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Here's the latest dispatch from the homestead: Episode 77 kicks things off with a set that jumps back and forth between ...
05/12/2020
Episode 77: Songs for Insane Times (5/10/2020)

Here's the latest dispatch from the homestead: Episode 77 kicks things off with a set that jumps back and forth between UK psychedelia and some favorites from off the música popular brasileira shelf. Nature Walk No. 2 takes us through the forests and stops to watch the river flow, and we close things out with some electro-tinged tunes in remembrance of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider.

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 77: Songs for Insane Times
5/11/2020

Masaki Batoh - "Speculum" / Smile Jesus Loves YOU (Drag City, 2020)
Lo Borges - "Aos Barões" / Lo Borges (Odeon, 1972)
Kevin Ayers - "Song For Insane Times" / Joy of a Toy (Harvest, 1969)
Dom Salvador e Aboliçao - "Hei! Você" / Som, Sangue E Raça (CBS, 1971)
Milton Nascimento - "Para Lennon E McCartney" / Milton (Odeon, 1970)
Remo Four & George Harrison - "In The First Place" / 45 (Pilar, 1998)
The Woods Band - "Dreams" / The Woods Band (Greenwich Gramophone, 1971)
Minoru Muraoka - "The Positive and the Negative" / Bamboo (United Artists, 1970)

Pigeons - "Underneath The Maple Tree" / The Bower (MIE, 2015)
Robert Wyatt - "Grass" / Nothing Can Stop Us (Rough Trade, 1982)
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - "Paisagem na Janela" (“Landscape in the window”) / Clube Da Esquina (Odeon, 1972)
Nagisa Ni Te - "River" / The Same As A Flower (Org, 2005)
Linda Perhacs - “Call of the River” / Parallelograms (Kapp, 1971)
Judee Sill - “Emerald River Dance” (Home Recording) / Dreams Come True: Hi • I Love You Right Heartily Here • New Songs (Water, 2005)
Joseph Allred - “The Peach Forest (For Michael)” / For A Better Tomorrow (Garden Portal, 2020)
Maxine Funke / P WITS - “Flourish” / Forest Photographer 7" EP (Chemical Embalance, 2020)

Träd, Gräs Och Stenar - “Dansa Mera Moder Jord” (Dancing More Mother Earth) / Mors Mors (Tall, 1973/re: Anthology, 2016)
Kraftwerk - “Ruck Zuck” / Live on WDR in Soerst (1970)
75 Dollar Bill Big Band - “I’m Not Trying to Wake Up” / Live at Tubby’s
Anadol - “Görünmez Hava” / Uzun Havalar (Pingipong, 2019)
Dieter Moebius with Conny Plank & Mayo Thompson - “Das Apartment” / Ludwig’s Law (Drag City, 1998)
Haruomi Hosono - “Living Dining Kitchin” / Philaharmony (Yen, 1982)
Kraftwerk - “Tanzmusik” / Ralf & Florian (Philips, 1973)

Here's the latest dispatch from the homestead: Episode 77 kicks things off with a set that jumps back and forth between UK psychedelia and some favorites from off the música popular brasileira shelf. Nature Walk No. 2 takes us through the forests and stops to watch the river flow, and we close thin...

Songs for Insane Times: New jams and old favorites airing now til 3pm at 106.5fm and phillycam.org/listen
05/11/2020

Songs for Insane Times: New jams and old favorites airing now til 3pm at 106.5fm and phillycam.org/listen

Hey gang, greetings from the Encyclopedia Esoterica bunker! I hope you're doing OK in these weird times.  I've been slow...
04/27/2020
Episode 76: Music for Around the House b/w Nature Walk No. 1 (4/27/2020)

Hey gang, greetings from the Encyclopedia Esoterica bunker! I hope you're doing OK in these weird times. I've been slow to get it together, but finally have a bit of a home studio set up going, so from my bunker to yours, here's an hour of ecstatic new sounds for around the house, followed by an auditory nature walk for those feeling cooped up. Some real gems in the new releases department this week, featuring wild lo-fi groovers, cosmic folkers and new and newly-unearthed amp-melters that are not to be missed. Catch the stream today on WPPM FM from 1-3pm at 106.5fm and phillycam.org/listen, or hit the link below for the archive at your convenience. Dig in, be well and enjoy!

