January 15, 2020 Playlist

"Tears Of Andromeda: Black Sails Against The Sky" by Earthling Society (2007)
Earthling Society "Tears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky"  2007 (UK) 
This month we'll be featuring all classic albums of the 21st century. Earthling Society, from the city of Fleetwood on the northwestern coast of England, released their debut album in 2005 and were one of the very first records "from the Kosmik Radiation mailbag" to be played on the show (in fact I am pretty sure the title of "The Kosmik Suite" from their second album was inspired by this show!) They released another ten or so albums over the years and broke up in 2018, though the two constant members - singer/guitarist Fred Laird and drummer John Blacow - debuted a fine new psychedelic music project in 2019 called Taras Bulba. Generally classified as a "space rock" band, ES definitely has shades of classic British space rockers like Pink Floyd and especially Hawkwind (with the occasional foray into cosmic British folk music), but they are not copyists and do not sound quite like any other band. My favorite of their albums is their third Tears Of Andromeda, a proper kosmik trip of a double album where half the songs are more than 10 minutes long.
Also on the show this week: the first new tune from Haru Nemuri since 2018. She will be doing a short North American tour in the spring, including a Midwestern stop in Chicago! And Poppy released her third album this week (also dying her hair back to its natural brown, thus completing her transformation from creepy barbie space child to creepy heavy metal witch).
Finally, we must also pay tribute on the passing of one of rock's most iconic drummers.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
RushCloser To The HeartA Farewell To Kings1977Canada
RushThe Spirit Of Radio
   / Tom Sawyer (live)
Different Stages1998Canada
Oceans Of The Moon ShazzamatazzOceans Of The Moon (N)2019 (Castle Face)USA
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Medieval WallAll In Good Time (N)2019 (Castle Face)Australia
The Phantom Broadcast BenedictionAntiquities, Vol. II EP (N)2019 (Vicarion)USA
black midi SpeedwaySchlagenheim (N)2019 (Rough Trade)UK
Haru Nemuri Fanfaresingle (N - forthcoming album?)2020 (TO3S)Japan
Poppy Don't Go OutsideI Disagree (N)2020 (Sumerian)USA
Xiu Xiu Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And DaddyGirl With Basket Of Fruit (N)2019 (La Tempesta)USA
Kool Keith Wood Grain PanelsComputer Technology (N)2019 (Junkadelic)USA
DJ Shadow with De La Soul Rocket FuelOur Pathetic Age (N)2019 (Mass Appeal)USA
Guerilla Toss Future Doesn't KnowWhat Would The Odd Do? EP (N)2019 (NNA)USA
Earthling SocietyWromg!Tears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky
Earthling SocietyMiss Liberty's Morning DewTears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky
Earthling SocietyTears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky
  I.   Tears Of Andromeda
  II.  Stars In Nova
  III. Easter
Tears Of Andromeda - Black Sails Against The Sky
Richard Dawson Fulfillment Centre2020 (N)2019 (Weird World)UK
Todd RundgrenIn And Out Of The Chakras We Go (Formerly Shaft Goes To Outer Space)Todd1974USA
The Comet Is Coming Super Zodiac
   / Astral Flying
Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery (N)2019 (Impulse!)UK
Floating Points Last BloomCrush (N)2019 (Ninja Tune)UK
The OrbSecrets / Passing Of TimeOrblivion1997UK
Zoogz RiftSunday Brunch With Fuad RamsesIpecac1984USA
Anton MaidenThe Trooper (Iron Maiden)Anton Gustafsson Tolkar Iron Maiden
("Anton Gustafsson Interprets Iron Maiden")
The ResidentsSmack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth)The Tunes Of Two Cities1982USA
Les BaxterNocturne (Alexander Borodin)Moog Rock1968USA
Hugo MontenegroHall Of The Mountain King (Edvard Grieg)Bongos And Brass1960USA
Neil Peart R.I.P.
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