Project Moonbase

pmb164 astro zombies moon attack 2014 02 16 02



This week dear listener we hurl ourselves onto the long departed bandwagon that is all things zombie with a show dedicated to the world of t…

PMB109 Antichristmas: Tommy Dorsey, Christmas at the Devil's House, H P Lovecra…



Ha ha ha... Ho ho ho... Welcome to Project Moonbase's antidote to seasonal good cheer, with an entire show celebrating the other side of Chr…

pmb178 is this a dream 2014 05 25 03



You are going to relax, so begin by making yourself perfectly comfortable. Sit down in your favourite chair. Or lie down on your favourite c…

pmb207 moon metal 2014 12 28 03



It's time to climb into your spandex onesie, strap on some studded leather braces and put on a pair of highly polished chrome slippers as we…

pmb238 a guide to astronomy 2015 09 06 03



Join us, dear listener, on a long-overdue journey through some of the brightest stars in the night sky and discover just how easy-going this…

PMB023 Shatnoy: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Brett Domino, Keith Kawaii, The…



On the show this week we celebrate the imminent 80th birthday (and therefore automatic entry into the Project Moonbase Hall of Fame) of thos…

PMB030 Children's Hour: Fairfax High School Marimba Band, Langley Schools Music…



On the show this week we reach out to our younger listeners (or at least our younger-at-heart listeners) with a selection of songs by, for o…

PMB042 Woo: Messer Chups, Lydia Kavina, Clara Rockmore, The Simonsound, Natalia…



At the suggestion of listener John Toolan, we thought it would be a good idea to explore the wooooo-like sound world of the theremin and som…

PMB073 Cryptozoology: Messer Chups, Milt Buckner, Bill Schaeffer, Barry Gray, B…



We decided to set ourselves quite a challenge this week by trying to put together a whole show of tunes relating to that mysterious sphere o…

PMB108 Fun Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse: Jose Mauro, Nick Ingman, Geoff Lo…



With less than a week to go until the end of civilisation as we know it, we thought we'd provide a fun and informative guide to help you sur…

pmb193 hello whovians 2014 09 07 03



Largely inspired by the arrival of a very generous gift to the Moonbase from listener Neil, we thought it time to belatedly joined the 50th …

pmb206 merry everything to you 2014 12 21 03



Wishing all of our listeners a very Happy Xmas, Hanukah, Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, Winterval, Festivus, Chrismakah, Kwanzaa, Moon-Kwanzaa…

pmb210 futurism energism bambooism 2015 01 18 03



Time to catch up with some new releases and reissues on the show this week, dear listener. We have a couple of selections from what we hope …

pmb236 galactic vendetta 2015 08 16 03



Time to catalog and file away some of the new releases which have arrived via the inter-space vacuum tubes over the last few weeks, dear lis…

pmb262 dinosaurs 2016 05 04 03



We're hurtling back millions of years for this week's show, dear listener as we bring you a show all about terrifying lizards. There's music…

pmbs03e01 low energy



Gradually emerging from hibernation, the crew aboard the Moonbase bring you a suitably low-key start to Season 3 with a selection of soothin…

PMB013 Year of the Space Rabbit: Bernard Estardy, Koryo Saito, Tim Gane, Sean O…



On the show this week we'll be playing a selection of tracks generously gifted to us over the festive season as well as a selection of brand…

PMB076 Modern Melodies from the Moon: Giant Claw, Lazyitis, 153 Military Style …



It's time to catch up with some recent releases and reissues on the show this week. So we have a track from the new EP by Giant Claw, an 8-b…

PMB048 Smells Like Moon Spirit: Mambo Kurt, Sparteens, The King, Little Roy, Ka…



It's time for some shameless opportunism on the show this week as we jump on the bandwagon of celebration taking place to mark the 20th anni…

PMB020 Lullaby of Georgeland: George Shearing, Toots Thielemans, Cal Tjader, Jo…



This year has not been a great year for legends of the jazz, soundtrack and retro-futuristic worlds. The latest loss to planet Earth is Sir …

PMB021 BOF! Francois Roubaix, Michel Magne, Ronnie Aldrich, James Last, Jon Bro…



On the show this week we celebrate the world of French soundtrack music in the form of Francois de Roubaix and Michel Magne. We also have an…

PMB040 Axis of Evil: Syd Dale, Advisory Circle, Lalo Schifrin, Harmonic 33, Mon…



On the show this week it's all fear, paranoia, black ops and extraordinary rendition as we take on the Axis of Evil. This was inspired by a …

PMB054 Stampede: Bill Cosby, The Kramford Look, Claude Denjean, Johnny Dankwort…



Something of a musical miscellany on the show this week with more Lollywood from the latest release on Finders Keepers (Life is Dance), more…

PMB059 Electrickery: Bruce Haack, Raymond Scott, Wing, Pye Corner Audio with Th…



Make sure you're standing inside a Faraday Cage for this episode of Project Moonbase, dear listener as we bring you a show themed around the…

PMB065 Introduction to Personal Computing: Perrey & Kingsley, Wing, The Bran Fl…



This week on the show we kick off a new occasional part-work series of shows in which we aim to introduce listeners to the exciting new worl…

PMB074 The Rolling Stones at 50: Peter Thomas, Tatara, Charo & The Salsoul Orch…



This week on the show we send our hearty 50th anniversary best wishes to Mick, Keef, Ron and Charlie as we mark 50 years of The Rolling Ston…

