Ten Over Ten Vol 2 - PsyAmb 90

When working on illustrations I find it useful to listen to long ambient trance tunes. Such music allows me to completely tune out from the world, shut down all external stimuli and concentrate on the tasks at hand. I've put a few of the better ones together for this mix as part of the ongoing "ten over ten" series -  a series of mixes devoted to showcasing ten tunes with a length of over ten minutes.

We kick of with of The Orb with their track "Towers Of Dub ( Ambient Mix )". This version, i.e the ambient version, first appeared on a vinyl release from 1991 titled "Orb In Dub". I bought a second hand copy for $2 about twenty years ago. The A side was scratched however and made a little skip half way through this song. This clean version in the today's mix comes from a compilation CD series  called "Ambient Senses" which is well worth following up on for classic ambient trance tracks.

The second track in the mix comes from another compilation series. The Goa Beach series is a hit and miss affair. Spanning an incredible 25+ releases it comprises of goa, psytrance, psydub, psybient and ambient music. Here I've gone for Soehngen's ( Christoph Söhngen ) track "Leftfield Harmonies" from Goa beach Vol 3. 

Batting at number three is Spectralite ( Darren Evans and Greg Hunter ). These guys are two of the most respected artists in the entire ambient music scene. Darren is best known for his work as Noodream and more recently Ashirvad. Greg Hunter has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking music released during the last 20 years or more. Check out his latest stellar project Waveshaper.

After Spectralite we have a track from Entheogenic's latest album, "A Singularity Encoded". One of the best albums from 2015, it continues to amaze me well into 2016 with some of the most beautiful psybient/psydub music that Entheogenic has ever produced.

Next is another top track from Ott from his latest album "Fairchildren". Ott and his group The All Seeing Eye are on tour throughout May,June and July with gigs in US, UK and more. You can see a full tour schedule here.

Following on from Ott is a classic track from Shulman from his 2003 album "In Search Of a Meaningful Moment" which ranks as one the best psybient albums of all time. Shulman has been rather quite of late. I can only hope we see him produce some more music in the future. It would be such a shame not to hear more magic from such an incredible talent. 

Another of last year's best albums is home to our next track. Desert Dwellers showed just how far they have come with the release of "The Great Mystery". From beautiful world music to dance floor four-four pumping rhythms, The Great Mystery is an exception album not to missed by an fans of modern psychedelic bass tribal music. Here is a short Desert Dwellers interview I did where member Amani talks about the past, present and future of the group.

The Bhaktas
Track eight is from The Bhaktas, a duo from Berlin,Germany. These guys mix tradition Indian mantras with electronic soundscapes to create inspirational world music. This track can be found on the album Cosmic Mantra Reincarnated which features a number of brilliant world music producers and the supreme mastering talents of Aes Dana !

We then have Flooting Grooves ( who also featured on my previous psydub mix ) with a track from 2014's Antimony album. Flooting Grooves aka Pearce van der Merwe has three albums all full of superb ambient dubby grooves complemented with wonderful flute melodies. A new album is also due to land any day now. The samples I've heard sound great however there are just a couple of downtempo tunes with most of the tracks firmly in the funky psytrance style. He is also part of The Peaking Goddess Collective - a kind of psychedelic chillout super group who put on amazing live performances. Be sure to check them out at a festival sometime. 

Our final track this week comes via Eat Static from his freakin' awesome album "Dead Planet". You don't have it ? Just get it ! If not, Merv will call his alien buddies and have you abducted and probed.

If you like these longer track mixes, you can here the Vol 1 of the series here.

Cheers ...

Track / Artist
  • 01. Towers Of Dub (Ambient Mix)  -  The Orb
  • 02. Lefthand Harmonies  -  Soehngen     
  • 03. The Forest  -  Spectralite
  • 04. Asherah  -  Entheogenic
  • 05. Ship Is Not A Child  -  Ott
  • 06. Instability  -  Shulman 
  • 07. View from Laniakea  -  Desert Dwellers 
  • 08. Guru Puja (Feat. Jai Uttal)  -  The Bhaktas 
  • 09. Didjeridon't Revisited  -  Flooting Grooves
  • 10. Yiraka  -  Eat Static

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