Episode 274


Long-time listeners know the drill—when the mood says to head for darkness, off we go. That’s where we’ll spend the first 30 on this journey. A quick break, and then it’s into places less grim and more lively.

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Start      Li Yilei, 5:28, 0:00
4.54       Bas van Huizen, Resonantendamp, Kulverzuchter
10.21     Monocube, Actio in Distans, Substratum
16.09     Ebauche, Umbilical Transfer, Formic Syntax
20.49     Sutekh Hexen, Sub Stratus, S/T
32.24     George Johnston, This Has Happened Before, In Perpetuity
43.23     Medo’s Little Trap, Birds on the Snow 3, Birds on the Snow
47.14     Perpetual Motion, Viaje del Corazon, Dance of Two Souls
50.36     Real Vocal String Quartet, Exist, Culture Kin
57.57     Seamus O’Muineachain, Impossible to Know, City of Lakes
1.03.13  Yoshitaka Ito, Resonance, A Boy Walking Another Planet
1.08.33  General Fuzz, Circle Up, Study Music
1.14.15  Confluent Phase, Enceladus, Ad Astra

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Episode 273


I’m glad that you listeners seem to enjoy the Half-hour Spotlights, because I very much like throwing them together. This time around we’ll focus on Michelle Qureshi, and surround her with some deep cuts from the library.

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Start      Mirror of Dreams, The Orrery at Twilight, Land of Forgotten Destiny
8.48       Christopher Alvarado & Ari Porki, The Grey Deluge, Menagerie of Clouds
15.34     Mara’s Torment, Resolution, Dexterity
25.24     Palancar, Essential Oil, Shallow River Flowing

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Michelle Qureshi
35.14     Face of Things, Harmonic Dreams
40.45     Velvet Rains, Seventh Wave
48.26     Stars Seen, Seventh Wave
53.54     A Thousand Ways, Short Stories
56.32     River of Calm, Short Stories
59.19     Give Us This Day, Silver Chord

1.05.52  Zinovia, Emerge to Breathe, The Gift of Affliction
1.09.43  Mikronesia, Black Rain, Sick With Silence
1.16.00  MusSck, These Blind Eyes of Mine, Digital Ninja
1.19.03  Second Culture, Glass Samurai, Thunder Conjuring Mind
1.22.42  Visiting Cat, Watcher of Game Shows, Host

Episode 269


Plenty of sounds to explore, including a deep 30-minute immersion in the music of Loren Nerell.

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Start      Gunnar Spardel, A Day in a Lifetime, Simplicity in a Complex World
6.42       Grayhawk, The Banteay Srei Temple, Voice of the Ancestors
11.34     Spices Peculiar, Bridge to Santosa, Coastline
20.05     David Wright, Stranger Days Parts 5&6, Stranger Days
28.27     Western Edges, Very Good On The Rushes, Prowess
31.42     Witnesses, Signals, II

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Loren Nerell
38.08     No Suffering, No Consciousness, No Sound, Live at Soundquest Fest 2010
47.18     Liquid Metal Stasis, The Venerable Dark Cloud
54.56     Persistence of Dream Imagery, Slow Dream
1.03.09  with Mark Seelig: Mulu Caves – Sarawak, Malaysia, Cave Dwellers

1.15.09  Henry Courgette, Quietude, Qaptain Quolshed’s Cosmic Quest
1.18.54  A Spot on the Hill, Coffee, Birdsong, and You, A Need That Runs Too Deep
1.23.21  MALK, The Sunken Place, WMAIDIT
1.26.49  Laura Masotto, Lucciola, Fireflies

Episode 268


It’s our big, bold, birthday bash–the podcast turns 10! Thank you all for your continued support. Now, let’s cut into this cake full of music!

