Facetten

Following Nox, Planetarium introduces another series capturing one essence of its former mixes. The Lumen series is the exact opposite of Nox, chiming in with the aural equivalent of pure brightness, the sun, the daylight, constructing euphoric soundscapes. A lot of Planetarium’s origins in Serenades and Night Hawk Radio shone a light on the aspects of the cinematic ambient and modern classical that dares to explore dynamics, higher levels of treble and such. Starting with the pilot, Facetten, I will return to this sort of music more regularly now.

Facetten (Lumen 1)
01 Isaac Helsen – In Which We Hold Our Breath to Gather Light [Past Inside the Present] {00:00}
02 Wings for Louise – Reveries [Mango Alley] {13:32}
03 Voga – Even [Sonder House] {21:24}
04 Alaskan Tapes – And Yet They Float {23:42}
05 The Humble Bee & offthesky – For Her Breath Is On All That Hath Life [IIKKI] {29:26}
06 Kenji Kihara – Hayama Ambient 003 {34:43}
07 Tambour – Cassiopée (Mirror Maps) [Moderna] {39:58}
08 Message To Bears – Nowhere {45:42}
09 about : forest – Feeling Light [Dewtone] {48:08}
10 Memum – Radiance (Hior Chronik Rework) [Unperceived] {52:51}
11 Petrels – Tiny Specks of Light [denovali] {56:23}
12 We Are All Astronauts – Elysium (Part I) {1:01:18}
13 Ed Carlsen – Hands, Heart [Moderna] {1:05:24}
14 Anthéne – Silhouette [Archives] {1:08:56}
15 Ecovillage feat. Kryshe – Sacrificial Love [eilean] {1:13:46}
16 Daigo Hanada – Two Birds [Moderna] {1:17:42}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p256

Silhouetten

A new chapter begins for Planetarium: Following the conclusion of the 117 episodes of the regular format, the water-themed Neptunian series and the earth-themed Geophon series welcome a new member to the family: Nox. In the vein of Planetarium mixes such as Widerhall, Perigäum and Nachtlandung, Silhouetten makes a foray into the nocturnal theme of which many sets will follow.

Silhouetten (Nox 1)
01 Hotel Neon – Fold [Past Inside the Present] {00:00}
02 Black Brunswicker – Quiet Boy [Past Inside the Present] {03:11}
03 Innesti – Hexagonal Galleries {08:54}
04 Jon Neher & Michael Scott Dawson – Be a Poem [Fenwood Rail] {13:42}
05 Hiemal – Descent {17:29}
06 Ian Hawgood – 土 [Home Normal] {27:06}
07 Sigur Rós – Sleep 3 [Krunk] {35:55}
08 ILUITEQ – The Sea at Night [TXT] {42:58}
09 Anthéne – Mirror [whitelab] {46:36}
10 Illuminine – Alas, Orpheus [Ferryhouse] {50:33}
11 offthesky – To Break Is Something Sacred [Handstitched*] {53:43}
12 Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Rêbendan [dronarivm] {1:07:14}
13 Chad Munson – Surface Tension, Pt. I [Muzan] {1:13:55}
14 Above & Beyond – Strength from Inside [Anjunabeats] {1:24:14}


