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.

Schlicksand

Neptunian 67
FRISKY CHILL broadcast from December 27, 2020
Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p312
Limited Select release on December 22, 2020
Wide release on January 19, 2021
Releases covered up to September 30, 2020
Image by : https://unsplash.com/@andikausg

Start # Artist Title Album Year Label
00:00 01 Rhucle Warm Winter Day Predawn 2020 Lontano
03:38 02 Awakened Souls Bodhichitta How We Heal 2020 Stereoscenic
08:34 03 Anthéne Succession Collide 2020 Home Normal
11:29 04 Thme Odd Memory That’s What It Will Be Like 2020 whitelab
15:11 05 Robin Allender Temple After Faith Tape Dreams I 2020 Unknown Tone
23:00 06 Geotic Simothet Oxperls 2020 Basement’s Basement
34:10 07 Roseblue Lieu d’Espoir Lieu d’Espoir 2020 Roseblue
36:59 08 Francis M. Gri Lost Boke 2020 KrysaliSound
44:35 09 Andrew Tuttle Tallowwood View Alexandra 2020 Someone Good
48:32 10 Jogging House Soap be 2020 Seil
51:52 11 Jogging House Some Chants 2020 Jogging House
56:52 12 Anthéne Tragedy Plus Time Skyglow 2019 Shimmering Moods
1:01:35 13 Steve Good Portal Nothing Is Ever Created Or Destroyed 2020 Steve Good
1:09:50 14 City Of Dawn Past Shores of Shattered Glass Elapsed 2019 Healing Sound Propagandist
1:13:04 15 Desolate Horizons We Will Stay Here, for the Love of Concrete Infinite Vistas 2020 Desolate Horizons
1:17:07 16 Eternell Underwater Rays Imagined Distances 2020 Sound In Silence
1:24:07 17 Jörgen Kjellgren Cádiz, Pt. 2 Invincible Summer 2020 Past Inside the Present

01, 07-09, 14-15 and 17 are not part of the FRISKY CHILL broadcast.

Ruhige See

Celebrating 5 years of Neptunian with the first episode that is not aired on FRISKY Radio: 100 minutes of “calm ocean” ambient.

Ruhige See (Neptunian 61)
01 Jon Neher & Michael Scott Dawson – Onism [Soft Wired] {00:00}
02 Luca Longobardi – Clouds [The Ambient Zone] {03:30}
03 Bing Satellites – A Crimson Sky [Bing Satellites] {06:31}
04 Exist Strategy – For All Eternity [Exist Strategy] {14:34}
05 Malibù – Lost at Sea [UNO NYC] {17:34}
06 Ann Annie – In Motion [Ann Annie] {21:51}
07 Halftribe – Two Teaspoons of Wishful Thinking [Sound In Silence] {24:52}
08 Constant Shapes – Your Colors [Constant Shapes] {28:41}
09 Hammock – Life Is Life [Hammock] {32:48}
10 Steve Good – The National Anthem [Steve Good] {36:27}
11 Antendex – Everyone Is Sleeping in My Dreams [Antendex] {43:06}
12 Test Card – Data Taken Over Under Rating [Sound In Silence] {50:11}
13 Jogging House – Stay [Jogging House] {56:58}
14 Sphontik – Late Summer Blue [Sphontik] {1:18:34}

05 previously appeared in Best of Planetarium 2019, Pt. 1.

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


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

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p293

Bassin

Bassin (Neptunian 60) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from June 28, 2020
01 Light Sleeper – Pool Water [Light Sleeper] {00:00}
02 WMD – Drips on the Mahogany [Hush Hush] {13:07}
03 WMD – Among the Open Valley [Hush Hush] {16:19}
04 Slow Dancing Society – Corsage [Hidden Shoal] {19:05}
05 Jogging House – Could [Jogging House] {22:45}
06 Norihito Suda – Inflorescence [Mango Alley] {27:32}
07 Hammock – Saudade [Hammock] {31:20}
08 Levi Patel – Her Angled Beauty [Marigold] {36:14}
09 Uncertain Voices – What’s Gone is Gone [Insight] {40:04}
10 Bedroom / NAAL – Mortal Insufficiency [Bedroom] {42:31}
11 Saltbreaker – Leaf, Pt. 2 [Past Inside the Present] {46:26}
12 Rhucle – 雨待ち (Amemachi) [Night Coast] {50:18}
13 Luis Miehlich – Genshi Pt. I & II [whitelab] {52:47}
14 Steve Good – Shimmering Down [Steve Good] {1:01:14}
15 Logic Moon – Tales [Logic Moon] {1:09:54}
16 PJS – Libra [Rusted Tone] {1:15:50}
17 Joachim Heinrich – Zion [Joachim Heinrich] {1:23:46}
18 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Our Lord Debussy [Ninja Tune] {1:26:44}

01-02, 06, 10-12 and 15 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).


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

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p290
Select exclusive until September 26, 2020.

