The first full-length album by The Walias, a popular band from Ethiopia, originally released in 1975 on the Walias' own label via cassette. The album was mostly unavailable until it was released on CD in 2021.
Don't dream it, be it! + Walk a mile in my shoes (from The Ad Council) + Then sit and take off those old boots (from Act 1 of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, starring Burgess Meredith as Vladimir and Zero Mostel as Estragon, directed by Alan Schneider, from the April 3, 1961 episode of Play of the Week, a critically-acclaimed weekly TV series that ran from 1959-1961, presenting a different play every week featuring leading Broadway actors).
Astral Magic (from Finland) is a solo project by ex-Dark Sun bass and Moog player Santtu Laakso. "A lot of collaborators are also invited," he says. "This is a trippy, totally instrumental experimental ambient album with virtually no beats. Everything is made with analogue, digital and soft synths.This is the soundtrack to get out of the matrix, remember that everything is energy."
West coast composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith explores “the endless possibilities of electronic instruments as well as the shapes, movements, and expressions found in the physical body's relationship to sound and color.”
“Rising out of the collage tradition, Gitar (post-post-poster artists I Cut People and Ellipse Elkshow) holds their breath and stares critically at the sources of information and entertainment in contemporary Western society. Pop music, advertisements, radio, television and film are sent through the microscope and the meat-grinder.” ... How the heck have I not discovered them until now?
+ Bonus outro: goodbye from Linda Ronstadt and Kermit The Frog (All I Have to Do Is Dream, from the album Kermit Unpigged, 1994) and a radio station website.