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Episode 052

first aired 04.09.2024

This week on Convergence Zone – brand new music by Mt Fog, Shannon Hayden, Arushi Jain, The Home Current, and Still Corners

Great regional stuff from Camp of Wolves, Loscil, Conjure One, Visible Cloaks, and much more

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

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Camp of WolvesThe Beckoning Hand Was In Reality, Flame
Mt. FogDrifting
Tune-YardsHypnotize
DeafheavenGreat Mass of Color
Midnight HighDo It To Me
Death Cab for CutieNorthern Lights (feat. Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES)
ChromaticsCeremony (feat. Glass Candy)
ACTORSIn Real Life
Caroline Polachek & Oneohtrix Point NeverBillions
Shannon HaydenAfter All
Flying LotusYour Lord
The Home CurrentBecause Tangled
Arushi JainImagine an Orchestra
Tineidae & Sole MassifData Stream Conjunction
Echo of the Low LightShipwreck
GwennoNYACW – The lonely summer-mix by JDBRADFIELD
Still CornersSecret World
Conjure OneManic Star
MICADOSculptures in Glass
Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki ShibanoAtelier
Andy Sells & Noel Brass Jr.Further Latitude
LoscilFirst Narrows
Drab MajestyYield to Force
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Episode 051 – guest host: David Haldeman from Dead Electric

Guest DJ David Haldeman

Host of Dead Electric -A radio show playing vintage synth, space, and new age music from the 70s and 80s. Friday nights at 10:30 p.m on KSER!

Thank you David for another fantastic show!

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Track list:

New Frontiers – Ghosts of Time – 00:00
The Weeknd – Dawn FM – OPN Remix – 06:39
The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix) – 09:38
IQU – Under the Cherry Blossom – 16:40
Sky Cries Mary – Shipwrecked – 20:54
Theodore Shapiro – Main Titles – 24:58
Michael Rother – Katzenmusik 7 – 26:19
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Mt Baker – 30:26
The Decemberists – Once In My Life – 35:26
Mike Oldfield – The Top Of The Morning – 41:37
Wisteria Lodge – Mercy – 46:03
Harp – A Fountain – 51:12
Moev – Cracked Mirror – 57:37
John Foxx – Enter the Angel II – 01:03:23
André 3000 – Ninety Three ‘Til Infinity And Beyoncé – 01:05:34
Bike Monday – Sweepers – 01:10:43
David Arkenstone – Far Far Away – 01:14:04
Steve Roach – Snow Canon – 01:17:54
Marc Barreca – Saturation – 01:22:53
Gary Stroutsos – Sea of Serenity: Calming Music for Yoga – 01:28:45
Damien Jurado – Montesano – 01:31:44
Pauline Oliveros – Suiren – 01:37:40
Larkin – Two Souls Dance – 13:47:41

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Episode 048 – one year of Convergence Zone

first aired 03.12.2024

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of Convergence Zone’s launch on KSER. I’m celebrating with a special program honoring International Women’s Month — ambient, new age, experimental, and space music by women and femme artists from around the world

Regional selections including ann annie, Grouper, Raica, Saloli, and Domenica Diavolera

Legendary figures like Wendy Carlos, Pauline Anna Strom, Suzanne Ciani, Lisa Bella Donna, and Constance Demby

Music from Faten Kanaan, Mary Lattimore and Julianna Barwick, and Sign Libra

Convergence Zone- two hours of contemplative music from the Pacific Northwest, and beyond – Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming at kser.org

Nancy Rumbel – Tree of Life – 00:00
Faten Kanaan – Trenchcoat – 07:00
Constance Demby – Waltz Of Joy – 09:10
Carol Nethen – Island Moon – 13:40
Sign Libra – Petrichor – Bonus Track – 19:22
Stephanie Sante – Jade Resonance – 24:47
Suzanne Ciani – AT&T Logo – 29:35
Suzanne Ciani – Clean Room – 29:44
Suzanne Ciani – Hot Streak – 32:34
Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software – 34:21
Pauline Anna Strom – Alpine Flight – 38:03
Wendy Carlos – I.C. (Intergalactic Communications) – 45:32
Enya – Orinoco Flow – 49:00
Patricia Wolf – The Culmination Of – 53:25
Siren and the Sea – Probably Hawai’i – 01:00:00
Ann Annie – Upstream – 01:03:19
Lisa Bella Donna – Cosmotopia – 01:06:56
Julianna Barwick & Mary Lattimore – Canyon Lights – 01:17:38
Domenica Diavoleria – Book of Postcards – 01:21:26
Grouper – Driving – 01:25:24
Saloli – Nighthawk – 01:29:03
Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Retrograde – 01:36:17
Raica – Entridam – 01:52:34

