- Tellurian Expanse

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DJ Basilisk invites you to explore the ornate musical microcosm of Tellurian Expanse, an extended four hour mix blending acid house, dark disco, synthwave, leftfield techno, midtempo breaks, balearic beat, IDM, and deep ambient. Conceived as an experiment in timelessness, this nostalgic journey into sound features 77 tracks chosen for their idiosyncratic character and analog ethos. World cultures collide and imagined geographies collapse as the story unfolds, catapulting the listener from the mirror-shaded nightclubs of the 1980s to the shifting sands of ancient Mesopotamia and back again. Despite the unapologetic rawness of many of these selections, Basilisk’s smooth and harmonic mixing style prevails, adeptly fusing every track into a seamless whole.

Track List

  1. 01 - paralel Suns , 2008
  2. 02 Multicast Dynamics - Valta Denovali Records, 2015
  3. 03 Cosey Fanni Tutti - Split Conspiracy International, 2019
  4. 04 Yello - Magma Polydor, 2016
  5. 05 Mindspan - Conscience Silent Season, 2012
  6. 06 Yuki Conjugate - In Flux Auf Abwegen, 2019
  7. 07 Birds Ov Paradise - Fog Hypnus Records, 2018
  8. 08 Samuel Rohrer - Uncertain Grace (Vilod Remix) Arjunamusic, 2017
  9. 09 Meat Beat Manifesto - Moving Pulse Flexidisc, 2019
  10. 10 Kore Kosmou - Taboo (Holeg Spies Remix) Wakyo Records, 2016
  11. 11 Acid Arab feat. Said Shanbehzadeh - Amal Versatile Records, 2015
  12. 12 Nadia Struiwigh - Lenticular Central Processing Unit, 2017
  13. 13 Djedjotronic feat. Lokier - Are Friends Electric (Club Mix) Boysnoize Records, 2019
  14. 14 Enzo Elia & Aldebaran - Low Red (Instrumental Mix) Kompakt, 2019
  15. 15 Echonomist - Eyes TAU, 2020
  16. 16 Zakir - Butterfly of Love RADI MIRA I LUBVI, 2020
  17. 17 Tornado Wallace feat. Sui Zhen - Today (I:Cube's "Aujourd'hui Beats" Mix) Running Back, 2018
  18. 18 Toki Fuko - Variant V (Simak Delitvin Remix) Seven Villas, 2016
  19. 19 Jenia Tarsol & Jinga - Hold Your Pony Correspondant Music, 2019
  20. 20 Saschienne - Don't Put Your Fingers in the Socket Kompakt, 2015
  21. 21 Marvin & Guy - Superior Conjunction Life and Death, 2017
  22. 22 Emi Galvan - Dharma The Soundgarden, 2020
  23. 23 Musumeci & Phunkadelica - Babilonia Innervisions, 2018
  24. 24 Zombies in Miami - Misterio de Verano Correspondant Music, 2018
  25. 25 Cowboy Rhythmbox - Tanz Exotique (Red Axes Remix) Phantasy, 2018
  26. 26 Solomun - Fantazija Diynamic Music, 2015
  27. 27 Fairmont - Frozen in Glass Bedrock Records, 2019
  28. 28 Steve Moore - Frame Dragging Kompakt, 2020
  29. 29 Perel - Die Dimension (Marcus Worgull Remix) DFA, 2018
  30. 30 Redrago - Redrago (Club Version) Life and Death, 2019
  31. 31 Virginia & Mista Luv - Blue Pyramid (Khidja Remix) Dark Entries/Emotional Rescue, 2017
  32. 32 Auntie Flo - Hey, Don't Make Trouble (Esa's "Afro Acid" Mix) Permanent Vacation, 2014
  33. 33 Charlie Don't Surf - Diamanter , 2016
  34. 34 Achterbahn D'Amour - Cardbox Acid Test/Absurd Recordings, 2012
  35. 35 Daniel Avery - Light Into Dark Throne of Blood, 2012
  36. 36 nthng - Vision Us Mörk, 2015
  37. 37 Octo Octa - Adrift Honey Soundsystem Records, 2017
  38. 38 Clarian - Lucid Dreamers Anjunadeep, 2015
  39. 39 Iori - Rainfall Phonica White, 2015
  40. 40 Wata Igarashi - Mood of the Machines Part III The Bunker New York, 2016
  41. 41 Function - Kurzstrecke Tresor, 2019
  42. 42 Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons - Trouble at the Séance Crosstown Rebels, 2015
  43. 43 Aera - Naked Church Innervision, 2020
  44. 44 The Analog Session - Early Morning Raga Hot Elephant Music, 2018
  45. 45 The Analog Session - Early Morning Raga (Hamza Remix) Hot Elephant Music, 2018
  46. 46 Simple Symmetry - Enkidu (Adam Port's "Tulum at Night" Edit) Disco Halal, 2019
  47. 47 Tentacle - Goliath (Brassica Remix) Natura Sonoris, 2018
  48. 48 Manor House Boyz - Temple of Set Super Rhythm Trax, 2019
  49. 49 Ed Dix - Gendang Sakti Soil Records, 2020
  50. 50 Legowelt - Slowjam Deeptechno Crème Organization, 2009
  51. 51 SHMLSS - 4AM at the Kebab Shop (Bawrut Remix) Nein Records, 2016
  52. 52 Simple Symmetry - Voodoo Your Ex Disco Halal, 2017
  53. 53 Dusty Kid - T.R.O.T.S.O.L. Suara Records, 2018
  54. 54 Area Forty_One - Voyage Delsin Records, 2016
  55. 55 Borealis - Not of This Reality (Henry Saiz's "Psicofonic Invocation" Mix) Origami Sound, 2012
  56. 56 Dorisburg - Tundra Aniara Recordings, 2011
  57. 57 Shit Robot - OB-8 (Winter Mix) DFA, 2016
  58. 58 Benedikt Frey - H For Hysteria ESP Institute, 2017
  59. 59 Oceanvs Orientalis - Dance of Swords Kanto Records, 2018
  60. 60 Yong Jai Kim - Nothing is Real Wanderlust Musica, 2019
  61. 61 Sebastian Mullaert - Lyssna Då Björkarna Viskar Mule Electronic, 2011
  62. 62 Khidja - Haetrin (John Talabot's "Late" Mix) Hivern Discs, 2018
  63. 63 The Irresistible Force - Space Elevator Liquid Sound Design, 2017
  64. 64 Lorenzo Montanà & Mick Chillage - Otherworldly Circulus Closes Carpe Sonum Records, 2016
  65. 65 Petar Dundov - Ideas From the Pond Music Man Records, 2012
  66. 66 Bicep - Ayaya Ninja Tune, 2017
  67. 67 Desolate - Divinus Fauxpas Musik, 2011
  68. 68 Voiski - ORY FCO Super 95, 2017
  69. 69 Noah Pred - When the World Ends Without You Modularfield, 2018
  70. 70 Hypercube - Ohmbelic Hypercube, 2016
  71. 71 State Azure - Prometheus State Azure, 2019
  72. 72 Enuui - Nāginī Enuui, 2014
  73. 73 Krystian Shek - My Name is Khaled (Ambient Mix) Carpe Sonum Records, 2018
  74. 74 Mind Over MIDI - Motvind Berserk Fabrik, 2020
  75. 75 Sciama - Emanations Far Within Auxiliary, 2019
  76. 76 Multicast Dynamics - Coil Denovali Records, 2017
  77. 77 The Future Sound of London - In a Way, They Do... FSOLdigital, 2017

