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Journey East

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000

frameborder="0" height="60" src="" width="100%">  An epic journey through exotic eastern lands via some favorite movie soundtracks and a few lesser-known tracks. We start our journey leaving home and saying Farewell At The Coast, following Rob The Physician towards Persia in search of knowledge and answers. We travel The Pilgrim Road hopping to find The King(dom of heaven) finally taking rest at The Imperial City at the center of The Great Middle East. Weary from our journey, we are lured by seductive Desert Mermaids into the Temple of De'Light. Having succumbed to Avaritia we slip into a deep sleep, dreaming of the great Ganges, lulled further into dreams by Pi's Lullaby on the First Night, First Day. We awake inspired by our visions, our Asian Destiny calls us further east, Before Time steals away our adventure. Our long journey may leave us Yearning For Peace but we must join the Hero, wary of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and other unknown dangers as we travel the Silk Road. Luck is with us and we find Safe Passage, finally joining Katsumoto The Last Samurai as he finds A Small Measure of Peace (and perfect cherry blossoms)playlist:[00:00] Farewell at the Coast [03:19] The Physician Suite  from The Physician soundtrack by Ingo Ludwig Frenzel[10:39] The Pilgrim Road[14:34] The Kingfrom The Kingdom of Heaven soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams[20:04] The Imperial Cityfrom Rebirth by BrunuhVille[23:33] The Great Middle East (feat. Aliye) from Earth by Michael Maas[25:52] Desert Mermaids from Anima by BrunuhVille[28:45] Temple of De'Lightfrom Gateways of Consciousness by Kaminanda[34:49] Avaritia from Diva by Martins Garden and Yechidah[41:19] Ganges (feat. Sunil Kant Saxena)from Earth by Michael Maas[43:47] Pi's Lullaby[47:17] First Night, First Day from The Life of Pi soundtrack by Mychael Danna[50:46] Asian Destiny (feat. Deborah Tan)from Earth by Michael Maas[53:00] Before Timefrom Sun by Thomas Bergersen[55:11] Yearning for the Peace[58:24] Hero: Overturefrom Hero soundtrack by Tan Dun, Itzhak Perlman, Kodo[60:02] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon[65:47] Silk Roadfrom Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack by Tan Dun with Yo-Yo Ma[68:46] Safe Passage[73:36] A Small Measure Of Peacefrom The Last Samurai soundtrack by Hans ZimmerCover art by James Gurney[...]

Cosmic Battle

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:45:00 +0000

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As humanity moves out to explore the cosmos, we will no doubt encounter other creatures and sentient beings in the vast reaches of our galaxy. Having mostly overcome the urge to fight among ourselves on our own planet, it nevertheless seems likely a space-faring humanity will find itself once again in the midst of conflicts over precious resources and territories even more complex and ancient than our own. Despite the unimaginable size of our galaxy, life-supporting planets are likely very rare in the universe. Having narrowly avoided the destruction of our own planet by learning to work in harmony, this future humanity will hopefully be equipped to handle conflict in a more wise and effective way than we have in our past (but still, epic space battles would be pretty cool too...)

Chronos - Muzeon
Wolf-e-Wolf - Purple Planet
Dysphemic - Decompression
Caelis - Kinematik
Dysphemic - Swamp Planet
Kuda - Ocean's Bane
Cybernetika - The Outcast Of Deadspace
Re-Set - Inexpressible
Infragreen - Another fantastic planet (revisited by Polygon Ring)
Halo Refuser - Internal Navigator
Atman Construct - Delusions Of Granular
Wolf-e-Wolf - Purple Planet (Shlump Remix)
HuuHaa - Hacktivation

Space Chocolate Dub

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:42:00 +0000

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A global psydub journey- eclectic and international yet harmonious as the kaleidoscope of flavors in a bite of delicious chocolate.

