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)
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)
Not Your Average Hippy – The NYAH EP (2004)
Not Your Average Hippy – Stones (2004)
Lost In The Grass
Shoes On The Road
For 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)
Meho – Brojevi – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Meho – Delta Sleep – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Slow Wave Sleep
Darkness and Silence – Victory in Europe – Far From Showbiz (2005)
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:
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?
The 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.
Listen at https://www.radiospiral.net/listen
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