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 76: Music for Around the House b/w Nature Walk No. 1
4/27/2020

Skeleton$ - “It’s Infinite” / Am I Home? (Shinkoyo, 2016)
Jackie Lynne - “Traveler’s Code of Conduct” / Jacqueline (Drag City, 2020)
Mr. Elevator - “Alone Together” / Goodbye Blue Sky (Castle Face, 2020)
Product Placement - “Stay Inside” / Mass Hallucination (Third Uncle, 2020)
Lithics - “Hands” / Tower of Age (Trouble In Mind, 2020)
Lewsberg - “In The Cold Light of Day” / In This House (12XU, 2020)
Can - “Outside My Door” / Monster Movie (Liberty, 1969)
Woo - “Upside Down”, “It’s Cosy Inside” / It’s Cosy Inside (Independent Project Records, 1989)

Ty Segall - “Drivin Along” / Segall Smegall (bandcamp, 2020)
ZZZoo - “Nana” / Hotel ZZZoo EP (bandcamp, 2020)
Birds of Maya - “Cosmic Honeyshaker” / Vol. 2 (recorded 2007-2008? - soundcloud, 2020)
Luxurious Bags - “Medley: My Imaginary Friend, The Drifter, Road Bible” / Quarantine Heaven comp CD (Twisted Village, 1993)
April Heliotis - “House Song” / youtube, 2020
Asei Kobayashi & Micky Yoshino - “Eat Eat Eat”, “Eat” / Hausu OST (Columbia, 1977)

Humanherb - “Shelter In Place Day 31” / youtubes (Glowing Dagger, 2020)
Hiroshi Yoshimura - “Creek” / Green (AIR, 1986/re: Light in the Attic, 2020)
Friends - “Take A Walk” / Fragile (unreleased, 1974/re: Acme, 2004)
Eduardo Bort - “Walking On The Grass [Paseando Sobre La Hierba]” / Eduardo Bort (Movieplay, 1975)
Ivor Cutler Trio - “I’m Going In A Field” / Ludo (Parolophone, 1967)
Gerycz/Powers/Rolin - “Songbird” / Beacon (Garden Portal, 2020)
Powder - “Flowers” / Biff! Bang! Pow! (Distortions, 1993)
Michael Hurley - “Lush Green Trees” / Watertower (Fundamental, 1987)
Pentangle - “The Trees They Do Grow High” / Sweet Child (Transatlantic, 1968)
Trees - “Sally Free and Easy” / On The Shore (CBS, 1970)

Hey gang, greetings from the Encyclopedia Esoterica bunker! I hope you're doing ok in these weird times. I've been slow to get it together, but finally have a bit of a home studio set up going, so from my bunker to yours, here's an hour of ecstatic new sounds for around the house, followed by an aud...

Grey lives, sunny skies and roaring women galore: this week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica we kick things off with a litt...
03/03/2020
Episode 75: Wild Rainy Day Women b/w Moody Sunshine Sad Guys (3/2/2020)

Grey lives, sunny skies and roaring women galore: this week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica we kick things off with a little tribute to David Roback, dance between the rain drops with some really wild women, then hang out with a few sensitive sad guys with "that look" in their eyes before a quick detour through some world psych garage and some thangs that go twang. All available at the push of a button. Grab a hanky and your galoshes and see you out there.

