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World Ambience

Airs Monday December 11th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, a quiet excursion into world music. Since the invention of the microphone, electronic devices have been used to capture acoustic sounds and instruments and alter their sonic qualities. Thereby including “real” sounds into the arsenal of the electronic musician. We’ll hear from Trance Mission, Robert Rich, and many, many others. Enjoy!

Inspired Ambient

Airs Monday December 4th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Continuing on with “ambient” electronic music from last week, we explore more recent ambient music releases by artist inspired by Eno’s work. None of this music is classified as “Generative Music,” but rather composed as to be not necessarily melodic or rhythmic, but many times evoking various emotions. We’ll hear from Bill Laswell, Csillagköd, and many others. Peace out!

Eno: Ambient

Airs Monday November 27th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Way back in 1995, Brian Eno coined the term “Generative Music” to describe the computer systems being built to generate music within specified parameters. Eno used these systems to create his ambient music since with album and art installments. His latest example, “Reflection,” which was just released this years. On his website, Eno likens this music to his composition released in 1985 title “Thursday Afternoon.” So, we will hear this composition for the second half of the show. Peace!

Classical Inspirations

Airs Monday November 20th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, electronic music that has inspiration from the classical genre. Either the more complex style of chord changes or electro-acoustic music including a traditionally classical instrument. Music from Vangelis, Dean De Benedictus, and many others. Enjoy the nachtmusik!

Soft Glitch

Airs Monday November 13th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, a playlist of what I call “soft glitch.” Most of the music that is considered “glitch” tends to be rather abrasive, which is fun. But this week I decided to find less abrasive music that still includes the glitchy techniques. Hope you enjoy this softer side of “glitch.” Music from Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, and many others.

Space Jazz

Airs Monday November 6th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

These are becoming one of my most popular installments on the New Dreamers. Electronic music heavy with jazz overtones. We’ll hear from Pharoah Sanders, Robert Miles, and many others. Cheers!

Halloween Mix (Experimental & Horror Soundtracks w/Miscellaneous)

Airs Monday October 30th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A night of bumps in the dark, using experimental electronic music, horror soundtracks, and miscellaneous sounds mixed/mashed live on the eve of Halloween. Hope you enjoy!

Guitar Electric

Airs Monday October 23rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next Mew Dreamers, I mix some experimental electric guitar works along with more traditional uses. We’ll hear from David Torn’s latest studio album along with David Sylvian, King Crimson, and many others. And remember next week, Monday October 30th, we will have a Halloween Special! Be afraid, be very afraid …

Progressive Techno from the 90’s

Airs Monday October 16th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Jumping from the 70’s to the 90’s in just one week, we’ll hear from some the more progressive techno artists that where around in the 90’s, such as Shpongle, The Future Sound of London, and many others. Hope you enjoy! Heads up. I’m work on the “New Dreamers Halloween Special” for you, to be aired the night before Halloween, Monday, October 30th. Tune in!

Classic Electronica from the 70’s

Airs Monday October 9th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Classic sounds from the 70’s. Analog synthesizers and sequencers made their debut in the 70’s. Because of their relative affordability and accessibility, new electronic musicians flocked to created music for a new generation of enthusiastic listeners, and I was one. I just really love these thick peculating sounds that defined electronic music of the 70’s. We’ll here from Neuronium, Didier Bocquet, and many others. enjoy the reminiscence with me!

Downtempo

Airs Monday September 25th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, selections from the Downtempo genre. It started in Ibiza which had become well known for its association with nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the summer club scene in the late 80’s. Several years before 2010, the island’s government and the Spanish Tourist Office had been working to promote more family-oriented tourism, with the police closing down clubs that played music at late night hours, but by 2010 this policy was reversed. Around 2015 it was resumed. A “chilly” response … to people just trying to have a good time!

Electric World

Airs Monday September 18th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

“Electric World” will be pulling music from the Ethnic Electronica or Ethnotronica genres which combines Electronica and World music. The playlist will consist of some of the lessor played music on the New Dreamers from artist such as 1 Giant Leap, B-Tribe, and many others. Cheers!

Spotted Peccary

Airs Monday September 11th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Usually when deciding on a playlist, I focus on genre’s, time period’s, or topical subjects, but this time I thought I do something a little different. The music label “Spotted Peccary” has been faithfully sending me promo CD’s for several years, of some really great electronic music artist. And, by way of thanking them, I dedicate an entire 2 hours of programing to their artists. We’ll hear from Craig Padilla, Paul Ellis, and many, many others. Thanks Spotted Peccary!

Space Guitar

Airs Monday September 4th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, space music that features the electric guitar. We’ll also feature a classic album from legendary Steve Hillage at midnight that influenced many space guitarist for decades to come, “Rainbow Dome Musick.” Other music from Jon Durant, Fripp & Eno, and many others.

