BWDD – October 18, 2020

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

BWDD – July 26, 2020

Please join me this evening for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive on RadioSpiral.net!

Tonight we will be focusing on space music proper, that indefinable genre of evocative music that inspires visions of the cosmos, overlapping Berlin school, downtempo electronica, new age, melodic ambient, and even drone music.

First, we will hear a block of stunning space travel soundtracks from mon0. Then we follow up and close with an outstanding longplayer from Ombient and Chuck van Zyl performed at The Gatherings in 2017. I’m really looking forward to (and need!) a deep dive into electronic space music with a truly cosmological viewpoint, something that I find to be a good send-off into the work week.

Of course, I’ll be opening with a live performance that I hope sets the stage for all the wonderful music to come.

The show happens tonight around 10/9/8/7p (2a UTC), immediately following the end of Tony Gerber’s fantastic Ambient Sundays program, and will last at least 2 hours. As with all RadioSpiral.net 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 …