Archive for September 2012

A Shadow There

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana Podcast #100
Average Bitrate: 148kbps mp3
Cover: ssoosay
Podcast Mirror Site:
Direct URL: A Shadow There
Review at Sadayatana #100

A light here required a shadow there.

- Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)

00:00John TocherWedding Chat (remixed field recording)
01:39Tribe Of AstronautsAt The Edge Of The Forest
33:12Artificial Memory TraceDiluvio (extract)
37:40Nux VomicaThe Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite)
56:03Ars Sonor & The Implicit OrderLevel 03: Desolation
59:26Ars Sonor & The Implicit OrderLevel 04: Revelation
66:03David MichaelEl Yunque
81:06Atilio DoresteThe Sound Collector Issue 59
102:30OVDK & Bunk DataFlamme des geist
113:01Ars Sonor & The Implicit OrderLevel 07: Premonition
115:55Ed End & Thanatao Twist with Oleg's Sound SystemThe Raven
118:16Ramiro SaraviaTunduqueral
120:13Alex CharlesAudio for Noisy Rooms: Part 2
123:50Christopher PreissingOn the Rocks
127:15Artificial Memory TraceSilesintra Naked
131:18Anton MobinBlockhaus de l'Atlantique
139:54GimuThe Unknown Part 3
155:39Christopher PreissingStill Point
156:45Chad Clark223 West Jackson
159:40Edu ComellesPamplona
162:33Eric LeonardsonWater El Train
163:09Atilio DoresteThe Sound Collector Issue 60
167:39John TocherCoffee Critics (remixed field recording)
168:10OVDK & Bunk DataFragmented by Fog
173:06John TocherAt Novel Cafe Talking With Anthony (remixed field recording)
175:41A.n.K.h //Phase 5 part 1.1 V
176:43Billy Murray & Haydn QuartetTake Me Out To The Ballgame
179:07OVDK & Bunk DataNorth among the ruins

Absence Of Darkness

Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #99
Average Bitrate: 148kbps mp3
Cover: Moan Lisa
Podcast Mirror Site:
Direct URL: Absence Of Darkness
Review at Sadayatana #99

A shadow may be infinitely dark, and also of infinite degrees of absence of darkness. The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.

- Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci III

00:00Grove Of WhispersLive on Autumn 2012-09-22
59:33Digital MassCold Point Station
105:13Grove Of WhispersUniversal (unreleased)
153:06Grove Of Whispers (featuring Jeff Sampson)Tea in the Sahara
163:48Arcane WavesCrackling of Crackbrained Ideas
171:04Elizabeth VeldonThe Alien Crafts Glide In The Sky Like Flies On A Summer Day for Ray Bradbury
177:35Alfred CortotMalaguena

Explanatory Engines

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana Podcast #98
Average Bitrate: 142kbps mp3
Cover: hipea..
Podcast Mirror Site:
Direct URL: Explanatory Engines
Review at Sadayatana #98

A show where I remix my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film "Carnival of Souls", but since that and "Island of Lost Souls" are a couple favorites I called it "Carnival of Lost Souls".

An hour or so of that and the rest of the show consists of remixes of my own works (released and unreleased) and laying in some vocal samples along the way.

It was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it. I did.

Artist voices featured this time round included:

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency
Bing Satellites
C.P. Mcdill
Disturbed Earth
Jeff Sampson
The Implicit Order

Thank you for allowing me the use of your voices.

We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines, such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions.

- Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984)

00:00John TocherCarnival of Lost Souls (Grove of Whispers Live)
61:45Grove of WhispersThe Somnambulist
94:40Grove of WhispersGrowl (unreleased)
121:05John TocherNoise Rain (unreleased)
151:46John TocherBefore Dawn

Dream Alone

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana Podcast #97
Average Bitrate: 137kbps mp3
Cover: Moan Lisa
Podcast Mirror Site:
Direct URL: Dream Alone
Review at Sadayatana #97

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

- Yoko Ono

00:00Hermann HesseSiddhartha (chopped and screwed)
01:48Jeff Sampson and MystifiedConvergence at the mouth
11:57Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William SpiveyThe Big Sleep
20:40Adolf HitlerSome Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed)
21:01The Development of Shape1.2 (nojoined remix)
28:40Dallas SimpsonThe Ferroenquinologist's Dream
32:29Acclimate V.1Always These Nightmares
47:02Another Neglected HobbyLingo Tango
66:56GutterhulkRitual of the Void
74:42GutterhulkThe Maw Crystal Formation
74:46Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William SpiveySleepless
78:27Insect FactoryBroadcast Rain
82:15Steam flowDarkness Arrive
92:14Kecap TuyulThe Snake's Shiny New Skin
94:15MescaliburPiste 07
98:11Kecap TuyulOpen, Emptied, Closed
102:27Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William SpiveyMindstream
112:22Joe Frawley100 Years
118:42John Tocher[LIVE] Grove of Whispers
175:40Carl OrffO Fortuna

Toads And Black Dogs

Dark Ambient, Soundscapes, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #96
Average Bitrate: 131kbps mp3
Cover: FM Era
Podcast Mirror Site:
Direct URL: Toads And Black Dogs
Review at Sadayatana #96

The last two hours is just me playing live. Some of the new Rain release from webbed hand is heard too. Somnaphon: Rain 1. Love those rain releases.

Also, some of an album I am working on gets played. Making music is fun. I hope you like it as much as I do.

A poetess who had died young of cancer had said in one of her poems that for her, on sleepless nights, 'the night offers toads and black dogs and corpses of the drowned.'

- Yasunari Kawabata, House of the Sleeping Beauties (1961)

00:00My Day is GoneDismount
04:33SomnaphonRain 1
25:49John TocherThe Sonambulist (unreleased demo version)
61:22John TocherLIVE on Sadayatana
177:59The INK SPOTSAddress Unknown (1939)