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Sep 2022

Mystical Waterwheel by Paul Asbury Seaman

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Two water themed mixes in a row is a coincidence but one I'm glad has happened. The different styles of the two most recent mixes show that a similar theme can be approached in distinct ways. Paul does a great job of mixing various genres into one coherent mix.

Here's what Paul has to say about Mystical Waterwheel:

“The image I have for this mix is children running along a babbling brook, climbing over rocks to follow the stream downhill through a forest, then discovering a stone millhouse powered by a waterwheel, the slow turning of its paddles (and the muffled thumping of the wooden cogs inside) making a steady contrast to the rushing water, now spent and quietly merging with the larger river.

From figuring prominently in Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to a perennial subject of autumn calendars, waterwheel mills are a ubiquitous symbol of pastoral tranquility. You’ll find plenty of good vibes—and marimbas—on this one.”

Oh man, that Oregon track really takes me back. Thanks Paul for another excellent musical journey.
 
Links to the music used in this mix:
 
Cheers!
 
 
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf - Linked Stars (Earth Luminous 2016)
  • 02:30    dDarkwater - Waterwheel (Waterwheel 2021)
  • 04:35    Bryan Carrigan - Masquerade (Windows 2012)
  • 09:25    David Helpling - Promise (Sleeping on the Edge of the World 1999)
  • 14:15    Calm Whale - Magic Kalimba Meditation (Magic Kalimba Meditation 2021)
  • 23:33    Trentemoller - Miss You (Miss You 2008)
  • 27:18    Oregon - Waterwheel (Out of the Woods 1978)
  • 33:25    Kaya Project - Welcome To The Endless Spinning Wheel (Defiance 2022)
  • 39:26    Daniel Thatcher - Im Alpental (Waterwheel 2021)
  • 45:52    Camel - Rain Dances (Rain Dances 1991)
  • 48:31    Uakti - Japurá River (Aguas da Amazonia 1999)
  • 52:57    SQUID LID - Waterwheel Waltz (Steam Powered Submarine 2009)
  • 55:42    Anantakara - La Force Du Coeur (Forgotten Key 2021)
  • 59:02    So Percussion - Threads: X. Chorale Prelude (Threads 2011)
  • 63:19    Shadowfax - Vajra (Shadowfax 1982)
  • 67:32    Kronos Quartet - Escalay 'Waterwheel' (Pieces Of Africa 1992)
  • 71:24    Nik Tyndall - Timeless (Lagoon 1990)
  • 76:50    Robert Rich - The Abiding Wheel (Tactile Ground 2018)
  • 81:40    Sonos Handbell Ensemble - II. Concerto in A minor(Adagio) (Classical Sonos)
  • 85:28    Erik Friedlander - Waterwheel (Rings 2016)
  • 90:10    Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf - Distant Future (Earth Luminous 2016)
  • 97:21    end
11
Sep 2022

4th World Excursions - Slow Water

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I love the strange exotic sounds of artists such as Jon Hassell, Andrew Pekler, and William Selman. Their music can take you on an audio journey to imaginary places halfway around the globe. My first 4th World Excursion mix was 4 years ago and I've only done one follow up, which is weird considering how much I enjoy this style. 

Here are the first two in this series:

https://www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/folding-water-fourth-world-excursions/

https://www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/strange-beauty-4th-world-excursions-vol-2/

And here is the new follow up - 4th World Excursions - Slow Water.

This new mix follows a similar pattern and feel as the other two - using a combination of field recordings and the sounds of bells, drums, vibraphone, various mallet instruments, the vibe creates a feeling of floating in a small wooden boat in a lagoon somewhere in Indonesia. As the waves lap against the boat you can hear distant drums, crickets, jungle birds, frogs, and odd instruments lulling you to sleep. Of course there are electronic elements to keep things interesting.

Here links to all the albums used in this mix in the order in which they appear:

 

Cheers!

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Jason Kolàr - Bells (Liquid Rhythm 2022)
  • 04:00    Vague Imaginaries - Montagnes Flottantes (L'​î​le D'or 2020)
  • 07:50    Jarguna - Shuar Tales (Animas-k 2021)
  • 10:20    Thunder & FX
  • 11:40    Ethan Braun & Sam Gendel - 1/2 Sculpture (Rio Nilo 66 2021)
  • 14:40    David de la Haye - The Pond Listener (With Ears Underwater 2022)
  • 15:20    David de la Haye - March Towards the Light (With Ears Underwater 2022)
  • 16:05    Inhmost - Waters Edge (Early Horizons 2021)
  • 20:10    Mark Templeton - Channel Shifting (Ocean Front Property 2020)
  • 22:00    Mike Cooper - Towards Great Piles Of Masonry (Oceans Of Milk & Treacle 2022)
  • 23:45    Andrew Pekler & Giuseppe Ielasi - Baden-Baden (Palimpsests 2021)
  • 26:12    Jason Kolàr - Magic Random Exotism (Liquid Rhythm 2022)
  • 29:15    Vague Imaginaries - Mais (L'​î​le D'or 2020)
  • 34:40    William Selman - Realgar Bay (Naming Before Names 2020)
  • 40:18    Maps and Diagrams - One Day (Teygja Part B 2021)
  • 42:35    Pauline Anna Strom - Tropical Rainforest (Angel Tears in Sunlight 2021)
  • 47:25    Hawsepiper - Air Stones (Red Knot Returns 2021)
  • 51:15    Andrew Pekler - Tuanahe (Sounds From Phantom Islands 2019)
  • 55:15    Felipe Otondo – Mombasa (Mombasa 2022)
  • 57:25    Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig - Kayon (Tree of Life 2014)
  • 58:45    Ultramarine - Signals Into Space (The Sun in the East 2020)
  • 65:00    end
28
Aug 2022

Walk Softly Upon This Earth - A Handpan Journey

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The Handpan, or Hang, is a percussion instrument related to the Caribbean steelpan instrument. It is like a convex version of a steel drum with the two halves attached together. The instrument has been used in a lot of new age music and faux new-age eastern mysticism. Like a lot of new age music instrumentation there is a fine line between enjoyable, relaxing ambient and new age schlock. Unfortunately, many time use of the handpan falls into the latter category.

That being said, I do occasionally like the sound of the handpan and I don't care about healing energy and mystical power crapola. I just like the sound. While relaxing outside on my deck I came across Musical Incense vol. 1 by Laura Inserra. It became my go to music for zoning out in a chaise lounge while doom-scrolling Twitter, a habit I really need to break.

I decided to make an all handpan mix. The vibe is slow and relaxing. Sometimes handpan players can show off with their hands racing around the instrument to create intricate patterns. That style has its place but not in this mix. I tried to keep the pace slow and the vibe relaxing. 

I can imagine some folks complaining that it all sounds the same. But that's what I like about this mix - it feels like one long handpan track. I can really zone out to it.

Here are links to all the albums used in this mix in the order in which they appear:

 
Kick back and come along on this relaxing handpan journey.
 
Cheers!
 
 
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Laura Inserra - Passage I (Musical Incense vol. 1)
  • 05:40    Christopher Of The Wolves - Dream Sequence (Rhythms Of Sleep)
  • 13:52    James Hood - Stereoscopic Mindgasm (Pure Ceremony)
  • 18:10    Calm Whale - Awaken Earth - Handpan Journey
  • 30:45    Laura Inserra - Passage III (Musical Incense vol. 1)
  • 40:15    Christopher Of The Wolves - Surrender (Reiki - Healing Music)
  • 51:12    James Hood - 12 Uses of Time (Pure Ceremony)
  • 59:00    Ravid Goldschmidt - Calm Upon You(hang solo) (Calm Upon You)
  • 63:45    end
21
Aug 2022

Summer Stargazing

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I have been making stargazing and space themed mixes for a long time. But I realized that I haven't posted a straightforward stargazing mix for almost two years. So this mix fixes that.

All the tracks are fairly new, with half of them being from this year. Some tracks are from low light mixes regulars like Loscil, Loneward and Hipnotic Earth alongside new discoveries like RIKAAR, Tone Color and Audio Obscura.

Here are links to all the albums used in this mix in the order in which they appear:

Cheers!

