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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 July 21, 2016: Sonic Waters and Silent Worlds (Underwater Synth Music)

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
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Michel Redolfi  Underwater Concerts Live Recordings   Favoriting Sonic Waters  1984    0:00:42 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Michel Redolfi 

Underwater Concerts Live Recordings   Favoriting

Sonic Waters 

 

 

0:12:48 (Pop-up)
National Geographic  Songs of the Humpback Whale (Side 1)   Favoriting Songs of the Humpback Whale National Geographic flexidisc  1979  with commentary by Arthur Payne, Ph.D.  0:20:15 (Pop-up)
Iasos  Bubble Massage   Favoriting Inter-Dimensional Music  1975    0:24:08 (Pop-up)
Clara Rockmore  Water Boy   Favoriting The Lost Theremin Album      0:25:04 (Pop-up)
National Geographic  Songs of the Humpback Whale (Side 2)   Favoriting Songs of the Humpback Whale National Geographic flexidisc  1979    0:27:46 (Pop-up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Sea Play   Favoriting Aquatic Realms  1984    0:32:48 (Pop-up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Marine Zoology   Favoriting Aquatic Realms      0:35:49 (Pop-up)
Pauline Anna Strom  Sea Creatures of the Bottomless Depths   Favoriting Aquatic Realms      0:39:02 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Pauline Anna Strom 

Sea Creatures of the Bottomless Depths   Favoriting

Aquatic Realms 

 

 

0:43:48 (Pop-up)
Iasos  Siren Shallows   Favoriting Inter-Dimensional Music  1975    0:52:52 (Pop-up)
Jürgen Müller  Jenseits Des Stromes [Beyond The Tide]   Favoriting Science of the Sea  2011    0:54:33 (Pop-up)
Jürgen Müller  DasUnfassbare Seepferdchen [The Elusive Seahorse]   Favoriting Science of the Sea      0:59:33 (Pop-up)
Jürgen Müller  Traumfolge Einier Qualle [Dream Sequence For A Jellyfish]   Favoriting Science of the Sea      1:01:45 (Pop-up)
Jürgen Müller  Sauerstoff Blassen [Oxygen Bubbles]   Favoriting Science of the Sea      1:03:25 (Pop-up)
François De Roubaix  Plongée De Glace (Ice Diving)   Favoriting L'Antarctique  197?    1:04:56 (Pop-up)
François De Roubaix  Baleines (Whales)   Favoriting L'Antarctique      1:09:43 (Pop-up)
François De Roubaix  Les Foudres De L'Ocean 1-3   Favoriting Courts Metrages  1972    1:13:50 (Pop-up)
Alain Meunier  Descente Dans Ce Monde Inconnu I-IV   Favoriting Voyage Aux Fonds De La Mer  1979  "Down into the Unknown World": Intro (The Cold); Part I (The Pleasure); Part II (The Base); Part III (The Caves)  1:17:50 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Alain Meunier 

Les Epaves (The Wrecks) I-IV   Favoriting

Voyage Aux Fonds De La Mer 

 

 

1:22:23 (Pop-up)
Laraaji  I Am Ocean   Favoriting Celestial Music 1978–2011  1981    1:30:53 (Pop-up)
Marc Barreca  Fish Culture   Favoriting Twilight  1980    1:32:52 (Pop-up)
Marc Barreca  School for Whales   Favoriting Twilight      1:35:59 (Pop-up)
Michael Stearns  Wedding Chords   Favoriting M'Ocean  1983    1:38:27 (Pop-up)
Michael Stearns  M'ocean   Favoriting M'Ocean      1:44:15 (Pop-up)
Michel Magne  Voyage En Eau Profonde (Travel In Deep Water)   Favoriting Éléments Nº 2, "L'Eau"  1980    1:50:00 (Pop-up)
Dolphins into the Future  On the High Seas   Favoriting ...On Sea-Faring Isolation  2009    1:55:02 (Pop-up)
Dolphins into the Future  Onset - Beyond Clouds   Favoriting ...On Sea-Faring Isolation      1:59:56 (Pop-up)
Dolphins into the Future  Lapse - Dream   Favoriting ...On Sea-Faring Isolation      2:02:02 (Pop-up)
Alex Tyson  Aquamesa   Favoriting Aquaglass  2015    2:06:04 (Pop-up)
Alex Tyson  Aquaservo   Favoriting Aquaglass      2:07:27 (Pop-up)
Alex Tyson  Aquaxero   Favoriting Aquaglass      2:09:49 (Pop-up)
Kava Kon  King of the Ocean   Favoriting Maritime Mysteries  2016    2:10:38 (Pop-up)
Moolah  Crystal Waters   Favoriting Woe Ye Demons Possessed  1974    2:13:30 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Orphan Fairytale 

Neverending Waves   Favoriting

 

201? 

