Helioscope Awards 2016 : Ambient / Modern Classical

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Awarding my personal favourites from the genre spectrum of ambient, modern classical, drone and chillout (mostly covered by Planetarium) in five categories.
Highlighted in bold is the winner, the remaining ones are ranked by their importance to me personally.

> Best Track

In comparison to the other genres, the list for this award became incredibly long, but I felt this was the essential selection of tracks which should not be missed by any fan of this music.

Alexander Arnold – Lake Bell
Arovane & Hior Chronik – After Tomorrow (AMX) [astrangelyisolatedplace]
Twincities – Good Black Spring [dauw]
Lav & Purl – The Present Moment (Still Version) [Eternell]
Strie – 87 Billion Suns [Serein]
drombeg – Tumulus [Futuresequence]
Slow Clinic – I Miss Everyone [Archives]
Petrels – A Little Dust [denovali]
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Kangaru [Deutsche Grammophon]
nonkeen – re:turn! [R&S]
Eluvium – Strangeworks [Temporary Residence]
AEONN – Initiate
SineRider – To Care When No One Else Does [Silk]
Jason van Wyk – Coherence [eilean]
Purl – Sagan (Warmth’s Place of Peace) [Eternell]
Ruhe – Heritage
Porya Hatami & Arovane – uun [Time Released Sound]
Glacis – 23 March [Facture]
Otto A Totland – Storfjord [Serein]
Nil Ciuró – Magnetic [1631]
i.yugen – Light a Lamp [Dewtone]
The Green Kingdom – Haze Layers [dronarivm]
Hotel Neon – Chains [Facture]
Jason van Wyk – Stay [eilean]
Wil Bolton – Dot to Dot [eilean]
Solo Andata – Porcelain Blue [12k]
Robert Farrugia – Encoder [Archives]
Slow Meadow – Some Familiar… [Hammock]
Ólafur Arnalds – Öldurót [Mercury Classics]
Marihiko Hara & Polar M – On the Silent Way [mü-nest]
Kirill Nikolai – Reconstructions, For Lack of Anything Else [Facture]
Willamette – Four Films (Films Four) [Scissor Tail]
Lav & Purl – Gateway to Ecstasy [AMONE]
Nomad – Autumn Warmth


> Best Artist

SineRider
Purl
Olan Mill
Slow Meadow
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
Jóhann Jóhannsson
Wil Bolton
Jason van Wyk
Chihei Hatakeyama


> Most Promising Newcomer

drombeg
Bålsam
Lyrae
Nil Ciuró
Marihiko Hara & Polar M


> Best Release

Jason van Wyk – Attachment [eilean]
Dead Light – Dead Light [Village Green]
Marihiko Hara & Polar M – Dance [mü-nest]
Hotel Neon – Remnants [Facture]
SineRider – Twilight [Silk]
drombeg – Earthworks [Futuresequence]
Ed Carlsen – The Journey Tapes [Moderna]
Wil Bolton – February Dawn [eilean]
Danny Clay – Stills [IIKKI]
Will Samson – Lua [12k]
Twincities – …plays the brown mountain lights [dauw]
Alex Smalley – JAN SBR 15 [Rural Colours]
Tim Linghaus – Vhoir [Moderna]


> Best Label

eilean Rec.
Archives
Eternell
dronarivm
Rural Colours
Erased Tapes
Hawk Moon Records


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Thalassa Animorum

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Thalassa Animorum (Neptunian 19)
01 Tony Anderson – Something Can Grow
02 Outer Space – 18:47 (from “Gemini Suite”) [Mineral Disk]
03 Inuuro – A Collection of Leaves (Halftribe Remix) [Nama]
04 Jónsi & Alex – Daníell in the Sea [Parlophone]
05 Purl – Sagan (Lav’s Window to Eternity) [Eternell]
06 Startle The Heavens – Come Back to Me [Hawk Moon]
07 Tony Anderson – The Way Home
08 Lambert – All Good [dauw]
09 Madeleine Cocolas – Stalactite [Bigo & Twigetti]
10 Lyrae – Astro [1631]
11 Allay – A Distant Memory [Silk]
12 Carinthia – Together Distant [Upland]

Mixcloud Bonus:
13 Kinbrae – Aerial View [1631]
14 Moss Covered Technology – Open Eyes [eilean]
15 Jamie P – First Journey [1631]
16 Stars As Lights – Days, Weeks, Years Gone By

