Welcome to 'Pacific Notions' with DJ Alex. Every Sunday morning from 6-9 a.m PT, 'Pacific Notions' will showcase the best in neo-classical and ambient music, with explorations into downtempo, new age, post-rock, and other atmospheric styles.
While traditional classical music has long found a home on terrestrial radio, there's a robust community of contemporary classical composers and musicians creating beautiful music that deserves a bigger platform on the radio. The show will serve as a spotlight for all of the amazing musicians and labels existing within this realm and provide an ideal Sunday morning soundtrack to start your day on a soothing and meditative note.
Certain artists featured on the show should already be familiar names to KEXP listeners – artists such as Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds, Grouper, Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, Hammock, and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Yet these artists only make up the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this type of cinematic, introspective, and instrumental-heavy music. It's a thrill and an honor to shine a brighter light on the lesser-known artists creating equally inspired music, as well as the thriving labels specializing in this field.
Every Sunday morning, expect 180 minutes of continuous gorgeous sounds with a strong focus on new and upcoming releases, a sprinkling of influential older material, a steady supply of local artists and emerging musicians from all over the world, as well as label spotlights. I'm also eager to welcome artists championed on Pacific Notions to KEXP for unique in-studio performances.
Hope you can tune in early Sunday mornings and ease into the day with the blissful, rejuvenating, and calming sounds of 'Pacific Notions' <3.