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 …
Today’s work music comes courtesy of Brin Coleman:
Simply mesmerizing ambient drone music that puts me into the coding zone every single time. Highly recommended!
It’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!
Another gem I heard today while work listening. The latest release from The Ambient Visitor, this is a beautiful soft meander through fields of sound. Check it out!
I’m just sitting here coding away, listening to some good music to keep me in the zone. Today’s music comes from Kowalski Room, an enigmatic ambient music project that seeks to find new music by layering and mixing bits and pieces of other sounds, scraps of music previously recorded, and other miscellanea.
They just released a new album, which contains three beautiful, restful pieces, which go perfectly with work, rest, relaxation, or even sleep. Check it out:
And I will give ten points to anyone who can educate me as to who the artist(s) are behind Kowalski Room. I have a suspicion, but would love something more firm …
Another great set of music, this time all lush, droney, ambient minimalism. Puts me into a hypnotic state every time. I hope you enjoyed the program!
Mister Vapor – Dunes Of Infinity (2009)
Dunes Of Infinity
As Lonely As Dave Bowman – POD (2007)
Bill Baxter – Luna (2016)
Luna, Part Four
ocp – Sleeping Aid (2005)
A night of just plain great ambient music! Two long players, several short players, and all of it outstanding music. Plus a live performance by myself. I had a great time and hope you enjoyed the show as well.
Hope to see you next week!
K.Markov – Explorer (2018)
Lee Rosevere – Light Years Book II – The Vela Companion (2010)
Chapter Seven – Re-entry
The Synthetic Awakening – Songs For Annabelle (2017)
Slept – On a Bright Day (2011)
Song About Being Somewhere Else
Kendall Station – Mend (2011)
Bing Satellites – Songs of the Long Land (2018)
Songs of the Long Land
We had a lovely program tonight to celebrate the advent of December. Tonight we journeyed deep, diving into the dark soothing pool of ambience with a variety of new music to the program from a collection of great artists.
I was particularly excited to feature an unreleased piece by Sergio de Vega, an artist I’ve loved for some time who recently reached out to me. Deep and hypnotic music.
As always, we had a lot of fun in the chat room talking about pinball machines, milk shakes, carbon fiber lap steel guitars, espresso, and catching up with old friends. A great time.
Hope to see you next week!
Anantakara – Dimensional Time Shift (2017)
Beat of Winged Uniting Souls
Ictus Of Infallibility Follow Your Sacred Heart Longing
Phobos – One Moment Live – Self-Released (2013)
One Moment Live
The Ambient Visitor – Whispers in the Wind – Self-Released (2017)
Whispers in the Wind Part 1
Whispers in the Wind Part 2
Sergio de Vega – Unreleased (2017)
Drone 271117 Final