 

2:18:02 (Pop-up)
Michel Redolfi  Music for Salt Water   Favoriting Sonic Waters  1984    2:26:08 (Pop-up)
Dieter Schütz  The Coast   Favoriting Voyage  1985    2:42:15 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Caribbean Lagoon  

 

 

 

2:47:47 (Pop-up)
Ejwuusl Wessahqqan  La Mer   Favoriting Ejwuusl Wessahqqan  1971/1975    2:51:30 (Pop-up)
Hoshi Yoshimura  Water Planet   Favoriting Soundscape 1: Surround  1986    2:56:11 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:57pm
Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers

let's dive
Avatar 7:03pm
ndbob:

heya Evan and everyone!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

Heya Bob!
Avatar 7:04pm
geezerette:

Ahhhh...refreshing!
Howdy Evan and explorers!
Avatar 7:04pm
Flash Strap:

Hello geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
Doug Schulkind:

S elf
C ontained
U nderwater
B reathing
A ural pleasures
Avatar 7:05pm
ndbob:

heya geezerette and doug!
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Doug!

I aim to refresh and pleasure. Submerge yourself in my refreshing aural pleasure pool
Avatar 7:07pm
Flash Strap:

I GOT SO HOT this week. I spent all day in the sun waterproofing a porch. So muggy, so humid, so fuckin hott

need to get COOL IN ZE POOL. so tonight, we swim
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

and, it might be worth pointing out, this particular piece was indeed recorded live, underwater
Avatar 7:08pm
geezerette:

Helmet with Bose speakers,lovely.
Good idea Doug.
Avatar 7:11pm
geezerette:

Hot here too,90 something. Brains are melting. Mine at least.
Avatar 7:11pm
Flash Strap:

i don't mean to brag but I have actually listened to a lot of this stuff underwater, while snorkeling a reef, on an underwater ipod. pretty cool stuff. got that Zissou sensation. I have to say the best stuff for it was, without a doubt, Sven Libaek. But the stuff from tonight;s program was amazing too
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

Some of it is better at evoking the sea than accompanying the sea, I guess I mean to say
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

let's cool those brains off, g-ette
Avatar 7:13pm
geezerette:

We used to swim at a pool with underwater speakers when I was a child. It was wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
Doug Schulkind:

Speaking cool and pool, few Pools were cooler than NYC performance artist Gene Pool: www.artcaragency.com...
Avatar 7:21pm
ndbob:

I haven;t heard this in years
Avatar 7:21pm
Flash Strap:

I just can't believe how much like a birdsong that sped-up whale song sounds
Avatar 7:22pm
Flash Strap:

I always wanted to swim in a pool with speakers. like, on the regular.
Avatar 7:27pm
geezerette:

Fascinated me that the music sounded even better underwater.

I see snorkling elephants when the whales sing.

Doug, thanks for link. :)
Avatar 7:28pm
geezerette:

Gene Pool, hilarious. :D
Avatar 7:29pm
hyde:

i love this flexidisc!
Avatar 7:29pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! Me too, man. Such a thing. So unexpectedly emotional.
Avatar 7:30pm
ndbob:

I listened to the entire Voyager audio collection the other day
Avatar 7:30pm
Flash Strap:

"That idea stops my heart."
Avatar 7:30pm
geezerette:

Not ten minutes in and it's already thoroughly surreal.
Avatar 7:30pm
ndbob:

Indeed Hyde
Avatar 7:30pm
hyde:

@ndb oh, that's awesome. they made good selections, i think
Avatar 7:31pm
hyde:

note: i also own this flexidisc, though it sounds a lot worse than this
Avatar 7:31pm
ndbob:

@hyde they really did
Avatar 7:33pm
geezerette:

The wobbling and scratching become percussive. I love that about records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm
Ike:

Greetings, rum punks and cobbler hippies!
Avatar 7:34pm
Flash Strap:

I found it mint an an old copy of the magazine. Only listened to it twice I think, but it already sounds a lot more worn. Still so grand though
Avatar 7:34pm
Flash Strap:

Ahoy, Ike!
Avatar 7:35pm
Flash Strap:

ok, we're gonna let Pauline take us really deep
Avatar 7:38pm
Flash Strap:

@Geezerette: me too, me too. Some records I've kept mostly because I like the distortion rhythms
Avatar 7:39pm
geezerette:

It's bonus music.
Avatar 7:40pm
hyde:

i listened to a videogame music podcast (Super Marcato Brothers #212) with this same theme awhile back. i didn't love the podcast overall tho it had some good stuff. but it turned me on to David Wise's "Aquatic Ambiance" from Donkey Kong Country which i thought was kind of amazing.
Avatar 7:40pm
Flash Strap:

It's time playing a percussive accompaniment
Avatar 7:41pm
geezerette:

Evan,yes! :)
Avatar 7:42pm
Flash Strap:

Some of that early videogame music is so good it's crazy. I think I've heard that DK theme but want to revisit now that you've mentioned it
Avatar 7:44pm
hyde:

@Flash i'll send it to you, all i have is the one mp3. really makes me want to look for more David Wise.
Avatar 7:46pm
geezerette:

I need to work but I'll be listening. Cooler already!
Avatar 7:54pm
Flash Strap:

Oh please do, Hyde

Good work times to you, G.
Avatar 7:57pm
Flash Strap:

I got really excited about this when it came out, and then almost immediately the narrative illusion was ruined and I lost basically all interest... upon revisitation, I really enjoyed it. I mean, it's pretty impressive, and really lovely. We'll hear I think four short selections
Avatar 7:58pm
ndbob:

excellent first Evan - catch the rest later!
Avatar 7:58pm
Flash Strap:

thanks bob, adios good buddy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm
melinda:

hi explorers! I like this already. bye Bob!
Avatar 8:05pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

This is the stuff Cousteau commissioned, but never used as it was too avant-garde. It's SO good
Avatar 8:08pm
Flash Strap:

Image at the bottom is from the Cousteau film, The Silent World. Which, I hate to say, I've never seen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
melinda:

Evan I love that you listened to Sven Libaek while snorkeling. I didn't know there was such a thing as an underwater ipod that would allow for it.
Avatar 8:17pm
hyde:

The Silent World is awesome. I loved it when i was a kid. There's a decent looking unsubtitled French version of it on Youtube, fwiw (and let's be honest, Le Monde du Silence just sounds better) www.youtube.com...
Avatar 8:18pm
Flash Strap:

There is one, at least one, it didn't work all that perfectly but it was so so cool. It was just too weird to do it. I always prefer to listen to Libaek "out in the world" on portable speakers and tape players while doing my walkabouts, but to do it underwater was amazing, amazing
Avatar 8:19pm
Flash Strap:

Le Monde du Silence sounds a million times better
Avatar 8:27pm
hyde:

and also, how cool is Jacques Costeau? he more or less refined the aqualung into something useful for large numbers of divers, he worked for the Allies even though his brother was a huge collaborator with the Nazis and then he won the Palme D' Or for the Silent World. As someone who grew up in the 70's, he was everywhere on tv in those days in the US, which is kind of remarkable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm
melinda:

Will we be hearing John Denver's Calypso tonight?
Avatar 8:30pm
hyde:

don't give me the bends, man. Don't give me the bends.
Avatar 8:33pm
Flash Strap:

He is the actual coolest, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm
Ike:

What the hell are these four adolescent-ish raccoons doing snuggled up together on the fire escape right outside my bedroom window? They startled the crap outta me. Pfft, wildlife in southern Brooklyn?! Sheesh. Next you'll tell me there are mountain lions in L.A.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm
coelacanth:

greetings Evan and frogpeople
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
melinda:

hi coel! you must feel at home in these waters.
Avatar 8:41pm
Flash Strap:

Yeah, coel, you've been in this sea since before fish were fish

also welcome, friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm
coelacanth:

yes these sounds remind me of my childhood home. 'getting nostalgic here!
Avatar 8:43pm
hyde:

@Ike awwww, raccoons are good beasts. the old ones get a little mean, but they are smart as hell. i had one set up shop on my porch when i lived in Cambridge. Was gone the next day.
Avatar 8:44pm
Flash Strap:

my first coelacanth ever, at the Harvard museum: static.panoramio.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm
melinda:

That does sound a bit wild for Brooklyn, but what do I know.
Avatar 8:46pm
hyde:

@Flash heh, i worked in the same building as that for a bunch of years (at the Peabody Museum)
Avatar 8:47pm
hyde:

wow, i love this Michael Stearns LP
Avatar 8:47pm
Flash Strap:

We used to keep 20+ chickens when I was growing up. One thing I don't miss about it is being constantly at war with raccoons, who I generally love

That and it was during a huge rabies epidemic, so every raccoon was a potential rage zombie
Avatar 8:48pm
Flash Strap:

They're brilliant. They can figure out all kinds of clasps and latches
Avatar 8:49pm
Flash Strap:

I used to be there all the time... my partner used to be there literally every day as a little girl... I wonder f any of us ever crossed paths, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
melinda:

And they look like little burglars with their masks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm
coelacanth:

i wouldn't think raccoons would do that unless they were attracted by food...but i'm no expert. they have their reasons.
....i have lots of flowering vines on my fire escape (& a few herbs) so i'm not surprised that i get birds and an occasional squirrel. (including hummingbirds!)
Avatar 8:51pm
Flash Strap:

Michel Magne is so fuckin cool
Avatar 8:52pm
hyde:

@Flash haha, probably we were all simultaneously staring at the same glass flowers unknowingly
Avatar 8:53pm
Flash Strap:

I was big into this guy also: www.wired.com...
Avatar 8:56pm
Flash Strap:

one thing i love whenever i do synth-heavy shows – the soundwaves on the recording are these perfect geometric designs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm
JtotheK:

good evening evan and explorers.
Avatar 8:58pm
Flash Strap:

Good evening Joker 2the Knight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm
JtotheK:

i see that i /just missed/ some marc barreca 'twilight' tracks -- cool LP, found that last year!
Avatar 8:59pm
Flash Strap:

nice. it's really cool. you mean you found the real thing? I'm jealous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm
JtotheK:

yeah, area record store had it ... a second area record store had a copy as well. if you want i can inquire if it's still available...
Avatar 9:01pm
Flash Strap:

don't trouble yourself on my account. but if you just happen to come across the knowledge, give me a heads up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
JtotheK:

i'm also happy to report that the i've applied knowledge gained from explorers room university recently... found the 45 'Tanganyika' by Gene Sikora, which i learned about from one of your shows last year! thanks!
Avatar 9:04pm
Flash Strap:

getting dangerously close to the surface here... starting to feel that heat again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
JtotheK:

(and I learned that the 45, on the 'coin' label was a local record!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
coelacanth:

Flash, those "kronosauruses" (as they're called now...we knew them only as "our badass neighbors from 'round the block") were pretty awesome. they used to pull us in wagons, as they were much faster than us.
'hated to see them go.
Avatar 9:05pm
Flash Strap:

Oh that's the best man! When you see something that you might have previously just passed by... I do that all the time, I love when it works out. And congratulations, that's a good one
Avatar 9:08pm
hyde:

@coelacanth man, and i thought i was old! our wagons were pulled by eohippuses
Avatar 9:09pm
Flash Strap:

Some underwater, human-exclusive Flintstones imagery you're conjuring up here, C
Avatar 9:09pm
Flash Strap:

LOVE THE EOHIPPUS
Avatar 9:12pm
hyde:

how can you not love the dawn horse?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm
coelacanth:

beautiful creature. - back when fish were fish and mammals were mammals; and reptiles were reptiles.
....and coelacanths were something else.
Avatar 9:17pm
Little Danny:

Just now tuning in after a hectic day. Another gorgeous playlist, Flash!
Avatar 9:18pm
Little Danny:

@JtotheK Man that Gene Sikora 45 is the best. Love the percussive break so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm
JtotheK:

@little danny -- agreed! p.s. i've been enjoying your programs quite a bit, i've been tuning in via archives.
Avatar 9:21pm
Little Danny:

Wonderful. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm
JtotheK:

i also owe you a thanks -- there's a "dermy" website i've seen you post at, which i haven't posted at in YEARS but still lurk, and you gave a heads up about a reasonably priced 45, Big Maybelle '96 Tears' - and i was able to snatch it up... thanks!
Avatar 9:27pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Danny! Thanks, man
Avatar 9:31pm
Little Danny:

My pleasure Flash. God, so many great underwater-themed albums, especially in the late '60s to '70s Undersea-World-of-Jacques-Cousteau era.
Avatar 9:32pm
Little Danny:

@JtotheK: Excellent - glad it went to an FMU listener!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm
Uncle Michael:

Pretty chill show tonight, Flash. I like.
  9:34pm
Dean:

Was playing Ian Whitcomb's Comedy Songs here until I saw Redolfi on the playlist. I've always wanted to hear this record. I have #2, but not this one.
Avatar 9:34pm
Flash Strap:

@Danny - I know! After picking some of my favorite tracks, I actually had to pare it down to 3 hours from 13! And that's just my faves, excluding any library stuff, of which I have WAY more
Avatar 9:35pm
Flash Strap:

Hi UM! Chill is exactly what i needed tonight, after all this heat frazzlin my noodle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Uncle Michael:

Dean, did you know Ian has a show on Luxuria Radio?

Yeah, pretty warm here, too.
Avatar 9:36pm
Flash Strap:

Probably a good time to point out, once again, that all this Redolfi stuff is recorded under and through water

Hi Dean! I actually have never heard 2! Always wanted to get ahold of it. How is it?
  9:38pm
Dean:

Er, good question. I don't exactly remember. This one impresses me more on first hearing, put it that way.
Avatar 9:39pm
Flash Strap:

Even better than this one, at least in some ways, is the 1st one he did in 1980: Immersion / Pacific Tubular Waves
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm
JtotheK:

is starting to wonder when power in area will be restored...was H-O-T the past few days and stormy weather (yes Four Casts...) knocked out power. i have under 1 hour of laptop battery...at least phone had full charge, using as internet hotspot and all...
Avatar 9:41pm
Flash Strap:

But I played the shit out of it on some show months ago, so I benched it for tonight. It has a lot of disruptive waves breaking and stuff like that, super intense sounds
Avatar 9:42pm
Flash Strap:

Oh man good luck to ya J. I lost power a few weeks ago and it just gets in the way of radio time, y'know
  9:43pm
Dean:

Just looking now at line-up on #2. It includes Ensemble Ricercar, who did a lot of early music at the time. That makes sense, as I recall the record as being somewhat eclectic. The track on which they perform is a "new version" of a track evidently on the first record, "Full Scale Ocean." Will have to seek the early records!
Avatar 9:45pm
hyde:

@JtotheK oof. i had that a couple years ago when the sideswipe of a hurricane made us lose power for 4 days. it gets old, right quick
  9:47pm
Dean:

Sorry to say this, but when you lost power, FS, I gained an opportunity to guest DJ via Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm
JtotheK:

oh my, 4 days... no thanks! it's only been a few hours, seems like areas 4-5 hours North may have had it much worse...
  9:48pm
Dean:

This Schütz is reminding me of Froese's Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, which includes a water track, "Maroubra Bay."
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:50pm
Alex In Illinois:

I was listening too.
Avatar 9:51pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx man !
Avatar 9:51pm
Little Danny:

Thanks Flash - everyone is invited to join me in your neighboring lagoon: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
JtotheK:

enjoyed the show, thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
JtotheK:

@dean - i just listened to malaysian pale last weekend! cool lp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
coelacanth:

Thanks Evan! a sublime program it's been.
Avatar 9:55pm
Flash Strap:

@Dean: well I'm glad that worked out, man! Also, that's my favorite Froese album, and it was hard to not play anything from it or "Aqua" tonight... but I think my 3rd ever show was an all-Froese/Tangerine Dream extravaganza, so I held off

HI Alex, HI Rabbit! Thanks for listening pals
Avatar 9:57pm
Flash Strap:

thank you, C
  9:57pm
Dean:

"i just listened to malaysian pale last weekend!" One of those sentences you never, ever expect to hear.
Avatar 9:59pm
Flash Strap:

man, I listen to it A LOT. Whenever I'm in a canoe, but not exclusively so
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
JtotheK:

you mean it's not said all the time?
Avatar 10:00pm
hyde:

thanks, man!
  10:00pm
Dean:

I don't get around all that much.
Avatar 10:01pm
Flash Strap:

Goodnight swimmers
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