Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hypnagogue Podcast 19

After an opening bit that quite frankly made me chuckle every time I reviewed it, the journey begins in a beatless realm of shifting light and shadow. Alien jazz rolls by, a bit of pure funk from another world, melding into a unique, pulse-driven piece with Kraut-rock cred. Quieter then, echoing keys and soft electronic accents to bring you back down as the flow returns to more silken textures. The voyage heads briefly into space--once around the outer planets and then back for a fiery, guitar-powered re-entry that settles into a cooling, synth pad cruise and the hush of stillness. At the end, something on the folksier side--but with deep electronic genes.

Your pilots for the voyage this time: Mark Mahoney, Kalte, Arterial Flow, Cluster, DubJay, Larry Kucharz, Mara's Torment, John Lyell, Computerchemist, cyberCHUMP, Modulator ESP, Midnight Sound Service and Chris Tenz.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hypnagogue Podcast 18

A fairly eclectic blend this time through, and all relatively new music for the first podcast of 2010.

Deborah Martin & Erik Wollo start things off with a Native American-inspired piece featuring Deborah's hypnotic chanting. Cass Anawaty and Paul Russell bring some world-jazz flavor and Ian Bouras delivers us to the Caribbean with a bit of skankin' dub. A quiet piece from Jeff Grienke's latest slows things down, and Stray Ghost and Ran Kirlian complete the first half in contemplative quiet. Your host goes on about something for a bit and then turns things over to Between Interval. Evan Bluetech summons spirits with some uptempo twiddle-and-bounce. Wes Willenbring brings us back to a quiet spot to think. An excerpt from Telescope then, some free-form Berlin-esque exploration. And Bluejooz ramps up the drama to bring it to a feel-good close.