PMB069 Welcome to Xenon: Suzanne Ciani, Jon Brooks, G E.S, Peachy, Himekami, F.…



Tonight's show features the work of the "Delia Derbyshire of the Atari generation", namely Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne Ciani was a pion…

PMB071 Singing Stars of Stage and Screen: Robert Mitchum, Mae West, Bill Cosby,…



A suitable epic edition of the show this week as we celebrate the world of thespians who have attempted to moonlight as singers, with varyin…

PMB093 Shades of Barbara Moore: Brass Incorporated, Pato Fu, Birds 'n' Brass, L…



This week on the show we shine a light on prolific composer, arranger and vocalist Barbara Moore. If that name isn't all that familiar, Barb…

PMB105 Great Railway Journeys: Sohail Rana, Bernard Estardy, Les Baxter, Vernon…



Thanks to our listener in Germany, Arkan Ok, for suggesting this week's theme of railways. It's given us an excuse to dig out some steam-pow…

PMB112 Snow Business: Barry Gray, Stan Beard, Charlie Alex March, Ananda Shanka…



As we look out from the Moonbase at a lovely winter scene, we invite you to put on your winter thermals, dear listener, and join us in a cel…

Pmb 122 Snakes On The Moonbase 2013 04 07 02



Inspired by several ophidian-themed tracks coming our way in quick succession, we decided to make this week's show all about snakes. You'll …

Pmb 128 Now Thats What I Dont Call The 80s 2013 05 19 02



This is our counter-factual, parallel universe 1980s show. It sounds like the 80s, it looks like the 80s, and trust me, it smells like the 8…

Pmb 134 At The Movies 01 2013 06 30 02



It's time to find that designer ball-gown and roll out the red carpet as we pay tribute to the world of film soundtracks. It came as somethi…

Pmb 150 Ghost In Ghost Out 2013 11 03 02



The reason our Halloween special this year may appear to be somewhat late to the party is down to a little known fact which is that Hallowee…

PMB070 Hair Care: George Wright, Adderall Canyonly, Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springs…



Heated curlers and tongs at the ready as we explore the world of hair care on this week's show. We have hairy music from George Wright, Adde…

Jean Jacques Perrey Destination Space Interview 01



Following on from our interview with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman earlier in the year, we caught up with these two fine gentlemen…

pmb177 happy machines 2014 05 18 03



Things go all electro-mechanical on this week's show dear listener with music made by dot matrix printers, floppy disk drives, a jazzolian, …

pmb167 the herb 2014 03 09 03



It occurred to us recently that new-comers to the show might not have encountered one of our musical heroes, namely Mr Peter Herbolzheimer, …

pmb180 tectonic plates 2014 06 08 03



Without wishing to disappoint our geologist listeners, this week's show is not actually a show all about continental drift but is instead a …

Pmb 157 Sugar Sugar Sugar 2013 12 29 02



A very sweet edition of the show this week as we explore the world of all things sugary. We have a candied collection of tracks including so…

pmb194 the scottish referendum a musical antidote 2014 09 14 03



With the Scottish Referendum only four days away we thought we might offer up a musical antidote in the form of a show which attempts to bes…

pmb224 ersatz 80s 2015 05 03 03



It's time for our third trip back to the fake 80s this week dear listener.  Some, all or none of this week's music may or may not origi…

pmb223 reptile ruckus 2015 04 26 03



Having previously wrestled with snakes and amphibians, we thought it time to complete the trilogy with a show all about the rest of the cold…

pmb163 in close harmony 2014 02 09 02



We missed an important anniversary last year as 2013 was the 50th anniversary of the release of the first album by that great vocalese group…

pmb168 mothra fairies 2014 03 16 03



This week's show has had probably the longest gestation of any show, having been in the works for several years.  But we got there in t…

pmb179 whats your favourite number 2014 06 01 03



This week we return to a news story we covered recently in which mathematician Alex Bellos sought to find out why people have a favourite nu…

pmb174 robot disco 2014 04 30 03



Time to catch up with some new releases and recent arrivals at the Moonbase.  We have some Bombay Disco, some 70s Italian soundtrack, i…

pmb181 godzilla welcomes you to monster island 2014 06 15 03



It's all zilla and no filla on this week's show as we celebrate both the centenary of Japanese musical maestro Akira Ifukube, who wrote most…

pmb182 the rolling stones englands oldest hit makers 2014 06 22 03



We're not afraid to visit the same very specific topic twice, dear listener, so having marked the 50th anniversary of the formation of The R…

pmb199 where theres muck theres brass 2014 11 02 03



It's time to purse your lips and blow, dear listener, as this week on the show it's all about the brass.  Yes, we have everything from …

pmb208 dial m for moonbase 2015 01 04 03



Put your headsets on, dear listener, and prepare to record this week's show for training purposes as we bring you a show all about telephony…

pmb212 faxes filing and photocopies 2015 02 02 03



It's time to pop open the filing cabinet and leaf through some of your favourite faxes, dear listeners, as we bring you a show celebrating t…

pmb213 revenge of the robots 2015 02 08 03



We have already done a whole show about robots (PMB049 to be precise) but it's quite hard to keep them down and so we welcome our future ove…

pmb222 ironic viking pillow 2015 04 19 03



This week we present a selection of some our favourite new releases, reissues and discoveries, many of which have been brought to our attent…

pmb227 jet set 2015 05 24 03



It's time to put your arm-rests down, stow your tray-table and make sure your seat back is upright as we prepare to take you on a journey in…

