Transmission 1.21 – Xmas

T1.21 Xmas

It’s that time of year, so here’s a Christmas special – Space Library style. Apart from the odd version of traditional songs, most of these pieces of music have little to do with the event at hand. It is, however, music that sounds to me like it should, or could. Small touches of magic and paganism dot the proceedings, Kahimi Karie covers a lovely Virgina Astley song, there’s some lounge moments, early electronics, modern hauntology, and delicate sounds from Kate Bush, Pizzicato Five and the High Llamas.

In the 20th Century Bag Four Notes In Search Of A Tune Moondog 2 Soiree De Noel Hard Petting Grace Days Sister Freedom Tapes Merry Christmas The Wicker Man Never For Ever My Suitor An Audience Of Art Deco Eyes Other Channels BBC Radiophonic Music From An Ancient Star Gentle Christmas 1 Trattoria Course Volume One The Exotic Christmas La Cité des Enfants Perdus Haha Sound 1 El Christmas - World In Winter Snowbug 1
1 – Little Toy Soldier – The 18th Century Concepts (In the 20th Century Bag – 1966)
2 – Echoing Bells – Don Voegeli (Four Notes In Search Of A Tune – 1974)
3 – Bells Are Ringing – Moondog (Moondog 2 – 1971)
4 – Christmas Dazzle – Hyplar  (Soiree De Noel – 2002)
5 – Xxxmas – Tipsy (Hard Petting – 2000)
6 – Winter at Night – I Am Robot And Proud (Grace Days – 2003)
7 – Snowflakes – Pizzicato Five (Sister Freedom Tapes – 1996)
8 – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Hanna Barbera Organs & Chimes (Merry Christmas – 1965)
9 – Willow’s Song – Paul Giovanni (The Wicker Man – 1973)
10 – Night Scented Stock – Kate Bush (Never For Ever – 1980)
11 – Melt the Snow – Kahimi Karie (My Suitor – 2002)
12 – Inside Shoebox Garden – Moon Wiring Club (An Audience Of Art Deco Eyes – 2007)
13 – Celebrate Michaelmas NOW! – The Advisory Circle (Other Channels – 2008)
14 – Christmas commercial – John Baker (BBC Radiophonic Music – 1968)
15 – A Great Day Out – Belbury Poly (From An Ancient Star – 2009)
16 – Gentle Christmas [Nasty Mix] – The Gentle People (Gentle Christmas – 2007)
17 – Goodnight – Wallpaper (Trattoria Course Volume One / The Exotic Christmas – 1992)
18 – L’anniversaire d’Irvin – Angelo Badalamenti (La Cité des Enfants Perdus – 1995)
19 – Winter Now – Broadcast (Haha Sound – 2003)
20 – Slalom – Marden Hill – El Christmas (World In Winter – 1993)
21 – Cut the Dummy Loose – The High Llamas (Snowbug – 1999)

The Space Library Transmission 1.21 First aired on basic.fm Tuesday 24th of December at 2000 GMT but you can also stream/Download at PodOmatic or download here.

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