Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone

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.

Episodes

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20170507 (6M)

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

20170507 (6M)

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

20170507 (6M)

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

20170514 (6M)

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

20170514 (6M)

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

20170514 (6M)

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

20170528 (6M)

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

20170528 (6M)

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

20170528 (6M)

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

20170604 (6M)

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

20170604 (6M)

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

20170604 (6M)

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

20170226

A post-midnight module in left field, weird and experimental music.

20170305
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Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an journey into the weird and the wonderful.

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A Potted History Of American Art-rock20170521

Stuart takes a whistle-stop tour through American art-rock from the 1960s to the 2010s.

Blanck Mass Playlist2017043020170430 (6M)

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

Blanck Mass explores the outer edges of his record collection in a 60-minute playlist.

Blanck Mass explores the outer edges of his record collection in a 60-minute playlist.

Emptyset Playlist20170312

Electronic duo Emptyset with a playlist of ritual drones from the likes of Catherine Christer Hennix, adventurous vocals from Joan La Barbara and electronics from Turkish artist Cevdet Erek.

Electronic duo Emptyset supply a playlist of ritual drones and adventurous vocals.

Gaika Playlist20170402

Progressive electronic artist Gaika compiles a 60-minute playlist of music.

A 60-minute playlist created by progressive electronic artist Gaika. Breaking through the underground music scene in 2015 with a self-released album and mixtape, his music is dark yet melodic, experimental yet catchy. Gaika has compiled this 60-minute Freakier Zone playlist of music that matters to him following his live performance at the 6 Music Festival.

Grails Playlist20170212

US band Grails compile a playlist of dreamy psych and rare European film soundtracks.

Left field, weird and experimental music. US band Grails compile an hour-long playlist of dreamy psych, rare European film soundtracks and unreleased British library music.

Hubro Records Playlist20170319

Stuart finds out about Hubro Records from its boss Andreas Risanger Meland. Adventurous yet accessible their roster of contemporary composition and improvised music is unrivalled. Featuring music from the fertile Norwegian scene by Building Instrument, Splashgirl, Bly De Blyant and Jessica Sligter.

Moor Mother Playlist20170409

Moor Mother is an Afro-futurist poet and musician from Philadelphia whose music takes an unflinching look at the lives of black American's in the 21st Century. Here she compiles a 60-minute personal playlist of her favourite sounds.

Afro-futurist poet and musician Moor Mother compiles a 60-minute playlist.

Penguin Cafe Playlist2017042320170423 (6M)

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

Stuart invites Arthur Jeffes from Penguin Cafe to compile an hour long playlist of mostly instrumental music that has inspired him. Including John Williams' music for Indiana Jones, Kraftwerk, A Winged Victory For The Sullen and a particular favourite of his father Simon Jeffes founder of the original Penguin Cafe Orchestra, a stunning piano piece by Professor Longhair.

Stuart invites Arthur Jeffes from Penguin Cafe to compile an hour-long playlist.

Stuart invites Arthur Jeffes from Penguin Cafe to compile an hour-long playlist.

Soulwax2017061120170611 (6M)

compile a playlist of rarities and obscurities from their record collection.

Soulwax compile a playlist of rarities and obscurities from their record collection.

compile a playlist of rarities and obscurities from their record collection.

The Residents Playlist20170416

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

Homer Flynn of the Cryptic Corporation, spokesperson of The Residents compiles a playlist of tracks that have influenced the band over their 50 year career. Including Finnish klezmer, American jazz, Danish Analogik, Italian soundtracks and more.

When Pop Stars Go Weird20120421
Wire Fortieth Anniversary Playlist20170514

Post-punk, art-rock group Wire present artists that perform at their Drill festivals.

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

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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.

6M20100417

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 and 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

6M20100501

panish Go-Go club sounds, with a piquant hint of Psych.

Ole it's the Freakier Zone.

Music and featured items

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Sands - Mrs Gillespie's Radiator

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Dan Berglund's Tonbruket - Sister Sad

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University Of The Strange (5 tracks)

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Gualberto - Behind The Stars

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Marquez - Barahunda

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Tinglado 13 - I Miss You

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Greg Segura - Distorsionando

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Barbara - Conquistador De Carton

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Boris - Statement

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North Sea Radio Orchestra - Chimes

Spanish go-go club sounds with a piquant hint of psych. Ole, it's the Freakier Zone.

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Jazzy 45's with Prof J.Spear and 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 and 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

6M20100529

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

6M20100605

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

Stuart and Prof. P.J Spear discuss 'Ladies'.

Stuart and Professor PJ Spear discuss Ladies.

Stuart and Prof.

P.J Spear discuss 'Ladies'.

6M20100717

Stuart and 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

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

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

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

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

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

6M20101023

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

6M20101030

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

6M20101106

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

6M20101113

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

6M20101120

Stuart and 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)

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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 - ¾ 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 - Let’s 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, and its byways.

6M20101211

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

6M20101218

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

6M20101225

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.

6M20110115

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

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

6M20110122

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

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Cosmic duo S.Maconie and P.J Spear hang out and surf the Midnight airwaves with their madcap mix of music and mayhem.

Cosmic duo S Maconie and PJ Spear hang out and surf the midnight airwaves.

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

6M20110212

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

Stuart and PJ Spear dig post-punk treats in the post-midnight hour.

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.

6M20110305

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

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

6M20110312

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

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

6M20110409

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.

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.

6M20110416

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.

6M20110423

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.

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.

6M20110430

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.

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.

6M20110507

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.

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.

6M20110618

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

6M20120324

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

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

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.

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Graham Massey; musician, producer and founding member of 808 State joins Stuart Maconie with a selection of records.

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

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.

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on a 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.

Music journalist Pete Paphides joins Stuart with sounds from the TV music libraries.

Music journalist Pete Paphides joins Stuart with some classic library music. A functional music composed for record labels and stored in a library format for TV producers to search and use for their programmes. Library music attracts some of the best session musicians and composers looking for extra income and to broaden their work.

6M20141221

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

Klara Lewis chats to Stuart about her MSUIC EP created from processing everyday sounds and getting into music through her dad, Edward Graham Lewis from Wire.

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

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 a 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.

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

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Stuart present's a playlist of live album tracks, including Wire's infamous fifteen minute improvised Peel Session 'Crazy About Love'.

Stuart Maconie presents a playlist of live album tracks.

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Julia Dempsey joins Stuart to present a playlist of emerging experimental sonic artists.

Art Assembly's Julia Dempsey joins Stuart to present a playlist of emerging experimental sonic artists.

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

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A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

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A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

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A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

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

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A post-midnight module in left field, weird and experimental music.

6M1959: The Most Creative Year In Jazz20140907

Stuart Maconie is joined by Graham Massey to look at some benchmark jazz albums from 1959.

Stuart is joined by Graham Massey to look at some of the cornerstone albums in jazz, all released in 1959. This is essential listening for anyone interested in how jazz moved from bebop to free improvisation. Featuring tracks from several benchmark albums that were released within this 12-month period from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue to John Coltrane's Giant Steps and Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um.

6M1960s Electronica20150614

Stuart presents an hour playlist of pioneering electronic sounds from the 1960s including Silver Apples, Morton Subotnick and Raymond Scott.

6M808 State's Graham Massey On Electric Violins20120204
6MA Cappella20160918

Radio 3's Max Reinhardt joins Stuart Maconie to share some a cappella vocal tracks.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Radio 3's Max Reinhardt shares some aca-mazing vocal tracks with Stuart. Including Tuvan throat singing, biblical blues and Zulu hip hop.

6MAlvin Lucier Chats To Stuart20130915

Legendary US composer Alvin Lucier, best know for his piece 'I Am Sitting In A Room' is introduced to Stuart by regular guest Anne Hilde-Neset to talk about his life and music. The three discuss Alvin's work from the early tape recorder pieces in the late 60s to his more recent exploration into beating sine-waves, showcasing Alvin's work at the forefront of contemporary composition.