Subaqueous - Dusk's Dawning (Yaima Remix)
Tales of Painting - 4th Dimension
Lo.renzo - Florea
Atman Construct - Firefly
Chronos - Space Cake (Vermel Live Version)
False Identity - Every Branch Must Bend
ESPERTINE - Globules of Joy
Supersillyus - Interabang (Radioactive Sandwich Remix)
Seamoon - Moonkaba
Radioactive Sandwich - Black Mirror
Subaqueous - Insistent Shades (Drumspyder Remix)
Erothyme - Lead Us to the Sound (Instrumental VIP)
Androcell - Under The Sun
AKAL - In This Body

Cosmic Consciousness

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:31:00 +0000

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The third part of my "Cosmic" mix series, this time focusing on some of my favorite ambient releases from 2014.

As our human descendants leave our home planet and move into interstellar space, we will need not only new technology but a new kind of consciousness. To travel the vast distances between the stars and galaxies, we will have to learn to warp not only space but time as well, since space and time are only dimensions of the same unified field. Along the way we may discover that the unified field of the space-time continuum is the same as the unified field of infinite consciousness...

Liquid Bloom - Whispers of Our Ancestors
Loren Nerell + Mark Seelig - Kayon
Simon Haiduk - Source Field Reverberations (edit)
Andrew Lahiff - The Ringing of Silent Bells
Frore - The Bell Garden
Chris Russell + eyes cast down - Afterimages
David Helpling + Jon Jenkins - Found

Synesthetic Songs vol. 2

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 21:37:00 +0000

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a kind of sequel to last year's "Springtime Synesthesia" mix... a few more blissed-out, electronica-tinged songs which I particularly enjoyed in 2014.

Andrew Huang + Diveo - The Diamond Of My Heart
State Azure - Zero 7 - Home (State Azure Mix)
Erothyme - I See Your Everything (feat. Entheo)
Desert Dwellers - Dive into the Core (feat. Ixchel Prisma)
Auma - Here and Now (with The Wednesday Experiment)
Annabel - CLOUDY
Krusseldorf - South Of The Sky Temple
Douglas Dare - Swim
My Brightest Diamond - Dreaming Awake (Son Lux Mix)
Planet Boelex & rachelW - Windbreak (rework)
Stumbleine - Abacus
Andrew Huang - Across The Universe

Cosmic Birth [New Moon December 2014]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:48:00 +0000

frameborder="0" height="60" src="" width="100%">Cosmic Birth [New Moon December 2014] by Hiddenplacemusic on MixcloudAs humans have grown and expanded to every corner of this planet we call home, it has become increasingly clear that the Earth's limited resources cannot sustain our species' endless appetite for novel experiences and new horizons. Even though our mother Earth is already much older than ourselves, even she has a limited lifetime and our obsession with technology and expansion has now opened the possibility to ensure our species' long-term survival by making our way to other planets, other star systems, maybe one day even other galaxies. The earth has carried and sustained us for so long, yet now we are poised to take the next step into a new home- the Universe itself.As I put together this mix of soundtracks from sci-fi films which touch on themes of exploration and transcendence, I also noticed a sub-theme of sacrifice and death emerging- from the mind-bending exploration of death, mourning, connection and consciousness in Solaris, to the sacrifice of the crew of the Icarus II in Sunshine, the stunning end scene of The Fountain, the death and rebirth symbolism in Gravity, the music from Zbigniew Preisner's Requiem paradoxically used in the creation scene of The Tree of Life, and of course the overarching themes of sacrifice and new beginnings in Interstellar. Birth and death are really two sides of the same coin- an end of the old way of life, and a beginning of the new.Note: this mix is mastered quieter than the others to maintain an expressive dynamic range. Please adjust your volume accordingly!playlist:Cristian Sandquist feat. Carl Sagan - WanderersJames Horner - Apollo 13Alan Silvestri - Awful Waste Of Space [Contact]Cliff Martinez - We Don't Have to Think Like That Anymore [Solaris]John Murphy - Adagio in D Minor [Sunshine]Clint Mansell - Death Is The Road To Awe [The Fountain]Steven Price - GravityHans Zimmer - No Time For Caution (Randal_Paul's Film Version) [Interstellar]Hans Zimmer - Where We're Going [Interstellar]Zbigniew Preisner - Lacrimosa [Tree of Life]Zbigniew Preisner - PrayerHans Zimmer - Detatch [Interstellar]Gustav Holst - Neptune, The MysticThe first track is from this incredible CG short film, which was also a huge inspiration for this mix: allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="213" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"> Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.[...]

