Sunday, January 26, 2020

Journeyscapes Presents: The Top 30 Albums of 2019


Here it is! Journeyscapes Radio’s special annual presentation where we reflect on some of the past year’s top releases spanning the ambient, electronic and atmospheric world music spheres. 2019 was arguably the most exciting year in music we’ve had so far, with a few veteran artists in the field releasing some of their best work in years alongside newer comers on the scene debuting equally phenomenal recordings. As always, our final list is by no means complete with regards to the sheer volume of amazing music that came our way last year. However, we’ve narrowed the selections down to 30 albums or EPs that were released prior to November 1st, 2019 (and charted on Journeyscapes before December 1st). Shaped by varying moods, tempos and mental imagery throughout, many ambient music substyles and hybrid styles have been presented here, resulting in an intuitive interconnectedness that compliments and harmonizes all musical selections with one another. One track from every featured release has been included in this episode, which consists of five continuously mixed sets. Clocking in at just over three hours, this entire uninterrupted program can be streamed below with the accompanying alphabetized list of recordings. On a final note, this episode was created entirely during time spent in the Sahara Desert region of Morocco, hence the inspiration for the program’s artwork selection. ~Candice Michelle




Artist Title Listen & Buy
ll nøthing ll Artificial Nature Bandcamp
Alio Die & Lorenzo Montanà The Threshold of Beauty Amazon
Bandcamp
Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig Persistent Visions Amazon 
Bandcamp
Chronotope Project Lotus Rising Amazon 
Bandcamp
Cryounit Paradox Amazon 
Bandcamp
Desert Dwellers Breath Amazon 
Bandcamp
Eguana Invisible Civilization, Vol. 3 Amazon 
Bandcamp
Eguana Synchronicity Bandcamp
Amazon
Forrest Fang The Fata Morgana Dream Amazon 
Bandcamp
Fourth Dimension Ubique Amazon
Bandcamp
Germind Absorbient Amazon 
Bandcamp
GermindThoughtform Amazon 
Bandcamp
HibernationAmbient Re:Works 01 Amazon 
Bandcamp
Jeff Pearce Skies and Stars Amazon 
Bandcamp
Jonathan E. Blake The Fellowship of Jupiter Amazon 
Bandcamp
Kaisaku Aishū Amazon 
Bandcamp
Le Voyage Senses of a Magic Fairytale Amazon
Louigi Verona Nocturnal Creatures Bandcamp
Mark Dorricott & Stan Dart Seaside Amazon 
Bandcamp
Mark Dwane Astrology Amazon 
Bandcamp
Mark Dwane Martian Apparitions Amazon 
Bandcamp
Massergy Fire Opal Amazon 
Bandcamp
Nicholas Gunn Riding the Thermals Amazon
Off Land Field Tangents Bandcamp
Rudy Adrian Woodlands Amazon 
Bandcamp
Shinpal Seven Lives Bandcamp
Steve Roach Atmosphere for Dreaming Amazon
Bandcamp
Sverre Knut Johansen (with Robert Rich) Precambrian Amazon
Bandcamp
Thaneco The Cretan Tapes Bandcamp
Tom Moore & Sherry Finzer Sound Currents Amazon
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