Speak Electric

Airs Monday August 28th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Spoken word and electronic music have been together for a very long time, especially since the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s influential day’s beginning in 1958.

Electronica

Airs Monday August 21st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronica of the 21st Century

Airs Monday August 14th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, progressive electronica released in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2009 not many artist brought about new genres to electronic music, but they seemed to focus on mixing and converging previous styles of the preceding decades. Many new artist emerged and we’ll hear from many new to the scene. Music from Phutureprimitive, Green Isac, and many others. Retro for the millennials!

Electronica

Airs Monday August 7th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Ethno-Electronica

Airs Monday July 31st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, we’ll hear ethnic sounds from traditional instruments such as the Didgeridoo, various ancestral flutes, throat singing, Djembe, etc. enhanced or manipulated by sound processing devices. Coupled with synthesizers, samplers, sequencers to create earthy soundscapes bringing ancient tonalities into our living rooms. Double shots of music from Robert Rich, Trance Mission, and many, many others. Inner-space out!

Academic Electronic

Airs Monday July 24th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

In the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s electronic music studio’s were built by colleges and universities like Yale and Columbia-Princeton to accommodate explorations in the emerging new technologies in sound making. These academics were electricians, engineers, as well as being composers and musicians. They were truly creating music never heard before and treading new ground in music that established them as icon’s for latter generations. On the next New Dreamers, we’ll hear some of this ground breaking work by artist Bülent Arel, Morton Subotnick, and many, many others. Enjoy the slice of history!

Brian Eno – Ambient

Airs Monday July 17th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, we feature the Ambient music of Brian Eno. Coining the term ambient music, he has produce this genre of music since 1975, while also maintaining his footprint in the pop world. Eno has said of ambient music, “when I first started making ambient music, I was setting up systems using synthesizers that generated pulses more or less randomly. The end result is a kind of music that continuously changes. Of course, until computers came along, all I could actually present of that work was a piece of its output.” Eno has created generative music for art installation, video game soundtrack and has even created apps for Apple iOS. We’ll hear music from Eno’s albums Ambient 2: Plateau of Mirrors, Lux, and others. Enjoy!

Orchestral Electronics

Airs Monday July 10th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronica with instruments and/or themes from the classical genre. Featuring the most recent album from electronic music icon Vangelis, who released “Rosetta” last year. inspired by the space mission of the same name that landed a probe on a comet. Music from Orbital, Brian Eno, and many, many others.

Glitchy Jazz

Airs Monday July 3rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

“Glitch” is the apparent obliteration of sound by way of distortions and low fidelity, or editing hard cuts and stutters to give a decidedly “broken” impression. Maybe it’s a reflection of the artists impressions of our modern society? Some beautiful moments of music often interrupted by abrasive sounds are the tone of the day. This week’s playlist features a tilt toward jazz and hip hop. Music from Coon, Flying Lotus, and many, many others. Oh, and don’t call in to the station to tell me something’s wrong with the CD Player!

Guitar Electronique

Airs Monday June 26th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The electric guitar is the featured instrument on the next New Dreamers. George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker developed the first viable electric guitar in 1931, then Les Paul took it to another level and developed sound enhancing techniques that are the basis for for much of today’s digital effects. From experimental to soaring leads, music from David Torn, Fripp and Eno, and many others. Rock on!

Journey to the Stars

Airs Monday June 19th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A virtual journey to the stars through electronic music. Spacy ambient and pulsing sequences to invoke the journey mankind dreams of. Music from Csillagkod, Rudy Adrian, and many others. Space out!

“Electro-Jazz”

Airs Monday June 12th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, jazzy rhythms and melodies with quirky electronics mixed with some electro-acoustic performances to make your night groovy. Music from Robert Miles, DJ Spooky, and many others. Enjoy the ‘hot jazz’ and ‘moody blues’ New Dreamers style!

“Classic Electronica from the 21st Century”

Airs Monday June 5th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, electronic musicians mix various sub genres of electronica creating new sounds and techniques that will set the stage for more evolutions to the music making and listening universe. Double shots of tracks from Shpongle, Sverre Knut Johansen, and many others. Progressive Electronica at its best!

“Classic Electronica from Years Past”

Airs Monday May 29th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

I pay tribute to some of the electronic music that inspired me growing up. From the 70’s & 80’s the popularization had taken root and record companies courted the likes of Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and Jean Michel Jarre. Electronic music wasn’t just for the universities and colleges to experiment with any more, it was moving torward the main stream. And many, like I, were excited about the new musical sounds we heard. From those artist and more, we will hear classics that many of you may remember well. Enjoy the memories.

