Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1

As is tradition since 2012, Planetarium’s favourite picks of the last 12 months appear together in a compilation consisting of two extra-length mixes. This past year was particularly challenging to catch up to: The pandemic made plenty of artists spend much more time in their studios and Bandcamp, the primary platform to purchase ambient music from, introduced their fee-slashing fridays. At the moment, my inbox still has about 2500 unread notification mails about new releases sent since August 2020, mostly from labels and artists that I’m not following that closely (I try to cover my favourite labels and artists sooner in a “fast-lane” manner). Chances are high that I’ll come across some more obscure picks in the coming months (follow #PlanetariumRecommends on Twitter!). In any case, Planetarium has seen yet another healthy increase in followers and I’m happy that you keep listening to my mixes. Special thanks goes out to the Select subscribers who are eager to check out limited releases weeks in advance! Off to another, hopefully less depressing year at some point!

Best of Planetarium 2020, Pt. 1
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p320
Released on February 16, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by Dasha Kern

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label PAi
00:00 01 Jörgen Kjellgren Cádiz, Pt. 2 Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present N67
05:24 02 Eternell Imagined Distances Imagined Distances 2020 Sound in Silence
11:16 03 Andrew Lang Momentary Senses / Oulu Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
16:30 04 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Drala Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
24:07 05 Jogging House Days be 2020 Seil N68
30:17 06 Benoît Pioulard with Pepo Galán & Karen Vogt Try to Be More Realistic Sustain Series, Vol. 1 2020 Ambientologist N68
33:46 07 Julianna Barwick Safe Healing is a Miracle 2020 Ninja Tune J8
38:30 08 Geotic Simothet Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement N67
49:48 09 Robot Koch Nebula The Next Billion Years 2020 Modern L7
53:33 10 Andrew Tasselmyer Dream States Associative Mechanisms 2020 Andrew Tasselmyer X6
57:02 11 Hotel Neon All is Memory All is Memory 2020 Facture
1:01:23 12 BLOMMA Finale BLOMMA 2020 Moderna G6
1:05:38 13 Slow Meadow Quintana (Solo Piano) By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
1:09:42 14 Merrin Karras Meridian Northwest Passage 2020 A Strangely Isolated Place X6
1:17:47 15 36 & zakè Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (Stage 1) Stasis Sounds for Long​-​Distance Space Travel 2020 Past Inside the Present X6
1:23:20 16 Steve Good Moon River Nothing is Ever Created or Destroyed 2020 Steve Good N56
1:30:23 17 zakè Passengers (Poemme Remix) Geneva 2020 Past Inside the Present G11
1:35:14 18 Geotic Elinted Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basements L6
1:45:08 19 Ezra Feinberg Acquainted with the Night Recumbent Speech 2020 Related States G11
1:50:00 20 Sarah MacNeil Siar Northbay 2020 Crow Road G10
1:54:09 21 Pantha du Prince Lichtung Conference of Trees 2020 Modern G6
2:00:40 22 Caspian Circles on Circles On Circles 2020 Triple Crown G10

PAi = Previously appeared in a mix. Others will most definitely be included in a forthcoming Planetarium set.

Schlicksand

Neptunian 67
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from December 27, 2020
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p312
Limited Select release on December 22, 2020
Wide release on January 19, 2021
Releases covered up to September 30, 2020
Image by : https://unsplash.com/@andikausg

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Rhucle Warm Winter Day Predawn 2020 Lontano
03:38 02 Awakened Souls Bodhichitta How We Heal 2020 Stereoscenic
08:34 03 Anthéne Succession Collide 2020 Home Normal
11:29 04 Thme Odd Memory That’s What It Will Be Like 2020 whitelab
15:11 05 Robin Allender Temple After Faith Tape Dreams I 2020 Unknown Tone
23:00 06 Geotic Simothet Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement
34:10 07 Roseblue Lieu d’Espoir Lieu d’Espoir 2020 Roseblue
36:59 08 Francis M. Gri Lost Boke 2020 KrysaliSound
44:35 09 Andrew Tuttle Tallowwood View Alexandra 2020 Someone Good
48:32 10 Jogging House Soap be 2020 Seil
51:52 11 Jogging House Some Chants 2020 Jogging House
56:52 12 Anthéne Tragedy Plus Time Skyglow 2019 Shimmering Moods
1:01:35 13 Steve Good Portal Nothing Is Ever Created Or Destroyed 2020 Steve Good
1:09:50 14 City Of Dawn Past Shores of Shattered Glass Elapsed 2019 Healing Sound Propagandist
1:13:04 15 Desolate Horizons We Will Stay Here, for the Love of Concrete Infinite Vistas 2020 Desolate Horizons
1:17:07 16 Eternell Underwater Rays Imagined Distances 2020 Sound In Silence
1:24:07 17 Jörgen Kjellgren Cádiz, Pt. 2 Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present

01, 07-09, 14-15 and 17 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast.

Schattenspiele

Nox 8
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p309
Released on December 1, 2020
Releases covered up to August 31, 2020
Image by dashakern

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Chihei Hatakeyama Afterimage Afterimage 2018 White Paddy Mountain
09:06 02 No Death Days Home Diaries 016 2020 whitelab
12:50 03 Olan Mill Week 4 Sounds of a New Father 2018 Shimmering Moods
15:54 04 Shuta Yasukochi & Carlos Ferreira Floating Quiet Reminders 2020 Archives
29:27 05 Halftribe Subliminal Archipelago 2020 Sound in Silence
33:26 06 Geotic Aueoa Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement
43:20 07 Delectatio Tales of an Unknown Man Resilience 2019 Delectatio
48:26 08 Introversion Égérie Muse 2020 Introversion
53:28 09 Ocoeur Dawn Everything 2020 n5MD
1:04:04 10 Jörgen Kjellgren Shimmering Caves Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present
1:09:14 11 Alaskan Tapes Another Song to Stop the Spinning Views from Sixteen Stories 2019 Alaskan Tapes
1:17:08 12 Delectatio Je Veux Retourner Je Veux Retourner 2020 Delectatio
1:24:30 13 Tomoyoshi Date + Stijn Hüwels Ekki Hochu-Ekki-Tou 2019 Home Normal