Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1

As is tradition since 2012, Planetarium’s favourite picks of the last 12 months appear together in a compilation consisting of two extra-length mixes. This past year was particularly challenging to catch up to: The pandemic made plenty of artists spend much more time in their studios and Bandcamp, the primary platform to purchase ambient music from, introduced their fee-slashing fridays. At the moment, my inbox still has about 2500 unread notification mails about new releases sent since August 2020, mostly from labels and artists that I’m not following that closely (I try to cover my favourite labels and artists sooner in a “fast-lane” manner). Chances are high that I’ll come across some more obscure picks in the coming months (follow #PlanetariumRecommends on Twitter!). In any case, Planetarium has seen yet another healthy increase in followers and I’m happy that you keep listening to my mixes. Special thanks goes out to the Select subscribers who are eager to check out limited releases weeks in advance! Off to another, hopefully less depressing year at some point!

Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p320
Released on February 16, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by Dasha Kern

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label PAi
00:00 01 Jörgen Kjellgren Cádiz, Pt. 2 Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present N67
05:24 02 Eternell Imagined Distances Imagined Distances 2020 Sound in Silence
11:16 03 Andrew Lang Momentary Senses / Oulu Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
16:30 04 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Drala Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
24:07 05 Jogging House Days be 2020 Seil N68
30:17 06 Benoît Pioulard with Pepo Galán & Karen Vogt Try to Be More Realistic Sustain Series, Vol. 1 2020 Ambientologist N68
33:46 07 Julianna Barwick Safe Healing is a Miracle 2020 Ninja Tune J8
38:30 08 Geotic Simothet Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement N67
49:48 09 Robot Koch Nebula The Next Billion Years 2020 Modern L7
53:33 10 Andrew Tasselmyer Dream States Associative Mechanisms 2020 Andrew Tasselmyer X6
57:02 11 Hotel Neon All is Memory All is Memory 2020 Facture
1:01:23 12 BLOMMA Finale BLOMMA 2020 Moderna G6
1:05:38 13 Slow Meadow Quintana (Solo Piano) By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
1:09:42 14 Merrin Karras Meridian Northwest Passage 2020 A Strangely Isolated Place X6
1:17:47 15 36 & zakè Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (Stage 1) Stasis Sounds for Long​-​Distance Space Travel 2020 Past Inside the Present X6
1:23:20 16 Steve Good Moon River Nothing is Ever Created or Destroyed 2020 Steve Good N56
1:30:23 17 zakè Passengers (Poemme Remix) Geneva 2020 Past Inside the Present G11
1:35:14 18 Geotic Elinted Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basements L6
1:45:08 19 Ezra Feinberg Acquainted with the Night Recumbent Speech 2020 Related States G11
1:50:00 20 Sarah MacNeil Siar Northbay 2020 Crow Road G10
1:54:09 21 Pantha du Prince Lichtung Conference of Trees 2020 Modern G6
2:00:40 22 Caspian Circles on Circles On Circles 2020 Triple Crown G10

PAi = Previously appeared in a mix. Others will most definitely be included in a forthcoming Planetarium set.

Graupelschauer

Jovian 9
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p310
Limited Select release on December 8, 2020
Wide release planned for January 12, 2021
Releases covered up to August 31, 2020
Image by Kyle Bonallo

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Tobias Hellkvist Deadfall, Sothering, Taghairm Place Language 2019 Facture
08:41 02 Anthéne Start Again Infinity Lines 2020 Stereoscenic
14:34 03 Sōzuproject Glaiding Fragility Can Fly 2019 Sōzuproject
20:36 04 Powlos Runanubandhha Isolation 2020 Faint
24:41 05 r beny Alone in the Pavilion Natural Fiction 2020 A Place to Bloom
28:34 06 Chad Munson III Surface Tension 2019 Muzan
34:18 07 36 Fifth Sequence Wave Variations 2020 Past Inside the Present
36:40 08 Endless Melancholy Letting the Old Dreams Die A Perception of Everything 2020 Sound In Silence
41:54 09 Chris Child & Micah Frank Static Wheels Tape Pieces Vol. 2 2020 FOIL
50:49 10 Endless Melancholy Forget Forgive / Forget 2019 Endless Melancholy
56:25 11 Merrin Karras Monument Northwest Passage 2020 A Strangely Isolated Place
1:04:57 12 Purl River Renovatio 2020 Archives
1:12:22 13 Awakened Souls Paint the Sky How We Heal 2020 Stereoscenic
1:17:35 14 Evgeny Bylina Parrhesia Benefit Compilation for Six Square 2020 Aural Canyon
1:24:31 15 Fallen Postcards from Nowhere The World Outside 2020 Organic Industries

