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It’s in just about every dance movie, and it’s an easy earworm if you let it: the song “Sway” has become almost a trope. And thus it happened that your host woke up with that worm in her ear, and decided to do a rhythm show — it’s been too long! — the first of two this month.

This edition of Edges of Dreaming encourages you to bounce in your seat, or maybe even get up and move a bit. Slow dances, fast dances, and lots in between.


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This edition of Edges of Dreaming is the first of our three-part challenge for 2020: Peace, and the first challenge of the year. We received some beautiful responses (and there is a live bit by yours truly) from playman54, George L Smyth, and Equinox Deschanel. The rest of the program is devoted to Peace as well, by way of RadioSpiral library tracks. We’ll hear music by The Lovely Moon, Phillip Wilkerson, embral, Syndromeda, onewayness, Robert Carty, and Daniel Robert Lahey.


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“The only thing constant is change.”

Everything changes. The whole world is in constant motion, from the revolution around the sun, the rotation of the planet, all the way down to the constant movement of the subatomic particles that make it — and us — up.

Change is neither bad nor good; it simply is. Our response to change, however, demonstrates who we are as individuals and as a species.

This edition of The Edges of Dreaming is about a demonstration of constant change: flowing water. We’ll hear a variety of tracks from the RadioSpiral library, including works by Lutz Thuns and Glenn Sogge, Lucette Bourdin, Max Corbacho, Cousin Silas and Head Joint, Robert Carty, Juta Takahashi, Gypsy Witch, Thom Brennan, poemme, Dan Pound, Jaime Munárriz and Glenn Sogge, usr/sbin, and EugeneKha.


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Sleep. Hibernation. Rest. Reflection. These are some of the ideas that often come with winter time. We draw inward, sleep more, reflect on the past year and look forward to the blank-slate possibilities of the future.

But sleep doesn’t always come easily, when the world is such an uneasy place. So today’s program is about that most fundamental of needs, sleep. We’ll hear great, long-form tracks from The Color of Sleep, Altus (Canada), Brother Saturn, Ombient, Glenn R Sogge with Boson Spin, Silvercord, Simon Wilkinson, poemme.

2020 Vision

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Today is the first Edges of Dreaming of 2020, so of course we’re sharing our “2020 Vision” with you! This will be a program full of optimism and intentions for positive changes in the new year and beyond. We cast our vision forth — Peace, Love, and Unity — and work to make it manifest in the universe. Join us! PS: It’s a beautiful collection of tracks.

Edges of Solstice

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This edition of Edges of Dreaming celebrates the Winter Solstice. It is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Some of us look inward (those that are not caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy), sip soup and warm drinks, delight in home arts and each other’s company, and other such winter activities. For some, it is a dark night of the soul as well, being afflicted by the missing sun, affected by loneliness, reminded of friends and family who have crossed the rainbow bridge…

And yet.

And yet, starting tomorrow, the sun begins to return to us, so it is also a time of hope and looking forward.

The first part of the program brings us tracks that were suggested or offered by artists as being relevant to the topic, from previous releases.

Most of this episode is devoted to the most recent challenge, where artists were to create tracks that felt to them like darkest winter. There were no other constraints. The results, as usual, are both varied and beautiful. Enjoy!

As usual, the challenge tracks are offered as an album on our Bandcamp shop: http://radiospiral.shop.


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In last week’s episode of The Edges of Dreaming, we played new releases by existing artists. Mistakenly programming a couple of older tracks by an artist new to the station gave me the idea to present all new artists this week. These folks have been doing their thing for a while, but have become part of the RadioSpiral family in the past few months.

So we’re pleased to present tracks by Off Land, Spaghetti Eastern Music, Ocean In a Bottle, Sheleah Nahshon, Kelly Woodrow, Sonic Bodhi, Schneefels, and Hendu’s Groove.

At the end of the episode yours truly plays a live set. Enjoy!

New Releases

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This edition of The Edges of Dreaming focuses exclusively on new releases. We’ll be hearing brand new, hot-off-the-press tracks from Forrest Fang, Michael Meara, Off Land, Bing Satellites, Piers Adams and Larry Lush, Another Neglected Hobby, and Robert Scott Thompson — who just published a gorgeous series of four related albums.


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As the weather cools and turns to winter, the skies above the Pacific have been utterly stunning. The wind, the rain, and massive thunderheads (yes, even in Southern California) make for breathtaking beauty. This edition is all about the skies.


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Last week’s episode featured stories read by yours truly and set to music by several artists. The last story, which was expected to be done live, had some technical failures, so we are doing it again. This time, the music for it is provided by Thomas Jackson Park and Mike Metlay, and it went a little more smoothly.

Other tracks for today include two more, shorter tracks from Liebesträume, a collaboration with Juta Takahashi; another collaboration with Scott Lawlor from the “Nevermore” challenge (can you believe that was five years ago already??); two tracks with Cousin Silas; and finally, a track by Chris Russell from the “River of Road” challenge, and a brand new track from Michael Brückner — it doesn’t have words, but definitely feels story-like — called “The Unanswered Question”, from his brand new release, The Undercurrent.

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