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.