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James Murray - Falling Backwards – Ambientblog

<b>JAMES MURRAY – FALLING BACKWARDS</b><p>Some of you probably wondered why the recently published <i>‘James & Anne‘</i> mix does not feature a track from <i>James …

James & Anne (Mix)

The inspiration for this mix came after attending separate performances of <i>James Murray</i> and <i>Anne Garner.</i> <br>The music they perform is quite different: …

Commuting

The Long Light * Reese Williams – Ambientblog

<b>THE LONG LIGHT – HIRAETH</b><p><i>The Long Light</i> is another alias for <b>The Glimmer Room</b>, which in turn happens to be a person named <i>Andy Condon. <br>“The Long Light</i> …

DreamScenes - September 2018 – Ambientblog

<i>“Go to sleep pretty baby</i> <i><br>Go to sleep pretty baby</i> <i><br>You and me and the devil makes three</i> <i><br>Don’t need no other lovin baby</i><i>Go to sleep little baby</i> <i><br>Go to sleep</i> …

Lithuania

Kalte * Jake Muir – Ambientblog

<b>KALTE – COVALENCIES</b><i>Kalte</i><b></b> is the abstract ambient project of <i>Deane Hughes</i> and <i>Rik MacLean.</i> According to their discography, <i>Covalencies</i> is their fifth …

Los Angeles

Sphäre Sechs * Banished Pills * False Mirror – Ambientblog

<b>SPHÄRE SECHS – PARTICLE VOID</b> The <i>Cryo Chamber</i> label is a reliable source if you are looking for dark, cinematic ambient. The label’s name alone refers …

Olan Mill * Boban Ristevski

<b>OLAN MILL – CURVES</b><i>Alex ‘Olan Mill‘ Smalley‘s</i> new album begins with a track radiating total peace, a most beautiful interplay of bamboo flutes. The …

New Albums

The Prairie Lines * James A. McDermid – Ambientblog

<b>THE PRAIRIE LINES – TODAY LEAP AND STOP TIME</b><p>The <i>Eilean Records Label</i> map <i>(‘</i><i>based on a map with 100 points. Each point is associated to a number. Each</i> …

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<i>Max Ananyev</i> charts mysterious waters * <i>Danny Clay</i> helps you fall asleep with his release on Slaapwel Records. →<p><i>V I C I M</i> enjoys comfortable moments of …

V I C I M * Jules * Endurance – Ambientblog

<b>V I C I M – CONVENIENCE</b> <b></b><i>Linus Schrab</i>, from Sweden, one half of the duo <i>Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet,</i> is <i>V I C I M</i> (spaces intended).<br>Following up a split EP …

DreamScenes - August 2018 – Ambientblog

<i>“I got sunshine in my stomach</i> <i><br>Like I just rocked my baby to sleep.</i> <i><br>I got sunshine in my stomach</i> <i><br>But I can’t keep me from creeping sleep,</i> <i><br>sleep, deep in</i> …

Aaron Martin - Touch Dissolves / Adam – Ambientblog

<b>AARON MARTIN – TOUCH DISSOLVES</b>For each new release, the french label <i>IIKKI</i> matches a visual artist with a composer. The resulting art is always …

K. Leimer * Gregory Taylor

<b>K. LEIMER – THRENODY</b> <b></b>My very first encounters with the music of <i>K. (Kerry) Leimer</i> were the albums <i>Land Of Look Behind, Imposed Order</i> and <i>Closed System</i> …

Aquarius + Zuydervelt * Presidiomodelo – Ambientblog

<b>RENÉ AQUARIUS & RUTGER ZUYDERVELT – GLASS PALACE</b> When you’re familiar with the surprising <i>Dead Neanderthals</i> release <i>Life</i> from april this year, ánd know …

Kajsa Lindgren * Manja Ristic – Ambientblog

<b>KAJSA LINDGREN – WOMB</b><p>Swedish composer and sound artist <i>Kajsa Lindgren</i> <i></i>presents <i>“a musical narration for abstracted ears and bodies – engulfing a</i> …

Snufmumriko * Arovane & Porya Hatami

<b>SNUFMUMRIKO – DRÖMBOKEN</b><i>Snufmumriko</i> is the somewhat inexplicable alias of Swedish producer <i>Ingmar Wennerberg.</i> <b><br>Dromböken</b> – his third full album since …

ΠΑΝΘΕΟΝ/PANTHEON Records

As music became digital and distribution lost the need of a physical medium, a strong counter-reaction also grew: the need to be able to ‘hold’ …

Markus Guentner * Max Corbacho

<b>MARKUS GUENTNER – EMPIRE</b><p>The disclaimer, as usual, is that the vinyl version edition has sold out quickly. There’s no CD edition of this <i>A Strangely</i> …

Silent Vigils * Ian Hawgood

<b>SILENT VIGILS – FIELDEM</b> I admit I had to look up the meaning of the word <i>‘vigil’,</i> to find out it refers to a <i>‘period of keeping awake during the time</i> …

The Pitch * Ben Bertrand

<b>THE PITCH – S/T [κασετα]</b>I’m afraid I cannot tell you much more about <i>The Pitch</i> than you can’t find out yourself (which may be the case in most of the …

Jeroen Diepenmaat (& Friends) * Derek Piotr (& Friends)

<b>JEROEN DIEPENMAAT & VARIOUS ARTISTS – OFF TRACK (+ KEIZERSRANDE SOUND WALKS)</b><i>Esc.Rec</i> (best pronounced loud) is a highly conceptual label. A <i>‘platform</i> …

Jon Hassell * J. Peter Schwalm

<b>JON HASSELL – LISTENING TO PICTURES (PENTIMENTO VOL. ONE)</b> <b></b>I remember my first acquaintance with <i>Jon Hassell‘s</i> music very well. It was back in 1980, and …

Celer (+Forest Management) * Yui Onodera

<b>CELER – SOMETHING CATHARTIC</b>A limited edition cassette release on <i>Polar Seas Recordings</i> that has almost sold out by now, just a few copies left. But …

DreamScenes - June 2018

<i>Not home<br>So don’t try to call<br>Don’t come to see me<br>I’m not here<br>Anymore</i> <br>(Anne Garner – Not Home) <b>Tracklist:</b>• 00:00 <i>DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:45 <b>Danny</b> …

Sven Laux * Dead Melodies

<b>SVEN LAUX – SCHACHMATT</b>Last year’s <i>Paper Streets</i> on the <i>Dronarivm</i> label was probably the first encounter with the music of <i>Sven Laux</i> for many listeners …

Monty Adkins * Halftribe

<b>MONTY ADKINS – MOEROR</b> With its 21’27” length this is not a full <i>Monty Adkins</i> album, but we will not complain about that – especially since <i>Atkins</i> and</i> …

Ugasanie * Northaunt * Eximia

<b>UGASANIE – ICE BREATH OF ANTARCTICA</b> With a title like <i>Ice Breath Of Antarctica</i> and a release on the <i>Cryo Chamber</i> label you know you’re up for some of …

From The Mouth Of The Sun * Skodvin/Rauelsson

<b>FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUN – SLEEP STATIONS</b> With a running time of just over 20 minutes, this cassette/download EP release feels a bit like it could …

Pascal Savy * Sonologyst

<b>PASCAL SAVY – DISLOCATIONS</b> With the simultaneous release of this album together with <i>Matthias Urban’s Passagen,</i> the <i>Experimedia</i> label’s relaunch is a …