Psychedelic Ambient Mix Download - PsyAmb 36


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Here is a bit of a treat for all you old schoolers. Today's mix is made up of some classic mid to late nineties goa-ambient tunes. I quite like this mix because the artists involved are perhaps more well known for their trance tunes played out on the dance floors. These guys were pushing the boundaries back then. The whole psychedelic ambient scene surrounding the parties was full of invention, spiritual intent and a dash of tounge in cheek.

First up is a tune from the mighty "The Infinity Project". "Raja Ram", a trained jazz flautist and member of the 1960’s band Quintessence, formed The Infinity Project in 1989 along with "Graham Wood". In December of that year they organised their first party and played their first primitive tracks. Over the next few years The Infinity Project started releasing their first material on labels such as "Fabulous" and "Dragonfly Records". Then in 1994, Raja and Graham , along with "Ian St. Paul", formed the legendary Goa Trance label "TIP Records".

"Simon Posford", although not a full member of The Infinity Project has co-produced/engineered many of their tracks, and has a long-standing friendship and musical partnership with Raja Ram., most notably in their "Shpongle" project Other collaborators include "Martin Freeland" and "Nick Barber". By 1998 The Infinity Project had split-up, with Raja Ram and Graham Wood concentrating on their other projects. If you would like to read more about what Raja was up to back in the day then follow this "link" for a nice little interview with Raja conducted by "Michael Gosney".

After T.I.P is another almighty group of goa trance legends - the Italian wizards "Etnica". Max Lanfranconi, Maurizio Begotti, Carlo Paterno and Andrea Rizzo met during various parties in Italy at the end of the 1980s. Together they started to compose music in the early 90s. Max was also famous in Milan for the organization of the large all night parties, the first official parties in Italy to last until the morning lights. Andrea had a solid classical music background that combined with the melodies of Carlo and Maurizio's sense of arrangement would soon lead to the production of some of the most classic goa trance tracks ever produced.

Their first EP was published on the "Brainstorm" label in 1994. Their first album, "The Juggling Alchemists Under The Black Light", was out the same year on the German label "High Society". This helped the band build a solid reputation in the goa trance scene. Their second album, the classic "Alien Protein", was released in 1996 on "Blue Room Released".

Later Carlo had the idea of launching a more psychedelic trance oriented side project, "Pleiadians". Starting off with an EP on "Symbiosis Records" in 1995, they have thus far produced three albums.
Even now Pleiadians often rank in the top 5 of all time best goa trance acts. The guys also had another side project in 1997, "Crop Circles", that was a collaboration with another Italian band, "Lotus Omega".

In 1999 the band changed their sound, intent on following the worldwide trend from goa-trance to what would become known as psy-trance. Their fourth album, "Nitrox" (2001) is the result of this evolution and worked really well on the dance-floors at the time of release. The following album, "Chrome" (2002) displayed a further development in sound production and clarity and was so successful that they released two versions, one for Europe and one for Japan. Actually , speaking to people around Japan I get a sense that Etnica are perhaps bigger here than in Europe ! Their sixth Etnica album "Sharp" (2004) was liked by old time fans too as it featured a return of melodies but still showed a crystal clear and professional production. In 2006 a seventh album was released, featuring all their best hits remixed by the most famous psytrance producers of the millennium. This one was highly acclaimed by every fan worldwide. The Pleiadians project was relaunched in 2006 with the release of a third opus, an album called "Seven Sisters", that delivered many sci-fi oriented tracks, released on "Harmonia Records". Etnica are still active in the scene and performing DJ sets and Live sets all around the world.

Next is "Optic Eye"/"Optica", one of the groups to get a start in the very early 90s on "Kinetix Records". If you weren't around back then you might know Optica's more prolific member "Jake Stephenson" from one of his many other groups/aliases. Jake was known for running the Kinetix label, but also for making music as Shamanic Tribes On Acid, Alien Mutation, Dr. Psychedelic, Mantra, Crystal Moon (together with Ishq), Bass Meditation, Mind Control, Eyetek, Whitestar and off course Optica and Optic Eye. Jake tragically died back in 2005 at the age of 42, right after he had completed the excellent "Paradise & Tranquility" album.

After Optic Eye we have another early goa heavy hitter in "Electric Universe" ( aka Boris Blenn ). The project was founded in 1991 in Hamburg, Germany. Being inspired by the first big "Voov Experience" party, some of Boris' first psytrance orientated tracks found their way to "DJ Antaro", who had just started his label "Spirit Zone". The Electric Universe "Solar Energy" maxi single was the second release on Spirit Zone. It turned out to be a big hit and set the ground for the first album "One Love" in 1994. 1997 was the year of the "Stardiver" album, with the monster "Online Information", which blew away the dance floors everywhere. In 1999 "Roland Wedig" joined Electric Universe and the result of the first cooperation was the track "Meteor" on the "Blue Planet" album. This kicking tune, with its expressive guitar lines was played at practically every party for well over a year and probably is the most often played guitar driven psytrance tune of all time. In 2004 “Cosmic Experience” was released including the "The Prayer" track, with its memorable Indian chanting vocals. After Spirit Zone Records closing in 2005 the album was the last one in more than ten years of cooperation with Antaro's label.

His chill project "Galaxy" had its first two releases on Blue Room. The third Galaxy album "Science of Ecstasy", released on "Chillcode" in 2005, got No. 1 in the Official German Chill Out Charts. A further Galaxy albumn, "Everlasting Tone", was released just last September. I'm a big fan of the Galaxy sound and recommend checking it out if you enjoy spacey ambient psychedelic music.

