BWDD – October 18, 2020

It is “Mountain Night” tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive on! 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 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 …

On the next BWDD: Discoveries 2

2018-04-13 18_36_53-The Bubble Nebula _ ESA_HubbleOn tonight’s Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be continuing last week’s theme, which is to present music that I’ve personally discovered in the past few weeks.  I’ve been blown away by the quality and quantity of ambient music out there that I’ve never before heard.  Not that these are new releases, mind you; some are many years old.  I’m just way behind.  Better late than never, I suppose.

In any event, tonight’s tracks are really outstanding, featuring music from such folks as Phobium, Kai Engel, Quietest, Chris Zabriskie, Daniel James Dolby, and more.  It will be a fairly eclectic mix, spanning upbeat sequence driven space music all the way to darkness and solace.  Please join me for this journey.

The show starts tonight, Friday April 13 2018, at 10 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Pacific time / 3 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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