Expand Your Musical Horizons – episode 10

EXPANDIZONS – episode 10

Originally broadcast July, 2007

Who can resist the sophisticated eastern flavor of the opening track from Koan? If you’re a fan of psybient music, you probably already know them from compilations like “Floating Point” [Sofa Beats records]. But thanks to the netlabel Sun Station and to a Creative Commons license, they’re here in episode 10 for your listening pleasure.

Following Koan is the amazing Confused Man—also known as Dirk Beppelring—from Germany’s netlabel Sofasound. Then, Kadang is back again with another track. He was featured in my Eastern Europe episode.

Many thanks to Playup Music for contacting me on behalf of the Winston Giles Orchestra. I hope all of you enjoy their track (“Theme from Burning Winchesters”) as much as I do. I first heard them on the XtraChill podcast. And thanks, too, to Redzone, the amazing first and Second Life digital artists who have a track here.

Following them is even more aural pleasure: Calm Be from Germany’s Sofasound netlabel, Phundamental from the very cool Phonocake netlabel (thanks, Sven!), Sumergido from the Yuki Yaki netlabel, Aligning Minds from the Aerotone netlabel, and finally, Effect Unit (also known as Marcell Marias) —thanks to the Podsafe Music Network.

As always, please give your support to independent musicians and netlabels!

Track 1: Koan, “Fulfilled Wish,” from the Fulfilled Wish EP from the Sun Station netlabel
Track 2: Confused Man, “Rubin,” from the Sofasound Mixtape 1 compilation from Sofasound.de
Track 3: Kadang, “Mount Point,” title track from the Mount Point EP, Sun Station records, Russian Federation
Track 4: Winston Giles Orchestra, “Theme From ‘Burning Winchesters'”
Track 5: Redzone, “Crime of Passion,” from their album “Modified”
Track 6: Calm Be, “Breathing,” from their album “impressions” at Sofasound.de
Track 7: Phundamental, “Eating Kittens,” from his EP, “Awakening of the Bit Dragons” from Phonocake records
Track 8: Sumergido, “Clima,” from his album “Levemente,” from Yuki Yaki records
Track 9: Aligning Minds, “Just a Glimpse,” from the compilation “Soundtrack for your Wedding,” from Aerotone Records
Track 10: Effect Unit, “Bong Slowly,” many thanks to the Podsafe Music Network.