Hochsee, Pt. 1

After a hiatus during the second half of February, Planetarium is back in a slightly changed format: Since there’s (1) so much good ambient music out there and (2) my professional life requires my attention even more than in previous years, I decided to scrap the limit of twenty-ish tracks for one mix and instead tell a story of multiple chapters. For the first Neptunian story called “Hochsee” (high seas) I selected 66 tracks in total which fit the maritime theme well and split them into four chapters of equal length. Each part is its separate mix, but all are selected and arranged on the same day or weekend and listening to all chapters back to back as soon as they are released will definitely be the best listening experience. This first part is available to everyone from day 1 and a new part will be available in limited (Select) release every subsequent week. Wide release dates will be determined soon, but I plan to do more stories in this format for other series (Nox, Geophon, Jovian, Lumen) and I may use this release pattern for them as well.
I hope you’ll like this and you can rest assured that the quality of the selection is not deteriorating, I just need to finally play the hundreds of tracks in my library.

Neptunian 79, Pt. 1
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p353
Wide release on March 1, 2022
Releases covered up to August 1, 2021
Image by : Fernando Jorge

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Foxwood Birth of a Star Innocence 2021 Drift
03:14 02 The Stolen Orchestra God is Green Quiet Surrender, Vol. 1 2021 The Stolen Orchestra
06:22 03 Loneward Noctilucent Ambient Sleeping Pill 5 2021 Stereoscenic
15:38 04 Eternell Cove (Presence) Cove 2020 Eternell
23:35 05 Sufjan Stevens Meditation I Convocations 2021 Asthmatic Kitty
27:00 06 Kit Monteith Leaving Home (Flight Song #1) Audio-Cartographic Experiments Vol#1: Rise & Fall 2021 DDC
31:01 07 Vincent DiFrancesco Tide Tide 2021 Vincent DiFrancesco
33:24 08 Robot Koch Kassel The Next Billion Years 2020 Modern
37:43 09 Hollie Kenniff Some Day if Some Day Comes The Quiet Drift 2021 Western Vinyl
40:59 10 APvJ & Dave Griffiths Into Slumber Into Slumber 2021 Tweed Jacket
44:53 11 36 A Slow Lesson in Introspection Music for Isolation (Suite) 2021 3six
47:22 12 Tomasz Mreńca Uma Echo 2021 Kayax
51:32 13 Burning Pyre & Canadian Rifles Sterling Silver Draped Across Their Necks The Snipe & The Clam 2021 Eastern Nurseries
56:40 14 Jason van Wyk Light Burns Out Threads 2021 n5MD
1:00:19 15 Helios Crystal Crystal (Original Score) 2021 Unseen
1:05:12 16 Alex Somers Dim Siblings 2021 Krunk
1:09:56 17 Simon Goff Vale Vale 2021 7K!

12 previously appeared in Best of Planetarium 2021, Pt. 2

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.

Hellwerden

Lumen 7
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p317
Released on January 26, 2021
Releases covered up to November 30, 2020
Image by ingirll

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Purl Sprickor av Ljus Renovatio 2020 Archives
02:38 02 Pepo Galán Llega el Verano (zarr. Remix) Soledad 2020 Stereoscenic
08:29 03 Milam Wisp Fohrite Butterfly Tokens 2020 Shimmering Moods
12:48 04 Jogging House Return be 2020 Seil
16:07 05 Pepo Galán El Chanquete (Anthéne Remix) Soledad 2020 Stereoscenic
19:22 06 Still Harbours Rime Armature 2020 Lontano
26:28 07 Endless Melancholy Hopeful Thinking Escapist Sessions 2020 Endless Melancholy
28:57 08 David Cordero & Miguel Otero Santo Domingo Salinas 2020 Archives
34:10 09 Endless Melancholy When I’m with You Escapist Sessions 2020 Endless Melancholy
37:47 10 Tobias Svensson Aerials 2020 Summer Single Series 2020 Moderna
40:59 11 Robot Koch Nebula The Next Billion Years 2020 Modern
44:56 12 Valotihkuu Waiting Spring Inside 2020 Valotihkuu
49:54 13 Less Bells The Fang Mourning Jewelry 2020 kranky
55:48 14 PILLARS Coda Healing Sounds II: A Compilation for Those in Need 2020 Past Inside the Present
1:00:40 15 Ólafur Arnalds feat. Josin The Bottom Line Some Kind of Peace 2020 Decca
1:04:35 16 Hosini & Jones Meadow 8 Hours, Still No Rain 8 Hours, Still No Rain EP 2020 Anjunadeep
1:07:11 17 Niklas Paschburg Bathing in Blue Svalbard 2020 7k!
1:11:43 18 Bobby Krlic Fire Temple Midsommar (Original Score) 2019 Milan

