Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Longform Sleepy Time

 

This mix is pretty just as the title describes - a set of long ambient pieces, perfect for sleeping. There's not much else to say other than the tracks are all fairly new with most of them from 2023.

I was happy to use a longer version of the Crows Labyrinth track in this mix. I used it in my Blade Runner mix earlier in the year but it was the short version. I have been listening to the long version a lot this year and using it as a sleep soundtrack quite a bit as well. So I knew I had to use more of the 39 minute track in this mix. That album will make my best of the year list for sure.

Speaking of best of the year lists - head over to Mixcloud Posts to see my favorite albums of 2023, so far - MIXCLOUD Best of 2023(so far)


Links to all the music used in this mix:


Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Loscil - Alta (Alta 2023)
  • 10:20    Loneward - Light Blossom (Willoweald 2023)
  • 18:00    Crows Labyrinth - Neon Scenes I (Neon Scenes I: Granular Dreams 2023)
  • 27:45    Milieu - Beside a Green Window (Beside a Green Window 2023)
  • 37:07    Katharina Schmidt - Particles (Particles 2022)
  • 46:44    Spectrical - Distant Rain (Fleeting visions into sleep 2023)
  • 55:10    Mount Shrine - Foghorn (Lost Loops Collection 2023)
  • 1:12:25    Robert Davies - Diffused Meadow (Delicate Terrain 2022)
  • 1:26:30    cv313 - Star Alignments (Plays Sequential Space 2023)
  • 2:00:00    end


Thursday, June 22, 2023

Aquadream by Fragile X

 

I love getting guest mixes from creative artists. I love hearing excellent segues as the music flows seamlessly across the set. And I love discovering new music. So, of course, I'm excited about this latest offering from Fragile X.

There so much good stuff in this mix, like one of my favorite tracks of all time - Submarine Poetry, I could go on and on but I'll let John say a few things about it:

"I've been inspired by my recent trip to Croatia and have made a water themed mix. I've called it "Aquadream". I wanted the mix to be able to act as a soundtrack to all kinda things. From casual swimming, deep sea diving, floating, boating or even just watching from the shoreline. It's pretty much all ambient material. It's got that hazy and submerged feel about it and is a wee bit disorientating at times but is ultimately a calm and hopefully refreshing mix!"

Thanks, John, for this awesome collection of music!


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T R A C K L I S T :
ARTIST - TITLE / LABEL / YEAR
  • 00:00    Sample of the World's Loneliest Whale, 52 Hertz
  • 00:44    Rennie Foster - Devil's Water (Devil's Reprise) / Rebirth / 2009 
  • 04:48    Fragile X - The Descent / Gorecki Productions / 2015
  • 07:11    Krill.minima - Submarine Poetry / Native State Records / 2007
  • 12:23    Daar - Sea Wind / Silent Season / 2021
  • 18:35    The Persuader - Pressure Relief / Stockholm LTD / 2015
  • 21:51    Michael FK - Black Whale / Ambient / 2014
  • 26:48    Newworldaquarium - Thousand Oaks / Ostgut Ton / 2014
  • 29:56    Karen Vogt - Searching For Shoals (Karen Vogt remix) / Self Released / 2023
  • 31:45    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Wetlands / Western Vinyl / 2016
  • 33:03    This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren / 4AD / 1983
  • 36:47    Inhmost - Waters Edge / Huinali Recordings / 2021
  • 41:11    Tom Leclerc - Postcard From The Sea / Giraffe Tapes / 2022
  • 43:50    Leafcutter John - Music Under The Water / Desire Path / 2015
  • 48:04    Chromasy - Naoshima /Self Released / 2020
  • 52:32    Copula - North Sea Dream / Traumgarten / 2020
  • 54:48    Balsam - Water Conception / Neotantra / 2019
  • 56:21    Julianna Barwick - One Half / Dead Oceans / 2012
  • 59:13    Circular - Calm / Beatservice Records/ 1999
  • 65:19    Asura - Ascension In Blue / Ultimae Records / 2014
  • 72:30    Fragile X - Mvto More / Unreleased / 2023
  • 78:48    Picnic - Drops in The Water (DJ Paradise remix) / Daisart / 2021
  • 80:45    Saphileaum - Freshwater Body / Nyame Records / 2020
  • 85:35    Yosi Horikawa - Fluid / Borrowed Scenery / 2019


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Electronic Music 1971

 


The Electronic Music of the 1970s series continues with a trip back to 1971. This year was a bit easier to curate than '70 because we have a few more good uses of electronic instruments featured prominently.