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p253

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}

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09 debuted in BOP18a

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p228

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

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

Sedimente

Sedimente (P97)
01 Yann Novak – The Inertia of Time [Touch] {00:00}
02 James Osland – There’s No Place to Go Back to [Rusted Tone] {08:53}
03 kj – Room [dronarivm] {11:44}
04 Sound Meccano | Jura Laiva – P.s.IX [eilean] {16:35}
05 Robert Farrugia & Roman Willi – Static [Mensch] {21:23}
06 Zoltan Fecso feat. Anna Morley – Time Bath [Hush Hush] {26:27}
07 Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist – Arc [Thesis] {34:03}
08 Anthéne – Radio Static [Lontano] {37:12}
09 Gavin Miller feat. Aaron Martin – Upper Course I [Lost Tribe] {42:25}
10 r beny – Sérac {49:44}
11 Jóhann Jóhannsson – Death and Ashes [Lakeshore] {53:27}
12 offthesky – Vox Delicæ [dronarivm] {57:43}
13 Shuta Yasukochi – Another Light [Archives] {1:02:13}
14 Warmth – Shape and Shadow [dronarivm] {1:08:23}
15 Introversion – Vacuité {1:14:19}
16 Omar El Abd + Steve Pacheco – The Tempest [eilean] {1:18:12}
17 Pepo Galán – Growing Seed [dronarivm] {1:24:17}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p210

Best of Planetarium 2017, Pt. 3

Last year gave us plenty of remarkable pieces of modern classical and ambient. First of all, here is my personal top 15 of all tracks played on Planetarium in 2017:

#01 Hammock – Meier [Hammock]
#02 Bonobo – Second Sun [Ninja Tune]
#03 36 – Orphans of the Sky [3six]
#04 Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist – Nothing Ever [Thesis]
#05 Purl & Hivetribe – Closer Than You Know [Faint]
#06 Ayan Das – Movement [Stereoscenic]
#07 Eternell – Corona [Eternell]
#08 Billow Observatory – Plains [Azure Vista]
#09 Wanderwelle – The Starry Night [Silent Season]
#10 Rhian Sheehan – Keepsake [Unseen]
#11 Heinali – Shuffle [Injazero]
#12 Jason van Wyk – Shimmer [Home Normal]
#13 Hammock – Eliel [Hammock]
#14 Halftribe – Daydreams in Low Fidelity [Archives]
#15 offthesky – Okay Aloft [dronarivm]

Finally, the last 2-hour session is now available:

Best of Planetarium 2017, Pt. 3 (BOP17c)
01 Olan Mill – Seadailer [Bigo & Twigetti] {P74}
02 James Murray – First Falls (Lost Cause) [Slowcraft] {P68}
03 Anthéne – Halos {P78}
04 Eternell – Corona [Eternell] {N22}
05 Factory – Casualty [Kage] {P75}
06 Purl – Under Mjuka Vatten (Version) [Archives] {P64}
07 Anna Rose Carter & Dag Rosenqvist – Nothing Ever [Thesis] {CN3}
08 Oaktree & Poltrock – 44,2 km [PIAS] {CN1}
09 Jason van Wyk – Hidden [Home Normal] {P68}
10 Pausal – Murmuration I [dronarivm] {P63}
11 Poemme – Morning Sun [Stereoscenic] {P67}
12 Hammock – Eliel [Hammock] {N30}
13 Hotel Neon – 6:59 AM (Slow Meadow Remix) [Facture] {P74}
14 The Green Kingdom – Dorado [whitelab] {LL19}
15 Anton Kubikov – Timeless [Kompakt] {P72}
16 Hilyard – Lain Aground {P67}
17 Marcus Fischer – Variation Seven {P71}
18 Ayan Das – Stranger in Their Paths [Stereoscenic] {N24}
19 Alex Crispin – Canopy Dance [Sounds of the Dawn] {LL19}
20 Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – Lowlands [IIKKI] {P70}
21 Steve Pacheco – I Remember You [dauw] {P65}
22 Slow Clinic – Meanderings {P63}
23 Bing Satellites – Sunrise, South London, June 2016, Pt. 2 {PSum4}
24 Cash – Stratosphere {N25}
25 Data Rebel – T minus 10 {P64}
26 Duister – A Persistent Lack of Ambition [EL Muelle] {P66}
27 Poemme – Southbound Formations [Polar Seas] {P70}
28 Chihei Hatakeyama – In the Quiet River [Room40] {P69}
29 offthesky – Okay Aloft [dronarivm] {N20}
30 Hammock – Meier [Hammock] {N29}
31 sam.wallace – Hurts [Mango Alley] {N26}

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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p179