Playlist – April 27, 2018

An evening of deep, beatless music and time with good friends in the chatroom.  Thanks for tuning in!  Hope to see you next week …

Tange – A Tub Full of Tange (2008)
25 March 2007

Kit Watkins – Rolling Curve (2000)
Rolling Curve

The Inventors of Aircraft – Unknown Language (2008)
All, Nothing
The Black Dog
The Sixth of June
It’s Calmer Outside
Time Vanishes
Unknown Language

Michael Sandler – Coyote Flutes (2005)
Coyote Flutes
They Came In A Pod
Long Space
The Lizard’s Eye

Disturbed Earth – Edge of Evening (2008)



On the next BWDD: Pure Ambience

Tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be presenting a selection of pure ambience for your listening pleasure.  With tones ranging from soft darkness to exuberant lightness, we’ll be hearing from the likes of Kit Watkins, The Inventors of Aircraft, Michael Sandler, Disturbed Earth, and Tange.  Inspiring, thoughtful beatless music in which to immerse your thoughts and soothe your nerves.

The show starts tonight, Friday April 27, 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 2 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

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Playlist – April 20, 2018

Some beautiful music tonight, from friends old and new.  I hope you enjoyed the program!

Daniel Birch – Ambient Experiments With A Yamaha PortaSound PSS-140 (2018)
Tape and Water
So Far Away

DASK – Abiogenesis (2018)
Storms on Venus
Kingdom of Dust

Arcticology – Deep Spring (2008)
Deep Spring
Structure Two

Scott Lawlor – Journey Through the Boötes Void (2015)
Behold the Boötes Void (Part One)

IXOHOXI – Sommus-A (1998)
Sommus-A Part 1

IXOHOXI – Ambient Tone Poems III (2003)
Floating, Drifting, Dreaming

IXOHOXI – Regenesis (2002)
Arise Again

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Not Your Average Hippy – The NYAH EP (2004)

Not Your Average Hippy – Stones (2004)
Lost In The Grass
Shoes On The Road

Jeff Pearce live at AMBIcon 2013

Recently I had my eyes opened wide by a video Jeff Pearce put up covering Tangerine Dream.  I knew Jeff was a great artist, but had no idea he was a guitarist nor his utter command of the instrument.  So, intrigued by what I heard, I’ve been looking around and I came across this video of Jeff’s gorgeous performance a few years back at AMBIcon.  Another eye opener for me.

Check it out:

It never ceases to amaze me how creative and diverse ambient artists are, both in approach, technique, and instrumentation.  I’m so glad to have found this music space so many years ago, and to have been a small part of such a wonderful community.

On the next BWDD: Old and New Friends

The past few weeks I’ve been focusing on artists that I’ve personally not encountered before.  This week, I’m going for a blend.

I’ll be playing cool pieces from two artists I’ve not played before, Daniel Birch and DASK, and then playing some of my favorites from long-time friends like Arcticology, IXOHOXI, and Not Your Average Hippy.  There will be a little bit of sequency goodness, but overall this is going to be a lush ambient journey, full of vivid colors and lovely sensations.  I hope to see you there!

The show starts tomorrow night, Friday April 20 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 2 AM UTC and will go at least three hours.  And, as always, if you tune in please come by the chat room and say hello, even if you can’t stay.  We’d love to meet you.

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Jeff Pearce covers Tangerine Dream

Oh my goodness gracious.  I don’t need to tell you folks what Love on a Real Train is, the gorgeous Tangerine Dream piece from the Risky Business soundtrack.  When I saw Jeff Pearce post that he had done a cover, I was expecting something with a lot of synths and, given his talent, an awful lot of goodness.

But I was positively gobsmacked when I saw the video.  Check it out:

I was certainly not expecting him to cover the entire piece with nothing more than guitar and looper.  Nor did I have any idea of what a virtuoso guitar player Jeff is.  He makes the instrument absolutely sing.  Astonishing.  What an artist.



Playlist – April 13, 2018

A night of beautiful new music.  We had a great time in the chat room, discussing the merits of tungsten, pink camo, oreos, rubber tool dip, analog monosynths, geese, Manitoba, and dark milk stouts.  A good time was had by all.

Hope to see you next week!

Phobium – Oort Cloud (2013)
The Cloud At A Distance
Drifting Past Comets
Crossing The Heliopause
Into The Interstellar Medium
Towards Proxima Centauri

Kai Engel – Written in Ink (2015)
Written in Ink
Somber Descent

Quietest – Cold (2016)
no longer in your heart
quiet morning

Chris Zabriskie – The Dark Glow of the Mountains (2009)
We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun
The Dark Glow of the Mountains
The House Glows (With Almost No Help)

The Lovely Moon – Figures On The Beach (2011)
Figures On The Beach
Sunlight Through The Trees (version 2)
Slomolomo (full version)
A Warm Glow
In The Air
Sea Breeze

Daniel James Dolby – In Memoriam (2017)
Things Are Broken