This week in the news — and it was a very busy week — Notre Dame Cathedral was severely damaged by fire. It was saved from total destruction by the many fire crew members who, at great risk to life and limb, managed to save the two towers of the cathedral, and most of the artworks and artifacts kept there.
Notre Dame is one of the great architectural achievements humankind has ever devised. The artworks contained in it count among some of the finest in Western civilization.
It will come as little surprise to anyone that some of France’s wealthiest families leapt to pledge fabulous amounts of money toward the cathedral’s restoration.
How far could that money go to save the sanctuaries and cathedrals given to us by our planet? Or to level out the inequities generated by the accumulation of such vast sums to begin with? To feed the bodies — the human temples — of people who are starving every day?
Today’s episode is dedicated to Notre Dame and its rescuers, and to the other cathedrals, temples, and sanctuaries, human-made and nature-made, that one finds on this beautiful planet.
Join us for “Cathedral”, this week’s episode of The Edges of Dreaming @edgesofdreaming … Get the full episode…Cathedral
Rituals, journeys, and the circle of life on today’s edition of The Edges of Dreaming, with another foray into the Berlin-Schule and its heirs.
A few weeks ago, Sequentia Legenda released an album that has been a dream of his for quite literally decades. A longtime devotee of this style of music, Laurent Schieber had spent years collecting the technology and expertise to pay homage to the style in his own unique fashion. Over There is the breathtaking result. We’ll feature a long-player from it, as well as tracks from Sequential Dreams, Phrozenlight, Frore & Shane Morris, Jim Ottaway, Christian Fiesel, Fabio Keiner, Eric “The” Taylor, Cloudwalk, and Tim Kays.
Several of the tracks are from Legacy and Evolution, the tribute compilation we released a few years ago to commemorate the passing of Edgar Froese in 2015. … Get the full episode…Return to Berlin
Welcome to the first episode of an old show. Last week we announced that At Water’s Edge was changing its name, and so today we present the first episode of The Edges of Dreaming, with “Drift”.
We’ll hear tracks today from a variety of RadioSpiral artists, digging into the archives for music about drifting and floating, and beginning with a track that had been offered up for last week’s dreamscape challenge, “Driftglass”, but we had to bump (Pallid Mask sent us this beautiful track; it had been previously released, and because we had so much music last week, we chose only new tracks written specifically for the challenge). It was so beautiful, and was just the right thing to start off the new direction of the show. … Get the full episode…Drift
We have left the water’s edge and now drift on the edges of dreaming. Dreams can be beautiful, terrifying, dark, sad, angry, nightmarish, sweet. We explore some of those dreams on this episode.
Today’s episode marks a number of milestones:
The seventh anniversary of At Water’s Edge
Your host’s birthday (we won’t say which one)
The most epic response to a challenge that we have ever received
The end of At Water’s Edge, but the beginning of The Edges of Dreaming
The broadcast premiere of Land of Forgotten Destiny by Mirror of Dreams
The challenge for today’s episode was simply to create a dreamscape, with no other rules attached. Many artists came forward to offer tracks that were drifty and surreal, scary, dark, weird, and more, recognizing that dreams aren’t always unicorns and butterflies.
It seemed perfect to pair the challenge with the new album from Mirror of Dreams, so we get a special long episode today to celebrate all the yumminess. … Get the full episode…The Edges of Dreaming
Spring is coming to Appalachia, and Mr. Copland had the right of it: there is nothing like it in the world. This is home. I’d forgotten how much I miss springs like this — the trees are in flower, the daffodowndillies are poking up their cheerful little heads, and the world is waking up…
We celebrate with the final installment of the “Mountains” series, as today we ascend to mystic heights with another blend of short and long form tracks. … Get the full episode…Mountain III
A few weeks ago, I put out a request for mountain tracks for At Water’s Edge. I thought I’d do “a show” to celebrate our new home in the mountains of western North Carolina. So many artists responded with tracks that it turned into a three part series. The first one aired on 16 February (and the podcast is here), and now after a short delay we bring you the second of the series, and the third comes around next week.
On today’s edition of At Water’s Edge, we’ll hear from Tony Gerber, George L Smyth, Scott Lawlor, Boson Spin and Glenn Sogge, GI1, Ombient, Paul Nagle, Robert Scott Thompson, Deep Chill Network, Ozone Player, Gypsy Witch, Michael Brückner, Equinox Deschanel, Robert Carty and Gerard Geary, Church of Hed, Beermother, Cousin Silas, and Luna Firma. Phew! Yep, it’s a lot of artists — because it’s a lot of wonderful tracks. … Get the full episode…Mountain II
This edition of At Water’s Edge brings us another challenge episode, and it’s a good one!
“Fish” was the challenge wherein artists were to create a track using an unusual scale (you know, fish? Scales?), and make it about being underwater. The results were gorgeous and as usual, as varied as the contributors. Artists include George L. Smyth, Museleon, Carbonates on Mars, Skoddie, Mr. Spiral, playman54, and Joe McMahon.
In an unusual twist, one of the tracks that was *not* specifically written for the challenge nevertheless met the terms so precisely that we’re adding it to the album anyway. That is available via http://radiospiral.shop. … Get the full episode…Something Fishy
Last week, I put out a request on Facebook for tracks about mountains. So many artists responded that the original idea became a three part series.
The reason for the request is that I wanted to get your help celebrating the move to our forever home in the mountains. So we get to celebrate for weeks with tracks from artists all over the world.
Listen in this episode for tracks by such diverse artists as Antara Annemarie Borg, Cousin Silas, Thom Brennan, The Lovely Moon, Skoddie, Numina, Altus and more. And BONUS– we’ll also be playing a track from the brand new album by Mirror of Dreams, a new collaboration by our friends Har and Kris Tilbury. … Get the full episode…Mountain I
Forrest Fang released a gorgeous album a couple of weeks ago (OK, really, which of his albums aren’t gorgeous?). We’ll feature a track from The Fata Morgana Dream, and around it other works from the RadioSpiral library contemplating fate, destiny, and various paths we might take through the cosmos. We’ll hear from Max Corbacho, Grégoire Lourme, Pas de la Dame Sauvage, Alien Nature and Michael Brückner, Alpha Wave Movement, Team Metlay, Dan Pound, Robert Carty, and Jarguna. … Get the full episode…Fate
On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we look to the skies. Inspired by a track sent to us by The Ambient Visitor that carries us over from last week’s Glass challenge, we travel “Through Clear Skies” into tangerine skies, open skies, dark skies, winter skies and more. … Get the full episode…Sky