Lucid Nature - New Ambient 2018 vol. 2 mixed by Mike G

April 16, 2018
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Hyperreal nature paintings and psyambient landscapes from Steve Roach, Ishq, Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society, 20 Hours After Dawn, Keith Berry, Corrado Saija, France Jobin, Aerium and Alecsi.

Compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, April 2018. Image by Matt Hillier www.ishq.org.

New Ambient 2018 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's and including re-releases of older titles. More at www.ambientmusicguide.com

New Music For Airports - a 40th anniversary Brian Eno tribute mixed by Mike G

March 13, 2018
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2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Brian Eno's epochal album Ambient 1: Music For Airports. In the spirit of Eno's original manifesto to create music "designed to induce calm and space to think", this two hour mix by Ambient Music Guide founder Mike G gathers 26 outstanding pieces from various artists around the world.

All tracks in the mix are lifted from new or recent albums, with the exception of the sublime "Arc" by Ishq (released 2001).

Featured artists: Anaamaly, Alan Brown, Alex Crispin, Tapes and Topographies, Tim Linghaus, Taylor Deupree, Halftribe, Benjamin Finger, Confluent Phase, Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Overlap, Olivia Summer, Elrox, William Bowden, Andrew Heath, Steve Roach, Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society, Bruno Sanfilippo, Levete, Ishq, Dalot, Relaxation Synthesis.

Full tracklist at ambientmusicguide.com

Compiled & mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Feb-March 2018.

Slowbeats Deluxe - New Ambient 2018 vol. 1 mixed by Mike G

February 28, 2018
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Outstanding new downtempo instrumentals from Nightmares On Wax, Nils Frahm, Mystical Sun, Thomas Lemmer & Christoph Sebastian Pabst, Catpilot, Kalpataru Tree, Essence Project, Evadez, Eric Shans and FOTN.

The spark for this one came when I heard Moscow-based electronica artist Catpilot and his pearler of a debut album "Homecoming". Inspired by a period when he lived in London, it's a tuneful, ecstatic, near-perfect pastiche of different UK ambient dance and electronica styles from the last 25 years, honed with razor sharp production ears and some fine musicianship. It's released by Lemongrass Music.

New Ambient 2018 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's and including re-releases of older titles. Volume 1 compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, February 2018.

Full tracklist at http://www.ambientmusicguide.com

Future Noir vol 4: Noir 2049 - dark melodies mixed by Mike G

February 6, 2018
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The arrival of 'Blade Runner 2049' late in 2017 rekindled my lifelong passion for dark sci-fi, inspiring this Volume 4 in my Future Noir mix series. Dive deep into a brooding but beautiful melange of film scores, future techno, anime noir, gliding ambience, neoclassical synths, haunting chorales and moody electronica.

Features dark melodies by Woob, Vangelis, Zimmer and Walfisch, David Parsons, Michael Stearns, Yoshihiro Ike, Martin Nonstatic, Ghost, Cornelius, Richard Dart, Hypnodial, Dirk Geiger and Warpness.

Compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound Jan-Feb 2018.

Full tracklist at http://www.ambientmusicguide.com

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Best Albums 2017 Mix 2 - Sounding The Deep compiled by Mike G

November 17, 2017
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My annual Best Albums mix is once again in two parts. "Sounding The Deep" features generally beatless music, while "Atmospheric Grooves" is much more rhythmic.

MIX #2: SOUNDING THE DEEP. 140 minutes of bliss. This is the 2nd of my two Best Albums Of 2017 mixes and spotlights some of 2017's quietest and most awe-inspiring moments in ambient. Subtle psychedelia and beatless reveries for expanding minds by Bonobo, Ishq, bvdub, Alice Coltrane, Kevin Braheny and more.

These two mixes are based on Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2017 reviews feature. Read them at http://ambientmusicguide.com/best-of-year/best-albums-of-2017

Full tracklist: http://ambientmusicguide.com/mixes-by-mike-g/best-albums-of-2017-mixes/

Compiled and mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Oct-Nov 2017.

Best Albums 2017 Mix 1 - Atmospheric Grooves mixed by Mike G

November 14, 2017
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My annual Best Albums mix is once again in two parts. "Sounding The Deep" features generally beatless music, while "Atmospheric Grooves" is much more rhythmic.

MIX #1: ATMOSPHERIC GROOVES. Starting with a gorgeous Si Mathews lullaby, we dive into 140 minutes of multi-coloured groove. The mix snakes it way through seductive downtempo shades of exotic breaks, lounge, dub, techno and trance including Bonobo, Irresistible Force and Carbon Based Lifeforms, before a final 30-minute serve of electronica epics featuring Sasha, L.S.G, Mystical Sun and Jean-Michel Jarre.

These two mixes are based on Ambient Music Guide's Best Albums Of 2017 reviews feature. Read them at http://ambientmusicguide.com/best-of-year/best-albums-of-2017.

Full tracklist: http://ambientmusicguide.com/mixes-by-mike-g/best-albums-of-2017-mixes/

Compiled and mixed by Mike G @ Rubycon Sound, Oct-Nov 2017.

The Sounds Of Silent - New Ambient 2017 vol. 8 mixed by Mike G

September 10, 2017
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After last year's reboot following a 20-year hiatus, the quality sounds from San Francisco's legendary Silent Records continue in 2017.

This mix spotlights some of my favourite cuts from this year's Silent releases, both new albums and re-releases from the Silent back catalogue. Features music by Chris Meloche, Legion Of Green Men, Lingua Lustra, Transcendental Anarchists, Pelican Daughters, Mike Rooke, Pragma, Kris Force, Lucid Nation and Deeper Than Space.

All of the albums in this mix are available from https://silentrecords.bandcamp.com

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 8 compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, September 2017. More at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Interstellar Tech - New Ambient 2017 vol. 7 mixed by Mike G

September 1, 2017
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Mind-expanding melodic techno from interstellar space. Hear new downtempo tech-trance sounds from dance music icons Oliver Lieb (aka L.S.G.) and Jeff Mills in a dynamic mix that also features cuts from One Arc Degree, Saafi Brothers, Ghost, Aurax and Luigi Tozzi.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 7 compiled and mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017

More at www.ambientmusicguide.com

Antipodean Chill - Oz ambient mixed by Mike G for Red Bull Music

August 24, 2017
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Featured artists: Japetus, Robodop Snei, X1 Project, Ornament, Not Drowning Waving, John Elder, Avene, Sapien Trace, Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke, Citystate, Gondwanaland.

The Red Bull Music Academy commissioned me to write the article "Ambience Australis – 10 essential Oz ambient and downtempo albums reviewed" for their street zine The Note to coincide with the Red Bull Weekender arts and music festival in Sydney, 31 August-3 September 2017.

I also created this mix - a tribute to some great Australian music from the past 30 years.

Compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017. More at ambientmusicguide.com

Irresistible Chill - New Ambient 2017 vol. 6 mixed by Mike G

August 16, 2017
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Kira Kira (2017) is the first album from The Irresistible Force (Mixmaster Morris) in nearly 20 years and it's a multi-coloured psychedelic delight. This mix features three cuts from the album, plus downtempo sofa-surfing gems from Bonobo, Banco De Gaia, Pitch Black, Eskadet, Animat, Simon O'Reilly, Spice Barons and Beechwood.

New Ambient 2017 is an ongoing mix series across the year, spotlighting choice tracks from recently released albums and EP's including re-releases of older titles.

Volume 6 compiled & mixed by Mike G at Rubycon Sound, August 2017. Full trackist at www.ambientmusicguide.com