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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
Segment break
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.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

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

TimeArtistSongAlbumShow Notes
 FM AttackTimelesssTimelessMarch 24, 2023 w/ add’l vocals by Stella Dee Ward
 Nation of LanguageRush and FeverIntroduction, Presence2020 debut LP
 NAVVIUltimaeVSeattle new music
 Sally ShaproDulcinea (Ben Macklin Remix)Sad Cities (The Remixes)Swedish duo; London-based remixer; April 2022
 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
 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
 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.009

Listen now from the show archive

The dark palettes of the Pacific Northwest evoke vibes of gothic music and synthwave for many area artists, and this week on Convergence Zone we embrace that vibe

Brand new music from Frore and Locsil with Lawrence English; recent tracks by Bart Hawkins and Remote Vision

Vancouver BC cityscapes from FM Attack and LEATHERS

Gothic classics from A Covenant of Thorns, New Order, Sisters of Mercy, and Depeche Mode

With more surprises in store

Convergence Zone arrives Tuesdays at 10:30pm PDT on 90.7 KSER-FM, 89.9 KXIR-FM, and streaming at, smart speakers, TuneIn, and all fine internet radio services

TimeTrack NameAlbum NameArtist NameNotes
0:00To Ride A PterodactylEntering the Axis MundiBart Hawkins2023 album from Oregon artist 
 11:06ElegiaLow-LifeNew Order 
 15:49ClosedownDisintegrationThe Cure 
 19:52Marian – VersionFirst and Last and AlwaysSisters of Mercy 
 30:07PreciousPlaying the AngelDepeche Mode 
 34:34NumbBlackA Covenant of ThornsDarkwave project Scott-David Allen, originally from Seattle
 38:17Give Me a ReasonThe Runner (OST)Boy Harshersoundtrack to a short horror film written, produced, and directed by the duo
 38:54HighriseHighriseLEATHERSSolo electro-pop from Shannon Hemmett from ACTORS in Vancouver, BC
 42:18Sleepless NightsDreamaticFM AttackVaporwave pioneer from Vancouver, BC
 48:41The Girl with the Sun in Her HeadIn SidesOrbital 
59:00End Segment One
1:00:00BrainlessResults, Not AnswersYoung Scientist   Seattle trio formed in the 1970s – James Husted, Roland Barker, Marc Barreca
1:13:41The ArchitectThe Architecture of TimeRemote Vision 
 1:20:29Trapped in AmberBiomeFrorePaul Casper – “inspired by the interconnectedness of a forest, how one small swath of nature can contain infinite microbes, many components that comprise the whole”
 1:29:58Fundamental ValuesTripping with Nils FrahmNils Frahm 
 1:43:12Closed CircuitFRKWYS Vol. 13 – SunergySuzanne Ciani
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
 1:52:45VioletColours of AirLoscil,Lawrence English“collection of recordings of a century old pipe organ housed at the historic Old Museum in Brisbane, Australia, which were then processed, transformed, and elevated into eight majestic electro-acoustic threshold devotionals”
First aired May 9, 2023