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    RIKAAR - Future Hope to Past Lightyears (Malin 1 2022)
  • 12:15    Loneward - Star Portal (Our Unyielding Sky 2022)
  • 11:58    Hipnotic Earth - Full of Stars (Starfish and Giant Foams 2021)
  • 16:45    Alva Noto - Xerrox Neige (Xerrox Vol. 4 2020)
  • 20:40    Alpha Wave Movement - Timeless Starfields(Infinite Realms 2021)
  • 27:50    Tone Color - The Beauty of Not Knowing (Dwelling in Light 2022)
  • 30:50    Motionfield - Evolve (Evolve 2022)
  • 36:00    Tapes and Topographies - The Worn Surface of Heart (Modalities 2022)
  • 41:40    Pruski - Moment V (Moments of Immersion 2022)
  • 46:00    Audio Obscura - The Quiet Night (Triplicate Tapes Vol. 2 Space Invaders 2021)
  • 49:50    Machinefabriek - Waqūr (To Yemen With Love 2020)
  • 53:14    Loscil - Swipe Enforce (Lifelike 2019)
  • 58:11    end
14
Aug 2022

Undeniably Ambient

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Here's a new mix in the "Simply Ambient" series. There is no theme, no story, no big concept - just straightforward ambient music. All the tracks are from 2022 and all the tracks are...Undeniably Ambient.

Cheers!

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00 Innesti -  A Collection of Ideas (Folding, A Study 2022)
  • 04:50 Andarctica - Basalt (Basal 2022)
  • 09:00 Gylden - Into The Night (Island Friend 2022)
  • 13:15 Jogging House - Low (Fiber 2022)
  • 20:22 S. van der Toorn - vervlogenheid v (vervlogenheden i-xi 2022)
  • 22:30 halftribe - Concept of Happiness (Elegant, Golden 2022)
  • 26:55 Christopher Hanlon - Light Returning (Dreaming of Summer in Winter 2022)
  • 29:41 Loris S. Sarid - Yellow Lines (Seabed-Sunbath 2022)
  • 32:20 Toàn - Ambre (Phonolite 2022)
  • 36:46 Pruski - Moment III (Moments of Immersion 2022)
  • 41:05 Erik Wøllo - Inversion, part 5 (Inversions 2022)
  • 45:25 ASC - Solitude (Ultimae Records - Isolated 2022)
  • 50:55 David Cordero - Snoqualmie Falls(feat. Carlos Ferreira) (And Stillness Came 2022)
  • 55:20 Alio Die & Dirk Serries - The Shadow Is Slow, The Hour Is Fleeting (The Chapters Of The Eclipse 2022)
  • 64:29 end
7
Aug 2022

Train Six-56 by Paul Asbury Seaman

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Yes, another train mix. They are just too intriguing and cinematic to pass up. This one come from friend of the blog, Paul Asbury Seaman. Paul has given us some excellent train mixes in the past and this one continues that tradition. This one clocks in at just a bit under 100 minutes! So much great music in one mix.

 

Here's what Paul says about this set:
 
“A special summertime extended-play mix… almost 100 minutes of long-distance bliss. This is my sixth train-themed production for Low Light Mixes. (The #‘56’ is just for alliteration.) The Zen concept of “stillness within motion” has long been one of my guiding principles and it struck me recently that train travel is a great illustration of this: You can sit quietly while the world literally rushes by.
     Trains are a central part of modern history and continue to be woven into the cultural landscape, whether in the movement of consumer goods or the daily commute of suburban workers to desperate families displaced by war. There are many kinds of associations with trains—all vivid, some very dark—and now with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, trains have become not just a symbol of nostalgia, romance and travel, but literally instruments of salvation for millions of people. I have no such pretensions here, but as always, I hope it will sooth and refresh. Once again, sequencers dominate this mix, with their obvious match with the fast clickity-clack of train tracks.”
 
Thanks again to Paul for this wonderful trip.
 
Here are links to all the albums used in this mix in the order in which they appear:
 
Cheers!
 
 
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    SiJ - Inkerman - Sevastopol #1 (From Inkerman To Sevastopol)
  • 00:46    Trevor Jones - Runaway Train (Runaway Train 1985)
  • 03:00    Paul Speer - Tornado Warning (Ax Inferno 2013)
  • 07:30    Gert Emmens - At the end of the track (On the Edge of Nowhere 2022)
  • 12:50    David Parsons - Perhatian (Atmanaut 2018)
  • 19:38    Mercan Dede - Kapadokya
  • 26:25    Manuel Göttsching - And Sovereignty (E2-E4 1984)
  • 29:12    Andrew Lahiff - Scalar Fields (Outward Currents 2021)
  • 37:05    SiJ - Inkerman - Sevastopol #2 (From Inkerman To Sevastopol)
  • 37:50    Solar Fields - Mountain King (Ourdom 2018)
  • 46:25    Shamans Dream - The Way Through (Prana Pulse 2012)
  • 52:40    Redshift - Vampyre (Life to Come 2015)
  • 58:00    Tangerine Dream - Dreaming In A Kyoto Train (Summer In Nagasaki 2007)
  • 60:45    Johan Tronestam - Deep Field (Space Collection 2017)
  • 67:20    Erik Wøllo - Viewpoint (North Star 2021)
  • 73:00    Thom Brennan - Eventide Pt.3 (Eventide 2022)
  • 77:50    Lars Leonhard - Physical Objects (GRAVITY 2022)
  • 83:50    LAD - Spectral Lines (Quasar 2022)
  • 88:20    Cheryl B. Engelhardt - The Zephyr Remembers (The Passenger 2022)
  • 91:15    Divine Matrix - Journey's End (Journeys 2022)
  • 97:18    end
31
Jul 2022