18 previously appeared in Sternwarte 2019, Pt. 2

Geranie

Geranie (Botanik 8)
01 Anne Müller – Aarhus / Reminiscences [Erased Tapes, 2019 | “Heliopause”] {00:00}
02 Snorri Hallgrímsson – Chasing the Present [Moderna, 2020 | “Chasing the Present (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”] {05:04}
03 Winterdagen – Phase In [1631, 2020 | “Phase In”] {07:59}
04 Robot Koch – Crystal Grid [Trees & Cyborgs, 2018 | “Sphere”] {11:55}
05 Jan Wagner – Nummer M [Klangbad, 2018 | “Nummern”] {16:03}
06 John Hayes – Anonymous [Sonder House, 2020 | “The Last Best Place”] {19:38}
07 Julia Gjertsen – Okno [Moderna, 2020 | “2020 Summer Single Series”] {23:27}
08 Luis Miehlich – Wind’s Song & Komori, Pt. 2 [whitelab, 2020 | “Home Diaries 030”] {26:24}
09 Valeska Rautenberg – Blissful Naïveté [Valeska Rautenberg, 2020 | “Into the Still White (Songs for Piano, Wind & Water)”] {36:32}
10 Cicada – Snow Trail [flau, 2019 | “Hiking in the Mist”] {39:47}
11 Penguin Café – The Life of an Emperor [Erased Tapes, 2019 | “Handfuls of Night”] {46:49}
12 Manuel Zito – On Hold [1631, 2020 | “Nineteen”] {51:09}
13 Jeff Mercel – No. 22 (You’re Talking About Memories) [Psychic Troubles, 2018 | “Lunescapes, Vol. 1”] {53:18}
14 Stefano Guzzetti – Night [Stella, 2017 | “Alone (Night Music for Piano Solo)”] {57:30}
15 John Hayes – The More You Know [Sonder House, 2020 | “The Last Best Place”] {1:02:12}
16 Arber – Nocturne for the King of Naples [Hinney Beast, 2019 | “Arber”] {1:05:00}
17 Jóhann Jóhannsson & Yair Elazar Glotman – Physical Description of the Last Human Beings [Deutsche Grammophon, 2020 | “Last and First Men”] {1:07:55}
18 Olga Wojciechowska – Images Imprisoned Within You [A Strangely Isolated Place, 2019 | “Infinite Distances”] {1:11:11}
19 Manu Delago – Delta Sleep (Hugar Rework) [One Little Indian, 2020 | “Nightliner (Delta Sleep Reworks)”] {1:15:10}
20 Henning Schmiedt – Wie war [flau, 2020 | “Schlafen”] {1:22:12}

17 : Additional production by Else Torp, Kate Macoboy, Liam Byrne, Viktor Orri Árnason and Budapest Art Orchestra

Releases covered up to 2020-07-15.

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


Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p303

Benediction

Benediction (Idolatry Vol. 95) [Proton Radio broadcast from November 14, 2019]
01 Dreaming Of Ghosts – The First One [Trees & Cyborgs] {00:00}
02 GMJ – Catharsis (Rauschhaus Remix) [Proton] {03:10}
03 Deeparture – Jumpseat [Zerothree] {08:24}
04 DNA – Fearless (The Dualz Remix) [Ton Töpferei] {13:39}
05 Oliver & Tom – Luly [Balance] {18:23}
06 Cid Inc. & Orsen – Ten (Barry Jamieson Remix) [Replug] {22:50}
07 Sebastian Busto – Journey to Ixtlan [Replug] {29:55}
08 Jiminy Hop – Brachistochrone [The Soundgarden] {34:34}
09 Katzen – Consciente (Ricardo Piedra Remix) [Consapevole] {39:03}
10 Max Meyer x Wilderness & A-Line – Forest Man (PROFF Remix) [Statement!] {44:47}
11 WIELKI – Sky’s Only a Memory [Movement] {49:41}
12 Third Son – Avril [17 Steps] {54:19}
13 Luka Sambe – People, Be Nice (Day Mix) [Balance] {57:39}
14 Kamilo Sanclemente – Urania (Balance Mix) [Balance] {1:01:30}
15 Dezza – Apollo (Murtagh Remix) [Colorize] {1:06:10}
16 deadmau5 – Acedia (OV) (Rinzen Remix) [mau5trap] {1:12:03}

13-16 are Mixcloud exclusives and did not appear in the Proton Radio broadcast.

