Interview: Terminus Void (J. Ronald Smith)

first aired in October 2023

J. Ronald Smith,
aka Terminus Void

Seattle-based ambient musician J. Ronald Smith – aka Terminus Void – sat down with Jim Causey to talk about his creative process, his new album APEIRON, and his collaborations with other musicians.

This recording collects excerpts first aired on Convergence Zone on October 27, 2023, along with the worldwide radio premiere of APEIRON. The album has gone on to win Best New Artist for 2023 at Germany’s prestigious Schallwelle Awards.

We discussed the making of APEIRON along with Terminus Void’s collaborations with Pat Keista, Mina, and much more.

These excerpts also include the following songs from Terminus Void’s 2023 release APEIRON on Groove Unlimited:




TRANSMISSION II (featuring Pat Keista)

Also included: UNSUNG HEROES by Mina and Terminus Void, from Mina’s 2023 album “Lost and Remembered” on Altar Records

You can learn more about Terminus Void at the project’s web site,


Interview: David Arkenstone (Pt 1)

First aired on Convergence Zone.024 – 09.12.23

5-time Grammy winner David Arkenstone sat down with Jim Causey for an interview about his new album Winterlüde, his upcoming tour of the Pacific Northwest, and his creative process.

This recording includes excerpts from that interview first aired on Convergence Zone on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

We discussed his early years working with Narada Records, his new album Winterlüde, and his creative process during the pandemic lockdown.

The David Arkenstone and Friends autumn tour begins on Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Wagner Performing Arts Center in Monroe, WA, and I hope to see you there! He has multiple dates spanning Victoria and Vancouver BC, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, and much more.

Find the Autumn 2023 PNW Tour calendar and links to buy tickets: Tour and Ticket Information – Autumn 2023 – David Arkenstone and Friends

These excerpts also include the following songs:

“Night Wind” from the 1987 album “Valley in the Clouds”

“Warm Lights Flicker Across the Lake”, premiered exclusively on Convergence Zone, from the 2023 album “Winterlüde”

“Reflections in the Empty Spaces”, from the 2021 album “Solitude”

You can find the new album at: