Schwemmkanal

“Flume” (water channel) is the English translation of the title of a new Planetarium curated 90-minute set that makes forest scapes almost tangible. With water rivulets surrounding you in your aural environment, this is as close to nature ambient as it can get. The compilation featuring the mavens of modern classical and electic sound feasts is very grounded, soft like moss, but still captures an atmosphere that feels ethereal.

Schwemmkanal (P108)
01 ProtoU – Falling Home [Cryo Chamber] {00:00}
02 Steven Kemner – Sleep Well [Facture] {06:28}
03 Craün – Uni [Hush Hush] {11:12}
04 Alex Bober – Paper Boat [Archives] {15:38}
05 Helios – Eventually [Ghostly] {20:44}
06 Anthéne – Tethers [Home Normal] {24:20}
07 Josh Mason – S26 [dauw] {26:42}
08 Taylor Deupree – Small Collisions [12k] {32:53}
09 Purl – Morgonljuset Glittrar i Frosten {38:11}
10 Innesti – In Currents {48:50}
11 David Cordero – For Brian [dronarivm] {56:15}
12 Mikael Lind – Ending with the Beginning [Archives] {59:55}
13 Ouvala – Emotionz [Handstitched*] {1:04:02}
14 ASC – Hadal Zone [Silent Season] {1:10:49}
15 North Atlantic Drift – Empty [Sound in Silence] {1:17:16}
16 Robert Farrugia & Roman Willi – Melting Snow [Mensch] {1:22:48}
17 Glåsbird – Björtskálar [whitelab] {1:27:26}

02 appeared in BOP18a

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p227

Color Flash

Helioscope started as a personal project of mine about creating extended DJ sets for workout and travel. I came up with the name in no relation to the Vessels album, but rather as a word that sounds nice and whose components are both related to the concept: ‘helio’, the sun, which was a recurring theme in titles I selected, and ‘scope’ as a means for showcasing a broad spectrum of music. That was around 2009, but I only stumbled upon Mixcloud as a platform for sharing them with a greater audience in September 2011.

Back in the days and even before I started mixing, I had listened a lot to Trance Around the World and A State of Trance. I had a nice folder of my favorite music from which the majority of this celebratory set comes from. Most of it is from between 2005 and 2012 and I did the selection based on what still sounded fresh up to this day, but there’s also this aspect of colorfulness and playfulness in there, hence the title. I don’t regret having 50% Anjuna in there, since that was by far the best label out there during these years.

This is certainly not the end of this journey. Thank you all for your continued support! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.

Color Flash (Sol-Archives Ch. 4)
01 Tony Anderson – Colorado Nights {00:00}
02 Philipp Poisel vs. Ryan Davis – Eiserner Steg / Follow the Wild Horses (The Rainforest #9 Mashup) [Polarbaer / Proton] {02:53}
03 Dusky feat. Janai – Lost in You [Anjunadeep] {05:42}
04 Soundprank – The Far Side [Anjunadeep] {10:44}
05 Maor Levi feat. Ashley Tomberlin – Chasing Love [Anjunabeats] {14:14}
06 Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa – Move On (Sundriver Remix) [Silk] {20:39}
07 19 Hz – Round & Round [Silk Royal] {26:33}
08 Mango – Good Morning Track (Sunn Jellie Remix) [Silk Royal] {30:43}
09 Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva – In and Out of Phase [Anjunabeats] {34:59}
10 Boom Jinx & Soundprank – Pieces of the Puzzle (Solarity Remix) [Anjunadeep] {39:59}
11 Reverse – Absolute Reality (Arty Remix) [VANDIT] {45:58}
12 Synergy – Hello Strings [Armind] {51:23}
13 Members of Mayday – Culture Flash [Low Spirit] {57:03}
14 Signalrunners – Aria Epica (Bart Claessen Remix) [Anjunabeats] {1:01:35}
15 Andrew Bayer – From the Earth (Breakfast Remix) [Anjunabeats] {1:06:23}
16 Super8 & Tab feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is the New Yellow [Anjunabeats] {1:13:04}
17 Smith & Pledger – White [Anjunabeats] {1:18:54}
18 Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U (Mat Zo Remix) [Euphonic] {1:22:08}
19 Plastic Boy – Chocolate Infusion [Captivating Sounds] {1:28:07}
20 OceanLab – On a Good Day (Above & Beyond Club Mix) [Anjunabeats] {1:33:59}
21 Simon Patterson – Mood Swing [Reset] {1:38:16}
22 Paragliders – Oasis [Superstition] {1:41:08}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h500

