The term “Deep State” has been used a lot lately, in news, on social media, in politics. It is the stuff of spy novels, the idea that our governments are actively working in the shadows to deceive us, divide us, and keep us in a condition of constant uncertainty.

And truth is probably stranger than fiction.

Today we are pleased to offer the broadcast premiere of a new album by embral,Deep State, an electronic commentary on our modern awareness of electronic surveillance. The album is scheduled for release on the 18th of June.

embral is the duo of Adam Holquist (Erie, PA) and Charles Shriner (Indianapolis, IN). Beginning in 2012, the pair have released three critically acclaimed studio albums, eight live albums and given over 100 live performances, first under their combined solo monikers of onewayness + dRachEmUsiK, and continuing from 2017 as embral. Their music is often improvised and draws influence from a variety of musical and non-musical sources.

In addition, we draw from the RadioSpiral library and take a few other looks at what deep state might mean.

Join us today at 12 noon Pacific/SLT for “Deep State” on The Edges of Dreaming, on @RadioSpiral.