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Episode 054 – Robert Smith’s 65th Birthday

This week on Convergence Zone, I’ve got new music from Domenica Diavoleria, somesurprises, FM Skyline, Ascendant, Marine Eyes, and darungara

More regional sets with WMD, Omni Gardens, Daryl Groetsch, Hello Meteor, and more

I’ll also celebrate birthdays for Jónsi and Robert Smith

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Somesurprises – Be Reasonable – 00:00
ACTORS – L’appel Du Vide – 06:41
Frankie Rose – A Reflection – 09:41
Frankie Rose – Play for Today – 11:46
The Cure – A Forest – 15:21
CHVRCHES – How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith) – 20:12
Dark Chisme – Beautiful Obsession Killer – 26:01
Sisters Of Mercy – Dominion Mother Russia Medley – 31:05
Pastel Beach – Point Cambria – 39:03
FM Skyline – Fresnel – 42:26
Hello Meteor – Nightly Review – 45:13
Cartas de Japón – Camet – 49:55
Ascendant – Astral Nexus – 01:00:04
Norm Chambers – Viper Street – 01:08:04
New Frontiers – Emergent Evolution – 01:12:01
WMD – Jenny Llewellyn – 01:18:00
Sigur Rós – Gold – 01:22:22
Domenica Diavoleria – Tress – 01:27:45
Antonio Zepeda – Brisa – 01:32:01
Marine Eyes – night palms sway – 01:37:08
Loscil, Lawrence English – Sienna – 01:41:35
Daryl Groetsch – Above the Shore (Radio Edit) – 01:45:18
darungara – Leaving Home – 01:50:27
Soothsayer (aka Omni Gardens) – V – 01:51:13
Thom Brennan – Elysian Fields, Pt. 1 – 01:55:32

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Episode 053 – Total Eclipse 2024

In April 2024 I experienced the total solar eclipse – this week I return to the Convergence Zone with new music from SUSS, and I’m also premiering new music from Michael Whelan’s upcoming album “Watercolor Sky”, along with a special limited release by Lisa Bella Donna, “Total Eclipse” – and a new release from BC artist Nova Pon and New World Ensemble

More music for the eclipse from regional artists like Bart Hawkins, Dreamstate Logic, and from legendary figures like Mark Banning, Steve Roach, and Suzanne Ciani

Recent releases from Rudy Adrian, Transponder, Mathias Grassow & Heikki Lindgren, Avi C. Engel, and much more

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Dreamstate Logic – Andromeda Terminal – 00:00
Bart Hawkins – Bell Curve Blips (excerpt) – 08:24
Transponder – Prelude to Prophecy – 12:50
Hello Meteor – The Northern Rim Archipelago – 18:52
SUSS – Flight – 22:50
Arbol Perenne (Gabo) – Preludio S:N – 28:39
Suzanne Ciani – Eclipse – 30:36
Suzanne Ciani – Eclipse – 32:13
Michael Whalen – Watercolor Sky – 35:39
Doug Cameron – The Journey – 42:20
Pat Metheny Group – Phase Dance – 47:00
Avi C. Engel – The Oven Bird’s Song – 56:20
Dead Can Dance – Rakim (Live) [Remastered] – 01:01:12
Lycia – A Failure – 01:07:05
Drab Majesty – Induction – 01:12:03
Drab Majesty – Dot in the Sky – 01:14:27
Small Black – Tampa – 01:19:56
Turn On The Sunlight – Miles and Miles of Ocean (feat. Laraaji) – 01:24:40
Arbol Perenne (Gabo) – Era Venus – 01:27:24
Nova Pon & Turning Point Ensemble – Symphonies of Mother and Child – V. Eternity’s Sun Rise – 01:30:51
Rudy Adrian – Reflections on a Moonlit Lake – 01:41:58
Lisa Bella Donna – Dawn Of a New Age – 01:46:55

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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 050 – rebirth & renewal

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This week marks Convergence Zone’s 50th episode – and the second week of KSER’s Spring Drive.  We approach the season of rebirth and renewal – with music from Philip Glass, David Bowie, Psychic Temple, Mary Halvorson, Lori Goldston and Stefan Christoff, Norm Chambers, and Colin Chin

Celebrating upcoming regional performances with Afrocop, EarthtoneSkytone, AeTopus, and much more

Please take the time to make Convergence Zone and the rest of KSER’s music and news programming possible – visit KSER.org to make your donation.  If you visit the desktop version of the site, you can mention your favorite shows 🙂

Convergence Zone rises up from the underworld and faces the sun – tonight at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming at kser.org

Panabrite – Dune – 00:00
Stuttgart State Opera (1989)- Act I,Year 1 of Akhnaten’s Reign,Thebes, Prelude: Refrain, Verse 1, Verse 2, Verse 3 – Philip Glass: Akhnaten – 05:05