Eiskristalle

Eiskristalle (Neptunian 62) [FRISKY CHILL broadcast from July 26, 2020]
01 Snufmumriko – Drömmens Tassemarker [dronarivm] {00:00}
02 Warmth – Life [Archives] {07:56}
03 Johannes Motschmann – Silhouette [Neue Meister] {10:54}
04 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Sullen Sonata [Ninja Tune] {15:25}
05 Tambour – Orion (Mythologies) [Moderna] {20:13}
06 Endless Melancholy – As the World Quietly Ends [Sound In Silence] {24:01}
07 Anthéne – Mourning Dove [mailbox] {28:20}
08 Anton Belov – Concomitance [kauan] {31:58}
09 36 – Music for Isolation (Part 1) : Isolate Yourself [3six] {41:14}
10 Olga Wojciechowska – Memory of the Pioneers [ASIP] {46:11}
11 BLOMMA – August [Moderna] {50:23}
12 Startle The Heavens & Slow Dancing Society – Waking Up with You [Slow Dancing Society] {55:42}
13 Niklas Paschburg – Winter Born [7k!] {58:01}
14 Christina Giannone – Synergy [Past Inside the Present] {1:01:20}
15 Hosini – En Vintersaga [Laut & Luise] {1:04:20}
16 Slow Dancing Society – Breath [Hidden Shoal] {1:06:46}
17 Luke Howard, Lior & Shards – Future Coda [Mercury Classics] {1:11:38}

01-02 and 17 are exclusive to the Mixcloud edition and not part of the FRISKY broadcast.


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p296

Panorama

Panorama (Jovian 6)
01 Jonas Munk – Resonance [Azure Vista] {00:00}
02 Phil Larson – Relaxation [Phil Larson] {04:31}
03 Black Brunswicker – Wading through a Sea of Grass [Past Inside the Present] {11:12}
04 Cinchel – Practice Patience [Cinchel] {14:43}
05 Michael Gordon – D [Stylometric] {22:43}
06 Etxera – Parada 5 [Healing Sound Propagandist] {26:22}
07 Bedroom – Reset Loop [Past Inside the Present] {31:31}
08 City Of Dawn – Things That Disappear [Healing Sound Propagandist] {35:06}
09 Joachim Heinrich – Stundenblume [Joachim Heinrich] {39:31}
10 Anthéne – Collate [mailbox] {41:42}
11 Hammock – We Try to Make Sense of It All [Hammock] {46:20}
12 36 & Black Swan – In Four Parts (Part 2) [Past Inside the Present] {49:49}
13 Random Forest – I Don’t Trust That Bird of Prey [Random Forest] {53:54}
14 Avery Fos – Tulsa [Avery Fos] {57:05}
15 Heron – Shadow Phase [Heron] {59:57}
16 Luca D’Alberto – Horizon [7k!] {1:04:34}
17 Jonas Munk – Disappear [Azure Vista] {1:08:15}


Releases covered up to 2020-04-26 (earliest: 2019-07-19).

