Ambient Evolution – An Audio Post

The Fox - 6.16 (B.Kisida)

The Fox - 6.16 (B.Kisida)

In an effort to switch things up, I decided to go with an “audio post” today. I often write about Phish’s ambient styles, and ever-evolving use of sound and layered psychedelia, so today I put together a mix that brings you on an audio tour through 1998, 1999, and 2000. Instead of focusing on songs or jams, I put a lens on ambient improv, creating an 80-minute “Trip Through the Late ’90s.” The jams evolve from a section of ’98, to a section of ’99, and concludes with a section of music from 2000. I will post a setlist once I figure it out, as I made the mix on the fly and it’s getting late out here. See if you notice an evolution through the years, or just kick back and space out. Enjoy! (As usual, click the orange track title to download the mix.)

A Trip Through the Late ’90s


Winged music note=====

Jam of the Day:

David Bowie” 10.12.94 II


The first serious Fall ’94 “Bowie.” There would be many more.



10.12.94 The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN < Torrent

10.12.94 The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN < Megaupload

phish-palumbo-94-miniThis show – Phish’s most recent October 12 offering – celebrates its fifteenth anniversary today. In only the fifth show of a 40+ gig tour, Phish boasted well-polished chops and masterful communication. A soaring second-song “Reba” led into this focused night of music that centered on the second set jams of “David Bowie” and “YEM,” and ” Harry Hood,” with “Bowie” taking the cake.

I: My Friend, My Friend, Reba, The Sloth, Poor Heart, Split Open and Melt, The Lizards, Guelah Papyrus, Julius, Sweet Adeline

II: Peaches en Regalia, David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room, Scent of a Mule, You Enjoy Myself, Nellie Kane*, Foreplay/Long Time, Harry Hood, Sample in a Jar

E: Good Times Bad Times


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225 Responses to “Ambient Evolution – An Audio Post”

  1. beepaphone Says:

    Yesterday was a ridiculous. Sorry If I contributed to the madness. For the record I don’t really condone any of that. Still funny shit though…when discussed here…not so much in real life.

  2. BTB Says:

    Page Against the Machine

  3. fat bastard Says:

    page rapping- “i’ve got no property but yo, I’m a piece of it!”

  4. mrfergie Says:

    Wow – so I’d just like to thank miner for just over two hours of nonproductivity at work this morning…

  5. wvbrdr Says:

    wow, usually i can’t stand the ambient stuff. too boring and sleepy. but this morning it’s the perfect soundtrack to a slow start at work. thank you miner, you totally made my morning.

  6. fat bastard Says:

    i dont know that ZZ TOP album but i know their “radio hits.” i could see the boys wearing shades and the beards and having some fun w this one.

    mr c- what would you say are the fair odds on this one?

  7. Says:

    @Mr. C

    great show but i have had better solos…


  8. gavinsdad Says:

    love these “setlists” btw…

  9. Kenny Powers Says:

    yeah Moonshake, go ahead and email the Phish tix people if you want peace of mind but i’m 99.9% positive you can have two different people w/ the same last name in the same household – you just have to use seperate credit cards.

    i think the only thing they are trying to disallow is the same person trying to place more than one order.

  10. wvbrdr Says:

    the PNW gets no love. i guess we’re gonna have to wait till the next gorge shows to see the phish up here again. would love an indoor show, though.

  11. msbjivein Says:

    Nice “Irsay” shout out!!!

  12. msbjivein Says:

    I’ve ask Phish about the Ticket issue also.. Two Different Names and CC# w/ same addy is totally cool..

  13. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Nice, Señor C with the Setlist Reprise.

    Anybody remember when somebody transcribed the setlists for the daily The Price Is Right episodes?

    What if team Phish Took the MGMT album and completely Phished it out, as in the only keeping the song titles and lyrics with completely new music behind it and the structure and compostions changed. Brand new fucking music! I’d buy that for a peso!

    New Costume Idea: Hitler dresssed as Ziggy Stardust. So, somebody else do it!

    I already have my costume complete, it could be entertaining.

    In three weeks time I will be back at the office, still recovering. Looking forward to it.

    Getting excited!

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    very much looking forward to the ambient thing as soon as iTunes update finishes…

  15. Lycanthropist Says:

    whoops tried to post from phone. messed up. anyway:

    @mr c –
    that 10-09 setlist was fire.

    although i’ve had better solos 🙂

  16. Neemor Says:

    It’ really very good.
    I’m not sure there’s any way to recognize the ambient jams unless you’re like jedi-phan or they are one of your fave jams, but very, very good stuff!
    Thanks, Miner.

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    “but is it okay if two different people (roommates, family members) put in an order and they have same billing address?”

    ^ Yes, 100% legit,

  18. Mr.Miner Says:

    BTW Minor…My students are doing there work and enjoying the ambiant today….Inner city kids and you can hear a pin drop.

    ^ SICK!!

  19. AintNoTele Says:

    Whoa Miner, just had a 20 min stare during JotD. 16-19 min section had me drooling a little bit in a comatose sort of way, then the groove-bomb drops. Demonic>sublime, lovin it

  20. msbjivein Says:

    How long does it take for the Phishthoughts T shirts to deliver?? I ordered mine like 2 weeks ago and no sign of it yet…….

  21. Lycanthropist Says:

    ^ weird i got mine within a week

  22. msbjivein Says:

    Actually I just tracked it and it said it’s been delivered…………….
    Hmmmmmmmm. I’ve been looking for IT. I hope no one stole it….

  23. msbjivein Says:

    Did The T come in a box or a bag???

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    @msb – did you order on 9/29, from Indiana? that you? your order shows as “completed” which means it should have shipped a while ago, at least a week, and I’m surprised it’s not there yet. Did you get a tracking number? You might want to call or email their customer support (which from everything I have heard is pretty responsive).

    If they can’t help you let me know and I will talk to them.

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    ah…they usually come in like a plastic baggie thing

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