Whimsical painting of a sleeping cat by Elisabet Stacy-Hurley – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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.

After the program today, I stayed around a little longer to play a live set. It’s available from the ʞu¡0ɹʞS shop (, and (

(Image by Elisabet Stacy-Hurley – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

“SeaGreen I” – The Color of Sleep – SeaGreen (2015)
“Sleep” – Ombient – Ombient (2012)
“Slumber Number Three (“Second Sleep”)” – Glenn Sogge with Boson Spin – Slumbers (2019)
“Swirling Galaxy, Now I Can Sleep” – Brother Saturn – Tales of Space Exploration 1-8 (2013)
“Omega” – Silvercord – Cronosleeps (2010)
“Session 8” – Altus – Sleep Theory Volume 3 (2017)
“The Divine Realm” – Simon Wilkinson – Cryosleep Dreams (2015)
“asleep on a faded moss patch (sleeping pill mix)” – poemme – Arboretum (2017)

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