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1/21/2022
8 : 4

Robag Wruhme

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat. Today we're listening to Robag Wruhme, a German techno producer and DJ from Apolda. His label, Pampa, claims he “
1/20/2022
8 : 4

Los Indios Tabajaras

Good morning. Today we're listening to Los Indios Tabajaras, two Brazilian brothers who both played guitar. The brothers, indigenous Tabajara from the northeastern state of Ceará, set off for Rio
1/19/2022
8 : 4

Lucette Bourdin

Good morning. Today we're listening to Lucette Bourdin, a French-born ambient composer. Bourdin began releasing ambient records in 2005, and would end up releasing 25 albums before passing away in
1/17/2022
8 : 4

Hollie Kenniff

Good morning. Today we're listening to Hollie Kenniff, a Canadian-American electronic musician and multi-instrumentalist. Her record from last summer, The Quiet Drift, is sweetly meditative,
1/14/2022
8 : 4

Ann Clue

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat. Today we're listening to Ann Clue, a German techno producer and DJ. Clue plays minimal techno, with a pulsing bass
1/13/2022
15 : 31

Gardener

Today we have a guest recommendation from Genevieve, a design strategist based in Los Angeles. Gardener, the moniker for Dash Lewis' synth stylings, has been weaving intricate stratified “immersive
1/13/2022
15 : 24

Hailu Mergia & The Walias

Good morning. Today we're listening to Hailu Mergia, an Ethiopian keyboardist and accordionist. This is our second time recommending him. In the '70s, Mergia co-founded The Walias, a band that
1/10/2022
8 : 4

Iu Takahashi

Good morning. Today we're listening to Iu Takahashi, a Japanese ambient artist from Kanagawa now based in Tokyo. Hat-tip to Slow Music Movement. Influenced by Hiroshi Yoshimura and Satoshi Ashikawa
1/7/2022
8 : 4

Soshi Takeda

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat. We're listening to Soshi Takeda, a Japanese electronic music producer from Tokyo. Takeda released his first LP,
1/6/2022
8 : 4

Kafari

Good morning. Today we're listening to Kafari, a producer and pianist residing in Portland, Maine. Kafari's 2021 record, Blanket of Black, came to our attention via the blog Aquarium Drunkard,
1/5/2022
8 : 4

Misha Alperin

Good morning. Today we're listening to Misha Alperin, a Soviet-Norwegian pianist and composer. Misha, who also went by Mikhail, released several albums on the legendary label ECM, whose motto is “
1/3/2022
8 : 14

Iasos

Good morning. Today we're listening to Iasos, a Greek ambient music producer based in California. While studying anthropology at Cornell, a twenty-year-old Iasos began hearing mysterious music in
12/31/2021
8 : 4

Fire-Toolz

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat and closing out 2021 with a bang. We're listening to Fire-Toolz, a Chicago-based producer. Like 100 gecs, Fire-Toolz
12/30/2021
8 : 4

Miles Davis

Good morning. Today we're listening to Miles Davis, an American trumpeter and composer from Illinois. After dropping out of Julliard in 1945, Davis joined his hero Charlie Parker's quintet and
12/29/2021
8 : 4

Balmorhea

Today we have a guest recommendation from Fog Chaser, a Pacific Northwest-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and writer of a free newsletter of new instrumental compositions, photos, and
12/27/2021
8 : 4

Zakè

Good morning. Today we're listening to Zakè, an ambient music producer from Indianapolis. He runs the label Past Inside the Present, and his prolific drone project (under the name Zakè) generates
12/23/2021
8 : 4

Vince Guaraldi

Good morning. We're off tomorrow. Today we're listening to Vince Guaraldi, an American jazz pianist from San Francisco. His breakout 1962 record, Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus, mostly
12/22/2021
8 : 4

Nadia Struiwigh

Good morning. Today we're listening to Nadia Struiwigh, an electronic music producer and DJ from Rotterdam. Struiwigh's influences range from '90s electronica (Boards of Canada, Biosphere)
12/20/2021
8 : 4

Kazuma Okabayashi

Good morning. Welcome to first-time readers. Today we're listening to Kazuma Okabayashi, an ambient/drone producer from Tokyo. This is our second time featuring Okabayashi, a leather craftsman who
12/17/2021
8 : 4

Tomu DJ

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat. Today we're listening to Tomu DJ, an electronic music producer based in California. Tomu turns to the instruments and