Cosmic Womb - Full Moon December 2014

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:17:00 +0000

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Cosmic Womb [Full Moon December 2014] by Hiddenplacemusic on Mixcloud

From the thatched hut in the jungle to the towering skyscraper, the human species' drive for creativity and self-expression has resulted in a myriad of cultures and societies, a bewilderingly rich diversity of colors, forms and sounds. Each human society's unique experiences coalesce into distinctive cultural expressions, building cohesion and cooperation within the group by setting up boundaries and defining a group as separate from another. Our language, behavior, appearance and music identity us as part of a certain collection of humans, while simultaneously distancing us from all other humans. The emerging global culture has made us aware of the vast differences in human expression, yet also reveals the similarities we all share in the journey of life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Even as we seek to preserve and celebrate these cultural treasures, we must recognize each other as members of the same Human Family, working together to honor and preserve our common origin: Mother Earth, the Cosmic Womb.

Digital Samsara - C#
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Songs From The Seven Towers
Loopbaba - Aerial Roots
Ricky Kej - Exotic Dreams
Erofex - Garden Of Dreams
emancipator - Minor Cause
Chronos - Mystery Of Time
Cygna - Caucasus
Chronos – Leelah
Shpongle - The Epiphany Of Mrs Kugla
Globular - Timeless Vibration
Lapa - Roadwalk
Digital Samsara - BOSPOROS

Earth Day Dubs

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:50:00 +0000

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new transnational psydub bass sounds to obliterate separation and ground you, connecting you deeper to our own home base, Mother Earth.

Gargoyles - Spacebaby [Sieberg-Witten Mix]
Globular - A Rude Awakening
JP Illusion vs Waveform - Tilt
Lotus - Everyday (Deep Fried Dub Remix)
Aligning Minds - A Noble Truth (Heavenly Father Remix)
KiloWatts - Mother Of Thousands
Bluetech - Laika
Soulacybin - Moldavisions
Radioactive Sandwich - Behemecoatyl
Govinda - My Secret Room (LIS Exclusive Remix)
Astronaut Ape - Your Personal Moon
David Starfire - Indian Summer (Govinda Remix)
Zebbler Encanti Experience - Psychic Projections (Shwex Remix)
Whitebear - New Evolutionary Paradigm (Dub Re-growth)
Soulular - Apparition
Sigil - Camel

Springtime Synesthesia

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:45:00 +0000

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blissful, chilled soundcolors for a full moon spring Sunday.

"It would be truly surprising if sound were not capable of suggesting color, if colors could not give the idea of the melody, if sound and color were not adequate to express ideas; for things have always expressed themselves through reciprocal analogy..."
— Charles Baudelaire

The Art Of Noise - On Being Blue
Ricky Kej - Blue
Helios - Halving The Compass 
Ott - The Queen Of All Everything 
Erothyme - Fire of Purification (feat. Kyrstyn Pixton) 
Cahb - Secrets
:papercutz - Lylac (Helios Remix) 
Krister Linder - Broken Horses (Planet Boelex remix)
Crisopa - Matchin
Wavespell - Shambala Groove

