Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

As promised a few weeks ago, this show featured some more selections from the excellent hard-back book and double CD set "A Seance At Syd's", which has now sold out, unfortunate indeed if you wanted to buy a copy, but great for Mega Dodo Records, who released the package. The 300-page book, which was written by Dave Thompson, is described as "an anthology of modern acid-folk-haunt-psych-prog-space-kraut-radiophonic-rock etc quotes, words, wit and wisdom." Over 80 different performers, bands, record label heads and artists participated in the project, and it's a very entertaining read about life in the music industry, among other topics, with the 40 tracks across the 2 CD's acting as a soundtrack to your reading experience. A pleasure to listen to and read, with some fantastic discoveries, and re-discoveries made in the process!

Another new favourite that's just popped up on my radar, is Orgasmo Sonore, aka Frank Rideau, via his track "Turkish Psych" which appeared on the last Active Listener compilation. His latest release "Revisiting Obscure Library Music" is the most recent in a series of 4 LP's of interpretations of obscure soundtracks and other instrumentals, with the track I played taken from the upcoming LP "Themes International" due out any week now. Check him out, you won't be sorry! So here's the playlist, with moving pictures and stuff...

Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home A Heartache ("For Your Pleasure" LP 1973 UK)
The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature (7" single 1967 New Jersey, USA)
The Music Machine - You'll Love me Again ("Bonniwell Music Machine" LP 1968 [2014 reissue bonus track] Los Angeles, USA)
The Barbarellatones - Psychedelic Freakout ("Glitter Train" 2016 Hawaii, USA)

Midwich Youth Club - A Mind Made Of ("A Seance at Syd's" [hardback book + 2 CD set] 2015 Birmingham, UK)
David Devant and His Spirit Wife and the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra - Miracles Happen (Worshiping in Silence) ("A Seance at Syd's" [hardback book + 2 CD set] 2015 Brighton, UK)
The Aurapool - Furry Fury Tango ("The Earth Above the Sky Below: Your Psych Tunes Vol 3" compilation 2007 Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA)
The Hare and the Moon - Bard of Eve ("Wood Witch" 2015 UK)
Vibravoid - What You Want ("Psychedelic Blueprints: An Introspection of the Years 2000-2013" 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany)
Les Annees - Catherine Fields ("Les Annees" 2009 Melbourne, Australia) 
Balduin - Wind in the Willows ("Rainbow Tapes" 2009 Switzerland)
The Creatures Of The Golden Dawn - It Will All End in Tears anyway  ("Tripping" 2016 Pennsylvania, USA)
Diamond Incarnation - Spacespin  ("Scorpio 15" EP 2014 Taipei, Taiwan)
Los VV's - Fancy Cars  ("Los VV's" digital EP 2015 Paris, France)
Blondi's Salvation - Ventoline  ("Wisdom Whisper" 2015 Nantes, France)
Steeple Remove - Mirrors  ("Position Normal" 2015 Paris, France)
Fogbound - Come and See  (7" single 2014 Spain)
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Merry Go Round  (7" single 2016, Los Angeles USA)
Frantic Chant - Heaven Holds a Place  (7" single [b-side to "Spittin' Fire"] 2012 Leith, Edinburgh UK)
Buried Feather - Plates  ("Buried Feather" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Groovy Uncle [feat. Suzi Chunk and Miss Modus] - Wet Weekend  ("Persuaded" 2014 UK)
Invisible Ships - Lucy Dream  (CD single 2013 Kent, UK)
Jeffertitti's Nile - No One  ("Electric Hour" 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
Jerome and the Psychics - No Stone Unturned  ("Money is Violence" 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Kehrschleife - Die Zitrone Vioncello  ("Kehrschleife Drei" 2015 Germany) 
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Trip Out  ("Thirteen Eyes" EP 2014 Seattle, Washington)
Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - The In-Between  ("Ghost Archives" EP 2012 Guadalajara, Mexico)
Magic Shoppe - Time to Go  ("Reverberation" 2011 Boston, USA) 
Midday Veil - Babel  ("This Wilderness" 2015 Seattle, Washington USA) 
Orgasmo Sonore - Turkish Psych  ("Themes International" 2016 Montreal, Canada)

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