Take off your shoes and socks, eat a banana (I'll take an apple myself...)
and walk on by, while I tell you what this site is all about...
Last modified: August 22, 2003
none of the records mentioned here are for sale!
This whole site is about the music I loosely call exotica. "What
the heck is exotica?" you might ask. Well, take a stroll to the Infoquarium to find out, and to learn about
other fine information resources...
Ever wondered what Martin Denny albums have been re-issued on CD? What
label "Vampiros Lesbos" is on? What exotica compilations are
available on CD or LP these days? Look no further, the eXotica
Releases Overview will answer all these (and more) questions
in the Disquarium, a hyperdiscography of
more than 3000 exotica and related CD
& LP albums.
The eXotica Releases Overview is now not only searchable but also
annotated, with comments and reviews by dozens of people! It also
has ratings, and links to label and other sites. It is updated about once
a month - last update: August 22, 2003
-- go to the Disquarium
Speaking of reviews, the Critiquarium
offers more than 60 independent reviews & track lists, ranging from
popular to obscure treasures to be discovered... or to be avoided...
Because words can never describe exactly how some music sounds like,
you can sit down, relax and listen to tens of Audio fragments in the Audioquarium, aka Zounds in cyberSpace...
You can quickly check what has changed since your last visit in the
Historyquarium, or you can use the changedetect.com monitoring service on my contact page
Finally, if you want to explore some other exotic sites, the
Linquarium has tons of relevant, neatly
organised links, and is updated regularely, while the Shoppinquarium
focusses on mail order links, helping you in finding the right one for
This is a simple search egine: it is NOT sensitive to case or diacritic
characters (such as accented characters). EXEMPLE: when you want to search
for Eläkeläiset, just type elakelaiset.
if you want to search for a PHRASE (several consecutive words) like in a
title, use quotation marks around the phrase. EXEMPLE: when you want to
search for the title "Easy Project", but do not want to
find all individual instances of easy and all individual instances
of project, type: "Easy Project" including the quotation
MORE SEARCH TIPS:
When you get the search results page, clicking on the header link will bring
you to the page that contains what you were searching for, but that page
itself will not automatically jump to the exact line that contains what
you were searching for! Use your browser's built-in find function
to search for your keywords on that very page.
If you can't find what you're lookin' for, even when you're pretty sure
that it must be listed, here are some Search Tips provided by Atomz (the
company that runs this the free search function)
Check the spelling: although this search engine is supposed to do "sound-alike"
matching, it's not perfect, especially not with odd and foreign language
titles, so it is always best to spell the search terms correctly. Also,
try variations: if Mo Plen doesn't give a result, try Mo-Plen,
or Mo'Plen or Plen... use your imagination.
Use multiple words when performing your search. More words for a search
will return more refined results than a search from a single word.
Use similar words: the more similar words you use in a search, the
more relevant results will be to the words that you are searching for.
Use Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators: Precede a search term
or phrase with a plus (+) sign to indicate it must appear in a search result.
Precede a search term with a minus (-) sign to indicate an undesirable
search term or phrase that must not appear in a search result. For example,
searching for +"Martin Denny" -Best will return results
that are about Martin Denny, but not about "Best of " Martin
Finally, Atomz indexes my site only once a week, on Sunday 17:00 hours
(5 pm) Central European Time, which is between 8 to 10 am in different parts
of the US. This means that if I upload or change something on Monday, these
changes will not appear in your search results until the following Sunday.
So, if you can't find something, just try again a week later.
The most important updates are posted in the Exotica
If you want to receive e-mail notifications when this site changes, you can use the changedetect.com monitoring service on my contact page