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Episode 137

July 17, 2014

I usually put together podcasts over the course of several days–especially in summer, when my office/studio becomes oppressively hot. Now and then, however, the mood strikes to lay out a long stretch in one sitting, finding just the right pieces and hearing nice connections in the flow. For this episode, that was the case starting from the Peter DiPhillips track on. The lights were low, there was wine on hand, and the music took its own direction. Enjoy.

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Start:     Steve Roach, The Well Spring, The Delicate Forever
13.42     Chris Russell, Scilla, Bloom
17.35     Hollan Holmes, Timespace, The Farthest Fringes
23.43     Peter DiPhillips, Fireflies, Mind Levels
36.07     David Downing, Cosmic Conspiracy, Cosmic Conspiracy
45.19      Herion, Oxg, Out & About
53.17      Mark Snyder, Harvey, Messy
1.00.23  Wes Willenbring, My Ghostly Fingers, Close, But Not Too Close
1.05.43  Joe Frawley, Descension Day, Speak of This to No One
1.08.03  Tim Story, Decelerate or Fasten, Buzzle
1.13.37  Jeff Pearce, A Secret for the Moon, In the Season of Fading Light
1.19.07  Josh Johnston, Missed Her On the Road, The Shape of Things
1.23.41   Bob Holroyd, Ambient Like Snow, Afterglow


Episode 136

June 25, 2014

I decided to do a “show-by-shuffle” and play whatever was coming out of the speakers whenever I came back into my office over the course of a couple of days. I made one or two executive decisions to skip a track here and there. Overall, though, you end up with 20 delicious tunes and plenty of variety. Dig in! No interruptions!

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Start:     Tapage, Sine, Overgrown
3.21       Peter Kater, Sacral Chakra, Light Body
9.18       Stafraenn Hakon, Wait, Prammi
15.42     Life Audience, While the Sun Was Sleeping, Waves & Particles
22.46     Wharmton Rise, Avatar, Life Line
26.50     Darshan Ambient, After the Night, reKarma
32.09     Bryan Carrigan, Cricket Crossing, Focus
35.44     NeuHuman, How to Walk Through a Concrete Jungle, NeuHuman
40.43     AstralFish, Lil Utbird, Far Corners
45.37     Fetal Pulse, Zero Gravity Dance Party, Space
48.00     Patrick O’Hearn, Facing the Sun, Beautiful World
53.37     Integral, Samen, Rise
55.45     Parhelion & Zak Keiller, Smokey God, Farthest North
1.00.14  Sleeping Me, Empty Cradles, Cradlesongs
1.04.52  Igneous Flame, Lords of the Air, Orcus
1.09.50  Scyye, Prevent Forest Fires, Timegazing
1.11.38  ZoiD,  jwrong, Selected ZoiDWorks
1.17.42  Jeff Greinke, Across the Great Basin, Winter Light
1.22.34  Stuart Sweeney, Impressions of a Golden Age, 16:9
1.25.50 Beyond Absence, Vertigo of Perception, Heritage


Episode 135

June 11, 2014

Well, happy birthday to me! The podcast starts its sixth year in production with three sets of some hand-picked favorites. As always, pulling a dozen “favorites” out of a library of nearly 10,000 tracks isn’t easy. I hope you enjoy the ride, even if I am a bit overly talky in this one. (No interruptions next time, promise!)

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Steve Rose, Somehow Different (Pt 1), The Diminishing Day
9.23       Lopside, Standing at the Mechanical Ocean, 37
16.22     Steve Roach & Robert Rich, Blood Music, Soma
24.05     Dave Preston, Be Alive, Be
34.08     Mingo, Translation of Lost Consciousness, The Light That Bends
40.38     Radium 88, The Irretrievable Loss of Perpetual Belonging, Escaping Tomorrow
45.35     Sensitive Chaos, Thoughts of Home in a Sandstorm, Seeker After Patterns
53.41     Jeffrey Koepper, Byzantine Machine, Momentium
1.02.00  Andrew Lahiff, Echoes of the Harmonic Canyons, Inner Worlds Returning
1.08.54  John Vorus, Cove, Transmuting Currents
1.15.44  Silvercord, Waking to Solace, I Smiled Because I Knew Death Is But A Door
1.21.44   Dan Pound, Polaris, Aurora

I got so soft-brained from the last set that when listing track names at the end I mistakenly kept saying “after” rather than “before.” But you’re smart enough to have figured out what I meant, right? And if not–hey, look! A playlist!

And here’s the complete version of “Hypny Birthdrone,” if you’re interested.

Episode 134

May 29, 2014

It’s all music from the review pile this time out, and we’ll shift from pulsing beats to quiet piano ruminations to ambient spaces. You know, the usual pleasant voyage.

