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The Interesting Alternative last 3 playlists and Mixcloud re-cues

Hi Prog Pickers!
Sorry for the lack of updates!
Here are the last three IAS Playlists with links to their Mixcloud streams


Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne (The Royal Scam)
Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks (Apocalypse)
Buttonhead – Robocop Sunset (Never Or Forget)
The Gasman – Ethyl Nitrate Spirit (Like This EP)
Urban Sax – La Traversee (Inside)
Julia Holter – Lucette Stranded On The Island (Have You In My Wilderness)
Ametsub – Mbr Flurries (Seefeel Remix) (Mbira Lights 1 EP)
Cheer Accident – Immanence (Putting Off Death)
a.P.A.t.T. – Give My Regards To Bold St. (Fun With music)
Aquaserge – Tintin On Est Bien Mon Loulou (Laisse Ca Etre)
Skeletons – The Telephone Rings (Life And The Afterbirth)
FIve Storey Ensemble – Woods Are Worried From Boredom (Night En Face)
Valentin Clastrier – New Delit (Les Butcher Des Silences)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani – Closed Circuit (Sunergy)
Gnod – Desire (Infinity Machines)
Steely Dan – Gaucho (Gaucho)


North Sea Radio Orchestra – Dronne (Dronne)
My Tricksy Spirit – Winter Story (My Tricksy Spirit)
Captain Beefheart – Love Lies (Shiney Beast – Bat Chain Puller)
Broadcast – Colour Me In (Ha Ha Sound)
April March & Aquaserge – Ready Aim Love (same)
Deerhoof – Criminals Of The Dream (The Magic)
Present – Promenade Au Fond D’un Canal (Triskaidekaphobie)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Stunts (Euclid)
Setna – Unite (Cycle 1)
Urban Sax – La Marche Des Narguiles (Inside)
Albert Marcoeur – Anne Chez Elle (Plusiers Cas De Figure)
Albert Marcoeur – Le Tourniquet (Marcoeur (Mar et Coeur comme coeur)
Albert Marcoeur – Ballade A Jean (Celui Au Y’a Joseph)
Albert Marcoeur – Bouges Pas (Ma Vie Avec Elles)
Albert Marcoeur – Bourree En La (Travaux Practiques)
The Other Without – Earthstar Transmitter (The Other Without)


Miriodor – Gallinule d’Amerique (Signal 9
Cheer Accident – Immanance (Putting Off Death)
Miriodor – Passage Secret (Signal 9)
Camera – Ego (Radiate)
Tricot – Wabi-Sabi (3)
April March & Aquaserge – Parce Que Pourquoi (Same)
Gnod – Collateral Damage (Infinity Machines)
Martin Archer – In Stereo Gravity/All The Wars Were Lost (Reprise) (In Stereo Gravity)
Giant Swan – Live At Contra Pop (Contra Pop 21-23 August 2015 Ramsgate Beach)
The Gasman – Like This #3 (Like This EP CD)
Rogue Spore – Margarine Dream (Escape From Asafoetida)
Daniel Denis – A L’Ombre Du Zed (Sirius And The Ghosts)
Daniel Denis – Opus Rictus (Les Eaux Troubles)
5UU’s – Compromisation (Points Of View)
5UU’s – Thoroughly Modern Attila (Abandonship)
5UU’s – Geronimo (Hungers Teeth)
Admirals Hard – Rounding The Horn (Upon A Painted Ocean)
William Drake – In Converse (Revere Reach)

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Playlist and Mixcloud Stream for Interesting Alternative Show 2017-08-21

babyHi All
Sorry for the delay
Here is the mixcloud stream for the show

Snorkel – One Long Conundrum (One Long Conundrum EP)
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin – Modul 33 (Stoa CD)
The Gasman – Museum (Hiding Place # 2 CD)
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom – Rise (The Days Of Mars)
Rogue Spore – Pozor (Escape From Asafoetida)
Arnold Dreyblatt – Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism)
5UU’s – Well … Not Chickenshit (Hunger’s Teeth)
Salle Gaveau – 800% (Strange Device)
Zao – Marochsek (Z=7L)
Ian William Craig – On The Reach Of Explanations (Durbe)
Martin Daniels – Track 2 (Blue Noon)
Urban Sax – Perchman Aux Oreilles Mouvantes (Live In Pori 1984)
Tipographica – TP-1 (God Says I Can’t Dance)
Tipographica – Naked Lunch (The Man Who Does Not Nod)
Karda Estra – Andromeda Approaches! (TIme And Stars)

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Playlist and Mixcloud stream for the Rob Crow and Chlöe Herington special

Hi All


Many thanks to Chloe Herington for dropping by and spinning some of her favourite tunes
Here is the Mixcloud link:

Rob Crow Showcase:
Optiganally Yours – Oar (Exclusively Talentmaker!)
Heavy Vegetable – Cotton Swab (Frisbie)
Rob Crow – Hangnailed (He Thinks He’s People)
Pinback – Offline PK (Blue Screen Life)
Other Men – False Positives (Wake Up Swimming)
Goblin Cock – Flumed (Necronomidonkeykongimicon)
Thingy – Plenty (To The Innocent)
Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – What We’ve Been Doing While You’ve Been Away (You’re Doomed Be Nice)

Chloe Herrington’s selection:
VÄLVĒ – LIghts (#1 [The Theosophical Society])
Lindsay Cooper – The Assasination Waltz (Music For Other Occasions)
Freeze Puppy – Katama Bay (The Night Attendant)
Sacred Paws – Everyday (Strike A Match)
Henry Cow – Falling Away (Western Culture)
Hen Daddy – Daydreaming (Currently Unreleased)
Alif Ensemble – Eish Jabkum Hon (Aynama-Rtama)
Veronique Vincent & Aksak Maboul – Reviellons-nous (Ex-Future)
This Heat – Twilight Furniture (This Heat)
The Cesarians – Blunted (Pure White Speed)
Bob Drake – Weeds (What Day Is It?)
VÄLVĒ – Atmos #1 (#1 [The Theosophical Society])
Slapp Happy / Henry Cow – Riding Tigers (Desperate Straights)
Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – Takhabot (Mir’ah)


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Playlist and Mixcloud Stream for 2017-08-07 Steve and Kavus

Hi All
Hope you enjoyed Monday’s show!
Here is the Mixcloud stream and playlist:

Faust – Fresh Air (Fresh Air)
Five Storey Ensemble – The Respectable Booksellers (Night En Face)
Cheer Accident – Immanence (Putting Off Death)
Barringtone – Dream Boys (7″ single)
Aquaserge – Virage Sud (Laisse Ca Etre)
Oxbow – A Gentleman’s Gentleman (Thin Black Duke)
Simon Steensland – Tollkarlen (25 Years Of Minimum R&B)
Melvins – Flaming Creature (A Walk With Love And Death)
David Borden – Part 3 (The Continuing Story Of Counterpoint Parts 1-4+8)
Daniel Chudley – Fractal Belvedere (Unreleased)
Steve Reich – Variations For Vibes, Piano & Strings (Fast) (Daniel Variations)
Horse Lords – Towards The Omega Point (Interventions)
Palm – Walnut (Shadow Expert EP CD)
The Focus Group – Arlington Main (Stop-Motion-Happening)
Miriodor – Peinture Dans Le Coin (Signal 9)
Robyn Hitchcock – Autumn Sunglasses (Robyn Hitchcock)

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Playlist for the 2017-07-31 Mike York Special

Many thanks to Mike York (Teleplasmiste, Guapo, Cyclobe, Coil) for an amazing selection of music on Monday.
Visit their Facebook page HERE
Teleplasmiste are at the Golden Lion in Todmorden, Lancashire on the 10th August and The Islington, London on 12th August

Here is the playlist from Monday’s show. Mixcloud stream will be ready tomorrow.

Tigue – Mouth (Peaks)
Various Artists – Little Bob Twenty In (Change Ringing On Handbells)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Exixtence In The Unfurling (Ears)
Bie Deti Dallget (Plaintes et Chants D’Amour)
Psarantonis – (Ideaon Antron)
John Zorn – Litany II (Six Litanies For Heliogarbalous)
Colin Stetson – The Lure of the Mine (All this I do for Glory)
Radionics Radio – The Magician’s Apprentice (Radionics Radio)
Rustie – Ultra Thizz (Glass Swords)
Gyorgy Ligeti – Hungarian Rock (Mechanical Music)
Moondog – Crescent Moon March (A New Sound Of An Old Instrument)
Bobby Beausoleil – Part IV (Lucifer Rising)
Coil – Paranoid Inlay (Music To Play In The Dark II)
Dead Can Dance – Advent (Spleen and Ideal)
Fields Of The Nephilim – Submission To (The Dub Posture) (For Her Light CD single)
David Byrne – Under The Mountain / Dinosaur / The Red House ((The Catherine Wheel)
Cyclobe – Replaced By His Constellation (The Visitors)

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Playlist and Mixcloud Stream for 2017-07-03 Anthony Child (Surgeon) Special

Many thanks to Anthony Child (Surgeon) for joining us in the studio and sharing some of his favourite tracks.

Here is the Mixcloud Stream:

Here is the Playlist:
Donna – Art of noise
Love – Art of noise
Walking through heaven – Chris & Cosey
Dances III – Rashad Becker
You don’t know what love is – Diamanda Galas
8 Men & 4 Women – Diamanda Galas
Whispering Glass – Jon Brooks
Avocado Afternoon- Diva Dompe
It’s Time – Max Roach
Cosmic Jam – Neil
Janitor of Lunacy – Nico
Paper Error – Gnod
You can fall – broadcast
Debris in LEO – Twinkle
Dinah’s Dream- Surgeon
Rabbit Snare – Throbbing Gristle
Mind Flowers- Ultimate Spinach
Vital Transformation- Mahavishnu Orchestra

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Playlist and Mixcloud stream for 2017-07-24 Dave Sturt Special

Many thanks to Dave Sturt (Gong) for joining us in the studio and sharing some of his favourite tracks.

