a quiet sea

January 10th, 2016


I've done many "sea" mixes over the years and I keep coming back to them because ambient music perfectly captures the impression of an undulating a sea or ocean.


T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00   Rafael Anton Irisarri - Displacement
  • 03:52   Loscil - Angel of List
  • 10:00   Kane Ikin - Slow Waves
  • 13:30   Budd & Eno - An Echo of Night
  • 15:20   Diatonis - Moving in Silence
  • 19:54   Wave Temples - Under the Crystal Waters
  • 20:25   Wave Temples - Thru the narrow strait...
  • 21:45   Benoit Pioulard - Stanza II, IX
  • 26:36   Spheruleus - Clouds Swarm
  • 30:37   Purl - Havets Sång
  • 36:50   pjusk & sleep orchestra - Daithn
  • 41:12   Intrusion - Under the Ocean
  • 44:50   Porya Hatami - Farewell
  • 52:25   Pan & Me - The Sea Is So Quiet
  • 59:00   Stefan Paulus - Salt Sea Island
  • 63:24   end


a further sea

March 23rd, 2012

This is my 5th "sea" mix.  I guess ambient artists really like the imagery & sounds of the sea.  Me too.

This one is very similar to the other "sea" mixes.  A lot of white noise accompanies you as you drift on the swells of "a further sea."

Most of the music is fairly new, especially nice is the new release from 36 - "Lithea".  It's another excellent recording from Dennis Huddleston.  Definitely check out all the releases by 36!

Also playing a prominent role in this mix is music from Maps & Diagrams - "Get Lost".  I love this album from Time Released Sound.  The whole recording is like an ambient sea voyage.

The "sea" mixes are some of my favorites and I hope you enjoy this addition to the series.

T R A C K L I S T :


an uncharted sea

May 24th, 2011

"The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

So much of ambient music has a beautiful ebb & flow that lends itself perfectly to sea metaphors.  Whether its bobbing up & down on the surface or plumbing the depths, ambient music music seems to fit well with imagery of the sea.

I could crank out sea mixes just using tunes with water, ocean or sea references in the track titles.  This mix does have a few tracks with obvious sea titles, but in general it's just another collection of tunes that have that "sea sound."

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    foghorn
  • 00:20    Stuart Dempster - Standing Waves 1976
  • 01:41    Dolphins into the Future - Memory of Self
  • 04:45    Enrico Coniglio - pastor et nauta
  • 07:40    Brian Eno - Invisible
  • 10:20    Alio Die - Suono Ipogeo(part 1)
  • 12:50    Echospace - Reflection II
  • 15:00    Burial - Night Bus
  • 16:55    Dean Santomieri - The Boy Beneath the Sea
  • 19:35    Andrew Chalk - Ukigiri
  • 21:15    Beautumn - Everfields
  • 27:00    M. Ostermeier - Central
  • 31:30    Deaf Centre - New Beginning(tidal darkness)
  • 34:00    Riceboy Sleeps - Sleeping Giant
  • 39:45    Dolphins into the Future - Lone Voyager
  • 47:35    Enrico Coniglio - Da Mar
  • 52:15    Stuart Dempster - Standing Waves 1976
  • 54:40    end

lost at sea

June 14th, 2010

What the heck?  Two sea/water mixes in a row?  I didn't plan it this way.  It just sort of happened that I collected a few sea songs, then the library/soundtrack mix got done, then I found a few more sea songs and this mix happened.

"lost at sea" is very similar to "a solitary sea" from last year.  Some nice drifting, flowing tunes with a definite sea/ocean feel to them.  And of course all the tunes have the word "sea" in the title.  The mix works really well on foggy mornings, standing out on the deck letting the music flow all around you.

There's not much else to say except that I hope you enjoy this latest collection.

Download (right click/save as) :  75mb,  54:30 lost at sea

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Milieu - the singing waters of an endless sea
  • 07:30     Aless - inborn sea flowing
  • 12:30    offthesky - sea ghosts
  • 17:50    Jonsi & Alex - Daniell in the sea
  • 25:40    Duncan 'O Ceallaigh - the sea and the sand
  • 27:35    The Humble Bee - a century of sea stories
  • 29:20    Sawako - april from sea shell
  • 32:10    Arovane - seaside
  • 35:30    Aglaia - the sea hides his secret selves
  • 45:00    Seas - blue dub
  • 53:15    Milieu - seashell breeze
  • 54:30    end

beneath the surface

June 5th, 2010

Right off the bat, I have to come clean. I stole something. I stole the idea for this mix. But I'm glad I did because I'm very excited to post this new track.

Over at SoundCloud I ran into some mixes by Astromatt. He uses sounds from music libraries and soundtracks of '60's and '70's to create great underwater themed mixes. I love the sound of these old tracks & how they work together in a mix. Who knew that these old library albums even existed?! After some research & digging, I decided to try my hand at a similar mix.

With a lot of this music, it's very easy to cross the line into cheesy/kitchy territory. I tried to find tunes that had that old 70's undersea soundtrack feel but was still listenable by today's ambient standards. I think it works pretty well as an ambient mix, very relaxing, with a cool watery vibe. It was a lot of fun discovering some of these old albums & I'm sure I'll visit them again.

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:13 Amedeo Tommasi - Acque Tranquille
  • 02:20 Eugene Thomass - Magic World of the Sea
  • 04:50 Michel Redolfi - Music for Fresh Water
  • 08:40 Franco Tamponi - Submarino
  • 10:35 Gaston Borreani - Cirrus
  • 13:40 Gaston Borreani - Entrelacs
  • 17:16 Franco Tamponi - Stelle Marina
  • 20:05 Amedeo Tommasi - Correnti Sottomarine
  • 21:45 Piero Umiliani - Eliogabalus
  • 24:00 Gaston Borreani - Rave Abyssal
  • 26:10 Patchwork Orchestra - Brumes sur Mars
  • 28:00 Franco Tamponi - Profundita
  • 30:05 Fabor - Angelo di Mare
  • 33:25 Gaston Borreani - Port Cross
  • 36:53 end

a solitary sea

December 15th, 2009

I haven't had time to do anything new lately but today I'm home sick so I had some time in between naps.

I was listening to "Nautica" by krill.minima, and it got me in the mood for some "sea" music.

A few things came to mind immediately, such as Eluder, Loscil & a new track by Intrusion. From there I just searched for tunes with 'sea', 'water', 'ocean' or other watery words in the titles. I think the tunes work pretty well together. The first 20 minutes has a great ebb & flow, breathing-like quality which I love.


Download(right click/save) :  110mb, 60:00 min. a solitary sea

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    krill.minima - Submarine Poetry
  • 07:00    Intrusion - Under the Ocean
  • 10:00    Eluder - The Most Beautiful Blue
  • 14:30    Rod Modell - Cold Watery Depths
  • 21:30    Jim Cole - Ocean Depths
  • 25:00    Adam Pacione - Buoy
  • 31:10    Loscil - Pressure
  • 35:00    Thomas Koner - 31.46.n.35.13e(hour ten)
  • 36:20    Milieu - Christening Ships at port
  • 43:20    krill.minima - Surface from the Groundless Oceans
  • 50:30    Shaula - Sea of Trees
  • 53:30    Jeff Greinke - Over Water
  • 1:00:00    end