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Electronic: Ambient Electronic: Down Tempo Moods: Type: Instrumental Moods: Mood: Christmas Electronic: IDM

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United States - Georgia Georgia

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Sensitive Chaos

Sensitive Chaos is

Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for 2011 and 2012
2012 ZMR Music Awards qualifier: Best Electronic Album, Best Holiday Album
2011 ZMR Music Awards qualifier: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Ambient Album, and Best Cover Art
WMSE 91.7FM's Instrumental Saturdays with Mary Bartlein "Top 10 Picks for 2011"
WXPN 88.5FM's Star's End "Significant Release of 2010"
StillStream.com's Artist of the Month for April 2010
The first artist played on the first 2010 show of NPR/Sirius/XM Radio's Hearts of Space program
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2009 Readers Poll Runner-up for "Best Local Electronic Act"
KKUP (91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA) "Best Visionary Music of 2009"
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2007 Readers Poll Winner for "Best Local Electronic Act"
KKUP (91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA) "Best Visionary Music of 2007"
New Age Reporter's "Top 12 Best Ambient/Spacemusic/Electronica Recordings of 2006"
Atlanta Creative Loafing's Best of 2005 Readers Poll Winner for "Best Local Electronic Act"
Multi-year ASCAPlus Award winner

#1 on KSBR Morning Breeze for March 2012, February 2012 & January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on KCPR Audioscapes for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#1 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for May 2010, and April and March 2009
#2 on KCPR Audioscapes for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#2 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for July 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#2 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells) & August 2010
#2 on WDIY 88.1 FM Galactic Travels show for August 2010
#2 on WDBX's Music from Beyond the Lakes show for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#3 on WRBC Athan's Journey show for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#3 on WXDU's New Frontier show for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#3 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#3 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns) and June 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#4 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for February 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#4 on KCPR Audioscapes for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#4 on KUAC Nightlight for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#5 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#5 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for May 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#5 on KSBR Morning Breeze for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on KCPR Audioscapes for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on KSBR Morning Breeze for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on WPNE At the Edge show for June 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for June 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#6 on StillStream.com for 2009, Top Collections (unreleased songs)
#7 on KCPR Audioscapes for March 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#7 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#7 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for May 2009 and July 2010
#8 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for February 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#9 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for November 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on CKUW Shades of Classics for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on KRSC Spectral Voyages for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#8 on WVKR FM's Secret Music Top 20 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#9 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for September 2010 & April 2010
#9 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#9 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for August 2011 (Psychic Twins of Gemini)
#11 on KRSC 91.3 FM's Spectral Voyages Top 20 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#11 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Mystic Music Top 20 for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#12 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for January 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#12 on WWSP 90 FM Ambient Aether / Space Continuum show for June 2010
#13 on CKUW Shades of Classics for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#13 on WUTC Weekend Sunrise for January 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#14 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for March 2012 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#14 on WMSE Instrumental Saturdays Top 20 for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#14 on One World Radio Top 20 for October 2011 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#14 on WWSP Ambient Aether show for November 2011 and October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#15 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Neptune Currents for September 2010
WXPN 88.5FM's Star's End Top 15 for May 2010, Top 30 for April 2010, and Top 20 for March 2010
#16 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for November 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#16 on KUAC NightLight for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#17 on WYSO Alpha Rhythms for October 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#17 on WWSP Ambient Aether for September 2011 (Meditation Modulation Manipulation)
#18 on KCBX Last Jazz Show for March 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#18 on KCPR Audioscapes for March 2012 (Seeker After Patterns)
#19 on KCUR Night Tides for September 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
WDIY 88.1 FM's Galactic Travels Top 20 for March, May, June, and July 2011, June, May, April and March 2010, and March and February 2009
#20 on KSBR Morning Breeze for October 2011 (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#22 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for January 2012. (Seeker After Patterns)
#24 on Public Radio-syndicated Echoes for July 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#25 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for August 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#28 on KKUP 91.5 FM's Mystic Music Best Visionary Music for 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#29 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for December 2011. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#29 song on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for July 2011 (Seeker After Patterns)
#31 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for September 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#34 album on Zone Music Reporter Spin List for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#35 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for December 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#36 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for October 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#36 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for July 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#44 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for November 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#50 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for January 2012. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
#50 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for March 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#52 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for April 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#65 on Zone Music Reporter's Top 100 for May 2009 (Emerging Transparency)
#79 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for 2011. (Seeker After Patterns)
#80 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay for March 2012. (Seeker After Patterns)
#100 on Zone Music Reporter Top 100 for March 2012. (Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells)
Sensitive Chaos CDs have been in constant rotation on Space Station SOMA FM and cliqhop IDM since 2006.

