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Radio. Real Radio.
I've heard my work (on other's music) on the radio for over 20 years. All over the place. Not just on the radio, but MTV, TV commercials, Movies, the Grammys, you name it. Walk into Trader Joe's or Starbucks and my kids get bored with, "oh I worked on that..."
And we've had Ascendant play on the radio before. Huge spins on Hearts of Space, Star's End, and other major players in the ambient, down-tempo & psychill space. We've been hugely fortunate with that support from all over the world, especially since we're doing this all independently...
But something happened tonight.
We had a new track play on Alien Air on KXLU in Los Angeles.
Okay, if you're not in LA, this means nothing to you, but that show has been on the air for 30 years here. And when I was a wee teen here in the suburbs of LA (before the internet, kiddo) KXLU is the only place we looked for new music: punk, new wave, electronic or otherwise. That was the place. And tonight, they played Ascendant.
I guess I share this because, with the internet, we take so much for granted, and even though most stations have a 24/7 webcast, as does KXLU now, I have never been been so buzzed to hear music come out of a little mono portable radio.
Feeling fortunate and humble.
Terrestrial radio. (The new exclusive.)
Thought Radio Playlist for September 20, 2014.
In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Klaatu. I played music from Sir Army Suit.
Updated the member release section with all releases from August, Jana
Updated the member release section with all releases from July, Jana
Updated the member release section with all releases from June, Jana
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Galactic Travels Playlist #911 for September 18, 2014.
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Dreamwind. The Featured CD at Midnight was "Warp Date."
Decided to swap out some of the hardware on the main body of the SG in order to more closely match the earlier modifications done by swapping out the nut for brass and the black Kluson tuners for gold Kluson Wafflebacks. Here are the photos.
And, yes, there will be further customization in the future, such as the selector switch and the cable jack. Not sure yet if I want to switch to gold speed knobs, or not, but time will tell. I will also be modding the fingerboard dots to custom SG trapezoid dots of abalone shell design. Pics will be forthcoming with each mod. Comments and questions…Continue
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Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am EDT/GMT-4. In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs and play new music from Dirk Serries and others. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Klaatu. You'll also hear music from the new Hugh Hopper retrospective and new Moonjune releases.
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
Stephen Surreal,after much talk & consideration,decided to team up with a few other people in his head to form a new project - Dead EndKore (DEK).
This is hopefully to be the first of many new releases by his other personalities.
We are proud to announce (maybe a little late however) the arrival of Hoyland's latest offering which is titled "Dreams Within a Dream". Available on CD or as a digital download the album contains 9 tracks of ethereal ambient with neo-classical tones for you.
Available here: http://ninegatesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-within-a-dream
Mister Vapor posted a nice, plum drone in late summer of 2014 called "Jupiter". Scott Lawlor picked that sound up and created 3 pieces, each based on a moon of Jupiter. Scott and Vapor asked EugeneKha to add some elements to the compositions, and Mister Vapor joined in to add a final layer or three, artwork and mastering.
This release is a collaboration in the truest sense-- it exemplifies the kind of cooperation made possible by internet communication.
Imagine yourself taking a trip around the Solar System's largest planet, surveying the topography of each of three of its amazing moons.
Music by Scott Lawlor Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha), Thomas Park (Mister Vapor)
Records: August–September 2014
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Label: Treetrunk Records
Catalog: Treetrunk 305
Style: Drone Ambient, Space, Minimal Dark Ambient, Soundscape, Collaborations
Format: FLAC 24 bit, VBR mp3, Ogg Vorbis
Artwork by Thomas Park
1. Io The Mountins Of Gish Bar Mons (23:04)
2. Ganymede The Dark Plain of Galileo (23:06)
3. Europa the ice rafts of Conamara Chaos (23:06)
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