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!

Kowalski Room – Modern Urban Starlight

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:

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https://kowalskiroom.bandcamp.com/album/modern-urban-starlight

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 …

 

 

 

Playlist – March 30, 2018

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!

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Mister Vapor – Dunes Of Infinity (2009)
Dunes Of Infinity

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As Lonely As Dave Bowman – POD (2007)
Pod Three

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Bill Baxter – Luna (2016)
Luna, Part Four

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ocp – Sleeping Aid (2005)
Sleeping Aid

 

Playlist – March 16, 2018

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!

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K.Markov – Explorer (2018)
Explorer

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Lee Rosevere – Light Years Book II – The Vela Companion (2010)
Chapter Seven – Re-entry

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The Synthetic Awakening – Songs For Annabelle (2017)
Death Stare

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Slept – On a Bright Day (2011)
Song About Being Somewhere Else

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Kendall Station – Mend (2011)
Mend

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Bing Satellites – Songs of the Long Land (2018)
Songs of the Long Land

Playlist – December 1, 2017

cactusWe 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!

 

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Anantakara – Dimensional Time Shift (2017)
Beat of Winged Uniting Souls
Ictus Of Infallibility Follow Your Sacred Heart Longing

 

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Phobos – One Moment Live – Self-Released (2013)
One Moment Live

 

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The Ambient Visitor – Whispers in the Wind – Self-Released (2017)
Whispers in the Wind Part 1
Whispers in the Wind Part 2

 

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Sergio de Vega – Unreleased (2017)
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Playlist – October 20, 2017

It was a fun show this evening!  It’s always a pleasure to hang out in the chat room and chit chat while listening to some great ambient music, from folks like Steve Roach, Forrest Fang, Shane Morris, and Thom Brennan.  If you ‘re listening but not chatting, you’re definitely missing out on half of the fun.

Here’s the playlist from tonight’s program:

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Steve Roach – Destination Horizon – Life Sequence – Projekt (2003) 

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Shane Morris and Q – Drifting to the Great Unknown – The Ascent – Self-Released (2016)

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ELYA – Pastoruri – Glaciers – La Bel (2016)

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The Ambient Visitor – The Journey Continues Part One – The Journey Continues – Self-Released (2017)

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Forrest Fang – The Hallucinations of Hung Tung – Phantoms – Projekt (2009)

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Lingua Lustra – Wave 4 – Waves (Rolling from the Edges of Time) – Earth Mantra (2016)

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Thom Brennan – Beneath Clouds Part 4 – Beneath Clouds – Arya (1996)