“Ethno Electric”

Airs Monday May 22nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

This week we explore music that includes ethnic instrument from around the world such as didgeridoos, rebabs, various flutes, etc. coupled with electronic sounds and treatments. The majority of these tracks with evoke a feeling of spiritualism. Music from Kenneth Newby, Peter Gabriel, and many others.

“Spacemusic”

Airs Monday May 15th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The genre called “Spacemusic” has been described as being “tranquil, hypnotic and moving,”
while others describe it as simply being “spacious.” On the next next New Dreamers, we’ll just take you into outer space with music from Rudy Adrian, Fripp & Eno, and many others. Please listen and get “spaced out!”

“EDM Double Shots”

Airs Monday May 8th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Next on the New Dreamers, “Electronic Dance Music” from this decade. Commonly, when discussing Electronic Music, many of the younger folks think of EDM. The New Dreamers has attempted to show, through examples, that there is all kinds of electronic music that make up all kinds of genre’s that is not just EDM. But we certainly don’t want to exclude this dynamic genre from the series, so here’s some double shots from artist like David Guetta, Daft Punk, and many others. Enjoy the “thumps.”

“Electro-Acoustic Dreams”

Airs Monday May 1st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music with acoustic highlights. Trumpets, violins, and other traditional instruments team with electronic sound to create a wonderful tapestry of emotional and dramatic soundscapes. Music from Johan Agebjorn, Mark Isham, and many others.

“Analog Sequence”

Airs Monday April 24th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Back to the good ‘ol days when analog was all the rave. We’ll focus on analog sequencers which allow one musician to sound like many. They were limited in how many notes they could play in a loop format, but they had some really interesting benefits as well. Music from Mark Shreeve, Klaus Schulze, and Edgar Froese. Enjoy the golden oldies!

“String Theory”

Airs Monday April 17th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, electronic music with a commonality of orchestral strings. Violins, Cello’s and the like are featured as the melodic driven source in collaboration with electronics. Music from Klaus Schulze, Magnetic Man, and many others.

“Double Shot Electronica”

Airs Monday April 10th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A double shot of both new and old. Featuring heavy sequencer use by artist like Tangerine Dream, Spacetime Continuum, and many others.

“Spoken Word”

Airs Monday April 2nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Spoken word from a wide variety of influences. Music from Laurie Anderson, Psychic Trance Fur, and many, many others.

“Space Jazz”

Airs Monday March 27th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

From the jazz genre of electronica. Music from 4Hero, Bill Laurance, and many, many others.

“Ambient Ethno Space”

Airs Monday March 20th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Slow ambience with environmental sounds for a relaxing evening. Music from Steve Roach, TUU, amd Many, Many others.

“Progressive Techno”

Airs Monday March 13th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Many of my favorite artist in the techno genre, but with a little intellect. Music from Robert Mikes, Shpongle, and many, many others.

“Esoteric Electronica from the 90’s”

Airs Monday March 6th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Various genre bending artist from the 1990’s. The Orb, The Future Sound of London, Laurie Anderson, and many more.

“Progressive Electronica”

Airs Monday March 6th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

From the more progressive side of electronic music, we’ll hear some cool tunes from Shpongle, Robert Miles, and many other cool artists. Tune in!

“World Music Electronic”

Airs Monday February 27th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Celebrating World music. On the next New Dreamer we celebrate many world music artists from many nations. We’ll hear from artist such as U. Srinivas, Djivan Gasparyan, and many others.

“Earth Tones”

Airs Monday February 20th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Slowing down to a crawl. On the next New Dreamer, Ambience of Earth sounds. Music from Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, and many others. Mmmm.

“New Age Electro-Acoustics”

Airs Monday February 13th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some mellow New Age music with complementing acoustic instrumentation from some great artists. Music from Klaus Schønning, Steven Halphern, and many others. Enjoy the peace!

“Electric Glitch, Pt. 2″

Airs Monday February 6th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The genre “Glitch” has been described as a genre that adheres to an “aesthetic of failure,” where the deliberate use of glitch-based audio media, and other sonic artifacts, is a central concern. On the next New Dreamers, we continue in this vein, but includes some glitchy sounds that are not typically associated with the genre. Music from Bill Laswell, Jean Michel Jarre, and many, many others.

“Electric Glitch”

Airs Monday January 30th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Undoubtedly I will get some phone calls, telling me something is wrong with the CD player, from listeners unfamiliar with the genre known as “glitch.” That’s okay, I’ll tell them that there a ghost in the machine. Music from Surface 10, BT, and many, many others.

Airs Monday January 23rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

We’ll ratchet it up a little with some EDM. Interestingly, Electronic Dance Music is the same as Techno, House, and various other genre’s that were played in the Rave scene, but re-branded by the music industry to de-emphasis the reputation of the drug culture associated at Raves. We’ll hear from artist such as The Future Sound of London, Deepernet, and many more. Tune in and get dancing!

