Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone

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A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

Andy Votel On New Age Cassettes20121208

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Cassette, Andy Votel unearths some New Age tapes.

As part of 6 Music Celebrates: The Cassette, Stuart welcomes Finders Keepers founder and record collector Andy Votel into the studio.

Andy brings with him a selection of C60s and C90s containing rare new age music to sooth the soul.

Anne Hilde Neset Presents The Music Of Jim O'rourke20111119
Anne Hilde-neset On Erosion In Music20120218

Wire magazine's Anne Hilde-Neset talks about music created out of decay.

Brian Eno's Obscure Records20120721

Stuart delves into the back catalogue of Brian Eno's short-lived label Obscure Records, which was instrumental in bringing experimental artists to prominence.

Doing It For The Kids20120414
European Literature In Music20120602

Stuart looks at how European literature has been portrayed in music.

Stuart looks at how European literature has been portrayed in music as part of 6 Music's season celebrating the written word.

Fiona Talkington On Norwegian Music20120630

Fiona Talkington, presenter of Radio 3's Late Junction, chats to Stuart about her longstanding love of Norway and its rich experimental music scene.

Fiona Talkington's Stories Set To Music20121229

Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart and shares stories set to music.

A perfect accompaniment for a winter night, Radio 3's Fiona Talkington shares stories set to music.

They feature a soldier, a princess, a tinderbox and a microtonal guitar; a sleeping giant and a little boy meet on Christmas Eve.

Olias builds a spacecraft to rescue the people from disaster on their planet; the frogs they would a wooing go; Eeyore loses a tail; and Laurie Anderson finds unexpected jewels in South America.

Freakier Zone Goes Dutch20121124

Stuart is flying solo this week and delves into the rich and varied Dutch music scene. Covering all corners of freaky music, there are shining examples from contemporary classical, prog-rock, symphonic black metal, jazz, post-punk and off-kilter pop.

Ian Mcmillan Talks Music And Poetry20120526

Stuart is joined by presenter of Radio 3's The Verb Ian McMillan to talk music and poetry.

During the month of May, 6 Music is celebrating the written word. In honour of this Stuart is joined by poet, weird music fan and presenter of Radio 3's The Verb Ian McMillan to talk music and poetry.

Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone20120609

Jonny Trunk presents some unusual findings from Ennio Morricone's back catalogue.

Each week Stuart is joined by a luminary from the world of strange music. This week it's record label boss and musical discoverer Jonny Trunk.

Jonny presents a selection of lesser-known records by the revered Italian film music composer Ennio Morricone. Best known for his soundtracks to Spaghetti Westerns, Morricone started his career in the Italian avant-garde improvisation scene whilst working as an arranger at RCA studios.

He has since worked across a variety of mediums in the concert hall and popular music and continues to influence musicians across the world.

Jonny Trunk's Celebrity Singers Quiz20120714
Jonny Trunk's Dub Excursion20121110

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful

Jonny Trunk's Horrid Kids20120428

Musical adventurer Jonny Trunk brings in a selection of records by children.

Stuart's guest is musical adventurer Jonny Trunk who brings in a selection of records, from the sublime to the ridiculous, all made by children.

Mandy Wigby's Organ Transplant20120331

Musician Mandy Wigby presents Stuart with her favourite records featuring organs.

New Norwegian Sounds20121020
Nick Currie (aka Momus) On John Cage20120317

Stuart Maconie is joined by musician Nick Currie (aka Momus) who shares his love of John Cage's music.

Momus, the pseudonym of the musician Nick Currie, came into prominence in the 1980s making catchy pop tunes with lyrics that pushed the boundaries of acceptance.

Here he talks to Stuart about his love for the 20th century composer John Cage, who has had a great influence on his own music.

  1. T Rex - Elemental Child
  2. Momus - Evil Genius
  3. John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 1
  4. John Cage - Daughter Of The Lonesome Ilse
  5. John Cage - Fontana Mix (Tape Composition)
  6. John Cage - In A Landscape
  7. John Cage - Indeterminacy Part 3
  8. Tangerine Dream - Vengeance

Oddly And Creme20121103
Oi, Oi! It's Foreign-language Punk!20120623

Sticking it to the man in as many languages as possible, Stuart celebrates exotic punk!

