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Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone Episode guide

  1. Orchestral

    Stuart chooses an orchestral playlist featuring Sufjan Stevens and Ornette Coleman.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

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  2. Irish experimental music

    60 minutes of the best experimental, wild and wonderful Irish men and women of music.

    First broadcast: 20 Apr 2014

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  3. Manipulated Voices

    John Doran from The Quietus shares some weird records with manipulated voices.

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

  4. The History of the Drum Machine

    808 State's Graham Massey gives Stuart a brief history of the drum machine.

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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  5. Novelty Beatnik Records

    Bongo-loving, beret-wearing hepcat Jonny Trunk plays novelty beatnik records. You dig?

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  6. Loop-de-loop

    Anne Hilde Neset sends Stuart loopy talking about loops and cycles in music.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

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  7. Leftfield Ladies of Electronica

    Mira Calix showcases the best female artists working in electronic music.

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2014

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  8. BBC live music archive

    Stuart plays archive tracks from Boards of Canada, Gentle Giant and Soft Machine.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  9. The Horrors join Stuart

    Tom and Rhys from The Horrors share a selection of their favourite freaky tracks.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  10. Obscure Italian Soundtracks

    Andy Votel joins Stuart with some lesser-known but utterly brilliant Italian soundtracks.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  11. Roundtable discussion

    Stuart hosts a roundtable discussion critiquing new releases in the world of weird music.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  12. Field Recordings

    Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with tracks that show an imaginative use of field recordings.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  13. Ice Music Festival

    Fiona Talkington reports from the Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

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  14. Lost Voices

    Stuart provides a 60-minute playlist of great artists lost to obscurity.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  15. Space Rock with Shindig!

    Austin Matthews, author of Shindig! magazine's space rock special, joins Stuart.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  16. New music for 2014

    The Quietus editor John Doran shares his picks for 2014.

    First broadcast: 12 Jan 2014

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  17. Best bits of 2013

    Stuart revisits some of the best moments on the show from the past 12 months.

    First broadcast: 05 Jan 2014

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  18. Freaky Festive Mix

    Graham Massey provides an eerily festive mix - warm your soul with this wintry treat.

    First broadcast: 29 Dec 2013

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  19. Keeping It in the Family

    Stuart puts together a playlist of family bands including a grindcore father-daughter duo.

    First broadcast: 22 Dec 2013

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  20. The Legacy of Frank Zappa Continued

    Stuart delves deeper into the legacy of Frank Zappa, 20 years after his death.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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  21. Roundtable Discussion

    Stuart hosts a discussion on the latest new releases with Andy Votel and Connan Mockasin.

    First broadcast: 08 Dec 2013

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  22. International Radiophonic Records

    Musical maverick Jonny Trunk shares his favourite records from across the globe.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2013

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  23. British Psychedelia

    Stuart digs out his rarest cuts of British psychedelic music from yesteryear.

    First broadcast: 24 Nov 2013

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  24. Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio

    Don Letts joins Stuart to showcase his Culture Clash Radio show.

    First broadcast: 17 Nov 2013

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  25. Mike Oldfield as a sideman

    Mike Oldfield talks about collaborating with David Bedford and Pekka Pohjola and more.

    First broadcast: 10 Nov 2013

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  26. Femininity in electronic music

    Stuart looks at femininity in electronic music - the sensual side of synthesisers.

    First broadcast: 03 Nov 2013

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  27. Dinos Chapman mix

    Experimental visual artist Dinos Chapman takes control of 6 Music with an exclusive mix.

    First broadcast: 27 Oct 2013

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  28. Roundtable discussion

    A debate on the merits and flaws of the most intriguing new releases in leftfield music.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2013

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  29. Raphael Preston on working with Vangelis

    Synthesizer expert Raphael Preston on his work with renowned Greek composer Vangelis.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2013

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  30. The Lost Tapes Record Club

    Carl from Clinic and David from Finders Keepers Records join Stuart.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

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