tonight’s Blind Flight


On tonight’s program, I will be featuring tracks by such artists as Christopher Alvarado and Jack Hertz, Grove of Whispers, Dirty Knobs, Ajna & Dronny Darko and the feature cd this week is Dronescape 15 by Cousin Silas.

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podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for January 24, 2014

Various Artists – ending the year on a high 2013 (waag_com002)

Scott Lawlor – Tomorrow Never Came (Tribute To John Lennon

Row Boat – Water Turns To Ice

Cousin Silas – Landscapes In Ice

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Earlyguard – Possible World

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Rune Martinsen & Øystein Jørgensen – Triumph Standard 12

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Jack Hertz – Luggage Store Gallery-Live [petroglyph187] – Lone Wolf (Live)

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Ptarkh – Black Space



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all new music on this week’s Blind Flight


On this week’s program, I will be playing material that has been released in the month of January, 2014.

I’ll be featuring artists like Row Boat, Cousin Silas, Rune Martinsen & Øystein Jørgensen, Jack Hertz, Ptarkh, and the feature cd of the week is Possible worlds by Earlyguard. There will also be a track by your host so be sure to tune in to at 11 PM central time tonight for some fantastically outstanding music.

Thanks for listening.

Jupiter is a Cosmic Vacuum Cleaner reviewed


I’d like to thank a closer listen and its staff for giving this cd an in depth review.

Here’s the text of the article and then the link to the review itself.

If ambient consists of an environment built and modified, then field recordings consist of an environment interpreted and described – the first has architectural leanings, while the second is more in the spirit of looking at the world as text. So what happens when, with a bit of humor, you make both come together? I am not talking, of course, about the use of found sounds in a wider composition nor the humanist intent of musique concrète, but the union of the conceptual underpinnings of both genres into a music that is fundamentally systemic, made by machines for machines in a mode of communication that is forever speaking of mathematical wholes. The result is an imposing feeling of vastness, of echoes growing echoes, of an infinity that, like many of the stars we see every night, has already ended and yet we can still gaze at its life in all its brilliance.

Jupiter is a Cosmic Vacuum Cleaner is based upon the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter as observed in 1994, an event from which astronomers were able to deduce that the largest planet in our good old solar system attracted and absorbed a great deal of comets and asteroids that would otherwise impact upon the surfaces of the rest of the planets. Using the ‘sounds’ of Jupiter’s magnetosphere as collected by the Voyager 2 in 1979, Scott Lawlor processes the aural qualities of our very own cosmic home appliance in order to construct a place of electronic beeps, scratches, and drones, while at the same time presenting us the way in which the spacecraft ‘interpreted’ the function of the planet. It is significant that the study included in the liner notes, written by a NASA scientist, reminds the reader that even if the waves’ frequencies are audible to humans, it doesn’t mean that we could hear them as they are, first in and then from space, as we would a field recording: a machine hears for us, a machine listens and interprets according to its own (by now) dated equipment, generating its own noises in the process, one in which there is only a machine-to-machine communication, one in which there is no artist to make a second take, to look for an appropriate location to place devices, to listen first and then decide to make art out of what is heard.

In this way, this album is both ambient and field recording, situated amongst those rare explorations of the music of the spheres, of the music generated by a system that in principle we can understand but is still out of reach, both aurally and conceptually; its drones, while human, also feel irrevocably other, strangely harmonious in the manner only engines and electric devices are often capable of being. It is true ‘space music’, all signals, all unknowns and humorous – but apt – analogies that can only highlight a cybernetic intuition that details the encounter as a deeply mechanical recognition of interconnectedness, because to every tone there is a semi-tone there is a micro-tone there is a noise that drones, on and on, something we are not even being able to notice without the constant reminder that we don’t know how most of it works. The only thing we know is that there is something keeping it all together, but the way this album works makes even that seem alien, always already out of reach, always already expanding into yet another electronic sound originated deep inside the bowels of some machine or other, be it cosmic or earthly. (David Murrieta)

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podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for January 17, 2014

Steve Roach – Today

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Eccentrum – Sea of Trees – Nothing Good

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Another Neglected Hobby – Naïve Realism – Exile

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ChronotopeProject_Event Horizon – No Birth, No Death

Steve Brand – The Great Hoop – Mountain Pass

William Spivey – Opal Sun (waag_rel022) – Opal Sun

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emptywhale – Some Hollow Lullabies (waag_rel025) – Looking Glass

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Atomic Shadow – City Of Chrome And Glass – We Sleep On Magnets

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Grove of Whispers – Cathedrals and Churches

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Meg Bowles – The Shimmering Land – Beneath the Radiant Stars

Altus – Sleep Theory Volume 2\Session 5

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new release: Waterless Places


I am honored to have this release available on the Aural Films net label.

Here’s the description of the album and a download link.

As always, thanks for listening.

Waterless Places:

This work was inspired by a biblical account of demonic possession from the book of Matthew chapter 12 verses43 through 45:

43 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest, but he finds none.

44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.

45 Then he goes and brings with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil generation."

. The main theme of the piece was originally composed in 1991, but reworked in 2012 to include expansive organ sections inspired by a piece by John Zorn called the hermetic organ.