David Bowie – Lazarus – 16:25
EarthtoneSkytone – Two Sides, One Reflection – 24:16
Vijay Iyer Trio – Chorale – 28:12
Mary Halvorson – Amaryllis – 32:37
Afrocop – Mantis Revolver – 41:13
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Theia – 47:13
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The Silver Cord – 50:33
Mildlife – Future Life – 54:57
Ascendant – Adorations of the Void – 59:29
AeTopus – Clean Break – 01:06:21
Perge – Calybration – 01:09:53
Colin Chin – The Playbook – 01:17:38
Klaus Schulze – Osiris – Pt. 1 – 01:20:01
IKSRE – dawn in a foreign city – 01:26:23
Lori Goldston & Stefan Christoff – A view of the Pacific Ocean from a roof at 6am – 01:31:05
Andy Aquarius – Golla – 01:37:13
Psychic Temple – Music for Airports 1/1 – 01:46:05

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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 I

BOUNDLESS

APEIRON I & II

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, https://terminusvoid.com/


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Episode 049 – Spring Equinox, Spring Pledge Drive

first aired 03.12.24

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Tuesday, March 19 marks the vernal equinox, the beginning of Year Two for Convergence Zone — as part of KSER’s Spring Drive for 2024

KSER brings news from around the world and music programmed by human DJs – a mix you can’t hear anywhere else. We need your support to make this possible – donate today at kser.org – click the big red DONATE NOW button, click the link for desktop mode, and you can mention my show in the Comments field if you value the mix of ambient atmospheres from the Pacific Northwest and beyond 🙂

For this Spring Equinox edition – I’ll have a surprise from my friends at Beacon Sound Records in Portland, along with regional music for the transition – by Select Level, Hello Meteor, Pure Bathing Culture, Terminus Void, AeTopus, and George Winston

Brand new music from Rudy Adrian, Steve Roach, David Helping & Jon Jenkins, Christian Fiesel, and more

Anniversaries from Depeche Mode and The Cure

Convergence Zone arrives on the spring equinox – Tuesday March 19 – 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER, 89.9 KXIR, streaming at kser.org

Select Level – The Race – 00:00
Pure Bathing Culture – Devotion – Acoustic – 02:51
Slowdive – shanty – 05:49
The Cure – Pictures Of You – 12:37
Soft Release – Find You Later – 20:13
Midnight High – Perfect Sun – 25:23
Caroline Polachek – Butterfly Net (feat. Weyes Blood) – 30:17
Hello Meteor – The Move After Organization (Shining Tiger) – 35:46
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence – 38:56
Depeche Mode – Sibeling – 43:21
LIGHTSPEAR – Traffic – 46:40
Cartas de Japón – Ostende – 51:29
AeTopus – Memento – 01:00:24
Lori Goldston & Stefan Christoff – Around points of convergence – 01:08:14
Lori Goldston & Stefan Christoff – Solar in duet – 01:11:24
David Helpling – A Treasured World – 01:23:07
Rudy Adrian – The Belt of Orion – 01:28:50
T. R. Jordan – On Air – 01:36:00
Mount Maxwell – Lozenge with Two Lines and Blue, 1926 – 01:40:11
Terminus Void – Waiting on Infinity – 01:46:40
Steve Roach – This is Why (excerpt) – 01:51:20

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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.046 – anniversaries, upcoming live shows & remembering Mark Hollis

first aired 02.27.2024

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Meltt / Within You, Within Me / Within You, Within Me
Altin Gün / Ordunun Dereleri / Yol
Mt Fog / I am the Sea, You are the Clouds / I am the Sea, You are the Clouds
Midnight High / Domino / Domino
Caroline Polachek / Spring Is Coming With A Strawberry In The Mouth / Desire, I Want To Turn Into You: Everasking Edition
Christine and the Queens / I disappear in your arms / La vita nuova
Talk Talk / It’s My Life (Remastered 1997) / It’s My Life (Remastered 1997)
Public Service Broadcasting / The Race For Space (instrumental) / The Race For Space (instrumentals)
Public Service Broadcasting / Go! / The Race For Space
Lykke Li / I Follow Rivers – The Magician Remix / De Maxx Long Player 24
Tears For Fears / Listen – Clean Intro / Songs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition)
Brothertiger / Everybody Wants to Rule the World / Brothertiger Plays: Tears for Fears’ Songs from the Big Chair
Sky Cries Mary / Deep River / Moon Bathing On Sleeping Leaves
Pink Floyd / One of These Days / Meddle
Mildlife / Yourself / Yourself
Lane Lines / Hard to Breathe / Cancelled Plans
Hello Meteor / Rain at the Marina / The Turn After a Storm
Talk Talk / Inheritance – 1997 Remaster / Spirit of Eden
Daryl Groetsch / Above the Shore (Radio Edit) / Above the Shore
Cartas de Japón / Chapadmalal / Santa Clara
Steve Roach & Robert Rich / Soma Waves / Waves of Now
Intervales / Balm of Gilead / Balm of Gilead
Laraaji / Ocean (Glimpse) / Ocean
Talk Talk / The Rainbow (excerpt) / Spirit of Eden