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, 22 August 2015: Boreal Taiga

Two albums from Boreal Taiga are featured on this week's edition of At Water's Edge: His recent Return to the North, and Glacia Form. Both of these albums have been released this year (2015) and are lovely, atmospheric, chilly musical representations of the cold. They can be found at Wayfarer Records: and

Return to the North (2015)

- Arrival Evenes (2015)
- Hinnøya (2015)
- Nordlys (2015)
- Tjeldsund Bridge (2015)
- Flakstad Misty Reflection (2015)
- North Sea (2015)
- Flight To Longyearbyen (2015)
- Radio Tower Tønsvika (2015)
- Finnkirka (2015)
- Nordland Storm (2015)
- Snow Shoe (2015)
- Raftsundet Strait (2015)
- Svalbard Iceburg (2015)
- Tennevik Elv 1 & 2 (2015)

Glacia Form (2015)

- Glacier Gull (2015)
- Glacier Drangajokul (2015)
- Glacier Kachemak (2015)
- Glacier Vodopadniy (2015)
- Glacier Nordenskiold (2015)
- Glacier Tok (2015)
- Glacier Yentna (2015)
- Galcier Bhadgaon (2015)
- Glacier Strubreen (2015)
- Glacier Klutina (2015)
- Galcier Blackcomb (2015)
- Glacier Muir (2015)

Isopectic Isotac - Boreal Taiga (2010)
- Numi-Torum

Boreal Taiga started as an experiment in the ambient / downtempo realm around the year 1998. Founded by Linc Belt industrial enthusiast, Jimde, it progressed further than imagined. From the hills of Los Angeles county, Jimde moved to Seattle Washington after having first fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest in 1994. Thus obtaining his goal and desire to be closer to Alaska and the arctic north. Traveling to Alaska many times, exploring the wilderness and far reaches of the cold north, even venturing inside the deep arctic circle, Jimde decided to showcase his music by the many influences of the deep Northwestern forests, Alaskan bush and Canadian North. His love for all things natural and icy, Jimde brought Boreal Taiga to life.

Boreal forests named for the North American northern forests, as well, Taiga forest, named for the Russian northern forests, was chosen as an appropriate name for Jimde's plan to bring his music to a wider audience. Since Boreal Taiga was started, the music has grown and rightly so. Incredible soundscapes that instill visions of arctic snow, tundra and Boreal/Taiga forest systems which incidentally, are in grave danger of becoming dried up wastelands due to many reasons, including man's disregard to natural surroundings. Boreal Taiga's music envelopes the senses with subliminal frequencies and soothing melodies coupled with downtempo/trip hop beats and sometimes the lack of beats or drums to create amazing ambient soundscapes and downtempo creations.