Calibre – RA.765

“Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself“. As beautiful and inspiring as this line from good, old Charles Bukowski might be, only very few musicians manage to successfully do so. The great majority of bands and producers invent themselves, with varying degrees of originality, but then fail to reinvent themselves, instead swimming in the same slough…

Illuvia – Isolatedmix 107

A beautiful selection of liquid Drum’n’Bass tunes, including many classics from the golden age of the genre. Illuvia, who’s responsible for this mix, just released his new album Iridescence Of Clouds on quality Ambient imprint A Strangely Isolated Place. A wonderful title that comes with an equally wonderful artwork, and the actual music is wonderfully…

Solving A Steampunk Puzzle Box

A video of a dude solving an incredibly intricate and cleverly crafted steampunk-themed puzzle box. Quite a riveting thing to watch that will leave you wondering: Who comes up this kind of stuff? Unsurprisingly this gentleman is solving puzzles on a frequent basis, and this not even the most sophisticated one…

Max Cooper – Out Of Body

Ambient has been the big thing recently, what with all the dance producers putting out mixes and all that. Max Cooper has also been the big thing, not only recently, and especially on this blog. Now this mastermind of synthesized music shares with us a new Ambient mix. And, as it is the case so…

Study Links Spiritual Training To Narcissism

“An implicit feature of spiritual training is that it allows its adherents to distance themselves from their egos, and thereby from things such as the need for social approval or success. [….] But as a new paper explains, spiritual training may have the opposite effect. Namely, spiritual training might in fact enhance people’s need to feel ‘more successful, more respected or more loved’ […].”

Nils Frahm – Xmas Mix 2020

Think of Christmas and all the traditions that come with it what you will, but the annual end-of-year mixtapes by neoclassic virtuoso Nils Frahm are a damn good reason to get all festive about the season. Turn up the stereo, turn off all the other stuff that didn’t exist when many of these tunes were…

Reid Willis – The Ocean Won’t Allow (Official video)

Morphing fluidly through all sorts of otherworldly scenery, sci-fi cityscapes and fantastic pharmaceutical visions, always in perfect sync with the rhythmic ebb and flow of the multi-layered rhythms and melodies, this music video by Xander Steenbrugge makes the perfect visual counterpart for Reid Willis’ The Ocean Won’t Allow from his stunning new album.

Mesh Mix Series 009: Reid Willis

Max Cooper has been talking a lot about this guy recently. Which speaks for itself – just like the fact that he signed him on his Mesh imprint. First for the 2nd part of the 3D Reworks series, then for Mother Of, the second Reid Willis album which was released yesterday. Max found just the…

FWD144 – KiloWatts Live Set

Halfway through this 2-hour live set you might well start wondering if all these tunes were really produced by only one person, and one person alone. Transitioning effortlessly from ambientesque soundscapes to mellow Downtempo grooves and trippy Breaks, from glitchy rhythms to dope beats, leading us through deeply psychedelic patches just to soar up into…

Creaksbox

Creaksbox is a music player for an interacitve, ever-changing, infinite soundtrack created by Hidden Orchestra and artist / developer Jan Chlup. The app is different to a normal album in that the album will never sound exactly the same twice. It has no fixed duration. The music can be heard as it is in the…

Roberdo Raval / 11-2020

Ambient House, Breaks, Acid, Tech. Uplifting, mellow, ecstatic, inebriating, hallucinogenic. Bright and sunny at the beginning, turning rather dark and nocturnal towards the end. It’s been a while since I recorded a DJ mix, and even longer since it had a notable amount of four-to-the floor tracks in it. Go here to download the file,…

Jon Jones – HOCast #36

Seventy-three minutes of All-Aussie goodness. Well, kinda. Jon Jones recorded a mixtape using exclusively tracks from Australian record labels. “It includes a blend of ambient, downtempo, trance-like sounds with a quirky flavour,” the young producer describes his selection. There’s more: “The mix and the songs within it are inspired by the traditional landowners of Australia,…

Kūmāré – The Spiritual Placebo Effect

In case you missed it: The 2011 documentary Kūmāré was quite an intriguing and entertaining social experiment. It explores the need for leaders and gurus that is hardwired into the brains of many humans and the powerful psychological mechanisms that are triggered by this need. Check out the trailer below and learn more about the…

Natthall

Sebastian Mullaert’s four-on-the-floor music for modern trance dance rituals fills a unique and extremely elegant universe of sound – yet it’s a closed system. So it’s amazing to hear the Swedish producer doing something truly groundbreaking again. Working with musicians of the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, he went far beyond the scope of some classical musicians…

Ólafur Arnalds – Woven Song

Ólafur Arnalds, the Icelandic trailblazer of Neo Classical music, gives us a stunning first impression of his new album. Stunning because of the music which vibrates with the unique virtuosity that made the young composer a protagonist of the genre; and stunning because of the ethereal trip that fills the visible wavelengths of ‘Woven Song’.