Winter Light / Summer Heat is a weekly radio music program that features popular old favorites and lesser-known tunes that focus on themes of exploration, nostalgia, mythology, politics, history, existentialism, death, wanderlust and spirituality, or maybe it’s just a bunch of songs in a row, brought to the listener through a vehicle of folk and psychedelic music.
The focus of Winter Light / Summer Heat is psychedelic rock, contemporary folk and their sub-genres (acid rock, psych, space rock, garage, jam band, krautrock, psychedelic pop, psychedelic folk, Canterbury scene, freak, beat, folk rock, progressive folk, folk baroque, folk pop, chamber folk etc…), but the program also dips into world, exotica, funk, rock, singer-songwriter, pop and soundtrack music.
“Psychedelic rock is a style of Rock music which emerged in the mid-1960s that often attempts to emulate or enhance the way music sounds while under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Songs typically include heavily distorted and reverbed electric guitars, extended instrumental segments (especially guitar solos), augmented vocals, and drug-influenced lyrics. Other common characteristics include use of keyboards and elaborate studio effects like backwards recording. It is also not uncommon for psychedelic rock groups to incorporate prominent elements of other genres including Folk, Blues, Jazz, and South Asian Music.” – from RateYourMusic.com