Spirit House

Sean O'BrienJames TsaiJohan Rahman

Mondays 8.00PM

Presented in rotation by Sean O’Brien & James Tsai & Johann Rahman.

spiritual jazz, free jazz, post jazz, post rock, afro beat, improvisation, experimental, sound art

Tracing the ecstatic spirit in music, exploring sounds beyond.

The presenters draw from their extensive vinyl, CD & digital archives.

Sean has been presenting Spirit House on Eastside Radio for over ten years with various co-presenters, currently James and Johann. Sean, James and Johann draw from their vast collections and knowledge of inventive jazz/rock/improvisation/experimental music from the 1960s to the present day. In one program you may hear anything from Don Cherry to Fela Kuti, Mary Halvorson to Peter Brotzmann, to Sun Ra, to the Necks. Much loved labels include Blue Note, Impulse, ECM, FMP, and many more. And plenty of obscure surprises along the way. Perfect radio listening for a Monday evening. email: spirithouse@eastsidefm.org

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Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 20th February, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 20th February, 2017
Frank Zappa - Son of Mr Green Genes
RELEASE: Hot Rats - LABEL: Reprise
Andy Partridge - Wonder Annual
RELEASE: Fuzzy Warbles - LABEL: Ape House
Quintessence - Pearl & Bird
RELEASE: In Blissful Company - LABEL: Island
Faust - Flashback Caruso
RELEASE: The Faust Tapes - LABEL: Virgin
Nico - It Was A Pleasure Then
RELEASE: Chelsea Girl - LABEL: Verve
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Berlin
RELEASE: Insen - LABEL: Raster Noton
DZYAN - Electric Silence
RELEASE: Electric Silence - LABEL: Bacillus
Amon Duul II - Green-Bubble-Raincoated-Man
RELEASE: Wolf City - LABEL: UA
Machine Gun Kelly's Rejects - I'm Going Back
RELEASE: Ugly Things - LABEL: Raven
The Sunsets - The Hot Generation
RELEASE: Down Under Nuggets - LABEL: Festival
Freddie King - San Ho Zay
RELEASE: Let's Hide Away & Dance Away - LABEL: King
Magazine - The Light Pours Out Of Me
RELEASE: Real Life - LABEL: Virgin
The Monochrome Set - Fun For All The Family
RELEASE: Eligible Bachelors - LABEL: Cherry Red
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
RELEASE: The Idiot - LABEL: RCA
Aural Exciters - Emile (Night Rate)
RELEASE: Mutant Disco - LABEL: ZE
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Ancient Aiethopia
RELEASE: Jazz In Silhouette - LABEL: Impulse

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 13th February, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 13th February, 2017
Les Reed & British Lion Orchestra - Theme From Girl on a Motorcycle
RELEASE: Girl on a Motorcycle - LABEL: Polydor
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - La Decadanse
RELEASE: 45 - LABEL: Fontana
Brian Eno - Fickle Sun (I'm Set Free)
RELEASE: The Ship - LABEL: Beat
Leonard Cohen - Samson in New Orleans
RELEASE: Popular Problems - LABEL: CBS
Bob Dylan - Abandoned Love
RELEASE: Biograph - LABEL: CBS
Karen Dalton - Sweet Substitute
RELEASE: It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best - LABEL: Capitol
Syd Barrett - Two of a Kind
RELEASE: Peel Sessions - LABEL: Strange Fruit
Caravan - A Huntin' We Will Go
RELEASE: The Show of Our Lives - LABEL: Deram
La Dusseldorf - White Overalls
RELEASE: Viva - LABEL: Straud
King Crimson - Ladies of the Road
RELEASE: Islands - LABEL: Island
Ornette Coleman - Focus on Sanity
RELEASE: The Shape of Jazz to Come - LABEL: Atlantic
Florian Hoefner Group - Elements
RELEASE: Luminosity - LABEL: Origin
Harry Nilsson - Jump into the Fire
RELEASE: Nilsson Schmilsson - LABEL: RCA
Chet Baker - Out of Our Hands
RELEASE: You Can't Go Home Again - LABEL: A&M

