Category Archives: ambient revolution

luv404

luv404 Not Found

Not Found

404 SYSTEM ERROR : NOT FOUND
not found = lost
lost = gone, adrift, wandering, off-course, obscured, disoriented, wayward, misplaced, missing
WARNING : the first few minutes of this mixtape are a slow building drone, but don’t worry, after that it gets weirder.
image : not found
Tracklist:
  1. Gegenstimmung – Reinhard Berg – Melbourne Records (1972/1975/1980)
  2. Nucleaire – Philippe Doray, Les Asociaux Associés – Gratte-Ciel / SouffleContinu Records (1977/2020)
  3. Весенний Этюд = Spring Etude – Vladimir Martynov – Мелодия / modern silence (1980/2016)
  4. Gwendoline Descendue! – Bernard Gagnon – Tenzier (1981/2012)
  5. Vagues – Rhythm & Noise – Ralph Records (1984)
  6. Mirror’s – Moolah – Atman Music & Recordings (1974/2012)
  7. Studie 1 – Karlheinz Stockhausen – modern silence (1953/2016) > buy link
  8. Infiltration – Moebius & Plank – Sky / Bureau B (1981/2010) > buy link
  9. Huh? – The New Obsolescents – Castles In Space (2021) > buy link
  10. track 5, side A of Negativland – Negativland – Seeland (1980)
  11. Knock At The Door – John Carpenter – Death Waltz Recording Company (1984/2013) > buy link
  12. Radio Void – Chris & Cosey – Rough Trade / Conspiracy International (1981/2019) > buy link
  13. Solar Ellipse – Barry Truax – Cambridge Street Records (1985)
  14. Prismatic Forest – Alwin Nikolais – Hanover / Cacophonic (1959/2013)
  15. A Thousand Whispers – Tim Story – Atem / Dias records (1982/2021) > buy link
  16. Line Extension – Oval – Mille Plateaux / Thrill Jockey (1995/1996) > buy link

luv400

luv400 Before I Knew The Orchid Was

Before I Knew The Orchid Was

after 10 years the battle still wages between stress and stresslessness. having been at the forefront of the ambient revolution for the past decade we have truly seen the dire need for things to chill out. with this mixtape of goodwill and ultra-chill we want you all to know that the ambient revolution is still going strong, aiding you in your quest for quietude of the soul.
photo : Roamer Farechild
Tracklist:
  1. Starsail – Emerald Web – Stargate / Finders Keepers Records (1980/2014) > buy link
  2. Drifting In Wire – Single Cell Orchestra – Astralwerks (1995)
  3. Audax – Biosphere – Biophon Records (2016) > buy link
  4. Gold And Lead – Tom Dissevelt – Philips / Sonitron (1963/2014) > buy link
  5. Dem Wanderer – Cluster – Sky Records (1976) > buy link
  6. A Saucerful Of Ambience Part IV – The Dark Side Of The Moog – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1995/2018) > buy link
  7. A Saucerful Of Ambience Part XII – The Dark Side Of The Moog – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1995/2018) > buy link
  8. Optimistic In Wonderland – Pub – Ampoule (2001) > buy link
  9. Land – Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – Fantôme Phonographique (1964/2019)
  10. Metaz form8 – Autechre – Warp (2020) > buy link
  11. 坂東太郎のりうきょう / Flow Of The Tone River – Sugai Ken – Field Records (2020) > buy link
  12. Bön 5 – Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder (Prayer 5 – Forgive Us Our Debts) – Ralph Lundsten – His Master’s Voice / Light in The Attic (1972/2016) > buy link
  13. Crashing Sphere – Starkey – Civil Music (2012) > buy link

luv391

luv391 Flummoxed

Flummoxed

my mind has been a jumble of confusion. so i took the swirling sounds, off-kilter rhythms and odd sonic signatures running loose in my mind and, with a synthesis of new and old, created a timeless void where we can go when we need to lose ourselves.
image : Nester Stronghook
Tracklist:
  1. Dark Plasma – Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Coloursound Library / Aguirre Records (1980/2015) > buy link
  2. Frankel – Mapstation – Soul Static Sound (2000) > buy link
  3. Elettronica [#5] – Ennio Morricone – Death Waltz Recording Company (1975/2017)
  4. Describing Bodies – Oneohtrix Point Never – Editions Mego (2010) > buy link
  5. アトムのB.G.M. – Matsuo Ohno – ALM Records / Survival Research (1975/2019)
  6. Without Excess – Speaker Music – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  7. Fabbrica N.4 – Gerardo Iacoucci – Canopo / Intervallo (1972/2017)
  8. Drone – Tod Dockstader – Owl Records / DOXY (1962/1966/2014) > buy link
  9. The Crocodile – Shit And Shine – Editions Mego (2017) > buy link
  10. Summit Melody – Team Doyobi – Skam (2004) > buy link
  11. 葆光飴 Hokouame – Sugai Ken – Discrepant (2018) > buy link
  12. Butterfly No. 3 – Morton Subotnick – Columbia (1974) > buy link
  13. Vegetable – Black Dice – Paw Tracks (2009) > buy link
  14. Walk – Freeform – Skam (2005) > buy link

