Episode 306

I say this absolutely without reservation: this is one of the deepest flows I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting together. Listening to this–something I’ve done several times now–has a genuinely profound and moving effect on me, and I owe that solely to these superb artists. I hope this episode brings you to a deep and meaningful place as well.


Start      Ambiscend, Moonlight Serenity, Tranquility II: Mind and Soul
11.02     Seth Chrisman & Andrew Weathers, Annandale-on-Hudson, Put Your Face In The River
23.21     Alio Die & Parallel Worlds, Underwater Fields, The Utopian Blossom
30.39     NERATERRAE, Passion Domain (feat. Mount Shrine), Scenes From The Sublime
40.54     onewayness, Nocturne for Richard, Random Oracle
49.36     Sinius, R.E.C., Invocations
57.05     Simon Wilkinson, Stateless, Stateless
1.08.33  Broken Harbour, Unforeseen Consequences, Gramophone Transmissions
1.16.42  Juta Takahashi, Ararat, Silence

Episode 305

Let’s kick this one off kind of bright ‘n’ shiny, because in the middle we get lost in Endless Melancholy. In the last set, we welcome back some names who’ve been away…


Start     Nicholas Gunn, Chasing The Light, Pacific Blue
5.11      Paul Speer, Venus Rising, Sonoran Odyssey
10.36    King Moot, Kalm Heart, The Whitman Strategy (Part One)
15.10    Windspace, Aephivad, Zephyr
23.09    Dean De Benedictis, Blue Mesa, Salvaging The Present

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Endless Melancholy
33.00    Caught In A Memory, A Perception Of Everything
37.56    In Transition from Anxiety to Acceptance, Fragments Of Scattered Whispers
43.15    A Song For The Morning Star, Music for Quiet Mornings
47.52    Stillness Mixed with Stillness, The Vacation
53.16    Blossoms (feat. Lights Dim), Epilogue

1.1.03  Ben Cox, Just Begin Again, Consciousness and Other Tricks of the Light
1.07.00  Geoffrey Armes, December Dream, Embers
1.12.45  Drifting In Silence, Forward, Desolate
1.19.16  Dino Pacifici, Shadow Four, A Collection of Shadows

Episode 304

Sometimes you just need to drift a while. We’ll kick off doing exactly that, then very gently ease the throttle upward. I think you’re going to like how this one ends. (No, not the bit where I get talky…just the stuff before that.) We’ve got peace…and we’ve got power.


Start      Blear Moon, Jaeger’s Cape, Expanding Lands
4.47       remst8, Rosetta v1.50, Ambedo
10.42     Swartz et, Things Known and Unknown, Light Leaks
20.01     Tanner Menard, An Exposition of Sorts, San Francisco – An Audiophony in Four Movements
29.35     Lessons From The Dreamtime, Alcyone, Seven Stars & Orion
35.48     Ben McCarthy, Drone No. 8 (‘G# Mn Drn Rvrs’), Drone Alone (compilation)
41.46     Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Live at Codo’s Traumreisen 2007 (excerpt), Live in Dortmund 2007
56.45     REMY, A Different View, The Other Side
1.09.44  Cousin Silas, Skyhigh Glideway, Cousin Silas & Friends 8 Vol 1
1.20.14  Space Art, Meteo, Entrevues

Episode 303

From a deep world-music groove to get things started, we’ll course through some shadowy spots, spend 30 minutes with Robert Scott Thompson, then find our way eventually to some jazz influences and modern classical. Quite a mix, gotta say. It’s just how we do.


Start      Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers, Negriye, Voudou Alé
6.08       Tulip Tiger, Who Ha, My Higher Self is Really Dope
10.11     Amptek, Black Holes in the Sky, Mindhacker
15.38     Skynia, Temperance, What Darkness Awaits
19.39     New Risen Throne, Corrupted Pillars, The Outside
24.47     Jordan Reyes, Killing a Monster, Fairchild Soundtrack + Border Land

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Robert Scott Thompson
32.34     Teardrops and the Holding Pattern, Teardrops and the Holding Pattern
38.08     Latticework, Pale Blue Dot
44.40     Pale Fire, Upon the Edge of Night
48.40     After Gentle Rains, Pluviophilia, Disc 3
55.50     Resonant Clockwork, Alphabet of the Trees

