“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:

Thanks 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. It will feature artists, albums, and tracks from a variety of mostly instrumental genres such as post rock, ambient, neoclassical, 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 view a much wider range of his breathtaking photos at http://www.skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com.

Russell is also part of the F/4 photography collective which includes three other colleagues whose work is equally stunning (Pascal Bobillon, Marcus McAdam,  and Tim Wilcock) .   I highly recommend a visit to the F/4 Facebook page to have a look and get the complete information on all four of these artists.

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



14 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Brian- Sure missing ST on Spotify, but value the ST BLog and guidance toward good new music. Russ Sherwood’s wonderful photos are now on interpretive panels we have designed all over Scotland- thanks to you. Hope all is well with you – David

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  2. Thanks for all the great mixes, Brian. Really helpful for me to get in a different headspace when I’m writing. I find I’m often skipping back on some songs because of the mood they evoke. Keep up the great work!


  3. Hi Brian, found your site purely by accident after searching for a review of ‘Dear Avalanche’ by Lights & Motion and have got immersed in your Blog and now listening to your playlist on Spotify. Its so great to find a site with an appreciation of this type of music and associated themes. Thank you


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