Good Music We Can Know

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Shadownoids and Vortex Funk, etc.

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Psychedelectric jazz, tropicosmic funk, shadownoid psych and marijuano mambo in a real whirling vortex of head sounds and grooves. Should be a real good one, friends, tune in tonight, 7-10:00.

And please! pledge according to your means to the October fundraiser – keep the good ship WFMU afloat, and uphold Explorers Room as one of its fabulous barnacles.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Cool Phase and Pop Distortions in the TeleMusic Library

Tonight in the Explorers Room we tunnel into one of the the great French library labels, TeleMusic, to hear pop distortions, cool phasing, baroque jazz and skiing themes. Covering volumes 0-21 of an extremely prolific run of consistently high quality releases. Excellent label, really cool sounds.  Tune in, jump in the comments, and if you're so inclined, donate to support WFMU, Explorers Room, the Drummer stream and all the excellent programs it broadcasts. To make a donation in the name of Explorers Room, use this link.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Typee

Tonight in the Explorers Room, an all-exotica adventure program inspired by Herman Melville's archetypal stranded-on-an-exotic-island tale, Typee.  Join me on the island as we jump ship, explore, find ourselves stranded in a strange land, and eventually return to the sea.


addendum: October is a fundraising month for WFMU, please help everyone stay on air and doing their best radio ideas by donating to FMU in the name of Explorers Room here: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Hot Cool & Easy, Jazz Heat, Bongo Beat, Flashing My Whip

Tonight the Explorers Room has an evening of Latin jazz, calypso, reggae, and dub sounds to enliven and enlighten your late summer torpor.

You are excused from listening if you spend that time watching Lucrecia Martel's excellent film Zama.  Otherwise, come along and join, tonight, 7:00-10:00.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Chappell Dance and Mood Music Library

Tonight's Explorers Room follows up on a previous special program focused on the Chappell Mood Music library series (archived here) with another Chappell showcase, this time the Dance and Mood Music series.  Grooves abound, with heavy drums, blaring guitars, and wild organs, but there's enough Baroque oddities, exotica, and small-ensemble jazz to keep it extremely varied as we run through the series from Vol. 1 (1966) to Vol. 21 (1973).  Tune in, get your library card.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: The Absence of Myth – Language Surreal, Art Divine

 Tonight in the Explorers Room, a game of word associations using words randomly selected from the writings of Georges Bataille as a catalyst. A cadavre exquis for your living ears. Tune in tonight 7-10:00.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: BANG BOING BUZZ

Tonight in the Explorers Room we'll be treated to an evening of the psych/garage, TV themes, girl groups, teen ideas, and ruthless avant gardisms that really tickle me right now. Should be pretty fun. Please join us with your ears or drop out into the comments.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Hey Hey Hey!, Funk Drops, Liquid Sounds, Etc.

Tonight's Explorers Room will be another all-vinyl excursion into recent acquisitions and current favorites, plenty of cha cha / mambo / etc., funky jazz grooves, harp, unusual vocals, and some rollicking selections from the Jazz Heritage Series.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Drums, The Mystery Of

Tonight the Explorers Room returns, bringing with it a quartet of drum exotica LPs with similar covers but very different sounds, and a look at some of the great works of the Divine Drummer himself, Guy Warren of Ghana.  Come dig the drum sound with me.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tonight in the Explorers Room: Galaxy Room

Despite reports to the contrary, Explorers Room is in fact happening tonight. This evening, your intrepid host will return just in the very nick of time to sit down and play for you a program of kosmische music.