Per Musica Ad Astra Mix: 4-D Traveller - Outlines Of Lost Amazonian Cities (Behind Clouds Of Mist And Spray)
Posted on 10 January, 2021 by Magic Waves
Tonight's mix comes from 4-D Traveller and musically recounts the visions of great cities along the Amazon witnessed by Francisco de Orellana on his legendary expedition of 1542 that was the first by a European to traverse the course of the river. For many years dismissed as fantasy or mirage Orellana's testimony of a lost advanced civilisation in Amazonia living in vast cities along the riverbanks is now being taken seriously as numerous geoglyphs and the highly cultivated soil known as "terra preta" are identified. Where by the 1980s only 200,000 people lived in the area it's likely that by the time of the European arrival in the 1500s perhaps as many as 5 million dwelled, lost over the years to the ravages of smallpox, influenza and other diseases brought by the Conquistadors and settlers. Featuring music from Danny Wolfers, Smackos, Jon Hassell, Biosphere, B12 and Autechre, the mix starts at 19:00 CET on The Dream Machine.