A highlight reel from Episodes 118-144, including Bent Knee, Kristeen Young, Abel Naturlich, Alfred Harth, Sagittarius, Tipiographica, Max Roach, Battles, Keleketla!, serpentwithfeet, Model/Actriz, Thee Oh Sees, Bjork, Rob Mazurek, Tom Waits, Bridgette Fontaine, Sault and MORE!

Newly released or reissued vinyl from Tinariwen, LeftField, Clark,Orbweaving, Eera, CivilistJavel!, Model/Actriz, Mamaleek, Aqsak Maboul and The Dwarves of East Agouza.  For more information on many of these artists, please see previous editions of A Box Of Toys.

Our review of No Man’s Land record label artists includes Doctor Nerve, Lindsay Cooper, Orthotics, Half Japanese, Motor Totemist Guild, Proof Of Utah, Un Drame Musical Instantane, Pied De Poule, Kinothek PA, Les Halmas, The Tiptons, Die Resonanz Stanonczi, Gato Libre, and more!  

A continued exploration of Outsider Jazz, featuring Cannonball Adderly, Keith Jarrett, Soft Machine, Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, Miles Davis, and including a tribute to the late great Charlie Haden and the colorful history of his Liberation Music Orchestra in all four incarnations. *aired previously on 11/3/20

Explore the American Tradition of Outsider Jazz, featuring Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, Herbie Nichols, Cannonball Adderly, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Max Roach, Albert Ayler, Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor.

A Box of Toys

A Box of Toys – June 20, 2023

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A Box of Toys is a radio program dedicated to the mystery of obscure music. The sheer volume of new and original artists is utterly overwhelming and A Box of Toys endeavors to pluck these voices out of their dusty basements and onto the airwaves for your listening pleasure. It is the culmination of a … Continued

Our third points unknown show, dredging selections from the dark recesses of the web, including Radian versus Howe Gelb, Exploded View, Beatriz Ferreyra, Saule, Chamber Brothers, Nine Rain, Leila (Arab), David Lee Meyers, Leafcutter John, and Anita Lane.

Join us as we go back to our first ever electronic music show from 2020- featuring Clara Rockmore, Halim El Dabh, Pierre Shaeffer, John Cage, Edgar Varesse, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Raymond Scott, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Pierre Henry, Morton Subotnick, Holger Czukay, Luc Farrari, Ron Geesen, Iannis Xenakis & MORE *aired 7/21/20  

Another Deep Dive into the A Box Of Toys hard drive, again exploring the section labeled Bandcamp: Felix K, Sault, Camino al DEsván, EFT, NeWaxEyes, Klein, Andalou Bayramian, Speaker Music, Dummy Dumpster, R Stevie Moore, Gaslamp Killer, Moor Mother and Phantom Four.