Saturday, September 25, 2021

Brilliant mix at


I don't often promote other mixes here but this one is special. It combines the talents of Peter van Cooten of and Stéphane Pigeon, creator of Like the old tagline for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, "Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together," this mix is "Two Great Sounds that Sound Great Together." 

This mix is different from most mixes, since all sounds come from one single source - the sound generators/music at

Peter & Stéphane talk about the mix here...  You can also download the mix there and check out the tracklist.

Here is a link to the mix over at Mixcloud...

And here is the link to myNoise...

Check it out!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Always Autumn by Paul Asbury Seaman


Autumn seems perfectly suited to ambient music, especially ambient with a tinge of melancholy. I was thinking about doing an fall-themed mix when Paul approached me with his fully curated mix for autumn. Perfect!

Here's what Paul says about this mix:

“Dedicating this one to my sister, Miriam Walter, professor of nursing at Chico State University in Northern California. Her birthday is today, September 19th.

This turned out to be mostly guitar and piano, although I always (and still) intended it to be a going-to-sleep mix. Like most of my playlists for LLM, it starts out moderately slow and gets progressively slower and quieter. Just a bunch of beautiful tunes, with a touch of melancholy that I always associate with fall, and surrendering into tranquility.”

Thanks for another excellent mix, Paul!


T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Peter Chilvers & Jon Durant - Always Autumn (Always Golden Sands 2020)
  • 05:10    Will Ackerman, Jeff Oster, Tom Eaton - The Golden Hour (Brothers 2021)
  • 09:52    Jeff Johnson & Phil Keaggy - Mosaic 7 (Ravenna 2021)
  • 16:27    Between Interval - The Tides Of Time (Autumn Continent 2006)
  • 20:50    Uman - Somewhere On Earth (You Are Here 1999)
  • 24:41    Ken Verheecke - Falling Leaves (Autumn Reflections 2011)
  • 28:23    Jeff Pearce - A Walk Through The Leaves (From the Darker Seasons 2017)
  • 32:15    Calm Whale - Blue Moon Wind Chimes Meditation (Blue Moon Meditation 2017)
  • 39:30    Altus - Green to Gold (Autumn Breeze 2005)
  • 46:09    Beltone - Autumn (Blind Concert 2017)
  • 50:52    Chinmaya Dunster - Sight Meditation (Meditation Ragas 2014)
  • 57:45    Astropilot & Kaya Project - Wind of Change, Pt. 2 (Wind of Change, Pt. 2 2021)
  • 62:13    Cousin Silas - Lost In Autumn (Blue Ice Beyond 2019)
  • 68:15    Kamal - The Quiet Earth (The Quiet Earth - Dusk 1993)
  • 72:14    Ron Boots - Lingering On (Autumn Moon 2016)
  • 76:28    end

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Slow Road - The Endless Potential of the Pedal Steel Guitar


This mix is pretty much what the title says - a collection of quiet/ambient tracks featuring the beautiful sounds of the pedal steel guitar.

I did another pedal steel mix two years and since then it seems to be easier to find practitioners of the ambient steel guitar sound. Only one artist, Chuck Johnson, is repeated from that mix in this one. Here's the first mix:

All that's left to say is go relax with some steel guitar & maybe a good bourbon around a campfire.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson - In a Cistern (Refuge 2021)
  • 04:03    Saariselka - Shepherd Canyon (Thousands of Eyes in the Dark 2019)
  • 07:40    The Howard Hughes Suite - Vanishing Point (Smoke from a Future Fire 2020)
  • 13:18    SUSS - Drift (Promise 2020)
  • 17:55    North Americans - Yearling (Roped In 2020)
  • 20:30    Raymond Richards - Paradise, California (The Lost Art of Wandering 2020)
  • 25:45    Trond Kallevåg Hansen - Kapellet (Bedehus & Hawaii 2019)
  • 28:35    Susan Alcorn - first turning of the wheel(for bob graettinge) (and i await..the resurrection of the pedal steel guitar 2007)
  • 30:18    Chuck Johnson - The Laurel (The Cinder Grove 2021)
  • 38:50    William Tyler - Slow Night's Static (New Vanitas 2020)
  • 48:20    SUSS - Salt (Ghost Box 2018)
  • 51:40    Raymond Richards - Astoria, Georgia (The Lost Art Of Wandering 2020)
  • 55:06    Light of Woods - Sparrow (Field Notes 2016)
  • 56:45    Chuck Johnson - Serotiny (The Cinder Grove 2021)
  • 63:33    end