Okay next up is one of my favorite groups from the later half of the 90's - "Saafi Brothers". My first experience of S.B was probably back around 1996-7. I walked into a local trance music importer shop where they had this kind of glass sculpture display case full of various , err , mind expanding paraphernalia. Inside therein lay , next to some distinctly non musical related goodies , a copy of the newly minted CD "Mystic Cigarettes". One look at the cover and I just knew I had to have it. It didn't disappoint. It was, from start to finish, some of the most amazing music I had ever listened to up to that point in my life. Sadly, the same couldn't be same for what came from S.B thereafter. The follow up album "Midnight's Children" , although good ( especially the track "Wellness Farm" ) , I felt it did not quite live it up to the trip delivered from their debut. The third and fourth CD I didn't bother with at all. I think it was a case of the guys being together and in the right headspace at the right time with their first release.

Sliding in next is "Transwave", a goa trance act composed of titans Christophe Drouillet ( "Absolum" ) and Frederic Holyszewski ( "Deedrah" ). Christophe and Frederic met at a French rave party and subsequently formed the psychedelic trance act Transwave in September 1994. Three months later, the first Transwave release "Datura EP" was launched on the small French label, "Transpact". Over the following two years, Transwave released three albums - "Hypnorhythm" 1995, "Helium" 1996 and "Phototropic" 1996 and toured around the world, experiencing great success in the psychedelic trance underground and scoring an international trance hit with their track, "Land of Freedom". The group split in May 1997.

Christophe and Frederic also released an EP called "Anjuna" under the name "Kaledoid" in 1996. In 2007, with talk of reforming the group, a kind of best of compilation, "Backfire", was released on "3D Vision" ( Christophe's own label ). It would actually take until 2009 for them to release the long awaited CD full of new material. If I remember right, it wasn't actually that full of new material anyway and bit of a disappointment in that the new tracks simply sounded like a mix of their respective solo projects they created after the initial breakup.

Now this next tune is a bit of a departure from the early goa ambient sound but I put it in here as a bit of a lesson regarding the formation of the new "psytrance" sound that came about around the late 1990's. In many a pundits opinion German trance act "X-Dream" were responsible for the creation of what is now known as psytrance with the release of their album "Radio" in 1998.


I'm not sure I agree with that but that this album certainly gave goa-trance a hefty kick to the side lines. The Radio album became immensely popular rather quickly and sold out all the printed copies. It featured a totally new kind of sound which was yet unexplored in the genre. Instead of the complex melodies familiar in prior goa trance releases it featured a more industrial, darker, feel where the melody would become apparent only after several listens. Basslines were more to the fore, the sound was sculptured rather than layered and in a big wide open outdoor dancefield it blew everyone's freaking brains out ! Have a listen to the track in this mix, although it still ambient you can definitely hear the dark edginess and early makings of what was to later come from the psychedelic trance scene.

"Jaia" is the progressive house / trance / ambient project of the French producer Yannis Kamarinos. After learning musical theory for a number of years, he played piano and keyboards in some rock bands and produced his first trance tracks back in 1992. In 1995 he formed Jaia with "Jean-Michel Blanchet" and they released their first tracks on "Fairway Records". The first Jaia album “Blue Energy” was released in 1998 and re-released in 2000 as a double CD with a 6 tracks bonus CD under the name of "Blue Energy/Blue Synergy" ( "Dakini/Yellow Feather" ). Jaia released several 12 inches too , as well as numerous tracks on various compilations. Since 2000 Yannis has been working alone under the Jaia name. He released the album "Fiction" on "Digital Structures" in 2005, which fused psychedelic sounds with fat atmospheric progressive trance and house. In 2009 his 3rd album "Re:Works" came out on "Tribal Vision", containing brand new remixes of Jaia's biggest hits by such outstanding and diverse remixers as Martin Roth and Vibrasphere . However it is the debut "Blue Energy" CD for which Jaia is most loved. With tracks like "Mai Mai" and "After the Rain" it remains an emotion filled goatrance classic.

Guitars in trance music while somewhat passe now, was a relatively new thing in the late 90s and one group at the forefront of that idea was "S.U.N Project". In fact they were so successful at it that they became a bit typecast for it. I think that is not entirely fair though as apart from being rather skilled at catchy guitar hooks they were also exceptional producers and created some of the funkiest psytrance basslines going around. This tune is one of their rarer ambient outings and can be found on their debut release "Drospophila" on "Spirit Zone Recordings".


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  • 01. Another Planet - The Infinity Project
  • 02. Be on go - Etnica 10:03
  • 03. Wobbling In Space - Optic Eye
  • 04. Visiting Venus - Electric Universe
  • 05. Supervision - Saafi Brothers
  • 06. Ulysse Voyage No 3 - Transwave
  • 07. Out Of Your Control - X-Dream
  • 08. Sommeil Paradoxal - Jaia
  • 09. Going With the Flow - S.U.N. Project

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Video : Pitch Black Interview


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Here is a two part interview with New Zealand's dub techno ambient wizards "Pitch Black". Try to catch them live ( outdoors ) if you can - one of the best shows I've ever experienced.

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Psy Chill Out Radio - Psionic Geometries Vol 11


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Here is the DIFM PsyChill radio mix for October 2010.

