This week we delve all across the world, mixing styles and nationalities with complete reckless abandon. You'll hear a modern cover of an old English murder ballad, a band named after a Capcom fighting game, jamtronica, souther-fried prog rock, acid jazz and more... Let's ride, folks! It's Episode #6 - "A Roving Blade!"
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This week's show features glitchstep-meets-post-rock, Russian alternative, Hindu prog folk music, Japanese trance-pop (which was used as an anime theme song), southwestern rock and a whole lot more. We're back to our usual globehopping, exploratory tunes for another installment of the Starlight Society.
This episode is the first of our "Deep Dive" series (every 4th show), where I take an in-depth look into a specific thing in music, be it genre, subgenre, musical movement, record label, etc. We cover the history of the thing, the players, some of the significant tracks/bands, where it came from, where it went, and what legacy it left behind. For our first show, we're looking into Madchester, a scene that mixed acid-house, disco funk and indie rock all into one heady cocktail. Here and gone in half a decade (1988-1993), it's a sound that flamed out before it could fade away. Time to drop some knowledge.
In which we delve into loungecore, dabble in glitchhop, talk about my high school girlfriend's favorite album as well as her sister's ignorance of classic rock, play some music by a band that befriended Thomas Pynchon and a whole lot more! Featuring music from the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, France and Russia!
Also, this show features a new microphone, and way better editing than previous shows. I'm getting better at this as I go, I promise!
This week we delve deep into the stacks and cover music from 1930 to today, bands with just one person and bands with dozens. As always, we're eager to explore the world, and so we've got rap in two different languages, neither of them English, electroswing from Eastern Europe, rock from Germany and more. Join us, won't you, as we travel across the world, looking for new music to inspire and delight.
As always, please let other people know about the show and if you've got suggestions of people I should be listening to, you can email me at the address mentioned in every show. Until then, enjoy Episode #2, "Come And See."