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Elise Mélinand: Sur L’Ocean, Grey Hoodie
5.24       Paragaté: Generation of the Thoroughly Smug, Pattern of Light
8.35       Nuclear Whale: Venal, The Looming Machine
19.14     Altus: Journey’s End, Excursion 3
29.37     Algol: Gilese 581g, Goldilocks
39.06     Guy Birkin: Tintinnabuli Mathematica 5d-F, Tintinnabuli Mathematica
43.46     Ficture: Turned At Once, Roads to Everywhere
52.59     William Gregg: Planete Rouge, Epiphenomenon
59.28     Bruno Sanfilippo: The Movement of the Grass, Claraoscuro
1.08.40  Thy Veils: Many Waters, Lumine
1.17.06  Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig: Ygdrassil, Tree of Life

Episode 133

May 15, 2014

Here’s the recipe for this one: melt one-third easy beats into two-thirds deep ambient cruise. Chill 90 minutes and enjoy.

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Larry Kucharz, Engraving No. 1, Electro Engravings
5.23       Matt Kwid, Mekanism, Passive Listener
12.45     Prospero, There Was This Woman, Between Spinning Nothing
17.19      Åpne Sinn, Lucky Enough, Espiritista
22.58     Boy Is Fiction, Output 1-2 (33 1 1 1)., Emerging Organisms Vol 4
28.28     Craig Padilla, Lost in You, The Heart of the Soul
33.41     Steve Roach, Beyond (excerpt), Structures from Silence 30th Anniversary
48.27     Mark Mahoney, Voices Within the Solar Stream, Beyond the Vaulting Sky
1.00.01  Igneous Flame, Message to the Other Side, Harmony Through Conflict
1.12.37  Numina, Through the Unseen Barrier, Shift to the Ghost
1.25.10  S1gns of Life, Aphelion, Language of the Ancients

Episode 132

May 1, 2014

I don’t think I’m out of line if I suggest that to a large degree the ambient and electronic scene–and to a very lesser degree, New Age–can be something of a boy’s club. (Feel free to argue the point with me below if the urge arises.) So this time around, I am dedicating these 90 minutes to female artists. It’s Ladies Night at the Hypnagogue Podcast!



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Meg Bowles, “Beyond the Far Shore,” A Quiet Light
8.28       Lucette Bourdin, “Silver Trees,” Silver Moon
19.34     Michele Ippolito, “Midnight Moonlight Trance,” Drifting in Dreams
25.28     Ann Licater, “Cradle of Light,” Invitation from Within
30.26     Elisa Luu, “Piano,” The Time of Waiting
35.23     Emmalee Crane, “Manitoba,” Crowd of Reeds
38.08     Zinovia, “The Blue Shade of Dawn Covered Your Skin,” The Gift of Affliction*
44.21     Rena Jones, “Shadows,” Echoes
49.25     Fiona Joy Hawkins, “Running On Joy,” 600 Years in a Moment
55.08     Michelle De Wilton, “The Giver of Stars,” Daydream
58.38     Paulina Cassidy, “Moondial,” Sugar Wingshiver
1.02.12  Cybo, “We Are the Observants,” Echoespond
1.06.35  Magnetic Wind, “Between Earth and Sky,” 11
1.14.52  Dalot, “Ancestors,” Ancestors
1.19.05  Conni St. Pierre, “The Clearing,” Forest Spirits

*Mistakenly referred to in the podcast as “Affliction.”

Episode 131

April 18, 2014

Your excursion begins with some new music–three pieces that came together in a shuffle, to be honest, and I liked the way they sounded. From there, we head deep into the Hypnagogue library to keep the flow going. Enjoy.

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Banco de Gaia, “All Sleeping,” Apollo
9.35       False Haven, “All That I Try to Console,” Caught in the Wake Forever
12.11     Eyesix, “All the Clouds,” Limerence
16.04     Praguedren, “Vapor,” Contrails
19.40     Ghost, “Soft Sands,” Departure
25.15     Ruxpin, “We Flap Our Wings (But Never Leave the Ground),” This Time We Go Together
29.41     Jeff Greinke, “Before the Storm.” Virga
34.33     Deborah Martin, “Crossing Plateau,” Deep Roots, Hidden Water
40.14     Chad Kettering, “Radiance,” Voices of the Ancients
47.43     Kyle Bobby Dunn, “The Nightjar,” A Young Person’s Guide To
58.44     Bob Holroyd, “In the Time We Have Left,” Afterglow
1.02.59  Within Reason, “Grey Area,” Subtle Shift
1.13.52  Dan Pound, “Finding Beauty,” Eros Thanatos
1.22.40  Phillip Wilkerson, “Two Breaths of Forever,” Highlands



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