pmb228 2015 05 31 03



Time to catch up with some new releases, reissues and recent arrivals here at the Moonbase. We have another track from the new album by patr…

pmb233 kawaii 2015 07 26 03



It's time for possibly the sweetest show we've ever put together up here at the Moonbase, with an hour of some of the cutest pop we've ever …

pmb234 and so to sleep 2015 08 02 03



It's time to pop the jim jams on, dear listener, for a thoroughly deserved lie-down after last week's frenetic show.  Yes, it's all abo…

pmb231 painting and decorating 2015 07 12 03



Following on from our DIY special a couple of years ago, this week's show takes a closer look into the paint bucket with a selection of tune…

pmb232 musical origami 2015 07 21 03



There has been another deluge of terrific new releases and reissues reaching us here at the Moonbase over the last couple of weeks, dear lis…

pmb bonus show 03 yma sumac 03



Due to commitments elsewhere in the galaxy, we are not able to bring you the scheduled show this week, dear listener.  Instead, we take…

01 Jean Jacques Perrey AV Festival I



In 2008, Jean-Jacques Perrey and his musical partner Dana Countryman appeared at the first AV Festival, which took place at the Sage, Gatesh…

PMB Bonus Show 002 Stevie Wonder



For the second of our two trips into the Moonbase archive we head back to May 2010 for a show which celebrated the 60th birthday of "Li…

PMB001: A New Dawn 10/10/2010



DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium bring you the historic sound of the future! This is the first Project Moonbase podcast after our transmogrifica…

PMB015 Caterina Valente: A Woman Born for Music (23/01/2011)



On this week's show we wish a belated Happy 80th Birthday to that polyglottal pop princess, Caterina Valente, by playing lots of tunes by Ms…

PMB019 Tom Yum: Funky Germans Rocking Thailand with Caterina Valente, Peter Her…



On this week's distinctly rock-flavoured show we have some more examples of Luk Krung and Luk Thung from the latest Finders Keepers compilat…

PMB022 Stylophonic: Jerry Allen, Hong Kong in the 60s, Yakuza Heart Attack, Bre…



We believe in being guided by cosmic forces here at the Moonbase so we coudn't possibly ignore the arrival in the airlock this week of *two*…

PMB027 Popcorn: Enoch Light, Scharlatan, Gershon Kingsley, Jonny Trunk, Heaven …



We are always alert when cosmic alignments suggest themes for the show. Of late we have found ourselves enjoying that classic Gershon Kingsl…

PMB024 Lunaphonic: Hot Butter, Daphne Oram, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Modular, …



Great news for radiophonic enthusiasts in the next week or so as next weekend (2-3 April 2011) the Cube Cinema in Bristol will be hosting A …

PMB026 Martin Denny 100: Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, Baja Marimba Band, Waitiki…



Today (10 April 2011) marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the giants of exotica, in fact one of the creators of exotica, name…

PMB038 The Detectives: John Gregory, Ray Martin, Sarah Angliss, Chaino, Mark Th…



We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of the man who played the greatest scruffy detective on TV, Peter Falk. We're great fans of M…

PMB031 Sukiyaki: Helmut Zacharias, Roberto Delgado, Mulato Astatke, Ramsey Lewi…



On the show this week we feature some of the latest releases from one of our favourite reissue labels, Dutton Vocalion. We also look ahead t…

PMB034 Disco From Another Galaxy: Space Project, Manzel, Solla Solla, Arling an…



On the show this week we welcome back special guest Space Disco Jeff for his annual visit to the Moonbase. As you can probably guess, this m…

PMB053 Halloween: Blakula, Peter Thomas, Bruce Haack, Focus Group, Mandingo, Ti…



Prepare to be terrified to your very core, dear listener, as we bring you our Halloween Special. Be warned that every track on the show this…

PMB050 Gold: Matt Berry/Peter Serafinowicz, Ken Nordine, Jet Harris, Benny Gols…



Well, dear listener, an auspicious moment has arrived in the history of Project Moonbase. Yes, we've reached our 50th episode of the podcast…

PMB057 Och Aye The Moon: Acapulco Brass, Roger Whittaker, Caribbean Session Mus…



As you will know, dear listener, the Moonbase periodically detaches itself from its lunar moorings and hovers over various parts of Scotland…

PMB058 Wind Up Toys: Plone, Toy, Vic Mars, Lullatone, Pascale Comelade, Pierre …



The release of the rather lovely new album by Japanese duo Lullatone (Soundtracks for Everyday Adventures) prompted us to seek out a selecti…

PMB055 Moon Moods: Lena Lem, Dick Hyman, Modular, Art van Damme, Charles Trenet…



Somehow, dear listener, one of the themes we've neglected to cover up until now is that of our dwelling place, yes - The Moon! To redress th…

PMB056 Whistle While You Yodel: Shlomo/Swingle Singers, Tex Morton, Slim Gailla…



Loyal listener Squig is to thank for suggesting this week's theme which explores yodelling, whistling, beat-boxing, throat singing and many …

PMB061 Bubble and Squeak: William Shatner, Little Roy, Oxykitten, Rufus Harley,…



After gorging ourselves on some great music throughout 2011 we thought it seasonally appropriate to collect together some of the tracks whic…

PMB062 Fantastica: Russ Garcia, Spacedog, Jeroen Tel, Polysick, Gianni Rossi, M…



On the show this week we pay a rather belated tribute to one of the giants of space age bachelor pad music, Russ Garcia, who sadly passed aw…

