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We dedicated a two-hour radio show to the Mellotron, which was a popular keyboard instrument using tape loops as a sound source – the first sampling keyboard, (analog) – popularized in the 1960s in “Strawberry Fields Forever” and many other songs. Though we couldn’t totally avoid King Crimson, Zombies, and early Genesis, the show focused on recent examples. Featuring incidental mellotron music by Paul Kotheimer. Afterward hear a bit of a live in-studio concert by Santah. Download the playlist. Or skip the spoiler and listen with open ears.


Followed by a live performance by Santah on the WEFT Sessions.