As part of 6 Music's Punk Britannia season, the Freak Zone takes a typically obscure approach to the genre with tracks from the Welsh valleys, Swedish fjords, Polish mountains and Spanish cities.

Sticking it to the man in as many languages possible Stuart is joined by record label boss, Andy Votel to talk foreign language punk.

Paddy Steer On The Music Of Eden Ahbez20120707

Musician Paddy Steer talks about the work of Eden Ahbez, a proto-hippy who lived in a cave underneath the L in the Hollywood sign and wrote the jazz standard Nature Boy.

Sheffield's Fon Studio20121006

Stuart is joined by techno titan Graham Massey to talk about the music and culture surrounding Sheffield's FON Studios, which led to the beginning of Warp Records.

Stuart's Guest Is Portishead's Geoff Barrow20120512

Geoff Barrow, best known for his work with Portishead, joins Stuart.

Geoff Barrow, best known for his work with Portishead joins Stuart in the studio to talk about his solo project Beak and his new record inspired by Judge Dredd called Drokk. Geoff also brings in a selection of his favourite freaky records to share.

Swedish Sound Poet Ake Hodell20120616

A module on the music of outspoken Swedish sound artist Ake Hodell.

Stuart is joined by Anne Hilde-Neset, writer for Wire magazine to talk about the life and work of experimental Swedish sound artist Ake Hodell.

Hodell initially trained as a fighter pilot during World War II but had a serious accident which caused him to spend several years in hospital. This experience turned him towards a strong anti-military stance which is portrayed in several of his pieces.

The majority of his work uses recorded speech chopped up with pure electronics. His techniques combined the avant-garde movement musique concrete with radio drama and sound effects.

He has often attributed with being a forerunner in the Fluxus art movement which included Yoko Ono, John Cage and Terry Riley and yet his resonance in the UK is not as strong as his British counterparts Trevor Wishart and Delia Derbyshire

The Best Of 620120310

Clickity click, sixty-six. Stuart celebrates all things six for the station's birthday.

In honour of our beloved station's 10th birthday Stuart plays a selection of tracks themed around the number six. There are sextets coming out our ears; Six Dukes, courtesy of Shirley and Dolly Collins; the ominously-titled album 666 from Aphrodite's Child and, kicking it all off, the theme tune from Thunderbird Six.

The Origins Of Post-rock20120908

Stuart delves into the genre of post-rock, which is loosely defined as music made with rock instruments that doesn't conform to the traditional verse, chorus format.

Featuring examples from both sides of the Atlantic; Velvet Underground and Tortoise representing the US and Public Image Ltd and Stereolab from the UK.

Vangelis, Greek God Of The Synthesizer20120519
When Pop Stars Go Weird20120421
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Geoff Barrow, best known for his work with Portishead, joins Stuart.

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Geoff Barrow, best known for his work with Portishead joins Stuart in the studio to talk about his solo project Beak and his new record inspired by Judge Dredd called Drokk. Geoff also brings in a selection of his favourite freaky records to share.

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Roll up for Stuart, Justin and a bagful of Italian Library LP's.

Molto Bene.

Music and featured items

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Marty Robbins - The Chair

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Egg - I Will Be Absorbed

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University Of The Strange (6 tracks)

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Piero Umiliani - Mottivetto

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Piero Umiliani - Corra De Te

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Piero Umiliani - Cinque Bambole

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Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone - Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto...girotondo

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Ennio Morricone - Un Salotto Borghese

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Stelvio Cipriani - La Polizia Sta Agueda

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Art Ensemble of Chicago - Illistrium

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Shirley Collins Shirley Collins - The Sweet Primroses

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Spear & Stuart take a late night look at the work of Krystof Komeda.

