I am That. Thou art That. All This is Pirate Satellite. Saturday we'll hear songs from the CDs Sutra Spin; Freedom Star; Beautiful World; Wolf Song Night (mixed with an account of a near death experience); Opalescent; From Here to Tranquility and more. Magic Sound Fabric will remind us We Are All Connected. The Spice Barons will opine "the spice expands consciousness... expands consciousness".
We'll post the playlist afterward.
Have you ever thought about any real freedoms? Freedom from the opinions of others...even from the opinions of yourself? - Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
"Freedom" - final sutra
Saturday morning hear music from Pop Fiction- New Crime Jazz, including William Orbit, under his early moniker Strange Cargo, and Grantby, who coolly samples John Barry's James Bond. Hear Al Ghromer Khan, from Space Hotel; Audio Deluxe sample Ennio Morricone's Once Upon A Time In The West. Classic electronic music from the 1981 album BGM by the Japanese trio YMO, (Yellow Magic Orchestra) who included Ryuichi Sakamoto (soundtrack music to The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, & more). Hear from the compilations Abstract Vibes 2 and Excursions In Ambience. Also from Vangelis one of our faves. We'll post the playlist afterward. -Broadcasting from the cornfields of Iowa, we're Pirate Satellite-
Chef- Hey Captain I wanna get some mangoes.
Willard- Alright just don't go out there by yourself. You don't wanna go in there alone. Not unless you really know the territory.
Lance- Any poisonous snakes around here?
Chef- _ _ I'm gonna go get some some mangoes.- Apocalypse NOW
Saturday morning we'll hear music from a 1993 Pirate Satellite compilation titled Just Blowed It Away. The title inspired by CW Moss (Michael J Pollard), the mechanic that fixed Bonnie & Clyde's car. "Dirt in tha' fuel line. Just blowed-it away."
We open with one of my favorite mixes, created by Texas Ted Burghoff. Ted takes us deep into an interior, powered by Jerry Goldsmith and Daniel Ash. "But the diamonds in my heart, don't worry won't let you down." We'll arrive somewhere in Casablanca, in black & white. "If she can stand it, I can. Play it!"
Hear music from The The, who I saw open for Depeche Mode in concert in St Louis, 1993. Interestingly, Ted and I experienced that grand event together.
We'll hear early 90's music from the Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Stan Getz, Vangelis and more.
"And so, when I got to the party, everyone had already been there for an hour or two"
Pirate Satellite, named in recognition of the influences we share together...
Playlist posted afterward.
Saturday morning we'll highlight the album Sadhana by Maneesh De Moor, plus other music from Sounds True.
Hear music by Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach; Kaya project; Lou Reed (!) and more, all from Sounds True: "founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom."
"The music on this CD came through from the Beyond, guided by Spirit.
All I had to do was be open and perceptive to it and, of course, record
that space, that energy." ~ Maneesh De Moor
Spiritual wisdom from the music mystic Maneesh De Moor, and Sounds True, on Pirate Satellite. We'll post the playlist afterward.
It is the essence of Order and leads to all that is good, true and beautiful...
~ Music is Pirate Satellite ~
Saturday morning we'll feature music from the 2007 album "Deep" by Ror - Shak, recently heard on Fringe Toast (http://www.kruufm.com/node/10410) as well as the Fringe TV show. Ror - Shak, fronted by artist's DB & Shaun Morris, AKA Stakka features guest vocals by Iowa born Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks theme song), Chantal Claret and Wendy Starland. I've found "Deep" and Ror - Shak a mysterious, under-appreciated one-album-wonder. Their label and websites have disappeared and I saw no mention of this excellent album on DB's site djdb.com.
Also hear music from the downtempo tango remix compilation Tango Chill Session "the day tango met chill out". Hear music from the album Borderlands by Evan Bartholomew (Bluetech)- Neo-Classical, ambient minimalism reminiscent of Eno, Glass, and Reich. Hear the jazzy classic "Rose Rouge" ("I want you to get together") a sensual flow of jazzy textures, Latin rhythms, and bass-ridden beats by St Germain a.k.a. noted French composer-producer Ludovic Navarre.
Ambient electronica from Pirate Satellite, soon to become Spirit Satellite. 9:00AM Central. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"...powder erupting into clouds and crypts like honeycombs; column waves and wave forms; current storms and storm currents..."
