Freak Zone Playlist

A playlist of freaky tunes.

Episodes

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01Soulwax20170611
02Atoms For Peace20170618

As 6 Music celebrates Radiohead, The Freak Zone Playlist revisits Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich's Atoms For Peace Essential Mix. The mix was first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 9th March 2013 and features unreleased tracks from Radiohead alongside music from the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Colleen and Aphex Twin.

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

03Glastonbury Playlist20170625
04Floating Points20170702

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

05Richard Dawson20170709

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

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.

06Clark20170716
07Jules Buckley20170723
08Weird Game Soundtracks20170730

Composers Ben Lukas Boysen and Sebastian Plano have scored the soundtrack to David O'Reilly's immersive game 'Everything', the trailer for which has recently won the Jury Prize at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival and so qualifies for an Oscar. Their playlists features experimental game soundtracks from classic 8 Bit scores, to drum and bass, jazz, creepy ambience and full orchestral and choral works. Including music from Skyrim, L.A. Noir, Bioshock and Faxanadu.

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

09Freaky Hip-hop20170806

A playlist of freaky and experimental hip-hop.

10Nitin Sawhney20170813
11Tricot20170820

Tricot are an all female math rock trio from Kyoto, Japan, comprising of Ikumi "Ikkyu" Nakajima, Motoko "Motifour" Kida and Hiromi "Hirohiro" Sagane. They released their third album '3' on Topshelf Records in May 2017. And their playlist features artists from Texas, London, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Tokyo including Domico, Elephant Gym, Hikes and Mura Masa.

12Freaky Pianos20170827
13Kiran Leonard20170903
14A Tribute To Holger Czukay20170910

Stuart Maconie presents a playlist of Can founder member Holger Czukay's music. Featuring works from Can, Czukay's solo albums as well as collaborations with Jah Wobble, Brian Eno and David Sylvian.

15Wand20170917

Originally mentored by Ty Segall, LA band Wand band are about to release their fourth studio album 'Plum', following on from previous works 'Ganglion Reef', 'Golem' and '1000 Days'. Vocalist and guitarist Cory Hanson draws up a playlist of his favourite left field and unusual records. Including music from Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Talk Talk.

16Andrew Weatherall20170924

Somewhere within an area bounded by Zola's residence in exile, Pissarro's paint pots, Marconi's mistakenly Martian message receiver and the site of a Spurgeon sermon, lies a tract of boggy ground of which not even ardent foragers are aware.

It was whilst digging for peat on this land that my spade struck the metal box.

A box buried in the rich dark layer.
A box buried in the moine dubh.

On retrieving and opening what looked like an ammo tin I found it to be full of quarter inch magnetic tape.

Tapes full of invocation,evocation and magick.
Spells etched into magnetic ribbons.

17Jason Stoll20171001
18Special Request20171008

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the Leeds DJ and producer Paul Woolford, also known as Special Request, compiles an hour of ambience, techno and electro. Featuring music from Aphex Twin, 808 State and Underground Resistance.

19Laura Cannell20171015

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week's guest is the Norfolk-based contemporary classical composer, fiddler and recorded player Laura Cannell. Laura describes her work as exploring the spaces between ancient, traditional and improvised music. She has released four solo albums, 'Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth', 'Beneath Swooping Talons', 'Simultaneous Flight Movement' and her latest album 'Hunter, Huntress, Hawker'.

20Post Punk20171022
21Necro Deathmort20171029

compile a suitably terrifying halloween playlist.

22Robots!20171105

A playlist of music inspired by robots, presented by a robot!

Robothespian, created by the British company Engineered Arts, is one of the droids on display at an exhibition of robots taking place at the Museum Of Science and Industry in Manchester. Robothespian can talk, sing, act, read and, as you'll hear, present a radio programme! Our robot guest introduces a compilation of tracks that have been written about, inspired by, and in one case, played by robots. Featuring music from Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Squarepusher, Experimental Audio Research and Bjork.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family.