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  • 01. Follow The Light - Sysyphe
  • 02. Start Again - Flooting Grooves
  • 03. For You - Kyoto
  • 04. Mythical Connection - Aquafur
  • 05. Immersing - Alexander Daf
  • 06. Tjallberry - Magman(Phobosphere Remix)
  • 07. Select Function - Random Robot
  • 08. Egyptian DendroToxiDrone - GoaMech
  • 09. Fiesta - Solea Amphibia 
  • 10. Seraki Mire - Frost Raven
  • 11. Walkabout - Bird Of Prey
  • 12. Moonlight Sonata - Lemonchill (Astropilot Remix)
  • 13. El Cornio (Second Chapter) - Electrypnose
  • 14. Magic Species - Zymosis vs. Tentura (Kadasarva Remix)
  • 15. Sympotronic - Spectrum Vision
  • 16. Funk Spook and Take A Little Trip - Divine Soma Experiment (feat Cheech & Chong .v. Ol' Greg)
  • 17. Kalewatar - Dreadlock Tales
  • 18. Embers - Green Nuns On Ice
  • 19. Londinium Chills - Ocelot
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Video : Youth / Alex Paterson of the Orb


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I thought it might be of interest to people to start up a collection of psychedelic ambient related videos featuring artist interviews and studio work etc. So to kick things of for the PsyAmb video bloggamythingy here is Youth and Alex Paterson The Orb , Killing Joke ] talking about the early years ...

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Ambient Dub Mix Download - PsyAmb 35


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Hi everyone out there, back again with another ambient dub tinged adventure. This mix isn't purely dubbed out tunes but I guess it does at least carry a heavy "head nodding" bass through most of the tracks. We kick of with "One Point One" by "Alexander Daf" [ Alexander Ivanov ] from the 2010 compilation "Dark Room Beats" on one of my favorite labels "Aleph Zero". Alexander is in esteemed company on this release which also features the likes of ambient legend "Robert Rich" and minimal tech maestros "Minilogue". Alexander has released a couple of EPs on well-known European labels. His debut full length album “A Thousands Reasons to Be” was released by major American label "System Recordings" back in 2008. His latest release is a collaboration with "Microcosmos" label friend "Aedem" titled "Prism".

Next we step into a sweet bit of dub from "Dubspeed Killa" featuing "Jazz'min" on the vocals. I'm not the biggest fan of vocals in dub to be honest but when it works as well this I have to give my thumbs up. This tune comes from the compilation "Global Dub Feeders" from the growing "Mighty Fat Records". A particulary nice little comp tunes that would appeal to a wide variety of dub fans. It features a lush variety of groovy Dub infused tracks from Australia, England, Germany, Israel, Austria and Denmark. "Dubspeedkilla" a.k.a "Erdal Tosun" is the son of turkish migrants and was raised in Cologne, Germany. Early on he was playing saxophone - live with a couple of German reggae bands [ Supa T. & The Reggae Cracks, Umoya ] and also featured on the records of some reggae artists [ Zoe, Umoya, Police In Dub ] . If anyone knows of a full release by Erdal please get in touch with me as I'd like to follow up on him.

After Erdal is "Gregory Isaacs" . Isaacs was one of the worlds most beloved and respected of reggae artists. In his teens, Isaacs became a veteran of the talent contests that regularly took place in Jamaica. In 1968, he made his recording debut with a duet with Winston Sinclair, "Another Heartache", recorded for producer "Byron Lee". The single sold poorly and Isaacs went on to team up with two other vocalists [ Penroe and Bramwell ] in the short-lived trio The Concords, recording for Rupie Edwards and Prince Buster. The trio split up in 1970 and Isaacs launched his solo career, initially self-producing recordings and also recording further for Edwards. In 1974 he began working with producer "Alvin Ranglin", and that year he had his first Jamaican number one single with "Love Is Overdue". Isaacs recorded for many of Jamaica's top producers during the 1970s, including Winston "Niney" Holness, Gussie Clarke ("My Time"), Lloyd Campbell ("Slavemaster"), Glen Brown ("One One Cocoa Fill Basket"), Harry Mudie, Roy Cousins, Sidney Crooks and Lee "Scratch" Perry ("Mr. Cop"). By the late 1970s, Isaacs was one of the biggest reggae performers in the world, regularly touring the US and the UK, and only challenged by Dennis Brown and Bob Marley. Between 1977 and 1978, Isaacs again teamed up with Alvin Ranglin, recording a string of hits including "Border" and "Number One" for Ranglin's GG's label.

International stardom seemed assured in 1978 when Isaacs signed to the Virgin Records offshoot Front Line Records, and appeared in the film "Rockers", in which he performed "Slavemaster". The Cool Ruler (which became one of his nicknames) and Soon Forward albums, however, failed to sell as well as expected, although they are now considered among his best work. He signed to Island Records and released the record that finally saw him break through to a wider audience, "Night Nurse", the title track from his first album for the label. Although "Night Nurse" was not a chart hit in either the UK or US, it was hugely popular in clubs and received heavy radio play.

Isaacs' drug addiction had a major impact on his voice, with most of his teeth falling out as a result. Isaacs said of his addiction in 2007: "Drugs are a debasing weapon. It was the greatest college ever, but the most expensive school fee ever paid ? the Cocaine High School. I learnt everything, and now I've put it on the side."

