A dreamy ambient voyage into Space. NASA shuttle included, you find yourself drifting in Space with the likes of Monolake, Tetsu Inoue, Biosphere, Lustmord, Mick Chillage and ISHQ!
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!
Silent season are well known for their excellent podcasts. Here is my contribution to the series : Campfire stories 17 (Earthscapes) a journey from Earth to Space that clocks in above 2hours. With The Orb, Vangelis, The KLF, Mick Chillage, Ishq Qhsi, Electro harmonix (Tetsu Inoue & Jonah Sharp), Dreamfish aka Pete Namlook and Mixmaster Morris, Stormloop, Biosphere & Scanner : Follow that link.
~ About The Story ~
“You wake in the deep woods of Québec, Canada. Alone in the cold north. You think you may have seen something lurking in the shadows. Or is your mind playing tricks on you? Your journey begins in ambient territory. From earth, to sea, to the deep clouds and then, to space. Each section, earth to space, is heralded by spoken words. Lifted into space, you then drift there for an endless amount of time, with nothing but headphones and ambient drones for company. Low frequencies included. Your Earthscapes journey has begun.” – Funky Jeff (Québec City, Canada)
~ Chapters ~
0.1 Vangelis : La mer recommencée (L’Apocalypse Des Animaux – 1973)
0.2 Scanner : Untitled (Mass observation – 1994)
0.3 FFWD : Lucky Saddle (FFWD – 1994)
0.4 K.L.F. : Six black cold hours, Louisiana going to coffee (Chill out – 1990)
0.5 Autumn Of Communion : Rhea (Autumn Of Communion 3 – 2013)
0.6 Electro harmonix : Morphing clouds ( Electro Harmonix – 1994)
0.7 ISHQ : Sunrise on the hill ( The Invisible Landscape – 2014)
0.8 µ-Ziq : Ethereal Murmurings ( Bluff Limbo – 1994)
0.9 Shades Of Orion – Shades Of Orion 2 (Shades Of Orion 2- 1995)
10. Boards of Canada : Sundown (Tomorrow’s harvest – 2014)
11. Thomson-Nightingale – Cloud Formations ( Various – Atmospheric – Elements/Weather – 1986)
12. Dreamfish : Underwater ( Dreamfish – 1993)
13. X-102 : The rings of Saturn ( Discovers The Rings Of Saturn – 1992)
14. Spaceci : High flight (Various Artists 1 – 2013)
15. The Orb – Back side of the moon(Adventures beyond the ultraworld- 1991)
16. Biosphere : Startoucher (Patashnik – 1994)
17. Biosphere : MIR ( Patashnik – 1994)
18. Radio Scotvoid : Special K (Mick Chillage’s Black Hole Mix) [Rewired Volume One: [Remixes By Mick Chillage – 2013]
19. Mick Chillage : Approaching Antares (FAXology – 2011)
20. Stormloop : Space station ( Snowbound – 2011)
21. Autumn Of Communion : Telos ( Autumn Of Communion 3 – 2013)
~ Notes ~
Campfire Stories is a mix series by friends of Silent Season. The focus of the series is on storytelling through deeper electronic music. Artists weave together narratives using the emotional characteristics of ambient and techno music.
Thanks to all the artists and labels whose sounds help tell the story.
Thank you for listening.