With record temperatures all around the northern hemisphere this summer, there's no escaping the fact that our environment is getting warmer. As the mercury creeps toward 100 in almost half the US, whether you're in the desert sunbelt, the western plateau, the stormy plains or the simmering cities, hyperthermia is the new normal, and we all need to get good at living with the heat.
A nice cold drink with a touch of mint is the classic solution, and of course, there's a trip to the air conditioned mall or the local pool — but for comprehensive relief, we also need music that soothes the mind and cools the blood. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we aim to provide that...with an hour of ambient electronica for midsummer, on a program called HEATWAVES. Music is by PAUL ELLIS, NATURAL FREQUENCIES, DAN POUND, AGITATION FREE, PALANCAR, DAN BARRIO, STEVE ROACH, and STEVE BRAND.