Category Archives: Ambient

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Harry Bertoia ~ Clear Sounds/Perfetta

There’s a marked element in the design schools born from the Arts & Crafts movements of the late 19th century that actively seeks to harmonize the natural with the artificial, and which is easily seen in the kinds of furniture

Bertoia

Harry Bertoia ~ Clear Sounds/Perfetta

There’s a marked element in the design schools born from the Arts & Crafts movements of the late 19th century that actively seeks to harmonize the natural with the artificial, and which is easily seen in the kinds of furniture

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Brandon Hurtado ~ Buried In Rain

Quiet, bleary vocals are ushered into a dark room on Buried In Rain. Tears drop from sad, strummed chords. They’re pale echoes of what they once were, drowning in a deluge of reverb. The music’s too tired to even yawn.

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Brandon Hurtado ~ Buried In Rain

Quiet, bleary vocals are ushered into a dark room on Buried In Rain. Tears drop from sad, strummed chords. They’re pale echoes of what they once were, drowning in a deluge of reverb. The music’s too tired to even yawn.

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Forest Management ~ Delicate

I see you when no one else can. That’s what Delicate does. It sees people – the beloved – who have passed on, not through a glass darkly but through a pristine looking glass. ‘I met you in Lincoln Park and

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Forest Management ~ Delicate

I see you when no one else can. That’s what Delicate does. It sees people – the beloved – who have passed on, not through a glass darkly but through a pristine looking glass. ‘I met you in Lincoln Park and

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Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ~ Wet Petals

The ambient music of Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, a sound artist from Kobe, Japan, is as serene as a leaf on still water. We drink it in deeply, like a beautiful verse of poetry. Untroubled by whatever may pass, Wet Petals gleams as brightly

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Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ~ Wet Petals

The ambient music of Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, a sound artist from Kobe, Japan, is as serene as a leaf on still water. We drink it in deeply, like a beautiful verse of poetry. Untroubled by whatever may pass, Wet Petals gleams as brightly

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Elegi ~ Bånsull

Is it Halloween yet?  No, but by the sound of the long-awaited Bånsull, it may as well be.  This is the sound of a haunted attic, excavated by Tommy Jansen (Elegi), who allegedly recorded terrifying bedtime stories on reel-to-reel, gave his

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Elegi ~ Bånsull

Is it Halloween yet?  No, but by the sound of the long-awaited Bånsull, it may as well be.  This is the sound of a haunted attic, excavated by Tommy Jansen (Elegi), who allegedly recorded terrifying bedtime stories on reel-to-reel, gave his

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Various Artists ~ the opposite of aloof vol. 1

The opposite of aloof is warm, interested, involved.  This premiere release from the Attractive Coincidence (ACR) label makes a fine introduction not only to the London imprint, but to a number of new artists.  Some familiar names (José Soberanes, Strom Noir) provide the

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Various Artists ~ the opposite of aloof vol. 1

The opposite of aloof is warm, interested, involved.  This premiere release from the Attractive Coincidence (ACR) label makes a fine introduction not only to the London imprint, but to a number of new artists.  Some familiar names (José Soberanes, Strom Noir) provide the

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Poppy Nogood ~ Mood Paintings

Poppy Nogood‘s follow-up to last year’s Music for Mourning continues to delve into the personal realm.  The unofficial subtitle, “a self-portrait in four parts”, marks it as an introspective set; the fact that a dozen instruments are played by the artist and

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Poppy Nogood ~ Mood Paintings

Poppy Nogood‘s follow-up to last year’s Music for Mourning continues to delve into the personal realm.  The unofficial subtitle, “a self-portrait in four parts”, marks it as an introspective set; the fact that a dozen instruments are played by the artist and