Music played

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Bill Fay - We Want You To Stay

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Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius - Portrait Of Tracy

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Krzysztof Komeda - Pushing The Car

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Krzysztof Komeda - Rosemary's Baby Main Title

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Krzysztof Komeda - Unknown Scandinavian Film

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Krzysztof Komeda - Cages

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Krzysztof Komeda - Ballet Etudes

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The Fiery Furnaces The Fiery Furnaces - Sullivan's Social Slub

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Nat Birchall - Higher Regions

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Jazzy 45's with Prof J.Spear & Stuart.

Dig it kids.

Jazzy 45s with Prof Justin Spear and Stuart.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

6M20100515

Stuart Maconie and Prof Spear look at early Dutch electronic music with examples from Kid Baltan and Top Dissevelt.

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Jethro Tull Jethro Tull - Sunshine Day

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Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson - Is Anybody Home

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Laurie Anderson - It's Not The Bullet That Kills You

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University Of The Strange - Dutch Electronic Music (5 tracks)

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Kid Baltan - Song Of The Second Moon

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Henk Badings - Evolution

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Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Whirling

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Tom Dissevelt - Syncopation

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Tom Dissevelt - Woomerangs

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Soft Machine Soft Machine - Why Are We Sleeping

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Roll The Dice - Guadaloupe

6M20100522

Stuart Maconie and Prof Spear explore the cosmic world of acid folk with music from Oriental Sunshine and swedish singer Turid.

Music and featured items

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Dorothy Ashby - Booze

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No More Shapes - New Years (Yves')

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University Of The Strange (5 tracks)

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Oriental Sunshine - Across Your Life

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Oriental Sunshine - My Way To Be Hurt

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Turid - Song

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Turid - Vargen

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Michaelangelo - This Bird

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Cosa Brava - Markey Day

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Amiina - Seoul

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Stuart Maconie and Prof Spear explore the cosmic world of acid folk with music from Oriental Sunshine and swedish singer Turid.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful

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Stuart Maconie and Prof Spear explore the cosmic world of acid folk with music from Oriental Sunshine and swedish singer Turid.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful

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Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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Stuart & Prof.

P.J Spear discuss 'Ladies'.

Stuart and Professor PJ Spear discuss Ladies.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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Stuart & PJ Spear buy a Brain Ticket and ride the midnight cosmic airwaves - Stuart and PJ Spear buy a brain ticket and ride the midnight cosmic airwaves.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

6M20100724

More round about Midnight craziness from Stuart and his eccentric sidekick P.J Spear.

6M20100731

More bonkers badinage from the freaky midnight pairing of Stuart and P.J Spear.

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Stuart and his crazy contributor PJ Spear broadcast from the University of the Strange.

Stuart and his crazy academic contributor PJ Spear broadcast from the Uni of The Strange.

6M20100918

A late night/early morning study lecture from the University Of The Strange.

6M20100925

A late night, early morning study lecture from the University of the Strange.

Another modular missive from the Uni Of The Strange care of Stuart & PJ Spear...

Another modular missive from the University of the Strange, care of Stuart and PJ Spear.

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A late night, early morning study lecture from the University of the Strange.

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Stuart and sidekick PJ Spear with another midnight module from the core syllabus.

Stuart & sidekick PJ Spear with another midnight module from the core syllabus.

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Stuart and PJ Spear lounge on the bean bags and discourse in the midnight hour.

Stuart & PJ Spear lounge on the bean bags and discourse in the midnight hour.

Music and featured items

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Wire Wire - Lowdown

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Victoire - A Sing For Arthur Russell

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San Ul Lim - Frustration

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University of the Strange (4 Tracks)

Untitled

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Sam Fonteyn - Coconut

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Harold McNair - Scarborough Fair

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Graham Collier Sextet - Lullaby For A Lonely Child

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Henry Lowther Band - ĺ Skip (Trip Up)

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Vashti Bunyan Vashti Bunyan - Rose Hip November

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Deastro - Open Up Ye Dark Gates!

6M20101127

A late night, early morning study lecture from the University of the Strange.

Music and featured items

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Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds

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Jeremy Dower - Letís Get A Video

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Skyphone - Yetispor

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University of the Strange (5 Tracks)

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Christian Gaubert - Autoroute du Sud

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Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis

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Clothilde - 102103

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Clothilde - La Ballade au Bossu

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Michel Legrand - Tendre Voyou

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Egg - I Will Be Absorbed

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The Mars Volta - Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt

6M20101204

More post-midnight shenanigans with Stuart and faithful sidekick Professor Justin Spear.

Expect an array of weird and wonderful sounds and an erudite lecture from the good Prof in this weeks module from the University of The Strange.

This evening a lecture on Finish Jazz, its highways, & its byways.

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It's a festive Freakier Zone with some tunes we've known and loved in 2010.

6M20110108

Stuart and his cohort PJ Spear hang loose and dig a mixed bag of vinyl treasures.

Stuart & his cohort PJ Spear hang loose and dig a mixed bag of vinyl treasures.

6M20110115

Stu Maconie and PJ Spear hang out, spin discs and talk Italian library.

The groovy pairing of Stu Maconie & PJ Spear hang out, spin discs & talk Italian library.

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A late night, early morning study lecture from the University of the Strange.

6M20110219

Groovy duo Stuart Maconie and PJ Spear spin discs and groove in the midnight hour.

6M20110226

More crazy capers from madcap musical duo Stuart Maconie and 'Professor' Justin Spear.

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Dynamic duo S Maconie and PJ Spear fight the forces of musical complacency.

Dynamic Duo S.Maconie & PJ Spear fight the forces of musical complacency with freaky tunes.

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Midnight at the oasis of groovy 45s with Stuart and PJ Spear.

Midnight at the oasis of groovy 45's with Stuart & PJ Spear.

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Another hour of freakishly weird tunes to officially start the weekend.

Another hour of freakishly-weird tunes to officially start the weekend, hosted by King of the Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week regular visiting lecturer Professor Justin Spear dedicates a special half hour dedicated to obscure female artists including The Cake, Vainica Doble and Catherine Howe.

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Steve Shepherd guides Stuart through the avant-garde world of saxophonist John Zorn.

Another hour of freakishly-weird tunes to officially start the weekend, hosted by King of the Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week new addition to the Freakier family, Steve Shepherd, guides Stuart through the weird and wonderful world of avant-garde composer, arranger, record producer and saxophonist John Zorn.

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Stuart welcomes a new member to the Freakier Zone academy - Jonny Trunk.

Another hour of freakishly-weird tunes to officially start the weekend, hosted by King of the Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week Stuart welcomes a new member to the Freakier Zone academy: Trunk Records founder, musician, filmmaker and general musical mentalist Jonny Trunk.

Jonny's area of freakish expertise lies in film scores, most notably soundtracks to accompany underwater scenes.

Aright its niche, but by golly its good.

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Stuart welcomes Sisters of Transistors' Mandy Wigby to play some spooky tunes.

Scary!

Another hour of freakishly-weird tunes to officially start the weekend, hosted by King of the Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week Sisters of Transistors' Mandy Wigby pays tribute to horror soundtracks.

Expect penetrating harpsicords, relentless synths, creepy strings and a whole lot of spooky noises from back in the day when horror films were proper scary.

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More crazy capers from madcap musical duo Stuart Maconie and 'Professor' Justin Spear.

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Music to blow your brains out, hosted by King of the Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week Stuart re-introduces queen of the night, Mandy Wigby, back into the Freakier Zone studio to spill her guts over horror soundtracks.

Mandy did this a couple of months ago, but wanted to come back to scare the bejazzles out of you once again.

Here's a tip: listen with the lights on.

Stuart welcomes Mandy Wigby back into his Freakier bosom.

More crazy capers from madcap musical duo Stuart Maconie and 'Professor' Justin Spear.

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A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie

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A 60 minute compendium of audio gloop, hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie, plus every week a special guest presenting a skewed example of weird music. This is the boiled-down peculiar little brother to Sunday's Freak Zone.