Timewave Infinity - Winter Solstice 2013

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:29:00 +0000

frameborder="0" height="60" src="" width="100%">Timewave Infinity [Winter Solstice 2013] by Hiddenplacemusic on MixcloudAmerican philosopher and speaker Terence McKenna is widely regarded as one of the progenitors of the 2012 phenomenon, the fabled date of 21 December, 2012 playing an integral part in his "Timewave Zero" theory (ok, technically it's a more of a philosophical hypothesis, but still...) The Timewave deals with the idea that time is not strictly linear but each moment is a confluence of intersecting fractal interrelationships and each event is inextricably linked with other events past and future. According to his proposal, these interrelationships can be mapped with a fractal curve based on the 64 hexagrams of the Chinese divination system, the I Ching. Unfortunately for the longevity of the idea, Terence proposed that the influx of changes would reach a Singularity on the end of the13th b'ak'tun of the Mayan long-count calendar, the winter solstice of 2012, ringing in an unimaginable future of infinite possibility (or something.) Although 2012 and 2013 were indeed years of great upheaval, political unrest and transformation, the universe for the most part continues to function much as it did before the big date and many people claimed the Timewave to be a failure. However, the true nature of a fractal is infinite; rather than having a clear beginning or end, it spirals in upon itself in endlessly unfolding variations. And so it is with our existence- our collective confluence of energies multiply and amplify as we ascend more and more rapidly to an unknown destination. But because a fractal never truly ends, that destination will likely be yet another beginning...playlist:Sphingida - Over The DepthTara Putra - Between The SphereEkaologik - Lake TravelGlobular - Fire & StarsScopes - DazeKurbeats - Mono-Poly Wants A CrackerMaharishi - Call Of The AncientsRadioactive Sandwich - BhagwanJBC Arkadii - MolekulaChronos - Time KeepereleMental - Dansul IelelorTentura - MeltingSpectrum Vision - SympotronicPerfect Blind - ExosphereRob Vector - MarsByTheRain - Interstellar MediumDen Wave - EarthAlba - Arising And Passing AwayXenofish - Blurred Matrixall tracks are from the excellent netlabel and are available for free download under a Creative Commons license[...]

Equinox Equanimity - Fall Equinox 2013

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:25:00 +0000

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Equinox Equanimity [Autumn 2013] by Hiddenplacemusic on Mixcloud

As the endless interlocking cycles of the celestial bodies pass through the point where light and shadow are equally distributed across both hemispheres of the globe we call home, I hope this specially selected blend of pure ambient music balances the opposites within and helps you relax into a harmonious experience of Oneness. Just breathe...
Special thanks to JKN, S1gns, and the whole Relaxed Machinery crew for their passion for the music, and for pointing me to many of the tracks in this mix. Thanks also to musicians like Altus, Palancar, and Philip Wilkerson who generously offer their work free of charge.

Andrew Lahiff - Whispering Leaves
Massergy - Then The Sky
Palancar - Reiner Gamma
Altus - Magellanic Clouds
Max Corbacho - The Great Breath
Rudy Adrian - Fading Light
Meg Bowles - Nightwalk Across the Isle of Dream
Max Corbacho - Choir Ecstasy
Phillip Wilkerson - Two Breaths of Forever
Altus - For All Time
åpne sinn - deep breath out

Sunlight Cycle Intention - Summer Solstice 2013

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:40:00 +0000

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Sunlight Cycle Intention [Summer Solstice 2013] by Hiddenplacemusic on Mixcloud

Continuing on a similar vein as last year's Summer Solstice mix- deep tribal ambient music for intense transformation...

It's been a long and cold winter where I live, but the arrival of the summer solstice and a few warm days brings hope for a season of light. As we enter the summer season, I set my intention that the light of awakening cuts through the darkness of ignorance and separation as we pass into a new era of personal and global evolution. It's time to do the Great Work.

Chad Kettering - The Mesa
Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Ron Sunsinger - North Kiva (Trust And Remember)
Frore - Fevered Sleep
Soriah with Ashkelon Sain - Chylandyk
Steve Brand - Return Of The Masters
Byron Metcalf - Facing The Truth
vidnaObmana - Forest Arrow live
Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf - The Magma Clan
Apollonius - Return to Sacred Soil
Steve Brand - Mountain Pass/Suspension Vision

Return to Flight

Tue, 14 May 2013 13:24:00 +0000

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Return to Flight by Hiddenplacemusic on Mixcloud

A mix of (mostly) creative commons ambient spacemusic which I put together in 2005 in honor of the "Return to Flight" STS-114 Space Shuttle mission, the first mission after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. During the mission, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson recorded an audio file dubbed "the first podcast from space" clips of which are included in this mix.

