Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Electronic Music 1972


The trip through the electronic music of the 70s continues with a stop in 1972. As with '70 & '71 this is a mix with some tracks that are very electronic, like the Wendy Carlos tunes, and others that are more electronic adjacent, like the Cluster or Pick Floyd tracks. But I think it gives a good sense of where things stood at the time.

I purposely stayed away from cheesy electronic versions of classical music like "The Electronic Spirit Of Erik Satie" or "The Unusual Classical Synthesizer." I'm just not a fan of that type of electronic music. I understand it's place in bringing synths to mass attention, I just don't like those recordings.

Enjoy 1972, I have a feeling 1973 will sound fairly similar. But things will start to change in '74 & '75.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    A.R. & Machines - Wie Ich Mir So Ich Dir (AR3)
  • 02:12    Cluster - Im Suden (Cluster II)
  • 08:10    Galactic Explorers - Lunarscape (Epitaph For Venus)
  • 14:22    Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes
  • 18:40    Klaus Schulze - Last Not Least (La Vie Electronique, Vol. 2)
  • 25:15    Kraftwerk - Klingklang (Kraftwerk 2)
  • 34:00    Wendy Carlos - Country Life (Clockwork Orange)
  • 38:40    Tangerine Dream - Zeit (Zeit)
  • 43:20    Pink Floyd - Absolutely Curtains (Obscured by Clouds)
  • 45:55    Neu! - Im Glück (Nue!)
  • 49:35    Wendy Carlos - Fall (Sonic Seasonings)
  • 60:00    end

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Last Train Home by Paul Asbury Seaman


Photo by Alan Seaman (Paul’s father) in Raiwind, Lahore District, Pakistan, c.1966.

Another train-themed mix? Yes, because they are awesome! This one comes from the mind of Paul Asbury Seaman, as have several other train mixes. As per usual, it's a great collection of familiar and unfamiliar artists, to me at least. 

Here's what Paul says about this latest trip down the tracks:

“On this one—my seventh train-themed mix for LLM—I’m going for the feeling of exhilaration and weary melancholy of travel, as much as the clickety-clack rhythm associated with trains. Plus a twinge of the mystical that can be experienced while crossing between worlds. Once again, drawing from 40 years of music… a couple of new artists, some perennial favorites (of mine), and some classics of the genre.”

Thanks, Paul, for delivering once again.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Christian Fiesel - A Train And No Final Destination (The New Voyages Of Little Nemo 2023)
  • 03:29    Frolin - Afterthought (Morrowtide 2022)
  • 07:26    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 7 (Oxygene 7-13 1997)
  • 15:05    Johan Tronestam - Reveals the Invisible (Cosmic Drama II 2023)
  • 22:14    Fritz Mayr - Breath of the Wind (Mythical Worlds 2022)
  • 28:40    Cristian Richet - Sansucy (Life Is But A Dream 2023)
  • 35:05    Cosmic Ground - Phasing 76 (Entropy 2023)
  • 42:40    The Soviet Space Dog Project - Star City (Star City 2021)
  • 51:45    Vangelis - Life Of Antarctica (Antartica 1983)
  • 57:19    LAD - Starburst (Andromeda 2023)
  • 62:42    Robert Rich - Loom Of Origins (Travelers' Cloth 2023)
  • 69:30    Patrick O'Hearn - Traveler's Rest (So Flows the Current 2000)
  • 75:33    end

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Favorite Ambient Albums of 2023, so far


I guess the title of this mix is as straightforward as it gets. This one is a collection of tracks from my favorite ambient albums from the first half of 2023. There's some really good stuff in there and a nice variety.

First I'll give my list of favorites with links and then the tracklist of the mix. Cheers to a great second half!

Alva Noto - Kinder der Sonne (From Komplizen) [Noton]
ARROWOUNDS - In The Octopus Pond [LostTribe Sound]
Between - Low Flying Owls [12k]
Brendan Eder Ensemble - Therapy
Crows Labyrinth - Neon Scenes I- Granular Dreams
Crows Labyrinth- Pulse Mandala - Astral Solstice [Valley View Records]
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
Pan American - in daylight dub [Foam On A Wave]
Rod Modell & Taka Noda - Glow World [13]
Saphileaum - Intrapersonal Experience
Sigur Rós - ÁTTA
this floating world - floatings [Whitelabrecs]
Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan - The Nation's Most Central Location
Wil Bolton - Swept [Audiobulb]
William Ryan Fritch - Cohesion [Lost Tribe Sound]
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Rod Modell & Taka Noda - Untilted 1 [Glow World (13)]
  • 05:40    Nico Less - Try a Little Kindess [Still]
  • 09:40    Pan American - Renzo [in daylight dub (Foam On A Wave)]
  • 13:50    Eli Keszler - Manhattan Part III [LIVE (LUCKYME)]
  • 20:10    Foreign Body Sensation & Justin Maranga - Cenote Meditation [Subterranean Environments (Dune Alter)]
  • 25:30    Michael Scott Dawson - Almanac Pages [Find Yourself Lost (We Are Busy Bodies)]
  • 32:00    Brendan Eder Ensemble - #20 Lichen Aphex Twin Cover [Therapy]
  • 35:40    William Ryan Fritch - Futiles Heaves [Cohesion (Lost Tribe Sound)]
  • 39:33    this floating world - winds I [floatings (Whitelabrecs)]
  • 40:50    Between - Pushed [Low Flying Owls (12k)]
  • 46:38    Sigur Rós - Blóðberg [ÁTTA)]
  • 53:25    Alva Noto - Sehnsuchtsvoll [Kinder der Sonne(From Komplizen) (Noton)]
  • 1:06:00    Hainbach - Last Song of Summer [Voice Magnetic (Seil)]
  • 1:03:05    Mount Shrine - Ghostly [Lost Loops Collection (Cryo Chamber)]
  • 1:06:50    ARROWOUNDS - Tree of Disciples [In The Octopus Pond (LostTribe Sound)]
  • 1:12:42    Loneward - Delicate Illusions [Willoweald (Stereoscenic)]
  • 1:21:30    end