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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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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato  Intro / Son   Options Fiesta, Que Viva La  Staubgold  2014  rec. 199?  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  Diadema Para Catalina   Options Romperayo  Discrepant  2015    0:04:18 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  La Linterna del Repele   Options Romperayo  Discrepant  2015    0:06:35 (Pop‑up)
Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor   Cumbietiope   Options Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor  Vampi Soul  2011    0:09:54 (Pop‑up)
Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor   La Bocachico (Dub)   Options Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor  Vampi Soul  2011    0:13:48 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (Eran un Mismo Continente)   Options Toma Tu Jabón Kapax  Festina Lente Discos  2010    0:17:49 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento  La Policia   Options La Policia / Poema del Salsero Resentido 7"  Names You Can Trust  2018    0:21:16 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Baile Ultimo - Del Preso Que Va A La Silla Electrica Por Ofensa A La Moral Colombiana   Options Salvadora Robot  Soundway  2014    0:25:39 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Los Diplomaticos 






0:30:43 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  La Caseta del Negrito   Options ¿Que Jué?  SOUK/Discrepant  2019    0:40:59 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  La Gallina de Erasmo   Options ¿Que Jué?  SOUK/Discrepant  2019    0:43:17 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  El Tombo Volador   Options ¿Que Jué?  SOUK/Discrepant  2019    0:45:35 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  Alegría de no Tener Pensión   Options ¿Que Jué?  SOUK/Discrepant  2019    0:49:31 (Pop‑up)
Sexteto La Constelación De Colombia  Fiesta, Que Viva La   Options Fiesta, Que Viva La  Staubgold  2014  rec. 199?  0:53:55 (Pop‑up)
Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato  Merengue   Options Fiesta, Que Viva La  Staubgold  2014  rec. 199?  0:56:32 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  Champeta De La Corrupción Y La Desgana   Options Toma Tu Jabón Kapax  Festina Lente Discos  2010    1:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  Vuestro Bohío (El Hijo Bobo)   Options Toma Tu Jabón Kapax  Festina Lente Discos  2010    1:08:27 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  Pipetas de Gas y Dinamita   Options Toma Tu Jabón Kapax  Festina Lente Discos  2010    1:12:57 (Pop‑up)
Ondatrópica  Gaita Tropica   Options Ondatrópica  Soundway  2012    1:16:03 (Pop‑up)
Ondatrópica  Cumbia Bucanera   Options Baile Bucanero  Soundway  2017    1:18:46 (Pop‑up)
Chupame El Dedo  La Mate   Options Chupame El Dedo  Discrepant  2014    1:21:28 (Pop‑up)
Chupame El Dedo  Bolillo Cafre   Options No Te Metas Con Satán  SOUK/Discrepant  2019    1:24:31 (Pop‑up)
Los Pirañas  El Colibrí Bajo Perfil   Options La Diversión Que Hacía Falta En Mi País  Staubgold  2017    1:26:25 (Pop‑up)
Romperayo  Tradicion Destructiva   Options Romperayo  Discrepant  2015    1:30:51 (Pop‑up)
Los Wembler's De Iquitos, Meridian Brothers  Ikaro Del Amor   Options Meridian Brothers Remix Los Wembler's De Iquitos 7"  Barbés  2017    1:33:05 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jaime Llano Gonzalez 






1:37:54 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Cancion de Invierno   Options El Advenimiento Del Castillo Mujer  La Distritofonica  2006    1:50:50 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Coplas Pa' Cantar Al Artadecer   Options El Advenimiento Del Castillo Mujer  La Distritofonica  2006    1:56:00 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  La Princesitas de Colombia   Options Meridian Brothers VI  La Distritofonica  2009    2:01:01 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Este Es El Canto Del Ángel Entusiasta   Options Meridian Brothers VI  La Distritofonica  2009    2:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Fiesta (Con el Whiskey del Folclore)   Options Desesperanza  Soundway  2012    2:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Salsa Del Zombie (Perseguido por Alegres Buitres)   Options Desesperanza  Soundway  2012    2:10:17 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Tendré Que Luchar Contra Los 98 Carniceros Que Pretenden Tu Amor?   Options Meridian Brothers VII  La Distritofonica  2012    2:15:55 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  El Faraón Miente   Options Lamento Calavera 7"  Names You Can Trust  2014    2:20:47 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Salvadora Robot   Options Salvadora Robot  Soundway  2014    2:24:45 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Jefe Indio Vengará   Options Salvadora Robot  Soundway  2014    2:29:21 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Delirio   Options Los Suicidas  Soundway  2015    2:34:52 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Lagrima   Options Los Suicidas  Soundway  2015    2:38:14 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Háblame Amigo, Citadino   Options ¿Dónde Estás María?  Soundway  2017    2:41:43 (Pop‑up)
Meridian Brothers  Cumbia, Eres La Cumbia   Options ¿Dónde Estás María?  Soundway  2017    2:45:43 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jaime Llano Gonzalez 






