Episode 2023-51: Rsrch Chmcls, Qaett, Misha & Jussi Halme and more

December 18, 2023 Podcast
This is a black and white image. The lower two thirds of a person can be seen peaking their upper third into a giant tree trunk's crevice. The tree is about 40 feet across and only the lowest section of the tree can fit in the picture. The giant tree is surrounded by smaller deciduous trees. A sign at the tree says 'Largest Tree At Muir Woods' with elevation, height and age information.

Episode 2023-51

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Sleepyeyes – waffles
      Release: Breakfast
      Label: sleepyeyes
  • Tmpst – Transit
      Release: With Kindness
      Label: 797562 Records DK
  • Qaett – Along the Shore
      Release: Warm Reminders
      Label: Fedbymachines Audio
  • Misha & Jussi Halme – Fountain
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Winter 2023
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Fujii – Familiar Faces
      Release: Spirit Anthem
      Label: Puget Sound Collective
  • Vanilla – Rainy Day
      Release: Origin
      Label: Self-Released
  • Angeldustmite – Colcannon
      Release: Second Breakfast
      Label: 967138 Records DK
  • Rsrch Chmcls – This Evening
      Release: This Evening – EP
      Label: 956233 Records DK
  • Lone – Boketto
      Release: Not Seeing Is a Flower – Single
      Label: Ancient Astronauts
  • Shlohmo – Looking at Plants
      Release: Heaven Inc. EP
      Label: Friends Of Friends
  • Ramakhandra – Haku (Rumtum Remix)
      Release: Haku (Rumtum Remix) – Single
      Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • Blackbird Belle – Illuminance
      Release: Microcosm
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Deeb – Flakes
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Winter 2016
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Virtual Cat – Hydrangea
      Release: June Cat
      Label: Ikimono Records
  • Flamingosis – Passing By (feat. Birocratic)
      Release: Bright Moments
      Label: Kahuna Style
  • Monster Rally – Island Hopping
      Release: Botanica Dream
      Label: Monster Rally
  • Sundrenched – Deep In the Lab
      Release: The Sundrenched Lofi Guitar Ensemble Vol. 4
      Label: Dust-Tone

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “A Visitor Looks Into the Largest Tree At Muir Woods”. Credit: Golden Gate National Recreation Area/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2023-50: Helios, Flamingosis & The Kount and more

December 11, 2023 Podcast
A bright sunset is illuminated on a mostly cloudy sky, with hues of orange and yellow. Parts of the clouds are dark blue. In the foreground, on the lower-third, is a building and some deciduous trees with no leaves, and a sole evergreen tree. There is also a cabin the the foreground. The foreground is shown as mostly an outline, as the sun is not providing light on that area.

Episode 2023-50

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Anenon – Dreamer (For Mary Jane)
      Release: Sunsets and Clocks – EP
      Label: Alpha Pup
  • Flamingosis & The Kount – Rhythm Ritual
      Release: Maniacs!
      Label: Flamingosis & The Kount
  • Helios – Well Within
      Release: Espera
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Foewi – Interference
      Release: Interference – Single
      Label: 1205714 Records DK
  • Gramatik – Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid (Bibliotek Remix)
      Release: Anima Mundi ft. Russ Liquid (Bibliotek Remix)
      Label: P&C Lowtemp
  • Home – Tides
      Release: Odyssey
      Label: HOME
  • Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay
      Release: Sunshine
      Label: Albert’s Favourites
  • Edamame – Virga
      Release: Virga
      Label: Abandon Building Records
  • Misha & Screen Jazzmaster – Memories
      Release: Memories – Single
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Smika – Mauve
      Release: Opal
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Cialyn – Sunset Birds Ballet
      Release: In From The Cold
      Label: Cialyn
  • Steve Moore – Beloved Exile
      Release: Beloved Exile
      Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
  • Pacific Coliseum – Home
      Release: Blue Universe
      Label: MERLIN – Coastal Haze
  • Vanilla – Fuji
      Release: Origin
      Label: VinDig

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “A Fiery Sunset at American Camp”. Credit: San Juan Island National Historical Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2023-49: Ian Aisling, Teen Daze, Manatee Commune and more

December 4, 2023 Podcast
A family of trees getting ready for their warm (sun) bath above the blue sky, clouds, and the sun during the day.

