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Ambient music podcast for the masses during their interplanetary explorations both mentally and physically. Download the mixes, turn on, tune in, sleep...

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Ambient music podcast for the masses during their interplanetary explorations both mentally and physically. Download the mixes, turn on, tune in, sleep...

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Truly great.

By jellyfish_eats_hamburger? - Oct 03 2019
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I’ve come to conclude that truly great music almost never reaches massive popularity, especially in our modern culture. There’s beauty in that. Those who seek are rewarded with beauty they didn’t even expect to find. When I just want to leave the world behind and hide away in a cozy little nook of the forest, I can rely on artists like you. And whether you achieve popularity or not, Tonepoet, I want you to know that whether the public knows it or not you have utterly defeated the masses of popular musicians who make what some call music and others call noise merely for the purpose of making money. You understand that music is an art, not a money machine. It’s a weapon, it’s a tool; it’s a bubble bath, it’s a thunderstorm. That’s something not many people think about. Keep doing what you’re doing. God bless. *update* What the heck are these artists doing sitting on Bandcamp? They need to go make film scores!!!!

Amazing

By Retropixl - Jul 24 2018
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Super relaxing, great to fall asleep to.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
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Truly great.

By jellyfish_eats_hamburger? - Oct 03 2019
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I’ve come to conclude that truly great music almost never reaches massive popularity, especially in our modern culture. There’s beauty in that. Those who seek are rewarded with beauty they didn’t even expect to find. When I just want to leave the world behind and hide away in a cozy little nook of the forest, I can rely on artists like you. And whether you achieve popularity or not, Tonepoet, I want you to know that whether the public knows it or not you have utterly defeated the masses of popular musicians who make what some call music and others call noise merely for the purpose of making money. You understand that music is an art, not a money machine. It’s a weapon, it’s a tool; it’s a bubble bath, it’s a thunderstorm. That’s something not many people think about. Keep doing what you’re doing. God bless. *update* What the heck are these artists doing sitting on Bandcamp? They need to go make film scores!!!!

Amazing

By Retropixl - Jul 24 2018
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Super relaxing, great to fall asleep to.
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Spaceman's Transmissions (Ambient Music Podcast)

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Ambient music podcast for the masses during their interplanetary explorations both mentally and physically. Download the mixes, turn on, tune in, sleep...

Rank #1: camping under the stars

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I've been into the BANDCAMP site for a relatively short while now, and I have to give the site a lot of credit if helping me find some great independent artists. Bandcamp is very instrumental in giving these artists a place to market their original music, and this has become a very valuable asset to those that praise independent musicians (that's me!). The creation of the DIY musician as producer/label/market is a product borne of the music industry's greed, and that benefits us in that we are awarded creations that the music industry would rather ignore. Their loss, our gain......I've created this amalgamation from artists' music who I've gotten from Bandcamp (one caveat; the Phillip Wilkerson tune I got from Earth Mantra, but I absolutely love the tune and decided to slip it in this mix! I own quite a few from Phillip both from Bandcamp and Earth Mantra), and their sounds speak loud volumes. This is no means a complete list, just a current list of what I've found so far that has appealed to me. Trust me, I have not even heard a fraction of the unreal music that can be found there. It's quite the event to check back often and see beautiful sounds piling up in the queue. There are certain things that stick out for some reason to me and that comprises what's here. This mix, to me, was one of my favorites to make, as I'm standing on the shoulders of those who have created some masterpieces that really move me. Truly inspiring.I have to give a shout out to 2 sources that I use when finding new music on Bandcamp. One is AMBIENT SLEEPING PILL, which is an indispensable resource for ambient music that is just barely over one year old (Happy Birthday, Mr. Klimek!). I've discovered many new artists there. The other is the listener BRIAN BOURASSA, whose Bandcamp profile spurs me on to check out new art quite often. I admire (and envy) Brian's massive accumulation of music and the honest critiques that he writes. He's been a consistent go-to guy for getting some good suggestions (Brian, I could have used input from you on this one, let's talk for the next one!). You can view my ever so humble collection at https://bandcamp.com/infinite_coil. If there is just one a way to show support for independent artists, this is definitely it. You can get so much music for free, but supporting them is not only karma (as well as added to your collection so that listeners can see those artists you feel strongly about) but also very inspiring for the artists to create more. Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Jan 27 2014

