Ancient Journey

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main, Zeeber Gold

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013

In today’s programme, we’ll be taking a musical journey through ancient lands, from Greece and Rome, to the Americas, the South Pacific, Antartica – and even the Moon.

Guided by the ancient Piri Reis Map (above), thanks to the E S Posthumus album Cartographer, we’ll touch the shores of Antartica with Vaughan Williams, ancient South America with Cusco, the South Pacific with Jalan Jalan, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World with Stuart Mitchell, and the land of the Cathars with Christian Sales. We’ll even visit the Moon with both Laurie Johnson and Mannheim Steamroller, and discover ancient peoples with Hans Zimmer. We’ll visit magical islands and strange uncharted seas. And, of course, a great deal more. The music is largely, but not exclusively, instrumental, with conventional and electronic instrumentation. We do hope you enjoy the journey.

Zeeber Gold: Journey to the East

And don’t forget to join us for the latest in our series Zeeber Gold at 11am and 7pm Pacific (7pm and 3am UK time). This time it too is a journey: a Journey to the East, in which a young man, recorded in 1968, talks about his travel in the Orient, his experiences in Nepal and Katmandu. “What’s Katmandu like? Can you imagine a head’s Disneyland?” He also explains how various types of hashish are made and tells of his experiences as an international hashish smuggler. Wrought with visual images, entertaining and educational… not to be puffed at lightly. Hearing his extraordinary experiences in Kabul, Afghanistan, and contrasting it with today’s events, makes one wonder how things have become so screwed up. Life seemed so simple back then.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:


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