George Hysteric’s Strange Selections

Every month, George Hysteric takes time away from running the “strange music from beyond” Facebook group to create a playlist for SSFB from the group’s extensive music library. Here are his picks for March.

Tangerine Dream – “Vampira” (1971)

This hauntingly beautiful track underscored a German telemovie and was sadly never released. Its discovery was nothing short of a revelation for me.

Colin Potter – “Behind You” (1981)

Colin Potter went on to work with Nurse With Wound (amongst others) after releasing this proto-industrial track.

Plaza Hotel – “Bewegliche Ziele” (1983)

RIP Jaki Liebezeit.

Aloa – “Banane Zitrone” (1982)

A dark song with an icy drum sound from the cult Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW) album!

Al Etto – “Hold On To Love” (1984)

Less strange, more plain awesome South African funk, powered by cheapo synthesizers.

Roth & Bricker – “Plant Talk/Sound Advice” (1976)

An album of spoken words for plants! The perfect accompaniment to Mort Garson’s Mother Earth’s Plantasia (also a Strange Music favorite).

Kaméléon – “Microcosme” (1981)

Crazy French Canadian synth-pop LP. The entire album is worthy of repeated listening.