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

Playlist – December 8, 2017

dark2For me, this show was something special.  It’s not every day that I take a breath and go deep with the dark ambient genre for an extended period of time.  Tonight we journeyed through the hinterlands of ambience, contemplated the sights and sounds around us, plunged headlong through the valley of the shadow, and emerged refreshed by the experience.

As usual, a fun time was had by all in the chat room, as we discussed the virtues of various California wines, winter in Canada, singing tea pots, pickled garlic, and essential oil aromatherapy.

The night was cold, the hearth was warm, the music was fathomless, and the company was wonderful.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hope to see you next week …


EugeneKha – Black Heath – Earth Mantra (2010)
Black Heath (The Long Atmospheric Mix)


:sinclair: – 0306 – Earth Mantra (2011)


Not Your Average Hippy – Warm Ground Dark Sky – Earth Mantra (2008)
Voices Sixty Sixty
Warm Ground Dark Sky


Red Fog – Dronerider – Self Released (2010)
Electric Skulls in the Frozen Sea


Red Fog – Zone of Avoidance – Self Released (2013)
Forest of Diodes


:retreat: – Lordes – Earth Mantra (2010)
Lordes 01


Meho – Brojevi – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)


Meho – Delta Sleep – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Slow Wave Sleep


Darkness and Silence – Victory in Europe – Far From Showbiz (2005)
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part IX

Pirate Raid! Copal River unreleased music extravanganza …

My buddies Scott Turner, Scott Ruof, and I have recently made a habit of tuning in to Star’s End together every week, hanging out in a chat room while we listen and chit chat to the music.  It’s a great way to end our Saturday evenings.  Unfortunately, we discovered yesterday that Star’s End has been preempted by some undefined special programming put on by WXPN:

No Stars End

Now, don’t get me wrong — I’m a big fan of WXPN.  In fact, I’m a member, even though I don’t live remotely near their broadcast area, just because they host Chuck’s program.  But we were seriously bummed!  What to do on a Saturday night late when we are jonesing to listen to some ambient music?

thumbnailThe answer is clear:  I have to lead a pirate raid!  Arrrrrr.  So, tonight starting at 10p US Pacific Time / 1a US Eastern Time (the same time slot as Star’s End), I will be doing an impromptu radio program on RadioSpiral. Tonight I’ll be spinning unreleased Copal River music, stuff that I promise you’ve never heard before.  These are either live jams that Scott Turner and I performed, either on-air or out at his beautiful lakeside retreat, or are unreleased studio tracks that have not yet found their way onto an album, one way or another.  Should be great fun, and I hope you join us for this pirate raid …

If you’ve never tuned into Star’s End, by the way, it’s essential listening for anyone who loves ambient space music in all its forms.  And Chuck van Zyl is a quality human being who has done more for the genre and for ambient artists than just about anyone.  Highly recommended.

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