A new Phonaut mix, executed for the Natural Fractal event last weekend, is now available for streaming and download. By turns hidden, haunted and heartwarming, this session occurred live during the mysterious and uplifting pre-dawn hours from 4-6am on the morning of July 3rd. This private outdoor event roughly two hours west of Chicago was an unforgettable weekend spent with wonderful people and in a perfectly secluded woodland setting. The spirit of nature is in full effect for these two hours, where at times the surrounding wildlife blended exquisitely with the gently synthesized waves emanating from an immersive 6-way sound system.
Head over to music site Art & Artifice currently serving up my latest mix >Mood Triangulations< which features spacey selections that have surfaced over the last year or so. This mix is sleeper-wave friendly, try starting it up shortly before bedtime or during a quiet late night session of deep listening. The few gentle rhythms that do surface are fairly non-disruptive and readily accommodate psychonaut inclinations. Use these sounds to help access rarely visited backwaters of the mind or project into uncharted mental territories. Clocking at just under two hours, there is plenty of space to stretch out and allow these waves to work their magic. More info and the complete playlist is available on the podcast page.
It’s been a minute since the last post. After a long winter break, the next radio session has been scheduled for Friday, April 1st from 10-11pm Chicago time. This will be a short, early show compared to the regular multi-hour sessions, but it’s packed with some of the best sounds from the last six months. In the meantime, check out downloads and streams from past sessions in the archive or entries in the blogstream. One particular update that continues to generate fresh discussion concerns the disappearance of Tetsu Inoue.
Hallo from Berlin! My latest mix The Ambient Police is now ready for streaming at Mixcloud and also available for download in the mix archive. Continuing along the mostly ambient trajectory as laid out in other recent mixes, this two hour session contains many of the usual suspects, some old favorites, alternate versions, some edits, plus a few surprises delivered at just the right moment for maximum effect. Playlist forthcoming, for now… enjoy!
Three more mixes have been added to the mix archive. Invented Landscapes (stream / download) and Interdimensional Perceptions (stream / download) both being mostly nebulous narratives broken up by occasional downtempo rhythmic structures, ready for streaming and download at the regular places. The live appearance at Rodan here in Chicago back in June here got some of those juices flowing again though, and being a more upbeat affair we should see maybe one or two more beat-heavy mixes arriving before too long as we make our way into cooler weather. As previously mentioned, the Bass Philosophies mix series will be wrapping up with upcoming episodes 9 & 10 offering more rigorous four-on-the-floor features but never neglecting those ever-prescient ambient elements. Last but not least, how about another 2-hours of recent summertime listening in mixed format for your warm weather conditions. Check out Listening Habits (stream / download) which hopefully packs a few surprises and random turns down ambient history’s countless curious alleys. Also, a couple more playlists were posted due to numerous demands, so if you are interested in the crate digging do check those out.
I’ll be playing some tunes from 10pm until midnight at Chicago’s Rodan tomorrow evening. It’s been a minute since I played Rodan, and we’re looking forward to some solid sounds, food and drink. The appearance is in support of Hiroko Yamamura (aka Biobooster) who takes over at midnight to deliver a scorching set of electronic sounds.
In other news, the playlist for my recent FIBER podcast has been posted over at the FIBER podcast page. That mix was a sequel to last summer’s Sleep2Dream (stream/download) ambient session. Do some further catching up with other recent sets, one for NoChicago (hit the tiny down arrow in the stream widget to download the mix) and the mighty Secret Sound Wisdom (stream/download) another ambient mix with a few other hidden surprises.
The Dutch collective known as FIBER is an organization that exists at the intersection of design and technology. They organize the FIBER festival which occurs this coming Friday and Saturday in Amsterdam. Their website showcases a fascinating constellation of interesting projects and activities served up in a tasteful manner, so be sure to poke your head in. FIBER also curates a podcast and this month is episode #29 featuring my latest ambient mix which is a follow-up to last summer’s nocturnal session, Sleep2Dream (stream/download). Catch up on mixes you may have missed in the mix archive. Playlists for two other recent mixes have been posted over at mixesdb, so check out the tracks for Happy New Ears 2015 (stream/download) and Secret Sound Wisdom (stream/download) if interested. Coming Soon: Saddle Beyond the Stars