Good news, folks…the Half-hour Spotlight is back. And even better news: it’s shining on the music of Palancar. You’ll get that after a long, deep first set that kicks off with an album I’ve been waiting eight years to hear.
Well, I hadn’t intended to get back to “normal” with an uninterrupted flow, buy by the time I reached a “maybe I stop here” moment, we were a good hour in. So why stop there, right? All Newish tunes, with a turn toward the quieter side once you hit that George L Smyth piece… Enjoy.
As much as I enjoy looking back over the music that’s been sent to the show in the last year, pulling together a playlist is a bit of a chore–but a pretty cool one. The chore is not just pointing out what albums really made an impact on me; it’s also about giving you a nice, deep listen. There are 19 tracks to dig into in this uninterrupted journey (20 if you count my way of saying “Thank You” via Adam Werner), and having head-tested the flow a couple of times now, I can say–yeah, it’s a nice, deep listen.
As always, thank you all for listening in the year gone by. The subscriber base has grown beautifully. At the beginning of the year it was about 450; now it’s over 635. So welcome, and thanks for hanging out, and happy listening. More to come in 2019.
Sure, you’ve heard a fair amount of Phillip Wilkerson in the last few episodes, but that’s because he’s good and I like his music. So much, in fact, that between two solid sets from the Newish queue, you get to drop into 30 deep minutes with him. Or, uh, I mean…his music. Either way.
1.08.54 Christopher Sky, You’ve Been Gone Too Long, Vastness
1.14.13 Garo, Lisansky, Sea Songs
1.16.35 Joe Frawley, Lady of Shalott, Waterhouse
1.20.53 North Atlantic Drift, Glow, Departures
1.28.31 Steve Roach, Liminal, Mercurius