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Blue Mirrors

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Blue Mirrors (WBUD2)
01 Nafta & Ennea – The Sunlight’s Last Touch [Silk]
02 Barzek – Counting the Daze (Andora Jane Remix) [Silk]
03 Four Days & Levitone – Call Me (Niko Lindhé Remix) [Mind Over Matter]
04 Chris Domingo & Miss T – Future Classic [Silk]
05 Dan Sieg & Jhana – Everything U Need [Silk]
06 Sunn Jellie – Stargaze (Levitone Remix) [Intricate]
07 Manu Zain – Run 55 [Silk]
08 Bryan Milton & Jama – Like a River (Andrew Benson Remix) [Silk]
09 Nazca – Citrus Sea (Salski Remix) [The Purr]
10 Eskai feat. Karlina Covington & Jhana – Feathers (Marsh Remix) [RIDE]
11 P&M Project – Lagana (Infinity State Remix) [PHW]
12 Trilucid – Mirrors (Marsh Remix) [Perfecto Black]
13 Jason Ross feat. Lauren Ray – Me Tonight (Meramek Remix) [Anjunabeats]
14 Dezza – True [Silk]
15 Jay FM – My World (Mitaric ‘Intro’ Mix) [PHW Elements]
16 Showave – Try to Be (Hexlogic Remix) [Encanta]
17 Diversion feat. Jennifer Rene – Wishing (Barzek Remix) [Colorize]
18 Ad Brown – Calibre [Particles]
19 David Hohme – Fear Less (Jody Wisternoff Remix) [Where The Heart Is]
20 Manu Zain feat. Patrick Baker – Stay Close [Silk]
21 Carinthia – Land of the Forgotten [Upland]


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Best of Planetarium 2016, Pt. 2

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Celebrating 125 uploads on Planetarium with the second part of the 2016 rewind.
One more best of to follow…

Best of Planetarium 2016, Part 2
01 Adzuki – Is This a Dream or a Reality [Shimmering Moods]
02 Wil Bolton – February Dawn [eilean]
03 Fourcolor – Valse [12k]
04 Jason van Wyk – Coherence [eilean]
05 Alexander Arnold – Lake Bell
06 Speck – Eraser [eilean]
07 offthesky – Be Still [eilean]
08 Petrels – A Little Dust [denovali]
09 bvdub – 10
10 Olan Mill feat. Isnaj Dui – Zazen [Serein]
11 Assembler/Responder – Kenojuak Ashevak [TATOM]
12 Å Asher-Yates – Children of May [Shimmering Moods]
13 Will Samson – Antepassado [12k]
14 Jason van Wyk – Stay [eilean]
15 Luke Howard – Port [1631]
16 offthesky – Solitude by Vision [eilean]
17 Glacis – 23 March [Facture]
18 Alex Smalley – 13 [Rural Colours]
19 Eternell – Shrine [Eternell]
20 narkovich – Cities of 2277
21 The Green Kingdom – Haze Layers [dronarivm]
22 A Dancing Beggar – There Is Hope Here [Audiobulb]
23 Strië – 87 Billion Suns [Serein]
24 Ed Carlsen – Close [Moderna]
25 Æmaeth – The Journey, Pt. 1: Windswept [Gizeh]
26 Linear Bells – Different Ways [Soft]
27 drombeg – There Has To Be a Heaven [Futuresequence]
28 Slow Clinic – I Miss Everyone [Archives]
29 Benoît Pioulard – Madrigal
30 Wil Bolton – Ellipse [dronarivm]
31 Ólafur Arnalds – Doria [Mercury Classics]
32 Nil Ciuró – Magnetic [1631]
33 Jason van Wyk – Depart [eilean]

