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.

Journey to Atlantis

Jade Bay 16
Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h590
Limited Select release on February 13, 2021
Proton Radio broadcast (Idolatry) on March 11, 2021
Wide release on March 13, 2021
Releases covered up to January 2, 2021
Image by Mika Baumeister

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Sarah MacNeil The Cockle Strand Northbay 2020 Crow Road
03:39 02 Satin Jackets Coffee and Feels Golden Cage EP 2020 Eskimo
07:34 03 Jerro feat. Kauf Tunnel Vision Tunnel Vision 2020 Anjunadeep
10:50 04 Aftruu feat. Astroleaf I’ve Been Letting Go of You (Kobana Remix) I’ve Been Letting Go of You (Kobana, Sound Quelle Remixes) 2020 Silk
15:45 05 Leaving Laurel A Secret Place A Secret Place EP 2020 Anjunadeep
20:14 06 Sound Quelle Vozzhayevka Kinkajou / Vozzhayevka 2020 Colorize
23:07 07 Mariner + Domingo Beautiful Thing Beautiful Thing 2020 Balkan Connection
30:36 08 Approaching Black & Shingo Nakamura I’m Still Breathing I’m Still Breathing 2019 Silk
34:12 09 Yotto Another Riff for the Good Times Another Riff for the Good Times / Daydreaming 2020 Anjunadeep
39:45 10 Marsh feat. Mimi Page Foss Lailonie 2020 Anjunadeep
44:12 11 Yunus Güvenen Mağica Closer Dreams EP 2020 Do Not Sit On The Furniture
50:15 12 SHato & Paul Rockseek Close to You Lobby Funk 2020 Uppwind
53:38 13 Qrion feat. Mars Kasei Mars Mars 2020 Anjunadeep
57:52 14 A.M.R Sailor’s Cry A Place for Everything 2020 Silk
1:03:22 15 Jody Wisternoff & James Grant feat. Jinadu Blue Space Nightwhisper 2020 Anjunadeep
1:07:22 16 Moon Boots feat. Steven Klavier Tied Up Tied Up 2019 Anjunadeep
1:11:25 17 Hermanez Cadell Sweet Karma EP 2020 Souksonic
1:15:29 18 DSF Mystika Mystika 2019 All Day I Dream
1:21:27 19 The Midnight The Search for Ecco Monsters 2020 Counter
1:24:57 20 Sonmi451 Probe Nachtmuziek 2019 Astral Industries

01 and 15-20 only appear in the Mixcloud edition and are not part of the Proton Radio broadcast.

Gartensinfonie

Lumen 6
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p311
Released on December 15, 2020
Releases covered up to September 30, 2020
Image by Florian Giorgio

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Geotic Elinted Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement
10:20 02 Aukai Soplo del Sueño Game Trails 2020 Aukai
15:15 03 Bibio Oakmoss Sleep on the Wing 2020 Warp
18:46 04 Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett All Good Things Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett 2019 Real World
22:20 05 Andreas Söderström & Rickard Jäverling Norra Udden Adelsö 2019 Flora & Fauna
29:34 06 Russ Daniels Stillhear Adagio 2019 Russ Daniels
33:33 07 The Green Kingdom Rose Garden Springhill 2020 Hidden Vibes
39:01 08 Ludvig Cimbrelius Dream of a Church and Your Eyes Her 2018 Eternell
47:15 09 Peter Broderick Earnest Leslye 2020 Summer Single Series 2020 Moderna
50:43 10 Dominic Razlaff Lauschen Lauschen 2020 Dominic Razlaff
52:44 11 Andreas Söderström & Rickard Jäverling Adelsö Adelsö 2019 Flora & Fauna
56:08 12 OHIO Frère Upward, Broken, Always 2019 12k
1:03:33 13 Sarah MacNeil Northbay Northbay 2020 Crow Road Sessions
1:08:11 14 Slow Meadow By the Ash Tree By the Ash Tree 2020 Hammock
1:11:12 15 Henning Schmiedt Becher Milch Klavierraum, später 2019 flau

08 previously appeared in бытие | Existence (Neptunian 37) (FRISKY Radio exclusive)

Tannenklee

Geophon 10
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p305
Select exclusive until December 29, 2020
Releases covered up to July 31, 2020
Image by: https://flickr.com/photos/92707456@N06

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Gallery Six Sasameyuki Trivial Treasures 2018 Tehnofonika
06:05 02 Delectatio What’s Been Said Eternity 2017 Delectatio
10:25 03 A Cerulean State The Light Dances Around Our Feet Story of Winter 2019 AmbientMusicalGenre
13:12 04 Blair Coron Song On the Nature of Things 2019 Blair Coron
16:55 05 Andrew Heath I Am Hiding A Trace of Phosphor 2020 Disco Gecko
22:08 06 Andrew Heath Will the Angels Still Hear Me? A Trace of Phosphor 2020 Disco Gecko
27:43 07 James Osland The Mountain Will Forever Be My Home Rusted Tone Recordings: Sampler Vol. 2 2020 Rusted Tone
30:25 08 Startle The Heavens / Slow Dancing Society Mistakes Twilight Cloak I 2020 Hidden Shoal
32:18 09 Moss Covered Technology After the Before When Southern Points 2019 hibernate
37:32 10 Anthéne Parable Healing Sounds II: A Compilation for Those in Need 2020 Past Inside the Present
41:44 11 Stijn Hüwels & Danny Clay 11012019 Various Artists (eilean 100) 2019 eilean
45:34 12 Illuminine Aura #3 2018 Ferryhouse
50:00 13 Jani R Motion 4 Still Motions EP 2020 Jani R
55:28 14 Julianna Barwick Healing Is a Miracle Healing Is a Miracle 2020 Ninja Tune
59:28 15 Koji Itoyama Utopia I Know 2020 Hidden Vibes
1:02:08 16 Startle The Heavens / Slow Dancing Society Paddle to the Pines Twilight Cloak I 2020 Hidden Shoal
1:04:43 17 Andreas Söderström & Rickard Jäverling Klockan Adelsö 2019 Flora & Fauna
1:09:14 18 Sarah MacNeil Siar Northbay 2020 Crow Road
1:13:12 19 Caspian Circles on Circles On Circles 2020 Triple Crown