Playing tracks by
Makyo, Tylervision, Pelican Daughters, Michel Redolfi, Dialux Rouge and more.
On today’s show we’re going to continue that exploration by talking with Kim Cascone about his From Here to Tranquility compilation album series from Silent Records and playing select tracks from those albums.
The From Here to Tranquility albums were particularly special to me because as much as I loved the AD and the Excursions albums, I didn’t think they were very ambient. The Tranquility albums, on the other hand, may have had a few chillroom rave type of tracks, but the thrust of the series was primarily ambient, and the ambient music that the Tranquility albums seemed to favor had a weird, science fiction vibe to it, which was a lot different from the psychedelic earthiness of Brian Eno‘s On Land album that I was used to. Nevertheless, the Tranquility albums challenged and shattered my preconceptions of what ambient music could be.