podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for January 30, 2014

Ambient Online Compilation- Volume 3

Ascendant – Outlets of the Sky


Enter The Twilight Zone

Kinematik VKE – Sight, Sound, Mind, And The Fissures Between

Rune Martinsen – The Fear

Ron Shayler – Sunlight and Serenity

Peter Davidson – Grand Theft Saucer- Third From The Sun 1960

Peter DiPhillips – I Hum the Body Electric


Shoemaker Levy 9 Commemoration

Fabio Keiner – Entire Worlds Ignore Us

Cloudwalk – Jupiter’s Gravity Fragments the Comet

Meho – Before The Impact


I No Longer Love Blue Skies

Playman54 – Shadows Passing Darkly

Ian Craig – Slowly Approaching Drone

Darage Bang – The Shadow Above You

Breaking Light – Nothing To Hide So Nothing To Fear


Ambient Online Compilation- Volume 2

Ambientsketchbook – Ether

Silent Frill – Long Forgotten Future

Tuonela – Drone Progeny

Their Teeth To Points – Even as the Dogs are Barking


Ambient Online Compilation- Volume 3

remst8 – Midnight v1.35

rylo3 – Beneath the Stars

Ivan Black – The Empire of Light II

Thought Experiment – Amber Drift Pt. 2

ontol – Evolution of the Evening


You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-01-30%20The%20blind%20flight%20%282014%20in%20review%20part4%29.mp3


new release: Drone excursion 007


I am delighted to announce the release of Drone Excursion 007, subtitled Into the Furnace.

The series will now be on my own band camp page along with links to the first 6 over on weareallghosts.

My deepest gratitude goes to Geoff Small of Earthmantra who will be assisting me with the technical aspects of this project as it progresses.

Here’s the download link and thank you for listening.


if we were having coffee #weekendcoffeeshare


Thank you for joining me for weekend coffee on what I perceive as a bit of a chilly Saturday morning.

The flavor of the week is still English toffee but there’s also regular coffee so pour yourself a mug and we’ll do some talking. Now there’s an expression you don’t hear much these days, or maybe I just don’t hear it.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how your week was, wanting to know the highlights as well as the challenges.

If we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you that this week hasn’t been terribly exciting and that I haven’t been able to work on my music as much as I would have liked.

However, if we were having coffee, and if you were interested, I’d play you an excerpt of a track that I did start working on this week and share with you the story of this particular song.


This was posted a few days ago to twitter and Facebook but it didn’t have the addition of the bells or the first 3 minutes which is the original intro to the track.

I originally wrote this as a new-age piano track with flute and clarinet back in 1992 and it’s always been a favorite track of mine. I first played it at what I remember as a Junior high school event when I was living in Akron Ohio and the audience response was quite positive. The section you’re listening to now is mostly brand new, written this week as a clear departure from the original theme, something just to change the mood of the track a bit.

I hope you enjoy the music.

If we were having coffee, I’d probably tell you that I was especially frustrated this week with the children fighting, the older sister is so mean to her younger brother and I know at these ages, it’s pretty normal but it still doesn’t diminish my feelings of hopeless frustration that I sometimes have about their interactions.

If we were having coffee, I’ll probably tell you that I was saddened to hear that Edgar Froese passed away on Tuesday. He was the founding member of the group Tangerine Dream, a band who completely changed the face of electronic music. My first introduction to new-age and electronic music was a song called White Eagle from their 1982 album of the same name.


if we were having coffee, to end on a more upbeat frame of mine, an excerpt from one of my albums was played on last week’s Night Tides program. Thank you RenĂ©e Blanche for playing my music. I very much appreciate the exposure.


You can find the album she played at the following link.


Thank you for having coffee with me, I always enjoy the interaction. Until next time we meet, have a good week ahead and thank you for reading.

podcast of this week’s Blind Flight

The Blind Flight for January 23, 2015

Music From The Borders Edge – A Touch of Berlin Vol. 1

Infinite Improbabilities (Sequential Dreams, Quantum Earth)

Astral Gates (Sequential Dreams, feat. Johan Tronestam)

Ion Storm on Jupiter Station (Kuutana, Undiscovered Shores)


The Gateless Gate – Germania – Die Sprache der Pflanzen (Plant Language)

The GatelessGate – NearNorth – Borealis


Tim Kays – The Road Goes On (Take 6)


Syndromeda – In Touch With The Stars


So So Far Away

Scott Lawlor – Nocturnal Journeys In Unfamiliar Landscapes


You can download this week’s podcast from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/4669991/2015-01-23%20The%20blind%20flight%20%28tribute%20to%20Edgar%20Frose%29.mp3

a change to tonight’s show


I just learned this afternoon of the passing of Edgar Froese, the founding member of Tangerine Dream and so, to commemorate the man, I am going to be featuring tracks by artists whose music was either inspired by the band or specific tracks written by Tangerine Dream.

Since this is such a short notice event, I could use some help filling out the playlist so if any of you, especially ambient artists, have compositions that you’ve written that were inspired by this legendary band, and you’d like your track presented on the program, please leave me a message with the information about the track. It’ll help out a lot.

Thank you for your assistance if possible and I look forward to paying tribute to a revolutionary legend who changed the face of electronic music as we know it today.

2014, the final review on tonight’s Blind Flight


On this, the final program of the review of 2014 in ambient music, I will be playing tracks from a number of various artists compilations that were released last year.

I’ll be playing tracks by Ascendant, Kinematik VKE, Rune Martinsen, Ron Shayler, Peter Davidson, Peter DiPhillips, Fabio Keiner, Cloudwalk, Meho, Playman54, Ian Craig, Darage Bang, Breaking Light, Ambientsketchbook, Silent Frill, Tuonela, Their Teeth To Points, remst8, rylo3, Ivan Black, Thought Experiment and ontol.

Please join me at 9 PM central time on www.stillstream.fm for three hours of tunes from the recent past. Thanks for listening.