Gathering Clouds (mix)

Photo by Robert and Shana Parkeharrison

This must be one of the darkest mixes I have created until now.
I recommend headphone listening for this mix, but also recommend to avoid late night listening – unless, of course, you know what to expect.

The atmosphere is immediately set with the first notes, with a threatening (Boduf Songs) howl , and may even get downright frightening in the end climax.
Yet, not all is dark and gloomy.
In the middle section, there are also more optimistic sounds to enjoy, some more comfortable moments. 

So: just let the Machinefabriek track (‘Stroomtoon Eén’- about 4 minutes from the start) guide you downward to a lower consciousness level – “Inception” style – and from there let your imagination do the rest….

There are a couple of surprising ‘similarities’ in this mix: the two-note chords in the Richard Skelton – The The – Anna Rose Carter sequence, and the vocal part from  Murcof track seamlessly following the preceding Library Tapes main theme.

But the most surprising track in this mix may be the Whistlebinkies track at the end.
Though not exactly a track to expect in any ‘ambient’ mix, I clearly felt that this theme should find its place in this mix.
Neither because it has a universal, somewhat melancholic,  universally appealing, “coming home” feeling.
Nor because this version of the classic (Scotch) Gaelic song also has a nice musical-box like effect: a repeating theme gradually slowing down to help babies (or yourself) fall asleep.
But mostly because I felt I could not ‘just’ end this mix immediately after the preceding climax… This track is the equivalent of a movie’s end title section –  presenting the opportunity to get yourself together before you’re leaving the theatre – still wondering what just happened ….

This is the question I want to ask you : what happened to you when listening to this mix? 

Thanks for listening!

I am very proud that this mix has been “radio-premiered” on the same day it was published: in the 09-09-2012 edition of Bob Rusche‘s X-Ray radioshow (Concertzender, Holland) – it even was repeated exactly three months later: on 09-12-2012.

Gathering Clouds - Mix Sequence


[Start] [Sample Length] [Artist] – [Title]
[Album Title], [Year], [Label Details]

  • 00:00 01:05 Boduf Songs – Howl to Capitulate Undone Hours (3x)
    Internal Memo, 2012, Morc Records MORC59
  • 00:25 02:02 Matthew Florianz – Kuil
    unused track for Los, 2011, selfreleased
  • 01:40 01:43 Shackleton – Music for the Quiet Hours Part 1
    Music for the Quiet Hours, 2012, Woe to the Septic Heart! SepticCD001
  • 02:00 04:57 Dr. Jeffrey Thompson – Voice of Earth
    Nasa Voyager I & II Space Probe Recordings, 1992, Center for Neuroacoustic Research
  • 03:04 02:25 Peter Prautzsch – Nebelbank
    Schwere See, 2012, Palacmusic PM008
  • 04:15 06:00 Machinefabriek – Stroomtoon Eén
    Stroomtoon, 2012, Nuun Records NUUN12
  • 04:31 03:26 Dr. Jeffrey Thompson – Neptune
    Nasa Voyager I & II Space Probe Recordings, 1992, Center for Neuroacoustic Research
  • 09:05 02:52 Richard Skelton – Promontory
    Verse of Birds, 2012, Corbel Stone Press CSPCD001
  • 10:37 01:10 The The – Marking Time
    Cineola Volume 1: Tony, 2010, Lazarus Cineola 1
  • 11:14 03:50 Anna Rose Carter – Two for Joy (Ed Hamilton Edit)
    Sequence 4, 2012, Future Sequence SEQ004
  • 14:08 02:29 Xabier Erkizia – Ahmedabad Extasis
    Somewhere on the Edge, 2012, Gruenrekorder GRUEN100
  • 15:13 02:48 Ronny Nibletts – Slap My Halyards
    Insta-gram-bient, 2011, Disquiet
  • 16:05 01:59 Enrico Coniglio – Angels of San Marco
    Salicornie Topofonie, vol. 2, 2010, Psychonavigation Records, PSY039
  • 16:30 06:20 Wil Bolton – Blackpoint
    Under a Name that Hides Her, 2012, Hibernate HB41
  • 18:11 06:15 Antonymes – Familiar Things Happen, And Mankind does not bother about them
    Light Dispersed, 2012, Hibernate Postcard 018
  • 21:28 06:30 Biosphere – Vi Kan Tenka Digitalt, Vi Kan Tala Digitalt (edit)
    Compilation 1991-2004, 2012, Biophon Records BIO7D
  • 25:46 06-09 Joe Evans – Oort Cloud (edit)
    Ecliptic Plane, 2012, RunningOnAir RM008
  • 29:11 02:25 Leah Buckareff – Breathing Heavy
    Breathing Heavy Breathing, 2012 Thisquietarmy records TQA023
  • 30:21 03:28 Woob – 85bit
    Repurpose, 2010 Bigamoebasounds BASCD01
  • 32:54 04:10 Loscil – Halocline
    Sequence 4, 2012 Future Sequence SEQ004
  • 35:30 03:47 Deaf Center – Plateaux (edit)
    Lost in the Humming Air, Oktaf OKTAF004
  • 38:25 01:59 Mark Peter Wright – A Line Made By Listening
    Somewhere on the Edge, 2012, Gruenrekorder GRUEN100
  • 39:26 06:44 Sleep Research Facility – Stealth 1 (edit)
    Stealth, 2012, Cold Spring CSR159CD
  • 39:56 03:03 Sleep Research Facility – Stealth 3
    Stealth, 2012, Cold Spring CSR159CD
  • 44:16 03:14 Library Tapes – Found
    Sun Peeking Through, 2012, Auetic auecd006
  • 47:07 02:24 Murcof – A Lesson for the Future Farewell to the Old Ways
    The Versailles Session, 2008, Leaf BAY67CD
  • 48:25 04:42 Chris Watson – El Tajin
    El Tren Fantasma, 2011, Touch TO:42
  • 49:53 04:19 Thomas Köner – Novaya Zemlya Part 2
    Novaya Zemlya, 2012, Touch TO:85
  • 50:38 03:12 Pablo Sanz – Maghrib Prayer
    Somewhere on the Edge, 2012, Gruenrekorder GRUEN100
  • 52:20 03:37 Laura Sheeran – The Sadness of the Sea (Esperik Glare Remix)
    The Sadness of the Sea Remixes, 2010, selfreleased
  • 54:11 03:12 Recyclopedia (Frans Friedrich/Robert Kroos) – Tao Theta
    Recyclopedia T, 2011, selfreleased
  • 54:50 01:55 Nicolas Bernier, Jacques Poulin-Denis – Olo
    Sur Fond Blanc, 2012, Ekumen EK009
  • 56:13 01:08 Bruce Gilbert – Isopyre
    Oblivio Agitatum, 2009, Editions Mego eMEGO096
  • 56:50 00:31 Boduf Songs – Howl to Capitulate Undone Hours (Edit, 3x)
    Internal Memo, 2012, Morc Records MORC59
  • 57:18 02:42 Whistlebinkies – Nuair A Bha Mi Og (When I Was Young)
    Timber Timbre, 1999, Greentrax CDtrax159
  • 1:00:00 End

