On this week’s edition of At Water’s Edge, we head out to the desert for some arid and atmospheric ambient music–some from the Stillstream library, and some new works. Bring water and something to cover your skin.


“Opening Sky” – Steve Roach and Brian Parnham – The Desert Inbetween (2011)

“Saguaro” – Stephen Philips – Desert Landscapes (1998)

“Desert” – I’ve Lost – Step Down (2009)

“Yucca” – Christopher Alvarado (with poetry by Rebekkah Hilgraves) – River of Road (WIP, 2014)

“The River of Rails” – Chris Russell – River of Road (WIP, 2014)

“Heart of the Dunes (white sands mix) – A Produce – White Sands (1995)

A Produce was the ambient music project of Barry Craig, an ambient musician who passed away in September of 2011. Robert Rich wrote an excellent essay on his passing and his contributions to ambient music. You can find it here:

“Sandstorm” – WMRI – Desert Dreams (2009)

“Desert Gulch” – IXOHOXI – Ambient Tone Poems I (2003)

“Stories of Ancient Winds” – Robert Carty – Ethereal Deserts (2004)

“Awakening the Sand Spirits” – Alpha Wave Movement – Drifted Into Deeper Lands (2000)

“The Long Dust” – Caul – The Long Dust (2012)

“Desert Path” – Isomorph – (unreleased, 2008)

“Journey’s End” – Altus (Canada) – Excursion Three (2014)


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