Michael Sandler - The Opening
Numina - Blinding Light
Gulan - Sphere
Kurrel the Raven - Way Out
Daniel Stefanik - Earth View
Blamstrain - 031231 (Theme for a Wordless Moment)
Martin Donath - Plateau White District
FootFall - Viola Nebulae
Yasahi - Space Odessey
softspace - Navigation
Phyle - Gravity/Home
Musir von Vidalia - Locus (part 1)
Frank Molder - Reparatur im Weltraum

you are floating

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:21:00 +0000

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You are floating by Hiddenplacemusic on Mixcloud

some tunes i've been enjoying lately. eastern-flavored glitchy dubstep, psychedelic ambient, downtempo grooves, deep sound journeys... good headphones recommended!

most of the tracks are available for free download from Ektoplazm, but if you do want to buy something, I recommend Futexture's EP - good music and 100% of the proceeds go to support Rainforest Action Network!

1. Temple Step Project - Truth and Grace
from Embrace The One

2. Zoungla - Anahata
from Entwine

3. Radioactive Sandwich - Immortals Made Of Stone
from Full Moon

4. Globular - Mamon
from Sorbet for the Soul

5. Hinkstep - Aldrig Mer
from Into This Wired Abyss

6. Zebbler Encanti Experience - Psychic Projections (feat. Dante Bucci)
from Psychic Projections

7. Futexture - New
from Experiential Topography EP

8. Sun In Aquarius - Wytaliba (The Girl by the River)
from Evolving Freedom

9. Cosmic Alliance Romixpsy - Elprincipio Y El Final
from Little Pieces Of Infinity: Second Chapter

10. Shantifax - Northern Lights
from Complete Tranceformation

Genesis Generation 2012

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:12:00 +0000

frameborder="0" height="415" src="//" width="415">Genesis Generation 2012 by Hiddenplacemusic on MixcloudA mix of transcendent transglobal electronic music and spoken word to help launch your consciousness into the fifth dimension! Turn down the lights, light a candle, sacrifice your favorite plant to the fire gods, turn it up loud and let these beats and atmospheres propel your ever-awakening awareness into the great Oneness of the Singularity, the Eschaton, the Transcendental Object at the end of HisStory. For more about "The Genesis Generation" check out Lorenzo Hagerty's novel here.playlist:1. Desert Dwellers feat. Darpan - New Generation (Temple Step Project Remix)from Recalibrated Vol. 12. Akara - Invoking the Unnameablefrom Extradimensional Ethnography3. Kaminanda  - As above...So belowfrom Gateways of Consciousness4. Niyaz - Mazaarfrom Sumud5. Temple Step Project - Medicine Templefrom SUBBASS - Ethnostep 26. Bombay Dub Orchestra - Monsoon Malabar (Force of Change Remix)from New York Remixes7. Whitebear - Primal Stompfrom Fragmnts8. Irukanji feat. JazzyFlute - Out From Little Box (AstroPilot Edit)from Special Places9. CaveDave - The Sun In Herefrom Time Loop: Beyond Borders10. Harmonic Frequency - Fractal Forestfrom Power Of The Flower11. Ekoplex - Crossroadsfrom Discovering The Ancient12. AstroPilot - Earth Moonfrom Solar System13. Ott - Adrift In Hilbert Spacefrom Mir14. Younger Brother - Trainfrom Vaccine15. Ascoil Sun - Sun Therapyfrom Emergence16. Cygna - Camaras De Lamentofrom Special Places17. SeaMoon - Nebulafrom Solar System 18. Ovnimoon - Galactic Mantra (With Via Axis And ItomLab)from Geometric Poetry19. Random - Cosmic Dreamerfrom Natural Selection V.2 20. Shantifax - Out Is Infrom Delete Automation21. Midival Punditz - Vande Maataram (Electro Indian mix)from Natural Born Chillers 222. Michael Stearns/Lisa Gerrard - Organicsfrom Samsara soundtrack23. Ulrich Schnauss - Monday-Paracetamolfrom A Strangely Isolated Place24. Auma  - Exit 25. Midival Punditz - Driftingfrom Six Degrees Records Global Grooves Sampler26. Tipper - Rip Cordfrom Spirit of La Selva[...]

summer solstice ceremony

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:25:00 +0000

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in every culture on the planet, the summer and winter solstices have marked an important turning point and were cause for celebration, prayer and ritual. it's unfortunate that our modern western civilization has divorced us from such ceremonies and rites of passage. i hope this mix of tribal-inspired ambient music inspires you to breathe deeply and reconnect with the intrinsic rhythms of nature as we enter another cycle in the great turning wheel of time.

