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.

Dolerit

Geophon 12
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p319
Limited Select release on February 9, 2021
Wide release on March 9, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by Gerson Repreza

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Jo Johnson & Hilary Robinson Antenna Gain Antenna Echoes 2020 Jo Johnson
05:02 02 Anthéne Lost Channel Lost Channel 2019 Archives
09:58 03 Ilm Gaia Healing Sounds: A Compilation for Hurricane Recovery 2019 Past Inside the Present
16:06 04 r beny Bright (Hilyard’s Darker Recycle) Sustain Series, Vol. 1 2020 Ambientologist
19:42 05 Hotel Neon The Hope of Becoming All is Memory 2020 Facture
24:40 06 Andrew Lang False Departure / Silent Terminals Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
30:13 07 The Volume Settings Folder Vineyard Trellising Pedemontana 2020 The Volume Settings Folder
35:54 08 This Valley Of Old Mountains Flykra This Valley Of Old Mountains 2020 12k
38:52 09 Mathieu Karsenti Resilience Bygones 2020 Slowcraft
43:41 10 Stijn Hüwels Tomodachi (Ciro) Tomodachi 2019 dauw
46:34 11 Stijn Hüwels & Ciro Berenguer Night Before Sleep I The Night Before Sleep 2020 Ciro Berenguer
59:09 12 Mario Verandi Now and Always Remansum 2020 Time Released Sound
1:02:58 13 Claire Deak & Tony Dupè The Rain The Old Capital 2020 Lost Tribe
1:06:58 14 r beny Round Glass and Concrete Prism Natural Fiction 2020 A Place to Bloom
1:12:12 15 Aukai Rekindle Game Trails 2020 Aukai
1:16:55 16 Simeon Walker Unravelling Winnow 2020 Simeon Walker

Advektion

Jovian 11
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p318
Limited Select release on February 3, 2021
Wide release on March 2, 2021
Releases covered up to December 31, 2020
Image by Nick Verbelchuk

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Wayne Robert Thomas Well Now You Know, Unfurled Well Now You Know, Unfurled 2019 Healing Sound Propagandist
09:27 02 David Cordero & Miguel Otero Rosario Salinas 2020 Archives
14:05 03 Hélène Vogelsinger Rebirth Contemplation 2020 Modularfield
17:39 04 We Are All Astronauts Another Time Another World EP 2020 We Are All Astronauts
19:57 05 Rival Consoles Still Here Articulation 2020 Erased Tapes
23:46 06 Jogging House Flight be 2020 Seil
28:03 07 Gastón Arévalo Panoramique Terrain 2020 A Strangely Isolated Place
34:56 08 Andrew Lang Lift Momentary Senses 2020 Rusted Tone
38:40 09 Hotel Neon Toward a Distant Shore All is Memory 2020 Facture
42:59 10 Anthéne Bur Oak (Atmøsphäre Recycle) Sustain Series, Vol. 1 2020 Ambientologist
46:47 11 Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea Silenzio Potente Liberamente 2020 Azure Vista
52:49 12 Eternell Spiraling Light Imagined Distances 2020 Sound in Silence
59:16 13 Rahikka Elegy IX Abstract Elegies 2020 Stereoscenic
1:01:56 14 Andrew Tasselmyer Impulses Impulses 2020 Home Normal
1:08:09 15 Bedroom Reflect Invisible Choirs 2018 ’89
1:10:09 16 Carlos Ferreira Nonexistence Six Postcards & Other Stories 2020 Past Inside the Present
1:30:12 17 Antarctic Wastelands Hidden Antarctic Wastelands 2019 Echoes Blue

Rosenduft

Jovian 10
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p314
Released on January 5, 2021
Releases covered up to October 31, 2020
Image by Veronica Dudarev

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Gallery Six A Pathway to the Garden Gray in the Northern Sky 2020 Tehnofonika
04:45 02 ZONA Into the Rose Garden Silent City 2020 Shimmering Moods
09:03 03 Cash Gratitude Unreleased Collection Vol. 1 2020 Cash
13:54 04 Anthéne Signs (Reprise) Virtue 2019 Lillerne Tapes
18:41 05 David Cordero feat. Shuta Yasukochi Honne (本 音) 2020 dronarivm
25:52 06 Endless Melancholy Collapse Seamless 2020 Past Inside the Present
33:04 07 Mark Peters & Clem Leek Overhill Thesis 19 2020 Thesis
41:30 08 Silent Vigils Unborn Wake 2020 Home Normal
46:11 09 Anthéne Matter of Fact Collide 2020 Home Normal
49:24 10 Mathieu Karsenti Rebuild Bygones 2020 Slowcraft
54:29 11 zakè Illumination (Hotel Neon Remix) Geneva 2020 Past Inside the Present
1:00:58 12 Endless Melancholy Sleep Well Escapist Sessions 2020 Endless Melancholy
1:03:35 13 Goldmund Day In, Day Out The Time It Takes 2020 Western Vinyl
1:07:23 14 Juha Mäki-Patola Clear Silence Breath 2020 Hush Hush
1:11:22 15 Halftribe Elysian Caress Cloud Dreaming and Shadows 2020 Shimmering Moods
1:15:55 16 Good Weather For An Airstrike & Liam J Hennessy Autumn Nights Absent Moon 2020 hibernate
1:18:25 17 Pepo Galán Botes (Awakened Souls Remix) Soledad 2020 Stereoscenic

