A forum for people interested in a wide variety of musical styles.
Who might already like Instrumentals, Vocals, Jazz, Swing, Soul, R&B, Blues.
Equally at ease with Pop, Psychedelic, Funk, Proto-Rock and still looking for new and interesting music!
It’s a blessing and a curse that homo-sapiens have a compulsion to categorize everything. Here goes:
There is no hard and fast definition of Exotica . An umbrella term to include a wide category of musical styles. We still discuss unusual music, primarily from the 1950s and 1960s. As the network has grown so have the subjects .
If you collect records, cool sleeve designs, crate digging for samples, frequent thrift stores. Wonder “what kind of music were they playing in that vodka commercial” and start searching the internet looking for the tune. This place is for you. Tell us what you found and why you liked it. If you have a “guilty pleasure” your confessional awaits. It’s not so guilty.
We still want to hear about:
• Incredibly Strange Music, Outside Music and Kitch.
• Tiki, Polynesian.
• Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, Jet Set Pop, Now Sound, Cocktail Music, Lounge.
• Moog, Electronic, Theremin, Sitar.
• Bongos, Beatnick, Spoken Word and Surf.
• Library-production music, Industrial-convention theme albums.
• Mood, Elevator, Easy-listening, Sleazy listening. Vocal Groups: Edgy to syrupy.
• Latin, Bossa Nova, Cha-cha, Samba, Salsa and Merengue records.
• Brazil, Tango, Flamenco along with the exciting noveau electronic counterparts like tango fusion.
• Chillout, Lounge and Dub, Percussion, Mashups.
• Trip-hop, Downtempo, NuJazz, Trance.
• Soundtracks. The more obscure the better, Spy/Crime, German, Italian, Gallo, Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood!
Primary artists can include: Juan Garcia Esquivel, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica , Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Henri Mancini, Perez Prado, Xavier Cugat, Ennio Morricone, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, Serge Gainsborough, Ken Nordine, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Anita Kerr Singers, Bert Kaempfert, Yma Sumac, Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, Tipsy, Thievery Corporation, Ursula 1000, Gotan Project.
Throw it in the pot and STIR! It’s all good.
Got a DJ gig, podcast, radio show, Blog? Promoting something? Tell us. Playlists welcomed.
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• Exotica-Strange and Unusual Music Mailing List 2
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