Minimal melodies from Japan and Arctic Norway, music for ex army gymnasts bounding about in rubber costumes, something from New York City‘s Downtown, and much more.

The Ambient Channel kicks off with a 55-minute mix featuring works by Aqua Regia, The Caretaker, Midori Takada, The Residents and others – realized between 1969 and 2019.

Featured cover art: Midori Takada – Through The Looking Glass

Ambient Channel (3): Misty

Paying homage to flying machines and next generation’s minimalism, singing in an invented language that’s both mysterious and familiar, and a special kind of rain. 43-minute mix with pieces by Anna Homler and Steve Moshier, Ennio Morricone, Harold Budd, The Human League and others – made between 1972 and 2011.

Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Perpetual

recorded at home with equipment provided by Throbbing Gristle (1979, Industrial Records)

Midori Takada – Trompe-L’œil

melodic minimalism from Japan (1983, RCA Red Seal)

The Caretaker – Drifting Time Misplaced

reflecting symptoms of Alzheimer’s (2017, History Always Favours The Winners)

Neu! – Gedenkminute (Für A + K)

a commemorative interlude (1973, Brain)

Aqua Regia – Peano 40

from the core of ambient house (1989, Irdial Discs)

The Residents – You Yesyesyes Again

conceived as part of the Leapmus suite, on February 29th (1976, Ralph Records)

Richard Pinhas – A Piece For Duncan

the former Deleuze student and Heldon space-rock pioneer on a quest for new sounds (1977, Cobra)

Biosphere – Strandby

made on the island of Senja in Arctic Norway (2019, Biophon Records)

Soft Machine – Spaced One

score for ballet dancers and ex army gymnasts bounding about in rubber costumes over a geodesic structure made of construction scaffolding (1969, Cuneiform)

Gray – Drum Mode

lacking conventional musical skills, painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and performance artist Michael Holman enter New York City’s Downtown scene (1979, Plush Safe Records)

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4 comments on “Ambient Channel (1): Perpetual Drift

  1. was für ein phantastischer Kanal – danke für die Führungen durch das Unterholz der GUTEN MUSIK

  2. Heinrich Dubel Jan 16, 2023

    Herausragend! Danke …