Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners (Idolatry Vol. 77) [Proton Radio broadcast from January 10, 2019]
01 As Seas Exhale – Alhena {00:00}
02 Hosini – Syd [When We Dip XYZ] {02:14}
03 David Soto – Clave (Powel Remix) [Sag & Tre] {06:34}
04 &ME – The Rapture Pt.II [Keinemusik] {11:57}
05 Monkey Safari – Sturm [Hommage] {17:49}
06 Erdi Irmak – A Silver Leaf [Proton] {25:17}
07 Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream] {31:23}
08 Danny Bonnici & Thankyou City – The Golden Key (Luke Chable Remix) [Balance] {35:35}
09 Blusoul – Across the Sky (Tripswitch Remix) [Movement] {41:18}
10 Fehrplay – Rosebud [Mood of Mind] {48:35}
11 Matthias Schuell – Rooftops of Berlin (Tigerskin Remix) [Ritter Butzke] {53:47}
12 Einmusik – Sa Trincha [Sincopat] {58:15}
13 Dan Sieg – Something’s Not Clicking Right (Quivver Remix) [Mango Alley] {1:03:40}
14 Stan Kolev – Oblivion (Donny Carr Remix) [Freegrant] {1:10:10}
15 Khen – Closing Doors [Anjunadeep] {1:16:08}
16 Ben Böhmer & Wood – Korona [Ton Töpferei] {1:23:05}
17 LØC & Innsæi – Je Vole [Sag & Tre] {1:28:20}
18 Yoni Yarchi – Kepler [Loot] {1:33:56}
19 Kasper Koman – Hi [Lost & Found] {1:41:05}
20 Daniel van der Zwaag – Reïncar (Bengal Remix) [Nie Wieder Schlafen] {1:46:57}
21 lycoriscoris – Endless [Anjunadeep] {1:52:59}
22 Clemens Ruh – In the Dark {1:57:46}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h499

Elsbeere

Elsbeere (Botanik Vol. 3)
01 Sjors Mans – With You [piano + coffee] {00:00}
02 Voga feat. Alaskan Tapes – Wavery [Voga] {02:55}
03 Tim Linghaus – Jonathan Brandis [Sound in Silence] {05:47}
04 Nils Frahm – Momentum [Erased Tapes] {09:20}
05 Skyence – In’ei raisan [Modularfield] {13:26}
06 Nils Frahm – All Melody [Erased Tapes] {17:10}
07 Ólafur Arnalds – ekki hugsa [Decca] {26:03}
08 Siarate – Running Indoors [Mango Alley] {30:22}
09 Jacob Pavek – Faun [Unperceived] {33:31}
10 Rhian Sheehan – April [Loop] {36:22}
11 Last Days – Langdale (Night) {40:58}
12 Chasing Dreams – Shaped to Wade Through Gradients [Daze] {43:41}
13 Paul White – Returning (Rival Consoles Remix) [R&S] {47:32}
14 Coliguacho – Coliguacho, Pt. 1 [Hush Hush] {50:57}
15 Knivtid – Skogarna är Redan Svarta IX [Purlieu] {55:13}
16 Niklas Paschburg – Fragmentation [7k!] {59:10}
17 Jonny Greenwood – Tree Synthesisers [Lakeshore] {1:02:29}
18 Cédric D. Lavoie – Le Début de la Fin [Preserved] {1:06:29}
19 Ludvig Cimbrelius – Ships (for B.Young) [dronarivm] {1:10:57}
20 Julien Marchal – Insight XXXIX {1:19:00}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p224

Trajectory

Now that the Yearmixes have all been published I want to try shorter sets, i.e. between 75 and 90 minutes in length, on Helioscope. Astronics is first and I thought not stretching the beats-heavy mixes to full two hours might do plenty when it comes to flow and listenability. I start off real slow this time, from 85 BPM on “Brutal God”, and build it up to 126 BPM on “Nekyia”. As usual for Astronics, the theme is classic progressive trance with lots of atmosphere, futuristic vibes and driving basslines. Track selection wise there’s not much new here, since the usual suspects like Paul Kardos, Gai Barone, Matter and Guy J are in the spotlight again. A pick I’m most excited about comes right from the WBU track pool and sits right at the end changing the tone to something more euphoric and brighter.

