Best of Planetarium 2021, Pt. 1

Once again, I am very pleased to showcase an extended selection of my favourites from the past year. With this first retrospective on 2021, I am also celebrating the 350th mix release on Planetarium!
However, this year there will be four sets in total with the first two sets covering the amazing releases published up until the end of June 2021, because there simply is and was too much to catch up to. My new discoveries up to here include Arooj Aftab, Tomasz Mreńca, Lamasz, James McAlister and The Broken Cradle. With 15 out of 25 tracks being first-time plays (premieres), this set hopefully justifies the long wait since the last Planetarium release.
This first part also contains no tracks that I have used for Neptunian, so I decided to also use an excerpt from this set as the January 2022 edition for FRISKY Radio.

The second part will be available in limited release next week.
The third and fourth retrospective will cover the second half of 2021, but will probably only see the light of day around July 2022.

Best of Planetarium 2021, Pt. 1
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p350
Limited Select release on January 14, 2022
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from January 23, 2022
Wide release on February 12, 2022
Releases covered up to June 30, 2021
Image by : Markus Spiske

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label PA
00:00 01 zakè & Isaac Helsen Journey Note beliefsystems 2021 Past Inside the Present
05:11 02 Hiatus People in Buildings Distancer 2021 Lucky Thunder
09:24 03 The Broken Cradle A Question for Every Answer You Are Here and I Am Yours 2021 The Broken Cradle
14:23 04 Omni Three Notes tʌntrə XIII 2021 Neotantra L10
21:02 05 36 & Awakened Souls Past Self The Other Side of Darkness 2021 Past Inside the Present
25:40 06 Alaskan Tapes One Thousand (Mighty) Voices For Us Alone 2021 Alaskan Tapes G16
28:26 07 Andrew Tasselmyer Voices Piano Frameworks 2021 Disintegration State
31:58 08 Mehrdad Kanani Nerves and Veins Forgotten Conversation 2021 Dewtone L9
36:06 09 James McAlister Portrait Scissortail 2021 37d03d
41:33 10 zakè & City of Dawn Galassia The Silence Beneath the Bark 2021 Compilation 2021 Elm J14
45:56 11 Andrew Tasselmyer Outgrowth Piano Frameworks 2021 Disintegration State G16
51:45 12 Marine Eyes Roses All Alone Idyll 2021 Stereoscenic
54:35 13 anthéne & Simon McCorry Lucid The Equation of Time 2021 whitelab
1:00:14 14 zakè & Isaac Helsen Northern Cross beliefsystems 2021 Past Inside the Present
1:13:00 15 Rinnovare feat. Benoît Pioulard To Be in the Grey is Okay Meditations 6 2021 Shimmering Moods J15
1:16:40 16 Tomasz Mreńca North Wind Echo 2021 Kayax
1:21:21 17 Arooj Aftab feat. Darian Donovan Thomas Baghon Main Vulture Prince 2021 New Amsterdam
1:27:49 18 Steve Good Cumulonimbus Something That Never Existed 2021 Steve Good J16
1:34:37 19 zakè Minaret (City of Dawn Remix) RMX 2021 Zakè Drone
1:46:44 20 Lamasz Dernière Succession Successions 2021 giraffe tapes
1:50:09 21 Carlos Ferreira & Almanacs Imprevisto La Deriva 2021 giraffe tapes
1:54:05 22 DJ Lostboi Esprit SE Untitled 2021 Lost
1:57:50 23 Steve Good Rising Something That Never Existed 2021 Steve Good L10
2:06:13 24 David Cordero with Miguel Otero The Process Lambda: {λ} 2021 Home Normal J16
2:11:18 25 anthéne Not Sleeping Away from Your Shadow 2021 Home Normal J13

PA = Previously appeared in a mix.
01, 07, 10-11, 13-20 and 25 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast and exclusive to the Mixcloud edition.

