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

Felsental

Felsental (P102)
01 Kashya – Stare Into the Abyss {00:00}
02 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mandy Love Theme [Lakeshore] {12:09}
03 zarr. – Kaizen [Stereoscenic] {16:07}
04 Shuta Yasukochi – Leaving [Archives] {23:24}
05 William Ryan Fritch – Burrow [Lost Tribe] {30:50}
06 From The Mouth Of The Sun – Sleep Stations [Lost Tribe] {35:30}
07 Hotel Neon – Pathways (Part 1) [Archives] {41:10}
08 Hammock – Cliffside [Hammock] {45:07}
09 Ouvala – Lowless [Handstitched*] {50:50}
10 Aukai – Nightfall [Manners McDade] {55:59}
11 r beny – Green and Gauzy {59:57}
12 Secret Pyramid – IV [Polar Seas] {1:02:29}
13 Olan Mill – Beneath Today [Shimmering Moods] {1:08:18}
14 Ouvala – It Was Only Fiction [Handstitched*] {1:10:40}
15 Wanderwelle – Oviri [Silent Season] {1:18:22}
16 øjeRum + The Humble Bee – And Once, Only Once, I Caught the Authentic Shimmer of Her Wings [eilean] {1:21:44}
17 Stijn Hüwels + Yadayn – Pale Hills [dauw] {1:26:09}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p216

Zusammen

On November 1, Planetarium had its 5th anniversary. The second and final celebratory set emerges from a retrospective on some very early ambient releases dating back as far as 1988 (Steve Roach) that are deemed essential to the genre’s timeline. You’ll also find some not-so-ancient tracks in here made by Planetarium staples like Ian Hawgood, 36 and Purl.

Zusammen (Retrospektive 4)
01 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Ti Prego, Memory Man [Ghostly] {00:00}
02 Thomas Köner – Teimo (Schluss) [Barooni] {04:21}
03 36 – Deluge [3six] {07:47}
04 r beny – Spring in Blue {11:05}
05 Fennesz + Sakamoto – 0328 [Touch] {17:22}
06 Gigi Masin – Clouds [Sub Rosa] {22:40}
07 North Atlantic Drift – Luminous [Polar Seas] {27:25}
08 Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie – Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You [Soleil Après Minuit] {33:22}
09 Stars of the Lid – A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process [kranky] {37:46}
10 Ian Hawgood & y0t0 – Blue Type II [Koen] {42:03}
11 Ian Hawgood & Aaron Martin – Blue Type I [Koen] {49:03}
12 Rauelsson – Hourglass I [Sonic Pieces] {51:21}
13 Bing & Ruth – Police Police Police Police Police [RVNG Intl.] {55:01}
14 Purl & Sinius – Cascade [Eternell] {1:00:51}
15 Steve Roach – Australian Dawn (The Quiet Earth Cries Inside) [Projekt] {1:09:21}
16 Rafael Anton Irisarri – Traces [Room40] {1:14:51}
17 Robert Rich – Ending [Hypnos/Soundscape] {1:24:05}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p214

Sedimente

Sedimente (P97)
01 Yann Novak – The Inertia of Time [Touch] {00:00}
02 James Osland – There’s No Place to Go Back to [Rusted Tone] {08:53}
03 kj – Room [dronarivm] {11:44}
04 Sound Meccano | Jura Laiva – P.s.IX [eilean] {16:35}
05 Robert Farrugia & Roman Willi – Static [Mensch] {21:23}
06 Zoltan Fecso feat. Anna Morley – Time Bath [Hush Hush] {26:27}
07 Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist – Arc [Thesis] {34:03}
08 Anthéne – Radio Static [Lontano] {37:12}
09 Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course I [Lost Tribe] {42:25}
10 r beny – Sérac {49:44}
11 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Death and Ashes [Lakeshore] {53:27}
12 offthesky – Vox Delicæ [dronarivm] {57:43}
13 Shuta Yasukochi – Another Light [Archives] {1:02:13}
14 Warmth – Shape and Shadow [dronarivm] {1:08:23}
15 Introversion – Vacuité {1:14:19}
16 Omar El Abd + Steve Pacheco – The Tempest [eilean] {1:18:12}
17 Pepo Galán – Growing Seed [dronarivm] {1:24:17}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p210

