Ambient Channel (2): En Route

Re-configuring the past, drifting into a future, connecting different worlds, and shaping the profile of a fictitious ethnic group – 43 minutes with music by Bill Drummond, Dadang Dwi Septiyan, Jon Hassell, Malayeen, and others – recorded between 1971 and 2020.

Featured cover art: Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green

Makoto Inoue (feat. Jun Togawa) – Holy Fountain ~ Departure Of Mothra

synthesized reworking of the theme for the 1964 science fiction production Mothra vs. Godzilla (1983, Starchild)

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton – Heron Dance

music for the fictitious ethnic group The Kesh, accompanying Le Guin’s novel Always Coming Home (1985, Freedom To Spend‎)

Dadang Dwi Septiyan – Pambuka

traditional Indonesian music as influence for experiments (2020, Unexplained Sounds Group‎)

Malayeen – Omar

re-configuring Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid’s take on Arabic music (2014, Annihaya Records)

Bröselmaschine – Gitarrenstück

taking inspiration from folk tunes and living together in a commune in Duisburg (1971, Pilz)

Jon Hassell – Blues Nile

minimalism meets non-Western folk and electronics (1977, Lovely Music, Ltd.)

Hiroshi Yoshimura – Feel

pioneering ambient music in Japan (1986, AIR Records Inc.)

Woo – The Frog’s Fandango

two brothers and a simple melody with an improvised guitar (1990, Cloud Nine Music)‎

Ghédalia Tazartès / Paweł Romańczuk / Andrzej Załęski – The End Of Western World

drifting away from the traditions of chamber music in a Polish studio (2016, Monotype Records)

Bill Drummond – Queen Of The South

foreshadowing where The KLF would shine just shortly afterwards (1986, Creation Records)

* three of the 10 tracks are not on Spotify

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