luv390

luv390 Don't Mind Me

Don’t Mind Me

oh, hi there. don’t mind me. i am just putting some beautiful music up on the interwebs. much like i have been doin’ for about… oh well would you look at that. seems that this here mixtape marks the 10th year that dj luv’s records have been going around. that’s a mighty long time. but i’m here to tell ya that i don’t mind. no sir, not one bit. why i would be making these darn mixtapes anyway so i figure why not share ‘em. so don’t you worry, you can keep expectin’ ’em, cos as far near as i can tell we have only scratched the surface of what the Record Canyon has tucked away. thanks to those who have listened and shared. spread the luv, that’s what i always say.
photo : Liz Pieries
Tracklist:
  1. Never In And Never Out – Animals On Wheels – Ntone (1999) > buy link
  2. Carousel – Iron and Wine – Sub Pop (2007) > buy link
  3. Being It – Arthur Russell – Upside Records / Audika (1986/2005) > buy link
  4. Seascape – Dick Mills for BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records / Silva Screen (1983/2016) > buy link
  5. I Know They Say – Spectrum – Silvertone Records / Medical Records LLC (1994/2018) > buy link
  6. Preludietto – Alessandro Alessandroni – SR Records / Sonor Music Editions (1972/2019)
  7. Wesak – Gimmer Nicholson – Peabody / Light In The Attic (1969/1981/2016) > buy link
  8. Mama Kilio E – Jean-Bosco Mwenda – Mississippi Records (2019)
  9. Blumenthal – Ulrich Schnauss – City Centre Offices / Scripted Realities (2003/2020) > buy link
  10. Master Of The Game – Silica Gel – Wifflefist / Future Logic Development Corporation (1993/2016)
  11. Cave Ballad – Andy Hull & Robert McDowell ft. Paul Dano – Lakeshore Records (2016) > buy link
  12. Deep – Hex – Ninja Tune (1993) > buy link
  13. This Side Of The Blue – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2004) > buy link
  14. The Distance – Manual – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  15. Long Distance Look – Steve Hiett – CBS/Sony / Efficient Space / Be With Records (1983/2019)
  16. Canto Triste – MPB-4 – Philips (1975/1982)
  17. Children Crying – The Congos – Black Art / Blood And Fire (1977/1996) > buy link
  18. Intogeymy – The Lower Buttons – Ubuntu Publishing (1964/2014)
  19. Naima – John Coltrane – Atlantic (1960) > buy link

luv383

luv383 Near Quaint

Near Quaint

when time seems to stand still, the ambient revolution will be there.
when days turn into weeks that turn into months, the ambient revolution will be there.
when the world outside seems unreachable, the ambient revolution will be there.
so take this time to stop the clock and rest assured knowing the ambient revolution will always be there for you.
photo : Léonard Misonne
Tracklist:
  1. The Better Angels Of Our Nation – Stars Of The Lid – Kranky (1995) > buy link
  2. ending of Prélude Au Sommeil (side A) – Jean Jacques Perrey – Institut Dormiphone / Fantôme Phonographique (1958/2018) > buy link
  3. Visions During Movement – J.D. Emmanuel – Aguirre (1981/2017)
  4. ending of Waves Part II – Jade Warrior – Island (1975) > buy link
  5. Quiet Friend – Steve Roach – Fortuna Records / Soundquest Music / Telephone Explosion (1984/2017) > buy link
  6. Reaping – Meemo Comma – Planet Mu (2019) > buy link
  7. 12:18 – Global Communication – Dedicated / Music On Vinyl (1994/2020) > buy link
  8. Microstoria Runtime Engine – Microstoria & Oval – Thrill Jockey (1997) > buy link
  9. Saumpfad – Roedelius – Sky Records / Bureau B (1981/2010) > buy link
  10. Andata – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Milan (2017) > buy link
  11. Internal Bewildered World – The Caretaker – History Always Favours The Winners (2017) > buy link
  12. Mescalin Mix – Terry Riley – Jeanne Dielman (1962/2018) > buy link
  13. Father Of Light – Syrinx – True North / Rvng Intl. (1970/2016) > buy link
  14. The Moth And The Flame Part II – Keith Jarrett – ECM Records (1981) > buy link

luv374

luv374 Virgin Ambient Flyer

Virgin Ambient Flyer

i have always had the sneaking suspicion that Richard Branson co-founded Virgin Records in 1972 to better soundtrack his future hot air balloon adventures. as you may recall, in 1987 he became one of the first people to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon, crash landing in the water off the coast of Northern Ireland. at the time their balloon, the “Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ was the largest in the world; so naturally it sunk.