This week, Manchester's finest god-like freak Graham Massey explains the complex madness behind harmolodics - where essentially instruments are doubled or even tripled throughout the band. Why have one drummer when you can have two? Or ten? The answer to this question and many like it will be revealed within...

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie

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Noodling Hammond organs, thumping double basses, sweeping drum brushes over a soft snare - its all on tonight's show courtesy of Justin Spear's module into library music.

Featuring Justin Spear's module on library music.

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Stuart Maconie continues 6 Music's Pink Floyd evening with a look at Ummagumma.

A 60 minute compendium of audio gloop, hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This is the boiled-down peculiar little brother to Sunday's Freak Zone.

This week's show continues 6 Music's Pink Floyd Night, with Stuart looking at one of the band's stranger releases - the 1969 double album Ummagumma.

6M20120915

Andy Votel joins Stuart with a selection of broken spoken word and treated vox-pop records. Featuring tracks by Maxine Peake, Annette Peacock, Trevor Dunn and Malcolm Mooney.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful

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6M808 State's Graham Massey On Electric Violins20120204
6MAndy Votel And The Music Of French Eroticism20111022

Stuart presents a menage a trois with Andy Votel and the music of French eroticism.

This week, record collector Andy Votel uncovers the true story behind Melody Nelson, Serge Gainsborg's peculiar concept album and plays tracks from the genre of French eroticism...

ooh err!

6MAndy Votel Presents A World Of Forbidden Bleeps20120114
6MDweezil Zappa In The Studio20111217
6MEdward Barton's Desert Island Forest Jungle Chateau20111210

Musician and artist Edward Barton joins Stuart with a collection of music that represents his childhood spent travelling the world with his father who was in the army.

From France to Malaya and Libya to Düsseldorf, Edward tells the importance of each song in creating his own fascinating and funny musical biography.

Experimental artist Edward Barton talks Stuart through the musical world of his childhood.

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie, plus every week a special guest presenting a skewed example of weird music.

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

6MEdward Barton's Profound Failures20110903

The greatest musical failures in the history of recorded chorus and verse, in the humble opinion of poet, artist and songwriter Edward Barton.

You can't miss this.

The greatest musical failures in the history of recorded chorus and verse.

6MFiona Talkington Joins Stuart20121124

Stuart is joined by Fiona Talkington, presenter of Radio 3's Late Junction.

6MFiona Talkington On Unusual Instrumentation20120825

Fiona Talkington presents Stuart with tracks featuring unusual instrumentation.

Fiona Talkington presents Stuart with a selection of tracks with unusual instrumentation. From a quartet of helicopters to Slovakian flutes and children imitating bird song there's plenty to discover.

6MGraham Massey's Japanoisarie20111126
6MIan Mcmillan On Musical Gifts20121117

The 'Bard of Barnsley', poet and author Ian McMillan joins Stuart for another rummage through his collection of avant-garde and spoken word sounds. This week Ian explores music he's been given as gifts from CDs of treated pianos to recordings of English Chanson.

Poet Ian McMillan joins Stuart Maconie to explore musical gifts he has been given.

6MJonny Trunk Preaches Unusual Religious Music20120211
6MJonny Trunk Presents Horror Music20111029

From sexy and sinister to Carry On Screaming, Jonny Trunk explores horror film music.

Stuart's guest is Jonny Trunk, of Trunk records, who brings in a selection of horror film music for your delight.

There's music from the sexy and sinister Confessions Of A Blood Drinker, Carry on Screaming and the Shakespearian spoof Theatre Of Blood.

6MJonny Trunk's Underground Surf Music20110910

Jonny Trunk explains that there's more to surf music than the Beach Boys.

Tonight our friend Jonny Trunk explains that there's more to surf music than the Beach Boys.

Grab your board and ride the wave!

6MJustin Spear Goes Minimalist 80s Electro20111112
6MJustin Spear On Psychedelic Film Soundtracks20120128
6MLee Janda Gives A Module On British Acid Folk20111105

Stuart Maconie presents 60-minutes of music from the outer reaches of popular music.

