Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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What the Funk is Ambidelic?

You may have read this before, amongst and alongst my verbosities, as I have blogged it before, and will do so by stating the question, again, here and now:

What the funk is ambidelic?

am•bi•del•ic / ˈæmbiˈdɛlɪk /
The word conveys a term to describe chill out music originating between the ears of psytrance producers, a neologism distilled from the potent mixture of ambient and psychedelic trance, first coined around two decades ago by Raja Ram*. It appears amidst some of his signature verbaliaisons on the cover of a TIP Records' release - at least, so it should, if my long-term-memory didn't pick up on a figment of the Imagine Nation. Dug through all my albums, 12 inches and cds, but I (still) cannot find the one sought for ... as of yet.

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As I seem to be one of the few, travelling the blogosphere, to still use this particular and peculiar verbal expression (instead of the more generally used term psybient), it could have an elucidative effect to browse through my ambidelic tags and catch a glimpse of this musical universe next door to yours, or scroll down and click play thrice to hear a set of ambidelically spiced mixes ..
... nothing mandatory, yet enjoyable perhaps.

* Besides playing flute for Quintessence, co-creating The Infinity Project and TIP Records, Raja Ram delivers one of two hemispheres of the huge ever-spinning spellbinding brain that operates from the center of Shpongleland, with Simon Posford aka Hallucinogen supplying the countersphere.


.: i think therefore i ambient :.

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? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later

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