Schneestürme

Schneestürme (Sternwarte 8)
01 Helios – Upward Beside the Gate [Ghostly] {00:00}
02 Jóhann Jóhannsson & Yair Elazar Glotman – The Last Men [Deutsche Grammophon] {04:04}
03 offthesky – Tempest Without You [dronarivm] {07:02}
04 Logic Moon – Re-Vault [whitelab] {12:35}
05 Hilyard – Ovo [Hilyard] {16:18}
06 Pepo Galán – How Not to Disappear [rohs!] {21:20}
07 Julianna Barwick & Rafael Anton Irisarri – B1 [Thesis] {27:37}
08 Purl – Chloris [Archives] {30:55}
09 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki – Stove on Fire [Muzan] {39:19}
10 Robert Farrugia – Ħemda [Archives] {46:34}
11 Ólafur Arnalds – Partial [Decca] {51:02}
12 Slow Dancing Society – D I S T A N C E [Hidden Shoal] {53:14}
13 Steve Good – Concentric Circles [Steve Good] {1:03:56}
14 Sergio Díaz de Rojas – Love (Matt Emery Rework) [piano & coffee] {1:13:37}

02 : Additional production by Else Torp, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Liam Byrne, Viktor Orri Árnason, Sara Fors, Budapest Art Orchestra


Image by: http://unsplash.com/@8moments

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p281
Select exclusive until on July 1.

Ästuar

Ästuar (Neptunian 57) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from March 22, 2020
01 Voga feat. Alaskan Tapes – Husk [Voga] {00:00}
02 Wil Bolton – Saltings [Facture] {04:02}
03 Hollie Kenniff feat. Goldmund – Unfolding [Unseen] {08:55}
04 Michael A. Muller – Elyria (Daigo Hanada Rework) [1631] {11:40}
05 Hollie Kenniff feat. Goldmund – Under the Loquat Tree [Unseen] {15:18}
06 Tony Anderson – Particles [Tony Anderson] {19:08}
07 Daniela Orvin – Sudden Farewell [dronarivm] {26:06}
08 Andarctica – Last Summer [Élan Vital] {27:50}
09 Steve Good – Nothing Is Ever Lost [Steve Good] {31:49}
10 Fading Language – Unworthy [Fading Language] {37:10}
11 Robert Farrugia – Wading [Lontano] {43:22}
12 Jogging House – Grounds [Jogging House] {46:06}
13 Stefano Guzzetti – Waterfront [Stella] {50:02}
14 Tone Color – Dunham [Dewtone] {52:29}
15 Snorri Hallgrímsson – Imperial [Moderna] {55:14}
16 Kinbrae – The River Awakens [Truant] {58:40}
17 Stray Theories – Mercy [Stray Theories] {1:03:55}
18 Cash – In Aeternum [Cash] {1:11:56}
19 Steve Moore – Beloved Exile [Temporary Residence] {1:19:16}
20 David Norland – To Shasta Mill [Denovali] {1:23:57}

02, 07, 08, 11, 16, 19 and 20 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).


Image by: Forrest Mankins

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p278
Planetarium Select exclusive until June 9, 2020.

Pigmente

Pigmente (Lumen 3)
01 Poemme – Watchful Chickadee [Stereoscenic] {00:00}
02 Olga Wojciechowska – All I Have Not Seen [A Strangely Isolated Place] {07:04}
03 Hollie Kenniff – Nearly Every Day [n5MD] {11:33}
04 Bålsam – Poecil Carolinensis [Neotantra] {16:03}
05 Black Brunswicker – Sevastapol [Stereoscenic] {18:59}
06 Slow Dancing Society – The City Below Us [Hidden Shoal] {24:01}
07 Horizon Diver – Midday Sun [Stereoscenic] {28:26}
08 Steve Good – Resolve / Dissolve [Steve Good] {32:43}
09 Purl – Seraphine Wings [Purl] {41:04}
10 City of Dawn – Elapsed [Healing Sound Propagandist] {44:10}
11 Space Mountain – Ley Lines [Pyramid Blood] {48:29}
12 Yui Onodera – Cromo 4 [Kompakt] {53:59}
13 Light Sleeper – Last Transmission [EL Muelle] {58:59}
14 Benoît Pioulard – Half to Death [Morr] {1:04:09}
15 Michael Grigoni & Stephen Vitiello – A Clearing [12k] {1:07:26}
16 Teen Daze – Near (r beny Remix) [Flora] {1:14:56}

01 and 12 previously appeared on Sternwarte 2019, Pt. 2.


Image by: http://pedromgabriel.com/

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p277

Calm Pills + Planetarium

For 2020, I planned to invite more guests to my regular shows than usual. A perfect opportunity just happened, as I was approached by my Mixcloud neighbour Calm Pills aka Alaeddin Khalik. His mixes appeared on FRISKY under his DJ Seroton moniker. However, the Calm Pills series on Mixcloud is a new, a bit slower, but still very harmonious direction. I think his 25th set which he submitted as my FRISKY entry for February is stunning and captures the Planetarium vibe very well.

Calm Pills + Planetarium (Neptunian 56 | Calm Pills Guestmix) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from February 23, 2020
01 Poemme – A Path Between the Clouds [Stereoscenic] {00:00}
02 Steve Good – Moon River {05:04}
03 Wil Bolton – Ropes [Audiobulb] {11:47}
04 Good Weather For An Airstrike – A Quiet Day [Sound in Silence] {22:20}
05 Ben McElroy – Ocean Left Unspoken [eilean] {27:37}
06 Jon Hopkins with King Creosote – Immunity [Domino] {30:10}
07 Slow Meadow – Helium Life Jacket [Hammock] {34:08}
08 Alio Die ≈ Antonio Testa – One Nairb [Hic Sunt Leones] {37:17}
09 Brother Saturn – As Empty as I Seem (Way Out Here) [We Are All Ghosts] {44:15}
10 Ashot Danielyan – C-Meditation [Easy Summer] {49:04}
11 Good Weather For An Airstrike – Storm Fronts [Sound in Silence] {52:03}
12 Pepo Galán – Bleeding Eyes (Shuta Yasukochi Remix) [Archives] {55:59}
13 Blake Ewing – North {1:00:08}
14 Stars Of The Lid – Articulate Silences, Pt. 1 [kranky] {1:01:36}
15 Gallery Six – Awayuki [Stereoscenic] {1:06:07}
16 Moby – Homeward Angel [Mute] {1:09:58}
17 Slow Meadow – Lonesome Summer [Hammock] {1:18:25}
18 Violeta Vicci – Long Farewell [Painted Word] {1:22:10}

01-03 and 18 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).
“Immunity” appeared on Vergänglichkeit and eins.


Image by: Alaeddin Khalik

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p274

Luftstrom

Luftstrom (Neptunian 49) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from July 28, 2019
01 Purl – Merope (Adrift) {00:00}
02 Steve Good – 360 {07:03}
03 Mikael Lind – Frozen Waves [Polar Seas] {13:00}
04 M Shutak – She Breathes Beneath Me [Wow & Flutter] {18:52}
05 Seabuckthorn – The Cloud and the Redness [eilean] {22:08}
06 Ecovillage – Fields [eilean] {26:53}
07 Danny Paul Grody – Sunrise, Looking East [Longform Editions] {30:33}
08 Andrew Tasselmyer – Affordances [eilean] {45:14}
09 Elskavon – Familiarity [Anthem Falls] {49:02}
10 Bedroom – Language [’89] {53:50}
11 Ecovillage feat. Luis Miehlich – Sometimes I Hear Your Voice [eilean] {56:31}
12 The Most Remote Place on Earth – Before Daybreak [Pyramid Blood] {1:01:49}
13 M. Grig – Call [12k] {1:08:06}
14 Hotel Neon – Old Growth [Archives] {1:12:06}
15 Sven Laux – ODD VII [whitelab] {1:17:45}
16 Matt Stewart-Evans – Roam [1631] {1:25:21}

01-04 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).


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

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p248

Dämmerschein

Dämmerschein (Neptunian 46) FRISKY CHILL broadcast from April 28, 2019
01 Tim Linghaus – Me in Your Rear-View Mirror (Boys Don’t Cry) [1631] {00:00}
02 Lowercase Noises – A Little Time with the Tree’s Roots {04:15}
03 Alex Bober – Patience [Hidden Vibes] {08:50}
04 As Seas Exhale – Castor {16:28}
05 Alex Bober – Reflections of Yesterday [Hidden Vibes] {20:43}
06 Maiya Hershey & Steve Jansen – Toward the Surface {27:20}
07 Jacob Pavek – Pulse [Unperceived] {33:06}
08 Hotel Neon – Burning Mist [Archives] {38:08}
09 Ed Carlsen – Yearn [Moderna] {43:02}
10 Eternell & endlesstrains – Restless Heart [Stereoscenic] {45:46}
11 Hammock – Mouth to Dust… Waiting [Hammock] {53:19}
12 John Atkinson + Talya Cooper – Cloudless [Florabelle] {57:02}
13 Scott Campbell – Swamp Azalea [79Ancestors] {1:01:45}
14 Theatre Romance – I Have Not Forgotten {1:05:46}
15 Boy Is Fiction + Ghosts of Tyto Alba – Home [n5MD] {1:13:52}
16 Steve Good – Parallel {1:18:53}
17 Rhian Sheehan – Someplace [Loop] {1:25:41}
18 Goldmund – Respite [Unseen] {1:28:23}

04, 05, 06, 10, 14 are Mixcloud exclusives (not part of the FRISKY broadcast).


Image by: http://500px.com/_lucien_

Planetarium Mixes Catalogue ID: p235