Trajectory (Astronics Vol. 12)
01 Jesus Drone – Brutal God {00:00}
02 Henry Saiz – Life Is… [Balance] {05:13}
03 Tontario – Passing [Anjunadeep] {09:54}
04 Matter & Universal Harmonics – Lost in Time [JOOF Aura] {15:28}
05 Paul Hided – Out of the Dark (Paul Kardos Remix) [Morphosis] {20:53}
06 Ghoeyash – Green Sense (Greenage Remix) [Stellar Fountain] {25:54}
07 Subandrio – Sigirya (Monojoke Remix) [Juicebox] {30:04}
08 Mathov – Nabrisa [JOOF Aura] {34:18}
09 Rival Consoles – Phantom Grip [Erased Tapes] {40:14}
10 Rick Pier O’Neil – Planetary [RPO] {44:47}
11 Guy Mantzur & Sahar Z – Time to Treasure (Guy J Remix) [Lost & Found] {49:43}
12 Subconscious Tales – Dopa Mine (SEQU3L Remix) [Balkan Connection] {53:22}
13 Basil O’Glue – Nekyia (Facade Remix) [Forescape] {58:49}
14 Gai Barone feat. Katty Heath – You Make It Hurt (Introspective Mix) [Afterglow] {1:06:13}
15 Hausman – Aurora [Silk] {1:11:08}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h498

Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2

Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 2 (BOP18b)
01 SVLBRD – Stratus (Remodel) [Faint] {00:00} [P99]
02 Hotel Neon – Onward [Archives] {06:15} [P87]
03 Kasper Bjørke – Dur for Vitus [Kompakt] {12:22} [P96]
04 Hammock – Clinging [Hammock] {19:24} [P87]
05 Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist & Emanuele Errante – Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You [Karaoke Kalk] {23:46} [P98]
06 Kin Leonn – Somewhere [Kitchen.] {27:03} [P105]
07 Nicholas Britell – Eden (Harlem) [Lakeshore] {31:58}
08 Goldmund – Migration [Unseen] {34:34} [N35]
09 Pepo Galán & Max Würden – Particle [Unknown Tone] {37:22} [P87]
10 Endless Melancholy – In Transition from Anxiety to Acceptance [dronarivm] {42:25}
11 Akito Misaki – May {47:00} [P103]
12 Nils Frahm – Harm Hymn [Erased Tapes] {52:27} [CN4]
13 Gray Acres – The Maps They Held [Sound in Silence] {55:41} [P84]
14 Will Samson – Faroleiro [dauw] {1:02:58} [N36]
15 The Green Kingdom – Blear [dronarivm] {1:06:14} [P98]
16 Jacob David – Loft [Moderna] {1:08:59} [PD18]
17 Helios – Seeming [Ghostly] {1:12:16} [P95]
18 zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic] {1:14:30} [P100]
19 Magdalene Flowers – Gray Orchards {1:21:11} [P84]
20 Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate] {1:26:08} [P96]
21 Steve Pacheco + Emmanuel Witzthum – Dawn Light Whispers [dauw] {1:31:57} [P95]
22 Endless Melancholy – Elusive Movements [Thesis] {1:38:08} [P103]
23 Hammock – The Night You Caught on Fire [Hammock] {1:48:12} [Z02]
24 Hotel Neon – Referent [Archives] {1:53:21} [P95]
25 Ashan – Gladly Given [Inner Islands] {2:00:32} [P95]
26 Tone Color – Oltrarno [Assembly Field] {2:04:41} [P87]
27 r beny – Saudade [dauw] {2:08:49} [P83]
28 Rafael Anton Irisarri – La Chica de Vallodolid [Umor Rex] {2:12:32}
29 Mordançage – Now Before Us [Facture] {2:18:14} [P98]
30 Hotel Neon – Shadow Sites [Archives] {2:24:17} [N36]
31 SineRider – Kindling (Warmth Remix) [SunSeaSky] {2:31:52} [P95]
32 Hotel Neon feat. Slow Meadow – Cold Suns {2:36:35} [P83]
33 Jacob Pavek – NOME [Unperceived] {2:46:01} [B1]
34 Nils Frahm – The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched [Erased Tapes] {2:50:07} [OF4]
35 Nils Frahm – Sunson [Erased Tapes] {2:51:45} [OF4]

