‘John Louis Kluck comes back to the Kahvi shores for the first release of 2023 with an epic ambient journey through ‘The Minds Eye”
Kind of classical ambient, but great as a peaceful focus atmosphere.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the influential painters at the heart of the French Impressionist movement: Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). The men in her circle could freely paint in busy bars and public spaces, while Morisot captured the domestic world and found new, daring ways to paint quickly in the open air. Her work shows women as they were, to her: informal, unguarded, and not transformed or distorted for the eyes of men. The image above is one of her few self-portraits, though several portraits of her survive by other artists, chiefly her sister Edma and her brother-in-law Edouard Manet.
(I’m actually trying to find an efficient way to log podcasts I like and want to track later. BBC won’t give me an embed, but it will apparently generate a QR code?)
This week is for catching up on my podcast queue. Hypnagogue is one of the best ambient, electronic and contemporary instrumental music podcasts out there. This one:
Just 90 more minutes of really tasty musical treats. Things get a bit droney for a while, and we spend a good bit of time with contemporary composers. Definitely an episode for those with eclectic tastes. We’re all over the map here.
I can’t figure out how to make it embed right now, so click through.
Posting to WordPress from my Downcast podcasting app rrrreally doesn’t work, which is a shame because I really only think to save these things in the moment of listening. But the Parish News is 1) always good 2) generating a queue of ten as yet unplayed episodes on my phone and this will remind me to spend a day with them, And also maybe someone will find this and discover this wonderful experimental music podcast, which would be a fine thing.
A section of my podcast list for your amusement:
If you’re on an iPhone, do not for god’s sake use the Apple Podcast app. I use Downcast, lots of people recommend Overcast or Pocket Casts.
Ben Blackett – Leap of Faith (Portals)
John Gregorius – The Expansive Sky (Full of Life)
Divine Matrix – 9 Planets (Helios)
Ian Boddy – Omicron (Portals / Compilation)
Eleon – Secretly Meeting With You (Rendezvous)
Catalin Marin – Art of Darkness (Art of Darkness)
Mark Shields’ The Monday Graveyard seems to have given up on tracklistings, but you can listen and get the subscribe details at this link here and be assured that for 197 episodes — and I’ve listened to most of them, I think! — it’s always been a good show filled with fine ambient/drone/electronic/calm musics.
SEQUENCES is a podcast I recently discovered.
“We welcome you to another special edition, the music of David Parsons, an influential musician who has been so important in our genre of electronic sounds…. his experiences traveling through Central Asia over the years have given him an insight into his own music. The darkness that has remained a defining element of his sound today, he says, “not darkness, really. It’s more like a sense of awe. You go to the Himalayas and you hear the rumble of the ice and the low long horns of the monastery. Tibetan Buddhism has that darkness: it’s not evil, it’s the awesome power of the universe, the sound of Om. That’s the darkness I’m drawn to.””