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Rank #2: beyond our sphere

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I started out just making a mix that used more ‘real’ instruments rather than synthesizer pads to give my respect to the more composed pieces of music. After working on it a bit, I could see that the titles lent themselves to a ‘space’ vibe. That was going to be a theme for a mix of mine at one point, so why not now? These songs represent space, weightlessness, and inspire awe just like the cosmos.

You know, very often my son (who is 6) and very much into super heroes asks me what super power I would like to have. My answer is always the same: the power of flight. Why? Because growing up as a little boy and reading Superman comics, I was always captivated and jealous of the fact that he could fly into outer space and see the most amazing thing that the majority of the world’s population would never see. I guess you could say that I’m a bit of an astronomy fan.

I pulled a few sound samples for this mix, from a NASA site as well as a site that posted a few samples online. For the next space mix (there will be another at some point), I’ll dig a bit deeper finding better samples, but for now…..

In keeping the instrumentation as organic as possible, I opened up with a track from HAROLD BUDD. To me, the sedating effect of this track represents weightlessness. The EP that this track is on was produced by none other than Brian Eno (with Chas Smith on steel guitar). Who would ever think that steel guitar could be so tranquil?

For the same reason I like STARS OF THE LID, I also like WINDY & CARL (pssst, real guitar!). They describe their music as ‘dreamy & psychedelic’. I couldn’t agree more. And, of course, with a title like ‘The Sun’, this song fits perfectly.

Next up is again a very influential musical hero of mine, VANGELIS. Creation Du Monde translates to ‘Creation of the World’ (French).

ALOOF PROOF is an artist that I discovered from the ASPHALT EDEN site and fell very much in love with the organic sound. I purchased Piano Text, and here I decide to play an excerpt from the same release (there are only 2 tracks, but that is more than sufficient). There are more recordings of this artist that can be found online, but this Piano Text is pure magic.

JONN SERRIE seems to specialize in ‘space ambient’, if there is such a term. And for a good reason, he makes epic voyage music.

I really enjoyed making this mix. I pulled out some astronomy books, checked out some Hubble pictures, and basked in the warm flow of great music.

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Apr 30 2012

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Rank #3: from nightfall to first light

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Hello! This time around, I wanted to capture a bit of a vibe from the time that one drifts off to sleep until the awakening. I started off with something from BIOSPHERE that for some reason reminds me of growing up in Daytona Beach, Florida. I lived not too far from the beach, and as the youngest of 6 spent a lot of time outside playing Frisbee in the summer. I was also not too far from the airport and Embry Riddle University. The students there often flew small prop planes for study (fun study, right?), and hearing this song from BIOSPHERE really takes me back to that time when I was young, carefree, and spending all day outside until day faded until night.

I put in the rain to transition between 2 events: the end of the evening and that time when just before sleep when your mind begins to visualize bizarre things. I wanted you to imagine you are hearing something out of the ordinary, hence the GLOBAL COMMUNICATION talking and an excerpt from JIM HALL’s Beija Flor. Beija Flor is a piece written by South American composer (can’t remember who), and this rendition from JIM HALL does it much justice. As far as jazz albums go, his album All Across the City and Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue are both my favorites (tie).

I have a lot of soundtrack material, and one day I’ll put more into use. I love everything about the soundtrack to American Beauty. Not only is it one of my all time favorite films (Kevin Spacey is an absolute hero!), but the music is dead on accurate as far as creating the right mood for the film. I’m envious of THOMAS NEWMAN. When you read his Wikipedia page, you’ll be blown away by the amount of output he’s had.