That Beautiful Land of Nod Vol. 2

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About a month ago I presented a guest mix of sleep music from Brian Bieniowski, whom I knew from the heyday of the Hypnos Records forum in the mid 2000s. "That Beautiful Land of Nod" is indeed a beautiful sleep mix. 

Thankfully, back in 2007 Brian created two Land of Nod mixes. So here is volume 2 for your listening and sleeping pleasure.

Here is what Brian said about the Land of Nod mixes back in 2007:

"It wasn't until the early nineties when I discovered real ambient music suited for the purpose of lying down and listening. It felt finally natural to take to my bed after starting the CD player and allowing the soft music to carry my mind forth for a while until sleep took hold. This mix, That Beautiful Land of Nod, is the product of over twelve years of "field research" in ambient sleep music. All of the selections, new and old, on these two discs, are pieces of music I have personally played in the times before and during sleep. Each track is special to me, these soothing zones, as they have not only brought me hours of comforted sleep, but also tantalizing, never-lasting minutes of wild and wonderful imagery in those moments before unconsciousness occurs. Each track maps a route across my consciousness over twelve years of sleep listening. It is my honest hope that this becomes the mix you never fully listen to—if you are at all like me, you'll be asleep by track five or six every time. So, please, draw the shades, relax, pleasant dreams...."

Cheers!

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Jochem Paap - Dx-Snth (Vrs-Mbnt-Pcs 9598 2)
  • 05:45    Jason Sloan - The Color of Wind 1 (Still)
  • 11:45    Sam Rosenthal & VidnaObmana - Dark Mist, Rain (Terrace of Memories)
  • 16:15    Bill Nelson - Crimsworth(edit) (Crimsworth)
  • 22:30    James Johnson - Surrender(edit) (Surrender)
  • 26:20    Aphex Twin - #19(edit) (Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2)
  • 29:10    Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Vitamin K(edit) (Sonic Continuum)
  • 33:30    Ruxpin - Autocaz (Midnight Drive)
  • 38:30    Never Known - Spheres (On the Edge of Forever)
  • 43:10    Oöphoi - Let the Nightsky Envelope Us (Hymns to a Silent Sky)
  • 49:40    Mathias Grassow - Through the Void (The Fragrance of Eternal Roses)
  • 55:12    Aloof Proof - The Ghost Ship(edit) (Expo Two: Piano Text)
  • 58:55    David Sylvian - Approaching Silence(edit) (Approaching Silence)
  • 65:00    Steve Roach - Towards the Blue (Quiet Music)
  • 68:23    end
24
Jul 2022

Time to Listen - by Peter van Cooten of Ambientblog

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Peter van Cooten runs the excellent Ambientblog website which has great reviews and, of course, wonderful mixes. Anytime Peter reaches out with a mix idea or a a set he'd like to cross-post on both of our platforms, I will always jump at the chance.

As I said on Peter's last guest mix, his sets are different from mine in that they are more intricate. He does not use full tracks, instead opting for excerpts and samples piled on each other, sometimes 2, 3, or 4 tracks play simultaneously, to create a new sound collage.

Here's what Peter says about this mix:

"Apart from its opening sample – ‘It is time to stop seeing. It is time to stop speaking. It is time to listen’, from David Cronenberg’s Crimes Of the Future – this mix has no central theme or story. It’s up to you, the listener to take the time to listen and go with the flow. Let your fantasy tell you the story. And, after you did, I’d love to hear what you heard.

This mix is created using many fragments and samples from longer pieces of music, often presented in multiple layers. Check the original compositions using the tracklist below."

