Episode 227

For the first show of the new year, we’re sticking to some new-ish music. There’s a pretty broad range of sounds here, and the ride takes us into some upbeat analog territories. Plus, it’s uninterrupted! Enjoy.

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Start     John Puchiele Ensemble, Inside, Inside
7.08       Emilia, The Sewing Room, Down to the Sadness River
9.17       Mayforest, ~—–~, Mayforest
16.42     Siddhartha Barnhoorn, Inner Being, Structures of Light
25.04     Sevenism, Coriolis, Saline Celestial
35.35     Hyper Real, Compass, Broken Glass
41.42     Jason A Mullinax, Woodworks, Time Being
45.34     Jeffrey Koepper, Ions, Transmitter
52.01     Enir Da, Present, Accalmie
56.50     Break_fold, 05_01_16, 07_07_15-13_04_16
1.04.28  redgreenblue, Forgetful Squirrels, The Forest. Pt 1
1.15.58  Robert Logan, Plantal Sequence, Sculptor Galaxy
1.20.40  Weingarten-Charlton, 5 AM, Where There Is Light

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Episode 226

Here comes your look back at albums that stuck with me as we went through 2017. From the stuff I reviewed in the first half of the year to things I received after I stopped reviewing…it’s all very good music, and we’ll take in almost two hours of it. Enjoy.

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Start     Matt Borghi, Belle Isle, Ambient Guitar
4.04       Tom Eaton, The False Cross, Indesterren
10.33     Eleven33, A Canopy of Stars, Chasing Light
14.48     Genevieve Walker, Embryonic Voyage, Walking Home
18.28     Byron Metcalf, A Perfect Place, Inner Rhythm Meditations
27.56     Altus, Release, Innerspace
34.35     Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi, Connected Space, Source of Compassion
42.16     Eluvium, Beyond the Moon for Someone in Reverse, False Readings On
50.58     Robert Rich, Night Seas Luminesce, Vestiges
57.50     Steve Roach, A Righteous Thing, Spiral Revelation
1.08.53  Melorman, Reaching the Sky, Somewhere Someday
1.13.34  Sequential Dreams, Arcflight, The Exodus Wave
1.19.28  Hollan Holmes, That Ephemeral Spark, Prayer to the Energy
1.26.48  David Helpling, Waiting for the Wind, A Sea Without Memory
1.30.54  Bruno Sanfilippo, InTROpiano, Lost and Found
1.38.46  Todd Boston, Fresh Strings, One
1.43.03  Roy Mattson, In All Her Phases, Melancholy Moon
1.53.46  Adam Werner, Thank You, Deep

Episode 225

Since you all did a fine job of surviving last episode’s dark and murky spaces, I’ll reward you with lighter, brighter tones. There’s quite a bit of guitar in the front half.

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Start      Cinerous Mire, The Witching Hour, Caustic Noir
7.32       Venona Pers, Last Night’s Full Sleep, Truth in Ashes
13.30     Dan Caine, Memories Fade, Solace
17.22     The Ideal Setback, Selcouth, Fernweh
21.23     Jeff Pearce, Midnight Snow, From the Darker Season
25.35     Al Gromer Khan, Blues for a Muted Sitar, The God Perfume
29.41     Cousin Silas, Early Mist, Cousin Silas
39.26     Andrew Lahiff, Glimpses of the Ways Beyond, Slow Paths Beyond
47.59     Fellirium, Silent Cry, Mermaids
54.10     Sverre Knut Johansen, Earth from Above, Earth from Above
1.00.47  Meg Bowles, Nocturnal Flight, A Quiet Light
1.12.28  Colin Rayment, Closing on a Night Sky Light, Abstract Dimensions
1.19.27  Amy Faithe, Who Am I, The Ascent

Episode 224

All dark ambient, to take us into the dark of a New England December. No stops on this one, so get ready to go deep.