Sensitive Chaos music has also received airplay on WRSU FM in New Brunswick, NJ, WBGU 88.1FM in Bowling Green, OH, Echoes, the daily two-hour music soundscape, distributed by Public Radio International and broadcast on 130 radio stations from Maine to California, WPRB in Princeton, NJ, WPNE in Greenbay, WI, WMLB 1690AM in Atlanta, GA, KSBR in Mission Viejo, CA, WDBX 91.1 FM in Carbondale, IL, WWSP 90 FM in Stevens Point, WI, WRSU FM in New Brunswick, NJ, WXDU 88.7 FM in Durham, NC, KKUP 91.5 FM in Cupertino, CA,, Radio Despi 107.1 FM in Barcelona, Spain, and WDIY 88.1 FM, in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA, 93.9 FM in Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, WFIT 89.5FM in Palm Bay, FL, WRAS 88.5 FM in Atlanta, GA, KRSC 91.3 FM in Tulsa, OK, YLE Radio 1 in Helsinki, Finland, WVKR FM in Poughkeepsie, NY, Stillstream.com, and WMUH 91.7 FM, Allentown, PA

"Full of lengthy, dense, eerie instrumental bliss and a few selections that sound like happy-robot dance music." - Jeff Clark, Stomp And Stammer Magazine

"Another interesting and engaging ride on Jim Combs' blend of New Age, jazz and electronica." - John Shanahan, Hypnagogue

"Over the years I have reviewed some unconventional holiday music releases, but Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells by Jim Combs, aka Sensitive Chaos, is likely the most unconventional one yet. Combs is an electronic music artist well-known for his affiliation with the City Skies concert series. Rather than take the "safe" route and merely use his arsenal of synthesizers to record the classics, Combs has instead created seasonal soundscapes that, through his choice of synthesizer sounds, captures the festive magic of this special time of year. In his liner notes, Combs recalls listening to holiday records with his family growing up, with music made up of bells, organs, pianos, and choirs. He also recounts being deeply affected by a holiday recording on the pioneering digital label Second Hearing. All of the myriad influences have culminated in this unique combination of lively electronic pieces, punctuated by twinkling bell tones, crystalline textures, and syncopated rhythms, the latter of which may call to mind wooden soldiers marching round the Christmas tree. Besides the cheery selections on the CD, which I found to be charming and refreshingly light-hearted, there is a well-done ambient number, Winter Winds Across the Heartland, that evokes the titular picture of a stark and somber, yet beautiful, landscape, via icy synth pads, whistling quavering tones, and underlying drones. The other selections on the disc are variations on the formula heard on the opening title track, although Remembering Chestnuts, Icy Cold, and Bells (prologue) has a more overt retro-EM feel to it, and less of a holiday-esque coloring, especially when the rhythms drop off and Combs moves into flowing ambient territory. One last fact that may amaze you (it did me) is that all but one of the pieces (the sole exception is the non-holiday-themed bonus track at the end of the CD) were recorded at live concerts! Color me mega-impressed! Rating: Good+" - Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter, November 27, 2011: