Episode 344

It’s lazy podcast time again, like I said last episode. A half-dozen deep dives on this non-stop ride. Enjoy.

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Start      Mark Seelig, Rain Meditation, The Disciple’s Meditation
17.29     Alpha Wave Movement, Timeless Starfields, Infinite Realms
29.07     Steve Brand, Abandoned (excerpt), Abandoned
52.20     Ivano Pecorini, I Have Never Realized It Was You (excerpt), I Have Never Realized It Was You
1.11.58  Alapastel, Flight Over Utopia, Ceremony
1.22.25  Bart Hawkins, Dragonfly Speaks, Vision of Eden

Realized much too late that, yes, I said “Put in an amount that is less than zero.” Elvis Costello/Bret Easton Ellis references aside, I think we both know I meant more than zero.

Episode 343

Things were getting a bit dusty in the Newish queue. Some albums had been sitting there, waiting their turn, for far too long, and were probably getting a little angry that some newer releases were getting their turn ahead of them. So I decided to step in and finish out the queue. Got quite a few tracks out of it.

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Start       Trajedesaliva, Arenas Calientes, Ultratumba
6.49       Jumpel, Soaring Spire, Drive
10.41     Covolux, Acts of Kindness, Dream Mediations*
16.37     Robert Scott Thompson, Song of the Standing Stone (Homage to Harold Budd), Escapology
22.32     Di Bos, La Nuova Primavera, Smailin Ca(r)Ma
24.49     Craque, Cubed, Adapta
30.23     Quiet Noise, Space Moo, Story Machine
34.15     Matthias Grubel, White Night (feat. Mea Lux), Futuro
38.07     Demetrio Cecchitelli, Dwell IV, Dwell
47.08     Matthijs Kouw and Gagi Petrovic, Remembrance, Recalcitrance
54.22     William Ryan Fritch, Outmoded, Freeland
58.38     Pepo Galán, Calma, Soledad
1.01.51  Pacific Loon, San Giovanni a Carbonara, It was darker, then lighter, till it was all drowned in splendor II
1.05.49  M. Sage, Harbor Dive, The Wind of Things
1.08.04  Spheruleus, The Warm Room, Canvas Homes + Supplementaires
1.12.04  NCT333, Twilight Redemption, Controra
1.19.15  Witnesses, Farewell, IV
1.23.23 Dave Preston, Soften Your Hardened Heart (single)

*Well, whattaya know…it is “Mediations” after all!

Episode 342

It’s like a tale of two podcasts…we start this ride firmly in New age/contemporary instrumental territory. At the midpoint we’ll pause to fuel the engines and strap on some wings and then we’re taking off–at high velocity–to parts unknown.

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Start       Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton, Three Trees, Brothers
5.44       Bruno Sanfilippo, Amber Light, Tangible
8.10       Frank Steiner Jr, Purple Eve, Natura
12.42     David Lindsay, Dear Friend, High Wind Blue Sky
16.49     Peter Garnvik, The Passage of Time, End of a Journey
21.21     George Wallace, Elysium, Isle of the Child Blest, The Exquisite Now
33.26     Masako, Wintering Birds, Wanderlust
38.12     John Adorney, Clay Jug, The Garland
45.44     Mahogany Frog, CUbe 1, In the Electric Universe
50.47     Computerchemist, Triangle, Parallel Thought Experiment
59.58     Rædsel, My Hands, Your Eyes, Menetekel
1.05.45  SAAPSSS, Sunday Morning, Church Bells, Reprisals
1.10.53  TaeT, Nenuphars, Twisted Static
1.15.06  Lorenzo Montanà, Screen 007, DUNUC
1.20.49  OdNu, Expansive Nothingness, Expansive Nothingness
1.25.50  Michael Brückner, The Cycle (Stepping Out), Recycled Life

Episode 341

The math in a collaborative effort is pretty simple. Artist A + Artist B = good stuff. So for the second time (the first being over 100 episodes ago) we’re going to do an “ampersand episode” and dive into some tasty musical alchemy of two artists coming together, beginning with a much-anticipated release.