23Bibio20171112

provides this week's playlist.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the West Midlands based producer, multi instrumentalist and AV artist Stephen Wilkinson, aka Bibio, compiles an hour of music featuring Art Of Noise, Mark Pritchard and The Gentlemen Losers.

24Kemper Norton20171119

The Sussex-based experimentalist Kemper Norton crafts a weird and wonderful playlist.

Kemper Norton is a Sussex based composer and musician who uses digital and analogue equipment, acoustic instruments, field recordings and traditional song to explore ideas around folklore and landscape, in a style he refers to as "coastal slur-tronic folk". His latest album 'Hungan' was released in the summer of 2017, and was inspired by the story of 'Cruel Coppinger', the semi-legendary Danish privateer and gang leader who terrorised the north Cornish coast in the late eighteenth century.

25The Physics House Band20171126

create a playlist of weird and wonderful music.

The Brighton trio of Sam Organ, Adam Hutchison and Dave Morgan are collectively known as The Physics House Band. Playing upwards of thirty three instruments between them, they specialise in wigged-out instrumental psych, jazz, prog, tech and metal, as evidenced by their mini-album 'Mercury Fountain' released in 2017.

26Matt Berry20171203

Actor, writer and musician Matt Berry compiles this week's playlist.

The actor, writer and musician Matt Berry compiles a playlist of electronica, Kosmische, library music and more. Featuring tracks from Harmonia, Mike Oldfield and Clark. Matt released 'The Small Hours' on Acid Jazz in 2016, following it up with an accompanying album of remixes, outtakes and alternative versions called 'Night Terrors' in 2017, which features contributions from Clark and Saint Etienne.

27Thundercat20171210

compiles a playlist of musical influences.

28Andy Votel20171217

Who's that in the Freakzone Father Christmas outfit? Why, its DJ Andy Votel from Finders Keepers Records with his festive freakzone mixtape. You are invited to tuck into his psychedelic selection box full of sonic stocking fillers. Including music from Serge Gainsbourg, Pharoah Sanders, Pentangle and Robert Fripp.

29Best Of The Freakzone's Featured Albums20171224

A playlist of tracks from the Freakzone's Essential Collection of Albums.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

30Freakiest Tunes Of 201720171231

The Freakzone's Freakiest Tunes Of 2017.

31John Doran20180107
32Scanner20180114

Sound artist and composer Scanner compiles a playlist.

Sound artist and composer Scanner compiles a playlist of the more unusual items in his record collection. Otherwise known as Robin Rimbaud, Scanner is an electronic artist famous for his use of police scanners and phone signals, picking up words and messages to use in composition. Scanner compiles a 60-minute mix of his favourite clips and tunes including Glenn Branca, John Cage and Demdike Stare.

33Gary War20180121

Post-garage, cassette inspired, cosmic popster Gary War picks his favourite tunes.

34Stick In The Wheel20180128

Contemporary folk outfit Stick In The Wheel compile a playlist of their favourite tunes.

35Tune-yards20180204

' Merrill Garbus presents an hour of her favourite tunes.

36Suzanne Ciani20180211

New York synth hero Suzanne Ciani creates a playlist of sounds important to her.

Creator of 'sound logos' for America's most recognisable brands, New York synth hero Suzanne Ciani puts together a playlist of sounds important to her. Suzanne created some of the most iconic advertising sounds of the 1970s including Coca-Cola's pop and pour, jingles for General Electric and many other giant American brands. In the 1980s she became a pioneer of new age music creating sensual, blissed out music most notably on her album Seventh Wave recreating the sounds of the ocean. Suzanne spent her formative years in New York city, befriending Philip Glass and Steve Reich and performing in people's apartments to the avant-garde elite. Here Suzanne creates a 60-minute playlist of music important to her.

37The Monochrome Set20180218

Bid from 1970s art rock band the Monochrome Set compiles a 60-minute playlist.