Spinell

Geophon 16
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p347
Limited Select release on December 4, 2021
Wide release on January 1, 2022
Releases covered up to May 30, 2021
Image by United States Geological Survey

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Anthéne & Simon McCorry Time Past The Equation of Time 2021 whitelab
06:09 02 Rinnovare Blue Blanket Held Under All 2021 Shimmering Moods
09:30 03 Thme For Closure II Silesco 2021 Lontano
13:35 04 Adrian Lane The Dawn Seems Reluctant to Come Ennio’s Muse 2021 whitelab
17:39 05 Non Dolet Tomtit V 2021 Time Released Sound
20:39 06 Simeon Walker Captive Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker
25:40 07 Sven Laux Fragment 10 Scattered Fragments of Separation (The Complete Story) 2021 whitelab
30:03 08 Ross Gentry A Prism Prism of Dust 2021 Polar Seas
33:02 09 Grotta Veterano A Rare Release Unfolding Drama 2021 Facture
38:19 10 Andrew Tasselmyer Make Your Peace Yesteryear 2021 Seil
41:25 11 Andrew Tasselmyer Perspectives Meditations 6 2021 Shimmering Moods
45:10 12 r beny Golden Larch Emerging in Spring The Dashboard Cast a Spectral Glow 2020 Past Inside the Present
53:08 13 Anthéne & Simon McCorry Drift of Stars The Equation of Time 2021 whitelab
56:49 14 Alaskan Tapes One Thousand (Mighty) Voices For Us Alone 2021 Alaskan Tapes
59:36 15 Andrew Tasselmyer Outgrowth Piano Frameworks 2021 Disintegration State
1:05:39 16 Two Hands | One Engine Under Bright Light Sleep Cycle I 2021 Valley View
1:10:00 17 Michael Grigoni, Chihei Hatakeyama & Stephen Vitiello Darker Trees Earth Awhile 2021 White Paddy Mountain
1:15:06 18 Pinesong September Fading Meadow Trail 2021 Pinesong
1:17:14 19 Ian Nyquist Plateau Endless, Shapeless 2021 laaps
1:21:42 20 Slow Dancing Society You’re All That’s Left to Hold on to Meridians Murmur 2021 Hidden Shoal
1:25:22 21 IKSRE Gibbous Intermission 2020 Imprisma

Herbstkrokus

Botanik 10 [8 Jahre Planetarium] (2021 anniversary special)
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p345
Limited Select release on November 5, 2021
Wide release on December 8, 2021
Releases covered up to May 30, 2021
Image by Matt Bradford-Aunger

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Hideyuki Hashimoto Planet Planet 2021 Moderna
02:12 02 Garreth Broke Wüstenlied 10 Waltzes 2021 Bigo & Twigetti
04:28 03 Laur Pihel Only for You I Can Write These Words (Piano Solo) Only for You I Can Write These Words 2021 Laur Pihel
07:12 04 Daigo Hanada A World Without Pain A World Without Pain 2021 Moderna
09:34 05 Didacte Revenir Revenir 2021 piano & coffee
13:26 06 Jameson Nathan Jones Places We Could Have Gone Places We Could Have Gone 2021 Fractured Capstan
16:22 07 Andrew Tasselmyer Tumbling Piano Frameworks 2021 Disintegration State
20:15 08 Peter Gregson & Lambert The Dive Haingeraide 2020 von der haardt
23:49 09 Tony Anderson Tenderness Nuit 2021 Tony Anderson
29:01 10 Lorenzo Cavalli Lejos Lejos 2021 Lorenzo Cavalli
33:53 11 Nils Frahm O I End Graz 2021 Erased Tapes
38:12 12 Neil Cowley She Lives in Golden Sands Hall of Mirrors 2020 Mote
43:31 13 Coversart Kijkduin Kijkduin 2020 Coversart
46:25 14 Tom Blankenberg hibiskus et 2021 Less
50:33 15 Michael Freund Lament II Lament II 2021 Michael Freund
53:59 16 Simeon Walker Hew Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker
56:48 17 Jacob David Mormor Mursejler 2021 Moderna
1:00:17 18 Alaskan Tapes We For Us Alone 2021 Alaskan Tapes
1:02:37 19 Edward Sikorski Autumn Autumn 2020 Studio B
1:07:04 20 Wings for Louise Près du Lac Près du Lac 2021 Dream Relaxation
1:10:47 21 Julia Andersson Luna Luna 2021 Moderna
1:13:51 22 Sven Laux Fragment 2 Scattered Fragments of Separation (The Complete Story) 2021 Whitelab
1:18:08 23 Mahan Farzad Piano Day 2021 Piano Days 1 2021 Mahan Farzad

Phantome

Nox 13
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p344
Limited Select release on October 23, 2021
Wide release on November 26, 2021
Releases covered up to May 2, 2021
Image by Lucas Marcomini

