6 Jahre Planetarium : Stationary Travels

Brian Housman, curator of the Stationary Travels blog and Mixcloud channel, has been a key influence for my Planetarium sets for many years. I asked him for a submission to the 6-year anniversary of Planetarium (which happened last Friday on November 1) and he kindly put together an entrancing journey through the past six years of ambient music up to very recent releases. It’s an honour to have him back on the decks after the 6-year Helioscope celebration back in 2017.

6 Jahre Planetarium : Stationary Travels (Retrospektive 6, guestmix by Brian Housman for the 6-year anniversary of the Planetarium channel)
01 Jane Antonia Cornish – Seascapes I {00:00}
02 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Sullen Sonata [Ninja Tune] {04:20}
03 Wil Bolton – Marram [Facture] {09:36}
04 Porya Hatami | Aaron Martin | Roberto Attanasio – Rêbendan [dronarivm] {18:23}
05 r beny – Seafoam and Dust {27:20}
06 Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann – The Inlet Arc [Students of Decay] {31:02}
07 Bethan Kellough – Vision [Touch] {37:20}
08 Siavash Amini – What Wind Whispered to the Trees {41:52}
09 Tide Jewel – The Shape of Heaven Changes Every Time You Say My Name (Tomonari Nozaki Remix) {48:02}
10 Lee Yi – Safety Pins [Rottenman Editions] {56:55}
11 OHIO – Always [12k] {1:01:42}
12 Ian Hawgood – Of Fragile Water’s Path [Facture] {1:09:15}
13 William Ryan Fritch – VII – Time Curves So Subtly [Lost Tribe] {1:17:10}
14 Arash Akbari – Until Time Sits by Your Side [Soft] {1:20:43}
15 Willamette – End of Good Discipline [Scissor Tail] {1:28:26}

Previous appearances:
03 in 2 Jahre Planetarium.
04 in X1 (Silhouetten).


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Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p259

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

From the Upside Down

From the Upside Down : A Tribute to Stranger Things Vol. 1
01 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – The Upside Down [Lakeshore]
02 Patkus – The Minutes
03 Mica Levi – Love [Rough Trade]
04 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things [Lakeshore]
05 Mild Peril – Alpha Zone [Desire]
06 GUNSHIP – The Mountain [Horsie In The Hedge]
07 ORAX – Red Sun [NewRetroWave]
08 Trevor Something – Waiting For The Cold
09 Logic Moon – The Dunes [Archives]
10 Siavash Amini & Matt Finney – Halcyon [Umor Rex]
11 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Flickering [Lakeshore]
12 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Breaking and Entering [Lakeshore]
13 Eurythmics – Who’s That Girl? [RCA]
14 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Over [Lakeshore]
15 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Kids [Lakeshore]
16 OGRE & Dallas Campbell – The World Tonight [Telefuture]
17 Shield Patterns – Sleepdrunk [Gizeh]
18 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Rolling out the Pool [Lakeshore]
19 Steve Moore – Saturnalia [Endless Summer]
20 Emeralds – Now You See Me [Editions Mego]
21 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Lay-Z-Boy [Lakeshore]
22 M83 – Couleurs [Mute]
23 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – No Autopsy [Lakeshore]
24 Tangerine Dream – Horizon [Jive Electro]
25 S U R V I V E – Wardenclyffe [Holodeck]
26 Tangerine Dream – Exit [Virgin]
27 Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – What Else Is There To Do? [Lakeshore]
28 Elvis Depressedly – Weird Honey [Run For Cover]
29 The Cure – Close To Me [Fiction]
30 Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark [CBS]
31 Emeralds – Goes By [Editions Mego]


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Best of Planetarium 2015, Pt. 2

Best of Planetarium 2015, Pt. 2 (100th Planetarium cloudcast)
01 Ryuichi Sakamoto – Goodbye to Hawk [New Regency]
02 Celer – Distant Misgivings [I, Absentee]
03 Bop & Synkro – Amnesia [Medschool]
04 Helios – Sonora Lac [Unseen]
05 Slow Meadow – Crown of Amber Canopy [Hammock]
06 Goldmund – Sometimes [Unseen]
07 Richard Ginns – Cycles [eilean]
08 Patkus – Trot
09 Leandro Fresco – El Reino Invisible [Kompakt]
10 Olan Mill – Tallole [dronarivm]
11 Chasing Dreams – Take Me to the Lands of Serenity [Chasing Dreams]
12 Goldmund – In the Byre [Unseen]
13 Slow Meadow – Grey Cloud Lullaby [Hammock]
14 Siavash Amini – Subsiding [Futuresequence]
15 Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner – Hawk Punished [New Regency]
16 Loscil – Luna
17 Twigs & Yarn – In The Valley [eilean]
18 Wil Bolton – Brittle [Fluid]
19 Helios – Skies Minus [Unseen]
20 Clemens Ruh – The Awakening [Mango Alley]
21 Halftribe – Echoes of Us [Dewtone]
22 Tegh – They Were From Somewhere Cold (Pjusk Remix) [dronarivm]
23 Sokkyō – Indian Summer [dauw]
24 Ghost and Tape – Choices [Slaapwel]
25 offthesky – Scintillate Inside You [hibernate]
26 Ruhe + The Humble Bee – Blue Moon [eilean]
27 Ruhe – Guide [eilean]
28 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 03:06 [Erased Tapes]