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27 Responses to Gathering Clouds (mix)

  1. Max Delissen (via Facebook) says:

    Hij is waanzinnig Peter!
    GOED… waanzinnig GOED bedoel ik natuurlijk.
    Ik heb hem al twee keer geluisterd, en vanavond of morgen nog een keer!

  2. Roel Kruize (via Facebook) says:

    WOW, hij is ERG fijn Peter, danku !

  3. Geerard Labeur (via Facebook) says:

    thnx nog, ik ben op een gegeven moment langzaam in een andere state of mind gekomen #slapen : )

  4. Banabila says:

    ik heb erg genoten van je mix

  5. Adrian Aniol (via Twitter) says:

    Recommended listening

  6. Robert Kroos (via Facebook) says:

    Heel diep! I lllike!!!

  7. Geert Mul (via Facebook) says:

    Thanx Peter!

  8. Klankschap (via Mixcloud) says:

    How could one not love this stuff

  9. Zulm (via Mixcloud) says:


  10. Excellent, moody, mix. Gorgeous segue choices. Bravo. Will mention on my blog this week.


  11. Iceblink (via Mixcloud) says:

    Wonderful stuff, thanks for sharing

  12. Enrico Coniglio says:

    Hi Peter thanks for including my music in your amazing last mix!

  13. peTer says:

    Peter, dit is echt een heel fijne mix! ik zal hem deze week ook nog eens tippen op ons blog, dit moeten meer mensen horen! anyway, leuk je te ontmoeten afgelopen zondag, ik blijf je blog volgen.

  14. Kees van den Berg (via Facebook) says:

    Jongens, jongens, terwijl ik de preek voor zondagmorgen aan het fine tunen ben, luister ik naar Gathering Clouds.
    In één woord: schitterend. In een paar woorden: intrigerend, diep en spacy.

  15. Caroline Burger (via Facebook) says:

    Deze mix is een soort reis. De Haarlemmermeer hebben we in elk geval nu achter ons gelaten…

    Eerlijk is eerlijk, het is een aparte muzikale ervaring. Anders dan een nummertje van De Dijk. Maar als ik moet kiezen…

  16. Robert Halvarsson (Via Google+) says:

    Just wanted to pop by and tell you that the Gathering Clouds mix is awesome.?

  17. Vrone (via Mixcloud) says:

    Very nice..

  18. The Wrong Triangle (via Mixcloud) says:

    One of the best yet. *Transported*

  19. Amplidyne Effect (via Mixcloud) says:

    This is so nice!

  20. [[[SE AM RI PPE R]]] (Via Mixcloud) says:

    very nice. love people that are not afraid of the dark. thanks for the mix and I look forward to more.

  21. Simon Pitchforth (via MixCloud) says:

    A picture drawn in freezing breath on a window.

  22. Portyanski (via Mixcloud) says:


  23. esperik glare says:

    hey dunno if I remember seeing this when it aired but thanks for including a remix I did!

  24. Cris Ubermann (via Facebook) says:

    Cris Ubermann Film “EXPO 67” ©1967-2013:

  25. Luke Wilkins (via Mixcloud) says:

    Just a brilliant piece. I listen to it over and over again at work.

  26. Dr. Medic (via Mixcloud) says:


  27. LukePWilkins (via Twitter) says:

    Just love this mix.I listen when I need to concentrate

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