Oddly, I discovered the song Cirrus (HUGH & SATURATION) from a game created by IVORY called 4 DIFFERENCES. When the game loads, you can click a link to their website and get all of their compositions free. Not bad. Great game as well!

Again, more field recordings of a creek to break things up a little bit. The sleeping night is all about transitions.

The DAVID HELPING song comes from an album called Sleeping on the Edge of the World, which is appropriately named for our nightly passage. David shares a website with Jon Jenkins, so it’s worth checking out.

I have every album that PETER GABRIEL has released. Most people didn’t like OVO: The Millennium Show as much as his other stuff, but I love it. Peter’s not singing every song, there are a lot of cameos, but it’s him through and through. I spent a lot of consecutive days wearing the grooves out on this album, and every time I hear it, it’s like the first time that I’ve heard it again. And that’s okay. I have some more of his stuff that I’d like to use at some point, probably as excerpts.

The last 2 artists, ROBERT RICH and DAC CROWELL are both artists that I discovered via MAGNATUNE. Robert is a household name to those that like their ambient a little bit dark, somewhat like Steve Roach in feel. DAC is a bit unorthodox, and definitely has his own approach to soundscapes which are innovative and memorable. You can stream both at MAGNATUNE.

If the ending seems abrupt, it is meant to be that way (the song honestly ends like that) as you are awakening. And who ever wakes up over the course of 30 minutes? Only in Hollywood.

Well, I enjoyed making the mix, and have even more ideas for the next one. I’ll create one for the sleepers probably next, or a soundtracks mix, or a collage of snippets from rock tunes. We’ll see. Enjoy!

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Apr 21 2012

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Rank #4: lullabies for cosmonauts

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This mix is geared for the peace seeking traveler soaring among the stars. Again, I tried to keep the mix going from dark to light, to keep things not too heavy or too sweet.

Well, not too much to say about this particular offering, I prefer to let the music speak for itself. I'm confident that this music certainly does. Please don't hesitate to support the artists for bringing us such amazing aural experiences!
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Jul 02 2012

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Rank #5: cosmic drift

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Okay, I know that I said I wouldn't post anything until after I got back from vacation, but I REALLY wanted to put out THIS mix! This is more stuff from my listening sessions in the last few weeks to find pieces of music that really stand out to me.
I'm really, really proud of this mix, because I was able to (for the most part) have the most consistent mix without too much abrupt changes in mood and key. That's the goal for me, I think. One artist in this mix that I listen to a bit regularly is ADAM FIELDING, who is a great electronica musician, and an even greater singer. I have a few of his releases, and I love the moods that he invokes with is unique choices of chord structure and tone. A must hear artist, in my opinion. His opening track is the most ambient thing that he does that I'm aware of, but, man, what a killer opener!
I used CONELRAD's music (again), because he consistently creates beautiful soundscapes. I'm really hoping that he will release some more stuff this year. I know that he's involved with music for some video games as well as a soundtrack to an independent film.Okay, I'm really done this time! I'm not kidding!! I have some amazing stuff lined up, including an all original collaborative mix between myself and Randy Wight that I'm looking forward to in the coming weeks. Think Stars Of The Lid meets Steve Roach with a bit of Robert Rich thrown in. Stay tuned! turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Jul 14 2012

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Rank #6: lullabies for the skyward soul

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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...

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Jun 03 2018

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Rank #7: as the night time pulls you in

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This mix will help usher in the night for you. You can use it to relax, watch the sky go from light to dark, or sleep. As summer starts to draw to an end, we'll soon see less daylight. I'm a bit sad by this, as I've (thus far) had an amazing summer, seeing my kids growing up a bit and getting them out on bicycles everyday.
I'm hoping in the near future that I (and some friends of mine) will create some more original music that can be used for some things. I'd like to eventually find the time to put out a full length release to be given away with some nice artwork. Key phrase being 'find the time'.

