Happy New Ears 2018

•January 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment



Download or stream both recent seasonal mixes:

Ambient Defense Systemstreamdownload

Happy New Ears 2018streamdownload


Autumn’17 Update

•October 5, 2017 • Leave a Comment

VykhodSilyMy latest ambient mix, a one-hour immersion session for Vykhod Sily, is now available for download and streaming. The Vykhod Sily Podcast, or The Way The Force Is Coming Through, was launched by Rustee of the Special Request Crew back in 2013. Stream this episode from Mixcloud. Alternatively, stream the episode directly from HearThis. If you prefer to have the file here is the direct download.

Playlist for Phonaut’s Vykhod Sily Podcast
Snufmumriko: Driftwood
Ligovskoï: Labiate
Saunas: Majai
wzrdryAV: Octophase Meditation (Minimal Mix)
Variant: Upon A Dream (remaster)
X. Perry Menthol: molé
Coil: Circulating (live)
Biosphere: With Their Paddles In A Puddle
The Future Sound of London: Repetition Is A Form Of Change
Vangelis: Case2
2814: 私たちは、ハイパーマーケットをさまよう
Mind Over MIDI: Bioship
Aeonics: aoienoiAnotherPlace

Another recent session, Mix from Another Place, is also available. This recent mix, inspired by David Lynch’s often bizarre cinematic visions, includes darkened lounge selections with an air of mystery or the unknown.

Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 3.09.57 PMRecently on a trip to Detroit I created a short hyperlapse video of the complete Detroit People Mover loop. It takes about 13 minutes to go all the way around the city on the Detroit People Mover, and this video is timelapsed around 10x so you can see the entire route in 90 seconds. Check it out on YouTube or Vimeo.

Summer’17 Mixes Update

•July 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

NaturalFractal2A few more recent mixes are now in the Mix Archive. First off, a sunrise rendition of deep ambient soundforms from the clandestine annual meeting of Diane’s Hunting Club entitled Natural Fractal II. A mixed session captured over the recent holiday weekend performed in the forest to a special group of several dozen like-minded souls encamped in the deep woods, then imported and re-enhanced in the studio for good measure. Next up, number nine in the bass-heavy 4-on-the-floor series Bass Philosophies brings the beats which tactfully anchor textural sounds of spacious floatation. New Silverdome is a deep ambient set that has been sitting on the burner for a while, and after numerous nocturnal testing sessions this mix may best be played late at night, either as sonic sleep fodder or for otherwise non-disruptive, beats-free introspective listening. Last but not least, Forgotten Futures serves up some welcome summertime downtempo grooves along with other challenging and moody moments later on. As always, all mixes lovingly assembled using only the highest quality analog and digital ingredients for clarity and full range frequency definition: all sonic artifacts are intended.

Natural Fractal IIstreamdownload

Bass Philosophies v9streamdownload

New Silverdomestreamdownload

Forgotten Futuresstreamdownload

Mixes (Three Different Ones)

•January 6, 2017 • 1 Comment

8176-0de0-473b-9f2d-387eca99da22.jpegThree new mixes were recently posted to the Mix Archive. Strangely, the 2016 edition of the annual Happy New Ears mix seemed to go missing in action all year. Here it is at last, paired with this year’s additional Happy New Ears 2017. Clocking in around two hours each, both sessions feature recent favorites and classic sounds blended and pulled into, at times, wild and unexpected musical territories. In addition, we also have Saddle Beyond the Stars, a follow-up of sorts to 2014’s Astral Cowboy [stream – download]. I hope they please your thirsty ears.

Happy New Ears 2016 – streamdownload

Happy New Ears 2017 – streamdownload

Saddle Beyond the Stars – streamdownload


Mix for Natural Fractal

•July 8, 2016 • 2 Comments

2df4-bc77-467b-b520-ea399999ca24A 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.

Mood Triangulations mix

•June 11, 2016 • Leave a Comment

phonaut.comHead 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.

Post-Hibernation Radio April 1st, 10-11pm

•March 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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.

UPDATE: The show from last night is now online: stream / download