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An excellent and well deserved review by John Shanahan, otherwise known as Hypnagogue, of Steve Brand and Roy Mattson's recent release, Meltstream, can be seen here...
Congratulations, Steve and Roy, on creating a most wonderful album. :-)
New compilation on Bandcamp with tracks from Spotted Peccary's 28th year in existence.
Featuring a track from my release Vague Traces with Phillip Wilkerson.
This weekend I am backing up to 2011, to an album by a artist "Bubble" (aka John Sobocan) out of Toronto, Ontario. His music hits the spot when it come to finding the "still-point," the point where being the music and being is one. This release may not be the "epitome" of what I describe above, but it is a favorite of his earlier work.
Total Time: Aprox. 67 min
Bubble's collection can be found on Bandcamp here.
Thought Radio Playlist for January 24, 2015.
It is a sad day for electronic music. EDGAR Froese/OFFICIAL of Tangerine Dream - Band died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the age of 70. In this show, all bets were off in order to dedicate this program to Edgar's memory. This was an all Tangerine Dream, all vinyl show.
The Blind Flight for January 23, 2015
Music From The Borders Edge - A Touch of Berlin Vol. 1
Infinite Improbabilities (Sequential Dreams, Quantum Earth)
Astral Gates (Sequential Dreams, feat. Johan Tronestam)
Ion Storm on Jupiter Station (Kuutana, Undiscovered Shores)
The Gateless Gate - Germania - Die Sprache der Pflanzen (Plant Language)
The GatelessGate - NearNorth - Borealis
Tim Kays - The Road Goes On (Take 6)
Syndromeda - In Touch With The Stars
So So Far Away
Scott Lawlor - Nocturnal Journeys In Unfamiliar Landscapes
You can download this week's podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-01-23%20The%20blind%20flight%20%28tribute%20to%20Edgar%20Frose%29.mp3
Music from Relaxed Machinery this week on At Water's Edge. We get a sneak preview of a new album from Broken Harbour (Blake Gibson and Robert Davies) called "Quiraing". It's scheduled for release on 25 January, so if you tune in to At Water's Edge, you'll get to hear it early!
We also hear Frore's brand new release "Cyclic Movement", which had its official on the 23rd (only the day before this edition of At Water's Edge).
We'll be hearing some excellent recent tracks from Steve Brand and Roy Mattson to round out the program.
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Databloem's Dennis Knopper is always very good in bringing into the map some new unknown names and Spuntic is certainly no exception in these adventurous explorations. Mehdi Saleh aka IX, the driving force behind Spuntic, is an Iranian soundscaper, based in Tehran, who belongs to the leading forces of the growing electronic scene in this country. Actually, although Spuntic has released so far several albums, mostly on Portuguese netlabel Enough Records, I believe Mehdi is rather known for his dark ambient infused project Alphaxone. But back to Spuntic, "Broadcast" was released during May 2014 in traditionally tasteful Databloem's digifile packaging with exceptional design wizardry by Theo Rabou. Let's ignite this 68-minute transmission now...
"Alternate" transports straightly into nocturnal rainy street with circling texture bridging enigmatic layers with smoothly soaring swells. At times slightly piercing, yet hauntingly percolating. Gorgeously cinematic fragments quietly sneak in and continuously undulate throughout. Organic, surreptitious, exquisite... A very strong introduction by Spuntic. "Piramoun (Interlude)" dives slowly into desolate drone reverberations, reaching nearly unfathomable depths and then astonishingly transmuting through soothing acoustics of the environment into gracefully expansive skylines. Thrillingly transporting odyssey awaits here!!! But the journey continues with "Hybrid Snow", which should be cold, but the distant spirals of sky high choir drones are uniquely warm, masterfully counterpointed with extremely polished and utterly magnetising hissy/glitchy blankets and delicately piercing cybernetic subtleties. Deeply mesmerizing and spectacularly embracing composition, bravo Mehdi, to me, certainly an Ambient Hall of Fame piece!!! "Erosion" is…
It's a sad day for the Electronic Music Community. Edgar Froese, founder of Tangerine Dream, has passed away, at age 70. TD is and was among the most major influences in my own electronic music career. Rest in peace, Edgar.
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It is a very sad day for electronic music. Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream died. This entire episode of Thought Radio will be dedicated to Edgar's memory. It will be an all Tangerine Dream, all vinyl show.
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