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  • James Norman - Micro Record Label Mix

    James Norman - Micro Record Label Mix

    13/10/2020

    For this 285th Headphone Commute Mix, James Norman puts together a selection of tracks as a companion listening session to his recently published book, titled “Micro Record Label: A love letter for music fans; a how-to for the hopeless; a light-hearted, humorous, self-deprecating detour for the uninterested.” The paperback is both a fun read and an important and earnest bit of advice for anyone who even conceives of venturing into a running a small, or rather, a micro record label. Covering everything from design to packaging to promoting and finally selling your goods, this 144-page diary captures the current state of affairs in the music scene outside of the music business. Along the way, Norman mentions many of his favorite releases across various imprints that just seem to do it right. This mix features many of such pieces quoted in the book and serves as a perfect musical journey and as a soundtrack to his recorded words. There are only 200 of these printed, so I recommend that you grab your copy (I see

  • Leah Kardos - Bigo  Twigetti Mix

    Leah Kardos - Bigo & Twigetti Mix

    17/09/2020

    Bigo & Twigetti is a London based label which, in recent years, has brought us an eclectic selection of artists ranging from ambient to electronic to contemporary classical genres and everything in between. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by Ben Crosland and his album The Turn as well as captivated by the always excellent Leah Kardos [who still owes me an introduction to her best friend, Dudley]. Leah has previously made us a Headphone Commute Mix, but for this installment, I’ve asked her to compile a sampler of the label’s offerings to showcase the catalog and hopefully discover some new acts. It’s an eclectic selection of tunes, perfect for your WFH commute. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Fragmented Dialogue (Low Light Mixes / Ambientblog Mix)

    Fragmented Dialogue (Low Light Mixes / Ambientblog Mix)

    28/07/2020

    Peter van Cooten of Ambientblog is no stranger to Headphone Commute. We have been musing on our discoveries for almost a decade now, exchanging mixes and words in a tightly knit musical network. His first mix for Headphone Commute podcast appeared back in 2011, titled Dawn Secrets and it features many of my favourite artists to this day. I think it's only fair to say that Dave Michuda of Low Light Mixes is also part of the said "network", with his first mixed for Headphone Commute appearing in August of 2010 (also a decade ago), titled The Landscape Listens. For this special syndicated podcast, Dave and Peter create a cooperative voyage, each taking their turns to conduct and manoeuvre this ship in complex sonic waters to deliver you safely ashore, while in the process forever tattooing their message on your map of existence. Enjoy! For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Morgen Wurde - Dominions Of Our Time

    Morgen Wurde - Dominions Of Our Time

    07/07/2020

    On today’s episode of Headphone Commute, we’re featuring an eclectic selection of tunes curated by a German composer, J. Wolfgang Röttger, who records under his moniker Morgen Wurde. About three years ago, I was completely mesmerized by his "Assassinous Act" for Time Released Sound which is still appearing on my occasional rotations. He has also contributed to the long-running Pop Ambient compilation series, curated by the one and only Wolfgang Voigt. There are a lot of familiar tracks and some new discoveries on this mix, which give you a glimpse into this artist’s influences that inevitably shape his sound. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Orangewarrior - Retro 97 Mix

    Orangewarrior - Retro 97 Mix

    23/06/2020

    In order to understand the present, sometimes one must look into the past. It is, after all, the memories that make up the “you” of who you are. If you are to erase them, and your past, would you be an entirely new person? Perhaps you’ll make the same mistakes again. And buy all that expensive vinyl. In the case of Orangewarrior, the past includes a collection of electronic and ambient music of the mid-90s. And that precisely coincides with my very own “becoming” of the time, which is why I’m very much excited about this special mix. This is a fun journey down the memory lane which I hope you will enjoy with us. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • worriedaboutsatan - Headphone Commute Mix

    worriedaboutsatan - Headphone Commute Mix

    09/06/2020

    Gavin Miller is back, this time with his worriedaboutsatan project, showcasing some of his favourite pieces, including a few of his own, like the opener taken from his latest release for n5MD. We live in a strange and unstable world, but the only constant that remains is all of this music. So when I find myself overwhelmed with the latest events, I turn to meditation through sound, with a journey curated by someone else. Through this mix, I feel like we are listening together, and as such, connected again. 'I made this mix with not much in mind, to be honest,' says Miller of his selection, 'I’ve been listening to all sorts of music lately, and I just wanted it to be a fair reflection of that more than anything.' For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Mnemonic45 - Sky Is A Painter

