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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Exotica Gardens – Rituals and Ceremonies in Realms of the Unreal


Tonight in the Explorers Room, an evening of all-exotica pandemonium. We'll be taking a trip to exotic Tiki Gardens (a "South Sea Island Paradise in Florida"), exploring two venerable exotica compilation series – a more tweedy vision of exotica via the Britxotica! Trunk releases, and an extended sojourn in amongst the deranged offerings of the now almost-mythic Jungle Exotica series on Stripand consorting with both Satan and Pele in their respective infernos. Starting in just five minutes!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Papayas, Mangoes & Mompos


Tonight in the Explorers Room, a sundry array of sounds and fruits from 'round the world: tomatoes and nylons, mambos and cumbias, Calypso jazz, Indonesian cha-chas, hi-fi music from Brazil, mangos and papayas.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room – Piero Umiliani: Film Jazz, Synthi Times, Exotic Themes (Part Two)


Tonight in the Explorers Room we have another program dedicated to Piero Umiliani's extensive body of work, with an emphasis on psychedelic and erotic soundtracks, eerie library docu-exoticism, and a lot more synthi themes, recorded at Sound Work Shop on the Omicron label.  "Mah Nà Mah Nà" included this time, don't miss it!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Piero Umiliani – Film Jazz, Synthi Times, Exotic Themes (part one)


Tonight in the Explorers Room, we'll hear the first in a two-part series looking at maestro Piero Umiliani's extensive body of work.  In part 1, we'll hear some of his more jazz-based recordings for film, a bit of soft exoticism and Orientalism, a few one-off singles, and a slew of synthi and atmospheric library themes. (Next week, more synthi stuff, as well as heavy grooves and erotic/psychedelic sounds.  For more of a focus on Umiliani's exotica, check out one of my very first shows here.)