Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Quiet Days by Ann Annie


I love hosting guest mixes here on LLM and especially love it when they come at the right time. I have been super busy so this curated set comes at the perfect time. This mix comes to us from Portland-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Goldberg, aka Ann Annie. He has a new album coming out in June and a new single, Cottonwood, out now. You can listen to “Cottonwood” on all digital retailers (((HERE)))

Annie takes a transcendental approach to ambient country, coaching modular minimalism into a character that interacts with its surroundings.” - Bandcamp Daily

Here is what Eli says about this mix:

" 'Quiet Days' is a collection of some of my favorite artists and songs from the last year. Included are a few unreleased tracks from my upcoming album “The Wind”. I imagine listening to the mix while sitting at the coast on a foggy day."

Thanks to Eli for putting together this excellent mix. Here's where you can find Ann Annie on the web:

Website  |  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube


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T R A C K L I S T :

00:00    Sawako - April - From Seashell (Bitter Sweet 2008)
03:06    Yumiko Morioka - Moon Road (Resonance 2020)
07:50    Ann Annie - Opening (The Wind 2024)
09:07    Ann Annie - With Violet (The Wind 2024)
09:49    Joe Hisaishi - One Summer’s Day (The Best of Cinema Music 2011)
14:40    Masakatsu - Marginalia #48 (2018)
18:23    Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Migrations (Lowlands 2017)
21:25    Tennyson - Sleepwalk (Telescope EP 2019)
24:05    Alaskan Tapes - Who Tends A Garden (Who Tends A Garden  2023)
28:30    Ann Annie - Sweet Coast (The Wind 2024)
30:58    Gia Margaret - no sleep no dream (Mia Gargaret 2020)
32:42    r beny - In the violet and lingering winter dusk (eistla 2018)
40:02    Sigur Rós - Heysátan (Takk 2005)
44:00    Six Missing - Awake Awareness (Intention II 2022)
48:44    Emily Sprague - Piano 2(Mount Vision) (Mount Vision 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

APRICITY: the warmth of sunshine in winter


Apricity(a-PRIS-i-tee)(n.) - The warmth of the sun in winter.

I stumbled upon this word while doom-scrolling Threads or Instagram last week. I like the idea that there is a word that describes that feeling of soaking of the limited rays of the sun on a winter day. I had already started a straightforward ambient mix and this word just seemed to fit the vibe. 

All the tracks in this mix are new, with most being from 2024. There's not much else to say other than find a cozy spot near a window and let some sunshine warm you up.



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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Crows Labyrinth, Perry Frank - Vanishing (Vanishing 2024)
  • 02:50    Altus - Waning Landscapes (Solastalgia 2024)
  • 11:05    Benoît Pioulard & Offthesky - Fed On Lilies (Sunder 2024)
  • 15:10    Logic Moon & Henrik Meierkord - Bortom Skogen (Ewiger Wald 2024)
  • 18:45    Isostatic - Arctic Crossing (Beyond The North Wind 2023)
  • 25:45    Robert Rich - Dendritic (Waves Of Now 2024)
  • 29:40    Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Shoreline Procession (Killer Whale Atmospheres 2023)
  • 37:57    Gallery Six - Utakata (Richness of the Heart 2024)
  • 41:20    David Cordero - Serene Landscapes (Restless Nature 2024)
  • 43:30    SVLBRD - In the Deep Ocean (How To Disappear 2024)
  • 45:55    Gregory Paul Mineeff - Into A Dulled Reckoning (So Many, Diminishes 2024)
  • 49:09    Luis Miehlich - It's Alright (Re-Cartographies 2024)
  • 56:40    Robert Davies - Hum of Ether (Solitudes 2024)
  • 67:32    end

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Cosmic Guitar


I've been thinking about a couple of guitar mixes for a while, collecting tracks as I find them but not really sure of the direction the mix would take. Then fellow mixologist Paul Asbury Seaman turned me on to the track "Franky's Floyd" from "An Evening With Friends" by Ron Boots. The heart of the track is a guitar solo homage to David Gilmore & Pink Floyd. It's fantastic! When I heard it I decided to split the guitar mix in two - one would be louder where the occasional guitar solo would be right at home. The other mix would be a bit more spacey, more ethereal.