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Start     Phelios, Deadspace, Astral Unity
8.14       Yen Pox, Ashen Shroud, Between the Horizon and the Abyss
18.14     M Peck, Den of Inequity, Bodies to the Sky
29.00     Erik Waterkotte & Ryan Huber, antag vii, …And Now They Are Gone
33.52     Earthborn Visions, Magnetic Habitats, Relief. Silence Comes.
39.33     Desiderii_Marginis, Entombment, Songs Over Ruins*
44.16     Phragments, When Memory Falls, We Disintegrate, New Kings and Queens
54.08     The Null Spectre, Abandoned, The Darkling Pt 2
1.03.49  Emil Karlsson, Moonshroud, Scoured
1.12.17  Symbiosis, IV, Mikrokosmos
1.19.06  Igneous Flame, Pluton, Orcus

*Dang, almost got through without a mistake. (Would you believe my day job requires me to pay attention to detail? No wonder I’ve never gotten anywhere, professionally.) So ignore that guy who tells you this is a self-titled album. It ain’t.

Episode 223

“The Ampersand Episode.” You can figure it out from here.

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Start      Howard Givens and Craig Padilla, Threads of Thought, Being of Light
15.49     David Helpling and Jon Jenkins, Sun Racer, Found
21.56     Steve Roach and Robert Rich, Silk Ridge, Soma
27.57     Jack Hertz and Cousin Silas, Sun God, Jaguars and Shamen
37.34     Numina and Zero Ohms, Night of the Falling Planets, Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds
46.01     Alio Die and Sylvi Alli, Dreaming Tree, Amidst the Circling Spires
54.46     Deborah Martin and Erik Wollo, Anasazi, Between Worlds
1.01.21  Blake Gibson and Robert Davies, Stone Circle, Quiraing
1.09.17  Mark Mahoney and M Peck, The Great Silencer, The Gallery of Subtle Smiles
1.17.16  Onewayness and dRachEmUsiK, In Desire, The Sound of Thunder
1.27.30  Dwight Ashley and Tim Story, Expire, Drop

In the opening bit: Uwe Gronau, “Holiday,” Flight 14

(Clever me, originally putting all those ampersands in between the artist names. Well, turns out that screwed up the RSS feed. So, after the episode posted I have to switch them all to “and.”)

Episode 222

Let’s kick this off with a snappy uptempo thing. Then maybe later we’ll go quieter and more ambient. This 90-minute flow runs pretty deep. Headphones on, if you please.

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Start      Pulselovers, Badby 80, The Restless Field (compilation)
5.16       Dan Caine & musicformessier, Solstice Skies, Timelessness
10.05     Diamond Gloss, Movement, Primavera
14.55     The Greatest Hoax, Fading Away, Expiration Compositions
19.48     Peter Calandra, Nocturnal Moods, The Road Home
24.15     Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer, On Branches, Lowlands*
29.25     Roy Mattson, 28th Night, Melancholy Moon
39.14     Stephen Phillips, At the End of the Tunnel, Lightness of Being
51.48     Kloob, Solsticio, Deep Emotional Phases
57.13     Takashi Suzuki, The Unknown Sight, Voyage – Hiroshima Eternal
1.03.46  Csillagkod, Merging of Substances, All the Time
1.11.08  Somnarium, Ice, Frost
1.24.26  Tom Eaton, The Eighth Day, Abendromen

*Hey, guess who put the track name in the album slot and the album name in the track slot on the spreadsheet, and then read it that way with from said spreadsheet with great authority? ..sigh.. It’s correct here on the playlist. Don’t listen to that bozo when he talks…

Episode 221


Is the quiet of the new digs seeping into the podcast? If it is, I think we can probably agree that it wouldn’t be a bad thing at all. The show doesn’t start all that quietly, but we’ll certainly get there before we’re through.

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Start    David Gerard & Dana Colley, Life Without A Net, The Electronic Consortium
5.42     Bildschirm, The Tower Becomes Visible (from “The Hidden Triangle”), Kinologie Vol I
13.59    Massimo Ruberti, Pink Cave, Granchite Yumtruso Pt 1
21.22    Tsode, Lost in Unconsciousness, Brainstorming
26.02    Jim Ottaway, Deep Space Blue, Deep Space Blue
37.01    remst8, Heliopause v 1.64, Accumulator
51.18    Darshan Ambient, The Rapidity of Sleep, From Pale Hands to Weary Skies
57.18    Mingo, Rays Through the Mist, Sky Over Sea
1.01.11  Jason Sloan, thirtySeven.days, thirty.sevenDays
1.07.31  Sean Washburn, Between the Heartbeats, Wave Mantra
1.13.58  Forrest Fang, Message In The Sand, Following the Ether Sun
1.22.39  Geoffrey Armes (The Aaah17 Project), The Lawn at Midday, Nightbus to the Sun