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Replay: Convergence Zone.006

(Replayed July 18, 2023 – first aired April 18, 2023)

on this week’s Convergence Zone, we evoke the turbulent mood of spring in the PNW; brand new music from Frore, and from Active Region — and a new reissue of a rare album by Steve Roach and Michael Shrieve; classics from Jean-Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Dead Can Dance, and Michael Hoenig; synthwave and synthpop from Talk Talk, FM Attack, and Japanese Breakfast; …and lots of surprises

10:30pm PDT 4/11/23 – 90.7 KSER | Independent Public Radio

ArtistSongAlbumLabelNotes
FM Attack ft. Julian SanzaFade AwayDeja VuTonite RecordsSynthwave project from Vancouver BC (Shawn Ward) – 2013 sophomore album
Talk TalkIt’s My LifeIt’s My LifeEMI1984, second LP
Japanese BreakfastBe SweetJubileeDead OceansSold out performance at ZooTunes on August 20, 2023 with Built to Spill
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Steve Roach & Michael Shrieve Theme For The Far AwayThe Leaving TimeNovus1988 collaboration re-released in October 2022
David ArkenstoneNight WindValley in the CloudsNarada Equinox2023 tour in May; dates include Bellevue, Enumclaw, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Portland…
Richard SoutherThe Long RidersCross CurrentsNarada Equinox1989 New Age
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Dead Can DanceThe Carnival Is OverInto The Labyrinth4AD1993, remembrance of Brendan Perry’s visit to a circus as a pre-teen
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FroreFern ClusterBiomeSpotted PeccaryBrand new! Releases on April 21 – label debut from Paul Casper
Pink FloydSigns of LifeA Momentary Lapse of ReasonEMI1987 – First Floyd album w/o Roger Waters…
Pink FloydLearning to FlyA Momentary Lapse of ReasonEMI …some may call it a David Gilmour solo album featuring Richard Wright and Nick Mason 🙂
Break   
RedshiftShift to Blue (live)RW Three2008 concert, at Hampshire Jam Seven festival
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Active RegionInto the BlackHorizon DispatchExosphereFebruary 2023 release, project of Peter Brefini
Jean-Michel JarreOxygène, Pt 2OxygèneLes Disques Motors1976 album – perhaps most important album in the history of electronic music?
Break   
Mary LattimoreSilver LaddersSilver LaddersGhostly International2020, universal acclaim, Bandcamp Album of the day
Andreas VollenweiderThe Glass Hall (Choose the Crystal) – The Play of the Five Balls – The Five Planets Canopy ChoirWhite WindsCBS1984, fourth album with very long track titles
Keep Shelly in AthensMe Then (B-side)Philomeno / Me Then (single)Athenian Aura RecordingsGreek/Australian duo, 2021 single
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Boards of CanadaKid for TodayIn a Beautiful Place out in the CountryWarp2008 EP, Scottish brothers Mike Sandison + Marcus Eoin
Cool MaritimeApexBig Earth EnergyWestern VinylSeattle musician Shawn Hellfritsch; 2022 album
KitaroHiten (Flying Celestial Nymphs)Silk Road (Vol 1)CanyonSoundtrack for 1980 Japanese TV documentary series
VangelisTheme from AntarcticaAntarctica: Original SoundtrackPolydorKoreyoshi Kurahara drama – 1958 Japanese scientific expedition to the South Pole  
Break   
Michael HoenigHanging Garden TransferDeparture from the Northern WastelandWarner RecordsGerman composer, collaborated with Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel; this was his debut album (1978)
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First aired: April 18 2023; replayed July 18 2023
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Convergence Zone.018

first aired 7.11.2023

Brand new music from Bart Hawkins, Saloli, Kris Keogh, The Fragile Fate, and Penguin Café

Summery vibes from Siren and the Sea, Deborah Martin and Jill Haley, Massergy, Gwenno, and Tame Impala

Reissues from the late experimental polymath Arthur Russell, and from drummer Michael Shrieve with Klaus Schulze and Kevin Shrieve