So this mix, Cosmic Guitar, is the later style - ambient, atmospheric, cosmic. The timing for this mix is great because two new albums coming in February fit perfectly. They are "Abandoned Spaces" by OdNu + Ümlaut  and "Astral Gold" by Dean McPhee. Keep an eye/ear out for them next month.



T R A C K L S T :
00:00    Dean McPhee - The Second Message (Astral Gold 2024)
02:55    Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - Guide (Bewitched 1984)
04:48    Brian Eno + David Byrne - Solo Guitar With Tin Foil (My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 1981)
06:22    The Bird's Companion - A2: A Liquid Moon (The Edge of the Sea 2023)
10:18    Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid (The Endless River 2014)
12:42    Cyber Zen Sound Engine - Foreboding (Cooperation 2012)
16:32    Kaki King - Sanitized Alone (Modern Yesterdays 2020)
20:25    Ghost In The Loop - Cold Space Symmetry (Cold Space Symmetry 2022)
24:35    Dean McPhee - Ether (Astral Gold 2024)
29:30    Manuell Göttsching - Echo Waves (Inventions for Electric Guitar 1971)
35:10    OdNu + Ümlaut - Abandoned Spaces (Abandoned Spaces 2024)
44:04    Foreign Body Sensation & Justin Maranga - Cenote Meditation (Subterranean Environments 2023)
47:28    The National Pool - Solace (2018)
49:36    Naci Oguz - Jakob (Kirpi İkilemi 2023)
55:12    Manuell Göttsching - Quasarsphere (Inventions for Electric Guitar 1971)
61:36    end

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Nightwalk by Paul Asbury Seaman


I've had enough of winter. So let's go from the freezing snows of Wisconsin to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia courtesy of this excellent mix from Paul Asbury Seaman. I love the "night/walking/hiking" theme of this set.

Here's Paul's thoughts on the mix:

“One of my best memories, in my whole life, was taking an all-night hike by myself in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, arriving at the peak just in time to catch the sunrise from the top of Old Rag, famous for its 360 degree view. This program is part of my Mystical Ambient series and I’ve tried to capture the hushed sense of wonder of both the forest at night and the star-filled sky. I hope the music warms your winter dreams. 

As a side note, when I was gathering tracks for this mix, I didn’t set out to make piano the primary instrument, that’s just the way it turned out. And beautifully so, IMHO.”

Thanks for another great contribution, Paul.

Links to each album used in this mix:

Neil Tatar - After The Rain
Beltone - Blind Concert
Bryan Carrigan - Fall Into Winter
Allen Pitts - Night Trek
Fields of Few - Nocturnal Summer Drift
Andrew Lahiff - The People Under the Stars
Eivind Aarset - Electronique Noire
Gary Stroutsos - Flute Meditations for Yoga...
Jeff Pearce - With Evening Above
Lynn Tredeau - A Quiet Path
Omar Akram - Moments Of Beauty
Patrick O'Hearn - Beautiful World
Ron Boots - Autumn Moon
City of Dawn & Sherry Finzer - The Journeying Sun
Sophie Hutchings - Night Sky


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Neil Tatar - Nightwalk (After The Rain 2018)
  • 05:24    Beltone - Night (Blind Concert 2017)
  • 08:08    Bryan Carrigan - Deepest of Night (Fall Into Winter 2015)
  • 12:44    Allen Pitts - Night Trek (Night Trek 2023)
  • 18:54    Fields of Few - Night Sky & Gentle Thermals (Nocturnal Summer Drift 2023)
  • 22:45    Andrew Lahiff - Hidden Landscapes After Midnight (The People Under the Stars 2020)
  • 27:25    Eivind Aarset - Porcupine Night Walk (Electronique Noire 2017)
  • 33:00    Gary Stroutsos - Night Sky (Music for Relaxation Flute Meditations for Yoga 2015)
  • 35:55    Jeff Pearce - A Clear Night (With Evening Above 2014)
  • 39:35    Lynn Tredeau - Hush of Night (A Quiet Path 2021)
  • 42:18    Omar Akram - Sorrow (Moments Of Beauty 2023)
  • 44:23    Patrick O'Hearn - Night Becomes Her (Beautiful World 2003)
  • 50:00    Ron Boots - A Gentle Night (Autumn Moon 2016)
  • 54:38    City of Dawn & Sherry Finzer - Walking Within (The Journeying Sun 2024)
  • 58:14    Sophie Hutchings - By Night (Night Sky 2017)
  • 63:35    end

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

So Cold Now


Wind whips over ice,
Fingers numb, breath clouds the air,
Sun a pale, cold eye.

