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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 May 21, 2015: Bibliothéque Exotique Vol. 2: Jungle-Safari-Wildlife

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
  TIOMAN - BEACH SOUND WALK / Mersing, Johor, Malaisie          
Mario Migliardi  Safari   Options Caratteristici  Fonit  1970   

Music behind DJ:
Ariel Kalma 

Merry Forest   Options


Montparnasse 2000 


Serge Bulot  Jungle's Orchestra   Options April Orchestra Vol. 47  CBS  1982   
S. Olivier Nakara Percussions  Balimba   Options Nakara Percussions  Nakara   1984   
Camille Sauvage  Ballet Vaudou   Options 7 Drums Concerto  Mondiophone/Crea Sound  1978  With Nino Nardini 
Ian Langley Group  Amazon Trail   Options Reggae for Real (And Other Rhythms)  Peer International Library  1973  Composed by Roger Roger 
Marcello Giombini  Rain Dance (Kenya)   Options Mondial Folk Synthesizer III (Estremo Oriente-Africa) Far East Vol. 9  Forever Records  1982  Music By – Pluto Kennedy, Satwich 
Marcello Giombini  Lions Dance (Congo)   Options Mondial Folk Synthesizer III (Estremo Oriente-Africa) Far East Vol. 9       
Marcello Giombini  Forest Song (Thailand)   Options Mondial Folk Synthesizer III (Estremo Oriente-Africa) Far East Vol. 9       
Deschidado & Miniello  Peruviana   Options The "Easy Listening" Group Vol. 1  Bota Fogo     
Deschidado & Miniello  Africa Und End Up   Options The "Easy Listening" Group Vol. 1       

Music behind DJ:
Ariel Kalma 

Bakafrica   Options

Les Temps des Moissons 



Tropicals  Jamaican Love Song   Options Urubamba  Jump  1973  Composed by O. Rocchi 
Tropicals  Flute Safari   Options Urubamba      Composed by Chiarosi 
Tropicals  Urubamba   Options Urubamba      Comoposed by G. Barigozzi 
Tropicals  Amazon River   Options Urubamba      Composed by O. Rocchi 
Janko Nilovic  African Dream   Options Percussions Dans L'Espace  Montparnasse 2000     
Pelleus & Vivika  Africa - Dalla Rhodesia Al Festival Di Dakar   Options Terzo Mondo  Iller  1972   
Pierre Dutour  Savage Trumpet   Options Musique en Stock Vol. 2  Telemusic  1976   

Music behind DJ:
Hareton Salvanini 

Amazônia   Options

Magia Erotica 



Followed by "Jungle Soul" (Jean-Claude Petit Et Son Orchestre) 
Bernard Fevre  Savana Melody   Options The Strange World of Bernard Fevre  L'Illustration Musicale  1977   
D. Verdan  Etranges Autruches, "Strange Ostriches"   Options Animaux 2  Musax     
D. Verdan  L'Autruchon Arrive   Options Animaux 2       
D. Verdan  Zèbres Observés, "Zebras Observed"   Options Animaux 2       
D. Verdan  Jeux des Lémuriens Gais "Games of the Gay Lemurs"   Options Animaux 2       
Claude Larson  A Lion Wakes Up   Options Musical Wildlife Vol. 5: Africa  Sonoton  1980   
Sam Sklair & Gus Galbraith  Night at the Waterhole   Options Modern Mixture  Conroy  1976   
Sam Spence  Swamp   Options The Art of the Synthesizer  DeWolfe  1972   
Tony Iglio  Jungla   Options Drugstore  TRY  1971   

Music behind DJ:

AURAL JUNGLE SAFARI BY NIGHT Tioman, Pahang, Malaisie  




Dominique Andre  Snaky   Options Evasion  Musical Touch Sound     
Dominique Andre  On the Way to the Jungle   Options Evasion       
Dominique Andre  Jungle Jingle   Options Evasion      A suite in 4 parts: 1. Jungle Jangle 2. Tribes 3. Jungle Heart 4. Fauna 
Domique Andre  Jungly   Options Evasion       
Dominique Andre  Pygmelium   Options Evasion       
Dominique Andre  Evocation/Supplication   Options Evasion       