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 75: Wild Rainy Day Women b/w Moody Sunshine Sad Guys
3/2/2020

The Rain Parade - “This Can’t Be Today” / Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (Enigma, 1983)
The Raincoats - “Lola” / The Raincoats (Rough Trade, 1979)
Faust - “It’s A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl” / So Far (Polydor, 1972)
The Slits - “FM” / Peel Session (1978)
Long Hots - “Boogie Trance” / Monday Night RAW (self-released, 2018)
The Klitz - “Wild Thing” / Rocking The Memphis Underground 1978-1980 (Mono-Tone, 2018)

Billy Nicholls - “Winter Rose” / Love Songs (GM, 1974)
Colin Blunstone - “A Sign From Me To You” / Ennismore (Epic, 1972)
Val Stoecklein - “Say It’s Not Over” / Grey Life (Dot, 1968)
Jackson C. Frank - “Blues Run The Game” / Jackson C. Frank (Columbia, 1965/re: Antarctica Starts Here, 2019)
Townes Van Zandt - “Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel” / Townes Van Zandt (Poppy, 1969)

Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane - “Tonight’s Number”, “From The Late to the Early” / Mahoney’s Last Stand (Atco, 1976)
News - “Ooh La La” / Hot Off The Press (No Label, 1974)
Michael Hurley - “Be Kind To Me” / Armchair Boogie (Raccoon, 1971/re: Mississippi, 2019)
Spur - “Tribal Gathering/We Don't Want To Know” / Spur of the Moments (Galactic Zoo Disk, 2010)
Robert Lester Folsom - “Untitled”, “Jericho” / Music and Dreams (Abacus, 1976)
Justen O’Brien and Jake - “Time Will Tell” / Time Will Tell (Self-released, 1978)

Question Mark - “Freaking Out” / Be Nice To The People (EMI, 1977/re: Shadoks, 2007)
Los Vidrios Quebrados - “La primera de Miss L. O'B” / Fictions (RCA, 1967)
Happy End - “Juunigatsu No AMe No HI” / Happy End (URC, 1970)
Pentangle - “Poison” (Studio Session, August 1967) / The Time Has Come 1967-1973 (Castle, 2007)
Jude - “Beverly Market Meeting” / Strangers in the Room - A Journey THrough British Folk-Rock 1967-1973 (Grapefruit, 2019)
Bill Fay - “Garden Song” / Bill Fay (Deram, 1970)
Opal - “Freight Train” / Fell From The Sun 12" EP (Rough Trade, 1984)
Rain Parade - “Talking In My Sleep” / Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (Enigma, 1983)

Grey lives, sunny skies and roaring women galore: this week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica we kick things off with a little tribute to David Roback, dance between the rain drops with some really wild women, then hang out with a few sensitive sad guys with "that look" in their eyes before a quick deto...

Today on @theencyclopediaesoterica: wild women, moody sad guys, righteous rippers and pedal steel ghosts galore. Tune in...
03/02/2020

Today on @theencyclopediaesoterica: wild women, moody sad guys, righteous rippers and pedal steel ghosts galore. Tune in 1-3pm at 106.5fm or phillycam.org/listen to soak it all in.

Sit yourself down right between the speakers and stare straight into the stereo field: this week on the Encyclopedia Eso...
02/26/2020
Episode 74: Electric Audio Staring Contest (2/24/2020)

Sit yourself down right between the speakers and stare straight into the stereo field: this week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica, we take in two hours of classic and underground folk-rock and psych-pop, including a small tribute in memoriam to one of our favorites, Elyse Weinberg (RIP). Next, we float through a few meditative drone zones, warm up with some amplifier-on-fire guitar wizardry and mutant electronics, and bask in some head-scratching/toe-tapping pop abstractions. It's all available at the push of a button. Playlist and play button below!