First comes the snow, then the cold. Bitter cold. Ugh, remind me again why I live here. I couldn't resist a quick following up the snow mix with a frozen mix. Just like the snow mix, all the tracks here have cold words in their titles.

I really liked putting two tracks from Harry Towell back-to-back. One new cut from last year called Coldspell and then one from all the way back in 2010 that he released under his Spheruleus moniker called simply, Frozen.

I was literally drinking hot coco with peppermint while mixing these tracks so I suggest you do the same while listening. Or maybe something a bit stronger.

Coming very soon - Nightwalk from Paul Asbury Seaman.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    echospace - polar vortex (echose in space 2014)
  • 00:40    Jeff Pearce - This Frozen Land (Tenderness and Fatality 1993)
  • 04:44    William Tyler - Frozen Shelter (Frozen Shelter 2021)
  • 06:12    Aglaia - Twilight on the frozen lake (Absolutely Deep 2012)
  • 12:30    Western Edges - So Cold Now (Dependency 2021)
  • 14:04    Porzellan - Frozen Feet (Advent 2010)
  • 15:40    Harry Towell - Coldspell (Infinite Light 2023)
  • 19:03    Spheruleus - Frozen (Frozen Quarters 2010)
  • 21:10    Stray Theories - Frozen Skies (The Places Series 2018)
  • 25:54    Martin Schulte - Frosty Morning (Treasure 2011)
  • 29:30    Motionfield - Cold Outside (Evolve 2022)
  • 34:36    Alapastel - Frozen Lakes, Fog And Snow (Hidden For The Eyes 2018)
  • 40:09    Rhucle - More Cold (Feel 2023)
  • 42:11    Pjusk - Polar (Tele 2012)
  • 45:00    Staalklang - The Ice Speak (The Loneliness of a Polar Expedition 2021)
  • 49:36    C-Land - Frozen Clouds (Retro Futurism 2022)
  • 51:40    mamonu - So Long and Thanks for All the Chill...(Die Welt ist Klang: 
  •              A Tribute to Pete Namlook 2013)
  • 55:34    end

Thursday, January 11, 2024


It's hard to believe that in Wisconsin we had to wait until the second week of January before we finally got snow. And, of course, now we are going to get dumped on three times in a week. So I figured this is the perfect time for a snow themed mix.

There's not much to say except that the word "snow" is in every track in this mix and the vibe does go well with staying inside with some hot coco or coffee while watching the snow fall outside.




T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Ripperton - First Snow (Contrails 2019)
  • 05:05    Ishmael Cormack - Bending Snow (Ammil 2020)
  • 10:10    glåsbird - snow on the patio (cinéma noir 2022)
  • 14:42    Fields We Found - Snow (Thanks 2021)
  • 19:10    Chihei Hatakeyama - A Light Snow (Void XXII 2021)
  • 23:40    Gailes - Surface Variations in The Snowfall (Seventeen Words 2017)
  • 29:45    Milieu - A Small Fire in the Snowy Woods Part II
  • 34:24    Erik Wøllo - Snowfall (Cloud of Strings 2023)
  • 36:40    Max Ananyev - Night Path and Snowfall (Water Atlas 2018)
  • 41:10    glåsbird - Quiet Snowstorms (Siberia 2021)
  • 45:20    Tor Lundvall - Snowy Morning (Yule 2006)
  • 47:05    Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - Snowfall (Mysterious Skin 2005)
  • 52:55    Jeff Pearce - Veil Of Lake Snow (To The Shores Of Heaven 2000)
  • 56:33    end 

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Favorite Jazz Albums of 2023


I was doing a lot of painting around the houseback in October and I was growing tired of my usual playlists. So I was happy when I stumbled on some 2023 jazz releases I hadn't heard. That set me off on a jazz binge over the last three months of the year which was fun because I discovered all sorts of new music, enough that I could make a year-end list and mix.