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h538

Moosgrün

Moosgrün (Helioscope on Romantic Techno Vol. 10)
01 Luca D’Alberto – Everywhere You Are (Yehezkel Raz Rework) [7k!]
02 Julian Stetter – Sin [Correspondant]
03 Peter Broderick – If I Were a Runway Model [Erased Tapes]
04 Nils Frahm – Human Range [Erased Tapes]
05 Aukai – Oars [Manners McDade]
06 Sasha – View 2 (Colin Benders Remix) [Late Night Tales]
07 Luka Sambe – Sooti [Armadillo]
08 Simply City – Glass Elevator (Quatri Remix) [Proton]
09 Joe Miller – Nunthorpe Grove (Rising Sun Remix) [Manual]
10 Lessovsky – Nostrum [Crossfrontier] *
11 Anton Dhouran – Lumiphen [Ton Töpferei]
12 Noa Romana & Deersky – One Moment as a Whole Life (Seb Dhajje Remix) [Soundteller]
13 Little Ashes & Robot Koch – The Big Now (Ryan Davis & Robot Koch Remix) [Trees & Cyborgs]
14 Christian Löffler feat. Mohna – Haul (Superpoze Remix) [Ki]
15 Way Out West – Lullaby Horizon (Ben Böhmer Remix) [Anjunadeep]
16 AFFKT – Ikigai (Brunetto Remix) [Sincopat]
17 Nico Stojan feat. JAW – OD 30 (Acoustic Remix) [Kindisch]
18 Khåen – Kyrie [This Never Happened]
19 Modd – Flatra [Akbal]
20 Yoni Yarchi & Tal Tager – In Another Dimension (Powel Remix) [Loot]
21 Tibi Dabo – Ende [Last Night On Earth]
22 Lane 8 feat. POLIÇA – No Captain [This Never Happened]
23 Oona Dahl – So Cruel (Nite Version) [Hallucienda]
24 Gordon – Coelacanthe (Vessels Remix) [InFiné]

* also appeared in Helioscope Yearmix 2017

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


Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h459

Waldlichtung

Waldlichtung (Helioscope on Romantic Techno Vol. 8)
01 Günter Schlienz – Outer Corridors of Space [Rural Colours]
02 Alex Hentze – Haunt Me [Cuberec]
03 Christian Löffler – Pigment (Rework) [Ki]
04 Penguin Café – Franz Schubert [Erased Tapes]
05 Dominik Eulberg – Katzengold [Traum]
06 Modd – Vtown [Kindisch]
07 Ivorie & Ambi – Castalia [Keller]
08 Max Cooper – Distant Light [Mesh]
09 Robot Koch & Julien Marchal – Fluid [Diynamic]
10 Compuphonic – Island Flutter [Anjunadeep]
11 Ben Böhmer – Flug & Fall [Anjunadeep]
12 Anderholm – Nocturne [This Never Happened]
13 Geotic – Billionth Remnant [Ghostly]
14 East Forest – Opening [1631]
15 Acid Pauli – Nana [Pampa]
16 Lopezhouse – December Sun [Exploited]
17 Reinier Zonneveld feat. Aymar – Beast [Stil vor Talent]
18 Joop Junior – Sofie_Lucie [Bedrock]
19 Aparde – Glass [Ki]
20 Kiasmos – Shed [Erased Tapes]
21 Penguin Café – Wheels Within Wheels [Erased Tapes]
22 LTO – Careful [Injazero]
23 Akira Kosemura – Spark [1631]

Images by: http://thinking_silence.deviantart.com/


Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h435

Congregation of Rites

Congregation of Rites (Idolatry Vol. 53) [Proton Radio broadcast from October 12, 2017]
01 Gacha Bakradze – Gather [Apollo]
02 Warmth – Dust (Chris Weeks Remix) [Archives]
03 Amentia – Miracle D’Hwange [Sol Selectas]
04 PHCK – 0.25 (Rancido Remix) [Dilate]
05 Memory – Delfo [Sudbeat]
06 Movemé – Yes I Do (Dimuth K Intro Mix) [Clubsonica]
07 Guhus – Returning Home [Particles]
08 Azteca & Bolivar – Elysian Fields [Akbal]
09 Marino Canal – All the Right Endings [Lost & Found]
10 GMJ & Matter – Earthless [Anjunadeep]
11 Quivver & Shane Blackshaw – Rescue [Stripped]
12 Kymatik – New Dawn [Sudbeat]
13 Budakid feat. Siogue – Ruler on the Throne [Einmusika]
14 Max Graham – Moonchild (Tim Penner Remix) [Cycles]
15 Sasha – Do the Maff [Circus]
16 Sasha – Trigonometry [Watergate]
17 Audiofly & Patrice Bäumel – Atacama [Crosstown Rebels]
18 Yotto – Isolation [Anjunadeep]
19 Analog Jungs – Voyager [Clinique]
20 Tim Green & The Slow Revolt – Still Not Born (Club Mix) [Cityfox]
21 Christian Löffler feat. Mohna – Vind (Fejká Remix) [Ki]