Not too much to say about this mix, and perhaps less is better. I will however, say that buying Treasure by David Helpling and Jon Jenkins (third tune in the mix is from that release) was a very good decision on my part, I'm really digging it. Thanks for listening, and support the artists.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Sep 05 2012

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Rank #8: for the lonely souls

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Most of the time that I do my really deep music listening, it's when I'm lost within my own thoughts. I don't have to converse with others, do any sort of active reasoning on anything, or have judgments or ponder solutions. My mind is a sponge, open and dynamic, my mood and feelings shaped by oncoming colors that slowly build castles in my mind.I created this mix for the sleepers, for those needing time to put on headphones and breathe deeply, the ones who want to hear the thoughts within their own grey matter without obstruction, the souls that want to have a soundtrack for a moment in their lives, the ones who need a backdrop for contemplative pondering.........in the end, it's for the listener that craves a bit of solace in a chaotic world, and to aid your soul searching, surrounded by the colors of peace and solitude.I spend a lot of my day being very social, collaborating with musicians, and the working on projects. When I unwind, I lose myself into the hypnotic universe of sound, emptying my cerebral flow of analytical thoughts. I end up losing way more sleep than I should, just to make time for hearing new music, and trying to learn something new. My wish is that you are able to fill the void within your soul that yearns for an aural blanket to caress your thoughts and create the mental escape pod that takes you above and beyond daily turmoil. Support the artists, and enjoy. Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

May 28 2014

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Rank #9: guest mix: the silent project (part III)

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I've been dragging my feet on this way too long as I've been wrapping things up on my latest release, I've been on tour, and I'm taking a class on technical business writing that is keeping my mind humming. Now I'm ready to bring you one of the most amazing pieces of ambient- and mood-enhanced sonic pleasures brought to you by none other than THE SILENT PROJECTMÉANDRES by The Silent Project is the new standard by which all mixes will (and should be) measured up to. It becomes increasingly difficult for many (myself included) to not be humbled by such a perfect piece that is laid out so logically, with each color lining up to set up the next. It's almost depressing to hear something so above and beyond that will inevitably send me back to the drawing board wondering how I could even hold a match to one of the greatest things ever. the opening is dark, and the gravitational pull of it takes in your full mental awareness, twisting your mind around and around while dropping bits of shadow and light onto it without stopping its momentum.I've very elated that Greg (aka The Silent Project) found some of the finest music and engaged his creative mind to mix a set that is one of the heaviest I've come across. Guys like SILASFACTION, and The Silent Project are listening not only to music all day long, but sounds as well. I can imagine that these guys are taking everything in all the time, probably writing ideas on napkins, and investing mental energy into finding the right elements to take us on hour-long journeys to our mind's ether. Listening to their stories unwind is not unlike listening to a good Pink Floyd (it's all good) album. In short: I'm humbled by this and it makes me feel proud!Please take the time to listen and enjoy this beautiful outing by one of my favorite mixers on Mixcloud. Show the Silent Project the love on his MIXCLOUD page, his SOUNDCLOUD page, and by all means, his BANDCAMP page. Also, follow him on FACEBOOK for more tranquil and meaningful mixes. Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Sep 16 2014

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Rank #10: music for daydreamers

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Hello, all. This mix is for the daydreaming cloudwatcher. This summer made me that (again), since it was my son's first real summer (between kindergarten and first grade) and we spent the whole summer outdoors, riding bikes until dusk, throwing frisbees, flying kites, swimming, and so on. And doing a lot of daydreaming. You can use the music for anything that you'd like, as long as you're not operating heavy machinery.
I got the chance to finally put in a few things that I've wanted to use for a while now. AND, I've been kind of digging finding some things online through Netlabels (you'll see that in the track listing for the label). Basically, ARCHIVE.ORG has a lot of really great stuff (like EL Heath in this mix), and people post many things for free, whole releases of numerous tracks with artwork. I've found some really amazing things there, so I think that it's worth checking that stuff out. I initially started out to do a semi-electronica set featuring a smattering of beat-laden chillout, but stuck with making everything (nearly) beatless (I did manage to cheat and put in a beat with the Bombay Dub Orchestra tune, I love them!). I did use some of the other artists that I wanted to use for a more beat oriented mix, like  Carbon Based Lifeforms and The Cinematic Orchestra. Another time, perhaps.
Anyhow, thanks for listening, downloading, sharing, and appreciating some amazing music. Please support the artists, they do it for the love!turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Aug 29 2012

