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#143 - 11.03.24 - Ambient - Drone Series featuring: Rome, AUN, Black Swan, Dead Voices On Air, Steve Marsh, James Heather, Abul Mogard, OZmotic, Fennesz, Vanessa Amara, Secret Pyramid, Rafael Anton Irissarri.

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#143 - 11.03.24 - Ambient - Drone Series featuring: Rome, AUN, Black Swan, Dead Voices On Air, Steve Marsh, James Heather, Abul Mogard, OZmotic, Fennesz, Vanessa Amara, Secret Pyramid, Rafael Anton Irissarri.

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Rome - Masse Mensch Material (2001)
(Intro) Rome - Masse Mensch Material (2001) - Der Tote Spielmann - 00:00
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AUN - Alpha Heaven (2013)
AUN - Alpha Heaven (2013) - Returna - 01:45
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Black Swan - The Sentimental Drift (2019)
Black Swan - The Sentimental Drift (2019) - Die For You - 06:31
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Dead Voices On Air and Steve Marsh - The Dry River Gods (2022)
Dead Voices On Air & Steve Marsh - The Dry River Gods (2022) - Apostate - 11:55
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James Heather - Reworks- Vol. 2 - Balance - Abul Mogard Rework (2023)
James Heather - Reworks: Vol. 2 - Balance - Abul Mogard Rework - 18:20
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OZmotic & Fennesz - Senzatempo (2023)
OZmotic & Fennesz - Senzatempo (2023) - Motionless Image of Eternity - 26:17
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Vanessa Amara - Both Of Us King Machine (2014)
Vanessa Amara - Both Of Us / King Machine (2014) - King Machine - 33:07
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Secret Pyramid - A Vanishing Touch (2023)
Secret Pyramid - A Vanishing Touch (2023) - Turning Into Air - 50:20
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Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Shameless Years (2017)
Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Shameless Years (2017) - Bastion - 54:20
About Secret Pyramid’s ‘A Vanishing Touch’
While possibly not the first ambient record to be inspired by J Dilla’s Donuts, Secret Pyramid’s A Vanishing Touch is in rarified company. The two seem antithetical – with Donuts a now classic collection of short beats compiled together and A Vanishing Touch being a 40-minute suite consisting of 14 pieces. However, like any genre, ambient music has a lot more going on beneath the surface than might be initially gleaned.
From the start, Amir Abbey dropped his usual songwriting process of long contemplation and careful sculpting. “I let the pieces live and breathe, and I spent a lot less time tweaking and editing. Doing this “brought an energy and mystery to the music that was missing from what I’ve made in the past.” This allowed the record to come together quickly”, with Abbey working on it nightly after his work day had ended. “Each album is a snapshot of where I am at that point in time. With this album, I have been thinking about shifting memory, how a moment in time does not need to be thought of as endless, but rather part of a cycle. Every beginning is as important and salient as the ending that follows.”
Working at home, as he always has, Abbey embeds synths, tape loops and processing, horns, ondes martenot, guitar, bass, and organ within the multi-tiered composition of A Vanishing Touch. Sounds morph, bleed, fade, and permeate with moments where a listener is able to make out what is being played at that moment. “I’ve intentionally blurred some of the instrumentation and it can’t be easily made out, so even if you pay attention to the sound, there’s something ephemeral about it.” Each measure feels deep, singular, mysterious, and unconfined.
It’s a new approach to ambience – the magic of the moment as a moment, not stretched beyond its point in time. “A Vanishing Touch is about impermanence and the beauty that can result from it.”
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#156 - Ambient / Drone Series - 03.05.24

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1. 36 & Black Swan – In Four Parts (2019) – Pt. 3 – 00:00
2. LAND – Anoxia (2015) – Seconds – 05:24
3. Ancient Methods – The Black Ideal (2013) – Guardians of an Eternal Bliss – 11:01
4. Lorn – REMNANT (2018) – Replika – 16:36
5. Atrium Carceri & Kammarheit – Apparatus – Labyrinthic – 19:15
6. Scott Solter & Rohner Segnitz – The Murals (2023) – Lake of Knive – 21:45
7. KMRU & Kevin Richard Martin – Disconnect (2024) – Differ – 27:27
8. Altar & Paul Jebanasam & Roly Porter – Berlin Atonal: More Light (2020) – Without Bodies – 32:00
9. Allseits – Hel (2009) Gjöll – 41:00
10. Sundrugs – Rituals I (2020) – Gyfu – 48:00

Mix Cover: Artwork for Sundrugs – Rituals I (2020) released in June 2020 on Cosmicleaf records.

