Episode 362

A smooth blend of styles, kicking off with some sequencery goodness and primal grooves. Another of the Forgotten starts the second set, and we’ll get downright homey before it’s through. Enjoy.

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Start      AeTopus, First Ones, Urbus
4.40       Craig Padilla, Continuum, Parts 1 & 2, Discovery of Meaning
19.56     Colin Rayment, Winding Along The Flåm, Polyphonic Memories ll
29.05     Biloba Green, #4F7942, Biloba Green
34.23     Jarguna & Chris Russell, Thunderbird, Transmissions from Serpent Mound
40.31     Byron Metcalf, Arrival Of The Elves, Adventures in Synaptic Exploration
55.20     12 Followers/Meteo Xavier, Ornamekias – A Slight Wave From the Hill Above, Espers
1.02.02  Gargle, Hibernation, Wading in Shallow Waters
1.07.52  Force for Good, Homeless, Innocence
1.15.00  Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic, The Abandoned Monastery, Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers
1.20.30  Lena Natalia, Just Around the Bend, Second Youth
1.23.59  Todd Mosby, Sylphs, Aerial Views

Episode 361

Maybe you’ve been here for a lazy podcast before–but you’ve never been here for one this lazy. Nothing’s under 25 minutes. Four cuts that run mighty, mighty deep. Drift on, my friends, and I’ll chat with you in about 103 minutes.

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Start      Steve Brand, Tides Of Time (excerpt), Tides of Time
27.32     Forrest Smithson, Dreaming Time I, Dreaming Time
52.10     Aloof Proof, The Last Leaf, Piano Text
1.18.25  Steve Roach, Early Man, Early Man

Episode 360

There are great themes for podcast episodes … and then there’s this theme. But let me circle back with you once you’ve gotten around to listening. Have a ball.

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Start      Michael Bruckner, Circles of Joy, Recycled Life
8.53       Dave Preston, The Circle Around the Sphere, In These Storms
12.23     Failover, North of the Circle, Landing Scars
17.28     The Smokering, Secret Circle, Mellow Majestic
21.08     Joe Frawley, The Magic Circle/Consulting the Oracle, Waterhouse
24.13     Robert Scott Thompson, Through Circle and Shadow (East Antrim Mix), As First Star Wakes, She Wanders There
36.29     Resonant Drift, And Then the Rain, Full Circle
44.28     Max Corbacho, Three Circles, The Talisman
49.27     John Sobocan, Enoch, A Soft Circle
55.48     Kit Watkins, Around and Around, Circle
1.01.47  Scott Lawlor & Jack Hertz, 3rd Circle – Gluttony (Ciacco bat), Divina Commedia I – Nine Circles
1.03.17  Cousin Silas, A Circle Of Trees (Shadows On The Hill), Cousin Silas
1.15.19  Julia Gjertsen, Falling in Circles, Formations
1.19.04  Djam Karet, Numerous Mechanical Circles, Sonic Celluloid
1.22.56  Steve Roach, Dream Circle (excerpt), Pure Flow

Episode 359

Now that the birthday party fervor has died down, we can get back to checking out new music for a bit. Then it’s into the library, beginning with a kind of new and possibly recurring segment…

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Start      Radium88, No Place but Down, We are All Dreaming Now
5.56       Glossographs, Woodend, False Owls
10.24     Otaru, Prairie, View
16.11     Marco Pianges, Naran, Somewhere
19.41     Theatre of Delays, Cycling, Betelgeuse Boogaloo
24.19     William St Hugh, Amenomania, The Cracking Ship
27.51     Darlene Koldenhoven, Soliloquy, The Grand Piano Spa
31.17     Unius, A Peaceful Place, Sojourns
36.08     Swartz et, Here, but not Here, Desert Meditations
45.31     Fading Tapes, Fourth Circle, Circles
53.04     Warren Daly, Event Horizon, The Stones are Awake
56.47     Blood Box, The Celestial Abyss, Funeral in an Empty Room
1.04.36  Juha-Matti Rautiainen, Emerald, The Endless Now – Music for Stagnation
1.14.27  Quiet Horn, Expanding Sun, Life on Europa, The Last of the Sun
1.26.12  Endless Melancholy, As The Sun Quietly Sets And The Seashore Slowly Falls Asleep, Epilogue

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 354

Sequencers light the fuse on this one, which rolls through some work wrapped around spoken word, picks up some tabla and blistering guitar along the way, and, as happens so often here, glides in hushed ambient tones to a mind-salving conclusion. Talk to you in 90.

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Start      LAD, Impulse, Fluidity
6.08       Norm Chambers, Sargasso, Seaside Resonance
10.03     Parnell March, Melissa’s Meditation, Melissa’s Meditation
17.17     Alex Green, Prettier in a Different Context, Curvature of the Earth
21.30     Kim Halliday, A Shade Perhaps or a Shadow, Desiderium
24.49     Joss Jaffe, Tarang (single)
33.04     Iain Ross, Leaving, Everywhere & Always
36.44     Paul Oednom, Dropping Back, Vital Contrast
41.26     We Deserve This, Halo, Tearing
45.37     Sleep City Devils, Canyon Soul, Sunscreen
48.29     Keith Richie, Dawn, Epica
53.03     Tapes and Topographies, A Few Words About Abra, Monomials
59.06     Willebrant, Plateau (Into the Valley), The Pilgrim
1.07.06  eyes cast down, First Day Apart (2021 Remix), Visions of Old Souls
1.14.49  The Ambient Visitor, Gliding Through the Moonlight (excerpt), Gliding Through the Moonlight

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 352

Same length as usual but wow, are there a lot of tracks here. This one stays fairly firmly in New Age/contemporary instrumental territory (so, yes, ample amount of piano because that’s what gets sent my way). Clear out the full 90 for this and treat yourself.

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Start      Riopy, Be a Prelude, Bliss
3.34       Pêtr Aleksänder, Moving Thirds, Collage
7.39       Bill Leslie, Golden Eagle, Celtic Peace*
11.03     Wayne Bethanis, Tuatha De Danann, Measures of Light
15.01     Laurence Furr, The Weight of Beauty, Upon the Corner of the Moon
19.35     David Buchs, Mercy, Awakening
24.29     Mars Lasar, California Dreams, Coastal Escape
28.11     Bunny & the Invalid Singers, Certainty Kids, Flight of the Certainty Kids
32.46     Ciro Hurtado, Amanecer, Luna
37.58     Tim Sadow & Mike Kopp, As the River Runs, Out of the Mist
41.47     Jill Haley, The Mountains Rise, Wrapped in Light
45.41     Peter Phippen, Tears of Infinity, Into the Ancient
51.11     Donna De Lory, Asatoma Sadgamaya, Gone Beyond
57.56     Alberto Lucendo, Dancing Planets, Wonderful Losers
1.00.31  Nathan McLaughlin, for Harold, Stoner Lake in G
1.04.10  William Ryan Fritch, Profoundly False, Built Upon a Fearful Void
1.06.42  Robert Gerard Pietrusko, UTM 39N, Elegiya
1.09.46  Forest Robots, This World Is Held Together By The Beauty Of Humble Places, Horst & Graben
1.13.48  Derek Wille, Cold Day, An Approaching Storm
1.18.14  John Puchiele Ensemble, Move III, Continuum
1.23.56   Sailcloth, Red Woods, Woodcut

*I am bad at my job. On the show I will tell you this is called Celtic Dreams. Chances are, wine was involved.

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