ASIP Rapids
A Strangely Isolated Place is a music community and label, dedicated to bringing you inspirational electronica and ambient music. Created in 2008, the name of the site wasn’t picked on the brilliance of Ulrich Schnauss’ album alone, but also because of the belief that everyone is inspired by their own strangely isolated place. From big to small, from the surreal to the real, from the instantaneous moments to the epic journeys; the music that’s posted here is what I deem to be the perfect spark, partner or prelude to defining a strangely isolated place.

Where to start?

The isolatedmix series - a collection of mixes from some of my biggest influences, free to download.

The Places Series – our release series; a collection of productions inspired by the artists’ very own strangely isolated place.

The ASIP iPhone App – listen to all of the latest mixes on the site right from your phone, free to download of course.

Donate – The site has always been advert/sponsor free, which of course means everything you see here, has stemmed from my own passion with some generous help from a few of you along the way.

Looking to send a mix/promo? I don’t really do reviews as such, as I only really post about the music I enjoy and the music I think you guys will like too (i’m a little biased in that respect). I do my best to reply to everyone who contacts me, but please accept my apologies if on the rare occasion I don’t get back to you.

Thank you. The site wouldn’t have got this far without some very special people. First and foremost, you the reader + listener and everyone who has donated, I can’t thank you enough. Jano Garcia, for the brilliant logo design. Dorian Denes for the constant help with creative and the isolatedmix series artwork. Greg at Hive and Dave at The Fore, for the ASIP iPhone app development. Reef Younis, the wordsmith on the Places series.

You can find ASIP on Twitter @asip, Facebook, Soundcloud, Bandcamp.

Thanks for listening.



18 Responses to “About”

  1. Ryan, I just fucken love this site! Exceptional music, mixes, tunes! Music has always been my Mode Of Transport, to take me places, and the music on this site certainly does that. A huge thank you and keep up the great work.

    Posted by Lee G | February 13, 2012, 9:39 am
  2. Thanks Lee :-)

    Posted by Ryan | February 13, 2012, 9:45 am
  3. This is a great. I’m so happy to have found this by chance. Inspiring and beautiful site you have created in this strangely isolated place. Thanks

    Posted by Kent Butkovich | February 18, 2012, 7:42 pm
  4. What happened to isolated mix 5? Got all the other ones and somehow its not quite complete…

    Posted by Lee G | March 12, 2012, 8:04 am
  5. Ever heard of Flict? Check them out. Good tunes. Look for Starlight, Explores, Against the Wind. Nice n chillin’

    Posted by Lee G | April 30, 2012, 10:19 am
  6. are there t-shirts available?

    Posted by chris Rich | August 21, 2012, 3:45 pm
  7. Hi Chris, no there aren’t YET – i have some in mind and would love to do them but im struggling to find a good provider at the moment that balances a good quality shirt and efficient costs. Fingers crossed it happens soon!

    Posted by Ryan | August 21, 2012, 3:48 pm
  8. Been loving this site and recommending for a few years now but I can’t find a link to send you my tracks… How? Still love what you’ve put together here though, a piece of icey brilliance I always return to.

    Posted by Andy | January 31, 2013, 4:12 pm
  9. Hi Andy, thanks for the kind words. Send me an email: ryan at astrangelyisolatedplace.com i cant promise to listen to everything i get sent, but i’ll do my best!

    Posted by Ryan | February 4, 2013, 6:39 pm
  10. Well done Ryan you are doing a cracking job on this site. I’ve been after something like this for ages. Fantastic mixes!!!!

    Posted by Daz26 | March 26, 2013, 6:32 am
  11. What a website ,, thank you so much Ryan and all the artists involved . you have opened my mind to a whole new world of music and level of relaxation :)

    Posted by Tony | May 11, 2013, 1:34 am
  12. I’ve known of this site for a while but I haven’t really read it until recently and to be honest some of the stuff I’m hearing is insane. Defo gonna be reading, nice to see an electronic blog that isn’t full of dubstep kiddies x

    Posted by Jake Gabb | October 22, 2013, 3:07 am
  13. Strangely a brilliant, magical place to visit
    This is difintely my wonderland,the ultimate brain experience !!
    Thanks Ryan

    Posted by Jad | December 6, 2013, 8:20 am
  14. Hands down one of the best music blogs on the internet, thanks Ryan & all who help to make it what it is, an astounding collection of musical journeys and worlds.

    Posted by breakybeatz | May 15, 2014, 6:46 pm
  15. Hey Ryan

    I just came across this site as I happened to see a tweet by Mixcloud regarding isolatedmix 21 by Jonas Munk so have just d/l that from his Soundcloud page to have a listen too. I clicked on the interview link which brought me here and I really like the look of this site so far :)

    I actually have a mix that I think you may like and possibly your readers on here and I would love to submit that for your approval? No worries if you don’t want to post it on here, but I’ll send it anyways.

    I look forward to checking out this site more for mixes and other content and have liked you on Facebook. I’ll be bookmarking this site for sure and if there’s a chance to register on here, I’ll definitely be doing that too.

    Thanks and I look forward to hearing this mix :)

    Posted by Steve Found | July 17, 2014, 3:01 am
  16. Hi Ryan, stumbled upon this site purely by accident, but boy was I pleased. I’m a big Ulrich Schnauss fan myself and the drew me in. Loving some of the mix downloads available and would like to contribute if possible. I create Ambient/Drone/Experimental/Chill mixes and have just finished one using the awesome music of ‘Aurastore’ Soundcloud.com/aurastore. The Mix is on my Mixcloud page but can also be downloaded from my old Soundcloud page; http://www.soundcloud.com/aim23.

    I look forward to hearing from


    Posted by Wayne Kupfermann (Aim23) | July 21, 2014, 11:16 am


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