38Suuns20180225

Canadian band Suuns compile a 60-minute playlist of Thai psych, acid house and alt-pop.

39Khruangbin20180304

Psych-rockers Khruangbin compile a playlist of middle eastern dance funk, soul and psych.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

40Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck20180311

Godspeed You! Black Emperor founding member Efrim Menuck choses an hour of illuminating songs that make up his current and all time favourites. Featuring some of America's greatest lyricists and songwriters - Rickie Lee Jones, Annette Peacock, Sarah Vaughan, Yoko Ono and Anne Briggs.

Efrim Menuck presents illuminating songs that make up his current and all time favourites.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

41An Audio Map Of Orkney20180318

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

Erland Cooper compiles an audio map of Orkney featuring bird song, folklore and music.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

42Gwenno20180325

Born in Cardiff, Gwenno is the daughter of a Cornish poet and a Welsh singer and is fluent in both languages. Here she showcases her love of Celtic language and music with tracks by Cornwall's First Lady of song Brenda Wootton, Alan Stivell's Renaissance of the Celtic Harp and Welsh cassette artist Malcolm Neon. These sit alongside Scandinavian prog-rock from Bo Hannsoon, pre-revolutionary Iranian pop from GooGoosh and BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Delia Derbyshire.

Gwenno shares her favourite music from Wales, Cornwall and beyond.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

shares her favourite music from Wales, Cornwall and beyond.

43Alexis Taylor2018040120180331 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor plays underground techno and the rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago.

44Cosmo Sheldrake2018040820180407 (6M)

Leftfield pop eccentric Cosmo Sheldrake takes over the Playlist.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

45Daniel Avery2018041520180414 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

mixes a playlist of ambient and electronic music.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week the electronic and techno producer Daniel Avery puts together a playlist of late night ambient and electronic music, featuring tracks from Rrose, Volte-Face and Avery's collaboration with Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails.

46A Perfect Circle2018042220180421 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

47Goat2018042920180428 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

A weird, wonderful and obscure playlist compiled by Goat.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week the Swedish experimentalists Goat compile a playlist of jazz, afrobeat, psyche and rock featuring music from Awafuni Ukulandela Na, Smog, Factory, Afrodita and The Kinks.

48Freaky Jazz2018050620180505 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

49Circuit Des Yeux2018051320180512 (6M)

Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a wonderfully atmospheric playlist.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this edition, Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a playlist of predominantly instrumental music that has inspired a new soundtrack for the cult 1923 silent film 'Salomé.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this edition, Haley Fohr, aka Circuit Des Yeux, compiles a playlist of predominantly instrumental music that has inspired a new soundtrack for the cult 1923 silent film 'Salomé.

50Irmin Schmidt2018052020180519 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

, founder member of Can, compiles a playlist of musical influences.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this episode the composer, student of Stockhausen and founder member of Can, Irmin Schmidt, compiles a playlist of some of the music that influenced him and the legendary kosmische group. Featuring works by Harry Partch, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Igor Stravinsky and Jimi Hendrix.

51Space Dimension Controller2018052720180526 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

52Tunng2018060320180602 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

53Oneohtrix Point Never2018061020180609 (6M)

Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) compiles sixty minutes of his favourite music.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

This week's playlist has been compiled by the American experimental electronic music producer Daniel Lopatin, Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel won the Best Soundtrack Award at Cannes in 2017 for his work on the film 'Good Time'. And he's just released a new album for Warp Records 'Age Of'. His playlist draws on wide range of genres and eras and features Levi, Dip In The Pool, FKA Twigs, Riccardo Sinigaglia, game soundtracks, Clannad and James Blake.

54Gazelle Twin2018061720180616 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

compiles music of time passed, time imagined and time yet to be lived...

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. This week Elizabeth Bernholz, aka Gazelle Twin, compiles a playlist of music of time passed, time imagined and time yet to be lived. Featuring music from Sleaford Mods, Aphex Twin, The Wicker Man OST, Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle, Beatrice Dillon, Moor Mother and more.

