Playlist 361 - June 23 2015 - Kosmische/Exotica Special

A special show this week pairing two genres which I reckon have more in common than people might think.

Kosmische is the electronic offshoot of "Krautrock", very often more meditative in tone and with a certain cosmic outlook as the name suggests. Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius & Michael Rother could be said to be the originators as Harmonia but you find kosmische leaking into folk, jazz/post rock, psych and all sorts these days.

Exotica came about in the 1950s when American (predominantly) composers and orchestrators started taking influences from Asian & African music - the geo-politics of the time probably had something to do with this. So dreamy instrumentals by Les Baxter and glorious hippie manifestos by Eden Ahbez, all adorned with flutes and vibraphones and such, are in here, along with a few other suggestions for inclusion like Esquivel (space age bachelor pad), Ennio Morricone (soundtracks from Planet Heaven) & Serge Gainsbourg who was a fierce magpie when it came to appropriating ideas for his own music.


June 23 2015 Kosmische/Exotica Special w/ Harmonia,Tortoise,Noveller,Les Baxter,Eden Ahbez,VDP++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 361 - Kosmische/Exotica Special
Tues June 23 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Part 1 - Kosmische
Cluster – Sowiesoso (So not so so)
Rozi Plain – Actually (playing Latitude Festival, July 18)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Careen
Noveller – Concrete dreams
Tortoise – Suspension Bridge at Iguaza Falls
Elisa Luu – Chromatic sigh
Harmonia – Dino

Part 2 - Exotica
Les Baxter – Ebb tide
Eden Ahbez – Eden’s Island
The Beach Boys – A day in the life of a tree
Joanna Newsom – On a good day
Van Dyke Parks – G Man Hoover
Esquivel – Softly as in a morning sunrise
Christer Bladin – Wildkatze
Oen Sujet – Simpleton
Ennio Morricone – Giocoso giocoso (from the soundtrack of the film Evil fingers, 1971)
Serge Gainsbourg – New York USA

*next week's show features music from Kathryn Joseph, C Duncan & Deradoorian among others

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Conor O'Toole,
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