Hear Surgeon's ambient set from Freerotation

Surgeon returned to Wales’ Freerotation festival at the weekend to play another ambient set for the tiny crowd.

Recorded in a yurt (of course), the “hybrid DJ/live set” was intended to “take us all much further out, much deeper inside than the set from last year. A more disembodied experience,” as he describes it on Soundcloud. Accordingly, the session begins with the hypnosis introduction to Lars Von Trier’s Europa. Settle in for this one – it’s a Radiophonic chiller.

“As I had done last year, I sat on the floor in front of the speakers to perform instead of behind them as a DJ normally does,” he adds. “This greatly enhanced my feeling of experiencing the set with the audience, dissolving the usual performer / audience divide.”

He’s helpfully shared a list of tracks he played alongside his modular synth improvisation – check it out below. For more mixes from the techno veteran, try his ripping set from last year’s Dimensions Festival or rewind to his previous ambient excursion at Freerotation.


Tracklist:

Lars Von Trier – Intro from Europa
Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings – Crossing the Line – Tibetan Bells III
Delia Derbyshire – Running – Inventions For Radio – Dreams
Compound Eye – Hydraulic Regime Vibrates Within – Journey from Anywhere
Coil – Copal – Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases)
Cosey Fanni Tutti – Such Is Life – Time To Tell
Coil – Die Wölfe Kommen Zurück – Black Light District
William S. Burroughs – The Cat Inside: Excerpts – The Best Of William Burroughs
Jo Johnson – Words Came After Music – Weaving
Coil – Bism – Worship The Glitch
Delia Derbyshire – Colour – Inventions For Radio – Dreams
Long Distance Poison – Signal I (Drew McDowall Remix) – Gleise Translations
Coil – Caged Birds – Worship The Glitch
Coil – Magnetic North – Winter Solstice
Aphex Twin – Rhubarb – Selected Ambient Works, Volume II
Coil – We Have Always Been Here – Worship The Glitch
Jo Johnson – Long Shadow (Anthony Child remix)
Rapoon – We Danced Like Sticks – The Kirghiz Light
Alessandro Cortini – Resta – Forse 1
Delia Derbyshire – Falling – Inventions For Radio – Dreams
Compound Eye – Open Interval 1 – Journey from Anywhere
Rapoon – Dala – The Kirghiz Light
Coil – Ended – Worship The Glitch

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