Travelogue 2016.12.14: Seas of Tranquility

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Calmly transportive. Blissfully adrift. Hazy and translucent. A listening journey with four exceptional albums from around the globe that delve into the idyllic side of ambient and electronic music created by The Green Kingdom (USA), Chihei Hatakeyama (Japan), Warmth (Spain), and James Murray (UK).

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Album preview: Oxycanta III – Ultimae Records

“Oxycanta III” will be third installment in a series of compilations featuring artists on Ultimae Records.  The trailer for the album created by Magnus Birgersson is a work of art in itself and wraps together portions of all 12 tracks along with beautiful graphics.  The collection was curated by by French Dj and arranger Mahiane and mastered by Vincent Villuis (a.k.a. AES Dana).   The album is now available for pre-orders on the Ultimae Bandcamp site.

“Throughout Oxycanta III the sound spectrum reaches wide arrays of deep bass all the way to the high-pitched resonances to display many of the DJ’s musical influences while, with a keen sense of float, she blends IDM, downtempo and neo-classical with a hint of atmospheric electronica, and a dash of dub.”

Album info:  http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/album/oxycanta-iii

‘Human Theory’ from the new album “Elsewhere” by Miktek (Ultimae Records)

Sunday morning listening. ‘Human Theory’ from Miktek, the electronic music project of Greek artist Mihalis Aikaterinis who has released a new full-length album called “Elsewhere”, his first on the outstanding Ultimae Records label. The music is an absorbing blend of cool ambient and lush, downtempo IDM that is a feast for the ears, especially in a pair of quality headphones. This track is available as a free download, but once you hear it, you will most likely want to get your hands & ears on the rest of the 12 tracks which are available as a very reasonably priced digital download or as an attractive CD package. Full information at http://www.ultimae.com/en/news/human-theory-by-miktek-free-download.html