It’s a special weekend for your host — a milestone birthday, and the fourth year of broadcasting on StillStream.FM. So this program is all about birth as we dip into the StillStream library to celebrate.
Your host has spring fever, and needs to take a road trip. So today’s program is loosely tied to the theme of “the Open Road”. We will feature only two releases today: Hikari from Michael Brückner, and Mysterium from Saso. The first work was just released this past week, and the second is scheduled for release on the 20th of this month.
This edition of At Water’s Edge focuses on a core principle of ambient music: atmosphere or environment. Ambient music is a fascinating genre, in that it relies on subtleties and nearly imperceptible shifts to create an … ahem… environment of listening that is immersive and moving. It is “equally listenable and ignorable” (Brian Eno’s definition).
Unlike the music that we hear, our own environment, that of planet Earth, is in grave peril — not ignorable at all. As humans, we have a challenge and a responsibility to preserve our environment, both for our own generations and for the flora and fauna with whom we share the planet. It is time to listen, and not ignore.