1.04.36  Piksel, She Ghetto, Places
1.07.06  Cucina Povera, Varjokuvatanssi, Tyyni
1.12.36  Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble, Icarus, Elijah McLaughlin Ensemble
1.17.18  Gary Husband & Markus Reuter, Across the Azure Blue, Music of Our Times
1.24.17  André Kellerberg, Honesty, The Way Out is Through

Episode 302

Hold on, we’re heading into theme territory. Take a quick glance at the playlist–or, hey, just listen to the first 30 seconds of the show–and you’ll have the theme firmly in hand. Ain’t rocket science. Let’s go. Let’s go.


Start      Joost Egelie, Beta, Particles
4.31       Talvihorros, Beta, Descent in Delta
12.16     Runar Blesvik, Orbit, Sedate
14.40     Synth.nl, Orbit, Apollo
23.00     Hollan Holmes, Aeon, The Farthest Fringes
30.02     Kammarheit, Aeon, The Nest
35.47     Ann Licater, Floating, Doorway to a Dream
40.16     Sensitive Chaos, Floating, Amerisynthecana
46.33     Wes Willenbring, Still, Close, But Not Too Close
51.08     Seamus O’Muinechain, Still, Blue Moon Set
54.33     Emil Karlsson, Whiteout, Scoured
1.00.43  Great Pantoptique Winter, Whiteout, Wildness
1.06.46  Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Departure, Farewell, Doomed Planet!
1.12.56  Cryobiosis, Departure, Within Ruins
1.18.38  Simon Wilkinson, Continuum, Merging the Infinite
1.27.09  LAD, Continuum, Continuum

Episode 301

“John,” they said to me, “how will you possibly follow up your 300th show?” I gave them a sly smile, and as I turned to go said, over my shoulder, “With the 301st.” True story. Settle in. This 90’s got new and library tracks, and we settle in for 30 minutes with Michelle Qureshi.


Start      Andre Perim, Molecular Express, Side Effects
6.22       Radithor, Empezando A Descender, Al Aire
11.56     Nathan Moody, Lazulum Part 3, Lazulum
23.17     Rest You Sleeping Giant, The Winter Cold, The Winter Cold

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Michelle Qureshi
37.36     Take the Flowers, Sage
40.10     The Space Between Two Moments, Short Stories
43.41     Reason, Seventh Wave
48.44     Mercury Retrograde, Silver Chord
56.01     Light Years Away, Harmonic Dreams
1.04.07  Messengers, Sage*

1.07.38  Arrocata, The Gift, The Man in the Maze
1.12.32  Patrick O’Hearn, Beneath the Celestial Sphere, Glaciation
1.18.39  Michael Bruckner, Bem Betel, Muzikhala

*Yes, your clever host managed to miss this one by not writing it into his spreadsheet. Many thanks to Michelle Qureshi for catching that! Bonus track!

Episode 300

Not much to say beyond thank you for being here. More to the point, thanks for being the reason I’m still being here. Let’s do this thing for the 300th time, shall we?


Start      Steve Roach & Jeffrey Fayman, Taking Flight, Trance Spirits
11.08     Spacecraft, De Profundis, The Gatherings Vol 2
21.24     Jeff Pearce, Snowfall, Follow the River Home
26.00     Dave Preston, Be Alive, Be
32.55     David Helpling & Jon Jenkins, Edge Of Tomorrow, Found
39.51     Giles Reaves, A Veil of Tears, Nothing is Lost
47.36     Numina & Zero Ohms, A Day Without Time, Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds
1.01.37  Robert Rich, Soft Rains Fall, What We Left Behind
1.05.51  Igneous Flame, Vibraverb, Opaline
1.11.04  Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen, Liquid Heaven, Toward the Horizon
1.15.32  Story Roedelius, Lazy Arc One, Lazy Arc
1.19.54  Mikronesia, III, Samatha
1.27.53  Praguedren, Big Speakers and Spray Paint, Painting Over Scenery
1.30.56  Cravagoide, Lost Cable, Empty Frame
1.35.30  Lopside, At the Old Place, 37
1.44.11  Boy is Fiction, For My Friend, Broadcasts in Colour
1.48.54  Northcore, Looking Glass, Desatero
1.53.08  Radium 88, Your Message Has Been Erased, Only Science Can Tell Us the Truth

Episode 299

Music can’t cure the thing that’s currently ailing us collectively, but I hope this 90 minutes’ worth at least takes your mind off it for a bit. There are fresh tracks in front, delicious library cuts in the back, and in the middle we’ll stroll through a half hour of contemporary classical offerings from Bruno Sanfilippo. Take care of yourselves, and enjoy.


