Category Archives: Ambient

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Hammock ~ Silencia

Silencia completes a trilogy launched by the death of a loved one.  2017’s Mysterium was a tribute to Marc Byrd’s nephew Clark Kern and the ravages of grief; 2018’s Universalis looked upward, to transcendence and peace.  Silencia honors silence, not as the space between tracks but

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Emanuele Errante ~ This World

The cover to Emanuele Errante’s latest project risks— yet subverts— a hamfisted explanation of the record’s symbolic contents. Bristling, bare tree branches stick out above four rigid, brutalist structures, as if to tell us point-blank that our world, this world,

Emanuele Errante ~ This World

The cover to Emanuele Errante’s latest project risks— yet subverts— a hamfisted explanation of the record’s symbolic contents. Bristling, bare tree branches stick out above four rigid, brutalist structures, as if to tell us point-blank that our world, this world,

Olga Wojciechowska ~ Infinite Distances

Infinite Distances is an album of dichotomies.  The music reflects on the distance between life and death, while reflecting fondly on a departed grandmother.  Marco Vannini’s cover art symbolizes the distance between life and memory, also referred to as nostalgia.  And

Olga Wojciechowska ~ Infinite Distances

Infinite Distances is an album of dichotomies.  The music reflects on the distance between life and death, while reflecting fondly on a departed grandmother.  Marco Vannini’s cover art symbolizes the distance between life and memory, also referred to as nostalgia.  And

Chihei Hatakeyama ~ Forgotten Hill

Chihei Hatakeyama has always indulged in the blurry aftertones of experience. The head of the White Paddy Mountain label has spent the last decade exploring the residual impact of thoughts, places, and moments through contemplative sonic arenas that effortlessly expand

Chihei Hatakeyama ~ Forgotten Hill

Chihei Hatakeyama has always indulged in the blurry aftertones of experience. The head of the White Paddy Mountain label has spent the last decade exploring the residual impact of thoughts, places, and moments through contemplative sonic arenas that effortlessly expand

Mamiffer ~ The Brilliant Tabernacle

Faith Coloccia’s The Brilliant Tabernacle is a record of positivity and renewed energy. Light swirls out of its musical webbing: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, flute, and drum. The birth of Coloccia’s first child was fuel to The Brilliant Tabernacle‘s fire,

Mamiffer ~ The Brilliant Tabernacle

Faith Coloccia’s The Brilliant Tabernacle is a record of positivity and renewed energy. Light swirls out of its musical webbing: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, flute, and drum. The birth of Coloccia’s first child was fuel to The Brilliant Tabernacle‘s fire,

Moss Covered Technology ~ Slow Walking / Wil Bolton ~ Kochi

Since art exists in time, it is unthinkable that it be separate from space. As we become absorbed in the duration of a record, a new space is imagined – or relations with our environment are infinitesimally altered. To some,

Moss Covered Technology ~ Slow Walking / Wil Bolton ~ Kochi

Since art exists in time, it is unthinkable that it be separate from space. As we become absorbed in the duration of a record, a new space is imagined – or relations with our environment are infinitesimally altered. To some,