December 6, 2016 Leave a comment
Don’t search for any Orb tracks on this mix. There aren’t any. It’s a mix of the songs The Orb have used and sampled in the course of their first albums! Rock, pop, soul, dub, reggae, avant-garde electronics, Space samples, radio shows, jazz and classical are here🙂 Enjoy this Orbesque mix!
Tracklisting :
1) A conversation with Ricki Lee Jones / Little Fluffy Clouds (1990)
2) Steve Reich feat. Pat Metheny : Electric Counterpoint – Fast (Movement 3)/ Little Fluffy Clouds (1990)
3) Ennio Morricone : L’uomo Dell’armonica / Little Fluffy Clouds (1990)
4) Bill Evans : Spartacus Love Theme / Spanish Castles in Space (1991)
5) Dunya Yunis : Abu Zeluf / Outlands (Glastonbury 26.6.93) (1993)
6) Prince Far I : Long life (Blue room 1992)
7) Martin Luther King : I have a dream speech / Outlands (Glastonbury 26.6.93)
8) Misty in roots : Man kind / Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass 2 1991)
9) Burning Spear – Civilised reggae / U.F.Orb
10) Johnny Osbourne and Papa Tullo – Back Off / Star 6 & 7 8 9
11) The Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub / Outlands
12) Harry Nilsson – Jump Into the Fire / Drums on Little Fluffy Clouds (1990)
13) Mad Professor – Fast Forward Into Dub / (Blue room 1992)
14) Victor Lewis-Smith – An Ting / Towers of Dub
15) The Tape-Beatles – Desire / Majestic
16) Antonio Vivaldi – E, R.271 “L’Amoroso”: 2nd Movement “Cantabile” / Into the Fourth Dimension
17) Gregorio Allegri – Miserere / Into the Fourth Dimension
18) Trailer from Flash Gordon (1990) / Earth (Gaia)
19) Colin Wilson : Notes on Abraham Maslow: The Peak Experience / O.O.B.E.
20) Footage of Apollo Missions (Part 1) – For all mankind part 1 / Back side of the Moon
21) Sex Pistols – Big Tits Across America / Back side of the Moon
22) Footage of Apollo Missions (Part 2) – For all mankind part 1 / Back side of the Moon
23) Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You / A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld
24) Bobby and Betty Go to the Moon (1966) / KLF : 3 A.M. Eternal (Blue Danube Orbital) [1989]
25) Peter Page as Rags the Robot Dog, Marya Small as Dr. Nero and Woody Allen as Miles Monroe in Sleeper (1973)

Psy-chill mix

November 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Psy-chill or psy-bient is often associated with psytrance but the genre offers a plethora of downtempo and chilled ambient. Here’s some tracks I picked and made a lil’ improvised mix with them. Very smooth throught! May the chill be with you !

1) Scann-Tec – Live at Nuit Hypnotique
2) Scann-Tec – Turgenev
3) Carbon Based Lifeforms – Abiogenesis
4) Scann-Tec ‎ – Parsec
5) Shulman – first came the stars (Bluetech remix)
6) Man With No Name – Azymuth
7) Jirah – Disconnect
8) Aes Dana – 101 Clouds
9) Scann-Tec ‎ Quantum Evo
10) Scann-Tec ‎ Svet
11) Aes Dana – Riven
12) Eastern Spirit – Under Water (Part One)
13) Nuclear Ramjet – Folding time
14) Nordlight – Eyjafjallajökull

New ambient mix and overlooked / underrated ambient artists

November 5, 2016 2 comments


Third volume of drone-ish mix Music for Spaceports. A dreamy voyage in Space. Drones & Space shuttles fly together with this beatless soundtrack.

Music for Spaceports focus more on ambiance and subtle tones than the Space mixes. Headset not included but highly recommended…With tracks from Ishq Qhsi, Robert Rich, Irezumi,  Purl, Fingers in the noise and, Michael Stearns as well as one track from the most recent album of The Orb.

For the occasion, I ll write two small profiles on two ambient producers that needs to gather more attention in my opinion.

The first one is Irezumi aka Manuel Mesdag, who makes deep house music under the moniker Manuel-M. Irezumi’s music is more about a creative process, something that leaves a mark on the skin or deeper, it’s the deepest part of Manuel, his musical asylum to express all his feelings. His Bandcamp page can be found here. His Website here.

Irezumi’s music is more about a creative process, something that leaves a mark on the skin or deeper.It’s the deepest part of Manuel, a sort of dark passenger, a musical asylum to express all his feelings. In 2008, with the help & support from the french label Snowblood, he released his first album “Endurance” which relates the story of the Endurance Expedition (1914-1917) from Ernest Shackleton. The album has been very well received by Ambient Music fans. I was really stunned by the quality of his compositions.

The second one is called SpectrumShift. His profile on Soundcloud can be found here. Currently living in Germany but hailing from the UK, Shaun Rylands makes absolutely gorgeous analog ambient in the vein of producers like Vangelis and Tangerine dream.

As By Eden is a collaboration project of Shaun Rylands and Peter Baldwin, two UK based electronic Musicians/ Producers (Rylo 3 & S. A. Fred respectively). Both are avid fans of old school electronica as typified by Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk.  Shaun and Pete met on Soundcloud and started making ABE tracks in August 2013, releasing “Towards The Setting Sun” a track that took in elements of old school Synth Electronic and IDM/ Glitch. Since then, each track has explored and evolved the sound, though it remains firmly planted somewhere between electronic circa 1976/ ’82 with occasional flurries back and for to something more contemporary!

You can find both artists on this mix but I strongly encourage buying either a physical record, a cd or a Bandcamp release! May the chills be with you!

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