Acclaimed US composer Alvin Lucier chats to Stuart about his life in music.

6MAmbient Meets Classical20150809

Stuart looks at composers working in ambient music with classical roots with Peter Meanwell, Artistic Director of the Borealis Festival. Featuring tracks by Nils Frahm who featured at the recent 6 Music Prom, British composer Laurence Crane, Mica Levi from Micachu and The Shapes and a young Irish composer Paul McGuire's piece for 12 guitars.

Stuart focuses on composers with classical roots who work in ambient music.

6MAndrew Weatherall On Festival Number 620130922

DJ Andrew Weatherall joins Stuart Maconie with some psychedelic drone records inspired by the off-kilter atmosphere and inclement weather of Portmeirion's Festival Number 6.

DJ Andrew Weatherall chooses some psychedelic drone records inspired by Festival Number 6.

6MAndy Votel And The Music Of French Eroticism20111022

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

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, 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!

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 On New Age Cassettes20121208

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.

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

6MAndy Votel Presents A World Of Forbidden Bleeps20120114
6MAnna Meredith's Late Night Glastonbury Mix20160626

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MAnne Hilde Neset Joins Stuart20130316

Wire magazine writer Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart with some records.

6MAnne Hilde Neset On Female Guitarists20140615

Stuart talks to Anne Hilde Neset about female guitarists.

6MAnne Hilde Neset Presents The Music Of Jim O'rourke20111119
6MAnne Hilde-neset On Erosion In Music20120218

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

6MAnnette Peacock's Playlist20170115

American composer, writer, arranger and vocalist Annette Peacock chooses an hour of music.

American composer, writer, arranger and vocalist Annette Peacock chooses an hour of music from Jeff Beck, Albert Ayler, Tito Rodriguez, The Notorious B.I.G. and Cecil Taylor. The Quietus call her a 'stone cold original' and Annette has been a true trailblazer, starting as a child prodigy she married Gary Peacock age 19, hung out with Albert Ayler, turned down David Bowie's invitation to tour with him, convinced Robert Moog to give her a prototype Moog synthesiser and proceeded to sing into it, something no one else had thought of at the time. Annette's lyrics cover sex, culture, innuendo and aspirations with sass and intelligence, in her own words "danger is nourishment for the brave".

6MAnonymous Artists20130309

Stuart presents a selection of records by artists who use pseudonyms, masks and diversions to conceal their true identities.

6MBarry Hogan From Atp Festivals20130505

Barry Hogan, founder of All Tomorrow's Parties, joins Stuart.

Barry Hogan, founder of All Tomorrow's Parties joins Stuart with his favourite artists from forthcoming ATP events. Featuring Swedish voodoo music from Goat and film director Jim Jarmusch's new noise project SQURL.

6MBbc Live Music Archive20140309

Stuart plays archive tracks from Boards of Canada, Gentle Giant and Soft Machine.

Stuart picks highlights from the BBC's live music and session archives including tracks from Boards of Canada, un-released Gentle Giant and Soft Machine live at the Paris Theatre.

6MBest Bits Of 201320140105

Stuart revisits some of the best moments on the show from the past 12 months. Including American DIY recordings with Jonny Trunk, Andy Votel's new age revival, music to the films starring actor Donald Pleasance and black metal.

Stuart revisits some of the best moments on the show from the past 12 months.

6MBest Of 201420150104

Stuart looks back on his favourite Freakier Zone moments of 2014.

Stuart looks back at his favourite Freakier Zone moments of 2014. Including Andy Votel's Dark Side of the Moog, Norway's Ice Music Festival and 1959 the most creative year in jazz.

6MBest Of Modern British Composers20170219

Stuart showcases the best modern British composers working in classical music and beyond. Including Judith Weir, Michael Nyman, Anna Meredith, Thomas Ades and many more.

Stuart Maconie showcases modern British composers working in classical music and beyond.

6MBrian 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.

6MBritish Eccentrics20130908

Stuart delves into the output of Britain's greatest musical eccentrics, featuring tracks by Syd Barrett, Roy Harper and Denim.

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

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

6MBritish Post-punk20141019

Stuart looks at British post-punk with the help of Freakier Zone favourite Graham Massey.

Stuart looks at British post-punk with the help of Freakier favourite Graham Massey of 808 State.

6MBritish Psychedelia20131124

Stuart digs out his rarest cuts of British psychedelic music from yesteryear. Including tracks from the original Nirvana, not those grunge kids, Tintern Abbey, July and Open Mind.

6MBritish Psychedelia20160731

Stuart slips on a kaftan to present a playlist of British psychedelia from 1966 to 1969 including The Ugly's, Jason Crest, Open Mind and The Factory.

Stuart slips on a kaftan and presents a playlist of British psychedelia from 1966 to 1969.

6MCanadian Special20141109

Stuart chooses strange music from the second largest country in the world, Canada. Featuring tracks from Kathleen Yearwood, Tim Hecker and The Canadian Electronic Ensemble.

Stuart chooses strange music from the second largest country in the world, Canada.

6MClassical Quotations20130811

Leftfield pop which quotes leftfield classical music, plus Robert Wyatt sings John Cage.

Left-field pop music that quotes left-field classical music, plus Robert Wyatt sings John Cage and Prefab Sprout goes lusciously orchestral. This week the Freakier Zone champions great classical quotations. In Sunday's Freak Zone Stuart offers a bluffers guide to modern composers Berio and Varese whose work is being performed at the first ever 6 Music Prom.

6MCompositional Systems20150201

Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart with pieces created using a specific compositional system. From David Bowie's use of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies to John Zorn's game pieces and John Cage's devotion to I Ching.

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

6MDaniel P Carter20150628

from the Radio 1 Rock Show with his current picks in out-there and experimental music including tracks from Horseback, Myrkur and Chelsea Wolfe.

Daniel P Carter from the Radio 1 Rock Show joins Stuart with his experimental music picks.

from the Radio 1 Rock Show joins Stuart with his experimental music picks.

Daniel P Carter from the Radio 1 Rock Show with his current picks in out-there and experimental music including tracks from Horseback, Myrkur and Chelsea Wolfe.

6MDark Side Of The Moog20140525

Andy Votel explores the dark side of the moog as 6 Music celebrates electronica. Robert Moog, inventor of the iconic analogue synthesiser would have turned 80 this week. The Moog series of instruments were the first synthetic sounds to have an organic, rich tone and were championed by a range of experimental and forward thinking musicians such as Sun Ra, Wendy Carlos and Tangerine Dream.

Andy Votel explores the dark side of the Moog as 6 Music Celebrates Electronica.

6MDinos Chapman Mix20131027

Experimental visual artist Dinos Chapman takes control of 6 Music with an exclusive mix.

6MDiscrepant Records20160327

Stuart chats to Goncalo F Cardoso about Discrepant Records and their vibrant soundscapes.

Stuart chats to Gonçalo F Cardoso about Discrepant Records, a label that puts out experimental sound collages created from vibrant field recordings. Featuring tracks from Kink Gong's alien sounding Voices LP, experimental exotica from Mike Cooper and deconstructed and recycled sounds from Eygpitian guitarist Omar Khorshid.

6MDoing It For The Kids20120414
6MDon Letts' Culture Clash Radio20131117

Don Letts joins Stuart to showcase his Culture Clash Radio show.

6 Music presenter Don Letts showcases his Culture Clash Radio, which has moved to a new slot straight after the Freak Zone on Sunday's 10pm till midnight. Don shares his love of dub, some gems from his past and the difference between a mash-up and re-fix.

6MDon't Call Me Minimalist20161002

Stuart presents a playlist of minimalist composers, including Philip Glass and Steve Reich

Stuart presents a minimalist playlist, a term often hated by the composers labelled as such. Minimalism marked a new era of classical music pioneered in mid-century America, distinguished by it's static harmony, repetitive rhythms and return to melody. This playlist features music by all the big guns; Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and Tony Conrad.

