v a p o r o u s

Delicate drones, cottony ear candy & a gentle ambient breeze create a mystic veil of atmosphere within which it’s easy for the listener to become lost (and, possibly,  audiologically disoriented).

If there was an Ambient Bedroom store . . . this mix would be bundled . . .  with a blanket!


01 Oophoi – Lostlake
02 Numina – Dream Recognition
03 dreamSTATE – Ghost Nebula
04 Steve Roach – Wren & Raven
05 Lammergeyer – All You Touch And All You See
06 Darwinian – The Darkest Hour
07 Biosphere – Silene
08 Patrick Van de Ven – Tlalocan
09 The Hive Project – Time Will Tell
10 The Circular Ruins – The Land Of The Blind
11 The Silverman – Silvermandala.1
12 King Crimson – Radio.1 (elongated edit)
13 Porya Hatami & Arovane – Emn (dream-fade edit)*



* (releases 5.04.18, on n5MD)

Kaziwa, by Porya Hatami & Uwe Zahn (Arovane)

NP (lucky me!) Kaziwa . . .

Soft, ghosted ambient via piano, guitar . . . & the ether. Out on May 4th.
(‘Emn’, one of the album tracks, is already positioned on a promotional mix!)

Kaziwa is the second collaboration between Iranian ambient experimental composer Porya Hatami and superlative sound designer Uwe Zahn’s Arovane project. The album was originally released on limited compact disc via the Time Released Sound boutique label in July 2016 and now sees rerelease on n5MD. Each of Hatami and Zahn’s collaborations has been vastly different from one another focusing on a feeling or technique. With Kaziwa the duo focused their attention toward nostalgic layered piano vignettes. The album’s closer “feer” was the first track they worked on and used it as their jumping off point.

What began as a simple loop of piano morphed into something contemplatively fascinating. While that specific track features Hatami supplying most of the piano and Zahn creating the “another time and place” atmospheres the two effortlessly switched off on piano duties all while transparently deviating from the current affectation of Frahm / Sakamoto style ambient piano clarity. This new version of Kaziwa will come on limited vinyl as well as on digital platforms for the first time. The vinyl will be in two variants: 200 180gm gold with black haze LPs as well as 50 180gm gold LPs in a handmade Time Released Sound style parcel, lovingly assembled by TRS’ Colin Herrick.

Each of the 50 includes an x-ray, hand-painted gold leaf DJ cover and gold parcel twine with download card. Direct download, download card, and Bandcamp downloads also include 3 bonus tracks found on the original CD tracklisting from 2016.

This album will be released on May 4th, 2018, on the n5MD Netlabel.
arovane and porya hatami


Vegir, by Dominique Vantomme feat. Tony Levin, Michel Delville

Dominique Vantomme of VANTOMME, is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, band leader, music educator and producer, equally well known for his work with many European pop and rock acts as for being the jazz piano instructor at the Music Conservatory in Kortrijk, Belgium.

This album was born from his nomadic adventures: traveling in 2016 to see Stick Men, in Holland, and meeting up with old pal, MoonJune’s Leonardo Pavkovic; and shortly thereafter befriending the legendary bassist/stickist Tony Levin of the King Crimson, Peter Gabriel and Stick Men hall of fame. In the studio session which shortly followed, Dom and Tony were joined by veteran MoonJune artist, also from Belgium, Michel Delville (The Wrong Object; douBt; Machine Mass), who was recruited on guitar, and another Belgian musician, Maxime Lenssens, tasked with holding down the timekeeping duties.

The spontaneity and freshness of this sizzling, high-altitude set reflects the equally unpretentious manner in which the session itself came together. Tackling some decidedly hip musical sketches of  Dominique Vantomme, the band is given full artistic liberty – and with all participants in top form, the resulting music weaves and winds its way across paths previously untrodden … in stunning fashion, and with sure footing! In the truest MoonJune tradition, “Vegir” thumbs its nose at convention and showcases these seasoned veteran musicians at the top of their game: with the skill set, bravery and chutzpah to follow their instincts and, in the process, allow the music to seek out and ultimately capture its own form. It slinks; it growls; it stalks; it devours! It grooves; it stutters; it holds you in suspense, then explodes! (… think ‘juggling chainsaws’ in the sonic realm.

