This is a mix of the compilation album “An Endless Journey – From Ambient to Trip Hop” allegedly Vol. 2, but it was actually the first (and best) of three compilations from Italian record label, A Family Affair.
Check out the Mixcloud embed to listen to my take on this classic.
This compilation came out in 1996 at a time when the term ‘trip hop’ was pretty new still, and the ambient genre was still largely defined by Brian Eno albums, but it’s definitely worth a listen as an excellent snap shot of the time, but also as it brought together some first class talent. It’s also not available on the streaming services I know of, so this may be your only chance for a splash of nostalgia!
- Nobukazu Takemura – Crescent (Monika’s Universe Mix)
- Silent Poets – Elements
- S-Tone Inc. – The Sweetest Thing
- Yada Yada – The Journey Within
- D*Note – D*Votion
- Capitaine Nemo – Transmission
- Ghittoni – Derek Jarman BLUEs
- Visit Venus – Harlem Overdrive
- A.P.E. – No. 5
- Vibrazioni Productions – Jean Seberg #2
- Reflection – The Wall With Paintings
- Upanishad – The Waters Ritual