6MDweezil Zappa In The Studio20111217
6MEarly Glastonbury Line-ups20150705

Stuart looks back on the line-ups at Glastonbury 1970 and 1971.

Stuart looks back at the line-ups from the first two live music happenings in Glastonbury 1970 and 1971. Featuring Hawkwind, Marsupilami and David Bowie.

6MEast Meets West20161211

Stuart collates a playlist celebrating the fusion of eastern and western musical cultures.

Stuart collates a playlist celebrating the fusion of eastern and western musical cultures, travelling through Persian, Pakistan, Cambodia, Egypt and India. Featuring tracks by Tinariwen, Selda, Kink Gong, Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass plus many more.

6MEcm New Series20130714

Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart for a round-up of releases from ECM New Series.

6MEcm Records20130616

Celebrating the 70th birthday of Manfred Eicher, founder of the iconic European label ECM.

Celebrating the 70th birthday of Manfred Eicher, founder of the iconic European jazz label ECM. Best known for its hi-fidelity recordings and fair treatment of musicians, regular guest Graham Massey joins Stuart with his favorites from the early years of the label.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6MElectric Folk20151206

Following on from Steeleye Span getting the featured album treatment in last weeks Freak Zone, Alex Neilson from Trembling Bells joins Stuart with some great electric folk. Featuring tracks from a bunch of different eras including Richard Thompson, Eric Chenaux, Buffy St Marie and more.

Alex Neilson from Trembling Bells joins Stuart to share electric folk tracks.

6MEno Collaborations20160515

Stuart Maconie creates a 60-minute playlist of music with Brian Eno's magic touch.

Stuart creates a 60-minute playlist of music that has had Brian Eno's magic touch as a contributor, performer, remixer or producer. Including the first ever recording that he appeared on as part of Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra in 1971, his long friendship with Robert Wyatt and a curve ball from U2's back catalogue.

6MEuropean 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.

6MExperimental Sludge Rock20140824

Lisa Meyer from Birmingham's Capsule joins Stuart with some experimental sludge rock. Including Iron Monkey, Fudge Tunnel and Melvins.

Lisa Meyer from Birmingham's Capsule joins Stuart with some experimental sludge rock.

6MExperimental Strings20160522

Stuart is joined by fiddler Laura Cannell to discuss experimental music featuring strings.

Stuart is joined by fiddle player Laura Cannell to talk about experimental music featuring strings. Including John Cale's sweeping viola in The Velvet Underground, an extract from Tony Conrad's long drone piece Four Violins and cellist Lori Goldston's sonorous Hardanger style improvisation.

6MExtended Techniques20141102

Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with some examples of extended techniques in music.

Artistic Director of the Borealis music festival in Bergen, Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with the best examples of extended techniques in music. Featuring the ululating voice of Jenny Walshe, Leon Michener's techno prepared piano and the slaps, slurps and pops of Evan Parker's saxophone.

6MFemininity In Electronic Music20131103

Stuart looks at femininity in electronic music; the sensual side of synthesisers. Ambient music pioneer Suzanne Ciani compares the masculine sound of krautrock to the sensual new age music she was making around the same time. Plus a half hour mix of ambient new age music from female artists.

Stuart looks at femininity in electronic music - the sensual side of synthesisers.

6MFestive Bells And Children's Games20141228

Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart with some festive bells and children's games. Including slowed down bike bells a recording from 1938 of a children's playground game.

6MField Recordings20140209

Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with tracks that show an imaginative use of field recordings.

Peter Meanwell joins Stuart with tracks that show an imaginative use of field recordings i.e. the sounds and atmospheres of everyday life.

6MFiona Talkington Joins Stuart20121124

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

6MFiona Talkington On Norwegian Music20120630

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

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

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.

6MFiona 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.

6MFreak Zone Recommends20161106

Stuart showcases the best new releases from the outer edges of popular music. Including tracks by Let's Eat Grandma, The Lucid Dream, Bent Knee, Scott Walker, DM Stith and Sonar.

Stuart showcases new releases from Let's Eat Grandma, The Lucid Dream and others.

Stuart Maconie showcases the best new releases from the outer edges of popular music.

6MFreakier 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.

6MFreaking Out In The 1980s20161204

Stuart Maconie explores the left field, weird and experimental music of the 1980s.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental; Stuart explores the music of the 1980s as the BBC's My Generation season hits the decade of shoulder pads and an explosion of synthesisers.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental; Stuart explores the music of the 1980s as the BBC Music's My Generation series hits the decade of shoulder pads and amazing hair. Featuring early post-rock from My Bloody Valentine and Swans, Ornette Coleman's Prime Time and John Zorn's jazz fusions. Solid Space represent cassette culture and there's synth pop by The Human League plus The Fall, Laurie Anderson's Big Science and much more...

6MFreaky Cover Versions Of David Bowie Originals20130330

Music journalist Marcus O'Dair joins Stuart to look beyond the makeup and the costumes to Bowie as a songwriter with a selection of suitably freaky cover versions of Bowie originals. From William Shatner's bonkers version of Space Oddity to Leo Minor's complete re-interpretation of Ashes To Ashes, Bowie's classic hits are the gift that keeps on giving.

Marcus O'Dair looks at Bowie's songwriting with some suitably freaky cover versions.

6MFreaky Festive Mix20131229

Graham Massey provides an eerily festive mix. Curl up by an open fire and warm your soul with this wintry treat. Featuring ethereal carols, otherworldly instrumentals and transcendental improvisations.

Graham Massey provides an eerily festive mix - warm your soul with this wintry treat.

6MFright Night20151101

A frightful mix of spooky sounds presented by The Right Honorable Freak, Stuart Maconie. Prepare for nameless ghouls, suburban slashers and murdering psychopaths singing country music.

A frightful mix of spooky sounds presented by the Right Honorable Freak, Stuart Maconie.

6MGilles Peterson Sits In20160821

for Stuart Maconie with a module in weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Gilles Peterson is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MGilles Peterson's Freakier Mix20150222

Gilles Peterson takes over the Freakier Zone with a 60-minute mix of left-field grooves. As the second night of the 6 Music Festival comes to a close in a club in Newcastle, Gilles Peterson gives a flavor of his set in this 60-minute mix with psychedelic Brazilian beats, Chinese hip hop, exclusive remixes and more.

Gilles Peterson takes over the Freakier Zone with a 60-minute mix of left-field grooves.

6MGoing, Going, Gong20150329

Stuart takes an in-depth look at the life and work of Gong front man Daevid Allen with fellow teapots Graham Massey and Andy Votel. Featuring Gong's first ever single, a rare as hen's teeth soundtrack to Le Grande Depart and selected favourites from Allen's extensive back catalogue.

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

6MGraham Massey Of 808 State20140406

Stuart looks at the history of the drum machine with Graham Massey of 808 State.

6MGraham Massey Presents The Music Of Hermeto Pascoal20140622

Stuart looks at the music of eccentric Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal with the help from Graham Massey, friend of the Freakier Zone and founding member of 808 State.

A beloved figure in Brazilian music, Hermeto Pascoal first caught the attention of the world when he collaborated with Miles Davis on his 1971 album Live-Evil. Hermeto's work is infused with a love of nature and Brazilian folk music and he is well known for using unconventional objects such as a teapot or even a live pig as a percussion instrument.

6MGraham Massey's Japanoisarie20111126
6MHelge Sten20151122

Stuart celebrates the music of Norwegian producer and electronic artist Helge Sten.

Stuart celebrates the music of Norwegian producer and electronic artist Helge Sten with Helge and music writer Rob Young joining him from Oslo. Starting with his formative days in Trondheim in the progressive power-trio Motorpsycho Helge talks about creating his solo project Deathprod, working with Led Zepplin bassist John Paul Jones and improvising group Supersilent finishing with a new piece Helge has written for Harry Partch's unique collection of instruments.

6MHermeto Pascoal20140622

Stuart looks at the music of eccentric Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal with the help from Graham Massey, friend of the Freakier Zone and founding member of 808 State.