55Let's Eat Grandma2018062420180623 (6M)

An extended journey into the weird and the wonderful.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

compile an alt-pop playlist.

56Lucrecia Dalt2018070120180630 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

The Colombian sound artist and musician Lucrecia Dalt compiles a playlist.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. This week the Colombian sound artist, musician and former geotechnical engineer Lucrecia Dalt compiles a playlist of experimental music and sound art. Featuring contributions from Canada, Italy, Hungary, Germany Japan, Sweden and more.

57Kelly Moran2018070820180707 (6M)

A weird, wonderful and obscure playlist compiled by pianist Kelly Moran.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

This week pianist Kelly Moran, a recent signing to Warp Records and member of Oneohtrix Point Never's live band provides a weird, wonderful and obscure playlist. Including some of the freshest artists making music in New York today; Olga Bell's tribute to her Russian homeland, hazy acoustic pop from Paranoid Fiction and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

This week Kelly Moran, master of the prepared piano and keyboardist in Oneohtrix Point Never's live band provides a weird, wonderful and obscure playlist. Including some of the freshest artists making music in New York today; Olga Bell's tribute to her Russian homeland, hazy acoustic pop from Paranoid Fiction and guitarist Mary Halvorson.

58Wooden Shjips2018071520180714 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Ripley from Wooden Shjips creates a psychedelic playlist from across the decades.

59Pariah2018072220180721 (6M)

Tonight's show has been compiled by Pariah aka Arthur Cayzer, a DJ from London.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

60Owd Scrat Records2018072920180728 (6M)
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Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Paul Rooney of Owd Scrat Records shares his playlist exploring the power of spoken word.

61Strange Boy2018080520180804 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

62Dorcha2018081220180811 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Birmingham-based experimental band Dorcha chose their favourite left-field tracks

63Kathryn Joseph2018081920180818 (6M)

Scottish singer songwriter Kathryn Joseph picks an hour of tunes by her favourite humans

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

64808 State's Second Summer Of Love2018082620180825 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Manchester ravers 808 State honour 30 years since the Second Summer of Love

Manchester ravers 808 State compile an hour long mixtape honouring 30 years since the Second Summer of Love and the birth of rave culture in the UK. 808 State’s Graham Massey dusts off his old cassette tapes and rarities from 1988 including a recording of the band's first ever gig in Manchester and the classic rave tune written about a classic rave t-shirt ‘Born In The North’.

65Tirikilatops2018090220180901 (6M)

compile a playlist of surrealist songs from music hall to art song.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Tirikilatops are a collaborative effort between Lancashire and South Korean musicians, they make hyperactive day-glo pop with a surrealist edge. Tonight they compile a playlist of vivid songs from music hall to art song with a sprinkling of k-pop and a contribution from a bandmember’s 81-year old Korean grandma.

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

66Soap & Skin2018090920180908 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Hand-crafted playlists from creators of underground and experimental music

67Beak>2018091620180915 (6M)

compile a playlist of their favourite underground and experimental music

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

Bristol-based band Beak> show the influences of their groove driven drones and offbeat arrangements in this 60-minute playlist. Featuring tracks by punk-rock electronic outfit Liars, synth-pop star Gary Numan and a classic track for rappers to cut their teeth on - The Mexican by British rock band Babe Ruth.

68Alexander Tucker2018092320180922 (6M)

Grumbling Fur\u2019s Alexander Tucker with an hour of underground and experimental music

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

69Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs2018093020180929 (6M)

Riff heavy rockers Pigs x7 choose an hour of leftfield music from their record collection

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

70Tusk Festival2018100720181006 (6M)

The TUSK Festival team chooses an hour of experimental music from around the world

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

71Jerusalem In My Heart2018101420181013 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.

72Jlin2018102120181020 (6M)

Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by artists, musicians and DJs.

An extra treat for the children of the Zone.