Episode 356

Once again we start in the Holding Tank to see what’s been sent along. (Turns out it’s a bit of harp, guitar, and piano, among other things.) After that we’ll shuffle through the shelves and see what musical delicacies we can uncover. Bound to be tasty.

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Start      Trine Opsahl, Do Not Simply Pass by Like a Dream (Duo), The Moon Stays Bright
6.00      Harriet Riley & Alex Garden, Sonder, Sonder II
10.25     Juan Sanchez, Those Fridays, Touch and Sound
15.21    Randall Meek, Mo’olio Place, Longings
20.39    Will Ackerman, Did I Dream This, Positano Songs
25.28     Solace Road, In Serenity, The Essence of Self
31.11     Jeff Greinke, Into the Night, Noctilucent
40.31     Lauge & Perry Frank, Undergrowth, Selvascapes
51.22     David W Donner, Someday Soon, Eterna
56.13     In Vitro, Metanoia, Modulandi
58.51     Martin Kohlstedt, Nox, Flur
1.04.53  Bersarin Quartett, Futur II, Methoden und Maschinen
1.08.32  Okada, Unclothe, Misery
1.22.57  Colin Russell, Daisy Chain _ Maypole, Etudes
1.25.43  Janne Hanhisuanto, Dance of Electrons, Quiet Places

Episode 355

A shadowy first set full of newer music gives way to some sequencer-driven cuts from the library. There’s a point where you’ll want to buckle up. It gets wild… Enjoy.

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Start       øjeRum, Aftenrøde, Støvfald
15.53     Leila Abdul-Rauf, Distortions in Phantasy IV: Disembodiment, Phantasiai
20.42     The Broken Cradle, Awakening, Post Mortal
26.15     blochemy, lues, aithem
30.19     Sara Oswald & Feldermelder, Volcanic Meditation Walks, Drawn
36.18     Build, Harbor Surface, A Development With A Grid Of Streets And A Shopping Center Heart
44.08     Kevin Keller, Ice World 1, Ice Worlds
48.55     Sequential Dreams, Pleiadian Prophecy, The Exodus Wave
55.44     Jeffrey Koepper, Synchronous, Sequentaria
1.03.36  Heroin in Tahiti, Holy GRA Reversed, The Casalina Tapes 2010
1.09.13  HiN, Blue in Alkali, Warmer Weather
1.13.12  Boreal Taiga, Conifer Forests, Ambient Music to Heal
1.22.06  Steve Moshier, Force of Gravity – Epilogue, Limestone Gates

Episode 354

Sequencers light the fuse on this one, which rolls through some work wrapped around spoken word, picks up some tabla and blistering guitar along the way, and, as happens so often here, glides in hushed ambient tones to a mind-salving conclusion. Talk to you in 90.

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Start      LAD, Impulse, Fluidity
6.08       Norm Chambers, Sargasso, Seaside Resonance
10.03     Parnell March, Melissa’s Meditation, Melissa’s Meditation
17.17     Alex Green, Prettier in a Different Context, Curvature of the Earth
21.30     Kim Halliday, A Shade Perhaps or a Shadow, Desiderium
24.49     Joss Jaffe, Tarang (single)
33.04     Iain Ross, Leaving, Everywhere & Always
36.44     Paul Oednom, Dropping Back, Vital Contrast
41.26     We Deserve This, Halo, Tearing
45.37     Sleep City Devils, Canyon Soul, Sunscreen
48.29     Keith Richie, Dawn, Epica
53.03     Tapes and Topographies, A Few Words About Abra, Monomials
59.06     Willebrant, Plateau (Into the Valley), The Pilgrim
1.07.06  eyes cast down, First Day Apart (2021 Remix), Visions of Old Souls
1.14.49  The Ambient Visitor, Gliding Through the Moonlight (excerpt), Gliding Through the Moonlight

Episode 353

Shall we keep things on the quiet side? I believe we shall. Vocal drifts, hushed tones, and deep spaces await. Come in and explore.

