Sally Rodgers Music for House Plants

We’re so happy to have a special botanical mix from the awesomely talented Sally Rodgers (from A Man Called Adam) as part of our Chill Out Tent Edition #9 on Sunday 27/12/20, make sure you join the stream via Mixcloud Live and Livefrom at 18:00 GMT /19:00 CET

Edit 4/1/20 – Here’s the audio of Sally’s mix for you to enjoy…

Sally’s posts on Instagram;

‘I love my houseplants. They witness so much but exist in a completely different version of Time to us. I’ve had the Aloe Vera in the film for 18 years and he’s an ugly old brute, but last year he made a flower for the very first time. His silhouette changes, but barely perceptibly. In the 30 min film and DJ mix (live stream goes out via @thechillouttent on Sunday 27/12/20), I wanted to show that apparent stillness as human Time rushes past, and because light is how we measure duration I tried to capture their changing shadows, as day becomes night becomes day.

I chose music by artists like Tortoise and weird European experimental electronic and ambient music because it seems clever, inscrutable and a little bit freaky, like my plants. They know things. Some have names – Victor, Donna, Gilles – and some are just ‘big fella’ or ‘missy’. They don’t always love me back and a couple of them are very high maintenance – I tend to think of those plants as being French 😂, hence the French music in the mix.

It was a lovely creative brief so thanks to @thechillouttent for inviting me to do it. I enjoyed thinking and making something about my plants. They mean a lot to me. ‘

The Chill Out Tent Edition #9

Join the stream via Mixcloud Live and Livefrom at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET

We’re back, on Sunday 27/12/20 for another online adventure, it’s Edition #9 of the Chill Out Tent and we’ve got another packed programme to share with you. We’re hoping to bring some warmth and comfort to these dark northern hemisphere days with music and films from Hush Forever, Leo Zero, Severino from Horsemeat Disco, botanical ambience from Sally Rodgers, Southern hemisphere surf & sunshine from Dave Howell (Music for Beaches), arthouse film making from A Man Called Adam and loads more too.

Join the stream via Mixcloud Live and Livefrom at 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET

Turn on, stay in, chill out

The 12 Days of Chill Out

To celebrate the coming of the Winter Solstice we will be streaming some of our favourite sets from 2020 every day at 20:00 GMT from the 21/12/20 to 1/1/21. At what might be stressful and difficult time we thought sharing some beautiful films and music might provide some calming escapism, and a chance to connect with the lovely Chill Out Tent community. Here’s the schedule…

Join the stream via Mixcloud Live and Livefrom at 20:00 GMT /21:00 CET

21st – Jura Sound System (Adelaide)

22nd – Lone Star @ Bonobo (Tokyo)

23rd – Hear & Now (Italy)

24th – Rocksteady Disco (Detroit)

25th – Jose in the Sky (Ibiza)

26th – DJ Calm – (Tokyo)

27th – The Chill Out Edition #9

28th – Baliaric FM (Bali)

29th – Ruf Dug

30th – Je Suis Anglais

31st – Sunset Soundsystem (San Francisco)

1st – Sheepwatch in the Clouds

Harold Budd – Tribute Mix from Chris Coco.

In memory of Harold Budd; ambient, minimalist, neoclassical, whatever the label his legacy is a body of work full of shimmering, timeless beauty…

Edit 19/1/21

The Chill Out Tent’s very own Chris Coco curated this lovely tribute mix for our Edition #9 event in December 2020, a beautiful reminder of Budd’s special music…

1 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – Foreshadowed

2 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – The Plateaux Of Mirror

3 Harold Budd – Aztec Hotel

4 Harold Budd & Brian Eno – First Light

5 Harold Budd – Very Slender Homage

6 Harold Budd – Jane 16 (For Pale Saints)

7 Harold Budd – Saint’s Name Spoken

His discography awaits…

2014 Guardian interview

This is Hexagon Sun: A Video on Boards of Canada

In our November 2020 Edition #8 of the Chill Out Tent we featured the obsessive, forensic Boards of Canada documentary made by Unamused Pirate. It was really well recieved by all who watched it, so just in case you missed it or if you fancy another deep dive into the story of this enigmatic band, here it is. Hats off to Unamused Pirate, it’s a superb film and obviously thanks to him for letting us share his work with the Chill Out Tent Community.

‘I seem to have inadvertently made an almost feature length video on the Scottish Electronic band “Boards of Canada”. There are very few things I am passionate about to the level that I am about this musical duo. I’ve always wanted to make a long video outlining their discography and style, and now I’ve done it. The amount of time I’ve spent checking every word and cut in this thing is now beyond my comprehension, so if any mistakes remain I can only say I apologize. Factual inaccuracies are also something I’ve relentlessly checked and monitored, I can honestly say if any remain I had zero idea they weren’t accurate. I’m not in any way a professional in any field related to the making of this video, it was mainly an experiment for myself, to see if I could do it, and I feel proud of it at this point.’

The Chill Out Tent – Jose Padilla Cafe Del Mar Cassette Mixtape #8

Here is the digitised and remastered audio of the cassette sold to one of The Chill Out Tent crew by Jose Padilla at Cafe Del Mar in the early 90s. CintiFest created a film to accompany this audio, first shown in Edition #8 on 29 November 2020 as part of our tribute to Jose, the original sunset maestro.

Cinti says ‘It is such a huge honor to create visuals for a homage to Jose Padilla. He is definitely a Founding Father of our culture. Rest in Power. Jose in the Sky with Ra.”

The original tape was bought by one of our team, who nagged Jose for track id’s until the great man reluctantly handed over his precious notebook of track listings long enough for the classic titles to be scribbled down. The mix is one that we’ve not seen previously online, we hope it provides a fitting tribute to our maestro of the sunset. It’s a seminal Jose collection, the Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock in the mix.

Side 1
1. Spiritual High – Moodswings
2. Hoomba Hoomba – Voices of Africa
3. David Morley – Birth
4. Opus for 4 – Art of Noise
5. My Father was a Teacher – Megabyte
6. Cafe del Mar – Frank Fischer

Side 2
7. Good to See You – Vangelis
8. Marimba Dream – Reed Maidenberg
9. Twilight – Vangelis
10. The Big Blue Overture – Eric Serra
11. Adagio  – Shankar
12. Passion – Peter Gabriel
13. Do You Be? – Meredith Monk
14. Before Night Falls – Peter Gabriel
15. Release the Pressure – Leftfield
16 Struggle for Pleasure – Wim Mertens

Edition #8 – Nordsø & Theill

We welcome Copenhagen’s Nordsø & Theill for their Chill Out Tent debut this Sunday as part of our Edition #8 Event. We’ll be sharing a recent performance from an amazing cultural centre in the city called Refen, a must for visitors when travel restrictions are relaxed.

NORDSØ & THEILL are an acoustic experience with electronica and beats.
Since the late 1970’s they have both been influential key players in Copenhagen’s jazz scene as well as in international circuits, recording and performing with such greats as Santana, L. Subramaniam, Jan Akkerman and George Duke to name but a few. Check their stunning music via their Bandcamp below and join us on Sunday for their live set.

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