Rank #1: guest mix: faction
- An Intro (Great Dictator Speech) - Owsey
- Trees Of Evening - Manual & Syntaks
- Stokes Croft 5AM - Bass Clef
- A Conversation at Sea - Nacht Plank
- Passage - NQ
- Altibzz - Autechre
- Cyan Sept IV - NQ
- Via Three Alone Phone - Offthesky/Juxta Phona
- Hugo II - Murcof
- Variation Cybernétique: Rhythmic Pataphysic - (Part I) - DJ Spooky
- When Only Sand Remains - Kaya Project
- Breathwork - Coleco
- The Cold In You - Phaeleh
- One Blood, One Source (Distance Remix) - Pinch/Rudey Lee
- Music For Adults - I'm Not A Gun
- Metamorphis - Original mix - Trentemoller
- Void 2 - Lorn
- Untitled - Phonem
- 2 - H1009 - Herrmann & Kleine
- Unknown - Unknown
- Tigris - Phonem
- Chocolate Skull - Squonjax
- Hopeless Emptiness - Thomas Newman
- Nazar Shaam - Hector Zazou
- New Old Land - Gustavo Santaolalla
- Locust songs - Blue Mar Ten
- Suffer - Glen Porter
- Soon Enough - Yppah
- Warm Circuits - Manual
- 031221 (Theme For A Wordless Moment) - Blamstrain
- Howl - Jónsi & Alex
- Apex Twin - Apex twin
- Resignacion - Murcof
- Stranger Smiled At Me - Vector Lovers
- Cendre - Fennesz/Ryuichi Sakamoto
- Zitadelle - Studio Pankow
- I See My Mother - Poliça
- Brother - Tycho
Oct 11 2013
Rank #2: echoes of a silent ocean
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Sep 03 2015
Rank #3: lullabies for the skyward soul
Let us gather up our mental baggage for a drop into the deep blue abyss of space. In undertaking this mission, our soul purpose is to sort out the tribulations of life that are weighing us down. As we sail into the cosmos, allow the weightlessness of space to assist you in gathering up and sorting the difficulties that you face into manageable statuses of priority. Tackle these situations with the determination that you will succeed in the task of putting them behind you with a closure of your desiring. Rely on those that have looked to you for guidance in such circumstances with the understanding that a team of cosmonauts will always outweigh the effectiveness of the sole traveler. Remember to return favor when they need you, and assure them of your gratitude with the gift of friendship.
This session will serve as your in-flight entertainment, and there is no additional cost for such an amenity aboard this flight. As the captain of this flight (that's me), your attendance as the co-pilot is greatly appreciated. Even with the controls manned by myself in this venture, you are nonetheless a very vital asset to this mission. Together, we will take on the obstacles that seek to sway the path and obstruct your success. Let us witness the cosmos in a way that is unique to each of us, taking in sights and sounds designed to renew our minds and souls.
Thanks for boarding this flight with me, I look to many more ventures together in the future. Keep on keepin' on. Peace.
Turn on, tune in, blast off...
Jun 03 2018
Rank #4: guest mix: junkyard angel (part V)
Nov 25 2014
Rank #5: once we reach the other side
Let's prepare for a journey into the realm of summer by celebrating the solstice (which was, by the way, the 21st of June). It was officially the longest day of the year and the midway point in summer. This means that, unfortunately, the days will begin to get shorter. Knowing this,, I've toiled in developing a colorful scene to ease you into the remaining warm months, aware of the importance of aligning and balancing your conscious thoughts within your subconscious mind. Every step was taken to assure that your entry into a mental overhaul is optimal.
Summer is by far my favorite time of the year. It brings and energy and renewal that I've been yearning for a very long time. Even with things not completely going my way, Mother Earth has a way of shining a light upon the turmoil that may exist and depletes my anguish. If there is one small tribute that I can muster, it's this.
Thank you for your outpouring support, and keep supporting the artists that provide us with amazingly colorful journeys into their world. Tell them that tonepoet sent you.
Turn on, tune in, sleep...
Jun 22 2016
Rank #6: for the lonely souls
May 28 2014
Rank #7: sight becomes sound
Jan 07 2014
Rank #8: lifting the fog
Now that springtime is here (and summer approaches), our beautiful Mother Earth is awakening and renewing once again to celebrate another rotation around the Sun. Where I live, the weather had maintained a winter chill that was abnormal. Although the trees are trying to sprout their leaves and the butterflies yearned to dance, the world around me was still clinging to jackets. The turbulent minds of many were clouded and not susceptible to witness the monumental event of Mother Earth's transformation. I ask you to step into this session in effort to escape to a place that exists full of your expectations of beauty and solace. Take that fog that burdens your mind and mutate it into a blanket of comfort and assurance.
