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 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 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

Episode 346

Last show of 2021. While other folks are doing their best of lists or holiday-themed shows, you and I are just going to dig into some good cuts from the library and enjoy the ride. Thanks in advance for being a great audience, and I wish you the best in the year to come!

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Start      Adam Werner, Sage & Sand (For Tristan), Deep
5.00       Sundaug, Summer Rain, Nocturnality
8.43       Bryan Carrigan, The Drive Home, Passing Lights
12.58     Paul Ellis, Between The Trees; Mount Hood, Moth in Flames
27.34     Break_fold, 29_04_18, Break_fold
31.47     Understated Theory, Aviation Trails, Juxtapparition
37.43     Gianluca Piacenza, Mutations, Dreams
51.25     The Man from Impossible, Use Me, The Man from Impossible
55.00     Geoffrey Armes, A Narrative of Paradise, Hemisphere
58.07     Active Dark Filament, Scrypt, Beyond the Great Divide
1.09.07  Leaving Richmond, Backlit Narrative, The Bird and the Submarine
1.12.51  Glanko, Orvot, Remission
1.19.03  Vivien Le Fay, Ex-self, Ecolalia
1.24.56  Seamus O’Muineachain, The Space Where You Once Were, Blue Moon Set

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 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!