Here's a map of the mix, layer upon layer of the 31 tracks used in the collage.

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Check out Peter's work here:

https://www.ambientblog.net/blog/  He also does surround sound mixes, which you can find here: https://www.ambientblog.net/blog/the-surround-mix-versions/

And Peter is on Mixcloud - https://www.mixcloud.com/ambientblog/

Cheers!
 
 
T R A C K L I S T - Start time - Sample Length - Artist - Title
Album - Year - Label
 
00:00 01:12  David Cronenberg - Time To Listen Sample
Crimes Of The Future, 2022 
 00:04 03:35  Dronny Darko & Protou - Sin Eater
Liberty: Compilation Of Experimental Music From Ukraine, 2022, Flaming Pines
 02:28 02:42  William St. Hugh - Voice Of The Dolphins
Dominion, 2022, self-released
 04:31 02:16  Tapani Rinne & Teho Majamaki - Lucid Dream
On The Border, 2022, Signature Dark
 06:13 02:36  Ivan Cebrian & Victor Cerdan - Enemigo Intimo
Inside // Outside, 2022, Oigovisiones
 06:40 02:30  Park Jiha - At Dawn
The Gleam, 2022, Glitterbeat
 08:49 02:39  Benedicte Maurseth - Eidfyrder
Hárr, 2022, Hubro
 10:47 03:51  Bill Fontana - Imaginary Sonic Visions
MSCTY Expo Unknown Pleasures Zone, 2022, MSCTY Editions
 12:40 02:18  Alva Noto - Odradek (for Jhonn Balance)
For, 2006, Line
 13:31 01:50  Jacek & Ewa Doroszenko - Night Masque
Bodyfulness, 2022, Audiobulb Records
 14:17 02:27  Higher Intelligence Agency - The Black Patch
Song Of The Machine, 2022, self-released
 15:58 02:50  Siddhartha Barnhoorn - Final Ascension
Out There, Oceans Of Time, vol. 1, 2022, self-released
 18:27 02:24  Mike Lazarev - All That Remains
When You Are, 2022, Slowcraft Recordings
 20:27 03:17  Orghanon - Dronework V
Droneworks I-V, 2022, St.An.Da
 22:13 03:27  Aleksi Myllykoski ft Wimme - Composition VI: Inherently Destructive Contamination
St. Virus, 2021, Signature Dark
 24:37 04:13  Peter Phippen, Rahbi Crawford, Invar Lunde Jr. - Andromeda
Galaxies, 2022, Projekt Records
 28:46 02:30  Jóhann Jóhansson & Echo Collective - Shell
12 Conversations With Thilo Heinzmann, 2019, Deutsche Grammophon
 29:46 05:29  Maggi Payne - Distant Thunder
Arctic Winds, 2010, Innova Recordings
 33:08 03:07  Leo Kupper - Litanea 1987
Complete Electronic & Voices Works 1961-1987, 2022, Sub Rosa
 36:22 04:35  Monty Adkins - Remote Communion
Remote Communion, 2020, Cronica
 38:56 01:28  Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Thunder Continues In The Afternoon
Landfall, 2018, Nonesuch
 40:11 04:35  Cell - Passive Control Part 1
Onwards System, 2022, Ultimae Records
 43:27 03:59  Alphaxone & Protou - Sub Signal
Stardust, 2017, Cryo Chamber
 45:51 03:03  Wil Bolton & Francis Gri - The Ripples Theory
Imaginary Tales, 2022, Krysalisound
 47:54 02:11  Xqui - Narrator
Pieces Part 2, 2022, Somewherecold Records
 48:45 03:57  Michel Banabila - Alienation
Monochromes, 2022, Tapu Records
 52:21 00:55  Stuart A. Staples - Fluids
Music For Claire Denis' High Life, 2019, Lucky Dog 
 52:31 01:13  Helge Sten - Quad 2
Monochromes, 2014, Bôlt
 52:45 02:29  Dean Hurley - Girl Appears /Black Smoke
Anthology Resource Vol. I: △△, 2017, Sacred Bones Records
 54:00 01:55  I Wound - To Wind, Wound, Wound
Homework Year 1, Taâlem
 54:52 05:07  Francois Robin & Mathias Delplanque - Le Puits
L'Ombre De La Bête, 2022, Parenthèses Records
 60:00 end

 

10
Jul 2022

Sunday Morning Music Vol. 22 - Warm Waves

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It was a little more than ten years ago that I posted my first Sunday Morning Music mix. I had not intended on making it a regular series but the mix did very well on Mixcloud and is partially responsible for starting the explosion of followers the Low Light Mixes feed got in the following years. So I've been creating roughly two per years for 10 years. Yikes! It's kind of crazy to think about how long I've been making these mixes.

