Laternen

Laternen (P116)
01 Ian Hawgood – Severance [Home Normal] {00:00}
02 Vinuela / Rosenberg – Solstice [Seil] {04:30}
03 Slow Dancing Society – Devils and Deeds [textura] {21:58}
04 Old Amica – Strelka över Himlavalvet [whitelab] {38:43}
05 Federico Mosconi – Light not Light [Shimmering Moods] {43:33}
06 The Sight Below – A Fractured Smile (Warmth Remix) [Ghostly] {50:18}
07 Maps and Diagrams – Odora [False Industries] {56:49}
08 Ecovillage – Never Said Goodbye [eilean] {1:03:18}
09 Hotel Neon – Inward, Side B, Pt. 2 {1:06:14}
10 WMD – Unfold [Hush Hush] {1:10:47}
11 Jane Antonia Cornish – Seascapes II {1:13:11}
12 CEEYS – Hiddensee [Neue Meister] {1:16:59}

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Note: Planetarium prepares for a major change: Approaching the 250th set and five years of service almost simultaneously, I finally found a better categorization for the whole track pool. This will be the second to last episode of the P(xxx) series. Starting late September, Planetarium will consist of five series: Neptunian (Water), Geophon (Earth), Jovian (Air), Lumen (Day) and Nox (Night). These will accommodate for the discontinuation of Open Firmament, Botanik and the regular Planetarium series. “Laternen” is the first endeavour in the direction of Jovian. You will notice the stronger inclusion of raw modern classical, not only drones and ethereal pads.

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p247

Widerhall

Widerhall (P114)
01 Ian Hawgood – Such Vocal Scars [eilean] {00:00}
02 Anti Shift – District 11 [Tehnofonika] {02:48}
03 Logic Moon – Uranus [Drone Works International] {08:02}
04 Sole Massif & Jacob Newman – Santrauka I {13:59}
05 r beny – Crushing [dauw] {20:53}
06 David Cordero – 25 de Agosto, 3 A.M. [Archives] {26:27}
07 Hevel – Thereof One Must Remain Silent {35:42}
08 Alex Bober – Failing to Forget [Hidden Vibes] {43:17}
09 Yoyu – Cosmos into Nature [No More Words] {48:06}
10 Yoyu – With [No More Words] {53:45}
11 Christopher Willits – Pacific 2 [Ghostly] {1:00:42}
12 語り部 (Fortelleren) – Twenty Six {1:06:04}
13 HRNS – Angeles [Warm Winters] {1:17:13}
14 Max Würden – Desiccate [A Strangely Isolated Place] {1:24:14}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p242

Narzisse (piano day 2019)

Botanik goes back to the roots of Planetarium’s earlier piano-only series Chiavi Nere and provides the fifth annual tribute to the Piano Day on March 29 (the 88th day of the year). Accompanying three pieces by the curator Nils Frahm himself are new additions to the Planetarium roster Peter Sandberg and Jeff Mercel who are both more on the orchestral and euphoric spectrum of this set. This channel’s staples like Ludvig Cimbrelius, Ólafur Arnalds, Luis Miehlich and Slow Meadow are also appearing with their piano pieces from the past 12 months that I’ve been waiting to play for quite some time. This set, “Narzisse” (narcissus), collects some of the most beautiful compositions of recent weeks – focussing mostly on piano – and rings in the spring season for Planetarium.

Narzisse (piano day 2019) (Botanik Vol. 4)
01 Nils Frahm – Sweet Little Lie [Erased Tapes] {00:00}
02 Corey Fuller – A Handful of Dust [12k] {04:33}
03 Purl – Evighetsblomma {09:59}
04 Ian Hawgood – Hark [Home Normal] {12:39}
05 Ian Hawgood – 消滅 [eilean] {17:05}
06 Tony Anderson – Deep Waters (Original Sketch) {18:29}
07 Andrew Heath – Feldspar [Disco Gecko] {23:29}
08 Jamison Isaak – Pines {25:38}
09 Jacob Pavek – Moss [Unperceived] {27:42}
10 Jeff Mercel – No. 2 {31:38}
11 Luis Miehlich – Bloom 2 {36:22}
12 James Maloney – Thirds [Moderna] {43:12}
13 Nathan Shubert – Pencils [Bigo & Twigetti] {46:32}
14 Slow Meadow – Oh, the Myths We Need [Hammock] {50:02}
15 Luke Howard – I Still Dream About, Sometimes But Not Always (Piano Version) [Mercury Classics] {52:25}
16 Luca Longobardi – Narcissus [Paralleli] {56:04}
17 Nils Frahm – To Thomas [Erased Tapes] {1:00:12}
18 Ólafur Arnalds – nyepi [Decca] {1:04:04}
19 Midori Hirano – Mountains [Daisart] {1:07:46}
20 Ludvig Cimbrelius – Traces [Eternell] {1:10:33}
21 Peter Sandberg – Motion [Phases] {1:13:46}
22 Sophie Hutchings – Repose [1631] {1:16:44}
23 Alaskan Tapes – Places [Fluid] {1:19:25}
24 Nils Frahm – Frau Dehlholm [Erased Tapes] {1:22:03}
25 Julien Marchal – Insight XXXVII [Whales] {1:24:52}

16 debuted in N39 (FRISKY exclusive)

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p230

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

Himmelsstrich

With “Patch of Sky”, Planetarium explores the open landscapes with the elevating power of drones: The view from above at dawn is the concept here. The first major releases of the new year are out and this set barely scratches the surface. “Fade to Grey” (36), “Expanses Remixes” (The Green Kingdom), “Silent Odes” (Luna Monk), “Parallel Remixed” (Warmth) and “Pala” (Russ Young) are the pioneers going into 2019 territory and if these are anything to go by of what’s to come, we are all in for a treat! Of course, there’s still a lot to catch up from earlier. Take a look at this very atmospheric episode:

Himmelsstrich (P107)
01 Hilyard – Mercy Within [Stereoscenic] {00:00}
02 Anti Shift – Central Business Derelicts [Tehnofonika] {07:42}
03 JEllis – Set Free [Mango Alley] {13:18}
04 Ian Hawgood – 序 [eilean] {15:28}
05 Araceae – Prelude for Spring [Faint] {17:33}
06 36 – D.R.E.A.M Link [A Strangely Isolated Place] {23:18}
07 Roman Flügel – Theme XIII [ESP Institute] {27:15}
08 r beny – Eistla {30:52}
09 Warmth – Saros (SVLBRD Remix) [Archives] {35:45}
10 Luna Monk – Fall from Grace [Shimmering Moods] {42:57}
11 Gallery Six & Oblivia – At the Break of Dawn [Rusted Tone] {45:03}
12 Eraldo Bernocchi – A Crack in Time [RareNoise] {51:38}
13 As Seas Exhale – Azirr {56:38}
14 Nunc Stans – We Must Leave [DataObscura] {1:01:42}
15 Gri + Mosconi – Lumen [Slowcraft] {1:09:47}
16 Russ Young – Polaris [Audiobulb] {1:15:18}
17 The Green Kingdom – Untitled (Halftribe Remix) [dronarivm] {1:21:32}

03 premiered in N39 (FRISKY Exclusive)
08 premiered in N41 (FRISKY Exclusive) and appeared in BOP18a

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p225

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