Tuesday, November 23, 2010
anyone following mnml ssgs on twitter would have probably noticed that i've been a bit obsessed with last week's RA podcast from ASC. for me, it really is a perfect mix - fresh, interesting, balanced and holds up well to repeat listens. if you let this one slip you by, rectify this mistake and download it ASAP. i know the autonomic sound has been blowing up, but ASC's poddie is one of the first things from that crew that i have fully connected with. perhaps that is because the d&b influences are more submerged and restrained in the ASC RA mix. not sure... but what really hit me is how atmospheric and emotive the mix was. powerful stuff. having done a bit more homework now, i can see at least where some of this comes from: old school ambient. after being blown away by the RA mix, i went searching for more, and discovered on ASC's official.fm page some mixes from a deep space ambient series he has done. i've now managed to listen to about 10 of the 17, and they are pretty much all killer. 'deep space' pretty much says it... tripping, 90s ambient. if you like dozzy's 2 part ambient ssg mx39, you are sure to love these.
my advice would be to do what i did: start with deep space mixes #15, #16 and #17. if you like them (and i'm guessing you will), head over to here beatplexity and grab the first 14 in the series. thanks to astrangelyisolatedplace for pointing to me this archive. glad to have the full set now because these are just so good!
i've had a pretty bullshit stressful week, and ASC's sublime and soothing beats have definitely made handling everything a bit easier. these come strongly recommended.