This week's guest is the founder of the Dulcimer folk night in Manchester, Lee Janda, who talks Stuart through the best acid folk records.

Created in the psychedelic haze of the early 70s, and mostly in the North of England, there are tracks from Comus, Trader Horne and Magic Carpet, amongst others.

On the menu tonight: psychedelic, Indian-inspired British folk from the 1970s.

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie, plus every week a special guest presenting a skewed example of weird music.

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

6MLee Janda's Post-tropicalia20110917

This evening Chorlton restauranteur, friend of Finders Keepers Records and all-round music nutjob, Lee Janda, reinstates summer to talk about Brazilian music post-Tropicalia.

Lee Janda presents a study of music post-Tropicalia.

6MLes Baxter And Hollywood Exotica20120901

Musician and producer Graham Massey joins Stuart to talk about the music of Les Baxter; a prolific composer of exotica records.

Exotica was born out of the golden age of Hollywood and its romantic representation of the world. Fusing luscious string orchestras with gamelan rhythms, underwater echoes and primitive synthesisers, it provided the soundtrack to the moon landing, deep sea adventures and tropical explorations.

Musician and producer Graham Massey joins Stuart to talk about the music of Les Baxter.

6MMarcus O'dair20120818

Music journalist Marcus O'Dair shares his favourite experimental dub records. From it's origin in 1970s Jamaica, the influence of dub music can now be found across the globe.

Music journalist Marcus O'Dair shares his favourite experimental dub records.

6MMarcus O'dair On The Music Of Robert Wyatt20120505

Marcus O'Dair, biographer of Robert Wyatt, shares his favourite Wyatt tracks.

Stuart's guest is Marcus O'Dair, music journalist and authorised biographer of the vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and musical hero Robert Wyatt.

Marcus brings in some of his favourite Wyatt tracks to play and chats about his extraordinary career and the impact his has made on British experimental pop music.

6MMarcus O'dair's Extraordinary Cover Versions20110924

Tonight music journalist and musician Marcus O'Dair picks a marvellous selection of wonderfully bizarre cover versions.

Trust us, you haven't lived until you've heard The Chap's lo-fi version of Tina Turner's 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.

Manahan Street Band - The Traitor

Enablers - The Reader

Meursault - Salt Part 1

Marcus O'Dair Plays The Most Extraordinary Cover Versions You've Ever Heard

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Day Tripper

The Chap - What's Love Got To Do With It

The Slits - Heard It Through The Grapevine

Kode9 - Ghost Town

Lol Coxhill - I Am The Walrus

William Shatner - Tambourine Man

CAN - The Empress And The Ukraine King

Glenn Branca - Symphony No.

10 (opening section)

6MMarcus O'dair's Songs In Gobbledeegook20111203
6MMatt Berry In The Studio20120225

Matt Berry, of Mighty Boosh and IT Crowd fame, picks some tunes for Stuart.

6MNew Beginnings Or Mid-life Crisis?20111231

Lee Janda brings a selection of odd solo records by artists formerly in successful bands.

Record collector and Manchester based promoter, Lee Janda is in the studio talking about odd solo records made by artists that were formerly in successful bands. From Uriah Heep to Mick Fleetwood, and the great Paul McCartney, this is a disco fuelled selection to get you in the party mood.

6MPaddy Steer And Music From Pesky Kids20111001
6MProfessor Justin Spear's Forgotten Females Of Folk20111015

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

This week Professor Justin Spear joins Stuart to discuss the marvels of forgotten females of folk, including These Trails and an early 70s sister duo from Honolulu and Dana Gillespie's first album.

6MProg Rock Concept Albums20120303

Following the announcement that Jethro Tull are performing their entire Thick As A Brick album live for the first time since 1972 in April this year, Stuart Maconie showcases the great art of the prog-rock concept album.

In this show, the Freakier Zone, Stuart presents his favorites of the genre including tracks from Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Rick Wakeman and Gong.

Then on Sunday's Freak Zone, the focus is on the mother of all concept albums, Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick.

Stuart presents his favourite progressive rock concept albums.

