Five Years

5 years

It’s been five years to this day (26th) since the very first post on ASIP.

Looking back, it’s been an incredible journey and I never thought that five years later we would have amassed over 40 very special isolated mixes by some of my musical heroes, over 27 digital releases, again by a multitude of talented artists and more recently, our very first physical release in Uncharted Places. Not to mention an iPhone app, the Places Series map and of course, an amazing bunch of likeminded ambient and electronica lovers who I wouldn’t have otherwise met.

I’ve been helped along the way by some very generous people. Most recently, everyone who helped support Uncharted Places but for a couple of years now there’s been a little donate button at the top of the site and some very kind people have been so kind as to contribute directly to the ASIP cause. This money has helped push the site on further, from the small things to the bigger developments, we wouldn’t be here today without these people.

Everyone who donated directly to the site was asked to suggest their favourite track for a compilation mix which has been kept behind closed doors for over three years now. I could’ve kept this mix going, but I feel like it’s the right time to release it as a thank you to all of those involved and to help celebrate five years of ASIP.

As you can imagine, it’s more a compilation than a mix, spanning ambient, electronica, chill-out and downtempo but as a whole it does a good job in recognising the type of music we all enjoy here on ASIP.

Thank you to everyone involved in ASIP these past five years.



01. Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place
02. Cliff Martinez – Don’t Blow It (Submitted by Reef Younis)
03. Cream Sound – Not Alone (Underset Ambient mix) (Submitted by Vadim Tkachenko)
04. Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk (Seefeel Remix) (Submitted by Roberto Sodano)
05. Max Cooper – The End Of Reason – Ambient Rework (Submitted by Pete Srdic)
06. Gel Sol – IZ (Submitted by Ian Borthwick)
07. Susumu Yokota – Love Bird (Submitted by Alexander Strachan)
08. DJ Food – The Dusk (Submitted by Eric Fletcher)
09. Lulu Rouge – Ninna Nanna (Featuring Trentemøller & Alice Carreri) (Submitted by Andy Schneider)
10. Kalliope – Lunar Landings (Submitted by Felix Schuermann)
11. Speedy J – Tesla (Submitted by Nicholas Dawson)
12. Bola – Heirairerr (Submitted by Scott Ivell)
13. Rim – We Can Row To The Shore (Submitted by Eiko Bron)
14. Signaldrift – Missed (Submitted by Ruben van den Belt)
15. Underworld – To Heal (Submitted by Arthur Ort)
16. Keith Kenniff – Branch (Submitted by James Burke)
17. Carbon Based Lifeforms – 20 Minutes (Submitted by Mads Linden)
18. Shelflife – My Coordinates to You (Submitted by Michael Dilliott)
19. bvdub – Don’t Say you Know (Submitted by Adrian O’Conner)

This compilation is dedicated to all of the people below who have helped support ASIP in recent years. Some of the track suggestions didn’t make the final mix but I want you all to know I am eternally grateful for your support: Vadim Tkachenko, Pete Srdic, Roberto Sodano, Reef Younis, Ian Borthwick, Alexander Strachan, Andy Schneider, Dustin Main, Eric Fletcher, Simon Hunter, Nicholas Dawson, Lionel Rigal, German Lewizki, Jonathan Lees, Andreas Gaisbauer, Michael Wiswedel, Krzysztof Szafranek, Michael Dilliott, Gustavo Rodriguez, Matt Gibbs, James Burke, Adrian OConner, Fatih Tuter, Julie Bender, Giles Croft, Volker Wieprecht, Felix Schuermann, Dave Ridley, Mads Linden, Ruben Van Den Belt, Aaron McLoughlin, Ian Borthwick, George Potter, Tim McGovern, Derek Davidson, Mike Grove, Michael Nilsen, Eiko Bron, Scott Ivell, Joakim Sandstrom, Jason Anderson, Tonn Poorter, David and Carla Palmer, Michael Stipicevic and Alex de Guzman.

And lastly, thank you to everyone who has supported ASIP (be it in monetary terms or not), it’s amazing to know there are people with a similar ridiculous passion in this type of music. Long may it last.

(Artwork created using some of my favourite landscape photos from the past five years, most of which you can view here).



16 Responses to “Five Years”

  1. Congratulations Ryan, and many thanks for consistently sharing such great music.

    The presentation, integrity and quality of output from ASIP has been fantastic. I for one am very grateful for all your hard work.

    Here’s to another five years!

    Posted by Tom A | August 26, 2013, 11:44 am
  2. Very excellent sounds. I have come to appreciate electronic music over the years; this compilation of sounds/creations is exciting and more stirring than I expected – the progression from the start to the percussion start is fine… I will be repeating this “album” many times…

    Thank you for this.

    Posted by Patrick Murphy | August 26, 2013, 12:40 pm
  3. a great gathering of musical diversity to acknowledge the 1st major milestone. 5 is a great number as you keep adding 0’s behind that for songs, artists, and listemers. props, kudos, thanks, and may next 5 should see an exponential explosion.

    Posted by futurestar | August 26, 2013, 3:13 pm
  4. Thank you for the music and for all the love and labour you put into the site. It is truly one of the best on the web!

    Cheers and here’s to five more.

    Posted by Art | August 26, 2013, 5:55 pm
  5. Happy Birthday !!!

    Posted by Thomas | August 27, 2013, 12:07 am
  6. Dear Ryan,

    thank you for your creativity and dedication.

    The music published on ASIP is my sound friend and companion.

    Here’s to you!

    Posted by Felix | August 27, 2013, 8:59 am
  7. Thank you for posting this excellent compilation, and especially for the absolutely outstanding mixes you’ve provided over the last 5 years!

    Quick question – is it possible that there is a little mistake on track #13? I think the Rim track is actually titled “We Can Row To The Shore” from the album “Seas & Deserts & Skies”. ( Great track, great compilation, thanks again.

    Posted by Dan | August 27, 2013, 8:45 pm
  8. awesome man, really dig this site. thank u for posting!! : )

    Posted by autumn | August 27, 2013, 8:54 pm
  9. very nice…

    Posted by tomas | August 28, 2013, 1:16 am
  10. Thanks for the kind words everyone!

    @dan, thank you for the correction

    Posted by Ryan | August 28, 2013, 4:38 pm
  11. Beautiful mix. Listening to it while working out in the garden on a lovely spring afternoon was magic. (The mix culminated with bvdub just as the sun was blazing orange sinking under the horizon. Could you have better timing?)

    Thanks for the music.

    Posted by Luke Thomas Gartrell | September 5, 2013, 6:27 pm
  12. congratulation for the continuity and quality.cheers from argentina

    Posted by mariano | September 10, 2013, 8:04 am
  13. Thanks a lot Ryan!

    Posted by Mads Linden | September 24, 2013, 2:34 pm
  14. Excellent mix Ryan, making my Saturday night more pleasurable. Just shared on Facebook :)

    Posted by Foci's Left | December 14, 2013, 2:59 pm


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