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Stuart talks to his favourite band from his teenage years, Gentle Giant and Anatolian rock pioneer Erkin Koray’s Elektronik Türküler is the featured album.

Stuart talks to his favourite band from his teenage years, Gentle Giant ahead of the release of a deluxe 30-disc box set of live and studio albums. Brothers Derek and Ray Shulman talk about their formative days in Portsmouth, finding the missing part of their sound in guitarist Kerry Minnear and the recalibration that happened after their elder brother Phil left the band to look after his family.

This week's featured album is the Anatolian rock pioneer Erkin Koray’s influential Elektronik Türküler. After a string of hit singles throughout the 1960s, it was the first full length album to combine progressive and psychedelic rock with traditional Turkish elements and lyrics. And there’s new music from Keeley Forsyth’s forthcoming debut album and Forktail explore dark folkloric realms.

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Music Played

  • Todd Terje

    Alfonso Muskedunder

  • Keeley Forsyth


  • Robin Richards


  • Erkin Koray


  • Anna Meredith


  • Isan

    From A Hundred

  • Stereolab

    Baby Lulu

  • Erkin Koray


  • Gentle Giant

    Pantagruel’s Nativity

  • Gentle Giant

    The Advent of Panurge

  • Thieves' Kitchen


  • Elliot Galvin

    New Model Army

  • Tomeka Reid Quartet

    Old New

  • Sunn O)))

    Pyroclasts in C# (6 Music Session, 29th October 2019)

  • Brian Eno


  • Erkin Koray

    Hele Yar

  • Pile


  • Fragile Self


  • Forktail

    Wilmot The Coward

  • Erlend Apneseth Trio