ArtistSongTimeAlbumLabelNotes
Bart HawkinsOwls and the exuberant brilliants of unity makes me smile00:00Nonlinear CrossroadsCyclical DreamsBrand new, oregon, all modular, inspired by a visit to the Getty Center
ElbowNew York Morning The Taking Off and Landing of Everything 2014
GwennoAn Stevel Nowdyh
the new room  
 Tresor (Treasure) Second album sung almost entirely in Cornish, written in Cornwall just prior to the lockdown
Charlotte GainsbourgDeadly Valentine Rest  
Tame ImpalaBreathe Deeper The Slow Rush  
Christine and the Queens + Caroline PolachekLa vita nuova La vita nuova  
Michael Shrieve,
Klaus Schulze,
Kevin Shrieve
Communique “Approach Spiral” Transfer Station BlueFortuna RecordsSeattle’s Michael Shrieve (rock percussionist, santana, etc) + Klaus Schulze (TD, ash ra tempel, etc) and Kevin Shrieve; re-released last year, originally 1985
The Fragile FateRolled Over Lilliam Ocean Brand new

Jerry Marotta (drummer for peter Gabriel, Indigo Girls, Hall + Oates, Tony Levin)

Rupert Greenall (kbds for The Fixx)

Eric Taylor on guitars
Penguin caféWelcome to london   Brand New

Song and video dedicated to those who feel lost in a place like london and yet make it their home
Segment two     
Siren and the SeaNot to Harp On It 1:00:00Gravity WaveBathysphere Records 
SaloliFull Moon Canyon Brand new, Journey of a bear; portland artist
Roberto CacciapagliaSonanze – 5th Movement SonanzeWah Wah1975 experimental, electronic, classica
Max RichterOn the Nature of Daylight The Blue Notebooks  
Arthur RussellIn the Light of a Miracle Picture of Bunny RabbitAudikaBrand new reissue, 1986 album from late experimental compooser
Deborah Martin and Jill HaleyFrom Fire into Water The Silence of GraceSpotted Peccary2021 collab on spotted peccary
MassergyThe Shepherdess Fire OpalSpotted Peccary 
Patricia WolfI’ll Look For You In Others I’ll Look for You in OthersPast inside the present2022
Kris KeoghGolden Processed Harp Works vol 3Muzan EditionsBrand new from australian experimental musician
Max Richter with Tilda SwintonShadow Journal The Blue Notebooks  
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Convergence Zone.017

first aired 07.04.2023

Long ambient works for the long summer nights – this week on Convergence Zone

Brand new local music from Saloli; limited-edition vinyl re -releases of the crucial Universal Synthesizer Interface albums by Vancouver’s Kristen Roos

recent releases from Blessed are the Hearts that Bend, Robert Chamberlin

New music from Sigur Rós; long-form classics from Panabrite, Chuck van Zyl, Steve Roach, and {arsonist}

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30pm PDT

90.7 KSER Everett; 89.9 KXIR Freeland

Independent Public Radio on the web at KSER.org

ArtistTitleStart timeAlbumLabelShow notes
PanabriteRegent00:00Pavilion    
PergeEpicenter Mutually Assured Destruction Perge was formed with the ambition of recreating the excitement of classic Electronic Rock typified by the live performances of Tangerine Dream ’74 – ’86.   From <https://perge.bandcamp.com/album/mutually-assured-destruction>    
FroreTrapped in Amber BiomeSpotted Peccary   
Chuck van ZylThe Child of Night Gemstones IICyclical Dreams   
Matthew HalsallThe Temple Within The Temple WithinGondwanaspiritual jazz, the heritage of British jazz and progressive world music and electronica influences   From <https://matthewhalsall.bandcamp.com/album/the-temple-within>    
The set of arsonistProjecting into Phantasmagoric Subspace (excerpt) Reality Structure    
Sigur RosKlettur ATTA “Eight”, eigth studio album, first in 10 years; ” “to have minimal drums and for the music to be really sparse, floaty and beautiful   From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81tta> “  
Kristen RoosDiablo IV Universal Synthesizer Interface Vol II New vinyl releases Kristen Roos crafts vast musical networks from the restrictions of vintage technology. The Vancouver-based composer’s recent pieces stem from early algorithmic programs   From <https://thequietus.com/articles/33098-kristen-roos-universal-synthesizer-interface-volume-ii-review>    
SaloliSilhouette CanyonKrankyBrand new, about a bear he album is intended to evoke “a day in the life of a bear in a canyon in the Smoky Mountains,” with each track channeling a different emotion or experience in its daily explorations.   From <https://saloli.bandcamp.com/album/canyon>    
Blessed are the Hearts that BendGhosts of Ford Edgelands    
Kristen RoosMidi Draw Universal Synthesizer Interface Vol I    
SNOWDNPale Blue Dot Modern Quilt EP    
Robert chamberlinReclamation Mutable signBathysphere Records   
Steve RoachStructures from Silence (Live 2019) The Sky OpensProjekt   
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Convergence Zone.016

