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.
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.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a storytelling episode! Now that winter is closing in around us, the nights are longer and colder, the days are shorter, it’s time to settle in for some lovely (sometimes creepy) stories.
Today we’ll be doing a retrospective of some of the stories your host has done with musicians around the world. We’ll hear stories with Scott Lawlor, Cousin Silas, Juta Takahashi, and Gianni Intili. In the broadcast, I started telling one of my own stories, but hit enough technical issues (and timing issues) that I had to bail. Fear not! It’s on the next episode!
Today’s edition of Edges of Dreaming contemplates the Tree of Life in all its meaning: leaves, lives, leaving, falling, fall, autumn, and the circle of life.
The death of every living being is in the natural order of things; it follows life as surely as summer follows spring. Let us consider the symbol of the Tree of Life. The trunk and branches of the tree represent all the living world, and each leaf a life – appearing one spring, flourishing for a season, and then falling to nourish the roots for following generations.
The physical presence of the individual life has gone, but the tree remains. In fact, it is now even stronger because of that life – and the ending of that life. So it shall be for all of us, in time.
We’ll hear tracks by Altus, Druhá Smrt, Megatone, Robert Scott Thompson, Darren Harper, Andrew Lahiff, Chris Russell, Disturbed Earth, Samsa, Vir Unis, Resonant Drift, Michael Brückner, Cousin Silas, Jack Hertz, DeepWarmth, Elve, WolfProject and Johan Tronestam, and Syndromeda. Plus the waves. You’ll definitely hear the waves.
This week on Edges of Dreaming: Harvest Gold! (We’re considering making next week “Avocado Green”… snerk). Summer is waning, the harvest is coming in, and green growing things are just starting to be touched with autumn gold, hinting at the season to come.
Join us as we explore the music of that misty space between asleep and awake, where magic happens.
After a couple of weeks’ break to reset my brain, Edges of Dreaming is back with a new challenge episode, and some lovely tracks for it.
The challenge was to create a track about life underground — there were no other constraints, and as a result, the artists had free reign to create a track that said “underground” to them.
However, instead of starting with the challenge tracks, we look upward first to the heavens by way of RadioSpiral library tracks, and then head below for the final segment of the program.