Roberdo Raval – Saltwater Music 2021

As always with this series, my latest Saltwater Music mix is quite a personal affair. For once it doesn’t consist of music that has been the soundtrack for a lifestyle centered around great bodies of saltwater, but mainly of tunes from the generally strange, yet musically marvelous year that lies behind us. An all-instrumental hour…

Caoilfhionn Rose – Fireflies

A stunning foretaste, both musically and visually, of the upcoming Caoilfhionn Rose (say: Keelin) album on quality label Gondwana Records. The whirling dots of light shown in this video are somewhat reminiscent of those quantum particles (or whatever they’re supposed to be…) in the projections in the series Devs. However, a closer look reveals that…

We Come From The Sun Mixtape

Embedding poetry into immersive music, We Come From The Sun is a quite a fascinating project and well-worth listening into. Here musical allrounder Joe Acheson, the mastermind behind The Hidden Orchestra, takes it to yet another level by transforming the album into one of his masterful studio mixes. “A series of imagined collaborations including Johnny…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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’.

Ennio Morricone – Mixed By James Balmont

Last Moday Ennio Morricone, arguably the greatest film music composer of the modern era, died age 91. In honour of his vast body of work and peerless skill for evocation, musician and writer James Balmont compiled a small selection of his catalogue in this mix. Via Crack Magazine.

David August – Tomorrow Is Forever Mixtape

An album tells a lot about the character of the musician/s who produced it. However, a mixtape can be just as personal because it channels sonic emotions and aural atmospheres through the filter that is the human mind of the person who created it. Also, it speaks volumes about the musical horizion of this person.…

Max Cooper – 3D Reworks 001

“Headphones on (it only works with headphones), eyes close, and you’ll be somewhere entirely different!” A truly great electronic music producers of our time goes 3D. The sound of Max Cooper has been pushing boundaries for quite some time already, his albums and live mixes are highly immersive listening experiences. Now he takes us one…