Two-hour ambient DJ set by Periskop on Deep Electronics

Periskop Ambient Session for Deep Electronics. Photo by Jeroen Smulders

Earlier this month, a two-hour DJ set was podcasted as Ambient Session #34 by the Dutch label and podcast enterprise Deep Electronics. The set was recorded for the purpose, and made in May-June 2017 through several re-iterations after an initial all-night session.

The mix contains interwoven soundscapes from 1994-2017 (scroll down for tracklist). Of the older tracks, some of them are probably totally forgotten by most and others timeless classics by now. The set revolves around a certain brooding or even melancholic introspective mood, which I have tried to find in works from several soundscape movements: dark ambient, industrial ambient, isolationist drones, glitch, deep techno, dungeon synth and few works with more extreme soundscapes.


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1. Seht – Valles Marineris (Digitalis, 2006)
2. Thomas Köner – Polynya II (Mille Plateaux, 2004)
3. BJ Nilsen – Viking North (Touch, 2007)
4. Periskop & Kiloton – 20050402
5. Vladislav Delay – Pietola (Chain Reaction, 2000)
6. Novisad – Methadecorre (Tomlab, 1998)
7. Rapoon – A Sky Beckons Down (Glacial Movements, 2016)
8. Metatron Omega – Hierosgamos (Cryo Chamber, 2015)
9. Cisfinitum – District Delta (Insofar Vapor Bulk, 2000)
10. Biosphere – Sphere Of No-Form (Origo, 1997)
11. The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud – Amara Tanta Tyri XIII (Arthur’S Round Table, 1994)
12. Hedge Wizard – As Old As The Hills (No label, 2014)
13. Anthony Linell – Seeking Immortality (Nortern Electronics, 2017)
14. Troum – Sigqan I (Desolation House, 2003)
15. Lundin Oil – Facing Expulsion (Northern Electronics, 2016)
16. Robert Rich & Brian Lustmord – A Point Of No Return (Fathom, 1995)
17. Claudio PRC – φάσμα Part II (TGP, 2016)
18. The Haxan Cloak – In Memoriam (Aurora Borealis, 2011)
19. The Haxan Cloak – Miste (Tri Angle, 2013)
20. Grey Area – Volume Two 2 (Grey Area, 2016)
21. Grey Area – Volume Two 3 (Grey Area, 2016)
22. Rapoon – Night That Thunders (Soleilmoon, 1996)
23. James Ruskin – From Over The Edge (Tresor, 2000)
24. Seking – Risk (Karaoke Kalk, 1999)
25. SHXCXCHCXSH – SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs (Avian, 2016)
26. Fennesz – Surf (Touch, 2002)
27. (DOLCH) – Bahrelied (Ván/Totenmusik, 2015)

There are two or three tracks playing simultaneously through most of the mix. It features a track from my old collaboration with Kiloton. I have already written a bit about this in relation to the set with my own productions, that I did for The Memoir.

This is the 5th DJ set podcast I have done in recent years, and the 2nd time with ambient music after the 2015 Periskop DJ set for The Awareness. In mood and style, this ambient set for Deep Electronics is also comparable to the Sunday Night Wrongness DJ mix from 2003, which is still online.

As is also evident in my own productions, ambient music is obviously a style of music I enjoy, and have been following it’s development since the mid-90s, when I was still in primary school.

The podcast artwork was made by Jeroen Smulders of Deep Electronics from one of his own photographs. Apparently it was taken on a rocking boat, which explains the non-horizontal horizon.

Periskop DJ set podcasted by Second Wave

Periskop Second Wave podcast

Yet another Periskop DJ set has been podcasted. This time as the 15th episode of the Dutch podcast Second Wave. It is curated by a techno event organization of the same name operating out the southern Netherlands, who also made the podcast artwork.

The main bulk of the set consists of slow dark atmospheric techno with a contemporary sound. Many of the tracks have been selected because they work at a much lower tempo than they were produced. Unlike previous sets like the one for Tripalium, only a handful +10 year old tracks were included, and none from the 90s. The tracklist (scroll down) also features a Periskop track from the recently released North EP.

As with the recent Periskop set for Inveins, I have made a rather long bleak dark ambient intro. Not just to build up anticipation but also to get the listener down to a certain level of mood and calmness. For those who prefer a purely ambient DJ set that stays in that depressive/pessimistic state, the Periskop set for Awareness from 2015 and the Sunday Night Wrongness mix from 2003 are also online.

Tracklist

Biosphere – Inverse (Touch, 2004)
Cities Last Broadcast – Glossolalia (Cryo Chamber, 2016)
Raison d’être – The Wasteland (Cold Meat, 2000) ‎
Herbst9 – Bloodmoon Ritual (Loki, 2003)
Arditi – Heroic Age (Equilibrium, 2015)
Mas – Chaotique Schéma de la Ville (LPC, 2016)
Sigha – 04 (Avian, 2015)
Loscil – Le Plongeur (Kranky, 2002)
Samuel Kerridge – Operation Neptune (Blueprint, 2014)
Hkkptr – Verrat (Modular Mind, 2016)
Luigi Tozzi – Demearsal Zone (Hypnus, 2016)
Vatican Shadow – The Triumph Of Religion (Hospital, 2010)
Periskop – North III (Kabalion, 2016)
Dubit – Consequences (Several Reasons, 2015)
Claudio PRC & UNC – MDXLIV (TGP, 2015)
SNTS – Disappearance Of Fate (47, 2016)
Chris Liebing / Speedy J – Assault (NovaMute, 2005)
Pact Infernal – Circle VII (Violence) (Samurai Hero, 2016)
Toroidh – Europe Is Dead VI (205/Cold Spring, 2001)

Previous Periskop DJ sets currently online

Inveins Podcast 16, 2016
Tripalium Podcast 34, 2016
Awareness Podcast 8, 2015
Sunday Night Wrongness, 2003

Periskop DJ set on the Inveins podcast

Periskop Inveins Artwork by Horty Shooter

Another Periskop DJ set has been podcasted. This time as the 16th episode on Inveins. It is a 1 hour mix of deep techno and dense atmospheres from 1996-2016 with emphasis on darker sounds and immersive aspects from drones and repetitive beats. I tried to use tracks from the entire period, but the majority of tracks that fitted together turned out to be from the late 90s and the last few years. The set also features a track from the recent Periskop – North EP. Scroll down to see the track list.

