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 July.

CTI – “Elemental 7”

Creative Technology Institute was a side project of Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. This piece comes from the VHS tape released in 1983. A soundtrack was released the following year.

Ryuichi Sakamoto – “A Rain Song”

A previously unknown song to me, from one of the world’s greatest living musicians.

Colin Potter – “Mainland”

UK musician and engineer who has worked with artists such as Nurse With Wound and Current 93. He also has a prolific solo career since the early 80s and is still active today.

Manuela Moura Guedes – “Flor Sonhada”

Beautiful and haunting new wave song from Portugal.

Eden – “Free”

Melancholic pop/rock song, could have almost been an AOR hit but somehow too weird and off-key.

Harry Case – “Air Dancer”

Subtle and elegant song from his wonderfully smooth and highly sought-after 1989 album In a Mood.