PMB060 Gajan Kristnaskon: Booker T and the MGs, Georghe Zamfir, Sean O'Hagan, T…



Festive lunar greetings to all our listeners for this week's all-Christmas special! On this week's show we bring you a selection of well-kno…

PMB066 Year of the Dragon: F C Judd, Moon Wiring Club, Pye Corner Audio, Suzann…



A very Gong Xi Fa Cai to all our listeners this week as we wish a very belated Happy Chinese New Year to you all. This year is the Year of t…

PMB063 Punk's Not Dead: The Wurzels, Tracy Thornton, Coconami, Bruce Graham, Bo…



Chiefly inspired by the remarkable discovery of a whole album's worth of punk covers played on the steel drum(!), we decided it was time to …

PMB064 The Birds: The Advisory Circle, Spacedog, Moondog, Julie Andrews, Jean-J…



Prompted on the one hand by the inclusion of an owl-themed track on the new Spacedog album and on the other by a seagull-themed track on Jon…

PMB077 Ceefax v ZX Spectrum: Syd Dale, Ceephax, Nino Nardini, ZX Spectrum Orche…



Sad and happy news reached the Moonbase this week as we learned on the one hand of the imminent demise of Ceefax (boo!) after 38 years of se…

PMB078 Trousers: The Brass Menagerie, Los Pantalones Azules, Espanto & Hidrogen…



It's time to pull on your favourite slacks as we celebrate the exciting world of the trouser. This week's theme was inspired by Chinese quar…

PMB075 Radioactivity: The Qualitons, Riley Shepherd, The Legendary Stardust Cow…



It's time to put on your lead-lined lounge suit for this particularly dangerous edition of the show as we tackle the controversial topic of …

PMB085 The Amphibians: Wynder K. Frog, Peter Herbolzheimer, Clarence "Frogman" …



At the suggestion of listener Peter Berglin, who posted a video of a very relaxed looking frog sitting on a porch, we decided to turn our at…

PMB086 Smile - Brian Wilson is 70: Tätärä, The King, Jan Harpo Svensson, Len…



This week on Project Moonbase we celebrate the recent 70th birthday of one of the giants of popular music in the 20th century, Brian Wilson …

PMB079 Big Cats: Mandingo, Ananda Shankar, Don Ralke, Shelly Manne, Jean-Jacque…



After spending a quiet afternoon enjoying the soundtrack to Daktari with Space Disco Jeff recently (as one does), he suggested that we do a …

PMB081 Money, Money, Money: Klaus Wunderlich, Cal Tjader, sergeeo, Gordon Jenki…



This week on Project Moonbase we've put together a show especially for your purses and wallets as we explore the world of filthy lucre. We a…

PMB089 Bananas: Belgian Band Organ, Slim Gaillard, Tipsy, Cal Tjader, Waring's …



Some might think that following a show about madness with a show about bananas is a little in poor taste. However, the real inspiration behi…

PMB090 Monkey Magic: John Barry Seven, The Swing Ninjas, Godiego, The Kongsmen,…



Following last week's banana special, it seemed only right to follow that with a show all about apes, monkeys and primates in general. This …

PMB087 We All Stand Together for Paul McCartney's 70th Birthday: George Martin …



Hot on the heels of last week's birthday special, we have another one this week in the form of a 70th birthday celebration for an equally co…

PMB088 Make the Madness Stop: The Free Design, Jonny Trunk, arcadecoma, The Jer…



This week's show is themed around the world of mental well-being or, more often than not, mental unwell-being. This theme came as a result o…

PMB101 Rats: Brian Fahey, Alan Hawkshaw, Fabienne DelSol, Alexandre Desplat, An…



With this edition of the show being number 101 we thought it would be a good idea to turn the show over to your deepest fear, or at least Wi…

PMB103 Facial Hair: Banda Cuisillos Musical, Nelson Eddy, Raymond Scott and His…



As this is the month of November what better than to join our fellow "Mo Bros" in celebration of all things facially hairy. Every …

PMB091 Mexican Moon Dance: Keith Mansfield, Percy Faith, Perry London, Esquivel…



We play a lot of Mexican music on the show but we've been thinking for a while that it was about time we tried to sort out the fake (mainly …

PMB110 Super Excellent Awards: Kamal Hassan, Teddy Lasry, Rick Miller, The Meri…



In a change to the advertised programme, this week on the show we bestow a selection of awards in our inaugural (and hopefully annual) Super…

PMB114 Big Boy and the Chancellor: Goto80 and the Uwe Schenk Band, Cloud Waste …



A show of many parts this week for you dear listener. The show kicks off with a track from a project we recently blogged about: a meeting of…

Pmb 118 The Mange And Dropsy Hour 2013 03 03 02



This week's comes as a result of a suggestion by listener Dr Rhubarb who astutely noticed our mentioning of the mange and dropsy in a recent…

PMB111 Baking Today's Bread: Raja Zahr, Nino Nardini, Vitamin String Quartet, M…



This week on the show we have a choice selection of recent arrivals at the Moonbase including tracks from two new releases on Trunk Records,…

Pmb 124 Full Moonbase Breakfast 2013 04 21 02



This week's show is a sizzling selection of tunes designed to set you up nicely for the day, being as it is themed around the most important…

Pmb 127 Swords And Sorcery 2013 05 12 02



This show is all about the Swords and also includes the Sorcery. That’s what they used to call stuff with bearded men and dragons before Gam…

