Friday, June 25, 2010

Hypnagogue Podcast 30

Carve out a 90-minute space for yourself to drop into simply the quietest Hypnagogue podcast yet. Bordering on subliminal at times, this one courses through shadowy abstract constructs from Sara Ayers and Jeff Sampson, M. Peck, Brannan Lane and Amir Baghiri, Ran Kirlian, Alio Die and Parallel Worlds, Pleq, Ships on Fire, Somnarium and Lexithimie.

We are not responsible for any out-of-body experiences that occur as a result of listening to this episode.If you leave your body, please try to remember where you parked.

On a side note, I still have two autographed copies of Anawaty/Russell's CD, Monjour, to give away. If you'd like one, drop me an email at hypnagogue@hotmail.com

Playlist, with links:
Episode 30, "Improvements to the System"
0.00    Sara Ayers/Jeff Sampson, Not Even All the Stars, Ambient Collaborations
6.50    M. Peck, Somna, Sounds of A Universe Overheard
14.55   Brannan Lane/Amir Baghiri, Dark Vessel, Distant Friends
24.52   Ran Kirlian, Samadhi, Selected Works Vol 1 
32.15   Alio Die/Parallel Worlds, Nuvole di Palissandro, Circo Divino
43.15   Pleq, Whitehearted Whiteout, Our Words Are Frozen
52.10   Ships On Fire, There Were Others, The Sleeper Must Awaken
1.01.51 Lexithimie, Leontopodium discolor, Leontopodium

Underlay: Steve Roach/vidnaObmana, Track 4, Spirit Dome

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Something new.

I've started a new secondary podcast called the Hypnagogue Half-hour Spotlight. Each of these podcasts will feature 30 minutes of music from a single artist in a smooth flow.

The catch is that in order to listen, you'll need to be a "fan" of the podcast on Facebook. Log in and search "Hypnagogue Podcast," Then just click the "Like" button. (Fans also get the regular podcast a day early!)

The first Spotlight features the music of Numina, I hope you'll check it out! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hypnagogue Podcast 29--One Year on the Air!

It's the first anniversary of the Hypnagogue Podcast and your host has decided to just play a bunch of my personal favorites. Noting that it's hard to pull twelve "favorite" tracks out of a library of very good music 3000-plus tunes strong, I've opted to offer you some Giles Reaves, Steve Roach, Dave Preston, Anawaty/Russell, Slow Dancing Society, Darshan Ambient, Lopside, Tim Story, Mara's Torment, Igneous Flame and Spacecraft.

The past year has been a lot of fun for me, and I couldn't have done it without the support of the folks listening and the generosity and talent of the musicians. I still get excited when a new CD arrives or when I stumble across something new and interesting on the web to share with you. So here's to the likelihood of another year of quiet grooves, deep drifts and flat-out funkiness. Thank you for all your feedback here, on Facebook and via e-mail. Keep the comments coming, let me know how I'm doing and I promise I'll keep trying to bring you the best music around.

By the by, I wasn't going to release this until Friday, but today is the official anniversary date, so...why not now, right?

Enjoy.


peace & power,
John

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