Episode 358

Time to wrap up year 13 with a nice, longer-than-normal dive into the library to celebrate the music that’s kept me going (and kept you coming back) all this time. My genuine thanks go out to all the musicians and labels who’ve kept the show fed with delicious music all this time, and to all the listeners who’ve kept my ego fed just by being here. Let’s get the party started.

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Start       Sundaug, Desert Oasis, Nocturnality
4.05       miserable.noise.club, Dead Poetry, Thoughts On The Impasse*
7.37       Michelle Qureshi, Dreaming in Color, Seventh Wave
11.26     Amy Faithe, Moments, The Ascent
21.23     Dolmen, bleedbeginbegone, Terra Firma
28.33     Indigo Symbol, As They Lay Still, Zenith
41.49     Steve Roach, Electro Erotic, Fever Dreams III
53.28     Integral, Schlaflos, Rise
58.11     Rhizomorph, Khasafa, Xenofilika
1.03.39  Darshan Ambient, Black Mountain Morning, re:Karma
1.08.50  Atomic Skunk, Owl, Base Camp
1.17.01  Mount Maxwell, Q&A, Only Children
1.30.44  Ann Licater, Echoes in the Mist, Beyond the Waves
1.36.05  Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton & Jeff Oster, It Had To Be Like That, Brothers
1.40.46  Bruno Sanfilippo, Peter, Lost & Found
1.45.42  Zero Ohms, The Poetics of Space, Sweven
1.52.36  Igneous Flame, Ritva, Sylvi
2.00.17  Phillip Wilkerson, Among the Nebulae, The Stars and Afterward
2.06.34  Giles Reaves, Darkness Into Light, Sacred Spaces**

*It appears the artist has removed this album. However, if you like what you heard, hit their Bandcamp page (in the link) and check out their other work.
**Most of Giles’ early albums are not readily available for download. You can find them for sale on various sites. As a rule, I do not link to those types of sites as the artist may not directly benefit. Also, check out his new work with Tony Gerber.

Episode 355

A shadowy first set full of newer music gives way to some sequencer-driven cuts from the library. There’s a point where you’ll want to buckle up. It gets wild… Enjoy.

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Start       øjeRum, Aftenrøde, Støvfald
15.53     Leila Abdul-Rauf, Distortions in Phantasy IV: Disembodiment, Phantasiai
20.42     The Broken Cradle, Awakening, Post Mortal
26.15     blochemy, lues, aithem
30.19     Sara Oswald & Feldermelder, Volcanic Meditation Walks, Drawn
36.18     Build, Harbor Surface, A Development With A Grid Of Streets And A Shopping Center Heart
44.08     Kevin Keller, Ice World 1, Ice Worlds
48.55     Sequential Dreams, Pleiadian Prophecy, The Exodus Wave
55.44     Jeffrey Koepper, Synchronous, Sequentaria
1.03.36  Heroin in Tahiti, Holy GRA Reversed, The Casalina Tapes 2010
1.09.13  HiN, Blue in Alkali, Warmer Weather
1.13.12  Boreal Taiga, Conifer Forests, Ambient Music to Heal
1.22.06  Steve Moshier, Force of Gravity – Epilogue, Limestone Gates

Episode 353

Shall we keep things on the quiet side? I believe we shall. Vocal drifts, hushed tones, and deep spaces await. Come in and explore.

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Start      Julien Demoulin, Dissolving in Silence, Everything Forgotten, Everything Remembered
5.26       Hiram, First Breath, Water Rise
9.01       San Mateo, The Hiding Places, The Mira Variable
14.21     Serena Gabriel, From the Sea, Seeing Inside
25.44     The Transcendence Orchestra, Own Your Dreams Again, All Skies Have Sounded
37.31     Ancient Astronaut, Hawks on the High Way, Hospital Planet
46.59     Benjamin Finger, Captured Past, Voice Frames
51.54     Ben McCarthy, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, Decorative Arts
57.24     Jeroen Dirrix, Under, A Hidden Place
1.00.07  Sunken Cathedral, Around Gudde Ridge, Sounds for Walking in Circles
1.11.40  Jarguna & Ryuzen, Dragon’s Tears, Kitsune
1.18.32  mastroKristo, Gionis, Departures
1.22.47  Sogahukau, Apalachicola, The Eternally Melting Ice of John Gorrie

Episode 351

There’s beauty and there’s darkness and then there’s dark beauty. We’ll dabble in all of those to start. The second half gets its funk on a bit and, to be honest, erupts in a bit of post-rock glory. But it all quiets down in the end. Shall we?

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Start       ‘t Geruis, Le Tombeau Du Geant, Various Thoughts and Places
5.29       Glåsbird, Skating Baikal, Siberia
12.28     Memory Scale, A Question of Landmarks, Soft Power
19.04     Forrest Fang, The Land of Nine Rivers, Forever Cascades
28.38     Ilsól, Sarmata, Sarmata
35.21     Kelly David, Distance, Illusive
45.50     P.M. Tummala, It’s Still Around Us, Abstractions in Meera
56.52     Kai Nobuko, Nemesys, Ober Attached
1.02.43  Eloi, Synthé et Amour, Airport Blue
1.09.13  Feralia Planitia, Master Weapon, Feralia Planitia
1.14.27  Echo Says Echo, Our Toxic Surroundings, Pause
1.20.28  From the Mouth of the Sun, For a Moment We Were Weightless, Light Caught The Edges

Episode 350

It may look like doing 350 episodes of a podcast is an accomplishment, but if you think about it, it’s really just seven sets of 50. So let’s not dwell on the numbers and instead just dig into the music. No spoilers, but there’s a world record on this episode.