“Electronic Space, Pt. 2″

Airs Monday January 16th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Part 2 of the outer space theme of electronic music. Music from Michael Garrison, Rudy Adrian, and many others. Enjoy the space!

“Electronica from Years Past”

Airs Monday January 2nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Back in the time capsule of electronic music pasts. Classic music, classic artists. Music from Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and many others. Enjoy the memories!

“Electronic 2016″

Airs Monday December 26th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

It’s coming to another close in the modern years of electronic music for 2016. All the music you hear on the next New Dreamers will have been released this last year. Some up and down tempo’s and moods, and even some visits from artists from the classic 70’s and 80’s period returning with retro and new sounds for our listening pleasure. Music from Jean Michel Jarre, Motion Graphics, Deepernet, and many, many others. Happy 2017!

“Solstice Electronica”

Airs Monday December 19th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Music with a decidedly wintry theme, with Craig Padilla’s “Vostok,” about a lake in Antacrtica, to Klaus Schulze’s Freeze. This music will not warm you up tonight, grab a blanket and chill! Happy holidays …

“Eastern Electric”

Airs Monday December 12th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Eastern flavors of electronica from artist including Laraaji, Talvin Singh, and many others.

“90’s Electronica”

Airs Monday December 5th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A variety of electronica from the 1990’s featuring some classic artist such as Tangerine Dream and Vangelis who kept their audiences listening. And from new artists in the 90’s such as Vapourspace and Shpongle, who brought new sounds to the electronic music genre. Enjoy!

“Electronic Guitar”

Airs Monday November 28th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music influenced by the electric guitar. Music from The Orb with David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Porcupine Tree, and many others.

“Electronic Beats”

Airs Monday November 21st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

After a few weeks of relatively soft music, it’s time to kick it up a few notches with some electronic beats! Music from the new album from Jean Michel Jarre, Infected Mushroom, Vector Lovers, and many others. Cheers!

“Sequential Electronics”

Airs Monday November 14th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Next time on the New Dreamers, we further explore the use of sequencers. Music from current and classic artist such as Chronotope, Klaus Schulze and many others.

“Calming Electronica”

Airs Monday November 7th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

In an extraordinarily emotional election cycle, I submit music to calm the spirit. Music from Howard Givens & Craig Padilla, Levi Chen, and many others. Relax … remember, it’s all just a big holographic universe anyway!

“Halloween Special: Early Electronica”

Airs Monday October 31st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

In the tradition of New Dreamers on Halloween, sounds from early electronic music composer’s to spook your friend’s. Music from Delia Debyshire, Otto Luening and many, many other. Happy Halloween!

“Ambient: Coastal Inspirations”

Airs Monday October 24th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A moody playlist of ambient electronica inspired by a misty Oregon coast adventure. The prominent sounds and rhythms of waves coming and going give a sense of peace and gratitude to all those who visit the coastlines. And if you sit and listen long enough on a cool starry night, you can be transported to other worldly meditations. Music from Rudy Adrian, A Produce, and may others. I hope you enjoy.

“Electric Guitar”

Airs Monday October 17th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Perhaps the most popular electronic instrument is the electric guitar. With the advent of amplification and various sonic effects, the electric guitar has a wide palette of sonic possibilities. In collaboration with other electronic devices we have the modern electric orchestra. Music from Pink Floyd, Liquid Tension Experiment, and many, many others.

“East Meets Electronic”

Airs Monday October 10th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music with Eastern influences. Music from Maneesh de Moor, Amethystium, amd many, many others.

“2015 & 2016 Electronica”

Airs Monday October 3rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

From new and old electronic composer’s within the last to years, a variety of sonic adventures. Jean-Michel Jarre’s recent collaboration to Infected Mushroom and Modestep, a very current selected playlist for the electronica genre. Enjoy!

“Electric Sounds of the 80’s”

Airs Monday September 26th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

While creating this playlist, I was struck by the variety of sounds and styles coming out of the 80’s. Seems like so much of today’s popular electronic music has the same beat and the same sounds. Maybe I’m getting to be an old fogy, but it was fun to listen to that ‘ol time electronica’ again! I hope you enjoy it too! Music from Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Klaus Shulze, Laurie Anderson, and many others.

“Electric Jazz”

Airs Monday September 19th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic sound with more than a little hint of jazz. Music from Floex, The Drift, and many others.

“Chilled Electric”

Airs Monday September 12th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

From the Chill/Lounge genre, down tempo beats from artist such as Young American Primitive, Cabaret Voltaire, and many others.

“Earthy Electronic”

Airs Monday September 5th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Earthy sounds in electronica. Featuring Robert Rich, Suspended Memories, and many more.