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 74: Electric Audio Staring Contest
2/24/2020

Billy Nicholls - “Would You Believe?” / Would You Believe? (Immediate, 1968)
The Kinks - “Victoria” / Arthur or the decline and fall of the british empire (Pye, 1696)
Anonymous - “Sweet Lilac” / Inside the Shadow (Major Label, 1976)
Davy Graham - “Both SIdes Now” / Large as Life and Twice as Natural (Decca, 1968/re: Bread and Wine, 2017)
John Renbourn - “I Know My Babe” - Live at Les Cousins / The Attic Tapes (Riverboat, 2016)
Steeleye Span - “Blacksmith” / Hark! The Village Wait (Mooncrest, 1970)
Elyse - “Deed I Do” / Elyse (Tetragrammaton Records, 1969)
Elyse Weinberg - “City of the Angels” / Greasepaint Smile (recorded 1971/Numerophon, 2015)

Sunburned Hand of the Man - “Experiments”, “Born Clever” / Headless (Cardinal Fuzz/Manhand, 2020)
Popol Vuh - “Wo bist du?” / Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (Kosmische Musik, 1975/re: BMG, 2019)
Don Cherry & Terry RIley - “Improvisation” / Live in Koln, 1975 (Loathed Sound, 2019)
Steve Reich & Pat Metheny - “Electric Counterpoint - Fast” / Different Trains (Nonesuch, 1989)

Arthur Russell - “Make 1, 2” / Calling Out of Context (Audika, 2004)
Michael Potter - “Winter Jam” / Winter Music (michaelpotter.bandcamp.com/, 2020)
Hallelujahs - “I’m Not Green (Rehearsal, 1986)” / Songs for a Simple Moment (Geographic, 2001)
White Heaven - “Cold Hour” / Levitation (Now Sound, 1997/re: Far Sound, 2006)
You Ishihara - “Formula” (excerpt) / Formula (Zelone, 2020)
Hijokaiden - “Silver Machine” / Hijokaiden Tapes (Alchemy, 1986/re: Fantastique, 2020)
Man...or Astroman? - “Destination Venus” / Destroy All Astromen! (Estrus, 1994)

Sit yourself down right between the speakers and stare straight into the stereo field: this week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica, we take in two hours of classic and underground folk-rock and psych-pop, including a small tribute in memoriam to one of our favorites, Elyse Weinberg (RIP). Next, we float...

Back on the air with another satchel of sound for you today. Tune into The Encyclopedia Esoterica on WPPM FM from 1-3 th...
02/24/2020

Back on the air with another satchel of sound for you today. Tune into The Encyclopedia Esoterica on WPPM FM from 1-3 this afternoon for meditative drone zones, amplifier on fire guitar wizardry, head-scratching/toe-tapping pop abstractions, mutant electronics and finger-picked lullabies. Set that dial to 106.5fm or phillycam.org/listen to receive transmission.

New episode is up!  This week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica we're gearing up for an early spring with two hours of heavy...
02/04/2020

New episode is up! This week on the Encyclopedia Esoterica we're gearing up for an early spring with two hours of heavy guitar freakouts from the likes of Tony McPhee and Michio Kurihara, private press folksters from hither and yon, circuitous keyboard fantasies from beyond our spheres, and some real stretched out jazz excursions from Kuzu and Pure Enchantment. Click play to see if the blind groundhog has it's mother's eyes:

https://www.mixcloud.com/EncyclopediaEsoterica/episode-73-enlightened-enchantment-blind-groundhog-commute-232020/

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 73: Enlightened Enchantment & Blind Groundhog Commute
2/3/2020

The Groundhogs - “Cherry Red” / Split (United Artists, 1971)
Captain Beyond - “Dancing Madly Backwards (on a sea of air)”, “Armworth”, “Myopic Void” / Captain Beyond (Capricorn, 1972)
Flower Travellin’ Band - “Satori II” / Satori (Atlantic, 1971)
White Heaven - “Blind Promise” / Out (P.S.F., 1991/re: Black Editions, 2020)
The Groundhogs - “Junkman”, “Groundhog” / Split (United Artists, 1971)

Pure Enchantment - “America BC” / Humid Misterioso (Null Zone, 2019)
Stefan Christensen - “Commute” / Nobody Knows This Is Somewhere (c/site, 2020)
Hawk and a Hacksaw - “Maremaillette” / Hack and a Hacksaw (Cloud, 2002/re: Leaf, 2004)

