I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who takes the time to write to me about the Hydrogen Cafe mixes. It means a lot to me when people take the time to let you know they enjoy what you have done. I thought I would take a moment to let folks know a few things and to also post some interesting links.
I would like to remind people that the Zip files I post with my mixes contain artwork for the mix as well as the “score” for the mix which is a jpeg capture of the timeline from the mixing software I use, Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer. The score can show you exactly what is playing at any specific time code. Also, several people have written me about submitting their ambient tracks for inclusion in a mix. I don't take "submissions" for the Hydrogen Cafe. I just do this for fun and there is no money involved whatsoever so I hesitate to take free CD's and such from folks. If you have free tracks already online or a LastFM streaming page I would be happy to listen for future consideration for inclusion in a mix. What I will also do is happily post links to ambient artists or blogs that are looking for some exposure. I will post some links to artists who have written to me below. Finally, a new short-form mix is coming shortly!
Links of possible interest to Hydrogen Cafe listeners:
- The Quiet Sounds Podcast (22 episodes so far featuring the best in ambient music)
- Asphalt Eden Blog (a companion to The Quiet Sounds with ambient reviews and other thoughts)
- The Ambient Music Blog (Links, discussion, commentary, and reviews of Ambient music)
- Impronta de Jazz (okay this isn't ambient but a THC listener has a nice jazz blog down in Argentina)
- Muttley - Forgive And Forget (a great mix done by Muttley who also hosts the 15 Minutes of Fame Mix Series)
- Muttley - Sink or Swim (another great ambient mix by Muttley--scroll to the bottom)
- The 15 Minutes Of Fame Mix Series (also by Muttley)
- Blackstag (a great collection of ambient mixes)
- Low Light Mixes (my friend Dave keeps showing me up in the quality of the mixes he puts out)
- Dasto (some really nice original ambient work)
- Hirth (more really nice original ambient work)
- AtmoWorks ( a great ambient label and store--take a look you won't be dissapointed)