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Electronic Meditation
Thursday July 17th, 2014 with Sean McFee
Second Battle and endless prattle

Tonight, a mini-spotlight on the German Second Battle label, a callback to the last show tonight, a callback to the last show two weeks ago, and a classic track. Who could ask for anything more?
Let us begin with some songs with words.
Mew - Frengers - Sony
The Ballad of El Goodo
Big Star - #1 Record - Ardent
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible - Merge Canadian
Continuing with a couple more Canadian recordings that sound a *bit* different.
Linear Projection in a Jump Cut World
Tim Brady - Strange Attractors - Justin Time Canadian
Miriodor - Cobra Fakir - Cuneiform Canadian
Second Battle
* Carol of Harvest came out 1978, was a majorly hyped rarity, reissued in 2001 with bonus tracks. Deserves a lot of the hype.
* Ikarus mixed together some early prog and jazz-rock elements. Adding to the guitar-and-organ interplay is a healthy woodwind presence.
* 2066 and Then was another mega-rarity, the CD reissue is actually taken from different master-type recordings from the same period because the original masters were lost. It's a shame these guys never covered "American Woman"
* Tomorrow's Gift released two albums before morphing into the Release Music Orchestra. Some wild flute on this one.
Put on your Nightcap
Carol of Harvest - Carol of Harvest - Second Battle
Ikarus - Ikarus - Second Battle
At My Home
Twenty Sixty Six and Then - Reflections! - Second Battle
How You Want To Live
Tomorrow's Gift - Tomorrow's Gift - Second Battle
Continuing the tribute of the last hour, a track featuring Charlie Haden, appearing on Alice Coltrane's Journey in Satchidananda (which I also played two shows ago). Following this a call back to last week, with another track from Charles Hayward's Camberwell Now.
Isis and Osiris
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchinanda - Impulse!
Speculative Fiction
Camberwell Now - All's Well - Recommended
A classic track by Peter Hammill's Van der Graaf Generator, with a guest spot by King Crimson's Robert Fripp, and then some atmospheric close-out music.
A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers
Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts - Charisma
Blown a Wish
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - Sire