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Wednesday
Mar232016

Gentle Daps XIX: DAPS DYNASTY 2 — Anniversary Special

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Gentle Daps returns to its roots in soft pop, soft prog, ethereal, and fusion with this two-year anniversary episode mixed by yours truly.

  1. Camel - "Tell Me" [Decca, 1977]
  2. Stanley Clarke - "Strange Weather" [Nemperor Records, 1979]
  3. John Foxx - "Harmonia Mundi" [Metamatic, 2005]
  4. Happy Rhodes - "Not for Me" [Aural Gratification, 198?]
  5. Robert Leiner - "Northern Dark" [Robert Leiner, 1994]
  6. Steps Ahead - "In a Sentimental Mood" [Elektra, 1986]
  7. Roger Eno - "At the Water's Edge" [Editions EG, 1985]
  8. Paul Winter - "Lullaby From the Great Mother Whale for the Baby Seal Pups" [Living Music, 1980]
  9. Crispy Ambulance - "Simon's Ghost" [Factory Benelux, 1982]
  10. Patrick O'Hearn - "Trust" [Deep Cave Records, 1995]
  11. Propaganda - "La Carne, la Morte e il Diavolo" [Virgin, 1990]
  12. Richard Bone - "Zone Five" [Quirkworks Laboratory, 1996]
  13. Eyeless in Gaza - "Still Air" [Cherry Red, 1981]
  14. Jean-Michel Jarre - "Equinoxe, Pt. 1" [Polydor, 1978]
  15. Hans-Joachim Roedelius - "Herdmaker" [Prudence, 2000]
  16. Japan - "The Tenant" [Ariola Hansa, 1978]
  17. Bernard Fevre - "Sunshine on March" [Musax, 1977]
  18. Mariah - "Shisen" [Shan-Shan Better Days, 1983]
  19. Sting - "Jellyfish Lake" [IMAX, 1995] . . . . . . . . .
  20. Rüdiger Lorenz - "Friendly Islands (Tonga)" [Syncord, 1984]
  21. The Durutti Column - "All That Love and Maths Can Do" [LTM, 1986]
  22. Jan Hammer Group - "Your Love" [Nemperor Records, 1977]
  23. System 7 - "Sirenes (Tranquility Mix)" [Butterfly Records, 1994]
  24. Michael Stearns - "On the Way" [Hearts of Space, 1988]
  25. The Chameleons - "I'll Remember" [Geffen Records, 1986]
  26. Peter Hammill - "Reprise" [Fie! Records, 1992]
  27. Rick Wakeman - "Sea Horses" [A&M Records, 1979]
  28. Edgar Froese - "Specific Gravity of Smile" [Virgin, 1983]
  29. Mike Oldfield - "First Excursion" [Virgin, 1975]
  30. Roedelius - "Brise" [Cicada Records, 1986]
  31. Domenique Dumont - "La Bataille de Neige" [Antinote, 2015]
Tuesday
Jan122016

Best Ambient Albums of 2015



Noise, new age, kosmische, vaporwave, modern classical, drone, film scores, and on, and on. 2015 was a varied year for ambient music. Here's what came out on top in my eyes:

  1. Nmesh & Telepath - ロストエデンへのパス [Dream Catalogue™]
  2. Occult Orientated Crime - The Occult Orientated Crime Album [Nightwind Records]
  3. Kurt Stenzel - Jodorowsky's Dune OST [Light in the Attic]
  4. Gora Sou - Ramifications [Orange Milk Records]
  5. X.Y.R. - Mental Journey to B.C. [Not Not Fun]
  6. Gausian Curve - S/T [Music From Memory]
  7. Cryptosystem I - Mortalscapes [Enterntainment Systems]
  8. Sunmoonstar - Ibid [Twin Springs Tapes]
  9. Max Richter - Sleep [Deutsche Grammophon]
  10. Robert Aiki, Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma - FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow [RVNG Intl.]
  11. V/A - Pop Ambient 2016 [Kompakt]
  12. Kara-Lis Coverdale - Aftertouches [Sacred Phrases]
  13. Biosphere & Deathprod - Stator [Touch]
  14. Michael Vallera - Distance [Opal Tapes]
  15. Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV - Sirens [Umor Rex Records]
  16. Inner Travels - Phases of a Forest Moon [Otherwordly Mystics]
  17. Les Halles - Forum [Noumenal Loom]
  18. Opaline - Open Source [Hacktivism Records]
  19. Steve Hauschildt - Where All Is Fled [Kranky]
  20. Jonas Reinhardt - Palace Savant [Further Records]
  21. Steve Moore - Cub OST [Relapse]
  22. H Takahashi - Sea Meditation [Entertainment Systems]
  23. Lee Bannon - Pattern of Excel [Ninja Tune]
  24. Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - Sintetizzatrice [Spectrum Spools]
  25. Majeure - Union of Worlds [Constellation Tatsu]
Wednesday
Jan062016