Start      Pascal Schumacher, Sol, Sol*
4.56       Huma, Ubicuo, Eva
12.00     William St Hugh, Future Alchemist, Weasels Devour the Sun**
14.32     eyes cast down, Aurora, We Once Were Lost
25.10     Ecovillage, New Life (feat. Ludvig Cimbrelius), Arrived

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Bruno Sanfillippo
35.56     Piano Textures 5 VI, Piano Textures 5
40.16     Piano Textures 3 V, Piano Textures 3
46.32     Before Nightfall, The Poet
50.12     Paloma, Pianette
54.07     Piano Texture Found, Lost & Found
1.00.19  It Happens On The Ship, ClarOscuro

1.05.50  Jeff Pearce, Into Spring, In the Season of Fading Light
1.10.03  Ken Elkinson, Small Rain, Music for Commuting Vol 9 &10
1.13.34  Mirko Russo, Craziness, Stories of Mirrors and Broken Roads
1.16.50  Club Alpino, Huldur, Woouldy
1.22.37  DeeperNET, Neptune, One

*Per the website, available June 2020.
**I got this via snail mail, and when I went to look for a link, it appears Mr St Hugh has pulled down most of his online musical presences. You can find this album on Spotify. On principle, I won’t link there.

Episode 298

Aw, damn it, these controls must be jammed…I can’t stop this thing. It’s just going to run for 90 minutes on its own. Oh, well, at least it’s packed with great stuff from the Newish queue. I’ll talk to you on the tail end.


Start      Ian Haygreen, C6H12O6, Zucker (compilation)
7.54       Blomma, Disco, Blomma
14.27     Monochromie, Solstice (Parts I & II), Beyond Frontiers
21.10     Phillip Wilkerson, The Way of Heaven, Absolute Fields
28.36     Glåsbird, Fjenfjord, Norskfjǫrðr
32.13     Chris Russell, Life Cycles, Destiny
38.22     Roy Mattson, Disappeared, Tone, Timbre & Texture
43.20     Krzysztof Kotlinski, The Boy In The Mirror, Black Rain
52.40     Jarguna & Seetyca, Bark, My Armor, Tales of Millennial Trees
1.00.54  Ralph Zurmühle, Nightwalk, As Time Passes
1.07.24  S.hel, Law and Market, Disconnect
1.12.58  Willebrant, Drift II, Drift
1.22.58  Amongst Myselves, Ikara, The Good Earth

Opening bit background music courtesy of purple-planet.com

Episode 297

I hope this new episode finds you well, and gives you a little solace in this insane situation that’s shaking the world. We’ll get through this as best we can. Meanwhile, dive in. We’ve got new tracks, 30 darkly drifting minutes with Phobos, and a quick tour of the library. Be well, be safe, be kind to each other.


Start      Eleon, The Crystal Portal, Cerulean
5.08       Deserta, Be So Blue, Black Aura My Sun
10.28     Entropia, Bad Burns, The Mechanized Mind
15.57     Camilla Pisani, Like Lying Shadows, Frozen Archimia
21.44     worriedaboutsatan, Step Inside, Crystalline

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Phobos
31.26     Celestial Dawn, A Visual Presence
41.12     Dying Star, Approaching Dark Space
49.18     Evening Sky, An October Evening

1.05.42  Tom Moore & Sherry Finzer, Star Trails, Sound Currents
1.11.35  Secoya, Ever, The World Is Yours
1.17.24  Joe Frawley, Odalisque, Strange Weather
1.24.11  Steve Lawson, Ten Years Too Late, The Surrender Of Time