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Ambient.Breaks|Chilled.Dub|Ethereal.Funk+Guitars = Melodic IDM & shoegazer post-rock get together, and invite their friends.

About greg retro

Hi! I'm DJ Greg Rose (also known as Greg Retro in some of my musical projects).
I have a background in radio, and was a part-time club dj in San Francisco (ambient/chill/techhouse/microhouse) before moving to the Phoenix area for my job in 2009.
In addition, my musical partner Amy C (the other A2G co-conspiritor and the "A" of "A2G") and I form an ambient-ish sound collage project called distantHum, along with our mutual friend and soundgear guru AndyLama.
I own 8000+ cds (not burns), as well as ~1500 pieces of vinyl (albums and 12" singles). The sound of A2G is a good representation of about 2/3's of my musical tastes, and I'm hoping to open another stream which might tackle some of that remaining third.
While it appears that a live server is not in the cards for the near future, the additional storage space that L365 has recently granted has made it much easier to maintain a fresher sound on A2G - currently I have over 90 hours of music rotating at one time. I am still hoping to eventually input all of my music into a playlist generator, which would generate an even better sounding mix of music with fewer repeats.
I hope A2G is enjoyable and exposes you to some great music that you would NEVER hear on traditional broadcast stations. For those electronic-heads listening, I hope that you gain a healthy respect for (or at least less fear for) guitars. For those indie-rock folks, I hope the stream opens you up to a world where electronics can be warm and inviting. A2G is only in the IDM genre because I play a lot of IDM - those of you that complain to me that I don't play all IDM... That's the POINT! A2G is supposed to spread across many genres - it's more about finding a specific sound or quality in music... and not necessarily about only playing one genre.
Nonetheless, please drop me a line if you have suggestions, criticisms or requests.
I'd love to hear from you!

- Greg

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Ambient Breaks/Chilled Dub/Ethereal Funk and Guitars - IDM and shoegazer post-rock get together, and invite their friends.
Broadcasting from a little fluffy cloud in Arizona, in CD quality 64kb stereo: +1000 tracks, and +90 hours of music!
On A2G you'll hear a wide variety of underground sounds, bounded by the ambient/idm/downtempo side - to the shoegaze/post-rock/dream-pop region on the other side... including detours to other related paths as well.

A2G is bedded down comfily in the beautiful (and damp) Seattle area. Some life stability has been returning, slowly... so I'm finally managing to spend more time with the station. I'm VERY behind on adding new releases, though - if there's anything YOU think I should be playing right NOW NOW NOW, drop me a line!

***PLAYLIST UPDATED JANUARY 28TH***

NEW ADDS:

January 26
ASC & Bvdub - Symbol #2 EP   2011
Tomas Barfod - Salton Sea   2012
Burial - Truant/Rough Sleeper 12"   2012
ASC & Synkro - Borderline/Sacred Moments 12"   2012

December 27
Syndrone - Triskaideka   2000
Ulrich Schnauss and ASC - 77 EP   2012
Burial - Street Halo 12"   2011
Four Tet - Pink   2012

November 28
Fibla - Landscopes   2000
Wisp - NRTHNDR   2005
Various - Sequence3   2012
Antonymes meets Slow Dancing Society - We Don't Look Back For Very Long EP   2011
Naono - Sleepy Pebbles   2010
Ilkae - Stained Glass Piñata   2004
Various - Expertise   2002

Thanks for listening!
- Greg

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