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    #5 Simon Preston - And Now For Something Completely Different (2017) by Simon Preston
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Well, here it is. Something I've been promising for years, and years, and years, and years. A proper chillout mix has been something I've always wanted to do, yet never felt I could do it justice. I've had many false starts, loads of playlists of tracks I wanted to throw in. I could never make something I was happy with. Unlike a dance music mix, where you can get away with tunes not being in key, or the odd transition not being too great, as long as the energy stays good, a chillout mix has to hit the mark with every single mix. A jarring change in key will be felt. Throw in a track that ruins the mood and the whole thing is ruined.
So yes, that kind of thinking has led to all the false starts, and abandoned projects. But it's also led to this. And I'm somewhat happy with it.
So get a yourself comfortable on the sofa. Or stick on the headphones. Smoke a joint, Pour a glass of wine. Have a bath! Whatever you do, just enjoy it. ;)

Hammock - A Secret Hiding In The Open
Sasha - Baja
LuQus - Dear You
Tsewer Beta - Because It Makes Me
Daft Punk- Arrival (Tron Legacy)
M83 - In The Cold I'm Standing
Lana Del Ray - Gods & Monsters
Anders Ilar - Red Stones
Abul Mogard - Slate-Coloured Storm
Helios - Vargtimme
Tim Hecker - Shipyards Of La Leiba
Franz Kirmann - Liza (Charlie May Pacific Mix)
Max Richter - Infra 1
Eluvium - Reciting The Airships
Matt Dunkley - Cycle 5 (Clint Mansell mix)
Ludovico Enaudi - Petricor
The Sight Below - Shimmer
Sasha - Vapor Trails
Accadia - Blind Visions (Accadia Ambient mix)
Irukandji - Whales Street
Carbon Based Lifeform - Tensor
Global Communication - 5:23
Banco De Gaia - 887 Structure

    0:40   Hammock - A Secret Hiding in the Open
    7:00   Sasha - Baja
    16:40   LuQus - Dear You
    27:00   Daft Punk - Arrival
    29:00   M83 - In The Cold I'm Standing
    37:20   Anders Ilar - Red Stones
    44:40   Abul Mogard - Slate-coloured Storm
    49:00   Helios - Vargtimme
    52:00   Tim Hecker - Shipyards of La Ceiba
    53:20   Franz Kirmann - Liza
    1:00:00   Max Richter - Richter: Infra 1
    1:03:40   Eluvium - Reciting The Airships
    1:08:00   Matt Dunkley - Cycle 5 (Clint Mansell Remix)
    1:13:40   Ludovico Einaudi - Petricor
    1:20:00   The Sight Below - Shimmer
    1:25:40   Sasha - Vapour Trails
    1:28:20   Accadia - Blind Visions
    1:40:40   Carbon Based Lifeforms - Tensor

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