6 Jahre Planetarium : Stationary Travels

Brian Housman, curator of the Stationary Travels blog and Mixcloud channel, has been a key influence for my Planetarium sets for many years. I asked him for a submission to the 6-year anniversary of Planetarium (which happened last Friday on November 1) and he kindly put together an entrancing journey through the past six years of ambient music up to very recent releases. It’s an honour to have him back on the decks after the 6-year Helioscope celebration back in 2017.

6 Jahre Planetarium : Stationary Travels (Retrospektive 6, guestmix by Brian Housman for the 6-year anniversary of the Planetarium channel)
01 Jane Antonia Cornish – Seascapes I {00:00}
02 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Sullen Sonata [Ninja Tune] {04:20}
03 Wil Bolton – Marram [Facture] {09:36}
04 Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Rêbendan [dronarivm] {18:23}
05 r beny – Seafoam and Dust {27:20}
06 Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann – The Inlet Arc [Students of Decay] {31:02}
07 Bethan Kellough – Vision [Touch] {37:20}
08 Siavash Amini – What Wind Whispered to the Trees {41:52}
09 Tide Jewel – The Shape of Heaven Changes Every Time You Say My Name (Tomonari Nozaki Remix) {48:02}
10 Lee Yi – Safety Pins [Rottenman Editions] {56:55}
11 OHIO – Always [12k] {1:01:42}
12 Ian Hawgood – Of Fragile Water’s Path [Facture] {1:09:15}
13 William Ryan Fritch – VII – Time Curves So Subtly [Lost Tribe] {1:17:10}
14 Arash Akbari – Until Time Sits by Your Side [Soft] {1:20:43}
15 Willamette – End of Good Discipline [Scissor Tail] {1:28:26}

Previous appearances:
03 in 2 Jahre Planetarium.
04 in X1 (Silhouetten).


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p259

Silhouetten

A new chapter begins for Planetarium: Following the conclusion of the 117 episodes of the regular format, the water-themed Neptunian series and the earth-themed Geophon series welcome a new member to the family: Nox. In the vein of Planetarium mixes such as Widerhall, Perigäum and Nachtlandung, Silhouetten makes a foray into the nocturnal theme of which many sets will follow.

Silhouetten (Nox 1)
01 Hotel Neon – Fold [Past Inside the Present] {00:00}
02 Black Brunswicker – Quiet Boy [Past Inside the Present] {03:11}
03 Innesti – Hexagonal Galleries {08:54}
04 Jon Neher & Michael Scott Dawson – Be a Poem [Fenwood Rail] {13:42}
05 Hiemal – Descent {17:29}
06 Ian Hawgood – 土 [Home Normal] {27:06}
07 Sigur Rós – Sleep 3 [Krunk] {35:55}
08 ILUITEQ – The Sea at Night [TXT] {42:58}
09 Anthéne – Mirror [whitelab] {46:36}
10 Illuminine – Alas, Orpheus [Ferryhouse] {50:33}
11 offthesky – To Break Is Something Sacred [Handstitched*] {53:43}
12 Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Rêbendan [dronarivm] {1:07:14}
13 Chad Munson – Surface Tension, Pt. I [Muzan] {1:13:55}
14 Above & Beyond – Strength from Inside [Anjunabeats] {1:24:14}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p253

Basalt

Geophon is the new series for all things post-rock, folk and acoustic. Its main themes are heavier, earthy vibes and a sense of travelling, going on long journeys. “Basalt” brings in several newcomers to the Planetarium roster: Kazakh-British violinist Galya Bisengalieva, Finnish post-rock duo The Gentleman Losers, experienced multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane O’Neil hailing from the US, cinematic ambient producer Ô Lake from France, Montreal-based soundtrack composer Max LL and acoustic guitar artist Tristan Welch from the US.

