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Winter Solstice 2

Winter Solstice 2

Playing tracks by

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, Geneva Skeen, Hannes Kretzer, Zona, Ana Roxanne and more.

Chart positions

This show was 29th in the global electronic chart, 47th in the global ambient chart and 62nd in the global chillout chart.

This is my 2-hour contribution to the (7-hour) ambient music night on Concertzender Nederland radio, which was broadcast on the December 19-20 night.

When compiling this set, I tried to keep in mind that this was intended to be listened to in the deepest and darkest of the night. But it is not a ‘sleep set’, due to the variety of moods and atmospheres. It’s a celebration of the dark of night that can be enjoyed at any time – every time you’re in the mood for a moment (or 2 hours) of unhurried immersiveness.

Full details, download version (also in DTS surround) can be found at:
https://www.ambientblog.net/blog/2020-12/winter-solstice-2/

Comments

lorvikatarri

superb mix and great choices <3

ambientblog

Thank you!

yathedigo
yathedigo

Perfect, I don't know what is celebrated on the solstice ... (A long night?) Curiously, this date is recognized for celebrating Christmas ... As you say, I can listen to your mix at any time, not with Christmas music. Merry Christmas.. look at this :

Este domingo 20 de diciembre, Radio Clásica ofrecerá en directo el Día Especial Música de Navidad de la Unión Europea de Radio-Televisión. Esta programación, que ya es un clásico de Euroradio y cuya primera edición tuvo lugar en 1995, comenzará su recorrido musical a las 10 h (CET) desde la Barbican Hall de Londres y lo finalizará en el Teatro Príncipe Regente de Múnich, sobre las 00 h (CET).

ambientblog

Indeed, that's it: the longest night of the year, and in fact: 'the return of (the) light' - which definitely connects it to Christmas too symbolically.

Music-Led Dance

Thank you. That is an impressive tracklist that you wove together! Congratulations.
(I made my own Solstice mix but went in a different direction to accommodate those dancing outside in a field! )

ambientblog

Thank you for listening! Thís one was clearly not intended to dance to ;-)

yathedigo
yathedigo

why Winter solstice ? everywhere it s Know as Navidad, Noel, Christmas.... and the other hand , your mix is excellent (comme d'habitude). Gracie mille. Saludos desde España.

ambientblog

Hi. Glad you enjoyed the mix! Those are not the same: Christmas, Noel etc. are religious celebrations, but Winter Solstice is the exact moment when Winter begins; also the longest night. It occurs twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). So it was not my intention to create a 'Christmas' mix, but a mix to enjoy in long dark nights. (But of course you can play it whenever you want)

Spieth Joachim

thank you, Peter!

ambientblog

thank you, too, for your great album!

ambientblog

Here's the full tracklist:

Part 1: 05:00 - 06:00

00:00 4:54 Dr. Jeffrey Thompson - Rings Of Uranus
NASA Voyager I & II Space Probe Recordings, 1992, Brain/Mind Research
02:54 2:28 Geneva Skeen - The Double Bind
Double Bind, 2020, Room40
04:44 3:27 Hannes Kretzer - Juno Had A Sad Dream
Ambient Layers, 2020, 7K! Records
07:41 1:42 Zona - Silent City
Silent City, 2020, Shimmering Moods Records
08:32 04:14 Ana Roxanne - A Study In Vastness
Because of a Flower, 2020, Kranky
12:04 3:04 Simon Scott - Apart F
Apart, 2020, 12K
14:20 1:50 Hildur Gudnadottir, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Rutger Hoedemaekers - The Curse
Trapped (OST), 2019, Milan Records
16:07 3:18 Sam Rosenthal & Projekt Artists - Frail Filament Of Light
Tim, Where Are You Now?, 2020, Projekt
19:19 3:15 Galya Bisengalieva - Kantubek
Aralkum, 2020, One Little Independent Records
22:10 4:19 Max Richter - Murmuration (voiceless mix)
Voices, 2020, Decca
25:57 02:47 Berangere Maximin - A Kind Of Night Ritual
Land Of Waves, 2020, Karl Records
27:24 7:35 Sleep Research Facility - Unrest
From Here To Tranquility Vol. 12 (Horizonte Aeternitatis), 2020, Silent Records
33:41 2:16 Ian Fleming - Approaching A Dead Planet
Necros, 2020, self-released
35:00 2:25 Emil Friis - Home Is Where The Head Is
Songs From The Deep, 2020, self-released
36:51 1:32 Rutger Zuydervelt - Entry Drone
Porcelain (OST), 2020, self-released
38:00 3:09 Mathieu Karsenti - Time To Go
Bygones, 2020, Slowcraft Records
40:42 3:08 Tapani Rinne - Polar
Foghornia, 2020, Signature Dark
43:15 2:26 Angad Berar - Shh.. Tele's Zzz
A Broadcast, Underwater, 2020, self-released
44:41 3:04 Sjunde Inseglet - Satariel (Instrumental)
De Kliffotiska Ritualpoemen (Extended Instrumentals), 2020, Dragon Rouge
46:47 2:31 Echoflex - B Phrygian
Piano Net, 2020, SeeHear
48:26 3:01 Halvknaegten - Stumme Byger
Imens Vi Stadig Findes, 2020, Fusem
50:00 2:38 Kamila Govorcin - Animas
Anima, 2020, Clang
51:53 1:56 Alphaxone, Protou, Onasander - Dusk Wings
Shadows Of Forgotten Legends, 2020, Cryochamber
53:09 2:50 Snorri Hallgrímsson - Ekkert Hefur Gerst Nem Detta
Landbrot I, 2020, Moderna Records
54:57 4:59 Dr Jeffrey Thompson - Saturn's Rings
NASA Voyager I & II Space Probe Recordings, 1992, Brain/Mind Research