A beloved figure in Brazilian music, Hermeto Pascoal first caught the attention of the world when he collaborated with Miles Davis on his 1971 album Live-Evil. Hermeto's work is infused with a love of nature and Brazilian folk music and he is well known for using unconventional objects such as a teapot or even a live pig as a percussion instrument.

Stuart explores the music of eccentric Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal.

6MHomemade Instruments20160612

Stuart Maconie focuses on homemade and bespoke instruments in a 60-minute playlist.

Stuart looks at homemade and bespoke instruments in this 60-minute playlist. Featuring inventor Harry Partch's chromelodeon, guitarist Pat Metheny's robotic orchestra and a synthaxe drumitar made by Futureman!

6MHousehold Hits20160207

Anne Hilde Neset joins Stuart to discover how to make music from household objects. Featuring Pierre Henry's 'Variations for a Door and a Sigh' and Matthew Herbert's Plat du Jour.

6MHow To Marry Poetry And Music20140511

Following the Freak Zone's live broadcast from the Laugharne Live Festival, Ian McMillan from Radio 3's The Verb joins Stuart with music and spoken word. Ian shares some of the strangest ways to combine poetry and music featuring tracks from Christopher Fox, library poet Mirabeau and George Pringle.

6MIan Mcmillan On Dylan Thomas20140511

Radio 3's Ian McMillan joins Stuart with music and poetry themed around Dylan Thomas.

Following the Freak Zone's live broadcast from Laugharne Live Festival, Radio 3's Ian McMillan joins Stuart with music and spoken word themed around the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

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.

6MIan 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.

6MIce Music Festival20140202

Fiona Talkington reports from the Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway.

Fiona Talkington reports from the Ice Music Festival in Geilo, Norway where everything from the instruments to the stage and seats is carved out of ice.

Founded in 2006 by Terje, Ice Music is a three day festival featuring horns, harps and percussion made from pure frozen water.

6MIcelandic Music20130406

Fiona Talkington joins Stuart with a selection of Icelandic records.

6MIdm With Graham Massey20160710

Stuart is joined by Graham Massey of 808 State to discuss IDM, Intelligent Dance Music. Featuring music from Apex Twin, Boards Of Canada and Autechre.

Stuart is joined by Graham Massey of 808 State to discuss IDM - intelligent dance music.

6MImprovising Duos20150712

Stuart is joined by Fiona Talkington from Radio 3's Late Junction to discuss what makes a great improvising partnership. Featuring tracks by Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Stronen's Food and words from bassist Steve Lawson.

6MIndependent Science Fiction20141130

Musician Mandy Wigby joins Stuart with the best independent modern science fiction.

Musician Mandy Wigby joins Stuart to talk about the best independent modern science fiction and their soundtracks. Featuring The Quiet Earth, Upstream Colour, Beyond The Black Rainbow and more.

6MIrish Experimental Music20140420

60-minutes of the best experimental, wild and wonderful Irishmen and women of music. Including art-rock from Fatima Mansions, folk group Mellow Candle and solo saxophonist Sean MacErlaine.

60 minutes of the best experimental, wild and wonderful Irish men and women of music.

6MItalian 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.

6MJames Yorkston's Playlist20161023

Scottish folk musician James Yorkston creates an eclectic mix of overlaid tracks.

Scottish folk musician James Yorkston creates an eclectic mix of overlaid tracks from the outer edges of his record collection. Featuring folk singers from across the globe including American outsider Michael Hurley, Irish singer Elizabeth Cronin and the Zulu princess Constance Magogo KaDinuzulu.

6MJapanese Art Music With Nick Luscombe20160320
6MJazz And Heavy Metal20130609

John Doran from The Quietus shares his favourite jazz tracks with a heavy metal influence.

It may sound like the ultimate headache to some, but John Doran explains his love for the exhilarating sonic crossover of contemporary jazz with heavy metal. Featuring examples from the last 20 years from John Zorn's Naked City to the new single from Italian jazzers Mombu.

6MJez Nelson's Far Side Of Jazz20161009

Reaching over to the far side of jazz, broadcaster Jez Nelson joins Stuart with his current favourites.

Broadcaster Jez Nelson joins Stuart Maconie and shares some of his current favourites.

6MJohn Doran20140323

Stuart takes fans of the Freakzone on an extended journey into the weird and the wonderful and talks manipulated vocals with John Doran.

Stuart is joined by John Doran to talk about manipulated vocals.

6MJohn Doran Un-coil's Coil20151115

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

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

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.

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 Celebrity Singers Quiz20120714
6MJonny Trunk's Dub Excursion20121110

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

6MJonny 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.

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!

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.

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

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.

6MJustin Spear On Psychedelic Film Soundtracks20120128
6MKeith Emerson Tribute20160403

Stuart pays tribute to keyboard player Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

6MKrautrock For Dummkopfs20140817

Stuart Maconie gets Sunday morning underway with Krautrock for Dummkopfs.

The term "krautrock" was used to describe the experimental German rock movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s by the British music press and Stuart is here with some of Germany's finest. Expect music from Cluster, Faust, La Düsseldorf, Can, Amon Düül II, Neu!, Brainticket, Guru Guru, Popolvuh, Cosmic Jokers and Tangerine Dream. It's going to be a sehr gut show!

Stuart looks at Krautrock, the experimental German rock movement of late 1960s/early 70s.

6MLeaf Label's 21st Birthday Special20160221

Stuart celebrates 21 years of the Leaf label with its founder Tony Morley.

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf Label with its founder Tony Morley who presents the five most important tracks to him and the label. Based in Yorkshire, The Leaf Label has championed adventurous artists working across jazz, electronica and all the cracks in-between including Polar Bear, Efterklang, Triosk and most recently The Comet Is Coming.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

6MLeftfield Ladies Of Electronica20140316

Warp Records artist Mira Calix showcases the best female artists working in electronic music. Featuring Brighton based producer Gazelle Twin, Norwegian vocal manipulator Maja Ratke and poetic soundscapes from APigeon.

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.

6MLost Ladies20141012

Friend of the show and founder of Finders Keepers Records, Andy Votel joins Stuart Maconie with a selection of strange pop from across the globe released with limited information about the artist. Votel and Maconie, give Holmes and Watson a run for their money as the 'lost lady' detectives.

Following on from Vashti Bunyan's interview in last weeks Freak Zone, Stuart looks at other 'lost ladies' who share a similar story to Vashti.

Folk singer Vashti Bunyan recorded the album 'Just Another Diamond Day' in 1970 to little acclaim or success. It went on to become a cult sensation with original copies selling for upwards of £1,000. After it's reissue and subsequent success Vashti began to make music again and has enjoyed a resurgence in her career.

Friend of the show and founder of Finders Keepers Records, Andy Votel joins Stuart with a selection of records by people who share a similar story to Vashti. Artists whose creativity has been reignited by discovering years after their initial musical endeavours that they are admired and respected.

6MLost Voices20140126

Stuart provides a 60-minute playlist of great artists lost to obscurity.

Some records go straight to the top of the charts and everyone is happy. Some records, some really great records are less lucky and disappear into a pool of CDs and LPs that should have been given more attention. Stuart provides a 60-minute playlist of such artists, the lost voices.

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

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

6MLouisville Math Rock20130209

Henrietta Rowlatt joins Stuart to talk influential math rock from Louisville, Kentucky.

6 Music's Henrietta Rowlatt joins Stuart to talk influential math rock from Louisville, Kentucky featuring tracks from Slint, Rodan and Shellac.

6MMagmafied: Zeuhl Music20150524

Magma maniac Graham Massey shares his favourite Zeuhl Music, the spin off genre from France's greatest progressive band Magma. Featuring music from Zao, Univers Zero and Weidorje.

Graham Massey shares zeuhl music - a genre created by French progressive band Magma.

6MMandy Wigby's Organ Transplant20120331

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

6MManipulated Voices20140413

John Doran from The Quietus shares some weird records with manipulated voices.