Pmb 121 The Rites Of Spring 2013 03 24 02



On the show this week, despite the awful weather conditions currently being experienced here on the Moon, we decided to celebrate the first …

Pmb 138 Please Please Me 2013 08 04 02



We like to be fashionably late to the party so this week on the show we finally get round to marking the 50th anniversary of the release of …

Pmb 144 The Planets 2013 09 15 02



It was recently pointed out to us that we'd not yet covered that most important of topics for musical cosmologists such as ourselves, namely…

Pmb 148 F For Fake 2013 10 13 02



Following the recent discovery of a potential imposter at the Moonbase - coupled with our continued enthusiasm for, mainly German, musicians…

Pmb 146 Lets Get Straight To The Biscuits 2013 09 29 02



With a nod in the direction of international spy agency Danger 5 who give us the title of this week's show, it's a long over-due moment to c…

Pmb 147 Is The Moon Made Of Cheese 2013 10 06 02



Forming a natural accompaniment to last week's show about biscuits, we present this week, dear listener, a selection of some of our favourit…

Pmb 154 Smell The Rainbow 2013 12 01 02



Lots of lovely new releases and reissues on the show this week.  We have a couple of tracks from a terrific new compilation on Because …

pmb158 outer realms 2014 01 05



We've had lots of tasty new arrivals at the Moonbase recently and this week's show has a track from a new album by retro-futuristic prankste…

PMB036 Sermon From The Stars: Mike Sammes Singers, Gershon Kingsley, Sonseed, B…



Following on from our exploration of the world of commerce last week we've decided it's time to dive into the deep end and have a whole show…

PMB043 Pills Pills Pills: Alan Lorber, Alan Hawkshaw, Mel Blanc, The Uncle Brot…



Time to tackle another Big Theme on the show this week. Yes, we thought it was high time we tackled the intoxicating world of drugs. This wa…

PMB025 Superbad: Lassigue Bendthaus, Rad State, Shawn Lee, Natural Yogurt Band,…



On the show this week we have more from the new albums by Shawn Lee and the Natural Yogurt Band, more from Dayton Ohio as well as some spook…

PMB029 Rhythmagic: Rhythmagic Orchestra, Machito, Jonny Trunk, Majid Khan, High…



On the show this week we find ourselves catching up with some recent releases and reissues including the new yet old sounds of the Rhythmagi…

Jean Jacques Perrey Destination Space Interview 02



Following on from our interview with Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman earlier in the year, we caught up with these two fine gentlemen…

PMB068 John Williams at 80: Lalo Schifrin, Meco, Brett Domino, Boris Midney, Gi…



On tonight's show we wish a very happy 80th birthday to one of the greats of movie music making, John Williams, by playing a selection of hi…

pmb162 geodesic home 2014 02 02 02



Time to catch up with some recent discoveries and recent releases here at the Moonbase.  We have some brand spanking new chiptune, some…

pmb159 lets get started 2014 01 12 02



It's all about new beginnings on this week's show. So prepare to set yourself some ambitious targets for 2014 as we bring you a selection of…

PMB067 Under the Waves (Al Caiola, Stereo Total, Les Baxter, OMO, Dolphins into…



It's time to put on snorkel and slippers (is that right?) for an undersea adventure with Project Moonbase. Yes, every track on the show this…

pmb161 super excellent awards 2014 01 26 02



It's time to take to the silver carpet, dear listener, as we present this year's Project Moonbase Super Excellent Awards. We've chosen some …

PMB115 Hiss: Mordy Laye and the Group Modular, Joel Vandroogenbroeck, Unknown O…



On the show this week we explore all things hiss, pop, crackle and muffle, with a selection of tracks which may have you questioning the fid…

Pmb 116 Mixing Concrete 2013 02 17 02



This week's show will be particularly enjoyed by fans of aggregate as we set about mixing up some concrete, from tunes with a cement or conc…

PMB072 The Great Outdoors: Max Greger, Alan Hawkshaw, The King, Belbury Poly, I…



It's time to don the kagoule, pack a distress flare (or pair of distressed flares) and make sure you know how to operate a compass as we cel…

PMB104 Love and Romance: Perrey & Kingsley, Basil Henriques, Alan Haven, Matt B…



Thanks to a particularly successful, and largely romantic in nature, haul from a Stirling charity shop recently, the acquisition of a small …

pmb171 an ill wind 2014 04 06 03



For the first time on Project Moonbase, we bring you the first part of a conceptual double album, the concept being wind.  This arose l…

Pmb 131 Postcard From The Moon 2013 06 09 02



It's time to open your stamp album and turn to the pages for The Moon as we bring you an all postal edition of the show. We have a plethora …

pmb186 all over the world cup 2014 07 20 03



We always enjoy being fashionably late to a party so one week after the World Cup came to an end we thought the timing was perfect for a foo…

Pmb 133 Physical Soup 2013 06 23 02



A tasty broth for you this week dear listener as we round up some of our favourite recent arrivals at the Moonbase. The "EP" seems…

pmb187 man alive tony hatch at 75 2014 07 27 03



This week on the show we wish a very happy 75th birthday to pop and theme tune composer extraordinaire Tony Hatch.  Of course, this doe…

Pmb 120 Rhythmic Variations 2013 03 17 02



This week's show takes its title from a new reissue by the ever dependable Jonny Trunk whose latest reissue is Daphne Oram's first (and only…

