Category Archives: ambient revolution

luv374

luv374 Virgin Ambient Flyer

Virgin Ambient Flyer

i have always had the sneaking suspicion that Richard Branson co-founded Virgin Records in 1972 to better soundtrack his future hot air balloon adventures. as you may recall, in 1987 he became one of the first people to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon, crash landing in the water off the coast of Northern Ireland. at the time their balloon, the “Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ was the largest in the world; so naturally it sunk.

recently i met a longtime employee for the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England, where the ‘Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ now resides. he was part of the team that salvaged and cleaned out the craft after the emergency landing and he confirms that there was a good sound system and a box of reel-to-reel tapes stowed on board. of course they were all destroyed but he recalls one of the reels being clearly labeled “Avant Garde Virgin Cuts”. this mix is what i imagine was on that tape Sir Branson listened to while he floated among the clouds.

image : a Thunder & Colt decal on the outside of the Virgin Atlantic Flyer.
Tracklist:
  1. Romance – Peter Baumann – Virgin (1976) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Percolations : Part One – Gong – Virgin (1976)
  3. Garden Of Paradise – Steve Hillage – Virgin (1979) > buy link
  4. The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine – Gong – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  5. Träum Mal Wieder – Holger Czukay – Virgin (1984) > buy link
  6. The Blue Blue Third – Rip Rig + Panic – Uh Huh Prods / Virgin (1981)
  7. Glass C/W Steel – Fred Frith – Caroline / Virgin (1974)
  8. Circulation Of Events – Tangerine Dream – Ohr / Virgin (1973/1976) > buy link
  9. Glimmer – John Foxx – Metal Beat / Virgin (1980/1981) > buy link
  10. Tropic Of Capricorn – Edgar Froese – Virgin (1978) > buy link
  11. Toyota City – The Human League – Virgin (1980) > buy link
  12. Linguaphonie – Henry Cow – Virgin / Red Records (1974/1979)
  13. Krautrock – Faust – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  14. Caucasian Lullaby – Slap Happy / Henry Cow – Virgin (1975) > buy link
  15. Gegenstand – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  16. Étoile Polaire (North Star) – Philip Glass – Virgin (1977)

luv360

luv360 sometimes why

sometimes why

when someone signs up for the ambient revolution that means they are ready to drift into unknown sonic territory. knowing that they will not return unchanged, they fearlessly open their minds and entangle them in this timeless mirage. lie back and listen if you want to know more.
photo : Jo Silvers
Tracklist
  1. Suoni per un Rito – Egisto Macchi – Ayna / Cinedelic Records (1974/2016)
  2. Wish You Were There Part I – Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1994/2018)
  3. Kouros – Andrew Rudin – Nonesuch (1968)
  4. La Machine à Pomper Dite Cosmopompe – Robert Cohen-Solal – Barclay / We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records (1969/2018)
  5. Chapter M (Karenina 2) – Thomas Fehlmann – Kompakt (2018) > buy link
  6. Second Dream – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – Milan (2016) > buy link
  7. Tape 9 (Part 4) – Ahmed Malek and Flako – Habibi Funk Records (2017) > buy link
  8. Formentera Sunset Clouds – Iasos – Unity Records / Light In The Attic (1975/2013) > buy link
  9. Lupus – Brian Eno and Robert Fripp – Discipline Global Mobile / Opal Records (2004/2014)
  10. Leap Of Faith / Time and Space – Kurt Stenzel – Cinewax (2015) > buy link
  11. Skyfall IV (Strike Suit) – Sacred Tapestry – PrismCorp / Aguirre Records (2016/2018)
  12. Funeral Music – Carlito Verde – 8-Track Stereo (2003)
  13. Quicksilver – Pink Floyd – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  14. untitled (track 2, side D of Selected Ambient Works Volume II) – Aphex Twin – Warp (1994) > buy link
  15. Subtemple – Burial – Hyperdub (2017) > buy link
  16. Metebelis III Atmosphere – Planet Of The Spiders – Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records And Tapes / Demon Records (1978/2017)
  17. Starroom / Litamin – Mouse On Mars – Sonig (1998)

