The Ambient Drones of Bill Baxter

0011134456_10It’s not often that I come across an ambient artist I haven’t already heard of.  It’s even more rare when that artist comes with an already-established catalog that is even larger than my own.  And in the case of Bill Baxter, that catalog is many times larger.  Like, incredibly large.

In fact, I can count on one hand the number of artists who are more prolific.  And yet, somehow, the music is consistently superb.  If you are a fan of deep, contemplative, hypnotic,  constantly-evolving ambient drone, then Bill Baxter is someone you should know about.

Check it out!

Reminder: Blue Water Drift Dive #2 – October 20, 2018

pulsar-831502910Just a reminder to mark your calendars!

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and RadioSpiral.net.  There will be both a live video feed, a live audio feed, and not one but two separate chat rooms you can attend – one in my YouTube channel and the other at RadioSpiral.net.

I hope to see you there!

Craig Padilla – Below The Mountain

A-25044-1105022029.jpgToday I’m listening to Craig Padilla while I work, and – wow – what a good choice.  One of my very favorite electronic artists, Craig is one of those musicians who produces simply beautiful compositions alongside his trademark lush synthesizer timbres.   Well-rounded, mature, and thoroughly enjoyable electronic and ambient music.

One of my favorite albums by Craig is his wondrous 2008 release Below The Mountain.  Billed as “progressive ambient”, this is a collection of melodic ambience replete with gentle pulsations and lush sweeps of sound.  Just superb.

Check it out!

Blue Water Drift Dive #2 – October 20, 2018

downloadMark your calendars!  On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and RadioSpiral.net.

There will be both a live video feed, a live audio feed, and not one but two separate chat rooms you can attend – one in my YouTube channel and the other at RadioSpiral.net.

I hope to see you there!

The ambience of Sarana

Some more work music for you, this time from prolific live ambient virtuoso Sarana.

If you haven’t listened to Sarana before, you are in for a real treat.  Sarana is Janne Särkelä, a brilliant artist who performs extended ambient sets live at concerts, raves, and online venues all over the world.  His catalog is quite extensive, and nearly all of it is available for free listening and enjoyment.

Whenever I listen to Sarana, I am struck by how he can create such enormous works that ebb and flow perfectly.  You can hear the artist playing his instruments in each piece, constructing a sound world that sounds both organic and synthetic.  And the sound design balances perfectly, always changing, always evolving, but never overpowering.  Just delightful.

Check it out!

Live Now: Blue Water Drift Dive September 22, 2018

Tune in via YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jemjN6YuKnAaEP0JVmMaA

Tune in via RadioSpiralhttps://radiospiral.net

Please join me for the relaunch of Blue Water Drift Dive, which is live on the air starting right now.

Tonight I will be performing a live ambient electronic set, and for the very first time I will be simulcasting both live audio to RadioSpiral.net and live video/audio to YouTube.  This should be a lot of fun, and who knows what could happen – I’ve never done this before!

I’ll be performing at least an hour, and possibly longer if I’m feeling the music.  Further, there will be a live chat room, both in YouTube and at RadioSpiral.net.  You can tune in by clicking either of the links below:

I hope to see you there!

Reminder: Blue Water Drift Dive relaunch – September 22, 2018

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for this Saturday, September 22, at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, when I will be relaunching Blue Water Drift Dive as a live ambient electronic concert series.  During the set, I will be performing at least an hour, and it will be simulcast both to RadioSpiral.net (audio only) and as a live YouTube stream (video and audio).

This will be the first time I’ve ever performed on a video stream, so it is sure to be interesting.  I hope to see you then …