Kuzu (Rempis, Damon, Dorji) - “Purple Dark Opal” (excerpt) / Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic, 2020)
Ashley Paul - “Night Howl” / Lost In Shadow (Slip, 2018)
Liz Durette - “Demon’s Interlude” / Delight (Feeding Tube, 2020)
Go Hirano - “Windy Shores” / Corridor Of Daylights (P.S.F., 2004/re: Black Editions, 2020)
Bevery Glenn-Copeland - “Ever New” / Keyboard Fantasies (Atlast, 1986/re: Seance Centre, 2020)

Dervish - “Sveinung Hovensjo” / Dervish (self-released cassette, 1985/re: Numero, 2020)
Hendrickson Road House - “Forget About You” / Hendrickson Roadhouse (Two:Dot, 1970/re: Tenth Planet, 2013)
Tony, Caro & John - “Snowden Song” / All On The First Day (self-released, 1970/re: Gaarden, 2010)
Tony, Caro & John - “Forever and Ever” / Blue Clouds (Galactic Zoo Disk/Gaarden, 2012)
Gary Higgins - “The Last Great Sperm Whale” / 7” w/ Red Hash (Drag City, 2006)

Happy belated Groundhogs Day.  Gearing up for an early spring with two hours of heavy guitar freakouts from the likes of...
02/03/2020

Happy belated Groundhogs Day. Gearing up for an early spring with two hours of heavy guitar freakouts from the likes of Tony McPhee and Michio Kurihara, private press folksters from hither and yon, circuitous keyboard fantasies from beyond our spheres, and some real stretched out jazz excursions from Kuzu and Pure Enchantment. Tune into @theencyclopediaesoterica 1-3pm today to take it all in. @wppmfm 106.5fm and phillycam.org/listen

New episode uploaded!  I never quite got around to the promised free-jazz detonations (next time!) but there's plenty of...
01/28/2020
Episode 72: Winterland Doldrums & Cracked Melody Laughter (1/27/2020)

New episode uploaded! I never quite got around to the promised free-jazz detonations (next time!) but there's plenty of electric raga fire, lo-fi skronk rock, majestic folkies and burnt speaker smell to go around.

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 72: Winterland Doldrums & Cracked Melody Laughter
1/27/2020

Bruce Palmer - “Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse” / The Cycle Is Complete (Verve Forecast, 1970)
Elkhorn - “Electric One (excerpt)” / The Storm Sessions (Beyond Beyond is Beyond, 2020)
George Stavis - “Winterland Doldrums” / Labrynths (Vanguard, 1969)
Espers - “Flaming Telepaths” / The Weed Tree (Locust, 2005/re: Drag City, 2020)
Headroom - “Over Easy” / Nobody Knows This Is Somewhere (C/Site Recordings, 2020)

Velvet Underground - “Melody Laughter” - Live at the Valleydale Ballroom, Columbus, OH 11/4/66 / The Velvet Underground & Nico - 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (Polydor, 2012)
ML WAH - “Wallah Sound” / Deep Roots (Flower Room, 2020)
OOIOO - “jibun” / Nijimusi (Thrill Jockey, 2020)
Gareth Williams & Marie Currie - “Breast Stroke” / Flaming Tunes (Contageous Tapes, 1985/re: Blackest Ever Black, 2012)

Fairport Convention - “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” / Un-Halfbricking (Island, 1969)
John Martyn - “Sing A Song Of Summer” / The Tumbler (Island, 1968)
Michael Chapman - “It Didn’t Work Out” / Rainmaker (Harvest, 1969/re: LITA, 2012)
Gypsy Blood - “Wasurekaketa Kotoba” / ろっこうおろし (Vertigo, 1972)

Dropping some stereo sound (mono too) on today's episode - new and classic noise rock, electric raga epiphanies, , tightly-wound and elaborately-loose out-rock detonations, and some majestic uk folkies to start the week right. Hit that play button to receive transmission.

