At Water’s Edge looks into unexplored corners of ambient electronica to uncover beauty in unexpected places. Music is everywhere–sometimes pretty, sometimes dark, always beautiful.

Music is everywhere, in everything: in the hum of a city,
in the pulse of construction machinery or a heartbeat,
in footsteps, in laughter, in breath, in the shuffling of an impatient audience…
and, like John Cage’s “Four minutes and thirty-three seconds”,
all you have to do is sit and listen.

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At Water's Edge, 27 December 2014: Nevermore (Part 3)

The Nevermore project continues with a third edition of the program (yay!) on this week’s edition of At Water’s Edge. This week we hear from Fabio Keiner, William Spivey, Mystified, Tim Kays, Wings of an Angel, Disturbed Earth, Red clouds, Jeff Sampson, and John Sherwood. Plus, a bonus track from William Spivey and Christopher Alvarado, from their recent release Sun Dog–it’s a slightly different twist on the track that Christopher did for Nevermore several weeks ago. UPDATE! Plus a late addition from our pal Altocirrus (Sean McCarthy); hooray!

This project began life as a very rough field recording of our Mojave Desert ravens (and we happened to capture the sound of a distant train and some dogs barking in the same recording). We put out the call to ambient artists to see what people would do with it, and the response was amazing. More than 20 different ambient artists from around the world took the rough recordings and added their own inimitable marks, and the project expanded to a many-hours-long series. We will be releasing the tracks as a series on the Radhaus audiophile label over the next few months.

Fabio Keiner
William Spivey
Tim Kays
Wings of an Angel
Disturbed Earth
Red Clouds
Jeff Sampson
John Sherwood (direct link to this track at
William Spivey and Christopher Alvarado: Sun Dog

The very chilly images for today’s program are from Wikimedia Commons, in searches for “winter” and “bleak“.