luv356

luv356 Processed Guitar Processions - Leo Maraviglia

Processed Guitar Processions

an alien landscape of treated guitars endlessly layered into infinity. the ambient revolution will not be stopped.
photo : Leo Maraviglia
Tracklist
  1. Ecstacy Live Intro Theme – Spacemen 3 – Fierce Recordings / Space Age Recordings (1990/2018)
  2. Badlands – Primal Scream – Creation Records (1998)
  3. Lactate’s Moment – Stars Of The Lid – Sedimental / Kranky (1995/2018) > buy link
  4. Postscript – Bowery Electric – Kranky / Beggar’s Banquet (1996/1997) > buy link
  5. Marrakesh 3AM (Windsor For The Derby remix) – Drain – Trance Syndicate Records (1997)
  6. Feedback – Spectrum – Silvertone Records / Medical Records LLC (1994/2018)
  7. […+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now] – Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Constellation (2000) > buy link
  8. Having Never Written A Note For Percussion – Sonic Youth – Sonic Youth Records (1999) > buy link
  9. Learning Curve (Oval remix) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  10. Oceans 2 – Flying Saucer Attack – VHF Records (1994) > buy link
  11. Black Hole Symphony – The Brian Jonestown Massacre – A Records (2008) > buy link
  12. untitled (side b, track 2) – Directions – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  13. Pure Phase – Spiritualized – Dedicated / Plain Recordings (1995/2010) > buy link
  14. Meol – Seefeel – Warp (1995) > buy link
  15. Eero – Labradford – Kranky (1995) > buy link
  16. Goodbye – Kevin Shields – Emperor Norton (2003) > buy link

luv346

luv346 Deforestation In Bolivia

Deforestation In Bolivia

as a person who has been on the right side of history during the Ambient Revolution i have always kept my ear to the ground searching for newer ambient music. this collection is a mix of beatless excursions from the past few years by artists new and old that represent the true spirit of the Ambient Revolution. now lie down, open your third ear, relax your mind and float down stream.
photo : deforestation in Bolivia, photo taken from the satellite of luv.
Tracklist
  1. Spirits – Claude Speeed – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  2. Wireless MK2 – Orb ft. Roger Eno – Kompakt (2016) > buy link
  3. Parkstone Melody II – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2018) > buy link
  4. Rumon (vinyl version) – Sugai Ken – Lullabies For Insomniacs (2016) > buy link
  5. Lichterschmaus (Ambient Version) – Pantha du Prince – Rough Trade (2017) > buy link
  6. Sarnath – Copper Vale – Planet Mu (2016) > buy link
  7. ‘T Schop – Biosphere – Biophon Records (2018) > buy link
  8. Reflection II – Brian Eno – Warp / Opal Records (2017) > buy link
  9. Peloman Vapour 3 – Bola – Skam (2017) > buy link
  10. Capel Celyn – Bibio – Warp (2017) > buy link
  11. ZURE – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Milan (2017) > buy link
  12. World – Visible Cloaks – Rvng Intl. (2017) > buy link
  13. Torch – John T. Gast – Planet Mu (2015) > buy link
  14. De-Civilization – Dedekind Cut – Kranky (2018) > buy link