I am aware that by the time this session hits your ears and mind, the weather will have already made a shift. But this is not about the weather, it is more about the chaotic events that swirl and envelope you in dire times which fabricate the mental fog that dulls our senses. As we spend this mere hour-ish amount of time to inwardly assess our current course aboard Mother Earth, we should not be bogged down by the negative pressure which seeks to compress and dissipate our desires, decisions, and wishes. Even when events don't work out in our favors, there is still something to be gained. Just as these events us forever who we are, it is in our best interest to find the why. This is to say that the outcome is not as important as the journey that brought us there. Savor the path, embrace the change, and refine yourself into the newer you that rises above the fog.
Turn on, tune in, sleep...
May 11 2018
Rank #9: from the darkness comes light
Sep 10 2014
Rank #10: a human being is a human dreaming
Dec 09 2014
Rank #11: mental drift vol. 1
Greetings, voyagers. Today we'll undertake an eventful journey that is geared towards getting our minds properly adjusted for creativity and peace. All I ask you for, dear listener, is just roughly an hour of your time. If possible, the use of headphones or ear buds is recommended to separate the existing physical world (which can at times deliver too much chaos and disruption) from the cerebral world. It is within this cerebral world that you will realize your potential and emerge from your cocoon with reestablished purpose and clarity. You might not realize it, but this small space between your ears holds a galaxy that is unique and vibrant. Feed it with food of color and sound.
The caring 24-7 staff at Spaceman's Transmissions have worked diligently on this session, ensuring that it is calibrated to the highest degree. We understand that this can be a continuous process, and therefore have designated this first journey as 'Vol. 1'. More required sessions will follow points in time with each session beginning where the last one left off. The sessions will be sporadic and unannounced. Always be ready.
Find your peace within this turbulent world, and take in the new vibes that are presented in this colorful aural package. When you need to escape the physical world and its taxing requirements, please rest assured that this session will always be here to guide you into a new world of solace and comfort. This underlying sentiment is the basis of our mission statement.
Turn on, tune in, sleep...
Dec 17 2016
Rank #12: guest mix: omul nou
As a 'sleep DJ', I'm always searching for others in the same business. I have to say that I'm pretty blown away by the whole scene of creators and our common mission of easing the tension created by a turbulent world. We all in a sense pay respects to Dave at LOWLIGHT MIXES for essentially paving a lot of the way for us to do what we do (he wasn't the first, but he's been so dedicated and consistent throughout the years that he may as well be the first). Dave got me into all of this in the first place, and through tons of badgering and questions, he got me up and running. So I'm constantly on the lookout for others that do what we do, and use Mixcloud to discover and communicate.OMUL NOU is one of the discoveries I've luckily made through Mixcloud. At times, I listen to whatever mix comes up, and hopefully it will catch my attention. Or it can be that the pure tranquility of the mix will draw me deeply into its world. With Omul Nou, the latter is the case. I have to admit, I've had some really good sleep listening to Omul's mix. At the computer. In a chair. Upright. In the middle of the day with the sun on me. More than once. And yes, drooling (bonus!). FYI, drooling to a 'sleep DJ' is like sweat to an athlete. Just wanted to clear that up. I've chose to host the mix Silent Voice. While it's a mere 2 songs, this one to me is pure meditative therapy, and it's my favorite. Also, I can say that it's so very difficult to mentally make it to the end of this without a sweet disconnect. If you can make it all the way through and don't get taken in, something is wrong. After a good dose of Omul's creation, I feel sedated with clear mind, and its ability to be work in both the background and foreground against a backdrop of commotion eases my mind This presentation is much like Brian Eno's Music for Airports or Discreet Music, and it always nice to discover a gem like this. I hope that you, the listener, finds the same peace and tranquil mental state that I've found. Enjoy the mix, and feel free to use for you nightly excursions beyond the dark curtain of slumber. Check out Omul Nou's MIXCLOUD page for more meditative vibe. Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic
Aug 09 2013
Rank #13: guest mix: halftribe
May 04 2014
Rank #14: i hear the colors
Mar 03 2014
Rank #15: gazing into the infinite cosmic abyss
I ran across a very interesting comment via Reddit a while ago that stated 'instead of looking up into the sky, you're actually gazing down into the infinite cosmic abyss, with only gravity holding you to the surface of the earth.' Heavy. But true, and a bit scary. We ride the Mother Earth spaceship venturing through the absolute unknown. And there's nothing we can do about it other than enjoy the ride.
