Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Invisible Topologies


This mix started with the latest album by Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - Last Two Inches of Sky. It has this great late night vibe that I immediately latched onto. From there I went back to The Rain Dogs, an artist I had used in an earlier mix called Summoning the Spirits. And then one thing led to another and I ended up with an ambient mix with a fair amount of organic percussion.

The final mix has a bit of Jon Hassell 4th world feel, some of that late night vibe I mentioned and a dash of Lost Tribe Sound strangeness. I think it all comes together rather well.

Links to all the music used in this mix:


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - City Never Sleeps (Last Two Inches of Sky  2023)
  • 03:27    The Rain Dogs - From Abydos To Dendera (From Abydos To Dendera 2021)
  • 10:35    anthéne & simon mccorry - unreflecting pool (florescence 2023)
  • 14:06    Robbie Robertson - Too Much Dynamite (Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
  • 16:54    Toki Fuko - Spirit Medicine Pt. 1 (Spirit Medicine 2023)
  • 19:12    Jarvus - Noisetones (Farasan 2023)
  • 23:02    M. Sage - Evenin' Out (Paradise Crick 2023)
  • 25:48    William Ryan Fritch - Timescale (Cohesion 2023)
  • 28:50    From the Mouth of the Sun - The Herd(Murmuration) (Valley of the Hummingbirds 2023)
  • 32:44    The Rain Dogs - Wassu (From Abydos To Dendera 2021)
  • 37:41    ARROWOUNDS - Phosphene Silver Abyss (In The Octopus Pond 2023)
  • 42:20    Friðþjófur Johnson - Images in Ice Land
  • 47:45    Darkroom - Water like mbira (Water like mbira 2023)
  • 52:20    Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang - Hush Now (Last Two Inches of Sky  2023)
  • 57:40    arovane - Clavnt (Seismograf 2023)
  • 62:13    end

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Misty Morning by Six Missing


The nice folks at Nettwerk Music Group reached out about the possibility of doing some guest mixes and I am pleased to present the first one. This mix comes to us from TJ Dumser who releases music under the moniker, Six Missing. He has a new album coming out in December so the timing is perfect.

I'll let TJ tell you about his mix:

"Listening to music always makes me transport to another place. And whenever a piece of music can make me travel to a place that elicits a vivid scene within my mind, I love it even more. Every time I sit and write a piece of music, I am always allowing it to take me somewhere, and then my goal is to try to capture that like a polaroid and develop it as quickly as I can so that the imagery is imprinted firmly within the makeup of the piece. 

Misty Morning is a collection of tracks both old and new that allow my mind to travel. Within this mix I've included pieces from not only myself (and an unreleased sneak peak), but from other artists I respect and love. Each track on here hits you with emotion and vibe instantaneously. There is no build-up for these. With each new piece you are gently guided along what I envision being the most perfect and slow morning with a cup of coffee as you watch the mist and fog rise up from the serene mountains behind your home. Or perhaps you are drifting in and out of sleep on an airplane or in a car. But you could also be seated and just merely listening. Regardless, these pieces aim to lift you up and out of your thinking mind and usher you into the beloved "in-between." 

While making my latest record "Here For Now," which comes out December 15th via Nettwerk, I was listening to artists that use sounds masterfully - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Visible Cloaks, and Nils Frahm all are within complete and total control of their voices and I found that incredibly inspiring as I was working to find my own voice. 

It is with great humility that I place my own music amongst artists such as Mort Garson and Ólafur Arnalds as well as the ever blissful Eydís Evensen. But thankfully, it seems to all feel like they belong there. 

I had a great time designing this curated vibe-adventure for you and hope you find some new artists you've never heard before as well as some old favorites. 

Thank you for listening."

Six Missing Links:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube

Thanks for providing this Misty Morning. Cheers!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00-02:27 - Possibility - Six Missing
  • 02:16-05:12 - Dreamy - Hania Rani
  • 05:06-06:13 - Unity - Ryuichi Sakamoto
  •  06:05-11:06 - Dustlight - Alaskan Tapes, Moshimoss
  • 10:42-15:13 - Waves - Six Missing
  • 15:03-18:49 - Terrazzo - Visible Cloaks, Motion Graphics
  • 18:43-23:08 - An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno
  • 22:52-27:21 - Wandering I - Eydís Evensen
  • 27:16-32:10 - Envelop - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • 31:54-37:11 - Loving Kindness - Six Missing
  • 36:54-39:47 - brot - Ólafur Arnalds
  • 39:47-43:22- Sunflower Dance - Green-House
  • 43:12-47:12 - Tranquility (For Sidney) - Clariloops
  • 46:55-50:15 - Deja Vu - Ataraxia, Mort Garson
  • 49:53-53:43 - Foreshadowed - Harold Budd, Brian Eno
  • 53:25-57:45 - Cleanse - Six Missing (Unreleased until 12/1/23)
  • 57:29-62:54 - Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses - Steve Reich
  • 62:25-65:48 - Alpha 1 - Ami Shavit
  • 65:30-70:55 - Seah Jahan - Paul Horn
  • 70:50-77:53 - Statum - Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano
  • 77:42-88:18 - Sunson - Nils Frahm

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

November Moon (for sleep and meditation) by Paul Asbury Seaman


Paul is back with some of the mystical ambience he does so well. He brings us a hour of tunes that straddle the fine line between new age and ambient music, perfect for the waning days of autumn. 

Here is what Paul says about this mix:

“Mystical ambient atmospheres meet New Age relaxation. Lots of bells, minimalist piano, acoustic guitar and flute to celebrate the austere, liminal quality of late autumn—my favorite season. All tracks are from albums released this year, except the two ‘guest appearances’ by George Winston and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman. As a side note, I generally avoid familiar tunes on my sleep and meditation mixes, as their specific associations might disrupt the listener’s mental or spiritual flow into a specific direction. But the ‘Ave Maria’ featured here, by Larkenlyre, is one of the most sublime renditions of this classic tune by Franz Schubert I’ve ever heard.”

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

Thanks, Paul, for another excellent collection of tracks!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Anantakara - After The Rain (Before Completion 2023)
  • 05:35    Arin Aksberg - Virtuality (It Flows Between Us 2023)
  • 10:07    The Lovely Moon - The Crescent Moon in Twilight (Drifting with the Crescent Moon 2023)
  • 15:15    Max Jeschek- Drifting Off to Sleep (The Awakening 2023)
  • 19:36    Sherry Finzer & Joseph Akins - Eventide (Earthbeat 2023)
  • 23:18    Larkenlyre - Ave Maria (Magical Majestical 2023)
  • 26:40    George Winston - Some Children See Him (December 1982)
  • 30:15    Will Ackerman - Singing Crocodile (Pure Will Ackerman 2006)
  • 33:24    Jarguna & Nicola Serena - The Forest Does Not Sleep (Amongst Jungles 2023)
  • 38:51    The Living Earth Show - Music for Hard Times pt 6 (Music for Hard Times 2022)
  • 42:31    Lorenz Weber - pulsing the current (earth beats 2023)
  • 46:10    Aarktica - A Leaf's Prayer (Paeans 2023)
  • 53:53    Robert Scott Thompson - Distance Breathes a Final Dream of Bells (Dragging The Sea With Dreams (2023)
  • 60:27    end