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Anniversary Collection: “Rope To The Sky” (Mix)

Rope To Te Sky artwork (Arash Akbari)

The first, somewhat hesitant, posts on this blog were published exactly 10 years ago. The weblog was called DreamScenes then, but it was the same blog you’re reading now.

To celebrate this, this mix is a part of a very special Anniversary Project.
It’s ‘special‘ because it’s different: this time it’s not compiled from existing tracks, but from tracks that were exclusively submitted for this purpose!   

35 brand new exclusive tracks by 30 artists … in a mix that is much longer than usual: 2 hours and 16 minutes!
I guess there’s no need to say that I am very very proud to be able to celebrate this anniversary in this particular way!

“Thanks to all artists for trusting me with a knife.”

Due to the nature of a ‘mix-collage’, only parts of the original tracks are used. That’s a bit of a waste if the original tracks are exclusives…
That is why, for the first time, Ambientblog presents its very own release available on Bandcamp: The AMBIENTBLOG ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION.
This full collection consists of all 35 tracks in their original length (3 hours and 35 minutes) AND the “Rope to the Sky” Mix (2 hours and 16 minutes).
That’s almost six hours of brand-new music!

Anniversary Credit Card.

USB credit card version available now!

But that’s not all:
There’s even more: a limited physical edition of this collection is also available: a 8 Gb USB CREDIT CARD presenting all of the above, PLUS:

  • 29 EXTRA bonus tracks (not included in the download version) (1 hr 34 min)
  • ALL 55 previous ambientblog MIXES: 55 hr 23 min (!!) of cinematic ambient immersion
  • Full track details for all mixes
  • Video versions of ‘Parallax’ and ‘Rust’

Yes, read that again: this little gem holds OVER 60 HOURS of music!
If you want to check the tracklisting details, check them here on Discogs.

I can’t really express how proud I am to present this release. But I think you can guess.

But anyway: if the mix is enough for you, or if you want to hear an impression of the full tracks of the collection, you can listen/download/stream it here in the usual ways:

Rope To The Sky - Sequence

Track Listing

Start Length Artist Title

 

DOWNLOAD ‘Rope To The Sky’ Now 314 Mb (2:16:36 min.)
[DTS – Surround Version also available]

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Widzjende Treast
words by Jan Kleefstra

Snie dea fallen ljocht
wat fingers net yn ‘e tiis bringe
sinne fiele wol
besykje net mei lichte stap
foar de wyn út te dwarreljen
hast mei in stim de tinne dûns
gled streake
waan dy it suver wjerbyld
fan de widzjende treast
oan it tou nei de himel
op myn wang de skimmel
foar it oare jier
Swaying Solace
words by Jan Kleefstra

Snow light fallen dead
that fingers do not entangle
sun wants to feel
do not attempt with a light step
to flutter out before the wind
with your voice you have smoothed over
the thin dance
imagine the purest counterpart
of the swaying solace
by the rope to the sky
on my cheek the fungus
for the following year
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10th Anniversary Celebration!

Ambientblog Anniversary Credit Card

This month, October 2015, Ambientblog celebrates its 10th anniversary.
To celebrate this, I’ve been working on a special project, to be released later this month (on October 21, to be exact).

What better way to celebrate than with a special mix?
‘Special’ – because this time it is created from tracks that are exclusively submitted for this project and unavailable elsewhere…

I don’t want to spoil the surprise yet, so I won’t reveal too much details here.
But this I can tell: the Anniversary Mix will be a longer mix than usual: it features 35 (exclusive) tracks in 136 minutes (two hours and sixteen minutes)!
The mix will be available on this blog, as usual, but the real surprise is that all exclusive tracks will also be downloadable (via Bandcamp), in their full original length… along with the mix.
That’s 3 1/2 hours of exclusive music from various artists from all over the world (5 hours and 45 minutes if you include the mix!)

Since this much music could not fit on a CD (and don’t even mention vinyl!), there will also be a beautiful 8 Gb Credit Card USB edition featuring all of the above, PLUS additional bonus tracks (not included in the download), PLUS all (55!!!) previous Ambientblog mixes.
Which means this little gem holds 62 hours of sonic immersion!

The release is scheduled for October, 21 (the day the first, hesitant, post was published 10 years ago).

And yes – you’re all invited to join this celebration!!

 

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TAPU 25 Anniversary Mix

This mix is especially created to celebrate the 25th release on Michel Banabila’s Tapu Records (which will be released later this year).

In this mix (in fact a follow up of Streets, Dreams and Memories), all tracks & samples are chosen from the Tapu Records catalogue and so it displays the versatility of Banabila’s work – as solo artist as well as in collaboration with others.

A limited edition (100) physical Audio CD with this mix will be included with every physical release order from Banabila’s Bandcamp.

Also, a VIDEO version (presenting the covers in sync with the mix, as well as including the impressive Geert Mul video for Crowds‘), can be downloaded for free (link below).

Tracklist:
  • 00:00 Crime Scene
    (Hilarious Expedition, 2005, TRBOP 1)
  • 00:57 SMS-ing
    (Hilarious Expedition, 2005, TRBOP 1)
  • 01:39 Shortwave
    (Hilarious Expedition, 2005, TRBOP 1)
  • 02:15 In Other Words
    (In Other Words, 2011, TRBOP 11)
  • 02:59 All the Voices Around Me
    (Changing Structures, 2011, TRBOP 7)
  • 05:00 Vreemd Gesprek (1)
    (Hilarious Expedition, 2005, TRBOP 1)
  • 05:30 In Other Words (Radbound & Bilaa Remix)
    (Zoomworld, 2013, TRBOP 17)
    with Radboud Mens
  • 06:47 Something Unspoken
    (Changing Structures, 2011, TRBOP 7)
  • 09:54 Deep in the Forest
    (Route Planner, 2011, TRBOP 9)
    with Mete Erker
  • 14:09 Banabila & Machinefabriek – Antennas
    (Travelog, 2013, TRBOP 21)
    with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek)
  • 16:10 Lapidarium (piano version)
    (Fields of Flowers, 2011, TRBOP 8)
    with Jasper Soffers
  • 18:18 Banabila & Radboud Mens – Timestamp
    (EP, 2013, TRBOP 20)
    with Radboud Mens
  • 23:42 Harbour Set
    (0+1+0+1+0+1, 2011, TRBOP 5)
  • 27:06 Signals to Earth
    (Gardening, 2013, TRBOP 14/15)
  • 28:44 Sana’a
    (Float, 2014, TRBOP 22)
    with Yasar Saka, Salar Asid, Eric Vloeimans), Julia Ohrman
  • 33:24 Sunbeams
    (More Research from the Same Dept, 2014, TRBOP 23)
  • 38:25 Monochrome Pictures
    (The Latest Research …., 2011, TRBOP 6)
  • 40:50 Playground
    (Gardening, 2013, TRBOP 14/15)
  • 40:56 Eyes of the Witness
    (Sum Dark 12, 2012, TRBOP 13)
  • 46:25 Drops
    (Banabila-Erker-Machinefabriek-Zenial, 2013, TRBOP 16)
  • 49:32 Cloud Ensemble – Here and There
    (Cloud Ensemble, 2014, TRBOP 24)
    with All N4tural, Grzegorz Bojanek, Oene van Geel, Radboud Mens, Yuko Parris, Rutger Zuydervelt
  • 56:27 Salar’s Dream
    (Hilarious Expedition, 2005, TRBOP 1)
    with Salar Asid
  • 1:00:23 Machinery Aesthetics
    (The Latest Research …., 2011, TRBOP 6)
  • 1:01:00 Spiritus Sanctus
    (In Other Words, 2011, TRBOP 11)
  • 1:02:48 The Late Hour
    (Zoomworld, 2013, TRBOP 17)
  • 1:03:49 Ears Tell Us Where We Are In Space (String Version)
    (Float, 2014, TRBOP 22)
    with Goran Kamil
  • 1:05:54 Early Morning Light
    (Float, 2014, TRBOP 22)
    with Eric Vloeimans
  • 1:07:49 Crowds
    (Banabila-Erker-Machinefabriek-Zenial, 2013, TRBOP 16)
    video by Geert Mul
  • 1:14:08 End

DOWNLOAD TAPU 25 (VIDEO VERSION) 1.15Gb (78 min.)

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