Haoma Radio

photo by Shawn Brackbill

photo by Shawn Brackbill

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The HAOMA Radio is a growing feeling curated by Mark "Frosty" McNeill – hand-selected sounds that tap into the inner-verse in an effort to nurture growth, peace, and general good vibes among humans and plants alike.

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Earthly Delights and Atmospheric Pleasures

Alexis Georgopoulos, who records as Arp, is an atmospheric enhancer whose sonic compositions trace the spaces where earthly matter converges with invisible planes. His otherworldly recordings are at once rooted into the deep humanity of our world while attuned to the oceanic feeling of eternity. The luminous "Autumn Piece (For Jiri Kovanda)" is featured in the latest flow of Haoma Radio.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY OF A PLANT?

The earliest memory I have of a plant was the tree in our living room. I'm not sure what it was — maybe a ficus? But it was big, a proper tree — it was probably three times as tall as I was at the time! I loved having such a large, green, leafy presence inside the house. And though it was in a pot, a basket really, it made a mark on me in that it blurred that line between "inside" and "outside."

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE EVER LEARNED FROM A PLANT?

You can learn a lot taking care of plants. Because, in some ways, we're not terribly unlike plants. Their need for basic, elemental things — in particular, sunlight, the right amount of water, and clean air (ideally) — mirrors our own need for the same things. Though we like to overcomplicate things, the truth is, we need the elemental things most. And, often, when I'm feeling over-extended/spun out, it's paying attention to those things — often forgotten — that brings me back into focus.

WHAT IS THE KINDEST THING A PLANT HAS EVER DONE FOR YOU?

Producing oxygen is pretty kind! Providing shade — in certain terrains, certainly, is worth more than gold. The color green soothes the eyes, something you can't help but notice after living through a monochrome grey New York winter.

And flowers, well,
I think they speak for themselves.

Listen to "Autumn Piece (For Jiri Kovanda)" by ARP on HAOMA RADIO now

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