I’ll be using the final track, ‘Odin’s Wig‘ on an upcoming (June) elements ether-jazz edition.


Released January 5, 2018

DOMINIQUE VANTOMME: Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Piano, Mini Moog, Mellotron
MICHEL DELVILLE: Electric Guitar
TONY LEVIN: Bass Guitar, Chapman Stick
Recorded by Pascal Deweze at Studio Jezuz, Hoboken, Belgium, October 29th 2016.
Mixing by Fritz Sunderman.
Mastering by Mark Wingfield.
Photos by Perry Schrijvers.
Artwork by Marcel van der Heyden.


Reflections on a Dead Sea

by Danny Mulhern

Very nice!

Released November 10, 2017





s t a t i c

Plink. Plunk. Bip. Blip Skim-skip. Fuzz. Smudge, & zzzzz . . .
more soft, electronic din from THE place for ambient file morphing!

Ambient, Glitch, Microsound & Fizz (within an over-arching Electronica domain punctuated by………..quietude).  This mix opens with a short, slightly-longer-than-2-minute shard from Eno’s ‘Reflection‘, so as to set up the balance of the sounds used within mix. I’ve used longer sections on previous mixes – but this required something short & to the point.

Not enough static on the radio? Tune in here. | 82:03
: )

01 Brian Eno – Reflection (postmodern dirge, snipped edit)
02 Confessor – Facing the Unknown (surgical query edit)
03 Chris Russell w/ Mystified – Destruct (demolition derby edit)
04 Aphex Twin – Parallel Stripes
05 Nobuto Suda – Prime (first-things edit)
06 Darren McClure & Arovane – Platform
07 Ryuichi Sakamoto & Taylor Deupree – Jyaku
08 Martin Nonstatic – Oak Branches
09 IJO -Windbellen
10 Tetsu Inoue – Particular Moments
11 Taylor Deupree – Somi
12 Markus Reuter – Glaus Haus
13 David Torn – Ever More Other
14 Pjusk – Sus



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Four Places for Piano, by Daniel WJ Mackenzie

Daniel WJ Mackenzie (born in Oxford, UK; currently based in Brighton) is an artist working in a variety of disciplines, most known as a musician under the alias Ekca Liena. Under his own name Daniel works with modern and conceptual composition, as well as sound art and installations, and is a member of improvised drone / noise band Plurals.

A significant and increasing body of work has been released physically on international labels and various formats, whilst audio and visual work has been commissioned by individuals and groups including other musicians, film makers and performance artists. Daniel is also involved in curating music, installations and film as an individual and as a founding member of arts collective Lost Property, and writes music reviews and features for publications including Fluid Radio, Bad Acid and The London Economic.


Released November 22, 2015


POW! Science! An EVB Tribute.


Seeker, by Aaron Martin & Machinefabriek

Originally conceived for the Korzo production Hide and Seek by choreographer Iván Pérez.

Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek):

In 2012, choreographer Iván Pérez asked me to work on a score for a dance piece of his called “Hide And Seek” in collaboration with the great Aaron Martin. I don’t think he knew at that point that Aaron and I had worked together previously (on “Cello Drowning,” an EP released on Type in 2007). Living in the US, Aaron started recording parts and sending them to Iván and me. Then, I would use his recordings to build the score: processing them, editing them, adding sounds, etc..

The tracks on the “Seeker” album are basically the refined versions of the first sketches we made, trying out how our sounds would blend, and what directions and atmospheres could be used in the dance performance. After that, these tracks were morphed into one long collage, tailored to the choreography. This final score is added to the album as a digital bonus.

Aaron Martin:

Iván Pérez had used some of my solo work in a previous dance piece of his called “Kick the Bucket” and Rutger and I  more

Released December 15, 2017
Mastered by James Plotkin