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Entfacht

fünfunddreißig : Entfacht
01 Ruhe – Glade [dauw]
02 Jonathan Kawchuk – Overhang [eilean]
03 Hotel Neon – The Eye’s Mind [Home Normal]
04 UNDISCLOSED – C2C5D2 – II [Undisclosed]
05 Bill Seaman – Anadyomene Inframince [eilean]
06 Robert Farrugia – Thaw [ARCHIVES]
07 SineRider – Autumn Hiss
08 Slow Clinic – It’s Not The Same Without You [Audio Gourmet]
09 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 00:26 [Erased Tapes]
10 Fabio Orsi – Just For A Thrill 5 [Home Normal]
11 Lubomyr Melnyk – Ripples In A Water Scene [Erased Tapes]
12 Siavash Amini – Blurring Contentment [Futuresequence]
13 Goldmund – Turncoat [Western Vinyl]
14 offthesky – Nowhere Point Vanish [hibernate]
15 Richard Ginns – Outward [eilean]
16 Jonathan Kawchuk – Aware [eilean]
17 Goldmund – Vision [Western Vinyl]
18 From the Mouth of the Sun – Braid & Tomb
19 Goldmund – The Wind Wings [Western Vinyl]
20 Asukrai – Abyss
21 Wil Bolton – Seep
22 Bersarin Quartett – Verflossen ist das Gold der Tage [Denovali]
23 Jonathan Kawchuk + Nadia Sirota – That So [eilean]

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Best of 2015 : Planetarium

Top 15 Tracks
01 : Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 20:17 [Erased Tapes]
02 : Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 21:05 [Erased Tapes]
03 : Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 03:06 [Erased Tapes]
04 : Siavash Amini – Subsiding [Futuresequence]
05 : Slow Meadow – Grey Cloud Lullaby [Hammock]
06 : Nils Frahm – Four Hands [Erased Tapes]
07 : Stendahl feat. Richard J Aarden – Towers (Zimpzon Remix) [Silk Sofa]
08 : Jacob Pavek – Illume [Unperceived]
09 : Nils Frahm – Them [Late Night Tales]
10 : Goldmund – The Wind Wings [Western Vinyl]
11 : King Unique – Without Boxes (Petrels Remix) [microCastle]
12 : Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Three [Erased Tapes]
13 : Leandro Fresco – Los Anos Que Vivimos En Peligro [Kompakt]
14 : Matt Fax – Shift (Asleep Version) [Enhanced]
15 : Ruhe – Guide [eilean]

Recommended Listens (in chronological order)
Levi Patel – Exclusive Guestmix for POLARLICHTER (zuurb)
Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) – isolatedmix 52 (astrangelyisolatedplace)
AWaking Dream – C a s c a d e s
jvbr – ueberfahrt (Headphone Commute)
Amtrac – White Light 113
Spinnet – Halftribe Artist Showcase
POLARLICHTER – Tarvos
Halftribe – Sribi Switi
(SEQUENCHILL) – Dawn of Breaking Bad – An Imaginary Soundtrack
Loess – isolatedmix 55 (astrangelyisolatedplace)
Stationary Travels – Shimmer Vol 1
Low Light – Morning Moon (Sunday Morning Music Vol. 11)
Low Light – Music for the Perseid Meteor Shower
Night Sequels – isolatedmix 56 (Listen to the Ni-Fi) (astrangelyisolatedplace)
Leandro Fresco – Exclusive Guestmix for POLARLICHTER (zuurb)
Low Light – Hammock Music (Tracks for Relaxing in One)
Low Light – Breathe
todos – Kilchurn Session XIII
POLARLICHTER – Bebhionn
Sam KDC – isolatedmix 57 (astrangelyisolatedplace)
Still catching up with mixes released in November. List is incomplete.

Favorite Mixes
1 : Roter Horizont (P30)
2 : Fremde Länder (P27)
3 : sleepersbeat (mit Jon Hopkins et al.) [“Late Night Tales” Release Special]
4 : beflügelt (mit Nils Frahm et al.) [Piano Day 2015]
5 : cassiopeia (mit Max Richter et al.) [“Sleep” Release Special]

Most Popular Mixes
1 : Roter Horizont (P30)
2 : 2 Jahre Planetarium
3 : Trift (P32)
4 : Mondsichel (P31)
5 : Fremde Länder (P27)

Himmelsgewölbe

dreiunddreißig : Himmelsgewölbe
01 Sam KDC – Late Night Innominate – Untitled 3 [Auxiliary]
02 Nils Frahm – 4:33 [Late Night Tales]
03 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 23:17 [Erased Tapes]
04 Mute Forest – Glass Of Sand Water
05 Bop – Odd Meaning [Medschool]
06 Markus Guentner – Cavus [astrangelyisolatedplace]
07 tunnel at the end of the light – Travelling [UAE]
08 Siavash Amini – Agarthini [Futuresequence]
09 Mikaël Delta & Hior Chronik – How To Define Existence [SunSeaSky]
10 Slow Meadow – A Farewell Sonata [Hammock]
11 Richard Ginns feat. Masaya Ozaki – Dream Shore [eilean]
12 Jens-Uwe Beyer – About Turn [Kompakt]

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Trift

zweiunddreißig : Trift
01 Siavash Amini – Subsiding [Futuresequence]
02 tunnel at the end of the light – Take Flight
03 Snufmumriko – Driftwood [Archives]
04 Jens-Uwe Beyer – Hands [Kompakt]
05 Ruhe – Guide [eilean]
06 Tambour – Attic [Moderna]
07 Slow Meadow – Blue Rose On A Windowsill [Hammock]
08 Yadayn – Veld [eilean]
09 Ruhe – Felled [eilean]
10 Slow Meadow & Hammock – Linen Garden, Pt. 2 [Hammock]
11 UNDISCLOSED – A69C9C – I [Undisclosed]
12 Rafael Anton Irisarri – Persistence
13 Youth Lagoon – X-Ray [Fat Possum]

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