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Tranquility Bass started life as the duo of Michael Kandel (born 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA - died May 17, 2015, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Tom Chasteen. After the first three EPs for their own imprint Exist Dance the duo parted company and the label went on hiatus. Kandel went to Lopez Island to record what would become "Let The Freak Flag Fly" and Chasteen went to Arizona where the Skull Valley project was born.

By the time both musicians reappeared on the scene in 1997, Tranquility Bass had become Mike's solo project, while Tom, back in LA now, managed a resurrected Exist Dance.

As a solo project, Tranquility Bass, now riding on the slightly larger imprint Astralwerks, saw Kandel releasing Freak Flag and several 12"s, all the while gathering a larger following than ever before.

Known affectionately by friends and family as 'Uncle Mike', Mike Kandel's music has been variously categorized as ambient house, trip hop, and funk rock.
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Tranquility Bass - Transmitting From Heaven album art Various They Came In Peace and 2 more… Various - Transmitting From Heaven (Comp) Exist Dance US 1993 Sell This Version
CAT 1379 Tranquility Bass - Hypothalamus: Harmonious Thumps In The Matrix album art Various Boom (12:23 Aquatabla Mix) and 1 more… Various - Hypothalamus: Harmonious Thumps In The Matrix(Cass, Comp, Club) Attic CAT 1379 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Excursions In Ambience (A Collection Of Ambient-House Music) album art Various Mya Yadana Various - Excursions In Ambience (A Collection Of Ambient-House Music) (Comp) Caroline Records US 1993 Sell This Version
PRCD 045-2 Tranquility Bass - Fall Trip '93 CD Sampler album art Various Cantamilla Various - Fall Trip '93 CD Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) FFRR PRCD 045-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - This Ain't Trip Hop? - Part One album art Various They Came In Peace Various - This Ain't Trip Hop? - Part One (Comp, Album) Moonshine Music UK 1994 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - The Rebirth Of Cool 4 Most album art Various Cantamilla Various - The Rebirth Of Cool 4 Most (Comp) 4th & Broadway UK 1994 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Techno Ambient Vol. 2 (The Spirit Of Clouds) album art Various They Came In Peace (Sea Of Tranquility) Various - Techno Ambient Vol. 2 (The Spirit Of Clouds) (Comp) Fairway Record France 1994 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - The Rebirth Of Cool Volume 2 album art Various Cantamilla Various - The Rebirth Of Cool Volume 2 (Comp) 4th & Broadway US 1994 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.) album art Various They Came In Peace Various - Headz (A Soundtrack Of Experimental Beathead Jams.) (Comp) Mo Wax UK 1994 Sell This Version
AVCJ-60013 Tranquility Bass - Mo' Groove Vol.2 album art Various They Came In Peace Various - Mo' Groove Vol.2(CD, Comp) Avex Trax AVCJ-60013 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
FRCD 6 Tranquility Bass - Music For Dreams album art Various Cantamilla Various - Music For Dreams(2xCD, Comp) Flex Records (2) FRCD 6 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Spiritual High album art Various Cantamilla Various - Spiritual High (Comp) OM Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
50562 Tranquility Bass - Ambient Techno Mania Vol. 2 album art Various They Came In Peace Various - Ambient Techno Mania Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Javelin Ltd 50562 France 1995 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Synthetic Pleåsures Volume One album art Various Cantamilla Various - Synthetic Pleåsures Volume One (Comp) Moonshine Music US 1996 Sell This Version
SEQCD014 Various Storm Front Various - Sequences No. 14(CD, Comp) F.A.M.E. SEQCD014 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - MTV's Amp album art Various We All Want To Be Free Various - MTV's Amp (Comp) Astralwerks, Caroline Records US 1997 Sell This Version
14010-2 Tranquility Bass - Digital Snow: Music Motion Picture Show album art Various Never Gonna End Various - Digital Snow: Music Motion Picture Show(CD-ROM + CD, Comp, Enh) Prophecy 14010-2 1997 Sell This Version
mse-1020 Tranquility Bass - It's Techno: Electronica Now! album art Various La La La Various - It's Techno: Electronica Now!(CD, Comp) Mudslide Entertainment mse-1020 1997 Sell This Version
none Tranquility Bass - Q The Music 2 album art Various Never Gonna End Various - Q The Music 2(CD, Comp) Q Magazine none UK 1997 Sell This Version
VITALCD004 Tranquility Bass - Charged Muzik Awards album art Various La La La (Fat Boy Slim Mix) Various - Charged Muzik Awards(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Charged VITALCD004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
USOFA1 Tranquility Bass - Astralwerks™ album art Various La La La (Fatboy Slim Mix) Various - Astralwerks™(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Astralwerks, Jockey Slut USOFA1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Tranquility Bass - I Hear Ya: Spring 1997 album art Various Never Gonna End Various - I Hear Ya: Spring 1997(CD, Comp, Smplr) Caroline Distribution none US 1997 Sell This Version
VITALCD 006 Various La la La Various - Lounge Music Volume 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Vital (2) VITALCD 006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Flying Carpet album art Claude Challe Cantamilla Claude Challe - Flying Carpet (Comp) Mercury, PolyGram France 1998 Sell This Version
Tranquility Bass - Cosmos Sound Club Vol. 1 album art Various La, La, La (Fatboy Slim Remix) Various - Cosmos Sound Club Vol. 1 (Comp) Cosmos Production Russia 1998 Sell This Version