An Ocean of Stars - Guest Mix by Tonepoet
I’m happy to present the very first guest mix on this show, by none other than my friend and previous collaborator Tonepoet. His ambient mixes on his Spaceman’s Transmissions podcast are exquisitely crafted pieces of art, and he is gracing this show with a beautiful painting that he describes below. He also creates beautiful guitar-infused ambient music which I have featured heavily in the past. Check out his music and mixes below and enjoy the show.
“Look up at the night sky, dear listeners, and tell me what you see. A vast and empty curtain that swallows up light? A void riddled with tiny diamonds? A dark and lifeless pasture? Now, look past that, and begin to transcend above these former descriptions of the cosmic drape. It is the cosmic ocean, and it’s much more vast that we can conceive. This galactic wall is graced with glistening stars like well-worn shells that are eroding to reveal a delicate sheen, planet illuminated that produce reflective shimmers not unlike ocean waves, and a stunning moon that drifts like a sand dollar in the sky. This is the true cosmic skyscape for all of us: the limitless sea of unimagined intensity and grace. See it for what it really is, and immerse yourself within its cleansing cosmic tide.
As we drift within the cosmic tide, allow the ceremony of cleansing your senses and mind with the sweet nectar of this aural current of sound and light that carries you into the ether. Allow this current to guide you to that destination that yields an oasis of wonderment, purity, and self-purpose. It is here on this island within the star speckled ocean in which you are rewarded with an awareness of your potential and creative drive. Spark your ambitions with this flame of enlightenment.
The staff here at Spaceman’s Transmissions takes deep pride in producing only the highest quality products for our clients. When you old boy Tonepoet steps out to get fresh air, do not think that he has abandoned you as an aimless, drifting co-pilot without a mission or destination. This detour is only an effort to reassess the correct pathway to our destination and forge new means for attaining the zenith of our journey. You, the co-pilot, are vital to all of our voyages. So it is said.
An absolute acknowledgement and ridiculously extreme ‘thank you’ goes out to Calm Pills for not only serving up like-minded initiatives, but for hosting this mix and being an amazing resource and friend. Cheers, Aladdin!
Turn on, tune in, drift in the ether…”
Nobody ― Sounds Of The Sea
Abstract Aprils ― We’re All Clouds
Parks ― When The Last Ferry Left Helsingborg
Benoît Pioulard ― &c. (Excerpt)
Caustic Reverie ― Induction Sermon
Max Ananyev ― Golden Haze
Steve Gibbs ― Adrift
Somniscape ― Catamaran
626 ― Echaskech (Kevin Bryce Remix) (Excerpt)
Ben Woods ― Thought
Virus ― Seconda Parte (Excerpt)
Panoptique Electrical ― Night Dance (Excerpt)
halftribe ― Balm
Latent Places ― Altitude (Excerpt)
Matt Starling ― Music For Nina (6 Minute Edit)
Olan Mill ― Pine
Yair Elazar Glotman & Mats Erlandsson ― Procession (Excerpt)
Jónsi & Alex Somers ― Hundslappadrífa
Morimoto Naoki ― Off
February 7, 2021
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