A nice balance of light and dark in this one. When we hit the shadows we don’t stay long, but the sensation may linger. All in all this one stays fairly low-key.
Start Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi,
The Celestial Expanse (single) 10.55 theAdelaidean, Sodium Lights in Sequence – Highway, Homeward bound, Eternity Is 23.30 The Phonometrician, Death is a Woman, Cóiste Bodhar 31.42 NYIÞ, Rót, ᛬ᚢᛁᛋᚿᛁ•ᚼᛆᛏᛁ•ᚼᚱᛅ᛬ 40.34 OdNu, Ice Covered, My Own Island 48.05 Massimo Discepoli, Temporary Answer, An Unusual Way to Disappear 51.55 Moss Covered Technology, Brick & Air VI, Brick and Air 58.06 Letna, Starigrad, Starigrad 1.02.45 Fossil Hunting Collective, Mellitus Propolis, Cyanotype 1.07.41 Pruski, Moment VIII, Moments of Immersion 1.11.41 Rob Byrd, Holgate View, What The Ocean Is Like At Night 1.17.09 Yellow6, All At Sea, A Change In The Weather
Bit of a short first set, but as usual it ends right where it was supposed to. We get into some intriguing spaces in the second set, and bring it all in for a smooth and quiet landing.
Start Janne Hanhisuanto, Moon Over Fell,
Moon on the Man 5.37 Robert Rich and Luca Formentini, Motes Float In Window Light, For Sundays When It Rains 12.24 Ludvig Cimbrelius, Ljuset Dansar på Mina ögonlock, Love Letters From The Sky 19.19 LaCo Project, Transforming Granulated Material, Glowing Sounds From The Ice Mesh* 29.50 Art Of Infinity, Drift Upon the Sky, Sky Space Bar I 43.57 Anne Chris Bakker, Tessungåe, A Sketch in Leaving 50.55 Esmam La Crowned, Landscapes of Loneliness, Nuclear City 54.49 Pagination, Well-built Solutions, Reanimation 59.30 Michael Red, Fire (Ritual), Gateways 1.05.29 Eroded Memories, Random Past Events Overwriting, Immersive Access to Subconscious 1.14.39 William St Hugh, Splintered Timber, Derelict In White 1.16.59 Bill Freas, Pacific Hymn, Waterworks 1.20.02 Rocio Zavala, Light Body, Invisible Miracles 1.26.36 Rusty Crutcher, Vapors of Apollo, Oracle of Delphi
*Well, there was a link when it was sent to me, but that doesn’t work. And I see where other sites have linked to the label, Iapetus, but it’s not there, either. I’m writing this well ahead of the show’s release, so maybe it’ll magically reappear before then. If you’re reading this…it didn’t.
Back we go into the Holding Tanks, hooks baited for reeling in delicious music. In the second half we take off on a global tour, starting in New Age-y places. But you know how it goes here–we could end up anywhere.
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Start Keith Richie, Movement II (Naked Singularity),
Infinity Volume I – The Maestoso Interstellar Suite 14.14 Robert A. Logan, Kid Droid Dreams, You, Me 19.30 Phillip Wilkerson, Star River Drift, Cosmic Dust 29.58 Dionisaf, The High Line, New York Environments 32.47 Wickerbird, The Sea Weaver, The Sea Weaver 36.54 Tanner Menard, Love is Subatomic, You Had Not Changed but Your Cameras Were No Longer Identical 48.01 Jill Haley, Witch Hole Pond, The Forests and Shores of Acadia 53.07 Rick Sparks, The Lass of Inverness, Speak Peace 57.31 Elizabeth Naccarato, San Luis, A Southwest Story 1.01.59 Brooks & Day, Red Planet, Awakening 1.06.38 Nowherians, Vancouver…Vancouver…this is it!, That Is Not An Acceptable Lullaby 1.10.28 Forest Robots, In All The Places That We Roam And Wander, Supermoon Moonlight Part Two 1.14.43 Sonogram, Glasstop Hotels, Compendium 1.18.56 Steve Fors, Ground Glass, It’s Nothing, But Still 1.24.20 DAFAKE, Two Sips of Melatonin, In Stasis
Time to get our hush on with 90 minutes of nice, quiet music. No bumps, no surprises, no stops. One might go so far as to say you could meditate to this one. Don’t get used to it, though…
Download like ya mean it.