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Start      Julien Demoulin, Dissolving in Silence, Everything Forgotten, Everything Remembered
5.26       Hiram, First Breath, Water Rise
9.01       San Mateo, The Hiding Places, The Mira Variable
14.21     Serena Gabriel, From the Sea, Seeing Inside
25.44     The Transcendence Orchestra, Own Your Dreams Again, All Skies Have Sounded
37.31     Ancient Astronaut, Hawks on the High Way, Hospital Planet
46.59     Benjamin Finger, Captured Past, Voice Frames
51.54     Ben McCarthy, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, Decorative Arts
57.24     Jeroen Dirrix, Under, A Hidden Place
1.00.07  Sunken Cathedral, Around Gudde Ridge, Sounds for Walking in Circles
1.11.40  Jarguna & Ryuzen, Dragon’s Tears, Kitsune
1.18.32  mastroKristo, Gionis, Departures
1.22.47  Sogahukau, Apalachicola, The Eternally Melting Ice of John Gorrie

Episode 352

Same length as usual but wow, are there a lot of tracks here. This one stays fairly firmly in New Age/contemporary instrumental territory (so, yes, ample amount of piano because that’s what gets sent my way). Clear out the full 90 for this and treat yourself.

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Start      Riopy, Be a Prelude, Bliss
3.34       Pêtr Aleksänder, Moving Thirds, Collage
7.39       Bill Leslie, Golden Eagle, Celtic Peace*
11.03     Wayne Bethanis, Tuatha De Danann, Measures of Light
15.01     Laurence Furr, The Weight of Beauty, Upon the Corner of the Moon
19.35     David Buchs, Mercy, Awakening
24.29     Mars Lasar, California Dreams, Coastal Escape
28.11     Bunny & the Invalid Singers, Certainty Kids, Flight of the Certainty Kids
32.46     Ciro Hurtado, Amanecer, Luna
37.58     Tim Sadow & Mike Kopp, As the River Runs, Out of the Mist
41.47     Jill Haley, The Mountains Rise, Wrapped in Light
45.41     Peter Phippen, Tears of Infinity, Into the Ancient
51.11     Donna De Lory, Asatoma Sadgamaya, Gone Beyond
57.56     Alberto Lucendo, Dancing Planets, Wonderful Losers
1.00.31  Nathan McLaughlin, for Harold, Stoner Lake in G
1.04.10  William Ryan Fritch, Profoundly False, Built Upon a Fearful Void
1.06.42  Robert Gerard Pietrusko, UTM 39N, Elegiya
1.09.46  Forest Robots, This World Is Held Together By The Beauty Of Humble Places, Horst & Graben
1.13.48  Derek Wille, Cold Day, An Approaching Storm
1.18.14  John Puchiele Ensemble, Move III, Continuum
1.23.56   Sailcloth, Red Woods, Woodcut

*I am bad at my job. On the show I will tell you this is called Celtic Dreams. Chances are, wine was involved.

Episode 351

There’s beauty and there’s darkness and then there’s dark beauty. We’ll dabble in all of those to start. The second half gets its funk on a bit and, to be honest, erupts in a bit of post-rock glory. But it all quiets down in the end. Shall we?

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Start       ‘t Geruis, Le Tombeau Du Geant, Various Thoughts and Places
5.29       Glåsbird, Skating Baikal, Siberia
12.28     Memory Scale, A Question of Landmarks, Soft Power
19.04     Forrest Fang, The Land of Nine Rivers, Forever Cascades
28.38     Ilsól, Sarmata, Sarmata
35.21     Kelly David, Distance, Illusive
45.50     P.M. Tummala, It’s Still Around Us, Abstractions in Meera
56.52     Kai Nobuko, Nemesys, Ober Attached
1.02.43  Eloi, Synthé et Amour, Airport Blue
1.09.13  Feralia Planitia, Master Weapon, Feralia Planitia
1.14.27  Echo Says Echo, Our Toxic Surroundings, Pause
1.20.28  From the Mouth of the Sun, For a Moment We Were Weightless, Light Caught The Edges

Episode 350

It may look like doing 350 episodes of a podcast is an accomplishment, but if you think about it, it’s really just seven sets of 50. So let’s not dwell on the numbers and instead just dig into the music. No spoilers, but there’s a world record on this episode.