Pmb 126 Danger Highly Flammable 2013 05 05 02



Checking the extensive archives, we were surprised that we've not yet addressed ourselves to the element of Fire on Project Moonbase.  …

Pmb 151 Watch Out 2013 11 10 02



It's time to put on your safety gogggles, make sure every member of the family is wearing a hi-vis jacket and is standing behind the striped…

pmb203 bongos a go go 2014 11 30 03



Get your fingers loosened up, dear listener, as we bring you a frenzied fiesta of bongo drumming.  Having said that, as you will discov…

Pmb 142 The Lighter Side Of Death 2013 09 01 02



As our lunar hostage, Space Disco Jeff, recently reminded us, the last time he was on the moon we joked that it would be fun to do a show ab…

Pmb 149 Choose Your Own Adventure 2013 10 20 02



It's time to get a set of D6s ready to navigate your way through a show made up of some of our favourite new releases and reissues. The show…

pmb226 welcome to prison 2015 05 17 03



It's time for one of our hard-hiting shows, dear listener, where we explore a serious topic of the day by means of a selection of easy liste…

pmb216 rough diamonds 2015 03 01 03



This week's show is one of the shows in our series themed around minerals and precious gems.  We hope to eventually cover all the miner…

pmb249 all caps 2015 11 29 03



We take a break from our trip through the colours of the rainbow this week, dear listener, with a trip around (some of) the capitals of the …

pmb253 pulsing taboo 2016 01 10 03



We kick the new year off by blasting away the cobwebs with some splendid reissues and new releases. We've got French space disco, a lost ret…

pmb246 tracksuit vertigo 2015 11 08 02



Time to catch up with some of our favourite new releases and reissues of recent weeks, dear listener. We have the new single from Swedish ex…

pmb247 red 2015 11 15 03



This week's show sees the beginning of a new series we are calling The Rainbow Collection with each show in the collection taking one colour…

pmb261 nasa 2016 04 19 03



It's time to celebrate the work of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the show this week, dear listener. We have a Moonbas…

pmb259 country n eastern 2016 03 27 03



We return from our recent hiatus with an admittedly somewhat deranged chimera of a show for you, dear listener.  This is two themes for…

pmb260 blossom 2016 04 06 03



We're still full of the joys of spring here on the moon, dear listener as we bring you a show all about blossom and the trees which produce …

pmb165 knickers 2014 02 23 03



It's time to raise your trouser leg or ball-gown above the ankle for this week's show, dear listener, as we explore the multifarious world o…

pmb166 lets make babies 2014 03 02 03



It's all about the butterflies and the bees this week, dear listener, as we learn how to make babies.  So every track is either by a ba…

pmb170 crosstalk 2014 03 30 03



It's been a while since we took stock of some of the recent arrivals through the airlock up here at the Moonbase but they've been safely qua…

pmb172 the four winds 2014 04 13 03



Following on from last week's less-than-serious titter-fest, An Ill Wind, this week on the show we take a much more meteorological and geogr…

pmb169 the herbs 2014 03 23 03



A particularly confusing edition of the show this week dear listener, the result of a throwaway comment made in PMB167. Yes we've (just abou…

pmb176 hong kong hobby horse 2014 05 11 03



DJ Bongoboy recently fled the lunar base and ended up spending a few days in London with Space Disco Jeff and came away with a couple of spa…

pmb173 understanding egg codes 2014 04 20 03



In an unusually timely edition of the show (don't worry, dear listener, it won't happen again), we bring you a selection of our favourite eg…

pmb183 confusion 2014 06 29 03



This week on the show, dear listener, we bring you some recent releases and arrivals at the Moonbase which have been graded APPROPRIATE by o…

pmb184 frozen solid 2014 07 06 03



Inspired by what is supposedly (and inexplicably) the highest-grossing animation film ever made, we bring you a show themed around Disney's …

pmb191 there goes the sun 2014 08 24 03



Having done shows about the solar system (http://www.projectmoonbase.com/planets) and of course the moon, we thought it about time we dedica…

pmb192 moving shadows 2014 08 31 03



Some new releases and reissues for you this week dear listener. We have a track from a compilation celebrating ten years of chip-dub label J…

pmb185 now thats what i dont call the 80s 2 2014 07 13 03



By far our most popular episode to date is PMB128: Now That's What I Don't Call the 80s. In an attempt to re-create the huge success of that…

pmb189 java juice and the caffeine infusion 2014 08 13 03



Having done a show all about our favourite beverage (PMB175: A Nice Cup Of Tea) we thought it only fair that we take a look at the dark side…

pmb200 dual duel 2014 11 09 03



Well dear listener, that moment has arrived - we have reached the 200th edition of Project Moonbase! We would like to take this opportunity …

pmb197 a guide to modern caravaning 2014 10 19 03



Long-term listeners of the show will be aware that the "show tune" at the Moonbase is, allegedly that Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington cl…

pmb198 abba an alternative history 2014 10 26 03



This week on Project Moonbase we're paying tribute to Swedish pop sensations ABBA, largely inspired by one our extremely talented listeners …

pmb205 super excellent awards 2014 2014 12 14 03



Join us in the giant silver geodesic Presentation Dome, dear listener, as we present awards to some of our favourite reissues and new releas…

pmb202 the classical dimension 2014 11 23 03



It's time to polish your conductor's baton, dear listener, as we bring you an all-classical edition of the show. Featuring work by Borodin, …