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Episode 047 – upcoming live shows

first aired 03.05.2024

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new music from regional artists like Hello Meteor, Domenica Diavolera, and LEATHERS

Getting into some awesome upcoming live performances with music by Alex Johnston, Midnight High, Lane Lines, and Mt. Fog

Steve Roach is in town next week so I’ll have something from an album you may have heard of called “Structures from Silence”

Convergence Zone – two hours of atmospheric music from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming around the world at https://www.kser.org

Michael Weber – Itamae – 00:00
Michael Weber – Omakase – 01:16
Mt Fog – Ingot in the Dark – 04:45
Hello Meteor – Talking Skies – 11:13
Hello Meteor – Weird Dreams Last Night (Cryosleep Hangover) – 13:57
Midnight High – Avenue – 16:29
FM Attack feat. Vandal Moon – Séance – 20:51
New Order – Ceremony [Alternate 12″ Version] – 25:07
LEATHERS – Crash – 29:32
Boy Harsher – Give Me a Reason – 34:08
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great – 39:24
WMD – Ambrose – 45:51
Lane Lines – Time & Space – 51:49
LIGHTSPEAR – System – 55:49
Alex Johnston – Back And Forth – 59:12
Style King of the Week – Mt. Hope Reservoir – 01:03:13
EarthtoneSkytone – Chickachick – 01:08:03
Signer – 338 – 01:11:50
Thom Brennan – Wavemaker Pt 2 (excerpt) – 01:17:32
Steve Roach – Structures From Silence – Live 2019 – 01:30:19
Domenica Diavoleria – Fun Forest – 01:35:08
Secret Pyramid – Part VII – 01:46:03
Noel Brass Jr. – Threaded from a Distance – 01:55:31

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Episode 044 – longer days are on the way

first aired 02.13.2024

Edging toward longer days with new music from LEATHERS, Garden of Magic, Leslee Smucker, Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Jill Haley, and Deborah Martin

Great regional releases by Patricia Wolf, Panabrite, Echo of the Low Light, Omni Gardens, and more

Convergence Zone arrives every Tuesday night at 10:30pm PT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, streaming at kser.org

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Artist / Song / Release / Duration / Released

Patricia Wolf / Pacific Coast Highway / See – Through / 6:00 / 2022

Echo of the Low Light / Shipwreck – Instrumental / Shipwreck (Instrumental) / 4:42 / 2019

Still Corners / Midnight Drive / Strange Pleasures / 4:24 / 2013

Slowdive / shanty / everything is alive / 5:47 / 2023

Talk Talk / Such a Shame (Remastered 1997) / It’s My Life (Remastered 1997) / 5:36 / 1997

Echo & The Bunnymen / Lips Like Sugar / Echo & the Bunnymen (Bonus Tracks Edition) [2004 Remaster] / 4:52 / 2004

LEATHERS / Crash / Artoffact Records / 3:26 / 2024

Drab Majesty / Induction / The Demonstration / 0:59 / 2017

Drab Majesty / Dot in the Sky / The Demonstration / 5:26 / 2017

New Order / Dreams Never End (2019 Remaster) / Movement (Definitive) [2019 Remaster] / 3:15 / 1981

Soft Release / Broken Number 13 / Broken Number 13 – Single / 4:07 / 2023

FM Attack / Mixed Signals / Dreamatic / 5:45 / 2009

Caroline Polachek / Butterfly Net (feat. Weyes Blood) / Butterfly Net (feat. Weyes Blood) / 5:33 / 2024

Panabrite / The Air-Conditioned Forest / Paramount Hexagon / 3:21 / 2009

Omni Gardens / Wild Marionberries / Golden Pear / 3:19 / 2023

Paul Speer & David Lanz / Rain Forest / Natural States / 4:18 / 1985

Sumner James, Robert Chamberlain, Volcano Lazerbeam & Saroon, / Attenuation / Dive 1: Refraction / 4:06 / 2024

