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 we deem to be the perfect spark, partner or prelude to defining a strangely isolated place.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the site and releases over the years. Ryan.

Ryan Griffin


Full-time vinyl addict, part-time DJ, this site began as a muse for me to gather my favourite music. It’s now a labour of love and I’ve enjoyed growing and meeting a community of amazing, likeminded artists and producers. Read about my journey with ambient music here.

Reef Younis
Word Monkey

A good friend and guest wordsmith on The Places Series releases. The man that can compose masterpieces with letters and describe that amazing feeling you get from a track to a tee. Reef also writes for Clash Magazine and Loud & Quiet, curated here, and when he’s not busy doing that, he posts more musical musings here. Also, if you ever see a real-life angry Haribo kid, you probably just met Reef. We meet in the middle on all music fronts.

Greg Price / Hive
ASIP iPhone App developer / Places Series Map

That amazing iPhone app we’re lucky to have, was made a reality by Greg Price at The Hive. A pleasure to work with and a talent at all things too technical for my limited skill-set. See http://madebyhive.com/ to see what else they are up to.

Nick Brzostowski / Glassup & Stoski
Uncharted Places Artwork

Nick is one half of http://www.glassupandstoski.co.uk/, a talented bunch of individuals doing some great creative work. We bonded over some early Y2K compilations at University; in particular, Way Out West’s ‘Earth’ and Roni Size. “Stoski’s” art has always blown my mind, so I was over the moon when he agreed to do the creative for the Uncharted Places LP release.

Jano Garcia
Logo Design

The man responsible for the iconic ASIP logo. Did you know the logo has several hidden meanings? Ask and we shall tell… @JanoGarcia http://janogarcia.es/

Dorian Denes
Isolatedmix artwork

When the first ever mix was posted on here, the artwork was all over the place. Dorian began creating his own style so he could make the mixes look neat in his iTunes library and he then very kindly offered to provide the template so I could continue with his simple aesthetic. Check out some of his other artwork – some beautiful abstract drawings. http://www.doriandenes.com/


16 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. We’re doing a feature on ASIP on tonight’s Round At Milligan’s show at the top of the hour (9pm UK) on http://www.qstarradio.com

    Posted by Round At Milligan's radio show | February 2, 2015, 12:33 pm

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