This one follows the same formula - some ambient cuts, some jazzy tracks, a few vocal tunes, all resulting in a mellow vibe perfect for sipping coffee on a Sunday morning.

Here are links to all the music used in this mix in the order in which they appear:

 
Cheers!
 
 
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Time Rival - Breakfast with Birdsong (Fell 2020)
  • 02:40    Turn On The Sunlight - Warm Waves (Warm Waves 2020)
  • 08:33    Damian Dalla Torre - Where to Go (Happy Floating 2022)
  • 12:27    Cole Pulice & Nat Harvie - Dream Days (Strawberry Roan 2022)
  • 16:27    IDRA - Air and Salt (Duet 2022)
  • 19:03    Peter Banks - No Place Like Home (Be Well, Be Safe, Be Lucky 2018)
  • 20:34    Peppermoth - Sun Dreamer (Ventrilokissed 2021)
  • 24:45    David Byrne And Yo La Tengo - Who Has Seen The Wind (2022)
  • 27:20    Shearwater - Wind Is Love (The Great Awakening 2022)
  • 31:33    The Smile - Open The Floodgates (A Light For Attracting Attention 2022)
  • 35:35    Kittylung - Garden Abandoned (Of Context 2021)
  • 38:07    Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker - Self Blind Sun (Little Common Twist 2019)
  • 42:13    Björn Meyer - Provenance (Provenance 2017)
  • 48:04    SiP - Alice (Leos Naturals 2020)
  • 54:00    Loris S. Sarid - Tano (Music for Tomato Plants 2020)
  • 56:40    Jon Hopkins - Ascending, Dawn Sky (Music For Psychedelic Therapy 2021)
  • 65:03    end
3
Jul 2022

The Beautiful Land of Nod

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Set the wayback machine to 2007.

I started creating ambient mixes back in the mid-2000s. Those were the days before social media had taken over our lives, before Bandcamp was such a great resource for ambient music.  Back then I spent a lot of time on the Hypnos Records forum. There, a bunch of like-mined music nerds shared comments about new recordings, gear, movies, books, tv, music trends, etc. 

We also shared mixes. That was one of the first places I tried to promote my mixes online. Back in 2007 fellow forum member, Brian Bieniowski, created a couple mixes under the Asphalt Eden moniker. These mixes, The Beautiful Land of Nod 1 & 2, are some of my all-time favorites and I've used them as sleep soundtracks for years.

With that as background, a few weeks ago a loyal listener reached out with this request - "Could you post some of the Asphalt Eden super-classics like The Beautiful Land of Nod I and II to your Mixcloud as guest mixes/classics in the field/inspirations to your mixes please? I think your fans would be overjoyed by this, and it would be sheer cultural maintenance."

I contacted Brian and he was kind enough to give the thumbs up to posting these classic mixes. He did not have the original tracklists but somehow was able to reconstruct them by listening to each set. Impressive! Thanks Brian for the mixes and for your memory. Here's a link to his website - https://www.handsometechnologies.com/

So kickback and remember a time before credit default swaps almost cratered the economy, before a reality show host became president, before a coronavirus swept around the globe, before....ugh...I'll stop now. Just sit back and drift away to The Beautiful Land of Nod 1.

Cheers!

 

T R A C K L I S T :

  • Robert Rich -Seascape (Trances/Drones)
  • Koda - Where the Morning Light Exits (Movements)
  • Scott Solter - Wave and Sepia Wire (The Brief Light)
  • Thom Brennan - Raingardens (Mist)
  • Robert Fripp and Jeffrey Fayman - The Sky Below (A Temple in the Clouds)
  • James Johnson?
  • MLO - Noodle #1
  • Heavenly Music Corp - Ambient to Be Here (In a Garden of Eden)
  • Tetsu Inoue & Pete Namlook - 2350 Broadway 2 - Art of Dream
  • Klaus Wiese - Soma
  • Rameses III - Queens Road Cemetery - 28th March 2005 (Matanuska)
  • Brian Eno - Discreet Music (Discreet Music)
  • Jonn Serrie - Stratos (And the Stars Go With You)
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