The Psychedelic Gospel, my previous favorite KCPR show (that wasn't Soul Patrol), has fallen off after returning from summer hiatus. Eschewing the wide-ranging musical exploration that drew me in for a pedestrian 60's heavy playlist that rarely ventures further off the beaten path than The 13th Floor Elevators, it lost its savor.
The early contender for New Favorite Show (that isn't Soul Patrol) is The Gray Area, a haven for borderline ambient post-rock, with a DJ who has yet to set a foot wrong. It's a good genre for me- I know nothing about it, and it isn't that musically challenging- I'd like to be more avante garde, but must bow to the reality of my essentially bourgeoisie tastes.
I tuned in tonight while picking Meek up from work, and here's what I could remember of the playlist, mostly so I don't forget it all by morning:
shades of Dirty Three:
and my favorite,
with one detour into straight-up ambient, which I also enjoyed.
Meek was supposed to remember one other track, but she has guests which means she's already forgotten.
Anyway, if you find yourself yearning for an actual human DJ to expand your musical horizons a bit, check The Gray Area. Great show, interesting DJ, excellent tunes.