Inter-Dimensional Music – the top-rated “New Age Talk” broadcast in the Big Bend since 2010! – returns to the airwaves tonight, Sunday March 1, 2015 from 9-11pm on Marfa Public Radio. Also always streaming live at marfapublicradio.org, and *rarely* archived at interdimensionalmusic.com.
We’ll be joined in studio tonight by itinerant Root Stratan Maxwell August Croy, who’s returned to Far West Texas for self-imposed exile/residency. We hope to hear more of the music he’s been working on, including a soon-coming collaboration with another friend of the show, cosmic harpist Mary Lattimore. We’ll also be talking high desert mind expansion strategies while cycling through psychedelic folk music (watch for the obligatory Dead jam), and maybe some downpressing folk metal so as to make sure our silver linings have more than a touch of grey.
We’ll also get into some music from the Marfa Myths festival, which arrives in these high desert grasslands on March 13 for a weekend of sound bathing, tape chanting and other irie activities featuring New Age-allies well known to ID Music listeners, such as Bitchin Bajas, Grouper and Jefre-Cantu Ledesma. Keep an eye on Marfa Public Radio and Ballroom Marfa for more coverage.
Vaya con diosa …
ID Music for February 1, 2015: AFX, Zeit, Urzeit
Inter-Dimensional Music returns with the Big Bend’s Number One broadcast of white magic and black metal tonight, February 1, 2015. If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CST) on the first Sunday of each month at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon. You can also stream the show live at marfapublicradio.org, and find archived sets on Soundcloud.
In the first hour we’re going to relive our late ’90s turn as a Los Angeles rave reporter for techno/hip-hop magazineURB by sifting through the trove of tracks that Aphex Twin released earlier this week. The deluge of new music triggered a massive serotonin rush in listeners of a certain age, for whom AFX represents a kind of ideal synthesis of hip-hop’s low-end thump, slinky earworms, Eno-esque ambient glide, and Throbbing Gristle-worthy transgression.
A quick summary of why some people are very excited: Richard D. James hadn’t released any new music since 2001’sDrukqs. He emerged with three new things in the past year: A single copy of a mostly unheard 1994 album of spastic breakbeat, Caustic Window, sold at auction for $46,300 to the guy who created Minecraft; an immediately beloved new album called Syro; and then a trickier EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2. Arrival of said music was heralded, in part, by the appearance of an Aphex Twin blimp in the skies over London.
Last week the ever-vigilant AFX superfans who scour the internet for any sign of the wily musician discovered aSoundcloud user who was uploading songs that sounded a lot like classic Aphex Twin. Word spread, obsessive fans debated their authenticity on message boards, and as the user48736353001 account posted more and more music aconsensus emerged that these were the real deal. Those listeners of a certain age began to rejoice as the catalog of new-old music grew to 110 songs. For some perspective, imagine if D’Angelo followed up on Black Messiah by giving away eight albums of top-shelf unheard material from his decade of silence.
The prankish nature of the release made it seem even more intimate, as the user now assumed to be the man himself cracked wise and offered inebriated philosophy in the comments … Continue reading “ID Music for February 1, 2015: AFX, Zeit, Urzeit”
As the Darkness creeps over the Northern mountains of Marfa
and the silence reach the woods, I awake and rise…
Into the night I wander, like many nights before,
and like in my dreams, but centuries ago.
Some original poetry submitted in response to the ID Music vs. Rockpile Inna Halloween Style blasphemous metal broadcast from 10/30/2014 (via MarfaList)
August ID Music Tonight!
ID Music Tonight: Monsoon Mellows and Cosmic Metal
The #1 New Age radio broadcast in the Big Bend of Far West Texas returns to the airwaves tonight from 9-11pm CST — that’s right now — with monsoon conjuring music from Valet, Aerial Jungle, Softest and J.D. Emmanuel. In the second hour we’ll be exploring the outer limits of “blackened New Age” with music from Agalloch and Ash Borer, the latter hot off their Marfa debut to a confused crowd at Padre’s last week.
This is happening now. If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CST) at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon. You can also stream the show live at marfapublicradio.org.
Inter-Dimensional Music for June 1, 2014
Inter-Dimensional Music returns to the shimmering Far West Texas airwaves tonight, bringing heat stroke-averse visions from across the kosmiche spectrum.
Arp meets ID Music for a TX-Size New Age Showdown
Inter-Dimensional Music is back on the Marfa Public Radio airwaves Sunday from 9-11pm (CST). That’s tonight!
Mexican Summer Fest in Marfa
Tune in for a sneak preview of Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer’s upcoming free day festival at El Cosmico as Arp’s Alexis Georgopolous joins me for a discussion of spiritual dimensions of artistic practice + a guest selection of transcendent proto-New Age vibrations.
We’re live on Marfa Public Radio this Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 9-11pm. That’s 93.5FM here on the Marfa Plateau, and streaming live worldwide at marfapublicradio.org.
The free Mexican Summer Festival kicks off at 2pm on March 8, 2014 at El Cosmico. More info to come at Ballroom Marfa.
ID Music Playlist for January 5, 2014
Thanks to everyone for joining us for the first ID Music of 2014. Here’s what we played, with links to streams and Bandcampsites where you can find more of the same. Peace and blessings to Microphones in the Trees, Honest Bag, Resident Advisor, Sounds of the Dawn, dublab, The Quietus, Crystal Vibrations, Root Blog, $3.33, Stones Throw/Duppy Gun/Leaving, Arthur Magazine and Weed Temple for all the uplifting New Age tips and tricks.
Forming – Chances Wander – Variations of the One Essence
Void Redux – Barn Owl – V
Yuba Source Part II – Date Palms – The Dusted Sessions
The Oracle – Plankton Wat – Expo ’70/Plankton Wat
Eagles -> Needmore – MV & EE with The Golden Road – Shade Grown
Imago – Stag Hare – Angel Tech
Clear Path – Grumbling Fur – Glynnaestra
welcome light – Kaliska – dark river / welcome light
Blackpool Late Eighties – James Holden – The Inheritors
Positive Motion – Pulse Emitter – Outdoor Session
It Waits, Peacefully – Former Selves – Sunyata
Sleeping Conches – Michael Stearns – Sustaining Cylinders
ID Music Returns to the Air January 5, 2014
The #1 New Age radio show in the Big Bend of Far West Texas returns to the airwaves tonight on KRTS, Marfa Public Radio, 93.5FM.
Get mellow for two hours with Chambo rolling solo through a soothing mix of classic New Age and chill new discoveries from the international Earth-psych underground including — but not limited to! — peaceful ambience from Forming, Kaliska, Grumbling Fur and Michael Stearns.
If you’re out here in Far West Texas tune in from 9-11p (CST) at KRTS 93.5 FM in Marfa, KRTP 91.7 FM in Alpine and KDKY 91.5 FM in Marathon.