Hard to believe we are already 12 days into the new year, and so far 2022 ain’t looking much better than last year. As always, my solace in this crazy world is music that lets my mind wander and relieves some cognitive load. For 2022, I am restarting these Random Orbitings posts, and will share more of the mind-expanding music that has been flowing through my headphones.
I recently posted part 1 of the Favorites of 2021 podcast episode, with part 2 following in the next few days. For now, here are three new releases to kick off the year.
Field Lines Cartographer
Approaching from space, Field Lines Cartographer delivers five long-playing cosmic voyages clocking in at an average time of 11 minutes. The Woodford Halse label released Superclusters last week, and it was recently featured on Bandcamp for best-selling compact discs sales across the entire electronic music category (one of those CDs was mine.) If you are lucky and happen to be in Liverpool in early April, catch FLC open for the venerable Marconi Union.
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Amidst the continuously depressing news cycles lately, I offer a brief respite from reality featuring an international mix of cosmic and electronic music. Grab your headphones and drift off into an ethereal world for the next 30 minutes with artists from Australia, Spain, Germany, England and Argentina.
Kilbey Kennedy “We Are Missing” (0:00) – a collaboration between the Church’s Steve Kilbey and All India Radio’s Martin Kennedy. From their recent album Jupiter 13.
Mecánica Clásica “Dunas de Posidonia” (3:50) – an electronic experimental outfit from Spain, off the album Mar Interior.
All India Radio “Deep Blue (feat Sasquin)” (8:50) – an ethereal new single from Martin Kennedy.
The Golden Vortex “BOC” (12:45) – a new electronic project out of Hamburg, Germany, this song is from an upcoming split release on the Samplefriends label due out in May.
Michael Rother “Wopp-Wopp” (16:42) – from his latest album that came out in September of last year entitled Dreaming, his first in 16 years.
Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan “Gateway to the North” (20:37) – an electronic project from Gordon Chapman Fox, serving as an homage to the British urban planning schemes of the 1970s.
The Tape Recorders “When Souls Shall Wear Their New Array” (24:35) – more cosmic sounds from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Stay safe & sane out there…
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