I hope to continue diving into new jazz artists and recordings next year. While I love all my old jazz albums from Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, etc., it was exciting to seek out new stuff the same way I am constantly on the lookout for new music in the ambient sphere or in the indie rock scene. I see so many people get hung up on the latest reissues of a classic jazz recordings that I wonder if they ever take the time to appreciate any of the excellent new music being released.

Full list of my favorite Jazz Albums of 2023 in alphabetical order:

  • Ancient Infinity Orchestra - River of Light
  • Anja Lauvdal - Farewell to Faraway Friends (wurlitzer improvisations 2021-23)
  • Arooj Aftab, Vijay lyer, Shahzad Ismaily - Love in Exile
  • Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal & Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani - Les Egares
  • Dave Easley - Ballads
  • Daniel Villarreal - Lados B
  • Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets
  • EABS & Jaubiln - Search of a Better Tomorrow
  • Eli Keszler - LIVE
  • Fire! Orchestra - Echoes
  • Girls in Airports - How It is Now
  • Kamaal Williams - Stings
  • Mette Henriette - Drifting
  • Pat Metheny - Dream Box
  • Peace Flag Ensemble - Astral Plains
  • Peter Somuah - Letter to the Universe
  • Phi-Psonics - Octava
  • Scree - Jasmine On A Night In July
  • Scrimshire - Paroxysm
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott Colley, Brian Blade - Dance of the Elders
  • Yoni Mayraz - Dybbuk Tse!
  • Yussef Dayes - Black Classical Music


Ancient Infinity Orchestra - River of Light:

Anja Lauvdal - Farewell to Faraway Friends (wurlitzer improvisations 2021-23):

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily - Love in Exile:

Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal & Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani - Les Egares:

Dave Easley - Ballads:

Daniel Villarreal - Lados B:

Dhafer Youssef - Street of Minarets:

EABS & Jaubiln - Search of a Better Tomorrow:

Eli Keszler - LIVE:

Fire! Orchestra - Echoes:

Girls in Airports - How It is Now:

Kamaal Williams - Stings:

Mette Henriette - Drifting:

Pat Metheny - Dream Box:

Peace Flag Ensemble - Astral Plains:

Peter Somuah - Letter to the Universe:

Phi-Psonics - Octava:

Scree - Jasmine On A Night In July:

Scrimshire - Paroxysm:

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott Colley, Brian Blade - Dance of the Elders:

Yoni Mayraz - Dybbuk Tse!:

Yussef Dayes - Black Classical Music:

I hope you enjoy this crop of 2023 jazz albums as much as I did. Cheers!

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Phi-Psonics - Lunar Reflections (Octava)
  • 05:15    Girls in Airports - Yield (How It is Now)
  • 10:00    Yussef Dayes - Black Classical Music (Black Classical Music)
  • 15:05    Scrimshire - Unity Gain (Paroxysm)
  • 20:30    Anja Lauvdal - Siste hus (Farewell to Faraway Friends(wurlitzer improvisations 2021-23)
  • 24:07    Mette Henriette - The 7th (Drifting)
  • 24:37    Pat Metheny - The Waves Are Not The Ocean (Dream Box)
  • 30:06    Arooj Aftab, Vijay lyer, Shahzad Ismaily - Haseen Thi (Love in Exile)
  • 37:50    EABS & Jaubiln - Tomorrow (Search of a Better Tomorrow)
  • 42:00    Yoni Mayraz - 1999 (Dybbuk Tse!)
  • 44:26    Daniel Villarreal - Sunset Cliffs (Lados B)
  • 48:50    Dave Easley - Fleurette Africaine (Ballads)
  • 52:22    Fire! Orchestra - I See Your Eye, Part 1 (Echoes)
  • 1:02:10    Scree - Half-Death (Jasmine On A Night In July)
  • 1:06:06    Kamaal Williams - City of God (Stings)
  • 1:09:18    Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal & Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani - Ta Nyé (Les Egares)
  • 1:13:08    Peter Somuah - Green Path (Letter to the Universe)
  • 1:16:36    Peace Flag Ensemble - You Can't Pin Joy Like A Moth (Astral Plains)
  • 1:21:31    Ancient Infinity Orchestra - Niyama (River of light)
  • 1:29:59    end