Gletscherzunge

Neptunian 66
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from November 22, 2020
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p308
Limited Select release on November 24, 2020
Wide release planned for December 22, 2020
Releases covered up to July 31, 2020
Image by : https://unsplash.com/@artofbryce

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Gallery Six Sojou Recollection – for ArtLism​.​JP 2019 Gallery Six
04:10 02 Gray Acres Scars Will Fade Material Forces 2019 whitelab
09:03 03 James Osland From a Tiny Speck Life Begins Home Diaries 012 2020 whitelab
15:14 04 Snufmumriko High Pasture Heights 2020 Archives
22:52 05 Naal The Silent and Invisible Life Split 2020 Bedroom
28:34 06 Purl Emissary Emissary 2020 Dewtone
32:12 07 Experiments In Silence A Prospect of Light Escape to the Skyline 2018 …txt
37:24 08 Michael FK Empyrean Empyrean 2019 Michael FK
42:26 09 Hipnotic Earth Hush Quiets the World Home Diaries 022 2020 whitelab
48:25 10 Awakened Souls How We Heal How We Heal 2020 Stereoscenic
53:18 11 Purl Renovatio Renovatio 2020 Archives
59:27 12 Hotel Neon Monolith Profile of the Lines 2020 Concentric
1:03:46 13 Tapes and Topographies To Find Your Imperfection Ubiquitous Clouds 2019 Simulacra
1:08:19 14 North Atlantic Drift Currents Pillars 2020 Polar Seas
1:10:35 15 James Osland The Sea Is Where You Go to Reminisce When You Are Far from Home Home Diaries 012 2020 whitelab
1:13:13 16 Richard Luke Breathe (Halftribe Rework) Glass Island (Reworked) 2020 Moderna
1:17:16 17 Polar Moon Ursa Minor As Above, So Below 2020 Past Inside the Present

01, 09, 10 and 15 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast.
02 previously appeared in Sternwarte 2019, Pt. 2.

Kalkstein

Kalkstein (Geophon 9)
01 Gallery Six – Cold Rains [Tehnofonika] {00:00}
02 Andrew Tasselmyer – Dawn Light [Andrew Tasselmyer] {04:18}
03 Bedroom – Small Scale Memory [Past Inside the Present] {09:07}
04 Alaskan Tapes – Shape of Things [Alaskan Tapes] {12:35}
05 Andrew Tasselmyer – Surface Tension [Andrew Tasselmyer] {20:22}
06 Josco & Spheruleus – Kilis [eilean] {23:59}
07 Michael A. Muller – Glyph II (Julia Kent Rework) [1631] {33:00}
08 Hotel Neon – Tortured Shapes [Hotel Neon] {36:10}
09 r beny – Mamiya [A Place to Bloom] {43:48}
10 offthesky & The Humble Bee – Hum in the Heart of a Dreaming [laaps] {47:36}
11 Gray Acres – Lost [whitelab] {53:04}
12 Hiemal – Thawing Lakes & Ponds [Hiemal] {56:07}
13 Jónsi & Alex Somers – Sleeping Summer [Krunk] {1:07:04}
14 Jónsi & Alex Somers – In the Sea (Drowned) [Krunk] {1:18:26}

Releases covered up to 2020-05-10.


Image by: https://unsplash.com/@maxoh

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p298
Select exclusive until October 27, 2020.

