Space Out II
(Featuring even more international Space Rock from the ’60’s and ’70’s.)
Continuing to get further and further into the outer reaches of space as the holiday season rapidly approaches, here are even more selections from the Mutant Sounds archives, covering the vast expanses of Space Rock that was so near and dear to the world’s hearts in that long-lost decade known as the 1970’s. Times were simpler then: musicians were taking powerful drugs, mastering guitar / synthesizer / flute performances, and attempting to make sense of the universe the only way they knew how: filling sides of LPs with unusual compositions. Now you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.
We open our show with a “Journey Into A Dream,” which is what most of the Space Rockers of the ’70’s were attempting to do. But it is also a metaphor for this very show, in that as we continue through the years ourselves, we come closer and closer to making our own dreams come true. Radio has been a dream of mine since childhood, and being able to make it happen, for nearly 14 years now, has been a real Journey that seems to find more and more destinations as time continues it forward momentum. As 2012 approaches, we will be entering new and uncharted territory (yet again), and I’m very excited about what the future holds. Moreso than usual.
Attentive listeners will notice that there is one track that is, unfortunately, not from the period in question: “Utterly Simple” by Extra. After last weeks show hit the digital airwaves, I was contacted by Fruits De Mer Records, who deal exclusively in vinyl-only compilations that feature covers of songs from the period in question. I have to plead ignorance with regards to this label, being a yankee and all, but once I knew they existed, I knew I had to play this track. The original song is by Traffic, who were active in the ’60’s and ’70’s recording exactly this kind of music. It only made sense to try and bring things full-circle, and illustrate that this music continues to influence and inform the music of today. Outside of their records, you can’t find this music anywhere else. I recommend checking out their site, and perhaps ordering a record or two if you are so inclined.
Again, this show was not archived, but this recreation gives you a chance to hear the show as it was broadcast on Saturday.
That’s all for this week. Stayed tuned, as our Spacy Holiday Madness continues. And, keep your ears peeled for some news regarding our show in the coming weeks. Things are about to change.
See you in seven.
Space Out II
# Title * Artist * Album * Further Info
01.) Journey Into A Dream * F.G. Experimental Laboratory * Journey Into A Dream * Switzerland, 1975
02.) Socrates Drank The Conium * Socrates Drank The Conium * Zontanoi Sto Kyttapo * Greece, 1971
03.) Fantomen * Midsommar * Belsebub Ar Los * Sweden, 1971
04.) Syphlonic Diplovits * Chou Pahrot * Live * Scotland, 1979
05.) Ajatuksia * Apollo * Apollo * Finland, 1970
06.) Wenn die Nacht am tiefsten… * Ton Steine Scherben * Wenn Die Nacht Am Tiefsten… * Germany, 1975
07.) Wieczna Pielgrzymka * Ossian * Ossian (aka Ksiega Deszczu) * Poland, 1975
08.) E Per Te * Claudio Rocchi * Essenza * Italy, 1973
09.) The Ancient Consciousness Of Evil Spirit * George Hirota * Sahasurara * Japan, 1976
10.) Pythagorian child No. 2: Arrival In Time * Bib Set * It Wasn’t Meant To Happen… * Sweden, 1969
11.) Searching For The World * Sleepy John * Sleepy John * USA, 1970
12.) Utterly Simple * Extra * Fruits de Mer Volume 21: Keep Off The Grass * UK, 2011 (Original: UK, 1967)
13.) To Xehasmeno Pigadi * Exadaktylos * Zontanoi Sto Kyttapo * Greece, 1971
14.) Epilogi * Nimbus * Obus * Finland, 1974