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Transient Sounds Smoke Burn 2020 Transient Sounds
13:02 02 Jon Hopkins 1/1 Singing Bowl (Ascension) Meditations 2020 Domino
30:16 03 Moss Covered Technology Wind Shaped Seafields 2021 dronarivm
36:14 04 Wil Bolton Cumulus Sketch Cumulus Sketches 2021 Home Normal
42:05 05 Black Brunswicker Silent Cobbled Streets In the Age of Aristocracy: 2nd Anniversary Extended Edition 2021 Stereoscenic
46:37 06 Gray Acres Material Forces Material Forces 2019 whitelab
49:48 07 Innesti Filament and Place Filament and Place 2021 dronarivm
53:33 08 Innesti Indelible Filament and Place 2021 dronarivm
1:00:34 09 36 Void Lights Music for Isolation (Suite) 2021 3six
1:04:40 10 Naal feat. Shannon Penner Phases 9: Elder Phases 9 – Elder 2020 Chroma
1:18:57 11 Ross Gentry The Carriers Prism of Dust 2021 Polar Seas
1:23:24 12 Ian Nyquist The Drift Endless, Shapeless 2021 laaps
1:28:50 13 Slow Dancing Society Nerves Meridians Murmur 2021 Hidden Shoal
1:33:48 14 Tony Anderson Nightingale Nuit 2021 Tony Anderson
1:43:21 15 Sven Laux Fragment 17 Scattered Fragments of Separation (The Complete Story) 2021 whitelab

Tagesanbruch

Lumen 10
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p343
Limited Select release on October 9, 2021
Wide release on November 13, 2021
Releases covered up to April 12, 2021
Image by Nic Y-C

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Steve Good Petal Something That Never Existed 2021 Steve Good
06:34 02 Remi Solati Svalbard Noord 2021 Drift
08:57 03 Andrew Tasselmyer Hindsight Impulses 2021 Home Normal
12:54 04 zakè Radiance (City Of Dawn Remix) RMX 2021 Zakè Drone
16:36 05 Steve Good Rising Something That Never Existed 2021 Steve Good
24:42 06 Ashan Nutritious Terrain Sacred Spring 2021 Inner Islands
30:37 07 Jogging House Lives Companion 2020 dauw
33:23 08 Summer Paradox Every Time I Find Myself Here The Longest Days 2020 Summer Paradox
37:28 09 Corben Home Videos Isolation Reverie 2021 Shimmering Moods
43:55 10 Marine Eyes Idyll Idyll 2021 Stereoscenic
49:20 11 Ashan Valley Deep Shadow of a Flame 2021 Inner Islands
56:40 12 Halftribe Lucent Forms Travelling Lucent Forms Travelling 2021 Hidden Vibes
1:03:00 13 Omni Three Notes tʌntrə XIII 2021 Neotantra
1:09:35 14 Rinnovare Mariya Held Under All 2021 Shimmering Moods
1:13:29 15 Blanket Swimming + Gallery Six With Endless Eyes Meet the Rising Sun with Infinite Stillness 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
1:16:20 16 City of Dawn Ambedo Ambedo 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
1:20:29 17 Stefán Hafsteinsson Haltu Heima 2021 Moderna
1:24:08 18 Lake Mary & Oxherding Traces of Water With the Windows Open 2021 Distant Bloom

Aquifer

Neptunian 75
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p342
Limited Select release on September 23, 2021
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from October 24, 2021
Wide release on October 29, 2021
Releases covered up to April 5, 2021
Image by : Luc Tribolet

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Andrew Heath Jutland Rusted Tone Recordings: Sampler Vol. 4 2021 Rusted Tone
05:40 02 Moss Covered Technology Warm Kane Seafields 2021 dronarivm
10:17 03 David Cordero Variations from Ben Slow Sketch, Vol. 2: Reflections of the Ambient Community 2020 EL Muelle
13:43 04 Owl Moonshine Haze Infinite Horizon 2021 Silent Season
20:20 05 Florian T M Zeisig Conversationalist Music for Parents 2021 Métron
30:15 06 Olan Mill Piezoelectric Citation Index 2021 Shimmering Moods
34:06 07 Awakened Souls Citrus Sunset How We Heal 2020 Stereoscenic
40:47 08 Halftribe Curio Lucent Forms Travelling 2021 Hidden Vibes
44:51 09 PJS Mist Magic Moments 2020 VILL4IN
1:00:18 10 Andrew Lang Starlings Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
1:05:25 11 Simeon Walker Roam Thesis Drive2 2020 Thesis
1:15:01 12 Simon Scott Apart C Apart 2021 12k
1:18:35 13 Andrew Tasselmyer Yesteryear Yesteryear 2021 Seil
1:25:47 14 Awakened Souls & Pepo Galán Into the Trees Slow Sketch, Vol. 2: Reflections of the Ambient Community 2020 EL Muelle
1:29:51 15 Federico Mosconi A Bright Day Meditations 6 2021 Shimmering Moods
1:34:30 16 Anthéne Light Years Solitary Hymns 2020 VAAGNER
1:41:09 17 Light Sleeper One Eternal Day Thesis Drive2 2020 Thesis

01-09 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast and exclusive to the Mixcloud edition.