Episode 2023-49

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Lord RAJA – Dipteres Pt. 2
      Release: Rubies – EP
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Windows 96 – Hello Earth
      Release: Enchanted Instrumentals and Whispers
      Label: Windows 96
  • Space Ghost – New World Energy (Ambient Mix)
      Release: New World Energy (Ambient Mix) – Single
      Label: Tartelet Records
  • Uinta – Maples
      Release: Fruits
      Label: mind.slave
  • upusen – Birds
      Release: Birds
      Label: Midwest Collective
  • Slow Magic – Manhattan
      Release: How to Run Away
      Label: Downtown Records
  • X3SR – summerlush
      Release: Sublimation
      Label: X3SR
  • Ian Aisling – Treegap
      Release: Petal Collage – Single
      Label: Ian Aisling Media
  • Teen Daze – Quiet City
      Release: Quiet City – Single
      Label: Flora
  • Manatee Commune – Cast
      Release: Cast – Single
      Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • Birocratic – Falling to Pieces
      Release: Wrapped up / Falling to Pieces – Single
      Label: Birocracy
  • URBVN – People Talk
      Release: People Talk – Single
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture
  • Koresma – Free (Marley Carroll Remix)
      Release: North Remixes – EP
      Label: Koresma
  • Tomas Novoa – Tundra
      Release: Espacio Negativo – EP
      Label: Tomas Novoa

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Trees Bathing in Summer Sunlight”. Alt text: A family of trees getting ready for their warm (sun) bath above the blue sky, clouds, and the sun during the day. Credit: Darius Doom Scott, April 29, 2023, Camp Canary. Used by permission.

Episode 2023-48: Nerddelic Studio Works, Telefon Tel Aviv and more

November 27, 2023 Podcast
In the foreground is a forest of evergreen and deciduous trees. The deciduous trees and multicolored due to the autumn weather. A low hanging sheet of mist is handing over the trees. In the background are mountains, many kilometers away, that are backlit by a rising sun. The sky is white and washed-out.

Episode 2023-48

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • VIQ – Journey
      Release: Last Path
      Label: VIQ
  • Jinsang – journey
      Release: life
      Label: VinDig
  • Pacific Coliseum – Wave Catalyst (High Tide)
      Release: Ocean City
      Label: Coastal Haze
  • Boards of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun
      Release: The Campfire Headphase
      Label: Warp Records
  • Blackboxx – Midnight Dance
      Release: Seablushed – EP
      Label: Slime
  • Yppah – Grey Eyes
      Release: Grey Eyes – Single
      Label: Future Archive Recordings
  • Nerddelic Studio Works – Snore
      Release: The Sun & the Moon
      Label: Nerddelic Studio Works
  • Marley Carroll – Water Temple
      Release: Ice Cavern / Water Temple – Single
      Label: Loci Records
  • Poldoore – Celestial (A Tribute To Nujabes)
      Release: Celestial (A Tribute To Nujabes) – Single
      Label: Poldoore Music
  • Tycho – Japan (Instrumental)
      Release: Japan – Single
      Label: Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune
  • Telefon Tel Aviv – Life Is All About Taking Things In and Putting Things Out
      Release: Fahrenheit Fair Enough
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Veiled Dawn – Intro/Origins
      Release: I – EP
      Label: 2713475 Records DK2
  • Borealism – Slide
      Release: So What’s New With You?
      Label: Borealism

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Autumn Morning Mist”. Credit: Kobuk Valley National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2023-47: Koresma, Shadley Peterson, and more

November 20, 2023 Podcast
A class of trees surrounding a Dark Yellow, Caramel-like sky in Port Orchard, WA.

Episode 2023-47

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Slow Magic – Manhattan
      Release: How to Run Away
      Label: Downtown Records
  • Sloslylove – Memories (Secrets)
      Release: Secret Dreams
      Label: Sloslylove
  • Manatee Commune – Lovely
      Release: Brush
      Label: Record Union
  • The American Dollar – Sea of Roses
      Release: Beatsupply: Crate07 – EP
      Label: Beatsupply
  • Shadley Peterson – Seaside
      Release: Pearls
      Label: Keats Collective
  • Races – Big Broom (Sun Glitters Remix)
      Release: Big Broom (Sun Glitters Remix) – Single
      Label: Frenchkiss Records
  • Thrupence – Winston
      Release: Voyages
      Label: Jack Vanzet
  • AstroLogical – Symbiosis
      Release: Private World – EP
      Label: Bastard Jazz Recordings
  • Vanilla – Rainy Day
      Release: Origin
      Label: VinDig
  • Koresma – Northern Lights
      Release: Compass
      Label: Koresma
  • Nonchalant – Tell Me Something Good
      Release: I Wish I Could Be Somewhere With You
      Label: Eastern Nurseries
  • Horizon Fire – Asimov
      Release: Earthlight
      Label: DistroKid.com 579457
  • Gaussian Curve – Broken Clouds
      Release: Clouds
      Label: Music From Memory
  • früit – Prism
      Release: Prism – EP
      Label: SXN
  • Monster Rally – Ginger on the Wind (feat. Mira Cook)
      Release: Menagerie – Single
      Label: Monster Rally

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Trees surrounding Caramel Sky”. Alt-text: “A class of trees surrounding a Dark Yellow, Caramel-like sky in Port Orchard, WA”. Credit: Darius Doom Scott, October 2023 via Sedgwick Area. Used by permission.