pmb204 spoken word 2014 12 07 03



This week's show comprises a star-studded line-up of thespians, philosophers, bards and boffins who variously demonstrate the power of the s…

pmb211 root vegetables 2015 01 25 03



Switch the oven on and get your peelers ready, dear listener, as we bring you a show dedicated to those hearty members of the plant kingdom,…

pmb209 pylons and power stations 2015 01 11 03



A potentially highly dangerous show this week dear listener as we embrace two of our great passions: pylons and power stations. Our high vol…

pmb217 hello old chum 2015 03 15 03



This week's show celebrates simple human friendship, whether that be expressed with a firm shake of the hand, a slap on the back or perhaps …

pmb218 variable currents 2015 03 22 03



It's time to catch up with some of our favourite recent releases and reissues to reach us here on the Moon. We've got business funk from an …

pmb225 a walk in the moon forest 2015 05 10 03



It's time to take a stroll in the woods, dear listener, as we try to identify the Oak, the Sycamore, the Chestnut, the Willow and even the, …

pmb220 fruit cocktail 2015 04 05 03



Having recently brought you a show all about root vegetables, we thought it wise to present a show dedicated to the altogether sweeter, zing…

pmb221 beside the seaside 2015 04 12 03



Get the sand between your toes, dear listener as we take you for a musical stroll along the shore on our seaside special. We start with the …

pmb229 return to pakistan 2015 06 21 03



After far far too long, dear listener, it's time for a long-awaited return trip to the archives of EMI Pakistan and their huge vault of chee…

pmb230 national anthems of the world 2015 07 06 03



A globe-trotting edition of the show this week, dear listener, as we bring you a selection of lesser-known national anthems as well as some …

pmb237 left right left right 2015 08 23 03



It's time to explore the ambivalent world of the left and the right on the show this week, dear listener.  We were considering doing a …

pmb235 happy anniversaries 01 10 2015 08 09 03



Ten anniversary gifts for the price of one this week, dear listener, as we bring you a selection of musical anniversary gifts from paper to …

pmb241 autobahns 2015 09 27 03



Many listeners will have wondered why last week's all-motorway show singularly failed to play a version of that krautrock classic, Autobahn.…

pmb242 bicycles 2015 10 04 03



After all the high-speed action of the last couple of weeks, it's time to take a rather more sedate approach this week with a show all about…

pmb239 town and country 2015 09 13 03



It's time to stretch the legs and embark on a journey out of town into the country - and back again - on this week's show, dear listener. In…

pmb240 motorway 2015 09 20 03



It's time to take to the open road, dear listener, as we celebrate the thrill of endless miles of tarmac, green verges and service stations …

pmb245 on the buses 2015 11 01 03



Continuing our seemingly obsessive interest in modes of transport - and to show that we do listen to you, dear listener - we present this we…

pmb248 orange 2015 11 22 03



Hot on the heels of last week's red show comes the next colour in The Rainbow Collection, namely orange. We have a surprisingly high represe…

pmb243 motorbikin 2015 10 18 03



It's time to get out on the high road, dear listener, for our altogether more high-octane follow-up to last week's bicycle special. So put y…

pmb244 halloween 2015 10 25 03



Welcome to a truly diabolical edition of the show, dear listener.  Yes, that's right, it's time to fill the house with cobwebs, turn al…

pmb252 humbug 2015 12 22 03



It's time for an extremely sweet edition of the show, dear listener, as we bring you a selection of some of our favourite boilings.   P…

pmb254 blue 2016 01 20 03



We return to our journey through the rainbow this week, dear listener, with an all-blue edition of the show.  But rest assured that, wh…

pmb250 yellow 2015 12 06 03



This week we explore the sunny uplands of our journey through the rainbow, dear listener, as we reach a colour associated variously with amu…

pmb251 green 2015 12 13 03



Continuing on our journey through The Rainbow Collection, we reach that most verdant of colours, green. You'll hear slightly creepy library …

pmb257 build it 2016 02 16 03



This week we celebrate the work of the construction industry, with a show all about bricks and mortar. We have humoristic music from Russia,…

pmb258 robot symptoms 2016 02 23 03



It's time to catch up with some new releases and reissues on the show this week.  We have a couple of new reissues from Dutton Vocalion…

pmb255 retrowave 2016 02 03 03



It's time to take another trip back to the imaginary 80s with, ironically, some of the newest music we've ever played on the show. We have h…

pmb256 masquerade 2016 02 09 03



This week we take a good look behind the mask, with a selection of music which isn't quite what it appears to be on first listen.   We …

pmb264 purple 2016 06 08 03



Yes, it's the long awaited return of our cut-out-and-keep Rainbow Collection with the almost last show in the series. As we approach the end…

pmb265 delorean 2016 06 23 03



We're back to the fake 80s for this week's show, dear listener, with our first concept album: a whole show about driving, at night, in a Del…

pmb263 triangular tones 2016 05 25 03



It's time to chip away at the huge mountain of new arrivals here at the Moonbase, dear listener, with a show of new release, new reissues an…

pmb268 escape 2016 07 31 03



We're heading back to the imaginary 80s again this week, dear listener, with a retrowave show all about getting the hell out of here.  …

pmb269 tokyo conservation spiders 2016 08 07



Before you think we've gone ultra-niche and come up with a set of tracks about spiders in Tokyo who are specialists in conservation, no, dea…

pmb266 milk 2016 07 14 03



It's time to enjoy a refreshing, ice cold glass of milk, dear listener, as we open the carton and pour out chiptune, retrowave and radiophon…

