Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Perfect Perseid Playlist


This mix is a couple of weeks late. It is a soundtrack for meteor watching, specifically the annual August Perseid meteor shower.  I uploaded it to Mixcloud on Aug. 12th but totally forgot to make it available here as well.  That has now been corrected. 

I've been wanting to use a track from Robert Scott Thompson's album "Pale Blue Dot" and a stargazing mix was the perfect opportunity with Skyway being a great opener for this collection.  I was also happy to include an old favorite - Thom Brennan.  I've always been a big fan of his music and much of it is perfect for star/space themed mixes.

Enjoy



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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Robert Scott Thompson - Skyway
  • 05:20    Forrest Fang - not forgotten
  • 09:40    36 - Miserere
  • 15:05    Aglaia - after midnight
  • 21:40    Markus Guentner - baryon
  • 26:50    Diatonis - one starry starry starry night
  • 31:36    Underworld - simple peal
  • 35:15    Thom Brennan - the fog unveils
  • 41:00    Arovane - Nostalghia I
  • 56:20    Tau Ceti - Cydonia Plains
  • 62:15    Jeffrey Koepper - Distant Light
  • 73:20    Robert Scott Thompson - Shimmer Upon The Mirror Pond
  • 78:14    Brian Eno - Stars
  • 85:05    Sonmi451 - Rigel
  • 93:33    David Wenngren & Christopher Bissonnette - Burn Like a Meteor and Leave No Dust
  • 1:43:37    end









Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ambient Decades: 1970s


This is the first in a series of mixes featuring ambient music from each of the past 4 1/2 decades.

Ambient music came to it's full expression during the 1970s with Eno's Discreet Music & Music for Airports. This mix explores those albums and other electronic gems. This mix/list is by no means definitive. It's music from my collection that is a representation of the emergence of ambient in the 1970s.

As I was sorting through tracks for the mix I realized that I'm definitely going to have to make a mix of 70s berlin school & kraut music electronic tunes. That way I can use Jean Michel Jarre, Can, Holgar Czukay and more rhythmic Tangerine Dream & Klaus Schulze.

Cheers!





T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Michael Hoenig - Voices of Where(1978)
  • 04:20    Harmonia - By the Riverside(1976)
  • 07:15    Klaus Schulze - Wahnfried 1883(1975)
  • 12:50    Wendy Carlos - Fall(1972)
  • 18:00    Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic(1975)
  • 23:25    Tangerine Dream - Sequent C(1974)
  • 25:00    Brian Eno - Discreet Music(1975)
  • 33:33    Kraftwerk - Heimatkl√§nge(1973)
  • 36:45    Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Tama(1971)
  • 41:37    Cluster - In Ewigkeit(1976)
  • 48:30    Ashra - Deep Distance(1976)
  • 53:30    Steve Hillage - Garden of Paradise(1979)
  • 62:25    Tangerine Dream - Rubycon(1975)
  • 65:50    Klaus Schulze - Some Velvet Phasing(1974)
  • 71:50    Brian Eno - Two Rapid Formations(1978)
  • 74:36    Brian Eno - Music for Airports 1/1(1978)
  • 91:09    end