Sunday, February 17, 2019

Open Spaces


One of my favorite discoveries late last year was the album In Currents by Innesti.




It's a wonderful combination of field recordings, loops, drones and light touches. I put it on my second Best of 2018 mix. Innesti has a new album coming out on Feb. 25th and we are lucky to have a preview of it on this guest mix he has created.

The mix stays true to the Innesti sound - gentle, calming, floating. I am excited to hear the new album and excited for this sneak peak. Here are a couple Innesti links...

https://innesti.bandcamp.com/album/in-currents

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vjQzIlQxwDP0miO2oGoXE


Cheers!


[ s t r e a m ]    [ d o w n l o a d ]    [ i t u n e s ]



T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Innesti - The Architecture of Clouds (Formless)
  • 04:42    Yoyu - Open Space, Holding You Tenderly (Manitoba Forest Medicine)
  • 08:32    Astrolabe - Afterglow (Lights Beyond the Mist)
  • 12:34    Gallery Six - Harukaze (Bansyun)
  • 16:06    Ishq - Cloud Forest (Flowering Mountain Earth)
  • 18:14    ASC - Hadal Zone (The Waves)
  • 21:47    Jacob Newman - Invisible Autumn (Invisible Autumn)
  • 23:49    Eternell - Haven (Haven)
  • 28:56    end










Sunday, February 10, 2019

Liminal / Space: Long-form Droning


You know how when you see a certain director is involved with a film, like Christopher Nolan, you just know it'll be interesting. Or how music released on certain labels, such as 12k, will definitely be worth exploring. Well, that's how I feel when the tag "Curated by Paul Asbury Seaman" is attached to a mix.

Paul & I have collaborated on several mixes and all have been excellent. It's only Feb. 10th and already we've been treated to two of Paul's mixes. This one is a bit of a departure for him, using pieces that are, like the title says, long-form drones. For me droning ambient can be very hit & miss. This mix is definitely a hit.

Here's what Paul says about it:

“Most of us have contemplated the seemingly contradictory opposites that are a fundamental aspect of reality: good and evil, joy and pain, love and hate, our inner world and infinite space. But this ying/yang, male/female, fire/water dichotomy obscures the fact that much of life is lived in the in-between, in the places where light and dark overlap. Perhaps one reason so many people find calm and inspiration at the beach is its liminal quality—between the ocean and the land. In this mix I give you 71 minutes in that mysterious clarity between trance and tranquility.”

Thanks Paul!

Cheers!


[ s t r e a m ]    [ d o w n l o a d ]    [ i t u n e s ]



T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Alio Die - A Place Beyond(Sitar Meditations 2015)
  • 10:46    Louigi Verona - droning198(droning198 2016)
  • 26:55    Louigi Verona - droning276(droning276 2017)
  • 46:28    Ascendent - Sylvan Rotation(Meridian EX 2018)
  • 58:08    Steve Roach - Part Seven(Ultra Immersion Concert 2013)
  • 71:32    end















Sunday, February 03, 2019

the passing storm



The inspiration for this mix came from Mike Lazarev of Headphone Commute. Last year he discovered an old hard drive with some of his old mixes from around 2006. Called fiftmuziek sessions, he posted some online and you can find them here...

https://reviews.headphonecommute.com/liftmuziek-sessions/

They focus on classic IDM & ambient electronica from that era & they are fantastic.

One of the mixes that Mike uncovered from that same time period featured albums from Native State artists Rena Jones and Shen. I fell in love with this mix. I played it non-stop for a few weeks and I knew that at some point I'd make a mix that used some of those tunes. Here is Mike's mix titles Resplendent...

https://soundcloud.com/headphonecommute/asmadeus-resplendent-mix

My mix, The Passing Storm, takes its name from the track by Rena Jones which opens the mix. The sound is classic IDM. Most of the tunes are from 2001 - 2007 with the exception of the Autechre & Plastikman cuts. Even though "Bike" is 10 years older I just couldn't do an IDM mix without Autechre.

I am very happy with how this mix turned out. I'll definitely have to crank out another one later this year.

Also, just a quick reminder that there is now an easy way to support me & the artists in these mixes. It's called Mixcloud Select and you can find out more here...

www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/select

Cheers!


[ s t r e a m ]    [ d o w n l o a d ]    [ i t u n e s ]


T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Rena Jones - The Passing Storm(2006)
  • 05:00    Shen - Main Springs(2006)
  • 08:44    Autechre - Bike(1994)
  • 13:27    Brothomstates - Mdrmx(2001)
  • 17:36    Lusine - Jetstream(2007)
  • 22:40    AM/PM - the ends 4(2004)
  • 29:10    Farben - A Famous Myth(2003)
  • 34:05    Plastikman - Pakard(1998)
  • 44:25    Rena Jones - Driftwood(2006)
  • 50:47    Jan Jelinek - Tendency(2001)
  • 57:27    end