Friday, December 29, 2023

2023 Rewind - Favorite Ambient Albums of the Year


These end-of-the-year lists are usually labeled "Best Albums of the Year" - Best Ambient, Best Jazz, Best Indie, etc. I have been doing that for years. It has been pointed out that calling a list the "Best of the Year" is not only a bit snobby, it's also a little ridiculous because there is so much ambient music released every week that it's impossible to keep up. Plus this list is just my opinion, how can it possibly qualify as the "best"?

With that in mind I was moving towards labeling these as my favorite albums of the year. In this case I called it "2023 Rewind" simply because I found a cool stock photo for the cover art. Anyway, on to the mix.

These lists and mixes are tough to compile. It's so easy for even good albums to get lost in the shuffle. The ones that definitely did not get lost are my top 5 albums:

  1. Crows Labyrinth - Neon Scenes I - Granular Dreams
  2. Brendan Eder Ensemble - Therapy
  3. Eli Keszler - LIVE [LuckyMe]
  4. The Green Kingdom - Ether Hymns [Dronarivm]
  5. Rod Modell & Taka Noda - Glow World [13]

I probably listened to that Crows Labyrinth album more than any other ambient album this year. It had the advantage of being used as a sleep album...a lot. The album has a great Blade Runner vibe that is retro yet fresh. I love it. 

The Brendan Eder Ensemble was a new discovery for me. He self described his music as “meditative woodwind arrangements." That would have been enough to get my attention but then toss in a few Aphex Twin covers and I was hooked.

Eli Keszler has shown up on my lists before but this one is my fav. It is all live percussion, some sparse, some frantic but somehow it all feels ambient. Even when there's a lot going on it feels like it fits more in the ambient genre than jazz. So good.

Michael Cottone has been creating music as The Green Kingdom for a long time. I can always count on him for good quality ambient tracks. "Ether Hymns" is light and beautiful without ever being syrupy or overdone. It sets a perfect tone.

"Glow World" from Rod Modell & Taka Noda is pretty much what you would expect from Modell. Lots of synth washes with some buried bass lines and rhythms. It may be nothing new but it's done so well that the atmospheres suck you right in. 

Here's the full list of my favorite ambient albums of 2023 in alphabetical order:

  • Alex Albrecht - Violet Visionary [ASIP]
  • Alva Noto - Kinder der Sonne (From Komplizen) [Noton]
  • ARROWOUNDS - In The Octopus Pond [Lost Tribe Sound]
  • Bill Seaman, Tim Diagram, Stephen Spera - The World Was Turning Before [Laaps]
  • Brendan Eder Ensemble - Therapy [2023]
  • Claire Deak - Sotto Voce [Lost Tribe Sound 2023]
  • Courtney Barnett - End Of The Day OST [Milk Records]
  • Crows Labyrinth - Neon Scenes I - Granular Dreams
  • Crows Labyrinth- Pulse Mandala - Astral Solstice [Valley View Records]
  • cv313 - Plays Sequential Space [2023]
  • Drawing Virtual Gardens - 22-22 [Lost Tribe Sound]
  • Eli Keszler - LIVE [LuckyMe]
  • Foreign Body Sensation & Justin Maranga - Subterranean Environments [Dune Alter]
  • Hainbach - Voice Magnetic [Seil]
  • Loneward - Willoweald [Stereoscenic]
  • Michael Scott Dawson - Find Yourself Lost [We Are Busy Bodies]
  • Mount Shrine - Lost Loops Collection [Cryo Chamber]
  • Nico Less - Still
  • North Americans - Long Cool World [Third Man Records]
  • Pan American - in daylight dub [Foam On A Wave]
  • Prins Emanuel - Diagonal Musik II [Music for Dreams]
  • PURELINK - Signs [Peak Oil]
  • Rod Modell & Taka Noda - Glow World [13]
  • Saphileaum - Intrapersonal Experience [Good Morning Tapes]
  • Sigur Rós - ÁTTA [Krúnk]
  • Snufmumriko - Havstrakt [Sun Sea Sky Productions]
  • Tapani Rinne - Grey [Signature Dark]
  • The Green Kingdom - Ether Hymns [Dronarivm]
  • Toki Fuko - Spirit Medicine [Astral Industries]
  • William Ryan Fritch - Cohesion [Lost Tribe Sound]

Links to each album:

I am pretty proud of myself that I managed to squeeze in all 30 albums into this one 2-hour mix. Next up a 2023 jazz favorites mix.

