The Deep East mixed by Mike G
Ethno ambient, drone, environmental, Indian, sacred chants
Popol Vuh, David Parsons, Richard Bone, Michael Stearns, Dr Atmo & Ramin, Adham Shaikh, The Atman Project, Brian Eno, Mark Isham and more.
Compiled & mixed at Rubycon Sound, July 2012
The Deep East started out as the 2nd volume of the Vedic Space mix, but became broader in its Eastern sources and themes, thus the name The Deep East. The mix is based on deep, rich, psychedelic droning chords; electronically-based Western music inspired by the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
These kinds of sounds in their original form were unheard by most Westerners until the post-WWII period of the 20th Century. The gates were opened by musicians like American minimalist Terry Riley who traveled to India in the 50's and 60's.
What we hear in this mix is those sounds transmuted via a Westerner's ears: rich drones, hovering chords and suspended strings - both acoustic and electronic and almost infinite in variety - and which today remain one of cornerstones of the ambient and downtempo world.