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From 1947, could this be the first, 'flying saucer' song released?
The, 'Buchanan Brothers' again, this time from 1946.

Why, 'Fortean music'... had to think about that.. Arguably because, 'atomic power' was to some at the time, a perceived, 'anomalous phenomena'?

It didn't come from anyone but God, that's for sure!

Then, of course, a year later and before you know it, them doggone 'flying saucers' have arrived, as well...

Atomic Power

 

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'Flying Saucers'... bad sign...

Was there ever a belief they might have benevolence... as in, 'Angels'?

 

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For everyone disappointed at the Pentagon report today:

This was on the Top of the Pops repeat last night! Mostly the stuff with Mac from Mac & Me.
 

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A short compilation of 'UFO inspired compositions through the ages'. :)

Now that the lockdown is all but over, I hope I can get out more..

Robert Gordon with Link Wray - Flying saucers Rock & Roll


@https://youtu.be/AqBR_RvD8U8


Bloody Violence-Colares UFO Flap


@https://youtu.be/PCueq_DPt3g


"Black Triangle Blues"- Music Video- w/ Black Triangle UFO Sighting Compilation



@https://youtu.be/JLGa_b6ddig
 

GNC

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From Goat. A video to make your eyes go funny and an epic guitar solo too:
 

Mythopoeika

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Devo's new video looks/feels Fortean:
The video looks like it was rotoscoped.
 

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I just came here to suggest this myself. The Night Monitor is fantastic.
I will also recommend Spacemen Mystery of The Terror Triangle: https://thenightmonitor.bandcamp.com/album/spacemen-mystery-of-the-terror-triangle
As well as This House Is Haunted: https://thenightmonitor.bandcamp.com/album/this-house-is-haunted
Bought all of them in one fell swoop a while back, which I've never done with anything before. Truly the perfect accompaniment for all your Fortean activities.
 

TangletwigsDeux

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I just came here to suggest this myself. The Night Monitor is fantastic.
I will also recommend Spacemen Mystery of The Terror Triangle: https://thenightmonitor.bandcamp.com/album/spacemen-mystery-of-the-terror-triangle
As well as This House Is Haunted: https://thenightmonitor.bandcamp.com/album/this-house-is-haunted
Bought all of them in one fell swoop a while back, which I've never done with anything before. Truly the perfect accompaniment for all your Fortean activities.
I think I must have mentioned them somewhere but check out the Heartwood Institute if you dont know them. Another very Fortean inspired group.
 

Amergin

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Spotted in The Wire magazine recently - Fonolith Records - tick all the boxes for Fortean-themed music. An extract from the article:


Fonolith Records is where one man's obsession with occult folklore and vintage technology is recorded into dark electronic journals. Blackpool artist Neil Scrivin began the label in 2016 as a way to release music without restriction. "I'd been lucky enough to have had a few releases on Skam Records," Scrivin says. "But it had become a slow process, and creatively I was suffering from it.” On Fonolith, he regularly releases several projects a year under a cast of pseudonyms. There's Phono Ghosts, a project using the cassette tape to capture the sound of dreams, and Hyperlink Dream Sync, a collaborative effort between Scrivin and Eric Sferro that explores the digital big bang of floppy discs, AOL and CD-ROMs. Material under his own name is more wide-ranging, some of it recorded in the 2000s. His newest solo project The Night Monitor is a sonic research voyage through Scrivin's interest in the paranormal.

In the 1970s and 80s when paranormal media was booming like never before, a young Scrivin was exposed to curious magazines such as The Unexplained, Usborne's World Of The Unknown books and Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World television series. He consumed it all voraciously and remembers "being scared as a kid by things like the infamous Newby Church ghost monk photo, images of spontaneous human combustion or poltergeist activity and the creepiness of the alien encounters illustrated in The Unexplained. In fact, all these things still inform my creative mind today."

Through The Night Monitor, he transforms these early fascinations into albums based around specific cases of paranormal activity. The music hints at other artists - a whisper of Tangerine Dream, echoes of John Carpenter, etc. One element wraps it all together in the form of retrofuturistic synths that fuzz like an old TV playing an 80s murder mystery drama.


Check them out on Bandcamp:
https://fonolith.bandcamp.com
Instagram:
https://instagram.com/fonolith.records?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
 
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