Playlist – January 19, 2018

What a concert.  Tonight, we had a special feature on the music of Emerald Adrift, which included a nearly hour long live concert by the same artist.  All I can say is that we heard some of the most interesting, evocative, and, frankly, kick-ass analog sounds I have heard in quite some time.  Thanks to David Herpich for performing for us tonight.  It was a real treat.

I hope to see you all next week!

 

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Emerald Adrift – Unreleased (2017)
From The Flames
Chaco

 

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Emerald Adrift – Evening Hush – Earth Mantra (2009)
Shoreline Doubts

 

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Emerald Adrift – Shifting Labyrinths – Earth Mantra (2011)
Hikikomori

 

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Emerald Adrift – Within The Purple Forbidden – Ethereal Live (2011)
Within The Purple Forbidden

 

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Emerald Adrift – The Blue Flower – Earth Mantra (2011)
Nelumbo
Train Station At The End Of Time

On the next BWDD: Emerald Adrift Concert Live

emeraldadrift1I’m very excited to announce that, on the next Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be hosting a live on-air concert by David Herpich of Emerald Adrift.  And not only will there be a concert, but I’ll be doing an in-depth feature on the music of Emerald Adrift throughout the broadcast.

For those of you who might not know, Emerald Adrift is a nom de plume of composer and electronic musician David Herpich. Eclectic yet unified, the music of Emerald Adrift explores the unusual confluences of melodic synth-pop with avant-garde abstraction, meditative ambiances with propulsive rhythms, and purely electronic timbres with otherworldly manipulations of sounds from everyday life.

An interest in diverse synthesis technologies has led to the use of various commercial and academic computer-based applications, numerous additive, wavetable, FM, and analogue keyboards, and vintage rarities such as the E-mu and ARP 2500 modular systems. Throughout it all, Emerald Adrift has maintained a consistent approach to sonic expression which defies any obvious genre categorization.

David holds degrees in music theory and composition from the University of Kansas, and completed his master’s degree in contemporary composition as a recipient of the University Graduate Fellowship Award at the University of South Florida in Tampa. At both institutions, he focused his studies on electronic music, working under Michael Timpson, Paul Reller, and Edward Mattila. In addition, Herpich has written award-winning works for acoustic ensembles, scored theatre, dance, and film productions, and lectured on the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

The show starts at 7 PM US Pacific time / 10 PM US Eastern time on Friday January 19th (3 AM UTC January 20th) and will last at least three hours.  I hope to see you there!

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com

Live concert with Emerald Adrift, Friday January 19th

Just a quick reminder to mark your calendars for the January 19th special edition Blue Water Drift Dive (next Friday).  I’m going to be doing a deep dive into the astonishing music of Emerald Adrift, which will include a live concert by Emerald Adrift.

I have seen this guy play numerous times, and believe me, this is not to be missed.

Hope to see you there!

Live concert with Emerald Adrift

emerald-adriftMark your calendars!

I’m very happy to announce that on the January 19th episode of Blue Water Drift Dive, I’ll be hosting a live on-air concert by none other than David Herpich of Emerald Adrift.  And not only will there be a concert, but I’ll be doing an in-depth feature on the music of Emerald Adrift.  The show starts at 7 PM US Pacific time / 10 PM US Eastern time on Friday January 19th.

For those of you who might not know, Emerald Adrift is a nom de plume of composer and electronic musician David Herpich. Eclectic yet unified, the music of Emerald Adrift explores the unusual confluences of melodic synth-pop with avant-garde abstraction, meditative ambiances with propulsive rhythms, and purely electronic timbres with otherworldly manipulations of sounds from everyday life.

An interest in diverse synthesis technologies has led to the use of various commercial and academic computer-based applications, numerous additive, wavetable, FM, and analogue keyboards, and vintage rarities such as the E-mu and ARP 2500 modular systems. Throughout it all, Emerald Adrift has maintained a consistent approach to sonic expression which defies any obvious genre categorization.

David holds degrees in music theory and composition from the University of Kansas, and completed his master’s degree in contemporary composition as a recipient of the University Graduate Fellowship Award at the University of South Florida in Tampa. At both institutions, he focused his studies on electronic music, working under Michael Timpson, Paul Reller, and Edward Mattila. In addition, Herpich has written award-winning works for acoustic ensembles, scored theatre, dance, and film productions, and lectured on the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Hope to see you there!

Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen

Join us in chat: https://mrspiral.slack.com

Playlist – December 22, 2017

ob12 cleanIt’s always wonderful to celebrate the return of an old friend, and tonight was my opportunity to do that for my beloved Oberheim OB-12.  We had a great time listening to music inspired by the color blue, and chit chatting about hiking in Japan, the evils of internet service providers, Debussy doing Satie, revolving organ bars, and the mysterious Christmas Asparagus.  Don’t ask – you had to be in the chat room at the time to understand that reference.

The night was cold and wet but the music was warm and inviting.  Hope to see you next week!

 

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Mystahr – Forrae – Blue Water Records (2005)
Oceans Of Blue

 

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Vidna Obmana – Twilight of Perception – Projekt (1995)
Over Blue Mountains

 

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Lucette Bourdin – Golden Sun – Earth Mantra (2009)
Blue and Glowing Days

 

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Robert Rich and Ian Boddy – React – DiN (2008)
Blue Moon

 

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Conni St. Pierre – Beneath The Waves (Legends of Lost Cities) – Self-Released (1998)
Ocean Beautiful, Ocean Blue

 

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Spheruleus – The Disguised Familiar – Earth Mantra (2009)
Blue Moon

 

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Sylvie Walder and Phillip Wilkerson – Transience – Earth Mantra (2008)
Blue Grass

 

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Fellirium – Sapphire – Self Released (2008)
Blue Background

 

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Fellirium – Nightfall – Self Released (2011)
Blue Flowers

 

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Scott Lawlor – Neptune – Earth Mantra (2014)
The Mystical Blue World

 

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Quosp – Blue EP – Metanoia (2007)
Blue

 

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Numina – The Haunting Silence – Self Released (2001)
Blue Shift

 

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Tone Ghost Ether – Condor Sail Curve – Earth Mantra (2008)
Blue Smoke Screen

 

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Janne Hanhisuanto – Water Stories – Earth Mantra (2010)
Deep Blue

 

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Tony Gerber – Colour My Dream – Earth Mantra (2009)
Dream Blue

 

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Arcticology – Looking for Satellites – Earth Mantra (2008)
Blue and Green

 

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Emerald Adrift – The Blue Flower – Earth Mantra (2009)
Resisting the Current

 

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SineRider – Like a Ray of Light – BFW Recordings (2010)
Blue and Orange Around White Objects

 

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IXOHOXI – Ambient Tone Poems II – Self Released (2003)
Incandescent Blue Morpho

 

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Thom Brennan – Vibrant Water – Raingarden (2001)
Blue Depths

 

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Richard Lainhart – The Deep Blue of Twilight – Self Released (2009)
The Deep Blue of Twilight