Schreine

Neptunian returns as a regular Mixcloud series with sun-drenched ambient to bring you through the cold and dark winter days.
The 1-hour monthly broadcasts will now appear unedited after 2-3 weeks delay. Also the Planetarium release frequency is down to every 10 days instead of weekly. This is due to less time I can spent on production this year. I hope to be back in full force in the last quarter of 2019.

Schreine (Neptunian 43) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from January 27, 2019
01 Kenji Kihara – Inner Light [Inner Islands] {00:00}
02 Endless Melancholy – Amaranthine [dronarivm] {05:51}
03 Steve Good – Amber / Vermillion Transition {09:12}
04 Purl – Sky {17:33}
05 Jason Barty – Like Dust [Wind Pictures] {25:26}
06 Grizzly Prospector – Fidelio (The House) [White Paddy Mountain] {28:46}
07 zarr. – Ukeire [Stereoscenic] {31:00}
08 Hammock – Always Before Your Eyes [Hammock] {34:39}
09 Steven Kemner – Le Saint-Régis [Facture] {38:18}
10 Mary Lattimore – It Feels Like Floating (Jónsi Healing Fields Remix) [Ghostly] {41:58}
11 Jane Antonia Cornish – Lux {51:21}

02 appeared in Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 1.


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p226

Himmelsstrich

With “Patch of Sky”, Planetarium explores the open landscapes with the elevating power of drones: The view from above at dawn is the concept here. The first major releases of the new year are out and this set barely scratches the surface. “Fade to Grey” (36), “Expanses Remixes” (The Green Kingdom), “Silent Odes” (Luna Monk), “Parallel Remixed” (Warmth) and “Pala” (Russ Young) are the pioneers going into 2019 territory and if these are anything to go by of what’s to come, we are all in for a treat! Of course, there’s still a lot to catch up from earlier. Take a look at this very atmospheric episode:

Himmelsstrich (P107)
01 Hilyard – Mercy Within [Stereoscenic] {00:00}
02 Anti Shift – Central Business Derelicts [Tehnofonika] {07:42}
03 JEllis – Set Free [Mango Alley] {13:18}
04 Ian Hawgood – 序 [eilean] {15:28}
05 Araceae – Prelude for Spring [Faint] {17:33}
06 36 – D.R.E.A.M Link [A Strangely Isolated Place] {23:18}
07 Roman Flügel – Theme XIII [ESP Institute] {27:15}
08 r beny – Eistla {30:52}
09 Warmth – Saros (SVLBRD Remix) [Archives] {35:45}
10 Luna Monk – Fall from Grace [Shimmering Moods] {42:57}
11 Gallery Six & Oblivia – At the Break of Dawn [Rusted Tone] {45:03}
12 Eraldo Bernocchi – A Crack in Time [RareNoise] {51:38}
13 As Seas Exhale – Azirr {56:38}
14 Nunc Stans – We Must Leave [DataObscura] {1:01:42}
15 Gri + Mosconi – Lumen [Slowcraft] {1:09:47}
16 Russ Young – Polaris [Audiobulb] {1:15:18}
17 The Green Kingdom – Untitled (Halftribe Remix) [dronarivm] {1:21:32}

03 premiered in N39 (FRISKY Exclusive)
08 premiered in N41 (FRISKY Exclusive) and appeared in BOP18a

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p225

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