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, 26 December 2015: In the Bleak Midwinter

Christmas is over, Hanukkah is over, the winter festivals are nearly done. In the darkest days of the year (in the northern hemisphere), we celebrate light. Today's music sheds light on these dim days by providing beauty for our ears and minds.

Music moves us; it affects us in ways we can only barely begin to understand; it has saved lives -- and in the darkest of the winter months, music is sometimes the only refuge from despair.

So today, take refuge in beauty.

Images are courtesy of Mona Baltic (

In the Bleak Midwinter - The Morgan Sisters - "Winter, Snow and Strings" - 2004
Darkness Calls - Another Neglected Hobby - Remainders - 2015
Breath of White Light - Christopher Alvarado - Unreleased - 2015
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light - Stephen Briggs - The people who walked in darkness (waag_aa002_4) - 2015
The Dominion of Ullr - Tim Kays - - 2015
Ice Void (Radhaus Winter Remix) - Christian Fiesel (Fzk Wolf) - Ice Void - 2012
Out Of The Blue (Radhaus X-Mas Rmx) - Christian Fiesel - Out Of The Blue - 2015
Purple Fiction - Crystal Dreams - Tea Drones - 2015
Complex Silence 15 - Phillip Wilkerson - Complex Silence 15 - 2011
The Awe and Wonder - Altus (Canada) - ECOTONE - 2011
(One) To The Flame of Hope - Betzler & Brückner - TWO - 2015
Crystal Bells 1 - Erik Wøllo - Crystal Bells (Free) - 2012
Winter Solstice - Wolfgang Gsell - Leaving The Past - 2015
Nearly Like Spring In December - Wolfgang Gsell - Leaving The Past - 2015