Ambient
Flokati – Tunes for a Chill-out Zone

Flokati – Tunes for a Chill-out Zone

Reminiscent of a certain time or place, these tunes are for a chill-out zone. 49-minute mix with memories and fantasies by Cluster & Eno, Geir Jenssen, Graeme Revell, Muslimgauze, and others, realized between 1970 and 2014.

Ambient Japan

Ambient Japan

Free of artificial ornamentation, well balanced, and designed with love for detail, some eighties Japanese ambient music resembles the concept of the countries' traditional gardens. 51 minutes of music striving to enhance environments – with works by Haruomi Hosono, Inoyama Land, Masahiro Sugaya, Yasuaki Shimizu, and others.

Filed Recordings – Miking the World (1958-2018)

Filed Recordings – Miking the World (1958-2018)

“Listen to your world. It may be more interesting than all the things you buy to escape from it.” 46-minute mix that proves Sasha Frere-Jones’ observation from 1999 right – with field recordings by Alejandra & Aeron, Bill Fontana, Chris Watson, Félix Blume, and others.

The Ambient Channel
Avant-garde
Letters & Numbers ‎– Ingredients for Sound Art

Letters & Numbers ‎– Ingredients for Sound Art

Letters and numbers as material for expression. 40-minute mix with ideas by Brion Gysin, Demetrio Stratos, Henri Chopin, Lawrence Weiner, and others – invented between 1917 and 2006.

Enhanced Poetry (1956-1991)

Enhanced Poetry (1956-1991)

With reel to reels, poetry reaches the next level in the 1950s. Language gets arranged in completely new ways. 37 minutes with Ernst Jandl, Henri Chopin, Neil Mills, Sten Hanson, and others.

Ten Magic Pianos (1912-2017)

Ten Magic Pianos (1912-2017)

For some, the piano is the instrument of instruments. Here are ten good reasons why. 40-minute mix with works by Charlemagne Palestine, Graeme Revell, Henry Cowell, Johanna Magdalena Beyer, and others – composed between 1912 and 2017.

Music by Women
Shaping Intermedia Art – Avant-garde Women (1968-85)

Shaping Intermedia Art – Avant-garde Women (1968-85)

In the late sixties, women composers start mixing various kinds of sonic material. Often their idea of intermedia art has a link to human life. 88-minute mix with Christina Kubisch, Eliane Radigue, Frankie Mann, Ruth Anderson, and more.

She Told Me – Experimental Music by Women (1969-2020)

She Told Me – Experimental Music by Women (1969-2020)

An invented language, imitations of field-recordings, or the idea of a visual work with sound make these tracks express something not yet known. 38-minute mix with music by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gazelle Twin & NYX, Glynis Jones, Valentina Goncharova, and others.

Jukebox
Pioneering Electronic Music
Early Electronic Music – Fieldwork and Funny Sounds (1952-68)

Early Electronic Music – Fieldwork and Funny Sounds (1952-68)

The electrification of music during the 1950s leads to a multitude of artistic concepts. 50 minutes of fieldwork and funny sounds with Alireza Mashayekhi, Else Marie Pade, Enore Zaffiri, İlhan Mimaroğlu, and more.

Synthesis – Approaching a New Instrument

Synthesis – Approaching a New Instrument

Synthesizers brought new sounds into the world. 43 minutes of music with oscillators, filters and envelopes controlled by Conrad Schnitzler, Daphne Oram, Erkki Kurenniemi, Laurie Spiegel, and others – between the early sixties and 1977 (plus an exception).

Art
Tellus – Mapping New York’s Art Scene on Tape

Tellus – Mapping New York’s Art Scene on Tape

Compiling a varied and dense collection of artistic concepts, the subscription only tape label Tellus documents New York’s expansive art scene between 1983 and ’93. 29-minute program featuring tracks from 13 releases, with works by Cardboard Air Band, Gretchen Bender, Liquid Liquid, Remko Scha, and others.

Big Egos – Sound Works by Visual Artists (1981-2006)

Big Egos – Sound Works by Visual Artists (1981-2006)

Artists see things differently. 45-minute mix with sound works by Carole Caroompas, Dieter Roth, Jess Holzworth and Jutta Koether, Magazzini Criminali, and others.

Pop
More Poetry of DIY – Using the Means at Hand

More Poetry of DIY – Using the Means at Hand

A politician’s elusion becomes poetry, music of the collective subconscious is transferred into a dreamy landscape, and insects’ microtonal sounds get rhythmic. 36 minutes with pieces by Blancmange, Graeme Revell, Gregory Whitehead, Holger Hiller, and others – realized between 1967 and 2011.

Proper Krauts (West-Germany 1971-78)

Proper Krauts (West-Germany 1971-78)

The stoic, almost machine like drumming of so many German tunes from the early seventies becomes the trademark of a new sound – different from British pop or American rock, and in no way related to the country's horrible nazi past. 48 minutes with Cluster, Faust, Harmonia 76, La Düsseldorf, and more.

The Poetry of DIY – Ideas Expressed With Sound

The Poetry of DIY – Ideas Expressed With Sound

39-minute mix of ideas being expressed with sound – made up trains, works with found sounds, or a collective approach in making music. Works by Amy Taubin, Angus & Hetty MacLise, Can, Tom Recchion, and others, realized between 1956 and 2016.

From Jamaica
Reggae? – Some Seventies Soul Fire

Reggae? – Some Seventies Soul Fire

Fuelled by collaborations between producers, singers, and studio musicians in ever new constellations, the seventies mark the transition from ska and rocksteady into a multitude of styles in Jamaica. 46 minutes with Keith Hudson, Norma White & Brentford Disco Set, Sound Dimension, Susan Cadogan, and more.

Reggae From Scratch – Lee Perry (1968-78)

Reggae From Scratch – Lee Perry (1968-78)

Known for his innovative studio techniques, unique production style, and weird tunes, Lee "Scratch" Perry combines influences from soul, funk, reggae, and dub in the early and mid seventies. 46-minute program with 14 tracks from the Perry orbit.