luv340

luv340 Mellow Collie

Mellow Collie

a collection of mellow music for the whole world to chill out to.
photo : Mac Mellow
Tracklist
  1. intro from Float On – Purr – Ntone (1995) > buy link
  2. Ralph & Kathy – Alex Gopher – Solid (1999) > buy link
  3. Just Landed – Toshack Highway – The Flower Shop Recordings (2000)
  4. Cimmerian Waters – Sonorous Star – Catskills Records (1997)
  5. Moon Shaker – Water Melon – Pussyfoot Records (1997)
  6. Acquario – Alessandro Alessandroni – Rhombus / Intervallo (1973/2016)
  7. Caboclo – Arthur Verocai – Continental / Kindred Spirits (1972/2011) > buy link
  8. Kites Are Fun – Mellow – Light In The Attic (2004) > buy link
  9. Time Is Of The Essence – Fort Lauderdale – Memphis Industries (2001) > buy link
  10. Liquordelic – Tipsy – Asphodel (1996)
  11. Emotion Heater (parts i, ii, iii) – The Gentle People – Rephlex (1996)
  12. Amanogawa – Susumu Yokota – Skintone / Leaf (1998) > buy link
  13. The Rain Song – Cornelius – Warner Music Japan / Rostrum Records (2017/2018) > buy link
  14. Supreme – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2015) > buy link
  15. Nostalgia – Piero Umiliani – Liuto Records / Schema Easy Series (1973/2015) > buy link
  16. New Star In The Sky – Air – Source (1998) > buy link
  17. Back Home – Funki Porcini – Ninja Tune (2002) > buy link

luv330

luv330 The Strong Must Protect The Sweet

The Strong Must Protect The Sweet

teddy bears have been protecting innocent children from monsters under-the-bed since 1902. i dedicate this chill mix of sweet melodic electronic listening music to their brave service. thank you for keeping us safe.
Tracklist
  1. Missing – Plaid – Warp (2011) > buy link
  2. Prince – Global Goon – Rephlex (1998)
  3. Biela – Elektronische Musik aus Köln – Originalton West / EMI Electrola / Soul Jazz (1982/2010)
  4. By Anybody Else I Mean You – Styrofoam – Morr Music (2001) > buy link
  5. Caution Site – Kelpe – DC Recordings (2009) > buy link
  6. Seaweed – Manitoba – Leaf (2003) > buy link
  7. Alle Jahre Wieder – Roedelius – Sky Records (1980) > buy link
  8. Untitled – Isan – Morr Music (2013) > buy link
  9. InMarSat (Funktelefon Via Satellit#0871) – Funkstörung – Compost Records (1997) > buy link
  10. Sticker – +One – deFocus (2000)
  11. Zoetrope – Boards of Canada – Warp (2000) > buy link
  12. Lullaby for William – Doctor Rockit – Clear (1996) > buy link
  13. untitled side 1, track 5 of Plux Quba – Nuno Canavarro – Moikai (1988/1998)
  14. Flim – Aphex Twin – Warp (1997) > buy link
  15. Hilarious Movie Of The 90s – Four Tet – Domino (2001) > buy link
  16. This Is The End – Biosphere – Biophon Records (2017) > buy link
  17. Franz Schubert / Endless Endless – Kraftwerk – Kling Klang / Capitol (1977) > buy link

luv328

luv328 Sex and Violence

Sex and Violence

five years ago i was gearing up to make the 100th mix for this website. around the same time a new friend and documentary film maker became curious about my record obsession and mentioned that he would like to film me while i was creating a mix. the combination of a film and the 100th post meant i had to take a unique approach to this mix. which got me to thinking about Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the absurdly clever way in which the episodes evolved. i wanted to make a mix like that; so i mapped out the first Monty Python episode Whither Canada?, noting all the skits, bits and segues. then i choose music, dialogue and sound effects and, while using the episode breakdown as guide, made a new journey. keep in mind this isn’t an attempt to soundtrack the show, it’s more about creating something completely different. to better understand i suggest watching Vincent Guignard‘s The Luv Of Music and then listen to luv136 Whither Canada?

now to the mix at hand. a follow up mix that gets it’s cues from the second Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode intriguingly titled Sex and Violence.

