I’m excited to announce the first collaboration with Global Psychedelia on WEFT 90.1 FM, weft.org, a recommended radio show about psychedelic music. Check out his great blog Global Psychedelia and find more information about the show “Electronic Global Psychedelia” here.
Tune in tomorrow, Saturday, March 5th, 9 pm CET on WEFT for two hours of electronic global psychedelia from 1968 to 1985, curated by me, Pie in the sky. Thanks to The New Elastic Infinite and WEFT Community Radio for giving me the opportunity.
Electronic Global Psychedelia
This playlist is featuring pop, rock, folk and experimental psychedelic music ranging from 1968 to 1985 using electronic instruments and often custom-made analogue synthesizers, effects and drum-machines. These musicians from Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Niger, Netherlands, Pakistan, Turkey, United Kingdom and the US weren’t the first internationally to use electronic equipment but a lot of them were still pioneers of electronic music in their countries. What I find interesting is the mix of traditional folk music, western-style pop music and avant-garde and the overall superior creativity, originality and craftsmanship of the music. I’m focusing on artists that might still be unknown to a bigger audience and not so known music from renowned artists that influenced later musicians and styles of music. The obsession of these pioneers led to a passionate examination not only of the actual hardware but also of the structure of the music as well. Looking back, today’s music seems to be more uniform and less adventurous than 40 years ago. I still think that economical and social restrictions lead to a higher cultural output and the omnipresence and availability of technology isn’t always producing more interesting results.
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