HERE COMES THE FUTURE…

Music was the first effective method of controlling my emotions. In a way that seemed almost magical, I could choose to evoke a response, instead of having responses dragged from me by tormentors (or even loved ones). I could attune myself to be in the space I wanted to be in. Happy. Sad. Angry. It was exhilarating, and it launched a lifetime love-affair with the possibilities of song.

Eventually, I found that I wanted to speak this new emotional dialect to those around me. I wanted others to hear what I heard when I pieced together the sounds, the songs, the albums, in patchworks that could evoke precise thoughts, subtle variances of meaning within the lyrics and choruses. I started with mixtapes, in an era when mixtapes were the lingua franca of friendship, courtship, and group social bonding. That led me to radio, where I spent nearly a decade broadcasting hours of music. I have no idea how many people truly heard me, but I was transmitting a signal, and that is what mattered. 

As my life moved forward, I left the town with the radio station, and finding that I missed the ability to transmit the sounds I unearthed, I started podcasting. I built a small audience, and important relationships with a number of artists, and listeners who resonated with what I was doing. It was, I felt, important. However, I found that it was slowly becoming a duty instead of a pleasure. I felt constrained, and that it was time for a change. 

Today, as the way we consume music continues to change form, I’ve decided to shed another skin, and in a sense, return to where I began. I will no longer play at being a radio personality, nor will I be limited to a singular theme or musical impulse when I string songs together. I will use my account at Mixcloud to post streaming mixtapes of music that I’m actually listening to, and that I want to share. That said, I think those who loved what I was doing with NUMINOSIS, or A DARKER SHADE OF PAGAN, or even THESKYSGONEOUT, will continue to find much to enjoy. I’m still committed to new music, to ethereal sounds, to mythic impulses within songs, but I want a larger canvas.  

So I hope you’ll keep listening. You can find me here:

http://www.mixcloud.com/numinosis/

I’ve already posted three new mixes, and I hope you like them. Thanks for listening. 

NUMINOSIS for 12/22/13

Explorations in Light and Shadow

Playlist for 12/22/13

BEST OF 2013 SHOW

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Numinosis for 12/22/13 by Numinosis on Mixcloud

S.J. Tucker - Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
Sharron Kraus - Y Fari Lwyd (Album: Pilgrim Chants & Pastoral Trails)
The Knife - Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Album: Shaking The Habitual)
Forest Swords - Thor’s Stone (Album: Engravings)
Wardruna - Fehu (Album: Yggdrasil)
Grouper - Towers (Album: The Man Who Died In His Boat)
Julianna Barwick - One Half (Album: Nepenthe)
Esben and The Witch - The Fall of Glorieta Mountain (Album: Wash the Sins Not Only The Face)
Arborea - Pale Horse Phantasm (Album: Fortress of the Sun)
Azam Ali (and Loga Ramin Torkian) - Ocean (Album: Lamentation of Swans: A Journey Towards Silence)
Chelsea Wolfe - Ancestors, The Ancients (Album: Pain Is Beauty)

QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT

My NUMINOSIS yearly top 10 special is coming… but not on Sunday! I need a little bit more time to make it happen. So expect it, but a day or two late. 

Thanks for listening! 

- Jason

NUMINOSIS for 12/08/13

Explorations in Light and Shadow

Playlist for 12/08/13

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Numinosis for 12/08/13 by Numinosis on Mixcloud

S.J. Tucker - Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
M83 - Intro
Monica Richards - Penelope
Arborea - Pale Horse Phantasm
Agnes Obel - Dorian
Mazzy Star - In The Kingdom
Creep - Days
Falling You - And When We Meet
Sigur Ros - Blapradur
FKA Twigs - Ultraviolet
Faun - Andro II
Azam Ali - Hymn to the Night
The Eden House - City of Goodbyes

NUMINOSIS for 11/24/13

Explorations in Light and Shadow

Playlist for 11/24/13

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Numinosis for 11/24/13 by Numinosis on Mixcloud

S.J. Tucker - Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
Falling You - I Dream Ascending
Monica Richards - Let You Go
Sharron Kraus - Hiraeth
Zola Jesus, JG Thirlwell, & Mivos Quarted - Seekir
Creep - The Key
Juana Molina - Sin Guia, No
Tropic of Cancer - Wake The Night
Agnes Obel - Fuel to Fire
Metal Mother - Little Ghost
Chelsea Wolfe - House of Metal

NUMINOSIS for 11/17/13

Explorations in Light and Shadow

Playlist for 11/17/13

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Numinosis for 11/17/13 by Numinosis on Mixcloud

SJ Tucker – Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
The Moon Seven Times – Her House
Grouper – Towers
Mariee Sioux – White Fanged Foreverness
Monica Richards – Speak
Juana Molina – El Oso De La Guarda
Falling You – Dodi Li
Agnes Obel – The Curse
Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
Minor Alps – Buried Plans
Sibylle Baier – Colour Green

NUMINOSIS for 10/27/13

Explorations in Light and Shadow

Playlist for 10/27/13

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Numinosis for 10/27/13 by Numinosis on Mixcloud

SJ Tucker – Summon the Wild Hunt (Theme Music)
Savages – City’s Full
Tropic of Cancer – Wake the Night
The Knife – Tooth For An Eye
Monica Richards – Kindred
Falling You – Unfurling
Kwannon – Midnight Invocation
Woodland – Conjure
Sharron Kraus – Cadair Idris
Barn Owl – Against the Night
Dead Can Dance – Sanvean (Live)