammett were also my safeguard choices, but it's been years I don't read any of them.
Avatar 9:00pm
hyde:

thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:02pm
Flash Strap:

Lot 49 is probably the best book I've ever read, and I've read it four or five times. Chandler is an actual, honest-to-god genius in my opinion, but I've always dragged my feet on getting into Hammett. Chandler's Long Goodbye is easily in my top five favorite books.
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Flash Strap:

and flicks for that matter.
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Flash Strap:

thank YOU, hyde!
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hyde:

@Flash CHandler is great, but the Hammett's are really good too. I've read all of 'em except Red Harvest.
Avatar 9:03pm
Flash Strap:

I want to read that one specifically, because of Yojimbo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Flash, and be safe tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Uncle Michael:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:06pm
Flash Strap:

That's all folks! thanks for tuning in! Next week: Donovan? Gato Barbieri? Roger Roger&Nino Nardini? Who knows?
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