To accompany your journey, I've managed to glue together some sounds that were brought to initial life by some of the greatest aural travelers in the field of sonic space. My role is to manipulate and conjure up the family of musical representations that assist you while peering out beyond the cosmic rim into the infinite cosmic abyss. Now that warmer weather is coming, it is a good time to get back into marveling at sunsets that give way to nightly stargazing. Use this mix freely as your soundtrack for this. I used only my 'A' list of space traveling composers to give you the best mix (in my opinion) that I've ever created. Give thanks that Mother Earth is gluing you to herself so that you can get a good glimpse of the heavens all while hitching a ride on her back. Make good use of this soundtrack while gazing into the infinite cosmic abyss to assist with your journey through the solar system. BTW, I'm posting this on my birthday as I want to give something that means a lot to me. Better to give than to receive, in my opinion. Peace.
turn on, tune in, sleep...
Mar 25 2015
Rank #16: soul ascending
There are so many ideas and theories about what truly happens to your soul when we depart Mother Earth. Is our mortal body a vessel that carries the soul, steered by our intuition and desires? Or are we just empty shells, only to be recycled back to the Earth? I have my thoughts and beliefs, as does anyone. Life is about pondering, discovering, and experiencing. Like anyone else, I strive to radiate good intentions by trying to live a selfless life that is inspirational. In doing so, my wish is that as my soul ascends, it will be accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack; one that represents the elation that I experienced in my life balanced with the melancholy of departure. I would like reflect on my life in a satisfyingly content manner during the ordeal, both good and bad.
The intention of this mix is for it to be used figuratively. If a dark cloud casts a shadow over your world, the music presented here will guide you above and beyond. Do not allow the gravity of turmoil and negativity weigh you down. The set here is intentionally a bit cinematic and deep, and I hope that your soul ascends higher and higher as you take in warm colors and the sonic aura that envelopes your soul.
This session was inspired by the artist WINGS OF AN ANGEL, who has the perfect moniker for this particular session. I wanted to use only his music, but thought it would suffice to use quite a few pieces that I extracted from the amazing release OUR FORGOTTEN INFINITY AND THE ABSOLUTE ZERO. Upon my initial reaction of hearing this release, it brought the idea to me. Very inspiring.
I am also happy to feature music from THE KOUKOUVAYA who put out WITCHES' JELLY. I pledged to include some of Witches' Jelly in this mix, and will do so again in a future session. I wanted to use all (3 separated) portions of the music within this release, but decided otherwise. Yes, it's really that amazing. I'm so very thankful to have been gifted this release and I can't recommend it enough. It's not often enough that I get presented with such amazingly inspired music, so for that I give my extreme gratitude. Don't forget to support the artists.
Turn on, tune in, sleep (as you ascend)...
Dec 05 2015
Rank #17: guest mix: jon lloyd
I've been a regular follower of JON LLOYD on Mixcloud, getting turned on by (of all things) his mix LIVED IN BARS which is a great outing. His mix THE TEXTURE OF SOUND is another that I highly recommend (you can see my comments on the mix). Jon's a consummate listener of all kinds of music, and shares his thoughts about what really vibes him when he hears it. He's managing to create mixes from whatever draws him in next, and isn't limited to a certain genre or flavor-of-the-month in favor of his own interest or intuition. I enjoy the comments that he leaves (not only for myself, but for others) as it's always evident that he dug way deep into the particular piece to really have the music exist firmly within himself. Inspirational, to say the least. I asked him if I could host a mix, and he obliged (much thanks, man!). For this particular episode, I bring you a different sort of mix that compiles a very good feeling array of positive vibe entitled ANOTHER DAY DRIFTS AWAY. This is not a mix for the sleepers (sorry!), but for the active listening participants. For me, this mix is essential headphone listening that provided me with a very good spiritual lift. While it's not so much ambient, it is an offering that gets your head right and puts you in a better place. If music were medicine (and not just therapy), Jon just filled our prescription correctly.I asked Jon to shed some light on the how and why. Here's what he had to say:"I've been making mixes since I could press the 'record' button. First on cassette, then on CD, and more recently for Mixcloud. A few years ago I became obsessed with making the perfect 'sleep mix', and would only