Sehr Kosmisch Mix

Five years ago, I made a mix called From Krautrock to kosmische musik. As I was making the mix, I discovered Julian Cope’s book called ”Krautrocksampler” In that book lies a section which is quite interesting for me, as an avid cosmic traveller and ambient buff. The section is about ”Kosmische music”. Two years ago, I ordered the long out of print book and read it all so quickly, fascinated by this amazing insight in German culture, music and more importantly, how the music came to be crafted and by whom.

I had started collecting Krautrock before, but I found myself more drawn towards the cosmic movement than the rhythm based motorik style known as Krautrock. Musicians like Klaus Schulze, Popol vuh, Ashra, Edgar Froese (RIP), Harmonia and of course, Tangerine dream. So came the idea of making a mix on beatless cosmic german tracks known as ”kosmische musik”. I gathered my favorite albums, and made the mix. I have seen Tangerine dream live twice and would like to dedicate this mix to the late Edgar Froese. The man may be no longer on Earth with us, but his music will live on forever… And let yourself be ”very cosmic” (Sehr kosmisch) for over an hour together !

Default Position Podcast #008 Mixed By Pool

Pool aka Polia Christov mixes an amazing podcast for Default Position on 100% vinyl.

Radiant. Intricate. Conceptual. The three words she often defines her record collection with. Pool’s style ranges from ambient to techno. It has depth and is filled with a groove. Her DJ sets radiate a melancholic gentle beauty and at the same time a boundless moving energy.

FunkyJeff – Space 8 Mix

Pete Namlook, The Fires of Ork, Steve Roach, The KLF, Autumn of communion and Michael Sterns on the 8th volume of ambient mixes called Space. File under : Ambient and Space music. Always trying with these mix to drift in to outter Space.  Michael Sterns’s Planetary unfolding hails from 1981! Truly a masterpiece. There are not many deep space albums that evoke such beauty throughout its entire runtime. It’s a visionary dive into forever. Essential.  It’s been reissued last year but sadly in small quantities on the label Sonic Atmospheres.