New Ambient 2016 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.
Ambient, chillout, spacemusic, trip-hop, downtempo breaks, environmental, psyambient, neoclassical, post-rock, instrumental folk, ambient techno/trance, new age, ambient dub and more.
Volume 11: Nu Age Psychedelik
The best new age music is - and always was - a reverberation of psychedelic ambient music, rooted in sources including late 60's Pink Floyd, minimalist composers like Terry Riley, and ancient third-world folk musics. This mix collects new gems from artists working both within and in between these genres. Many are making music in the spirit of the earliest American new age music, before commercialism and relaxation muzak took it far from its roots.
Volume 12: Krautrockish
Thanks to the TV soundtrack for 80's retro horror show Stranger Things, a whole lot of people are discovering or rediscovering classic Tangerine Dream and the whole Berlin-school sound, the great kosmische musik. The shock of the old and the joy of the new: this mix features sounds from new albums by some of the masters mixed with the cosmic pulse of their descendants. Music by Peter Baumann, Johannes Schmoelling (Loom), Paul Haslinger, Hans Joachim Roedelius (Qluster), Survive, Woob, Steve Roach, Circles, Ascendant and Sequential Dreams.
Volume 13: More Deep Space Tech
More melodic, spaced-out strains of ambient techno, trance and tech-dub. This time it's from recent albums and ep's by Jeff Mills, Ishq, Ascendant, Synphaera Records (Starseed compilaton), Hiroshi Watanabe (Transmat), Pitch Black, Legiac, Lingua Lustra and Rezo Glonti.