On the Shore of The Wide World, an EP of remixes, follows up the full-length album A Name Writ in Water, released in April 2004. Hrishikesh Hirway (aka The One AM Radio) creates intricate, lush compositions that Pitchfork said "simply feel colossal." On this record, seven of his songs are deconstructed and reinterpreted by a cast of luminaries. The line-up includes avant hip-hop auteur DAEDELUS (Ninja Tune/Mush/Plug Research/Eastern Dev), minimalist tech-house veteran JOHN TEJADA (Plug Research/Palette), ambient experimentalist THE WIND-UP BIRD (Music Fellowship/Translucence), shoegazey beatmaker CAURAL (Chocolate Industries), and Anticon MC and producer ALIAS.
The artwork for the ep is a remix as well, by acclaimed artist BRIAN ALFRED, who based his illustrations on one of Hrishikesh's photographs from the liner notes of the full length.