pmb267 monday 2016 07 24 03



This week, dear listener, we start a new cut-out-and-keep series all about the days of the week.   Perhaps contentiously, we start with…

pmb272 mukbang 2016 08 31



The dinner gong has been rung, dear listener, as we invite you to join us for a sumptuous three-course banquet here on the moon. For those u…

pmb273 i 2016 09 29



As if we didn't have enough series on the go at the moment, we've taken the foolhardy decision to kick off another one, this collection all …

pmb270 rainbow 2016 08 17



We've reached the end of the rainbow (collection), dear listener, with a show all about the rainbow itself. It's been an emotional journey, …

pmb271 lets kawaii 2016 08 25



It's time to pay our second visit to the world of all things cute.  Primarily Japan but we have a couple of exceptions to the rule. &nb…

pmbs02e01 like 2016 10 20



After the world's longest first Season (of 273 shows no less!), we thought it time to regroup and recalibrate.  So, feeling reinvigorat…

pmbs02e02 stranger tunes



It's all gone a bit Upside Down at the Moonbase for our Halloween special this year as we take inspiration from spooky hit TV series Strange…

pmb bonus show 04 03 swedish space disco



No new show this week, dear listener, as your hosts have been summoned by the Galactic Space Council to explain why there hasn't been much s…

pmbs02e05 jjp jamboree



Patron saint of the show, Jean-Jacques Perrey, recently moved on from this planet to spend eternity with the stars.  His music was a pe…

pmbs02e03 you 03



It's time for the second in our series all about personal pronouns and this week it's all about YOU, dear listener. Yes, for this show we mo…

pmbs02e04 keep it clean



It's time to pop on the marigolds, arrange a selection of cleaning products on the worktop and get scrubbing before also giving yourself a g…

pmbs03e04 shapes



We've neglected the world of geometry for far too long and so this week we thought it time we brought you the latest developments in shapes.…

pmbs03e05 basil kirchin



This week we celebrate the life and work of one of Britain's greatest big band leaders, soundtrack composers, library music composers and ti…

pmbs03e02 black and white



This week it's all about the light and the dark or, more specificaly, the black and the white. Some have controversially argued that this mi…

pmbs03e03 like



Every season we have one or two theme-free shows where we bring you some of our favourite recent discoveries. For this first show of "l…

PMB Bonus Show 001 Lalo Schifrin



Unfortunately for the next two weeks your two regular hosts are otherwise engaged - there's a lot of space filing to catch up on, you know. …

PMB002: Billy Strange



DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium bring you the historic sound of the future! In this, our second podcast, we celebrate the music of composer, ar…

PMB003: All The Single Ladies



DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium bring you the historic sound of the future! On the show this week we embrace our feminine side by playing a sel…

PMB006: Into the Valle



On the show this week we celebrate the work of the Boss of the Bossa Nova, the Supremo of Samba, Marcos Valle as he will shortly be making h…

PMB007: First Lady of the Hammond Organ, Ethel Smith



On the show this week we celebrate the imminent 100th anniversary of birth of the First Lady of the Hammond Organ, Ethel Smith. We also have…

PMB004: Howling At The Moonbase



DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium bring you the historic sound of the future! On this week's podcast it's all Space Spectres, Galactic Ghouls and…

PMB005: Gateway to Continental Europe



DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium bring you the historic sound of the future! On this week's show we discuss the shocking result of the recent vo…

PMB009 The Concealed Playroom: Moon Wiring Club, deWolfe, Hong Kong in the 60s,…



On the show this week we have music from the new Moon Wiring Club album, some selections from a new deWolfe compilation, progressive Hungari…

PMB011 The Now Sound of Christmas: Moog Cookbook, U900, Hong Kong in the 60s, T…



We're having a Cosmic Christmas this week up at the Moonbase. Yes, it's all galactic good cheer as we celebrate the turning of another year.…

PMB008 Not Music: Stereolab, Monroeville Music Center, The Hardy Tree, Moon Wir…



On the show this week we have music from the new Stereolab album, more Cosmic Future Groove, more from the Monroeville Music Center, music f…

PMB010 Edmundo Ros at 100: Edmundo Ros, Shawn Lee, Moon Wiring Club



On the show this week we celebrate the recent centenary of the king of calypso, Edmundo Ros. Most of the music on the show this week is by t…

PMB014 Goodbye Girl: West Midlands Retro-Futuristic Pop (16/01/2011)



On the show this week we celebrate the life of Broadcast's Trish Keenan who, quite unbelieveably, passed away on Friday. Broadcast were the …

PMB012 The Best of 2010: Hugo Strasser, Johnny Keating, Belbury Poly, D D. Denh…



On the first show of 2011, we do what the moon does best and reflect (do you see what we did there?) on 2010 by playing some of our favourit…

PMB018 Sun Sea Samba and Sergio the Septuagenarian (13/02/2011)



On the show this week we celebrate the recent birthday of the newly septuagenarian sovereign of sunny samba, Sergio Mendes. So expect plenty…

PMB016 Spinning Wheels of Steel: Sounds Galactic, Bruce Haack, Basil Kirchin, J…



On the show this week we introduce a new irregular feature called Classic Steel where we'll try to play a classical (or a classic) favourite…

PMB017 John Barry: Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (06/02/2011)



On this special bumper edition of the show we'll be celebrating the astonishing, iconic work of the greatest film soundtrack composer of the…