first aired 6.27.2023

Summer arrived officially this week, and after a brief delay, the weather shifted from “damp and lovely to “sunny and perfect”.  These are days for oceans and shorelines, Pride and dancing, and nighttime drives with warm skylines

On Convergence Zone this week, new local music from Plural Not Possessive and Neighborhood Libraries; new ambient from Fog Net, Robert Chamberlain, Steve Roach

Epic summer vibes with Siren and the Sea, Blue Scholars, Miami Nights 1984, Emma Ruth Randle, Steve Roach, Shadowfax, Checkfield, and Joe Jackson

Local space from Terminus Void, AeTopus, Style.King.of.the.Week

Plenty of sunset surprises too

Enter the Convergence Zone – Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and streaming at kser.org, TuneIn, and suchlike

ArtistSongTimeAlbumNotes
Siren and the SeaAmazon0:00This time with feeling2017 swimwave album from co-founder of Bathysphere Records
Death Cab for Cutie feat. Lauren Mayberry Northern Lights4:20 Thank you for today2018 single inspired by riding the Bremerton ferry; guest vocals from CHVRCHES lead singer
Jan HammerCrockett’s Theme9:20Miami Vice II / Escape From TelevsionFirst appeared in Miami VIce episode “Calderone’s return part 1 – the hit list” – Oct 19 1984
De LuxNew Summers (Jason Bentley mix)12:40 Nov 2022; remixed by music director of KCRW, host of mix show Metropolis
FM AttackOceans Apart18:11Stellar2017 vaporwave from Vancouver, BC
Joe JacksonSteppin’ Out23:06Night and Day1982, his most successful album; song features percussion from the Korg KR 55
AeTopusTransit27:!4UrbusMarch 2022 Bellingham; formatted especially for vinyl LP – recently signed w/ Spotted Peccary
Mt FogBlue Summer (Graduation Remix)31:58 Single with proceeds supporting The Vera Project
Miami Nights 1984Ascend35:15SentimentalVictoria BC synthwave pioneer, september 2022 album
CheckfieldThrough the Lens40:24Through the LensSan Diego ensemble
Style king of the weekMt eerie44:48Style.king.of.the.weekSeattle duo specializing in cassette manipulation, percussion, synths
Methods BodyImpedimenta and Torches48:22Plural Not PossessiveNew music; Portland duo Methods Body are John Niekrasz and Luke Wyland
Fog NetSerpentine (Blue)54:00HeadlandsJustin Longerbeam (co-founder of Bathysphere) and Niko Ramsdell – debut as a duo, recorded over three consecutive days
end segment59:00 one 
ShadowfaxNew Electric India01:00:00Shadowdance1983 new-age group formed in Chicago
Pat Metheny GroupFirst Circle01:05:11The Road to You1993, recorded on tour in Europe
Neighborhood LibrariesPostcards for the Backyard01:14:19 Taylor Swindells from Vancouver, BC – took up ambient and neo-classical during lockdown after a decade touring to cope with restlesness and preserve mental health
Jörgen Kjellgren Invincible Summer 01:18:11 Invincble Summerinspired by family travels through Europe
Robbie ElizeeSmoking Wet01:21:44CullLouisville ambient artist
The Conspiracy TapesPostscript01:24:12The Conspiracy TapesNew music from Pao De Silva!
Steve RoachThreshold01:30:43Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces – Complete4-CD expanded re-release
Robert chamberlainFrom another shore01:33:21Mutable signNew solo ambient project on Bathysphere Records
Hollan HolmesTaken by the Current01:36:19Emerald WatersSynth from Texas, second album on Spotted Peccary
Terminus VoidMemories of Rain01:44:08Origins UnknownSeattle space music project; new stuff coming out in 2024
Emma Ruth RundleGoteborg YO-tuh BOYre01:47:31Electric Guitar OneComposed during her 2010 European tour
George WinstonEarly Morning Range01:56:00SummerRecently passed away, new age pianist known for seasonal recordings on windham hill
first aired 6.27.2023
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Convergence Zone.015 – Juneteenth 2023

first aired 6.20.2023

Honoring atmospheric music by Black and African-American artists in commemoration of Juneteenth in the United States

Recent music from pioneers like Laraaji and Alice Coltrane; avant-garde classics from Dorothy Ashby, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and The Detroit Escalator Co.

