Fourth World SBC
Imaginary Regions is a one-hour session through new age, ambient, environmental, and relaxation records, compact discs, and cassette tapes, presented by KITCHEN. LABEL head honcho Ricks Ang.
This episode, Fourth World SBC, features music channelled and shazam-ed from serials produced by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in the 1980s and 1990s.
Most record finds were unearthed from the vaults of the legendary Red Point Records, who had previously acquired the albums in job lots from defunct radio libraries in Singapore. Step into a time warp where crystalline synths once flooded television screens across the island.
Listen to the mix on Mixcloud below:
Stairway – ‘Dolphin Voices’ (Moonstone, New World Company 1988)
Keiko Matsui – ‘Under Northern Lights’ (Under Northern Lights, MCA 1989)
L’Espirit – ‘Turning of the Tide’ (Far Journey, Serenity 1990)
Toshifumi Hinata – ‘Chaconne’ (Sarah’s Crime, Alfa Records 1985)
Robert Haig Coxon Jr – ‘Inner Garden’ (Crystal New Age Stories, Intermede Communications 1991)
Atmosphere – ‘Bellissima’ (Crystal Emotion, Innovation Communication 1990)
Mannheim Steamroller – ‘Chakra 4’ (Fresh Aire 7, American Gramaphone 1990)
Andreas Vollenweider – ‘Phases of the Three Moons’ (White Winds, CBS 1984)
Scott Fitzgerald & Richard Hopper – ‘First Dream of Winter’ (Dreamland, Nature Recordings 1991)
Ariel Kalma – ‘The Enchanted Garden’ (Serenity, Nightingale Records 1988)
David Mingyue Liang – ‘Celestial Banquet’ (Dream of the Butterfly, Tao 1988)
Chen Shyh Shing – ‘Wave’ (Emptiness, Rock Records 1988)
Ken Davis – ‘Fly like a Bird’ (Atmospheres, Inspired Records 1991)
Ricks Ang is a producer, musician, designer and DJ. He is most known as the founder of the independent record company KITCHEN. LABEL. Founded in 2008, KITCHEN. LABEL has established itself as a vital outpost for artists exploring the ground between various strains of ambient.
The label has since grown and extended its base to Japan, where it is widely regarded for its artistic output. Ricks has produced and designed records by haruka nakamura, Meitei, ironomi, Hior Chronik, Hanging Up The Moon, sonicbrat, Kin Leonn, etc.
Ricks is also the producer and one-half of ASPIDISTRAFLY along with singer-songwriter April Lee. As a DJ, Ricks unearths lost musical gems rescued from the new age, Japanese balearic, and leftfield music underworlds.