Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Top Ten - week ending 19 November 2016

The weekend has finally arrived! Happy Saturday!

As the malls and shops begin to pump the sounds of Christmas through their sound systems, we here at This is Lounge feel November is still a wee bit premature for that. So, allow me to officially announce the programming of Christmas music will begin December 1st. I'm just as excited as anyone with regards to the holidays, but it's just not cold enough or snowy enough until the final month of the year.  

That being said, we experienced a day of sunshine and 18 degree temperatures yesterday! Not really condusive to holiday shopping, unless you live in a Southern clime.

So ease yourself into that Winter chill with a little......winter chill! Tune in for a hot toddy of sounds that will warm your heart as well as chill you out. 

Speaking of chill, I'm proud to announce the title track of Normandie's wonderful album, Time Lapse, has reached the number one position this week. The sounds of Ambient and Chillout appear to have filled the top half of the chart this week, as Norah Jones, Narco Lounge Combo, and Van Morrison all battle for a better position in the bottom half. 

So this news should make all of you that are Ambient Chill fans very happy - Recently, The Orb released a special collection of strictly that genre of music, keeping the beats to a minimum. Are they mellowing in their old age? More than likely, a diversion or something they've wanted to do for a long time.

COW / Chillout, World! has been out for a month or so, but we here have taken our time in choosing a selction that would fit into the playlist just right. The 10 Sultans of Rudyard (Moo Moo Mix) fulfills that requirement. a beautiful piece incorporating the sounds of nature, it would bot be out of place segueing in a mix with Pink Floyd's Grantchester Meadows. So tune in and enjoy this closing track on the album, and I will post it on the website for your votes.

Thanks for supporting the artists and the station.

Bubbling Under

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