recently i met a longtime employee for the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England, where the ‘Virgin Atlantic Flyer’ now resides. he was part of the team that salvaged and cleaned out the craft after the emergency landing and he confirms that there was a good sound system and a box of reel-to-reel tapes stowed on board. of course they were all destroyed but he recalls one of the reels being clearly labeled “Avant Garde Virgin Cuts”. this mix is what i imagine was on that tape Sir Branson listened to while he floated among the clouds.

image : a Thunder & Colt decal on the outside of the Virgin Atlantic Flyer.
Tracklist:
  1. Romance – Peter Baumann – Virgin (1976) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Percolations : Part One – Gong – Virgin (1976)
  3. Garden Of Paradise – Steve Hillage – Virgin (1979) > buy link
  4. The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine – Gong – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  5. Träum Mal Wieder – Holger Czukay – Virgin (1984) > buy link
  6. The Blue Blue Third – Rip Rig + Panic – Uh Huh Prods / Virgin (1981)
  7. Glass C/W Steel – Fred Frith – Caroline / Virgin (1974)
  8. Circulation Of Events – Tangerine Dream – Ohr / Virgin (1973/1976) > buy link
  9. Glimmer – John Foxx – Metal Beat / Virgin (1980/1981) > buy link
  10. Tropic Of Capricorn – Edgar Froese – Virgin (1978) > buy link
  11. Toyota City – The Human League – Virgin (1980) > buy link
  12. Linguaphonie – Henry Cow – Virgin / Red Records (1974/1979)
  13. Krautrock – Faust – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  14. Caucasian Lullaby – Slap Happy / Henry Cow – Virgin (1975) > buy link
  15. Gegenstand – John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman – Virgin (1977) > buy link
  16. Étoile Polaire (North Star) – Philip Glass – Virgin (1977)

luv360

luv360 sometimes why

sometimes why

when someone signs up for the ambient revolution that means they are ready to drift into unknown sonic territory. knowing that they will not return unchanged, they fearlessly open their minds and entangle them in this timeless mirage. lie back and listen if you want to know more.
photo : Jo Silvers
Tracklist
  1. Suoni per un Rito – Egisto Macchi – Ayna / Cinedelic Records (1974/2016)
  2. Wish You Were There Part I – Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook – Fax +49-69/450464 / Music On Vinyl (1994/2018)
  3. Kouros – Andrew Rudin – Nonesuch (1968)
  4. La Machine à Pomper Dite Cosmopompe – Robert Cohen-Solal – Barclay / We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records (1969/2018)
  5. Chapter M (Karenina 2) – Thomas Fehlmann – Kompakt (2018) > buy link
  6. Second Dream – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – Milan (2016) > buy link
  7. Tape 9 (Part 4) – Ahmed Malek and Flako – Habibi Funk Records (2017) > buy link
  8. Formentera Sunset Clouds – Iasos – Unity Records / Light In The Attic (1975/2013) > buy link
  9. Lupus – Brian Eno and Robert Fripp – Discipline Global Mobile / Opal Records (2004/2014)
  10. Leap Of Faith / Time and Space – Kurt Stenzel – Cinewax (2015) > buy link
  11. Skyfall IV (Strike Suit) – Sacred Tapestry – PrismCorp / Aguirre Records (2016/2018)
  12. Funeral Music – Carlito Verde – 8-Track Stereo (2003)
  13. Quicksilver – Pink Floyd – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  14. untitled (track 2, side D of Selected Ambient Works Volume II) – Aphex Twin – Warp (1994) > buy link
  15. Subtemple – Burial – Hyperdub (2017) > buy link
  16. Metebelis III Atmosphere – Planet Of The Spiders – Brian Hodgson and Dick Mills for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – BBC Records And Tapes / Demon Records (1978/2017)
  17. Starroom / Litamin – Mouse On Mars – Sonig (1998)