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Rank #11: from the darkness comes light

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I've been tuning into a lot of new music lately, and catching some speeches by Neil deGrasse Tyson (whose voice appears in the intro of this mix) who is somewhat of an astronomy genius. Very deep mind. I wanted to put a bit of the new music into this mix (as well as some familiar faces that have graced Spaceman's Transmissions in the past like Ben Woods [my favorite], Hammock, and, well, a few original compositions). I want to point you to Ben Woods' BANDCAMP page (benwoods.bandcamp.com) as I lean on him heavily to create the mixes that I do. Also, you can download the original composition that I did with Petal from the Rusted Sun Collective BANDCAMP page (rustedsun.bandcamp.com/album/rusted-sun-collective-communicate-EP). Additionally, you can find my latest release on BANDCAMP (tonepoet.bandcamp.com/album/headspace) that I just released TODAY!Much like the mix 'In The Midst Of A Dim Glow', this mix is for those quiet moments before or after your nightly slumber with the dual purpose of either setting you down gently or lifting you up ever so slowly. It is safe with most medications, and you may operate heavy machinery at your will (although I would advise against it).As you begin to let your mind go, have faith in the music guide to the right mental place. Erase the negative energy that burdens your grey matter, as no one's problems can be solved in one hour. Instead, use this hour to find a better place for your soul, as it is a tiny amount of your time that allows your soul to calibrate. Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Sep 10 2014

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Rank #12: camping under the stars, volume 2 (renewal)

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I've been pretty busy lately, and taking in lots of good weather, good bike rides (which gives me ample time to catch up on a backlog of listening), and ushering in the spring/summer vibe that is unfolding. I have bought and heard a lot of really good music from Bandcamp lately, and it has ultimately inspired me to create a second volume to honor this gold mine of independent artists. I have been so very elated to get new music and let it creep into my mind that I felt that it had to be shared with all of the qualified travelers of the sonic realm. I purposely sought to assemble this journey with absolute respect to what the artist has offered, and I hope that my intentions are sincere in this respect.----more----

I am confident that this mix will be a perfect companion for nights of stargazing or waking moments of daydreaming. It has been meticulously crafted with the finest sonic glue possible, each moment carefully prepared to be delivered in the most thought provoking manner. I do have a few alibis in this mix. First, I was approached by session ace MATT STANFIELD and given music (which is not on Bandcamp) and there was no way that I couldn't use two excerpts from his release HOMECOMING . The other is that I was directed to an artist named AN IMAGINAL SPACE whose song SILENT VOICES made such a huge impact upon me that I couldn't not use it. Thanks to SLOW DEEP BREATH for posting the video on Google+ for me to witness.

To access the links of the artists' releases where the music can be purchased, please visit ambient-transmission.blogspot.com. I urge you to pay the artists a visit to take in the beautiful art that they've created. Many huge thanks to the artists for creating the magic. Show them the love.

By all means, if you are reading this and you are an artist that would like your music to try and reach anyone, I would be honored for submissions that could grace future podcasts. You can reach me at the email address listed towards the bottom of the WHO, WHAT, WHY page on Spaceman's Transmissions. I love making the musical connections and hearing from everyone that occupies the sonic universe that we share. Enjoy your journey. Peace.

