Mind Awake, Body Asleep (Mix)

The moment I heard Rami Malek whisper “Mind awake, body asleep” (Mr Robot, series 2) I knew this would be the inspiration for a new mix.
A mix about half-sleep, lucid dreaming impressions… ungraspable images… and about “letting go”.
After all, Mr. Robot’s tagline was “Control is an Illusion”.

This mix was created for – and is co-hosted on – Headphone Commute.

DreamScenes 2017-4

The April DreamScenes edition features a collection of fine tracks from recent releases – meandering from ambient dreamscapes to abstract expressionism to jazzy modern classical, overtone throat singing suites and distorted choirs…

All in one night’s dream….

DreamScenes 2016-09/10

I have enjoyed a holiday in September, so I had to skip last month’s DreamScenes edition.
To compensate for the immeasurable grief this must have caused, ánd to celebrate the start of autumn, this edition is a twice as long as usual.

So I hope you’ll enjoy these two hours of new (and relatively new) music to make you float away into your daydream…

Solace (Mix)

“Life can only be remembered backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”

The central piece provides the title for this mix: Solace – “Comfort in sorrow, misfortune. Consolation.”
This Fovea Hex track literally breathes consolation in every single note, so it seemed a good starting point for this mix.
It is also one of the few tracks in the mix that are included in its full length.

Even though there are quite some dark moments in this mix, I hope it may bring some ‘solace’ – if needed.
(If not needed: even better…! It still can be nice to feel a bit melancholic for a while, can’t it?)

DreamScenes 2016-07

There’s a remarkable amount of rain falling in this July edition of DreamScenes. Well… I guess it perfectly fits this summer season…

With Cerfilic, Ian William Craig, Helios, Ben Lukas Boysen, Antonymes/Marconi Union, Claire M. Singer, Olivier Alary, Jonty Harrison, Stephan Mathieu, Mathieu Lamontagne, Anne Garner/Christoph Berg, M4X and Max Richter.

Secret 41 (Mix)

Because of the drones, atmospheric field recordings and insect sounds, this mix will be labeled as an ‘ambient’ mix by most listeners.
And of course it is…. but at the same time it isn’t.
It simply isn’t ‘unobtrusive’ enough to be ‘ambient’.

An hour-long journey of scene changes, meandering between *Kitsch* and *Kult* – a bit more ‘psychedelic’ than ‘ambient’, in fact.

DreamScenes 2016 – 03

A new month – a new DreamScenes edition!
Here’s the monthly pick from the batch of new releases (and the occasional re-release).

Featuring tracks by Pete Namlook & New Composers, Saffronkeira, France Jobin, Thomas Köner, Antonymes, Looped Exodus, Michael Begg/Human Greed, Tuxedomoon/Cult with No Name, The Volume Settings Folder, Joseph Sannicandro and Michel Banabila & Oscar Roelof Peterse