isolatedmix 59 - Martin Nonstatic: Inside


It's been an amazing 2015 for Martin Nonstatic, with his crowning moment arriving in the form of a stunning release on Ultimae Records. As I wrote last month, and as many have no doubt since heard, it's one of the best ambient electronica albums released this year, so I feel extremely lucky to round out this year's isolatedmix series with a very special effort by Martin.

After a busy few years producing the likes of Granite and rearranging his set up, studio, workflow and recording ­sample libraries, Martin decided to take himself back Inside again. Accompanied by "hundreds of hours of ASIP's beautiful mixes" (his words not mine!) Martin came up with the idea to curate several pieces of his material and create a live mix, dedicated to one of his favorite places.

Inside invites you closer behind the scenes of Martin's studio, through dusty crackled samples, dub chords, layered atmospheres, drones and sonic ideas salvaged from previous live sessions and recordings, found throughout his hardware and recording libraries. 

To make the mix even more special, we've had three parts of the mix mastered by NikosF and prepared for download over on Bandcamp. There's a minimal price for the release on Bandcamp for the people seeking extra quality, but the actual mix is as always, free to download below. 

Thanks to Martin and NikosF for the stunning effort and making our last mix of the year extra special. We hope you enjoy it.



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Passing by: David Douglas, Nikosf, Warmth and an epic Ghostly colab

David Douglas – Moon Observations

Atomnation, head-up by our friend Applescal is on a roll this year. You may have seen me getting excited about the upcoming Gidge album already, but until that time arises, Pascal is treating us to label stalwart David Douglas’ latest, ‘Moon Observations’. A truly immersive journey through different styles of electronica, packed full of instrumentation, emotion and beautiful melodies. The title track below, my favourite of the bunch. Available on Bandcamp.


Nikosf – Collecting The Moments

You probably know Nikosf from his releases on Dewtone (The Forgotten Pieces and Silence Speaks When The Words End), but this is the first release of his to see some action on wax. As you’d expect it’s a love affair with “tranquil soundscapes, minimalistic rhythms and warm dub undertones”. This kind of music is normally reserved for digital only, maybe CD, so it’s great to see it getting a full vinyl press. Available on


MOSHImix22 – Warmth

Continuing the deep and dubby vibe is Warmth, with a guest mix for MOSHItaka. Featuring Doyeq and Martin Nonstatic you should know what rabbit hole this is going down. If you’re new to Warmth, check out his own Soundcloud page for some beautiful productions of his own.



Alex Humann – Slave
Audub – Sonar Dub
Doyeq – Sine
Stefan Gubatz – An
BdTom – Humanoids
Havantepe – Melody For Penelope
Yernesto – Deep Ambition
Andrea Cichecki – Subjective
Stefan Gubatz – Aus
Martin Nonstatic – Quantum Dub
Van Bonn – Onwards II

Christopher Willits / Heathered Pearls / The Sight Below – Collider

Lastly, and with little explanation needed, is this mega-lineup of Ghostly all-stars going all-in. “Collider” is a collaborative track between Christopher Willits, Heathered Pearls, and The Sight Below made using Splice ( to promote Michael Cina and John Klukas’ upcoming show in Minneapolis”.

I thought this was going to be a pretty dark piece given those involved, but instead it’s a refreshingly beautiful piece of music that wouldn’t be out of a place underlying an epic reflective moment on a movie Soundtrack; think Underworld’s ‘To Heal’ or some of Clint Mansell’s work, but with added #dronelife.


Photo by astrangelyisolatedplace – Monkey Face/ Smith Rock, Oregon.