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Start      Steve Roach & Michael Stearns, Embrace the Infinite, Beyond Earth & Sky
9.36       Frore & Shane Morris, Lost in Wonder, Horizon
18.25     Wouter Kellerman & David Arkenstone, Taranaki Rises, Pangea
22.53     Byron Metcalf & Jennifer Grais, Near and Far Away, They Were Here
30.39     Sherry Finzer & Peter Sheridan, Leaving Earth, Traveler
36.11     Anthene & Simon McCorry, The Still Point, The Equation of Time
42.14     Philipp Bückle & Martijn Pieck, Captain Glassbeard’s Word Of Advice, Field Reports
49.25     Donoval & Fiala, V, Interstat
54.23     James Osland & Finn Kelvin, The Fog is Deeper Than We Will Ever Understand, Don’t Worry, I’m With You
58.36     Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer, Evening, Deeper Imaginings
1.04.20  Dean & Dudley Evenson, Evening in Giverny, Monet Garden
1.08.48  Tom Moore & Mike Clay, An Infinite Moment, Beyond Our Orbit
1.15.02  Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren, Passing the Gates, Artefact
1.20.33  Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen, Tidal Disruption, Toward the Horizon

Episode 340

Getting back into the groove after taking some time away to let my backlog of episodes catch up with me. We’ll kick off in uptempo territory, but trust me–this one turns into a smooth glide before the 90’s up. Enjoy.

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Start      Brian Wenckebach, Shorty’s Rosa, A Morning, A Life
4.47       Alan Elettronico, Make It One, Electric Mind
10.00     Ruth Mascelli, Circle Of Shit, A Night at the Baths
13.41     Helene Vogelsinger, Reminiscence, Reminiscence
22.51     Colin Rayment, Night Sky Over Keystone (part 2), Polyphonic Memories
39.15     LAD, Parabola, Celestial Mechanics
44.48     Siddhartha Barnhoorn, Celestial Spaces (excerpt), Celestial Spaces
58.06     Isik Kural, Winter in a Cassette, Maya’s Night
1.05.50  Loneward, Pass By, Pure
1.15.03  Firehand, Mountain Rain, The Three Worlds
1.21.43  Max Corbacho, Oversoul, Lost Links II: The Complete Collection

Episode 338

I took one more listen to this episode about a week before its release and to be honest I caught myself drifting away in its deeper stretches. Don’t let the quirky start fool you–that’s just there to lull you into auditory submission so these tracks can wrap around your head and take you elsewhere for a while. We’ll talk in 90.

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Start       Intelligent Life, Over 30 Seconds, Everything is Always the Same
6.30       Cu Sithe, The Birthplace of Stars, The Shadow Behind the Sun
11.07      AOMusic, Makale, Kutumba
15.26     Curtis MacDonald, Home for the Harvest, Waiting for an Ordinary Spring
18.35     George Sarah, Vicissitudes Of Being, Vicissitudes
22.12     Sven Laux, Fragment 6, Scattered Fragments of Separation (the complete story)
27.03     Joseph Sannicandro & Stefan Christoff, Not Smooth Jazz, La Lumiere Du Soleil Dans Un Semi Sous-sol
35.33     Long the Night, The Myth of Now, Illusion
44.27     Natura Est, The Feast of May Eve, Real Seasons
49.35     Julian Ross, Death, Fadeaway
56.09     Thierry David, Divine Spark, Slow Motion
1.04.19  Parallel Worlds, Harmonic Deviation, MOA1202
1.10.23  Echo Us, And Acquiesce, The Windsong Spires
1.16.01  Earnest Woodall, Will o the Wisp, Ignis Fatuus
1.24.23  Gregg Karukas, Nascente, Serenata

Episode 337

You may not realize this, but it’s not always easy to write this little introductory note for each show. I mean, how many ways can I find to say, “Here’s another batch of music that really caught my ear–you have to hear it!” Because that’s what we’re doing again…hanging out to listen to the good stuff that rolled into Hypnagogue HQ lately. File under “Good Problem to Have”…

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Start      Sensitive Chaos, Snow Laughing Matter, Closer to Home
9.28       Vincent Boot, Back To The Orient, Tales from Atlantis
13.19     Deborah Martin & Jill Haley, From Fire Into Water, The Silence of Grace
19.47     Mansur, Pathos, Karma
23.54     Steve Roach & Serena Gabriel, Visions of Delphi, Temple of the Melting Dawn
34.40     Liquid Terrain, Swimming With Tanpuras, Tai Chu
44.57     Juan Sanchez, Blue Nights, Now the Silence
50.43     Timothy Crane, Chelsea Walk, Halo
54.24     Curaluz, Canto de Oxum, Kewere
1.00.40  Christel Veraart, Windhorses, Lotus Dreams
1.04.42  Polly Fae, Lavender Tigers, Earthlight
1.08.21  Elisa Luu, Dicem, 15V, Luu’s Strange Visions
1.13.15  Kristen Roos, Diablo DX7, Universal Synthesizer Interface Vol I
1.23.13  Tsode, Good Vibes, Six

Episode 336

For this one we’re going to start with piano and end with piano, but in between we’ll visit a whole bunch of musical spots. Many flavors to enjoy, some of them dark (and delicious!). So it’s like a music sandwich with pianos instead of bread. Hungry? Dig in!