Armchair Backlog, 2015 Q4

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Looking back at my favorite findings in the realm of late 2015 chill music.

  1. Dang Olsen Dream Tape - "Licorice Drink" [Beer on the Rug]
  2. Loto Retina - "Agilité" [Carpi Records]
  3. CORIN & ju ca - "Nocturne" [Phinery]
  4. Uncle Trey - "Now You Know (Strict Face's Melo Edit)" [S/R]
  5. Tempelhof & Gigi Masin - "Tuvalu" [Hell Yeah Recordings]
  6. Emily Yacina - "A Curse" [S/R]
  7. Shigeto - "Need Nobody" [Ghostly International]
  8. Low Flung - "Powerline" [Phinery]
  9. Sunmoonstar - "Everything Is Surface" [Squiggle Dot]
  10. Sully - "Hours, Miles & Still..." [Astrophonica]
  11. Photonz - "Like Tears in the Rain2" [S/R]
Thursday
Dec172015

Gentle Daps XVIII: Guest Mix by Opaline

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Portland-based ambient artist Opaline has gotten regular coverage here on AiMT, so I am thrilled that he's been kind enough to offer up this latest entry in the Gentle Daps series. It's a live mix made up entirely of vinyl and cassettes, and it continues the new age theme of the past few Daps episodes. The format choice is fitting considering Opaline's thick release schedule of cassettes in recent years. His most recent is called Open Source and is available on Hacktivism Records. Stream/buy it and the rest of Opaline's extensively serene catalog over on his Bandcamp page.

  1. Oneohtrix Point Never - "Behind the Bank" [Deception Island, 2007]
  2. Harmonizer - "Permanent Culture" [NNA Tapes, 2010]
  3. Mark Isham - "Raffles in Rio" [Windham Hill Records, 1983]
  4. Wave Temples - "Keys to the Inner Island" (Excerpt) [Rainbow Pyramid, 2013]
  5. Richard Burmer - "Physics" [Fortuna Records, 1984]
  6. Panabrite - "Glass Corridor" [Love All Day, 2012]
  7. Jon Hassell - "Datu Bintung at Jelong" [Editions EG, 1981]
  8. Ant’Lrd - "Lawn Tactics" [Baro Records, 2015]
  9. Eberhard Schoener - "Sky Music" (Excerpt) [Kuckuck, 1984]
  10. Pulse Emitter - "Steam and Stars" [Expansive, 2014]
  11. Robert Schroder - "Floating music" [Innovative Communication, 1980]
  12. X.Y.R. - "Message in a Bottle" [Singapore Sling Tapes, 2013]
  13. Laraaji - "Unicorns in Paradise" (Excerpt) [S/R, 1981]
  14. Inner Travels - "First Light - Part 6" [Twin Springs Tapes, 2014]
  15. Dylan Ettinger - "The Waterfront" [New Age Outlaws, 2010]
  16. Floating Gardens "Vernal Pool Simulation" (Excerpt) [Constellation Tatsu, 2013]
  17. Software - "Love Potion of Artificial Life" [Innovative Communication, 1985]
  18. Sundial - "Plain of Ghosts" (Excerpt) [S/R, 2014]
  19. K. Riemann - "Gymnopedie" [Innovative Communication, 1984]
Saturday
Dec052015

Tape Sounds - Fall Dorm Recording (Side A)

Friday
Dec042015

Corin & Ju Ca - "Nocturne"

Thursday
Dec032015

Low Flung - "Powerline"

Tuesday
Dec012015

X.Y.R - "Volcano"

Sunday
Nov292015

Master Wilburn Burchette - "Deep Dimensions"

Saturday
Nov282015

Tara Jane O'Neil - "Medusa Smack"