image : Terry Gilliam‘s flying sheep
Tracklist
  1. excerpt from Dead By Dawn – Depth Charge – Vinyl Solution (1990) > buy link
  2. Mickey Mouse March – The Mouseketeers – Disneyland Records (1955/2016) > buy link
  3. Dream Time In Lake Jackson – The KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  4. Sheep – Pink Floyd – Harvest / Columbia (1977) > buy link
  5. Memories of Green (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Warner Bros. / Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/1994/2013) > buy link
  6. Erloschene Herzen – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records / Bureau B (1982/2013) > buy link
  7. And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush – EMI America (1985) > buy link
  8. Poème Électronique – Edgar Varèse – Columbia Masterworks (1960/1972) > buy link
  9. Three Tenses Onanism – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  10. You’re Not Foolin’ Me – Silver Apples – Kapp Records / Phoenix Records (1969/2007) > buy link
  11. excerpt from The Tonight Show Theme (Johnny’s Theme) – Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band – TeeVee Toons Inc. (1985) > buy link
  12. excerpt from What A Band – Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon & Johnny Carson – Casablanca (1974)
  13. A Public Execution – Mouse – Fraternity Records / Elektra / Rhino UK (1966/1972/2006)
  14. excerpt from The Killing Fight (from The Big Boss) – Bruce Lee – Tam / Toho Records (1971)
  15. Coward Of The County – Kenny Rogers – United Artists Records (1979) > buy link
  16. Beauty Queen – Roxy Music – Island / Polydor (1973) > buy link
  17. Working In A Coal Mine – Devo – Booji Boy Records / Rykodisc / Superior Viaduct (1977/1991/2013) > buy link
  18. excerpt from Three Tenses Onanism – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  19. Bagpipe Blues – Rufus Harley – Atlantic (1966) > buy link
  20. Fire Ant Noodle – Silver Apples – Bully Records (1998/2006) > buy link
  21. closing argument from Sex Education In Our Schools – Dr. W. S. McBirnie – Key Records (????)
  22. The Late Late Show (The Syncopated Clock) – Leroy Anderson and his Orchestra – Decca / TeeVee Toons Inc. (1951/1985) > buy link
  23. opening of Psychotherapy And The Objectivist Ethics – Nathaniel Branden – NBI Communications, Inc. (1966)
  24. opening of Soul Brother Soul Sister Soul Devil – Rev. O.L. Holliday – Jewel Records : Devotional Series (????)
  25. Rite Of The Maypole – An Unruly Procession – Children Of Alice – Warp (2017) > buy link
  26. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) (from Flash Gordon) – Queen – Elektra (1980) > buy link
  27. Intro – 3 Parts – Eartha Kitt & Adam Clayton Powell / Dan Armstrong & Jack McMahon – Mercury (1969)
  28. Cat And Mouse With The Fuzz (from Psychomania) – John Cameron – Trunk (1972/2003/2017)
  29. excerpt from The Magic Flute – Tom Morrison and original TV sound track voices from The Adventures of Mighty Mouse – Peter Pan Records (1977)
  30. Mouse & The Clock – Edison Concert Band – Edison / Folkways Records (1907/1961) > buy link
  31. Mice and Massacre (from Holy Mountain) – Alejandro Jodorowsky – ABKCO / Real Gone Music (1973/2014) > buy link
  32. The Dolphin’s Farewell (from Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) – Douglas Adams – Hannibal records (1982)
  33. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater – Jimmie Dodd and The Mouseketeers – Disneyland Records (1955/2016) > buy link

