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ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

Physical Memories

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

Physical Memories

Tripped out spiralling synths and an epic late night wash of sound from Daniel Lopatin.

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BELONG

October Language

BELONG

October Language

Delicately nuanced ambient noise from the ends of the earth...

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KEVIN DRUMM

Guillain-Barre

KEVIN DRUMM

Guillain-Barre

Harrowing and lucid darkness from Kevin Drumm's amazing Imperial Distortion.

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EMERALDS

Up in the Air

EMERALDS

Up in the Air

Deeply narcotic mindtrip - somewhere between Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh...

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Yellow Swans & John Wiese

Lost In The Blood

Yellow Swans & John Wiese

Lost In The Blood

Doom ambience in a rare moment of quietude from these extreme noise mongers...

156

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

Bewussteinerweiternd Tonaufnahme (Einer and Zweiter Teile)

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

Bewussteinerweiternd Tonaufnahme (Einer and Zweiter Teile)

Kosmiche night music from an august electronic magician.

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BLACK TO COMM

Jonathan

BLACK TO COMM

Jonathan

Lynchian scene changes and rainy day atmospherics...

Citynight
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RHYTHM AND SOUND

Imprint

RHYTHM AND SOUND

Imprint

A seminal masterpiece of ghostly Berlin-style dub reduction.

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BIOSPHERE

Sphere Of No-form

BIOSPHERE

Sphere Of No-form

A modern classic of escapist drones and widescreen arctic ambience. Spine chilling stuff.

156

LEYLAND KIRBY

Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

LEYLAND KIRBY

Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was

What Vangelis might sound like if he had suffered memory loss while writing the Bladerunner soundtrack.

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BURNING STAR CORE

Mysteries of the Organ

BURNING STAR CORE

Mysteries of the Organ

Spellbinding impressionist psyche-noise textures.

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CHRIS WATSON

Vatnajokull

CHRIS WATSON

Vatnajokull

Subtly manipulated field recording genius of epic proportions.

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STARS OF THE LID

F*cked Up (3:57 AM)

STARS OF THE LID

F*cked Up (3:57 AM)

Other-worldly chamber music with a darkly sinister edge.

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KTL

Eternal Winter

KTL

Eternal Winter

Sci-fi soundtrack tones and ungodly drones from two of the most brilliant minds in the avant-garde.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks for the city at night”

Inspired by the dark and magical view of industrial North Manchester from our office windows, this two and a half hour selection of tracks is intended to complement the mise-en-scene of the urban environment for insomniacs and night owls. Whether it's the pulse-slowing beauty of Stars Of The Lid, the perceptibly trippy effects of Kevin Drumm or the exquisite detail of Chris Watson's field recordings, these pieces are unified by an esoteric sense of reflective tonal exploration, muted colour, and a chilly but intimately evocative aesthetic. We recommend experiencing this music with the lights down low and the subliminal hum of air vents, distant traffic and electrical appliances as your ambient surround sound. Who needs a winter break to warmer climes when you can escape into your imagination with music like this?

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What do you think of this selection?
Any suggestions?
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On 18 Nov 12:27 Macauley Skulkin said:

lush tracks. I can't wait to listen to this tonight!

On 18 Nov 15:54 jack homer said:
http://www.jackhomer.co.uk

Very nice, but where is the Burial?

On 19 Nov 05:25 Coffee Table said:

“Perfect for murky climes”

Nice job. Great selection for staring out the window into the gathering gloom of a winter's evening (at least for those of in the northern latitudes). All these artists are great, but Kevin Drumm kind of takes the ribbon in this one, eh?

On 23 Nov 13:08 Scott said:

“Burial”

I also thought Burial when I read this selection title. But that would be a bit obvious I guess.

On 24 Nov 17:57 Peter Wullen said:
http://peterwullen.blogspot.com/

“City at night?”

Compelling but strange selection! City at night? Chris Watson taped Vatnajokull the biggest iceberg in Iceland 1000 miles away from any 'city'. Biosphere or Geir Jensen composes in the north of Norway near the polar circle in one of the remotest places in Europe. So, city at night? I would have said plainly night.

On 25 Nov 08:36 Frank Paul said:
http://14tracks.com

“Burial Shmurial”

I have a different take from the above posters re: Burial. As in perfectly happy he's not included in this mix. No slag intended, it's just that Burial is quite over-represented in most quarters, on top of everyone's darlings list, so why not open the floor to some other equally (if not more) deserving artists. This is a great mix, whether enjoyed in the Arctic Circle where Jenssen supposedly created his contribution, or in some urban setting after dark.

On 02 Dec 07:29 City Fringe said:

“what? no tim hecker?”

or "thisquietarmy"?

still, good selection.