Moräne

Moräne (Geophon 8 – Nox edition)
01 Hotel Neon – Relic 2 [Hotel Neon] {00:00}
02 Rest You Sleeping Giant – First Snow [Stereoscenic] {05:51}
03 Purl & protoU – Morning Light [dronarivm] {08:30}
04 Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis – Names [Karl] {18:02}
05 Sven Laux & Spheruleus – Still Counting [Facture] {23:03}
06 Ed Carlsen – Home (Alaskan Tapes Remix) [Moderna] {31:45}
07 aswekeepsearching feat. Ajay Jayanthi – How Am I Supposed to Know [aswekeepsearching] {36:11}
08 Logic Moon – The Lovers [Logic Moon] {40:50}
09 r beny – Bright Lanterns on the Horizon of the Wetlands [Past Inside the Present] {44:15}
10 Jóhann Jóhannsson & Yair Elazar Glotman – Childhood / Land of the Young [Deutsche Grammophon] {47:26}
11 Hannes Kretzer – De$pero [Unperceived] {51:37}
12 Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Unending I [Anamnesis Arts] {55:37}
13 Raphael Weinroth-Browne – From Within I + II [Anamnesis Arts] {1:00:06}
14 Glåsbird – Søvnfjord [whitelab] {1:08:13}
15 Kinbrae – Skeletal Frames [Thesis] {1:12:37}

10 : additional production by Else Torp, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kate Macoboy, Viktor Orri Árnason and Budapest Art Orchestra.

Releases covered between 2019-04-19 and 2020-04-19.


Image by: http://linsenschuss.deviantart.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p292
Select exclusive until August 29, 2020.

Morast

Morast (Geophon 7)
01 Green-House – Peperomia Seedling [Leaving] {00:00}
02 Dalot – May-mess [Facture] {03:14}
03 Olga Wojciechowska – Ready to Return [ASIP] {06:24}
04 Ecovillage feat. Purl – Remember the Sky [eilean] {10:45}
05 Jónsi & Alex Somers – Stokkseyrar-Dísa [Krunk] {15:42}
06 Alaskan Tapes – Views from Sixteen Stories [AT] {26:26}
07 Luis Miehlich – Flows [Inner Space Travels] {29:05}
08 Gallery Six – In a Daze [Tehnofonika] {36:13}
09 Halftribe – Imperfect [Sound in Silence] {40:15}
10 Andrew Tasselmyer – Fogbanks [Andrew Tasselmyer] {45:46}
11 Jan Wagner – Kapitel 11 [Quiet Love] {51:15}
12 OHIO – Crépescule [12k] {54:19}
13 Valotihkuu – Faded Memories [Hidden Vibes] {1:00:04}
14 Hotel Neon – Relic 5 [Hotel Neon] {1:06:02}


Image by: http://unsplash.com/@brodatafotografia

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p289

Reichweite

Reichweite (Nox 5)
01 Hiemal – Aleutian Canopy II [Hiemal] {00:00}
02 Sebastian Paul – Walking Amongst the Sakura Trees [Shimmering Moods] {17:30}
03 Murkok – Panflora Wind [Murkok] {23:21}
04 36 – Night Rain (Reinterpreted) [A Strangely Isolated Place] {29:06}
05 The Circular Ruins – Looking Backwards [DataObscura] {34:40}
06 Introversion – Un Dernier Hommage [Introversion] {44:30}
07 Warmth – The Creek [Archives] {50:10}
08 Warmth – Tardor [Archives] {55:13}
09 Gray Acres – Midnight Rain [whitelab] {59:40}
10 Andrew Tasselmyer – Recall [eilean] {1:04:04}
11 Bedroom feat. Voga – Apart Worlds [Past Inside the Present] {1:08:35}
12 Logic Moon – Mother [Tehnofonika] {1:12:38}
13 Atmøsphäre – Transfer Zone [Tehnofonika] {1:17:57}
14 Andrew Tasselmyer – Phang Nga Secrets [Shimmering Moods] {1:20:15}


Image by: https://unsplash.com/@asoggetti

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p286

Druckschwankung

Druckschwankung (Jovian 3)
01 Gray Acres – Rooted in Memory [whitelab] {00:00}
02 Hilyard – Night Swept the Forest [Stereoscenic] {04:16}
03 Spheruleus – Inertia Ridge [Archives] {09:23}
04 Night Gestalt & Klangriket – Like a Particle of Dust [Bigo & Twigetti] {14:37}
05 Delectatio – Adjust [Delectatio] {19:48}
06 T.R. Jordan – Unsaid [Past Inside the Present] {24:55}
07 Henrik Meierkord – Själ [Ambientologist] {28:32}
08 Alphaxone – Floating Spheres [Cryo Chamber] {32:44}
09 Anthéne – Cyprus [Archives] {35:58}
10 Gray Acres – A Widening Gap [whitelab] {43:25}
11 Alaskan Tapes – Of Her [AT] {46:46}
12 Transient Sounds – Knife [Transient Sounds] {51:23}
13 Hammock – Slowly You Dissolve [Hammock] {55:14}
14 zakè & City of Dawn – Fernweh [zakè Drone] {59:38}


Image by: http://linsenschuss.deviantart.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p279