Notes

  • Conceived, designed, mixed, and mastered by DJ Basilisk in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2021.
  • Recorded in four or five different sessions using Traktor 3, a Korg Nanokontrol 1, and an Allen & Heath Xone:K2.
  • Mastered in Ableton Live using TDR Nova and LoudMax; wave surgery conducted with Audacity.
  • Source material for the artwork includes public domain imagery by Tanaka Juuyoh (3D rendering) and Pawel Czerwinski (background texture).
  • The mix opens with the oldest track of the lot; I just felt a perverse impulse to lead with Autechre.
  • Be sure to watch the video for Early Morning Raga, it really captures the spirit of what this mix is all about!
  • Space Elevator samples Maenad by the Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia (via Discogs).
  • Based on a set performed in late 2020 that began with Don’t Put Your Fingers in the Socket, but little remains of the original track list.
  • Featuring three exclusive edits; rearranging Hey, Don’t Make Trouble involved the most effort.
  • Highly influenced by my time exploring Taipei nightlife. Shout out to Simon and Yoshi.
  • From my original notes for this project: “What if Goa trance as a genre never came to be? What if we were back in Goa in the late 1980s, cobbling together a trance vibe from music that had not become ‘trance’ yet? Techno, EBM, disco, synth-pop, and whatever else seemed to work—but using contemporary releases.” Rewind the tape to 1989 and play it forward again!

Expanse

The Expanse series features longer mixes emphasizing diversity of style and tone. Every mix in this series has a long introduction and comedown, building up from silence and eventually returning to the void.

  1. Hermetic Expanse
  2. Radiant Expanse
  3. Tellurian Expanse

2 Comments

  1. wonderful! thank you for the great work done on the mix! I am listening with pleasure..

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