:Episode One Hundred Eighty-Two: 4.17.2020
|Steve Reich||Drumming, Pt. 4||Drumming|
|Ami Shavit||Yom Kippur, Pt. 1||Yom Kippur 1973|
|Takehisa Kosugi||Wave Code #e-1||Catch-Wave|
|Expo 70||Lair Of The Shadow Wolf||Cleverly Mystique|
|Recorded by David Lewiston||Ketjak: the Ramayana Monkey Chant||Golden Rain: Music of Bali|
|Love Cry Want||Love Cry||Love Cry Want|
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Everything! It's the all-vinyl show!
Special All-Vinyl, All-Drone 4/20 observed show
As has been the case the past few years, I'm observing 4/20 (the closest thing we have to a national psychedelic holiday) with an episode dedicated entirely to longform droooooooooooooones, played exclusively from vinyl.
The highlight for me this year is the Ramayana Monkey Chant, which I've been dying to play for years, but that I didn't want to inflict on any of my less-adventurous listeners (I alluded to this on air, but I didn't want the station to get besieged with complaints the way WFMU did when they played Ritual Mouth Organs of the Murung, another notoriously challenging field recording) I try to save the truly far-out stuff for this particular episode, and it doesn't get much freakier than twenty-plus minutes of repetitious chanting. Those interested in either a preview, or a visual accompaniment, should check out this clip from the (must-watch) film Baraka (which I got to see in glorious 70mm in January, during the last months of the Before Time, at the Hollywood Theatre here in Portland)
Plus, an excerpt from a very early performance of Steve Reich's seminal percussion piece Drumming, the obscure protest fusion-jazz album Love Cry Want (performed in a park across from the Nixon White House - I fully support any attempt to do something similar for the benefit of that building's current occupant) and drone episode (and Space Program) mainstay, Expo 70.