Ambient Music Guide’s Best Of 2020 mix series

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The Best Of 2020 mix series showcases some music from AMG's upcoming Best Albums of 2020 reviews feature, plus other outstanding tracks from the year that was.

All mixes compiled by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Nov 2019 - Jan 2021.


Mix #4: Cosmic Tech & Beautiful Bleep

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Highlights from the atmospheric corners of bleep music and electronica in 2020, from classic Berlin-school sounds and synth music to ambient techno, trance, dub and syncopated grooves.

Mix features Carl Craig, Global Communication, Woob, Banco De Gaia, 100th Monkey, Dr Atmo, Deep Space Network, Emerald Web, Aes Dana, Cell (Alex Scheffer), Virgo, Deeper Than Space, Worriedaboutsatan, Remote Vision, Starterra and Nigel Mullaney.

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00:00  The Dragon's Gate by Emerald Web | Valley Of The Birds (1981, reissue on kattepple.com)
06:50  7'39 by Global Communication | Transmissions (boxset, Dedicated/Evolution)
13:52  Remains by Virgo | Landform Code (1998, reissue on Fantasy Enhancing)
19:36  Earthset (edit) by Deeper Than Space | Earthset (Silent Records)
25:14  AI Encounter by Woob | Lost Metropolis (Bigamoebasounds)
28:32  Entrance by Woob  | Lost Metropolis (Bigamoebasounds)
35:10  Twin by Worriedaboutsatan | Time Lapse (n5MD)
42:04  Kessel Run by Nigel Mullaney | Various - Portals (Behind The Sky Records)
46:45  Transparency Syndrome by Aes Dana | Inks (Ultimae Records)
52:56  Asteroid by Data Rebel | Deform (Bandcamp)
58:01  Free At Last by Carl Craig | Various - Music Activists 2020 (Infine Music)
1:04:15  Fake It Til You Make It (100th Monkey remix, edit) by Banco De Gaia | Igizeh 20th   Anniv Ed. (Disco Gecko)
1:11:46  Ottocento by Parsifal | Memories Live Forever EP (Kinesen)
1:18:31  Spinning Whale (live edit) by Cell | Live In Corfu (Ultimae Records)
1:27:09  Sky Bridge by Starterra | Celestial (Exosphere)
1:36:52  Survey Pilot by Remote Vision | The Outer Plateau (Exosphere)
1:43:47  Underwater (edit) by Dr Atmo & Deep Space Network | Intergalactic Federation 1 & 2 (reissue on Fantasy Enhancing)
1:56:49 - end

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Mix #3: Tranquility Tones

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Beautiful, moving, eclectic sounds from the quietest corners of the ambient zone.

Mix features Woob, Motionfield, Global Communication, Deeper Than Space, Emerald Web, Howard Givens & Craig Padilla, Steve Good, Luke Schneider, Mathieu Karsenti, Golden Brown, Channelers, Evan Fraser & Vir McCoy, Leandro Fresco & Thore Pfeiffer, Saphileaum, Hamish Lang and Silent Vigils.

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00:00  Anteludium by Luke Schneider | Altar of Harmony (Third Man Records)
06:59  Nothing Is Ever Lost by Steve Good | Nothing Is Ever Created Or Destroyed (Bandcamp)
11:46  2002 (edit) by Woob | 2002 (Bandcamp)
18:43  Loosen by Mathieu Karsenti | Downstream Blue (Slowcraft)
23:27  Capsula part 2 by Motionfield | Capsula (Carpe Sonum)
31:18  Morning Song by Golden Brown | Flora and Fauna of the Uncanny Valley (Bandcamp)
34:40  Moving Through My Second Self by Channelers | Isles Beyond (Inner Islands)
39:04  Glorified Wiseman In Pantherskin by Saphileaum | Samosi (Constellation Tatsu)
43:18  Sunset (edit) by Deeper Than Space | Earthset (Silent Records)
47:00  Abejorro by Leandro Fresco & Thore Pfeiffer | Pop Ambient 2021 (Kompakt)
50:38  Beta Phase by Global Communication | Transmissions (Evolution)
59:58  Shavasana Journey by Evan Fraser & Vir McCoy | Guardians (Interchill)
1:06:33  Photonos by Emerald Web | Valley of the Birds (katepple.com)
1:16:20  Leaving Behind The Now (edit) by Howard Givens & Craig Padilla | The Bodhi Mantra (Spotted Peccary)
1:26:28  Capsula part 10 by Motionfield | Capsula (Carpe Sonum)
1:32:43  The Will of Water by Hamish Lang | Vector Fields vol. 1 (Music Company)
1:37:20  Unborn by Silent Vigils | Wake (Home Normal)
1:43:19 - end

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Mix #2: Sounding The Deep

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Meditative ambient and ethereal exotica from 2020.

