This album is dedicated to Antonymes, an artist whose work has inspired me for years. Ian’s music has been described as “rich in ambient textures and tonal arrangements that are both beautiful and haunting. If you close your eyes you can see a landscape that pulses with color and life that cannot be seen with the human eye.” (Joseph Timmons, blogcritics.org)
The opening track, Coming Into Silence, was Ian’s contribution to a charity compilation album called Gap In Time, whose proceeds go to WHO’s efforts to counteract the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This highlights yet another side of Ian’s character. His humane, down-to-earth and generous qualities shed light on the wonderful human being behind this mesmerizing music.
As if this wasn’t enough, Ian’s an avid designer and photographer. He carved out a unique niche in photography: documenting disused properties across the UK and Europe. The cover photo of this album was shot by Ian, and is part of a great set of photos reflecting the haunting decay of abandoned buildings.
Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this. Thank you.
Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills (chill.upliftingpills.com). It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lofi chill hop, chillstep and lounge.
Antonymes ― Coming Into Silence
An Imaginal Space ― 22nd July 2014
Cousin Silas & Kuutana ― Between Heaven And Earth
Tonepoet ― The Beginning Of The End (Edit)
TUNESURGE ― The Lunar Voyage
Andrew Lahiff ― Longing
ontol ― Bethantrobl
Marconi Union ― Blue Collar Parade
Tonepoet ― The Stars Above
Ben Woods ― Above & Beyond
Max Richter ― If You Came This Way
Weingarten – Charlton ― Comfort In Silence
Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Melodia (IV) (Live at Ancienne Belgique)
Sabled Sun ― Acid Rain
Antonymes ― 261210
June 14, 2020
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