Author Archives: ukstratboy

Sea & Breathe ~ Sea & Breathe

Dedicated to the birth of his newborn daughter, Evelyn, Drew Lundberg’s ambient music gazes at a new world – a changed world for a father, a new world for a daughter. With fresh, doting eyes, its ambient music sleeps like

Sea & Breathe ~ Sea & Breathe

Dedicated to the birth of his newborn daughter, Evelyn, Drew Lundberg’s ambient music gazes at a new world – a changed world for a father, a new world for a daughter. With fresh, doting eyes, its ambient music sleeps like

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Hoshiko Yamane ~ Threads

Hoshiko Yamane‘s music flutters like a young butterfly, perhaps one just born. The Japanese violinist is based in Berlin, and she’s a current member of Tangerine Dream. On her third solo album, Threads, her violin sings with the positivity of

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Library Tapes ~ Patterns (Repeat)

Sensitivity and sadness are often known to link hands, but it’s usually not done out of love, less a public display of affection and more like a necessary, binding union. Sensitivity doesn’t always equal an automatic brand of sadness, but

Seabuckthorn ~ A House With Too Much Fire

Thanks to its house of twig-thin strings and stick-dry melodies, Seabuckthorn‘s A House With Too Much Fire has been set alight, sizzling in the grip of a volcanic, smoke-drenched fever. In the past, Andy Cartwright’s music birthed sepia visions of

Seabuckthorn ~ A House With Too Much Fire

Thanks to its house of twig-thin strings and stick-dry melodies, Seabuckthorn‘s A House With Too Much Fire has been set alight, sizzling in the grip of a volcanic, smoke-drenched fever. In the past, Andy Cartwright’s music birthed sepia visions of

Future Zen ~ Grograman and the Secret Sound of Colors

A homage to The Neverending Story – Michael Ende’s book, not the 1984 film – Grograman and the Secret Sound of Colors relates to the lion-like creature who lives in Goab, the Desert of Colors, a place in symbiosis with

Future Zen ~ Grograman and the Secret Sound of Colors

A homage to The Neverending Story – Michael Ende’s book, not the 1984 film – Grograman and the Secret Sound of Colors relates to the lion-like creature who lives in Goab, the Desert of Colors, a place in symbiosis with

36 ~ Circuit Bloom

36 returns to the tape format after seven long years. Circuit Bloom‘s piano-based tape loops summon feelings of emptiness, loneliness and escape, of someone struggling and trying to accept their true self. It looks at the world through an outsider’s

36 ~ Circuit Bloom

36 returns to the tape format after seven long years. Circuit Bloom‘s piano-based tape loops summon feelings of emptiness, loneliness and escape, of someone struggling and trying to accept their true self. It looks at the world through an outsider’s

Felicia Atkinson ~ Coyotes

  This is desert country. Coyotes came from Felicia Atkinson‘s trip to New Mexico and features two side-long pieces of serene, expansive music evocative of those desert plains. The mysterious sounds court Roswell in terms of state and scientific study,

Felicia Atkinson ~ Coyotes

  This is desert country. Coyotes came from Felicia Atkinson‘s trip to New Mexico and features two side-long pieces of serene, expansive music evocative of those desert plains. The mysterious sounds court Roswell in terms of state and scientific study,