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The Edges of Dreaming

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

Mountain III

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

Panoramic image of Asheville under a clear sky with mountains in the background. Picture by eurimaco, CC BY-SA 3.0

Mountain II

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

Something Fishy

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

Mountain I

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

Fate

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

Spectacular sunset over Bayboro, North Carolina, November 2018.

Sky

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

"crushed glass" found on the asphalt of an uncrowded road after glass bottles were crushed (and partly reduced to powder) by the repeated passage of vehicles.

Glass

With only a single entry for this week’s “Harmonium” challenge, we draw heavily on the RadioSpiral library this week for a program inspired by glass in many states.

For the “Harmonium” challenge, artists were to take glass sounds (struck, rung, sung, blown, etc.) and make music of the sounds. We only received one brief entry (thank you, Cloudwalk!), but the topic inspired a fascinating show anyway.

We’ll listen to artists’ interpretations of glass in various states — shattered, smooth, stained, still, and much more. We’ll hear the challenge track from Cloudwalk, and then turn to the RadioSpiral archives for works from ʞu¡0ɹʞS, John Koch-Northrup, Bing Satellites, Luna Firma, Max Corbacho, Robert Rich, Tone Ghost Ether, Tony Gerber, Numina, Emerald Adrift, EugeneKha, Michael Brückner, Thom Brennan, Pallid Mask, Jack Hertz, and Altus. … Get the full episode…Glass

Lost Found

On this edition of At Water’s Edge, we are lost, we wander, and we are found.

The RadioSpiral library is full of wonderful musical journeys from all kinds of artists creating all kinds of sounds. Today we wander through its towers and stacks, and get a little lost along the way, stopping to say hello to Silvercord, EugeneKha, Sequential Dreams, ontol, Altus, Cousin Silas, Brother Saturn, Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf, Darren Harper, Incandescent Void, Bing Satellites, and Gregory Bond. … Get the full episode…Lost Found

Snow

In the North Carolina Highlands, also known as Asheville, forecasters are predicting snow this weekend. It stands to reason that “Snow” should be today’s topic on At Water’s Edge.

We’ll hear all kinds of snow music from all kinds of artists in the RadioSpiral library, including a collaboration yours truly did with Scott Lawlor some years ago called “Recollecting the Snow”.

Grab a blanket, stoke up the fire, heat up the cocoa, and join us for “Snow” from At Water’s Edge. … Get the full episode…Snow

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