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Start      Hollan Holmes, Leviathan, Emerald Waters
7.31       Matthew Seiji, Amy’s Brain / Hi Mom, Hi Dad, Prismal Substant
21.06     Dino Pacifici, Celestial Anomalies, Celestial Anomalies
26.06     Taylor Barefoot, You Think You Know Someone, Distressed Signal*
29.55     Gregor Dys, Corrosion, Errors – Regrets
33.13     Steve Roach, Holding Light, Zones, Drones & Atmospheres
42.13     theAdelaidean, Solar Shower, Sounds Like Rain
50.34     Altus, Umbilical Cut, Hypoxia
58.07     Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell, Myriad Visions, Dark Measures
1.06.43  Distant Fires Burning, Book of Rebellion, Inperspectycon Vol.1
1.18.09  Yellow6, Riverside, The Cloud Factory
1.24.36  Erik Wollo, Towards the Blue Horizon, Northstar

*Available 4/8/22

Episode 349

Let’s start with another of those artists I downloaded and lost in the mix, only to have them pop up in shuffle to show me the error of my ways. (Trust me, there will be more…) Electronic landscapes give way to a touch of grimness as we move toward the end, but we’ll get kind of cinematic before we’re through, so it all turns out okay.

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Start     Timothy Minneci, Procession, Harys
5.14       Gypsy Witch, Amnisiades Dreams, Elemental Dreams
21.30     Keith Richie, Neutrino, Ambient Highways
28.59    Volker Lankow, For Egil, Remembrance
40.20    Ruby Singh, Eutrophic Inception, Polyphonic Garden: Suite 1
49.49    T, Bargaining, Death Poems*
54.00    Skyence, We Burn, Two Windows
57.12     Parenthetical, Earth, Void
1.03.37  Mount Maxwell, Ring of Rushes, The People’s Forest
1.08.42  Those Damn Thieves, Intrusive Thoughts, Coherent
1.14.21  Shadowed Grace, Tales From The Golden Horde – Golden Child Of Future Past, E-Bliss
1.20.01  George Wallace, Far as the Soul Can See, The Art of Imagining

*The things you learn… When this was sent to me, it was in a message that read, in total, “Here you go,” followed by a link. Normally I dump that kind of thing. But I asked the artist what it was, and they responded, and I grabbed this good album. When I put it into the system, iTunes showed the artist as “T.” For whatever reason, I had put it into my folders under the artist’s name, Teemu Purhonen. Made for a helluva time trying to find the track to add it… When it came time to put links into the playlist, I went back into my email and found that the only info I had was that initial download link. No artist site, etc. I did some digging on our friend the interwebtubes before bothering to email the artist. (I love a challenge…or maybe I just hate to bother people.) Took a few tries because neither T nor Teemu Purhonen were coming up when added to “Death Poems” — and “Death Poems,” it turns out, is a pretty popular title on Bandcamp, but lo and behold, I finally found that Teemu recorded this and uploaded it under the name Telefantastico. In 2015. I wish I’d been able to tell this story on the show, but I do the shows well before I add the links. But now you know…

Episode 345

As you may know, I listen to virtually no music other than that which is sent along for the podcast. True story. And as I Iisten, I keep a list of tracks that catch my ear and make me want to share them with you. Well, the list was getting long so I decided it’s high time I pruned it back a touch. Enjoy.

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Start      Parnell March, Quentin 79, Ozone Parade
5.46       Chakuna Machi Asa, Planet Xeron, Auroral Magic
11.49     Yann Novak, Dark, Perplexing, Ruptures of Plane, Lifeblood of Light and Rapture
19.09     Boreal Leaf, II (excerpt), String Roads
33.18     Yulio, Crossover Sideral, Venus
38.53     Koreless, Shellshock, Agor
43.49     2002, Courting the Moon, Hummingbird
49.20     Michael Borowski, 7 am Start, Peace Valley
53.32     Bill Freas, Violet Valley Chorale, Yellowstone Lake
56.36     Steven Halpern, CannaBliss, Cannabis Dreams
1.01.17  Liquid Mind, The Joy of Quiet, Musical Healthcare
1.09.51  Nebel Lang, Sigh (excerpt), Hand in Mine
1.24.15  Hidden Rivers Blackwater, Golden Age of Dereliction

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 339

Let us fling wide the doors to the library and see what we can pull off the stacks. As I’ll note at the start, sometimes when you go wandering among the shelves you find things you put there a while ago and then forgot about. Let’s pretend that it’s all about the joy of discovery, shall we?

Start      Wound, 4 AM Ad Infinitum, Clinomania
6.11       litmus0001, Stheno et Euryale, Staring Contest
14.23     Mannheimer Schlagwerk featuring Markus Reuter, Sun Trance (excerpt), Sun Trance
28.32     Gustaf Fjelstrom, Trajectory, Intention
33.52     Jesse Joyce, Makes You Wonder, The Gentle Hum That Signals
43.04     Secret Pyramid, A Descent, Movements of Night
48.47     Chad Kettering, Earth Beat, Voices of the Ancients
53.58     Frore & Shane Morris, Unfolding, Blood Moon
1.06.45  Jack Hertz & Mystified, Adlivun, Inuksuk
1.13.18  Hand, Loop 0.4, Debut
1.21.23  Roy Mattson, Unstable Atmosphere, Intersecting Skies

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