Mix features Roger & Brian Eno, Kevin Braheny, Simon Posford (Shpongle), Mick Chillage, Halftribe, Andrew Heath, Lingua Lustra, Coniglio & Aldinucci, Jonas Munk, Blomma, Fourcolor, Crispin & Whittaker, Gregory Paul Mineeff, Merrin Karras, Colourmusic, Saphileaum and Max Würden.

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00:00  Glorified Wiseman In Pantherskin by Saphileaum | Samosi (Constellation Tatsu)
04:02  Sabi by Jonas Munk | Minimum Resistance (Azure Vista)
08:49  Blonde by Roger & Brian Eno | Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon)
12:38  Neon by Blomma | Blomma (Moderna)
18:20  Observers and Airmen by Andrew Heath | The Alchemist's Muse (Disco Gecko)
23:20  Deeper Inside (edit) by Lingua Lustra | Eye of Silence (Silent Records)
21:17  Liminal Space by Kevin Braheny | Liminal Space (Bandcamp)
37:13  Until the End of Remembrances (edit) by Coniglio & Aldinucci | Stalking The Elusive (Dronarivm)
44:16  Hiking With Eve by Halftribe | Cloud Dreaming and Shadows (Shimmering Moods)
19:10  Fount by Fourcolor | Water Mirror (12k)
55:27  Escarpment (edit) by Crispin and Whittaker | Irian Jaya (Cobblers Records)
1:00:16  Devoid Of Hope by Gregory Paul Mineeff  | After Today (Cosmicleaf)
1:06:24  Location Two (edit) by Colourmusic | Matthewson OK (Bandcamp)
1:15:26  The Ripening by Simon Posford | Flux and Contemplation (Twisted Records)
1:23:06  Obsidian by Roger & Brian Eno | Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon)
1:27:45  Crevasse by Merrin Karras | Northwest Passage (Strangely Isolated Place)
1:35:18  Elysian Caress by Halftribe | Cloud Dreaming and Shadows (Shimmering Moods)
1:39:40  Center by Max Würden | Various - Pop Ambient 2021 (Kompakt)
1:46:04  Early Rise by Mick Chillage | Mirrors (Neotantra)
1:51:38 - end

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Mix #1: Mod Classical & Post Rock

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Mix features Digitonal, Roger & Brian Eno, Hugar , Gigi Masin, Woob, Kevin Keller, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Worriedaboutsatan, Rone, Spirituals, n-So, Blomma, John Hayes & Maxy Dutcher, Slow Dancing Society, Ausklang, Manchuria, Golden Brown, North Americans, Daniel Szlajnda and Blend Orchestra.

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00:00  Bramley by Digitonal | Set The Weather Fair (Just Music)
05:51  Mountain Song by n-So | Out of the Valley (Moderna)
08:33  A Lost History by Worriedaboutsatan | Time Lapse (n5MD)
15:18  Future Memories by Ausklang | Chronos (Past Inside The Present)
19:00  Empty House by Slow Dancing Society | Songs For The Lonely II ep (Hidden Shoal)
23:05  Where I'm Going (edit) by Manchuria | Shades ep (Marsiglia Records)
27:54  Burden of Truth (edit) by Spirituals | For Those You Love ep (spirituals.cc)
35:27  Human by Rone | Room With A View (Infine)
41:32  Crystal Cactus Garden by Golden Brown | Flora and Fauna of the Uncanny Valley (Bandcamp)
45:46  Reykjavik by Hugar | The Vasulka Effect (Masterworks)
48:23  Rivers That You Cannot See by North Americans | Roped In (Third Man Records)
52:04  Solana by Kevin Keller | The Front Porch of Heaven (kevinkeller.com)
57:21  Adaptation Of 'The Koto Song' by Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble | I Forsee The Dark Ahead (Denovali)
1:02:01  Arch Dance by Hayes & Dutcher | Borealis (Moderna)
1:06:49  Morrow by Blomma | Blomma (Moderna)
1:12:35  Rebirth feat. Resina by Daniel Szlajnda | Komorebi (U Know Me Records)
1:18:54  Redfall (edit) by Woob | 3003 (Bigamoebasounds)
1:24:43  Standstill by Blend Orchestra | Standstill Live Session ep (theblendorchestra.com)
1:32:09  Amaranta by Gigi Masin | Calypso (Apollo)
1:36:11  Celeste by Roger & Brian Eno | Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon)
1:40:22  Sentences by Digitonal | Set The Weather Fair (Just Music)
1:45:24 - end

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