JOURNEYS TO THE INFINITE: Best of 2019

2019 was a great year for `Journeys to the Infinite'. The new site was launched in November in order to complete the transition from radio to podcasting and we had the opportunity of interviewing amazing artists like Carbon Based Lifeforms, Deep Forest, Kukan Dub Lagan, Symbolico, Jef Stott, Klaada, Istvan Sky, Reasonandu, and Logical Elements.

At the beginning of the new decade we have compiled a list of our favorite albums of 2019. We’ve sorted through hundreds of new releases to pick some well-known acts as well as a few exciting newcomers. All titles are presented in five orientative categories. See what made 2019 one of the best `Journeys to the Infinite` music years ever.


01. PSYCHILL, ETHNOTRONICA, AMBIENT

* albums in alphabetical order:


„Antipodes of the Self-Conscious Mind” by KLAADA (Mindspring Music)

„Beyond the Radar” by SPATIALIZE (Self-released)

„Breath” by DESERT DWELLERS (Black Swan Sounds)

„Gaian Code” by KALYA SCINTILLA (Merkaba Music)

„Inks” by AES DANA (Ultimae Records)

„Jettison Mind Hatch” by TIPPER (Tippermusic)

„Perceiving All” by SYMBOLICO (Merkaba Music)

„Phantoms” by AZAM ALI (Terrestrial Lane Records)

„Sat” by SATI ETHNICA (Self-released)



02. SPACE, PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONIC

* albums in alphabetical order:


A-11” by BALTES & ERBE (Erbe Music)

„Mystery Rituals” by MOONSATELLITE (Self-released)

„Precambrian” by SVERRE KNUT JOHANSEN (Spotted Peccary Music)

„Rune” by DAVID HELPLING (Spotted Peccary Music)

The Circle” by HARALD NIES (Mellow Jet Records)

„Télégraphe” by d'VOXX (DiN)

Trance Archeology” by STEVE ROACH (Projekt Records)

Woodlands” by RUDY ADRIAN (Spotted Peccary Music)



03. MODERN CLASSICAL, ELECTROACOUSTIC

* albums in alphabetical order:


„Henosis” by JOEP BEVING (Decca Records)

„Morning Hour” by ED CARLSEN (Moderna Records)

„Nocturne” by VANGELIS (Decca Records)

„Pianette” by BRUNO SANFILIPPO (ad21 Music)

„Rituals” by CORRE (Akira Records)

„Seven” by THOMAS BERGERSEN (Self-released)

„Verve” by SEBASTIAN PLANO (Mercury KX/ Decca Records)

„Voyager: Essential” by MAX RICHTER (Deutsche Grammophon)



04. NEW AGE, CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL

* albums in alphabetical order:


„Fairy Dreams” by DAVID ARKENSTONE (Green Hill Productions)

„Fontis” by VOXFIRE (Orenda Records)

„La Montagne Sacrée” by MICHEL PEPE (MP Productions)

„Storyteller” by SECRET GARDEN (Universal Music)

„Wind Song” by RILEY LEE, CHRISTINA LEONARD & ELENA KATS-CERNIN (Sound of Bamboo)



05. MEDITATION, HEALING

* albums in alphabetical order:


„Chakra” by DAVID PARSONS (gterma)

„For Pamela” by JOSHUA STODDARD & SIRGUN KAUR (Self-released)

Mirage” by DEUTER (New Earth Records)

Om” by JUAN CARLOS GARCIA (Pulsar Studios)

„Persistent Visions” by BYRON METCALF & MARK SEELIG (Projekt Records)