Saturday, January 2, 2010

KKUP 91.5FM Selects Sensitive Chaos as Best Visionary Music of 2009

KKUP 91.5FM's Eric Mystic, DJ for the Mystic Music radio show, has selected the Sensitive Chaos Emerging Transparency CD as one of the Best Visionary Music of 2009. The CD received airplay on the Visionary Music Marathon that ran from January 1 through January 3, 2010.

Sensitive Chaos was part of a select crowd that included:

Picks of the Year 2009

(or in some cases the year before, if not played on Mystic Music until 2009). The top 30, plus others, were played on the visionary marathon Jan.1, 2010, between Noon and 10 PM. Rankings are a fluid and approximate picture of my experience of these works, and subject to change later, but the number might help you remember a CD you liked that you heard on the marathon, and to find it on this list. Eric Mystic recommends all of these as the best visionary music I know of in 2009. Most are filed in our KKUP library. Those in bold may still be premiums available for a pledge of $40 or more (check DJ for availability); please call during the marathon, or our regular visionary programs, and pledge if you want one. Thanks very much for listening and supporting KKUP Peoples Radio.

1. Robert Carty - Starlight Volume 2
2. David Parsons - Jyoti
3. Steve Roach - Dynamic Stillness
4. Oliver Schroer - Camino
5. Cluster - Qua
6. Jeff Greinke - Virga
7. Steve Roach - Destination Beyond
8. Dan Pound - Rock Into Sand
9. Dan Pound - Esoterica
10. Robert Rich & Faryus - Zerkalo
11. The Tangent Project - Surface
12. Steve Roach - Afterlight
13. Craig Padilla, Zero Ohms & Skip Murphy - Beyond the Portal
14. Numina - Sound Symbols
15. Aes Dana - Leylines
16. Bruno Sanfilippo - Auralspace
17. Igneous Flame/Achromus - Flicker
18. Igneous Flame - Electra
19. Terra Ambient - Wanderlust
20. Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 2
21. Resonant Drift - The Call
22. Matthew Montfort - Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar
23. Mike Howe - Time Stands Still
24. H.U.V.A. Network - Ephemeris
25. Solar Fields - Movements
26. Igneous Flame/Disturbed Earth - Harmonium
27. Open Canvas - Travel by Sound
28. William Edge - Crucible
29. Sensitive Chaos - Emerging Transparency
30. Trance Love Airways - Ascension
31. Lea Longo - Zen Voyage
32. Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis
33. Deborah Martin/Erik Wollo - Between Worlds
34. Solar Fields - Reflective Frequencies
35. Michael Demaria - Ocean
36. Circular - Substans
37. Dan Pound - Living Planet
38. Observation Point - Behind the Sun
39. Aomusic - Twirl
40. Lawrence Blatt - The Color of Sunshine

Climbers, runners-up, and works I don't have access to but heard on Neptune Currents or elsewhere (not necessarily in order):

Alpha Wave Movement - Cosmic Mandala (EP)
Derek Jones - Sun Down Moon Up
William Edge - Moth and the Fire Dragon
Chris Bocast/M.J. Catalin - Stratagem
Sky - Love in Grace
Eucalyptus Dream - Ear of the Beholder
Timothy Cooper - East Wind
Jonn Serrie/Gary Stroutsos - Hidden World Beyond
Saul Stokes - Metacollage
National Debt - Third Eye Opener
The Beyman Bros. - Memories of Summer as a Child
Paul Avgerinos/Kevin Braheny - Love
Michael Stribling - The Promise
Cybervixen - Venus
Psychodreamics - Fantasynth

Top compilations, re-releases, etc.

Steve Roach/Vidna Obmana - Spirit Dome/Live Archive
Deuter - Eternity

Some Oldies played in 2009 (in approximate order of airplay)

David Parsons - Earthlight
Robert Carty - Starlight Volume 1
Max Corbacho - Breath Stream
Steve Roach/Erik Wollo - Stream of Thought
Robert Rich/Ian Boddy - React
Rudy Adrian - Desert Realms
Craig Padilla - Below the Mountain
Divine Oracle/Michael Hammer - Touched by the Light
David Parsons - Surya
Dan Pound - Night Watch
Alpha Wave Movement - Terra (available as DVD premium)
various artists incl. Tim Story - In Search of Angels
David Helpling/Jon Jenkins - Treasure
Al Conti - Scheherazade
Kevin Keller - Pendulum
Richard Warner - Quiet Heart/Spirit Wind
Bruno Sanfilippo & Matthias Grassow - Ambessence
Evan Bartholomew - Caverns of Time
Robert Rich - Bestiary
Robert Carty - Timeless
Robert Carty - Darklight
Constance Demby - Novus Magnificat
Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse

Hearts Of Space features Sensitive Chaos on first show of 2010

Hearts Of Space is considered by most electronic or space musicians as the penultimate radio show for our genre of music. Hearts Of Space is currently running on over 200 NPR affiliates and XM Satellite Radio, and features absolutely the best and most beautifully produced music from around the globe. It is hard to express the emotion and honor of being selected for inclusion on the show. While many analogies abound, suffice to say Hearts Of Space is the "big leagues" for us.

So, it was with great excitement when I discovered that the Sensitive Chaos track "Fifty Light Years From Home" from the Emerging Transparency CD was selected to be the lead off song for Hearts Of Space's first show of 2010, Program # 897 called "Perigee":


Happy New Year, Spacefans!

Here's one of life's imponderables: while our culture reaches some kind of high point during the end-of-the-year holiday celebrations, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere the natural world is at the low point, or perigee in its yearly cycle.

Beneath all the celebration, in the short, chilled days that follow the winter solstice,
 we find a quiet passage on the long journey to spring. We reflect on the year just past, 
and make plans and resolutions for the one to come. It's a period of active reflection, 
a time for looking both inward and outward…at once.

On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, we aim to help that reflection, with a wintry electro-ambient journey called PERIGEE. Music is by SENSITIVE CHAOS, BLUETECH, PAN ELECTRIC & ISHQ, RICHARD BONE, GLEN TARACHOW, GLEN DARCEY, BETWEEEN INTERVAL, GULAN, REMKO ARENTZ, and KLAUS SCHULZE.

Fifty Light Years from Home <>3:09>
: EMERGING TRANSPARENCY ; Subsequent SR002-02; 2009
: Info:

My Dear Friend Kronos <>9:20>
: PHOENIX RISING ; Somnia 007; 2008
: Info:

Being There (Part 1) <>12:24>
Being There (Part 2) <>13:30>
: ABOUT TIME ; AACD0004; 2008
: Info:

Benevolence is Relative <>17:59>
: CONNECTION FAILED ; Quirkworks QRK0138; 2008
: Info:

Ascend <>22:27>
: WATERCLOCK ; Burning Water Rebellion BWR 91007; 2003

The Garden <>26:29>
: AMBIATA ; Glen Darcey Music 2008
: Info:

Delta Capricorni <>30:54>
: THE EDGE OF A FAIRYTALE ; Spotted Peccary SPM-1604; 2009
: Info:

Sphere <>36:28>
: SPHERE ; Gulan Music 2005
: Info:

No Time <>45:15>
: TRANCE 2008

The Lonely Dead of Midnight <>54:17>
: CONTEMPORARY WORKS 2 ; Rainhorse/Manikin RHMR 200014; 2002

Dissolve <>58:59>
: WATERCLOCK ; Burning Water Rebellion BWR 91007; 2003

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