In brackets behind timestamp: The set this track was first played in.

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p223

Helioscope Yearmix 2018

Helioscope Yearmix 2018 (HYM18)
01 Monolink – Father Ocean (Ben Böhmer Remix) [Embassy One] {00:00}
02 Dusky – The Captain [17 Steps] {06:17}
03 Movement Machina – Nakatomi [Zerothree] {10:23}
04 Andre Sobota – Held Over [Proton] {13:15}
05 Detroit Swindle – Cut U Loose [Heist] {16:38}
06 Naden – Waves [Silk] {21:04}
07 Tunnelvisions – Umai’s Dance [Atomnation] {24:00}
08 Tibi Dabo – No Mantra [Rebellion] {26:58}
09 Cornucopia – Forever Gone [microCastle] {30:47}
10 Jamie Stevens & Joe Miller – Wanderjahr [All Day I Dream] {34:02}
11 Blugazer – Thalael Myrn [Silk] {36:57}
12 lycoriscoris – Kite [Anjunadeep] {40:09}
13 Ólafur Arnalds – undir [Decca] {43:46}
14 Kev Sheridan – Alone in Berlin [Maeve] {48:03}
15 Cubicolor – Counterpart [Anjunadeep] {51:21}
16 Navar – You Find (Dmitry Molosh Remix) [Replug] {54:24}
17 Paul Woolford feat. Kim English – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (The Only One) (CamelPhat Remix) [FFRR] {57:11}
18 Khen – Carolina (Hermanez Remix) [Lost & Found] {59:30}
19 Hermanez – Gate of Falganda [Lost & Found] {1:03:24}
20 Kevin Di Serna – Horizons [Endless] {1:05:16}
21 Kiasmos & Högni – Zebra [Erased Tapes] {1:07:36}
22 Ryan Davis – Obsidian [Anjunadeep] {1:10:55}
23 Matan Caspi – Crosswinds (Paul Kardos Remix) [Clubsonica] {1:14:38}
24 Hydra – Amber (Vintage & Morelli Remix) [FSOE Parallels] {1:18:49}
25 Nick Warren & Tripswitch – Voight Kampff [onedotsixtwo] {1:23:39}
26 DJ Koze – Pick Up [Pampa] {1:26:20}
27 Lost Desert – Fall of Innocence (Lee Burridge & Lost Desert Mix) [Tale & Tone] {1:29:02}
28 Dee Montero feat. Meliha – Headspace [Anjunadeep] {1:32:32}
29 Terry Da Libra – 2H3arts [Silk] {1:35:26}
30 Pjusk & Porya Hatami feat. Anne Garner – Kviskra [Fnukk Fonogram] {1:37:22}
31 lycoriscoris – Blue [Anjunadeep] {1:40:46}
32 Antic – Touch of My Soul [Anjunadeep] {1:43:30}
33 Valiant – Lodestar (Universal Solution Remix) [Emergent Shores] {1:46:22}
34 Roy Rosenfeld – Love from Afar [Lost & Found] {1:49:28}
35 Guy J – Airborne [Lost & Found] {1:53:35}
36 Mat Zo – Meaning Lost All Words [Anjunabeats] {1:57:30}
37 Enrico Sangiuliano – Cosmic Ratio [Drumcode] {2:00:35}
38 Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix) [Anjunadeep] {2:03:54}
39 Cid Inc. – Fear and Square [Replug] {2:05:58}
40 George Fitzgerald feat. Tracey Thorn – Half-Light (Night Version) [Double Six] {2:08:20}
41 Antenna & Tasma – Astra [Eskimo] {2:11:12}
42 eleven.five – To Mean It (Intro Mix) [Silk] {2:14:16}
43 Kenji Sekiguchi – Remembrance (Shingo Nakamura Remix) [Otographic] {2:17:15}
44 Mr Raoul K – African Paradigm (Kaito Remix) [Compost] {2:19:54}
45 Modd – Abenaki (Alternative Mix) [Anjunadeep] {2:22:52}
46 Gregory Esayan – Make a Wish (Jay FM Remix) [Silk] {2:25:43}
47 Martin Roth – Hypno Seq [Anjunadeep] {2:28:05}
48 A.M.R – Flight [Silk] {2:31:49}
49 Kobana – Echoes [Silk] {2:34:14}
50 Michael A – Look Closer [Replug] {2:37:13}
51 Einmusik – Sa Trincha (Gabriel Ananda Remix) [Sincopat] {2:39:51}
52 Orsen – Driftwood [Replug] {2:41:55}
53 Stereo Underground – The Faceless Man [Crossfrontier] {2:45:19}
54 George Fitzgerald & Bonobo – Outgrown [Double Six] {2:48:35}
55 Joe Miller & Daniel Verhagen – A Sudden Taste of Redemption [Dream Culture] {2:50:50}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h497