Morgenröte

Morgenröte (P94)
01 Aaron Martin – A Child’s Arms Are Moonlight [IIKKI] {00:00}
02 Jesse Woolston – Leaves of Grass {07:53}
03 Benoît Pioulard + Toàn – Blight in Violet [dauw] {09:47}
04 Resina – In In [130701] {13:16}
05 Jane Antonia Cornish – Beyond the Sky {19:50}
06 Steven Legget – Forte [Firecracker] {26:38}
07 Ian Hawgood – Hurt Whispers On / But Such Arcs Remain / A Light That Never Dims [eilean] {32:22}
08 Hammock – SOM [Hammock] {39:55}
09 Solidarity Hymn – In Winter Snowtime {42:43}
10 Loneward – Protect {46:16}
11 Pepo Galán & Max Würden – Fragmentation [Unknown Tone] {52:42}
12 Robert Davies – Sifting Sunlight [DataObscura] {1:01:22}
13 Robert Farrugia – Transition [Archives] {1:07:13}
14 Helios – Toward You [Ghostly] {1:13:16}
15 Poemme – At the Gates of Dawn [Constellation Tatsu] {1:15:47}
16 Markus Guentner with bvdub – Kuria [ASIP] {1:22:09}

16 appeared in N37

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p206

L’Heure d’Été

L’Heure d’Été (Open Firmament Vol. 6)
01 Stefano Guzzetti – Clouds (Ryounkaku No To) [Stella] {00:00}
02 Jameson Nathan Jones – Awake {04:35}
03 Luca D’Alberto – Yellow Moon (Niklas Paschburg Rework) [7k!] {07:21}
04 Synthek – Breathe and Surrender [Auxiliary] {11:44}
05 We Are All Astronauts – Unsaid (Stray Theories Remix) [Klangwelt] {14:52}
06 lycoriscoris – Stella (Ryan Davis Rethink) [Anjunadeep] {21:52}
07 James Murray – Unbroken Lines [Home Normal] {27:23}
08 Carbon Based Lifeforms – Accede [Leftfield] {30:27}
09 Qasim Naqvi – Brutal Moderna [Erased Tapes] {35:46}
10 We Are All Astronauts – This Too Shall Pass {39:15}
11 The Angling Loser – Dawn [Time Released Sound] {43:08}
12 Bålsam – Turquoise Mountain [Shimmering Moods] {51:24}
13 Pepo Galán & Max Würden – Tension [Unknown Tone] {56:51}
14 From the Mouth of the Sun – About the Death of Stars [Lost Tribe] {1:01:44}
15 Otrapic – When It Sung You to Sleep {1:03:18}
16 Gregg Kowalsky – Ritual del Croix [kranky] {1:05:04}
17 Anthéne – All Things Pass III [ACR] {1:12:06}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p202

Ductus Tritonis

Ductus Tritonis (Neptunian 31, extended edition of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast from January 28, 2018)
01 Bradley Sean Alexander – Requiem for a New Year [Polar Seas] *
02 Steven Kemner – Bedside [Facture] *
03 Otto A Totland – Wait [Sonic Pieces]
04 Leah Kardos – Field Study 2 [Hawk Moon]
05 Ed Carlsen – Anew [Moderna]
06 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – Rain [Epic]
07 Tony Anderson – Butterflies (Piano Sonata)
08 Anthéne – The Company I Keep [Assembly Field]
09 Hammock – Now and Not Yet [Hammock]
10 Hior Chronik – Stories That Never Been Said [7k!]
11 bvdub – Flawless [n5MD]
12 Elskavon – Imagination [Anthem Falls]
13 Drifting in Silence – Another Way
14 Aaron Martin – Anticipation of Loss [Preserved Sound]
15 How To Disappear Completely – Oressa [WithinWithout]
16 Balmorhea – First Light (Christopher Tignor Remix) [Western Vinyl]
17 Slow Meadow – Hurricane [Hammock]
18 Sensitize – Cryo

