Music With Space

For reasons that will probably elude me forever, I have only recently stumbled into this extraordinary radio program:

MusicWithSpace-nobkgrdhttp://www.musicwithspace.com/

Just wow.  Mike Hunter / Ombient has an impeccable ambient palate and plays for several hours on WPRB on an evening that desperately needs an ambient keep:  Friday evenings.  If you’ve never tuned in, you can listen from anywhere.

Check it out … !

The Hypnagogue Podcast

hypnagogueSome more work listening for you.  Today I couldn’t decide which music to listen to while doing some head’s-down coding, so figured I should punt and let John Shanahan of the Hypnagogue Podcast decide.  So glad I did!

Folks, if you have never tuned in to John’s podcast, you simply must.  Essential ambient, electronic, and new age listening.  All extremely high quality and all super suitable for both active and passive listening.  My advice:  start with the most recent podcast and work your way backwards.  Literally weeks of glorious music.

Check it out!

No BWDD this weekend

Sorry folks, but I am going to need to juggle my schedule a bit owing to my daughter’s upcoming volleyball tournaments.  Consequently, this weekend’s BWDD #6 will be delayed.  I’ll be updating the event calendar as I get details on the various tourneys.  But never fear, I will be performing again very soon.

New Palancar release: Yurushiiro

coverI am proud to announce the release of my latest Palancar album:  Yurushiiro.

I am a Wikipedia geek. Yes, I admit it. One of my favorite pastimes is to go to the Wikipedia home page, hit the random link, start reading a base article, and then see where I end up. Often times I pass through quite a bewildering sequence of topics, usually ending up in quite a different place than where I started. Which is, of course, half the fun.

During one of these virtual journeys, I came across this interesting page, which describes the traditional colors of Japan, including which colors were reserved for the nobility (“kinjiki”) versus those that the common person could use (“yurushiiro”):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_colors_of_Japan

To be honest, it had never occurred to me that a country might have a formal national color palette. Such an fascinating idea. And of course the colors spoke to me, very reserved, subtle, orderly, and ancient, as one might expect when describing Japan.

Which inspired a thought: what if I was to create a series of pure ambient pieces and then see which color reminded me of which track, or conversely, which tracks reminded me of which color? Sort of a weak form of synesthesia. Well, this album, called Yurushiiro, is the result of that process.

I hope you enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed making it.

Blue Water Drift Dive #5 – coming December 29, 2018

A gentle reminder to mark your calendars …

This Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3 PM US Pacific Time / 6 PM US Eastern Time / 11 PM UTC, I’ll be broadcasting another live concert on YouTube and RadioSpiral.net.

There will be both a live video feed and a live audio feed – on my YouTube channel and at RadioSpiral.net.

This edition of Blue Water Drift Dive is brought to you by this guy:

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I hope to see you there!