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Start      a.r.s.(e), Gefallig, Errata
3.37       Jeff Pearce, Snowfall, Follow the River Home
8.14       Lopside, 37, 37*
15.07     Jonathan Badger, The First Time I Dreamt Of The Surface There Was No One To Hold, Unsung Stories From Lilly’s Days As A Solar Astronaut
20.21     Altus, Slingshot, Pioneer
29.33     Onewayness, En Passant (for Don Buchla), Onewayness Was Here
45.56     Steve Roach & Byron Metcalf, Big Medicine, The Serpent’s Lair
58.08     Frore & Shane Morris, Feather and Claw, Eclipse
1.08.34  Brian Parnham, Suspended Plumes, See None, Hear None, Speak None
1.14.37  Christopher Alvarado, Ascension of Silence, Transluscence
1.20.36  Dolmen, Heaven Smells Like Sulfur and Static, Terra Firma
1.29.45  Yen Pox, Virus, Blood Music
1.36.13  Phelios, Temple of Yith, Gates of Atlantis
1.47.53  Cyberchump, Storms A Comin, Our Wizards of Earth
1.53.45  Sparky Quano, Ripple, Jenga
1.59.13  Todd Boston, Hawk Medicine, One
2.03.16  Fiona Joy, Once Upon Impossible (Duet), Signature – Solo
2.07.30  Scyye, Our Entrance to Exclusion, Two Zero Five
2.09.50  Igneous Flame, Kukka, Sylvi
2.15.52  Slow Dancing Society, A Song to Help You Remember to Forget, The Sound of Lights When Dim
2.21.51  Music for Voyeurs, Tonight Will Be My Birthday, The Long Sleep

*Yes, I know I said it was hard to find. Clearly, I didn’t take all of 12 seconds it later took me to find it on CDBaby. It’s just how I am.

Episode 258


I can’t recall which candy bar it was, but years back there was one such treat that advertised itself as “deep, dark, and delicious.” I’d say that applies here as well–though I will offer you tinges of light as we travel along. And the opening cracks me up every time I’ve listened to it. Hey, if I don’t amuse me, I can’t amuse you.

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Start      TREHA SEKTORI, Deh Semteh, The Sense Of Dust And Sheer
6.57       Common Eider, King Eider, Sinew Stretched Over Crumbling Bones, A Wound of Body
14.07     Massimo Discepoli, Phase Transition, The Right Place on the Wrong Map
20.12     Vau, Nightfall, Ways of Stillness
27.47     Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig, Altamira – Cantabria, Spain, Cave Dwellers
37.46     Forrest Fang, Her Fading Image, The Fata Morgana Dream
48.32     Robert Scott Thompson, Local Flatness, Phonotopological
57.06     Neo-Cymex, Dark Energy, Into the Hypnernova
1.06.41  Tacit Blue, Daybreaking, Abandon
1.14.15  Styrofoam, Fully Present, We Can Never Go Home
1.19.06  Al Vomano, Fuji – Elixir of Life, The Solemn— Torrid— Symbol
1.23.07  Veins Full of Static, Negating Time in Tlon, Cinder & Bone

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.

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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 233

Into the flow we go, including 30 minutes of music from Numina. Thank you to the folks who’ve taken the time to comment on (and approve of!) the Spotlight. I’ll keep them going. Lots more to like in here as well!

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Start      Andrew Lahiff, Kinetic Gardens, Cosmic Archaeology
10.04     Jim Ottaway, Stars of Ice, Deep Space Blue
17.39     Joost Egelie, Majorana, Particles
23.59     Canartic, Aux 1, Modulotion

Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight: Numina
33.13     Bringing of the Beings, The Chroma Plateau
42.21     Intergalactic Traveler, The Chroma Plateau
47.39     In Loneliness, the Landscape Fades, Sanctuary of Dreams
53.45     Forever Falling, Shift to the Ghost

1.03.11  Hypnodial, Dreammachine, Aether Alcoves
1.08.31  Ludmila, Day 2, 1 Day 1Track
1.14.19  Moonlooker, After the Rain, Will You Remember, Forever Mountain
1.18.55  Phobos, Dying Star, Approaching Dark Space
1.26.53  Super Fata, Structural Tendency VII – Neocortex, Structural Tendency VII – XI