Handelskai

Waves crashing at Planetarium bay: The likes of Kenji Kihara, Ryosuke Miyata and Olan Mill are at the forefront of this set with their maritime ambient style. They’re joined by ILUITEQ, Poemme and newcomer Filalete who present the brighter and airy tracks. Ian Nyquist closes this mix – extended from the 1-hour FRISKY broadcast – with a stunning double feature from his latest album on eilean which will certainly be spearheading this year’s “best of”.

Handelskai (Neptunian 44) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from February 24, 2019
01 Kenji Kihara – Blue Indigo [Sound in Silence] {00:00}
02 Steve Good – Cluster {04:26}
03 Anthéne – Silver Screen [Home Normal] {11:30}
04 Filalete – Wave Waves [Unknown Tone] {15:42}
05 James Heather – MHope (DJ Seinfeld Yada Yada Remix) [Ahead Of Our Time] {20:31}
06 Ryosuke Miyata – Asa No Umibe [Purlieu] {25:07}
07 Ludvig Cimbrelius – Beloved [Eternell] {28:12}
08 Umber – Harvest [Sound in Silence] {33:49}
09 Luis Miehlich – February 16 (Southwards) {38:14}
10 Frakkur – A Drop in the Ocean (Paul Corley Remix) [Krunk] {42:33}
11 Poemme – One Thousand Wings {49:34}
12 Amulets – When the Dew Drops [Seil] {53:34}
13 Olan Mill – Week 11 [Shimmering Moods] {58:29}
14 Halftribe – Sunshine to the Heart [Assembly Field] {1:03:05}
15 Jogging House – Solos {1:06:30}
16 ILUITEQ – Lux Ephemeral [TXT] {1:09:42}
17 Vau – Slight Movements [whitelab] {1:14:39}
18 Ian Nyquist – Obelisk [eilean] {1:21:49}
19 Ian Nyquist – Bring Her Home [eilean] {1:25:38}

01, 04, 10, 11, 15, 17 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).
11 appeared in Neptunian 40 (FRISKY exclusive).
07 appeared in Best of Planetarium 2018, Pt. 1.


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p229

Perigäum

The very essence of a supermoon night is captured in this new compilation of elevating nocturnal drones. “Perigee” (meaning the closest point between moon and earth) shines bright on the biggest contemporary talents in ambient and especially those who can convey the nocturnal feeling through their music. Also introducing 扎克, Ishq and Erder to the Planetarium roster.

Perigäum (P109)
01 Nils Frahm – Talisman [Erased Tapes] {00:00}
02 Hilyard – Inverted Horizon [Cryo Chamber] {03:54}
03 Mordançage – Once Forgotten [Facture] {11:00}
04 Ian Hawgood – 空 [Home Normal] {14:44}
05 Rafael Anton Irisarri – La Chica de Valladolid [Umor Rex] {17:51}
06 Cheekbone – Moon Night [Muzan] {23:35}
07 Warmth – Extent (Powlos Remix) [Archives] {28:37}
08 Ishq – Vhale [i7x] {32:31}
09 zarr. – Yugen [Stereoscenic] {36:20}
10 Anthéne – Loss [Metaphysical Circuits] {43:07}
11 扎克 – Radiance [Past Inside the Present] {52:40}
12 The Green Kingdom – Untitled (Warmth Remix) [dronarivm] {57:34}
13 Luis Miehlich with Erder – Observatory [Archives] {1:04:46}
14 offthesky – Becoming Clouds [Hidden Vibes] {1:11:23}
15 Glåsbird – Gunnbjørn Fjeld [whitelab] {1:16:51}
16 Billow Observatory – Color in the Six [Azure Vista] {1:23:01}
17 Billow Observatory – Soft Logic [Azure Vista] {1:28:46}

05 debuted in BOP18b
09 debuted in BOP18a

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p228

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

Farbempfinden

“Color Perception” marks the return to cozy garden ambience for Planetarium. Ouvala, Alaskan Tapes, Craün and Benoît Pioulard are all part of this 90-minute space-out session. Kindly provided by Sergio Díaz de Rojas of piano + coffee fame, I was allowed to premiere “Oventura” by Sjors Mans which will be released in February.