“Sequencia Electronica”

Airs Monday August 29th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Music that employs the use of the music sequencer. Artist BT, Craig Padilla, and many others.

“Eclectic Electric”

Airs Monday August 22nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

From a variety of categories and moods, electronic music from artist such as Jon Durant, Paul Ellis, and many others.

“Electric Middle East”

Airs Monday August 15th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Middle Eastern flavors in electronic music featuring Robert Rich, Bombay Dub Orchestra, and many, many others. Enjoy!

“Sequential Electronica”

Airs Monday August 8th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Sequencers are one of the electronic musician’s best friends. It allows one to create repeating patterns that frees the musician to accompany themselves or , with modern sequencers, to create entirely pre-programed orchestras of sound. On the next New Dreamer, we explore music that features this wonderful invention. Featuring music from artist such as Autechre, Csillagkod, and many, many other.

“That Ol’ Time Electronica”

Airs Monday August 1st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

This being the 20th year of hosting New Dreamers and the show turning 35, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic. So, I put together a playlist that reflects music that I might have been listening to around 30 years ago when I first got the bug of electronica. Music from Terry Riley, Roedelius, and many, many others.

“Alternative Age”

Airs Monday July 25th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

In opposition to last week theme, we visit darker rock influenced themes in the electronica catagories. Music from Steve Hillage, William Orbit, and many, many others.

“Electronic New Age”

Airs Monday July 18th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Many different styles and combinations of electronic, experimental and acoustic new age were introduced in the 1970s including influences and artists from Asia, such as Kitaro and Yellow Magic Orchestra. Mew Age music is embossed with a kind of spirituality stemming from beautiful, uplifting melodies and blissful tonalities. On the next New Dreamers, we will explore the genre known as “New Age” music with artists new and old such as Kitaro, Klaus Schonning, Justin Vanderberg to name a few. Peace!.

“Hints of Jazz”

Airs Monday July 11th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, electronic artist showing a jazzier side of electronic music. Music from 4hero, The Art of Noise, and many others. Tune in!

“Progressive Techno”

Airs Monday July 4th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

More upbeat and more electronics, featuring Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Amon Tobin, and many, many others. Happy 4th!

“Ambient: On Land”

Airs Monday June 27th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Similar to last week, a moody collection of ambient works, this time very down to Earth. Music from Howard Givens, Steve Roach, Kenneth Newby, and many others.

“Ambient: Space”

Airs Monday June 20th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A moody space induced collection of electronica perfect for viewing the full moon. Music from Rudy Adrian, Cavestar, and many others.

“Experimental Electronic Music”

Airs Monday June 13th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, we open the electronic music archives with music from the more academic circles. Spanning from early 50’s to more recent experiments in sound/music. It’s going to be a very strange night. Music from Alessandero Bosetti, the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, Richard Devine, and many others. Keep Eugene Weird!

“Electro-Acoustic Strings”

Airs Monday May 30th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Acoustic virtuosity meets electronics with a focus on stringed instruments such as guitar and violin. Music from U. Srinivas & Michael Brook, Green Isaac Orchestra, Patrick O’Hearn, and many others.

“Electro-Jazz”

Airs Monday May 23rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, a genre that has many names. Nu Jazz, Jazztronic, Space Jazz, but you get the idea. Jazz by electronic musicians. Music from Aliens Are, DJ Krush, Jeff Oster, and many others.

“Retro”

Airs Monday May 16th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Referencing last week show, we will hear more contemporary artists that hearken back to that classic 70’s sound in electronica when the sounds where mostly analog and fat and new! Music from Craig Padilla, Chronotope, Kraftwelt, and many, many more.

“Classic Electronic from the 1970’s”

Airs Monday May 9nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

I started listening to electronic music in the late 70’s and have continued to be a hard core fan ever since. The idea that the sounds where other worldly, generated from electricity, gave me endless visions of possibilities. This would be a playlist that I might have enjoyed during those early years, I hope you enjoy it now, 35 years later. Music from such icons as Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and many, many others.

“Guitar Electronica”

Airs Monday May 2nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some acoustic and mostly electric guitar in the electronica genre’s. Usually these shows tend to get a little loud, but this week show I’ll try to keep it a little more domecticated. There wll even be little slide into the country genre from Steve Roach and Roger King. Other music from Steve Tibbetts, Robert Fripp, Pat Metheny and many, many others.

“Space Music”

Airs Monday April 25th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Space music can be a variety of styles within its genre, even including Lounge and Down-Tempo. But for our purposes, we will focus on a more strict interpretation with “Space” being the focus. Musicologist Joseph Lanza relates space music to prior generations of relaxing or environmental music, with a twist, writing, “Space music is easy-listening with amnesia, sounding like the future but retaining unconscious ties to elevator music of the past.” Music from Z, Chronotpe, and a visit from an early electronic musician, Else Marie Pade. Hope you enjoy.

