AMONG THE MYTHS WE'VE INHERITED from the ancient Greeks, there's one about a "land beyond the north wind," a kind of arctic paradise where the sun always shines and people live for a thousand years. Since the north wind was named borea, and the Greeks weren't sure where this magical land actually was, they simply called it hyper-borea: beyond...the north wind.
In the two and a half millennia since those mythy days of Greece, the term has not been forgotten: it's been used in literature by Nietzsche, James Joyce, Robert Howard, Stephen King, and H.P. Lovecraft; in films, comics and video games; by TANGERINE DREAM as an album title, BIOSPHERE as a piece title, and as the name of a Finnish folk group, and not least, a Bulgarian 'death metal' rock band.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we'll be a bit more restrained, on a journey beyond the north wind called HYPERBOREA. Music is by ERIK WOLLO, FOREST FANG & CARL WEINGARTEN, BRANNAN LANE, TUU, OOPHOI, AIDAN BAKER, and WENDY CARLOS.