Cheers! And here's to a good 2024!

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Alva Noto - Kinder der Sonne(Intro) (Kinder der Sonne(From "Komplizen")
  • 03:18    Hainbach - Voice Magnetic (Voice Magnetic)
  • 06:20    Brendan Eder Ensemble - #20(Lichen) Aphex Twin cover (Therapy)
  • 10:06    Michael Scott Dawson - Evening Constitutional (Find Yourself Lost)
  • 13:45    Courtney Barnett - Floating Down (End Of The Day OST)
  • 15:05    North Americans - Western Town, With Road to Mountain (Long Cool World)
  • 18:50    The Green Kingdom - Tradewinds (Ether Hymns)
  • 22:10    Foreign Body Sensation & Justin Maranga - In the Lair of the 5-Sided Serpent (Subterranean Environments)
  • 25:08    Alex Albrecht - Forest Dance (Violet Visionary)
  • 28:28    Saphileaum - Plum (Intrapersonal Experience)
  • 32:52    Rod Modell & Taka Noda - Untitled #2 (Glow World)
  • 38:25    Nice Less - Nice & Quiet (Still)
  • 44:10    Snufmumriko - Skärgårdskväde (Havstrakt)
  • 47:42    Purelink - 4k Murmurs(feat. J) (Signs)
  • 53:05    Crows Labyrinth - Neon Scenes I: Granular Dreams (Single Version)
  • 56:27    Loneward - Light Blossom (Willoweald)
  • 01:01:52    Claire Deak - Dolce Tormento (Sotto Voce)
  • 01:04:27    Bill Seaman, Tim Diagram, Stephen Spera - Far Away (The World Was Turning Before)
  • 01:09:15    Drawing Virtual Gardens - Be aware there is a goat hidden in the trees (22:22)
  • 01:22:47    Tapani Rinne - Tuokio (Grey)
  • 01:27:07    William Ryan Fritch - Timescale (Cohesion)
  • 01:29:15    ARROWOUNDS - Blue Entombed (In The Octopus Pond)
  • 01:25:00    Pan•American - Renzo (In Daylight Dub)
  • 01:28:55    cv313 - Forever In The Sky (Plays Sequential Space)
  • 01:36:27    Toki Fuko - Part Two (Spirit Medicine)
  • 01:42:40    Eli Keszler - Manhattan Part IV (LIVE)
  • 01:46:46    Prins Emanuel - Paia (Diagonal Musik II)
  • 01:50:25    Crows Labyrinth, Pulse Mandala - Astral Solstice (Astral Solstice)
  • 01:54:00    Mount Shrine - Raining Indoors (Lost Loops Collection)
  • 02:02:07    Sigur Rós - Blóðberg (ÁTTA)
  • 02:09:05    end

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Invisible Topologies


This mix started with the latest album by Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - Last Two Inches of Sky. It has this great late night vibe that I immediately latched onto. From there I went back to The Rain Dogs, an artist I had used in an earlier mix called Summoning the Spirits. And then one thing led to another and I ended up with an ambient mix with a fair amount of organic percussion.

The final mix has a bit of Jon Hassell 4th world feel, some of that late night vibe I mentioned and a dash of Lost Tribe Sound strangeness. I think it all comes together rather well.