New ambient from Colloboh and Qu’ran Shaheed; recent space music from Jayme Rose Hannegan, Bluetech, KMRU,  Klein, and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Explorations from Fholston Paradigm, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus and L’Rain, and Yves Tumor

And lots more — when Convergence Zone arrives Tuesday night at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and streaming at KSER.org, TuneIn,  etc

ArtistSongTimeAlbumNotes
Fhloston Paradigm
feat. Jacqueline Constance
…GLOW00:00AFTER…Afro-futurist side project of Philly musician King Britt
Fyling Lotus & Niki RandaBetween Memories07:02YasukeMusic from six-part TV series
Qu’ran ShaheedThrive08:33Lefto Early Bird presents The Beauty is InsidePasadena

Compilation by Belgiun DJ Lefto
L’RainNot Now14:40FatigueBrooklyn taja cheek
 Two Face14:49  
 Walk Through18:54  
KokorokoEwa Inu
(ehWA iNOO)
19:12Could We Be MoreAugust 2022; channeling the greats of W Africa
Dorothy AshbyJoyful Grass and Grape25:50The Rubiyat of Dorothy Ashby1970 on Cadet
LaraajiOcean Glimpse29:23Koto2023 algum   Edward Larry Gordon, dulcimers and zithers, 1980 Ambient 3 album produced by Brian Eno
 Bethelem Glimpse30:53  
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Lester Bowie
Rios Negroes33:01The Great Pretender1981
Alice Coltrane   Ravi Coltrane Oran Coltrane Jack DeJohnette Charlie HadenCrescent40:13Translinear Light200  4
Makaya McCravenCrash Course46:29Lefto Early Bird presents The Beauty is InsideCompilation by Belgiun DJ Lefto
The Detroit Escalator CoThe Inverted Man (Dreaming)50:57Black Buildings2002 on Peacefrog records
Yves TumorLimerence53:31PAN records compilation – mono no aware 
 end segment one  
CollobohAcid Sunrise01:00:00Saana Sahel EP 
Jayme Rose HenneganThrough the Healing01:05:30Time Ritual 
Claude Young Jr.Sedna 9037701:11:31Celestial BodiesDetroit techno producer moving to space music
  
Evidence for a planet beyond the orbit of Neptune?  Discovered in 2003
The Detroit Escalator CoFolding Space01:19:00Black   Buildings 
Robbiee ElizeeSmoking Wet01:21:43CullLouisville, Kentucky musician
 
   
KleinShot in the dark01:23:56Shot in the dark 
Wayne Phoenix…and sleepless skies01:27:38Soaring wayne phoenix story the earth 
 Burn False Messages01:28:02  
 Reserve01:30:39  
 Death is Pure Objectivity01:33:34  
Space AfrikaVersion 301:35:23Untitled (To Describe You) OSTShort film from Tibyan Mahwah Sanoh

Manchester UK duo
Robert Aiki Aubrey LoweDix Voix01:39:21Notes Above LandLive rehearsel in San Francisco 2015   Brooklyn artist
Robbie ElizeeSOMMA 8,901:47:58Cull2020 compilation of remixes of The Conet Project – recordings of shortwave Numbers Stations
LaarajiKoto Glimpse01:50:32Koto 
 All Pervading Glimps01:52:15  
KMRU kamaru & EchiumUnending01:54:32Peripheral 
first aired June 20 2023
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Convergence Zone.014

first aired June 13 2023

This week on Convergence Zone:

tons of new music from PNW artists and labels, as well as debuts and exclusives from around the world

New local ambient from Nathan Kawanishi, ann annie, Deborah Martin and Jill Haley, and Hello Meteor

Brand new lo-fi from Four Tet, and a classic from Boards of Canada

New synthwave from FM Attack, Meltt, and Ladytron

Local space music from AeTopus and Marc Barreca

And an exclusive track from Steve Roach!