Steigungsregen

Jovian 15
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p341
Limited Select release on September 14, 2021
Wide release on October 19, 2021
Releases covered up to March 25, 2021
Image by Matthias Heil

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Gray Acres Touchstones Material Forces 2019 whitelab
05:55 02 Rinnovare feat. Benoît Pioulard To Be in the Grey is Okay Meditations 6 2021 Shimmering Moods
09:27 03 Suso Sáiz & Suzanne Kraft Between No Things Between No Things 2020 Music From Memory
14:18 04 36 & Awakened Souls Past Self (36 After Dark Version) The Other Side of Darkness 2021 Past Inside the Present
20:24 05 Hilyard Roots and Bones Division Cycle 2021 Cryo Chamber
25:19 06 Photay Peace in the Era of Telecommunication On Hold 2020 Mexican Summer
29:50 07 Time Being A Notion of Being An Ocean of Time 2020 Spotted Peccary
44:46 08 Warmth The Infinite The Darkest Place 2021 Archives
48:50 09 Jani R Outcomes Reflection 2021 Jani R
51:42 10 Andrew Lang Regime Shift Ennio’s Muse 2021 whitelab
56:07 11 Swim Ignorant Fire 57 Day Stasis Proxima Centauri 2020 Swim Ignorant Fire
1:01:19 12 Carbon Based Lifeforms Leaves 20 Minutes 2021 Leftfield
1:09:26 13 Private Mountain Glow STRATUMI (СТРАТУМИ) 2020 Élan Vital
1:15:53 14 36 & Awakened Souls Shelter (36 After Dark Version) The Other Side of Darkness 2021 Past Inside the Present
1:19:30 15 Mi Cosa de Resistance / Jens Pauly Language is Leaving Us Language is Leaving Us 2021 Minimal Resource Manipulation
1:24:12 16 Steve Pacheco Unfolding Slow Sketch, Vol. 2: Reflections of the Ambient Community 2020 EL Muelle
1:29:40 17 Jani R Of Fading Warmth Reflection 2021 Jani R
1:33:06 18 36 & Awakened Souls Guide Me Home (One Misstep) The Other Side of Darkness 2021 Past Inside the Present
1:37:12 19 Warmth Cirrus The Darkest Place 2021 Archives
1:41:23 20 Federico Mosconi Braiding Light Dreamers and Tides 2021 dronarivm
1:45:30 21 Altus A View from Above Trailhead 2020 Altus
1:55:28 22 Paperbark Under a Blanket Forest Clothes 2020 Seil

Topas

Geophon 15
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p340
Limited Select release on September 2, 2021
Wide release on October 9, 2021
Releases covered up to March 22, 2021
Image by Juliana Kozoski

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Blanket Swimming + Gallery Six The Whole Day Through Meet the Rising Sun with Infinite Stillness 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
07:46 02 M. Crook + Oxherding Shelter in Place Shelter in Place 2020 Dismal Niche
14:06 03 Andrew Heath The Muse and Her Dreams The Alchemist’s Muse 2020 Disco Gecko
23:23 04 Black Brunswicker The Dance of the Dead of Kutná Hora In the Age of Aristocracy: 2nd Anniversary Extended Edition 2021 Stereoscenic
27:02 05 Blanket Swimming + Gallery Six First Sun Rays Meet the Rising Sun with Infinite Stillness 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
30:46 06 Andrew Heath & Anne Chris Bakker Dit Voorbijgaan How to Breathe Like a Stone 2021 whitelab
40:50 07 Tobias Karlehag Process Process 2021 Past Inside the Present
47:36 08 Naal Phases 12: Rowyn Phases 12 – Rowyn 2021 Chroma Artist Collective
1:00:01 09 Olan Mill Redox Citation Index 2021 Shimmering Moods
1:03:46 10 Andrew Tasselmyer Broken Impulses 2021 Home Normal
1:08:20 11 Jens Pauly Fairge Below 2020 whitelab
1:13:51 12 Jeannine Schulz River Luminous 2021 Polar Seas
1:18:26 13 Deer Meadow with Carlos Ferreira All is Empty and Awake All is Empty and Awake 2021 Elm
1:27:26 14 Logic Moon Brother in Pain Phoenix 2019 Tehnofonika
1:31:18 15 Purl Septembers Längtan Septembers Längtan 2020 Purl
1:34:45 16 Grey Magik Gentle Tunnel Untitled 2020 Muzan