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Jun 03 2015

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Rank #13: echoes of a silent ocean

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I have waited so very long to do a tribute to the one entity that I admire more than anything in the world: the ocean. I was born in a beach town, and have never stopped being in awe at the power, beauty, and intensity of the ocean. It can be soothing and tranquil entity just as easily as it can be a cold, dark killer. For this reason, the seas have a rightful warrant to our respect. With this mix, I was fortunate in a few ways to have found some truly great music and have so many textures that I believe encompass the scope of the ocean. The music here reflects everything that the ocean represents to me from still, deep colors to its turbulent and dark contrasts. First and foremost, though, I need to give a huge thanks to ADRIEN SIFRE ('Fotografik33' on Flickr) for graciously allowing me to use his photo 'Wharf Variation 6' for this episode. The photo was very inspirational in helping me to create the perfect vibe to accompany it. You can find more of his amazing photos HERE (http://www.fotografik33.com/). Thanks, Adrien!----more----Whoever (and wherever) you are out there, I hope that your journey with Spaceman's Transmissions is something that really put great things into perspective for you. I will continue to seek and create inspirational and uplifting vibes that speak to you. I hope to not only give you new music to check out, but also sit comfortably within your soul to light dark paths when you need it. Those are my updated terms and conditions (ha!). Thanks for tuning in when you can. Peace.

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Sep 03 2015

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Rank #14: lifting the fog

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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...

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May 11 2018

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Rank #15: guest mix: the pliability effect

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If there's one person that I follow and read up through on Bandcamp, it's none other than THE PLIABILITY EFFECT aka Brian Bourassa. I get emails every now and then letting me know who's bought music, and Brian's name is always there. He's my go-to guy as far as getting the pulse on new ambient and I've made a few purchases based on what I read from Brian. Before I even hear the music, Brian's reviews have already painted a beautiful picture of what's in store by way of his amazingly generous and colorful reviews. In fact, when I did the mix Camping Under The Stars, I gave a shout out to Brian in hopes that he would help me in putting together a mix. I finally get my wish!For some strange reason, Brian got around to contacting me and setting me up with a release that was on my wishlist on Bandcamp (thanks for that, man!). We chatted it up a bit, and I expressed the offer to host a mix for him (he had never done one). I mean, who better would be suited to drive home the point of 'Turn on, tune in, sleep...' more than a gentleman who lives and breathes drone-based ambient music (and proves this weekly to the many people that follow him on Bandcamp). I won't lie, the first initial test mix he sent put me completely under! Brian knows how to weave, and with this mix, he's shown himself to be the Pied Piper that leads you to that place. It's funny, but he just took me back to my roots of ambient, and am I ever thankful. He's picking soundscapes from the tree of ambient, breathing life into his creation, and delicately serving the most gentle sounds to get your head right. This mix will live bedside for a very, very long time. I asked Brian to set the record straight on his story, and being the minimalist aficionado that he is, he provided a very appropriately satisfying response without wasted thoughts or words. Truly magic."A DJ I wasn't, and am now not either. But ever since the seventies when the cassette tape recorder became affordable to the masses, and the Maxell UD-XL II recording tapes stormed the market, a new mode of music listening was born. My friends and I were constantly recording albums and exchanging them, and cassette tape mixes were a great way to create our very own 'Best Of' recordings. From there, the multi-group tapes followed on into the mixes of narration and music. I'd create mock radio station mixes to send to a friend overseas. One side of the tape was a synopsis of what was going on in my life here in the States, the second side was the music. Balancing the mood and flow of the music throughout the tape was important so as to keep the listener alert and attentive."Could The Pliability Effect be the first podcast? Quite possibly. I'll vote a confident 'yes' on that one. I'm truly happy to have gotten Brian to create and share his first mix in the digital world. I'm really looking forward to having Brian do a few more mixes in the future, as well as do a few very small write-ups on his monthly favorite purchases. Thank you so very much, Mr. Bourassa, for allowing me to be a part of hosting such a beautifully peaceful and uplifting amalgamation of sound. To all of the listeners, enjoy the amazing mix of 're-Generate' courtesy of The Pliability Effect. Visit Spaceman's Transmissions (ambient-transmission.blogspot.com) to view the track listing (the artists' names are alive with links to their releases). Peace.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Nov 18 2014

