Sunday Soul – Myrurgia


Myrurgia was founded in 1916 by the Catalan family of Monegal. Raymon Monegal, a wealthy chemical industrialist, put up the money and marketing skills. His second son, Esteve Monegal Prat, a sculptor, art student and friend of many in the contemporary art scene, was the face of Myrurgia. Esteve was also influential in the management of the company until his death in 1978.

Monegal was a devoted follower of the goddess Nephele – the goddess of the clouds – and named his company after her, and all of his fragrances were dedicated to her. Nephele is the cloud which Zeus created in the image of the jealous and vengeful Hera in order to fool Ixion – king of the Lapiths, the most ancient tribe of Thessaly, son of Ares, and thief of the heart of the daughter of Deioneus. Monegal created fragrances which would rise into the air and become the atmosphere, protecting the wearer from jealousy, fear, revenge, and the ambitions of those who might seek to steal their hearts.

Last night’s broadcast was dedicated to calling upon the goddess, and asking for fire, for rain, for abundance, and direction. As one travels the clouds of this world it is easy to become disoriented and feel lost. How can you tell one cloud from the next, and what protection is there aside from hiding within the very arms of the goddess? So I wanted to dedicate myself to describing this journey, and sing my love songs to the clouds.

The broadcast was wonderfully attended, the chat flowed by without much help from me, and I got lost in my heart’s aching, and callings, desires and delights. I held nothing back.

As the result, the archive is a little unruly in terms of the levels and the effects, but it was one of the most personal, inspiring, and beautiful Sunday Soul transmissions in a while (for me) and so rather than shrug and say “Sorry, the archive is little too loud for pleasant listening” I am releasing it as a piece, a performance, and offer it up to you for your pleasure.

Here is the track listing for Sunday Soul – Myrurgia – love songs for the cloud goddess

1. Sunday Soul – Program ID
2. Rain – Ryuichi Sakamoto
* introduction (dedication)
3. One Hundred Of Them – Kohib feat. Mari Boine
* call for a flaming heart
4. Whitworth Strut – Monkey Boots
5. Signals – Soul Minority
6. Tirakan – Kohib feat. Mari Boine
* shoulddaknown
7. Set Fire To The Rain – Plastic Plates Remix – Adele
8. The Hustle – Satin Jackets
9. Sunshine – Duff Disco
10. Down The Road – Soul Minority
11. Spring Affair – MATRiXXMAN Catchin’ Feelingz Remix – Heller & Farley
* how do you feel?
12. Regrets We Have No Use For – Maxxi Soundsystem
13. Secret Fire – The Peaking Goddess Collective
14. Sanctuary – Meddle Remix – Juan Mejia
15. Naked Goddess – Sciadare
* call to the goddess
16. Everybody feat. Evelyn Champagne King – Miguel Migs
17. For Real – Soul Minority
18. Reflections – Reflection Border
19. I Forgot You – Atjazz
20. Perradulta – Massivan
21. India – Lipelis & Simple Symmetry Remix – Mitzi
22. Square One – Rub n’ Tug Remix – Coldplay
23. Believe – Instrumental Mix – Trick & Kubic
* Do you believe?
24. If you wouldn’t mind – Tiger Stripes Acid Dub – Sunshine Jones
* Mother Earth
25. Beautiful – Niklas Paus Remix – Phonic.Lab
26. Rasmus Faber plays the Marimba – Tiger Stripes
27. True – Monte
28. Ra-ako-st – Lindstrom
29. Breaking Time – Simian Mobile Disco
30. Run Run Run – Sunshine Jones Remix – Instrumental – Drag Queens
31. In Tune With The Universe – Sunshine Jones Remix – Zweistein
32. Walkin’ On A Cloud – Kolombo & Compuphonic
33. Axis – Gritt
34. Face Love Anew – Dub Mix – stereogamous
35. Say U Love Me – LNTG Rework – Janet Jackson
36. I Love You My Hope – Do Right Remix – Hird
37. Technicolour – Main Mix – H.O.S.H., HearThuG
38. Flowers – Nick Warren
39. Where Do I Fit – Narrator Mix – The Musicmaker
* call for rain
40. North East – El Carlitto
* around and around
41. It’s Got to Be Music – Extended Re-Edit – Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel
42. Let no man put asunder – Moplen reprise – First Choice
43. Maybe Tonight – Lovelock
44. Slove – Soul Minority
45. Rain – Ryuichi Sakamoto
46. Sunday Soul – Program ID
47. Vehicle – Ides of March, The
48. Sunday Soul – Program ID

Total Running Time: 04 Hours 28 Minutes 06 Seconds
* Performed Live