For me, the best electronic album of 1971 is "Zero Time" by Tonto's Expanding Head Band. It's very synthetic sounding without being too cheesy. I enjoyed discovering new music for this mix like "The Andromeda Strain" soundtrack and a Tangerine Dream soundtrack for an unreleased movie. I hope you too discover something new in this journey back to 1971.

Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Moog - Moog demonstration record
  • 00:36    Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Tama (Zero Time)
  • 05:48    Beaver & Krause - Nine Moons In Alaska (Gandharva)
  • 07:30    Tangerine Dream - Sunrise In The Third System (Alpha Centauri)
  • 11:07    Achim Reichel - Einleitung(Invitation) (Echo)
  • 16:00    Deuter - Babylon (D)
  • 19:49    Pat Prilly - Aerolithe Alpha (Moog Sensations)
  • 21:15    Harold Budd - Pastoral Symphony (The Oak Of The Golden Dreams)
  • 22:00    Popol Vuh - Aguirre (In the Gardens of the Pharao | Aguirre)
  • 27:00    Ash Ra Tempel - Traummaschine (Ash Ra Tempel)
  • 33:18    Pat Prilly - Coeur Synthetique (Moog Sensations)
  • 34:12    Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Cybernaut (Zero Time)
  • 38:30    Doug McKechnie - Moving (San Francisco Moog: 1968-72 Vol. 2)
  • 41:10    Jean Michel Jarre - La Cage (La Cage)
  • 44:25    Morton Subotnick - Sidewinder (Sidewinder)
  • 46:15    Gil Mell√© - Andromeda (The Andromeda Strain)
  • 47:47    Tangerine Dream - Vampira VI (Vampira)
  • 50:53    W. Merrick Farran & E. Vetter - Sea of Storms (KPM Electronic Music)
  • 52:42    Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Aurora (Zero Time)
  • 59:10    end

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Fresh Ambient June 2023

 

The theme for this mix is simple - a collection of new ambient tracks, most released within the last couple of months. Sometimes after posting a lot of theme mixes or guest mixes I need to crank out a set that is just straightforward ambient. Nothing fancy, just beautiful, drifting music to ease the mind.

Here are some links to the music used in this mix:


Cheers!


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Laraaji & Kramer - Immersion (Baptismal 2023)
  • 06:00    Between - Back (Low Flying Owls 2023)
  • 11:10    William Selman - Leaky Paradise (The Weather Indoors 2023)
  • 14:28    Civic Hall aka Euan McMeeken & Craig Tattersall - Excerpt I (Maps To Where The Poison Grows 2023)
  • 19:15    Sebby Kowal - Sakura Schoolyard (There Is Light 2023)
  • 22:36    Michael Scott Dawson - Notes On Longing (Find Yourself Lost 2023)
  • 25:50    Alva Noto - Die Undergr√ľndigen - Redux (Kinder der Sonne(From "Komplizen") 2023)
  • 29:55    Sachi Kobayashi - Morning Dew (Melodies in the Garden 2023)
  • 33:40    David Cordero - Middle Distance (Spring Memories 2023)
  • 39:20    blochemy - lane (sen 2023)
  • 44:11    Andy Cartwright - Mended Environment (Below the Noise 2023)
  • 48:05    Kenji Katayose - Aika (Sonoris 2023)
  • 54:18    Inhmost - Eternal (Above The Sky 2023)
  • 58:52    Maps and Diagrams - Brume (A Study of Ends or Purpose 2023)
  • 64:16    end