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Taiga

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Taiga (Helioscope Radio 106)
01 Ian Hawgood – March of Soul [Home Normal]
02 Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur – Sad Robot (Alejo Gonzalez & Max Blade Remix) [Bedrock]
03 Shayde feat. Alex Azary & Mr Rod – Jupiter Swing [Connaisseur]
04 Silinder & Shane Robinson – Drifting (Namatjira Remix) [Sleepless Nights]
05 Shannon Davin – Eradicate (Espen Remix) [Massive Harmony]
06 Erdi Irmak – Undiscovered Hideaway [Movement]
07 Dulcet – Everything Has Changed [BC2]
08 Robin Thurston – Everything in Perspective (Monojoke Remix) [BC2]
09 Mangal Suvarnan & Dhanasha Gokul – Long Way From Home (Universal Solution Remix) [Colorize]
10 Kay-D – Scope of Mind [Stellar Fountain]
11 Roger Martinez – That Vibe [Perspectives]
12 MUUI – Dissolve [Crossfrontier]
13 Namatjira feat. Ghost WARS – Remedy (Andre Sobota Remix) [3rd Avenue]
14 Tim Robert – Changes Fast (Subconscious Tales Remix) [Suffused]
15 Steve McGrath & ImmerSense – Fusion [Keep Thinking]
16 Karim Sahraoui – Book of Life [OFF]
17 H.O.S.H. – Lunchtime [Bedrock]
18 Roland Klinkenberg feat. DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait (Gabriel Ananda Remix) [Global Underground]
19 Barker & Baumecker – Turnhalle [Ostgut Ton]
20 Underworld – Bird 1 (Patrice Bäumel Remix) [Balance]

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The Cradle

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The Cradle (Four Tet Artist Showcase, Pt. 3)
01 Four Tet – Moma
02 Frederic Robinson – Hypha [Medschool]
03 Traumer – Triade [Get Physical]
04 Tycho – Division (Heathered Pearls Remix) [Ghostly]
05 Tangents – Jindabyne (Four Tet Remix) [Temporary Residence]
06 Heathered Pearls feat. Outerbridge – Warm Air Estate (Mimbles Remix) [Ghostly]
07 Floating Points – Kuiper [Pluto]
08 Jon Hopkins – Vessel (Four Tet Remix) [Domino]
09 Caribou – Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) [City Slang]
10 Jilk – All Dust Form [Project Mooncircle]
11 Youandewan – Be Good To Me Poly [Aus]
12 Eco feat. Chris Severe – Cloud (Part 2) [Black Hole]
13 Four Tet – As Serious As Your Life [Domino]
14 Nils Frahm – Them (Solo Piano Edit) [Late Night Tales]
15 Four Tet – She Moves She [Domino]
16 Ólafur Arnalds feat. Arnór Dan – A Stutter [Mercury Classics]
17 Coldcut – Autumn Leaves (Irresistable Force Mix Trip 2) [Waveform]
18 Mario Hammer and The Lonely Robot – Nyctophilia (sine sleeper Remix) [Traum]
19 Parra for Cuva & Senoy – Auryn [Project Mooncircle]
20 Lusine – Twilight [Ghostly]
21 Four Tet – You Could Ruin My Day [Domino]


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Best of Planetarium 2016, Pt. 1

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Best of Planetarium 2016, Part 1
01 nonkeen – re:turn! [R&S]
02 Hummingbird – Sunrawardiya [Facture]
03 Will Samson – Electric Parade [12k]
04 Vitaly Beskrovny – Joy [Preserved Sound]
05 Arovane & Hior Chronik – After Tomorrow (AMX) [ASIP]
06 i.yugen – Light a Lamp [Dewtone]
07 Slow Meadow feat. Hotel Neon – Blue Aubade (Slow Meadow Version) [Hammock]
08 Iván Muela – Carlo [Fluttery]
09 Tambour – Sleepers [Moderna]
10 Ruhe – Heritage
11 Hotel Neon – Chains [Facture]
12 Halftribe – Luxia [Archives]
13 Alex Smalley – 22 [Rural Colours]
14 Wil Bolton – Dot to Dot [eilean]
15 Willamette – At Length and Dead Horse [Scissor Tail]
16 Purl – Sagan (Warmth’s Place of Peace) [Eternell]
17 Lav & Purl – The Present Moment (Still Version) [Eternell]
18 A Cerulean State – Little by Little, I Noticed
19 Dag Rosenqvist – Come Silence [dronarivm]
20 Ólafur Arnalds – Study for Generative Piano (i)
21 SineRider – In the Spring [Silk]
22 Twincities – Good Black Spring [dauw]
23 Autistici & Justin Varis – Violet Green (Pillowdiver Remix) [eilean]
24 Shuta Yasukochi – Tape Machine [Archives]
25 murkok – Veda
26 Claire M Singer feat. Paul Anderson – Eilean [Touch]

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