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by rieladmin on Saturday, 19 May, 2012

It’s cheesy… it’s corny…  it’s the International Lounge!

Today’s programme brings you a selection of primarily instrumental music, and primarily from the 1960s as we present a comfortable sojourn in … the International Lounge. In fact today we have some real gems from 1950s America, too.

You’ll hear instrumental — and other — arrangements of well‐known tunes of the period, along with the best of popular production music and themes from the 60s. Most of the material is from the United Kingdom, the United States and occasionally mainland Europe: so at least it somewhat deserves the label “international”.

Today, of course, “lounge music” is terribly fashionably retro, and no longer consigned to the old vinyl bin in the charity shop under the heading “Easy Listening”. Instead, the old masters are being dusted off as we speak and reissued on compilation albums. In the US there is an enormous series of them, and you’ll hear some today; in the UK, we rely more on out‐of‐print production music library albums, although the remix artists are busy rediscovering things like the fab KPM “100 Series”. So tune in, sit back, let the bar‐tender bring you a gin and tonic with ice and lemon, and enjoy your stay in the International Lounge.

The ZBS Radio Hour Goes Steampunk!

Then join us at 11am and 7pm Pacific, 19:00 and 03:00 in the UK, for the start of two exciting new series of radio adventures from ZBS Foundation. And today… we have a real goodie for you at the top of the hour: for the first time, we bring you the brand new Steampunk series from ZBS — Steam Dreamers of Inverness! It’s followed on the half‐hour by the first episode of Stars & Stuff. See separate article for more details.

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:

Image courtesy of Hojusaram.


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