Farbempfinden (P106)
01 Warmth – Reflector (Shuta Yasukochi Remix) [Archives] {00:00}
02 Craün – Uto [Hush Hush] {08:00}
03 Dudal + Monolyth & Cobalt – Laaps [dauw] {13:05}
04 Olan Mill – D [Unknown Tone] {17:07}
05 Benoît Pioulard – With This, I Disappear [dauw] {20:39}
06 Sjors Mans – Oventura [piano + coffee] {25:08}
07 Amman / Josh – Ouachita [Hammock] {30:14}
08 36 – The Illusion of Permanence [3six] {34:10}
09 Anthéne – Interiors [Metaphysical Circuits] {40:45}
10 Kenji Kihara – End of Summer [Inner Islands] {44:56}
11 Alaskan Tapes – We Were Once New [Hawk Moon] {53:13}
12 Steven Kemner – Even Now [Facture] {55:51}
13 Alaskan Tapes – While Falling [Fluid] {59:39}
14 Rhucle – Different Nature [Post Global] {1:03:21}
15 Ouvala – Brume + Bellow [Handstitched*] {1:09:37}
16 Ouvala – Perpetual Forest [Handstitched*] {1:14:31}
17 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Ōkuradani [Archives] {1:20:13}
18 Steven Kemner – Because of That Day [Facture] {1:26:09}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p222

Brandungstor

The sea arch is Helioscope’s gateway to 2019: With the first mix of my eighth year of producing sets, I introduce newcomers Kin Leonn, Innesti and Kenji Kihara to the Planetarium roster. Coastal ambient is the major theme here, an aural soundscape constructed from reverb-heavy guitars, piano melodies that make you float and sunny drones. Endless Melancholy, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Steven Kemner and Umber are thrown into the mix to bridge the cold northern hemisphere winter with these 90 minutes of warm and lush vibes.

Brandungstor (P105)
01 Kin Leonn – Somewhere [Kitchen.] {00:00}
02 Endless Melancholy – Like a Sudden Glimpse of Shimmering Light [dronarivm] {05:24}
03 Olga Wojciechowska – Nothing to Be Afraid Of [dronarivm] {09:26}
04 Nils Frahm – Forever Changeless [Erased Tapes] {13:06}
05 Kin Leonn – Desire #9 [Kitchen.] {15:25}
06 Gallery Six – Nodoka [The Level of Vulnerability] {18:46}
07 Endless Melancholy – Will You Be There [dronarivm] {22:07}
08 Innesti – Apparition {25:26}
09 Kenji Kihara – The Petals Burnet {29:52}
10 Anthéne – Distracted from Distraction [Cathedral Transmissions] {35:56}
11 Leandro Fresco – Araña de Vidrio [Kompakt] {38:10}
12 Giuseppe Falivene – Currents [Purlieu] {42:51}
13 Ecovillage – Journey into Now [Constellation Tatsu] {49:19}
14 Steven Kemner – Reflections [Facture] {52:20}
15 Umber – It Just Fills the Hollow Spaces [Sound in Silence] {55:46}
16 Luis Miehlich – March 12 {57:54}
17 SineRider – Chamomile [Sound in Silence] {1:00:50}
18 Ashan – Wind of Wishes [Inner Islands] {1:04:58}
19 Olan Mill – Journey [dronarivm] {1:10:32}
20 offthesky – Longior Aura (Obeisance I) [Hidden Vibes] {1:12:56}
21 Warmth – Convex [Archives] {1:17:31}
22 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Autumn Blanket [KrysaliSound] {1:23:54}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p221

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