Playlist – December 8, 2017

dark2For me, this show was something special.  It’s not every day that I take a breath and go deep with the dark ambient genre for an extended period of time.  Tonight we journeyed through the hinterlands of ambience, contemplated the sights and sounds around us, plunged headlong through the valley of the shadow, and emerged refreshed by the experience.

As usual, a fun time was had by all in the chat room, as we discussed the virtues of various California wines, winter in Canada, singing tea pots, pickled garlic, and essential oil aromatherapy.

The night was cold, the hearth was warm, the music was fathomless, and the company was wonderful.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hope to see you next week …

 

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EugeneKha – Black Heath – Earth Mantra (2010)
Black Heath (The Long Atmospheric Mix)

 

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:sinclair: – 0306 – Earth Mantra (2011)
stalker
linearstone
insurrection

 

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Not Your Average Hippy – Warm Ground Dark Sky – Earth Mantra (2008)
Voices Sixty Sixty
Warm Ground Dark Sky

 

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Red Fog – Dronerider – Self Released (2010)
Electric Skulls in the Frozen Sea

 

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Red Fog – Zone of Avoidance – Self Released (2013)
Forest of Diodes

 

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:retreat: – Lordes – Earth Mantra (2010)
Lordes 01

 

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Meho – Brojevi – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Dva

 

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Meho – Delta Sleep – crnazemljanetlabel (2015)
Narcolepsy
Slow Wave Sleep

 

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Darkness and Silence – Victory in Europe – Far From Showbiz (2005)
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII
Part VIII
Part IX

EugeneKha – Live at the Sound Museum, Saint Petersburg, November 11, 2017

0003866756_10EugeneKha, also known as Evgeniy Kharitonov, is a prolific musician hailing from Russia, who has been producing outstanding ambient and electronic music for as long as I can remember.  And I do mean prolific.  In fact, I’m hard pressed to think of anyone who has released as much electronic music as he has.  And the thing is – it’s all excellent.

Not only is he talented in the studio, but Evgeniy has also performed and recorded a great deal of live music.  Take this recent performance from about a month ago, performed at the Sound Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  He describes it as Dark Ambient, and certainly there is plenty of that to be heard, but he also segues into elements that sound almost world music in their origin.  A typical EugeneKha performance, always keeping you interested, keeping you guessing, and keeping you entertained.

Have a listen!