Episode 2023-46: Spiritual Awareness, Peregrihn and more

November 12, 2023 Podcast
A wooden fence. Behind the fence are some green deciduous trees. In the foreground is a green, leafy plant. The Cafe Chill logo is superimposed.

Episode 2023-46

Hi guys, I’ve been sick all week/weekend, so the playlist isn’t formatted as usual, but still is valid. Hope you have a great week!
Richard the manager
(not Seth the host)

IOM – You Promised to Come Back
Birocratic – Dead Cat in the Parking Lot
Spiritual Awareness – Zenstrumentals
City Girl – Obsidian Skyline
Aonian – Woven
Lost Integrity – What You Want
Space Ghost – Ufo
Galactic Language – Modern Flora
Peregrihn – Ambrosia
Cepia – Hoarse
Marley Carroll – Home Planet
Shigeto – Ritual Howl
Aliam – Aotra
Magic Touch – Rooftop Garden
Hu – North

Hosted by Seth.

Episode 2023-45: Birocratic, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and more

November 6, 2023 Podcast
A view of a calm waterfront marina, including a dock with many parked boats behind it. The terrain in the background is hilly.

Episode 2023-45

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Laflamme – Oceana
      Release: Palm
      Label: Underground Parking
  • Letherette – Sun Up
      Release: Brown Lounge Vol. 5
      Label: Wulf
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Brush
      Release: I Could Be Your Dog / I Could Be Your Moon
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Haunted Lakes – Disappearance
      Release: The SS Chicora | Disappearance
      Label: Haunted Lakes
  • Koresma – Free (Marley Carroll Remix)
      Release: North Remixes – EP
      Label: Koresma
  • Tomas Novoa – Tundra
      Release: Espacio Negativo – EP
      Label: Tomas Novoa
  • Flamingosis – Hidden Attraction
      Release: Great Hair
      Label: Flamingosis
  • Special Q – Reach the Top
      Release: Freedom – Single
      Label: Stratford Ct.
  • Birocratic – snowdown
      Release: Snowdown – Single
      Label: Birocracy
  • Poldoore & Ian Urbina – Nomad
      Release: Astray (Inspired by ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ – a book by Ian Urbina) – Single
      Label: The Outlaw Ocean LLC
  • Frameworks – Titles
      Release: Kings
      Label: FRAMEWORKS
  • Jinsang – Never Know
      Release: In Flight
      Label: VinDig
  • Nemea – Silva (Pt. 2)
      Release: Bare/Silva/Mirror
      Label: Nemea
  • Edamame – Lungs Full
      Release: Virga
      Label: Abandon Building Records
  • Soft Static – 05
      Release: Warrior in a Garden
      Label: 3736632 Records DK
  • Stumbleine – Ember
      Release: Ghosting
      Label: Stumbleine
  • Mndsgn – Hiking
      Release: Breatharian
      Label: MERLIN – Fresh Selects

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Calm on the Water” A photo of Bay Street Lake on a cold but normal afternoon with a railway, houses, mountains, shipyards, boats, and grass with little lavender spots in the background. Credit: Darius Doom Scott, JSMS Photography Club, February 18, 2022, Bay Street Lake. Used by permission.

Episode 2023-44: Wave damage, firephly and more

October 30, 2023 Podcast
A pre-sunrise landscape, with mountaintops in view. There is a valley below that you can not see, as it is covered with fog, so it appears that the photo is taken above the clouds. The mountain tops are dark, and the background sky is illuminated by the forthcoming sun, with yellow and orange hues.

Episode 2023-44

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Takeleave – Calibu
      Release: Inner Sea
      Label: Project Mooncircle
  • Tekvision – Lament
      Release: Lament – Single
      Label: independent
  • Past Palms – Midnight Sun
      Release: When the Sun Reaches Its Highest Point in the Sky – Single
      Label: 581097 Records DK
  • Wave damage – Lost world of innocence
      Release: All about tomorrow
      Label: 4530854 Records DK
  • 20HoursAfterDawn – No Sun Into The Void
      Release: Sun Will Crackle – EP
      Label: I Low You records
  • fr√ºit – Jaded
      Release: Prism – EP
      Label: SXN
  • Cialyn – The Sun and The Light
      Release: OMEGA (Soundtrack)
      Label: Cialyn
  • Frequency Control Centre – Lucy Lost In the Window
      Release: Exp.1
      Label: Bad Bat Records
  • Neeta – Beechwood
      Release: Beechwood – EP
      Label: Neeta Sarl
  • Pablo Bolivar – Hoopoo
      Release: Framework of a Dream
      Label: Seven Villas
  • firephly – Know What I Need
      Release: Safe In Sound
      Label: 591184 Records DK2
  • Freud – Cuban Episode
      Release: Velvet Dance – EP
      Label: Substruct Audio
  • Possums at Twilight – Awake
      Release: Interobject
      Label: Possums at Twilight

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Sunrise Over an Ocean of Fog”. Credit: Shenandoah National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2023-43: Pbs’73, Gramofaune, Handycat and more

October 23, 2023 Podcast
A canyon with minimal vegetation and tiny bits of snow near the valley mountain peaks. In the foreground are wild flowers and a few evergreen trees. The sky is blue.

