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.

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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

new mix: The Ambient Police

•November 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

phonaut.comHallo 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!

Summertime Headphone Navigations

•August 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

ChiSkyLineNiteThree 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.

Phonaut @ Rodan on Friday, June 5th, 2015

•June 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Phonaut&HirokoRodan150605I’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.

Phonaut mix for FIBER

•May 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment
FIBER Podcast #29 Phonaut

FIBER Podcast #29 Phonaut

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

NoChicago Podcast #7 & Secret Sound Wisdom

•March 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

phonaut.comPresenting two new mixes for your auditory predilection. First a recent chillout set, Secret Sound Wisdom, hopefully fulfills your minimum requirements for deep space ambient and atmospheric territories. Segments featured include: William Basinski’s Disintegration Loops, a taste of Donato Dozzy & Nuel’s Aquaplano Sessions, ripe sounds from Imaginary Softwoods, recent Woob, Reformed Faction, the Future Sound of London, How To Disappear Completely, Tetsu Inoue, Ishqamatics, cv313 and many others.

Also this week, NoChicago launches volume #7 of its DJ podcast, featuring a mix that’s a bit of a departure from my often sci-fi-themed sessions. Judging from the handful of past guest mixes and reviews already up at the site, there are some tall expectations to meet. For this edition of NoChicago we explore beat-laden artifacts and a lounge state of mind, alongside carefully considered sprinkles of sound all pieced together in a seamless mix that playfully beckons. Features artists such as: Burnt Friedmann and the Nu Dub Players, the Roger Tubesound Ensemble, Max & Harvey, Moodymann, Datacide, Submerse, Clams Casino, Malou Mørkeberg, Coil, and others. Playlists for both sets to follow. Lovingly assembled by hand at D’Ark studio on Chicago’s north side. NoChicago is a new blog featuring reviews, mixes from local Chicago area DJs, and other information likely pertaining to your areas of sonic interest. Check them out at www.nochicago.com