Summer 2020 Update

Time for a quick summary of the latest mixes and recent musical events for your perusal. The annual Natural Fractal session of woodland ambience mixed in the wild woods a couple hours west of Chicago was captured live off the mixing desk this year. This private event is something I look forward to each summer. Now over year five, it’s an opportunity to play ‘nature DJ’ … blending environmental sounds, utterances from real and imagined/synthetic creatures, and (overall) chilled tunes to an eager and exclusive crowd of informed listeners, this time around while practicing responsible social distancing. The event was executed perfectly, the weather cooperated, and nobody contracted the space flu. Attending each year is a masterclass in diverse sounds from a group of intrepid selectors who care deeply for the sounds they play. Plus I got a try out my new tree tent which exceeded all expectations of comfort. Floating at night, amongst the trees, critters audibly prowling around the perimeter of camp, and drifting off to sleep is an experience I look forward to repeating as soon as possible.

Most recently, check out the 2-hour mix presented last month as part of m50’s weekly streaming show: Hexadestiny stream. The Phonaut DJ mix covers the second half of the show and contains sonic goodies old and new. See the linked page above for complete playlist information.

Take a look at the Phonaut Mixcloud page for a couple other recent mixes. The complete tracklist for Murasaki 1 & 2 has been added to this blog post. Murasaki session #3 is also floating around. More info on those is forthcoming but for now enjoy the sounds.

Back in January, I provided a 60-minute mix for WNUR-FM 89.3 courtesy of Eric Peyer‘s late night winter broadcasting activities. Entitled To Hear Knows When (a reference to…?) and you can check that one out here. It’s a mix of some classic ‘IDM’ gems from the likes of Bola, Future Sound of London, and Biosphere, sprinkled with newer cuts from producers such as Terekke, Ross 154, and Shorelights.

What else have we got… the Beyond / Below podcast series featured an exclusive Phonaut mix for their 29th edition, also a one-hour affair from a few months back. You can listen to that one on the Beyond / Below soundcloud page. A real sonic adventure that reaches all the way back into the early 90s, and features sounds from Clock DVA, Tetsu Inoue, Koolfang, as well as some newer recent releases.

Lastly, I discovered dozens of ancient radio shows, some stretching all the way back to 2001 (and beyond!) by digging around m50’s expansive soundcloud page, and appropriately reposted many of those to my own soundcloud page for convenience. So head on over to hear some choice archival sessions, mostly old radio shows but some event recordings as well.



~ by phonaut on August 11, 2020.

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