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

Atmosphäre

Yesterday (on November 1), Planetarium had its 5th anniversary. I’m celebrating this with you twice. First off, here is an extended set of 3.5 hours length featuring the latest and greatest in ambient. Keep in touch for the second part, a retrospective, coming your way next week.

Atmosphäre (P100)
01 Taylor Deupree – Unearth [12k] {00:00}
02 Hotel Neon – Redolent [dronarivm] {05:19}
03 Saphileaum – Air [Theosophy] {09:36}
04 Robert Farrugia – Sepia [dronarivm] {16:40}
05 SineRider – Aomori [Sound in Silence] {21:32}
06 William Basinski + Lawrence English – Mono no Aware 1.3 / 1.4 [Temporary Residence] {25:35}
07 Snufmumriko – Horizonview {34:06}
08 Murkok – Stromatolites [Fern Leaf] {38:29}
09 Luis Miehlich – Spring Haiku 2 [Archives] {46:51}
10 Ashlar – Set Apart [whitelab] {50:32}
11 Bus Gas – Denim Jacket Back Patch Blues {54:19}
12 Tone Color – Winterlight Fades [dronarivm] {57:23}
13 Brian James Griffith – If We Were Trees [Aural Canyon] {1:01:55}
14 Hammock – Venturi [Hammock] {1:06:42}
15 Maps and Diagrams – Fresnel’s Formulae [Numb Capsule] {1:08:39}
16 Soular Order – Of Light [City by Night] {1:12:19}
17 Steve Good – Falling Upwards {1:17:32}
18 Anthéne – October [Lontano] {1:25:45}
19 zarr. – Hiraeth [Stereoscenic] {1:32:27}
20 Hollie Kenniff – Aubade [Unseen] {1:42:10}
21 Luis Miehlich – Rain’s Embrace [Archives] {1:45:28}
22 Purl – Snow Foxes {1:51:41}
23 Cass. – 1000 Superdolphins [Into the Light] {1:57:19}
24 North Atlantic Drift – Autumn [Sound in Silence] {1:59:17}
25 Northumbria – Prelude for a Siren [Polar Seas] {2:06:45}
26 Delectatio – Evoke {2:13:35}
27 Bedroom feat. Alaskan Tapes – The Abused River [’89] {2:18:37}
28 elinch – 20/04/18 floating {2:21:50}
29 Luis Miehlich – Spring Haiku 1 [Archives] {2:28:03}
30 Gallery Six – Cascade [The Level of Vulnerability] {2:32:02}
31 Chihei Hatakeyama – Wilderness [White Paddy Mountain] {2:36:44}
32 Murkok – Magic Sunset [Fern Leaf] {2:41:33}
33 Eternell – Lethe [Eternell] {2:48:09}
34 Benoît Pioulard – Athanasy, 1993 [dauw] {2:52:34}
35 Mordançage – Monuments Fall [Facture] {2:57:50}
36 Pausal – Aerial Mycelia [hibernate] {3:02:52}
37 Anthéne – Wake [Home Normal] {3:07:45}
38 Poemme – Forest Hymn [Constellation Tatsu] {3:13:23}
39 Darren Harper – Hovering Light [dronarivm] {3:19:04}
40 Bedroom – Below [’89] {3:21:35}
41 Luke Howard – Remembering My Childhood [Mercury Classics] {3:26:45}

07 exclusive to Planetarium, kindly provided by Ingmar Wennerberg.
09 played in N38
26 played in N40
41 played in N37

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p213

Dunstglocke

Dunstglocke (P99)
01 Anthéne – Echo in the Memory [Cathedral Transmissions] {00:00}
02 Luis Miehlich – Passage [dronarivm] {08:25}
03 r beny – In the Violet and Lingering Winter Dusk {14:41}
04 Loneward – Explore {21:34}
05 Anti Shift – Parabolic Disarray [Tehnofonika] {26:42}
06 Snufmumriko – Stackmoln [Lagerstätte] {31:38}
07 Ataxy – Alien Heaven [Faint] {36:22}
08 Gallery Six – Quench [The Level of Vulnerability] {42:30}
09 SVLBRD – Stratus (Remodel) [Faint] {46:47}
10 Chihei Hatakeyama – Heliosphere [First Terrace] {52:07}
11 William Basinski + Lawrence English – Mono No Aware 1.1 [Temporary Residence] {1:05:47}
12 Hotel Neon – Inward, Side A (Pt. 1) {1:09:50}
13 Helios – Dreams [Ghostly] {1:16:12}
14 Daniela Orvin – Prelude (Part 1) [Seaside on Postcards] {1:20:25}
15 Eternell – Still Light [Sound in Silence] {1:23:45}