Here is the Mixcloud Stream:

Here is the Playlist:

Simon Steensland – Koko (25 Years Of Minimum R&B)
Melvins – Flaming Creature (A Walk With Love And Death)
Fantomas – Rosemary’s Baby (The Directors Cut)
Dave Sturt – Dreams And Absurdities (Dreams And Absurdities)
Charles Mingus – II BS (Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus)
Palm – Two Toes (Shadow Expert)
Reve General – Paralyse (Howl)
Sibelius – The Swan Of Tuonela
Steve Reich – Variations For Vibes, Pianos & Strings – Slow (Daniel Variations)
Teleplasmiste – Fall Of The Yak Man (Frequency Is The New Ecstasy)
Oranssi Pazuzu – Tyhja Temppeli (Valonielu)
Gnod – Bodies For Money (Just Say No To The Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine)
Dave Sturt – Unique And Irreplaceable (Dreams And Absurdities)
Robyn Hitchcock – Raymond And The Wires (Robyn Hitchcock)
Brian Eno – The Big Ship (Another Green World)
Harold Budd – Boy About 10 (By The Dawn’s Early Light)
The Beta Band – Dr. Baker (3 EP’s)
The Beatles – Blue Jay Way (Magical Mystery Tour)
Beck – Nobody’s Fault But My Own (Mutations)
Bill Frisell – Unsung Heroes (Where In The World?)




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Playlist and Mixcloud Stream for 2017-07-17 Steve Solo

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Magma – Wurdah Itah (re-issue bonus track)
Simon Steensland – Psychlone (25 Years Of Minimum R&B)
Palm – Shadow Expert (Shadow Expert EP)
Faust – Birds Of Texas (Fresh Air)
Teleplasmiste – A Gift Of Unknown Things
Ametsub – Utmost Point (All Is Silence)
Five Storey Ensemble – Rearrive (Night En Face)
Simon Steensland – The Wooden Panther (25 Years Of Minimum R&B)
Dutch Uncles – Codboy (Out Of Touch In The Wild)
National Health – Playtime (Playtime)
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere – Orionid (03)
Alice Coltrane – Journey To Satchidananda (Turiyasangitananda)
Five Storey Ensemble – The Road Away From … (Night En Face)
Tipographica – Infinity Street Car (Tipographica)
Khan – Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains (Space Shanty)
Satelliti – Primo Movimento (Im Magen Des Kosmos)

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Playlist and Mixcloud for the IAS show 2016-08-22

Hi Interesting Alternatives!

Here is the Mixcloud Stream:

Here’s the playlist:
Eskaton – Ecoute (4 Visions CD)
Skeletons – It’s Infinite (Am I Home CD)
Snorkel – One Long Conundrum EP
Swans – The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black (The Glowing Man CD)
Gong – Rejoice! (Rejoice! I’m Dead CD)
The Stargazer’s Assistant – Agents Of Altitude (Remoteness Of Light CD)
Skeletons – Isn’t Infinite (Am I Home CD)
Gong – The Unspeakable Stands Revealed (Rejoice! I’m Dead CD)
Snorkel – Stop Machine (Robert Logan Remix) (One Long Conundrum EP)

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Playlist and Mixcloud for 2016-08-08 IAS Andy Hughes Special

Hi Interesting Alternatives!
Andy Hughes runs the website Birthday Cake For Breakfast. A Blog dedicated to Math Rock and Post Rock.
Here are the links:
The site:

Here is the Mixcloud Stream:

Here’s the playlist:
USA Nails – They’d Name An Age (No Pleasure)
The Moonlandingz – Sweet Saturn Mine  (Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine…I’m Your Biggest Fan)
Parquet Courts – Stone and Starving (Light Up Gold)
Thing – Carousel
Weaves – Tick (Weaves)
TTNG – Coconut Crab (Disappointment Island)
Ganglions – Fallow (FETCH! EP)
Cleft – Frankenstein (Wrong)
Body Hound – Systems (Rhombus Now)
Outlander – I’ll Get Mine Too (Take Turns/I’ll Get Mine Too)
Bearfoot Beware – tRad Rr BarRfight (World Owes You Nowt)
Classically Handsome Brutes – Gabbleratchet (Prolegomena)
ASIWYFA – A Beacon, A Compass, an Anchor (Heirs)
Young Legionnaire – Pinstripe Crown (Wreckonomics EP)
HEADS – A Mural Is Worth A Thousand Words (Heads)
Preoccupations – Anxiety
Kagoule – Centralwing (Urth)
Will Fall – Square Root Of 69 And The Mississippi Kid
Poly-Math – Melencolia  (Melencolia EP)

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