A tabla playing woman is depicted in stone sculpture carvings from the second century in Bhaja/India. The two drums are a major element in classical Indian music. Since the Sixties, tabla drums have also appeared outside of that context.

detail cover art Amon Düül II – Wolf City (1972, United Artists Records)

65-minute mix with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis, Geir Jenssen, Robert Ashley and others.

Featured cover art: CultureClash – CultureClash

In Liminal Spaces – Angus MacLise

Trance is an important aspect in Angus MacLise’s sound works. The drummer, composer, poet and calligrapher was a link between Beat culture, New York City’s art scene in the Sixties, and the hippies. 78 minutes with material by an originator who never released a record during his short life.

Geir Jenssen – Zhangmu: Crossing A Landslide Area

working with field-recordings from the Nepalese/Tibetan border (2001, Ash International)

Alejandro Jodorowsky – Rainbow Room

composed by Don Cherry, this is from the soundtrack of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s phantasmagoric cult movie The Holy Mountain (1973, ABKCO Music)

Catherine Ribeiro + 2 Bis – Voyage 1

experimental folk performer Catherine Ribeiro and Patrice Moullet record their project’s debut album using self built and ethno instruments (1969, Disques Festival)

Soliman Gamil – Sufi Dialogue

the Egyptian composer uses Pharaonic, Coptic, and Sufi traditions as basis for his 20th century compositions (unknown, RE: Touch)

The Zodiac – Libra: The Flower Child

from the concept album Cosmic Sounds that is tackling the area of star signs with early Moog synth sounds (1967, Elektra)

Ed Pias – Morocco

the percussionist earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Washington in 1996 and is known for blending rhythms of different cultures, as in this performance in Morocco (1997, Extreme)

CultureClash – Asian Approach

inspired by electronic music from Chicago and Detroit, the Dutch trio develops a version of techno with ‘ethnic instruments’ from a huge library of samples (1992, Irdial Discs’ radio project Monster Music / RE: Lost Futures)

Amon Düül II – Wie der Wind am Ende einer Straße

light-hearted experimental early world music from Munich (1972, United Artists Records)

Dr. Timothy Leary – Epilogue (Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out)

from the soundtrack to the film in which Timothy Leary accompanies a young man on an acid trip (1967, Mercury)

Robert Ashley – The Backyard

Robert Ashley’s meditative, trance-inducing monologue became the final episode of his abstract seven-part television opera Perfect Lives in 1984 (1977, Lovely Music, Ltd.)

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