01 played in N39

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p212

Meeresgrenze

Meeresgrenze (P96)
01 Mikael Lind – Havsbris [Archives] {00:00}
02 Pausal – Lateral Contact [hibernate] {04:59}
03 Delectatio – Nothing to Give {15:23}
04 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea – Passé Tranquille {20:18}
05 36 – Changing Faces (Static Places) (Ambient Version) [3six] {25:48}
06 Gallery Six – At the River Bank [The Level of Vulnerability] {29:15}
07 Markus Guentner with Tom Moth – Halo [ASIP] {35:38}
08 Chihei Hatakeyama – In the Sunlight [White Paddy Mountain] {44:20}
09 Transient Sounds – Darker {55:38}
10 Gray Acres – Vestiges of Form [Sound in Silence] {57:56}
11 Warmth – Saros [Archives] {1:03:40}
12 Hilyard – Wade {1:11:56}
13 Andrew Tasselmyer – The Coast on Maui [Polar Seas] {1:14:28}
14 Jonas Bonnetta – Deep Bay [Shuffling Feet] {1:20:22}
15 Kasper Bjørke – Dur for Vitus [Kompakt] {1:23:27}

Image by : http://the-forget-me-not-diary.tumblr.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p208

Amaryllis

Amaryllis (P93)
01 Jon Hopkins – Recovery [Domino] {00:00}
02 Harnes Kretzer – Roots [Unperceived] {05:02}
03 Helios – Seeming [Ghostly] {10:51}
04 Hotel Neon – Unseen Landscapes [Archives] {13:19}
05 Poemme – Awning ~ Under the Willow Tree [Constellation Tatsu] {19:00}
06 Olan Mill – Heavy Number [Shimmering Moods] {23:53}
07 Ashan – Gladly Given [Inner Islands] {27:08}
08 Valiska – Catnap [Polar Seas] {31:45}
09 Benoît Pioulard – Moss Detail {35:14}
10 Halftribe – The Simple Things [dronarivm] {43:38}
11 Chihei Hatakeyama – Journey to the End of August [Hidden Vibes] {48:15}
12 Chris Weeks – Escaping Brainfog [Archives] {56:08}
13 Swim Ignorant Fire – Apeiron [Sounds Against Humanity] {1:01:20}
14 Ólafur Arnalds – brot [Decca] {1:05:20}
15 The Green Kingdom – Sleeping Forest [Sound In Silence] {1:07:45}
16 Toàn – Ghostly Ballet [eilean] {1:11:36}

07, 10, 15 appeared in N38

Image by : Karen Jacob (http://flickr.com/photos/125657720@N06)

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p204

Strandgut

Strandgut (P92)
01 Amman / Josh feat. Hammock – Melting the Frozen Sea Within Us [Hammock] {00:00}
02 Chihei Hatakeyama – Raging Wave [White Paddy Mountain] {04:32}
03 Hotel Neon – Lift [Archives] {11:55}
04 Gallery Six – Shigure [Tehnofonika] {20:48}
05 Rhucle – Silver Sulfide [Monthly Tapes] {26:25}
06 Eternell – Melting While Falling [Eternell] {34:41}
07 Ciro Berenguer – Retorno Al Mar [dauw] {48:22}
08 Slow Clinic – Closing Song {58:16}
09 Alaskan Tapes – In Trenches [Fluid] {1:10:25}
10 Narrow Skies – You Won’t Find Me (Powlos Remix) [Echoes Blue] {1:14:56}
11 Luis Miehlich – Sea Breeze [Archives] {1:18:51}

01 appeared in N37

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p203

Gemynd

Gemynd (Retrospektive Vol. 3)
01 Billow Observatory – Bergson [felte] {00:00}
02 Talk West – Abode [Preservation] {07:17}
03 Pausal – Lapsing [Barge] {14:22}
04 Lee Anthony Norris & Porya Hatami – The Longing Daylight [Carpe Sonum] {20:02}
05 Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland – Sleeping Land, Pt. 1 [Gizeh] {25:28}
06 Wil Bolton – Quarry Bank [Time Released Sound] {30:36}
07 Matthew Barlow – Warm Air [Preservation] {34:55}
08 Porya Hatami – Kani (Day) [Inner Ocean] {41:18}
09 Library Tapes & Peter Broderick – Fragment II [Kning Disk] {45:58}
10 Christina Vantzou – Homemade Mountains [kranky] {49:47}
11 A Dancing Beggar – Creeping into Dusk [Audiobulb] {53:22}
12 Kyle Bobby Dunn – In Search of a Poetic Whole [Low-Point] {58:02}
13 Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd – Radiant City [Darla] {1:04:02}
14 Chihei Hatakeyama – Inside of the Pocket [kranky] {1:08:23}
15 Arc of Doves – Outro [AY] {1:12:28}
16 Aural Method – The Night Sky Broke in Open Stride as Weary Stars Increased {1:19:13}
17 Ocoeur – Envol [n5MD] {1:25:30}
18 Olga Wojciechowska – Melting into Unknown [Time Released Sound] {1:28:18}
19 Greg Haines – Sehnsucht [Kning Disk] {1:30:51}
20 Rauelsson – Wave Out [Sonic Pieces] {1:33:34}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p200