1. Andrew Lahiff - Into Willow Canyon
from Cosmic Archaeology

2. Shane Morris - The Earth Speaks
from Equinox

3. Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures
from Circular Scriptures

4. Max Corbacho - The Resonant Memory of Earth
from The Resonant Memory of Earth

5. Steve Roach - begins looking skyward
from Early Man

6. Mystified with Robin Storey - Short Meditation
from Music For Transit

7. Frore - Axis Mundi (edit)

8. Steve Roach , Michael Stearns , Ron Sunsinger - Passage Four" & "The Center"
from Kiva

9. Steve Roach - A Circular Ceremony
from Dreamtime Return

artwork by Smoke Jaguar

Terence Day 2012

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 08:15:00 +0000

frameborder="0" height="415" src="//" width="415">Terence Day 2012 by Hiddenplacemusic on MixcloudTerence Day is a celebration of the life and ideas of author, speaker, philosopher and futurist Terence McKenna, especially the idea of "boundary disillusion" a concept he referred to often during his many talks. It is celebrated on April 3rd, the day Terence crossed the boundary between life and death in the year 2000 after a losing battle with a rare form of brain cancer. This year's Terence Day is of special import, as some of the ideas about the year 2012 being a time of radical transformation are part of a cultural meme which Terence had a large part in initiating.All the music in this mix comes from the excellent netlabel Ektoplazm, so all the tracks are available as free downloads under the creative commons license. Two of the tracks are from Globular's brilliant new release A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, an absolute must-have for all fans of dubby downtempo psychedelic music and a shining example of the stunning quality of music available for free at Ektoplazm.A few extra clips of Terence McKenna talking about boundary disillusion are from Psychedelic Salon podcast 295 "The World and It's Double"playlist:1. Koan - At the Sunset/Entanglementfrom The Signs: Entanglement2. Ancient Core - Psychedelic Echosystemfrom Mysterious Nights v02 3. Uth - Reflections Of Consciousnessfrom Distant Instincts4. Digital Conception - The Mystical Questfrom The Return of Quetzalcoatl5. Globular - To The Other Side Of Fractal Phase Spacefrom A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy 6. Mindsphere - Presencefrom Interdimensional Gateway 27. Sephira - The Beginning Of The Endfrom Imagination In Motion8. Globular - Feeding Back Forwardsfrom A Self-Fulfilling Prophecyartwork by Smoke Jaguar[...]

Mettanoia - 2013 Act 1

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:31:00 +0000

As of the beginning of 2012 I will begin focusing my attention on my new tumblr blog on the hidden path and will most likely discontinue writing music reviews here. I may occasionally post my own mixes here, but in any case I will link to them from my new blog. if you are interested in my links to various philosophical, spiritual, and consciousness-expanding thoughts and ideas, may I humbly suggest subscribing to the new feed. This blog will remain open for browsing as long as Blogger allows it, and as always, feel free to follow my Google +1's and twitter feed for more music recommendations and various other rantings.
For now I leave my hiddenplace music readers with this release from my favorite netlabel of the year, Ektoplazm:
Mettanoia - 2013 Act 1, the first part of a planned seven-part "psychedelic play." it features bewildering trippy atmospheres and dense, heavy psytrance beats with lots of samples relating to 2012 and the end of the world(?) including this one, from the film Waking Life: "Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It's not dead it's just that it's been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it's ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don't be bored, this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting..."

Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Kleines Ganzes

Sun, 25 Dec 2011 18:12:00 +0000

blogger, music connoisseur and producer Ronny of Das Kraftfuttermischwerk has graced us with another wonderful LP full of melodies, bass and love: Kleines Ganzes. think of it as the classic minimal dub/techno sounds of thinner streamlined and set to a chilled dubstep beat- deep, hypnotic, emotional, as is Das KFMW style. perfect for relaxing after whatever holiday or family event you might have had to endure recently.

Direct download: ZIP

and if you just can't get enough music, don't miss Das KFMW's excellent Advent Calendar collection of dj mixes, also tending toward deep dubby sounds. fantastisch!

Space Station - Transmission

Sat, 10 Dec 2011 10:54:00 +0000

'Transmission' is an excellent album of classic spacemusic with a modern touch by Portugal-based producer Bernard Lampreia, ranging from rhythmic sequences and synth solos to deep ethereal soundscapes and cinematic energy. If you're a fan of the "Berlin-school" sound, don't miss this album!
available for free download on bandcamp

Akara - Extradimensional Ethnography

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:09:00 +0000

Ancient & modern, acoustic & electronic, sacred & sensual, ethereal & worldly... the music of the Akara project collapses dualities and guides the listener into a state of aural samadhi with a sonic ceremony in the form of an album called Extradimensional Ethnography. this transcendent album is an absolute must-have for fans of globally-flavored grooves with a psychedelic touch, and has quickly become my top favorite release of 2011.
the album can be streamed in full on bandcamp, and is also available on CD and from the usual digital outlets

Mix roundup - end of summer 2011

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:05:00 +0000

As posts here have once again gotten scarce, here is a short selection of dj mixes and podcasts I've particularly enjoyed during the last few months

Futexture - Energetic Substrate Mix Fall 2011
A short but wonderful mix of Philip Glass, glitchy idm tracks and a well-placed Alan Watts sample

Rox - Plant Chants
A multi-cultural mix of shamanic music to expand your awareness (lots of other great psychill & trance mixes on his site too)

Radio BSOTS #116
thoughtful spoken word about the spiritual walk and eclectic soulful music

Pingipung Podcast #12 - Please be quiet I am thinking
Absolutely gorgeous electro-acoustic modern classical/soundtrack music mixed by the owner of the wonderful Aerotone-netlabel

Nova - Mondlicht
any mix featuring Telefon Tel Aviv, HUVA Network and Solar Fields is pretty much guaranteed to be excellent. deep idm/psychill atmospheres..

Expand Your Musical Horizons #78
a fine selection of downtempo and chillout tracks

DF Tram and DJ Rich-Ears present Lunar Fizz
An epic and eclectic mix with lots of interesting and entertaining sound clips thrown in

phalanx live at zajkert - modem debrecen 2011.09.09
another excellent mix by phalanx. as always, expect nothing less than top-notch ambient, chill, and glitchy idm grooves

a very atmospheric blend of chill, ambient, and drum n bass.

Centz - Multiverse

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:38:00 +0000

Multiverse, Centz' 2nd release on Dusted Wax Kingdom is a long-player of chilled out downtempo beats with moody clips and samples about the search for the existence of God, and the meaning of life. Its a great album for an evening of relaxed contemplation or abstract creative thinking.

Direct download: ZIP

Robert Carty - Photonic Movements

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 14:37:00 +0000

Platonic Movements by veteran producer Robert Carty, released for free on the Earth Mantra netlabel is some of the finest deep, atmospheric spacemusic i've heard in a while. a richly detailed mix of subtle Berlin-school sequencer touches, floating pads, soaring leads and sparkling stardust make for an intensely rewarding immersive listening experience.
available as flac and mp3 from

Space Forming Vol. 3

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:43:00 +0000

Russian/ukrainian netlabel Gliese 581c were first introduced to me when they co-distributed several of their releases on my current favorite netlabel Ektoplazm. Gliese 581c presents a modest but growing catalog of music centered around psytrance, chillout and dub styles.
I have especially enjoyed their Space Forming compilation series, and Vol. 3 is a monster! 2.5 hours of the finest in deep psychill downtempo ambient. If you're a fan of artists like Solar Fields, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Shpongle or Bluetech, do not miss this compilation!
Direct download: ZIP (mp3)