Pauline Anna Strom / Morning Splendor / Trans-Millenia Consort / 6:06 / 2023

Garden of Magic / Feel / Feel (Single) / 5:05 / 2024

The Detroit Escalator Co. / Point Of Entry / Black Buildings / 5:11 / 2002

Deborah Martin & Erik Wøllo / Fort Apache Meadowlarks / Kinishba / 5:34 / 2024

Jill Haley & Eykamp String Quartet / Athabaskan / Alaskan Soundscapes: Music for Wrangell-St. Elias and Kenai Fjords National Parks / 4:19 / 2023

Leslee Smucker / Fixed Hills / Breathing Landscape / 4:06 / 2024
Steve Roach & Erik Wøllo / Stream of Thought 13 / Stream of Thought / 6:46 / 2008

Elbow / Mercy Street / Mercy Street / 5:37 / 2010

André 3000 / Ants To You, Gods To Who ? (excerpt) / New Blue Sun / 6:42 / 2023

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Episode 043 – anniversaries and Grammys

first aired 02.06.2024

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesday nights at 10:30pm PT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming around the world at kser.org – archives at https://www.mixcloud.com/farpointer

Nakhane – Do You Well (feat. Perfume Genius) – 00:00
LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous! – 01:37
ACTORS – L’appel Du Vide – 08:11
The Cure – Just Like Heaven – 11:57
Ladytron – Ladybird – 17:23
Kraftwerk – The Model – 21:47
Lemonade – Ice Water – 25:25
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence – 2006 Digital Remaster – 31:09
Destroyer – It Just Doesn’t Happen – 35:34
Hibou – Amethyst – 40:35
Holy Ghost! – Epton on Broadway, Pt. 1 – 44:43
Holy Ghost! – Epton on Broadway (Part II) – 49:10
Massive Attack – Blue Lines – 2012 Mix/Master – 52:15
Style King of the Week – Eerie Blvd. – 56:37
Little H Collective – Avalanche Pass (radio edit) – 01:00:22
Soft Mirage – Courtyards of Atlantis – 01:06:45
Andreas Vollenweider – Night Fire Dance – 01:11:42
Pat Metheny Group – The First Circle – 01:16:23
Vijay Iyer – Tempest – 01:26:31
Matthew Halsall – Calder Shapes – 01:33:42
Colin Chin – The Alluvial Plains – 01:40:40
Arin Aksberg – Homecoming feat. Sam Rosenthal – 01:49:21
Eydís Evensen – Dreaming of Light – 01:55:52

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Top music of 2023

Compiling a list of some of my favorite albums and singles from regional artists and beyond, along with links to buy the albums

You can find music from these albums and much more on my
Best of 2023 Playlists for Spotify and TIDAL, as well as in two “Best of 2023” episodes of Convergence Zone (archive links below)

Albums from PNW Artists
Omni Gardens, Golden Pear, Moon Glyph
Mount Maxwell, Littlefolk, Hotham Sound Recordings
Hello Meteor, Earth Journos
FM Attack, Cosmic
AeTopus, Cup, Spotted Peccary Records
Terminus Void, APEIRON, Groove Unlimited
Dreamstate Logic, Latent Images and Distant Dreams
Pure Bathing Culture, Chalice
Saloli, Canyon, kranky
Erwilian, Cascadia
Paul Ellis, Music for the Space Between Atoms, Cyclical Dreams
Methods Body, Plural Not Possessive, Beacon Sound
Brass Clouds, Escape Vessels, Bathysphere Records

Singles from PNW Artists
Echo of the Low Light, Disco
Soft Release, Find You Later
Little H Collective, Avalanche Pass
LEATHERS, Fascination

Albums from other regions
Suzanne Ciani and Jonathan Fitoussi, Golden Apples of the Sun
Frore, Biome
Siren and the Sea, Gravity Wave
Various Artists, The Stone Tape: analyzing a ghost by electronic means
Eydis Evenson, The Light
Pabellión Sintetico, Mies van der Rohe’s Dreams
David Arkenstone, Winterlüde
One Arc Degree, The Forest and the Milky Way
Various Artists, The NID Tapes: Electronics Music from India 1969-1972
Caterina Barbieri, Myuthafoo
Ryuichi Sakamoto, 12
Chuck van Zyl, Gwynedd
Ki Oni, A Leisurely Swim to Everlasting Life