Links to all the music used in this mix:


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - City Never Sleeps (Last Two Inches of Sky  2023)
  • 03:27    The Rain Dogs - From Abydos To Dendera (From Abydos To Dendera 2021)
  • 10:35    anthéne & simon mccorry - unreflecting pool (florescence 2023)
  • 14:06    Robbie Robertson - Too Much Dynamite (Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
  • 16:54    Toki Fuko - Spirit Medicine Pt. 1 (Spirit Medicine 2023)
  • 19:12    Jarvus - Noisetones (Farasan 2023)
  • 23:02    M. Sage - Evenin' Out (Paradise Crick 2023)
  • 25:48    William Ryan Fritch - Timescale (Cohesion 2023)
  • 28:50    From the Mouth of the Sun - The Herd(Murmuration) (Valley of the Hummingbirds 2023)
  • 32:44    The Rain Dogs - Wassu (From Abydos To Dendera 2021)
  • 37:41    ARROWOUNDS - Phosphene Silver Abyss (In The Octopus Pond 2023)
  • 42:20    Friðþjófur Johnson - Images in Ice Land
  • 47:45    Darkroom - Water like mbira (Water like mbira 2023)
  • 52:20    Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - Hush Now (Last Two Inches of Sky  2023)
  • 57:40    arovane - Clavnt (Seismograf 2023)
  • 62:13    end

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Misty Morning by Six Missing


The nice folks at Nettwerk Music Group reached out about the possibility of doing some guest mixes and I am pleased to present the first one. This mix comes to us from TJ Dumser who releases music under the moniker, Six Missing. He has a new album coming out in December so the timing is perfect.

I'll let TJ tell you about his mix:

"Listening to music always makes me transport to another place. And whenever a piece of music can make me travel to a place that elicits a vivid scene within my mind, I love it even more. Every time I sit and write a piece of music, I am always allowing it to take me somewhere, and then my goal is to try to capture that like a polaroid and develop it as quickly as I can so that the imagery is imprinted firmly within the makeup of the piece. 

Misty Morning is a collection of tracks both old and new that allow my mind to travel. Within this mix I've included pieces from not only myself (and an unreleased sneak peak), but from other artists I respect and love. Each track on here hits you with emotion and vibe instantaneously. There is no build-up for these. With each new piece you are gently guided along what I envision being the most perfect and slow morning with a cup of coffee as you watch the mist and fog rise up from the serene mountains behind your home. Or perhaps you are drifting in and out of sleep on an airplane or in a car. But you could also be seated and just merely listening. Regardless, these pieces aim to lift you up and out of your thinking mind and usher you into the beloved "in-between." 

While making my latest record "Here For Now," which comes out December 15th via Nettwerk, I was listening to artists that use sounds masterfully - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Visible Cloaks, and Nils Frahm all are within complete and total control of their voices and I found that incredibly inspiring as I was working to find my own voice. 

It is with great humility that I place my own music amongst artists such as Mort Garson and Ólafur Arnalds as well as the ever blissful Eydís Evensen. But thankfully, it seems to all feel like they belong there. 

I had a great time designing this curated vibe-adventure for you and hope you find some new artists you've never heard before as well as some old favorites. 

Thank you for listening."

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Thanks for providing this Misty Morning. Cheers!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00-02:27 - Possibility - Six Missing
  • 02:16-05:12 - Dreamy - Hania Rani
  • 05:06-06:13 - Unity - Ryuichi Sakamoto
  •  06:05-11:06 - Dustlight - Alaskan Tapes, Moshimoss
  • 10:42-15:13 - Waves - Six Missing
  • 15:03-18:49 - Terrazzo - Visible Cloaks, Motion Graphics
  • 18:43-23:08 - An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno
  • 22:52-27:21 - Wandering I - Eydís Evensen
  • 27:16-32:10 - Envelop - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • 31:54-37:11 - Loving Kindness - Six Missing
  • 36:54-39:47 - brot - Ólafur Arnalds
  • 39:47-43:22- Sunflower Dance - Green-House
  • 43:12-47:12 - Tranquility (For Sidney) - Clariloops
  • 46:55-50:15 - Deja Vu - Ataraxia, Mort Garson
  • 49:53-53:43 - Foreshadowed - Harold Budd, Brian Eno
  • 53:25-57:45 - Cleanse - Six Missing (Unreleased until 12/1/23)
  • 57:29-62:54 - Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses - Steve Reich
  • 62:25-65:48 - Alpha 1 - Ami Shavit
  • 65:30-70:55 - Seah Jahan - Paul Horn
  • 70:50-77:53 - Statum - Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano
  • 77:42-88:18 - Sunson - Nils Frahm