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Rank #16: unveiling your universe

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//re..*(reboot)

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Hello, fellow space travelers. The mental space pod is still in need of extreme re-calibration and its navigation system was recalled. We had wandered off course to various destinations that were setbacks in our initial mission, but were necessary to insuring that future explorations would be warranted and successful. We have now set on a course to break through the atmosphere and gravity that binds us to earthly turmoil and terrible things called responsibilities. With our new course underway, Spaceman's Transmissions seeks to circumvent any unnecessary diversions brought on by various hindrances. This is a temporary journey, but one that was required due to the extremely inspiring colors that had drifted into focus.


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Please ensure that your entire body is in a comfortable position that allows for maximum cerebral intake of color, light, sound, and vibe. You'll notice that there are no restraints within the mind-pod that will house you for your journey that we will embark upon. Rather, there are suggestive measures that one should keep an open mind to take in beauty and solace to enhance the experience of this soundtrack. This session is designed for entering a state of mental orbiting that will take us to places that you've abandoned or forgotten. This offering of sonic morsels was not designed with anyone in mind but you, dear listener. This creation of meticulously crafted sonic wallpaper is one that is to assist you in reclaiming your cerebral galaxy and reforming it to enhance your creative life with clarity, focus, renewal, and ambition. Take it in, and feed the hunger that can only be satisfied with sound.


Thanks for your support, and I hope that this flight will create the vibe that you are in need of.


Turn on, tune in, sleep...

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May 14 2016

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Rank #17: a human being is a human dreaming

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Hello, fellow space travelers. I'm back with a new ambient mix of some great things that I've been getting into my head lately. First off, I want to express the fact that I took the title for this mix from the song of the same title by Maiya Heresy from FUTURESEQUENCE8 (which is included in this mix. Great title, amazing composition.When the music begins to drift into your mental space, allow it to form the cloudy blanket that will encompass your good thoughts and filter out the negative turmoil. This incubating layer will form the egg that will eventually hatch your renewal into peace. The aural comfort that you seek will be placed gently upon your physical vessel (known as the human being). Allow your mind to immerse itself into the dream world that awaits. The sanctuary there will breathe new life into your soul and spur a regeneration of creative thoughts, ideas, and tranquility. This is when you truly become the human dreaming. Upon completion of this sequence, this mission will be considered a success.turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/tonepoetmusic

Dec 09 2014

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Rank #18: the universe within you

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After a very brief (yet well warranted) detour on our journey through the cosmos, our mental space pod is once again ready for boarding to yet another destination that is not altogether definable. Rather, the journey that we are undertaking is to collect the many surreal images that our beloved universe possesses. With this session of aural projection, I've granted your mind's eye an opportunity to gain snapshots of beauty and solace as we drift to the edge of the universe. While you might be tempted to take a giant leap past the galactic wall to satisfy your temptation, it is at this event horizon that we will rest, and reminisce about everything in life that has made it such an amazing voyage for you. We will also use this opportunity to realize that your glass is always half full, and that whatever grief or anguish that seems to weigh you down is indeed weightless in space. At this time, allow yourself to release this baggage to be devoured by the forgiving cosmos. During this ceremony, realize that it is not the destination itself that makes you who you become, but rather the journey to that destination.

As we let this session burrow its way into our ears and mind, let us not forget that the universe exists in a quite small space, smaller than what you imagined. We can assume that it lies entirely within that space between your ears. This is the space that matters the most, as it stores our precious memories, dreams, and wishes. It creates the colors and plots the passage to the bigger and better things in life for which we strive. Nourish this space with optimal means provided to allow yourself the benefit of reaping optimum solutions. For this purpose, I've amalgamated these tapestries for you, dear listener, in hopes that you will gift the same vibes to those around you in an attempt to make your universe a uniquely stellar one. Drift on and find that peace.

Set the compass for the edge of the universe then turn on, tune in, sleep...