In 2008, after some 40 years as a recording artist, Isaacs released a new studio album "Brand New Me", which was nominated for the Grammy Awards for 2010. The album received positive reviews from critics, such as this review from Reggae Vibes: "Gregory is back, and how! 'Brand New Me' is a very suitable album title for the cool ruler's new album. He is back in a different style, more or less like we were used to from this great 'lovers & roots' artist". This was followed in 2009 by the album "My Kind Of Lady". In 2010, Gregory Isaacs put out the last of his albums to be released while he was still living "Isaacs Meets Isaac" with Zimbabwean reggae singer, King Isaac. After a long battle with lung cancer, Isaacs died on 25 October 2010 at his home in south London

"Telemetry Orchestra" are a Sydney-based electronic music band composed of members Steve Scott, Gavin Angus-Leppan and Charlotte Whittingham. They have released three albums to date with several singles receiving regular airplay on Australian national radio. The video clip of their 2006 single "Under the Cherry Tree", by Sydney-based digital visual effects company "Animal Logic" won an award in early 2007 in New York. This tune comes from the group's 1998 debut release "Live Better Electrically
" released through Australian label "Clan Analogue". I don't think they are actuve anymore as I haven't seen anything from them in over 4 years or so since the release of the rather excellent "Empire" CD back in 2006.


Next is a tango infused dub ( yes you read that right ) that is smooth as melted chocolate velvet glass."OMFO" [ German Popov ] brings us "Utomljonneje Solntse" from the albumn "We Are The Shepherds". As an explorer German Popov loves to travel around Central Asia making live recordings of everything from the traditional songs and melodies of the steppes to the modern restaurant bands of Tashkent with their tinny keyboard sound. So welcome to electronic Walachia, where folk meets Kraftwerk and where bizarre instruments and electronic sounds combine to create a whole new musical dimension. With his ideas and his musicians he bravely goes where no human ear has dared to go before. Futurism meets folklore imaginaire: Ladies and Gentlemen, we are floating in Eastern European space. His first album on the Essay Recordings label, Trans Balkan Express, put him in the international spotlight, and none other than "Sacha Cohen" chose two tracks from the album "Money Boney" and "Magic Mamaliga" for the soundtrack of his "Borat" film.

"Kukan Dub Lagan" is the work of Israeli ambient dub producer Itay Berger. Itay spent over 3 years working as a sound engineer in one of the top sound and light companies in Israel. His decision to make music was strongly influenced by his trip to Ibiza in 1997-8 where he visited Juan's "Muses Rapt" studio. At that time he also started to dj in Israel and abroad at mostly underground parties . During his travels he also played in Cusco, Peru as well as in New York along with Total Eclipse. Itay's general musical influences are wide-ranging. His journey into chill-out djing started in 2002 in Israel. During that time he was also signed by a UK techno-house label (www.klubdj.co.uk) under the name DJ Itay for a year and flew to Japan to play at parties in Osaka and Kyoto. Returning back to Israel, he enroled in sound engineering college for one year and totally committed himself to music composition. Drawing from his djing experience, his early family musical influences as well as his own musical background he created his chill-out project Kukan Dub Lagan. It is a combination of three separate words: KUKAN, which means "space" in Japanese; DUB which represents the music style; and, LAGAN, comes from the word "ba-lagan" which in Hebrew means "chaos". The debut album of Kukan-Dub-Lagan "Life is Nice" was released by Candyflip-Records/Greece in 2004. His second album "Step ina Rasta Step" was released on his own label "MikelaBella Rec" in 2007. His last release "New Life New Vision" was released last year, again through MikelaBella.

Next up is Brazil's "Yubaba". Yubaba is the free-style lounge project of Frederico Drummond e Pedro Gomide. Their music is an evolving journey from dub into house, with a trip hop feeling and a touch of jazz.Active artists in the Brazilian chill-out and trance scenes for many years, they have appeared at several of the premiere festivals in Brazil, USA and Europe. They joined their musical skills together in this project, where they mix cultural influences and attempt to recreate the eclectic and open-minded mood of their homeland, Brazil. Their first album, "Paradiso", was released through "Cyberset Records" from California. In Paradiso, they feature singers Thailan and Nathalia Faria, the MC Blacklight, plus the trumpet player Dan Covan creating soulful melodies and rhythmic textures. With shows at Boom Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, Universo Paralello, Festival Eletronika and the latest in front of thousands of people at Savassi Festival - Jazz & Lounge, they keep amazing the listeners with their unique combinations and groovy rhythms. Great ambient dub.

"Ashtech" [Andrea Nicoletti ] is a producer, bass player and solo artist. His style combines original dub and urban electronica and it is uniquely characterized by the flavor of his heavy dubby bassline which features strongly in all of his productions. Andrea's career began as a dj where he developed a passion for experimental music. He soon became an established figure in the italian mainstream music scene collaborating with many artists both as a producer and as a composer on a total of 14 albums, 3 of which with Almamegretta (4/4, IMAGINARIA, Venite Venite) under the BMG Label. His 5 years long collaboration with Almamegretta saw him tour extensively in Italy and Europe playing to large crowds and sharing the stage with international acts such as Tricky, The Wailers, Erykah Badu, Mory Kante, Compay Segundo, Groove Armada and Asian Dub Foundation. After moving to London Ashtech released "With Me" for the compilation "The Dream Temple" , "Dub Hypnosisi" for the album "Continvvmi" on "Em:t records" and "Earth Orbit" for the dub compilation "Sub Signals" on "Interchill Records". This track is taken from "Walkin Target", Ashtech's debut CD on "Interchill Records" and features the awesome vocals of "Cheshire Cat" of "Leftfield" fame.