Stuart presents his favourite progressive-rock concept albums with tracks from Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Rick Wakeman and Gong.

6MPsychedelic Jazz With Justin Spear20110730
6MScience Fiction With Mandy Wigby20110813

Stuart's pal, the wonderful Mandy Wigby, pops in to chat about sci-fi movie scores.

Our pal, the wonderful Mandy Wigby, pops in to chat intergalactic movie scores from the world of sci-fi.

6MStuart Chats To Electronic Artist Leila20120121

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie.

A 60-minute compendium of audio gloop hosted by King of Freaks, Stuart Maconie, plus every week a special guest presenting a skewed example of weird music.

6MSun Ra20100410

Stuart and Prof.Justin Spear hang loose and dig the strange world of Saturns finest Sun Ra.

Stuart and Prof Justin Spear hang loose and dig the strange world of Sun Ra.

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Tammy St.

John - Dark Shadows And Empty Hallways

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Band Ane - Ballerina Skaev Pa Ta

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University Of The Strange: Sun Ra

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Sun Ra Sun Ra - The Perfect Man

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Sun Ra - Angels & Demons At Play

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Sun Ra - Plutonian Nights

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Sun Ra - Adventure Equation

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Harpers Bizarre - I Love You Alice B Toklas

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Henry Cow Henry Cow - Deluge

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Sunn O))) - It Took The Night To Believe

Stuart and Justin Spear hang loose and dig the strange world of Saturn's finest Sun Ra

6MThe Best Black Sabbath Covers20120728

Andy Votel presents Stuart with the best Black Sabbath covers of all time.

Andy Votel joins Stuart Maconie to play his favourite Black Sabbath covers of all time.

To hear more from Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill - the four men who single-handedly invented the genre of heavy metal - tune into Sunday's Freak Zone when Stuart will feature Black Sabbath's 1970 debut.

6MThe Best In Young British Jazz20120804

Stuart is joined by Radio 3's Jez Nelson to talk about trends in current British jazz.

Stuart is joined by Radio 3's Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson to talk about trends in British jazz.

Jez explains why he feels today's young musicians are making British jazz the strongest it's been in 25 years, plus how Soft Machine and British prog-rock have unwittingly had an influence on the current scene.

6MThe Fall Frontman Mark E Smith In Conversation20120107
6MThe Freak Zone Office Christmas Party20111224

Officially the weirdest Christmas party you've ever been to!

Grab a cocktail and join the party, it's the Freak Zone Hawaiian Christmas BBQ with extra festive weirdness brought to you from the South Manchester Museum of Keyboard Technology...hmm did I mention the extra weirdness?

The three kings are out for the night mixing it up with Steeleye Span, Magma and The Waltons.

There's music from the Freakier Zone Orchestra featuring several regular FZ contributors.

They take on the traditional Christmas tunes Little Drummer Boy and We Wish You A Merry Christmas with the slide guitar of Paddy Steer and vibraphone skills of Graham Massey.

Plus there's a selection of Christmas messages including one from outer space, yes the crew of Apollo 8 give you their best wishes from the 1968 journey to the moon.

6MTheremin With Marcus O'dair20110806

What's the best instrument ever? Nope, you're wrong.

It's the theremin, of course.

And tonight's guest Marcus O'Dair explains why.

6MTranscendental Music20120811

Richard Hector-Jones chats to Stuart about a different kind of trance music.

Music journalist Richard Hector-Jones chats to Stuart about a different kind of trance music. Featuring transcendental tracks from Troupe Majidi, Parson Sound and Simply Saucer.

6MTurkish Delight With Andy Votel20110820

Andy Votel continues the exoticism with the best from the musical ladies of Turkey.

Last time Andy Votel joined us he delivered a wonderful insight into the world of Lollywood.

He continues the exoticism with half an hour of the best from musical ladies of Turkey.

6MVideo Game Soundtracks20121201

Stuart talks to 6 Music's Henrietta Rowlatt, former video game journalist and experimental music fan. Featuring the hypnotic effect of Lemmings and the horrors of Silent Hill.