Minimal Radio Stations

Minimal music is primitively an american genre of experimental downtown music from the 1960s. The characteristics of the genre include repetition of musical phrases / short motifs / figures and cells, consonant harmony, a steady pulse, stasis or a gradual transformation and sometimes process techniques (referred to as process music). Minimal music is a form of art music that employs limited or minimal musical materials. In the Western art music tradition the American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass are credited with being among the first to develop compositional techniques that exploit a minimal approach. It originated in the New York Downtown scene of the 1960s and was initially viewed as a form of experimental music called the New York Hypnotic School. As an aesthetic, it is marked by a non-narrative, non-teleological, and non-representational conception of a work in progress, and represents a new approach to the activity of listening to music by focusing on the internal processes of the music, which lack goals or motion toward those goals. Prominent features of the technique include consonant harmony, steady pulse (if not immobile drones), stasis or gradual transformation, and often reiteration of musical phrases or smaller units such as figures, motifs, and cells. It may include features such as additive process and phase shifting which leads to what has been termed phase music. Minimal compositions that rely heavily on process techniques that follow strict rules are usually described using the term process music.

Studio Sounds Radio

Düsseldorf, Germany

Digital sounds for a global generation! Playing all the best and latest Deep house, House, Dance, Trance, Club, Dub &  Electro. 24/7 Across the world from Europe. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

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Drone Zone – [SomaFM]

Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA, United States

SomaFM is an independent Internet-only streaming group of radio channels, supported entirely with donations from listeners. SomaFM originally started broadcasting out of founder Rusty Hodge’s basement garage in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, as a micro-power radio station broadcast at the Burning Man festival in 1999. Read more…

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