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Start      Hollan Holmes, Leviathan, Emerald Waters
7.31       Matthew Seiji, Amy’s Brain / Hi Mom, Hi Dad, Prismal Substant
21.06     Dino Pacifici, Celestial Anomalies, Celestial Anomalies
26.06     Taylor Barefoot, You Think You Know Someone, Distressed Signal*
29.55     Gregor Dys, Corrosion, Errors – Regrets
33.13     Steve Roach, Holding Light, Zones, Drones & Atmospheres
42.13     theAdelaidean, Solar Shower, Sounds Like Rain
50.34     Altus, Umbilical Cut, Hypoxia
58.07     Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell, Myriad Visions, Dark Measures
1.06.43  Distant Fires Burning, Book of Rebellion, Inperspectycon Vol.1
1.18.09  Yellow6, Riverside, The Cloud Factory
1.24.36  Erik Wollo, Towards the Blue Horizon, Northstar

*Available 4/8/22

Episode 349

Let’s start with another of those artists I downloaded and lost in the mix, only to have them pop up in shuffle to show me the error of my ways. (Trust me, there will be more…) Electronic landscapes give way to a touch of grimness as we move toward the end, but we’ll get kind of cinematic before we’re through, so it all turns out okay.

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Start     Timothy Minneci, Procession, Harys
5.14       Gypsy Witch, Amnisiades Dreams, Elemental Dreams
21.30     Keith Richie, Neutrino, Ambient Highways
28.59    Volker Lankow, For Egil, Remembrance
40.20    Ruby Singh, Eutrophic Inception, Polyphonic Garden: Suite 1
49.49    T, Bargaining, Death Poems*
54.00    Skyence, We Burn, Two Windows
57.12     Parenthetical, Earth, Void
1.03.37  Mount Maxwell, Ring of Rushes, The People’s Forest
1.08.42  Those Damn Thieves, Intrusive Thoughts, Coherent
1.14.21  Shadowed Grace, Tales From The Golden Horde – Golden Child Of Future Past, E-Bliss
1.20.01  George Wallace, Far as the Soul Can See, The Art of Imagining

*The things you learn… When this was sent to me, it was in a message that read, in total, “Here you go,” followed by a link. Normally I dump that kind of thing. But I asked the artist what it was, and they responded, and I grabbed this good album. When I put it into the system, iTunes showed the artist as “T.” For whatever reason, I had put it into my folders under the artist’s name, Teemu Purhonen. Made for a helluva time trying to find the track to add it… When it came time to put links into the playlist, I went back into my email and found that the only info I had was that initial download link. No artist site, etc. I did some digging on our friend the interwebtubes before bothering to email the artist. (I love a challenge…or maybe I just hate to bother people.) Took a few tries because neither T nor Teemu Purhonen were coming up when added to “Death Poems” — and “Death Poems,” it turns out, is a pretty popular title on Bandcamp, but lo and behold, I finally found that Teemu recorded this and uploaded it under the name Telefantastico. In 2015. I wish I’d been able to tell this story on the show, but I do the shows well before I add the links. But now you know…

Episode 348

No explanation needed for this ninety-minute non-stop. Just good sounds, soft flows, and a space to spend time in.

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Start       The Green Kingdom, Arc, Solaria
7.47        Off Land, Mind Stream, Excursion
15.37      SineRider, Emanant, A Familiar Light
19.42      Dionisaf, Walk on the Roof, Lost Rarities
26.21      Max Corbacho, This Space is Being Created, A Connection to the Wonder
39.12      Carlos Ferreira, Nausea, Hakanai
48.08     Western Edges, The Wall You First Kissed Her Against, Dependency
51.26     Benjamin James Stewart, Snowing, Spaces
1.06.49  Aperus, Weather Anomalies, Weather Anomalies
1.22.39  David Pedrick, Chant Simple, Towards the Small Hours
1.24.47  Pruski, Stroll, Whispers

Episode 347

Coming to you live from the depths of the holding tank, it’s the first episode of 2022! We’ll open up in contemporary instrumental territory, out there on the New Age border, then slip through a narrow passage of drone and into electronic realms. Off we go!

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Start       Raphael Groten, Care, Potential
8.06       Adrian Lane, The Revolving Door, The Fleet
10.47     Guy Gelem, A Thought, Scenario
14.19     Johannes Linstead, In The Stillness Of Love, Bohemian Strings
18.30     Ann Sweeten, One Last October, Change is in the Wind
23.44     Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton, Head for the Sky, Brothers
28.40     Richard Souther, You Are the Picture, The Fourth Man in the Fire
31.56     Thomas Peters, Prayer, Lamentations
38.14     Phil Yeah, Giver Bend (If It’s Rain) (excerpt), Grey & Gold
52.49     Hiram, A Spectral View, Artemisia
57.49     Jim Ottaway, Celestial Parallax, Threshold of the Universe
1.05.56  Byron Metcalf, Seasons of Shifting Recall, Rhythms of Remembering
1.14.50  Chronotope Project, Myth of the Cave, Gnosis