Dropping some stereo sound (mono too) on @theencyclopediaesoterica from 1-3pm today - new and classic noise rock, majest...
01/27/2020

Dropping some stereo sound (mono too) on @theencyclopediaesoterica from 1-3pm today - new and classic noise rock, majestic uk folkies, some tightly-wound and elaborately-loose free jazz detonations, and slow-moving celestial harmonies to start the week right. Set that dial to 106.5fm or internets to phillycam.org/listen to receive transmission.

Welcome to 2020, gang. The Encyclopedia Esoterica kicks off the new year with a spectacular spazz-punk fireworks display...
01/14/2020
Episode 71: A Mid-Winter Stroll b/w Headphones Full o' Fuzz (1/13/2020)

Welcome to 2020, gang. The Encyclopedia Esoterica kicks off the new year with a spectacular spazz-punk fireworks display and two hours of lo-fi garage-jangle gunk, kosmik macrobiotic jazz funk, psychedelic acoustic kiwis and noise-folk nirvana galore. Hit play, take your seat and enjoy the show...

The Encyclopedia Esoterica
Episode 71: A Mid-Winter Stroll b/w Headphones Full o' Fuzz
1/13/2020

Bablicon - Silicon)(Bucktown - The Orange Tapered Moon (Misra, 2000)
Simply Saucer - “Nazi Apocalypse” / Cyborgs Revisted (Mole Sound, 1989/re: In The Red, 2018)
Debris’ - “Witness” / Static Disposal (Static Disposal, 1976/re: Anopheles, 1999)
Gaseneta - “社会復帰 (Rehabilitation)” / Sooner or Later (P.S.F., 1991)
Notekillers - “Airport” / We’re Here to Help (Prophase, 2010)
White Heaven - “Mid-Summer Stroll” / Showboat, Tokyo June 19th, 1994 (audience recording)

Lithics - “Untitled” / Wendy Kramer EP (Self-released, 2017/re: Moone, 2020)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz - “BDJ Bb - 2017” / Je est un autre 2x10” (Okraïna, 2019)
D.A.F. - “Kebabtraume” / 45 (Mute, 1980)
The Homosexuals - “Soft South Africans (Slow)” / The Homosexuals Record (Recommended, 1981)
Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue - “Remote Control” / It’s A Garage Obituary 45 (Troubleman Unlimited, 2003)
Early Bloom - “Out of the Way” / Commuter Town Bandcamp (Commuter, 2020)
Mark Mulcahy - “What If I Go off with Bob?” / The Gus (Mezzotint, 2019)
Art of Flying - “Hang Around the Well” / Escort Mission (Throat Culture, 2018)
Bob Desaulniers - “The Gold Lamp” / Rose Water (self-released, 2019)

Taj Mahal Travelers - “Between 7:03-7:15pm” / July 15th, 1972 (Columbia, 1972/re: Etats-Unis, 2019)
Mary Lou Williams Trio - “Baby Man” / Free Spirits (Steeple Chase, 1976)
[Bass – Buster Williams, Drums – Mickey Roker]
Robert Turman - “Flux 1” / Flux (Self-released cassette, 1981/re: Spectrum Spools, 2019)
Don Cherry - “Brown Rice” / Brown Rice (EMI, 1975)
Earth Cult - Sarah Louise, Sally Anne Morgan & Kryssi B - “Squash Vine” / Natch 11 (Black Dirt, 2020)
Turiiya - “Crimson Dawn” / Waiting (Jayrem, 1986)
John Fahey ‎- “Remember” / Red Cross Disciple Of Christ Today (Revenant, 2003)

Welcome to 2020, gang. The Encyclopedia Esoterica kicks off the new year with a spectacular spazz-punk fireworks display and two hours of lo-fi garage-jangle gunk, kosmik macrobiotic jazz funk, psychedelic acoustic kiwis and noise-folk nirvana galore. Hit play, take your seat and enjoy the show.

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