Next is a french act "Zenzile". After a thirteen years old career, including: seven albums, five Maxi LP's and hundreds of live concerts throughout the world, you would think you knew all about Zenzile. However, those who have following this band since their beginnings in Angers, France, know well that no one knows what will resemble a new album of Zenzile before it gets out. Instead of cloning their music precisely year after year, the quintet has always chosen to focus on their trade mark sound which is rich and various, thanks to a dazzling bass and whooping guitars and create new sounds around that foundation.


From the start, Zenzile has been having fun mixing the same influences (post punk,dub,folk,soft rock,soul jazz) with a savvy sense of measuring them all out, in order to produce a unique album every time.These days Zenzile seems to have found the right balance between staying simple while being demanding. Strings and organs are more present than ever to form melodies never dared before. Evidently freed from any past inhibitions, the band now sweats out many old legendary vinyl albums, reminiscent of their teen age years. Shadowy organs, bony guitars, ramping bass. There are also lingering feverish memories of ESG, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave or PIL but everything is digested and sublimated only to be more accomplished. As diverse as their music can be you would do well to check them out and track down their ambient dub or bass heavy tracks as there are some real gems to be found. This tune comes from their 2007 release "Living In Monochrome" on label "UWe".

"Vonoom" is the brainchild of Michael Sundo, who was first introduced to the psychedelic culture while living abroad in Tokyo, Japan and later in Vienna, Austria. He began his musical career as a DJ around 2000,. He later began to dabble with music production in 2003. Back then the main focus was psychedelic trance, but as he grew older the music slowed down and his main passion, when producing, became various downbeat and dubby experiments, but always with a healthy pinch of the psychedelic to spice things up. Vonoom has also been working together with "Lauge & Baba Gnohm" on a few projects, so expect to see more from this trio in the future. Today's track comes from the "Beyond Borders" compilation on "Sentimony Records".

Next is "U-Recken" [ Yaniv Ben-Ari ]. Yaniv got into trance music in 1998, when he was 20 years old. He was born in Haifa, Israel, and was playing in rock bands since he was 14. Soon after that he was working as a music producer and sound engineer in recording studios in Israel. Yaniv also worked as a sound engineer at theater plays in New York and Great Brittain. The long exposure to music drove him to start Dj-ing and organizing trance parties. After a while he realised that playing his own music was much more fun, so he started to write music, which was soon appreciated by "Doof Records". His musical style has developed from harsh dark banging full on trance, into a more melodical (yet still pumping) form of psytrance, which made Doof records decide to invite him into the rising "Dooflex" project. This atmospheric tune is off Yaniv's debut CD on "Dooflex" titled "Aquatic Serenade".

Following that we get back into a bit more vocal ambient dub madness from "Nagual Sounds Experiment". Original Dub Soundsystem since 1996, NSE has morphed into a full on production alias of psychedelic dance producer Cameron Leonard-Schroff aka psybreaks pioneer Mood Deluxe on Liquid Records. The NSE sound draws heavily from the dubwise ethic, fusing Jamaican style engineering, with futuristic and psychoative elements. NSE has managed to craft a style that draws heavily from roots dub and rockers reggae, the urban dubstep genre, IDM and glitch, hiphop, triphop,ambient breaks, industrial, shadowey techno and dripping psychedelic dub. I think that just about covers him ! Great tunes so check out his debut CD "Movements" which you can find here at the "Liquid Records" website.

Finally today we have an interesting remix of The Doors' "Riders On the Storm" by Ibiza resident "Lenny Ibizarre". Lenny Ibizarre emerged into the music scene in Ibiza in 1997 where he started work on his first album, the Ambient Collection, which was signed by Warner Music UK. Since 1997, Lenny has produced 12 albums and has become a multi-platinum selling artist. His Chilled Ibiza Compilations sold over 1,5 million copies in the UK. The Ambient Collection reached its 7th edition in 2007. Lenny Ibizarre is also a much respected remix artist favoring seasoned multi-platinum artists such as The Doors, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Jefferson Airplane, Nat King Cole and Henry Mancini. As a DJ, Lenny Ibizarre has held residencies at Cafe Del Mar, Pacha, Khumaras, Ku (Privilege) and Amnesia and he is a demanded international DJ. In 1997, Lenny Ibizarre also founded his record label, Ibizarre Records and co-founded the DJ Awards . This tune comes from "Riders On The Storm 2000 (The Remixes)" , a little 3 track EP Elktra records put out in 2000. For a truely better remix experience check out the project The Doors remix project Infected Mushroom made back in 2007 that featured remixes done by I.M, The Crystal Method and Adam Freeland amongst others.

That's it for this week's ambient dub mix. You can tune in to DI.FM psychill radio this Sunday to catch my next Psionic Geometries mix. Check the calendar on the DIFM website for exact times in your local area.