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesdays at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, and kser.org, TuneIn, all that good stuff

ArtistSongAlbumLabelNotes
Meltt Do You Ever WonderDo You Ever Wonder
Holy Ghost! Epton on BroadwayWork
FM Attack Strange WaysStrange Ways
Ladytron The NightTime’s Arrow
Lemonade Ice WaterDiverBeggar’s Group
Small Black CollectionsLimits of Desire (Deluxe Edition)
Four Tet Three Drums Three Drums
Nathan Kawanishi projectionsSplashes of Ink (antithesis)
Boards of Canada AquariusMusic Has The Right To Children
Hello Meteor Photic GlitterThe Lower Path
Marc Barreca Music Works for Industry Music Works for Industry
Marc Barreca Shopping Shopping
Paul Ellis Forever ExploringMusic For The Space Between AtomsCyclical Dreams
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Panabrite PoolPavilion
AeTopus AltumVARIANT
Fred again. & Brian Eno I Saw YouSecret Life
Nathan Kawanishi a name, a placeSplashes of Ink (antithesis)
ann annie Hazel CreekBy Morning
Deborah Martin & Jill Haley Reaching the AmbientInto the QuietSpotted Peccary
Mark Isham Raffles in RioVapor DrawingsWindham Hill
Francisco Nicosia Electrónica del antiguo EgiptoHistorias SecretasCyclical Dreams
Steve Roach Elegant Forward (exclusive)Cloudwatch (Subscriber Exclusive)

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Convergence Zone.013

first aired June 6 2023

Great new music from Lisa Bella Donna, Fog Net, Martin Stürzer, and Siren and the Sea

Ambient country vibes with Still Corners, Daft Punk (!), and the Eno brothers wirh Daniel Lanois

New local music by Mree, Oatmello ft. Ornithology, and NAVVI

And a look back at one my favorite albums of 2017 by [‘ramp]

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesdays at 10:30PM PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, streaming at kser.org and on TuneIn and other usual suspects

ArtistSongTimeAlbum
MreeAll the Stars0:00All the Stars
Jenn ChampionO.M.G (I want to get a hold on you)02:50Single Rider
Tori AmosCaught a Lite Sneeze07:50Boys for Pele
Dead Can DanceAmerican Dreaming12:10 
Sill CornersWhite Sands16:36The Last Exit
U2In God’s Country22:02The Joshua Tree
Daft PunkHorizon25:41Random Access Memories
Cowboy JunkiesPale Sun29:55Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
The Handsome FamilyFar From Any Road33:25Singing Bones
Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Roger EnoDeep Blue Day36:06Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
Oatmello ft. OrnithologyPassing Moments40:19 
Emma Ruth RundleBody41:28Engine of Hell
NAVVIClemency46:38V
BetamaxxLove on a Real Train (remix)52:13 
FM AttackNova Child55:34The Never Ending
End seg 1 59:00 
Siren and the SeaThe Large Floating Vessel59:00Gravity Wave
Lisa Bella DonnaDawn on Manitou River01:02:41Early Atmospheres
Fog NetPolymer Field01:07:14Headlands
Martin SturtzerOrion Constellation01:11:09Cosmic Echo
FroreLuminous and Tangled01:20:17Biome
‘rampHanging gardens01:30:21Synchronize or Die
Erik WolloIlluminated River01:51:48The Le Paysage Single
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Convergence Zone.012 – remembering Dave Smith

first aired May 30 2023

This week on Convergence Zone, I’m excited to play new music I’m loving from artists like Yaeji, Eydís Evenson, Deborah Martin & Jill Haley, Bluetech, Siren and the Sea — and debuting a single from the upcoming self-titled debut LP by The Conspiracy Tapes

Awesome local music from AeTopus, Dreamstate Logic,  MIDI Janitor, Mt, Fog, and Style.King.Of.The.Week

And remembering the great Dave Smith, creator of the celebrated Prophet synthesizers — with music by dedicated players of his gear such as Betamaxx with FM Attack, CHVRCHES, and Shannon Hammett of LEATHERS and ACTORS

(other surprises too)

