It’s been a while since I’ve done a series of shows on unlikely common themes between songs in our library, and the one I’ve set up for September and early October is going to be a treat!
As I pointed out a couple of weeks ago, titling instrumental music of any kind, and ambient music in particular, is a bit of an exercise in abstract poetry. Without literal or lyrical cues, you could name a song anything you wanted to… and some people do.
For the next several weeks, I’ll be featuring songs whose creators felt that when it came to a title, less was more. Did you know that if you put all the tracks in the RadioSpiral library that have titles of only 3 characters’ length, you get enough music for nearly six hours of fascinating listening? Well, now you do.
For our first show, we’ll mostly feature music with 3-character titles that aren’t common words: onomatopoeia, alphanumeric sequences/codes, and a number or two. There will be tracks by usr/sbin, Ben Cox, Beermother, Aristidis K., dRachEmUsiK, Kevin Haller, Pamplemousse, Christopher Alvarado with Mystified, Andrew Forest, Kevin Fletcher Tweedy, Fryderyk O. Wieza, Bing Satellites, Joe Frawley, Arcticology, and Kuutana, as well as a brief but meaningful Live Ambient slantRant.
As usual, the fun begins at 8/7/6/5 PM E/C/M/PDT on radiospiral.net. Hang out in Slack, stop by the beach shack in Second Life, and enjoy some beauty in brevity!