“Dub”

Airs Monday April 18th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Dub-Step and Down-Tempo are among many genre’s that blur together in a range of various electronic music styles. On the next New Dreamers we will hear from a mix of artist that have these styles in common. Music from Sounds from the Ground, Pentatonik, Sonicambience, and many, many others.

“Popular Electronica”

Airs Monday April 11th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The last few week’s we’ve been listening to, perhaps, the more ‘difficult listening’ music in the electronic music universe. So, we’ll take a break and hear from the most popular electronic music on the show. I usually get lot’s of phone calls on these particular pieces expressing enthusiasm. Music from Shpongle, Amon Tobin, BT, and many others. Enjoy …

“Experimental Electronic”

Airs Monday April 4th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Well, it’s time to remind ourselves that music is many things to many people. Some enjoy the tapping of their feet to the rhythms of the beat; some enjoy the emotional harmonies and chord changes; still other enjoy the exploration of sound itself. John Cage once said “It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of “culture.” With that in mind, we explore composers who will never make the top 40 of popular charts, and don’t want to. Music from Alessandro Bosetti, Briggan Krauss, Kluster, and many others.

“Dreamers Trance”

Airs Monday March 28th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The electronic music genre known as “Trance” is usually repetitive rhythmically attempting to induce a ‘trance-like’ state for the listener. Although this may seem to be a redundant task to some listeners, I have chosen 2 artist’s that evoke, for me, the spirit of that genre that intrigues me as a listener. Ob1’s happenstance recording Anubismatist undulates through many soundscapes with spoken work sprinkled throughout the recording will consist of the first hour of the show. The second artist I had discovered over 15 years ago on MP3.com (no longer maintained) and was intrigued with his work, which hearken back to the 1970’s performances of Klaus Schulze and others. Craig has fallen into many category’s, but these two pieces are enjoyably repetitive by adding new lines of music, transcending the norm for the Trance genre. The first piece is entitled “Vostok” (2002) and is about 50 minutes long, the second piece from Craig is called “Currents” from one of his more recent recordings and fills out the remaining time for the show. Hope you enjoy!

“Synthetic Dreams”

Airs Monday March 21st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, a focus on electronic sounds generated from synthesizer and sequencers. Music from Synaesthesia, Paul Ellis, Tangerine Dream, and many, many others.

“Eccentric Electric”

Airs Monday March 14th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Not quiet experimental electronic music, but getting close. A Mix of electric guitar, synthesizers, samples, and electronic manipulations with distorted rhythms, disconnected melodies, and almost beautifully en-harmonic dissonance. Music ranging from artist such as Levi Chen to Radio Massacre International.

“Classical Electronica”

Airs Monday March 7th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some classics and some recent releases. Electronic music influenced from the classical music genre. Music from Kronos Quatet, Klaus Schulze, Tomita, and many others. Tune in!

“Electro-Acoustic Eastern Dreams”

Airs Monday February 29th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Musicians from the East, and those who pay honor, meet electronic musicians from the West and collaborate for an emotional mix of ethnic sounds. Music from Tony Levin, Robert Rich, and many, many others. Peace!

“Eclectic Voices in the Electric”

Airs Monday February 22nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

An eclectic mix of “spoken word” with various genres of electronica and styles of production. From downbeat to experimental and beyond. Surrounded by Ninjas, Perry Botkin, and many, many others. Enjoy!

“Primitive Ambience”

Airs Monday February 15th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The Ambient genre took on a new (or old) timbre when artist’s became fascinated with creating natural primitive soundscapes. Using shakers, didgeridoos and other sounds echoing of the distant past. Music from Steve Roach, Robert Rich, and many others. Enjoy!

“Retro Electronic”

Airs Monday February 8th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Current artist goin’ retro! Music that brings back that Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schultze style of electronica, with plenty of sequencers percolating away. Music from Synaesthesia, Paul Ellis, and many others. Hope you enjoy the retrospective themes to remind ourselves of the progressions of the art form.

“Progresive Techno”

Airs Monday February 1st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Music from some of the current top Progressive Techno artists. Music from Infected Mushroom, Robert Miles and many others. Enjoy the trip …

“Jazzy Electronics”

Airs Monday January 25th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Jazz influenced electronic music from artist such as Amon Tobin, Robert Miles, Jon Hassell, and many others.

“Sequence Electronic”

Airs Monday January 18th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, an exploration of the various uses of electronic music sequencers. Sequencers allow hands off production and control of synthesizers and other electronic devices. We’ll hear from analog and digital effects created by these wonderful tools of the electronic musician. Music from artist such as Shpongle, Jean Michel Jarre, and many others.

