Thursday, February 27, 2020

Music for Meditation - healing vibes for election season

It's hard to believe there are still 9 months until the presidential election here in the US. It feels like the 2016 campaign never ended. Working in TV news I need to remind myself to step back, log off Twitter, turn off the tv, and listen to some ambient music, especially meditative music.

I know most ambient music is good for meditation but for this mix, I was looking for formless music that's not dark, something that wouldn't be too out of place at a spa but also not too gooey new agey either.

Most of the tracks used in this mix are new with three each being from 2020 and 2019 and one each from 2017 and 2013. This year is shaping up to be another excellent year for ambient music.


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T R A C K S :

  • 00:00    Albrecht La'Brooy - Afternoon Carafe (Healesville 2019)
  • 08:02    Laraaji - Ocean Flow Zither (Bring On The Sun 2017)
  • 14:35    Sphontik - Late Summer Blue (2019)
  • 20:20    Raul Lovisoni and Francesco Messina - Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo 2013)
  • 31:00    Kenji Kihara - Hayama Ambient 010 (2019)
  • 36:52    Luis Miehlich - Flows (Currents 2020)
  • 43:50    Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza - Ember Valley (Rainforest Hill I + II 2020)
  • 53:57    zakè - Gaffney Fields (Carolina 2020)
  • 60:09    end

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Sequential Circuits

This is a re-posting of sorts. I was going through old mixes trying to figure out which ones had not been posted to Mixcloud. I plan on posting some of those old mixes as-is to Mixcloud in the coming months. 

One of the mixes I dug up is Sequential Circuits, originally posted 12 years ago. Yikes! I've been doing this for a long time. I really like this mix but while listening to it I decided to give it one little tweak. I dropped two tracks by Detroit Escalator Co. & Geometric Farms and replaced them with a cut from Ash Ra Tempel called "Slightly Delayed."

My favorite tunes in this mix are the Richard Pinhas tracks, "Sundial" from Steve Roach * "Hyperborea" by Tangerine Dream. I've been rediscovering Hyperborea lately and I think it's one of my top three TD albums. All this berlin school music has got me thinking about doing another sequencer mix using classic tunes like this one.

I hope you enjoy this resurrected mix. Cheers!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Arp - St. Tropez
  • 05:00    Solvent - wig $1
  • 07:15    Richard Pinhas - la ville sans nom
  • 10:30    Steve Roach - Sundial
  • 17:30    Klaus Schulze - Euro Caravan
  • 25:15    Richard Pinhas - Melodic Simple Transition
  • 28:20    Tangerine Dream - No Man's Land
  • 33:20    Robert Rich and Ian Boddy - Chamber
  • 37:18    Ash Ra Tempel - Slightly Delayed
  • 43:30    Richard Pinhas - Home: Ruitor
  • 46:57    Steve Roach - Arc of Passion
  • 56:59    Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea
  • 61:27    end

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Guitarscapes 2020

This mix doesn't need a lot of introduction or explanation. It's a collection of tracks with swells of sound and long, slow washes of beautiful ambient guitar.

Some of the tracks came from ideas found in this thread on Mixcloud. Feel free to add any other tracks to the discussion.

Enjoy the ambient guitarscapes.


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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00    Wayne Robert Thomas - A Grey Morning, Later Lovely Sunshine (2019)
06:29    Wil Bolton - Night Paths (2017)
10:22    Stijn Hüwels - untitled IV (2016)
13:18    Sean Curtis Patrick - If This (2019)
16:50    Chihei Hatakeyama - Wilderness (2018)
21:45    Ben Rath - Wait For It (2019)
30:45    Noveller & thisquietarmy - Reverie 1 (2014)
35:23    The Green Kingdom - Dripstone (2019)
39:39    Pan American - Nightbirds (2019)
46:53    M. Grig - h (2019)
51:36    Pausal - One Watery Lens (2010)
56:40    Wayne Robert Thomas - Well Now You Know (2019)
60:20    end