It was a rare treat to be asked to perform an ambient set at Freerotation 2013 so I decided to present a selection of classic chill-out room favorites alongside newer gems.
No dreary industrial drones, just colourful, uplifting psychedelia.
It was like entering an alternate reality going through the small door into the Yurt structure which hosted the chill out room at Freerotation with rugs & cushions on the floor and oil lamp projections.
To hear the sound more clearly I decided to perform my set sat on the floor in front of the speakers instead of behind them as a DJ normally does. Sat in a meditation posture with my spine straight gave me a serene, calm feeling during the whole set. Also, it felt more inclusive to be sat with the audience, facing the same direction to enjoy the music together with them.
Steve Hillage - Garden Of Paradise
Panabrite - Index of Gestures
Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings - Adrift
Terry Riley - Anthem of the Trinity
Location recording - Maui night crickets 21st January 2013
Alice Coltrane - Galaxy Around Oldumare
Mist - Mist House
Oneohtrix Point Never - Format & Journey North
Vangelis - Albedo 0.39
Coil - Are You Shivering?
Emeralds - Genetic
Laurie Anderson - Walking & Falling
Coil - Baby Food
The Irresistible Force - Flying High
Angelo Badalamenti - Into The Night
Coil - Amethyst Deceivers
Outer Space - Memory Bomb
Panabrite - Golden Drape
Location recording - Maui night rain 15th January 2013
Bee Mask - Vaporware
Scott Walker - It's Raining Today
Lloyd Miller - Rain Dance
Surgeon (ambient set) at Freerotation 12th July 2013