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Track / Artist
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  • 01. One Point One - Alexander Daf
  • 02. Goodbye to the City - Dubspeed Killa ft. Jazz'min
  • 03. Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
  • 04. Swingers International - Telemetry Orchestra
  • 05. Utomljonneje Solnts - Omfo
  • 06. New Life New Vision - Kukan Dub Lagan
  • 07. Earthforce - Ashtech
  • 08. Giant Undertow - Zenzile
  • 09. Space Baby - Vonoom
  • 10. Aquatic Serenade - U-Recken
  • 11. Forward - Nagual Sound Experiment (With Ital Roots Players)
  • 12. Riders on the Storm 2000 - Ibizarre
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Spacey Ambient Mix Download - PsyAmb 34


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  • 01. Toksin - Galaxy
  • 02. A5sention - Electrypnose
  • 03. Invisible People - James Murray
  • 04. K8ema - Gel-Sol
  • 05. Switch Off - Cell [ feauturing Aes Dana ]
  • 06. Blood Pressure - Asura
  • 07. Exosphere - Carbon Based Lifeforms
  • 08. Nearly Sun - Harax
  • 09. Silent Storm - Nor Elle
  • 10. 0.54 - Global Communication
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Psy Chill Out Radio - Psionic Geometries Vol 10


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Here is the DIFM PsyChill radio mix for September 2010.

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  • 01. Shimmer - Puff Dragon
  • 02. Another Time, Another Place - Pineal
  • 03. Start Again - Flooting Grooves
  • 04. Enterprise - Two cups of coffee
  • 05. Morning Star - Siebzehn
  • 06. Monkey Puzzle - Humito
  • 07. Love & Peak - The Peaking Goddess Collective
  • 08. Once Upon A Time (Zero Cult Remix) - Side Liner
  • 09. Innermost Desires - Scann-Tec
  • 10. Nothing Is Solid - Mental Extensions
  • 11. Aqua Vitae - Chaos Control
  • 12. Pandora - Sysyphe
  • 13. Drink more tea (Herbal Mix) - Slack Baba
  • 14. Night Shore Walk - Simon G
  • 15. Pearcushion - Ajja
  • 16. Armageddon Dub - Purple Om
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Psychedelic Ambient Mix Download - PsyAmb 33


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It's time for another Psybient mix. First up today is a track by Nick Brennan under his "Tripglitch" alias. Nick is better known to fans worldwide under the "Tripswitch" moniker. As Tripswith he has had numerous releases on popular compilations as well as two studio albums - the brilliant "Circuit Breaker" ( love the tripswitch exiled mana mix track ) of 2005 and the recently released "Geometry" CD. I'm yet to listen to Geometry but hope to soon. From the samples I've heard , he seems to have headed in a bit of a different direction which I guess is to be expected when you have a 5 year gap between albums. The samples sound pretty sweet so check out the "Section Records" website for more info and online media.

Then we have "Fires of Ork" from ambient heavy-weights "Geir Jenssen" & "Peter Namlook". Geir Jenssen, aka "Biosphere" is one of the figureheads of contemporary electronic music. On his albums Microgravity [1992] and Patashnik [1994], both widely acknowledged as records that shaped the ambient genre, he combines found noises, atmospheric layers of sound and trance patterns with dance beats. Jenssen's music is clearly marked by his geographical location: living in Tromsø - about 800 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, his compositions evoke his Nordic natural surroundings through the sound of modern technology.

geir jenssen and pete namlook
Pete Namlook , a former jazz guitarist based in Frankfurt, gained renown as an ambient and dance music composer. He ran his own label, Fax +49-69/450464, which used to have an output of about two records a week [all limited editions]. Fax isn't the same beast it used to be these day so it's best to check Namlook's personal website for what the state of the label is now. Namlook records under different guises e.g. 4Voice, Sextant, Air (Air (2)) and also has a nose for finding "partners in ambient": in the past he worked with Mixmaster Morris [The Irresistible Force] as "Dreamfish", with Dr. Atmo as Silence, with Richie Hawtin as From Within and with Jonah Sharp of San Francisco's "Space Time Continuum" collective. In 1993, Under the moniker THE FIRES OF ORK, Jenssen and Namlook combined their talents. During a two-week session in Frankfurt they composed a magnificent self-titled album, a magnum opus that ranges in tone from soothing to haunting, from dark to playful. The title track [appearing in two versions] was also released on a 12-inch which, just as the album, culled rave reviews everywhere. The name "The Fires of Ork" is taken from Roy Batty's monologue at the end of the 1982 movie 'Blade Runner', as sampled on the first album by the duo.

Next up is a "Kyoto" [Vitaly Zenkov], a Russian psybient musician and DJ working in ambient and psychill styles. He has one CD on offer titled "Forest Trip" released on "Space Baby Records" last November. It took me a bit of time to get into the Kyoto sound. At first I found it a bit cheesy but the more I listened , the more I understood what he was all about. It's a bit of a sleeper of a CD - give it a chance and you might just come to the appreciate as I have. Definitely someone to keep an eye on for the future.

Ian Ion - GringoLocoMotion
After Kyoto is Danish psychedelic legend "Ian Ion". Ian has been a recording artist for over twenty years or so, exploring two decades of electronic music in many forms. He has kept an innovative spirit alive with tremendous success within many areas of the music industry, including producing, programming, composing, djing, engineering, mastering, teaching, consulting work, visuals, promotion and sales, besides touring all around the world. He has also worked behind the scenes for Sony Playstation, Roskilde Festival, Bang & Olufsen, Denmark's Radio, TC Electronic, The Danish Music Academy to name a few.


This tune comes from Ian's 2007 debut solo CD "Gringo Locomotion". Here we find him selecting the fruits of ambient works from the previous ten years, exploring deep journeys into sound and experimental creativity. The project was first seeded at the Roskilde Festival in 1998, when he was asked to serve a one hour soundscape for their octaphonic sound system at D-Day. It's a mighty interesting CD with touches of "The Orb" like playfulness mixed with a hint of KLF's "ChillOut" a dash of Eno and then something other , perhaps just Ian. Recommended.

