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Electronic Meditation
Thursday June 16th, 2016 with Sean McFee
Tangerine Dream Encore Encore

So tonight is a slightly impromptu show, prompted by bringing the wrong bag into the station. Rather than literally repeat what I played for all y'all two weeks ago, I am leveraging the CKCU library to bring you the next installment in the ongoing series on Tangerine Dream, which should be something. And I'm not entirely without some other tricks to get us through two hours of fun...
Speaking Gently
Badbadnotgood - IV - Innovative Leisure Canadian New
Meeting in the Aisle
Radiohead - Airbag... How Am I Driving? - Parlophone
Touch Me and Die
Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches - Sacred Phrases Canadian
Lotus Flower
Radiohead - The King of Limbs - XL
Rainbow Music
Robert T - LNP Compilation 2 - Low Noise Productions Canadian
Burn the Witch
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool - XL New
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool - XL New
After the initial block of music we dive into some mid-1980s Tangerine Dream. I am hearing all of this for the first time with you, but I'm using the progressive rock algorithm of always going with the longest track as the likely best one. We start this evening with the final chronological recordings of the Froese/Franke/Schmoelling lineup (featured on the recent Tangerine Dream Encore program) before diving into the Froese/Franke/Haslinger material.

We start with the double-live album Poland, which is considered by many the high point of the Schmoelling-era group... let's hope they're right!
Tangerine Dream - Poland - The Warsaw Concert - Jive Electro
Next up is a track from the Froese/Franke/Schmoelling album Le Parc (1985). Each track on this album is inspired by a park. On this track (Yellowstone Park) there are actually ... vocals! They are performed by Clare Torry, who was the vocalist on Pink Floyd's Great Gig in the Sky. How well do the vocals work on this album? Let's find out!
Yellowstone Park
Tangerine Dream - Le Parc - Jive Electro
And NOW we move into a new era of Tangerine Dream, the era of Froese, Franke, and Paul Haslinger. The 1986 release Underwater Sunlight features a sidelong suite called Song of the Whale, so OBVIOUSLY that's what I'm going to play.
Song of the Whale
Tangerine Dream - Underwater Sunlight - Jive Electro
And NOW we are going to play some music from the album Tyger, which apparently features spoken word... which is not exactly considered TD's forte. Look folks, sometimes we have to explore scary terrain in order to grow as people. This may be one of those times. While going through the vinyl library I saw that CKCU actually has TWO copies of this album. Now a few weeks back, John on the Oort Cloud played two copies of the classic TD album Rubycon at the same time on two different turntables. As a tribute to him, I will play two copies of the slightly less classic TD album Tyger at the same time on two different turntables.
Alchemy of the Heart
Tangerine Dream - Tyger - Jive Electro
Tangerine Dream - Tyger - Jive Electro
We conclude this tour of Tangerine Dream with 1988's Optical Wave, their first release on Peter Baumann's Private label (it all comes full circle...). Christopher Franke left for this album, so it's only Froese and Haslinger. Much of the album is programmed with an Atari computer! Let's see what this sounds like...
Tangerine Dream - Optical Wave - Private
Atlas Eyes
Tangerine Dream - Optical Wave - Private
Interactive CKCU
Sean McFee (host)
Hi everyone.. the antenna is currently down for repair so the only way to listen live is on the Internet. Sorry for the inconvenience!

12:23 AM, June 16th, 2016
Professor Mike
No worry, listening online this early morning

12:25 AM, June 16th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
Cheers Mike!

12:26 AM, June 16th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
Yes, I just played the band introduction at 45 RPM. Let's pretend that was intentional.

12:36 AM, June 16th, 2016
Sean McFee (host)
What I learned last night was that 80s TD was better than I'd been led to believe, and that Tyger gains immensely from a three second echo.

10:03 PM, June 16th, 2016