2:56:42 (Pop‑up)
Los Wembler's De Iquitos, Meridian Brothers  Dos Amores   Options Meridian Brothers Remix Los Wembler's De Iquitos 7"  Barbés  2017    2:57:06 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm chresti:

Hi Flash and future Xplorers! I'm putting my knapsack down here, while I go make some coffee..
Avatar 6:26pm Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! See you in a few
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

ok here we go!
Avatar 7:03pm TDK60:

Hola DJ FS. Been trekking with the tourists too..and still..
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm chresti:

This is GREAT
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

i love this track
Avatar 7:11pm northguineahills:

ja, me gusta esta musica….!
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

we're gonna get all up in and all over this whole scene tonight– every group shares at least one prominent member, and usually three, with any other given group of the night. Ensamble Polifónico Vallenato is an early outing by most of these figures (Eblis Alvarez, Pedro Ojeda, Mario Galeano Toro) during their student days.

Romperayo is Alvarez and Ojeda plus Javier Morales; all 3 are also in Frente Cumbiero, with Mario Galeano Toro, etc., etc
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm chresti:

moi aussi ngh
Avatar 7:17pm quinn:

I don’t really dance, but I’m imperceptibly twitchin my foot HARD right now
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

correction: Romperayo also includes Marco Fajardo, Ricardo Gallo, and Mario Galeano Toro

the next group, Los Pirañas, is Alvarez, Ojeda, Galeano Toro
  7:18pm passiflora:

looking out the window
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

twitch away, Quinn!

Hi Passiflora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm chresti:

Franco and his sister are in the kitchen talking, while I'm dancing, can't help it!
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

this Pirañas track is so good, damn. Alvarez wilds out on guitar beyond all belief this whole record
Avatar 7:22pm Flash Strap:

dance away Chresti
  7:22pm passiflora:

sounds fun
Avatar 7:26pm northguineahills:

I usually dance, but, I'm tricking my MS Word that my license is still valid so I can update my resume.
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

"Last Dance - From the prisoner who goes to the electric chair for offenses against Colombian morality"
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

that is a sort of dance, NGH, very tricky
Avatar 7:27pm quinn:

This music makes me question everything
Avatar 7:28pm TDK60:

..I'll frug to the cumbia.
Avatar 7:29pm TDK60:

ha ha! I hear a bit of oddness coming thru the language barrier...hehee..
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

deeply wish i spoke more spanish than it takes to pick out a piece of fruit, which is all i have
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm chresti:

I just kind of bounce around like a muppet
This Meridian bros is nuts!
  7:37pm passiflora:

didn't know I was missing this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm chresti:


  7:42pm passiflora:

Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

nice interview with Ojeda, who heads this project: soundsandcolours.com...
Avatar 7:44pm northguineahills:

Colombiana, Mexicana, o Peruana cumbia? Si!
Avatar 7:45pm TDK60:

..never been a good couple dancer, solo muppet, sure..
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

i'm movin'
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

pretty good animated music video for this track out there, worth looking it up later
  7:52pm Gary via app:

Hola, peops!
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

the video: www.youtube.com...
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Hi gary!
Avatar 7:55pm northguineahills:

I'm a good dancer, and can muppet as well (you should see me when dancing to drill 'n bass)(an ex-gf of mine was embarrassed when I was dancing to a live Otto van Schirach show, she thought I was having a seizure....
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

This one is roooowdy
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

must have been some pretty sweet moves, NGH
  7:59pm passiflora:

the puerto rican girls downstairs would teach us merengue
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm chresti:

Hi Gary! Romperayo!
  7:59pm Gary via app:

This is krazee
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

sounds nice passiflora
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

@gary: oh boy is it ever
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:03pm northguineahills:

It took a bit, but as w/ most software licenses, there are more one way to skin a cat (usually through the backdoor) (are we doing phrasing anymore?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm chresti:

Yeah, I never got the couples dance moves, I would try to fake it,, Like when a boss would make me dance at an office party
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan & Explorers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm melinda:

Avatar 8:04pm northguineahills:

Staubgold Recs? Wow (usually abstact electronica or tasteful electronic pop).
Avatar 8:05pm northguineahills:

@chresti: I suck at salsa dancing, from a purist viewpoint, but I make it my own thing. (I'm happy w/ the results).
Avatar 8:07pm northguineahills:

Ok, Ensemble Polifonico Vallenato y Los Piranas are blowing my mind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Gary:

I can see this is a label I need to catch up on
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

i can't couples-dance either, Chresti; however we do many dances together outside the confines of any formal dance idiom
Avatar 8:08pm TDK60:

have a musician pal, played in a Latin band in rock clubs, merengue mostly; audience consisted of serious dancers and the rest of us muppets..
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

guitar on this album is shattering, enormous; reminiscent of Sun City Girls at their best in a way you rarely actually get but even that feels very reductive
Avatar 8:09pm northguineahills:

True, Flash! (you got cumbia in my noise/skrawk, you got noise skrawk in my cumbia!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm melinda:

I'm not good with formal dance idioms. I like to freestyle in the privacy of my home.
Avatar 8:10pm TDK60:

?come se dice 'groovy' in espa~nol?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm melinda:

@ngh totally! this is fun
Avatar 8:12pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Gary:

Even the covers are krazee: resources.wimpmusic.com...
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

krazee-ass cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm melinda:

@TDK gruvi
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

fuckin that guitar UP
Avatar 8:14pm northguineahills:

only thing missing is an acid-laced Buchla Box!
Avatar 8:15pm TDK60:

gracias a ti Melinda.
Avatar 8:15pm northguineahills:

@TDK: You should see my attempts at phone messaging espanol w/ autocarrot, it's so frustrating....
Avatar 8:16pm TDK60:

y muy loco, and crazy man..
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

Ondatropica is a large ensemble, I believe here includes Ojeda and Alvarez, and is headed up by Mario Galeano Toro and Will Holland

this is a 3xLP album, extremely sprawling. i'm only playing one track, and it's among the more conventional, I just like it
Avatar 8:19pm junglepete:

Hello! Jungle Pete and Sid the Squid signing in jointly from the BEACH! Gaita Tropica currently flooding the beach house in your absence, Flash.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

hey beach boy
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Hey Squid
Avatar 8:21pm junglepete:

Yesss hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm doctorjazz:

Hey all!
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

this album is so insane
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

hey Doc!
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

Chupame El Dedo = Alvarez & Ojeda, originally commissioned for a Berlin festival called "Böse Musik" (Evil music)
Avatar 8:24pm junglepete:

I am LOLing -Squid
Avatar 8:24pm TDK60:

these bands are havin' too much fun...
Avatar 8:25pm northguineahills:

Evan, you must be doing special to expose ME to cumbias I've never heard!
Avatar 8:25pm junglepete:

There is a Cumbia vibe I am enjoying. - Squid
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

my incredible pleasure NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm chresti:

I always enjoy a little distortion, it makes me smile.
Avatar 8:29pm Flash Strap:

@squid: yes. me too, i hear it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm chresti:

This is making me way smile!
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

much distortion, way smile
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm passiflora:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Flash ! Los Piranas is pure tripped out madness. It just so happened this came on as my sister and I were talking about how to animate a dish of mine that has a hypnotic spiral painted on the inside.
  8:33pm Squid:

Jungle Pete is cooking Pete's chicken... This music is making me very excited about it.
  8:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I want to pulverize this radio show into a fine dust and snort it.
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

Hey there Franco! (&sis)
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

@Squid: save some of that chicken for me pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Gary:

Killer guitar licks
Avatar 8:34pm northguineahills:

clicky-starred the episode, sending the archive to my wife (scheisse, now she'll read this)
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! let's do it together and then talk about making a movie or opening a restaurant
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm chresti:

Arte cumbia electrico
  8:35pm Dean:

Free bass!
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

@gary: that's Los Wembler for you, he's amazing
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

hey dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm chresti:

Haha Doug 'n Flash!
Avatar 8:36pm northguineahills:

way ahead of you, Doug!

have you guys listened to any of Uproot Andy's or Gecko Jones dj sets (think of /rupture when he goes Latin.....)
Avatar 8:44pm TDK60:

yeh NGH, I have to click this show for future serious reference, and possibly, fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm chresti:

DJ Rupture's Uproot- ngh
Avatar 8:53pm northguineahills:

@chresti: I literally have everything by /rupture (before he put it out to be streamed for free) except his book (which I'll remedy after I get my boombox back).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm chresti:

Headphones on
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

If you want to stream /rupture's mixes, look here! www.negrophonic.com
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

i don't know much about rupture, i'll check that out ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Little Danny:

Just clambered aboard, what a crazy party! Hey Flash, hey all
  8:56pm Dean:

Speaking of DJs and (re)mixes, this bit about sound recording metadata is really interesting: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/29/18531476/music-industry-song-royalties-metadata-credit-problems
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

hi LD, crazier with you in it!
  8:59pm Doug Schulkind:

DJ Rupture was a WFMU host for a brief but thrilling period.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm chresti:

@ngh, I stumbled onto /rupture in search of "Google Cheat Codes". That's what brought cumbia to my attention.
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

i didn't know that!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

i'm always learning new things about WFMUs deep&wide history
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

very inspired by the Residents in general, I think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

i actually only recently learned that dj rupture was a well-known dj *aside* from wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm chresti:

Avant noise cumbia
Avatar 9:05pm TDK60:

..I repeat, too much fun..
  9:05pm passiflora:

is really taking me places
  9:06pm Doug Schulkind:

I am loving this so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm chresti:

He likes to collaborate, rupture does
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

I'm proud to be your guide, friends... consider this only an introduction, go forth and check out these projects in full
Avatar 9:09pm northguineahills:

@chresti: "google cheat codes" jajaja!
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

ok here's some of that crazy salsa approach i was talking about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm passiflora:

they don't know I'm dancing on the train -- almost home!
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

@passiflora: this really is taking you somewhere after all!
  9:14pm Dean:

Somebody upthread mentioned Residents. This makes me think they should have devoted one of their American Composers series to Poncho Sanchez.
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

i can dig that
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

i love this one
"Will I have to fight against the 98 butchers who want your love?"
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

great rebajada slow-down on this one
Avatar 9:18pm northguineahills:

and, Evan beats me to the punch as per usual!
Avatar 9:19pm TDK60:

Flash, and the previous: Zombie Salsa (Chased by Merry Vultures)??!!
  9:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Such blessed absurdity. Seriously wonderful.
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

great minds
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

@TDK: great titles from this whole crew
Avatar 9:20pm northguineahills:

If I can revive my old hard drive, I'd give out albums of rebejadas to everyone. My cdrs only play in my car, not on any other device....
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

nice lively vocal on this one, by contrast. "The Pharaoh Lies"?
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: oh yes please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22pm steveo:

Good evening. Sounds great in here. Was just staring at the wfmu Android app, and imagining the WF MU dog and horse singing that last piece..
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

hi Steveo!
Avatar 9:23pm TDK60:

..what's rebejada? a type of cumbia?
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

A-side of this one is really good too, maybe even better. solid 7"
Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

*gestures to NGH in a gentlemanly fashion*
Avatar 9:28pm TDK60:

no se; NGH?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm passiflora:

thank you for the record and to the volunteers who lovingly packaged everything
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

In case NGH doesn't step in and answer your question in some more depth, TDK: it's a slowed-down cumbia, popularized by DJs & often accompanied by cough syrup use. It became a style/aesthetic element of its own as a result
Avatar 9:30pm TDK60:

gracias DJ FS; well how about that?
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

@passiflora: ? curious
  9:30pm Dean:

What if you don't have a cough?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Little Danny:

Wild! Inspired by Houston screw music?
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

@dean: then you're left out in the cold, I'm afraid
Avatar 9:31pm northguineahills:

@TDK: I'll make a short story long. Way back in 1979, in Monterrey, Mexico, There was a huge cumbia party in the barrio. Now, cough syrup was the drug of choice at the time. So, at one point, the generators started to slowly die, and every szzzzyrupped up, loved it! and then djs started to play cumbia slow on purpose. Pretty soon, live bands did as well, and it spread from Nuevo Leon to the rest Latin America. It's a perfect analog to Dj Screw's chopped & screwed hiphop mixes from Houston a decade later.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm passiflora:

I won a record from the marathon! and other cool stuff
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

@LD: I think it largely predates that, starting in the 80s
Avatar 9:32pm northguineahills:

@LD: vice versa...

