A liminal space is: “a location which is a transition between two other locations, or states of being.” Liminal spaces like airports or staircases are fascinating to conceptualize and a DJ at WKNC, cow ball, has a new show dedicated to putting a soundtrack to these kinds of spaces. So far, she has done a set about art museums, sparse snow, twilight, and this past week she did a set about warm rain at night.
These sets truly transcend you into another space, and for an hour bring an otherworldly sense of peace. And cow ball is truly dedicated to bringing listeners to this world with her: finding images every week that correspond with the theme and uploading them to her Spinitron. She describes these sets as “an exploration into various moods and atmospheres, often ones best described by images.” On Liminal Spaces, you can expect to hear artists like Broadcast, Hop Along, Stereolab and Sylvan Esso (although it varies from week to week).
If you missed her “Warm Rain at Night” set, you can find it on Spinitron, and the songs are also listed below.
- “Apartment Song” – Really From
- “Al oeste” – Juana Molina
- “Yonder Blue” – Tortoise
- “Chegada” – Joyce, Baba Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro
- “Find It” – L’Rain
- “Trouble Found Me” – Hop Along
- “Hey, Who Really Cares” – Linda Perhacs
- “You Are Not an Island” – Vanishing Twin
- “Midnight, The Stars and You” – Deerhoof
- “Poly Blue” – Jessica Pratt
- “Orange Moon” – Erykah Badu
- “Run” – Andie
- “I Found the End” – Broadcast
You can listen to Liminal Spaces with cow ball every Wednesday at 5 p.m.