Spotify playlist: Top music of 2023
Best of 2023 part 1 – first aired 12.12.2023
Best of 2023 part 2 – first aired 12.26.2023
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Episode 040 – dance sets to welcome 2024

first aired 01.02.2024

Welcoming us all to 2024 with danceable sets and remixes – including Romare, Mylo, Lusine, New Order, The Cure, Drab Majesty, and much more

Convergence Zone arrives every Tuesday night at 10:30 pm PT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, and streaming around the world at kser.org

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Lusine – Cut and Cover – 00:00
The Cure – A Forest – Tree Mix [Remastered] – 02:55
New Order – Dreams Never End (2019 Remaster) – 08:50
Nation of Language – Across That Fine Line – 12:40
Drab Majesty – Induction – 18:27
Drab Majesty – Dot in the Sky – 19:13
Garbage – Cities in Dust – 24:28
Romare – Dreams – 28:07
Classixx – Hanging Gardens – 33:35
Mylo – In My Arms – Radio Edit – 38:40
Holy Ghost! – Bridge & Tunnel – 42:15
Giorgio Moroder – Chase – 46:18
Donna Summer – I Feel Love – 12″ Version (Excerpt) – 54:08
Khruangbin – Time (You and I) (Put a Smile on DJ’s Face Mix) – 59:47
Brothertiger – Everybody Wants to Rule the World – 01:09:09
Holy Fuck – Free Gloss (feat. Nicholas Allbrook) – 01:12:32
Deep Forest – While the Earth Sleeps – Long Version – 01:19:05
The Shamen – Move Any Mountian – 01:25:23
Influx – Revel Dub [Influx] – 01:29:52
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (Heavenly Version) – 01:34:19
Roosevelt – Everywhere – 01:40:00
Information Society – Peace and Love, Inc. – 01:43:14
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again – Eric Prydz Remix – 01:47:23
Orbital – The Girl with the Sun in Her Head – Lone Remix – 01:54:08

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Best of 2023 – Part 1

first aired 12.12.2023

Part 1 of my review of the best music from 2023 – tracks by Hello Meteor, Omni Gardens, Future Islands, Erwilian, Pure Bathing Culture, David Arkenstone, Mount Maxwell, Terminus Void, Dreamstate Logic, and much more

Convergence Zone: ambient soundscapes of the Pacific Northwest and beyond; every Tuesday night at 10:30pm PT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming at kser.org – more information at https://convergencezone.fm

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FM Attack – Timeless – 00:00
NAVVI – Clemency – 04:38
Future Islands – The Tower – 09:56
Hibou – Night Fell – 13:28
Echo of the Low Light – Disco – 19:30
Altin Gün – Rakıya Su Katamam – 23:36
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The Silver Cord – 27:16
Pure Bathing Culture – The Memento – 33:35
Crumb & Melody’s Echo Chamber – Le Temple Volant – 37:22
NCY Milky Band – Aphex Twin – 39:17
Hello Meteor – Earth Journos – 43:59
Saloli – Waterfall – 47:00
Pabellón Sintético – Bauhaus – 51:25
Brendan Pollard – Steel Blue Sphere – 59:31
Dreamstate Logic – Lost But Not Forgotten – 01:02:34
AeTopus – Sundial – 01:11:17
Omni Gardens – Rain Jacket – 01:18:19
Volcano Lazerbeam – At Sea – 01:21:14
Terminus Void – Flow of Order – 01:29:46
Erwilian – Masters in This Hall (Live) – 01:36:15
Makushin – No More Rush Hour – 01:43:20
David Arkenstone – Darkening Skies – 01:49:29
Mount Maxwell – Sky Eye – 01:53:07
Hotel Pools – Metro 地​下​鉄 – 01:58:17

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Episode 035 – Littlefolk

first aired 11.28.2023

This week on Convergence Zone we dive into the remarkable new album “Littlefolk” by Mount Maxwell — it’s a journey beyond his Vancouver BC home with effortless moves between timbres and tonality, field recordings and folktronica, and beats and bloops

We will continue the journey with recent music from Mary Lattimore, Lusine, K Leimer, Pure Bathing Culture,  Steven Wilson, Mike Reed, and some vintage Erik Wøllo and Harold Budd

We may also hear some Roxy Music without Brian Eno, and Brian Eno without Roxy Music

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

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