#155 - Charged - 28.04.24

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1. Allfather – A Violent Truth (2023) – A False Peace – 00:00
2. Latitudes – Individuation (2012) – Metabolic Pathways – 01:58
3. Russian Circles – Station (2008) – Station – 06:23
4. Bastard Sapling – Instinct is Forever (2014) – Elder – 14:57
5. Celeste – Animale(s) (2013) – (y) – 19:27
6. Inter Arma – Sky Burial (2013) – Love Absolute – 22:38
7. Isis – Panopticon (2004) – Altered Course – 26:34
8. Insect Ark – The Vanishing (2020) – Tectonic – 36:05
9. Nadja & Black Boned Angel – Split (2009) – II – 42:07
10. Monno – Cheval Ouvert (2013) – III – 46:45
11. Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling (2008) – Batcat – 57:37
12. The Angelic Process – … And Your Blood is Full of Honey (2001) – Mouvement: Humble Man – 01:03:00

Mix Cover: Artwork for Russian Circles album nr. 2 ‘Station’ released in 2008 by Suicide Squeeze Records.

#154 - Experimental - 24.04.24

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1. Zombieshark! – Die Laughing (2024) – The Fool – 00:00
2. Alessandro Cortini – Emosfere (2024) – Seconda Emosfera – 01:00
3. KTL – Iv (2009) – Wicked Way – 06:30
4. Cremation Lilly – Four Notes (2023) – Note IV: Confessions, No Exceptions – 10:28
5. Vampillia – 在りし日の声 Voices of Days Past (2015) – 死別の翌日 – 15:43
6. BJ Nilsen – Focus Intensity Power (2018) – Flattened Space – 21:45
7. Prurient – Rainbow Mirror (2017) – Barefoot God – 24:50
8. Mouchoir Étanche – Une Fille Petrifiée (2020) – Enter Mirror Hotel – 29:55
9. Emeralds, Steve Hauschildt & Mark McGuire – Solar Bridge (2022) – The Quaking Mess – 33:30
10. Phill Niblock & Hampus Lindwall – Music For Organ (2019) – Unmounted/Muted Noun – 47:00

Cover: Artwork for Emeralds, Steve Hauschildt & Mark McGuire’ Solar Bridge (2022).

#153 - Charged - 21.04.24

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1. Abandon – The Dead End (2009) – Bitter The Surface & Pitch Black Hole – 00:00
2. Helpless – Caged In Gold (2022) – Single File – 12:29
3. Sumac – What One Becomes (2016) – Rigid Man (II) – 15:57
4. They Grieve – To Which I Bore Witness (2023) – Under The Weight – 20:22
5. Throwing Bricks – The Burden (2022) – Safta – 27:15
6. Fórn – The Departure of Consciousness (2015) – Emergence – 34:28
7. Usnea – Random Cosmic Violence (2014) – Random Cosmic Violence – 38:55
8. Fvnerals – Let The Earth Be Silent (2023) – Yearning – 53:29
9. King Woman – Created In Image of Suffering (2017) – Utopia – 58:56

Mix Cover: Artwork for Fvnerals album Let the Earth Be Silent’ released in February 2023 on Prophecy Records.

#152 - Electronic - 18.04.24

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1. The Black Dog – Black Daisy Wheel (2018) – Who He Was – 00:00
2. Varg – 10 År av Skog, Natt & Stjärnor (2023) – I En Oandling Sorg / Jörn – 04:26
3. Pye Audio Corner – Black Mill Tapes (2020) – Electronic Rhythm Number 4 – 07:39
4. Rrose – Please Touch (2023) – Spore – 11:22
5. Lee Gamble – Berlin Atonal: More Light (2020) – Polis – 18:03
6. Ø – ATAK012 OLEVA (2008) – Muistetun Palaava Taajuus – 22:36
7. EUS – Devenir (2019) – Devenir – 26:05
8. GAS – Königsforst (2016) – 5 – 31:00
9. Distel – Wapens (2018) – Creole – 45:47
10. Anstam – Names (2014) – Names – 49:28
11. Carter Tutti Void – Triumvirate (2019) – T 3.3 – 54:17

Mix Cover: Artwork for Ø (Mika Vainio) album ATAK012 OLEVA released in 2008 on Mika Vainio’s own Sähkö Recordings.
Main Image: Berlin Atonal © Helge Mundt.