luv321

luv321 Contact

Contact

when i started this site in 2010 i also launched a craft (affectionately known as the “satellite of luv”) into outer space to take photographs and record strange and wonderful sounds. we have been monitoring s.o.l.’s journey since, and recently we received a unique bit of audio. it seems the satellite of luv got sucked into a black hole. this is a recording of the event in it’s entirety.
photo : a super massive black hole at the center of the M60-UCD1 galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, as taken from the satellite of luv.
Tracklist
  1. Entropy Symphony – Ekoplekz – Planet Mu (2016) > buy link
  2. excerpt from The Story of The Black Hole – Disneyland Records (1979)
  3. Event Horizon (from Event Horizon)– Michael Kamen & Orbital – London Records (1997)
  4. Fol3 – Autechre – Warp (2008) > buy link
  5. Do While (Scanner Remix) – Oval – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  6. excerpt from The Story of The Black Hole – Disneyland Records (1979)
  7. Motor Function Error – Motion – FatCat Records (2000) > buy link
  8. excerpt from The Story of The Black Hole – Disneyland Records (1979)
  9. First Encounter (from Arrival ) – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Deutesche Grammophon (2016) > buy link
  10. Shhh – Skylab – L’Attitude Records (1994) > buy link
  11. Settima Variazione : Temimi (from Eat It) – Ennio Morricone – Cinedelic Records (1969/2016)
  12. excerpt from 2001 : A Space Odyssey as read by Arthur C. Clarke – Caedmon (1976)
  13. Tomorrow Then We Will Attend – Biosphere – Smalltown Supersound (2016) > buy link
  14. Inside the Heart of the Universe (from Cosmos) – Toru Takemitsu and The NHK Symphony Orchestra – RCA Victor (1981)
  15. excerpt from Space – Space – KLF Communications (1990)
  16. Black Unicorns – King Britt – Svakt (2014)
  17. excerpt from 2001 : A Space Odyssey as read by Arthur C. Clarke – Caedmon (1976)
  18. excerpt from The Story of The Black Hole – Disneyland Records (1979)

luv316

luv316-20-minutes-into-the-future

20 Minutes Into The Future

here’s a conceptual mix about the “sound of the 1980s” that has been brewing since the SYNTAX ERA began. it’s that brand new synth sound palette that emerge in the late 70s and dominated the soundscape of the following decade. preset orchestral hits, gated drums, vocoded voices, the cleanest distorted guitar sounds you’ve ever heard, analog crashing into digital; a sound so unmistakably eighties. this is an immersive event so prepare yourself; you may come out the other end with A Flock Of Seagulls haircut wearing shoulder pads craving “new” Coke and scrounging in your pockets for quarters so you can hit the arcade. cue dramatic intro.
photo : opening shot from an episode of Max Headroom
Tracklist
  1. Gates Of Steel (EZ Listening Muzak Version) – Devo – Club Devo / Futurismo (1984/2016)
  2. Automan (Dub Version) – Newcleus – Sunnyview Records (1984)
  3. Shoot Out (from Beverly Hills Cop) – Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey – MCA (1984)
  4. Was Dog A Doughnut – Jellybean – EMI America (1984)
  5. Faith In This Colour – Duran Duran – EMI (1983) > buy link
  6. Jennifer (End Titles) (from Phenomena) – Goblin – AMS Records (1985/2014) > buy link
  7. Intro – Theme From Starball – Chris Huelsbeck – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1989/2001)
  8. Energie-Dossier – Asmus Tietchens – Sky Records (1983) > buy link
  9. Mindscape – Gil Mellé – Blue Note (1989)
  10. So Weit, So Gut – Harald Grosskopf – Sky Records / Bureau B (1980/2014) > buy link
  11. Bogey Wobble – Paul McCartney – Parlophone / MPL / Hear Music (1980/2011) > buy link
  12. Love Theme (from The Breakfast Club) – Keith Forsey – A&M (1985) > buy link
  13. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  14. Conchita / Lament (from Siesta)– Miles Davis / Marcus Miller – Warner Bros. (1987) > buy link
  15. 3,000,000 Synths – Chas Jankel – A&M (1981) > buy link
  16. E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – Sunnyview Records / Hot Classics (1982/1992) > buy link
  17. Commando – Keyboard Affair – Polydor (1983)
  18. Complex – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  19. Boulder Dash – Peter Liepa – Commodore 64 / Enduro (1984/2001)
  20. Is This Death? (from Doctor Who : The Caves Of Andrzani) – Roger Limb & The BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC / Silva Screen Records (1984/2013) > buy link
  21. Alien (Part 3) – Michael Mantler with Don Preston – WATT Works / ECM Records (1985) > buy link
  22. Basta (Dub) – Telex – Magnetic (1987)
  23. Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – The Silent Underdog – Kaz Records (1985) > buy link
  24. Miami Vice (Instrumental) (from Miami Vice) – Jan Hammer – MCA (1985) > buy link
  25. Why Me? – The Art Of Noise – Chrysalis (1986)
  26. Stahlherz (from Der Fan) – Rheingold – Welt-Record / EMI Electrola (1982)
  27. Blush Response (from Blade Runner) – Vangelis – Atlantic / Audio Fidelity (1982/2013) > buy link
  28. Leopard Tree Dream (from Cat People) – Giorgio Moroder – Back Street Records / MCA (1982) > buy link
  29. La Fête Triste – Trisomie 21 – Play It Again Sam Records (1986)
  30. Here Come The Storms (from Big Trouble In Little China) – John Carpenter – Enigma Records (1986)
  31. Le Parc (L.A. – Streethawk) – Tangerine Dream – Jive Electro (1985) > buy link
  32. Eurotheme – Men Without Hats – Statik Records (1984) > buy link
  33. Go Bananas (Instrumental) – Superlife – Go Bananas / Peoples Potential Unlimited (1982/2011) > buy link
  34. Air Stack 1 – Alexander Robotnik – Crème Organization (1983/2005)
  35. Arkanoid – Martin Galway – Commodore 64 / Robot Elephant Records (1987/2012) > buy link
  36. Ewok Celebration (Dub Version) – Meco – Arista (1983)
  37. Endless Race (Paul “Groucho” Smykle Remix) – Wally Badarou – Island (1986)
  38. You’ve Got To Help Yourself (Instrumental) – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Alfa Records / Music On Vinyl (1983/2015)

