If you've been following Spaceman's Transmissions for a bit and have kept your eyes on the guest mixes, you've noticed that I've hosted mixes by FACTION (Ben Selby) on a few occasions. The best part about hosting mixes is corresponding and building a rapport with people (my absolute favorite part of it all). Ben is a super-cool and ultra-knowledgeable music aficionado. He's easily one of my favorite Mixcloud artists that is capable of straddling the perfect balance between surreal and unreal. He's just as comfortable with spacey drones as he is with drum 'n bass. Huge imagination, ears like a bat, and a music collection that must be beyond staggering.
It goes without saying that when Paul Simmonds creates a session, it's an aural journey that is ever so carefully and meticulously designed to enhance the senses. This is my 5th guest mix for JUNKYARD ANGEL and they just keep getting better and better. This one came as an early Christmas present, and I welcome that. I could easily go on and on about the incredible music that Paul stirs into the pot, or how he adds a touch of madness to glue the sonic ingredients, or what-have-you. Suffice it to say that you will find peace and mental renewal within this set.
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!
I've been on tour for a bit, but I'm happy to be able to bring a new mix to the masses. I've managed to piece together an amalgamation of songs that will unlock the creative door to your mind's inner workings. This will give you greater control over the creative juices that color your life and define you as a human being. While we may not realize it, our mind is the key to the universe. When the gravity of situations bear down upon your mind and soul, that only you can unlock. Within that mental space that only you occupy, keep the things in life that bring you peace and solace within a world that is riddled with turmoil, confusion, and anguish. Your mental universe is much bigger than the world that we know. When the weight of burden and obligation threaten to crush your creativity, energy, and willingness, realize that you are stronger and better than the situations that surround you.
As Buddha stated, "your mind is everything; what you think you become; we are shaped by our thoughts and we become what we think; when the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Keep these words in mind as you soak up this mix. My wish is that this music gets your head in a creative space that allows you the ample time that it needs to divert the negativity within your life. Seek a higher place, a higher love, and put faith in things greater than yourself to achieve your dreams. Peace.
turn on, tune in, sleep...