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The Future / The Human League

Last Man On Earth (Full Version)

The Future / The Human League

Last Man On Earth (Full Version)

The Human Leage in their earliest incarnation circa 1977 and a startling instrumental piece.

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SALAH RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND

Ramadan in Space Time (A.K.A Ramadan)

SALAH RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND

Ramadan in Space Time (A.K.A Ramadan)

Incredible cosmic futurism from Cairo's Salah Ragab and his band.

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MOONDOG

Oo Solo (6/4)

MOONDOG

Oo Solo (6/4)

Otherworldly, indescribable sounds from genius visionary Louis Thomas Hardin, aka Moondog.

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Paul Bonneau

Preambule no.36

Paul Bonneau

Preambule no.36

French composer Paul Bonneau fusing classical sounds with electric dreamscapes.

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Ferrante And Teicher

What Is This Thing Called Love?

Ferrante And Teicher

What Is This Thing Called Love?

A soundtrack cover of a well known standard from these two pianists venturing into the unknown.

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SUN RA

Saturn Research

SUN RA

Saturn Research

Mystical oddity from cosmic traveller Sun Ra.

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A. King,J. Matthews

Pots and Pans

A. King,J. Matthews

Pots and Pans

percussive ingenuity merging early synthesisers and brilliantly ramshackle techniques.

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Vernon Elliott

Intro and dialogue

Vernon Elliott

Intro and dialogue

Vernon Elliott's brilliantly spooky music for Oliver Postgate's Clangers, narration included.

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MARCEL DUCHAMP

Musical Erratum: La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (Prepared piano)

MARCEL DUCHAMP

Musical Erratum: La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires, même (Prepared piano)

Hugely engrossing cultural agitation from arch-Surrealist Marcel Duchamp

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F.T. Marinetti

Sintesi Musicali Futuriste (1931 Recording)

F.T. Marinetti

Sintesi Musicali Futuriste (1931 Recording)

Italiam Futurism circa 1931, warm, crackling and hugely evocative.

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BASIL KIRCHIN

Fugue

BASIL KIRCHIN

Fugue

Incredible recording made by Kirchin for a medical documentary about mental disorders...

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Karl Peinkofer Percussion Ensemble

Musik zur Nacht 1954

Karl Peinkofer Percussion Ensemble

Musik zur Nacht 1954

Musical education from the Karl Peinkofer Percussion Ensemble explaining the work of Carl Orff.

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Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin

Juliane Klein: Se Vuoi

Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin

Juliane Klein: Se Vuoi

Breathtaking Theremin sounds performed by Berlin's Kammerensemble Neue Musik.

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SUN RA

Mythology Metamorphosis

SUN RA

Mythology Metamorphosis

Space travel and free jazz collide at the hands of Herman Poole Blount, aka Sun Ra.

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“14 tracks: Visions of the Future”

From the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra to Italy's 'Musica Futurista' movement, from the science fiction obsessions of the 1950's to the synthesiser-led New Wave of the 1970's, our musical archives are full of weird, daring, funny and often heart-warming evocations of the future, restricted only by a strict aesthetic determination to reject convention and keep looking forward. Many of the characters in this weeks selection lived their lives as outsiders - Moondog spent 20 years wondering the streets of New York inventing scores of musical instruments, developing a detailed cosmology and recording some astonishing music in the process. Remarkably, he was also blind. Sun Ra was convinced he was part of the "Angel Race" visiting earth from Saturn, while Marcel Duchamp dedicated his life to subverting accepted notions with controversial artistic statements, most famously his 'fountain' urinal. Other artists embraced the unknown sounds of tomorrow with noises made by instruments like the Theremin and the earliest Synthesisers, while radio and television transformed everyday objects into badly disguised visions of the impossibly distant 21st century; witness not only re-appropriated bathroom plungers but also the 'pots and pans' behind some of the percussive sounds featured here. Despite wildly different musical contexts, from many different parts of the world and spanning several decades, these 14 tracks somehow share an engrossing vision of the future that now strangely and wonderfully encapsulates the sounds of a bygone age.

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On 22 Apr 14:39 sam said:

“Hooray!”

Love It! Always entertaining and informative. Jolly good. x

On 22 Apr 15:48 Benn said:
http://www.fmbrussel.be/programmas/the_checkmatez.aspx

“thanks again..”

for the discoveries! Didn't know the SALAH RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, great music indeed! Also the wackies, bristol & move d selections rule; thanks again & keep it going...

On 24 Apr 12:13 Mort E Vicar said:
http://www.moretheevicar.blogspot.com/

“What...”

...a lovely selection. Bravo!

On 24 Apr 16:14 Jason jared said:

“took a punt”

rolled the dice, tried it out and WON! really really really love what you do.

On 26 Apr 23:20 robot74 said:
http://gio-goi.com

“for the people that live in the night life”

for the people that live in the night life

On 30 Apr 15:06 dubstatik said:

“Deep, deep space.”

I was a teenage alien - and this was my soundtrack.