luv300

luv300 The Solace Of Grass

The Solace Of Grass

after finishing this, the 300th mixtape on dj luv’s records, i wanted to collect my thoughts and go for a walk in the countryside. take time to slowly ramble down the road communing with the land, contemplating the big blue sky, and the future. the auditory expedition contained within was created to enhance such wanderings. let’s go for a walk.
image : Welnis Bread
Tracklist
  1. excerpt from Yellowstone National Park – Dan Gibson – Dan Gibson Productions Ltd. (1984)
  2. Sligo River Blues – John Fahey – Takoma / 4 Men With Beards (1967/2012)
  3. Sylvia – Arthur Verocai – Continental / Kindred Spirits (1972/2011) > buy link
  4. Flying Wonders – Homelife – Ninja Tune (2002) > buy link
  5. Kappabashi – Adventure Time – Plug Research (2003) > buy link
  6. Lights On The Vibe – The Solid Doctor – Pork Recordings (1995) > buy link
  7. Once Upon A Time – Adelbert Von Deyen – Sky Records (1985)
  8. Bros – Panda Bear – Paw Tracks (2007) > buy link
  9. excerpt of Banana and Louie from the end of Caroline No – The Beach Boys – Capitol (1966) > buy link
  10. Surfer Girl (instrumental) – The Beach Boys – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  11. Groove St. – Nightmares On Wax – Warp (1995) > buy link
  12. Play Pen – Ralph MacDonald – Polygram (1984)
  13. excerpt from Summer Cornfield – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1976)
  14. excerpt from Farm – The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  15. The Suspension Bridge At Iguazú Falls – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1998) > buy link
  16. Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone – Money Mark – Mo Wax (1995) > buy link
  17. excerpt from A Day In Algonquin Park – Federation Of Ontario Naturalists (????)
  18. Looking Through The Facets Of A Plastic Jewel – Bibio – Mush / Warp (2005/2015)
  19. Oscar See Through Red Eye – Boards Of Canada – Warp (2005) > buy link
  20. In The Future – Brian Eno & Rick Holland – Opal / Warp (2011) > buy link
  21. excerpt from English Meadow – Syntonic Reasearch, Inc. (1979)