Experience with running “chill sets” during working weekdays indicated that a better way would be to have a 24hr Deep Space Chill stream. So that’s what we’ve done.
This is not your mother’s Chill music. This is Deep Space Chill… because it’s very cold in deep space. Here are some of the parameters we’ve used for selecting the music you’ll find in rotating sets on the chill channel…
- Good for meditating, work, or spacing way out
- Good for inter-stellar and inter-galactic space travel
- No vocals. Vocalizations (you know, the “ethereal female” variety) are held to a strict minimum
- No thumpa-thumpa Nazi duck-step music that pervades popular techno, house, and chill
- An emphasis on “concrete” music (sorry to use a French word, but that’s the best one)
- De-emphasis of beat-orientation, pop-orientation, and even melody orientation
- Mostly down-tempo; as is our wont, tempo and other qualities are modulated into arcs to produce an organic and/or spacey ebb and flow. Dig it!
- Some jazz flavor is allowed
- Some exceptions have sneaked in, but we allowed them for various reasons including variety (and the limited amount of music that meets our specs)
Warning: for the best quality/bandwidth balance, this stream is in Ogg Vorbis format. This may cause trouble if you’re using older music player software. It shouldn’t be a problem for modern smartphone apps (like Tune-In) and smartphone web browsers (if they’re HTML5 compatible). If you’re using an old clunker PC, the easiest solution is to use an up-to-date web browser, because they all support HTML5 and will support direct playback of Ogg Vorbis streams. As always, Internet Explorer is good to stay away from. For example, Firefox will display a small, dark player in the center of the screen when you click on the link above. Other modern browsers will so something similar. If you’ve messed with your “associations”, you may have a problem with letting your browser handle the stream. In Firefox, for example, you can edit “associations” by opening the “options” dialog and clicking on the “content” tab. Let Firefox handle type “.ogg”.
Need help and don’t have our contact number? Tune into our main stream (old school MP3 format) and listen for our contact info. Then call, text, or email and we’ll be glad to help.
For chill on the mainstream (the main Radio InfoWeb stream), there are shows in the mix that includes “Music from the Minds of Space” and others that provides sets of music with a similar sensibility.
As always, we really appreciate your feedback. Feel free to call, text, or email us anytime. To find out how, all you have to do is listen! [To limit spam, we don’t post much contact information on the website. We are, after all, a radio station first, a website second.]