Firnschnee

Neptunian 74
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p339
Limited Select release on August 25, 2021
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from September 26, 2021
Wide release on September 29, 2021
Releases covered up to February 28, 2021
Image by : Florian Schneider

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Endless Melancholy Let It Snow Slow Sketch Vol. 1: Reflections of the Ambient Community 2019 EL Muelle
04:28 02 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Liberamente Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
09:11 03 Joachim Spieth with Markus Guentner Mutuus Ousia 2021 Affin
15:47 04 Hotel Neon Reticent All is Memory 2020 Facture
20:55 05 Polar Moon We’re Not Alone (From Overseas Rework) As Above, So Below 2020 Past Inside the Present
25:14 06 City of Dawn Passing of Time Ambedo 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
28:52 07 anthéne Clouds Overhead The Silence Beneath the Bark 2021 Compilation 2021 Elm
32:38 08 Spuntic Nightflight Silent Escape 2020 TXT
38:38 09 Pausal Nidra Melatonia 2020 Past Inside the Present
44:55 10 City of Dawn Reflection in Someone Else’s Eyes Ambedo 2021 Healing Sound Propagandist
51:31 11 Dario Lupo Realization Harmony 2020 Daze
58:02 12 Alaskan Tapes And Then, Calm For Us Alone 2020 Alaskan Tapes
1:00:17 13 Hotel Neon Untold Stories All is Memory 2020 Facture
1:04:30 14 Dario Lupo Kamille Harmony 2020 Daze
1:10:12 15 Solidarity Hymn Selvedge Hawk Moon Records: Volume VII 2018 Hawk Moon
1:12:52 16 Hotel Neon Oct 12 No 2 Moments 2020 Sound In Silence
1:16:07 17 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Caduta del Cielo Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
1:18:44 18 Motionfield Cryonics 3 Cryonics 2021 Neotantra
1:23:52 19 G. Strizzolo Jotunheim Yggdrasil 2020 Stereoscenic
1:28:50 20 Eternell Luminance Imagined Distances 2020 Sound In Silence

03, 09 and 16-20 are not part of the FRISKY broadcast.
13 previously appeared in Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 2.

Mistral

Nox 12
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p338
Limited Select release on August 10, 2021
Wide release on September 17, 2021
Releases covered up to February 28, 2021
Image by Artur Aldyrkhanov

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Sean Curtis Patrick West Elk Loop I See Myself in Some Deep Future 2020 The Attempted Theft of Millions
04:16 02 Rosales Breathe All Creatures 2021 Polar Seas
08:43 03 andarctica Beacon Waypoints 2021 andarctica
13:20 04 Andrew Tasselmyer Falls Apart Impulses 2021 Home Normal
16:25 05 zakè & City of Dawn An Eternal Moment Hidden Away, Variation 1 An Eternal Moment Hidden Away +2 2021 zakè Drone
20:52 06 zakè Mist Slow Sketch, Vol. 2: Reflections of the Ambient Community 2020 EL Muelle
24:20 07 Naal Phases 8: Reed Phases 8 – Reed 2020 Chroma Artist Collective
43:07 08 Warmth Extent Parallel 2018 Archives
50:10 09 Grandbruit Arbre Arbor 2020 Grandbruit
59:50 10 Jogging House Loss Flaws 2021 Seil
1:19:40 11 Lammergeyer Some Answers Between Places 2021 DataObscura
1:22:40 12 Hipnotic Earth Perfect Quiet Extended Savasana 2019 Desert Trax
1:32:02 13 Gallery Six In the Dusk Gentle Scars 2019 Lagerstätte
1:36:06 14 Le Berger Part I For an Audience of Not a Single Cow 2019 Le Berger
1:45:48 15 Akira Sileas Pochahontas Rusted Tone Recordings: Sampler Vol. 4 2021 Rusted Tone