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p295
Select exclusive until October 20, 2020

Schallwellen

Schallwellen (Nox 6)
01 Slow Dancing Society – Murmur [Healing Sound Propagandist] {00:00}
02 Theatre Romance – Forever, Eyes Closed [Theatre Romance] {06:11}
03 Shuta Yasukochi – Decade [Archives] {16:16}
04 Pepo Galán & Lee Yi – L’Isolée [Archives] {21:35}
05 Andrew Tasselmyer & Patrick Spatz – Interior Current Number 1 [Constellation Tatsu] {25:26}
06 Slow Clinic – Tension Pt. II [Slow Clinic] {33:15}
07 Merrin Karras – He Became Something Else [ASIP] {36:38}
08 Gimu – Laughing, Lastly [The Committee for Sonic Research] {43:13}
09 36 & zakè – Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (Stage 1) [Past Inside the Present] {49:08}
10 Andrew Tasselmyer – Dream States [Andrew Tasselmyer] {54:50}
11 Marcus Fischer – Raith [Facture] {58:19}
12 r beny – Shimmering and Obvious [A Place to Bloom] {1:03:42}
13 Rest You Sleeping Giant – Walking Through a Blizzard [Stereoscenic] {1:08:53}
14 Merrin Karras – Meridian [ASIP] {1:11:50}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p294

Fanal

Planetarium took a short summer break at 2020’s half-way point. Now we’re venturing into a new phase in which the Lumen and Nox formats are combined with the other three major ones, Geophon, Neptunian and Jovian. First off, we have the Jovian-Lumen set “Fanal” (beacon).

Fanal (Jovian 5 – Lumen edition)
01 Andrew J Klimek – A Minute Before Sunrise [Past Inside the Present] {00:00}
02 SineRider – Portage [SineRider] {02:09}
03 Sean Curtis Patrick – I Think the Sign Said ‘River Crossing’ [Past Inside the Present] {05:09}
04 Hideo Nakasako – DSC8133 [Hideo Nakasako] {07:53}
05 36 – Music for Isolation (Part 2) : Social Distancing [3six] {13:50}
06 City of Dawn – Solus [Past Inside the Present] {18:45}
07 AUSKLANG – Abschied [Past Inside the Present] {26:19}
08 T.R. Jordan – Bruised World [Past Inside the Present] {31:47}
09 Wil Bolton – Overlap [eilean] {36:41}
10 Sven Laux & Spheruleus – Until We Fall [Facture] {41:04}
11 Follow The Compass – Sputnik [Follow The Compass] {49:30}
12 100 Day Delay – A Fault Line to Call Home [City by Night] {54:06}
13 100 Day Delay – A Hymn for Mountains [City by Night] {58:15}
14 Olan Mill – The Golden Ratio [dronarivm] {1:02:02}
15 Bobby Krlic – The Blessing [Milan] {1:05:59}
16 Michiru Aoyama – Hidamari (Kaito Version) [Mango Alley] {1:08:50}
17 Message To Bears – On Reflection [Message To Bears] {1:13:44}


Releases covered between 2019-04-12 and 2020-04-12.

Image by: http://pedromgabriel.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p291

Reichweite

Reichweite (Nox 5)
01 Hiemal – Aleutian Canopy II [Hiemal] {00:00}
02 Sebastian Paul – Walking Amongst the Sakura Trees [Shimmering Moods] {17:30}
03 Murkok – Panflora Wind [Murkok] {23:21}
04 36 – Night Rain (Reinterpreted) [A Strangely Isolated Place] {29:06}
05 The Circular Ruins – Looking Backwards [DataObscura] {34:40}
06 Introversion – Un Dernier Hommage [Introversion] {44:30}
07 Warmth – The Creek [Archives] {50:10}
08 Warmth – Tardor [Archives] {55:13}
09 Gray Acres – Midnight Rain [whitelab] {59:40}
10 Andrew Tasselmyer – Recall [eilean] {1:04:04}
11 Bedroom feat. Voga – Apart Worlds [Past Inside the Present] {1:08:35}
12 Logic Moon – Mother [Tehnofonika] {1:12:38}
13 Atmøsphäre – Transfer Zone [Tehnofonika] {1:17:57}
14 Andrew Tasselmyer – Phang Nga Secrets [Shimmering Moods] {1:20:15}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p286