“Classic Electronic”

Airs Monday January 11th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some electronic music from about 40 years ago. Music from Tangerine Drem, Synergy, Micheal Stearn, and many others. Enjoy …

“Ambient Rhythms”

Airs Monday January 4th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Ambient electronic music with a distinctive rhythmic element. Music from Bill Laswell, Chronotope, A Produce, and many others.

“Electronica 2015″

Airs Monday December 28th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Selected electronic music released this year, 2015, spanning genres and artist. Diverse sounds from Green Isac Orchestra, Paul Ellis, Above and Beyond, and many others. Join me in a recap of 2015 in electronica.

“Ethnic Electric”

Airs Monday December 21th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

In honor of the Winter Solstice, electronic music that honors the traditions of ethnicity and primordial cycles. Electro-acoustic music from Artist such as Jon Hassell, Trance Mission, Mickey Hart and many others. Happy Solstice!

“Percussive Electric”

Airs Monday December 14th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music with a distinct percussive element. Music from Kodo & Tomita, Nicholas Papador, Maneesh De Moor, many, many others.

“Guitar Electric”

Airs Monday December 7th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electric guitar has been one of the earliest and most prolific instrumental motivators for electronic music innovation since the 1930’s through the 1970’s. That technology continues to be developed and more genre bending music comes from a wide assortment of artists “wielding the ax,” ranging from beautiful washes of harmonic sound to “in your face” distortion and crutch. On the next New Dreamers, music from provocative artist such as King Crimson, Micheal Brook, The Tony Levin Band, and many, many others. Tune in!

“Dark Quiet Ambient”

Airs Monday November 30th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A mood mix. Dark, quiet ambient music that reflects the soundscape of the season. Music from Cavestar, Bruno Sanfilippo, Fripp & Eno, and many others.

“Ecletic Electric”

Airs Monday November 23th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

An eclectic mix featuring music that is beautiful and strange. Up -Tempo and Down-Tempo. A mix of the old and the new. Music from diverse artists such as Vangelis, Patio, Robert Miles, and many, many others. Tune in, you’ll like this one!

“Native Electronic”

Airs Monday November 16th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

A quick mix, thanx Nancy, tragically delayed. An earthy, meditative electronic music mix with music from artist such as Coyote Oldman, Deborah Martin, Byron Metcalf, and others. Thanx for listening!

“East Meets Electronic”

Airs Monday November 9th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, electronic music that incorporates Middle Eastern and Asian melodies. Music from artist such as Maneesh De Moor, Robert Rich and many others. Tune in!

“Electronic Earth”

Airs Monday November 2nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some electronic composers use traditionally ethnic instruments, such as the didgeridoo and Tabla, to create what I call “Electronic Earth.” Music that has a distinct primitive quality. Music from Steve Roach, Trance Mission, and many, many others.

“Electric Halloween”

Airs Monday October 26th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

People are naturally uncomfortable with things unfamiliar. This applies to music as well. It has been said that electronic music lends itself to dark sounding music or sonic environments. This could be attributed to the fact that electronic sounds are more unfamiliar and potentially spooky or scary to most listeners. Experimental music is a classic media for horror and sci-fi soundtracks because of it’s unfamiliar qualities. On the next New Dreamers, Experimental electronica from current artists to some of the earliest experimentation’s in electronic music. Music from artist such as Briggan Krauss, Morton Subotnick, and many others. Boo, Happy Halloween!

“Electronica 2010-2015″

Airs Monday October 19th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some of the new electronica put out in the last 5 years. Music from artist such as Northcore, Paul Ellis and many, many others.

“Electronic 2k”

Airs Monday October 12th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music continues to evolve with the new technologies of the new millennium. Computer advances enable electronic musicians access to what used to be a room full of devices, now available in a single computer program. Virtual studios are the new norm. Many electronic musicians turn to manipulating sound using software that they develop themselves. On the next New Dreamers music from BT, Phutureprimitive, and many others.

“The Electronic 90’s”

Airs Monday October 5th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

With the explosive growth of computers, music technology and consequent reduction in the cost of equipment in the early 1990’s, it became possible for a wider number of musicians to produce electronic music. Even though initially most of the electronic music was dance music, the genre developed in the 1990’s as musicians started producing music which was not necessarily designed for the dance-floor but rather for home listening (later on referred to as “Electronica”) and slower paced music which was played throughout chillout rooms — the relaxation sections of the clubs (later on referred to as “downtempo”, “chill-out music” and “ambient music”). Music from Robert Miles, Shpongle and many others.