#151 - Avant Rock - 14.04.24

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1. Iskandr – Spiritus Sylvestris (2023) – Hof Der Valken – 00:00
2. Brett Netson – Simple Work for the Dead (2011) – National Socialist Shareholders – 11:25
3. Sun Organ – Candlelight Showertime (2023) – God Love His Little Things, Pt. 1 – 15:49
4. Boris – Pink (2005) – Farewell – 21:22
5. Baroness – Gold & Grey (2019) – Blankets of Ash – 28:43
6. Lanayah – I’m Picking Lights in a Field (2023) – Nameless Fluttering – 29:32
7. Mount Eerie – Wind’s Poem (2009) – Lost Wisdom – 35:30
8. Swans – The Beggar (2023) – The Beggar Lover (Three) – 42:05

Mix Cover: Artwork for Iskandr album ‘Spiritus Sylvestris’ releases in September 2023 on Eisenwald Records.
Video Excerpt: taken from Iskandr official video for Hof Der Valken, available from Eisenwald official YT channel. Filmed and edited by O. Iskandr.

“This slow and heavy song, heavily influenced by acid folk soundscapes of the 70’s, tells a tale about the noble aristocracy of the sky. The hunting birds of prey that dominate the upper echelons of our world and punish with deadly force those who are not careful.”

#150 - Experimental - 10.04.24

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1. Zu – Jhator (2017) – Jhator: A Sky Burial (edit) – 00:00
2. Eli Keszler – Stadium (2018) – Was The Singing Bellowing – 13:45
3. Jo Berger Myhre & Olafur Björn Ólafsson – The Third Script (2017) – 1000% – 16:54
4. Oren Ambarchi & Johan Berthling & Andreas Werliin – Ghosted (2022) – IV – 23:15
5. 65daysofstatic – Replicr (2019) – Stillstellung – 27:37
6. William Ryan Fritch – Cohesion (2023) – Fallen Into Briney Depths – 31:10
7. Baker, Sotzko, Guion – Trio Not Trio – Letzte (2023) – Funfte – 33:55
8. Ulver – A Quick Fix of Melancholy (2003) – Little Blue Birds – 38:44
9. Robot Koch & Foam and Sand & Hainbach – Full Circle Reworks (2021) – Circle 18 – Hainbach Rework – 45:15
10. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Never Were The Way She Was (2015) – With The Dark Hug of Time – 48:13
11. Scott Walker – Bish Bosch (2012) – See You Don’t Bump His Head – 53:29
12. Andreas Gerth & Carl Oesterhelt – Music for Unknown Rituals (2023) – The Geometry of Rhythmics – 57:30

Mix Cover: Album cover for Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld album ‘Never Were The Way She Was’ released in April 2015 by Constellation records.
Video Excerpt: Rare bonus interview with Scott Walker from the HMV limited edition of the documentary ’30 Century Man’ directed by Stephen Kijak.

#149 - Ambient / Drone - 06.04.24

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1. Kali Malone – All Life Long (2024) – All Life Long (for Organ) – 00:00
2. Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto – Cendre (2007) – Cendre – 08:33
3. Eluvium – Copia (2007) – Indoor Swimming At The Space Station – 11:40
4. Asmus Tietchens – Nachtstücke (2014) – Falter-Lamento – 21:15
5. Black Swan – Repetition Hymns (2021) – Closer – 27:20
6. James Heather – Modulations: EP1 (2017) – The Conscience Loop – 30:51
7. William Ryan Fritch – Polarity (2023) – A World of Promise and Inaction – 32:53
8. Abstract Aprils – Imagination Carousel (2024) – Forlorn for Long – 37:14
9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! (2021) – Our Side Has To Win (for D.H.) – 40:38
10. Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – Evening Star (2019) – Wind On Water – 47:15
11. Arthur Russell – Keep The Lights On OST – Feat. The Music of Arthur Russell (2012) – Instrumentals Vol. 2 – 51:57
12. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994) – #3 – 58:32

Cover: Artwork for Ryuichi Sakamoto and Fennesz album Cendre released in 2007 on Commmons records, a label founded by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Avex Trax label founder, Max Matsuura.

Main Image: Still from ‘Stalker’ 1979. Directed by Andrey Tarkovsky.

“Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.” – The Stalker

#148 - Ominous - 02.04.24

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1. Aphotic – Abyssgazer (2023) – Endzeit + Spectral Degradation – 00:00
2. Knoll – As Spoken (2024) – Portrait – 06:43
3. Turris Eburnea – Turris Eburnea (2021) – Cotard Delusion – 12:15
4. Vesicant – Shadows of Cleansing Iron (2017) – Shadow of Death – 16:37
5. Impetuous Ritual – Iniquitous Barbarik Synthesis (2023) – Sanguinary Abstraction – 21:55
6. Primitive Man – Insurmountable (2022) – Cage Intimacy – 26:00
7. Hissing – Permanent Destitution (2018) – Eulogy in Squalor – 37:00
8. Portal – Avow (2021) – Drain – 43:10
9. Cryptae – Capsule (20222) – Deluge – 48:22
10. Aderlating – Dying of The Light (2010) – Soul Harvest (edit) – 53:16

Mix Cover: Artwork for Portal album ‘Avow’ released on my birthday 28th May 2021 on Profound Lore records. Main Image: Portal.

#147 - Electronic - 28.03.24

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1. Vampillia & The Body – Xoroahbin (2017) – Cold Bark Bite – 00:00
2. SNTS – Across Another Dimension (2017) – Resurgence – 05:08
3. Roll The Dice – Born To Ruin (2017) – The Derailed – 10:35
4. SHXCXCHXCXSH – Kongestion (2022) – Esti – 15:05
5. Rrose – Hymn To Moisture (2020) – Bandage – 19:30
6. Oake – Monad XXIV (2016) – Paysage Dépaysé – 25:35
7. Ancient Methods – The Jericho Records (2018) – Omen’s Duty – 34:50
8. The Soft Moon – Criminal (Instrumentals 2018) – ILL – 39:44
9. JK Flesh – Veneer Of Tolerance Remixes (2024) – Day is Dying (Zadig Remix) – 42:20
10. Flying Lotus – Reset EP (2007) – Spicy Sammich – 48:10
11. Blanck Mass – Calm With Horses OST (2020) – Different Breed – 52:15
12. Postcoïtum – News From Nowhere (2020) – Las Bestia – 56:39
13. Eartheater – Irisiri (2018) – Curtains – 01:01:22

Cover: Artwork for JK Flesh – Veneer Of Tolerance Remixes (2024).
Main Image: Ancient Methods.

#146 - Electronic - 25.03.24

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1. Ulwhednar – Area 08 (2023) – Winter Wasteland – 00:00
2. Demdike Stare – Tryptych (2011) – Forest of Evil (Dawn) – 03:05
3. MMMD – Nomenklatura (2022) – Nomenklatura – 11:50
4. Territoire – Alix (2018) – Sourd – 21:43
5. Par Grindvik – In Death’s Dream Kingdom (2018) – Speaking Their Minds – 26:50
6. Arovane & Porya Hatami – Organism (2017) – Reproduction – 29:50
7. Roly Porter – Kistvaen (2020) – An Open Door – 30:58
8. The House in The Woods & Pye Audio Corner – The Spectral Corridor (2021) – Part. 4 – 36:50
9. Omit – in/Sec (2024) – Segmentor – 44:45

Mix Cover: Artwork variation for Omit “in/Sec” released January 2024 on Siltbreeze Records. Main Image: Territoire.
Main Image: Territoire.

#145 - Ominous - 20.03.24

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1. Murmuüre – Murmuüre (2010) – Reincarnate – 00:00
2. Útgarðar – Fire Smoked Upon The Wolf’s Back (2023) – Ymir Awakens – 07:24
3. Lurker Of Chalice – Lurker Of Chalice (2005) – Fastened To The Five Points – 13:28
4. AUN – VII (2013) – Untitled – 21:35
5. Neige Morte – IIII (2020) – Lämna Inga Spår – 30:35
6. Altaar – Dødsønske (2009) – Dødsønske – 35:08
7. Throane – Derrière-nous, La Lumière (2016) – Sortez Vos Lames… – 41:40
8. The Lovecraft Sextet – Miserere (2022) – Misererer – Occulta – Opus I – 45:30
9. Urfaust – Untergang (2023) – Höllenkosmos – 49:31
10. Black Earth – A Cryptic Howl of Morbid Truth (2015) – Unconscious Realities Beyond The Pillars… – 54:45


Mix Cover: Murmuüre’s self-titled album artwork first released in 2010 on cassette by Cold Void Emanations and on LP by Aurora Borealis in 2011. Video Excerpt Excerpt from Murmuüre – Reincarnate (2010)
Video Excerpt Excerpt from Murmuüre – Reincarnate (2010)