Ear Conditioning / Transmission 18 – Flying High

Can’t shake that juvenile feeling of excitement regarding a record release.  Instead of running down to the record shop to get the first copy, it’s turn on the ‘puter and check the inbox.  When ordering the cd or vinyl of the Flying Lotus ‘Cosmogramma’ album via Bleep one gets an mp3 of said album sent out on day of release also.

Did anyone else get an empty file?

The postman dropped the cd at my door before I could say boo to Bleep.

Being born in the sixties, I was captured by the sight of men going into space.  However, btrothers never had a connection with space until George Clinton/Parliament-Funkadelic and Sun-Ra.  We watched as a few white men went into orbit, walked, played golf, and drove cars on the moon, and collected rocks.  It was George and Sun-Ra that brought space to us, looking at the cosmos, it’s properties and it’s mysteries in the quest.  From Chocolate City to The Mothership Connection.  With Flying Lotus, it’s from Los Angeles to The Comsos. Cosmogramma,  a space beat odyssey .  Searching within to capture some of dreams and possibilities of where one can go, reside, exist, partake of, explore, seek.

Funk.  That’s one of the things that separates Flying Lotus from a lot of those that bite his sound.  He’s got a profound sense of funk that the others miss.  A few numbers on Cosmogramma rides on deep bass drawl of Stephen (Thundercat) Brunner, (Suicidal Tendencies/Eryka Badu/Shafiq Husayn).

Rebekah Raff’s control of the harp provides a a perfect floating companion and guide.  Dorian Concept, Thom Yorke, Ravi Coltrane and Laura Darlington don’t fall asleep at the wheel either.

Ear Conditioning – Transmission 18 Flying High

Sunhole 22h00 GMT

  • Black To Comm / Void
  • African Head Charge / Throw It Away (On-U Sound)
  • Bim Sherman / Slummy Ghetto (On-U Sound)
  • Cornershop / Sounds Super (Beggars Banquet)
  • Mohammed Al Madloul / Unknown Title (Sublime Frequencies)
  • 1 Speed Bike / Taliban Horton Overnight Price Doubling
  • Mistachuck / Tear Down That Wall (SlamJamz)
  • King Midas Sound / Earth A Kill Ya (Hypedub)
  • Gonjasufi / Duet (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Computer Face  (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke / And The World Laughs At You (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Infinitum – Dimlite˙s Re-finitum (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Pickled! (Warp)
  • Flying Lotus / Massage Situation (Warp)
  • King Midas Sound / Lost -Heat Wave Ham – Flying Lotus Mix (Hyperdub)
  • Flying Lotus / Shifty (Plug Research)
  • Flying Lotus / Satelllliiiiiteee  (Warp)
  • Andreya Triana / Lost Where I Belong -Flying Lotus Remix Instrumental (Ninja Tune)
  • Radiohead / Reckoner – Flying Lotus Remix
  • Flying Lotus / Unexpected Delights featuring Laura Darlington (Plug Research)

Tunes from the Missing Channel – Cuentacuentos Los Silos

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With this weekend’s Cuentacuentos storytelling event in Los Silos in mind, (where I’ll be supplying some sounds on Friday night en el Patio Exconvento San Sebastian a las 23h)  I’ve got some African Head Charge, Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor, and field recordings from Chris Watson and La Casa de Africa lined up.  Also stepping up to shine are Portishead, Floating Points (electronica), Scalper (NZ hip hop),  John Baker of the BBC Sound Workshop, Taslit-Laârbi Ihihi (Amazigh), Mohsen Sharifian (Iran or Armenian, much google), Samiyam (Brainfeeder), a couple minutes from the Paul White album , Sounds from the Skylight, the spacious electronica of Porcelain by ASC ,  Mike Slott, and more from the new King Midas Sound album.

Tune in at www.sunhole.net 22h00 GMT, repeated weekday mornings at 11h00 GMT.


Ear Conditioning – Salpica inspiration

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The past weekend was the Salpica Festival, and despite the wind blowing the turntable needles all over the place the folks down Buenavista way gave it some.  Much thanks Juanjo, Ivan and the heartful crew.

Rowing boat chants, Filastine, PiL, Mike Slott, Mariem Hassan, Indigenous Resistance, Silkie + Mizz Beats, Bad Brains, Tempest, Loefah, Mutaburuka + African Head Charge, Jackhigh, Fun-da-mental and more on the decks for this weeks shot.

Tune in via Sunhole Radio tonight at 22h00; Planet Radio on Thursday 23h00, and maybe Radio Norte tonight at 20h30.

As usual, Sunhole repeat the program every weekday morning at 11h00, to go with your barraquito (that’s cafe con leche leche for all you non-Canarians).