Synthese

Synthese (Lumen 2)
01 Pepo Galán – Barco Amor (Steve Pacheco Remix) [Archives] {00:00}
02 Marc Barreca – Summerland [Palace of Lights] {06:55}
03 Olga Wojciechowska – Infinite Distances [A Strangely Isolated Place] {12:26}
04 Julia Gjertsen – Caress [Moderna] {17:41}
05 Michael Gordon – Horizon [Polar Seas] {21:56}
06 Simeon Walker feat. Luca Longobardi – Breathe {25:39}
07 Hammock – Afraid to Forget [Hammock] {30:00}
08 Message To Bears – We All Were Swallowed by Sleep {34:22}
09 Jónsi & Alex Somers – Boy [Krunk] {36:58}
10 Channelers – Strange and Familiar [Inner Islands] {40:36}
11 Scott Campbell – Centering [Seil] {47:51}
12 36 – Lahaina Noon [Past Inside the Present] {52:36}
13 Slow Meadow – Pareidolia [Hammock] {55:32}
14 Poemme – First Stars [Hawk Moon] {58:31}
15 Jazzdefector & Slow Clinic – Green Echo [whitelab] {1:04:00}
16 Ashan – String on an Open Plane [Inner Islands] {1:11:25}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p265

Teleskop

Teleskop (Nox 2)
01 Slow Dancing Society – Nerves [Past Inside the Present] {00:00}
02 Hotel Neon – Dark Becomes Dawn [Archives] {09:10}
03 Robert Farrugia – Stargazing (Warmth Remix) [Archives] {14:03}
04 Matt Borghi & Loneward – Sanctuary Among Chaos [SLOBOR] {16:26}
05 Kashya – There Is So Much Hope Buried Underneath Tragedy, It’s the Same Shade As Concrete {24:43}
06 Hakobune – Tai [Fluid] {35:50}
07 Hipnotic Earth – Suspended in Silence [whitelab] {40:38}
08 Hotel Neon – The Time Between [Archives] {47:55}
09 Toby Wiltshire – The Life Within {52:08}
10 36 – Sequence X [Pure Life] {56:15}
11 Echaskech – Arbuth [The Ambient Zone] {58:30}
12 Jakob Lindhagen – S, 47 (Vargkvint Rework) [1631] {1:03:30}
13 Jameson Nathan Jones – Time Will Wait for Me [Attic] {1:08:12}
14 Hiemal – A Crimson Sky Torn {1:11:53}
15 Poemme – Falling Snow on a Silent Night [Stereoscenic] {1:18:28}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p261

6 Jahre Planetarium

6 Jahre Planetarium (Sternwarte 4, 6-year anniversary of the Planetarium channel) [Select]
01 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Kangaru [Deutsche Grammophon] {00:00}
02 Stendahl feat. Richard J Aarden – Towers (Zimpzon Remix) [Silk Sofa] {02:47}
03 36 – Orphans of the Sky [3six] {08:25}
04 Goldmund – The Wind Wings [Western Vinyl] {14:15}
05 Luke Howard – August [Lukktone] {16:46}
06 Tom Day – Goodbye Friends [Peaks] {23:03}
07 Drombeg – Tumulus [Providence] {25:48}
08 Stumbleine – Capulet [Monotreme] {31:55}
09 Arovane & Hior Chronik – After Tomorrow (AMX) [A Strangely Isolated Place] {35:27}
10 Above & Beyond – The Inconsistency Principle [Anjunabeats] {39:05}
11 Gigi Masin – Moor [Music From Memory] {41:43}
12 Keaton Henson feat. Ren Ford – Petrichor [Oak Ten] {46:01}
13 CEEYS – Leaving Wallbook [Neue Meister] {49:07}
14 Arc of Doves – Sarabande [AY] {53:26}

Previous appearances:
01 in BOP16c and N17.
02 in BOP15a, DYM15 and D20.
03 in BOP17b and P61.
04 in P35.
06 in Id10.
07 in BOP16c and P38.
09 in BOP16a and P38.
12 in BOP14.


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p258