Sorry guys, was washing dishes....
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

@Passiflora: ah, so I was hoping! what'd you get?
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

crazy vocals here!
Avatar 9:33pm TDK60:

thanks NGH, that's some story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm passiflora:

pathways to unknown worlds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm chresti:

Yeah, I like the slow-down
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

@Passiflora: oh that's a wild ride, that one
  9:35pm Dean:

Well, that's borrowing from Devo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm passiflora:

looking forward, thank you very much
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

Your latest record ‘Los Suicidas’ draws on a very specific musical history. Can you explain?

It's a project dedicated to the organ. I was inspired by the ambient Hammond organists in Latin America, a style that developed in parallel to easy listening music genres in 60’s & 70’s. Organists from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panamá and Brazil developed a remarkable style performing with backing bands that played traditional instruments, with the organ as the central instrument – in some cases achieving really beautiful results. A sub-genre of organ cumbia was created also. This music is still played at some of the "sonideros" parties in Mexico and is very popular in Ecuador.

Starting from some of these records, I decided to investigate this style, using the timbre of the organ, but developing the style further and turning it into a kind of "impossible organ" music – a kind of un-easy listening.
Avatar 9:36pm northguineahills:

Which reminds me, I never got to visit Dj Screw's old record store, it was on my bucket list (it closed 2-3 years ago, as his friends kept it going after his death).
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

(from an interview with Alvarez around the time of Los Suicidas' release)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm steveo:

Meridian Brothers, new to me. & wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm chresti:

That's crummy @Dean, metadata
Avatar 9:40pm northguineahills:

Uneasy listening, I like that! (musica dificil?)
  9:41pm Dean:

I listened today to Rued Langgaard's "Carl Nielsen, Our Great Composer," one of Western musical history's more bizarre objects. From the liner notes:

"Carl Nielsen, Our Great Composer (1948) is one of the isolated composer’s most desperate – and sarcastic – utterances. In a foreword to the piece (the whole text of which is identical to the title) Langgaard complains at having had to live and breathe in a musical Denmark ‘infested’ by Carl Nielsen. Langgaard was highly critical of Nielsen (1865–1931) and his music, even though the latter was one of Langgaard’s most important sources of inspiration around 1920. He submitted his ironical tribute to Nielsen, which is ‘dedicated to “Musical life in Denmark” 1891–1948’ to Danish National Radio incomplete (only the seven opening bars are fully scored) accompanied by the acrid comment that the orchestration could surely be completed by Emil Reesen. Reesen was one of the people who had assisted Carl Nielsen in the orchestration of occasional music. The work comprises thirty-two bars, and after the last bar Langgaard dictates that the work is to be ‘repeated to eternity!’. The present recording of Bo Andersen’s realisation of the score attempts to indicate this."

It was, at least, fun.
Avatar 9:43pm northguineahills:

@Dean: I approve!
Avatar 9:44pm TDK60:

easy listening organ slid into odd hepness; you never know..
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

i love this record in particular, in its entirety, frequently
Avatar 9:49pm northguineahills:

Yeah, where is Maria?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Little Danny:

Flash, this is one of your shows that I feel intimidated to follow
Avatar 9:52pm TDK60:

..thanks for the special show! next time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm chresti:

Something else, I love how they're all over the place
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Little Danny:

Any drink you might desire awaits: cough syrup, seltzer water, mezcal, etc. I beg you: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:56pm burke:

Happy tidings from the sodden midwest. Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm chresti:

Haha the title, thanks Flash! Much fun was had! Come back soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm steveo:

Thanks, Evan!
Avatar 9:57pm northguineahills:

Gracias, Evan!

@LD: I'm dying for mezcal, haven't had any in months...
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

ah danny you're beyond up to that task and no doubt about it!

Thanks everyone, see you in the next room, & I'll be back here week after next
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm chresti:

I swear one of the tracks sounded almost Russian.
Avatar 9:58pm Flash Strap:

hello and thanks to you Burke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
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