Next is "Akasha Project" [Barmin Schulze] with a tune from "Psychedelic Chilling 2" psybient compilation released on now defunct "Insolation" records. Barmin is a big fan of using music to connect with the vibe of the cosmos. Or something like that. Many people have tried doing this in the past with rather turgid results. Whatever "Sound bathing with the harmonical concert pitch and pure diatonic intervals" actually involves, Akasha Project must be doing something right as his music is top notch !

If you have an interest in that "Cosmic Octave" kind of thing check out his very informative website. You might also like some of the work of System 7 who have in the past composed pulsating psychedelic ambient trance music in tune with human biorhythms and alpha waves.
Following Barim is "Izzumm" with the tune "Rogodoov" from the monster "Peace and Love 2" compilation of 2009. Great compilation - don't hesitate to check it out. Boris Solodovnikov - is an ethno-electronic composer and multi instrumental musician, playing live ethnic and modern musical instruments such as tabla, djambe, darbuka, uzbekistan doira, indian chimta, nepali daf, shaman drum, vargans, tibetian singing bowls, guitars and basses, while mixing them with virtual and analog synths and effects. In 2003 Boris joined the band 'Moskow Dub Project' as a sound engineer. Here he met a guitar player - Dmitry Skvortsov aka Skvor - and soon in 2004 they made the live ethno project called 'Waveshapes', where he played tabla, djembe, freetless bass and singing bowls. In 2004 he started to perform as a DJ. He was playing chill-out sets and some times played psy-trance sets - usually in the morning. From 2004 he appeard at lots of parties and festivals. At the same time he was working as a sound engineer and with the band DiDuLa , making more than 400 shows from 2003 - 2005 !! And you think the Stones are busy !! So far he has quite a number of compilation tracks released but no debut CD as yet. Stay tuned I think, can't be too far away with that work ethic.


After that we have a rather special track from the latest ISHQ CD "Sama" that was released just a few weeks ago and I am expecting to top my best albums of the year list [ depending how the new "Younger Brother" CD goes when I get a copy ]. This is a long track - about 15 minutes. It reminds me of the old days when a psychedelic ambient CDs were full of 10-15 minute long tunes ! What I really love about this new ISHQ CD and this track in particular is the inclusion of guitars. I love to hear drifting guitar sounds in psychedelic ambient tunes. Speaking of which, check out this link for some good news - a collaboration between The Orb and David Gilmore !! Holy psychedelic bananas batman ! Awesome !

 


I've got a lot of respect for "Sysyphe" [Philip Contamin]. When a guy lists the likes of The Cure, Mission, Dead can Dance, Robert Rich and Hallucinogen as influences, I'm all ears. And what a treat his tunes are too ! His debut CD "Running Up That Hill" [2010] is a great mix of psychedelic swirly syths, tribal rhythms , bubbling bass and gated goodness. It proved to be quite popular on release. Check it out if you haven't had a chance yet - I don't think you'll be disappointed. Philip discovered electro sounds with groups like the Orb and Solar Quest back in 1993. After going to a live "The Orb" gig in 95, he was motivated enough to compose in a more ambient style. Listening to his CD you can't hear much of his early gothic influences except for perhaps an overall haunting atmosphere to a few of the tunes. It's an excellent CD anyway which should find its way into my top 10 psychedelic ambient trance CDs for 2010.


Next we have "NOK" [Alexander Dorkian] with a tune from "Relax Mode - Placid Chill Grooves". A bit of a naff name for a CD but has a few nice tunes on it from "Koan" , "Lauge and Baba Gnohm" and "Erot". It was mastered by Tim Schuldt so you know the quality is guaranteed.


Up next in the mix is the curiously named "CaveDave" with an highly original psybient tune from "Time Loop - Beyond Borders" compilation on "Sentimony Records" [ 2010 ]. Dave , David Hall, has been active since 1993 releasing a number of compilation tunes and remixes over the years. I hope we can here more from the Cave in future because this tune is pretty cool. It's always nice to hear a bit of craziness in the psychedelic ambient genre when things seem to be getting a bit too safe and assured. Nice one Dave.


Then we have Neil Ollivierra , a Detroit-born multi-disciplinary artist who composes electronic music as "The Detroit Escalator Co". He first appeared in the early Detroit techno scene as the promoter of The Music Institute [1988-89]; the legendary underground after-hours club that served as the pre-release audio testing grounds for the Transmat, KMS and Metroplex record labels. A growing acquaintance with resident DJ Derrick May led to his employment as the Transmat label manager during the labels' most prolific years [1988-1992], wherein legendary artists such as Carl Craig, James Pennington, and Stacey Pullen first exploded onto the global scene.
The first album by The Detroit Escalator Co., entitled 'soundtrack [313]' was released in 1996 on London-based Ferox records. The album, now out of print and rare, is considered a cult-classic. The 2nd album by The Detroit Escalator Co., entitled 'Black Buildings', was Neils' first recording for Peacefrog. Concurrent with the album production, he completed a long-planned series of acrylic oil paintings as part and parcel of the 'Black Buildings' album project. The paintings abstract, monochromatic geometric landscapes were the subject of a solo exhibition at Detroit's Cpop Gallery. Today these paintings hang in homes and corporate environments in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris and London. In 2000, Peacefrog released a collection of early-era recordings and previously unreleased tracks by The Detroit Escalator Co., entitled "Excerpts."