Part 2: 06:00 - 07:00

00:00 7:17 Joachim Spieth - Sparsha
Ousia, 2020, Affin Records (rel 01-2021)
06:51 3:24 Daina Dieva - Liūtis Remias Siena Į Virpantį Vandenį (Shortmix)
Note Lithuania, 2019, Music Information Centre Lithuania
09:06 4:05 Monolake - Phaenon Ono
Archaeopteryx, 2020, Imbalance Computer Music
12:30 2:09 Mary Jane Leach - Dowland's Tears (For Solo Flute And Nine Accompanying Flutes)
(F)Lute Songs, 2018, Modern Love
14:26 3:12 Fovea Hex - Trisamma
The Salt Garden III, 2019, Headphone Dust/Die Stadt
17:19 1:21 Biosphere - Bjorvika
The Senja Recordings, 2019, Biophon Records
17:34 2:12 Reinier van Houdt - Midnight Rohrschach
Igitur Carbon Copies, 2018, Hallow Ground
18:41 3:28 Max Richter - Space 25 (Epicardium)
Sleep, 2015, Deutsche Grammophon
20:03 3:05 Max Richter - Space 2 (Slow Waves)
Sleep, 2015, Deutsche Grammophon
22:00 6:48 Max Richter - Path 17 (Before The Ending Of Daylight)
Sleep, 2015, Deutsche Grammophon
26:43 3:34 Don Hill - Chinook Winds On Sleeping Buffalo
Sonic Journeys [Vol. 1], 2010, Music Is Medicine
28:47 4:42 Stars Of The Lid - Even If You're Awake (Deuxième)
And Their Refinement Of The Decline, 2007, Kranky
32:05 4:49 Joost van Duppen - Suomenlinna
Kaamos, 2019, Self-released
35:23 3:42 Jackson Greenberg - First Light
First Light, 2020, Ravello Records
38:12 2:28 Joshua van Tassel - Eternal Turtle
Dance Music volume II: More Songs for Slow Motion, 2020, Backward Music
40:05 2:22 Toto Tobass - Zwischen Flüsternden Wassergeistern
Communal Music Vol. 5, 2020, AEMC
41:53 2:06 Coen Oscar Polack - Een Diepnoodlottig Neergelaten Wenkbrauw
Haarlemmerhout, 2020, Moving Furniture Records
41:41 2:59 Andrew Sherwell - Balcony Views 3AM
Home Diaries 004, 2020, Whitelabrecs
44:50 2:10 Kemper Norton - Halan 2
Brunton Calciner, 2019, Self-Released
46:43 2:49 Library Tapes - It Wasn't Always Like This
The Quiet City, 2020, 1631 Recordings
49:05 2:19 Cousin Silas - Empty Coastline
Adrift Off The Islets Of Langerhans, 2010, self-released
51:00 4:59 Dronny Darko - Rotten Orchestra
Spira Igneus, 2016, Cryo Chamber
55:27 2:32 Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - By This River
Summvs, 2011, Raster-Noton
57:52 2:04 Brian Eno - By This River
Before & After Science, 1977, Polydor / Virgin EMI