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. awe.fm

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, 24 January 2015: Relaxing with Machinery

We get a sneak preview of a new album from Broken Harbour (Blake Gibson) and Robert Davies called Quiraing. It’s scheduled for release on 25 January on the Databloem label, so if you tuned in to At Water’s Edge, you got to hear it early!

We also hear Frore’s brand new release “Cyclic Movement”, which had its official launch on the 23rd (only the day before this edition of At Water’s Edge).

We’ll be hearing some excellent recent tracks from Steve Brand and Roy Mattson to round out the program.

Quiraing – Broken Harbour (Blake Gibson) and Robert Davies
brokenharbour.ca/quiraing1/

Quiraing – 10:57
Seaside Surreal – 6:42
Moorlands – 13:13
Stone Circle – 8:04
Megalith – 8:17
Lochs Obscured – 7:22
Sunshowers – 9:35
Only Rain – 5:26

"Taking inspiration from the epic landscapes found in Scotland, Quiraing was recorded over 2 years during 2012-2014 during what was a prolific time for Robert. The album survived my bouts with writers block, sickness, family crisis and 2 computer failures, the fact that I stand here 3 years after we started, with a finished project to present to you, makes me extremely excited, and frankly, a little relieved.

"I was stunned and excited when Robert accepted my invitation to do a record together. Robert and I have very different writing methodologies, and working with him was both challenging and rewarding, and I feel our unique ways of working contributed to a very unique sound on this release. It truly doesn’t sound like anything else out there at the moment. Robert really blew my away with his contributions, I loved working with him on Quiraing, and I hope it’s only the first of several collaborations together."

Cyclic Movement – Frore
frore.bandcamp.com/album/cyclic-movement

Spirit Call
Northern Winds
Gavia
The Bell Garden
Fading Embers
Luminous

Frore is Paul Casper, an electronic musician from Virginia Beach VA. His is music that evokes a dark thoughtful, primitive, atmosphere for reflection and/or dreaming. Paul believes that it’s music that connects us with “something”, but has yet to figure out what that is. . . .

"Oh well, one more mystery is always welcome."

“Unlost (strange lights and firefly stars)” – Steve Brand and Roy Mattson – Meltstream (2014)

“Quiet Moments in the Garden with You” – Steve Brand – The Space Between (2014)

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