Episode 249

In the Spotlight this time, it’s the spacey sounds of Hollan Holmes. New tracks up front, deep library grooves at the tail.

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Start      Rest You Sleeping Giant, Left to Decay, Spirits
11.38     Unifony, Ghostly, Unifony
14.23     Swartz et, Saudade, A Living Thing
25.29     Anasia, Song 3, 5Mice

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Hollan Holmes*
36.19     Prayer to the Energy, Prayer to the Energy
42.16     Lost Memories, Phase Shift
46.58     The Sentinel, The Farthest Fringes
52.31     The Inevitability Of Change, Incandescent
1.00.31  Wellspring, A Distant Light

1.07.19  Elise Lebec, The Jam – Luxor, Egypt, Origin
1.12.01  Oh Hiroshima, Ruach, In Silence We Yearn
1.17.17  Luna Firma, Between Me and the Sea, Falling Towards Atlantis

*So it appears I was wrong about Hollan taking a workshop with Steve Roach. But here’s the story of the Holmes-Roach connection, in Hollan’s own words, which he shared on Facebook:

While I’ve never taken a workshop with Steve Roach, I must admit that he has been an influence, as well as an inspiration ever since I discovered his work in the late 80s. How he and I met is a bit of an interesting story. In 1990, while working as a baggage handler at American Airlines, I was loading baggage onto a flight bound for Tucson. I started pulling these big flight cases off the cart, when I noticed the name, Steve Roach. I’d discovered his music a couple of years earlier and had become a rabid fan. Like a giddy schoolgirl I ran up the jet bridge stairs and conned the ticket agent into giving me Steve’s seat number letting me onboard. Hands shaking, I asked him for his autograph. It was one of the first times any fan had asked him for one. I still have that autograph in my collection. Now, fast forward to 2004. I wrote Steve and told him this story, then asked him if he would be interested in letting me create an album cover (Lost Pieces, Vol.4) for him (my primary career is as an artist). He both remembered and obliged. I went on to do another album cover (immersion one), a tee shirt design (Circuit Mandala) and all the graphics for all four versions of his Immersion Station Apps. We’ve been friends for a long time and, while I make every effort to make music that is my own, Steve Roach does remain both an influence and an inspiration.


Episode 248

“Hey, John,” the flow said to me somewhere in the midst of my putting it together, “you may want to just sit this one out.” So I did.


Start      Roy Mattson, Petrichor, Flora and Fauna
14.37     AJNA, Gematria, Lucid Intrusion
21.07     Ghosthalo, Last Night A Smiling Man Followed Me All the Way Home, Hyperdeath
30.06     Lowering, Fexofenadine High, Collapsule
36.23     Runar Blesvik, 1976, Blend
43.38     A Spot on the Hill, What If I Was Wrong, The Tenth Wave
47.16     Seigo Aoyama, Northbound, Visible World
54.14     Seamus O’Muineachain, Den, Unnamed Cafe, Hoang Hoa Tham
56.48     Joe Frawley, The Magic Circle – Consulting the Oracle, Waterhouse
1.00.02  Monica Williams, Wandering, Journey of Tears
1.06.17  Madhavi Devi, Jade Breeze, The Truth of Being
1.18.35  Dan Caine, Traces, Cascades
1.24.25  Will Havard, Closer, Senni

Episode 247

Chris Russell stands in the Spotlight this episode, bringing five deep ambient cuts. On either side, three cuts from the Newish queue and three from deep in the stacks.


Start      Byron Metcalf, A Steadfast Path, Inner Rhythm Meditations Vol II
9.56       The Green Kingdom, Cloud Wanderings, Seen and Unseen
17.15     Phillip Wilkerson, Motion of Spirit, Reveries

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Chris Russell
37.15     Radium, Echo
43.12     Orchid, Bloom
47.07     Axiom, Still
53.02     Tundra, Frozen
1.01.31  In the Maze, Labyrinth

1.08.35  Dino Pacifici, Warp, Hallowed Ground
1.14.51  Chronotope Project, Reflecting Pool, Chrysalis
1.21.40  Shambu, Days Like Falling Stars, Soothe

Episode 246

I have a playlist in my iTunes labeled “Night.” It’s for music I want to wind down to, to have in the background as evening deepens around me out here at the edge of the marsh. You can listen to this one any time you feel like getting your shhhh on…but I do invite you to try it some fine evening of your own.