“The Electronic 80’s”

Airs Monday September 28th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Some revolutionary changes to the electronic music tools happened in this decade. The MIDI standards was introduced allowing various electronic devices to communicate with one another. Computers became an integral part for the electronic musician. Sampling introduced playing digitally recorded sounds on a keyboard. And many varieties of synthesis techniques, such as FM, Phase-distortion, etc. adding a wide range of new sonic possibilities. Featuring artists such as Giles Reaves, Patrick O’Hearn, and many others.

“The Electronic 70’s”

Airs Monday September 21st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Before MIDI, before most computerized uses in electronic instruments and devices, it was all analog. Circuits, resisters, diodes, etc. making up analog synthesizers, analog sequencers, and analog signal rocessors all put onto analog tape. Then pressed onto that good ol’ vinyl! Those where the days when there weren’t presets, you had to design sounds from scratch. On the next New Dreamers we will focus on electronic music made in the 1970’s with classic artists such as Tomita, Klaus Schulze, Cluster and many others.

“Rain”

Airs Monday September 14th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

“Rain” is the theme of the next New Dreamers. It’s been a long, dry summer in Oregon. In celebration of the return of the rainy season, I offer electronica of a variety of genres and styles that include artist such as Vangelis, Darshan Ambient, Jon Hassell, and many others.

“Guest Host”

Airs Monday September 7th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

On the next New Dreamers, guest host Kyle Christopher, will give you his take on electronic music. Kyle also hosts Tuesday night’s New Terrain” and Friday night’s “Continental Drift” programs on KLCC. Enjoy the change!

“Classical Electric”

Airs Monday August 31st, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Classical music electronicized! Various takes of electronic music in the classical genre. Music from Brian Eno, Tomita, Univers Zero, and many others. Tune in!

“Spoken Electronica”

Airs Monday August 25th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Many electronic musicians prefer spoken word to that of sung lyrics … telling stories or sampling famous historical speeches. Next week we will explore spoken word in electronic music with artist such as Laurie Anderson, Miranda July, Bill Laswell, and many others.

“Ambient”

Airs Monday August 17th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Ambient music can take many forms. Usually what is striking is the absence of what we normally think of as melody. Brian Eno says “Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.” We will hear music from one of Brian Eno’s more recent Ambient works as well as music from Bill Laswell, Between Interval, and many others. A very quiet night of electronica …

“Electronic Guitar”

Airs Monday August 10th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electric guitars were and perhaps still are the most popular electronic instrument. Invented in 1931 it has birthed new styles and genres. Here’s a quote from Les Paul showing the experimental nature he was prone to. “I used my mother’s radio as a PA system. I’d take the telephone, the speaking part, and take those two leads off and lead them into the radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.” Music from David Torn, Jon Durant, Joe Satriani, many others. It might get a little loud! Enjoy …

“East Meets Electric”

Airs Monday August 3rd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic music with an Asian tone. Music from Lotus, Maneesh de Moor, Bombay Dub Orchectra, and many others. Tune in!

“Electric Jazz”

Airs Monday July 27th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Many electronic musicians are inspired from the Jazz genre. Bending and twisting recorded performances into new genres such as dub step, trip hop, glitch, etc. On the next show we will explore such variations. Tune in!

“Today’s EDM”

Airs Monday July 20th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has it’s root’s in the 70’s Disco scene with artists such as Giorgio Moroder with his hit “I Feel Love” featuring Donna Summers. Today’s EDM encompasses a wide array of genres such as Techno and Trance. Next week we will focus on such artist’s as Deadmau5, Amon Tobin and many others. Get ready to feel the beat!

“Electro-Acoustic”

Airs Monday July 13th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Next week’s show will focus on acoustic instruments recorded and process with electronic devices. Music from Trance Mission, Robert Rich, and many more.

“Experimental Electronic”

Airs Monday July 6th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Experimental electronic music from early and contemporary works. John Cage once said “If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.” So this week we will explore sonic environments that may challenge the concept of music. Music from Kluster, Cavestar, Shane Morris & Mystified, and many others.

“Classic Electronic”

Airs Monday June 29th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Classic Electronic Music mostly from the last century. Music from such iconic figures as Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and Klaus Schulze. As Well as some under the radar artist. Time for some reflecting.

“Space Jazz”

Airs Monday June 22nd, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

Electronic Music with a hint a Jazz, from Trip Hop to Nu Jazz to Down Tempo and beyond. Featuring artist such as Journeyman, Amon Tobin, Aquila and many others.

“Glitchy Electronics”

Airs Monday June 15th, 11:00pm. (Playlist is posted during showtime.)

The genre known as “Glitch” will be explored this week in various forms. A genre perhaps first envisioned by L’arte dei Rumori with his manifesto The Art of Noises, written in 1913, which envisions musicians creating musical composition that make use of the mechanized sounds of our modern environment. We will discover some these new sounds with artist such as BT, Surface 10, Murcof, and many others.