August 23rd, 2016
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 :
August 4th, 2016
This is the first in a series of mixes featuring ambient music from each of the past 4 1/2 decades.
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.
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)