Category Archives: Ambient

Federico Durand ~ Pequeñas Melodías

IIKKII Books returns this fall with the colorful explosion of Pequeñas Melodías, a book of full-color photographs by Albarrán Cabrera (Angel Albarrán & Anna Cabrera) and an album from Federico Durand.  The pieces of this release complement each other and can be

Federico Durand ~ Pequeñas Melodías

IIKKII Books returns this fall with the colorful explosion of Pequeñas Melodías, a book of full-color photographs by Albarrán Cabrera (Angel Albarrán & Anna Cabrera) and an album from Federico Durand.  The pieces of this release complement each other and can be

Ian William Craig ~ Thresholder

Ian William Craig holds such a cherished spot in our musical consciousness that it’s a surprise to recall that his first album was released in 2012 ~ coincidentally, the first year of our site.  A unique composer with a clearly identifiable

Ian William Craig ~ Thresholder

Ian William Craig holds such a cherished spot in our musical consciousness that it’s a surprise to recall that his first album was released in 2012 ~ coincidentally, the first year of our site.  A unique composer with a clearly identifiable

Emilía ~ Spring through a window

Emilía has done it again.  The duo who brought us last year’s exquisite EP Down to the Sadness River is back with another melancholic gem.  While it may seem out of season in fall, the phrase “spring through a window” refers to the

Emilía ~ Spring through a window

Emilía has done it again.  The duo who brought us last year’s exquisite EP Down to the Sadness River is back with another melancholic gem.  While it may seem out of season in fall, the phrase “spring through a window” refers to the

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

Tim Shiel ~ Glowing Pains: Music from The Gardens Between / Interview

There’s a tension to reconcile when crafting a videogame soundtrack that plays on the mind of Tim Shiel. ‘Normal’ music has a defined path – a start, middle and end – but videogame music is very much nonlinear, dictated or

Daniela Orvin ~ Home

‘For many years I was searching for a place which I could call home’.  Daniela Orvin‘s music has experienced uprootedness, but not discontent or dislocation. She was born in Berlin and grew up in both Ismaning, on the outskirts of

Daniela Orvin ~ Home

‘For many years I was searching for a place which I could call home’.  Daniela Orvin‘s music has experienced uprootedness, but not discontent or dislocation. She was born in Berlin and grew up in both Ismaning, on the outskirts of

Caught In The Wake Forever & glacis ~ Version & Delineation

Version & Delineation‘s pale melodies are accompanied by trembling chords. Lovingly unedited background sounds add to the everyday atmosphere: the flow of air, the creak of a chair, and a voice carried on a cool draught. Like a fine autumn

Caught In The Wake Forever & glacis ~ Version & Delineation

Version & Delineation‘s pale melodies are accompanied by trembling chords. Lovingly unedited background sounds add to the everyday atmosphere: the flow of air, the creak of a chair, and a voice carried on a cool draught. Like a fine autumn

The Penitential Station ~ The Cloud of Forgetting

Before there was Ian William Craig, there was Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, whose masses form the spiritual architecture of the astonishingly beautiful The Cloud of Forgetting.  Hard day at the office?  Troubles in a close relationship?  Existential crisis?  There’s nothing like the

The Penitential Station ~ The Cloud of Forgetting

Before there was Ian William Craig, there was Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, whose masses form the spiritual architecture of the astonishingly beautiful The Cloud of Forgetting.  Hard day at the office?  Troubles in a close relationship?  Existential crisis?  There’s nothing like the