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Oceania mix : ambient waves

November 2, 2017 Leave a comment

Ocean waves, tranquility and ambient. Seems a fitting match. Being in a meditative state of mind, attempting to clear out all thoughts and rid myself of negative energy, I put together a mix to compliment my meditation. As the water sways in waves, so does my breath, and so does everything else. In moment of eternal bliss, we long for calm and no place is calmer than the ocean. This ambient mix with a touch of dub is meant to relax your mind and take the stress away.

With Pete Namlook, Loscil, Mixmaster Morris, The Black Dog, Melotone, Rod Modell, Evan Marc, Steve Hillage, Ishq, Biosphere, The KLF, Cio D’Or & Krill Minima.

 


Track Listing: [artist – track / album [label, year]

1) Just one more wave compadre…
2)Krill Minima – Submarine Poetry / Nautica [Native State, 2007]
3)Koss – Beauty / Ancient rain [Mule electronic, 2008]
4)The Black dog – M1 / Music for real airports [Soma, 2010]
5)Pete Namlook – Music for babies / Music for babies [Fax +49-69/450464, 2010]
6)Rod Modell & Michael Mantra – Vitamin M / Sonic continuum [Hypnos,1998]
7)Loscil – Fromme / Coast / Range / Arc [Glacial Movements Records, 2011]
8)Melotone – Gentle drift (Somber tilt mix)[No label, 2016]
9)Dreamfish – Under Water / Dreamfish [Fax +49-69/450464, 1993]
10)Evan Marc + Steve Hillage – Intention Craft / Dreamtime Submersible / [somnia, 2008]
11) ISHQ – Submarirne space time / Aquaphonics / [Virtual, 2017]
12) Koss ‎– Ocean Waves / Ocean Waves EP [Mule electronic, 2010]
13) Biosphere – Warned by the drift / Dropsonde [Touch, 2005]
14) KLF – 3AM Somewhere Out Of Beaumont/ Chill out [Wax trax, 1990]
15) Cio d’or – Goldbrokat Donato Dozzy Ambient Remix / Die Faser Part One EP [Prologue, 2009]

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Carbon based lifeforms tribute

October 8, 2017 2 comments

I have made a live mix of mostly ambient tracks from the Swedish duo Carbon based lifeforms. Their music blends ambient with patches of static, garbled radio transmissions and disembodied voice bytes. This music revels in mystery, layered with lush synthetic chords, suggesting something akin to a long scuba dive in the waters of an alien world.

The melancholic “MOS 6581” from Hydroponic Garden (2003), for example, summons the exquisitely-layered liquid harmonies of Tangerine Dream but confounds expectations with its brittle, crunchy trip-hop drum break. These albums are wonderfully deep and immersive, still dreamy even amid the dark, urgent intensity of tracks like “Proton/Electron” from World Of Sleepers (2006) with its Roland 303 acid-house snarls and massive bottom end. World Of Sleepers is positively storming at times and the album is particularly well suited to cranking up the volume. Interloper (2010) is noticeably less dark than the other two, with the shimmering “Frog” being perhaps the most luminous, openly loving piece of music they’ve done.

Post-Interloper, the band has taken two detours into beatless ambience. VLA (2011) is a single 60 minute track that’s rather too minimal to work as anything other than background wallpaper, but Twenty Three (2011) is a stunner. Tracks like “Terpene” and “Somewhere In Russia” offer some of the most cosmic, richly harmonic float music since the late 70’s/early 80’s heyday of Californian new age. CBL’s sound design remains immaculate and its a revelation to hear the duo apply their craft to eight beatless, drone-based compositions. Twenty Three is something of an exception to the classic CBL sound but an absolutely essential one.

Also essential is the solo album Comfortable Void (2012) from Daniel Segerstad, recording as Sync24.  The music has his band’s same sense of mystery but is a little more personal and idiosyncratic. “Nanites” is a quite indefinable blend of slow breaks, electric piano sounds and a looped choral sample; pretty yet with a slightly sinister edge. “Sequor” spreads a slow, hypnotic arpeggio from acoustic guitar over a droning bass progression and hints of field recordings. “Something Something” and “Oomph” are probably the most CBL-sounding tracks; layers of bubbling machine bleeps and 303 acid lines beneath soaring, celestial melodies powered by muscular slowbeats. Comfortable Void is superb, up there with anything by CBL and one of the best Ultimae releases of all.