Start      Bob Holroyd, Empty Vessel, Afterglow
3.56       John Sobocan, Ohms, A Soft Circle
9.18       Michelle Qureshi, Page of Cups, Seventh Wave
13.03     Mingo, The Blue Star, The Blue Star
20.21     Ambient Alchemy, The 2nd Law, Triumph of Darkness
26.41     Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Your Shadow, Wet Petals
32.23     Meg Bowles, Nocturnal Flight, A Quiet Light
44.03     Cousin Silas, Galactic Procession (excerpt), Galactic Procession
57.37     Igneous Flame, Esteri, Sylvi
1.08.01  Jeff Pearce, The River in Late Autumn, From the Darker Seasons
1.12.51  Bruno Sanfillippo, Freezing Point, Inside Life
1.17.49  Dan Pound, Never Me Without You, Shadows of the Heart
1.25.21  Ken Elkinson, The Thin Veil, Music for Commuting Vols 3&4 Wednesday/Thursday

Episode 245

What’s in a name? Well, sometimes it’s good music, as we find out by starting this episode with “Heroin in Tahiti.” Mid-show, the Spotlight shines on flutist Ann Licater.


Start     Heroin in Tahiti, Bad Auspicia, Casalina Tapes 2010
4.39       Liminal Drifter, Fish Don’t Have Arms or Legs, The Dreams
11.06     dmH, 9:07 am, Music for the Wrong Time
15.30     Blissbox, Dodeca, Sethian
19.53     Endless Melancholy, Stillness Mixed with Stillness, The Vacation

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Ann Licater
28.40     Beyond the Mist, Invitation from Within
31.47     Island Garden, Beyond the Waves
35.38     Dream Journey, Invitation from Within
39.31     Radiance, Doorway to a Dream
43.24     Song of the Willows, Beyond the Waves
46.38     Xiao Garden, Doorway to a Dream
49.31     Oneness, Invitation from Within
52.00     Into the Heart, Doorway to a Dream

58.33     Chris Russell, Varuna, Echo
1.04.53  Ryan Summers, Transitive Memory Partner, ii
1.09.12  SineRider, Lost in Fog, Lonely Ocean
1.13.21  The Green Kingdom, Illuminations (dub), Seen and Unseen
1.20.09  Biome, C Ov Bioluminescense, The Shores of Temenos

Episode 244

Yes, it’s time for THE episode. Hey, you’re smart–you’ve already figured out that this is one of my cheesy theme shows. So dig in and enjoy all THE artists.


Start      The Post-Riot Era, We Have Lost Friends, Schism*
8.27       The Glass Hour, Lament, Ever After
12.12     The Aurora Principle, 1995, Searching for the Stars
17.09     The Ministry of Inside Things, Function Four, Everlasting Moment
28.16     The Ambient Visitor, A Meeting of the Spirits, Part 1 (excerpt), A Meeting of the Spirits
46.06     The Ruxpins, Where Do We Go From Here?, This Time We Go Together
49.42     TheDetroit76, Living in Stereo, Premiere
53.49     The Pure Heart Ensemble, Heading Home, Bliss of Being
1.03.00  The Ghost of An Alien, Thy Kingdom of Au, Dust. Time.. Gravity…
1.10.09  The Corrupting Sea, Underwater Storms, Samatta
1.16.32  The Current, Alone with Company, Communion
1.20.30  The OO-Ray, Fiftytwo, Tiny Fugues
1.23.06  The Glimmer Room, Mr Price Remembers, The Locked Book

*As far as I can tell, Dean Hinds, the man who is The Post-Riot Era, has pretty much scraped TPRE off the Internet. You can find this album out there if you try, because the Internet holds many secrets, but it’s my policy to only post legitimate artist links.

Episode 243

A pair of short but deep sets flank a 30-minute excursion into the soundworlds of Janne Hanhisuanto.


Start      Robert Scott Thompson, Resonant Clockwork, Alphabet of the Trees
8.04       Songs for a Rainy Day, Stumbling As We Rise, The Oldest Spring
13.40     Paulina Cassidy, Soaring Through Portals, Drawing Up a Storm
18.52     Gargle, Ephemeral Light, Wading in Shallow Waters

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Janne Hanhisuanto
27.15     Sequence Alpha, Quiet Places
34.58     Part 4, Light and Shadow
42.20     Movement 5, Icescapes
48.11     Solarization 3, Solarization (as Janneh)
52.29     Synastasia, 10, Synastasia

1.01.23  Level Pi, No Cello, Entrance
1.13.21  Computerchemist, Darklight Drive, Landform
1.25.55  Eric Pietras, Theory of North, Beams

I neglected to mention it during the show, but the first track in this episode’s Spotlight is the 3000th track played on the podcast. Thanks for listening!