* exclusive to Mixcloud edition


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p178

Caligine

Caligine (CN4)
01 Jim Copperthwaite – Ruins [Village Green]
02 Jeff Chipman – The Commonplace
03 IN-IS – Reverie for Small Ensemble [NW1]
04 Monty Adkins – Entwined [eilean]
05 Otto A Totland – Ilo [Sonic Pieces]
06 Nils Frahm – Harm Hymn [Erased Tapes]
07 Sonmi451 – Passirio [eilean]
08 Jason van Wyk – Blinded [Home Normal]
09 Overtone with Luis Miehlich – Falling Awake
10 From the Mouth of the Sun – Roads [Lost Tribe]
11 Nils Frahm – Fundamental Values [Erased Tapes]
12 Sophie Hutchings – The Road [1631]
13 Martyn Heyne – 2400 [7k!]
14 ONSOHO – Garden
15 Robert Haigh – Secret Life of Waves [Unseen Worlds]
16 Tim Linghaus – At the End All Is Black [Bigo & Twigetti]
17 Otto A Totland – Enola [Sonic Pieces] *
18 Sophie Hutchings – Between Earth and Sky [1631]
19 Stories in Sound – Peaceful Mind [Mango Alley]

* previously played on Best of Planetarium 2017

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p176

Distelfink

Another milestone has been completed just in time before the 4th anniversary of Planetarium: 75 episodes of the regular format have been published and this most recent one features a kind contribution by the Inner Islands label and is two full hours long.

Distelfink (P75)
01 Dmitry Evgrafov – Sattva [FatCat] 🔗
02 Purl & Hivetribe – Closer Than You Know [Faint] 🔗
03 Anton Kubikov – Kurt’s Forest [Kompakt] 🔗
04 Gallery Six – Swallow 🔗
05 Gunwale – Ceasing [Patient Sounds] 🔗
06 In the Branches – Final Transmission [The Adaptive] 🔗 ¤
07 Hammock – Remember Our Bewildered Son [Hammock] 🔗
08 From the Mouth of the Sun – Grace [Lost Tribe]
09 Guenter Schlienz – Marble Light [Rural Colours] 🔗
10 Introversion – Testament 🔗
11 Purna – MFSV [AM 800] 🔗
12 Yoyu – Kundalin [No More Words]
13 Cicely Irvine – Bow [eilean]
14 Factory – Casualty [Kage] 🔗 ¤
15 Sunmoonstar – Rainbow Springs [Inner Islands] 🔗
16 Andrew Heath – Speedwell Blue [Disco Gecko] 🔗
17 Channeling – Doves [Polar Seas]
18 Andrew Heath & Anne Chris Bakker – Holding the Temporal [White Paddy Mountain] 🔗

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p162

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Tiefsee (P74)
01 Gallery Six – Fissure 🔗
02 Evergreen Avenue – Atlantic Loop [ACR]
03 Marcus Fischer – Variation Two 🔗
04 Donald Hugh – Prelude [Spirit Level] 🔗
05 Maiya Hershey – Tides [Shimmering Moods] 🔗
06 Purna – An Object at Rest [AM 800]
07 mess_montage – Acceptance [Shimmering Moods]
08 Norihito Suda – Pebble of the Sea [Facture] 🔗
09 Woolookologie with Overtone – Falling Up 🔗
10 Jason van Wyk – Clearing [Home Normal] 🔗
11 Anthéne – Always Crashing [Pyramid Blood] 🔗
12 Factory – Remember [Kage] 🔗
13 From the Mouth of the Sun – A Healer Hidden [Lost Tribe] 🔗
14 Olan Mill – Seadailer [Bigo & Twigetti] 🔗
15 Dmitry Evgrafov feat. Abul Mogard – Znanie [FatCat]
16 James Murray – Piscis Austrinus [Slowcraft]
17 Hotel Neon – 6:59 AM (Slow Meadow Remix) [Facture]

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p160

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