Ever tried to sing like someone else? The Quietus' John Doran shares weird records with manipulated voices including boys singing like girls and girls singing like synthesisers.

6MMarcus O'dair20120818

Stuart is joined by music journalist Marcus O'Dair.

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 Robert Wyatt's Side Projects And Appearances20141026

Marcus O'Dair joins Stuart to talk about Robert Wyatt's side projects and appearances.

6MMarcus O'dair On The Music Of Robert Wyatt20120421

Marcus O'Dair, authorised 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, chatting about the musician's extraordinary career and his impact upon British experimental pop music.

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

Music journalist Marcus O'Dair plays a selection of wonderfully bizarre cover versions.

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.

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'.

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.

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6MMarcus O'dair's Songs In Gobbledeegook20111203
6MMarital Melodies20130126

Keeping it in the family, create digger and record label boss Andy Votel joins Stuart Maconie with a selection of husband and wife music-making duos.

6MMartin Green's Playlist20170122

Visionary folk artist Martin Green creates a 60-minute playlist of his favourite brass, synths and folk music including Billy Bragg, Jonnie Common, modular synths from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and the Kronos Quartet take on the music of Mexico.

Folk artist Martin Green creates a 60-minute playlist of brass, synths and folk.

6MMatt Berry In The Studio20120225

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

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

6MMatthew Dear20120908

This week on 6 Music, songwriter and producer, Matthew Dear, takes to the 6 Mix decks.

Matthew plays a mixture of tracks that have inspired his new album, Beams, and some new music that is big in his world right now.

Beams, which was recorded at his home in New York, is the fifth album from the Ghostly International co-founder and was released earlier this month. Its creation sees a newly assembled five-piece band come together to tour the album.

Aside from his critically-acclaimed own work, Matthew has remixed the likes of The xx, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service and Chemical Brothers.

In this two hour show, Matthew plays a range of his musical loves from Thomas Fehlman, Sei A and Morgan Geist.

Songwriter and producer Matthew Dear takes to the 6 Mix decks.

6MMichael Rother20160110

MOJO deputy editor Andrew Male takes Stuart on a whirlwind tour of Michael Rother's music. From his formative years with Kraftwerk, mastering the motorik beat with Klaus Dinger in Neu! and his later solo work and soundtracks. Sit back and enjoy this 60-minute crash course into one of the most compelling voices of krautrock.

Mojo deputy editor Andrew Male takes Stuart on a whirlwind tour of Michael Rother's music.

6MMike Oldfield As A Sideman20131110

Mike Oldfield talks about collaborating with David Bedford and Pekka Pohjola and more.

Mike Oldfield shares anecdotes on collaborating with David Bedford and Pekka Pohjola, the elements that make his signature guitar sound and life lessons from Kevin Ayers.

6MMike Patton's Many, Many Bands20160410

Stuart explores the wide-ranging projects of Mike Patton, from Faith No More to Fantomas.

Stuart checks out Mike Patton's wide ranging projects from Faith No More to Fantômas with the help of John Doran, editor of The Quietus.

6MMira Calix20140316

showcases the best music by female artists working in electronica.

Mira Calix showcases the best music by female artists working in electronica.

6MModern Medieval Music20160306

Laura Cannell joins Stuart with music connecting the middle ages to the modern world.

Fiddle and recorder player Laura Cannell joins Stuart with music that connects the middle ages to the modern world. Laura's own music explores ancient traditions with improvisation and experimental techniques, here she looks at the artists who have inspired her which have strong connections to the sounds, structures and textures of medieval music. Featuring tracks by harpist Rhodri Davies, electronic duo Matmos and Oneontrix Point Never.

6MModern Soundtracks To Silent Films20150531

Stuart looks at the different approaches to writing modern soundtracks for silent films.

Stuart looks at the different approaches to scoring modern soundtracks for silent films with MOJO magazine's Andrew Male. Featuring British Sea Power's fictitious folk song for a fictitious documentary, Stephen O'Malley and Peter Rehberg team up for an unsettling moral tale and Berlin techno meets German expressionism in silent horror classic Nosferatu.

6MMusic And The Occult2014120720161225 (6M)

Stuart looks at music inspired by the occult with writer Rob Young. From a witches self help book to Aleister Crowley's spells summoned into musical form. Fight your inner demons with the help of John Zorn, Jimmy Page, Coil and more.

Stuart is joined by writer Rob Young to explore music inspired by the occult.

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

6MMusic For Insomniacs20140601

Fiona Talkington from Radio 3's Late Junction shares music that will both induce and relieve insomnia.

Fiona Talkington from Radio 3's Late Junction joins Stuart with music for insomniacs.

6MMusic For Strange Places20160619

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

6MMusic From Films Starring Donald Pleasance20130302

Andy Votel joins Stuart to explore music from films starring actor Donald Pleasance. Best known for Halloween and The Great Escape, Andy focuses on the B-movie side of his career.

6MMusic Of The Internet Generation20140803

The Quietus' John Doran joins Stuart to unearth hidden gems hiding in the internet, including a 76-track digital album, Eygptian electro chaabi and field recordings in Syria.

John Doran from The Quietus joins Stuart to unearth hidden internet gems.

6MMusical Hoaxes20160117

Stuart tells the tales of the greatest fakes, spoofs and hoaxes in left-field music, including an alien with a USB stick and secret cosmic music of the East German Olympic team.

Stuart Maconie explores the greatest fakes, spoofs and hoaxes in left-field music.

6MMusical Marriages20160228

Stuart peeks behind closed doors to look at marriages that make great music. From the short bright flame of Annette Peacock and Paul Bley's partnership that pioneered the Moog synthesiser to the life-long relationship between singer Robert Wyatt and lyricist Alfie Benge, Stuart discovers the secret to a successful musical marriage.

Stuart peeks behind closed doors to find out the secret to a successful musical marriage.

6MNew Age And Mystic Music20131103

Suzanne Ciani chats to Andy Votel about her new age albums, plus a mystic music mix.

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.

6MNew Music For 201420140112

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

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

6MNew Norwegian Sounds20121020
6MNew Scottish Sounds20150823

Fielding Hope joins Stuart to showcase the best new sounds coming out of Scotland. Featuring tracks by Golden Teacher, Yong Yong and The Flexibles.

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

6MNew York's No Wave Scene20140518

Stuart looks into the no wave scene that gave birth to the experimental rock band Swans.

Experimental rock band Swans emerged from New York's No Wave scene in the early 1980s. Following on from Stuarts interview with Swans frontman Michael Gira in the Freak Zone last Sunday, Henrietta Rowlatt joins Stuart to look into the roots of the band.

6MNick Currie (aka Momus) On John Cage20120317

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

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

6MNick Luscombe Joins Stuart20130119

Radio 3's Nick Luscome joins Stuart with a selection of international records from Peru to Singapore and Iran.

Nick Luscome joins Stuart with a selection of international records from Peru to Iran.

6MNonesuch Explorer Series20160717

Stuart is joined by Fiona Talkington from BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, to explore the Nonesuch Explorer Series of albums. The Explorer Series is a pioneering set of albums consisting of field recordings made in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe between the mid 60's to the mid 80's. In 1977, a few of the recordings were chosen for the Voyager Golden Record and sent into outer space aboard the Voyager spacecraft.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MObscure Italian Soundtracks20140223

Andy Votel joins Stuart with some lesser-known but utterly brilliant Italian soundtracks. Featuring the crazy jazz sounds of Ennio Morricone's alternative soundtrack to Space: 1999 and Claudio Simonetti's music to Wasteland Warriors, an Italian Mad Max rip off.

Andy Votel joins Stuart with some lesser-known but utterly brilliant Italian soundtracks.

6MOdd Couples20141005

Stuart playlists an hour of music by 'odd couples'.

Stuart playlists an hour of music by 'odd couples', featuring tracks by Terry Riley and John Cale, Suicide, Chris and Cosey and more.