Mixcloud Bonus
22 Tontario feat. Sarah de Warren – Northern Confessions
23 Robot Koch & Chi Thanh – Nebula [Diynamic]
24 Cornucopia – Letter for Poly [Tale & Tone]
25 Henry Saiz – In the Distance [Culprit]
26 Tim Engelhardt – We Didn’t Talk for a While [fryhide]
27 Felix Wittich – 0.23 (West & Hill Remix) [Dilate]
28 Kiasmos – Blurred (Bonobo Remix) [Erased Tapes]

Images by: http://unsplash.com/@nategreno


Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h430

Nutrients – October ’16

Nutrients – October ’16 (Nu26)
01 SHELLS – Jailbird
02 Robot Koch & Savannah Jo Lack – The Dream [Trees & Cyborgs]
03 Rabid Young – Before You Go
04 Tycho – Local [Ghostly]
05 Flock of Dimes – …To Have No Answer [Partisan]
06 Isaac Lee-Kronick – Julia
07 Liv Dawson – Reflection [Method]
08 Glass Animals – Agnes [Wolf Tone]
09 Teen Daze – Suburban Garden [Flora]
10 Harlea – Miss Me [0E0E]
11 Robot Koch & Savannah Jo Lack – Heart as a River [Trees & Cyborgs]
12 C Duncan – Other Side [FatCat]
13 White Lies – Swing [BMG]
14 Rain Dog – In Your Arms [Project Mooncircle]
15 Tycho – Rings [Ghostly]
16 Johanna Warren – A Bird in the Crocodile’s Mouth [Spirit House]
17 Teen Daze – Utopia [Flora]
18 Maria Kelly – Stitches [Veta]
19 Flock of Dimes – Apparition [Partisan]
20 Cubicolor – Diver [Anjunadeep]
21 iRah – Moon [Tambourhinoceros]
22 Douglas Dare – New York [Erased Tapes]
23 Ten Fé – Turn [Some Kinda Love]
24 SEA + AIR – Pain Is Just a Cloud (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) [Glitterhouse]
25 K V A S I R – First Throws
26 Davis – Blind [Innervisions]
27 Cubicolor – Black Vines [Anjunadeep]
28 Hot Dreams – Plungepool
29 The Ocean Party – Restless [Spunk]
30 How To Dress Well – Salt Song [Domino]
31 Die Höchste Eisenbahn – Gute Leute [Tapete]
32 Marek Hemmann – Comonia [Freude am Tanzen]
33 Delerium feat. Phildel – Ritual (Matt Lange Remix) [Metropolis]
34 Drowners – Human Remains [Frenchkiss]
35 Blaenavon – My Bark Is Your Bite [Transgressive]
36 Tycho – Horizon [Ghostly]
37 Bob Moses – Here We Are [Domino]
38 Nilüfer Yanya – Small Crimes
39 Bloom – Shout
40 Rob Bravery – You Take Half [Insanity]
41 Gemini – Trap Door [Tree of Life]
42 Yohuna – Badges [Orchid Tapes]
43 Oli Hannaford – Lily
44 Heavy Heart – The World Is A Gumball
45 IDER – King Ruby
46 Cloud Boat – Man of War [Born Electric]


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Refugium

HORT 1 : Refugium
01 Kate Simko & Tevo Howard – Welcome To PolyRhythmic [Last Night On Earth]
02 (ghost) – Elas [n5]
03 Noraj Cue – Earth In Decay [Manual]
04 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Four (PHM Remix)
05 RÜFÜS – Innerbloom [Electric Sparklers]
06 Groj – Seahorse [Strange Town]
07 Cubenx – Blazing [InFiné]
08 Florian Gallet – Recreation [Traum]
09 Parra for Cuva – Borneo [Monaberry]
10 Robot Koch – Fernwood [Monkeytown]
11 Andre Crom feat. Ségou – Behind the Glass (Johannes Brecht Remix) [OFF]
12 Tomas Barfod – Promises, Pt. 2 [Friends of Friends]
13 Ruhe – Felled [eilean]

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