Music behind DJ:
Janko Nilovic 

Les Oiseaux Exotiques, "Exotic Birds"   Options

Un Homme Dans L'Espace 

Montparnasse 2000 


Janko Nilovic  Flock   Options Percussions Dans L'Espace  Montparnasse 2000     
Franco Godi  Sick Chick   Options Jungle Birds  Music Scene     
Franco Godi & Oscar Rocchi  Night Life   Options Jungle Birds       
Franco Godi & Oscar Rocchi  Night Fight   Options Jungle Birds       
Oscar Rocchi  Wild Night Flight   Options Jungle Birds       
Chiarosi  Hunting Birds   Options Jungle Birds       
Eddie Warner  Bird   Options Strictly Rhythmical / Rhythmical Melodies  L'Illustration Musicale  1975   

Music behind DJ:

Fuga Degli Indigeni, "Escape of the Natives"   Options

Videomusic No.1 

Le Monde 


Followed by "Cobra" (Shepherds Bush Library Music: The Sound Gallery), by Stephane Gremaud, Fabien Chevallier, Jean Claude Deblais 
Mandingo  Tiger in the Night   Options The Primeval Rhythm Of Life  Columbia  1973   
Cecil Wary  African's Woods   Options World News  Montparnasse 2000     

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:57pm Walking Daydream:

Good to be here.
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hey WD! By the way, don't think I've forgotten I owe you an email
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

You are out standing in your field, Flash Strap. (Better get some bug spray.)
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hey there Douglas! Hope you don't mind if I replay some tracks from your program last year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Doug Schulkind:

If music be the food of life, replay on!
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Aye, that I will
Avatar 7:07pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Evening Bob!
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

You can grab the mix here if you're so inclined: flashstrap.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm melinda:

Hi everyone!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Balimba for Melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm melinda:

Thanks! Now I have to google balimba...
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Well, let us know what you discover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm melinda:

It appears to be a surname.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Doug Schulkind:

Do they have surnames in Suriname? Sure!
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

Oh, Douglas, you pun chand judy show, you
  7:31pm Dean:

Is Nakara from Malawi? Google Translate identifies "balimba" as a Chichewa word (but translates it as "balimba" in English, thank you very much, Google Translate). A real Chichewa/English dictionary has no entry for the word, *but* it does include "limbalimba," which means "shake oneself free."
Avatar 7:32pm northguineahills:

It's where my voice activated app came from, but, I believe they speak pigeon Dutch in Paramaribo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm melinda:

Dean that last bit makes the most sense. It would be funny if they were singing a surname. But unlikely.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

I have no idea; that's a mysterious little record as far as I'm concerned, and I don't even know if it's properly "Library" to be honest
Avatar 7:36pm northguineahills:

Why does Nino Nardini sound familiar?
  7:39pm Dean:

Geez, and all this time I thought "library music" was supposed to be played extremely quietly.
Avatar 7:40pm Walking Daydream:

Oh, life got busy and I actually forgot you owe me an email. You know, a good exotica mix name would be "Everybody Knows This Is Somewhere." Play on Neil Young.
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

NGH: Nino Nardini, who often works with Roger Roger (notably on Jungle Obsession) is a frequently-encountered name in library circles and the subject of a recent Explorers Room, which may be why he sounds familiar
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

Dean: You were right. You better be playing this show whisper-quiet, buddy.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

WD: thanks for forgetting, now it'll be a surprise when I finally remember
Avatar 7:52pm northguineahills:

Thanks Flash, I swear I have a record by Nardini, but I'd have to do some sleuthing, as I suppose I didn't file it by his last name.
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

ooh, I wonder which one!
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

i don't have any. at least, not physically. I probably have like 5 days worth digitally
Avatar 8:01pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:01pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob, see ya
Avatar 8:01pm northguineahills:

I'm very meticulous in alphabeticalizing my recs (unlike everything else in my life), but comps, library recs, and artist collaborations throw a wrench in my air-tight system. The wife has forbidden me from buying recs for four years now (unless me move outside NYC) except for live shows. I think she'll also put a moratorium on books as well soon... no room.
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

oh man, that's a bad place to be. that's a big reason why I stay out of restrictive-space areas. the downside being that I am in St. Louis, I guess
  8:04pm Dean:

I'm a librarian, ngh, and I file my books alphabetically by size (meaning, they go where I can fit 'em). Records by genre, then artist name, title if a comp. Where the compilation features one artist/composer (say, Baroque stuff with mostly Bach), it goes under the name of the best represented artist/composer. And then there are the Miscellany sections...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm SeanG:

great tunes!
Avatar 8:08pm hyde:

ooh, safari music and a discussion on where to file compilations. this must be heaven.
Avatar 8:10pm northguineahills:

In college, I worked as a librarian until my senior year. I have all of my records in total alphabetical order, as I don't know how to discern genres. When I djed a lot, it did make picking out recs really time consuming, depending on the boundaries determined by the curator, except for the rare time I could play whatever.
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Hey Hyde and Sean G.!
Avatar 8:12pm hyde:

for the record, i fall into the camp of filing them by title. but it does make them tough to find sometimes. my gf (even though we've been living together for 20+ years, we've never dared to interfile our dual voluminous lp collections) goes with keeping them all separate. it kind of philosophically bothers me (i too have an mls) but i can't deny that it enhances findability.
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

I file them by genre, along emotion/history-based organizational principles. I seem to be the only one able to navigate it
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

From Boxes of Toys: boxes-of-toys.blogspot.com...
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

This track is bonkers
Avatar 8:37pm hyde:

this whole record is cah-razy
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

yeah, it's pretty unique
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm coelacanth:

greetings Evan and the Adventurers
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Hey coelacanth, nice to see you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm coelacanth:

(...'mind if i call you Evan? "Flash Strap" is so much work!)
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

whatever feels right for you, man. You can also call me just Flash, if you're feeling pseudonymous but don't want to reach for the Strap. Most humans in the world just call me Evan, most people on the internet call me Flash, which is weird when I think about it. I'm... Flash?
Avatar 8:46pm Walking Daydream:

What is a flash strap?
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

I ask myself that every day WD.

How am I not myself?
Avatar 8:48pm Walking Daydream:

Maybe a flash strap is like the ammo of a toy cap gun. That roll of paper with little dots of magnesium or whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm coelacanth:

i just didn't want to be presumptuous!
so,i'll likely go back n forth-knowing me....but,of course what you say isn't so weird to one who's known by nearly everyone on the internet as "coelacanth"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm melinda:

Mr. Strap.
Avatar 8:53pm hyde:

i love that this show always goes long since i always show up late
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm coelacanth:

aw man, i keep doing this!
i cannot help much but to get here this late; but i need to remember 9 o'clock- so i don't get psyched for another hour EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Well, thanks for stickin' with me, you guys! Sometimes I just don't wanna stop playing music for you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm coelacanth:

{ -and,what hyde said!}
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

This one sounds like Sven Libaek to me. I should do a Libaek show soon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm melinda:

A Libaek show would be wonderful. Most of the names on your show are new to me but I recently discovered Sven and would love to hear more.
Avatar 9:09pm hyde:

@melinda agreed! Libaek is very cool.

thanks for the show, Flash!
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

thanks for listening, Hyde!

And Melinda: I look forward to playing some great Libaek for you. I'll do a Libaek show, then follow it up with a more general Australian jazz show
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

This one almost sounds like an instrumental from Smile, but with an alien animal crying in the foreground. I keep waiting for it to segue into, I don't know, Child is the Father of the Man or something
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm coelacanth:

you're too good to us Flash! Thank you.

ciao peeps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Gary:

You are making our holiday Monday morning a happy one
  4:09pm tscagonic:

that Dominique Andre record is nuts.
Loved your (lack of) words after playing his/her music :))
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