6MOddly And Creme20121103
6MOde To Autumn20161030

Stuart presents an Ode to Autumn playlist. An audio accompaniment to the changing seasons, as the long shadows move across the ground and the nights draw in. The Free Design declare their love for misty sunrises, All Hallow's Eve is depicted by pysch-folk group The Story, Charles Hayward's percussive fireworks showcase on the Fifth of November and the colours are changing in Appendix's Autumn Song.

Stuart presents an Ode to Autumn playlist - an audio accompaniment to the changing seasons

6MOi, 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.

6MOneohtrix Point Never Mix20130929

Oneohtrix Point Never delivers a mix of new and experimental electronic music.

Experimental electronic artist Oneohtrix Point Never delivers a mix of his favourite new music. Featuring tracks from Autre Ne Veut, Mark Fell and Pete Swanson.

6MOnes To Watch In 201620160103

Wire magazine's Derek Walmsley joins Stuart with his tips for the ones to watch in 2016.

Wire magazine's Derek Walmsley joins Stuart with his tips for the most exciting underground and experimental musicians to look out for in 2016. Including Rangda, Joshua Abrams and an exclusive play of unreleased music by Oval.

6MOrchestral20140427

Stuart is back after conductor Charles Hazlewood presented the Freak Zone last week and chooses an orchestral playlist featuring Sufjan Stevens, Dutch Uncles' Robin Richards and Ornette Coleman.

Stuart chooses an orchestral playlist featuring Sufjan Stevens and Ornette Coleman.

6MOutsider Artists20161127

Stuart presents a playlist of outsider artists - musicians outside the commercial industry

A playlist of the best outsider artists; musicians working outside the commercial industry who ignore the traditions of composition and song writing. Outsider musicians offer a genuinely independent view on the world using humour and unique observations such as Daniel Johnston's alt-folk, the avant-guitar playing of Jandek and cult figures from the busking scene Abner Jay, The Space Lady and George Coleman.

6MPaddy Steer And Music From Pesky Kids20111001
6MPaddy 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.

6MPere Ubu's Mid-west Groove Rock20151011

Stuart looks at the origins of Pere Ubu with film producer Paul Williams who is working on a documentary with front man David Thomas and the mid-Western groove rockers. Featuring a track by The Girls produced by David Thomas in 1978 and Pere Ubu's cover of The Stooges Raw Power.

6MPeter Broderick's Playlist20161113

Stuart's guest is Peter Broderick, who offers a 60-minute playlist.

Stuart's guest from the Freak Zone this week, Peter Broderick, offers a 60-minute playlist.

Stuart's guest from the Freak Zone this week, Peter Broderick, offers a 60-minute playlist of music from his studio in Oregon called The Sparkle which he has just closed. Featuring a bounty of unreleased tracks from The Sparkle's archive including Portland's Shelley Short, harpist Desiree Rousseau's band Brumes and his sister Heather Woods Broderick.

6MPost-black Metal With John Doran20130413

John Doran, editor of The Quietus, talks Stuart through post-black metal.

John Doran, editor of The Quietus talks Stuart through post-black metal. Featuring tracks from Wardruna, Botanist and Gnaw Their Tongues.

6MProg Is Not A Four-letter Word20150913

Music writer Rob Young discusses why prog should not be considered a four-letter word.

Following on from Staurt's chat with Steven Wilson about prog-rock, tonight he is joined by music writer Rob Young to discuss why prog should NOT be considered a four-letter word. Featuring the uplifting songwriting of Chris Squire, Gentle Giant at their weirdest and an unknown band from Surrey called Gracious!

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.

6MProg-rock Disco20161016

Welcome to Stuart's freaky world of prog bangers, space rock and left field disco.

Welcome to our freaky world of prog bangers, space rock and left field disco. Time wasters are particularly welcome!

6MPsychedelia20140928

Stuart goes far out into the world of psychedelia with an hour-long special.

Stuart goes far out into the world of psychedelia with an hour-long psych special featuring American classics Strawberry Alarm Clock, African psy-funk The Thermometers and new music from The Mallard.

6MPsychedelic Jazz With Justin Spear20110730
6MPunk-jazz20130804

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

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

6MRaphael Preston On Working With Vangelis20131006

Raphael Preston talks about working as Vangelis' producer at Nemo Studios.

Raphael Preston chats about being Vangelis' producer to Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records. Raphael describes what it was like working with the renowned Greek composer at Nemo Studios in the late 1970s.

As part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season the pair discuss the making of the soundtrack to Blade Runner, working with film director Ridley Scott and Vangelis' desire to acquire the best and most expensive synthesizers in the world.

6MRaphael Preston On Working With Vangelis20131013

Synthesizer expert Raphael Preston on his work with renowned Greek composer Vangelis.

Synthesizer expert Raphael Preston describes how he helped create Vangelis' signature sound as chief engineer at Nemo Studios in the late 1970s.

As part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season the pair discuss the making of the soundtrack to Chariots of Fire, working with films director Hugh Hudson and Raphael's complex studio arrangement that enabled Vangelis to create his enormous soundscapes.

6MRichard Skelton20140720

Stuart presents music on the theme of landscapes with Richard Skelton.

Stuart presents music around the theme of landscapes with Richard Skelton.

6MRob Young On The Music Of Mighty Baby20130323

Rob Young, author of Electric Eden tells the story of Mighty Baby, a heavy and visceral folk-rock-improv group.

6MRobert Wyatt's Side Projects20141214

Stuart looks at the many and varied side projects of Robert Wyatt with his biographer Marcus O'Dair. Including tracks by Ultramarine, John Cage and Nick Mason.

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

6MRoundtable20140504

Stuart hosts a discussion around the most intriguing new releases in experimental and esoteric music with The Quietus' John Doran and musician Mandy Wigby.

Stuart hosts a discussion about new releases in experimental and esoteric music.

6MRoundtable20140629

Stuart is joined by Jim from Ghostbox Records and other guests.

Stuart hosts a discussion around the most intriguing new releases in experimental and esoteric music with Jim from Ghostbox Records and other guests.

6MRoundtable20140914

Stuart hosts Roundtable with guests Nick Luscombe and Justin from Front and Follow.

6MRoundtable20150111

Stuart hosts a roundtable discussion looking at the latest experimental music releases.

6MRoundtable20151004

Stuart is joined by Mojo deputy editor Andrew Male and musician Sara Lowes.

Stuart discusses new releases in experimental music with MOJO deputy editor Andrew Male and musician Sara Lowes. Artists under the spotlight this weeks are Rabit, Julia Kent, Plaistow, Midday Veil and Thus Owls.

6MRoundtable20151129

Stuart hosts a roundtable discussion about new releases in experimental music with 808 State's Graham Massey and John Doran from The Quietus. Artists under the spot light this week are freak-out space funk outfit The Comet Is Coming, Deerhoof frontman Greg Saunier's collaboration with chamber group s t a r g a z e, guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin, singer songwriter Deradoorian and experimental duo We Mythical Kings.

Stuart discusses about new experimental music releases with Graham Massey and John Doran.

6MRoundtable20160424

Stuart discusses new releases in experimental music with snooker champion and weird music enthusiast Steve Davis, and friend of the show Graham Massey from 808 State.

Stuart discusses new experimental music releases with Steve Davis and Graham Massey.

6MRoundtable20160703

Stuart hosts a discussion around the most intruiging new releases in experimental music with editor of the Wire magazine, Derek Walmsley and composer and musician Sara Lowes. Artists under the spotlight include Soundwalk Collective with Jesse Paris Smith, serpentwithfeet, Jenny Hval, Yeah You and Jherek Bischoff.

Stuart discusses new experimental music releases with Derek Walmsley and Sara Lowes.

6MRoundtable Discussion20131020

Stuart hosts a debate on the merits and flaws of the most intriguing new releases in left-field music with members of Dutch Uncles and Freakier Zone regular Graham Massey.

A debate on the merits and flaws of the most intriguing new releases in leftfield music.

