Traditional instruments and music – twisted by electronic musicians, composers, improvisers, and rockers.

detail cover art Harry Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band – Paraiso (1978, Alfa)

56-minute mix with The 13th Tribe, Don Cherry, Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band, Sun City Girls and others.

Featured cover art: Asmat Dream – New Music Indonesia, Vol. 1 (Sunda)

Their India – Inspiration From Abroad (1956-99)

During the 20th century, India attracted artists and musicians in pursuit of answers to spiritual needs or wanting to leave something behind. 56 minutes with Alice Coltrane, Coil with Lori Carson, Psycho Baba, Sun Ra and others.

23 Skidoo – Misr Wakening

gentle experimental percussion work, rooted in gamelan traditions (1984, Illuminated Records)

Futuro Antico – Eco Raga

the cross culture project from Milan proposes ethno-electronic music (1980, Casal Gajardo Records / RE: Black Sweat Records)

The 13th Tribe – Dream Hunters

ritualistic textures by an international orchestra of cross cultural musicians (1992, Review Records)

Technical Space Composer’s Crew – Ho-Mai-Nhi (The Boat Woman Song)

together with technician Rolf Dammers, Stockhausen student and later Can recording wizard Holger Czukay explores multi-tracking collage techniques with a Vietnamese love song sung to a sad melody (1969, Music Factory / RE: Spoon Records)

The United States of America – Osamu’s Birthday

the experimental rock band from Los Angeles approaches Japanese grounds (1967, Sundazed Music / RE: Esoteric Recordings)

Sun City Girls – Kickin’ the Dragon

hallucinatory Far Eastern-inspired pseudo folk (1994, Abduction)

Harry Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band – Shambhala Signal

exploring tropical grounds with synthesizers (1978, Alfa / RE: Light In The Attic)

Nano S. – Jemplang Polansky

reflecting Sundanese musical traditions in a multi-track recording studio, making strong use of overdubs (1989, Lyrichord)

Don Cherry – Flute Song

an intimate ceremony connecting East and West, recorded for Italian tv station RAI (1976, Black Sweat Records)

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