CBL’s sound design remains immaculate and it’s a revelation to hear the duo apply their craft to the 20 beatless, drone-based compositions of this mix.

 

Artificial intelligence mix

September 17, 2017 6 comments

 

The best of Warp records and ambient-techno from 1991 to 1998. In 1992, 25 years ago, Warp records released the highly influential compilation Artificial intelligence. I made this mix of my favorite Warp tracks but also some other tracks released on similar labels at the same time such as GPR (General production recordings), Rising high records and Apollo.

Samples from movies: Apocalypse now, 2001 a Space odyssey, THX-1138, and Scanners.

Artificial intelligence, a sublabel of Warp.

Enjoy!

1) Intro Kiss 100 FM Transmissions
2) Reload : Teq / Album : A collection of short stories 1993
3) Robert Leiner : Interval / The Source Experience ‎– Visions Of The Past 1994 / Apollo
4) Reload : The enlightment / Album : A collection of short stories / Infonet 1993
5) Global communication : 4-02 / Album : 76:14 / Dedicated 1994
6) Bola : Glink / Album : Soup / 1998 / Skam
7) Speedy J : Symmetry (live) / Album : Artificial Intelligence II 1994 / Warp
8) Air Liquide : If there was no gravity / EP : / Rising High Records 1994 / Blue
9) James Bernard : Phosphorous / Album : Atmospherics 1994 / Rising High Records
10) Irresistible Force : Space is the place(Intergalactic ambient mix)1991 / Rising High Records
11) Redcell : Gimp / Album : TimeTourist 1996 / Warp
12) The higher intelligence agency : Hubble / Album : Freefloater 1995
13) Saint Etienne : Skin up you’re already dead Autechre remix (1994 EP)
14) Seefeel : Time to find me (AFX fast mix 1994) / Astralwerks
15) Beaumont hannant : Utuba / Tastes And Textures Vol-3 1994 GPR & AI2
16) Reload : Rota link / Album : A collection of short stories 1993
17) The higher intelligence agency : Speedlearn / Album : 1993 / Beyond
18) Autechre : Clipper / Album : Tri Repetae / 1996 / Warp
20) Biosphere : Novelty waves ( Biosphere artic mix) / EP : Novelty Waves 1995 / Apollo
21) L.F.O. : L.F.O. (Leeds warehouse mix 1991) / Album : Frequencies / Warp
22) Speedy J : Pepper / Album : Ginger 1993 / Warp
23) Speedy J : G-Spot / Album : G Spot 1995 / Warp
24) Polygon window : Polygon window / Album : Surfing On Sine Waves 1992 / Warp
25) Darell Fitton : Blipsalt / Album : Artificial Intelligence II / Warp
26) Caustic Window : On the romance tip / EP : Joyrex J5 EP 1992
27) Aphex Twin : Tha / Album : Selected ambient works vol 1 1992 / Apollo
28) F.U.S.E. : Dimension intrusion / Album : Dimension intrusion 1993 / Warp
29) Autechre : Eutow / Album : Tri Repetae / 1996 / Warp
30) Golden girls : Kinetic (Morley’s Apollo Mix) (David Morley mix) / Album : Kinetic EP 1993
31) The Irresistible Force : Waveform / Album : Global chillage 1994 / Rising High Records
32) Cmetric : VOID/Comm (1996) / Album : TimeTourist 1996
33) Balil : Merck (1992) / Album : Bytes 1992 / Warp
34) Kenny Larkin : Tedra 1993 / Album : Azimuth 1993 / Warp
35) FSOL : Ill flower 1994 / Album : Lifeforms 1994
36) FSOL : Omnipresence 1994 / Album : Lifeforms 1994
37) The 7 th plain : To be surreal 1993 / EP : General Production Recordings (GPR) ‎
38) Sister love – The Hypnotist 1991 Ambient mix

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