This edition of Edges of Dreaming celebrates the Winter Solstice. It is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Some of us look inward (those that are not caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy), sip soup and warm drinks, delight in home arts and each other’s company, and other such winter activities. For some, it is a dark night of the soul as well, being afflicted by the missing sun, affected by loneliness, reminded of friends and family who have crossed the rainbow bridge…

And yet.

And yet, starting tomorrow, the sun begins to return to us, so it is also a time of hope and looking forward.

The first part of the program brings us tracks that were suggested or offered by artists as being relevant to the topic, from previous releases.

Most of this episode is devoted to the most recent challenge, where artists were to create tracks that felt to them like darkest winter. There were no other constraints. The results, as usual, are both varied and beautiful. Enjoy!

We’ll hear tracks by Cousin Silas, George L Smyth, Pas de la Dame Sauvage, Museleon / Soundician, VÆRNA, Bing Satellites, Robert Scott Thompson, Mr. Spiral (Mike Metlay), Scott Lawlor, Karl Fury, Colin Blake… and I might play live again, so tune in for a bit of ʞu¡0ɹʞS as well!