6MRoundtable Discussion20140216

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

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

6MSacred Bones Playlist20160925

Stuart hands over the talky-stick to Caleb and Taylor at Sacred Bones Records who curate a 60-minute playlist from their adventurous roster of artists. Including Jenny Hval, Stuart's guest on the Freak Zone this week, a David Lynch remix of Zola Jesus, slasher horror pioneer John Carpenter's new band, Moon Duo, Blanck Mass and much more.

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

6MSam Lee's Power Ballads20130427

Folk artist Sam Lee is Stuart's guest, presenting his take on the power ballad.

Folk artist Sam Lee is Stuart's guest this week presenting his take on the power ballad. Featuring tracks from key figures in contemporary folk; Mary Hampton, Alasdair Roberts and Sam Amidon.

6MScience Fiction With Mandy Wigby20110813

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

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.

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

6MScott Walker In Context20130112

Stuart chats to music journalist Rob Young about the origins of Scott Walker's unique sound and hears examples from influential composers and soundtracks.

6MSheffield'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.

6MSidsel Endresen20140810

Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart to talk about Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen.

Radio 3's Fiona Talkington joins Stuart to talk about Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen, a revered figure in European improvisation since the 1980s. Celebrated for her innovative approach to the voice often avoiding lyrics in favour of syllables and sounds. Fiona Talkington introduces Stuart to her longstanding collaborations with some of Norway's best improvisers.

6MSleepy Time20150802

Stuart winds down to the weekend with a sleep-themed playlist.

Stuart creates a wind down for your weekend with a playlist themed around sleep. From Matt Berry's Insomnia Tapes to Raymond Scott's Soothing Sounds For Baby there's something for every state of sleepiness. Just try and stay awake till the end... yaaaawn.

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

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

6MSlug's Ian Black20150301

Ian Black from the band Slug shares some left-field gems from his record collection. Including Japanese surf-rock, a Somalian band from 1986 and three titans of experimental music.

Ian Black from Slug joins Stuart to share some left-field gems from his record collection.

6MSoundtrack Composer Vladimir Cosma20130223

Jonny Trunk of Trunk Records joins Stuart to share his favourite records by French soundtrack and library music composer Vladimir Cosma.

6MSpace Rock With Shindig!20140119

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

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

6MSteve Martland20151018

Stuart celebrates the late composer Steve Martland with his former pupil Joe Duddell. Martland curated the classical arm of Factory records and made bright, energetic music often performed by his own 11-piece band. Joe talks about Steve's dedication to his pupils, characterful appearance and unique teaching style.

Stuart celebrates the late composer Steve Martland with his former pupil Joe Duddell.

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

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

6MSteve Reich: A Career Retrospective20140727

Stuart speaks to the iconic minimalist composer Steve Reich about his most celebrated compositions in an interview recorded in 2006 around Reich's 70th birthday.

In an incredibly detailed account of his career Steve talks enthusiastically about his early tape work 'It's Gonna Rain' and his thought processes in making minimalisms first masterpiece 'Drumming'. He describes the public uproar whilst performing 'Four Organs' in 1970, stepping backwards to include Western harmony in 'Music For 18 Musicians' and the idea development behind 'Different Trains'; an innovative and moving piece about his childhood train journeys in America at the same time the Holocaust was happening in Europe.

Iconic minimalist composer Steve Reich speaks about his most celebrated compositions.

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.

6MStuart'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.

6MSubterranean Worlds20150322

Quietus editor John Doran joins Stuart to unearth music on a subterranean theme.

Editor of The Quietus, John Doran joins Stuart to unearth music around a subterranean theme. Featuring tracks by Jimmy Cross, Lustmord and Death Karma.

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.

1.

Tammy St.

John - Dark Shadows And Empty Hallways

2.

Band Ane - Ballerina Skaev Pa Ta

3.

University Of The Strange: Sun Ra

4.

Sun Ra Sun Ra - The Perfect Man

5.

Sun Ra - Angels and Demons At Play

6.

Sun Ra - Plutonian Nights

7.

Sun Ra - Adventure Equation

8.

Harpers Bizarre - I Love You Alice B Toklas

9.

Henry Cow Henry Cow - Deluge

10.

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

6MSupersonic's Lisa Meyer20140608

Lisa Meyer the brains behind Supersonic Festival, one of the leading experimental music events in the UK joins Stuart with some records.

6MSwedish Sound Poet Ake Hodell20120616

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.

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

6MTania Tagaq Playlist20170129

The playlist is compiled by Inuit throat singer and composer Tania Tagaq.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music. Tonight's playlist is compiled by Tania Tagaq an Inuit throat singer following her interview in the Freak Zone.

6MTechno Oddities20150125

808 State's Graham Massey joins Stuart with oddities from the world of techno. Featuring Gherkin Jerks, Renegade Sound Wave and 808 State's remix of Yes' Owner Of A Lonely Heart.

808 State's Graham Massey joins Stuart to share oddities from the world of techno.

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

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

6MThe Alternative 1950s20160417

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

Stuart Maconie evaluates the experimental music of the 1950s, from the modal jazz of Miles Davis to the soundtracks of Bernard Hermann and pioneering electronics of Edgar Varese.

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.

To hear more from Ozzy, Tony and Terry - the trio 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 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.

6MThe Best Of British Prog20141116

Stuart selects some of the less obvious highlights of British progressive rock of the 1970s. Featuring tracks by Van Der Graaf Generator, Gentle Giant, Yes, Genesis and Greenslade.

Stuart selects some of the less obvious highlights of British prog rock of the 1970s.

6MThe Canterbury Scene20130216

Stuart presents music from the Canterbury Scene featuring characteristically pastoral, jazzy and whimsical tracks from The Wilde Flowers, Kevin Ayres and of course Soft Machine.

Stuart chooses a selection of tracks from the progressive 1970s Canterbury 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.

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.

6MThe Freak Zone's Essential Collection20161218

Stuart collates a series of classic records of adventurous music from across the decades.

An opportunity to fill in the gaps of your music library, Stuart collates a series of classic records of adventurous music from across the decades. Including Alice Coltrane's cassette only devotional music Turiya Sings, Isao Tomita's electronic masterpiece Snowflakes Are Dancing, Tyneside troubadour Richard Dawson and an underground gem of pysch-folk from Hawaii by husband-wife duo These Trails.

An opportunity to fill in the gaps of your music library, Stuart collates a series of classic records of adventurous music from across the decades.

6MThe Golden Age Of British Folk20161120

Stuart presents a playlist of the best British folk from the mid-1970s including some well known names like Robin Williamson and Steeleye Span, alongside lesser know gems including Spriguns of Tolgus and Amazing Blondel.

6MThe Horrors Join Stuart20140302

Tom and Rhys from The Horrors share a selection of their favourite freaky tracks.

Tom and Rhys from The Horrors chat about the weirder side of their record collection and share some of their favourite freaky tracks.

6MThe Incredible String Bands Legacy20130728

Marcus O'Dair talks to Stuart about how the legacy of The Incredible String Band lives on.

6MThe Leaf Label's 21st Birthday Special20160221

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf Label with its founder Tony Morley who presents the five most important tracks to him and the label. Based in Yorkshire, The Leaf Label has championed adventurous artists working across jazz, electronica and all the cracks in-between including Polar Bear, Efterklang, Triosk and most recently The Comet Is Coming.

Stuart celebrates 21 years of The Leaf label with founder Tony Morley.

6MThe Lost Tapes Record Club20131006

Carl from Clinic and David from Finders Keepers Records talk to Stuart about their new EP series of found recordings called 'The Lost Tapes Record Club'.

Carl from Clinic and David from Finders Keepers Records join Stuart.

6MThe Multifaceted Andrew Weatherall20160313

Stuart looks at the multifaceted man that is Andrew Weatherall with the editor of Wire magazine Derek Walmsley. Stuart and Derek explore how Weatherall's DJ work, live events and music making have brought his wide ranging passions from the poet John Betjeman to rockabilly and calypso to a wider audience.

Stuart explores the work of DJ Andrew Weatherall with Derek Walmsley, editor of Wire.

