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Gathering Clouds

Gathering Clouds

Playing tracks by

Boduf Songs, Matthew Florianz, Shackleton, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson , Peter Prautzsch and more.


This must be one of the darkest mixes I have created until now.

The atmosphere is immediately set with the first notes, with a threatening (Boduf Songs) howl , and may even get downright frightening in the end climax.
But not all is dark and gloomy. In the middle section, there are also more optimistic sounds to enjoy, some more comfortable moments.

So: just let the Machinefabriek 'Stroomtoon' track guide you downward to a lower consciousness level - "Inception" style - and from there just let your imagination do the rest....

"Gathering Clouds" was 'radio-premiered' in Bob Rusche's 'X-Ray' show (Concertzender, Holland), on september 9, 2012. Thanks, Bob.

Thank you for listening!

I'd love to hear your feedback!



sagenhaft dieser Klang...


Danke Sehr!



Really quick question; Mixcloud, Ambientblog, Gathering Clouds.

4.1 thousands listens, versus 2+ for the rest of your mixes.

Why do you reckon that is?


This question has bothered me too. Why do some of the mixes have so much more listeners than others?
It can’t be the mixes itself, since they all are somewhat the same (which could be another reason, of course ;-) )
Personally I think that it is due to a radical change in the way Mixcloud promotes new mixes.

The oldest mixes were put online rapidly one after another, without paying too much detail on promoting them. And since users tend to listen to the newest mixes and forget about the older, they never got much attention.

About three years ago, that changed. Mixcloud then had a different way of promoting new mixes so that a new one got to a top of a ‘recommended’ list more easily (and automatically), which attracted new listeners easily. At that time, all mixes easily gathered 2k of listeners, with some positive exceptions like Gathering Clouds etc – probably because they got some promotion by ‘word of mouth’ or on other blogs too.

Some time ago, Mixcloud drastically changed the way they promoted new mixes. It’s easy to see when that was: I immediately noticed a drastic drop in listener stats from that moment – new mixes have never even touched the 1.000 anymore.

I have mailed with them about the way they compile the ‘staff picks’ chart but I never got a clear answer. It is partly hand-picked I guess. There’s also a ‘trending chart’ which helps a bit but the algorithm behind that is not very clear to me too.

It makes me doubt sometimes… but it is as it is. I’m really fine with being an ‘obscure niche’, since this is what I do….

So if you enjoy it: please share it with all others that may enjoy them.

Dr. Medic
Dr. Medic




Simon Pitchforth

A picture drawn in freezing breath on a window.


very nice. love people that are not afraid of the dark. thanks for the mix and I look forward to more.

Amplidyne Effect

This is so nice!

The Wrong Triangle

One of the best yet. *Transported*


Very nice..


Wonderful stuff. Thanks for sharing