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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, TuneIn, and suchlike

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
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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, TuneIn,  etc

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 
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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  
 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, TuneIn, all that good stuff

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)