6MThe Music Of Roland Kovac20130105

Stuart Maconie chats to professional record collector Jonny Trunk about the music of Roland Kovac, a pioneering library music composer born in Vienna in 1927.

Jonny shares a selection of tracks that cover Kovac's entire career from his early jazz waltzes to sequenced synth classics and rare kraut wig-outs.

Stuart chats to Jonny Trunk about Roland Kovac, a pioneering library music composer.

6MThe Music Of Sun Ra20130825

is a joyous, dissonant and cosmic adventure. Graham Massey; musician, producer and founding member of 808 State talks through his personal favourite records by the bandleader from Saturn.

A joyous, dissonant and cosmic adventure through the music of Sun Ra.

The music of Sun Ra is a joyous, dissonant and cosmic adventure. Graham Massey; musician, producer and founding member of 808 State talks through his personal favourite records by the bandleader from Saturn.

6MThe Origins Of Post-rock20120908

Stuart dives into the murky waters of post-rock and its many variations.

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.

6MThe Power Of Three20160807

Stuart acknowledges the power of three with a playlist of the best trios across the board.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MThe Sound World Of Julian Cope20140713

Archdrude Julian Cope invites you into his sound world with a 30-minute guest mix featuring just four tracks that Julian hails as underplayed gems. Here is what Julian has to say about each track he's chosen.

'Midnight Cobras' - Tonsstartbandht are an American band who put this 7" out in 2012. They sent me a copy to review and I adored it forever. Slade goes avant garde, the Ottoman Empire at the Gates of Vienna.

'Void 3' - The Rainbow Body is a Reading band who put this out on the local Double Dot Dash label - very good label. This whole album is excellent. This is also 2012, I think.

'Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale' - Edgar Froese's second solo LP was a big hit round our neck of the woods in 1975, especially as Tangerine Dream toured around this time. Here's an edit of its best sequence.

'Funeral March for Amebix, The Mob, Dirt, Antisect, Crude SS, May Blitz, Flower Travellin' Band, Diamanda Galas, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Duul, Black Sabbath and German Oak.' - Death Comes Along. From their debut LP released in 1994, Death Comes Along is a Japanese cult quartet led by singer Crow. The second album was seven years later, Crow wore the same shirt on the next cover. This track is one of their most surreal sidelong wipeouts - really gets down to the nitty gritty. They really deserve more airplay.

Archdrude Julian Cope invites you into his sound world with a 30-minute back to back mix.

6MThe Story Of Life And Death20160131

Stuart is joined by the singer and broadcaster Mara Carlyle. Following on from an interview with The High Llamas who's latest album was inspired by a story overheard in the streets of Peckham in the Freak Zone last week, Mara was asked to bring examples of great stories in song and she chose to bring in a selection of songs about death. And what greater story than the story of life and death. Featuring Nico Muhly's dark song about a girl who's bones are made into a violin and the Appalachian hoedown 'Oh Death'.

Singer and broadcaster Mara Carlyle joins Stuart with songs telling stories about death.

6MThe Stranger Side Of Glam Rock20150517

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

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

Journalist and rock biographer Nina Antonia showcases some of the stranger sides to glam rock.

6MThe Various Crimes Of Siltbreeze Records20140706

Musician Kiran Leonard presents Stuart with the various crimes of Siltbreeze Records.

Musician Kiran Leonard presents Stuart with the crimes of Siltbreeze Records, a US label of noise, leftfield sounds and strange effects. Tom Lax founded Siltbreeze in 1989 amongst the fanzine culture of Philadelphia and has maintained its DIY approach to this day. Now supporting the New Zealand left-field scene as well as the American underground their roster includes The Dead C, Harry Pussy and The Shadow Ring.

6MThe Wandelweiser Group20151213

Stuart is joined by Andrew Male from Mojo to investigates the Wandelweiser Group.

Stuart investigates The Wandelweiser Group, a contemporary classical movement also known as 'silent music' with Andrew Male from MOJO.

6MTheremin With Marcus O'dair20110806

What's the best instrument ever? Nope, you're wrong. It's the theremin, of course.

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.

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.

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.

6MThis Is Not Goblin20130818

Andy Votel presents a selection of records that are definitely not by the Italian prog-funk group Goblin. But they do sound a lot like them and feature most of the same musicians.

A selection of records that are definitely not by the Italian prog-funk group Goblin.

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.

6MTubular Bells20130526

Andy Votel takes a sideways glance at the Virgin Records legacy to warm up for Stuart's big interview with Richard Branson in the Freak Zone. Marking 40 years since the release of Mark Oldfield's Tubular Bells, the first ever release on VIrgin Records Andy plays some suitably bonkers records featuring the unique sound of the tubular bell.

Andy Votel joins Stuart to take a sideways glance at the Virgin Records legacy.

Andy Votel takes a sideways glance at the Virgin Records legacy to warm up for Stuart's big interview with Richard Branson in the Freak Zone. Marking 40 years since the release of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, the first ever release on VIrgin Records Andy plays some suitably bonkers records featuring the unique sound of the tubular bell.

6MTurkish Delight With Andy Votel20110820

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

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.

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.

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.

6MTv Themes With Jonny Trunk20140921

Stuart Maconie explores at TV themes with Jonny Trunk.

6MTwo-piece Noise-rock20130901

Lightening Bolt, No Age and Japanther are just some of the names featured in Henrietta Rowlatt's selection of two-piece noise-rock bands for Stuart.

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

6MUtopian Playlist20160529

Stuart creates a 60-minute playlist of spiritual, beatific and blissed out utopian music Featuring hip, new age sounds of the sea from Suzanna Ciani, devotional music from Alice Coltrane and the actor Jeff Bridges provides all the positive affirmations you need to kick start your utopian life.

A post-midnight module in left-field, weird and experimental music that follows on from the Freak Zone. Stuart Maconie is joined by a revolving cast of writers, musicians and adventurous music industry professionals otherwise known as The Freaky Family to delve deep into the subjects touched upon in the Freak Zone.

6MVangelis, Greek God Of The Synthesizer20120519

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

6MVideo Game Music, Part 220130623

Stuart explores classic video game soundtracks with 6 Music's Henrie Rowlatt. Hear the music that accompanies the best games, the hardest levels and the feeling of an impending zombie attack. Featuring music from Grand Theft Auto Vice City, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Resident Evil and more.

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

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

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.

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

6MWar Of The Roses20150816

Stuart defends Lancashire against Yorkshireman Alex Neilson in the War of the Roses.

Stuart defends Lancashire against Yorkshire-man Alex Neilson in the War of the Roses (Freak Zone Edition). The Pennines have never seen a battle like it! Dark synths fight side by side with jazz in the foothills of the Peak District, whilst noise and folk form an unprecedented allegiance in Leeds.

6MWeird Japanese Records20150621

Stuart and Andy Votel from Finders Keepers, the home of foreign pop look at some of Japan's stranger musical exports. Including tracks from Masahiko Sato, The Plastics and Sperma.

6MWest Country Freaks20140831

Stuart showcases some musical freaks hailing from the West Country.

Following on from Portishead's Geoff Barrow sitting in for Stuart on the Freak Zone last week, Stuart looks at other musical freaks from the West Country. Featuring music from John Surman, Cornelius Cardew, Spinal Tap's Stonehenge and more.

6MWhat's Hot In Jazz?20150607

Stuart is joined by Jez Nelson, who presents a round-up of the hottest records in jazz.

Jez Nelson from Radio 3's Jazz on 3 presents Stuart with a round up of the hottest records in jazz. Including tracks from Kamasi Washington, Steve Coleman and Binker And Moses.

6MWith Jez Nelson20120804

Stuart is joined by Radio 3 presenter and contemporary jazz expert Jez Nelson.

Stuart is joined by Radio 3 presenter and contemporary jazz expert Jez Nelson who brings a selection of his favourite records to share.

6M01Professor Justin Spear's Forgotten Females Of Folk20111015

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

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.

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