Aerial Boundaries

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Aerial Boundaries
Aerial Boundaries.jpg
Studio album by Michael Hedges
Released 1984
Recorded Various locations
Genre New-age, world
Length 37:36
Label Windham Hill
Producer Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges, Steven Miller
Michael Hedges chronology
Breakfast in the Field
Aerial Boundaries
Watching My Life Go By

Aerial Boundaries is an album by guitarist Michael Hedges released on the Windham Hill label in 1984. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Engineered Recording.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Music critic Daniel Gioffre, writing for Allmusic, wrote of the album "There are moments on Aerial Boundaries where it seems literally impossible that so much music is coming from one man and his guitar... The songs on Aerial Boundaries are all beautiful and haunting in their own right; and it is this emphasis on composition over technique that makes this such an important recording... Aerial Boundaries is simply one of the finest acoustic guitar albums ever made, and deserves a place in the library of all serious music fans."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Michael Hedges except "After the Gold Rush" by Neil Young.

No. Title Length
1. "Aerial Boundaries" 4:45
2. "Bensusan" 2:30
3. "Rickover's Dream" 5:00
4. "Ragamuffin" 3:15
5. "After the Gold Rush" (Neil Young) 4:10
6. "Hot Type" 1:31
7. "Spare Change" 5:45
8. "Ménage à Trois" 7:10
9. "The Magic Farmer" 3:50
  • Tracks 1-4 & 6 recorded in the Living Room at the Windham Hill Inn, West Townshend, VT.
  • Track 5 recorded at Sheffield Studio, Baltimore, MD.
  • Track 7 realized at the Peabody Electronic Music Studio, Baltimore, MD.
  • Track 8 recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA.
  • Track 9 recorded at Different Fur Studio, San Francisco, CA.


Production notes[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gioffre, Daniel. "Aerial Boundaries > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 14, 2017.