Saturday morning hear music from the new album The Veil Of Whispers by Thierry David- "Now was the perfect time to re-record the most significant of my titles and link them into one story." Also, new music from The Mountain Lake, by Johan Agebjorn- "That's what I like the most about music: when you feel like you're part of something bigger." Hear music from No Hassle, the 2009 album by Viennese soundscape masters Tosca; music from A Day Within Days, the latest release from Darshan Ambient- "dedicated to Juan Maciel. He not only introduced me to yoga and meditation, he taught me discipline as an artist and musician." Music from Shrift "a most gorgeous collaboration between Dennis Wheatley (Atlas) and famous contemporary nu-jazz Brazil vocalist Nina Miranda"; and Les Hommes, playing exotic Moog-meets-organ grooves. All this and more on Pirate Satellite, Saturday morning at 9:00. Live stream @kruufm.com We'll post the playlist afterward.
"the sound that changed the way we experience music."
Saturday morning we'll feature music from the System Recordings label, entering it's 10th year representing cutting-edge electronic music culture. Hear music from the compilation CDs New World Ambient 1 and 2; New World Dub; New World Chill and more. Artists featured are Gaudi; Hi-Fi Companions; Corciolli; Watershell; Eat Static; Drift and Tripswitch.
It's ambient electronic music from the New York city based System Recordings music label, Saturday morning at 9:00. SystemRecordings.com
"You know what I've learned about your planet? There's enough life on Earth to fill 15 planets. Plants, animals, people, fungi, viruses, all jostling to find their place. Bouncing off each other, feeding off each other.....
Broadcasting from the cornfields of Iowa, we're Pirate Satellite.
Saturday morning hear electronic music from the Spotted Peccary label, dedicated to the development of progressive instrumental, electronic, acoustic, ambient atmospheric, esoteric music and more. We'll hear from "Subliminal Pulse" (image), the first official US release from veteran electronic/ambient composer and recording artist Bruno Sanfilippo. A tranquil and hypnotic ambient musical tapestry comprised of delicate melodies, layered electronics and synth textures. "The Crossing", by David Helpling and Jon Jenkins. Spotted Peccary's top selling album last month ignores current trends in ambient and electronic music, creating a cinematic, powerful and deeply melodic experience. Hear music from "Autumn Continent", by Between Interval, a blend of space ambient and electronic downtempo. Subterranean explorations are balanced with a sense of light from an otherworldly perspective. "Deep Roots Hidden Water", Deborah Martin’s out of print second solo album, in a special re-mastered edition. It's an electronic soundworld filled with lyrical synth melodies, pulsing string trances and lush chordal movements.
Music from Spotted Peccary, Saturday morning, 9:00 AM Central. We'll post the playlist afterward. Live stream @kruufm.com
"Sometimes, the poetic language of music reveals what cannot be seen. It shows a reality that has nothing to do with words." - Bruno Sanfilippo SpottedPeccary.com
Happy spring, film fans. We know the blockbuster movie season is on it's way. We're seeing more and more releases every week, some 14 or more today. Unfortunately the one we've anticipated the most- Sucker Punch from 300 director Zach Synder is "getting KO'd by the critics. It's technically impressive and loaded with eye-catching images, but without characters or a plot to support them, all of Sucker Punch's visual thrills are for naught." - RottonTomatoes.com The good news is Cedar Rapids has come to Fairfield!
There's a very good film out we mentioned last week, Win-Win from the director that made the small gems Station Agent and The Visitor (starring Richard Jenkins). "Rich, wonderful characters and strong performances populate Win Win, with writer/director Thomas McCarthy continuing to emerge as a great American humanist." - RT.
We'll talk about Fairfield's new independent movie theater- Stage Door Cinema. Visit StageDoorCinema.com
Hear about other new theater releases, box office results and films we've seen. Junior film fan Shane Miller is on spring break so he'll join us in the studio. We're The Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Friday at 12:30.
Saturday morning hear electronic music from Ibiza After Hours; Jon Hopkins; Minus 8; Boards Of Canada; The Dining Rooms; Darshon Ambient; Vangelis; Vargo; Ginkgo Garden; Machine Love and more. We'll post the playlist afterward.
"We see a lot of people in here who claim they wanna know the ultimate truth about reality. They want to peer under the surface at the big everything. But this can be a very painful process full of surprises.
It can dismantle the world as you know it.
That's why most people prefer to remain on the surface of things. Maybe you should go home, let sleeping dogs lie. Take it easy. What do you say?" ~ Existential Detective