21 December 2012

Genesis Generation 2012

A mix of transcendent transglobal electronic music and spoken word to help launch your consciousness into the fifth dimension! Turn down the lights, light a candle, sacrifice your favorite plant to the fire gods, turn it up loud and let these beats and atmospheres propel your ever-awakening awareness into the great Oneness of the Singularity, the Eschaton, the Transcendental Object at the end of HisStory.

For more about "The Genesis Generation" check out Lorenzo Hagerty's novel here.

1. Desert Dwellers feat. Darpan - New Generation (Temple Step Project Remix)
from Recalibrated Vol. 1

2. Akara - Invoking the Unnameable
from Extradimensional Ethnography

3. Kaminanda  - As above...So below
from Gateways of Consciousness

4. Niyaz - Mazaar
from Sumud

5. Temple Step Project - Medicine Temple
from SUBBASS - Ethnostep 2

6. Bombay Dub Orchestra - Monsoon Malabar (Force of Change Remix)
from New York Remixes

7. Whitebear - Primal Stomp
from Fragmnts

8. Irukanji feat. JazzyFlute - Out From Little Box (AstroPilot Edit)
from Special Places

9. CaveDave - The Sun In Here
from Time Loop: Beyond Borders

10. Harmonic Frequency - Fractal Forest
from Power Of The Flower

11. Ekoplex - Crossroads
from Discovering The Ancient

12. AstroPilot - Earth Moon
from Solar System

13. Ott - Adrift In Hilbert Space
from Mir

14. Younger Brother - Train
from Vaccine

15. Ascoil Sun - Sun Therapy
from Emergence

16. Cygna - Camaras De Lamento
from Special Places

17. SeaMoon - Nebula
from Solar System

18. Ovnimoon - Galactic Mantra (With Via Axis And ItomLab)
from Geometric Poetry

19. Random - Cosmic Dreamer
from Natural Selection V.2

20. Shantifax - Out Is In
from Delete Automation

21. Midival Punditz - Vande Maataram (Electro Indian mix)
from Natural Born Chillers 2

22. Michael Stearns/Lisa Gerrard - Organics
from Samsara soundtrack

23. Ulrich Schnauss - Monday-Paracetamol
from A Strangely Isolated Place

24. Auma  - Exit round

25. Midival Punditz - Drifting
from Six Degrees Records Global Grooves Sampler

26. Tipper - Rip Cord
from Spirit of La Selva

21 June 2012

summer solstice ceremony

in every culture on the planet, the summer and winter solstices have marked an important turning point and were cause for celebration, prayer and ritual. it's unfortunate that our modern western civilization has divorced us from such ceremonies and rites of passage. i hope this mix of tribal-inspired ambient music inspires you to breathe deeply and reconnect with the intrinsic rhythms of nature as we enter another cycle in the great turning wheel of time.

1. Andrew Lahiff - Into Willow Canyon
from Cosmic Archaeology

2. Shane Morris - The Earth Speaks
from Equinox

3. Steve Brand - Circular Scriptures
from Circular Scriptures

4. Max Corbacho - The Resonant Memory of Earth
from The Resonant Memory of Earth

5. Steve Roach - begins looking skyward
from Early Man

6. Mystified with Robin Storey - Short Meditation
from Music For Transit

7. Frore - Axis Mundi (edit)

8. Steve Roach , Michael Stearns , Ron Sunsinger - Passage Four" & "The Center"
from Kiva

9. Steve Roach - A Circular Ceremony
from Dreamtime Return

artwork by Smoke Jaguar

03 April 2012

Terence Day 2012

Terence Day is a celebration of the life and ideas of author, speaker, philosopher and futurist Terence McKenna, especially the idea of "boundary disillusion" a concept he referred to often during his many talks. It is celebrated on April 3rd, the day Terence crossed the boundary between life and death in the year 2000 after a losing battle with a rare form of brain cancer. This year's Terence Day is of special import, as some of the ideas about the year 2012 being a time of radical transformation are part of a cultural meme which Terence had a large part in initiating.
All the music in this mix comes from the excellent netlabel Ektoplazm, so all the tracks are available as free downloads under the creative commons license. Two of the tracks are from Globular's brilliant new release A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, an absolute must-have for all fans of dubby downtempo psychedelic music and a shining example of the stunning quality of music available for free at Ektoplazm.
A few extra clips of Terence McKenna talking about boundary disillusion are from Psychedelic Salon podcast 295 "The World and It's Double"

1. Koan - At the Sunset/Entanglement
from The Signs: Entanglement

2. Ancient Core - Psychedelic Echosystem
from Mysterious Nights v02

3. Uth - Reflections Of Consciousness
from Distant Instincts

4. Digital Conception - The Mystical Quest
from The Return of Quetzalcoatl

5. Globular - To The Other Side Of Fractal Phase Space
from A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

 6. Mindsphere - Presence
from Interdimensional Gateway 2

7. Sephira - The Beginning Of The End
from Imagination In Motion

8. Globular - Feeding Back Forwards
from A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

artwork by Smoke Jaguar

12 January 2012

Mettanoia - 2013 Act 1

As of the beginning of 2012 I will begin focusing my attention on my new tumblr blog on the hidden path and will most likely discontinue writing music reviews here. I may occasionally post my own mixes here, but in any case I will link to them from my new blog. if you are interested in my links to various philosophical, spiritual, and consciousness-expanding thoughts and ideas, may I humbly suggest subscribing to the new feed. This blog will remain open for browsing as long as Blogger allows it, and as always, feel free to follow my Google +1's and twitter feed for more music recommendations and various other rantings.
For now I leave my hiddenplace music readers with this release from my favorite netlabel of the year, Ektoplazm:
Mettanoia - 2013 Act 1, the first part of a planned seven-part "psychedelic play." it features bewildering trippy atmospheres and dense, heavy psytrance beats with lots of samples relating to 2012 and the end of the world(?) including this one, from the film Waking Life: "Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It's not dead it's just that it's been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it's ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don't be bored, this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting..."