Weather or Not 2: Run for Cover!

More “weather” music on this edition of At Water’s Edge, featuring the latest “Fog Music” releases from Aural Films, and a brand new release from Daniel Robert Lahey called, surprisingly enough, “weather or not”.

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Video archive at https://new.livestream.com/RadHaus/20141004weather

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Aural Films presents “Fog Music,” a series of recordings inspired by the weather condition known as fog. Light and dark, wet and dry, this invasive event is a great source of inspiration for sound artists from around the world. This project seeks to publish 24 hours of these recordings as an on-going series for all to hear and enjoy.

“Rotunda” – Simon Slator – Fog Music 14 (2014)
https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fog-music-14

Cover photography – Mark Blood.

Simon Slator of Tamworth, UK, was born and raised in the heart of the Black Country, Simon eschewed the typical Black Country past-times of cock-fighting and public drunken vulgarity to create longform ambient/drone pieces with themes or concepts. More Information: www.simonslator.co.uk

cover“Into the Mist” – Todd Peck – Fog Music 15 (2014)
https://auralfilms.bandcamp.com/album/fog-music-15

This track is inspired by the Foghorn on Burnt Island Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor, ME.Todd Peck, originally from North Tonawanda, NY, played guitar in a few bands in the 90’s. Having always been interested in the sounds of nature he started writing Ambient /Drone/Soundscape music in 2009. He draws his inspiration not only from nature but also by artists such as Bob Ohrum, Phillip Wilkerson, and Hammock. Find more of his work at relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profile/ToddPeck

Daniel Robert Lahey – weather or not (2014)
http://danielrobertlahey.bandcamp.com/album/weather-or-not

  • “swells (thing_069)”
  • “afternoon sun (thing_049)”
  • “shafts of sunlight (thing_045)”
  • “desert at twilight (thing_047)”
  • “twilight tapestry (thing_034)”
  • “roiling thermals (thing_105)”
  • “gentle waves (thing_056)”

coverfirst, the important part: all proceeds from donations for this and all of the music which has graciously made itself available to me to be recorded will go to Earthship Seattle (earthshipseattle.org), an extension of Earthship Biotecture (earthship.org). these are some great folks and i would urge you to consider using their building methods for structures you have in mind, or to get involved and help build earthships and community where you live. it’s…something wonderful.

as you will notice from the thing numbers, this collection’s rather widely distributed. one of the great things about dropping a piece and moving on to the next one instead of obsessing about the recent past (not exactly a good idea under any circumstances) is that you end up with lots of pieces that are relatively new to you. it’s more enjoyable to me, that way. that gives one more choices about what to include in a collection/album. these are all pieces that i think go well together. the “essay” part of the first piece is already in another of my collections, but i wanted to include it in the setting for which it was envisioned and aired during a live show on stillstream.com.

i couldn’t really tell you where or from whom this music comes, but i *was* the one at the keyboard for all of it and was the one diddling with effects, mixing, etc. during the process. much of the credit goes to my mom, who was frequently diddling with keyboards during my upbringing. it also goes to all of those who have listened to me live or to my recordings over the years. without their resonance, i would not feel the compulsion to extract the best music i can find waiting for me in the aether. thanks for listening, whatever it is to which you listen. as my daddy once told me, “if you want to be a good conversationalist, you need to be a good listener.” i think that applies to everything.

may you hear, see, and welcome peace.

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