Tranquillity Mixes

The blossom has suddenly appeared on the trees round here, a sign that some things are going ahead as they should be even if everything else is completely upside down. Long ambient mixes are the order of the day round Bagging Area much of the time at the moment- they seem to have a positive effect and provide a welcome distraction from the news. This one by Youth dates from five years ago, an hour and fifty minutes of ambient with several detours into psychedelia and global sounds from the likes of Cliff Martinez, Popul Vuh, Orchid Star and Suns Of Arqa. Highly recommended.

JD Twitch, Glasgow’s Optimo supremo, put together the first in a series of Tranquillity mixes last weekend aimed specifically at calming the nerves during the coming months. Perfect for headphones while social distancing. There’s a download button too if you want to keep it.

Takashi Kokubo – A Dream Sails Out To Sea part 1
Mkwaju Ensemble – Lemore
Hiroshi Yoshimura – 小川にそって
Yumiko Morioko – Rainbow Gate
Haruomi Hosono – Fujitsubo
Inoyoama Land – Glass Chaim
Inoyama Land – Pokala (remix)
Popol Vuh – Ah!
Justus Köhncke and Fred Heimermann – Albatros
Nuno Canavarro – Blu Terra
Erik Satie – Gnossienne No. 1
World Standard – Rozo, Du Pecoj
Testpattern – Souvenir Glacé

The second Tranquillity Mix went up on Wednesday, similarly ambient and calming but with some beats appearing towards the end.