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and kser.org

ArtistSongAlbumShow Notes
Mt FogBehind a Silent DoorSpells of SilencePerforming at Belltown Yacht Club on June 7 2023
CHVRCHESThe Mother We ShareThe bones of what you believeSeptember 2012 debut LP
YaejiDone (Let’s Get It)With a HammerLive at Day In Day Out Festival August 12 2023
Melody’s Echo ChamberLooking BackwardEmotional EternalOne of my favorite albums from 2022
Holy Fuck ft. Nicholas AllbrookFree GlossDeleterFeaturing vocals by Pond frontman
FM Attack, BetamaxxCosmic VoyageCosmic Voyage (single)Sequential Prophet synth spotlight article
LEATHERSUltravioletUltraviolet (single)Interview with Shannon Hemmett for Sequential Prophet spotlight
Style King of the WeekEerie BlvdStyle king of the week EPLive at Vermillion Art Gallery June 26 2023
BluetechEchoes of OrionSpacehop Chronicles 2: Echoes of OrionContinuing the story of laika, the cosmonaut dog
Nils FrahmAll ArmedAll Encores2019 Brings together three Eps refined live
MIDI JanitorVapor KingBulk Orderoriginally imagined the MIDI Janitor as an aging maintenance man creating beats in the privacy of his supply closet
Gotan ProjectVuelvo al SurLa Revancha del Tango2001 debut LP
Still CornersShifting DunesThe Last ExitAmbient country, one of my faves from 2021
Segment two   
Deborah Martin & Jill HaleyHall of WhispersInto the QuietBrand new on Spotted Peccary
Eydís EvensonDreaming of LightThe LightLive at The Triple Door Oct 13 2023
EnyaThe Loxian GateDark Sky Islandinspired by designation of Sark, in the Channel Islands, as a dark-sky preserve
Siren and the SeaProbably Hawai’iGravity WaveMarch 2023 release from Cristina Cano
AeTopusAerie (Extended)UrbusBellingham artist, just signed with Spotted Peccary Records
The Conspiracy TapesFor As Long As it TakesThe Conspiracy TapesUpcoming debut album in June

Manila, Phillippines solo project
FumerollesCycliqueNuit jauneMontral illustrator and librarian Frédérique  Duval
{arsonist}Till human voices wake usReality structurePittsburgh artist — “unbraids time and decoloroizes nature”
Dreamstate LogicCrystalline multiverseEra4Colby Sixx, solo electronic project

January 2020
Tom EatonBefore ObsidianCollected Ambient Works Volum 1grammy-award nominated – New Hampshire-based ambient artist
First aired 5.30.23
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Convergence Zone.011 – World Goth Day

first aired May 23 2023

World Goth Day took place around the world this week; and on this edition of Convergence Zone we embrace the darkness

Brand new music from A Covenant of Thorns, Hello Meteor, Alio Die and Lorenzo Montaná, and NAVVI

Recent local music from Terminus Void, ODESZA featuring Julianna Barwick, and SNOWDN

Classics by Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, and much more

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and kser.org

TimeArtistSongAlbumShow Notes
 FM AttackTimelesssTimelessMarch 24, 2023 w/ add’l vocals by Stella Dee Ward
 Nation of LanguageRush and FeverIntroduction, Presence2020 debut LP
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 NAVVIUltimaeVSeattle new music
 Sally ShaproDulcinea (Ben Macklin Remix)Sad Cities (The Remixes)Swedish duo; London-based remixer; April 2022
 BA   
 New OrderPerfect Kiss (12″ mix)Substance 1987Jonathan Demme video
     
 A Covenant of ThornsGrace (Like The Back of a Fist)AshesBrand new! Comes out May 26, Scott-David Allen
 ID   
 The CureFascination StreetDisintegration1989, 8th LP, approaching 30 and began writing by himself as he wrestled with depression
 Sisters of MercyLucretia, My Reflection FloodlandFinal single from 1988 Floodland; written by Andrew Eldritch for bassist Patricia Morrison
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 ACTORSStrangersActs of WorshipVancouver, BC 2021 release
 POLICAAliveMadness2022 Minneapolis synthpop
 Boy HarsherCome CloserCareful2019 album
 Mic Break   
 Depeche ModeStrangelove (Maxi Mix) 12″ single supporting Music for the Masses 1987
     
