04. reSEARCH – odes to invisibility

Installment 04. of what we’re calling The Research Series aired April-8-2018 on CiTR.FM.101.9.

The fourth of a planned forty-nine movies, each forty-nine minutes long, featuring no particular artist, working no particular theme, pursuing no particular agenda beyond boldly going … who knows? Or as Werner Von Braun once put it, “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” And we definitely have no idea where all this will take us.

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004. reSEARCH – odes to invisibility

Spirit – Trancas fog out
Tangerine Dream – invisible limit [part 2]
Eno + Schwalm – more dust
Brian Eno – empty landscape
Fred Frith – my enemy is a bad man
Holger Czukay – ode to perfume [edit]
Guido Mobius – nelles
Al Kooper + Mike Bloomfield – His Holy Modal Majesty
Steve Miller Band – song for our ancestors [part 2]
Steve Miller Band – Dear Mary
Bee Gees – the British Opera [treated]
Mike Oldfield – orabidoo [edit-2]

Further installments of the Research Series will air most Sundays at approximately 1am (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options usually available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.

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46. The Solid Time Of Change

Installment #46 of the Solid Time of Change aired on Saturday September 16th (c/o CiTR.FM.101.9).

Youtube playlist (not entirely accurate).

The Solid Time of Change is our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era – 661 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.

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Part Forty-Six of the journey went as follows (38-29):

  • Donovan – hurdy gurdy man
  • Aphrodite’s Child – the four horsemen
  • Aphrodite’s Child – all the seats were occupied
  • Mothers of Invention – brown shoes don’t make it
  • Beatles – I am the Walrus
  • Genesis – dancing with the moonlit knight
  • Van Morrison – astral weeks
  • Gentle Giant – knots
  • King Crimson – 21st Century schizoid man
  • Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn [part 1]

Fresh episodes air pretty much every Saturday night, starting 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.

681. water bearer

Sally Oldfield being Mike’s big sister, Water Bearer (the song and album that contains it) being smooth, ethereal, fresh as the waters of Rivendell itself. Indeed, it’s right there in the lyrics for Songs of Quendi (found deeper into side one) – these sounds aren’t just redolent of what you’d expect to hear on a Saturday night at Elrond’s joint, they’re purporting to be the real thing. Which would be laughable if they weren’t just so darned nice. Or as I once heard someone say about Abba – it’s the musical equivalent of taking a hot bath, then going to bed with clean sheets, except these particular sheets are woven from some mystical silk that transports you to dreams of the undying lands found beyond the great ocean of Belegaer.” (Philip Random)

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38. The Solid Time Of Change

Installment #38 of the Solid Time of Change aired on Saturday May-27-2017 (c/o CiTR.FM.101.9).

Youtube playlist (sadly inaccurate).

The Solid Time of Change is our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era – 661 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.

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Part Thirty-Eight of the journey went as follows:

  1. National Health – squarer for Maud
  2. Pink Floyd – interstellar overdrive
  3. Procol Harum – in held twas in I [edit]
  4. Moody Blues – nights in white satin
  5. Moody Blues – The Dream
  6. Moody Blues – have you heard [part-1]
  7. Moody Blues – the voyage
  8. Moody Blues – have you heard [part-2]
  9. Strawbs – new world
  10. Strawbs – the life auction
  11. Strawbs – ghosts
  12. Mike Oldfield – tubular bells [pieces]

Fresh episodes air pretty much every Saturday night, starting 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.

848. five miles out

“I don’t generally buy Mike Oldfield as a pop contender. That’s just something he had to do for a while in the 1980s to shift a few units so he could keep cranking out the big deal epics. But Five Miles Out (found on the album of the same name) definitely rates, if nothing else, as one of the weirder singles to ever at least flirt with the charts. Ethereal vocals c/o Maggie Reilly, vocoder and metal licks c/o Mr. Oldfield, and a story being told of a small airplane caught out in hurricane weather. Or if you’re thinking metaphorically, it’s about any of us at a crisis point. Sometimes, you’ve just got to fix a course, and hold true, either get to the other side of the storm in question or be annihilated trying. At least that’s how old friend Charles put it to me, late 80s sometime, having emerged from a very dark point in his young adult life.” (Philip Random)

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7. The Solid Time Of Change

Part seven of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday June-25-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

 

Youtube playlist [incomplete and slightly inaccurate]. Podcast download (Solid Time begins at around the 5 minute point).

The Solid Time of Change is Randophonic’s latest project, an overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era – 661 records from 1965 through 1979, presented in countdown form, with which we hope to convey some sense of what was indeed a strange and ambitious time.

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Part seven of our journey went as follows:

  1. Van der Graaf Generator – theme one
  2. Roxy Music – in every dream home a heartache
  3. Godley + Crème – I pity inanimate objects
  4. Horslips – King of morning Queen of day
  5. Horslips – ride to hell
  6. Captain Beyond – as the moon speaks
  7. Captain Beyond – Armworth – myopic void
  8. Brian Eno – dead finks don’t talk
  9. Mothers of Invention – oh no
  10. Mothers of Invention – Orange County Lumber Truck
  11. Mothers of Invention – weasels ripped my flesh
  12. Chilliwack – changing reels [edit]
  13. Annexus Quam – osmose 1
  14. Mike Oldfield – Hergest Ridge [fragments]
  15. Anthony Phillips – Henry: portraits from Tudor times
  16. Steve Hackett – hands of the priestess
  17. Steve Hackett – a tower struck down
  18. Steve Hackett – hands of the priestess (2)

Solid Time of Change #8 airs Saturday, July 2nd at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.