This week we continue our retrospective series "25 YEARS IN SPACE," celebrating our 25th year of national broadcasting.
This time it's another classic program from the mid 1980s — the halcyon days of ambient and electronic music, a decade when new instruments and recording techniques were breeding new sounds and even new genres of atmospheric music.
The aim was to slow down, dematerialize, and spatially expand instrumental music... in the words of the seminal English artist, theorist and record producer BRIAN ENO, "to create calm, and a space to think."
Eno not only popularized the term "ambient music" to describe the style, he created or produced a number of its defining albums...including our featured album THE PEARL, a 1984 collection of elegant miniatures for expanded piano and synthesizer by California ambient/avant-garde composer HAROLD BUDD. The program also features electronic atmospheres by DANNA & CLEMENT and by JONN SERRIE.
The warm, subtle sheen of THE PEARL...on this edition...of Hearts of Space.