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Galactic Travels Top 20 Report for November, 2013.
Galactic Travels Playlist #870 for December 5, 2013.
"Emergence", released during June 2013 on Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike, is the second chapter of "Inspired Evolution" trilogy and follow-up to adventurous "Epoch". While on "Epoch" Shane Morris & Thomas Park (aka Mystified) have focused on giant dinosaurs colonizing the land, "Emergence" maps the appearance of mammals. Just the same as with "Epoch", also "Emergence" immediately catches my attention with stunning artwork (original photography by Jourdan Laik, layout and design by Daniel Pipitone).
Over ten minutes long opener, "From The Primordial Night", takes the listener directly into nocturnally frightening wooded swamp territory. Mysterious drone on the back, synthesized drops, frog-like calls, buzzing noises of insects, emerging percussive dissonances, ear-tickling click-clack, ominous breaths..., I could call this as a cacophony, but somehow it sounds quite intricate and it precisely evokes deep moist forest. Wear your headphones and you will take a spectacularly transporting prehistoric journey with many aural rewards, a grandiose opening!!! The next piece, "A Struggling New Form Of Life", starts quietly, but soon tensive circles invade along with dramatic percussive rumbles. After culminating, sonic dissonances again switch into mesmerizingly mindscaping waves. Then reappear once more in richly cavernous organic form. Awesome!!! This track is nothing short of riveting immersion provided by its predecessor. "Weathering Storm And Tide" unfolds with rain and thunder on-site recordings and mysterious ghostlike drone emanations, which intermingle throughout with sinisterly repetitive percussive clicks. "To The Icy Peaks" melts leading drone expansions, buzzing noises, sharper outbursts of percussions and clattering fragments. Smoothly floating and meandering through…
Thought Radio Playlist for December 7, 2013.
Alice AD and all other audio projects headed by Autumn Amelia-Elizabeth-Raine Howell are officially on hiatus. Until the negative aspects of her Autism are under control she will be unable to record. She is under an intense amount of stress as of late and I do not want to lose her. Thank you for your understanding. During this time, the demo recordings for her current projects, "Desert Signals" and "The Language of Sound" will be made available for purchase at http://alicead.bandcamp.com/
Every year, it's a tradition for me to do a multipart broadcast recapping the past year in ambient and electronic music and though This is not an original concept since a lot of other programs do the same thing, I'm asking you, the listeners of the Blind Flight, to come up with your favorite ambient tracks from the past year.
Since there was such a great variety of quality music released in 2013, a lot of it freely available from a large number of internet labels, the choices are many. This is also a good opportunity for you to bring to my attention tracks that I may not be aware of so I see this as a musical enriching experience for all of us.
If you'd like to participate in helping to create the year-in-review playlists for these broadcasts, you can send me your submissions as comments on this blog entry, on Facebook or twitter.
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Thanks for voting for your favorite tracks and for being loyal supportive listeners to my program.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday.
The Blind Flight for December 6, 2013
Altus - Black Trees Among Amber Skies
Waiting for the Cover of White
Darker Skies Toward the Horizon
Available for free download from http://www.altusmusic.ca
Cold Sun - Antarctica
Available for free download from https://archive.org/details/jamendo-001358
Mystified - Frigid Radiance (remastered)
Available for free download from http://treetrunkrecords.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/mystified-frigid-radiance-remastered-treetrunk-283/
Kirill Platonkin - Arctic Surfer
Available for free download from…Continue
My next stint on Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, will be Saturday, December 7 at 6 am EST/GMT-5. In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs.
The show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock.
Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/stream.html
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