Finally we composer "Sergio Walgood" with the tune "The Dream". Portuguese producer Sergio has been making a name for himself since the release of his debut CD "Chill In Tribe" earlier this year. It's quite a solid debut too. Well worth listening to imho. Visit the rather new and spiffy "Ajnavision" records website for more info on Sergio and upcoming psybient releases.

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  • 01. Orgone Motor - Tripglitch
  • 02. The Fires of Ork I - Geir Jenssen & Pete Namlook
  • 03. Walking On The Sky - Kyoto
  • 04. Scarborough Unfair - Ian Ion
  • 05. A Day Of The World - Akasha Project
  • 06. Rogodoov - Izzumm
  • 07. Urasvati - Ishq
  • 08. Legend Of Winter - Sysyphe
  • 09. Le Roi est Mort, Vive le Roi! - Nok
  • 10. The Sun in Here - CaveDave
  • 11. Folding Space - The Detroit Escalator Co
  • 12. The Dream - Sergio Walgood
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Psy Chill Out Radio - Psionic Geometries Vol 9


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Here is the DIFM PsyChill download radio mix for August 2010. This mix features a track by Australian group "Antediluvian Rocking Horse". ARH were one of the key groups to come out of Andrew Till's "Psy-Harmonics" label in the mid to late 90's. I remember walking into a club years ago and being fortunate enough to see the guys putting on a show in the chillout area. I was completely blown away by the surreal audio shenanigans that filled the room that night and became an instant fan then and there. Checkout the Psy-Harmonics website for the ARH catalog as well as other equally mind-warping chill out and psychill masterpieces.

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Artist / Track
  • 01. Eat Static - Sands of Time
  • 02. Audiovoid - The Melting Woman
  • 03. Temple Hedz - Division Sky Place
  • 04. Irukanji - Swamp
  • 05. NüTao & Cosmos Vibration - Cerro Nevado
  • 06. Asarualim - Make Love
  • 07. Tripswitch - Lyra
  • 08. Globular - Paranormaloid
  • 09. Becoming Intense - Rano Raraku
  • 10. Antediluvian Rocking Horse - 20,000 (pH7)
  • 11. Alexandre Scheffer - Sparkley Area
  • 12. Tara Putra - Hidden Sense
  • 13. Scann-Tec - Aviator
  • 14. Shakri - Lysergic Atmosphere
  • 15. Hi-fi Companions - Spaceships
  • 16. EldarLife - Gone Gong

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Nokorimono Vol 3 - Chill out mix - PsyAmb Episode 32


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This is the third of the Nokorimono chill out music series. A collection of chill out mixes / ambient mixes comprising of tracks that don't quite fit into the regular PsyAmb mix genres of dub,ambient or psybient music. Nonetheless these are all excellent chill music tunes that carry a very chilled out vibe and are well worth listening to and following up on.
Track / Artist
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  • 01. Reminisce - Altair
  • 02. The Forge of Vulcan - Hawkwind
  • 03. Delta Phase - Evan Marc / Steve Hillage
  • 04. Immerse - Chaos by Design
  • 05. Cried - Toshinori Kondo, Eraldo Bernocchi & Bill Laswell
  • 06. Moonchild - King Crimson [ Capsula Remix ]
  • 07. The Operatic Meow Prelude - Al-Pha-X
  • 08. 6 Minute Festival - Pan Electric & Ishq
  • 09. Yes? Or No? - Hesius Dome & Hideyo Blackmoon
  • 10. Jilted - Stickleback
  • 11. Million Wishes - Son Kite
  • 12. Parabolic - Desert Dwellers
  • 13. How Does It Feel To Be Real - Abakus
  • 14. We Three - Digitonal
  • 15. Almost Home - Black Seeds [ Jet Jaguar remi ]
  • 16. Polychrome Petroglyph - Bluetech / KiloWatts
  • 17. Gran Canyon - Azure Taint
  • 18. The Hand Of Contraband - Up, Bustle & Out
  • 19. Chinese Letter - The High Violets
  • 20. Fortune - Little Dragon [ World Of Apples' Cosmic Edit ]
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Psy Chill Out Radio - Psionic Geometries Vol 8


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Here is the DIFM PsyChill Download radio mix for June 2010. There was no mix for July however a new mix [August] will be broadcast this Saturday at 12pm US EST, 5pm UK, 18:00 Central Europe.

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Track/ Artist

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  • 01. Cydelix - Stigma Union
  • 02. Seahorse Transform - Paradime Warp
  • 03. Olien - Ozeanic
  • 04. Capsula - Overall Pattern
  • 05. MindGum - Sunrise Breath
  • 06. Puff Dragon - Sympathetic Resonance
  • 07. Entheogenic - Ground Luminosity ( Ott Remix )
  • 08. SeaMoon - Purple Juice
  • 09. Silicon Sound - Mindscape
  • 10. Ailo - Yoohoo (l.u.)
  • 11. Mental Extensions - Zuvuya
  • 12. Ailo - Yoohoo (L.U.)
  • 13. S-Range - Another Theory ( Ambient Mix )
  • 14. Slackbaba - Up in smoke
  • 15. The Peaking Goddess Collective - Secret Fire
  • 16. Argaman - The New Vibe ( Twisted Parody )
  • 17. The ORB - The Giant Bolster
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