BWDD – October 25, 2020

With Halloween only 6 days away, one might think tonight would be a great night for some spooky dark ambience — and one might be right. But I am feeling ornery, so tonight we will instead be focusing on the delightful live collaborate music of Spheric Lounge!

If you’re not familiar, Spheric Lounge is a multi-person live ambient music project, an open circle of musicians who meet periodically in Munich Germany to create ambient music and collaborate on sound artistry. The music spans a great deal of sonic territory but always has a strong element of community and improvisation. Just the kind of music we like here on Blue Water Drift Dive.

So tonight, in both hours, I’ll be presenting several selected cuts from Spheric Lounge‘s vast catalog. And I’ll be opening the program with a live set, as always.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat.

If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – October 18, 2020

It is “Mountain Night” tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net! After a lovely road trip through Colorado and Wyoming last week — the reason there was no show last weekend — I think it’s appropriate to have a show focused on the music of the mountains. As such, every track in tonight’s show has some special reference to the mountains in its title, the album it is on, or in the theme of the music.

We’ll open with a block of mountain-themed pieces from such artists as Kevin Spears, Ombient, The Lovely Moon, Chris Zabriskie, Tony Gerber, and Altus, traveling mostly in the high plains of light ambient music, but with a few delicious side roads thrown in for good measure.

And in the second hour, I’ll be bringing you that masterpiece of mountain music by none other than ambient explorer Thom Brennan: his 1987 masterpiece simply entitled Mountains. One of my favorite albums ever — and a beautiful way to close out the show and send us into the work week well centered and prepared.

And, of course, I’ll be opening the program with a live set, this time dedicated to the crisp and pristine air up there at Monarch Pass. Or the lack thereof.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat.

If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – October 4, 2020

Please join me this evening for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net.

Tonight I’ll be focusing on live music! Although I will not myself be performing tonight, I’ll be playing nothing but live music from RadioSpiral artists — specifically two wonderful concerts put on by two of my favorite artists.

We’ll begin with Emerald Adrift and his astonishing concert given at one of electro-music.com’s Kansas City festivals, entitled Wings of Morpheus. If you haven’t heard David Herpich’s music before, you need to hear this live set. This is an artist who pushes the boundaries of ambient and electronic music, who creates some of the most satisfying and intellectually challenging abstract music you have ever heard. This concert is one of his best performances, so I encourage you to check it out.

In the second hour, we’ll focus on the live music of that immensely talented artist Brin Coleman. During this hour, we’ll hear Bing Satellites Alive In Lincoln, which Brin recorded in July 2019 as part of the Weird Garden concert series at No. 10 Decimal Place in Lincoln, UK. Truly magnificent music by one of the most productive and influential ambient artists today.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat.

If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – September 27, 2020

Please join me this evening for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net. And tonight is “desert ambient” night! Yes, that lovely genre combining southwest motifs, ancient instruments, thunderous hand percussion, and the deepest, most meditative ambience on the planet. We’ll be on a journey through the darkest canyons and broadest desert plains, under a panoply of stars that must be seen to be believed.

To that end, I’ll be playing music by many of my favorite artists, including Steve Roach, Robert Carty, Shane Morris, Numina, Alpha Wave Movement, Ajnia, and Tange. Plus there will be a live set by yours truly.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat. If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …

BWDD – September 20, 2020

Please join me this evening for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net. Tonight we will be enjoying music from two of my favorite artists: Numina and Max Corbacho. I’ll also be opening the show with a live set.

The show happens tonight at 10p/9p/8p/7p ET/CT/MT/PT (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net programs, the emphasis is on community, so of course there is a live chat. If you tune in, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello …