Posts Tagged ‘Ambient’

Xanaxdu – 1994

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Xanaxdu

Here’s another gem back from the ‘intelligent techno’ days.  I think this was made during a particularly bitter winter so it has a cold, dark overtone to it.   This does however have some all time favorites on it like LFO’s Mentok 1, Carl Craig’s Galaxy and Trak 1’s For This (to which Mr. Farina turned me on).  This was a peak period of full-on Midwest raving and deeeep AAC chill outs.  So if you want to truly get in the mood for this month’s archive dig, just pop a Xanax, lie comfortably in your living room and pop in that VHS copy of Beyond The Mind’s Eye.  Enjoy!

SIDE 1
1. Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes – One Dance
2. Trak 1 – For This II
3. Unit Moebius
4. The Higher Intelligence Agency – Ketamine Entity (Axiom Mix)
5. Speedy J – Perfect Pitch
6. Minimal Vision – C 119
7. Orbital – Lush
8. POW – Double Life
9. Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes – Stella
10. Bango – Wave The Rave Goodbye
11. Sandoz – Satellite

SIDE 2
1. Florence – Off Balance
2. BFC – Galaxy
3. Jack Street Inc. – Break It Down
4. DJ Funk – Move Your Body
5. Ultramarine – Hooter (Carl Craig mix)
6. Nine L
7. Stasis – Inosphere
8. Jump “Chico” Slamm – Mecca
9. Rebel Alliance – Detroit Michigan
10. EON – Light Color Sound
11. LFO – Mentok I
12. Mono Junk – Sweet Bassline
13. Stasis – View From The Rille

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02 2013

ZenDaze II.5 / 2011

Our March ZenDaze event has been postponed because of the tragic events in northeastern Japan.  We are refocusing our creative energies for April and raising funds for relief efforts to help those in need.  I will also be donating all monetary contributions received via this blog for the month of April.  So if you’d like to help, use the Paypal link at the right.  All donations will go to Second Harvest Japan who physically deliver much needed food and supplies to the earthquake affected areas.  Let’s make a difference!

MEGUMILK
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DJ Megoopy
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04 2011

Total M Daze / 2011

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Some DJ Total M slow jamz…

Zen.Daze.II

1. Active Child – When Your Love Is Safe (Classixx Remix)
2. Matt Van Schie – Journey
3. Destroyer – Chinatown
4. All Tiny Creatures – An Iris
5. Röyksopp – Electric Counterpoint III. Fast (RYXP True To Original Edit)
6. Washed Out – New Theory
7. Twin Shadow – Yellow Balloon
8. Brusque Twins – Trapped In Corners
9. Glass Candy – Computer Love
10. Oh Land – White Nights (Twin Shadow Remix)
11. Professor Genius – Pegaso (Excerpt)
12. Gino Soccio – So Lonely (Debukas Edit)
13. Lake – Madagascar
14. Max Tundra – Lysine
15. The Great Mundane – The Hug Machine
16. Windsurf – Cracking The Tube
17. Cassie – Official Girl (CFCF Remix)
18. Eluvium – Crash Deconstructed

ZenDaze / 2011

MILES MAEDA
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EARCANDY
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Here begins Zen.Daze.  Following in the footsteps of the Atmospheric Audio Chair parties, the resident DJs all spent time in the Midwest rave scene in the early 90s.  Here in Japan, we’ll take a modern approach to the day-chillout party and include indie pop, nu disco, classic dub/downtempo, of course 90s electronica, even krautrock and experimental jazz.  But above all, it’ll be a chance to have fun on a Sunday with friends and wind up the weekend.  Join us every last Sunday of the month at Bonobo!

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01 2011

Atmospheric Audio Chair / 2010

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We continue the new year with another reunification of the Atmospheric Audio Chair collective, direct from the tundra of wintery Chicago.  Here is presented a generous collection of canorous compositions which spans the gamut from YMO to MBV to M83.  Perfect for studying for exams, babysitting the neighbor’s kids, and a great conversation starter at dinner parties.  Enjoy!

Atmospheric Audio Chair / 2010

1. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Silence Of Time
2. My Bloody Valentine – Instrumental B
3. Panda Bear – I’m Not
4. Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri – One More Zombie
5. Robert Fripp – Midnight Blue
6. Pieter Nooten & Michael Brook – Several Times I
7. Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows (M83 Remix)
8. Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Blue States Full Length Mix)
9. Crisopa – Algo Cián
10. Bliss – Life On The Rooftop
11. Schlomo – 7am
12. Depeche Mode – Any Second Now (Tranquility Bass)
13. Front 242 – Sample D (Aerial Version)
14. The Human League – Toyota City
15. Steve Reich – Tokyo/Vermont Counterpoint
16. Ryonkt – Gray Sky
17. Rheingold – Überblendung
18. Slowdive – Moussaka Chaos
19. Summer Camp – I Only Have Eyes For You
20. Colourbox – Tarantula
21. Swallow – Peekaboo (Dub)
22. A Shoreline Dream – The Barrier
23. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (Andrew Weatheral Mix)
24. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Loom
25. Hammock – Gold Star Mothers
26. Brian Eno – Spider And I

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02 2010

Eve ryd ayl if e / 1995

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What can I say about this mix.  It’s out there…  One of my personal favorites.  It belongs to the quadrilogy of mixes which include A La Peanut Budder Sandwiches, Star, and The Golden Age.  All in all, this is a very eclectic collection of electronica with hats off to Detroit/Chicago artists and the many whom they inspired.  One side ends with the ambient ramblings of The Black Dog and Air Liquide (a nod to the 70s psychedelic band Brainticket) and the other with the blurred d&b/downtempo echos of Subsurfing and Attica Blues.  You’ll start on planet Earth and end up on a space trip.  So sit back and enjoy the journey!

Eve ryd ayl if e

SIDE 1
1. Robert Fripp – Preface
2. Phenomyna – Travellor
3. State Of Flux – New Lanark
4. The Black Dog – Chase The Manhattan
5. Reese – The Heavens (Mayday Mix)
6. Kenny Larkin – Java
7. Quazar – The Treasure
8. Tru Funk – 4AM
9. Move D – Eastman
10. Dr. Timothy Leary Meets The Grid – Origins Of Dance
11. Infiniti – Think Quick
12. Walker – Untitled
13. The Gherkin Jerks – Strange Creatures
14. Balil – Island
15. Air Liquide – Liquid Air

SIDE 2
1. Legion Of Green Men – Time Tunnel/Eternal Opuscule #78
2. Ross 154 – Mayflower
3. No Smoke – Ra Ra…East Of Eden
4. William S – I’ll Never Let You Go
5. Romanthony – Wanderer (CD Remix #9)
6. Ultramarine – Skyclad
7. Sapien – Amor Negro (Rockers Blackheart Mix)
8. Bogus Order – Zen Africa
9. David Alvarado – Can You…
10. A Man Called Adam – Little Mrs. Pepperpot (Pt. 2 & 3)
11. Mark Broom – Mile End
12. St. Germain-en-Laye – Dub Experience
13. Subsurfing – The Number Readers
14. Attica Blues – Contemplating Jazz

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02 2010

Chicago, Chill Out! / 2009

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TOM PAZEN
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MILES MAEDA
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If AAC at Millennium Park lasted all day long, this is what it could have sounded like.  20 minutes per DJ really does no justice!  Spend a few hours in your favorite La-Z-Boy, hammock, or k-hole and soak it all in.  Play at low to mid volume, and on as many speakers as possible.  Enjoy!

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10 2009

Savasana / 1993

Savasana

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The early 90s gave birth to some of the most memorable chill-out music, and we did our best to harness it at the Atmospheric Audio Chair parties.  Our love and passion brought us together in the dead of winter back in 1992 where we and other weekend-worn ravers would huddle together on a Sunday night and savor the sounds that up until now only filled our living rooms and headphones.  A very special treat was having the chill-out guru himself, Mixmaster Morris, as a guest at AAC.   This mix was definitely inspired by that first appearance, which made quite an impression on us all.  So enjoy this 90 minute journey into deep electronic relaxation…

Savasana

SIDE1
1. Tranquility Bass – They Came In Peace
2. David Sylvian – Answered Prayers
3. ….
4. Brian Eno – Tal Coat
5. Aphex Twin – Lichen
6. Kenny Larkin – Tedra
7. Irresistible Force – Mountain High (Live)
8. L. Subramaniam – Wandering Saint
9. BFC – Sleep

SIDE2
1. Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
2. ….
3. System 7 – Faydeaudeau
4. Voyager – Arrival (Edit)
5. Richard H Kirk – Worldwar Three
6. ….
7. ….
8. ….
9. Jean-Michel Jarre
10. Higher Intelligence Agency – Orange

Please excuse any errors and/or omissions with the track listing…

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08 2009