 ODESZA feat. Julianna BarwickThis Version of YouThe Last GoodbyeBellingham-based duo, vcals from recorded therapy session
 EnyaStorms in AfricaWatermark 
 OrbitalI Wish I Had Duck FeetSnibilization1994 ambient techno
 Hello MeteorPhotic GlitterThe Lower PathBrand new from Seattle anonymous “cozywave” act
 Alio Die & Lorenzo MontanaCave Chasm RecallDialogue of WaterItalian artitsts exploring the perpetual flow of water; due out June 2023
 SNOWDN19XXModern Quilt EPDecember 2022 – Seattle-based artist Justin Benjamin; includes waves on the Puget Sound
 Terminus VoidDark OutpostOrigins Unknown2022 dark ambient
 Brian EnoThere Were BellsFOREVERANDEVERNOMOREClimate-focused single, 2022, first Brian Eno vocal projects since 2005
 Colin ChinThe Alluvial PlainsIntruding on a Silence1989 Narada
 Suzanne CianiThe Fourth Wave: Wind In The SeaSeven Waves1979 Japan-only release, re-released in US in 1984
 Abstract Audio SystemOut Beyond the BeltMarginal BreathMay 2023 on Neotantra
 Steve RoachInfinite ShoreThe Magnificent Void1996 dark ambient on hears of space label
First Aired 5.23.2023
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Convergence Zone.010 – Live Recordings

first aired May 16 2023

Celebrating the 10th episode of Convergence Zone with a show full of live recordings by atmospheric artists

Rare tracks from Dead Can Dance live in Seattle in 2005, Steve Roach in Philadelphia in 1986, Suzanne Ciani in Switzerland in 2020, and Cocteau Twins live on BBC Radio in 1996

Live classics from Tangerine Dream, Rudy Adrian, Redshift, Peter Gabriel, and Node

And a couple of surprises! Convergence Zone arrives Tuesdays at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER FM in Everett, 89.9 KXIR in Freeland, and streaming at kser.org, TuneIn, and other radio services

TimeTrack NameAlbum ArtistDateNotes
0:00Can I Believe You (Solstice Version)A Very Lonely SolsticeFleet Foxes12.21.20Recorded live at St. Ann & Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn for a December 2020 stream
3:55Fifty-Fifty ClownBBC SessionsCocteau Twins04.10.96BBC Radio London set hosted by Robert Elms in 1996
8:17RakimLive at Paramount Theatre Seattle – 2005Dead Can Dance 11.17.05Seattle stop on the 2005 world tour
14:08Someone GreatThe Long GoodbyeLCD Soundsystem 04.02.11Madison Square Garden April 2 2011; at time was their “last show ever”
20:53In Your EyesSecret World LivePeter Gabriel 11.1993Secret World Live Tour, recorded in Modena Italy – supported by Paula Cole, with cameo Papa Wemba – Congolese king of Rumba Rock
  32:07Night Ride Across the Caucasus   Live in Paris and TorontoLoreena McKennit04.19.98Salle Pleyel, Paris on 1998 world tour
38:10CaravansaryLive in AmericaKitaro04.25.90 Fox Theatre in Atlanta on 1990 US tour
43:59Pyro_GenFaultlineRedshift10.2002 Hampshire Jam 2 in the UK, 2002
59:00End Segment One  
1:00:00Cherokee LaneEncoreTangerine Dream  Spring 1977Spring 1977 sold-out tour in the US – compiled from different recordings of the opening track over multiple nights
1:16:24HeartbeatsImprovisation on Four Sequences at Festival AntigelSuzanne Ciani2020Live in Seattle on Saturday May 20, 2023!

Reflections (ageofreflections.com)
1:20:33Three Views of a Japanese
Garden Pt 2
MoonwaterRudy Adrian07.2006Live improvisation on a single synth – the Yamaha SY77
1:31:16Shinkansen NorthNode Live (DiN55)Node02.27.15London Royal College of Music in 2015
1:45:07Continent in View (Excerpt)Steve Roach Live Trans-Sonic Festival (subscriber exclusive)Steve Roach 05.30.86May 1986 Trans-Sonic Festival – Harrison Audiitorium at University of Pennsylvania
1:47:36LevelsSteve Roach Live Trans-Sonic Festival (subscriber exclusive) Steve Roach 05.30.86 May 1986 Trans-Sonic Festival – Harrison Audiitorium at University of Pennsylvania
1:59:00Show Ends   
First aired May 16, 2023