- 3 years ago
Playing tracks by
Thom Brennan, Larkin (with Michael Stearns), Upper Astral, Steve Halpern, David Parsons and more.
Compiled and mixed at Rubycon Sound, Feb-March 2015. Full track & album details at www.ambientmusicguide.com
As the excellent and revelatory 2013 compilation album "I Am The Center" showed, new age music's early years - the 70's and 80's - are well worth revisiting.
The genre's apparent goal - its overt appeal to consciousness expansion though music - has always been both a strength and weakness, but when it's good I believe it's as good as any ambient music, anywhere. Before it morphed into relaxation muzak and awful instrumental pop confections, new age was a reverberation of psychedelic music. It was true psyambient. And that's what you'll hear in my New Age Archaeology mix series.
Some tracks in these mixes are from my dusty collection of LPs, cassettes and CDs going back to the 1980's; others I only recently unearthed. Many of the albums are long out of print.
So, Namaste - the light within me honours the light with you.
Thanks to Douglas Mcgowan for inspiration.