Perfect Persied Playlist

August 23rd, 2016


This mix is a couple of weeks late. It is a soundtrack for meteor watching, specifically the annual August Perseid meteor shower.  I uploaded it to Mixcloud on Aug. 12th but totally forgot to make it available here as well.  That has now been corrected. 


I've been wanting to use a track from Robert Scott Thompson's album "Pale Blue Dot" and a stargazing mix was the perfect opportunity with Skyway being a great opener for this collection.  I was also happy to include an old favorite - Thom Brennan.  I've always been a big fan of his music and much of it is perfect for star/space themed mixes.



T R A C K L I S T :


Ambient Decades: 1970s

August 4th, 2016



This is the first in a series of mixes featuring ambient music from each of the past 4 1/2 decades.


Ambient music came to it's full expression during the 1970s with Eno's Discreet Music & Music for Airports. This mix explores those albums and other electronic gems. This mix/list is by no means definitive. It's music from my collection that is a representation of the emergence of ambient in the 1970s.

As I was sorting through tracks for the mix I realized that I'm definitely going to have to make a mix of 70s berlin school & kraut music electronic tunes. That way I can use Jean Michel Jarre, Can, Holgar Czukay and more rhythmic Tangerine Dream & Klaus Schulze.



T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Michael Hoenig - Voices of Where(1978)

  • 04:20    Harmonia - By the Riverside(1976)

  • 07:15    Klaus Schulze - Wahnfried 1883(1975)

  • 12:50    Wendy Carlos - Fall(1972)

  • 18:00    Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic(1975)

  • 23:25    Tangerine Dream - Sequent C(1974)

  • 25:00    Brian Eno - Discreet Music(1975)

  • 33:33    Kraftwerk - Heimatklänge(1973)

  • 36:45    Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Tama(1971)

  • 41:37    Cluster - In Ewigkeit(1976)

  • 48:30    Ashra - Deep Distance(1976)

  • 53:30    Steve Hillage - Garden of Paradise(1979)

  • 62:25    Tangerine Dream - Rubycon(1975)

  • 65:50    Klaus Schulze - Some Velvet Phasing(1974)

  • 71:50    Brian Eno - Two Rapid Formations(1978)

  • 74:36    Brian Eno - Music for Airports 1/1(1978)

  • 91:09    end