Start Giles Reaves, The Unknown, Wunjo*
19.25 Igneous Flame, Incandescence, Opaline 30.46 Manitou, Quiet stillness rests on the Algiers Motel, Shadows of a Detroit Winter Sun 37.34 Neuro… No Neuro, When I Wake Up and See You, Let’s Be Happy 42.18 Jeannine Schulz, TAI (Peace), Ground. The Gentle 45.45 Carey Moore, St. Matthews, Life Is Ugly. Make Pretty Art. 49.59 Scott Lawlor, Capturing Sunlight, Show Me the Glint of Light 53.40 Biome, Rain Temple, The Shores of Temenos 58.06 Conni St. Pierre, Snowfields, Mountain Spirits 1.03.39 r beny, Overgrowth, Full Blossom of the Evening 1.09.19 Andrew Lang, Confluence, Momentary Senses 1.13.17 Dreamhub, Andromeda, Moments in Space 1.18.47 Blear Moon, Must, Fallow 1.22.10 Eyes Cast Down, Exquisite Divination of Patterns, Divinations
*Out of print. If you want it, you can find it through resellers, which I do not link to.
Let’s head down to the library, dust off some albums and see how they sound. (Spoiler alert: pretty darn good!)
Download because that’s how you roll
Start Kyron, Domum,
Perdurabo 4.55 Green Isac Orchestra, Hapi, Green Isac Orchestra 11.20 Snowdrops, Odysseus, Volutes 24.34 Dwight Ashley & Tim Story, A Poem for the Fire, A Desperate Serenity 29.55 Jumpel, Behind the Shore, Cabogato 37.56 Ryan Somerville & Ben McCarthy, ∞.1, Paranoia Is Appropriate 43.46 Radium88, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Deep, Only Science Can Tell Us the Truth 48.31 Magnetic Wind, Kaleidoscope 5, Kaleidoscope 58.22 Chords of Orion, The Darkling Year, Souls 1.04.33 Piksel, Travel, Places 1.06.56 Austere, Morning Glory, Remittance 1.13.13 Steve Roach & Serena Gabriel, In Another Time, Temple of the Melting Dawn 1.25.11 Sensitive Chaos, Last Day Song, Walking a Beautiful World
New year, same show. Same unserious host. Same great music for 90 minutes for the same great listeners.
Download, if you still do that kind of thing.
Start Atomi, Adela,
Little Floating Oracles 8.44 Christopher Alvarado, The Aesir, A Whispering Sanctuary 15.03 Desensitized, Logic of Expression (Praetoreum), Chaos In Premonition 20.10 DEN SORTE DØD, Dyster Kold Mörker, Undergangen 23.20 Mike Clay, Clouds of Creation, Somewhere in Space and Time 28.35 Daryl Groetsch, Waves Rolling In, Ease 37.49 Soft Generator, Know, Ack▪Now▪Ledge 55.58 The Kids And The Cosmos, Shinshan – We Shine, Ambient Mixtape Vol.1 1.02.06 James Asher, Dance of the Light, Anthology 1.06.15 Joerg Dankert, Between the Meantime Part 10, Between the Meantime 1.11.59 Computerchemist, Moonfloating, Where the Clouds Touch the Sky
It’s the last show of 2022, but we’re not going to look back. Oh no, my friend. We are going to stare straight down the barrel of a fully loaded Holding Tanks and say, with an appropriately unnerving grin, “Let’s see what you’ve got.” Seventeen cuts of goodness, that’s what.
As ever, thank you for being here, whether it’s been the whole year or you’re just figuring out that this is a thing. And for the long-timers…you da best.
Start PurpleAndroid, Anguilliform,
Irrational Hero 5.57 Corben, Calculating Colours, Sun Variants 10.34 San Mateo, Interoception, Exspiravit Luminaria 16.05 Sven Laux & Fione, There Was No Togetherness, Tomorrow Everything Could Be Different 22.14 Bett Butler & Joel Dilley, Where We Go From Here, Gracia 27.19 Samer Fanek, Desert Rush, Call of the Desert 30.30 Sharon Fendrich, Dryad’s Rejoice, Sapphire Oak 35.32 Joseph L Young, Secrets of Stone, Into the Unknown 40.23 Many Pretty Blooms, Spurious Realities, Bow & Clatter 46.48 Emme, New Dawn by the Lake, Talking to the Spheres 52.58 Federico Mosconi, A Rainy Picture, Outdoor Melodies 56.31 Isaiah Rizzo, Mother, Between Light & Shadows 59.34 Fred Baty, Into the Past, The Upper Air 1.02.58 Matt Christensen & P.M. Tummala, Yellow 4, Yellow Works 1.09.07 Exedra, Obelisk, Time and Emotion 1.13.00 Jacek Doroszenko, Synthetic Skin, Bodyfulness 1.21.13 Tom Eaton, The Invisible Shore, Shades of Fog
Whither shall we wander this time around? To groves of musical grooviness and gardens of unearthly aural delight? Sure, you could put it that way. Or we could just call it 90 in the Holding Tank, drenching ourselves in good new music.
