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 357

Oh, heck, you know the drill. There’s a bunch of great music to soothe your noggin and then some guy blabs in your ear for a bit. If you didn’t like it, you wouldn’t keep coming back! (So thank you for coming back.)

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Start      David Pedrick, The Golden Hour, Aurora
4.35       David Helpling, Bending Towards the Night, IN
12.38     Rednicuido, Pink Hopper, The Wave
18.40     Magnus Josefsson, Jimmy’s House, Acid Air
23.32     Butter City Poster Boys, Stand Infront of You, Your Guide to Love
29.01     Demetrio Cecchitelli, Nuance 04, Nuance
37.10     Interconnected, Mystery Of Being, Grainophonics
47.17     Loneward, Mellow Solace, Pallid Memories
55.52     Shane Morris, Equinox, Equinox
1.09.26  Bart Hawkins, Sidewinder, Vision of Eden
1.22.39  Erik Wøllo, Terra Novus 2, Blue Radiance

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

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 348

No explanation needed for this ninety-minute non-stop. Just good sounds, soft flows, and a space to spend time in.

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Start       The Green Kingdom, Arc, Solaria
7.47        Off Land, Mind Stream, Excursion
15.37      SineRider, Emanant, A Familiar Light
19.42      Dionisaf, Walk on the Roof, Lost Rarities
26.21      Max Corbacho, This Space is Being Created, A Connection to the Wonder
39.12      Carlos Ferreira, Nausea, Hakanai
48.08     Western Edges, The Wall You First Kissed Her Against, Dependency
51.26     Benjamin James Stewart, Snowing, Spaces
1.06.49  Aperus, Weather Anomalies, Weather Anomalies
1.22.39  David Pedrick, Chant Simple, Towards the Small Hours
1.24.47  Pruski, Stroll, Whispers

Episode 347

Coming to you live from the depths of the holding tank, it’s the first episode of 2022! We’ll open up in contemporary instrumental territory, out there on the New Age border, then slip through a narrow passage of drone and into electronic realms. Off we go!

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Start       Raphael Groten, Care, Potential
8.06       Adrian Lane, The Revolving Door, The Fleet
10.47     Guy Gelem, A Thought, Scenario
14.19     Johannes Linstead, In The Stillness Of Love, Bohemian Strings
18.30     Ann Sweeten, One Last October, Change is in the Wind
23.44     Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster & Tom Eaton, Head for the Sky, Brothers
28.40     Richard Souther, You Are the Picture, The Fourth Man in the Fire
31.56     Thomas Peters, Prayer, Lamentations
38.14     Phil Yeah, Giver Bend (If It’s Rain) (excerpt), Grey & Gold
52.49     Hiram, A Spectral View, Artemisia
57.49     Jim Ottaway, Celestial Parallax, Threshold of the Universe
1.05.56  Byron Metcalf, Seasons of Shifting Recall, Rhythms of Remembering
1.14.50  Chronotope Project, Myth of the Cave, Gnosis