Sunday, November 24, 2019

soft focus

I have a bunch of folders of music that I collect for mixes. I have one called "sea '19" for a sea-themed mix. One called "fog bound" for music that sounds like a foggy night. Other folders include PNO, stargazing, foreign lands, retro synths, dusty, 4th world and many more.

The music for this mix is in a folder called "ambient just plain old ambient." So this mix is just that - a simple collection of ambient tunes. No theme, no temporal significance. Just good ambient music.


PS - coming soon...end of the year and end of the decade mixes.

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    anthéne - siphon (skyglow 2019)
  • 03:30    Moss Covered Technology - Distant Station(Nocturne) (Once Hallowed 2019)
  • 06:23    Brian Eno - Darla (Sisters 2017)
  • 13:18    Thomas Köner - Tiento de la Luz 6 (Tiento de la Luz 2019)
  • 18:20    Kyle Bobby Dunn - Boul. Gouin (From Here to Eternity 2019)
  • 22:30    Benoît Pioulard & Sean Curtis Patrick - Nordmeer (Avocationals 2019)
  • 26:17    Taylor Deupree - The Lost See (Fallen 2018)
  • 31:51    Chihei Hatakeyama - Buddha Statue Without Roof (Forgotten Hill 2019)
  • 34:45    Josh Mason - Untitled(For Amy) (Conduit 2013)
  • 39:27    Robert Davies - Petals Floating (Sylvan Glen 2019)
  • 48:33    Alaskan Tapes - And, We Disappear (Views From Sixteen Stories 2019)
  • 52:10    Logic Moon - Somnia (I See Planets 2019)
  • 56:40    Moss Covered Technology - Gen #2 (Slow Walking 2019)
  • 60:15    llm - Gaia (Healing Sounds: A Compilation for Hurricane Recovery 2019)
  • 65:55    of the quiet stars - wading in overflowed meadows (Kage Vol 1 Quiet Dreams 2016)
  • 68:34    end

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Mystical Ambience 2: Tactile Ground by Paul Asbury Seaman

Cover art created by and courtesy of Robert Rich,

As regular visitors to this blog have probably figured out, I don't really plan things out here. Sometimes it's a mix a week, sometimes it's a month between mixes. The last Blade Runner mix is the perfect example, I wasn't even thinking about that mix until we hit Nov. 2019 which is the month and year of Blade Runner. So I quickly threw that mix together and boom, there it was. So then other mix ideas get pushed back or forgotten about until some other piece of music catches my ear.

So it's not a big surprise that Paul emailed me the tracklist for this mix back in May. Every time I'd think about starting this set something would distract my social media addled brain and the mix would get pushed back. With the end of the year closing in I finally have laid down all the tracks and Mystical Ambience 2: Tactile Ground is here.

This is what Paul has to say about this mix:

"A listener on Bandcamp described a recent Spotted Peccary label sampler as “Not too sweet, not too dark.” Which is the same balance I try to bring to my selections for Low Light Mixes. This one is another journey concept. I’ve always had a special fondness for artists who can sensitively blend electronic and acoustic instruments to create beautiful juxtapositions of textures, and also offers a metaphor for balancing the ethereal and the concrete. In that spirit, this mix includes some slow- earthy, cross-cultural jazz before ending with cosmic tranquility.” 

Thanks Paul!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Remote Vision - The Glittercliff (Into Light 2018)
  • 06:17    Hibernation - Wabi Sabi (Second Nature 2012)
  • 11:35    Hibernation - The Uncarved Block (Second Nature 2012)
  • 16:00    Marion Brown Jazz Cussion - Naima (Echoes of Blue 2006)
  • 22:09    Kaya Project - Forgive(ambient mix) (Ambient Mixes 2 2019)
  • 27:42    Jan Garbarek - Cloud of Unknowing (In Praise of Dreams 2004)
  • 32:49    Massergy - Phenakistoscope (A Novel Sense of Calm 2015)
  • 38:15    Chronotope Project  - A Prayer for Tenderness (Lotus Rising 2018)
  • 43:20    Hollan Holmes - Prayer to the Energy (Prayer to the Energy 2017)
  • 48:45    Northumbria - Sacred Ground (Helluland 2015)
  • 52:35    Robert Rich - The Abiding Wheel (Tactile Ground 2018)
  • 58:55    Meg Bowles - Chalice of Shadows (Evensong: Canticles for the Earth 2018)
  • 63:30    Steve Roach - Spiral Triptych 2 (Texture Maps 2002)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Low Light Spotlight - Max Richter

This is an exclusive mix available only to my subscribers on Mixcloud Select. It's part of an ongoing series of mixes that spotlight one artist for the entire mix. 

Max Richter's music is beautiful, evocative, haunting. He is one of my favorite artists of the 21st century. Although I didn't use it in this mix, On The Nature Of Daylight is one of my favorite pieces of music of all time. 

I had to start the mix with The Blue Notebooks because it is the album that introduced me to Richter's music and remains a huge favorite. My other huge fav in his discography is Sleep, a monumental album of more than 8 hours of modern classical sleep music. There are two tracks from Sleep in this mix.

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

Blade Runner Is Now

I wasn't planning on doing this mix. But then on Friday, someone on Twitter posted that we have caught up to the time when the film, Blade Runner supposedly takes place. I knew immediately that I had to make a mix.

This collection is pretty straight forward - all the tracks sound like they fit into the Blade Runner soundtrack universe.


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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00    Pye Corner Audio - Prismatic Gateway (2019)
01:22    Jean Michel Jarre - The Watchers (2018)
04:15    Tale Of Us - Alla Sera (2017)
08:32    SaffronKeira - Aesthetic of Surrealism (2019)
14:15    Ryuichi Sakamoto - Fullmoon SURVIVE version (2017)
17:20    36 - Origin Beach (2018)
20:46    Steve Hauschildt - Cloudloss (2019)
24:00    Johnny Jewel - Candlelight Burns (2015)
26:40    Ben Chatwin - Black Castle(Sevendeaths Remix) (2019)
31:01    Vector Lovers - Long Wave (2007)
33:36    Trevor Jackson - Off World (2018)
35:51    Time Rival - Cambrian Explosion (2019)
39:58    Mac Quayle - 1.0_1-hellofriend.wav (2016)
40:40    Lázaro Pereira - Follow The Leader (2017)
44:41    MUUI - Cinematic Structures (2019)
51:03    Abul Mogard - Half Light Of Dawn (2018)
56:30    Fennesz - In My Room (2019)
67:27    end