2018 in Review

2018 has been a decent year for drum & bass, a very good one for all things prog & deep, but an unmistakably legendary one for ambient music. Here are my toplists:

=== Top 25 Planetarium tracks of 2018 ===
Nils Frahm – The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched / Sunson [Erased Tapes]
Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course I [Lost Tribe]
Bell Mountain – Vermilion (Red/Orange)
Nils Frahm – Kaleidoscope [Erased Tapes]
Shuta Yasukochi – Yoru (Alex Bober Remix) [Archives]
Nils Frahm – All Melody [Erased Tapes]
Cass. – 1000 Superdolphins [Into The Light]
Jacob Pavek – NOME [Unperceived]
Hotel Neon – Inward, Side A
Nils Frahm – A Place [Erased Tapes]
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy Love Theme [Lakeshore]
zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic]
Yui Onodera – Cromo 3 [Kompakt]
Hammock – The Night You Caught on Fire [Hammock]
Hotel Neon – Shadow Sites [Archives]
Solidarity Hymn – For a Wandering Beam of Sun
Endless Melancholy – Postcards [dronarivm]
Hotel Neon feat. Slow Meadow – Cold Suns
Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate]
Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis]
Anthéne – Whatever Fire Is Burning [Polar Seas]
Akito Misaki – May
Endless Melancholy – Amaranthine [dronarivm]
Mordançage – Monuments Fall [Facture]
Jacob David – Loft [Moderna]

* Spotify does not include: zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic] | Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate] | Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis] | Anthéne – Whatever Fire Is Burning [Polar Seas] | Akito Misaki – May. First two Nils Frahm tracks and Hotel Neon’s 3-part “Inward, Side A” are treated as one.

The second and final “Best of Planetarium 2018” part will be released on January 18.


