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From The Mouth Of The Sun * Skodvin/Rauelsson

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

Violin

Pascal Savy * Sonologyst

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

Secret Societies

The Eternal Chord * Matthias Urban

<b>THE ETERNAL CHORD – SEMPER LIBER</b><p>The church organ, the most majestic of keyboard instruments and the instrument with <i>‘the greatest frequency range of</i> …

Music Production

STFU & LSTN PLZ - THX

Are you a dedicated music enthusiast that is often annoyed by people talking continuously while your favorite artists performs? You’re trying hard to …

Concerts

DreamScenes - May 2018

• 00:00 <i>DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:34 <b>Pjusk, Porya Hatami, Anne Garner – Kvistra</b> <i><br>Sakne Verda, 2018, self-released (Bandcamp)</i><br>• 07:30 <b>France Jobin – Rêve</b></i> …

Laurie

Clarice Jensen * Joana Gama & Lúis Fernandes * Pitch & Splitter Orchestra

<b>CLARICE JENSEN – FOR THIS FROM THAT WILL BE FILLED</b> <i>Clarice Jensen</i> is not the first and certainly not the only person that <i>“expands and confuses the</i> …

Music Production

Christina Vantzou * Gray Acres

<b>CHRISTINA VANTZOU – NO. 4</b> <b></b><i>No. 4</i> <i>continues Christina Vantzou‘s</i> exploration of ‘ambient classical minimalism’ that started in 2011. Three years have …

Albums

No Stars (Mix)

I know, I know – it’s a bit risky to use a cheesy teenage love song as the title track of an otherwise fairly dark ambient mix. Even if the song is …

Extreme Sports

Lockwood & Kubisch * Vantzou & Bennett (CV & JAB)

<b>ANNEA LOCKWOOD & CHRISTINA KUBISCH – THE SECRET LIFE OF THE INAUDIBLE</b><i>Gruenrekorder</i> is a German label <i>“promoting soundworks and phonography.</i> …

New Albums

Cinema Perdu * Pod Tune

<b>CINEMA PERDU – AMSTERDAM CS</b>There is definitely something ironic in the fact that I listen to this album when commuting from home to work and back, …

Humpback Whales

Paul Schütze * Freiband * Dead Neanderthals

<b>PAUL SCHÜTZE – THE SKY TORN APART</b><i>Paul Schütze</i>‘s discography dates back to the late 80’s. His work is not restricted to sound/music but also covers …

Ambient Music

Pjusk * Nadia Struiwigh * Sonae

<b>PJUSK – SAKNE VERDA</b> I don’t know which language this is, Norvegian I suppose since <i>Pjusk</i> <i>(Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik</i><b></b> and <i>Rune Sagevik)</i><b></b> are from Norway, but …

New Albums

Frank Bretschneider * Rapoon

<b>FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER – LUNIK</b> It’s definitely not <i>ambient</i> at all,<i></i> but it ís 100% <i>electronic</i>, and every once in a while even the most dedicated <i>dronehead</i> …

New Albums

DreamScenes – April 2018

<i>Winter Morning <br>It’s cauld – it’s dark – through the dread waste<br>Yon starn, sae red, and sma,<br>Presses its weak, encumberd, beam,<br>To perish in the</i> …

Christmas

The National Pool * Andrew Sherwell * R Beny

<b>THE NATIONAL POOL – RELAXATION TAPE FOR SOLO SPACE TRAVEL</b><i>“Only 100 copies survived”.</i>If you still weren’t convinced by the package, with the text in …

Space Travel

Swoop And Cross * Overshift * Ed Carlsen

<b>SWOOP AND CROSS – STORIES OF DISINTEGRATION</b> <b></b><i>Stories of Disintegration</i> ‘s carefully handcrafted special edition on <i>Time Released Sound</i> <i>(TRS)</i> is one of …

Vinyl Records

Yann Novak * Noto/Sakamoto * Tonaliens

<b>YANN NOVAK – THE FUTURE IS A FORWARD ESCAPE INTO THE PAST</b>Before listening to this new <i>Yann Novak</i> album – his second title for <i>Touch</i> -, it’s good to …

Flute

Keith Berry * Pink Fluid * Ben McElroy

<b>KEITH BERRY – VIABLE SYSTEMS 1 / SIMULACRA / ELIXIR</b><i>Viable Systems 1</i> is a true ‘Generative Music’ album: a system that is <i>‘put in place and let run to</i> …

Synthesizers

Alapastel * Group Listening

<b>ALAPASTEL – HIDDEN FOR THE EYES</b>Until now, <i>James Murray</i> is primarily known for his own impressive discography, released on his own <i>Slowcraft</i> label. He …

Ambient Music

Dalot & Sound Awakener * Overlap

<b>DALOT & SOUND AWAKENER – LITTLE THINGS</b><p>Carefully hand-crafted 200 copies in 10 different variations, a release as beautiful as we come to expect from …

Ian Hawgood/Danny Norbury * Aaron Martin

<b>IAN HAWGOOD, DANNY NORBURY –FAINTLY RECOLLECTED</b><i>Ian Hawgood</i><i>,</i> owner/curator of the <i>Home Normal</i> label, starts off 2018 with a collaborative release with</i> …

Flute

Wordclock * Tomasz Sroczynski

<b>WORDCLOCK – HERALDS</b> Even if this is his third album for the <i>Cryo Chamber</i> label, this is quite an a-typical release for the label that specialises in …

Ambient Music

Frans de Waard * Zeno van den Broek * Kassel Jaeger * Orphax Reframed

<b>FRANS DE WAARD – HOT AUGUST NIGHT</b> <br>Perhaps, it’s a bit weird to talk about an album with a title like this, which was indeed released in August last …

Multimedia

Ljerke * Michel Banabila

<b>LJERKE – LJERKE</b>The name <i>Ljerke</i> may not immediately ring a bell. But if you know that this is a multidisciplinary collaboration projects with and …

Percussion

DreamScenes – February 2018

<i>……. “Die Mutanten Träumen” …….</i> <i>Tracklist</i>• <i><br>00:00 DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:45 <b>Les Vampyrettes (Holger Czukay & Conny Plank) – Biomutanten</b> <i><br>Les</i> …

Ethiopia

Cryo Chamber Collective * Noone * The Null Spectre

<b>CRYO CHAMBER COLLECTIVE – YOG-SOTHOTH</b><i>Dark Ambient</i> is a genre tag with a bit of a bad reputation – a bit like <i>New</i> Age’s opposite twin brother. Too much …

Soundtracks

Various Compilations

<i>The end of a year is a popular moment to release a (label) compilation. Sometimes to look back, sometimes to look ahead…. and sometimes just because</i> …

Cover Art

Hior Chronik * Francis M. Gri * Polaroid Notes

<b>HIOR CHRONIK – OUT OF THE DUST</b> It’s been a few years since <i>Unspoken Words</i> and <i>In-Between</i> (with <i>Arovane),</i> and I seem to have missed a few 2016/2017 …

Polaroid Photography

Aidan Baker/Gareth Davis * James Osland/Finn Kelvin

<b>AIDAN BAKER & GARETH DAVIS – INVISIBLE CITIES</b>This is the very first time they release a collaboration album, but <i>Aidan Baker</i> and<i> Gareth Davis</i> are such …

Ambient Music