Basalt (G1)
01 Aaron Martin – The Space Above Overflowing [IIKKI] {00:00}
02 Jacob Pavek – Crocus [Unperceived] {06:03}
03 Max LL – Caravan {10:44}
04 Francis M. Gri – The Age of Materialism II : Anxiety [Time Released Sound] {14:03}
05 William Ryan Fritch – VII – In a Senseless Ether [Lost Tribe] {20:18}
06 Tristan Welch – Tuesday [Verses] {27:07}
07 Aaron Martin – Surface in Relief [Preserved Sound] {32:02}
08 Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist & Emanuele Errante – Constanta, 1992 [Karaoke Kalk] {36:22}
09 Ô Lake – Refuge [Patchrock] {39:32}
10 CEEYS – Zanzibar [Neue Meister] {41:29}
11 Galya Bisengalieva – Tùs [Nomad] {44:51}
12 Cenes – Sparks [Bigo & Twigetti] {52:34}
13 Jonas Bonnetta – Little Seldom [Shuffling Feet] {55:54}
14 Tara Jane O’Neil – Loop {58:18}
15 Federico Mosconi – Rain not Rain [Shimmering Moods] {1:01:53}
16 Sven Laux & Daniela Orvin – A Moment of Silence [dronarivm] {1:04:17}
17 Kiln & Mute Forest – Bones ov Chorus [Lost Tribe] {1:09:10}
18 Ben Chatwin – Substrates (From the Mouth of the Sun Remix) [Village Green] {1:12:58}
19 The Gentleman Losers – Bend Low, Sweet Branch, Bend Low [Sound in Silence] {1:17:23}
20 Hammock – Thirst [Hammock] {1:22:06}

04 appeared in FRISKY exclusive set Neptunian 42.

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p234

Traumwelt

Traumwelt (Neptunian 45) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from March 24, 2019
01 Docetism – Sermon to the Birds {00:00}
02 Simon Scott – Nigh [Touch] {04:26}
03 Slow Meadow – Screensaver Prelude [Hammock] {10:28}
04 Anthéne – VII [ACR] {14:06}
05 r beny – Moraine {17:04}
06 Hammock – Tremendum [Hammock] {23:05}
07 Corey Fuller – A Hymn for the Broken [12k] {28:30}
08 Anthéne – Weathered [Lillerne Tapes] {32:39}
09 Theatre Romance – Repining {36:15}
10 zarr. – Kairos [Stereoscenic] {40:40}
11 Poemme – Castles in the Sky {49:48}
12 Alex Bober – Adventures [Archives] {53:38}
13 Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Xakelêwe [dronarivm] {58:00}
14 Skyminds – Illuminated and Warming [auasca] {1:06:25}
15 Eternell & endlesstrains – Elevation [Stereoscenic] {1:13:32}
16 Luis Miehlich – April 22 {1:20:08}

04, 05, 14, 16 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p232

Königsforst

Königsforst (P110)
01 José Soberanes – Can’t Wire You [dronarivm] {00:00}
02 Hotel Neon – Essential Nature [Archives] {06:05}
03 Stijn Hüwels – Tomodachi (Christoph) [dauw] {11:44}
04 Marty Hicks – Tolia [White Paddy Mountain] {15:29}
05 Giuseppe Falivene – Innermost, Pt. 2 [Purlieu] {21:31}
06 Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course III [Lost Tribe] {25:51}
07 Alaskan Tapes – Oh, Sleeper {35:35}
08 Chihei Hatakeyama – That Morning [White Paddy Mountain] {37:36}
09 Gallery Six – Under the Morning Mist [Past Inside the Present] {42:21}
10 Gallery Six – In This Perfect Dream [Past Inside the Present] {45:23}
11 Gallery Six – Morning Light [Stereoscenic] {53:20}
12 Tomáš Niesner – Gabreta (Part I) [ACR] {59:38}
13 Alaskan Tapes – The Moment They Left Us {1:08:38}
14 Mikael Lind – Ideas Fade Away [Archives] {1:12:33}
15 El Conejo – Deriva [La Petite Chambre] {1:17:35}
16 Steven Kemner – You Awoke [Facture] {1:24:35}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p231

Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 1

Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 1 (BOP18a)
01 Steven Kemner – Because of That Day [Facture] {00:00}
02 Steven Kemner – Sleep Well [Facture] {05:32}
03 r beny – Eistla {10:36}
04 Lowercase Noises – I Have My Own Roof Beam {15:54} [P83]
05 Hotel Neon – Inward, Side A {21:07} [P99]
06 Gray Acres – Return to Self [Sound in Silence] {27:46} [P87]
07 Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course I [Lost Tribe] {33:45} [P97]
08 Mordançage – Monuments Fall [Facture] {41:07} [P100]
09 Shuta Yasukochi – Yoru (Alex Bober Remix) [Archives] {45:21} [N33]
10 Hotel Neon – Means of Knowing [Archives] {49:37} [P89]
11 Amman / Josh feat. Hammock – Melting the Frozen Sea Within Us [Hammock] {56:11} [P92]
12 Endless Melancholy – Postcards [dronarivm] {59:49} [P101]
13 Olga Wojciechowska – All These Worlds Are Yours [Puerto Rico Relief] {1:04:34} [P80]
14 Anthéne – Whatever Fire Is Burning [Polar Seas] {1:08:41} [P90]
15 Benoît Pioulard – Athanasy, 1993 [dauw] {1:12:35} [P100]
16 Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis] {1:17:48} [P104]
17 Yui Onodera – Cromo 3 [Kompakt] {1:20:43} [P104]
18 36 – Eight Four [3six] {1:23:05} [LL24]
19 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy Love Theme [Lakeshore] {1:26:50} [P102]
20 Cass. – 1000 Superdolphins [Into the Light] {1:30:51} [P100]
21 Robert Farrugia & Roman Willi – Phosphenes [Mensch] {1:32:48} [N34]
22 Solidarity Hymn – For a Wandering Beam of Sun {1:38:00} [P86]
23 Former Selves – Forgiveness Circles [Patient Sounds] {1:45:01} [P82]
24 Endless Melancholy – Amaranthine [dronarivm] {1:53:43}
25 Bell Mountain – Vermilion (Red/Orange) {1:57:16} [P95]
26 Nils Frahm – Kaleidoscope [Erased Tapes] {2:01:31} [OF4]
27 Former Selves – Opacity and Pattern [Patient Sounds] {2:09:20} [LL24]
28 zarr. – Yugen [Stereoscenic] {2:16:56}
29 Ludvig Cimbrelius – Beloved [Eternell] {2:22:41}
30 Luis Miehlich – 海風 (Sea Breeze) [Archives] {2:27:58} [P92]

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

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p220

Niemandsland

“No man’s land”, a term usually reserved for unhabitable places, does not make this cover art justice. In reality, the Zhangjiajie National park is one of the most exciting attractions in all of China. The pillar-like rock formations have this very unique look and inspired the movie Avatar. I had this image by Joshua Sortino as my desktop background for a long time now and decided to dedicate Planetarium’s final (regular) episode of 2018 to it.
Niemandsland encompasses a wide range of styles of ambient music, but the two complementary opening tracks by Loscil, Aaron Martin, Dag Rosenqvist and the amazing acoustic guitar by Seabuckthorn on both set the tone really well. Later in the set, bold and full tracks by offthesky, vau, Yui Onodera, AngusMacRae and InsaDonjaKai are supported by the calmer sounds courtesy of Chihei Hatakeyama, Cheekbone, Anthéne, William Basinki and Lawrence English. As the penultimate track, I chose quite a rhythmic track for a change of pace in the archives of Planetarium.

Niemandsland (P104)
01 From the Mouth of the Sun & Seabuckthorn – Lesser Still [Lost Tribe] {00:00}
02 Loscil & Seabuckthorn – The River Cold and Primal [Thesis] {04:07}
03 Deru – The Overview Effect [Friends of Friends] {08:29}
04 Carl Craig feat. Francesco Tristano, LES SIECLES & François-Xavier Roth – Sandstorms (Siavash Amini Remix) [InFiné] {12:32}
05 William Basinski + Lawrence English – Selva Oscura [Temporary Residence] {18:44}
06 Anthéne – Hours [Home Normal] {30:30}
07 offthesky – Reliquum [Hidden Vibes] {33:20}
08 James Osland – I Had That Tendency Towards Solitude [Rusted Tone] {38:02}
09 Max Würden feat. Luis Reichard – Zweitens [Kompakt] {40:57}
10 Cheekbone – Hidden Dancefloor [Muzan] {46:57}
11 Mordançage – Floods Returning [Facture] {53:50}
12 ILUITEQ – A Prayer for the Departed [TXT] {58:05}
13 Vau – Solace [whitelab] {1:03:21}
14 Olan Mill – G [Unknown Tone] {1:09:27}
15 Soular Order – Alysm [City By Night] {1:11:24}
16 Angus MacRae & InsaDonjaKai – Afar [Thesis] {1:15:22}
17 Chihei Hatakeyama – Calm Sea [White Paddy Mountain] {1:18:57}
18 Olan Mill – Week 14 [Shimmering Moods] {1:27:38}
19 Yui Onodera – Cromo 3 [Kompakt] {1:31:58}
20 Jason Barty – The World Is at Rest [Wind Pictures] {1:34:46}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p219