=== Top 25 Helioscope tracks of 2018 ===

Monolink – Father Ocean (Ben Böhmer Remix) [Embassy One]
Pjusk & Porya Hatami feat. Anne Garner – Kviskra [Fnukk Fonogram]
George Fitzgerald feat. Tracey Thorn – Half-Light (Night Version) [Double Six]
Hydra – Amber (Vintage & Morelli Remix) [FSOE Parallels]
Martin Roth – Hypno Seq [Anjunadeep]
Mr Raoul K – African Paradigm (Kaito Remix) [Compost]
Roy Rosenfeld – Love from Afar [Lost & Found]
Joe Miller & Daniel Verhagen – A Sudden Taste of Redemption [Dream Culture]
A.M.R – Flight [Silk]
Michael A – Look Closer [Replug]
Movement Machina – Nakatomi [Zerothree]
eleven.five – To Mean It (Intro Mix) [Silk]
Antic – Touch of My Soul [Anjunadeep]
Guy J – Airborne [Lost & Found]
lycoriscoris – Kite [Anjunadeep]
Dusky – The Captain [17 Steps]
Naden – Waves [Silk]
Cubicolor – Counterpart [Anjunadeep]
Dee Montero feat. Meliha – Headspace [Anjunadeep]
DJ Koze – Pick Up [Pampa]
Kevin di Serna – Horizons [Endless]
Kev Sheridan – Alone in Berlin [Maeve]
Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix) [Anjunadeep]
Mat Zo – Meaning Lost All Words [Anjunabeats]
Detroit Swindle – Cut U Loose [Heist]

This year’s “Helioscope Yearmix” will be released sometime between January 16 and January 20.


=== Top 15 Distant tracks of 2018 ===
High Contrast – God Only Knows [3beat]
Bop x Subwave – Clair de Lune [Microfunk]
Keeno – The Comet [Hospital]
Ólafur Arnalds – inconsist [Decca]
Break feat. Celestine – Last Goodbye [Symmetry]
SpectraSoul feat. Dan Moss – Burst (Calibre Remix) [Ish Chat]
Camo & Krooked feat. James Hersey – Like I Do (Nu:Logic Remix) [Mosaik]
Break feat. Kyo – The Edge of Time [Symmetry]
DJ Patife & Vangeliez feat. MC Fats & Stamina MC – Living Together [V]
Camo & Krooked – Come Together (Bop Remix) [Mosaik]
Camo & Krooked – Tagtraum (GLXY, Satl & Malaky Remix) [Mosaik]
Blu Mar Ten feat. Robert Manos – Keep It Together (Calibre Remix) [Blu Mar Ten]
LSB feat. Kinross – Roots [Footnotes]
Camo & Krooked – Passion (Dan Dakota Remix) [Mosaik]
Mitekiss & Mr. Porter feat. Emilienne Chouadossi – Viewpoint [Hospital]


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Farbempfinden

“Color Perception” marks the return to cozy garden ambience for Planetarium. Ouvala, Alaskan Tapes, Craün and Benoît Pioulard are all part of this 90-minute space-out session. Kindly provided by Sergio Díaz de Rojas of piano + coffee fame, I was allowed to premiere “Oventura” by Sjors Mans which will be released in February.

Farbempfinden (P106)
01 Warmth – Reflector (Shuta Yasukochi Remix) [Archives] {00:00}
02 Craün – Uto [Hush Hush] {08:00}
03 Dudal + Monolyth & Cobalt – Laaps [dauw] {13:05}
04 Olan Mill – D [Unknown Tone] {17:07}
05 Benoît Pioulard – With This, I Disappear [dauw] {20:39}
06 Sjors Mans – Oventura [piano + coffee] {25:08}
07 Amman / Josh – Ouachita [Hammock] {30:14}
08 36 – The Illusion of Permanence [3six] {34:10}
09 Anthéne – Interiors [Metaphysical Circuits] {40:45}
10 Kenji Kihara – End of Summer [Inner Islands] {44:56}
11 Alaskan Tapes – We Were Once New [Hawk Moon] {53:13}
12 Steven Kemner – Even Now [Facture] {55:51}
13 Alaskan Tapes – While Falling [Fluid] {59:39}
14 Rhucle – Different Nature [Post Global] {1:03:21}
15 Ouvala – Brume + Bellow [Handstitched*] {1:09:37}
16 Ouvala – Perpetual Forest [Handstitched*] {1:14:31}
17 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Ōkuradani [Archives] {1:20:13}
18 Steven Kemner – Because of That Day [Facture] {1:26:09}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p222