    Mnemonic45 - Sky Is A Painter

    26/05/2020

    Time goes by. Time stands still. Time loops upon itself. And if it wasn’t for the sound, changing as it flows through time, and for the clouds, nudging time as they pass through, we wouldn’t even notice all the changes. Was it really you, a month ago, a year and a decade, and was it really me? Or is it still somewhere out there, in other space, in other time? And as we measure time in colours of the seasons, in music of the spheres, and in the ever-present change, it’s through transitions of ourselves, in time, that we experience this ‘living’. Today’s mix is inspired by such passages through time. And as time appears to stand still, we may be experiencing an enormous transition for the entire humankind. It’s better with this music. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Roel Funcken - Australian Bushfire Sampler Mix

    Roel Funcken - Australian Bushfire Sampler Mix

    12/05/2020

    Today we have a 3.5 hour showcase by Roel Funcken, who has put together a Sampler Mix from a double-volume Australia Bushfire Compilation, which he has curated for Touched Music. This is a benefit release approaching 70+ tracks selected from the musicians around the world to raise funds 'for the rescue, preservation and safe sanctuary of koalas and other vulnerable wildlife affected by the unprecedented catastrophic fires of the Australian Black Summer (September 2019 – February 2020) resulting in a massive loss of habitable forests.' Yes, during the current global [human] crisis it’s easy to forget about the disaster that has recently occurred on a remote continent, but it’s important to remember and support this endangered species in the time of need. I hope you enjoy and support this endeavour by purchasing the compilation, as 100% of profits will be donated to Australians for Animals for Koala Habitat. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit he

  • Arandel - Switched-on InBach

    Arandel - Switched-on InBach

    28/04/2020

    On today’s podcast, we are featuring an exclusive mix by Arandel who has recently released a new album on the French Infiné imprint, titled 'InBach'. As you may have already guessed, Arandel’s work interprets the German composer’s sacred music into an updated formation of modern classical and contemporary electronic sound. In March of 2018, Arandel participated in the Bach Marathon at the Cite de la Musique Hall, Paris with his hybrid live performance and DJ set 'Switched on Bach', named in acknowledgement to the legendary 1968 Grammy Award-winning album by the American composer Wendy Carlos. 'Switched-on InBach' re-engineers the original mix played by Arandel with the perfected and mastered versions from his album 'InBach' alongside some amazing artists, such as Francesco Tristano, Murcof, and Sutekh. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • HC - And Darkness Came (Rewind)

    HC - And Darkness Came (Rewind)

    14/04/2020

    This mix was originally broadcast on Headphone Commute in December of 2012. It was created to promote the benefit compilation, under the same name, … and darkness came, and in the process showcase the diverse sonic landscape of music featuring just a handful of tracks from the release. Well, it’s been over eight years since those events, but the music is as pungent as ever, especially during these devastating times, when you can find the comfort in its sound. In the last couple of weeks, I found myself revisiting these compositions, and after some thought, I decided to reshare this somber mix. I hope that you’ll connect with it again and, in the process, spread the love to those in times of need. And as always, please enjoy responsibly and support the featured artists! For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Richard Chartier - LINEmix5

    Richard Chartier - LINEmix5

    11/03/2020

    For today’s podcast, we are featuring an outstanding label showcase for LINE, mixed by the one and only Richard Chartier. For this mix, which is also available at Name Your Price on Line’s Bandcamp [I highly recommend you grab the lossless version there!], Chartier showcases works from the most recent and back catalog of his monumental label, in the process creating more than just a label sampler, but a journey of its own. If this is your first foray into minimalism, sound art, and microsound spearheaded by LINE, then strap yourself in as you discover the many intimate layers in this most intricate of genres. The loyal followers of this monumental imprint will be happy to discover a few recent inclusions, such as a piece by Six Microphones, or the most recent release from Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid, as well as some flashbacks to the earlier pieces by Asmus Tietchens, William Basinski + Richard Chartier, and of course, an appearance by Pinkcourtesyphone. A wonderful exhibition, which, once again, I urge you to su

  • A Strangely Isolated Place - Reflection on 2019

    A Strangely Isolated Place - Reflection on 2019

    18/02/2020

    It’s nearly two months into the new decade and yet I’m still celebrating the music of the past year. And why wouldn’t I, especially when the selection of the favorites is put together by Ryan Griffin of A Strangely Isolated Place? In a true Reflection On 2019, Griffin handpicks the tracks that have accompanied him through his journey, including that of his label which has put out some of the best records in of the year. These are all of my loved ones as well, so I couldn’t resist the syndication of this wonderful mix on Headphone Commute. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Sylvain Chauveau - The Light That Is Felt