Start Blue Is Nine, Deserts Burn,
Far And Wide 5.29 Gemini Revolution, South Pole, Switching In and Out of Consciousness 11.42 Conrad Praetzel, Blue Poppies, Adventures Into Somethingness 18.52 Darren McClure, Invique, Slow Up, Speed Down 25.43 Drifting In Silence, Preconscious Mind, False Awakening 31.59 David Wahler, Invictus, Collection 36.13 Robert Scott Thompson, Ascension, Ascension 48.03 Aaron Martin, From the Dust We Breathe, The End of Medicine (Original Score) 53.03 Bruno Sanfilippo, Crypto, Redes* 58.48 Michael Gettel, Medano Creek, The View from Here 1.03.47 Kirk Kadish, Crumb Zap Trucker, Peace Movements 1.17.49 Giant Skeletons, And Miles to Go Before I Sleep, Sleep Tides 1.24.09 NCT333, The struggle, a goat hoof, Last Summer of Cicadas *You will hear me pronounce this as “reeds” because I am a monolingual numbskull who often can’t be bothered to do some reading about the things I play on my show. It is “ray-days,” essentially, and is Spanish for “networks.” In my defense, “rede” is an archaic English word meaning counsel or story. So maybe it was just my limited readings of Chaucer sneaking up on me and not the fact that I am myself somewhat archaic.
Strap in for a fresh round of the best ambient, electronic, and contemporary instrumental out there. We start off with some primal grooves and wind up somewhere deep in space. Enjoy.
Start Byron Metcalf & Dashmesh, Deep Time 6,
Heart of the Deep Time 7.32 Ashtoreth, Rite IV, Rites III-IV 22.41 now|here, Drag (Holy Breathing), The Wayfarer 30.47 Mathoms, Airlift, The Woe Trumpets 34.58 Quindicesimo Arcano, Il Male Non Perdona!, Il Funesto Viaggio di un Oscuro Indagatore 37.59 Daniele Gottardo, Reflection Garden, InkBlot 48.09 Liminal Drifter, Cut Out, Cortisol 22 53.36 Djam Karet, The Other Side, Island in the Red Night Sky 1.00.36 Subtle Shift, Sunlit Depths, Somber Frequencies 1.08.17 Parallel Worlds, Dark Energy, Dark Energy 1.18.19 Loneward, Unbroken Horizon, Our Unyielding Sky
Brief bit of opening music came from
Oh, nothing much. Just 90 more minutes of really tasty musical treats. Things get a bit droney for a while, and we spend a good bit of time with contemporary composers. Definitely an episode for those with eclectic tastes. We’re all over the map here. Settle in, open mind.
Start Audio Mainline, Butterfly,
Rebirth 5.12 Andrew Heath, The Arms of Morpheus, Quiet Noise 13.04 Orphax, Less is More (excerpt), Less is More 28.41 Ryan Huber, Skytaker, Duopoly 34.44 Daigo Hanada, Toki, Satori 38.18 Morimoto Naoki, Itsuka, Soak 42.08 Federico Mosconi, Outdoor Melodies, A Rainy Picture 45.38 Slow Clinic & Matt Atkins, Brushstrokes (pt.1), Earthtides I 50.49 Flavia Massimo, Steps, Glitch 55.34 Edu Comelles & Rafa Ramos, Sania Murta, De Camp 1.03.57 Kevin Kastning, Sándor Szabó & Balázs, Major Fourth Ethereal Five, Ethereal Five 1.11.12 Ben Zucker, None Were Things, Having Becames 1.16.43 Letna, Sava, Starigrad 1.22.31 Glåsbird, Thakita, Himalaya