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Jan 27 2018

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Rank #19: guest mix: halftribe

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I have received an incredibly amazing mix-gift from an artist known as HALFTRIBE. This will blow you mind in a very non-abrasive and tranquil sort of way. I'm really lucky to have been contacted by Halftribe (aka Ryan Bissett) asking to host a mix. Normally, I contact the DJ and am (luckily) always given a green light to host the mixes. I have to say, I was really happy to have received contact from Ryan to host this mix. It's not often that I get goosebumps from being taken in by such intense sets, but this one is one of the rare ones that did the trick. This one sits where I want, in the foreground, in the background, bathing in the aura of its intense harmonic vibe. Halftribe has been very busy, creating amazing mixes as well as churning out some original music (links for everything are below).Halftribe got into electronic music long ago through way of New Order (1986 on CD and Technique on Vinyl), which opened a gateway to the rave scene in the UK during the late 80's and early 90's. It was at these raves that Halftribe gotten taken in by the post rave chill music, and his fascination for ambient music sparked an interest in exploring its history. As with many frustrated creative artists with an ear for music but without means to create, that path seemed to be expensive and inaccessible. When DAW's became available, Halftribe finally had the opportunity to begin producing deep house, techno, and (mainly) ambient and downtempo. He has released on VENT SOUNDS,ATRIUM DIGITAL, and ASSEMBLY FIELD. When not creating original compositions, he spends his time remixing and has been fortunate, through his links within the industry, to be asked to do a remix for Karl Hyde from UNDERWORLD for his solo album (as well as commissioned for other remix work).In terms of mixes, Halftribe favors searching mostly undiscovered talent found on Soundcloud as well as Bandcamp, and used to do a regular mini-mix on his Soundcloud page to showcase these artists. It just so happened that one of these mixes got shared on MIXMASTER MORRIS' Facebook page, and the interest that it sparked led to a monthly mix for M:CAST RADIO which lasted 2 years. One might call if fate, that Halftribe was a huge fan of Mixmaster Morris when first getting into ambient music and own albums of his in his Irresistible Force guise. This year Halftribe is creating mixes for different sites, and has already had mixes up on PANAMBIENTCIRCUMAMBIENTSPACES FM, and ART OF BEATZ. You can find Halftribe's original music on his SOUNDCLOUD page and his BANDCAMP page. To hear more of his amazing mixes, you can steer toward his WEBSITE and his MIXCLOUD page. Keep up with him at TWITTER to get updates on his aural activities.I'm absolutely honored to be a part of Halftribe's musical quest, and hope that in some way my small part in this brings him just a bit more success. It's very inspiring to see an artist that is so very proactive, and that is without a doubt very inspiring for me! Thanks, Halftribe!turn on, tune in, sleep...ambient-transmission.blogspot.comfacebook.com/tonepoetmusic

May 04 2014

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Rank #20: we have become infinite

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Hello, ambient space travelers. Today, we will embark on a journey through a cerebral dreamlike state of semi-conscious travel, with a duration lasting from the cosmic sunrise to the cosmic sunset. For a single hour out of your busy and turbulent life, we will assemble ourselves comfortably within our space pods for a colorful excursion that brings us many peaks and valleys. Each interpretation of this experience will be unique. Knowing this, you are equipped with the knowledge that your journey belongs to you alone. Right now, no one's experience is more important than your own. 

I am delighted to have been able to discover a lot of very good music. In the near future (which means not a whole lot, really!), I would like to present a few more reviews of releases. Some of my recent discoveries include DISPOSABLE PLANET, MUSICFORMESSIER (whose output with various other guises is absolutely staggering), ENDLESS MELANCHOLY, and some of the artists that I have found from HEARTHIS.AT. Many thanks for the inspiration!

A special thanks to my friends at HEARTHIS.AT for allowing me to take part in gluing their compositions to my collage (CJMASOU and AMBIENT MECHANICS). I would love to have the opportunity to use more tracks from these amazing soundscape technicians.

Turn on, tune in, sleep...

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Mar 23 2017

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