Episode 2023-43

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Pbs’73 – VVonderhaze
      Release: Technicolor Dreamer – EP
      Label: Magic Square Records
  • Arms and Sleepers – In the Jaws of Life
      Release: Safe Area Earth
      Label: Future Archive Recordings
  • Leon Vynehall – Movements (Chapter III)
      Release: Nothing Is Still
      Label: Ninja Tune
  • il:lo – Alma (Frameworks Remix)
      Release: Sloh Remixes – Single
      Label: Future Archive Recordings
  • Gramofaune – You Can Do Anything
      Release: ep – EP
      Label: Gramofaune
  • Handycat – White Lodge
      Release: Women Of The World Vol. 2
      Label: Inner Ocean Records
  • Birocratic – Castles in My Cup
      Release: Chillhop Essentials Spring 2016
      Label: Chillhop Music
  • Bonus Points – Nine to Five
      Release: Eventide
      Label: Bonus Points
  • Home – Oort Cloud
      Release: Odyssey
      Label: ORCHARD – Home
  • Sun Glitters – What Is It For?
      Release: Apex vs. Totality – EP
      Label: DXFXWXU Collective
  • Eagle Eyed Tiger – Frontier
      Release: On the Run
      Label: Orbital Rendezvous
  • 2814 – Arcadia
      Release: Lost Fragments
      Label: Dream Catalogue
  • Cialyn – Spread Receipt
      Release: Sour Leaves
      Label: Cialyn
  • Warm Ghost – I Will Return (Heathered Pearls’ Coasting In Circles Remix)
      Release: Loyal
      Label: Ghostly International
  • Hello Meteor – Tropikal (BONUS STAGE)
      Release: The Oahu GP
      Label: Evergreen Prefecture

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “North Fork Cascade Canyon”. Credit: Grand Teton National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

Episode 2023-42: Spiritual Awareness, Possums at Twilight and more

October 16, 2023 Podcast
A shady, rocky coastline, with giant sun illuminated rock formations just off the coast. The formations are shoals and small islands or rock columns called sea stacks. One sea stack has 2 trees on top of it. A light mist is in the background. The sky is a purple-blue.

Episode 2023-42

Playlist (as previously run on KNHC):

  • Chickenwizard – End Dream
      Release: Stargaze
      Label: Wizard Is a Chicken
  • A.L.I.S.O.N – Output
      Release: Signal Flow – EP
      Label: A.L.I.S.O.N
  • Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay
      Release: Sunshine
      Label: Albert’s Favourites
  • Emancipator & 9 Theory – Bombilla
      Release: Cheeba Gold – EP
      Label: Loci Records
  • Cryptic Moses – An Island Forms
      Release: A Lake Forms – EP
      Label: darqlab_media
  • Elsa Hewitt – Moonlite
      Release: Quilt Jams
      Label: ERH
  • Arovane – Tides
      Release: Tides
      Label: Keplar
  • Slow Magic – Feel Flows (Sun Glitters Remix)
      Release: (unicode triangle) (10 Year Edition)
      Label: Slow Magic
  • London Syndrome – Roads
      Release: Obscure
      Label: London Syndrome
  • Possums at Twilight – Good Luck and Have Fun
      Release: Moments Final
      Label: MERLIN – Possums at Twilight
  • Borealism – Slide
      Release: So What’s New With You
      Label: Borealism
  • Spiritual Awareness – Zenstrumentals
      Release: Meditation in Motion:Mindfulness Sessions In Discovery
      Label: Spiritual Awareness
  • Takeleave – Sabado
      Release: Belonging
      Label: Project Mooncircle
  • TheNoiseMachine – Ice Formations
      Release: Midnight Musings – EP
      Label: 2750455 Records DK

Hosted by Seth.

Photo: “Olympic Coast Sea Stacks”. Credit: Olympic National Park/National Park Service, public domain [i].

About Café Chill

Café Chill is Public Radio's human curated chill mix, produced by KNHC Productions in Seattle, WA.
  • Host & Curator: Seth B.
  • Manager: Richard J Dalton
Café Chill is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

About The Curator/Host

Seth  has been involved in the Pacific Northwest electronic music scene for years, as a member of Go Periscope and several other projects. In 2015, he became part of the Café Chill team, taking hosting and curation duties.