Inveins is an Italian podcast started in July 2015, but has already released 16 episodes – many of them worth a listen. The podcast artwork was selected by Inveins and made by photographic artist Horty Shooter.

Tracklist

Arktau Eos – Stillatory of Umbræ (Aural Hypnox 2009)
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics 2 (Chain Reaction 1996)
Thomas P. Heckmann – 05:08:72 (Mille Plateaux 1999)
Plaster – Tangle (Stroboscopic Artifacts 2013)
Wychdoktor – Empires Fall (Amnion Remix) (No label 2015)
Plastikman – Converge (NovaMute 1998)
Stewart Walker – Cocoa (Force Inc 1999)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist ‎- Mark (Claudio PRC Remix) (Semantica 2015)
Periskop – North IV (Kabalion 2016)
Flint Glass – Heliotrop (Brume 2002)
Surgeon – Shaper of the Unknown (Downwards 2001)
Ntogn – They Soar Through Flames (Tome 2016)
Gas – Zauberberg 5 (Mille Plateaux 1997)
Function / Vatican Shadow – The Nemesis Flower (Hospital 2014)
Urfaust – Apparitions (Ván 2015)

Previous Periskop DJ sets

For those interested in my approach to mixing and performing as a DJ, I have written a few words here. Other DJ sets currently available online:

Tripalium Podcast 34 (Dark ambient, deep techno and bleak acid techno tracks from 1993-2016)

Awareness VIII (Industrial ambient and drone ambient from the late 90s and early 00s)

Sunday Night Wrongness (Home recorded mix from 2003)

Periskop techno tracks in recent podcasts and DJ sets

Recently there has been an increased proliferation of techno tracks by Periskop in podcasts.

This is an overview featuring a live set and some of the DJ sets available as podcasts right now featuring Periskop techno tracks in the mix.

Scrolling down will show you mixes by these DJs: Dee3, Dimitri Pike, Formal Method, Ketill, NTOGN and Ronny Pries.

Pre-recorded live set


Selection Sorted TechnoPodcast 003 – Periskop live by Selection Sorted Technopodcast

Periskop was invited to do a +1 hour techno mix for the Hungarian techno organisation and podcast Selection Sorted. It was aired on framed.fm and has subsequently been available as a podcast. The mix was a prerecorded live set consisting of tracks from Periskop – 40. The tracks cover a range of styles from bleak ambient techno over deep minimal techno and dark distorted atmospherics to hard industrial techno.

Tracklist:

1. Polar 2. VI – 2. Polar 1. III – 3. Signal 1. VII – 4. 125 II – 5. 125 IV – 6. Signal 1. II – 7. Signal 4. III – 8. Aarhus IX – 9. Thrust 130 IV – 10. Thrust 130 II – 11. Blackout 1. IV – 12. Thrust 140 V – 13. Thrust 140 I – 14. Burst 2. VIII

Periskop has also previously done a pre-recorded live podcast for Radio Alternator: Guest Cast 16 / Periskop @ Radio-Alternator.com

DJ sets

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Periskop techno tracks have recently been featured in numerous DJ podcasts and DJ sets. Here is a selection of mixes by these DJs: Dee3, Dimitri Pike, Formal Method, Ketill, NTOGN and Ronny Pries.

I would like to extend a thanks to all DJs featuring my work for the right reasons: To keep techno in progression and uphold the act of DJing as an art form.


Dark Frequency podcast 072 pres. Dee3
Dee3 made a dubby techno mix for Neil Birnie’s Dark Frequency podcast, featuring Dubworks 1. VII as well as an old Marko Fürstenberg remix of Dubworks 3. V available on Danny Kreutzfeldt – Recore (Thinner Records 2003).

Dee3 aka Don Voorhies has previously made a mix exclusively of tracks from 125 1 and 125 2, which has so far been streamed or downloaded +25.000 times on archive.org.


Wildtek Synaesthetics Mix
Dimitri Pike/Wildtek (pictured above) from Detroit Techno Militia featured 125 II in this eclectic mix for 313RGB/Synaesthetics also including stuff from Tresor, Warp, Basic Channel, Downwards, Ostgut etc.


Beton Radio Show #248 by Formal Method
Formal Method featured 125 XII in a tense and banging industrial techno mix airplayed on the internet radio Beton Show.


Audioexit Podcast 022 by Formal Method
Formal Method also featured Dubworks 1. II in a clean mellow dub techno set for an Audioexit Podcast.


I’ll Podcast . #01 . Ketill
Ketill ended the first ever I’ll podcast with Polar 1. VIII in a deep and rather heavy techno mix. It has been made available with some rather fitting dank bleak visuals.


UN #36 Ntogn by SMOKE MACHINE
NTOGN featured Polar 1. IV in this brooding & banging DJ mix for Smoke Machine in their UN podcast series.


Monument 23: Ntogn
NTOGN also featured Polar 1. I as opening track in this deep evocative techno DJ mix for a Monument podcast.


EDM for introverts by Ronny Pries
Ronny Pries aka rktic featured Thrust 130 IV in a hard banging 2hr mix of both old school techno and industrial techno.