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 6th February, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 6th February, 2017
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
RELEASE: A Saucerful of Secrets - LABEL: Parlophone
Lupa J - Waiting For Her
RELEASE: Lupa J 2015 - LABEL: self-released EP
Laura Marling - Warrior
RELEASE: Short Movie - LABEL: Virgin
Roxy Music - Sunset
RELEASE: Stranded - LABEL: Virgin/EG
Eno - The Great Pretender
RELEASE: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) - LABEL: EG Records
Joanna Newsom - Divers
RELEASE: Divers - LABEL: Drag City
Various - 1. Examples of 12-note melodies; 2. An aleatory game; 3. Musique Concrete; 4. The Lyke-Wake Dirge; 5. Bright Eyes
RELEASE: Classroom Projects - LABEL: Trunk
Magda Mayas - Shards
RELEASE: Heartland - LABEL: Another Timbre
Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues
RELEASE: A Saucerful of Secrets - LABEL: Parlophone

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 30th January, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 30th January, 2017
Can - Gomorrha
RELEASE: Unlimited Edition - LABEL: Spoon
Sabir Mateen trio - Running into The truth (after Chasing a Lie)
RELEASE: Divine Mad Love - LABEL: Eremite
Bill Laswell, Tetsu Inoue - Ruins
RELEASE: Axiom Ambient - LABEL: Axiom
Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever
RELEASE: Make it Last Forever - LABEL: Toshiba EMI
Sabir Marteen Trio - Cnoversation / Lunch Before Departure
RELEASE: Divine Mad Love - LABEL: Eremite
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. - Ceres Motion
RELEASE: 1970-1973 - LABEL: Cuneiform Records
Dinosaur Jr. - Puke and Cry
RELEASE: Green Mind - LABEL: Blanco Y Negro
Johnny Cash - I Don't Know Where i'm Bound
RELEASE: At San Quentin - LABEL: Columbia
Can - Cutaway
RELEASE: Unlimited Edition - LABEL: Spoon
Can - Doko E
RELEASE: Unlimited Edition - LABEL: Spoon

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 23rd January, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 23rd January, 2017
The celler & Point - Tabletop (a)
RELEASE: Ambit - LABEL: Cuneiform
Cluster & Brian Eno - Ho Renomo
RELEASE: Cluster & Brian Eno - LABEL: Sky
Alex Chilton - Free Again
RELEASE: The 1970 Sessions - LABEL: Omnivore
John Martyn - Glistening Glyndebourne
RELEASE: Bless The Weather - LABEL: Island
Neil Young - For The Turnstiles
RELEASE: On The Beach - LABEL: Reprise
Velvet Underground & Nico - Venus In Furs
RELEASE: Velvet Underground & Nico - LABEL: Verve
M Ashraf - Ann Data
RELEASE: Music Minus Music - LABEL: Fat City
PJ Harvey - The Wheel
RELEASE: The Hope Six Demolition Project - LABEL: Vagrant
The Soft Machine - Lullaby Letter
RELEASE: The Soft Machine - LABEL: P:robe
Joy Division - Shadowplay
RELEASE: Unknown Pleasures - LABEL: Factory
Throbbing Gristle - Still Walking
RELEASE: 20 Jazz Funk Greats - LABEL: Industrial
Miles Davis - On The Corner (Take 4)
RELEASE: On The Corner - LABEL: Colombia

Spirit House - 08:00pm - Monday 16th January, 2017

Playlist
Spirit House - 12:00am Monday 16th January, 2017
Ornette Coleman - Jordan
RELEASE: Sound Grammar - LABEL: Sound Grammar
Eno, Moebius, Roedelius, Plank - Pitch Control
RELEASE: Begegnungen - LABEL: Water
David Bowie - All the Madmen
RELEASE: The Man Who Sold the World - LABEL: EMI
Archie Shepp - Attica Blues
RELEASE: Attica Blues - LABEL: Impluse
Geir Sundstol - Gratarslaget
RELEASE: Langen Ro - LABEL: Hubro
Vince Jones - Detour Ahead
RELEASE: One Day Spent - LABEL: EMI
Geir Sundstol - Tony's Theme
RELEASE: Lengen Ro - LABEL: Hubro
Drop Nineteens - Delaware
RELEASE: Delaware - LABEL: Caroline
Black String - Song from Heaven
RELEASE: Mask Dance - LABEL: ACT
Big Star - In The Street
RELEASE: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story - LABEL: Big Beat
The Residents - Swastikas On Parade
RELEASE: The Third Reich 'N' Roll - LABEL: ESD
Drop Nineteens - Winona
RELEASE: Delaware - LABEL: Caroline
Powell - Frankie
RELEASE: Sport - LABEL: XL Recordings