Friday, September 18, 2009

Hypnagogue Podcast 9

From deepspace drifts to sacred sounds and back, a fresh 90 minutes of ambient & electronic music.

This time through, we begin calmly with long pads from John Broaddus, the sustain one gets from recording in a grain silo courtesy of Silo 10, tonal loneliness from M. Peck and the essence of heaven from Dolmen. Dark drifts from Broken Harbour melt into echoing, horizon’s-edge piano chords from Aloof Proof. A little something different, then—pipe organ music from Mark Thomas in a piece that evokes sensations of Philip Glass and builds to a majestic close. Mike Dickson conjures images of Oldfield in an uptempo, cinematic work to get your blood flowing, and then Stephen Philips returns us quietly to a state of thoughtful meditation.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hypnagogue Podcast 8

A 90-minute journey into ambient & electronic music.

This time around, we start off on a 60-minute, tribally inspired course with percussion-driven work from Byron Metcalf, Terra Ambient, Rhizomorph, Rapoon, Suspended Memories, David Helpling & Jon Jenkins, Max Corbacho and Chad Hoefler. The beats range from strong to subtle, the feel moving from light to dark and back, the pulse and flow reaching to touch something primal within you.

From there it's off into quiet spaces crafted by Jeff Pearce, Phillip Wilkerson, Radium 88 and David Tagg. With only a few moments left, we turn to Dwight Ashley to end the journey with a characteristically dark and lovely piece from his first CD.

Comments welcome.

Enjoy the ride.

(A tip of the hat and a thank you to SonofGogue, who did the open and close for his dad. The sound's a touch muddy, but that's dad's fault!)