11p/10p/9p/8p BWDD live ambient pirate raid!

There is no Star’s End tonight, alas, so I thought it might be fun instead to play some lovely ambient space music on a pirate raid this evening. So …

Tonight on RadioSpiral at 11p US Eastern Time / 8p US Pacific Time, I’ll be doing a live pirate raid, presenting music from such folks as Chuck van Zyl, Ombient, and Alpha Wave Movement, plus anything else I feel like adding on the fly. Arrrr.

Hope to see you then! Also, please drop by the chat and say hello …

BWDD – December 6, 2020

Tonight on Blue Water Drift Dive, we continue our journey through the ambient music of winter.

In the first hour, we will hear beautiful but icy cuts from such artists as Christopher Short, Forrest Fang, Darkened Soul, and Juta Takahashi. And hopefully a brief live set as well.

In the second hour, we will hear that classic of winter classics, none other than Altus and his breathtaking 15th anniversary reimagining of Winter Embrace. No winter music program could possibly be complete without it!

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 – November 29, 2020

For the next few episodes of Blue Water Drift Dive, as we ponder our imminent departure into the sunless depths of the darkest season, we will focus on music of winter.

And what exactly is that? Well, it’s more about a feeling than an overt genre or topic. It’s about ambient music that has a touch of frostiness to it, pieces with flow, scope, and duration suitable to the music, and above all, a sense of quiet solitude amongst the hush as snow falls.

With that in mind, tonight we will hear music from two wonderful artists: Somnarium and Max Corbacho!

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 – November 22, 2020

It’s variety night on Blue Water Drift Dive! Actually, it’s not, but it might seem that way. Stylistically, we will be covering quite a bit of ground tonight, but there is some method to the moshpit. For me, tonight is about telling a story.

It’s about an upcoming holiday, a special day of the year with a complex background, simultaneously revered as a symbol of peace and gratitude while also viewed by some as the celebration of a genocide. Both are true, in my view, and that is the story I hope to tell tonight. It begins in darkness and violence and despair, navigating a path through a silent wasteland, then finding new life and new growth, ultimately bringing us to a very quiet personal place, away from all the trouble of the past. For me, this is the true meaning of the holiday: giving thanks individually. Nothing more, simple personal gratitude, in this place and in this moment.

Will tonight’s music successfully tell that story? I hope so. And I hope you’ll join us for the program. We’ll be playing music by a panoply of artists, including Thom Brennan, Numina, Robert Carty, Shane Morris, Bill Baxter, Cluster Balm, Meho, c.paradisi, Bing Satellites, North Hive, Robert Rich, and Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf. To name just a few. Hope you tune in!

There will also be an unusual live set tonight, where I focus on live generative music. To me, this is an interesting concept I’ve been playing with lately, to answer the question: what kind of live music can I make with only a mixer and a couple of knobs to play with? Will the experiment work? Find out tonight!

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 – November 15, 2020

Please join me tonight for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive, on RadioSpiral.net.

After last week’s focus on the music of Nick Williams, perhaps better known as Susperia-Electrica, I realized I had much more of his music to catch up on. And, quite frankly, last week’s collection was such outstanding space music that I feel tonight would be a perfect night to finish up my tour through Nick’s recent music. So tonight’s program will again be dedicated to the music of Susperia-Electrica.

Why is tonight such a perfect night? Well, if you haven’t read the news, SpaceX and NASA have finally launched astronauts to the ISS using all SpaceX equipment. I don’t know about you, but I am geeking out in a big way. So, yeah. Let’s listen to some great space music!

Of course there will be a live set to open the program. I hope you’ll join us!

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 – November 8, 2020

Please join me tonight for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive, on RadioSpiral.net.

Tonight we will have a very special focus on the music of Nick Williams, perhaps better known as Susperia-Electrica. If you’re not familiar with his work, you should be. Nick has been creating beautiful space music for over a decade now, producing some of the most evocative and visual ambient space excursions I’m aware of. To celebrate his work, tonight we will focus on two of his recent albums. In the first hour, we’ll hear Light Years Away, followed by Exploration Mars in the second hour.

And of course there will be a live set to open the program. I hope you’ll join us!

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 – November 1, 2020

Please join me tonight for another edition of Blue Water Drift Dive, on RadioSpiral.net.

Tonight I am going to return to one of my very favorite artists ever: Thom Brennan. I’ve been a fan of Thom’s work since the 1990’s when I first encountered it, and ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of and oft-times visitor to his singular place in ambient music. So I was filled with excitement when Thom began releasing music again recently after a long quiet period. His latest albums have been diverse and fascinating explorations through various parts of the ambient electronic realms, but always with Thom’s unmistakable voice speaking clearly.

So tonight we will play music from three of his recent albums. In the first hour, we’ll hear cuts from Dragon Fly, followed by cuts from Night Lights and Departures in the second hour.

I will also be opening the program with a live set. I hope you’ll join us!

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 …