“He who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not find grace in himself, she who does not find grace in herself, dies slowly.” –  from Die Slowly by Martha Medeiros

About the blog:

Thank you for visiting!  Stationary Travels is a blog based in Richmond, Virginia. It is a place to discover, share, and talk about great instrumental music from all over the world – music that tells stories without words and that takes you somewhere other than where you are currently sitting or standing. The scope of coverage embraces a variety of predominantly instrumental genres such as experimental ambient, drone, field recording, modern composition, post rock, emotional electronica, acoustic, and original soundtrack. Whether you are seeking inspiration & energy, peace & relaxation, or just something new and beautiful, hopefully you will find it here.

You can expect frequent posts featuring noteworthy songs, album streams, and videos as well as news of upcoming releases, album reviews, and extensive links to help you find artists, labels, streams, podcasts & more.  I will also seek to feature photography and graphic arts that fit the overall theme of the site. If you ever want to suggest a link or find one that is broken, please drop me a line at StationaryTravels@outlook.com.

You can also access our featured playlists right here on the site as well as specially curated mixes available on the Stationary Travels Mixcloud channel.

About the banner images:

The banner  images on this site are currently courtesy of  Russell Sherwood Photography. Russell is based in the spectacular Isle of Skye and specializes in fine art and creative landscape photography.  You can see a much wider range of Russell’s work and professional services on Facebook or at http://www.skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com\ or perhaps you might even get a chance to visit his gallery or take on the scenic Harlosh peninsula loop road near Dunvegan. It is certainly on my bucket list!

About the name:

Where does the name Stationary Travels come from? It was inspired by the title track to the 1984 release Stationary Traveller by Camel, whose albums were seminal in my appreciation for instrumental music and how it can create atmosphere, tell a story, and convey emotion without any words.  Andy Latimer remains one of  my favorite guitarists, both as a player and a writer.

– Brian