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Start      Ronald van Deurzen, Autumn Park, Imaginations
3.14       Timothy Wenzel, Awaken Me, Dusk to Diamonds
9.38       Force for Good, Adirondack, Innocence
17.43     Hymns57, Awumbuk, Torschlusspanik
24.11     Hotel Neon, Nov 3, Moments
27.31     Phillip Wilkerson, The Bearing of the Unbearable, Slow Cinema
33.49     Rudy Adrian, Lakeside Shelter, As Dusk Becomes Night
38.51     Carey Moore, There Are No Sorrows Plum Jam Can’t Cure, Looking for Avonlea
42.35     Simon Goff, I Filled My Lungs with the Necessary Air and Yelled, Vale
48.08     Blue Is Nine, Wild Geese Fly, A Different Light
52.29     NCT333, The Sacrifice of Fire of the Cosmic Female, Aion
58.56     Peter Bjärgö, Seraphita, The Translucency of Mind’s Decay
1.03.18  Cernichov, The House on Ash Tree Lane, The Mold Legacy
1.09.40  Andrew Heath & Anne Chris Bakker, How to Breathe Like a Stone (And Disappear), How to Breathe Like a Stone
1.22.43  Lorenzo Masotto, i=r(human), i=r
1.27.08  Mathieu Bourret, Casa Polaris, Taiga

Episode 334

This one, I won’t even try to categorize. One track kicks it off, and the next grabs a thread and comes along for the ride, trailing an idea that the next track latches onto, which informs and influences the song that comes next and …
You get it. We’re diving into the flow and following the feeling.

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Start      Jon Durant, Flow, Soul of a River
6.07       Massimo Discepoli, Layers of Echoes, Last Year, the Next Day
12.39     Hidden Rivers, Rosunn, Plainsight Lakes
16.43     Leeloo HK, Shakti (Merkava Mix), God Particle
23.38     Oriom, One Day In Eternity, Healing Source
37.55     The Inventors of Aircraft, The Distance In Miles From Here, Velatore
43.50     Foam and Sand, Circle 1, Circles Inside a Circle
46.59     Strangebird Sounds, Dashboard, Chirping Away
49.52     Pictures From Nadira, Messn I, Miku, Messin II, Morula
1.00.41  The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Sharbat Gula, Here Be Dragons
1.06.08  Dalot & Sound Awakener, Meditations, Departures
1.11.22  Neuro…No Neuro, All the Missing Words, Object Models
1.16.00  Marsha Fisher, Prayer, New Ruins
1.21.54  Tapes and Topographies, A Season of Loss, A Season of Loss

 

Episode 333

Having resisted the urge to do a 3-themed show, I instead decided to kick us off with a number of tracks in the what you call your New Age kinda sorta category. Lots of piano…which I’ll mention. When the urge passes we’ll head into somewhat driftier and less piano-y zones. It’s all good, if I do say so m’self.

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Start      Terry Lee Nichols, The Cambrian Explosion, The Pale Blue Dot
5.44       Josefine & Trine Opsahl, Shaking the Yellow Leaves, The Infinite Between Us
11.40     Rimpa, Cosmos, Relax (compilation)
15.24     Eric Bikales, Kindness, Mandala
19.11     David J. Pena, Grace, Thinking of You
22.57     Ayla Schafer, Rose, Silent Voices
28.14     Mark Barnes, Misty Mornings, The Path
31.40     Max Ananyev, Palace on the Hill, Midday
34.52     Ed Bazel, Northern Lights, Homecoming
38.39     Seigo Aoyama, Blur, On the Drift
44.15     Biome, Walk Among The Crystal Tides, Essence
54.15     Igneous Flame, Hyperprism, Lapiz
1.01.07  Projekt Charity, Winter Stars, Continuum
1.12.14  Mingo, Insight, Continuum
1.25.41  Sebby Kowal, Warm Lights, Bright Spaces