exotica

  Episode 18 is all about the sea: being away from it, being next to it, and being under it. If you miss the ocean as much as I do, there’s something here for you. There’s wave and gull-laden exotica as well as breezy bossa, calypso, canzione, and pop – all with the lazy, lilting melancholy […]

  This week on the Road to Nowhere, sink into a warm bath of seductive exotic vibes. Close your eyes, then open them on deep green jungles, lost beaches, and ancient cities seen through cherry blossom showers. However, loath as I am to burst your bubble, you can’t stay in the bath forever (I’ve tried). […]

This week’s theme: a nod to the “poor drummers”, featuring pieces with prominent, powerful, sensitive, and intuitive percussion (and basically any song with “drums” in the name). Jazz-centric, but with enough funk, rock, pop, and dad jokes to whet any palate. By the way, the names of all drummers and percussionists are listed after the group […]

  Episode 1 of The Road to Nowhere brings you the sounds of the city at night: echoing footsteps, snapping fingers, sleazy saxes, and more. But there’s also the inaudible: the paranoia, the excitement, the lust, the come down. Weaving through jazz, exotica, cold-wave, and synth-pop from 1951 to 1991, these cuts will follow you through […]