    Sylvain Chauveau - The Light That Is Felt

    05/02/2020

    On today’s program, Brussels-based Sylvain Chauveau stops by to share his favorite records with the listeners and followers of Headphone Commute. This is an eclectic selection, ranging from acoustic songs to classical and to traditional Japanese music. It’s an hour full of surprises, like a personal mixtape, made lovingly just for you. Chauveau has recently released a new album on FatCat titled Simple featuring music taken from his film scores, collecting atmospheric vignettes in 18 beautiful, lyrical works. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of the Decade

    Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of the Decade

    22/01/2020

    Boy, do I have a special treat for you! Just as I thought we were finished, and the selections of best of the year came rushing in, I realized that we have more to celebrate at the turn of the decade. So, the ever trustworthy Mike Jedlicka of Optic Echo Presents whipped out his overflowing crates of vinyl and began digging for his favourites to make you another mix! I have to say, there are a lot of surprises on here, and the choices are not that obvious, which makes this unique selection that much more exciting! It’s a trip and a half and is a perfect way to bid farewell to the 10’s of the 21st century. So, turn on, tune in, and of course, drop out... For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of 2019

    Optic Echo Presents - Best Vinyl of 2019

    02/01/2020

    Good morning and welcome to 2020. We kick off another decade with our annual tradition of celebrating the music of the yesteryear, by presenting to you our favourites and recommendations. There will be enough here to fill your shelves and empty your wallets, and all that is coming up in just a couple of days, but we open up our tribute with another vinyl-only mix by Mike Jedlicka of Optic Echo Presents, to tease your ears with his selections of this still-spinning format. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch - Headphone Commute Mix

    Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch - Headphone Commute Mix

    23/10/2019

    For our 270th entry in the Headphone Commute Mix series, we welcome Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch to share with us her favourite contemporary and modern classical pieces. This is Music by contemporary composers, with a very intemporal quality in its simplicity and harmonic language. For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Suumhow - Muuscle Mix 2

    Suumhow - Muuscle Mix 2

    02/10/2019

    And we’re back! Back after a short vacation and back with the second volume of delicious IDM from a Belgian duo, Suumhow, whose latest record on n5MD, Secuund, was released only a few days ago, on September 20th, 2019. After the first mix, which was released in August of 2018, we promised an ongoing retrospective on the genre, and with this new instalment Suumhow delivers yet another volume of deliciously crunchy tracks for your enjoyment! For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • James Murray - No Ordinary Home

    James Murray - No Ordinary Home

    11/09/2019

    Home Normal is a remarkable label curated by a remarkable man. Ian Hawgood’s contribution to the minimal music scene over the past decade is hard to overstate. When invited to compile a mix to celebrate the label’s 10th anniversary I took it as a rare opportunity to submerge myself in this deep and varied catalogue... For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Susumu Yokota - Ambient Mix

    Susumu Yokota - Ambient Mix

    21/08/2019

    On March 27th of 2015, we lost one of our own, Susumu Yokota, with numerous releases on Harthouse, Skintone, Sublime and Leaf. This mix is not a eulogy for his untimely passing, but rather an echo of himself that still lives on beyond the time. Susumu is no longer among us in this particular dimension to explain and share the notes of his selections for this Ambient Mix. Compiled in 2002, we’re honored to be able and share this once again with the permission of the label. Perhaps we do not need the eyes to read the words describing this or that. Perhaps we only need our ears. Please enjoy... For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

  • Aaron Martin - Headphone Commute Mix

    Aaron Martin - Headphone Commute Mix

    17/07/2019

    This quiet Wednesday morning seems like an appropriate time to begin a day with another Headphone Commute Mix. Today’s selection is curated by Aaron Martin, whose discovery not only blankets many notable labels, such as Fluid Audio, Dronarivm, Facture, Preservation, Experimedia, Eilean, Lost Tribe Sound and many more but also extends to his collaborations with Dag Rosenqvist (who, also, by the way, made us a Headphone Commute mix) as a very special project they named From The Mouth Of The Sun. So, as you can imagine, I’m pretty excited and honoured to host this exclusive mix, where Aaron selects his favourites for your ears and for your commute. As usual, this is a type of entry that deserves more music and less words, so enjoy and support the featured artists! For a more detailed description, full track listing and more information about this mix, please visit headphonecommute.com

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