be satisfied once I knew for a fact that I'd fallen asleep each night before hearing the final track. Like tonepoet perhaps, 'I'd like to teach the world to sleep'.This mix isn't a sleep mix, more a comptemplative 'end-of-day' collection. I created it for New Year's Day 2014 and just about managed to finish it that day. I think the track by This Mortal Coil is my favourite on there; amazing lyrics, and music surging with emotion, nostalgia, a tinge of sadness but also hope. The first track, though, is also a bit of a killer. I once saw Michael Brook play in a church and it was amazing. His effects pedal 'wall' almost reached the ceiling. An incredible sound. Thanks very much to tonepoet for hosting this mix. I really have gained a lot of inspiration from his mixes and continue to do so (thanks, bro, sniff sniff)."And so I bring you an enlightening amalgamation of really great music to lift us up. The first sunny, bright, warm day will definitely have this written all over it, but I encourage you to allow it to bring you out of the winter doldrums as well. Jon urges you to visit the amazing art of JEANNIE LYNN PASKE'S OBSOLETE WORLD. He has used a couple of the artist's images for his mix and they are the perfect match for his themes. Pay a visit and show the love. Check out more mixes from the diverse ears of JON LLOYD. Again, thanks, Jon!! Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic
Jan 25 2014
Rank #18: guest mix: the pliability effect
Nov 18 2014
Rank #19: guest mix: L.D.R.
Sep 22 2013
Rank #20: guest mix: michael gaida
Greetings from the ethereal universe and welcome to Spaceman's Transmissions. It's known that I spend a bit of my listening time on Mixcloud, and it's extremely gratifying when I get positive feedback. I often try to return favor, but checking out all sorts of mixes (as much as my ear and brain will allow), and hearing positive comments from those that create magic is the highest form of praise. I save what I can in a my NEW STUFF TO REVIEW folder and pay if a visit first and foremost. Needless to say, it's very overwhelming and ambitious.
I had gotten the opportunity to come across a mix entitled THE JOURNEY OF A PAPER BOAT from listener MICHAEL GAIDA and was completely floored by the sonic offerings. I took it in as an early morning session to get my head right, and it pretty much did the trick (very well). I asked Michael if I could host this on Spaceman's Transmission (so that everyone could take in the vibe) and he was happy to oblige. Michael has built up such a deep, subtle mix that will take you in and give you a soothing mental de-fragmentation. His balance of colorful melodic drone and harmonic soundscapes is perfect. This is easily one mix that will put you 1 1/2 hours into the future with a clear mental tapestry. I find Michael's music choices and sessions to be very, very inspirational. I asked Michael to shed some light on himself, and while humble about it all, he provided some great insight to his mastery of the sublime.
----more----Michael Gaida was born in 1966 ("....yes, i broke the "wall of 40"...") in Dusseldorf, Germany. His initial love for electronic music cam in the late 90's beginning with Liquid Drum & Bass artists such as LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Tayla, Blu Mar Ten, PFM, as well as other artists from the Good Looking Records Family. This turned him onto his future fav's Dave Seaman and Nick Warren at Global Underground.
Through online radio stations, he gained exposure to music from D-Phrag with his "Immersed" show and his series "Exfinity", as well as the show "Mindscapes" from Deep Z at Pure.FM. From this point on progressive house became his music.
2009 was the year that gave birth to Michael's first mixes, and from December 2009 he start to host the show "Mindscapes" with his big friend Deep Z on Pure.FM. Michael also hosted the Liquid Drum & Bass Series 'Urban Sound'. After 5 years hosting the show, he put the brakes on his current musical direction as he had developed a deep love for ambient music.
Michael has made some really amazing sessions, and has crossed over into the cinematic world of deep soundscapes very confident and aware. His mixes warrant many more listens, and I'm so very thankful that he has given me 3 of his mixes to host. So, I present to you, 'THE JOURNEY OF A PAPER BOAT', 'BY THE RIVER', and 'OPEN RANGE' for your streaming/downloading pleasure. I had a bit to go through to decide the best. It was not easy, but I narrowed it down to favorites (even titles and art had to play into it as the sessions are all just very alive). Be sure to visit Michael at his MIXCLOUD profile to catch his future creations of sonic mastery.
A super epic 'thank you' to Michael for allowing me to share his vision and sessions the best way that I can. Not only for the amazing mixes, but for his great communication and his spirit. His work is inspiring, peaceful, and his work ethic is nearly unparalleled.
turn on, tune in, sleep...
Nov 16 2015