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, 15 April 2017: At Water's Edge

There is something mystical and powerful about the border between earth and water. Change happens here; sometimes subtle, sometime catastrophic, beautiful, terrifying. When a soul stands on that edge, it is transformed; it yearns for a journey, for movement, for something so completely *other* than the here and now -- and magic happens.

Today's edition of At Water's Edge plays at the edge of water with a survey of tracks from the Radio Spiral archives, as well as some newer releases -- most notably, a track from the brand new release from Robert Rich and Markus Reuter, LIFT A FEATHER TO THE FLOOD.

Photographs in the video stream are courtesy of our good friend Kuutana, who provided these images for previous watery programs (one of which was abandoned because of connection issues).

"Waterfall Canyon" - Brother Saturn - Caverns and Canyons (B-Sides and Unreleased Songs) (2014)

"Slow Jam with flute and water" - Bing Satellites - Little Waves (2010)

"Your Shadow on the Water" - Michael Brückner - Ombra Revisited (Rebekkah's Second Shadow) (2014)

"Bright Waters" - Juta Takahashi - Angel (2012)


"These Storms Cast Shadows on the Ocean" - Robert Rich & Markus Reuter - Lift a Feather to the Flood (2017)

"River and Sea" - Dennis Moser - Approaching the Maritime (2006)

"Towards the Bottomless Sea" - Max Corbacho - The Ocean Inside (2012)


"Raindrops" - Janne Hanhisuanto - Water Stories (2010)

"the scent of water within the rock" - zen rat - a world beneath the world (2016)

"SeaGreen II" - Kuutana - DreamScapes Vol. 2 (2015)

"A Sea of Liquid Helium" - Joe McMahon - Ocean Music (2009)

"Undulant Sea" - Meg Bowles - The Shimmering Land (2013)