luv356

luv356 Processed Guitar Processions - Leo Maraviglia

Processed Guitar Processions

an alien landscape of treated guitars endlessly layered into infinity. the ambient revolution will not be stopped.
photo : Leo Maraviglia
Tracklist
  1. Ecstacy Live Intro Theme – Spacemen 3 – Fierce Recordings / Space Age Recordings (1990/2018)
  2. Badlands – Primal Scream – Creation Records (1998)
  3. Lactate’s Moment – Stars Of The Lid – Sedimental / Kranky (1995/2018) > buy link
  4. Postscript – Bowery Electric – Kranky / Beggar’s Banquet (1996/1997) > buy link
  5. Marrakesh 3AM (Windsor For The Derby remix) – Drain – Trance Syndicate Records (1997)
  6. Feedback – Spectrum – Silvertone Records / Medical Records LLC (1994/2018)
  7. […+The Buildings They Are Sleeping Now] – Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Constellation (2000) > buy link
  8. Having Never Written A Note For Percussion – Sonic Youth – Sonic Youth Records (1999) > buy link
  9. Learning Curve (Oval remix) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  10. Oceans 2 – Flying Saucer Attack – VHF Records (1994) > buy link
  11. Black Hole Symphony – The Brian Jonestown Massacre – A Records (2008) > buy link
  12. untitled (side b, track 2) – Directions – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  13. Pure Phase – Spiritualized – Dedicated / Plain Recordings (1995/2010) > buy link
  14. Meol – Seefeel – Warp (1995) > buy link
  15. Eero – Labradford – Kranky (1995) > buy link
  16. Goodbye – Kevin Shields – Emperor Norton (2003) > buy link

luv346

luv346 Deforestation In Bolivia

Deforestation In Bolivia

as a person who has been on the right side of history during the Ambient Revolution i have always kept my ear to the ground searching for newer ambient music. this collection is a mix of beatless excursions from the past few years by artists new and old that represent the true spirit of the Ambient Revolution. now lie down, open your third ear, relax your mind and float down stream.
photo : deforestation in Bolivia, photo taken from the satellite of luv.
Tracklist
  1. Spirits – Claude Speeed – Planet Mu (2017) > buy link
  2. Wireless MK2 – Orb ft. Roger Eno – Kompakt (2016) > buy link
  3. Parkstone Melody II – Mark Pritchard – Warp (2018) > buy link
  4. Rumon (vinyl version) – Sugai Ken – Lullabies For Insomniacs (2016) > buy link
  5. Lichterschmaus (Ambient Version) – Pantha du Prince – Rough Trade (2017) > buy link
  6. Sarnath – Copper Vale – Planet Mu (2016) > buy link
  7. ‘T Schop – Biosphere – Biophon Records (2018) > buy link
  8. Reflection II – Brian Eno – Warp / Opal Records (2017) > buy link
  9. Peloman Vapour 3 – Bola – Skam (2017) > buy link
  10. Capel Celyn – Bibio – Warp (2017) > buy link
  11. ZURE – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Milan (2017) > buy link
  12. World – Visible Cloaks – Rvng Intl. (2017) > buy link
  13. Torch – John T. Gast – Planet Mu (2015) > buy link
  14. De-Civilization – Dedekind Cut – Kranky (2018) > buy link

luv340

luv340 Mellow Collie

Mellow Collie

a collection of mellow music for the whole world to chill out to.
photo : Mac Mellow
Tracklist
  1. intro from Float On – Purr – Ntone (1995) > buy link
  2. Ralph & Kathy – Alex Gopher – Solid (1999) > buy link
  3. Just Landed – Toshack Highway – The Flower Shop Recordings (2000)
  4. Cimmerian Waters – Sonorous Star – Catskills Records (1997)
  5. Moon Shaker – Water Melon – Pussyfoot Records (1997)
  6. Acquario – Alessandro Alessandroni – Rhombus / Intervallo (1973/2016)
  7. Caboclo – Arthur Verocai – Continental / Kindred Spirits (1972/2011) > buy link
  8. Kites Are Fun – Mellow – Light In The Attic (2004) > buy link
  9. Time Is Of The Essence – Fort Lauderdale – Memphis Industries (2001) > buy link
  10. Liquordelic – Tipsy – Asphodel (1996)
  11. Emotion Heater (parts i, ii, iii) – The Gentle People – Rephlex (1996)
  12. Amanogawa – Susumu Yokota – Skintone / Leaf (1998) > buy link
  13. The Rain Song – Cornelius – Warner Music Japan / Rostrum Records (2017/2018) > buy link
  14. Supreme – Ratatat – XL Recordings (2015) > buy link
  15. Nostalgia – Piero Umiliani – Liuto Records / Schema Easy Series (1973/2015) > buy link
  16. New Star In The Sky – Air – Source (1998) > buy link
  17. Back Home – Funki Porcini – Ninja Tune (2002) > buy link