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Stuart Maconie travels to the furthest flung corners of left-field music to create a playlist that makes you rock back on your heels with the sounds of newness and difference.

Stuart Maconie travels to the furthest flung corners of left-field music to create a playlist that makes you rock back on your heels with the sounds of newness and difference. This weeks featured album is Song Cycle, the first solo album from Van Dyke Parks, the master lyricist behind many of The Beach Boys hits. An expensive album to make, it was a commercial flop and was hurried out by the record label with little ceremony in 1967. Nearly fifty years on Stuart re-appraises it's bold ambition, complexity and extravagance with a selection of tracks throughout the show.

2 hours

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Sun 7 Aug 2016 20:00

Music Played

  • The Groundhogs

    Split Pt. 1

    • Split.
    • Liberty.
  • Silver Apples

    The Edge Of Wonder

    • Single - The Edge Of Wonder.
    • Enraptured.
  • Perhaps Contraption

    Lay Low

    • Mud Belief.
    • Self-Released.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    Widow's Walk

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    The All Golden

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Dean Blunt

    Flaxen

    • The Redeemer.
    • Hippos In Tanks.
  • Gazelle Twin

    Heartbeat

    • Electronic Sound Covers Collection.
    • Electronic Sound.
  • SkorpiĆ³

    Szevasz Haver

    • Well Hung (20 Funk-Rock Eruptions From Beneath Communist Hungary - Volume 1.).
    • Finders Keepers Records.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    Public Domain

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    Donovan's Colors

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    The Attic

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Gentle Giant

    I Lost My Head

    • Interview.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Blanck Mass

    D7-D5

    • Adult Swim: 2016 Singles Program.
    • Adult Swim.
  • Volcano!

    Africa Just Wants To Have Fun

    • Paperwork.
    • The Leaf Label.
  • The Cutler

    OFGB

    • Everything Is Touching Everything Else.
    • Steel Tiger.
  • Van der Graaf Generator

    Aloft

    • Do Not Disturb.
    • Esoteric Recordings.
  • Spacemonkeyz

    Aeronautics

    • The Karman Line.
    • Hubro.
  • Clear Light

    The Susan Years

    • Clear Light.
    • Big Beat Records.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    By The People

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    Laurel Canyon Boulevard

    • Song Cycle.
    • Bella Union.
  • The Residents

    Sinister Exaggerator

    • Duck Stab! / Buster & Glen.
    • Mute.
  • The Cray Twins

    Fianuis

    • The Pier.
    • Fang Bomb.
  • Graham Collier Sextet

    Molewrench

    • Down Another Road.
    • Fontana.

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